Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

The formula was exactly what I expect of Illamasqua: excellent. It’s thick without being goopy, so it delivers amazing color coverage–almost opaque in a single coat, though I did two here. It flows evenly across the nail without bubbling or streaking. I typically get a week of wear without minimal tip wear with Illamasqua’s polishes.

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Illamasqua Nail Varnish DWS
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

bareMinerals The Nick of Time Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Nick of Time Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Chance and Kismet. This duo launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

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bareMinerals The Nick of Time Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Nick of Time Eyeshadow Duo

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
90%

OCC Jubilee Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Jubilee Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00 for 0.088 oz.) is described as a “pastel blue with intense green/yellow shimmer,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. These are “lightweight, ultra-refined, densely pigmented powders” that can be used on the eyes, face, and body.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate Jubilee
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
88%

OCC Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00 for 0.088 oz.) is described as a “brassy gold shimmer,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. These are “lightweight, ultra-refined, densely pigmented powders” that can be used on the eyes, face, and body.

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OCC Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

OCC Butch Lip Tar

OCC Butch Lip Tar ($13.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel periwinkle,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. Lip Tars were born to be mixed, but over time, OCC has released shades that can just as easily be worn alone as they can be used to mix with others. The formula is meant to give the longer wear of a lipstick with the application of a gloss, while the ultimate dry down reveals a satin finish. Lip Tars are also richly pigmented and mint-scented (it includes peppermint oil).

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OCC Butch Lip Tar

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

I couldn’t think of any really similar shades! The closest I could come up with was Illamasqua Jo’mina, which has a similar brightness but lacks shimmer and is less pink.

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Illamasqua Nail Varnish Poke
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%