Julia's Reviews

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Candy Yum Yum

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

I love this color! It is incredibly bright, so I like to keep things neutral everywhere else. I also find I get better wear if I use a lipliner beforehand.

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Lip Polish

Buxom

Review posted 2 years ago

Some of the colors are rather pigmented, while others are sheer (and they are labeled as such), but most are in the middle. They also have some that are full of glitter, but don't feel gritty. They are extremely moisturizing. If in a pinch, these can be used as a lip balm. They have a tingly/minty feeling when you first put them on that fades over time.

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Black Chocolate

Bobbi Brown

Review posted 2 years ago

I have this as a single (which I believe is permanent) and use it mostly as a liner. It goes on very pigmented with minimal fall out and lasts all day.

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Betty Bright

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

I would have NEVER thought this was a color I could pull off, but it actually looks nice against my super pale (Bobbi Brown Alabaster) skin. It has just enough pink in it that it doesn't clash. My only issue is it is really difficult to get it even on my lips in one layer. I have to put some on, blot, and layer on more to get even coverage. I have found that if I use MAC Lasting Sensation lip pencil under it, then it goes on smoother. The color lasts quite a long time on me too, but it can be a bit drying.

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Patina

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

Patina is one the most interesting and unique shades. It is not quite gold, but not quite brown either. Patina does tend to go on sheer, but it is buildable. If you use a flat shader brush like the MAC 239, then it is more easy to get the product opaque. I have also found that Patina looks phenomenal when layered over MAC Powersurge pencil. The Powersurge brings out more of the complexity of Patina. Patina lasts all day without creasing on me as long as I use an eyeshadow primer, but that is usually the standard for me with any eyeshadow.

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Vintage Selection

MAC

Review posted 2 years ago

Vintage Selection makes for a great simple, everyday look. I like to use my fingers to apply this and to blend it. This applies very easily and lasts all day. It is also buildable, but I feel it looks and lasts best when just one layer is applied. I have had no problems with this drying out and I have had mine since it was released in the permanent collection. The product is also easily accessible in the pot, unlike brands like Bobbi Brown where I have to use a brush just to get the product out.

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Laced

Urban Decay

Review posted 2 years ago

I am extremely pale (Bobbi Brown Alabaster) and Laced is the perfect color to go through my crease to create a natural shadow. Sometimes those light browns like MAC Omega can look too harsh. That is when I reach for Laced. Laced goes on very smooth and blends like a dream. I pair Laced with Anonymous or Broken when I want a very natural eye look. I would highly recommend this for anyone who has a cool undertone and is also fair in terms of using this as a crease color. For those with darker skins, Laced can be used to soften out harsh edges.