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ColourPop x Amanda Steele Super Shock Shadows

01/04

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Steele

ColourPop Steele Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very pale pink with lavender and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not buildable, and the consistency felt drier than average so it did not blend out as easily. I had the best luck using my fingertip to blend out the color (I think the warmth of my skin helped). The color lasted for nine hours before creasing subtly.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Steele
Steele
Steele
C

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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Ignition

Limited Edition
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C+

Hydroplane

Limited Edition
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Burberry Brilliant Violet & Bright Plum Liquid Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet

Brilliant Violet

Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry plum with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was ultra lightweight with a more whipped, mousse-like consistency that spread easily and did not look streaky. Though it did not have a “dry down” like some liquid lipsticks, it was still long-wearing at nearly eight hours (plus a fuchsia stain was left behind) and started to look mostly matte after four to five hours of wear. The formula was comfortable to wear, as I often forgot I even had it on, and it wasn’t drying at all.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Brilliant Violet
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box (Palette)

01/12

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay - Nocturnal - Palette

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

Nocturnal

Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in a slim, cardboard palette with a dual-ended eye brush. The shades include “eight must-haves” from the permanent line along with “four exclusives from past sets.” I liked the palette overall; it was more consistent with the brand’s permanent range with respect to quality, though shades like Fireball (not as pigmented as the permanent version), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (glitter fallout), and Heroine (sheer) could be better. The eyeshadows were, overall, pigmented, long-wearing (seven to eight hours), and blendable. It wasn’t hard to use them together, and I didn’t feel like it was a struggle to apply and blend them out.

If you’ve picked up any Urban Decay palettes in the last couple of years, this palette might be totally redundant. I think that this palette is most suitable for someone looking to try the brand’s formula or likes this specific color combination and would like it for traveling. It’s a smaller palette, though it is thicker than you’d expect as each eyeshadow only contains 0.01 oz. (a full-sized Urban Decay eyeshadow contains 0.05 oz.). It’s still a value-packed palette compared to purchasing individual shades, but it is not quite the deal that some of the larger palettes (like Afterdark, Naked, etc.) are. The palette is exclusive to Ulta and should launch today (if it hasn’t yet!) online, and it will be available in stores on January 22nd.

Urban Decay Shadow Box Nocturnal
Nocturnal
Nocturnal
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Round-up: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquids & Powders

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid
Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

I’m here with a recap of all the shades I reviewed of Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) and Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.). The liquid is fun if you like a lot of glitter–big flecks of sparkly goodness–and the powder is more suitable for a pearly sheen. I think the powder is more versatile, as it worked easily on eyes, cheeks, and lips (though they can get lost with deeper or more emollient formulas).

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