Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016

Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016
Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016


To commemorate the third anniversary of its launch, Wayne Goss is reissuing the best-selling brush set that started it all. Everything you love about The Collection, reimagined in this limited edition release.

Availability

Beautylish

The Details

Annivesary Set | $225.00 | Limited Edition

  • Limited Edition Brush No. 01 The much-loved Brush 01, now three times larger for fast, flawless application of your favorite foundation
  • Brush No. 02 Seamlessly buffs powder products—blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting powder, and more (Review)
  • Brush No. 03 Ideal for sweeping pigment all over the eyelid (Review)
  • Brush No. 04 Perfect for blending and distributing color into the crease (Review)
  • Brush No. 05 Designed for detail work (Review)
  • Brush No. 06 Blends and softens eye shadow in a single stroke
  • Brush No. 07 Small, flat brush boasts just the right amount of stiffness for ultimate control

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016


François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision.

Availability

October 15th at NARS, November 1st at other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks Barneys

The Details

Moon Matte Lipstick | $28.00 | Limited Edition

An intensely opulent, high-pigment formula. Limited edition.

  • Indecent Proposal Nude rose
  • Rouge Improbable Raspberry red
  • Rouge Indiscret Red geranium
  • Fearless Red Vivid red

Duo Eyeshadow | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Quai des Brumes Iridescent lavender smoke / charcoal with gold shimmer
  • Indes Galantes Iridescent idnigo smoke / mulberry

Blush | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Impudique Pink red
  • Isadora Lavender pink

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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and a finishing powder. It is most bizarre that there’s a finishing powder, and it is, frankly, an odd color choice–it is very, very yellowy orange with no real sheen or satiny quality to it, so it is drier, powdery, and sits poorly on the skin while adding a yellow tint. Of all the inclusions in the palette, that was the most odd, and then of course, bareMinerals is a multiple-time offender of putting out an endless slew of neutral palettes so once you have a few, the rest start having less appeal.

I wasn’t particularly impressed by the cheek colors in the palette, as they had a firmer press that made it harder to get color payoff out of them. The eyeshadows were good and consistent with the Ready formula, but they seem unbalanced in depth–there are two very light shades and then two browns that are just a shade or two different; even sticking with neutrals, the composition could be more versatile. The palette itself is housed in a plastic compact this year, which is new, and for some, I imagine they’ll consider it an upgrade from cardboard, but it did feel bulkier as a result.

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though). Ready Blush is supposed to have “buildable color” with eight-hour wear, and those things are both true: they tend to be medium in coverage, somewhat to moderately buildable, and wear around eight hours.

Presence is a pale beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, creamy texture that was a smidgen dusty. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #1 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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bareMinerals Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette Be Beautiful
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches

Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches
Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches


Master Palette by Mario | Online at Anastasia now; online October 4th at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta; in-stores October 10th
Ultimate Glow Glow Kit | Online at Anastasia now; online/in-stores October 2016 at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Dillard’s
Allison Liquid Lipstick | Online at Anastasia now; coming soon to Sephora, exclusive to Sephora

Availability

See above for specific launch details by the product

Sephora Ulta Macy's Anastasia

The Details

Master Palette by Mario | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A special edition eye shadow collection created with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic featuring 12 neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario to create endless looks for daytime and evening.

  • Hollywood Metallic wheat gold (Satin)
  • NYC Rich chocolate brown (Satin)
  • Kim Tan (Satin)
  • Muse Rose gold (Satin)
  • Marina Champagne (Metallic)
  • Claudia Slate (Velvet)
  • Lula Soft taupe (Ultra-Matte)
  • Isabel Burnt orange (Ultra-Matte)
  • Violeta Dark chocolate (Ultra-Matte)
  • 5th Ave Gold leaf (Metallic)
  • Bronx Metallic olive (Satin)
  • Paris Gilded brown (Satin)

Ultimate Glow Kit | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A collection of six metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. Layer shades of Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow, or wear them separately, on the face or body for a smooth, even glow that lasts. Ideal for use with Brush #23.

  • Snow True icy white with platinum reflect
  • White Sand Warm beige with a gold reflect
  • Golden Dawn Warm amber with a gold reflect
  • Sunray Warm copper with a peach gold lustre
  • Amber GoldWarm rose with a gold lustre
  • Hot Sand Warm bronze with an amber lustre

Liquid Lipstick | $20.00 | New, Permanent

  • Allison Pinky brown (ABH/Sephora Exclusive)

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MAC Lobster, Postmodern, Gumball Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, pinky-red undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly without streaking. The texture was a bit heavier, and it seemed to settle into lip lines ever-so-slightly to the point where I couldn’t really tell in person but it is visible in the close-up photos. This shade wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Orange Fizz (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, dark pink-coral with subtle, warmer undertones and a satiny, cream finish. (I’d almost say it’s a “warm fuchsia” as it is quite pink.) It was richly pigmented with full, opaque coverage with a creamy consistency that melted against the lips and applied even, smooth color in one stroke. On me, it wore well for just over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Insolence (144) (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $55.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gracy (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage–almost opaque–that applied well enough, but there was a smidgen of streaking and some color sat in lip lines, though I did not notice that in person (only in the close-up photos). It wore well for six hours before starting to break down, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick Lobster
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Postmodern
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Gumball
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%

Sneak Peek: Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Photos & Swatches

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette
Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette ($60.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 22 eyeshadows–each one a whopping 0.06 oz.!–that are split into two finishes: Metal Crush(top row) and matte (bottom row). The palette is massive; it is easily the widest palette I’ve seen, though it is fairly slim. I’m pretty sure that for every palette I review, I swatch two more… so what’s another set of swatches while I keep trying to work through that pile o’ palettes? 🙂

P.S. — Synergy is available permanently, which is why the photo is pulling an individual compact, but it is also included in the palette.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

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