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NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set

01/05

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

Tribulation

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in four new, limited edition shades. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish testing the shades for wear before this set sold out online, but it may still be available at your local Nordstrom (it is an Anniversary sale exclusive). The Velvet Matte Lipstick formula is supposed to have “rich, vivid pigments” with a “velvety matte finish” that is “non-drying.”

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017) Tribulation

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Today, I’m asking for your favorite highlighter formulas (not specific shades for this one!).  The 10 most recommended highlighter formulas are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

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Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

01/07

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

High Noon

Sephora High Noon Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($16.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium copper with golden shimmer and a more frosted sheen when swatched. On the skin, it had a more luminous finish that was glowing but not metallic.

The formula is supposed to have a “soft, luminous glow with a sheer wash of color” that can be “worn alone or layered.” It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, velvety, and almost cream-like as it was denser but very, very smooth. I found it needed a denser brush to pickup product, so a light hand or a more feathery brush might not yield much product at all. It was easy to blend out on the skin, and the shimmer finish did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me.

Sephora Golden Hour Highlighting Powder High Noon
High Noon
High Noon
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Thanks to Mary for today's question!

What is your technique for sharpening pencils?

If it’s a really soft formula, putting the pencil in the freezer or refrigerator for a short while helps to firm up the product more so it is not as messy to sharpen. For the most part, I don’t have too many issues sharpening them, though – I use Urban Decay’s Grindhouse quite loyally!

— Christine

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Sneak Peek: Cle de Peau Lipsticks Swatches

01/02

Cle de Peau Lipstick  

Cle de Peau Lipstick  

Cle de Peau Lipstick ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a newly released formula that is available in 12 permanent shades, plus two limited edition hues. I’ll be reviewing these over the next few weeks but don’t expect to have anything right away, so enjoy these swatches for now:

Cle de Peau Lipstick

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