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Week in Review | April 22nd through April 28th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂  

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Week in Review

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Tarte 5 O'Clock

PPermanent. $21.00/0.12 oz.

Tarte 5 O'Clock Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Estee Lauder Saffron Sun

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Saffron Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

04. Becca Ipanema Sun

Becca Ipanema Sun Sunlit Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Tarte Siesta

A

05. Tarte Siesta

Tarte Siesta Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium plummy brown with warmer undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

06. Kat Von D Lovecraft

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

07. Givenchy Coral Gypsophila

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Becca Maui Nights

Becca Maui Nights Sunlit Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Tarte Beach Babe

Tarte Beach Babe Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

10. MAC Spite

A

10. MAC Spite

MAC Spite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with rosy undertones and fine pearl. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Apr 22, 2017 — Apr 28, 2017

86%

Average Score
A
24
B
38
C
6
D
4
F
2

Total Reviews (74) — Brands Reviewed (13)

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

01/05

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Post Punk

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with strong, yellow undertones. It leaned yellower rather than greener, but the green tinge was noticeable. I felt like it could look yellower or greener depending on what else was paired with it. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was slightly more emollient compared to the other two shades in the launch, which I felt made it apply a little unevenly so I had to go over the line at least twice to get even coverage. It wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line (the brand doesn’t comment on these for the waterline, so the rating for longevity is only based on the lower lash line wear time).

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Post Punk
Post Punk
Post Punk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Vice Lipsticks

01/06

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Abstract

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged. The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and comfortable to wear. There was some color that pulled into lip lines, though the coverage and shininess made it less apparent from a normal viewing distance. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Abstract
Abstract
Abstract
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

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A+

Epigram

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Exhibition

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Bite Beauty The Lip Pencils | 28 New Shades for Summer 2017

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencils | 28 New Shades for Summer 2017
Bite Beauty The Lip Pencils | 28 New Shades for Summer 2017

Introducing 28 all-new dramatic Lip Pencil shades for bold and vivid lip looks. BITE’s Lip Pencil features a weightless formula created with whipped shea butter for pigmented color you can’t even feel. The Lip Pencil is now available in a complete spectrum of fearless shades to complement our spring lineup. Use the sharpened tip to outline your lips before applying lip color, or use the edge of the pencil to effortlessly fill in your entire lip for creamy, all-over color. For edgy, dimensional lip looks, try this artistry tip: Apply The Lip Pencil in shades 056 (black) or 058 (white) to add depth or brightness to any other lip shade.

Availability

May 2nd online, May 12th in-stores

The Details

The Lip Pencil | $18.00 | New, Permanent

  • 046 Red-brown
  • 048 Blackened burgundy
  • 050 Mauve
  • 052 Blackened green
  • 054 Blackened blue
  • 056 Black
  • 058 White
  • 060 Light peach
  • 062 Peach
  • 064 Pink
  • 066 Coral
  • 068 Muted coral
  • 070 Warm coral
  • 072 Rich coral
  • 074 Orange
  • 076 Muted orange
  • 078 Plum
  • 080 Red plum
  • 082 Deep plum
  • 084 Burgundy
  • 086 Warm pink
  • 088 Lavender
  • 092 Fuchsia
  • 094 Raspberry pink
  • 096 Red
  • 098 Magenta
  • 0100 Plum

Tarte Beach Waves, Boardwalk, Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Beach Waves

Tarte Beach Waves Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and seemed to be thinner than other shades in the range, as it emphasized my lip texture a little bit. It was richly pigmented, and the color applied evenly and never tugged on the lips. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Beach Waves
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Shades

Permanent
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Dior #003 and #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serums

01/06

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

#003

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum ($53.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium golden copper with warm undertones and faint pink and gold pearl. It was very sheer on its own, and when blended, I could barely detect any shimmer or sheen on my skin. It blended out decently but still had a tendency to lift and turn patchy if applied over any foundation (bare skin was fine, as there was nothing to disturb or lift)! When I tried to mix it in with my foundation, it seemed to cause it to separate more and break down faster (by about two hours) but had such barely-there effect that I would reach for so many other products in lieu of it or else use a dewier foundation. On its own, it seemed to last around six hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “highlighter serum” that be used alone, with foundation, and applied all-over the face. There are four shades (I only purchased two–I only saw two when I picked them up at Selfridges!) that seem to correspond with the Diorskin Nude Air powder highlighters in terms of the shade range. The formula has a thin, watery feel with a lot of slip that was harder to blend out without it blending out to almost nothing. It was also heavily scented with a powdery, floral fragrance that was overwhelming and noticeable for hours on the face.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum #003
#003

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C-

#004

Limited Edition
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