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Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

01/06

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush

La Vie En Rose

Catrice La Vie En Rose Illuminating Blush ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, satiny sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was very blendable but did sheer out a bit on the skin. I expect that lighter skin tones will find it easy to work with it, as the coverage was forgiving, but it may not have enough depth for deeper skin tones (I hope Catrice will consider adding deeper shades to their range!).

The Illuminating Blush formula is supposed to have a mix of “subtle shimmer” and a “light pearl” that adds color and a “soft glow” to the cheeks. Of the three shades that exist, I felt like this one was truest to that description, as the finish was soft, satiny but had a visible sheen overall. The blush started to fade after seven and a half hours on me.

Catrice Illuminating Blush La Vie En Rose
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Just Peachy Liquid Lipstick Trio

01/03

Colour Pop Just Peachy Holiday 2016 Lip Bundle

Colour Pop Just Peachy Holiday 2016 Lip Bundle

Colour Pop Just Peachy Holiday 2016 Lip Bundle

Just Peachy

ColourPop Just Peachy Liquid Lipstick Trio ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) includes three shades of liquid lipstick–two are in the Ultra Matte formula and one is in the Ultra Satin formula. The Ultra Mattes were better than some of the recent releases I’ve tried, but Instigator did have slight “cracking” when I smiled. What was fun about this set was it went to show just how different products can look outside of their tubes–they almost looked alike in the group shot but on, the differences are magnified.

Colour Pop Holiday 2016 Lip Bundle Just Peachy
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn & Hot Cocoa Le Marc Liquid Lip Crèmes

01/06

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Slow Burn

Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn Marc Liquid Lip Crème ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is medium-dark, rosy mauve with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that covered the lips with smooth, even coverage. The texture had a light-medium consistency that spread well across the lips but did not feel too thin or too clingy on. It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to be hydrating, long-wearing, and have full coverage. If you like the idea of liquid lipstick but prefer more of a satin finish and something more forgiving on the lips, then this formula is going to be more suitable for you. If you prefer a flat, matte finish that’s transfer-proof, then this formula will not meet your needs. It is, literally, a liquid version of lipstick–it feels like a lightweight lipstick with light to moderate slip that lasts four to six hours.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème Slow Burn
Slow Burn
Slow Burn
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

01/14

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows in deeper, jewel-toned shades with a few that are supposed to have a duochrome shift. The palette is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora, and it should arrive online on December 20th and hit stores by January 27th.

A few notes: Backfire is actually completely different than the permanent version; I swatched mine side-by-side, and the single I have is a cooler, more violet purple, whereas the one in the palette is warmer and more of a plum. Fringe seemed a bit richer in depth compared to the version in the Electric Palette. Lounge was similar in tone but the base wasn’t quite as deep, so it appeared lighter and somewhat greener overall. While Supersonic is not quite the same as Sonic, they are similar.

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

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