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Items of Intrigue, Vol. 009


Items of Intrigue, Vol. 009

It’s been awhile, which is more a result of not finding more than one or two products intriguing enough to warrant a post, but finally, I’ve collected enough to share for the “week,” haha!

What products have caught your eye lately?

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Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge ($34.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a peachy tangerine that looks more like a soft peach when worn–it’s certainly not as vibrant as it looks in the tube or swatched against my lips (which have a natural corpse-like color, so it may have muted some of the vibrancy). The color coverage is semi-opaque but translucent. MAC Fashion City is darker and more opaque. NARS Love Devotion is similar but a bit more translucent.

Dior crams a lot of claims into this particular product, as it is supposed to be a lip treatment product in addition to being a lip color. I’m not prepared to give up lip swatching or reviewing other lipsticks for thirty days to test whether these will improve my lips’ condition over time (and to be frank, my lips are typically well-hydrated and exfoliated, so I don’t think they need much improvement!). It has a really soft, creamy consistency that makes it easy to apply (and overapply) but feels very lightweight. I only get two hours or so of wear, though. While it’s on, it’s hydrating and not drying, and I’ve wore this and reapplied two or three times over the course of the day to see if the formula is drying, but it wasn’t–my lips still felt good (and no desire for lip balm) after ten hours of regular wear of this formula.

Oddly enough, Sephora looks like they’ve pulled all but one shade from their stock, so I don’t know if these are possibly being discontinued. Dior’s website still has the full range available, as do other retailers, but it was curious to see these practically MIA at Sephora.

Dior Serum de Rouge Luminous Color Lip Treamtent SPF 20 Coral Crystal

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 045

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 045

NARS Misfit Eyeshadow Duo on lower lid, crease, and brow bone; Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy and Tarina Tarantino Black Diamond Glitter Eyeliner on lower lash line; Tarte Tippy Blush on cheeks; Guerlain Lingerie de Peau on face; Hourglass Reflect Extreme Sheen Lipgloss on lips.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?

Nails Inc. Porchester Place Nail Lacquer

Nails Inc. Porchester Place Nail Lacquer
Nails Inc. Porchester Place Nail Lacquer

Nails Inc. Porchester Place Nail Lacquer ($9.50 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright tangerine.” It’s a vibrant orange with a hint of peach, and it has a cream finish. The hue is softer than shades like Illamasqua Gamma and SpaRitual Solaris.

The polish applied opaque in two coats, and it had nice consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed evenly across the nail without pooling around the sides. There was no bubbling or streaking during application either. So far, I’ve had good luck with Nails Inc.’s formula; it wears a week with minor tip wear and no chipping. This is standard for me (I couldn’t tell you a formula that does chip on me other than more finicky finishes like mattes without a top coat!), though.

Nails Inc. Nail Polish Porchester Place
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
92%
Total

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