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Bite Beauty Gold, Champagne Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

01/09

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Gold

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, true gold with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of gold shimmer and sparkle. This was actually one of the less pigmented shades in the range, and this was also the exact same in texture and color as the holiday release (the box was even gold-hued like the holiday edition). It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the gloss didn’t apply evenly so there were some areas that had less visible shimmer. This particular shade also seemed to be chocked full of shimmer/sparkle rather than a more pigmented base (the others seemed to actually tint/provide coverage beyond the shimmer). It wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating.

The Creme Lip Gloss is supposed to give a “modern, foiled lip look” with “pearlized color pay off” while softening the lips. The formula had a light-medium weight to it, which I think helped ensure that the shimmer didn’t feel gritty on the lips. It had a little tackiness after an hour of wear, but it was never a really sticky or goopy gloss on. The wear was anywhere from four to five hours, and the formula felt hydrating to me. They had a really strong, mirror-like finish that made them more wearable on their own, as it was hard to notice any imperfections in the coverage. They also worked well layered over various lipsticks (both Bite’s lipsticks as well as other brands’ formulas) for adding shine and sparkle. The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent–the same one found in other Bite lip products.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Gold
Gold
Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick Now Available

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick is a liquid lip formula in a mirror-like metallic or fiercely pigmented finish that glides on maxed-out color in a single coat. Smashbox’s pro artists maxed out the metallic and vinyl-like shine in each formula with punched-up pigments and four levels of pearls that capture and reflect light from every angle. The result? A magic trick of light that make lips look fuller in any light and every pic.

Availability

Online 3/8, in-stores 3/12

The Details

Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick | $24.00 | New, Permanent

  • Crimson Chrome Metallic true red
  • Foiled Brat Metallic burgundy
  • Haterade Metallic orange
  • Mauve Squad Metallic mauve
  • Moscow Muled Metallic copper
  • Petal Metal Metallic rose gold
  • Space Case Metallic grey
  • Iced Out Metallic royal blue
  • Mauve Wife Cool mauve pink pigment
  • Rose B4 Bros Cool blue/pink pigment
  • Girl, Please Pink/brown pigment
  • Pink Drank Mid-tone pink pigment
  • Crush It Deep magenta pigment
  • Brick Trick Deep red/brown pigment
  • Bad Apple Warm red pigment
  • Bad B Light cool pink pigment

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Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights & Gold Addict Strobe Highlighters

01/06

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter

Moon Glow Lights

Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights Strobe Highlighter ($6.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, pale pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Of the four shades available in the range, this shade had the most natural of finishes. It could easily be used on its own, layered with any blush or bronzer, or even used to tamp down an over-the-top highlighter without dulling it. The consistency was soft, somewhat dusty and dry to the touch, but it applied well to bare skin and did not look dry on. It had medium, buildable coverage, as described, and lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

The Strobe Highlighter formula is described as a “light powder highlighter [that] gives a natural illumination.” It’s supposed to have buildable coverage, and it can also be used wet for a stronger finish. The texture reminds me of parchment–a little dry, almost “noisy” when I run my finger over it. There was a dryness present that I find common to more baked and mineralize kind of products, which is noticeable in the pan but rarely on the skin (where it counts the most!). The coverage was medium, buildable, and the dustiness in the texture made it very easy to blend and diffuse the powder across cheekbones for an even glow. The formula wore between seven and a seven and a half hours on me.

Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter Moon Glow Lights
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Chanel Énergies et Pureté Collection for Summer 2017

Chanel Énergies et Pureté Collection for Summer 2017
Chanel Énergies et Pureté Collection for Summer 2017

Energy and purity. Tradition and modernity. Inspired by the harmony of opposites, a new makeup collection unveils soft and subtle shades with hints of vibrancy. The unexpected contrast of muted tones and cheery brights offers an array of fresh, luminous looks.

Availability

Now online

The Details

PLISSÉ LUMIÈRE DE CHANEL | $70.00 | Limited Edition

A limited-edition gold powder highlighter adds an ethereal touch of radiance to the complexion. Embossed with a pleated design inspired by the precise details seen in haute couture workmanship.

LES TISSAGES DE CHANEL | $48.00 | Limited Edition

Inspired by the iconic Chanel tweed fabric, this sheer blush harmony is ‘woven’ with shimmering powder for a refined radiance. The ultra-soft texture creates a light, airy finish. Available in limited quantities, exclusively on Chanel.com.

  • Tweed Coralline Coral
  • Tweed Cherry Blossom Pink

LES 4 OMBRES | $61.00 | Limited Edition

  • Jardins de Lumieres Olive, peach, gray, plum
  • Jardins Eclatants Pink, peach, taupe, brown

Rouge Allure Gloss | $37.00

  • Energie Orange
  • Vibration Red (Limited Edition)

Rouge Coco Shine | Limited Edition

  • Corail Radieux Coral
  • Rouge Lumiere Red
  • Rose Ravissant Fuchsia

Le Vernis | $28.00

  • Resplendissant Pink-red
  • Bleu Pastel Pale blue

NARS Belle de Jour, Bolero, Get Off Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Belle de Jour

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It looked a lot chalkier applied to my lips than it did on my arm (which isn’t uncommon with this type of color, in my experience). Though the actual texture did not feel dry and did not tug on my lips, it looked painfully dry–the color “split” at my lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of my lips. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage that lasted for four hours. It was moderately drying on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Belle de Jour

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