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MAC Cheeky Bits & Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

Cheeky Bits

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the cheeks. The powder was smooth, soft, and blendable but never powdery or dusty in the pan (and this type of formula often has a slightly “drier” feel). I was impressed by just how effortless diffusing this richer shade was! The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly on me.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Cheeky Bits
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Now Available

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner

Line, design and define with a lip liner unlike any other! Everlasting Lip Liner is the first of its kind to combine 24-hour, water-resistant wear with truly weightless color for super-comfy long wear. A full spectrum of 30 matte shades means endless possibilities, and a perfect match for all your fave KvD lipsticks! Choose from tried-and-true nudes, pinks and reds (including bestsellers “Lolita,” “Bow N Arrow,” “Vampira”), or get weird in fearless greens, blues and pops you can only expect from KvD!

It literally took Kat YEARS to perfect this exact formula—she just wouldn’t settle for anything less than the best! The result of such obsessive attention to detail? A lip liner that stands out from the rest for its instant gratification: Even the lightest stroke delivers saturated pigment, immediate dry down and effortless definition. And just like its liquid lipstick partner in crime (we’re talkin’ about you Everlasting Liquid Lipstick), this liner is so comfortable it feels like absolutely nothing. Say farewell to dryness, skipping and dragging for good! Imagine lip looks beyond your wildest dreams: The artistry is finally in YOUR hands!

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Everlasting Lip Liner | $18.00 | Permanent

  • Swanly Creamy nude
  • Kevvy Peach nude
  • Muse Blossom pink
  • Bow ‘n’ Arrow Fawn nude
  • Lovecraft Mauve pink nude
  • Lolita II Terra cotta nude
  • OG Lolita Original dusty rose
  • D-Minor Warm almond
  • Smiths Coral pink
  • Swoon Watermelon pink
  • Sexer Fluorescent pink
  • A-Go-Go Neon orange
  • X Vibrant cherry red
  • Outlaw Brick red
  • Rosary Deep ruby
  • Misfit Pure scarlet
  • Vampira Reddish burgundy
  • Por Vida Rosewood
  • Lolita Chestnut rose
  • Bloodmilk Rich oxblood
  • Homegirl Blackberry
  • Hawkwind Nude sienna
  • Crucifix Deep chocolate
  • Skully Raven black
  • Roxy Bright grape
  • LUV Rich violet
  • Coven Lavender
  • Satellite Electric blue
  • Poe Navy blue
  • Lemmy Rock ‘n’ roll green

Stellar Beauty Metallic Moon Lipsticks (Part 2)

01/06

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Disco Moon 04

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 04 Metallic Moon Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had medium coverage, which did not build well as it seemed to just shift and move the initial layer around and yielded a patchier, more uneven result that didn’t offer much more coverage. This one might work better for layering than on its own. The texture was rougher compared to most shades in the line-up–it seemed to have more shimmer and have some larger, glittery particles, too. It lasted for four hours but settled into lip lines and moved around a lot.

The formula is supposed to be “velvety soft” with “full coverage” that isn’t drying. There are five shades in the range (at least, at this time), and the pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque. They had a denser, firmer texture that didn’t drag uncomfortably across the lips, but it took greater pressure than the average lipstick to apply across the lips. The result on the lips was thinner but still had coverage. There was no discernible scent or taste to me, except some of the waxiness of the base formula came through.

Stellar Beauty Metallic Moon Lipstick Disco Moon 04
C

Permanent

7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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MAC Lustrewhite, Gal Friday, Goldfinch, C-Thru Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

Lustrewhite

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with fine white pearl and larger, white sparkle. (Thankfully, MAC listed this one as “clear-glazed with white sparkle,” so the sheerness was as expected.) It had a slightly thinner consistency compared to most of the Lipglasses, though it was still noticeably tackky on the lips. It had semi-sheer coverage with respect to the amount of shimmer in the product. The gloss wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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

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B-
B
B-

C-Thru

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Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

01/09

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit | Look Breakdown

Aurora

Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, sparkling highlighters that are supposed to have a “metallic” finish for “intense luminosity” that can be used on “eyes, face, and body.” I noticed shifts in Eclipse, Spectra, Helia, and Lyra, but Luna and Orion were more static, even with contorting my arm to view the swatches at different angles. I found incredibly difficult to capture the shifts noticeably on camera, but the ones I listed previously were visible in person as I turned my head. The shifts were more amplified when layered over blush colors. The formula was soft, smooth, dense but not too firm in the pan, and I felt like they were easy to apply and blend out. The majority of shades were quite pigmented, though a lighter hand or more feathery brush could be used for medium coverage. For me, the wear varied from eight to eight and a half hours across all six shades.

It’s presently available on Anastasia’s website but will release at other retailers this summer.

Anastasia Glow Kit Aurora
Aurora
Aurora
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A-

Eclipse

Permanent
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A-

Luna

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A

Spectra

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A-

Helia

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B+

Orion

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A-

Lyra

Permanent
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