The Summer Season: Orange Lipsticks & Lipglosses Round-up

15 Orange Lipsticks & Lipglosses

There were definitely some fierce oranges featured over the past few months!  My personal favorite shades were #1, 3, 8, 9, and 11.

If you’ve been jonesin’ for either MAC Morange or Neon Orange, Milani Mandarina is a decent dupe–just a smidgen lighter.  Illamasqua Temper, though a gloss, is similar in color to Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Shine Lipstick.

  1. Bobbi Brown Orange Lipstick
  2. Chanel Exotic Lipstick
  3. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer (13) Shine Lipstick
  4. Guerlain Gil Lipstick
  5. Guerlain Ginger Lipstick
  6. Guerlain Gipsy Lipstick
  7. Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick
  8. Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss
  9. MAC Morange Lipstick
  10. MAC Neon Orange Lipstick
  11. MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick
  12. Milani Mandarina Lipstick
  13. Milani Orange-gina Lipstick
  14. NYX 24 Karat Lipstick
  15. YSL Tender Peach Lipstick

What was your favorite orange lipstick/lipgloss?

The Summer Season: Purple Lipsticks & Lipglosses Round-up

6 Purple Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Today marks the end of the Summer Season, which means it’s time for round-ups to see what’s close, what’s similar, and all of that.  There weren’t too many purple lipsticks/glosses that were really rich and pigmented, so with only six featured in during the series, there are definitely no dupes amongst them!

  1. Dolce & Gabbana Violet Lipstick
  2. Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss
  3. MAC Show Orchid Lipstick
  4. MAC Violetta Lipstick
  5. Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick
  6. Tarina Tarantino Candy Jar Lipstick

Which purple lipstick/lipgloss was your favorite?

CoverGirl Blazing Blues Eye Enhancers Trio

CoverGirl Blazing Blues Eyeshadow Trio ($5.19 for 0.14 oz.) looked like a promising trio of bright, vibrant eyeshadows.  Several years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find any bright eyeshadows, let alone a whole trio of them!  It’s definitely great to see that drugstore brands have stepped things up and started putting out more fun, bold, and bright shades.  However, it’s too bad that the pigmentation is still sorely lacking.

After building up four or five layers of color, I was able to get decent color pay off, but it took more work than it should have.  The trio contains a medium-dark blue with a low level sheen, banana yellow with a soft frost finish, and an aqua-blue with silver sheen.  Personally, I was hoping that the yellow might be a MAC Going Bananas dupe, but it’s so faint, it’s difficult to compare the two.  The worst shade in the trio was the aqua-blue, because even after attempting to build up the intensity of the shade, it still looked sheer and washed out.

In terms of texture, these eyeshadows were a little chalky and powdery–not delectably smooth and buttery at all.

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