Wet ‘n’ Wild Sweet as Candy Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy Eyeshadow Trio

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sweet As Candy Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.12 oz.) is like a palette of Neopolitan ice cream! There is a bright, warm white with a metallic sheen; medium-dark chocolate brown with a metallic sheen; and berry-tinged pink with subtle yellow undertones with a metallic sheen. I found all three shades to have a higher level of sheen, more so than the typical frost.

my thoughts on the formula: Color Icon Eyeshadows are definitely some of the best eyeshadows you’ll find in the drugstore, and this trio is well-pigmented, smooth to the touch, and the colors themselves performed well enough in a wear test, though there was some minor but noticeable fading after eight hours. These seem to work best directly over a base, rather than layered on top of each other–like I layered the eyelid shade over the crease shade, and I felt like I had to pack more of it on to get it to really show.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Sweet as Candy Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

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Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
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94%

Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) contains “a vibrant orange, intense blue, deep brown, and lighter brown” that are “speckled with a pale golden tone.” Guerlain says that they can be used together or separately. The palette includes two sponge-tip applicators and mirror on the inside. It’s housed in a blackened bronze that shimmers in the light a bit.

I remember some readers were concerned about the feasiblity of using an eyeshadow palette like this, but in reality, the gold is really just an overspray–it disappears within the first use or two–so there are four distinct sections, each large enough to accomodate your average eyeshadow brush.

The palette includes a brightened, medium-dark orange with soft gold flecks of shimmer; dark, cool-toned brown with a pearled sheen; medium-dark, warmed-over brown with a soft gold micro-shimmer and satin finish; and a brightened medium-dark cobalt blue with a satiny sheen. Color pay off was good across the board, though the blue shade could use a little more oomph. The texture of these was soft without being powdery, so they applied smoothly and didn’t have any issues with fall out.

As a luxury brand, Guerlain’s price point isn’t for everyone, but at the least the palette contains 0.32 oz. worth of product, which is $184/oz. compared to brands like Chanel ($233/oz. for a quad), Dior ($276/oz. for a quint), MAC ($180/oz. for a pre-made quad), and NARS ($265/oz. for a trio). It’s always nice to see a boost in quantity with higher priced products, even if the total price may be a deciding factor. Despite its embellishments and designs, this eyeshadow palette retails for the same their normal quads do.

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Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette

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Longevity
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MAC Surf Baby Online Now!

MAC Surf Baby Online Now!

Looks like MAC Surf Baby has popped up online: Colour & Face.   It’s not officially up, so you can also go through the product types (e.g. eyeshadow) to see the products.   Keep in mind that if something you had your eye on sold out, just watch out for when it launches on other retailers’ websites, such as Dillard’s.  Not sure what the free shipping code is at the moment, but you could try something like SURF.  There is the code SANDRA, but it may have expired already.  Macy’s has free shipping for orders over $50.

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Butter London Dosh Nail Lacquer

Butter London Dosh Nail Lacquer

I compared this shade against other greens in the swatch gallery, but it’s really not like anything I have (not to say there may not be a dupe out there, but I don’t know one!).  It is a deeper green than Illamasqua Radium, but the way the chunky shimmer looks makes the end result differ significantly.

This had nice color pay off and only required two coats for an opaque result.  Most of my experience as of late with Butter London has been with cream finishes, and I’m pleased to report that the shimmer ones apply just as nicely as I remembered–really even flow, smooth application, and drying time isn’t long at all.  I typically get a week of wear with Butter London’s formula with a proper base and top coat.

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Butter London Nail Lacquer Dosh
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

Elizabeth Arden Summer 2011 Collection: Bronze in Bloom


Elizabeth Arden Summer 2011 Collection: Bronze in Bloom

The temperature is heating up just like summer’s color trends – bright colors and bronze beauty! To help you get ready for the sultry days of summer, Elizabeth Arden is introducing our new Ceramide Ultra Lipstick and a new limited edition color collection – Bronze in Bloom!

Bronze in Bloom includes everything you need to create the perfect summer glow. Ranging from a lilac eyeshadow palette to a coral lip-gloss, the makeup palette includes:

  • Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder Our classic mineral bronzing powder includes microlight minerals, Mica, Sea Water Complex, Aloe and Vitamins A, C and E. Grind just what you need for pure bronze perfection.
  • Pure Finish Mineral Cheekcolor in Sun-Kissed Coral This freshly ground blush comes in a beautiful coral shade, perfect for a natural looking glow.
  • Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quad in Golden Lilac and Blue Breeze These two quads include shadows ranging from dark blues to metallics and lilac hues for bright summer eyes.
  • Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Black Violet and Blue Sky These ultra-blendable and long-lasting liners give amazing definition to eyes and add an unexpected pop of color.
  • High Shine Lipgloss in Tropicoral This beautiful coral shade looks great on all skin tones and is the perfect

availability: Now

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