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Pretty Vulgar Hush, Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

01/09

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush

Hush Blush

Pretty Vulgar Hush, Blush Make Them Blush Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers.

The formula is supposed to have “silky smooth” feel, long-wear, and be “pigment-rich.” The texture was thin, a little dusty, and a little on the drier side. It was difficult to blend out when I applied it to the cheeks, and I had to buff the edges with a clean brush to get more even results, which is not typically an extra step I find necessary with a high-quality blush. The better part of the formula was how long the blush lasted–nine hours–on my cheeks.

Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush Powder Blush Hush Blush
Hush Blush
Hush Blush
C+

Permanent

7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Bite Beauty #070, 072, 056 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil

#070

Bite Beauty #070 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that spread well across the lips for all-over color as well as for lining just the edges of the lips. The lip liner was comfortable to use, while the resulting color stayed on well for over six hours. The formula did not seem to be drying until after eight hours of wear. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shade(s): Pickled Ginger (slightly lighter) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but a few applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as it was infinitely easier to even out color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #070
#070
#070
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Anastasia Matte Brown Eyeshadows

01/07

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

A Neutral Eye | Look Details

A Neutral Eye | Look Details

Warm Taupe

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that appeared slightly lighter swatched than it did in the pan. The consistency was slightly dusty but did not sheer out instantly, so it was workable and would perform best over primer. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Warm Taupe
Warm Taupe
Warm Taupe
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Candy Box, Dreamy, Cultured, Soar Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

Candy Box

MAC Candy Box Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though not quite full, that applied evenly across the lips. There was slight color that had pulled into my lip lines, but it was hardly noticeable in person. The texture was very smooth, slightly thinner than the average Lipglass but still somewhat tacky. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
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 Candy Box
Candy Box
Candy Box
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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