Anastasia Ash Brown, Pose, Rose, Victorian, Penny Eyeshadows

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a powdery, drier consistency that made it prone to sheering out. It was harder to apply to bare skin (definitely recommend a primer!) and lasted for seven hours on its own. Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (P) is darker (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Tabac (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Couture (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Pose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Garnet (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a denser, lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily and still retained its intensity on the lid. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Aurora (825) (LE, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Victorian Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to kick up excess product. It sheered out slightly applied to the skin, but it didn’t lose too much of its coloring–it would benefit from a primer. The color faded noticeably after seven hours of wear. NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Ash Brown
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
74%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Pose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Rose
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick for Spring 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick


Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

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The Details

Amuse Bouche Lipstick | $26.00 | New, Permanent

  • Sugarcane Pale pink
  • Souffle Marshmallow pink
  • Meringue Peachy nude
  • Honeycomb Beige nude
  • Molasses Rich toffee
  • Chai Mauve brown
  • Verbena Rose terracotta
  • Rhubarb Bright, cool pink
  • Sake Dusty mauve
  • Sorbet Juicy watermelon
  • Fig Nude rose
  • Gingersnap Fresh peach
  • Sweet Cream Muted peach
  • Cotton Candy Blue-toned violet
  • Gin Fizz Orchid pink
  • Spritzer Plum rose
  • Kimchi Shocking pink
  • Sangria Rich fuchsia
  • Eggplant Smokey plum
  • Pickled Ginger Electric coral
  • Dragonfruit Magenta violet
  • Gazpacho True blue-red
  • Cayenne Bright red
  • Persimmon Intense red-orange
  • Sour Cherry Maraschino red
  • Jam Rich merlot
  • Radish Deep magenta
  • Beetroot Bold berry
  • Pepper Dusty rose
  • Maple Brick red
  • Liquorice Oxblood
  • Tannin Poppy red
  • Black Truffle Black violet
  • Nori Deep brown-red

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Milani Luminoso Baked Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush

Milani Luminoso Baked Powder Blush ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cream Soda (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smitten (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Freshen Up (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush formula is supposed to be “buildable from sheer to vibrant” paired with a “silky” texture. Luminoso has a soft, smooth texture that is a little powdery/dusty to work with, but it doesn’t appear dry or powdery once blended and buffed into the skin. The more it is blended into the skin, the more luminous the finish becomes without looking overly shimmered or frosted. It was buildable from medium coverage to mostly opaque coverage, and it was pretty easy to achieve sheer coverage with a lighter hand. On me, the blush started to fade noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear.

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Milani Baked Blush Luminoso
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%

Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown & #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquers

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It darkens quite a bit on lips and appears pinker as well. It had semi-opaque coverage which went on evenly, and it was somewhat buildable (it’s supposed to be buildable). The color wore for six hours and left behind a strong stain. MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cooler undertones and a lightly shiny finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one layer and could be built up to mostly opaque coverage (but always with some translucency) with two to three layers. The consistency spread across the lips well and left even color that didn’t gather into lip lines (not an easy feat for deeper shades like this). The color wore for almost eight hours with the shine fading after five hours. Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Revlon Embellished (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Collection Plum Fiction (19) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

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Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #501 Uptown
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #601 Plum Vinyl
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%

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