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MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

01/06

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad

The Best of Everything

MAC The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition smoky palette. I love the color concept, and the four shades complement each other well, but I wasn’t thrilled with the performance of two shades (one was incredibly disappointing!).

MAC Eyeshadow Quad The Best of Everything
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Love on the Run

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Johnny Guitar

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A-

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Maybelline Hot Sand, Purely Nude, Peach Buff Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Hot Sand

Maybelline Hot Sand Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, pale orange undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was chalk-like in that it appeared drier, almost crumbly on the lips and separated at my lip lines (like a matte, liquid lipstick might after drying down), despite the actual texture feeling very creamy with moderate slip. I think that if worn with a liner, it would look more flattering on. It lasted for three hours on me, but it had severely separated over time. The formula was lightly hydrating overall.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational line does have a sweet, perfume-y scent to them, though it did not seem quite as overwhelming in the Inti-Matte range compared to past launches to my nose.

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Hot Sand
Hot Sand
Hot Sand
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner for Spring 2017

Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner for Spring 2017
Marc Jacobs Beauty Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner for Spring 2017

Experience the intense color payoff, amazing glide, and 12-hour wear of Marc Jacobs Beauty’s original award-winning Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner—now re-envisioned in a bold, matte finish. Each of the hues are glitter-free and intensified by super-rich pigment. They’re formulated to glide on smoothly for precise application, and they give you 15 seconds of play time before setting in place for wear that lasts all day, making it ideal for pulling off versatile eye looks. Line to define your eyes, smudge it before it sets to impart an instant, smoky eye, layer as an eye shadow base, or draw on artistic graphic liner looks. Its waterproof gel formula makes it well-suited for lining the inner rim. It’s designed with a clever sharpener, hidden in the base of the liner to allow for a precise point.

Availability

Spring 2017

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Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner | $25.00 | New

  • (Iron)y (45) Dark gray
  • Over(night) (61) Deep blue
  • Out of the Blue (53) Cobalt
  • (Grape)vine (63) Dark purple
  • Fine(wine) (47) Suede red
  • Deja Blue (57) Powder blue
  • Whirl(pool) (51) Teal
  • (Brown)ie (43) Medium brown
  • (Earth)quake (41) Dark brown
  • (Pop)ular (49) Hot pink
  • Mist Me? (55) Lilac
  • Pink of Me (59) Powder pink

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MAC Chocotease, Carnivorous, Oh, Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Chocotease

MAC Chocotease Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It was nearly full coverage, but there was a little translucency where a second layer (or just a partial layer in some places) would be a good idea. The texture was thin but not watery, spread well and dried down well. The lipstick wore well for just over seven hours on me, and it started to feel drying after four hours of wear.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Chocotease
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

01/15

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look over a white base | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look over a white base | Look Breakdown

Pastel Goth

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes eight matte eyeshadows with six pops of color and then a dark gray and stark white. The formula felt very velvety, finely-milled, and was blendable on the skin, but each shade had a fair amount of excessive powder that kicked up in the pan. The strange thing was that there was little fallout; I used seven of the eight shades in the look demoed above, and I didn’t have to cleanup at all underneath the eye. The pigmentation was decent to good, but I did find it worked best patted on, rather than swept on, for best results.

There was more substance to the formula, so they did not sheer out as easily as I would have expected given the dustiness of the texture, and so they adhered better and went on more smoothly to bare skin (I actually felt they worked better over bare lids or regular primer and not as well over a lightly tacky cream base, like NYX Milk). The pigmentation was mostly opaque with a couple of exceptions. Two of the eight shades–Dagger and Dope–were ones that I didn’t feel blended out like the others. I had particular issues with Dope, as it darkened and lightened on its own accord, so it never looked seamless, and it did this over bare skin as well as over a cream base. The one prevailing issue I had with all the shades was that they were more prone to fading than the average eyeshadow.

I was pleasantly surprised by the palette, as it’s rare to find more pastel shades that actually perform decently, but I found the palette pretty easy to use, and if paired with primer, it was both easy to use and lasted for most of the day (it did seem to fade faster, even over primer, than most, but a good primer would still extend the wear to 10+ hours for me).

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette Pastel Goth
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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