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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

MAC Film Noir Blush
MAC Film Noir Blush

MAC Film Noir Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “rich warm chocolate [with a Matte finish].” It’s a very deep, dark burgundy brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. I couldn’t think of any dupes based on products I’d reviewed in the past; it’s much, much darker than anything I was considering (Chanel Plum Attraction, MAC Pressed Amber, NYX Taupe).

This is one of the new (and permanent!) blush shades, and I imagine it’s inspired by Film Noir lipstick. The color is so cool, and I love that it is a more unique blush shade, too. It was mostly opaque in terms of pigmentation, but the texture was drier and a little firmer, which made blending it out a real challenge. No matter what brush I used, it was difficult to correct once applied. The only way I could correct it at all was to use a damp sponge or foundation brush that had a little foundation on it to help buff the edges. I had the best luck applying with a very, very feathery brush and just lightly swirling it out. Once diffused, it looks more like a cooler-toned plum than a really deep brown/burgundy, but it is certainly a blush best for someone who is willing to take their time to get it just right. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

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Film Noir

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Product

7/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Too Faced Love Palette
Too Faced Love Palette

Too Faced Love Palette ($49.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a new palette for fall (though it still uses very summery colors to me) that features fifteen eyeshadows and a full-sized black eyeliner. The eyeshadows are divided into three sections and use a new eyeshadow formula (supposedly silkier and uses the slurry technology, which is what is often found in Japanese eyeshadows). Here’s a sneak peek of the palette — still testing on my end :)

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Kat Von D Five Fearless Years Tattoo Liner
Kat Von D Five Fearless Years Tattoo Liner

Five Fearless Years Limited Edition Tattoo Liner ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

A bestselling eyeliner in a limited-edition design that benefits the California Wildlife Center—and for every sale, Kat Von D Beauty will donate $1 USD to the CWC, with a goal to raise $100,000. Kat Von D’s bestselling Tattoo Liner gets an exclusive new look with this limited-edition liner. Her autograph and signature stars shine against a gorgeous, brushed-metal shell in a collectible design that celebrates the five-year anniversary of Tattoo Liner. Experience the ultra-black, 24-hour wear, waterproof formula and precision brush tip that makes creating the perfect “Kat Eye” easier than ever.

  • Trooper Black

Availability: Now at Sephora

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Too Faced Love Flush Blush
Too Faced Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new formula for summer/fall that’s supposed to have 16-hour wear (that’s going to be a fun claim to put to the test!). There are six shades, all but one leaning quite warm-toned, and three are more coral-y. Full reviews to come but enjoy these sneak peek swatches for now. :)

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

MAC Powder Blush Extension
MAC Powder Blush Extension

Powder Blush ($21.00 / $17.00)

These shades are now permanent to MAC’s blush range. Some shades are completely new, while others were available in the past but have been brought back.

  • Burnt Pepper Warm rich terracotta (Matte)
  • Devil Bright coral orange (Satin)
  • Film Noir Rich warm chocolate (Matte)
  • Frankly Scarlet Vivid rose-red (Matte)
  • Full Fuchsia Bright intense fuchsia (Frost)
  • Pinch O’ Peach Peachy pink (Satin)
  • Pink Swoon Soft candy pink (Satin)
  • Sketch Rich plum (Matte)
  • Swiss Chocolate Soft cocoa (Matte)

Availability: Now at MAC

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Collection
Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Collection

Matte Creme Lipstick ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

Bite’s unique matte creme formula containing a mix of pigments and powders and Japanese silica leaves lips with a velvet, soft-focus finish. Infused with Blueberry and Cranberry seed oils, this antioxidant packed formula boasts highly pigmented, moisturizing wearable color. These longwearing, dramatic, and regal hues are made with organic fruit butters for a creamy and lush, never drying, matte wash of bold berry colour.

  • Plum
  • Juniper
  • Barberry
  • Black Cherry
  • Elderberry

Creme Lipstick ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Opal Sheer ultraviolet

Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Opal Slick of opalescence

Availability: July 2015 at Sephora

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