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Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains Photos & Swatches

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain
Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a new, limited edition formula that’s “highly pigmented that offers effortless, buildable coverage” and “long-lasting.” These launch March 23rd! Here are swatches:

Showstopper Creme Stain

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HSN’s The Beauty Spy is all about finding the newest beauty trends, secrets, and innovative products from around the world–and bringing them to your screen. Chelsea Scott, the founder of the show and a long-time beauty industry professional, and her team of experts, have been scouring the globe for new and interesting products. The first show debuts March 30th, 7PM EST and will feature products discovered in South Korea and Ireland.

Here’s what to expect on the upcoming show:

Gua Lifting Stick | Scott discovered this product on their last trip to South Korea and learned that it is based on an Asian massage technique called Gua Sha. It’s supposed to work by “massaging the skin and delivering natural extracts and anti-aging ingredients to give your face an instantly firmer and lifted appearance” says Scott.

Batti Lip Jelly Tint | This was another discovery in South Korea, which applies as a thick layer, dries, and then can be peeled off.

Tan Organic | Scott says this was found in Ireland, and “it’s the world’s first certified-organic self-tanner” that is “hydrating” and “gives [a] deep bronze tan.” The brand features self-tanning lotions, oils, and mitts, along with a multi-purpose dry oil.

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NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

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NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Falaises

NARS Falaises Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer, buildable coverage where three or four layers built up to mostly opaque coverage. The consistency was rather firm in the pan, so while it felt smooth swirling a fingertip against it, getting product onto a brush took more pressure and a denser brush. The powder itself was nicely blendable on the skin, and the finish was exactly in line with the brand’s promise–natural-looking bronzer that wasn’t “flat matte” but not shimmery either. The bronzer wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Falaises
Falaises

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion, Pretty Lucky, Sweet Sinner Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipsticks

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Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Intense Emotion

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, pinky red with cool, blue undertones and a barely-there ruby red pearl. It had nearly opaque coverage–definitely greater than medium coverage–in a single layer, so for sheerer coverage, I’d recommend applying to the bottom lip and then pressing to blend the color onto the top lip. The consistency was smooth, creamy with just enough slip to be comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade lasted for over six hours on me, left a stain behind, and was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. . It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Intense Emotion

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NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

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NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Seaside

NARS Seaside Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was firm and dense in the pan, and I was worried it would be difficult to blend, but it was rather easy to diffuse and even out on the cheeks. I’d recommend using a denser brush with the powder, though, for even semi-sheer application. The powder had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Seaside
Seaside

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