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Week in Review | February 11th through February 17th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Chanel Carmin

LELimited Edition. $37.00/0.04 oz.

Chanel Carmin Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

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Vanity
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

02. LORAC Panorama

LORAC Panorama Color Source Buildable Blush ($23.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cooler undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Betty Boop Red

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. Chanel Rouge Corail

Chanel Rouge Corail Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Colour Pop Apple of My Eye

ColourPop Apple of My Eye Pressed Powder Eye Duo ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a light-medium pink and a rich, magenta purple. Read full review.

A

06. Estee Lauder Never Enough

Estee Lauder Never EnoughPure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

07. Chanel Framboise

Chanel Framboise Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark pink-red with subtle, cool undertones paired with a cream finish. Read full review.

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08. Chanel Fuchsia

Chanel Fuchsia Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and barley-there fuchsia pearl. Read full review.

A-

09. Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Center)

Ibiza (Center) is a light lavender with warmer undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied beautifully to the skin. Read full review.

A-

10. Colour Pop Goody Two-Shoes

ColourPop Goody Two-Shoes Pressed Shadow ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a dark, charcoal gray with warmer, brown undertones and cooler pearl--it read cooler overall. Read full review.

A-

Breakdown |
Feb 11, 2017 — Feb 17, 2017

85%

Average Score
A
37
B
49
C
12
D
3
F
2

Total Reviews (103) — Brands Reviewed (12)

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm & Sugar Lip Scrub Reviews & Photos

01/04

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Original

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm ($18.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to be a hydrating, restorative lip balm that comes in a twist-up tube. The texture was firmer in the tube, and there was some tugging until the balm started to melt against my lips. I also went through a tube in three weeks–an entire tube!–as it seemed to wear down quickly. The original Lip Mask lasts all night for me, but the Lip Balm only stayed on for two hours, tops. It felt more like a film of product on the lips than something imparting real moisture or nourishment to my lips.

While I’m a huge fan of the brand’s original Agave Lip Mask, this fell short for me. It just did not seem to keep my lips hydrated or restored; my lips felt dry and never seemed in good condition during the three weeks I used this for. As soon as I stopped using it, within a few days of going back to my normal routine (Jack Black Lip Balm during the day, Clarins Lip Balm at night unless it was a lip-swatching-bonanza kind of day, then Bite’s Agave Lip Mask), and my lips felt and looked so much better.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm Original
Original
Original
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct, Nude Cult, Pinkberry Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Bare Instinct

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, but the consistency was less forgiving than most shades in the range as some color pulled into lip lines and it showed a few streaks. It wore well for four hours on me, which was more in line with average than the wear time claimed. The formula was comfortable and hydrating to wear.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Bare Instinct

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Coloured Raine Spring 2017 Matte Eyeshadows

01/04

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow

Angel Face

Coloured Raine Angel Face Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor was it too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to blend and diffuse on the lid. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Angel Face
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Native

Permanent
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B+

Gumby

Permanent
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B+

Majestic

Permanent
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Origins Ginzing moisturizer. I also parted ways with a Tatcha Pore perfecting Sunscreen, because it made my skin scaly (I don’t think it was hydrating enough) and no foundation worked well over it. I also had to say goodbye to Drunk Elephant’s Urban Defense since I could never get rid of the white cast it gave me!

— Christine

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LORAC I Love Brunch Alter Ego Lip Glosses

01/08

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

Brunch Queen

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied evenly on the lips–as in the color did not show streaks–but pulled into every lip line I had, so it did not look that great on its own. The texture was smooth, creamy without being thick, and comfortable to wear over the three hours it lasted on me.

The Alter Ego Lip Gloss formula is supposed to offer “highly pigmented” color with a “soft, vanilla scent.” The four new, limited edition shades for spring are more pastel, and as a result, they tended to suffer from a milkier consistency that was prone to settling into my lip lines. They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with average wear (three hours). The formula had a sweet, vanilla scent, was mostly non-sticky, and lightly hydrating.

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss Brunch Queen
C

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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Foodie

Limited Edition
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Barista

Limited Edition
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Pastry Chef

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