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MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit

01/04

MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017)

Saint No Angel

MAC Saint No Angel Look in a Box Lip Kit ($26.50 for 0.28 oz.) includes travel-sized lipsticks and lipglosses (two of each) in shades of peach/mauve–I liked that the set was more two duos in a box. In the past, MAC has released lip kits that featured full-sized products at a higher price tag, and I’m digging the travel-sized shades with the more palatable $26.50 price tag. Each Lipstick is 0.06 oz. (full-sized is 0.10 oz.) and each Lipglass is 0.08 fl. oz. (full-sized is 0.10 fl. oz.), which puts the value of the set at $47.60: $20.40 worth of lipstick and $27.20 worth of lipgloss.

MAC Look in a Box Lip Kit (2017) Saint No Angel
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Swatches: Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

01/09

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick  

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is new formula that is available in 32 shades (two are exclusive to Hourglass’ website and are not pictured below). The lipsticks are available with packaging for $34 (includes the shade you purchase, it’s not an empty tube!) or as refills for $22. The refill packaging is sufficient for standalone use, as it has a cap that clicks back into place and has its own base that allows you to twist it up.

Worth noting, 0.03 oz. is one of the smallest lipstick sizes I’ve come across (even slim lipsticks are typically 0.07 oz., whereas more standard tubes contain 0.10 oz. or 0.12 oz.), and by the ounce, it ended up being one of the most expensive lipsticks on the market (I’ll have more specific comparisons in my first review).

Hourglass Confession Lipstick

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

01/07

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Dusk

Sephora Dusk Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($16.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft pink with warm undertones and golden shimmer. It has a luminous finish–glowing but not metallic or too reflective.

The formula is supposed to have a “soft, luminous glow with a sheer wash of color” that can be “worn alone or layered.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage. On very, very fair skin tones, it might show some visible color, but on my skin tone it was more like a true highlighter. The consistency was very smooth without being dusty or powdery in the pan–it almost feel like a really dense cream–but it yielded in the pan and was easy to blend out on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Sephora Golden Hour Highlighting Powder Dusk
Dusk
Dusk
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Editorial

Sephora Editorial PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows in vibrant hues and varying textures. This palette is definitely more of a complementary palette than a standalone one; it will work best paired with more cohesive palettes (like the Cool or Warm palettes), though of course, it can be used on its own. It will just be a lot more versatile when used alongside other palettes! I think that this palette is usable with primer and is best with a very light or white base to ensure the truest color payoff and intensity for the majority of brighter matte shades.

Also, I was surprised at some of the brightness/richness in the hues in the palette, as I have only typically seen that vibrancy in shades that were, consequently, labeled as not safe for the “eye area” in the U.S. (typically allowed in Canada and the EU). I reviewed the ingredient list for this one, and my understanding is that “Yellow 6 Lake” is D&C Yellow No. 6 AI Lake, which is listed as “No” for use on the “Eye Area.” This was true with Red 28 Lake (D&C Red No. 28 AI Lake), Red 7 Lake (D&C Red. No. 7), and Red 6 Lake (D&C Red No. 6). These ingredients may be found in these shades: Chris, Porcelain, Tangerine, Amy, Jeffery, Eliza D, Helen P, Tiila, Myiesha, Shawn, and ELectric Violet. You can find color additive information from the FDA here. I could not find any information on my Sephora palette, the included insert that walked through looks (that included instructions to use some of those shades specifically on the eye area), or online. The palette is specifically referenced as a “deluxe eyeshadow palette” and a “PRO eyeshadow palette.” I think that brands should more clearly label or include warnings so that consumers can make an informed decision for themselves. If it’s a non-issue for one person but a deal-breaker for the other, I’m good either way, just as long as the information is there.

The formula is supposed to feature “high pigment, high performance” with long wear and better adhesion. The matte shades were often powdery with some seeming chalky–I had a lot of looks turn a bit gray or muddy along the edges after using a shade above the crease or on the brow bone. The shimmers varied from smooth, creamy, and dense (with noticeable silicone) or drier, looser, and there were some glitter shades that felt more like loose sand than usable product. The latter was barely salvage with a glitter adhesive, but they could not be solved with fingertips or a damp brush.

I know there has been a lot of buzz about the new Sephora PRO palettes, but I did not find the eyeshadow formula to be that easy to work with as quality varied too much between shades, they applied lighter/darker than they appeared in the pan, and there was considerable fallout (and yes, I did tap off excess product prior to applying!). Even when I tried the formula over a primer, I was less impressed; sometimes, I felt like the eyeshadows were easier to control over bare skin! I’ve actually been a fan of Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadows since they released them several years ago, including the reformulation, but these are substantially different (which some may prefer).

$68 is a higher price point for palettes, but for most mid-end brands, it seems in line with the size of the palette–each shade is almost as much the average single, full-size eyeshadow. Sephora’s house brand isn’t high-end, and it sometimes comes in lower than mid-end with respect to product pricing, but it seems to float around there. Using Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow (different formula) as a point of comparison, each shade retails for $10.00 and contains 0.07 oz. or $142.86/oz. The palette retails for $68.00 and contains 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz. Here are some other pricing comparisons of a few mid-end/high-end palettes:

Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette: $68.00 for 1.12 oz. or $60.71/oz.
Too Faced Natural Love: $59.00 for 0.90 oz. or $65.56/oz.
Tarte Tarteist Palette: $53.00 for 0.70 oz. or $75.71/oz.
Ciate Pretty, Fun, & Fearless: $42.00 for 0.52 oz. or $80.77/oz.
Too Faced Sweet Peach: $49.00 for 0.54 oz. or $90.74/oz.

Sephora PRO Eyeshadow Palette Editorial
Editorial
Editorial
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches

Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches
Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches

The Details | Launch Dates

Anastasia’s launching a new eyeshadow palette, lipsticks, and liquid highlighters.

7/25 on Anastasia, 8/1 online at retailers, 8/15 in stores

Subculture Eyeshadow Palette, $TBA (Limited Edition)

  • Cube
  • Dawn
  • Destiny
  • Adorn
  • All Star
  • Mercury
  • Axis
  • Roxy
  • Electric
  • Fudge
  • New Wave
  • Untamed
  • Edge
  • Rowdy

Lipstick, $18.00 (Permanent)

Full shade range not yet known; revealed shades below.

  • Brandy
  • Buff
  • Cobalt
  • Dread
  • Dusty Mauve
  • Griffin
  • Insomniac
  • Midnight
  • Orchid
  • Peachy
  • Plumeria
  • Rage
  • Resin
  • Rogue
  • Rosewood
  • Ruby
  • Smoke
  • Stargazer
  • Stevie

Liquid Glow, $25.00 (TBA)

  • Peach Fizz
  • Oyster
  • Bronzed
  • Perla

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