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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 1)

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Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in just one pass, while the eyeliner had a smooth, creamy texture that glided across the skin without tugging or dragging. The color wore well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (six to nine hours) and longer on the lower lash line (nine to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon (Earth)quake
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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I’m a huge fan! There’s little not to love except for the ones that have less base color and lots of glitter/sparkle that doesn’t bind with the base powder. I don’t mind sparkly highlighters, but they still have to go on smoothly and not have a ton of travel!

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Tom Ford Frantic Pink & Wicked Cheek Colors (2017)

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Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Frantic Pink

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and pale gold shimmer. Of all the shades between the old and new formulas, this had the least change to it (see comparison here), as it just seemed to be less shimmery and perhaps brighter. It had good pigmentation, though just shy of full coverage, which some may like but did not seem as buildable as described. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable and more forgiving for sheering out coverage, as desired, and it sat well on the skin. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Frantic Pink
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla, Naked Desire, Stripped Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Vain Vanilla

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t opaque in one stroke, that was buildable to opaque coverage. The texture had more slip in it than some shades in the range, so there was a touch of color that gathered in my deepest lip lines. It was comfortable and hydrating to wear while it also lasted for five and a half hours on me.

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 Vain Vanilla

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Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette for Spring 2017

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette for Spring 2017
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Honey Palette for Spring 2017

It’s an eye shadow palette with good-for-you ingredients and a decadent scent.

Availability

Early access for Ulta Platinum Members 2/20, March 2017 for everyone else

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The Details

Peanut Butter and Honey Palette | $36.00 | New, Limited Edition

  • Creamed Honey Very pale peach
  • Peanut Butter Matte medium orange brown
  • Honey Brittle Matte peach
  • Queen Bee Vanilla cream
  • Bee Sweet Matte lightly peachy pink
  • Honey Buns Matte honey yellow
  • Feelin’ Nutty Matte caramel
  • Going Nuts Bronzed mocha
  • Bees Knees Burnt orange with gold sparkle

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