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Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

01/06

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter

Molten Gold

Maybelline Molten Gold MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a brighter, medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s supposed to have a “chrome effect” that can be applied “lightly for a subtle glow” or built up for a “bold melted metal look.”

It was quite pigmented in a single layer, though the consistency was soft and pliable, so it was easy to control the amount of product picked up on a brush to get sheerer coverage. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft enough that it was a touch powdery in the pan, but it did not look dry or powdery on the skin. On the cheekbones, it had a noticeable glow that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. If you wanted really over-the-top, traffic-stopping glow, just spritz your brush (after picking up the product) with a bit of water or facial mist; I found that the texture of this shade was particularly workable damp but is often a trick that can be used with a slew of powder highlighters. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Maybelline MasterChrome Metallic Highlighter Molten Gold
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Sucker, Ice Cube, On a Stick, Lolly Blotted Lips

01/06

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Sucker

ColourPop Sucker Blotted Lips ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage to medium opacity. The lipstick had a very lightweight feel–almost weightless–that was thin without feeling clingy. The texture was firmer initially, but it melted and felt more velvety after half a second on the lips. It wore well for four hours on me and wasn’t drying.

The Blotted Lip formula is described as a “sheer matte lipstick” that has “buildable” coverage that ranges from “light to medium” and has a “lightweight” feel. The formula had an interesting texture–firmer, waxy but velvety like a more silicone-heavy formula would feel–so it glided on with ease after it warmed up against the lips but initially felt quite firm in the tube. They look more like a lip stain than lipstick on the lips, as the consistency is thin and adheres well to lips–without emphasizing the texture of them–and the semi-sheer to medium coverage reinforces the stain-like appearance. The wear was average (usually around four hours) but was non-drying.

Colour Pop Blotted Lip Sucker
Sucker
Sucker
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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A-

Ice Cube

Permanent
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A-
A-

Lolly

Permanent
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Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist Review & Photos

01/04

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist  

Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist ($39.00 for 3.80 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “24-hour” setting spray that hydrates the skin and locks makeup in so it “looks fresh all day long.” (I kid you not, the copy said “formulated with freeze-frame technology.”) There’s a part of me that often feels like setting spray is a little like Emperor’s New Clothes, where I think it’s doing something but maybe it’s doing nothing at all. (For the record, setting sprays I do like and find effective are: Clarins Fix’n Spray, Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, Urban Decay All Nighter.) There are some that are more effective than others, but I find a lot of them feel nice going on and can help take down powderiness but don’t actually extend the wear of my makeup at all. This was one of the latter ones. I thought it would have performed better, as I am a fan of the brand’s Face Primer (also coconutty).

Unfortunately, the Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist just did not seem to improve the wear of my makeup, and there were a few instances where it seemed to cause faster breakdown of foundation along my chin and jawline. The best thing it did was give my skin a dewier finish, and it could have well been hydrating, too, but my skin did not seem to need any additional moisture (there were no signs of dryness, so it was hard to determine if it was actually hydrating my skin, but it certainly did not dry it out!).

Yes, for sure! The most memorable was MAC x Archie’s Girls, which I do remember staying up most of the night for. I have marked the time for midnight launches or early morning launches as well, but they’re not so much of a to-do for me since I’m on the west coast (so midnight eastern launches are easy) and an early riser. The hardest one for me is the midnight PST launch since I’m usually asleep by 11PM, haha!

— Christine

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