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Week in Review | November 26th through December 2nd

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

Colour Pop Sailor

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

ColourPop Sailor Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, golden beige with warm undertones and a lightly metallic, sparkling finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Jouer Topaz

A

02. Jouer Topaz

Jouer Topaz Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Colour Pop Far Side

ColourPop Far Side Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and flecks of golden bronze sparkle. Read full review.

A

04. Colour Pop Bijou

ColourPop Bijou Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

05. Colour Pop Let's Play

ColourPop Let's Play Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool undertones and pink and ruby red pearl and sparkle. Read full review.

A-

06. Jouer Rose Quartz

Jouer Rose Quartz Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

07. Colour Pop Tiny Chum

ColourPop Tiny Chum Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

08. Colour Pop Arigato

ColourPop Arigato Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and gold, silver, and fuchsia sparkle. Read full review.

A-

09. Tom Ford Beauty Cool (01)

Tom Ford Cool (01) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) is one of two limited edition, holiday palettes from the brand, and it is the "cooler" of the two, though some shades are still warm-toned overall. Read full review.

A-

10. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (02)

Tom Ford Warm (02) Winter Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette ($155.00 for 0.45 oz.) is one of two limited edition, holiday palettes from the brand, and it is the "warmer" of the two. Read full review.

A-

Breakdown |
Nov 26, 2016 — Dec 2, 2016

89%

Average Score
A
31
B
30
C
3
D
1
F
0

Total Reviews (65) — Brands Reviewed (7)

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try & Fawn Over Me Le Marc Liquid Lip Crèmes

01/08

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Yours to Try

Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. There was a noticeable sheen, but it wore down to more of a true satin finish after two hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be hydrating, long-wearing, and have full coverage. If you like the idea of liquid lipstick but prefer more of a satin finish and something more forgiving on the lips, then this formula is going to be more suitable for you. If you prefer a flat, matte finish that’s transfer-proof, then this formula will not meet your needs. It is, literally, a liquid version of lipstick–it feels like a lightweight lipstick with light to moderate slip that lasts four to six hours. The consistency was smooth, easy to spread across the lips, and covered evenly and didn’t sink into lip lines initially. It was very pigmented and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted, though it was more non-drying for me.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème Yours to Try
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Lancome Holiday 2016 Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eyeshadows

01/09

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Blanc Scintillant

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Eyeshadow ($26.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a bright, sparkling white with subtle, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and semi-opaque coverage applied damp. The consistency was soft, a little dry and looser in the pan, and this particularly shade was better used with a damp brush, as it applied more evenly. The color lasted for eight and a half hours both dry and damp, but this was nowhere near the 16-hours claimed.

The Petit Tresor formula is supposed to have a “delicate and creamy formula” that “does not crease” and can be used “dry or wet to increase color intensity,” per Lancome’s website. One additional claim, which was on several other retailers for this product, was that the formula is supposed to have 16-hour wear. The formula is comparable to ones like MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual-Intensity. It felt smooth in the pan, blended out easily on the skin, and tended to have richer pigmentation and a stronger, more metallic finish applied damp than when used dry. I think that the formula looks better in person than in just photos, as it has a very “lived-in” kind of finish–a little melted in, so there’s an illusion of wetness but not creasing on the skin.

As long as you’re not a stickler for wear time, I actually quite enjoyed these and felt like they created a beautiful, sparkling finish on the lid.

Lancome Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow Blanc Scintillant

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B

Rose Satin

Limited Edition
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B

Brune Glace

Limited Edition
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B

Hotel Particulier

Limited Edition
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Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

01/06

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush

I Am Nuts About You

Catrice I Am Nuts About You Illuminating Blush ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a mostly matte finish. There were a few visible sparkles within the pan of powder to my eye, but it looked matte applied to the skin. I expect that this will work best on lighter skin tones and will not show up well on deeper skin tones due to the muted quality and lighter color. I am light-medium in color and get a hint of color, for reference.

The Illuminating Blush formula is supposed to have a mix of “subtle shimmer” and a “light pearl” that adds color and a “soft glow” to the cheeks. It had good color payoff, which was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque, but it was just on the lighter side of the spectrum. The upside is that it should be forgiving and easy to wear on even the fairest of skin tones, and the pink tinge will make it work across more undertones as well. The consistency was soft, a touch dusty, but blendable on the cheeks. On me, the color lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably.

Catrice Illuminating Blush I Am Nuts About You
B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Hourglass Holiday 2016 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

01/06

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Spring 2017 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Spring 2017

Hourglass Holiday 2016 Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette ($62.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of shimmering blushes for the holidays.

From my understanding, the palette actually contains a new formula–a mix between the Ambient Lighting Blushes and the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders–which is code for “shimmery blush.” The formula is supposed to impart “glowing color and a natural-looking, radiant finish.” In terms of value, both the Ambient Lighting Blushes and Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders retail for $38, while the blushes contain 0.15 oz. and the highlighters contain 0.16 oz., so let’s call a 50/50 mix and go with 0.155 oz. for calculations, which is $245.16/oz. The palette contains $66.19 worth of product. If you just do a per-ounce calculation against the standalone blush, then it has a value of $68.40, and if you do it against the standalone highlighter, then it has a value of $64.13. In all cases, you are getting a bit more than what you’re paying for, but you will get three shades for less than the cost of two (not that any of these are available on their own).

I was a bit confused over the inclusion of Incandescent Electra in the palette, as a shade by the same existed in another trio, and while it had similar colors in its pan, the one in this palette is dominated by the coral, so it was quite different–much more colorful, darker, and only really shares the undertone of the previously-released shade. Hourglass’ website says that it is the same as the previously-released shade, though. The products are marbled, so there can be variation in depth based from shade to shade, but this was beyond a mere variation! Also, per Hourglass, this is a holiday palette!

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette Spring 2017
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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B+

Brilliant Nude

Limited Edition
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B+

Euphoric Fusion

Limited Edition
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