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I try to only add a new product every two weeks and leave everything else the same, though something like a facial cleanser might not need to be done on such a strict timing routine. I don’t find I breakout/react easily to products or product switches. That being said, I also do not like to switch something up every two weeks, especially for something like moisturizer (I tend to wait three or four weeks for those).

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Chanel Lilas d’Or, Obscur, Silver Pink Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

01/06

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Lilas d'Or (808)

Chanel Lilas d’Or (808) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer, golden pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was only buildable to medium coverage, but it seemed creamier than other shades, so it was also more forgiving during application as it took a bit longer to dry down. I had more time to work with it, and it seemed more blendable in practice as a result. I could see it working best as a one-and-done lid color or as an eyeshadow base. It wore well for 14 hours, and even at that point, it did not look any different.

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” There are eight shades (view swatches) released with one (Obscur) being limited edition. Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Lilas d'Or (808)
8.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Lipsticks

01/07

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

Spotlight Me

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The lipstick was creamy with some slip but did not feel overly slippery on the lips, so it did not slide around or feel like a high maintenance product. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, though it was shy of being truly opaque on me. There was a smidgen of color that sat in my deeper lip lines but was not noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

MAC Lipstick Spotlight Me
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Anastasia Summer 2017 Eyeshadows (Part 2)

01/07

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow

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Anastasia Warm Neutrals | Look Details

Vermeer

Anastasia Vermeer Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a smooth, frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that applied beautifully to the lid as it adhered evenly. This eyeshadow appears in the Modern Renaissance palette and is quite similar, but the single had a better texture–less powdery–and wasn’t messy to use. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

The new single eyeshadows will be available at online retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd but are available through Anastasia now.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Vermeer
Vermeer
Vermeer
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Anastasia Moon Jelly, Girly, Parfait Lip Glosses

01/08

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Moon Jelly

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) has a translucent base–possibly gold-tinted–with iridescent blue and lavender sparkle. It looked like a sheer gloss with “semi-sheer” sparkle. It had somewhat even dispersion of the sparkle, but it could have been more evenly spread across the lips. The texture was smooth, slightly thinner than their more opaque glosses, but still on the tacky side. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. The pigmentation was the reason for the rating on this shade, as the formula is described as opaque and there was nothing that indicated this was different (at least not on the brand’s website).

The formula is described as “an opaque, high-shine lip color” that has “intense pigment” and a “precision” applicator. The pigmentation of Anastasia’s Lip Gloss formula has been what distinguishes it from a lot of ther gloss ranges, because many shades have been opaque, but two of the new shades released for summer are decidedly sheerer. It would not surprise me if this was intentional–they both have “reflect” in the description (more shimmery than most shades within the core line-up) but none were described as sheer.

Anastasia Lip Gloss Moon Jelly
9
Product
3
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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