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Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Spellbound Glow

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, golden pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. If you keep more toward the left side, it will appear warmer and less pink, and if you keep more toward the right side, it will appear cooler and less golden.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighter that’s supposed to impart an “ethereal, rainbow highlight” and can be used swirled together or more concentrated on a particular shade. Each strip is fairly narrow (think better suited for an eye brush), so swirled is the most practical way, and of course, you could lean a little warmer or a little cooler. It’s supposed to be long-wearing and pigmented. The consistency was rather dense but was smooth and blendable on the skin. The pigmentation was great, and it had a strong sheen, so despite the dense texture, a typical highlighting brush worked fine for moderate, buildable coverage. When I applied this at higher coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture a bit. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Tarte Rainbow Highlighter Spellbound Glow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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MAC x Beauty Gurus for Spring/Summer 2017

MAC Collab
Row 1: Alessandra, Caro Daur, Fleur de Force, The Real Fouz, Gabriel Zamora;
Row 2: LarLarLee, Marie, Nikkia Joy, Samantha Ravndahl, Vic Ceridono

April 20th for LarLarLee and Gabriel Zamora lipsticks (North America). April 19th 2017 for Fleur de Force (UK), Alessandra (UK) lipsticks. April 2017 for Samantha Ravndahl (Canada) lipsticks. May 2017 for Marie (France). June 2017 for Caro Daur (Germany), The Real Fouz (Middle East). July 2017 for Vic Ceridono (Brazil), Nikkia Joy (Australia).

Availability

April through July 2017 (dates vary by region)

The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Edition, Regional Launch

Lipsticks will only be sold in the region they are released in, e.g. U.S. in U.S., UK in UK. I will not have samples (and therefore no reviews, photos, or swatches) of shades outside of the U.S.

  • #MACxAlessandra Neutral pink (Matte) (UK)
  • #MACxCaroDaur Muted pinky-beige brown (Matte) (Germany)
  • #MACxFleurdeForce Cool beige (Cremesheen) (UK)
  • #MACxTheRealFouz Dirty rose (Matte) (Middle East)
  • #MACxGabrielZamora Malty warm brown (Satin) (North America)
  • #MACxLarLarLee Muted beige (Matte) (North America)
  • #MACxMarie Creamy neutral beige (Glaze) (France)
  • #MACxNikkiaJoy Grapefruit pink (Matte) (Australia)
  • #MACxSamanthaRavndahl Light shell pink (Cremesheen) (Canada)
  • #MACxVic Ceridono Deep berry red (Matte) (Brazil)

The Hit List

I like heavier creams for blemishes that are more discoloration but don’t have any texture issues (e.g. dryness, flakiness, etc.) and will usually reach for Cle de Peau or Shiseido’s concealer sticks. For blemishes that might be drier or flakier, I’ll use a more emollient, liquid-based concealer like NARS Radiant Cream Concealer or IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye.

— Christine

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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

01/16

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Love | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Natural Love | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Natural Love | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Natural Love | Look Breakdown

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes thirty eyeshadows–some we’ve seen before in past releases, both permanent and limited edition and some that are supposed to be new. It’s house in a large, cardboard palette with a large mirror. Here are swatches:

Too Faced Natural Love Palette

OCC St. Sebastian, Spike, Devotee, Wish Lip Tars

01/06

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW

St. Sebastian

OCC St. Sebastian Lip Tar/RTW ($17.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purplish taupe with cooler undertones and a metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage, but more of my natural lip color came through and amplified the purple tones as a result. The color went on evenly with very minimal color that settled into my deeper lip lines. The consistency was smooth, comfortable to wear, and easy to work with. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

The formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “long-lasting, opaque coverage” with “moisturizing hemp and peppermint oils.” The majority of shades are very pigmented where a little can go a long way, and they’re a lot easier to apply from the tube now that they come with a doe-foot applicator. They are often long-wearing at over six hours, some lasting nearly eight hours, with some shades being slightly drying and others being non-drying. They are mint-scented but have no discernible taste.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW St. Sebastian
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Devotee

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Wish

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NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

01/06

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Casino

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that could be built up to medium coverage with two to three layers. The consistency was rather firm in the pan, which made me nervous about application, but it actually applied, blended, and diffused beautifully on the skin. It had a natural finish–matte but not flat–that did give it that “second-skin warmth” the brand spoke of in the press release. The bronzer wore well for almost eight hours on me.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

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