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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors (Part 2)

01/06

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Electric Orange

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The lipstick was lightly creamy with moderate slip but did not slide around while worn. I did notice a subtle amount of color that had settled into my lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Electric Orange
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette at Sephora | Early Access on June 20th Only

01/16

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Urban Decay Naked Heat Look | Look Details

Tomorrow, June 20th, Sephora will have exclusive, one-day early access to Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette ($54.00). Review and swatches here.

The palette is permanent, and the official release dates are as follows: June 30th (urbandecay.com full release), July 10th (other retailers online), and July 13th (stores). The limited edition lipsticks and new, permanent eyeliners are expected to release on these dates as well.

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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream Review & Photos

01/07

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream  

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream ($135.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is a rich, deeply hydrating cream that has helped minimize redness in my cheeks and scaliness and flakiness around my nose, while keeping the rest of my skin happy. It is probably one of the more expensive face creams that I’ve actually liked enough (and found effective for my skin) to repurchase.

I’ve had good luck with Colloidal Oatmeal as a key ingredient to soothe my eczema (for my hands and neck, I have alternated between Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy and Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Lotion for years), so I will be making an effort to try some other (less expensive) options that utilize it to see if they’re as effective for me as this one has been.

It’s supposed to work for “sensitive skin” as an “anti-aging moisturizer [that] is rich in Indigo extract, Colloidal Oatmeal and Sophora Japonica extract, which calm, comfort, and restore skin’s natural resiliency.” Tatcha has a rather detailed FAQ on their site about the product, including results from their own consumer survey (which did not indicate the number of participants). The Indigo range also includes a body cream and hand cream (both of which are excellent), but the facial cream also has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. I suffer from eczema on my hands, throat, and eyelids most severely, and it was after seeing fantastic results with Tatcha’s Indigo hand cream on my hands that I wanted to try the face cream within the same line.

Sephora Set Exclusives for Fall 2017 from Bite Beauty, Belif, Kat Von D, Sunday Riley, Ciate, and More

Kat Von D Serpentina Palette is Back
Kat Von D Serpentina Palette

The Details

Sephora launched app-only exclusives (though you can click any of the links below to get to the product on any device to purchase) for June 19th, 2017. A few of the sets/products we have seen in the past, so they’re more re-releases but other sets are new. — Editor

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Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Zoeva Basic Moment | Look Details

Basic Moment

Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows in a neutral color scheme that leaned light to mid-tone in depth and had more neutral-to-warm undertones. The texture of the eyeshadows ran dusty to powdery, which seemed to make them shorter wearing (averaging seven to seven and a half hours) and more prone to sheering out on the lid. If you normally use primer, it would certainly go a long way to minimizing the impact of the texture and give you better coverage and longer wear.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Basic Moment
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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