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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a new product launching later this month that is designed to work as a top coat or worn alone to create “special effects.” There are twelve shades, and I have eleven to share with you today. Be sure to click on the shade’s name to see it layered over a Vice Lipstick – every shade was shown alone as well as over a Vice Lipstick (different ones) to show the effect of layering. My suspicion is that these will work best layered, rather than alone. The brand warns that lips will “feel tingly” as the special effect “locks” in–my lips felt tingly for minutes when worn these alone but was less bothersome when layered.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

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Sneak Peek: Tarte Makeup Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette Photos & Swaatches

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Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

arte Makeup Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette ($40.00 for 0.485 oz.) includes ten eyeshadows and a cheek highlighter. I hope to have a review up soon, but here are photos and swatches for now:

arte Makeup Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

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NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

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NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Loaded Palette | Look Breakdown

NARS Loaded Palette | Look Breakdown

Loaded

NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features twelve eyeshadows in varying shades of warmer neutral tones. The palette will launch March 22nd at NARS and March 28th at other retailers. Some shades were nice, some shades were less impressive, but the majority of them would benefit greatly from an eyeshadow primer–both for longer wear as well as greater color payoff.

NARS Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palette Loaded
Loaded

Sneak Peek: Tarte Metallics Shadows (Summer 2017) Photos & Swatches

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Metallics Shadows

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Eleven new shades were added to the Tarte Metallics Shadows ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) range last week. I bought them through Tarte, but unfortunately, 8 of the 11 arrived broken, so apologies for the messier photos! (Tarte said they would refund me, and I’ll be repurchasing them but want to go through Ulta/Sephora, in case it happens again, so I can just deal with it in-store. There was no damage to the package, and it was packed fine, so I’m not sure what led to the damage.) Nevertheless, here are photos and swatches:

Metallics Shadows

Cle de Peau Persimmon & Perfect Peach Cream Blushes

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Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush

Persimmon

Cle de Peau Persimmon Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. I felt like it looked more coral the more I blended out, whereas initially it appeared more orange-toned. It had sheer to medium, buildable coverage that applied evenly to the skin. The texture was smooth, thin, lightweight, and just a bit emollient initially but felt more like a powder once it hit my skin. The color wore well for eight hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “the perfect touch of sheer luminous color” that can be applied with fingertips or a brush. The consistency is firmer in the pot; it’s definitely a cream-based product, but only a little comes away from the surface and dries down within twenty seconds of being applied to the skin. The coverage was semi-sheer, buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. I liked applying these with either a small, synthetic stippling brush or my fingertips, though my preferred method was using a brush to initially apply the color and then lightly patting the edges with my fingertips. On me, the blushes lasted between seven and nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin. The formula is rose-scented, and I get a faint hint of it when worn.

Cle de Peau Cream Blush Persimmon
Persimmon
Persimmon
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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