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Swatches: Tom Ford Permanent Lip Colors

01/04

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color  

Tom Ford Lip Colors ($54.00 for 0.10 oz.) has been around for years now, and as I was looking through your recommendations for best “nude” lipsticks, I noticed that I was missing swatches for some Tom Ford lipsticks… and then I noticed that several of the original, permanent shades weren’t swatched so I set out to rectify that with what shades I had. I’m missing a few shades still and hope to pick those up sometime in the future. Here are some additional swatches and a few re-swatches (you can find all swatches for Tom Ford Lip Color here):

Tom Ford Permanent Lip Colors

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Best Coral Blush | Top 10 & Share Your Recommendations

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night Air Blush

Today, I’m asking for your go-to, coral blushes (specific shades, please!).  The 10 most recommended coral blushes are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

You can view all recommendations here, where you can also refine recommendations by things like price, skin type, skin tone, etc. and share your own recommendations. If you think you might be making recommendations often, consider registering and filling out your profile as the form will pre-fill with your profile information for you each time!

Thank you for taking the time to add your recommendations to our database! 🙂

10 Most Recommended Coral Blushes

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MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

Mischief Minx

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set of warm, shimmery neutral shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

MAC MAC Girls Personality Palette Mischief Minx
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Sephora Launches The Weekly Wow + Ulta 20% Off Coupon Now Out!

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ULTA just emailed a 20% off coupon–including prestige!–this morning, so check your inbox for your personal code. If you aren’t going to use your code, considering sharing it in the comments below for another user to use! 🙂 And don’t forget, members get 2X points (platinum members get 3X points) now through August 19th as well–you can activate the reward here.

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The Details

Sephora has just launched The Weekly Wow, which features “limited-time markdowns, free products, and exclusive offers” that change each week. This week’s offerings:

Sephora will be offering 2X points for Beauty Insiders, 3X points for VIBs, and 4X points for Rouges beginning 8/11 for Rouge, 8/12 for everyone else and going through August 19th.

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Anastasia Orchid, Stargazer, Ruby Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Orchid

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark magenta with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with even coverage, despite the firmer, denser consistency tugging considerably on the lips. The formula felt thin on the lips without being clingy, so it adhered for hours–it was still going strong after six hours of wear–but was surprisingly comfortable and ultra-lightweight. It did not dry out my lips at all!

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Anastasia Matte Lipstick Orchid
Orchid
Orchid
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

3 Frozen Orange

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, white base with pink to golden orange shift. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The finish was shimmery with slightly larger sparkles here and there, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

I was so frustrated trying to take photos of this one applied–I think I have shot over a hundred photos–as I could not get the shift to show up on camera like it appears in person. The shift has delightful movement from pink to gold to orange, as the orange is more of a yellowish orange than a really dark or reddish orange. Straight-on, the color did appear a bit sallow on my complexion, so I have found that for actual wear, it is best paired with another blush to minimize the base color coming through while still enjoying the shift. You can see hints of the pink and orange appearance in the cap, and the color there is very similar to the shift at the other end of the spectrum on the skin!

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 3 Frozen Orange
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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