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Bite Beauty #076, 080, 084 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

#076

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied smoothly on the lips with a little unevenness (which was easy to blend out by pressing my lips together). The consistency was thin, lightweight, and creamy enough to work as an all over color comfortably. It wore well for seven hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: GTA (lighter, brighter), Maple (darker), Cayenne (brighter), Persimmon (lighter, brighter) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but a few applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as it was infinitely easier to even out the color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #076
#076
#076
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

01/08

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Maui

Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright pop of medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. It had opaque pigmentation that was easily diffused (or used with a lighter hand) for sheerer coverage. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff, and easy to pick up with a brush and blend out on the skin. There was a noticeable sheen that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

The Illuminating Bronzing Powder is part of the brand’s permanent line-up but for summer, they re-released three shades with embossing but the actual product and shades can be purchased year-round (the range has six shades, and the other three shades appear browner, like you might expect in a bronzer). The formula is described as an “ultra soft and smooth pressed powder that delivers a shimmering, sun-kissed glow.” All three of the re-released shades had a smooth consistency–firmer in the pan but not dry or stiff to work with–that was incredibly blendable on the skin. They were very pigmented with moderate to strong luminosity.

You can view photos of the packaging and ingredients here, along with swatches of the full range here.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder Maui
Maui

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Dior Undress High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Undress | Look Details

Dior Undress | Look Details

Undress

Dior Undress High Fidelity Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, permanent eyeshadow palette with muted, mid-tone neutrals. One shade was darker, but the other four shades were quite light overall. It has a new formula that’s supposed to have “highly pigmented” color with “spectacular staying power.” While several of the other palettes were decent to good in quality, this one missed the mark as more shades were slightly dusty to powdery with sheerer coverage that did not wear as long.

Dior High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Undress
Undress

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Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

01/10

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette

White Russian on the Rocks

Buxom White Russian on the Rocks Eyeshadow Bar Palette ($40.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes six eyeshadows ranging from pale gold to deep plum. I wasn’t a fan of this palette; it took twice as long to apply due to how long I spent packing and patting colors on to get enough product to stay in place. Many of the eyesahdows were sheerer, dusty/powdery, and prone to fading compared to what I’ve experienced with this formula in the past.

Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Palette White Russian on the Rocks
C

Limited Edition

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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