Free for Haul Friday, Volume #302

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bite Bellini Lipstick, MAC Haute Dog collection brushes
  • Weekend plans: Snuggle up with my freshly bathed dog!
  • What was the last movie you watched?: Big Hero 6!

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Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo ($80.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition duo of highlighters (I got confirmation yesterday). You can still pre-order from Saks or place a back-order at Nordstrom. If you liked formulas like MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfiishes, Estee Lauder Gelee, or NARS Dual Intensity, you’ll like this one. It has that same baked-gel-powder type of powder. I think this could have been an excellent permanent addition to the Tom Ford range, so I hope the brand will reconsider making this permanent (and also coming out with a few more combinations!). The texture of both shades was incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled, while the product provides a noticeable sheen that stops just before it emphasizes the skni’s natural texture.

Moodlight (Daylight) is a soft, pale gold with a luminous sheen. It semi-opaque color coverage that was easily blended out for sheerer coverage or built-up for a more distinct sheen. If you use it wet, you can get a really metallic finish out of it, as well (though note, the brand doesn’t mention damp usage). It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moodlight (Candlelight) is a softened, medium rose gold with a metallic sheen. On my skin tone, it leans browner and warmer, but in the pan, it seems a little rosier, so those with pink undertones may find it pulls less brown on them as a result. It was richly pigmented with a very soft, silky consistency that was a tiny bit powdery in the pan, but it didn’t look dry applied to the skin. The finish on this was significantly stronger with respect to sheen compared to the top shade. It didn’t emphasize pores when I applied it, even heavily, though I don’t consider my pores to be huge (personally, someone may disagree with me) so if emphasis of pores is a major concern, you may want to use a more feathery brush (I used a light-to-moderately dense brush) or apply more sheerly. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on before fading. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Skin Illuminating Duo Moodlight
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a formula that promises six hours of sheer color applied dry or eight hours of rich color applied damp. It’s available in over twenty shades–I have four of them, shown below–in a variety of finishes. They feel finer and silkier compared to Estee Lauder’s wet/dry Gelee formulation.

Estee Lauder Insolent Ivory Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pop of light ivory with a satin finish. It goes on a lot lighter than it looks in the pan. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and then applied damp, it was mostly opaque. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly powdery when used dry. It wore for five hours dry, six and a half hours damp. MAC This or That #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Purr (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chill (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Milk (LE) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Silhouette (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was very powdery, and I had the same, semi-sheer coverage whether applied dry or damp. The only difference that I could find was that damp application caused it to apply even more unevenly and look patchy on the lid. It applied more smoothly when used damp and didn’t emphasize the texture of the lid that way. It lasted for five hours dry, five hours damp.
Sephora Collection Walking in the Sand (P, $13.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Natural (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, tarnished gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer color coverage with a softer, more frost-like finish, and it wore well for six hours before fading. Applied damp, it was nicely pigmented with a stronger sheen that lasted for eight hours on me. The texture is a little dusty to work with, so I preferred using it damp for easiest application. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Acacia (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Strike (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Remix (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Insolent Ivory
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Uninhibited
C-
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
71%
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Naked Gold
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Bellini Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “electric pink.” It’s a bold, brightened medium fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Red Balloon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new, limited edition shade in the Luminous Creme formula, which is supposed to provide “lush, long-lasting, moisture-rich lip color.” If you like your lipsticks creamy, moisturizing, and pigmented, it’s a worthwhile formula to check out. The consistency is light-to-medium in weight, but it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel heavy or slide around too much. Bellini is richly pigmented and goes on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. It was hydrating over the five hours it wore for me and left a pinky stain behind.

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Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Bellini
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition