Hare Polish The Tropics are Calling Collection

Hare Polish The Tropics are Calling Collection features five shades inspired by, you guessed it, the tropics. I received about a week ago, and I wanted to wait until today to share them with you, because Hare will be restocking their Etsy shop at 11AM PST today. They will also be launching their fall collection, The Coin Operation (I don’t have swatches, but the brand has shared theirs). Hare Polish retails for $10.00 and each bottle contains 0.50 fl. oz. I applied each shade as recommended by Hare (one of the benefits of indie brands!), which I’ve noted by each shade.

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Hare Polish Neon Palm Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Nail Lacquer Neon Palm
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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Sephora 5th Avenue (03) & Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “gray.” It’s a dark gray with subtle brown undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff in one layer, but it was very buildable in two layers to opaque color. It wore well for ten hours, and then was somewhat faded (thinner) after eleven hours of wear–it was still visible after the full twelve hours, but it was definitely not exactly as it looked when initially applied. Urban Decay Smoke is similar. bareMInerals 11PM has a slightly satin finish. Bobbi Brown Smoke is less warm-toned–cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 5th Avenue (03)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case ($44.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes five eyeshadows, one lip color, one eyeliner, two blushes, and one highlighter. Each eyeshadow is 0.03 oz., each blush is 0.05 oz., the highlighter is 0.05 oz., Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color is 0.10 oz., and the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is 0.03 oz. There is $54 worth of eyeshadows, $9 worth of blush (Urban Decay doesn’t currently sell powder blushes, so I took the price-per-ounce for the Naked Flush palette, which is the most comparable product I could think of), $19 worth of lip color, and $14 worth of eyeliner. The kit is at least $96 in value (the blush/highlighter could make the value higher if they were actually sold separately).

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Urban Decay Shattered Face Case
Urban Decay Face Case Shattered
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Sets ($59.00 for 8 x 0.04 oz.) contains eight, full-sized eyeliners. There are five new (and exclusive) shades as well as three from permanent range included. The set has a total value of $162, as there are eight, full-sized eyeliners, and Urban Decay’s full-sized eyeliners retail for $19 each, plus Grindhouse, which retails for $10 separately. Urban Decay’s Grindhouse is one of my favorite eyeliner sharpeners, and it’s one that I’ve been using for years (though this is my first of the newer designed one). You know what else is awesome? The set is actually the same price as last year’s Ocho Loco set–no price increase. The set is limited edition.

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Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Pencil Set
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Ocho Loco 2
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 20 x 0.03 oz. / 0.60 oz.).  Please see part one for the first ten shades.

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Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Vice 2
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
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Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette (Part 1)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 20 x 0.03 oz. / 0.60 oz.) includes twenty new and exclusive eyeshadows, which means the palette contains $216 worth of eyeshadow, plus a dual-ended brush that we’ll value at $16 (using the lowest-priced brush they have, which is the Blending Brush, and this is one-half of the dual-ended brush, too). The total value of the palette is $232–so it’s a great deal as long as you love at least three to four of the eyeshadows. Individually, Urban Decay Eyeshadows retail for $18 (but are 0.05 oz. in size). The palette is housed in a large plastic palette where the lid releases with a push of a button. It has a mirror that spans the width and height of the lid inside. This is part one of two posts featuring the palette–there are so many shades that I wanted to split the two into more bite-sized (still a rather large gulp each, though!) pieces as well as keep the loading time down.

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Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Vice 2
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
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