Urban Decay Black Market 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Black Market 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($36.00 for 6 x 0.03 oz.) includes six eyeliners, five of them new and exclusive shades, with one that’s part of the permanent range. The pencils are 25% smaller than full-sized (0.03 oz. vs. 0.04 oz.), so the total value of the set is $85.50. This set is an easy way to try out Urban Decay’s eyeliner formula, if you haven’t previously, as for the price of less than two full-sized eyeliners, you can get six. And for many of us, we have far more eyeliners than eyes, so getting more colors in a slightly smaller size is really not an issue. 😉 Now, the only bummer is if you fall in love with one of the new shades, you won’t find it in the permanent range. (But Urban Decay does add previously exclusive shades into their permanent range from time to time, so maybe you’ll get lucky.) It’s available now at ULTA, but it officially launches tomorrow and is part of Urban Decay’s holiday collection!

Read Full Review
Urban Decay Black Market 24-7 Glide-On Pencil Set
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Black Market
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%
See All Glossovers

Bobbi Brown Baby Pink & Berry Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Baby Pink Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, pink beige with subtle warm undertones and a soft, pearly finish–not a satin but not a full-on frost. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that glided across lips without pulling or tugging. This shade lasted well for four hours. Flower Beauty Petal Kiss is pinker, more matte. Giorgio Armani Blush is pinker, less shimmery. Guerlain Mitsouko is sheerer. Chanel Gardenia is slightly pinker. Make Up For Ever #4 is darker, pinker, matte. See comparison swatches.

Read Full Review
Bobbi Brown Baby Pink Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Lip Color Baby Pink
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
See All Glossovers

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “peach.” It’s a medium-dark orange with subtle red undertones and a matte finish. Chanel Presage is similar but a cream product. NARS Gilda is slightly pinker. MAC Early Morning is a touch more muted. MAC Out for Fun is slightly redder and brighter, also a cream product. Guerlain Peach Boy #1 is pinker/redder. Chanel Frivole is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches.

Read Full Review
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Swiss Dot
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
90%

Laura Mercier Cobalt, Espresso, Noir Longwear Creme Eye Pencil

Laura Mercier Cobalt Longwear Eye Pencil ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, navy blue–there’s just a little brightness so it’s not a full-on navy blue. If it were actually intensely pigmented, it would be really quite a rich shade of blue with a nice balance between bright and dark, so it wouldn’t read neon on the lash line but add more pop than something more muted. The consistency was still creamy, but it was sheer and hard to build up the color even when I went back and forth. It seemed to last about seven hours on the lash line, and then it looked thinner but not smudged or migrated, after eight hours. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans has slight pearl and is brighter. Urban Decay Chaos is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Read Full Review
Laura Mercier Cobalt Longwear Eye Pencil
Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil Cobalt
D-
Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
2.5
Total
60%
See All Glossovers

NARS Tatar Eye Paint

NARS Tatar Eye Paint ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “black with purple shimmer.” It’s a subtly violet-tinted black with violet, purple, and fuchsia micro-shimmer–which translates as a shimmery, blackened purple. Urban Decay Delinquent appears lighter with larger purple sparkle. MAC Permaplum is lighter, less shimmery. Estee Lauder Blackened Plum is matte. Bobbi Brown Twilight Night is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

Read Full Review
NARS Tatar Eye Paint
NARS Eye Paint Tatar
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
90%

KBShimmer The Grape Beyond & Would Jubilee It? Nail Lacquer

KBShimmer The Grape Beyond Nail Lacquer ($8.75 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte purple polish … with very subtle turquoise shimmer.” The shimmer is only supposed to be noticeable in the light and when used with a top coat, otherwise, it is medium-dark purple with a matte finish and subtle reddish-plum tones. There is a fine dusting of teal micro-shimmer that definitely comes out to play more so with a glossy top coat on top. I didn’t realize it when I was swatching these two, but it was actually designed to work specifically with Would Jubilee It?, which is a glitter top coat. What’s nice about a matte finish is you can always add a top coat to change it up. The first coat was slightly streaky, and the second coat was better, though there was some slight visible nail line even after two coats. If you have noticeable ridges (like me), you might want to add a ridge-filling base coat prior. Illamasqua Faux Pas is a bit darker and has a rubber finish. Zoya Mira is less muted, has a shinier finish. See comparison swatches.

Read Full Review
KBShimmer The Grape Beyond Nail Lacquer
KBShimmer Nail Lacquer The Grape Beyond
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
Permanent
See All Glossovers