Dior Bahia Vernis Duo

Dior Bahia Vernis Duo ($29.00 for 2 x 0.23 fl. oz.) is a duo of polishes that is described as a “deep lagoon blue” and “hibiscus pink.” Both bottles are slightly smaller (about one-third less of the size — 0.34 fl oz. vs. 0.23 fl. oz.) of full-size Dior polishes.

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Dior Bahia (792) Vernis
Dior Vernis Bahia (792)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble & Forgiveness Nail Lacquers

Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “taupe … [with] pink, blue, and lavender shimmers.” It’s a warm, muted, light-medium mauve with fine pink and lavender pearl (I couldn’t really pull out the blue). It applied well and was opaque in two coats. The formula is on the thicker side but the consistency didn’t affect the performance or application. Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty is slightly pinker and warmer, but it is similar and the only shade I could think of that was similar (it also has a wax finish, so you’ll need a top coat to replicate the shine of Be Humble). See comparison swatches.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Be Humble
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%
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Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint

Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint ($28.00 for 0.17 oz.) is warm, coral-orange with a satiny sheen. It can be worn on both lips as well as cheeks, and what I like most about the formula is that it’s just as nice as a cream bluash as it is as a lipstick–and very few cheek/lip products work well on both areas (usually, one of them has to give). The consistency is very soft and creamy; it almost seems like it’s partially melted. The product blends out well on the skin, doesn’t feel sticky or greasy, and wears well.

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Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint
Le Metier de Beaute Crème Fresh Tint Coral Nymph
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
96%

Illamasqua Sadist & Vulgar Eyeshadows

Illamasqua Sadist Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “matte bright royal blue.” It’s a rich, deep, medium-dark blue–there’s a little indigo/purple that tints it so it looks very cool-toned. It had a matte finish, and the color payoff was quite good. The texture was soft, finely-milled but not powdery–yet still blendable and had a lot of pigmentation. It lasted for nine hours without creasing or fading, but there was some residual staining after I removed it. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans is shimmery and darker. Sugarpill Velocity is similar but slightly lighter. Urban Decay Chaos is similar in color but has some shimmer. NARS Rated R #2 is much lighter. NARS Outremer is darker. Sugarpill Royal Sugar is a touch brighter and shimmery. Inglot #388 is darker, less blue. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Sadist Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow Sadist
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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theBalm Argyle Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush

theBalm Argyle Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “petal pink.” It’s a bubblegum pink–a light-medium, blue-based pink–with a matte finish. NYX English Rose is more shimmery, darker. MAC Stay Pretty is warmer. MAC I’m the One is brighter. Chanel Pink Explosion is slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink is a bit darker. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Argyle Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Argyle
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
97%

Sephora Black Lace and Good Mood Contour Eye Pencils

Sephora Black Lace Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as “black.” Just as described, it’s a dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color in a single stroke, and it is buildable to opaque color. There are so, so many black eyeliners on the market. This is one of the darker ones, so it’s an intense version of black, more like the likes of these, but they really don’t differ much between each other. (My guess is that Clubbing Stilettos is the softer black in the range.)

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Sephora Black Lace Contour Eye Pencil