Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick
Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick

In this next look at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), we’re featuring several of the cooler-toned pinks available in the range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Jilted Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift.” It’s a vibrant, brightened fuchsia-red with iridescent shimmer and a soft sheen. The consistency is thinner than other shades in the range, and it had mostly opaque color coverage, but there was a very, very subtle translucency that gave this shade a stain-like appearance. It lasted for six and a half hours well and left behind a stain for another two hours. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible is cooler-toned, less red. Guerlain Girly has less shimmer. NARS 413 BLKR is more matte. NARS Jardin des Plantes is lighter. Guerlain Gigi is lighter, less shimmery. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is pinker. OCC Queen is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Anarchy Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s a bold, vibrant fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a glossy sheen. It’s incredibly pigmented with opaque color in a single stroke. The consistency is creamy enough that it glides on readily but doesn’t slide around or feather outside the natural lip line. It wore for six hours well and left a fuchsia stain for another hour or so. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia is similar. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash is slightly less blue-based. Maybelline Hot Plum is a touch darker. MAC Dear Diary is lighter. MAC Night Blooming is purpler. MAC Show Orchid is darker, shimmery. MAC Pink Pigeon is more matte. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl is more subdued. MAC Candy Yum Yum is brighter. OCC Nylon is brighter and lighter. See comparison swatches.

Obsessed Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright baby pink.” It’s a subtly, cool-toned cotton candy pink with a luminous sheen. It had good color payoff, and the consistency had slightly more slip than some of the other shades, so it can get streaky if too much is applied. It wore for four hours when I tested it. MAC Raspberry Swirl is lighter, cool-toned. Maybelline Pink Pop is brighter, bluer. MAC Divine Choice is similar. MAC Pink Nouveau is bluer-based. OCC Narcissus is purpler. OCC Femme is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Turn On Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “rosy pink.” It’s a vibrant, cool-toned, medium pink with a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. Turn On wore well for five hours when I tested it. MAC Speak Louder is darker. Chanel Insolente is warmer. Bobbi Brown Wild Rose is more muted, darker. See comparison swatches.

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It's a vibrant, brightened fuchsia-red with iridescent shimmer and a soft sheen.

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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Anarchy

A+

It's a bold, vibrant fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a glossy sheen. It had good color payoff, and the consistency had slightly more slip than some of the other shades, so it can get streaky if too much is applied.

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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Obsessed

A-

It's a subtly, cool-toned cotton candy pink with a luminous sheen.

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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4.5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Hare Polish What I Wore to the Revolution Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish What I Wore to the Revolution Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish What I Wore to the Revolution Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blend of matte and satin hexes and squares in black, hot pink, and hot orange [with] sparkling silver shimmer.” There are black, red, and orange hexagon and square-shaped glitters in small and medium sizes. There is also silver sparkle in the background. All of the glitters are suspended in a clear base. The mixture reminds me of Las Vegas, actually. China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me is the only shade I could think of that had a similar feel, but the composition is rather different. See comparison swatches. I wore one coat layered over Revlon’s Rose Quartz, a dirty gold with a pink duochrome sheen (but very subtle), and then I applied two coats alone on my thumb nail so you can get a feel for the density/opacity on its own. It had good coverage in one coat and spread out fairly evenly.

Teen Queen Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a mix of “neon blue glitter and satin baby pink hex and square glitter in several sizes [with] blue shimmer.” It’s a mix of brightened, almost cyan, blue and pink glitters–the pink ones seem to be primarily the larger square and hexagon-shaped glitters, while the blue is across sizes. There’s an iridescent blue shimmer that dances in the background. All of the glitters are suspended in a clear base. I applied one coat over Color Club’s Over the Moon, and then I applied two coats of it alone on my thumb nail. China Glaze Pizzazz is more multi-colored. See comparison swatches.

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9/10

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10/10

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9/10

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9/10

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9.5/10

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10/10

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9.5/10

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Fyrinnae Arcane Magic: Alchemist's Curse Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Arcane Magic: Alchemist’s Curse Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Alchemist’s Curse Arcane Magic Eyeshadow ($6.80 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pink shimmer and sparkle on black.” It’s a deep, blackened purple with pink shimmer. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and smooths out whether applied damp or patted over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy. This one was supposed to shift to a “golden green” when closer to light or held at a different angle, but no matter how I maneuvered my arm, I only saw it go from purpled-black to black with pink sparkle. I even tried using a mirror to see the effect so I could stand further away but no luck. Nevertheless, the way this sparkles as it catches the light (with movement) reminds me of Swarovski crystals–it’s very sparkly and shimmering. It was fully pigmented with both applications. Disney Wonder by Wonder is less shimmery. Urban Decay Tornado is lighter. MAC Young Punk has larger shimmer. Bobbi Brown Black Violet is lighter, cream. See comparison swatches.

Pyromantic Erotica Arcane Magic Eyeshadow ($6.80 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep orange with an obvious chartreuse highlight.” It’s a bright tangerine orange with a golden shimmer-sheen. It was smooth, even, and richly pigmented both applied damp and over Pixie Epoxy. At a certain angle, it looks like a deeper orange, and in person, the shimmer almost looks green-ish at certain angles. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy is a cream product, less shimmery. Illamasqua Vulgar is darker, matte. Chanel Pearl River #4 is lighter. OCC Mimosa is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Superstar Eyeshadow ($6.25 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “very bright hot pink, graced with a subtle blue highlight.” It’s a bold, brightened medium pink with an icy shimmer that gives it a satiny finish. It had a very finely-milled texture that allowed it to be applied smoothly and evenly. It was richly pigmented, and it looked near to glowing applied. Sugarpill Dollipop is darker, matte. Urban Decay Noise is more muted. Milani Shocking Pink is bluer-based and matte. MAC Infra-violet is slightly more muted and a cream product. Sugarpill Birthday Girl is darker. Inglot #362 is darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Something I’ve noticed with Fyrinnae’s eyeshadows is that though they advocate using both Pixie Epoxy as well as a true eyeshadow primer (as Pixie Epoxy is for help getting the shimmer and sparkle to adhere, while also giving a “foiled” look without using the product wet, not to actually prolong wear or prevent creasing/fading), all of the shades lasted nine hours on me without fading or creasing.  This is true whether I’ve just applied the shades to bare skin or applied over Pixie Epoxy. The only difference I noticed was that when I used them on bare lids, Alchemist’s Curse gave me some minor fall out after a full day of wear, and when worn over Pixie Epoxy there was almost no fall out visible, but I was still rather impressed by how minimal the fall out was even without any type of base or adhesive help.

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This sparkles like true magic! I only wish I could see/detect the color shift as described, because it really stays between blackened purple with pink shimmer and black with pink shimmer, but there's no hint of golden green at all.

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9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Pyromantic Erotica

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It's a bright tangerine orange with a golden shimmer-sheen. It was smooth, even, and richly pigmented both applied damp and over Pixie Epoxy.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

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10/10

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Superstar

A+

It had a very finely-milled texture that allowed it to be applied smoothly and evenly. It was richly pigmented, and it looked near to glowing applied.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

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5/5

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Saturday, July 6th, 2013

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a subtly warm-toned, medium-dark red with a matte finish. It’s bold, bright, and very opaque. The consistency is just waxy enough that it glides across the lips without tugging or pulling while still delivering full color in a single stroke.  It wore for six hours and was slightly drying overall. Maybelline Infra-red is glossier. NARS Majella is browner, darker. Hourglass Raven is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Paimpol Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “pink chiffon.” It’s a slightly cool-toned, light pink with an iridescent shimmer, so it looks frosted on the lips. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but between the light color and frosted (but matte) finish, it wasn’t very flattering or forgiving on the lips. It seemed to apply easily enough and did so evenly, despite it not being opaque.  It wore for two hours and was slightly drying after wearing twice in a row! MAC Beauty is lighter, more opaque. MAC Fun Finds is warmer. MAC Mlle is more opaque. Guerlain Rose Innocent is glossier. See comparison swatches.

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8.5/10

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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7/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

6.5/10

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4.5/5

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Friday, July 5th, 2013

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer
Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer

Essie The Girls Are Out Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with soft white/silver sparkle suspended in it. It almost looks like a jelly finish, but it wasn’t completely squishy-looking. The color was fully opaque after two coats were applied. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so the polish flowed easily over the nail without streaking or bubbling.  I normally get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear. Dior Bahia (667) is lighter. NARS Ratin Jot is similar but a cream finish. L’Oreal Members Only is warmer. China Glaze Beach Cruise-r is cooler-toned–more magenta. Essie Bossa Nova is darker, more fuchsia. See comparison swatches.

Full Steam Ahead Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium lavender with subtle cool undertones and a subtle white pearl. The consistency on this shade was slightly thick, and it didn’t level out for me, so it looked a little streaky and uneven after two coats. I tried applying this a few different ways from using thinner coats to using one thin, one thicker, and then two more medium coats, but the results were all rather similar. I normally get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear. Zoya Julie is lighter. Essie She’s Picture Perfect is darker, cooler-toned. Essie Nice is Nice is slightly pinker. Essie Bangle Jangle is more muted. See comparison swatches.

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The Girls Are Out

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

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5/5

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Full Steam Ahead

B-

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7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

9/10

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4/5

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad ($68.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains four eyeshadows in a “smooth, long-wearing formula” with textures that range from “soft matte to high pearl.” The palette was really nice in terms of quality, but it could have used more contrast, depending on your skin tone. I think fairer complexions may notice the subtleties between each shade more so than medium and darker skin tones. For example, on my medium complexion, it definitely runs together and loses something.  I wore all shades, and they lasted eight hours well and were a little faded before the ninth hour.

Cosmic Bliss #1 is a light-medium beige with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. It looked a lot lighter in the pan than it did swatched. It had a soft, buttery texture and had great color payoff. NARS Biarritz is lighter. MAC Call Me Bubbles is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Grain is more shimmery. MAC Bisque is lighter. Chanel Beige Lame is warmer, darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #2 is a warm, golden-shimmered, medium-dark brown with a frosted sheen. The texture was a bit drier compared to the first shade, and the resulting color payoff was good but not as easy to blend out. MAC Bronze is darker. MAC Woodwinked is warmer. MAC Soba is darker. Dior Golden Savannah #1 is less shimmery. Benefit Thanks a Latte is more metallic. bareMinerals Cognac is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #3 is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff, and the texture was really soft and smooth. Urban Decay Stray Dog is darker. Urban Decay Lost is much darker. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Rehab is a cream product. Chanel Topkapi #2 is similar. Chanel Raffinement #1 is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #4 is a medium-dark bronze brown with a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation and a soft, buttery texture so it applied smoothly and evenly. Bobbi Brown Bronze is less warm-toned. Urban Decay Deeper is slightly darker. Maybelline Bad to the Bronze is browner. MAC Buckwheat is redder. Dior Fairy Golds #5 is less shimmery, darker. Inglot #421 is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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The quality is nice, but the colors run together a bit when applied, so it really depends on how you intend to use the palette and if you really like the idea of something with a very gradual gradient when used together. I felt like it could have used a little more contrast between the shades.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cosmic Bliss #2

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

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4.5/5

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