Monday, June 24th, 2013

Buxom Runaway Full Bodied Lipstick
Buxom Runaway Full Bodied Lipstick

Buxom Runaway Full Bodied Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “rosy chestnut.” It is a rich, deepened plummy red with a glossy shine. MAC Sheer Plum is browner, less red. MAC Glamourdaze is less red, more plum. Chanel Imperial is slightly lighter and has some shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Runaway was rich with full color coverage in nearly a single stroke. The consistency is slightly thick (but not gummy or heavy), very creamy, and easy to apply. The formula sits really well on the lips and gives lips a plumper look because of the coverage and finish. I’ve really liked how nice Buxom’s Full Bodied lipsticks feel on, and they wear exceptionally well (though to be fair, all the shades I’ve tried so far are also darker/brighter shades that generally wear better than say a light pink or beige), with Runaway wearing well for five and a half hours.  It was nicely hydrating, and the lipstick had no scent or taste.

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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Chanel Pink Lagoon Stylo Eyeshadow
Chanel Pink Lagoon Stylo Eyeshadow

Chanel Pink Lagoon Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is warm, medium pink with a frosted finish. It almost reads coral-pink against my warmer complexion. MAC Rose is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Scratch is less pink. Inglot #359 is matte, lighter. See comparison swatches.

With Chanel’s new cream eyeshadow pencils, I’ve had mixed results, but luckily, Pink Lagoon was a hit for me. It has a cool feel when the product touches the skin, and the texture is very slick and feels almost wet. It glided across the skin easily without pulling or tugging on the lid, and it deposited even, semi-sheer color (it’s buildable to about semi-opaque). When I tested it, Pink Lagoon lasted just over eight hours well on me without creasing or fading, and there was minor fall out (but not a lot, as compared to other shades I’ve tried).

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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Edward Bess Eternal Passion Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Eternal Passion Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Eternal Passion Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy shine. Chanel Dialogue is less pigmented. Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia is darker. NYX Chic Red is more matte. MAC Everyday Diva is warmer. MAC Ronnie Red is darker, more matte. Guerlain Gwen is darker. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

It has a very creamy, slick texture that feels (and looks) almost wet once applied. The color coverage was mostly opaque, but there was a very slight translucency that kept it from looking too heavy or thick on the lips. The lipstick never pulled or dragged across the lips, and the formula was long-wearing, lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. Eternal Passion lasted six hours well, and then it stained for another two hours or so. The lipstick had a sweet fig scent but no discernible taste.

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Le Metier de Beaute Platinum True Color Eyeshadow
Le Metier de Beaute Platinum True Color Eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Platinum True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium silver with a frosted, metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had good color payoff and a frosted finish, while applied wet, it took on a more metallic finish and was fully opaque. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth.  It lasted nine hours on the lid without creasing or fading (no primer). Disney Glass Slipper is bluer. L’Oreal Primped & Precious is darker. Lancome Style Section is darker. bareMinerals Cheers is lighter, less metallic. Inglot #447 is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Thunder True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. It was a little drier than I’ve experienced with other Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadows, so the color payoff when applied dry was surprisingly sheer. Applied with a damp brush, it was more intense but still a bit under-pigmented.  It wore for eight and a half hours well, and it was slightly faded after nine hours of wear (no primer). Urban Decay Asphalt is darker. Urban Decay Desperation is very similar. MAC Steel is darker, warmer. Guerlain Les Gris #1 is cooler-toned, darker, less shimmery. bareMinerals Tempest is lighter. bareMinerals Chateau is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Friday, June 21st, 2013

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light golden bronze shimmer.” It’s a lightened gold with orange tones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft and buttery–but a smidgen powdery. Tom FOrd Escapade is similar but a cream product. Dior Night Golds #4 is slightly yellower. Chanel Pearl River #2 is lighter. Buxom Collie is not as warm-toned, and it is a cream product. bareMinerals Surreal is yellower. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “peach shimmer with gold shift.” It’s a pinky-peach with a frosted, gold sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled. MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #1 has less gold shimmer. MAC Expensive Pink is darker (Melon pigment would be closer). Benefit It’s Complicated is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay Fishnet Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright pink shimmer with purple shift.” It’s a cool-toned, fuchsia-magenta with iridescent purple shimmer. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft, smooth, and easy to work with. L’Oreal With a Twist is more lavender. Urban Decay Junkshow is bolder, brighter. Urban Decay Infamous is purpler, less shimmery. MAC Stars ‘n Rockets is comparable. MAC Infra-violet is pinker, a cream product.MAC Femininity is purpler, more metallic. bareMinerals Boudoir is similar, slightly cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula can be really fantastic, because they can deliver rich, intense color payoff with a soft, buttery texture that’s easy to blend and apply. These three shades are all really nice, and they’re so foolproof to use because of the texture and intensity. Without a primer, they lasted nine hours without creasing and only showed signs of minimal fading (and over a primer, twelve hours no problem).

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid bright coral-red [with a matte finish].” It’s a bold, brightened orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It leans more red than orange, but it’s not full-on red. Maybelline Orange Edge is glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is less red. Maybelline Neon Red is slightly more orange. MAC Scarlet Ibis is similar. MAC Sail La Vie is glossier. Buxom Rogue is more orange. OCC Psycho is more orange. See comparison swatches.

This is a shade that’s been part of the permanent range for as long as I’ve been a MAC customer (at least, I think so!), and it’s a shade that I’ve been asked about a lot when readers have looked for dupes. I bought it awhile ago, but I only just (finally!) photographed, swatched, and tested it. It’s long-wearing, which isn’t surprising, and lasts six hours and leaves a stain behind. It’s neither drying nor hydrating, but it can be somewhat unforgiving if you have drier lips (it will catch on any dry flakes). The consistency is lightly creamy so it doesn’t tug at the lips too much. It has a vanilla scent but no discernible flavor. The color coverage is rich and intense, so there was no issue with getting full color coverage out of it!

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The color coverage is rich and intense, so there was no issue with getting full color coverage out of it!

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