Revlon Demure, Flirtatious, & Ingenue Colorburst Lacquer Balms

I have three more shades of Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm ($8.99 for 0.095 oz.) to share with you! (Then I’m all out, but I’m hoping to pick up the remaining shades when there’s a good sale!) You can see other shades I’ve reviewed here. To recap, the formula has a balm-like consistency–lightweight, slightly slick–and usually applies fairly easily. The color payoff varies from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, and it seems like lighter shades are sheerer, whereas the darker shades (reds, fuchsias, etc.) are more opaque. Oddly enough, the deeper shades also seem to be more hydrating (and unsurprisingly, longer-wearing). These have a mint-scent and slight mint flavor.

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Revlon Demure (105) Colorburst Lacquer Balm
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Demure (105)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Formula X Metamorphic & Vaporize Nail Lacquers

These are the last two Liquid Crystal shades I have from the ones released for spring (you can also check out part one and part two). I went into greater detail about the formula and pigmentation in part one, but to summarize, one is to, “Apply one coat for a sheer crystalline look, or layer for a full stained-glass effect.” Generally, they seem to be mostly opaque after two coats, but a few are definitely sheerer even if you were to layer three coats and are better as layering top coats than shades worn on their own. These sheerer shades also had thicker consistencies that made application trickier. I typically get a full week of wear with very minor tip wear (and no chipping!) with Formula X’s polish.

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Formula X Nail Lacquer
Formula X Liquid Crystals Nail Lacquer Metamorphic
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%
Permanent
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Formula X Alive, Dynamic, Over the Top Nail Lacquers

For spring, Formula X introduced five new shades in “The Cut.” In general, I’m a fan of Formula X’s lacquer formula, as it is pigmented, long-wearing, and easy to apply. I had trouble with the three shades I tried from the five new ones (I do not have the other two)–they were streaky, with Dynamic being just slightly streaky and troublesome but the end result was manageable, while the other two were noticeably uneven. All three were slightly thick in consistency, though they dried down a little faster than average and had naturally shiny finishes.

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Formula X Nail Lacquer
Formula X Nail Lacquer Alive
C+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
79%
Permanent
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Formula X Beacon, Equinox, Moon Glow Nail Lacquers

This post features three more shades from Formula X’s Liquid Crystals Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) formula. If you missed my original post, you can view it here. Beacon and Equinox were nicely pigmented, shiny, and easy to apply, but Moon Glow had all the same issues as Fluorescent.

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Formula X Beacon Nail Lacquer
Formula X Liquid Crystals Nail Lacquer Beacon
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
Permanent
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Sephora Night Owl, Rio, Desert Rose, Swan Songs Colorful Eyeshadows

This spring, Sephora added five new Lustre Matte finish eyeshadows to their Color Eyeshadow range. I have four of the five here that I’ve tested (I don’t have Berry Crush at this time). This is a really nice finish for someone who likes the idea of mattes but often finds them troublesome to apply and/or blend, as these are easier to blend and use, but they aren’t too shimmery.

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Sephora Night Owl (93) Colorful Eyeshadow
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Night Owl (93)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
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ULTA Gold, Sage, Silver, Teal Brilliant Color Eyeshadows

Today, I have the last four shades from ULTA’s Brilliant Color Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.12 oz.) range! (If you missed part one and two, check them out here and here.) To recap–generally–the formula wears about eight hours, is nicely pigmented, and has a soft, smooth texture. It feels like a pressed eyeshadow, for the most part, but it is soft to the point where it almost loosens. If you’re familiar with L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow, Lancome Infinite Color Design Eyeshadow, or Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, this formula will be recognizable.

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ULTA Gold Brilliant Color Eyeshadow
Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow Gold
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Permanent
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