YSL Violet Edition (01) Glossy Stain

YSL Violet Edition (01) Glossy Stain ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, burgundy-berry with a glossy finish. MAC Lust for Life is lighter, pinker. Chanel Crushed Cherry is brighter, redder. MAC Rebel is more berry-hued. MAC Lasting Achievement is more muted, less red. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Violet Edition (01) Glossy Stain
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Violet Edition (01)
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
3
Total
80%

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette ($52.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains seven eyeshadows with five matte eyeshadows, one Shimmer Wash eyeshadow, and one Sparkle eyeshadow, plus a dual-ended brush all held in a glossy black palette. The matte eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and have a soft, smooth feel to them, though all of them were so soft that they had a tendency to also be somewhat powdery. The two shimmery shades were much less pigmented and had a drier, stiffer texture that made it difficult to pick up color–I really had to jab at the pan to get anything to loosen. Luckily, despite being somewhat powdery, the matte eyeshadows still wore well on the lid–they were not prone to fading as powdery eyeshadows sometimes can be. They lasted well for eight hours with very minor fading along the edges but no creasing. Unfortunately, when two of the seven eyeshadows are disappointing, it may make the whole palette a no-go. If you really love warm neutrals, though, you may still be tempted.

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Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette Rich Chocolate
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 2)

Here are the remaining three new shades from the MAC Retro Matte Collection, which will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick Relentlessly Red
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 1)

The MAC Retro Matte Collection brings back MAC’s Retro Matte with a vengeance, as it includes seven new shades in the finish. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.  Each lipstick retails for $15.00 and contains 0.10 oz.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick All Fired Up
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%
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MAC Chrome Angel, Clearwater, Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pots

For fall, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) sees the addition of some new shades–permanently–to the range. Some of the shades added are repromotes of previous shades released as Paint Pots. The Pro Longwear Paint Pot formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “highly-pigmented,” and also “[blend] smoothly over lids.” I wore the shades in groups of three, so each post will feature the three I wore. Shades I’ve covered previously can be found here: Antique Diamond, Blackground, and Let’s Skate. You can also view all of the Pro Longwear Paint Pots I’ve ever reviewed here (as well as read what readers are saying!). I bought the other nine shades to review, and so onto the first three…

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MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Chrome Angel
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
77%
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L’Oreal Florid Pink & Pucker-Up Pink Colour Riche Le Glosses

L’Oreal Florid Pink Colour Riche Le Gloss ($7.99 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a cool-toned, blue-based cotton candy pink with a creamy finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, and it did settle slightly into lip lines. Edward Bess First Kiss is warmer. MAC Next Fad is warmer, more shimmery. MAC Saint Germain is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau is more opaque, slightly cooler-toned. MAC Petite Indulgence is lighter. See comparison swatches.

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L'Oreal Florid Pink Colour Riche Le Gloss
L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Florid Pink
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
80%
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