Chanel Esprit (88) & Instinct (86) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Esprit (88) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a soft sheen. This shade is supposed to be one of the more pigmented/opaque shades of the Rouge Coco Shine formula, which is reflected in its coverage, as it is nearly opaque applied.  Esprit lasted four and a half hours well, and it was lightly hydrating while worn.  The consistency was creamy with a fair amount of slip and applied evenly.  Chanel Fiction is warmer. Revlon Raspberry Pie is cooler-toned, more raspberry. Guerlain Lou-Ling is darker. Guerlain Guet-Apens is slightly darker. Chanel Taffeta Rose is somewhat brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Esprit (88) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Esprit (88)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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MAC So Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has been launched again with the So Supreme collection, and there are five limited edition shades and one repromoted shade (that is also part of the permanent range).  All of the shades felt consistent with the Sheen Supreme formula, except Pret-a-Pretty, which had a drier consistency and a lot less glossiness/shine.  The formula tends to be comfortable to wear with a fair amount of slip and creaminess, and they’re not drying but not particularly hydrating in my experience.  I typically get between three to four hours of wear with this formula, with brighter or deeper shades lasting four hours or slightly longer, and then very pale or pastel-like shades lasting around three hours. I’ll be testing these shades for wear over the week and will update with exact times, so the  ratings are subject to change, but I would not expect drastic changes.

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Candy Apple
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Revlon Pink Pop, Snow Pink, Sugar Violet Super Lustrous Lipglosses

Revlon Pink Pop Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a pop of blue-based, medium-dark pink with a creamy, glossy finish. It had semi-opaque color, which did apply in a way that looked somewhat splotchy but not as bad as some of the other shades in the range. It wore for two and a half hours. Revlon Fuchsia Finery is slightly darker. RevlonBerry Allure is darker. Chanel Insolence is lighter. Burberry Hibiscus is darker. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Pink Pop Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (2013) Pink Pop
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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NARS Brow Perfectors

NARS Brow Perfector ($22.00 for 0.007 oz.) will be available in four shades that range from blonde to black (but no redhead). The formula is described as “velvety” with a “natural matte finish” and “natural ingredients [that] ensure brows are nourished, soft, and smooth.” That last bit, I couldn’t attest to and don’t actually know what they’re referring to as far as particulars. There’s a lot of focus on the precision tip of the pencil that is oval-shaped.

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NARS Caucase Brow Perfector
NARS   Brow Perfector
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
80%

CoverGirl Charcoal (335) & Blazing Purple (340) Flamed Out Shadow Pots

CoverGirl Charcoal (335) Flamed Out Shadow Pot ($3.99 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium gray with a frosted sheen. It had good decent to good color payoff applied dry, and then it was smoother and more even when applied damp. Disney Midnight Hour is a touch lighter. MAC Frozen Blue is similar. Bobbi Brown Sterling is also similar. See comparison swatches.

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CoverGirl Charcoal (335) Flamed Out Shadow Pot

NARS Bavaria, Kamchatka, Namibia, Yamal Eyeshadows

NARS Bavaria Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep sea blue.” It’s a muted, bluish-teal with a pale gold shimmer-sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it definitely needs to be patted on and built up on the lid. The texture was slightly stiff to work and didn’t blend easily with the other matte shades in this launch. theBalm Open to Offers Olwen is more intense, brighter. MAC Sky is similar. MAC Rain Drop is darker, greener. L’Oreal Endless Sea is very comparable. Guerlain Les Aquas #2 is lighter. Dior Blue Lagoon #4 is similar. Inglot #413 is more metallic, brighter. See comparison swatches.

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NARS Bavaria Eyeshadow
NARS Eyeshadow Bavaria
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
83%
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