NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo Swatches, Photos, Review

NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering chartreuse” and “electric cobalt blue.” This is the first NARS product I ever looked at–back when I just started getting into makeup–though I did not purchase it at the time. I remember feeling like if you wanted to wear bright eye makeup, you had to have this.

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NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo Swatches, Photos, Review

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
86%

Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Swatches, Photos, Reviews

Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) contains a gilded gold, violet, and softened copper.  It’s decent, but where it disappoints, it really disappoints.  At this price point, for two good colors, it’s still worth considering, of course.  Sometimes it makes you wonder what happened, though!  I can see this color combination working well together, but I don’t expect most to use it as each shade is labeled.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Swatches, Photos, Reviews

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) are a long-wearing lipstick with a “lightweight texture, creamy finish, and comfortable long-wear.” It claims to wear for up to twelve hours without feathering or transferring–and “helps lips stay soft and hydrated.” This formula originally debuted last year and again with Styledriven. You can read my in-depth review here, as I’m only going to summarize the finer points in this post. All shades from this collection are permanent.  The shades featured in this post are: Prolong (clean red with blue undertones), So Very Good (mid-tone plum with pearl), Soft Sell (light yellow-pink), Soulfully Rich (deep dirty purple with red pearl), Till Tomorrow (mid-tone dirty mauve), and To the Future! (dirty neutral pink with pearl).

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MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
87%

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) are a long-wearing lipstick with a “lightweight texture, creamy finish, and comfortable long-wear.” It claims to wear for up to twelve hours without feathering or transferring–and “helps lips stay soft and hydrated.” This formula originally debuted last year and again with Styledriven. You can read my in-depth review here, as I’m only going to summarize the finer points in this post. All shades from this collection are permanent.

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MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
87%

MAC Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad Swatches, Photos, Review

MAC Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) is second of two quads from the MAC Fall Colour Collection, which debuts in North America on September 29th, 2011 and will roll out internationall in October. Parlor Smoke includes these shades: Parlor Smoke (mauve grey), Cross Cultural (neutral brown), Indigo Noir (navy), and Steel (almost black).

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MAC Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad Swatches, Photos, Review

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
88%

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “brassy gold shimmer.” It is supposed to coordinate with Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate. It’s a warmed-up yellow-tinted gold glitter mixed with brassier gold glitter particles. In lower light conditions, it looks warmer, more gold against my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), but under brighter light, it has a brassier look (more like the loose eyeshadow). The color reminded me most of China Glaze Midnight Kiss, except Cruising is the glitter version of it.

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OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Cruising
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%