Burberry S/S15 Runway Palette

Burberry S/S15 Runway Palette ($68.00 for oz.) is described as a hybrid of a highlighter and blush. Swirled together, it’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The shimmer in the lettering is an overspray, while the lighter pink and yellowed beige shades seem to go all the way through (I scraped through several layers to check). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker. YSL Singuliere (1) (P, $47.00) is similar. MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $21.00) is darker. Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is similar. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter, darker. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Pink Cult (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Launch Away (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Burberry S/S15 Runway Palette
Burberry Runway Palette S/S15 Runway
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%

Chanel Etienne, Jean, Erik Rouge Coco Lipsticks

Chanel Etienne (446) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “intense burgundy red.” It’s a raspberry red with cool, pink undertones and a very soft, micro-shimmer and pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so there was translucency to the color that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The consistency had moderate slip but didn’t feather or bleed. I found the formula lightly hydrating, and the color lasted for four and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (LE, $32.00) is more opaque, less glossy. Revlon Flirtatious (125) (P, $8.99) is glossier, pinker. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Etienne (446) Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (2015) Etienne (446)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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NARS Frenzy Dual-Intensity Blush

NARS Frenzy Dual-Intensity Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is more of a highlighter/blush concept, as the lightest shade is most similar to other gold highlighters we’ve seen in the past. The formula is a lot easier to work with dry, as it blended nicely and just didn’t take nearly as much effort to work into the skin as a damp application. If you wear foundation underneath these, I would recommend great care and some brush experimentation when using the formula damp, as using NARS’ Wet/Dry Blush Brush lifts the color and doesn’t blend the color well at all. I think this duo was a lot more flattering on the skin, as the texture wasn’t emphasized terribly (compared the first one I reviewed).

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NARS Frenzy Dual-Intensity Blush
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Duo Frenzy
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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NARS Adoration Dual-Intensity Blush

NARS Adoration Dual-Intensity Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is one of six duos that will be available on March 4th. The lighter shade was best applied dry, as damp application resulted in such a metallic finish that it was more like a flashing, neon sign that said, “Hey, my skin isn’t perfect! I have pores! And texture!” The darker shade ended up becoming much, much more pigmented when applied damp, but it become too shimmery, and it lasted longer that way. It was easier to apply, blend, and control applied dry, though, and coverage was buildable so greater intensity was achievable with two or three passes. Wear time is fairly good regardless of application method, but I get slightly longer results with a damp application. The texture is firm, but smooth, and it doesn’t feel dry or stiff, but it seems to have a firmer press overall.

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NARS Adoration Dual-Intensity Blush
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Duo Adoration
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Bite Beauty Caramel & Cream Butter Cream Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fleshy nude.” It’s a muted, medium peach with a hint of beige and brown. The color had warmer undertones with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the texture had a bit more slip than some of the other shades in the range, which led to a slightly streaky application. On me, this shade stayed on well for four hours and was nicely hydrating. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is warmer. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is lighter. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is brighter, more matte. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Bite Beauty Caramel Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick Caramel
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Tom Ford Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a white with a bluish iridescence and a blackened navy blue. I want to like it, but I find the lighter shade can be finicky to apply, as it tended to thicken and bunch up (almost flake off from the pan) when used damp. If used dry, the color payoff was sheerer and less metallic, but dry application was the most forgiving. The darker shade was easy to use either damp or dry, and it remained blendable even when applied with a dampened brush.

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Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Duo Crushed Indigo
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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