Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bronze pink.” It’s a medium-dark brown with a subtle, frosted finish and warm undertones–it has a muted, almost copper-like, tone to it. Bobbi Brown Praline is warmer, lighter, and a powder product. Make Up For Ever #28 is very similar, and it is also a cream pencil. Burberry Pale Nude #1 is a touch darker, browner, and a powder. MAC Glimpse of Flesh is a smidgen lighter and a powder. MAC Tan is more metallic and a powder. MAC Caramel Sundae is less warm-toned and a powder. NARS Flowers 3 #3 is very similar but a powder product. See comparison swatches here.

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Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint Ample Amber
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
3.5
Total
86%

AVEDA Lemongrass and Oceanica Eyeshadows

Aveda Lemongrass Petal Essence Single Eye Color ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “satiny, light, iridescent green.” It’s a lightened, pastel green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and it applied well. When I tested it, the shade lasted eight hours with some minimal fading. bareMinerals Wicked ius lighter, not as warm-toned. MAC Juxt is slightly warmer. Dior Peacock #1 is slightly darker. Dior Peacock #5 is lighter. Urban Decay Jealous #2 is darker. Aveda Papyrus is darker, less frosted. See comparisons here.

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Aveda Lemongrass Petal Essence Single Eye Color
Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Lemongrass
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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AVEDA Petal Essence Eyeshadows (Papyrus, Bare Bellis, Lantana, Cinnamon Bark)

For spring/summer, Aveda Eyeshadow ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) released several shades, and I’m reviewing four of them in this post. The Petal Essence eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “non-fading,” “flower wax-infused,” “silky,” and “both color-true and crease-resistant.”  Two of the shades I tried were powdery, while the other two were soft and smooth.  The color payoff varied between good and great, but I noticed that these had a tendency to fade after seven hours of wear (without a primer), with Cinnamon Bark being the lone shade that lasted for a full eight hours without fading or creasing.  All four shades were blendable during application.

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Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Papyrus
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer

Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “self-assured aqua azure.” It’s a brightened, light-medium blue with a hint of aqua in it with a cream finish. The color reminds me of swimming pools! OCC Pool Boy is bluer but was the only possible dupe I could think of.

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Essie In the Cab-ana Nail Lacquer
Essie Nail Lacquer In the Cab-ana
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of warm, summery shades with a muted quality and earthy tones. It is new and limited edition this summer and contains five eyeshadows.

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Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Eden (437) Levres Scintillantes Glossimer

Chanel Eden (437) Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “translucent raspberry.” It’s a shimmer-free pink-tinted gloss. On lips, it gave my lips a slightly pinker tint (and looked very much like Evolee once applied, but there’s a decrease in the warmth added). There is a number of sheer glosses that are similar to this.  I wish Chanel would consider releasing a better variety in intensity/opacity within a collection.

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Chanel Eden (437) Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Eden (437)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
86%