Cult Nails Spring Radiance Collection

Cult Nails Radiance Collection includes three, limited edition shades. They can be purchased individually for $12.00 each, or you can use code TEMPTALIA12 to buy all three for $24. Alluring and Radiance were both nice shades that were easy to apply and had great end results, but Thrive’s thick consistency made it difficult to work with. It was the shade I was most excited about (personally–I love all things mint green at the moment), and as pretty as it can be, it requires a lot of effort and patience.

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Cult Nails Spring Radiance Collection
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Alluring
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%
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Chanel Sensation, Palpitation, Hesitation Soft Touch Eyeshadows

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be an “ultra-fine powder eyeshadow” that is “foolproof in its application” and can be “applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour.” I strongly recommend not using any of the more satin/matte finishes with a dampened brush, as it causes the surface to crust over and harden. Using the more frosted or shimmery shades seems with a dampened brush doesn’t seem to have any issues. I wasn’t impressed by the new shades for fall; they were underwhelming and more difficult to use. These really needed an eyeshadow primer to work well, or else the color didn’t apply or last well. These three shades in particular look very similar to three of the shades in the Quadrille Eyeshadow Quad.

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Chanel Sensation (102) Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow Sensation (102)
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a formula that uses “PH pigments that work with body’s natural temperature to give you a fresh color that yours alone.” The formula is described as “lightweight,” “moisturizing,” and “lipgloss with a tint.” They are click-type glosses, so you twist and gloss is dispensed over a brush-type applicator. I struggled with these quite a bit last year when they initially released (these have all been out before). I feel like the formula has changed, as these seemed to stain/darken a lot less. I waited about forty minutes before taking photos for each gloss but they really didn’t change color once applied. They just seemed lighter overall.

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MAC Blushing Berry Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Blushing Berry
C-
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
71%
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Bite Beauty BB for Lips

Bite Beauty BB for Lips ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “lip enhancing, five-in-one-balm.” It’s supposed to hydrate, repair, prime, and protect with a “color-rich balm.” I bought two shades to try–one lighter, one deeper–and both performed similarly for me (consistency is always a good thing!).

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Bite Beauty Dolce BB for Lips
Bite Beauty BB for Lips Dolce
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
80%
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Bite Beauty Lavender & Violet Luminous Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “vibrant orchid.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-purple with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous finish. This is one of the least pigmented lipsticks I’ve tried by Bite, and even the consistency is thinner and less creamy compared to other shades. It wore for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. The formula has a slightly lemon/herbal scent to me but no discernible taste. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is more opaque, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $21.00) is pinker. MAC Steady Going (LE, $16.00) is more matte, more opaque. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is lighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is more opaque, brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is pinker. MAC Pink Popcorn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Lavender
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
77%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out), (Plum)age, (Wave)length Highliner Gel Crayons

Here are the last three of the seven new Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.). If you’re unfamiliar with the formula, it’s a pencil eyeliner that is supposed to be “waterproof, long-wearing, [and have] color-intense payoff.” In general, I find the long-wearing and waterproof claims to be the most accurate with the color payoff depending on the shade.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) (54) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Brown(out) (54)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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