Sleek MakeUP Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek MakeUP Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette ($14.99 for 0.68 oz.) includes three shades of blush. This particular palette has two powder blushes and one cream blush. Icing Sugar was unfortunately a huge miss in this palette–dry, powdery texture with little color payoff and was quick to fade, while Pink Mint was nicely pigmented with a lovely texture and better wear. The cream blush, Macaroon, in the middle was average in regards to wear but was easy to apply and had good color payoff. Because of just how powdery Icing Sugar is, it is very easy to get powder from it into the cream blush, so the palette can get a little messy.

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Sleek MakeUP Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Palette
Sleek MakeUP Blush Icing Sugar
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
63%
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Dolce & Gabbana Rubino & Topazio Classic Cream Lipsticks

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with muted, brown-ish tones. It runs slightly warm, but it’s almost neutral against my skin tone (probably because I’m warm-toned). Chanel Audacieuse (134) (LE, $34.00) is pinker. NARS Hyde Park (P, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Prolong (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Viva Glam I (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick Rubino
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
Limited Edition
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Dolce & Gabbana Smeraldo & Ametista Classic Cream Lipsticks

Dolce & Gabbana Smeraldo Classic Cream Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “ice-cold, luminous green.” It’s a cool-toned, emerald green with fine emerald green shimmer. Illamasqua Violate (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Dolce & Gabbana Smeraldo Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick Smeraldo
F
Product
3
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
2
Total
50%
Limited Edition
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L’Oreal Matte-r of Fact & The True Diamond Nail Lacquers

L’Oreal Matte-r of Fact Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a blue-teal with a matte finish. It’s a new and limited edition shade for fall, which I’ve just wrapped up testing, because testing took all of 24 hours–it chips like crazy. Matte polish, in general, does tend to chip on me far faster than regular polish (especially since regular polish almost never chips on me), but there were chips on every nail after a day. It’s opaque in two coats, and like most matte formulas, it dries down very quickly. I would recommend a ridge-filling coat prior, as you can see some ridges from my natural nails. MAC Screening Room is glossy, but it is the closest I could think of in terms of color. See comparison swatches.

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L'Oreal Matte-r of Fact Nail Lacquer
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer Matte-r of Fact
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Product
5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
1
Application
4
Total
63%
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Quick

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.12 oz.) contains a light-medium pink, cobalt blue, and yellow-y beige, all with matte finishes. The eyeshadows suffer from a really poor texture that is very powdery (almost dusty!), somewhat chalky, and a pain to use. Through a lot of different attempts at using the trios from the summer collection, your best bet is applying the eyeshadows over a creamy, slightly tacky white base (whatever that may be for you), as regular primers (like Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced shadow Insurance, NARS Smudge Proof) do not work well with these–they only prolong wear by a few hours but don’t boost the color payoff enough. A tackier base will help minimize the powder sheering away or not adhering to the lid, while the white coloring will amplify the colors.

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Wet 'n' Wild Hard Being the It Girl Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio
Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Hard Being the It Girl
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5.5
Application
3
Total
63%
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MAC Deliciously Rich & Gilt Gourmet Fluidline

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online now, in-stores (and other online retailers) on August 22nd for North America locations) features two new (and limited edition) Fluidlines. Both shades are very glittery/sparkly, so the consistencies isn’t as smooth as cream Fluidlines, and the application is uneven/splotchy. It’s hard to get a good, dense line of color. I found the best way was to load up the brush and then press and almost roll the brush against the lash line to get decent color. I’ve been wearing both for almost eight hours now, and there is significant flaking of color. I wore both on my lower lash line, and depending on your sensitivities, the glitter falling out/flaking off the lash line may cause your eyes to water. I thought they might work better as a base, but when I tried to apply the color as more of a base, it was just as uneven.

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MAC Deliciously Rich Fluidline
MAC Fluidline Deliciously Rich
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
64%
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