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NARS Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

01/05

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette

Poison Rose

NARS Poison Rose Erdem Strange Flowers Lip Powder Palette ($49.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition lip palette that features one lip balm and four powder lipsticks. Per the brand, the Lip Powder formula is supposed to be “buildable, blendable” and can be used “with our without balm” and “worn alone or layered on lips” (per the press release). I recommend using the Lip Powders with the balm or some sort of creamy base, because they are, as one might expect, rather powdery and dry, so alone they tended to emphasize every single imperfection on my lips along with my lip lines and gave me a painfully tight (I could feel my lips protesting when I tried to smile in photos) lips as the formula clung and clung and clung. With the balm layered underneath or on top (I preferred on top for easier and more precise results), it was a lot more comfortable to wear and more forgiving on my lips.

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Guerlain #65, 72, 73 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors (2018)

01/06

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

#65

Guerlain #65 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had faint pearl (more so than most shades in the formula) as well. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear without being too slippery. It had opaque color payoff that wore well for five and a half hours. The formula felt hydrating over time and didn’t settle into my lip lines but actually made them less prominent.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense colour" with a hydrating base that includes things like jojoba and mango butter as well as hyaluronic acid (and gugul resin) to "help to smooth and plum up lips." I would describe the formula as somewhere between semi-opaque and opaque, often buildable, with a luminous sheen that seems like there's very, very fine pearl but less distinctive shimmer (except for the shades that are actually shimmery). I find that the magic of the formula is in its finish--it's shiny, luminous, and absolutely smoothing on the lips without compromising wear (four to six hours, sometimes longer). The formula is very hydrating and comfortable to wear. They have a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The updated shade range seems to have a stronger emphasis on mid-tones in coral and red and less beiges than before.

The Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors have been updated but mostly with respect to packaging and the shade range, as the formula itself has not been changed (per the brand). The lipsticks are now available as refills for $32.00 each, and then one can pick from an assortment of cases ($15.00 each), though each refill comes with a small, plastic cap that keeps the refill from drying out while waiting to be sold. The refill cap seems like it would be sufficient to keep the lipstick long-term, but I can't say from experience. I have not tested each shade for wear, but the shades I have tested, initial swatches and applications, and the like make the formula seem the same as before.

The old Rouge G cases do not fit on the new refills as the case doesn't stay on without a magnet (it just slides right off). I don't yet have any of the cases as they weren't available to me to purchase yet, but I plan to pick one or two up merely to see how they feel (probably the Original, to see if there was any weight change, and then something new).

A big upside to the refillable packaging is that they're actually significantly less expensive buying them piecemeal than buying it all-in-one. The original Rouge Gs were last sold at $58.00 for 0.12 oz., and now, the all-in-one price is effectively $47.00 for 0.12 oz. -- that's a nearly a 19% reduction in price.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- May Contain : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (*** Red 28 Lake ***), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 45380 (Red 21 #12426)

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Fenty Beauty Rosé On Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

01/07

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom

Fenty Beauty Rose on Ice on Neck/Chest

Rosé on Ice

Fenty Beauty Rosé on Ice Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom ($42.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a translucent dusting of fine, pale pink sparkle and micro-glitter. There’s not much “color” and the coverage was more like ultra sheer unless the body had any lotion/moisture left on it (which would hold the sparkles better) and then it was a step above ultra sheer. The brand described it as a “hyper-reflective, superfine glittering veil.” Veil should signal sheerness/translucency, so it’s on the right track, but the campaign imagery and the multi-skin toned swatches make it seem far more pigmented and intense than it actually was. It was extremely difficult to get the effect to translate into photos when I wore it on my decolletage, but in person, I saw slight sparkling at times.

The problem with something like this is that it’s just loose sparkle being applied to the skin… without something to help it adhere, it doesn’t have much longevity and doesn’t stay where it’s applied, so it transferred onto clothes (or in my case, my wrist pad at my desk). If I put it somewhere that never rubbed against clothes, there would still be some sparkles apparent (but less than I had initially applied) hours later but just gently rubbing my skin would remove most of the product. It absolutely amplified coverage and hold if patted over dampened skin (water, lotion, etc.), but keep in mind, the pom itself will pickup some of the moisture, too, and it might dirty the puff over time.

Per the brand, it’s a “glittering puff pre-packed with superfine 3D rose gold shimmer” that can be used “all over the body.” The puff is also scented with “vanilla-coconut.” I mostly detected the scent when applying but nothing later on. Over a decade ago, I remember when Benefit had a product exactly like this–a scented, soft pouf that delivered loose sparkle and glitter. They say everything old becomes new again, and it’s interesting to see it brought back (I finally get to say that!). The effect can be achieved by a slew of other products (even the brand’s Killawatt highlighters, though to a more intense effect!), so I think what sells (or doesn’t sell) this product really is the delivery system. The product itself only comes out from the bottom of the puff as well, in case you tried a different side and weren’t getting product to come out (the bottom will look darker pink after a few uses).

If you’re looking for an effective way to highlight the body, try adding a bit of liquid highlighter or loose pearl/glitter into your regular moisturizer–you can control how sheer (or pigmented) the shimmer/sparkle coverage is while giving it something to adhere to the body with. If you feel like patting the soft puff onto your body to deliver subtle sparkle that’s more for your knowledge than so others see it reflecting off your skin, I could see it being enjoyable.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Vanillin, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

D

Limited Edition

6
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
2
Longevity
4
Application
64%
Total