What brand do you find least reliable in quality?

What brand do you find least reliable in quality?

I think Too Faced has improved over the last couple of years compared to several years ago, but I still find that I never know if it’s going to be a winner or so-so (but total misses aren’t as common any more, at least).

— Christine

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ColourPop LA Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop LA Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The powder had a silky texture that was smooth, velvety, and blendable, but there was moderate powderiness; I'd use a lighter hand...

Colour Pop LA Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The...

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Best Neutral Eyeshadows

We want your recommendations for Best Neutral Eyeshadows (specific shades, please!) — and if you've previously shared your favorites, don't forget that you can always make more recommendations as new products release or you've discovered a new favorite.

Pat McGrath x Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (Updated 12/13)

Pat McGrath x Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (Updated 12/13)

Pat McGrath collaborations with Star Wars' The Rise of Skywalker this December, just in time for the holidays. It's an exclusive with Selfridges, but the collection will also be available on PatMcGrath.com. Become encapsulated in the Limited Edition Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Collection,...

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ColourPop x Becky G Payasa Lip Duo

Colour Pop Payasa Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a matte, liquid lipstick and matching lip pencil. The two performed similarly, so unfortunately, the liner didn't entirely solve the liquid lipstick's problems when the two were used together. ...

Colour Pop Payasa Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a matte, liquid lipstick and matching lip pencil. The two performed similarly, so...

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What brand do you find most reliable in quality?

What brand do you find most reliable in quality?

Pat McGrath has been pretty stellar between lip and eye products, but the cheek ranges are more limited, and the foundation has had mixed reviews (though it worked well enough for me, it didn’t usurp other favorites). Sydney Grace also comes to mind as there are very few misses within their...

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NABLA Cosmetics The Mystic Collection – Swatches

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NABLA Cosmetics The Mystic Collection – Swatches

NABLA Cosmetics The Mystic Collection launched a couple of weeks ago, and while I haven't seen the eyeshadow palette launch at Ulta, the cheek trio did, along with collection's lip colors (which I didn't purchase). I bought mine directly from NABLA, though you can also purchase from Beauty Bay.

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NARS Afterglow Collection Swatches

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NARS Afterglow Collection Swatches

NARS Afterglow Collection includes an eyeshadow palette, six lip balms, and cheek palette. The eyeshadow palette and lip balms are available now, exclusively at Sephora. The cheek palette debuts on December 28th exclusively at Sephora. You'll find swatches of both palettes included in this post!

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ColourPop x Becky G Hola Chola Collection Swatches

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ColourPop x Becky G Hola Chola Collection Swatches

ColourPop x Becky G Hola Chola Collection launches today at 10AM PT, and here are swatches just ahead of the launch! The collection features a new eyeshadow palette, three lip duos (I'm not sure if they'll be sold individually or not), two bronzers, one liquid eyeliner (not shown), and one gloss...

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