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Best Beauty Products | June 2018 Report

Best of the Month
June 2018

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of June, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

I think it’d be fun to go through what we used, purchased, resisted, and so forth each month, here are some questions:

  1. What were your favorites from the last month?
  2. What didn’t impress you?
  3. Did you return anything you purchase?
  4. Or successfully resist temptation?

01

Urban Decay 66

LELimited Edition. $18.00/0.11 oz.

Urban Decay 66 Vice Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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02. Urban Decay Double Life

Urban Decay Double Life 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark bronze with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen and faint, larger gold sparkle. Read full review.

A+

03. Urban Decay Overdrive

Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, green-leaning teal with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz

Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

05. Dose of Colors Hot Mesh

Dose of Colors Hot Mesh Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

06. Morphe Boom

A+

06. Morphe Boom

Morphe Boom High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

07. Dose of Colors Teal Me More

Dose of Colors Teal Me More Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

08. MAC Hot Like

A

08. MAC Hot Like

MAC Hot Like Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with neutral undertones and a natural sheen with faint pearl. Read full review.

A

09. Marc Jacobs Beauty Spotlight

Marc Jacobs Beauty Spotlight Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator ($42.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a silvery beige with a hint of warmth and a pearly, dewy sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Stila Vivid Garnet

Stila Vivid Garnet Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, deep red with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

11. Inglot J315 Sienna

Inglot J315 Sienna Jennifer Lopez Matte Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

12. MAC More Than a Woman

MAC More Than a Woman Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy sheen. Read full review.

A

13. Inglot J301 Pink Satin

Inglot J301 Pink Satin Jennifer Lopez Pearl Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, peachy-coral with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

14. Inglot J305 Ivory

Inglot J305 Ivory Jennifer Lopez Pearl Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

15. Bite Beauty Cancer

Bite Beauty Cancer Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with cooler undertones and an almost grayish overtone. Read full review.

A

16. Colour Pop Hi Striker

Colour Pop Hi Striker Matte Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

17. Sephora Autumn Wind (54)

Sephora Autumn Wind (54) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, burgundy with warm, brown undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

18. Dose of Colors Olive You

Dose of Colors Olive You Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

19. Dose of Colors X-Ray

Dose of Colors X-Ray Block Party Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a satin finish. Read full review.

A

20. Sephora Endless Purple (04)

Sephora Endless Purple (04) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

21. Morphe Lit

A

21. Morphe Lit

Morphe Lit High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a pale gold with warm yellow undertones with a soft, frosted sheen. Read full review.

A

22. Morphe Mirage

Morphe Mirage High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

23. Charlotte Tilbury Original

Charlotte Tilbury Original Hollywood Beauty Light Wand ($38.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a soft, champagne gold with warm, peachy undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

24. Stila Vivid Labradorite

Stila Vivid Labradorite Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, smoldering gray with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

25. Charlotte Tilbury Light (2)

Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a soft peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Jun 1, 2018 — Jun 30, 2018

86%

Average Score
A
163
B
165
C
29
D
17
F
10

Total Reviews (384) — Brands Reviewed (25)

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My favorites: Pur Cosmetics Visionary palette and Night Fantasy palette. Bobbi Brown Lip Artist pencil in Harlow Red. Mascara combination of Dior Iconic Over-Curl, Lancome Hypnose Drama and Cover Girl Super Sizer in the waterproof formula. I know it is extra to use three mascaras but I have short, thin and pale lashes. I need all the help I can get. I thought about lash extensions for Europe but have seen a few people invest money in them to have them all fall off within a week and I don’t want to be one of them. So I will just keep working with this combo till now. Drunk Elephant Protini has been working well for me in helping to firm my skin a little. Last but not least is a scent, Republic Vanille Intense. I think of it more as a fall scent but started with a tester and fell in love with it and so I have been wearing it a lot this past month.

What didn’t impress: I didn’t try much new last month since I am on a no/low buy but when I went into the new Sephora in Missoula i picked up the Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye Cream. It isn’t the product that bothers me. It seems to be doing okay although I still mix it with my Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Eye Gel and my NIOD Eye Concentrate. I love the packaging but the amount of product is a disappointment. I thought that I had maybe inadvertently picked up the tester but then realized that it was in the box so not a tester. Not sure if I will repurchase given the volume. Back in the spring Sephora sale I picked up the Drunk Elephant’s Little’s Kit and there were about 6 products in very small packaging and I thought I was going to go through them in a week and wouldn’t even get a feel for the products in that amount of time. Then I saw a girl on YT talk about using them the way the brand recommended which was to mix all the products together on the back of your hand and then go to the face and using that technique the samples would last for one month. I was skeptical but I have been using those same small amounts since the sale and just used up one of them this week. Anyway, I am disappointed in the C-Tango product amount.

Returns: I returned a couple of drug store foundations. Seems like a monthly things where I return my daughter’s foundations that just didn’t match. Such a pain that there are not samples available at the drug store although I know a few are starting to have testers. I took my daughter to Dillards to get color matched to the Lancome Teint Idole as I had seen many who really loved that foundation. I don’t think her color match is out there and then the store lighting is difficult to get a good match. The SA kept trying to sell her a shade that was too dark and too orange. My daughter said, “Please don’t make me orange!” So we ended up not picking anything up but took a tester of the shade she wanted my daughter to purchase. Out in natural light it was the shade of a few days old orange. Not an attractive shade.

New discoveries: Not really a new discovery but a change in how I use a product. It is no secret here on Temptalia that I have a setting spray and finishing powder problem. I can’t seem to pass any of them by and have a lot in my stash. I still love my MAC FIX+ and Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray. Anyway, I spray my face after all skin care and before makeup. I usually spray again after foundation and powder application and then again at the end of my makeup application. I watched a Wayne Goss video the other day where he sprayed the mist into his hand and then added the foundation and then applied and he felt like that really locked the foundation into place and gave better coverage of the setting mist. I have been doing that for the past couple of days and actually think I see a difference in how my foundation wears.

What were your favorites from the last month? ColourPop Fame Eyeshadow Palette; Dior Backstage Cool Palette; MAC Single Eyeshadows in Kid and Coquette; Marc Jacobs Highliners in various shades; NARS Orgasm Blush; Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter in Precious Petals; Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in Mademoiselle; Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Kimono; ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Getty; and MAC Lipsticks in Modesty, Kinda Sexy, and Lady Danger.

What didn’t impress you? ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Cheetah. It looks dreadful on me. I love purples, like MAC Men Love Mystery, but I guess Cheetah is too cool-toned for me.

Did you return anything you purchased? I don’t remember returning anything.

Or successfully resist temptation? I resist tons of temptation every time I enter Ulta or Sephora or pass by a makeup counter in a department store. But at least I resist more often than I give in.

What were your favorites from the last month? LRP fluid sunscreen, Clinique’s Jenna’s Essentials quad and ABH Vermeer e/s, Givenchy fuchsia lipstick
What didn’t impress you? I’ve not been shopping much so can’t really think of anything, though I’m not wow’d by the new Chanel quads which you showed us all here, Christine
Did you return anything you purchase? nope
Or successfully resist temptation? constantly – my self-imposed purchasing restrictions have narrowed things down and the simple truth is that I honest won’t need any new makeup for probably 5 years!

What were your favorites from the last month? First and foremost, MAC x Aaliyah collection! Also, UD has been doing a FABULOUS job this summer between their Beached and Born To Run Collections. (what a ridiculously expensive month this was)

What didn’t impress you? Melt Stacks didn’t quite stack up to their somewhat rabid hype in some beauty forums. (pun intended)

Did you return anything you purchase? Fenty Profilt’r Foundation? Or was that last month? Can’t recall how long ago I did this and went back to Lancome. Same thing for Laura Mercier powder that I was told was the same thing as Hourglass Ambient Light Powder. No, it’s not, so back it went. Very pleased with Dim Light!

Or successfully resist temptation? No…not very well, I’m afraid. I literally bought almost everything from the Aaliyah collection, except for 2 pieces. Plus, doubles of 3 products for a loved one.

What were your favourites from the last month?
My favourite eyeshadow palettes from the past month have been the bareMinerals Soft and Smoky, the Playlist, Lorac Pro Metals and the old time standards of Naked 1 and Naked 2

What didn’t impress you?
There are still lots and lots of very warm toned palettes still coming out.

Did you return anything you purchase?
No

Or successfully resist temptation?
I didn’t resist the temptation to buy the Mecca Maxima Eyephoric Vivid eyeshadow palette that included the coveted soft plum shade. Very pretty
I also purchased the DB Velvet Matte foundation in porcelain ivory that I had been wanting to try for awhile and it is great value.
I also purchased a stack of EA lipsticks when they were on sale too and they are fabulous as usual. The Ginger Glaze Ceramide shade is divine.

What were your favorites from the last month? Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush Trio in Sunset; Fenty Beauty Iridescent Lip Luminizer trios; UD Beached Eyeshadow Palette; Nyx Prismatic Pro Refills.

What didn’t impress you? I liked everything that I bought.

That I didn’t buy: Colour Pop lipglosses; most of the Melt eyeshadow stacks; Dior Backstage neutral palettes

Did you return anything you purchased? No

Or successfully resist temptation? Melt Gemini Palette

What were your favorites from the last month? ND Blush Palette, Colored Rain Queen of Hearts Palette
What didn’t impress you? my makeup is fading in patches by the end of the day. I use a primer and setting spray and haven’t run into this problem before, going to try mixing my foundation with my setting spray to see if this helpsl
Did you return anything you purchase? no
Or successfully resist temptation? I’m on a low/no buy so I’m killing it with no purchases in the last month.

The products I sent back were the Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation (because the moment I got near it, I felt ill due to my very bad allergies to fragrances, including masking fragrance), Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Fair (way too dark for my skin tone, though it had the perfect neutral undertone. Was also way too dry and had no coverage to speak of. It also aggravated my allergies.), Bare Minerals Mineral Veil SPF25 (too dark and pink and aggravated allergies), Gabriel Cosmetics liquid concealer (can’t remember the exact name. Made me quite sick from the fragrance and was definitely too dark), Gabriel Cosmetics pressed powder foundation (cannot remember the exact name. Was also way too dark and made me very sick from fragrance). With the exception of a few lip colors that are fragranced solely with limonene, a natural essential oil that I am not allergic to, thank God, I can only use certain Bobbi Brown makeup. I can also use some other brow pencils and I adore my NARS loose setting powders, both the translucent one and the velvet one.
Needless to say, my entire makeup collection can fit in my normal-sized makeup bag. LOL Honestly, I’m really glad because I don’t want to have makeup that I can’t use (because my collection is too vast). I don’t have any new favorites. At some point I really want to get the relatively new Marc Jacobs lip gloss stick (can’t remember the exact name, but it’s a lip gloss in a stick. I’ll either get that or one of their regular lip glosses. I’m not sure which one is better. I won’t get both because I don’t want to buy something I don’t need. I’ll probably get one of their regular lip glosses because my Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint is just like a lip gloss in a stick, and I think I might be disappointed by the Marc Jacobs one. It might seem too similar and not very exciting. The Marc Jacobs regular glosses I would want to buy because I haven’t had a lip gloss in ages because they all made me ill. This is the first one I have ever seen that contains limonene as the scent. Hooray!!! I wonder what the best everyday neutral color would be!

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