Best Beauty Products | November 2018 Report

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of October, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

01. Chocolatier Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A+

Colour Pop Chocolatier Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, red undertones and cream finish. The pigmentation was...

Colour Pop Chocolatier Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deep brown with warm, red undertones and cream finish. The pigmentation was...

02.

02. Guinevere Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A+

Pat McGrath Guinevere MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

Pat McGrath Guinevere MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

03.

03. Cinnamon Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A+

Colour Pop Cinnamon Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium brown with strong, warm yellower undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick was...

Colour Pop Cinnamon Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium brown with strong, warm yellower undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick was...

05.

05. Flesh 3 Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath Flesh 3 MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich...

Pat McGrath Flesh 3 MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich...

06.

06. Wide Awake Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop Wide Awake Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

Colour Pop Wide Awake Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

07.

07. Morning Light Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop Morning Light Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium orange with peach-to-pink shifting pearl paired with a more...

Colour Pop Morning Light Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium orange with peach-to-pink shifting pearl paired with a more...

08.

08. Brick Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $7.00/0.12 oz.

A

Colour Pop Brick Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was...

Colour Pop Brick Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was...

09.

09. 1995 Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath 1995 MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark dusty pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color...

Pat McGrath 1995 MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark dusty pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color...

10.

10. Full Metal Black Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $28.00/0.08 oz.

A

Natasha Denona Full Metal Black Chroma Crystal Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep black with a heavy dose of silver sparkle. The texture was...

Natasha Denona Full Metal Black Chroma Crystal Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep black with a heavy dose of silver sparkle. The texture was...

11.

11. Full Metal Bronze Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $28.00/0.08 oz.

A

Natasha Denona Full Metal Bronze Chroma Crystal Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with strong, warm undertones and flecks of...

Natasha Denona Full Metal Bronze Chroma Crystal Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with strong, warm undertones and flecks of...

12.

12. Forbidden Love Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath Forbidden Love MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool undertones and a satin finish. The...

Pat McGrath Forbidden Love MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool undertones and a satin finish. The...

13.

13. Elson Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, deep red with strong, cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color...

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, deep red with strong, cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color...

15.

15. Dream Sequence Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $18.00/0.6 oz.

A

Colour Pop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring two glittery highlighters...

Colour Pop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette ($18.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring two glittery highlighters...

17.

17. Omi Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

18.

18. Wig Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $6.50/0.11 oz.

A

Colour Pop Wig Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color...

Colour Pop Wig Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.50 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color...

21.

21. Christy Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

PPermanent. $38.00/0.14 oz.

A

Pat McGrath Christy MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color...

Pat McGrath Christy MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color...

24.

24. No Rest for the Vivid Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.23 oz.

A

Colour Pop No Rest for the Vivid Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of...

Colour Pop No Rest for the Vivid Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of...

25.

25. Bloom Time Wet 'n' Wild

Wet 'n' Wild

PPermanent. $4.99/0.19 oz.

A

Wet 'n' Wild Bloom Time MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a soft, pink-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

Wet 'n' Wild Bloom Time MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a soft, pink-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

Breakdown |
Nov 1, 2018 — Nov 30, 2018

87%

Average Score
A
166
B
128
C
27
D
8
F
8

Total Reviews (337)
Brands Reviewed (17)

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What were your favorites from the last month? Natasha Denona Gold palette, Kevyn Aucoin NudePop palette, Milk Makeup Longwear Gel Liners
What didnโ€™t impress you? N/A
Did you return anything you purchase? No
Or successfully resist temptation? I have not purchased the Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet palette and I truly want it. I purchased and then immediately canceled my order for Melt’s Smoke Sessions palette b/c I knew I didn’t need it. Maybe if it comes back in stock in the next year, but I need to move in a few months so I’ve got to focus on that.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก? ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘จ๐‘ป ๐‘ฐ ๐‘ฉ๐‘ถ๐‘ผ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Temptation Eyeshadow Palette; Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid to Mattes Lipstick in Nightmare, Bite Beauty Sagittarius lipstick; ColourPop Chasing Rainbows Palette; MAC Lipstick in Shimmer & Spice; SauceBox Secret Garden Palette. ๐™๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™ ๐™„ ๐˜ฟ๐™„๐˜ฟ๐™‰’๐™ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™”: Tarte Tarteist PRO Remix PRO Palette; MAC Pretty Punk and Raver Girl Palettes; Melt Smoke Sessions Palette.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐ข๐๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ? New NARS duos formulations, Tom Ford eye quads, Dose of Colors Mickey Mouse Collection, the blue Huda Gemstone Obsessions Palette, Charlotte Tilbury eye quads.

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐? No

๐Ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง? Besame Peter Pan Collection; MAC MAC Pretty Punk and Raver Girl Palettes; Menagerie Ferel Eyeshadow Palette

What were your favorites from the last month? PMG Blitztrance lippies, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Lockout
What didnโ€™t impress you? n/a
Did you return anything you purchase? no
Or successfully resist temptation? Too many to list, I’m a makeup addict everything is on the table lol!

What were your favorites from the last month? Glossier skin tint, hourglass ambient light edit 4
What didnโ€™t impress you? Charlotte tilbury big lash mascara. I was expecting so much more Definitely didnโ€™t compete with Monsieur Big by Lancรดme
Did you return anything you purchase? The new first aid beauty avocado concealer, but for a lighter shade.
Or successfully resist temptation? The new nars eyeshadow palette is speaking to me! But I rarely wear eyeshadow daily so Iโ€™m trying not to give in

Favorites for the month of November: Pat McGrath Blitz Trance lipsticks in Club Kiss and Rebel Red. Tom Ford lipstick in Chadwick, Pat McGrath eye shadow palette in Dark Star. Pat McGrath lip gloss in Flesh Astral. I also have fallen in love with the Marc Jacobs SeeQuinn’s (hope that is the right name) and have purchased every colour. For base products I am loving my two newest cushions that I ordered from YesStyle. I have the MIBA Calcium Ion Cushion and the RiRe Cushion. Neither is the perfect shade for me so I mix the two. I also am loving the Thrive Causemetics blush in Rosie and the translucent powder.

What didn’t impress me: I wasn’t blown away by the Thrive Causemetics mascara which I was expecting to love. I don’t hate it but it doesn’t do what it says it will. I had to apply 3 coats to get anything close to my Cover Girl Super Sizer or many of the other mascara’s I use. I tend to like layering my mascara’s so may be able to find a combo that I like. The Thrive CC cream which is suppose to have a blurring effect was just okay. I think the powder is what really worked. The eye liner, not so much. Wouldn’t stay on my waterline. So out of the 6 products I picked up to try I loved 2, liked 3 and one was a bust.

Return anything: No, I didn’t.

Resist temptation: I have been fighting picking up the Dominique Berries and Cream palette. I have so many berry palettes but always want the next one down the pike. I really wanted to get the Lisa Eldridge lipstick release but kept putting it off because I have so many red lipsticks. Of course, about 5 minutes after the restock was sold out, I started wishing I had purchased. She says she will release more later but not sure if she is talking about the same shades or new shades. Anyway, you snooze you lose!!

What were your favorites from the last month?

ABH Sultry Eyeshadow Palette. MAC Snowball Holiday 2017 Gold Eyeshadow Palette. MAC Shiny Pretty Things Holiday 2018 Rose Palette. Becca Prosecco Pop Highlighter. Lorac Pink Blush. MAC Extra Dimension Bareness Blush.

What didnโ€™t impress you?

I’ve been using up mascaras. I wasn’t impressed with Flower Beauty Zoom In Ultimate Mascara or It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. I’m glad to be onto different mascaras this month!

Did you return anything you purchase?

No

Or successfully resist temptation?

Oh I’ve resisted a lot. I’ve passed on much of this holiday season. I’m at a point where I don’t need anything else except repurchasing the basics as I go through them!

I donโ€™t like superhero, either. Fair at the beginning, went worse, then a bit better, then worse again…all within the expiration date. Finally tossed it. Not comfortable at all with the changes, considering I โ€˜treat them right.โ€™

What were your favorites from the last month?
The Brown Sugar lipstick range from Colour Pop, just not the nude one
Anastasia Sultry – which I didn’t open until this month.

What didnโ€™t impress you?
The lots and lots of lip glosses and matte lipsticks in nude shades coming out.
The Huda Gemstones collection – even though I love both blue and green shades, they just didn’t quite hit the spot with me.

Did you return anything you purchase?
No, not really possible here.

Or successfully resist temptation?
Yes, quite a few skincare deals and all of the Cyber Monday products.

What were your favorites from the last month? Sydney Grace (still don’t have mine, but from everything that I’ve seen, heard for the community, I have a very good feeling about this brand).

What didnโ€™t impress you? A lot, thanks to the vanity and checking for dupes, lots of palettes just didn’t call out to me. And anything highlighters! I just can’t see how they greatly differ from each other. I have two Huda highlighter palettes and a couple of older ones , like The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer , and I just can’t see the need for more.

Did you return anything you purchase? No, rarely (almost never) happens. I research reviews (here, other blogs & You Tube), test, swatch and know my collection and tastes well, so I don’t tend to make very many “mistake” purchases. The rare times I’ve returned something was because I listened to the store assistant or the wrong color was in the box.

Or successfully resist temptation? Lots of eye shadow palettes! Also, picking up any new habits, like lippies, such as resisting Pat McGrath, Tom Ford or a number of other expensive, quality lipsticks. I did buy a couple, but not like my palette passion.

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