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Tom Ford True Coral & Cherry Lush Patent Finish Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color

True Coral

Tom Ford Beauty True Coral Patent Finish Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips. The lip color felt more watery when I initially applied it, but it developed into a more gel-like, lightly tacky texture that was very smoothing and comfortable to wear. The color was still going strong after eight hours, while the shine had lasted a solid six hours on me. The formula was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.07 oz. - $771.43 Per Ounce

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.”  It’s a click-style product with a flocked, slanted applicator where the liquid color flows from. I’m not particularly fond of the applicator, though it is not rough or hard to use, but the flocking makes it harder to get really precise, clean edges (sometimes I feel like it gives a more jagged edge).

The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear.

The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding on these two shades. It has a strong, vanilla cake scent–not your typical vanilla but something sweeter–and noticeably stronger than other Tom Ford lip products. The formula reminds me of products like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer but with a slightly thicker consistency. The color range is more limited with all the shades being brighter, medium-to-dark in color, and between warm red and cool pink.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Patent Finish Lip Color swatches.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Pat McGrath Psycho Candy, Tropicalia, Unnatural Natural LuxeTrance Lipsticks

01/07

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick

Psycho Candy

Pat McGrath Psycho Candy LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a neon, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, but the formula had more slip than others in the LuxeTrance line, which I felt made it appear ever-so-slightly translucent in places. It did not read streaky, but it did seem to have subtle streaking along the edges that was only noticeable in close-up photos but not in person. The consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply as it did not tug. It wore well for almost eight hours and was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.14 oz. - $271.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "intense color payoff" with "comfort" and "rich hydration" that has a "satiny sheen." Of the shades I've tried, they are richly pigmented, long-wearing, incredibly comfortable to wear from start to finish, hydrating, and generally flattering on the lips. The texture was smooth, velvety, and creamy enough to glide across the lips with ease but never felt slippery or too clingy. Most shades performed exceptionally well, and while pricey, they at least lived up to a lot of the claims. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick swatches.

A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

The Details

Get the eyes to envy with this covetable, limited-edition palette of 12 high-impact shadows in a range of buttery matte, lustrous satin, and glittering metallic finishes. The long-wearing, blendable, and lightweight shades are crease- and sweat-resistant, while the all-new pure pigment formula delivers the richest, most intense color payoff in just one stroke. Featuring a versatile range of pale pinks, seductive nudes, and glistening rose golds that play well on all skin tones, this is NARS’ most wanted palette yet.

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NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette, $59.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Biarritz Matte neutral cream
  • Satisfaction Shimmering golden pink
  • Delirium Metallic rose
  • Temptress Satin paprika
  • Seven Heaven Matte sand
  • Shadow Hill Matte saddle
  • Mendoza Shimmering pink copper
  • Wicked Game Satin cranberry
  • Shooting Star Sparkling champagne
  • La La Shimmering deep bronze
  • Fallen Star Shimmering antique bronze
  • Coconut Grove Matte deep brown

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Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017

Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017
Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2017

The Details

Customize your own duotone shadows with Urban Decay’s shade-morphing Distortion Eyeshadow Palette. Layer the shadows in the top row over any of the other shades—and watch them instantly transform into shifty, multidimensional hues. Every shade provides insane payout, feels velvety and blends easily.

The colors are arranged in vertical trios; use them together or mix and match to create your own combinations. With 10 shades (nine are new) and five transformer hues, you’ll never run out of options. The transformer shades in the top row are reflective pigments with different shifts. Wear the traditional shades in the middle and bottom row alone or with the shifter shades on top.

The case has a faceted lid with a cool holographic effect (a nod to the transformative shadows inside) and a transparent purple base.

12/1 at Sephora, 12/11 at Urban Decay

Distortion Eyeshadow Palette, $48.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

  • Bleach Gold shift
  • Shifty Green shift
  • Space Blue shift
  • Mind Game Lavender shift
  • Blur Pink shift
  • First Offense Metallic burnt orange
  • Hot Box Deep green satin with green micro-sparkle
  • 5.0 Metallic medium blue
  • Rogue Muted medium purple shimmer
  • Trash Talk Muted medium pink shimmer with purple shift
  • Territorial Deep metallic bronze
  • Blackout Blackest black matte
  • Old Smoke Smoky metallic medium gray
  • Shag Metallic silver with iridescent micro-sparkle
  • Velvet Metallic burgundy with gold micro-sparkle

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust | Look Details

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust | Look Details

Beauty Rust

Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette filled with warm neutrals. There are five matte eyeshadows and one sparkling one. I saved this one for last, as I expected it to be the most foolproof, but it was a struggle, even over primer. On its own, there were issues with colors dusting off the lid and lifting away, and over primer, the powders seeped into my skin and looked dotted, patchy–like my pores were eating the eyeshadows and darkening, which resulted in a nice, polka dotted effect that was zero percent flattering.

B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Natural

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Dream

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B

Nighty Night

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A-

Daisy

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A-

Recharge

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F

Dusk

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Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017

Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017
Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017

The Details

We believe everyone deserves a HAPPILY EVER AFTER! So when you run into your Prince (or Princess) Charming, we’re making sure you look FLAWLESS.

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Porcelain Princess Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Gleam Highlighter
  • Tryst Contour
  • Sweetheart Blush
  • First Crush Blush

Fair Lady Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Radiant Highlighter
  • Betrayal Contour
  • Flirt Blush
  • A’mour Blush

Bronze Baroness Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Splendor Highlighter
  • Heartbreaker Contour
  • Love Bomb Blush
  • French Kiss Blush

Ebony Empress Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Glimmer Highlighter
  • Forbidden Contour
  • Devoted Blush
  • Seduction Blush

Wish Ever After Eyeshadow Palette, $22.00 (Limited Edition)

  • I’m Peachless Buff base with peachy-pink reflects
  • Roulette Rosy, burnt sienna with a silky, shimmery finish
  • Cocoa Bear Matte reddish brown
  • Bada Bing Gold-flecked chocolate brown with a subtle sparkly finish

Dream Ever After Eyeshadow Palette, $22.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Phantom White base with violet purple reflects
  • Anarchy Medium marsala with a shimmery finish
  • Cherry Cola Deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish
  • Drama Queen Densely dark purple with a shimmery finish