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MAC x Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint & Nicki’s Nude Lipsticks

01/06

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick

The Pinkprint

MAC The Pinkprint Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer. It seemed to have more slip than most Amplifieds, which made it appear a touch streaky along the edges and more prone to settling in my lip lines. The texture was comfortable to wear as the creamy quality helped it glide on without tugging. It wore well for four hours but settled further into my lip lines. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Silica, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Look for Holiday 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Look for Holiday 2017
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Look for Holiday 2017

The Details

Darlings, this is for all seasons, all occasions! My Instant Eye Palette, inspired by Charlotte’s smokey eye legacy, is a REVOLUTIONARY control-pressed palette that will change the way you apply your eye makeup for perfect application EVERY TIME. Imagine a palette that was the Little Black Dress of the makeup universe… the most glamorous, gorgeous, gold suitcase containing your complete eye makeup wardrobe! Whether you want to create a natural look, a sophisticated smokey eye, divine date night makeup or rock chick party eye, this eyeshadow palette gives you an instant airbrushed look with NEW limited edition shades.

Early access 9/21 only, full release late September/early October

Instant Eye Palette, $75.00 (Limited Edition)

  • The Day Look for a fresh, natural eye makeup look, with a delicate matte cream, shimmering neutral brown & taupe matte perfection.
  • The Desk Look with pink champagne, chocolate brown & caramel shades, this smokey eye is the perfect power of makeup look for work.
  • The Date Look has sultry, shimmering mauve-cocoa and chocolate shades for the ultimate smokey, soft and dreamt eye makeup.
  • The Disco Look is the go-to party eye! Indulge with black and emollient-rich molten gold for a dramatic rock chick look.

Sneak Peek: LORAC Mega Pro 4 Palette Photos & Swatches

01/16

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Mega Pro Palette

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Palette ($59.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holiay season, though the color scheme is certainly not typical for the holidays! To my eye, it gave a more springtime vibe to me due to the more muted quality of a lot of the colors.

First Impressions

While I have always appreciated the blendability of LORAC’s Pro formula, I have often struggled to wear it well on bare skin due to how powdery/soft they are, as the colors often sheer out or go on unevenly (as they seem more prone to absorbing the natural oils on my skin). This palette had some shades that were dusty and thin, and those sheered out very easily and were hard to keep intense/opaque. There were others that were quite pigmented and seemed to go on well (or that they would). The more powdery formula often wears shorter on me than the average powder eyeshadow, and the eyeshadows in the palette felt similar to past releases so nothing says that the wear would be improved but we’ll see.

LORAC seems to like to reuse names, as there were several shades in the palette with the same names as past releases but the colors were completely different (not just in a way that might occur from a different batch). I have no idea why a warm beige is called “Cool Taupe” at all given the shade existed previously (and was more taupe-like!).

LORAC Mega Pro 4 Palette

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Sneak Peek: Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set Photos & Swatches

01/03

Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set

Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set

Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set

Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six shades of liquid eyeshadow with three shades being part of the Shimmer & Glow finish and three from the Glitter & Glow finish.

First Impressions

Only one of the shades is a shade I’m familiar with–Smoldering Satin–so I don’t have too much food for thought at the moment. Peachy Sheen ran sheer and would definitely be better for adding glitter on top of something else rather than attempting to build it up (which does not always go well in this formula due to the amount of glitter). The three Shimmer & Glow shades seemed fairly pigmented and smooth, and they have more of a pearly-to-metallic finish so I am curious how well they’ll sit on the lid but haven’t had the chance to try them yet.

Stila Eye for Elegance Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Vice Lipstick Set

01/06

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Urban Decay Little Vices Holiday 2017 Vice Lipstick Set

Little Vices

Urban Decay Little Vices Lipstick Kit ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains five travel-sized lipsticks with two exclusive shades (Double Crossed and Mad) and one just-released shade (Love Drunk). The three shades that have been released before were consistent with their full-sized versions. Mad was the weakest in the set, as it was sheer and patchier, and would be most suitable for use as a layering shade as a result. I liked the set overall and think that if the shades appeal, but the Metallized shades still under-performed (consistent with the permanent line).

Value

Full-sized Vice Lipsticks retail for $17.00 for 0.11 oz. or $154.55/oz. The set contained 0.15 oz. worth of lipsticks or $23.18 worth of product–I was actually surprised it wasn’t priced at $20 (Urban Decay is usually pretty reliable for value-packed sets). On the flip side, for less than the cost of two full-sized lipsticks, you would be getting five shades, and as long as you’re not someone who tends to finish lipsticks quickly, the set would still be worth checking out.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

01/06

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Holiday 2017

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette ($62.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three new, limited edition highlighters that can be used wet or dry. The brand described the formula as “formulated with intensely concentrated, multifaceted pearl particles” to give “the most reflective glow.” It’s supposed to have a “velvety texture.” These seem to be an intensified version of the brand’s Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders, but this formula is not presently available individually. The Metallic variation has a lot more pearl and is aptly described as “metallic.”

The powders had a soft, lightly dusty texture in the pan, but they blended out nicely on the skin and were definitely high-shine, intense highlighters on the skin (both dry and damp). They were fairly pigmented with coverage ranging from medium, buildable to full depending on the shade and whether it was used dry or damp with damp application always yielded more coverage and a shinier finish. The highlighters wore well for seven and a half to eight hours on me.

Value

The formula is not available as a standalone product at this point in time, but it seems most comparable to the Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders, which retail for $38.00 and contain 0.16 oz. each or $237.50/oz. Based on that, the palette contains $71.25 worth of powder.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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