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Today in Holiday 2016: Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips by Tarte, Viseart, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Holiday 2016
Too Faced Color Wheel Blush Palette

With so many new pieces launching across brands, instead of bombarding you with brand-specific posts, I thought I’d group today’s recently launched products by type; most of what I’ve seen launch today is available via Sephora but may eventually release to other retailers later on.

Also, all of the holiday launches that were exclusive to Sephora VIB Rouges are now available for everyone. 🙂

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The Details

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette, $44.00 (Limited Edition, Tarte/Sephora Exclusive)

Color your way to the perfect glow with this custom blush and highlighter palette. It features 10 deluxe, limited-edition blushes in mattes, lusters, and two micro-pearlescent highlighters—all in one complexion-enhancing palette. With its dual-sided design, it curates five warm and five cool shades so you can mix and match with your cheek wardrobe to create the perfect, custom look. The neutral and bold, universal shades spotlight a variety of complexions with a built-in cover for mess-free portability. Powered by tarte’s long-wearing Amazonian clay, the iconic, bestselling formula balances and replenishes skin for 12 hours of fade-free, ultra-pigmented wear. Available at Sephora.

Viseart Blush Palette, $80.00

A blush palette with six powder-based shades for unparalleled coverage, pigment, and long-lasting wear. Available at Sephora.

  • Rose/Coral
  • Plum/Bronze
  • Orange/Violet
  • Highlight/Sculpting

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Bobbi Brown Bellini, Uber Beige, Bond Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bellini Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy finish with a light sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, very creamy texture that glided on without tugging on the lips, but it had enough slip that I had trouble with some of the color gathering in lip lines over time. It was comfortable to wear, as the formula was hydrating, over the five hours it lasted. Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Margherita (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium brown with subtle warm, rosy undertones and a creamy finish. The consistency was lightweight, creamy, and felt hydrating on the lips. This shade was richly pigmented and covered the lips with smooth, even color. After two hours of wear, some color slid into my lip lines, though I could press my lips to smooth everything back into place. The color wore well for close to four and a half hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia #11 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Abstract (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Sable (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop 951 (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Chanel Nude (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Cherish (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC French Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Bond Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, muted plum with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, a little thicker overall than the other two shades, which I think helped it fill in lip lines without emphasizing them. The lipstick had opaque color payoff that applied evenly, and the formula was moisturizing over the six hours it lasted for. There was a faint purplish stain left behind. MAC Viva Glam III (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Infuse (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

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Holiday 2016 Cheek Palettes/Sets | Laura Mercier Fall in Love, Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow, Stila Star Light, Star Bright

 

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection

Three new, limited edition cheek palettes for the holidays.

Now online for VIB Rouges

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The Details

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection, $58.00 ($64.53 Value) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders highlight the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skintones. Its non-dusting texture allows for a buildable layer of shine—from a subtle highlight to a more intense level of luminosity. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Addiction Gilded gold
  • Devotion Cool
  • Seduction Soft bronze
  • Indiscretion Warm rose gold

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette, $69.00 ($117.30 Value) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette features Gold, Wild Rose, and Bronze shades for gorgeous radiance to the cheekbones and for an allover glow. Formulated with superfine, light-catching pearl pigments, each shade imparts soft brilliance with a hint of color. The Gold shade brightens and highlights, the Bronze hue adds warmth, and Wild Rose creates a flushed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Gold Gold
  • Wild Rose Rose
  • Bronze Deep, bronzy glow

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

Create starlet illumination with the Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette. Bouncy to the touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters melt into skin for a barely-there feel. Infused with ultra-fine, light-diffusing particles, they help skin look lit from within for a natural-looking glow. Layer these shades together or wear them alone and let your skin steal the spotlight this holiday season. Wear Transcendence’s opalescent pink for a bold, ethereal glow, sweep on Kitten, a shimmering pink nude that brightens and illuminates, or wear the Bronze highlighter for a radiant, sunkissed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Transcendence Opalescent pink
  • Kitten Shimmering nude pink
  • Bronze Sunkissed radiance

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Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions (Fall 2016) Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) has added several new shades to the range. I believe there are 9 that I did not cover before (a few that are listed as new were previously exclusive to Sephora). Full reviews to come, of course, but here’s a look at swatches for now!

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

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Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette for August 2016

Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette
Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Palette

Created in celebration of Bobbi Brown’s 25th anniversary, The Nude Library features the most-loved and best-selling nude eye palettes from Bobbi’s archives. Inspired by the colors Bobbi sees naturally in women’s faces, this limited edition palette includes 40 base, lid and liner shades designed to flatter all skin tones.

Now online

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The Details

The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Edition, $200.00 (Limited Edition)

The Nude Library features the most-loved and best-selling nude eye palettes from Bobbi’s archives.

  • Nude on Nude
  • Navy & Nude
  • Nude
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Desert Twilight
  • Neons & Nudes
  • Stonewashed Nudes
  • Nectar & Nude

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-drark rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Rosé (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” This is the third (and last!) shade that was released, and it seemed to be the most shimmery and deepest in color (this is likely to be more of a highlighting blush on very fair to medium skin tones but work particularly well as a highlighter on darker complexions). It had medium, buildable coverage paired with a soft, smooth, but denser, consistency that blended out effortlessly. I did not feel like this emphasized my pores, but I think it might if you feel like your pores are larger/more noticeable in general. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

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