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Laura Mercier Mode to Modern Caviar Stick Set

01/05

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set

Mode to Modern

Laura Mercier Mode to Modern 4-Piece Caviar Stick Set ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition set featuring four, miniature-sized jumbo eyeshadow pencils. All four shades can be purchased individually if that is preferred. The Caviar Stick formula is supposed to have “easy application with “long-lasting color” that “blends and layers beautifully onto the lids with rich pigment-payoff.” This year’s set includes two matte shades and two shimmers. All our shades were richly pigmented and long-wearing with textures being creamy and non-tugging.

Value

A full-sized Caviar Stick retails for $29.00 and contains 0.05 oz. or costs $580.00/oz. This set contains $69.60 worth of product.

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Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

01/07

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

L'Amour Exotique

Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection ($58.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette with four highlighters–two are new to me and two are also available in the permanent range. I found all four shades to be consistent with the permanent formula, which has a slightly drier, almost looser texture to the touch (not uncommon for this type of formula) with medium to opaque coverage that lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

Value

The full-sized shades of the highlighter retail for $44.00 each and contain 0.35 oz. or $125.71/oz. The palette contains 0.44 oz. worth of product or $55.31 worth of product. It would not be a “value packed” palette from a quantity standpoint; the way it would be “value packed” is in the sense that the full-sized highlighters are rather pricey on their own, even though they are large, so for less than the cost of two standalone shades, you would be getting four. (The price vs. amount is also not drastically lower.) If you’re someone who does not typically pan their powder highlighters, the palette would definitely be worth trying if you like this type formula.

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B+

Infatuation

Limited Edition
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Temptation

Limited Edition
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Devotion

Permanent
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Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access | Cheek/Face Sets

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

The Details

Sephora has early access to over 35 holiday releases for VIB Rouges today.

Editor’s Note: I expect these to be available to everyone else sooner rather than later. I’ve split the posts across categories, so this post focuses on cheek/face sets!

Now avaialble for VIB Rouge

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CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops Set, $42.00 ($50.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Highlight, Strobe and customize your glow with these four bestselling shades of Custom Enhancer Drops. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, these cult-favorite highlighters produce a high-impact liquid metal finish that can be applied alone to strobe and highlight or added to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow. Availability at Sephora.

4 x 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Custom Cover Drops in Celestial, Halo, Rose Gold, Moonlight

Milk Makeup Holographic Powder Quad, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

Put some outer space on your face with these holographic highlighters, packed with meteorite powder and twilight pearls for intense payoff in a single swipe. The talc-free formula features avocado oil, coconut oil, and mango butter to smoothly glide onto eyes as eyeshadow, cheekbones as a highlighter, or lips and body for a hydrating and prismatic sheen. Available at Sephora.

Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter, $35.00 (Limited Edition)

This highlighter builds a natural radiance or blinding strobe with concentrated gold flecks to luxe up your look. The silky, weightless powder features coconut and tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ complex to smooth skin so pigment builds effortlessly. Inspired by Moroccan mosaics, the custom lattice press and bright packaging add some global-glam to your glow. Available at Sephora.

Laura Mercier L'Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s Exotique Face Illuminator highlights the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skin tones. Its non-dusting texture allows for excellent color payoff and applies smoothly and evenly onto skin without dragging. The unique formula brings natural-looking radiance to the complexion for an instant glow. Available at Sephora.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Trio Palette, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

Mix and match shades in this palette to create endless layers of light and color. Each is infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, creating radiant luminosity. Available at Sephora.

  • Neo-Setting Powder
  • Neo-Limelight highlighter in Ibiza
  • Neo-Bronzer in Capri

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Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017
Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette for Spring 2017

Customize and amp up your glow by layering the Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette’s blendable shades together, or wear them separately for a radiant glow. These diffused, multi-dimensional shades complement all skin tones.

For a discrete warm glow base, apply Aurora all over the face, cheeks, and eyes. For a refined glow, layer Reflect or Prism to add a chic sheen to your skin. For a special-effect glow, layer Beam or Ray to impart an iridescent reflection or wet-like dewiness.

Now online

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The Details

Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette, $52.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

A palette featuring four lightweight, sheer, and blendable cream highlighters that interplay with light to reflect a prismatic glow.

  • Aurora
  • Prism
  • Beam
  • Reflect
  • Ray

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

Availability

Sephora

Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Highlighters | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing highlighters useful 🙂

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a luminous, powder highlighter that strikes the right balance between being noticeable without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The shimmer is fine, while the powder is silky and smooth. There are only three shades at the moment, and the one I use the most is Starlight, which works as a highlighting blush on my skin tone.

Availability

Sephora, Nordstrom, Beautylish, Neiman Marcus,