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Hourglass Holiday 2017 Confessional Refillable Lipstick Set

01/03

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Set Confessional Refillable Lipstick Set

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Set Confessional Refillable Lipstick Set

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Set Confessional Refillable Lipstick Set

Holiday 2017 Set

Hourglass Holiday 2017 Set Confessional Refillable Lipstick Set ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) contains three lipsticks; it comes with one lipstick with full packaging and two refills. All three are full-sized, and the refills can be used without swapping them into the full case if desired. I’m a fan of the formula, which is more pigmented, hydrating, and comfortable to wear but find the amount of product per lipstick (0.03 oz.) to be hard to ignore.

Value

There are a few ways to assess the value, since the brand has their Confession lipstick available with full packaging ($34.00 each) and lighter, refill packaging ($22.00 each). For the purposes of value, I wanted to make it the most straightforward: one lipstick in full packaging and two in refill. They are full-sized in the set, so there was a total value of $78. If we looked at the equivalent in refill packaging only (since some may have no issue opting out of the full packaging), then the total value would have been $66 (I don’t think it would be remotely fair to consider three as full packaging since they are definitely not).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/07

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a double-sided palette that has five shades on each side for a total of 10 cheek colors. There is one highlighter on each side, so the palette contains eight blushes and two highlighters.

First Impressions

It seemed typical for Tarte’s blush releases with some shades being pigmented and others being more buildable. There was one absolute dud, both from swatching and after applying once to the face (for photos), which was Dainty–it had to be scraped to get any payoff at all. In general, Tarte’s formula wears eight to ten hours on me but doesn’t get to the 12-hours as promised, and as far as I’m aware, they haven’t tweaked the formula, so I imagine similar wear is forthcoming. The texture of the blushes, overall, seemed to be less powdery but as a result, were a bit firmer in the pan as well.

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MAC Liptensity Collection for Fall 2017

MAC Liptensity Collection for Fall 2017
MAC Liptensity Collection for Fall 2017

The Details

An instant fan-favourite, our most brilliant lipstick is back in nine new and three bring-back shades! Each Liptensity tube holds extra amounts of pigment, yielding extreme colour intensity, clarity and vibrancy. Pair with our new Liptensity Lip Pencil available in 18 equally vivid permanent shades.

Liptensity Lipstick, $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CAD (Permanent)

  • Bite o’ Georgia Light creamy peach
  • Habanero Vibrant orange red
  • King Salmon Creamy salmon pink
  • Brick Dust Browned neutral pink
  • Fire Roasted Brick red
  • Ginger Rose Mid-tone blue pink
  • Noblesse Rich purple
  • Cordovan Deep rose red
  • Fireworks Vivid bright red
  • Ambrosial Bright plum pink
  • Beetroot Creamy lilac purple
  • Clouds in my Coffee Light, dusty nude pink
  • Well-Bred Brown Light nude
  • Galaxy Grey Light bluish-gray
  • Marsala Deep magenta pink
  • Double Fudge Intense dark brown
  • Stallion Deep black
  • Mulling Spices Burgundy brown red
  • Driftwood Soft lilac beige
  • Smoked Almond Bright rose brown
  • Toast and Butter Peachy cinnamon
  • Dionysus Deep plum

Liptensity Lip Pencil, $21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD (Permanent)

  • Stallion Black
  • Galaxy Grey Light blue grey
  • Hellebore Vibrant mid-tone purple
  • La Sultana Deep berry
  • Marsala Deep magenta
  • Dionysus Rich burgundy
  • Fire Roasted Brick red
  • Habanero Vibrant orange
  • Double Fudge Intense dark brown
  • Toast and Butter Mid-tone caramel brown
  • Honey Pecan Warm n ude
  • Fresh Clay Mid-tone rosy nude
  • Enoki Soft mauve/dusty lilac beige
  • Art District Soft warm pink
  • Pressed Blooms Soft cool pink
  • Cut Ruby Clean bright fuchsia
  • Royally Flushed Bright plum
  • All Dressed Up True bright red

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MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection for Fall/Winter 2017

MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection for Fall/Winter 2017
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection for Fall/Winter 2017

The Details

Rossy de Palma’s strikingly unique, Picasso-esque beauty and uninhibited, creative soul has made her one of Spanish art, fashion and cinema’s most original muses and collaborators. Now, her joie de vivre is captured in her M∙A∙C colour collection. Special packaging takes on new meaning with inspiration drawn from Rossy’s romantic glamour, and palettes featuring her eyes, nose and lips come together to form an invincible Cubist vision.

10/5 online and at select locations


Lipstick, $17.50 U.S. / $22.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Frenesi Bright red fuchsia (Matte)
  • Rossy Dirty mauve purple (Matte)
  • Self Esteem Bright clean red (Matte)
  • Phenomenal Woman Dark purple (Matte) (Online Exclusive)

Indimenticabile / Lip Gloss x 3, $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Dream Bright fuchsia pink
  • Plum Bite Deep plum
  • Velvet Me Cherry red

My Moon / Eyeshadow x 2, $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Luna Llena Frosty white (Frost)
  • Lune Noire Dark carbon (Matte)

Colours on the Verge Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, $32.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Pinky Bright pink (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Money Soft green with pearl
  • Deep Dark blackened navy
  • Charcoal Black with multi-colour pearl
  • Smokes Soft lilac

Powder Blush, $23.00 U.S. / $27.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Desire Dirty blue pink (Satin)
  • Red Envy Dirty red (Satin)

Nose Pose / Cream Colour Base x2, $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Africa Dream Soft yellow nude
  • Morocco Soft warm chocolate

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed, $27.00 U.S. / $33.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Transparent Transparent

Glitter, $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Red Vibrant shimmering chunky red
  • Reflects Turquatic Sparkling bright turquoise

Kat Von D Holiday 2017 Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set Now Available

Kat Von D Holiday 2017 Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set Now Available
Kat Von D Holiday 2017 Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set Now Available

The Details

This exclusive lineup of Kat Von D’s bestselling Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks is the ultimate collection of next-level neutrals for every mood, skin tone, and attitude. Discover a beautiful balance of divine nudes and rebellious statement shades, plus Madrid, a new, exclusive shade available only in this limited-edition set. Mix and match to create one-of-a-kind combinations, or rock any shade on its own for velvety matte color that won’t wear off.

Holiday 2017 Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Madrid Warm redwood (Exclusive)
  • Witches Pitch black (Permanent)
  • Damned Black cherry (Permanent)
  • Hawkwind Nude sienna (Permanent)
  • Sanctuary Cool sepia (Permanent)
  • Ludwig Tawny rose (Permanent)
  • Lovecraft Mauve pink nude (Permanent)
  • Exorcism Ripe blackberry (Permanent)