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Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

 

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection
Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

The Details

Clinique’s newest holiday sets and offerings are now available online.

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Sweet as Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition All About Shadow™ eyeshadow palette features an array of gorgeous shades to help you create head-turning looks for both day and night. Layer shades with a dual-ended all-over brush or contour brush for the perfect finish.

Lip Out Loud, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Go bold with the saturated colors of Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer. Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer has a pigment-saturated formula with creamy matte comfort. All colors have a built-in smoothing primer in a gift-ready purple tin.

  • 2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Bare Pop and Cherry Pop
    2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Ruby Pop and Icon Pop

Honey, Honey Ornament Set, $12.00 (Limited Edition)

Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create a shade that’s yours alone. This duo is emollient-rich and lightweight, leaving lips with glossy, sheer color. The luxe lip set is packaged in a festive holiday ornament, making it perfect for gifting.

  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey and Black Honey

Non-Stop Pop Set, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

Find three fresh ways to make lips pop. Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte delivers a luscious pop of liquid color in one full-coverage coat. Clinique Pop™ Matte hugs lips with up to eight hours of creamy matte comfort. Get all three in a cute travel-size makeup tin.

  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.5 mL Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Cake Pop
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Rose Pop
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Clinique Chubby Treats, $25.00 ($34.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These super-nourishing, bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™ are loaded with mango and shea butters for soft and smooth lips. Housed in a limited-edition tin that’s perfect for gifting, the shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant. Availability at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Broadest Berry, Pink Honey, Bountiful Blush, Super Strawberry, and Black Honey

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Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S118

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a natural matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a smooth, moderately dense texture that didn’t kickup any excess product in the pan but was still quite blendable on the skin. The color does run warmer, so it would be ideal for someone who prefers a warmer contour or might be looking for a deeper bronzer. On me, the powder lasted well for eight and a half hours.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Sculpting swatches.

S118
S118
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Sneak Peek: Tom Ford Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Colors Photos & Swatches

01/05

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color  

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) just released with 25 shades. They are “clutch-sized,” which is code for miniature, though they are actually a better value (from a price per ounce perspective) than the brand’s full-sized offerings. There are also 25 shades Lip Color Sheers, and you can find swatches of them here.

Also, a big thank you to Beautylish for supporting Temptalia’s endeavor to swatch all the things and sending one of each shade for swatching. 🙂

First Impressions

The formula is supposed to have “full-coverage, “high-shine” that is moisturizing. The brand has released this formula before in six shades, and based on that experience and swatching through the new 25 shades, I expect a similar experience. They have a more luminous finish with moderate slip, and while they are more pigmented than the Sheers, they are not always full coverage–more like medium and buildable to semi-opaque for most shades. They seemed comfortable and likely to be hydrating over time. The wear in the past has ranged between three and five hours. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

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Sneak Peek: Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers Photos & Swatches

01/05

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer  

Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer  

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) just released with 25 shades. They are “clutch-sized,” which is code for miniature, though they are actually a better value (from a price per ounce perspective) than the brand’s full-sized offerings. The collection itself also features 25 shades in the Ultra-Rich formula, which I’ll share shortly!

Also, a big thank you to Beautylish for supporting Temptalia’s endeavor to swatch all the things and sending one of each shade for swatching. 🙂

First Impressions

The formula is supposed to have a “semi-sheer effect” that can be worn alone or layered. They are sheer to semi-sheer with a few with more medium and/or buildable coverage. The consistency was lightweight, emollient but not too slippery for the most part, and comfortable to wear. Swatching 50 lipsticks back-to-back is no small feat and really makes it glaringly obvious how comfortable a formula is (or isn’t) and my lips are no worse for the wear today. I don’t imagine that these will have stellar wear–two to three hours based on preliminary testing. They are vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Urban Decay Exhibition, Caliente, Heartache Vice Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick

Exhibition

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark magenta purple with warmer, pink undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The texture was smooth, creamy, and almost velvety–it was a little thicker but still creamy enough to apply easily and feel lightweight on the lips. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating, though there was a bit of color that had gravitated toward my deeper lip lines over time.

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.11 oz. - $154.55 Per Ounce

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, which are primarily distinguished by level of sheen, shimmer content, and coverage. Mega Mattes are the thinnest and have the most “cling” as they are drier and more matte (but most are semi-matte and not a totally flat matte) and can be drying, though they are longer-wearing.

Comfort Mattes are creamier, a little denser, with richer color payoff on average (they are the most pigmented out of the finishes), and have a satin finish that is fairly comfortable to wear, usually lightly hydrating, and longer-wearing.

Creams are usually softer and creamier, though not too soft (they don’t mush or break from the base easily), with some being tackier and stiffer in the tube until they warm up against the lips; they have good color payoff, are hydrating, and are comfortable to wear but have more typical wear (four to six hours–six hours for deeper/richer shades like a red).

Sheers and Sheer Shimmers have a more balm-like consistency that feels a little thinner but is wetter/more emollient than Mega Mattes, so ultimately, they feel quite different applied; they have sheerer coverage, though more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than very sheer, and have the shortest wear time at two to fours with light hydration.

Metallized is the most shimmery of the finishes, though some of the other finishes have shades that are actually as shimmery (to me), but the Metallized formula has a thinner, more emollient base that isn’t as dense or as cream-like as the Creams; they feel more like the Sheers but a bit heavier and more pigmented (but seem to run semi-opaque to opaque, not always fully opaque) with average wear (four to five hours), light hydration.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Kaolin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil / Shea Oil, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Cetyl Lactate, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Aqua / Water, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Colophonium / Rosin, Squalane, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Tin Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine].

Exhibition
Exhibition
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2017

Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2017
Viseart Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2017

The Details

Each shade is highly-pigmented, creamy, and easy to blend for long-lasting depth and dimension. Create infinite looks with nine twilight-inspired shades in matte and shimmer finishes.

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Golden Hour Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00 (New, Sephora Exclusive)

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