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Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Berry Rays Color Harmony Blush Palette

Berry Rays

Milani Berry Rays Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together resulted in a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt fairly soft and was blendable on the cheeks with semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable but also easily diffused for sheerer coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one.

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.” The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Berry Rays
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Sneak Peek: ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Shadows & Super Shock Shadows Photos & Swatches

ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows
ColourPop Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows

ColourPop Summer 2017 Collection (which I’m sure is one of many smaller releases this summer!) features 12 new pressed powders and three new cream eyeshadows (and one repeat, Snakebite). I hope to review everything in full soon! Here are swatches:

ColourPop Summer 2017

Maybelline So Hot, Classic, Obsessed Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

So Hot

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was not full coverage. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately sticky, but it adhered and sat well on the lips without feathering or settling into my lip lines. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was somewhat hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss So Hot
So Hot
So Hot
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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L’Oreal 24HR Infallible Eyeshadows (Part 3)

01/05

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow

Always Pearly Pink (756)

L’Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation applied dry, which went on the lid evenly and smoothly and required little effort to blend out. It was able to get full coverage when I used a dampened brush, though. The eyeshadow stayed on well for 11 hours before it started to crease faintly, which led to definite, obvious creasing after 14 hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour” wear with “intense, maximized color” and a “powder-cream texture.” They are absolutely long-wearing, but testing for 24 hours is more than I’m happy to do more than very, very occasionally, though most showed some sign of wear between 12 and 14 hours of wear, so I used that to help determine an approximate wear time. The majority of the shades in the range are semi-opaque to opaque, buildable when not fully opaque, and soft, blendable, and easy to work with. The more shimmery shades tended to be the best and easiest to use while more matte and satin finish shades were not as consistent. You can view swatches of all shades here. I have applied them dry (left) and damp (right) as well.

P.S. — I have reviewed most of these in the past, but it was years ago, and I felt like as one of the better drugstore powder eyeshadows on the market, it was time to repurchase them (to get the latest and greatest versions), re-photograph and swatch, retest, and re-review.

Ingredients

CYCLOHEXASILOXANE • ISODODECANE • TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE • NYLON-611/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER • HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER • CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • SILICA • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • TALC • POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE • LAUROYL LYSINE • TIN OXIDE • ALUMINA • POLYURETHANE-11 • [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: MICA • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES • CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE • CI 77000 / ALUMINUM POWDER • CI 75470 / CARMINE • CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES • CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS • CI 77289 / CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN • CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET • CI 77947 / ZINC OXIDE • CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE • CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE]

L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Always Pearly Pink (756)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Maybelline Tease, Charmer, Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Tease

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on without streaking, but the color looked patchy and sank into so many of my lip lines. There was also something about this particular shade’s formula that made it harder to apply: it was thinner, almost runny, and it was very hard to keep in place, even after it became more gel-like in texture. It wore for four hours but sank further into my lip lines over time. The formula was lightly hydrating, though.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss Tease
Tease
Tease
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Maybelline Silk Stone, Smoked Silver, Gunmetal, Serpentine Matte Metallics Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Silk Stone

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a silver and pink pearl strewn throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which did not build beyond medium coverage after three layers. I expect this one to look different from person to person as a result of the sheerness. On me, it ended up appearing pinker due to the pinker tone of my natural lip color. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and did not slide around after application but never tugged when I applied it. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

The Matte Metallics is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel. The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil / Sesame Seed Oil, PEG-45 / Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick Silk Stone
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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