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MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

01/10

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

Warm Aura

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was comprised of four shades within the compact (which would be doable to use two at a time but not quite one at a time without being careful to use only the small edge of a brush), which included: soft pink, pink-peach, dark pink, and light peach-pink.

It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with two layers or easily sheered out (or applied with a lighter hand) for less intense coverage if preferred, which made it a more versatile powder that could work as a highlighter or highlighting blush, depending on one’s skin tone and whatever else it was paired with. The consistency felt smooth to the touch and blended out with little effort on my skin. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.35 oz. - $97.14 Per Ounce

The description has changed over the years--the most current description (as of 4/21/2018) is that it is a "slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish" that can be used to highlight "the high points of the face" or blended "all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin." The sheerness seems to be more in referenced to the finish than the coverage, as the usage now states to use the product damp for an even stronger sheen.

In general, the Mineralize Skinfinish formula tends to be more metallic to glittery with medium to opaque coverage--it really depends on the shade. The texture of the formula has been refined over the years with current editions being fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to use. The wear has varied from six to eight hours on me with newer shades and variations lasting closer to eight hours on average.

Browse all of our MAC Mineralize Skinfinish swatches.

Warm Aura
Warm Aura
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop x Shayla Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

01/07

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip

Neat Freak

Colour Pop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of gold and pink sparkle that has a high-shine, mirror-like finish. It had a moderate amount of pearl and larger flecks of sparkle, so there was a noticeable, sparkling effect on the lips along with the glossy, shiny finish of the formula. (The clear nature of the base was intended.) The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and non-tacky with a slightly plusher thickness that helped minimize the product getting into my lip lines. It wore well for three hours and was hydrating while worn.

A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

ColourPop x Shayla Boomin’ Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Boomin' Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Boomin'

Colour Pop Boomin’ Luster Dust Loose Highlighter ($7.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It wasn’t quite as metallic as a lot of the Luster Dusts are and was more pearl to metallic–only getting metallic with multiple layers or applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, silky, and finely-milled, which made for a very easy-to-pick-up loose product. The pigmentation really depended on the tool, as it was easily opaque with a denser brush and just as easily applied as a sheer sheen using a fan brush. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.11 oz. - $63.64 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "finely-milled, soft powder" that "packs a blinding punch" where "a little goes a long way." These can be incredibly shiny and metallic on the skin, and the coverage seemed to be all in the application. They actually seemed to be more pigmented when I applied them to my cheekbones using a tapered highlighter than when I used smaller brushes (for eyes) on my forearm. The powders were finely-milled with some base color and a lot of shimmer/pearl. I found the best way to apply these was to pick up product onto a brush and then swirl my brush on the interior of the cap, which helped to disperse the powder more evenly through my brush. This resulted in more even application to my cheeks that required less buffing and blending than if I skipped the swirling step. They lasted around eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Luster Dust Loose Highlighter swatches.

Boomin'
Boomin'
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Guerlain #28, 71, 67 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors (2018)

01/06

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018)

#28

Guerlain #28 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a subtle, pearl sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though I could see my lip freckle peeking through. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy or uncomfortable, and had enough slip to glide across my lips without tugging. The color went on evenly and stayed on well for five and a half hours, while the formula felt hydrating.

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense colour" with a hydrating base that includes things like jojoba and mango butter as well as hyaluronic acid (and gugul resin) to "help to smooth and plum up lips." I would describe the formula as somewhere between semi-opaque and opaque, often buildable, with a luminous sheen that seems like there's very, very fine pearl but less distinctive shimmer (except for the shades that are actually shimmery). I find that the magic of the formula is in its finish--it's shiny, luminous, and absolutely smoothing on the lips without compromising wear (four to six hours, sometimes longer). The formula is very hydrating and comfortable to wear. They have a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The updated shade range seems to have a stronger emphasis on mid-tones in coral and red and less beiges than before.

The Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Colors have been updated but mostly with respect to packaging and the shade range, as the formula itself has not been changed (per the brand). The lipsticks are now available as refills for $32.00 each, and then one can pick from an assortment of cases ($15.00 each), though each refill comes with a small, plastic cap that keeps the refill from drying out while waiting to be sold. The refill cap seems like it would be sufficient to keep the lipstick long-term, but I can't say from experience. I have not tested each shade for wear, but the shades I have tested, initial swatches and applications, and the like make the formula seem the same as before.

The old Rouge G cases do not fit on the new refills as the case doesn't stay on without a magnet (it just slides right off). I don't yet have any of the cases as they weren't available to me to purchase yet, but I plan to pick one or two up merely to see how they feel (probably the Original, to see if there was any weight change, and then something new).

A big upside to the refillable packaging is that they're actually significantly less expensive buying them piecemeal than buying it all-in-one. The original Rouge Gs were last sold at $58.00 for 0.12 oz., and now, the all-in-one price is effectively $47.00 for 0.12 oz. -- that's a nearly a 19% reduction in price.

Browse all of our Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Nonaisostearate, Jojoba Esters, Synthetic Wax, Bis-behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Bht, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxystearin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, [+/- May Contain : Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (*** Red 28 Lake ***), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 45380 (Red 21 #12426)

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Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

01/07

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder

Anguilla

Sephora Anguilla Bronzer Powder ($17.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan, so it picked up easily with a brush and blended out nicely. The texture was forgiving, so a lighter hand could be used to achieve more gradual, buildable coverage if preferred. The powder sat well on my skin without looking too matte/flat. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Corn Starch, Zinc Stearate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Dimethicone, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Mica, Silica, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Potassium Sorbate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance, Diisostearyl Malate, Lauroyl Lysine, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal.

Anguilla
Anguilla
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

ColourPop x Shayla Perception Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Perception Palette | Look Details

Perception

Colour Pop Perception 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($23.00 for 0.62 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contains 16 shades from warm beige to deep burgundy and a mix of finishes from matte to metallic. The quality was good across the board with most shades applying better on the lid than merely swatched (particularly true with the metallics, which I found applied better on the lid as the area was smaller and my natural inclination toward technique was to press and pat on). It’s a versatile palette with some pops of color that integrated well with the other shades in different ways.

Perception
Perception
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total