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NARS Scandal Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Scandal

NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday release featuring six shades exclusively available at NARS. This palette will be most versatile when paired with your go-to neutrals, as the inclusion of both a deep brown and rich black made it harder to get anything but an intense, smoky eye out of it, though I gave it my best effort to use this palette and only this palette for a cohesive look! The quality was good overall with Stage Dive being underwhelming.

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B

Stage Dive

Limited Edition
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A-

Break It Up

Limited Edition
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B+

Filth and Fury

Limited Edition
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B+

Moshpit

Limited Edition
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A-

Radical

Limited Edition
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A-

Creeper

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/05

Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Ooh La La / Journey | Look Details
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Ooh La La / Journey | Look Details
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad
Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad

Journey

Colour Pop Journey Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of four, shimmery cream eyeshadows. Three were fantastic, while one fell short for me, though it was workable depending on how one wanted to use it. 20% of proceeds from the sale of products from the ColourPop x Delilah collection will be donated to Make-a-Wish, including this set (or the individual shades, if purchased separately).

Journey
Journey
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Cherish

Limited Edition
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A+

DJ

Limited Edition
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A

Okay

Limited Edition
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B-

Warrior

Limited Edition
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MAC My Tweedy, Impulsive, Scattered Petals Powder Kiss Lipsticks

01/06

MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick

My Tweedy

MAC My Tweedy Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was lightweight and comfortable to apply in a fluid motion. The lipstick emphasized my lip texture and found any imperfections on my lips, and it did pull into my lip lines from the beginning and worsened over the three hours it lasted for. It felt non-drying while worn.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.10 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

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Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet

01/08

Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet

No. 5

Chanel No. 5 Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was incredibly lightweight and thin without feeling clingy. The color applied evenly across my lips and never dragged or tugged on them during application. It wore well for over six hours, left a faint stain behind, and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

The Rouge Allure Velvet formula is supposed to be a "non-drying matte lipstick" with "intensely rich, long-wearing colour" and has a "velvet matte finish." Over time, I felt like the formula has improved and is actually non-drying (the original launch did not wear well on me) to lightly drying (seen more in shades that have lasted six to eight hours). The pigmentation varies from shade to shade but is usually semi-opaque to opaque with a semi-matte to satin finish. The texture had a velvety, glide-on feel that doesn't feel particularly creamy or wet, yet the lipstick is comfortable to wear over the four to six hours it typically lasts for. Like most Chanel lip products, they have a rosy scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet swatches.

Ingredients

Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick

01/08

Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick

Devilish

Urban Decay Devilish Vice Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with moderate, warm u ndertones and a mix of cooler and warmer pearl and larger sparkle. It had a Metallized finish, but it was only medium in coverage with more of a tinted base that brought out the natural pink tones in my lips and deepened them. The texture was lightweight with moderate slip and a touch of tackiness, and while it wasn’t too thin, I could feel the texture of the sparkles in it as I applied and to a moderate degree while worn (which may be a deal-breaker for some). It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 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

Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Illuminating Powder

01/11

Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder

Le Lion de Chanel

Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Lie Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, golden peach with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a moderate sheen that intensified to more metallic when worn at full coverage. Per the brand, they said to “build coverage for a more intense highlighting effect,” which was fairly accurate; I’d just say it was more of a moderate glow at semi-sheer to medium coverage, not “subtle” as suggested. The powder was smooth to the touch, denser and firmer but not stiff or difficult to diffuse and blend out on my skin. I would recommend using a moderately dense blush or highlighting brush to pick up product from the pan, though. It applied evenly to bare skin and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before it started to fade on me.

Ingredients