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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour Palette

01/07

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

Yoni Attraction

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes five Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours and one lipstick (Show Orchid). All six shades have been released before, and all of them are available as individual products in the permanent range. The Casual Colour formula is supposed to be “lightweight” with a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is hydrating on cheeks and lips. I like the Casual Colour formula as a cream blush–blendable, pigmented, long-wearing–but not so much as a lip color as they feel slightly clingy and are on the drying side over time.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

01/07

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Pool Party

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three coordinated blushes in medium-sized compact. The blush formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” and “full-pigmented” for “buildable intensity with a seamless finish.” Based on my interpretation, it seemed to say that it was buildable up to full coverage. This trio was a mixed bag of decent to good with variability in pigmentation (two were buildable, one was pretty pigmented), one was harder to blend out, and one that applied beautifully.

There are five trios available. They are presently available through Anastasia directly and will be available online at other retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd.

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Ciate Baby Doll & Summer Love Glow-To Illuminating Blushes

01/08

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Baby Doll

Ciate Baby Doll Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, cooler undertones paired with warmer, golden shimmer. It had a luminous sheen that was pronounced on the skin but stopped just short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had buildable color payoff from medium to opaque that applied easily to bare skin and blended out almost effortlessly. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and not at all powdery or dusty in the pan but very easy to pickup with a brush. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

Ingredients

Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, PTFE, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Baby Doll
Baby Doll
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

01/05

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio

Pink Passion

Anastasia Pink Passion Blush Trio ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three coordinated blushes in medium-sized compact. Pink Passion had buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque that lasted between eight and nine hours on me with two shades being blendable and one that was prone to sheering out on the skin.

The blush formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” and “full-pigmented” for “buildable intensity with a seamless finish.” It seemed to say that it was buildable up to full coverage. The coverage varied from shade to shade but was typically medium to semi-opaque and buildable. The consistency was thinner, though typically not dusty or powdery, but I would recommend applying over powdered skin or allowing any liquid/cream bases to dry down considerably as I found that applying this formula over a dewier base made it hard to blend as the color stuck and did not spread well. It was surprisingly forgiving over bare skin (I’m normal-to-dry), even though it was a thin formula. There are five trios available. They are presently available through Anastasia directly and will be available online at other retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd.

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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Blushes

01/09

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

MAC Peony Petal Powder Blush

Peony Petal

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a firmer, stiffer consistency. This shade has been released in the past, but the version I received to review for this launch was noticeably harder to use due to the firmly pressed powder. I was able to apply and blend it out enough for fairly even coverage, but it was not easy to use. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

Peony Petal
Peony Petal
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Bobbi Brown Island, Nude Beach, Sunkissed Glow Sticks

01/04

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Island

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a dewy finish on the skin, as the formula never dried down. While the finish was always luminous, it had terrible wear–on its own, it had slid around noticeably on my skin after four hours of wear. When I tried it over my liquid foundation, it moved my base around a ton and created a lot of patchiness within two hours of wear. It had sheer coverage, and the pearl in this particular shade made it look spectacular but just required so much maintenance, care, and touch-ups.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” The formula was very emollient with a lot of slip and wetness; it never dried down and always felt slick on the skin. All of the shades I tried were sheer, and they were not buildable, so several shades ended up looking very similar on my skin tone (but may look more or less different on other skin tones/undertones). The emollient feel of the formula did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

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