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MAC Nude Lip Trio (Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive)

01/03

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

Nude

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio ($36.50 for 0.30 oz.) contains two full-sized lipsticks and one full-sized lipgloss. These sets are always a good value ($54.50), so if the colors are up your alley and you’re in the market for lipstick and gloss, they can be a great option. This particular set is very pink-toned–more pink than “nude”–and as long as it’s not a deal-breaker that the gloss is milky and settles into line, then the lipsticks are decent.

Nude
Nude
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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NARS Atomic Blonde Eye & Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette

Atomic Blonde

NARS Atomic Blonde Fall 2018 Eye & Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.66 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusive to Sephora. It includes four eyeshadows, a highlighter, and a bronzer. They’re all very warm-toned in hues of peach and copper, though the bronzer was the last warm-toned with its rosier tone. Two products in the palette were total misses in my experience, and since there were only six products, that had a huge impact.

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Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette

Bar of Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains three, powder highlighters including the brand’s original Bar of Gold shade, along with two other gold-inspired shades. All three shades performed well–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–and were easy to use. They aren’t particularly unique or different among the slew of powder highlighters on the market, but if your stash isn’t filled to the brim with shades like it, the trio is well worth a look.

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

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ColourPop The Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette

01/11

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop The Zodiac Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop The Zodiac Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop The Zodiac Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop The Zodiac Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
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The Zodiac

Colour Pop The Zodiac 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features an array of shimmers, mattes, neutrals, and pops of color. There were a couple of shades that were misses in the palette, but most were good, so if The Aquarius and The Pisces weren’t the shades you were drooling over, you aren’t as likely to find the palette lacking.

The shimmer formula used for most of the eyeshadows was softer and more loosely-pressed, so they worked best by pressing/patting them on or using fingertips/dampened brushes, which some may do normally and others have no desire to do so. I feel like we’ve been seeing an influx of this type of shimmer texture, but it does seem like shimmer eyeshadows that are capable of application with dry and dampened brushes offer more versatility (as the community has used a dampened brush to intensify pigmentation and finish with shimmery eyeshadows for years!).

The Zodiac
The Zodiac
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
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Terry Barber Eye See

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette ($65.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusive to Selfridges. The palette’s shades were picked by Terry Barber, the director of makeup artistry at MAC and someone who has been with the company for 25 years. The color story is incredibly well-done with a good mix of shimmers and mattes along with light, mid-tone, and deeper shades. As a long-time fan and follower of MAC’s releases, the shades chosen are quintessential MAC eyeshadow shades. All 15 shades are lovely to work with and either consistent or better than the last version I have purchased.

What’s interesting about the palette is that upon arrival, it turned out to be a classic, empty 15-pan palette that was filled with refills of each of the shades–I already knew it was comprised solely of shades from the permanent range–but past pre-made 15-pan palettes have had the eyeshadow pans glued into the palette itself.

I wish MAC actually implemented this for all of their pre-made palettes, but one improvement they could implement: a label on the back with the shade names or maybe a piece of paper that I could keep inside the lid. There was a postcard-sized sheet, but it didn’t have shade names, though. I would LOVE to see MAC release a palette like this more often, like a spring/summer and fall/winter combination of shades highlighted from their permanent range but available at a discount.

FYI, it can be purchased and shipped to the US, which is how I came by mine (I also have Selfridges+, which is like the Amazon Prime of Selfridges; perfect for someone like me who places at least a few orders a year!). That being said, every single shade is part of the permanent range, so any combination of the shades can be purchased through MAC directly, too. I bought it because I was curious about the performance of the shades and whether any of them would feel updated/different as some of the more recent MAC palette releases have feel improved/different.

NARS Hot Escape Eye & Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette
NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette

Hot Escape

NARS Hot Escape Endless Summer Eye & Cheek Palette ($49.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains four neutral-hued eyeshadows, shimmery peach highlighter, and mid-tone pink blush. Given how many neutral eyeshadows exist on the market at any given time, the palette left me unimpressed with the quality of the eyeshadows. The cheek products were decent, but they didn’t make up for the eyeshadows.

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