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MAC x Rossy de Palma Red Envy Blush

01/08

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush

Red Envy

MAC Red Envy Powder Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was slightly firmer in the pan but did not feel overly stiff or difficult to pickup with a brush nor did the texture seem to make blending the color out too challenging. The richness of the color and intensity of the pigmentation (easily opaque!) made it take a bit longer to blend out the edges overall but in line with the better formulations I’ve seen for this type of color. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably. Worth noting was that it tended to look pinky-red when worn at sheerer coverage levels and looked a bit warmer applied to my skin as a result of my warmer undertones.

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).

Red Envy
Red Envy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Tom Ford Monica, Grace, Dakota Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color

Monica

Tom Ford Beauty Monica Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Ultra-Rich Lip Color formula is supposed to have "full-coverage" and "high-shine" that "moisturizers lips instantly." The majority of the range had semi-opaque coverage with a few being sheerer and some with more full coverage. The finish was more luminous--shiny but not glossy or heavy--which meant they had moderate slip, so they tended to wear around four hours on me. There were some of the deeper shades (like reds) that lasted longer and left subtle stains behind. I found the formula to be lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Ultra-Rich Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CETYL ACETATE , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D'ABEILLE , SILICA , POLYETHYLENE , OLEYL OLEATE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA CIRE DE CARNAUBA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , LANOLIN OIL , POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE , SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , BARIUM SULFATE , VANILLIN , ALUMINA , TIN OXIDE , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) , COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

Monica
Monica
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

01/11

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer

Toasted Peach

Too Faced Toasted Peach Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with fine, golden shimmer over a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation.

The texture felt creamy upon the first use, but subsequent uses had a much drier, part-powder, part-cakey texture that was harder to apply and to use. The drier texture was a bit thicker and less forgiving when it came to blending out the color, particularly when applied over foundation, as it would lift and move the foundation on the skin. This yielded an uneven application, both in terms of color placement but also in the actual texture of the skin (or accumulation of products). On me, it lasted for five hours.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Mica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carmine (CI75470) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

4
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
5.5
Longevity
3
Application
61%
Total
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Urban Decay Cruel & Shadowheart Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick

Cruel

Urban Decay Cruel Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark red with warm, copper undertones and flecks of gold and copper sparkle. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage, though the texture was unforgiving. It had a thin, watery feel as it was going on the lips, and it did not spread evenly, which caused patchiness and the sparkles to build up in some areas but not everywhere. The shimmer/sparkle dispersion was just mediocre. It did not wear very well either, as the sparkles tended to flake away over time, and the color itself barely made it to four hours (which is remarkably short for this type of formula). To make matters worse, it was extremely drying.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.17 oz. - $105.88 Per Ounce

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them.

They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Bis-Hydroxylauryl Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Nylon-12, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Alumina, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tin Oxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake].

Cruel
Cruel

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ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/05

Colour Pop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Summer Solstice

ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four, full-sized cream eyeshadows in an assortment of copper and brown hues. All four performed similarly with respect to wear and application, though two were more emollient and were not quite as pigmented as the other two. Overall, I liked the set of shades an found them to work well without much effort.

A-

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

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Tom Ford Carolyn, Lisa, Fabiola Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Carolyn

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl (dominated by gold and copper, though). The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and emollient enough that it felt more like a lip balm as it glided across the lips with ease. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single layer, which was slightly buildable to medium coverage with a second layer. The lipstick lasted for four hours and was moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you. There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CETYL ACETATE , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D'ABEILLE , SILICA , POLYETHYLENE , OLEYL OLEATE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA CIRE DE CARNAUBA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , LANOLIN OIL , POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE , SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , BARIUM SULFATE , VANILLIN , ALUMINA , TIN OXIDE , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) , COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

Carolyn
Carolyn
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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