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MAC x Rossy de Palma Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Rossy Lipstick

MAC Rossy Lipstick

MAC Rossy Lipstick

MAC Rossy Lipstick

MAC Rossy Lipstick

MAC Rossy Lipstick

Rossy

MAC Rossy Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purpled mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though not opaque, that covered the lips with even coverage. The consistency was smooth, almost velvety, and glided across my lips without dragging. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, but I did find the color seemed to sink into my lip lines over time.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Rossy
Rossy
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

01/07

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit

Radiant

Anastasia Radiant Blush Kit ($30.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush palette with four shades. There was nothing impressive about the formula as it was just too much work to blend out and nothing exceptional with respect to texture, pigmentation, or wear to justify spending three or four times longer blending out the blush, and the whole process is just worse over a base (like foundation) as you’ll have to be particularly careful to avoid lifting and disturbing the base.

Per the brand, it’s a “full pigment formula for buildable coverage,” which I interpret as that it is buildable to full coverage. It is also a “finely milled formula for seamless blending,” which is where I had more trouble typically–these were unforgiving when applied over bare skin or damp foundation. I had to have skin powdered heavily in order to get decent blendability out of most shades in the Blush Kits, though some were decent without extra tricks.

Radiant
Radiant
7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total

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Tom Ford Lara, Natalia, Romy Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Lara

Tom Ford Beauty Lara Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied evenly across the lips and did not emphasize my lip lines. The consistency was lightweight, lightly emollient but not overly slippery, so while it was comfortable to wear, it did last for a solid three hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating to me.

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)]

Lara
Lara
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color – Blush

B206

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It almost looked like strawberry ice cream–lighter but still quite pink. I did find that the shade darkened slightly on the skin after a few minutes, though.

The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, though the powder was denser overall, so while there was no excess product kicked up in the pan, it did need a moderately dense blush or heavier hand to use. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B206
B206
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

01/07

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit

Sugar

Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.96 oz.) is a new, limited edition powder highlighter set for the holidays. Three of the four shades–all but Gumdrop–are shades previously released, though Gumdrop has two similar shades from past releases that the kit itself is nothing new if you are a collector of the Glow Kits. If you like really intense highlighters and don’t mind some glitter, it might work for you, but if you prefer subtle highlighters and no glitter, this will be a miss.

Sugar
Sugar
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC x Rossy de Palma Pink Desire Blush

01/09

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush

Pink Desire

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia wit cool, blue undertones and a smattering of fine, fuchsia pearl. The finish was just barely shimmery, so it looked more luminous and satiny on the skin than overtly shimmery or frosted.

The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and just soft enough that I could pickup product with a brush and not have to dig into the pan without getting too much product on the brush. It was extremely pigmented, so a little went a long way, and my best advice would be to use a lot less than you might normally use to make it easier to work with. I found the formula to be fairly blendable, but it was just pigmented and intense enough that it did take longer to soften the edges if I over-applied compared to a less intense blush. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly.

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).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total