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Stephanie's Reviews

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Rose Quartz

Jouer
Review posted 2 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Creamy, Smooth, Hard-to-apply, Emphasizes-pores, Luminous.

Review posted 2 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Creamy, Smooth, Hard-to-apply, Emphasizes-pores, Luminous.

The colour of this highlighter is a beautiful soft pink which shifts to a silvery colour. I have to apply it with a very light hand because it easily becomes a pretty intense silvery sheen on my cheekbones otherwise. Not necessarily a bad point for everyone, but I personally prefer my highlighters to be softer. The consistency of this powder is very creamy and smooth. Unfortunately, on my face it tends to really emphasize my skin texture and makes my pores even look bigger than they are.

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Galaxia (112K)

Natasha Denona
Review posted 2 months ago

Tagged as: Sheer, Buttery.

Review posted 2 months ago

Tagged as: Sheer, Buttery.

Galaxia is a glittery, sparkly sheer eyeshadow and how it looks on your eyes is very dependent on the way you apply it. That said, it is my absolute favourite shadow from the Star palette, and one of the main reasons I bought it. I heard and read many negative reviews saying that this shade has too much fallout and is not pigmented and would have to be applied with a glitter glue for the best results. I have to agree to all of these critiques, but these points are not as negative to me as to other people. Whether you like this shadow or not greatly depends on what it is you are looking for. If you are looking for a buttery metallic shadow with a super pigmented rosy base that is opaque in one strike, this is not it. I was looking for a sparkly shadow with a sheer base to layer over other shadows and this is exactly what I wanted. This shadow is best applied with glitter glue and with your fingers or a dense, flat brush, which I don't mind doing. If you apply it correctly, you have only minimal fallout and gorgeous, multicoloured specks and sparkles on a sheer base.

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The Greatest Gift

Sydney Grace
Review posted 6 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Smooth, Easy-to-apply.

Review posted 6 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Smooth, Easy-to-apply.

This is one of my favourite eyeshadows and I think the most unique one that I own. It is a shimmery pink duochrome shadow with a green flip. It sounds intense, but is actually quite soft, subtle and wearable. It can be used as a soft innercorner highlight, but I prefer to wear it over the entire lid. I usually apply it with my fingers, over a base, and it lasts through my entire workday (8 hours usually).

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Sugar

NABLA Cosmetics
Review posted 9 months ago

Tagged as: Sheer.

Review posted 9 months ago

Tagged as: Sheer.

This shadow gives you a very, VERY subtle shimmer. You only see it when the light hits it at a certain angle and I wouldn't even be able to tell you what colour the shimmer is. Judging from the pan, it is a peachy pink. It also does not really appear to be buildable, no matter how much I apply, I do not get more pigmentation.

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Norvina

Anastasia
Review posted 10 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Dry, Powdery, Easy-to-apply, Easy-to-use-product, Versatile.

Review posted 10 months ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Dry, Powdery, Easy-to-apply, Easy-to-use-product, Versatile.

I have had this palette for a week now and after an initial bit of disappointment, I have used this palette every day and I have to say that I haven't enjoyed playing with a palette this much in a while. My first bit of disappointment stemmed from the fact that in person, most of the colours in this palette are rather warm-toned and much more warm-toned than what I had expected from promotional pictures and swatches online. The only really cool-toned shadows in this palette are Volatile and Soul. Another thing that I had not expected was that the shadows are not very pigmented, much in contrast to my Modern Renaissance palette from ABH. This goes for most of the mattes and most of the shimmers. Furthermore, the shadows are nearly all very dry and powdery, that goes for all of the mattes and nearly all of the shimmers. The shadows are, however, very easy to blend out and are also easy to build up. The blendability of the shadows also makes it very easy to combine and mix the mattes to create a new shade. The colour scheme is overall warm and, to my (positive) surprise very muted. The sheerness and mutedness of the shadows makes most of the colours work very well with each other and makes it easy to create subdued daytime looks. It is also possible to build up the shimmer shades or to spray them with water to make them opaque metallic shades, so glam looks are achievable with this palette as well.One more note about the colour scheme: This is not a purple palette. It is possible to achieve purple or plummy looks with this palette, but in total, 3 of the 14 shades are purples, and the rest are golds, pinks, rosy tones and browns. I personally find that Soul on its own, the standout, cool grey-purple shade of the palette, does not go well with the other purples in the palette. However, Soul mixed with other mattes, for example in combination with Volatile, makes it easier to combine with other shades.All in all, I think this is not a perfect palette for everyone, but it does work very well on me. - The shadows are not very pigmented, but blendable and buildable; the matte shadows are easy to combine into new shades - It is easy to create subtle, rosy looks with this - It has mostly warm, muted shades (which can look ashy on some people) - The shimmer shades can be chunky with fallout, but are still not very pigmented; they become pigmented with a bit of spray though

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Sandals

Tarte
Review posted 11 months ago

Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Hard-to-apply, Travel-friendly.

Review posted 11 months ago

Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Hard-to-apply, Travel-friendly.

It is a pretty red and feels nice on the lips. However, I wore it for a whole day and it ended up on my teeth, I had red streaks on my chin and around my mouth several times throughout the day and it even ended up on my hands and several things that I touched somehow.

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Siberia

NARS
Review posted 1 year ago

Tagged as: Matte, Hard-to-blend.

Review posted 1 year ago

Tagged as: Matte, Hard-to-blend.

This is a very unique colour and one of the only cool yellow foundations in the NC10-13 shade range that I have been able to find so far. However, the formula does not work very well with my combination to dry skin. The foundation often applies streakily and does usually not last all day, after a few hours it starts breaking up on my face.

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Still Crazy

Colour Pop
Review posted 1 year ago

Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Easy-to-apply.

Review posted 1 year ago

Tagged as: Highly-pigmented, Creamy, Easy-to-apply.

The formula is super creamy and comfortable, but still matte. It feels like it starts in a creamy state and then dries down to a true matte after some time, but it doesn't dry out my lips. It is pretty longlasting for a creamy bullet lipstick, but not as resistant as a liquid lipstick of course. I don't know how, but it feels like the lipstick makes my lips look fuller. The colour confuses me a bit, in some lighting, it looks like a warm reddish pink, while in other lighting it looks like a gorgeous cool-toned, muted mauve on me. I do really like the colours on me though.