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Week in Review | September 9th through September 15th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

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Week in Review

01

Make Up For Ever B308

PPermanent. $23.00/0.17 oz.

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Hourglass Dim Light

Dim Light is described as a "neutral peach beige powder." It's a pale, light beige with neutral to warm undertones and a very subtle satin shimmer/sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Urban Decay Love Drunk

Love Drunk is a deep red with cool, pink undertones and a satin sheen. This is a newly released, permanent shade, which I just reviewed in the last month, so I did not retest it as the mini was consistent with the full-sized version. Read full review.

A+

04. Hourglass Diffused Light

Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a "soft, warm pale yellow powder." Read full review.

A

05. Urban Decay Backseat

Urban Decay Backseat Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

06. Urban Decay Accident

Urban Decay Accident Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and lots of greenish-gold pearl. Read full review.

A

07. Make Up For Ever B210

Make Up For Ever B210 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Exhibition

Urban Decay Exhibition Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark magenta purple with warmer, pink undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Hideaway

Urban Decay Hideaway Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Make Up For Ever B212

Make Up For Ever B212 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Sep 9, 2017 — Sep 15, 2017

85%

Average Score
A
16
B
22
C
5
D
1
F
1

Total Reviews (45) — Brands Reviewed (7)

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Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Confetti

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, bluish lavender with cool undertones and blue and lavender pearl and larger sparkle/micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage that wasn’t buildable beyond that, as the larger sparkles in the shade seemed to clump up as I tried to build up the coverage, and it just looked thick, heavy, and patchy. This shade did not apply well over foundation as it shifted the base around, but it was more forgiving on bare skin, though there it looked like sparse glitter sitting on the skin. It had a drier texture, too, compared to other shades in the range, and it only seemed to get drier and almost grainy after four uses, which made it progressively more challenging to use. On my skin, it lasted for six hours before there was significant sparkle traveling/fallout.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, MICA, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Confetti
Confetti
D

Permanent

6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

 

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection
Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

The Details

Clinique’s newest holiday sets and offerings are now available online.

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Sweet as Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition All About Shadow™ eyeshadow palette features an array of gorgeous shades to help you create head-turning looks for both day and night. Layer shades with a dual-ended all-over brush or contour brush for the perfect finish.

Lip Out Loud, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Go bold with the saturated colors of Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer. Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer has a pigment-saturated formula with creamy matte comfort. All colors have a built-in smoothing primer in a gift-ready purple tin.

  • 2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Bare Pop and Cherry Pop
    2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Ruby Pop and Icon Pop

Honey, Honey Ornament Set, $12.00 (Limited Edition)

Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create a shade that’s yours alone. This duo is emollient-rich and lightweight, leaving lips with glossy, sheer color. The luxe lip set is packaged in a festive holiday ornament, making it perfect for gifting.

  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey and Black Honey

Non-Stop Pop Set, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

Find three fresh ways to make lips pop. Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte delivers a luscious pop of liquid color in one full-coverage coat. Clinique Pop™ Matte hugs lips with up to eight hours of creamy matte comfort. Get all three in a cute travel-size makeup tin.

  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.5 mL Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Cake Pop
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Rose Pop
  • Makeup Tin

Clinique Chubby Treats, $25.00 ($34.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These super-nourishing, bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™ are loaded with mango and shea butters for soft and smooth lips. Housed in a limited-edition tin that’s perfect for gifting, the shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant. Availability at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Broadest Berry, Pink Honey, Bountiful Blush, Super Strawberry, and Black Honey

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Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Launches Update

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

Over the weekend, Sephora debuted several (over 35!) holiday sets, kits, and products available early to VIB Rouge-level customers. I’ve been seeing some sets become available over the last two days and expect more to do so over the next few days as well. I’ve notated below which ones are available but anything not marked as available is “coming soon,” but you can always get an email notification from Sephora when it arrives 🙂  Edited on 9/16: Here’s another update — all but a few sets are now available.  I’ve also added a few newly released holiday sets at Sephora that have been made available.

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Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S118

Make Up For Ever S118 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a natural matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a smooth, moderately dense texture that didn’t kickup any excess product in the pan but was still quite blendable on the skin. The color does run warmer, so it would be ideal for someone who prefers a warmer contour or might be looking for a deeper bronzer. On me, the powder lasted well for eight and a half hours.

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 – Sculpting swatches.

Ingredients

S118
S118
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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