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Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

01/05

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set

The Pretty Pink

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes a creamy, pink-coral and muted, deep coral lipsticks paired with a matte, dusty rose pencil. The lipsticks were decent to good, while the lip pencil worked well (and was consistent with the individual pencil I had from before). I tried to layer the three together, but I didn’t feel the lighter lipstick (Blushing Dream) did much to the color of the deeper lipstick (Rose Kiss).

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B+

Blushing Dream

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Rose Kiss

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NABLA Eyeshadows (Neutrals)

01/06

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow

NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadows | Look Details

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow
NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow
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Tribeca

NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca Just Pearl Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense consistency that applied evenly on my lid with good adhesion on bare skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before visibly fading.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.09 oz. - $88.89 Per Ounce

The brand has a few different powder eyeshadow formulations, and because they don't just differ in finish but in price, they're listed as individual formulas on Temptalia, but for ease, I wanted to keep the same overview available so it's easy to get a big picture overview of their powder eyeshadows generally!

Just Pearl Eyeshadows are supposed to "apply evenly, blend well" with "excellent skin adhesion" and "long-lasting" wear with high pigmentation. These are your m re typical shimmery, powdery eyeshadow formula with light creaminess, moderately dense textures, and are usually quite easy to blend out. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that lasted between seven and eight hours on me. Some shades were very metallic and others were a soft frost.

Top Coat Wet & Dry Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "wet effect" and can be used wet or dry but are suggested to be used by "dabbing them on with your fingers" or "trying it wet." I found that these varied--some were really soft, blendable, and extremely pigmented with more fleck-like sparkle and others were drier and firmer with a thinner texture that was stiffer to work with. Most of them did apply best with fingertips or with a dampened brush over a dry brush. This finish is more interesting than the others, but I'd pay attention to the specific shades as there was some inconsistency. The wear time ranged from six to eight hours and slight to moderate fallout.

Satin Eyeshadows are supposed to have a "gentle sheen" with "the finest pearls" that will have "excellent adhesion" and be "long-lasting." They can also be applied wet or dry, and some shades did apply more smoothly or had better pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush, but the majority were easy to work with dry. The texture was smooth, firm but not too dense, and most shades blended out easily as the formula wasn't stiff to work with. Most shades lasted seven to eight hours.

Super Matte Eyeshadows are "highly pigmented, completely opaque" with a "full, velvety" finish. The Super Mattes have a more finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial texture compared to the brand's Soft Matte eyeshadows, and I also found that they were much more pigmented than the Soft Mattes, too. There was more fallout during application if I wasn't careful due to the Super Matte shades being so pigmented, though. If one prefers building up coverage, the Soft Mattes would be more suitable. The eyeshadows in this finish tended to wear seven to eight hours on me.

Soft Matte Eyeshadows are supposed to give a "soft and delicate" effect while blending "easily." While the brand mentions "soft and delicate," the swatches they provided of the shades in this finish were showing opaque coverage in one layer, so the expectation would be for true, full color coverage, but a lot of the shades in the finish seemed more muted (which could be interpreted as "soft and delciate"). My experience was that the pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque but most shades were buildable, and I felt like buildable, matte eyeshadows are much needed and quite versatile--there's a huge difference in a poorly pigmented eyeshadow and one that can be pigmented, just requiring two layers--the latter gives one a lot of control over how it can appear in a look. The shades in this finish seemed to fade a little faster on me with six to seven hour wear on average.

Browse all of our NABLA Cosmetics Just Pearl Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

mica, talc, diisopropyl sebacate, squalane, zinc stearate, tocopherol, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid. [+/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510, ci 77007, ci 77288, ci 77289, ci 77742, ci 15850, ci 19140, ci 74260].

Tribeca
Tribeca
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Entropy

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Camelot

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Narciso

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Bite Beauty Leo Amuse Bouche Lipstick Launches July 23rd

Bite Beauty Leo Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Leo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Release Date + Where to Buy

Wear your star sign on your lips with Astrology by BITE, an ultra-limited-edition collection featuring a new shade of award-winning Amuse Bouche Lipstick for each sign of the zodiac. The fiery summer months of July and August mark the start of the sign Leo, the seventh shade in the series. Made with the same pure pigments and mouthwatering ingredients, such as fresh-pressed citrus, botanical oils, and resveratrol (an antioxidant found in red wine), Leo offers incredible vibrancy and bold dimension.

Leo is a fire sign, ruled by the sun. Like the sun, bold Leo lions like to be the center of attention: They’re dramatic and charismatic, always the star of the show. Find them center-stage at their local theater group, auditioning for the latest reality show (if they don’t already have a massive YouTube following), or doling out the best hairstyle advice to their friends.

Pre-order July 19th (on Bite Beauty), online July 23rd

Product Information

Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Leo Glittering gold

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L’Oreal Burnished Blush, Sparkling Rose, Shining Peach Colour Riche Lipsticks

01/06

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

Burnished Blush

L’Oreal Burnished Blush Colour Riche Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was lightweight, balm-like with an emollient quality but a thinner feel. The color applied evenly across my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines, which can be an issue with some of these types of formulas. This shade wore well for three and a half hours and was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$9.99/0.10 oz. - $99.90 Per Ounce

The formula is described as "an ultra-rich, ultra-radiant lipstick with a glossy finish and comfortable wear." Per the brand, "in just one stroke," you'll get "rich color pay-off" with a "hydrating and lasting shine." The pigmentation varied from shade to shade but was generally medium to semi-opaque, often buildable to semi-opaque to opaque coverage. The texture was moderately emollient with noticeable slip, balminess, and felt lightweight on the lips.

Most of the shades did not emphasize the texture of my lips and didn't settle much into my lip lines (glossier, more slippery formulas often do!). The shades lasted between three and five hours with deeper/richer hues lasting longer and leaving very faint stains behind. I found the formula to be lightly hydrating over time and comfortable to wear. They had a sweet, fruity scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate / Tetraisostearate, Bis-Behenyl / Isostearyl / Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Isohexadecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ozokerite, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Alumina, Parfum / Fragrance, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Colophonium / Rosin / Colophane, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Blushbaby Blush

01/06

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

Blushbaby

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (to mostly opaque with three layers) with a smooth, firmer, and denser consistency. The texture didn’t feel dry (and did feel more finely-milled than my older version of the same shade), so it blended out with little effort on my skin. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.21 oz. - $114.29 Per Ounce

Per the brand, the formula is supposed to "provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency" that "applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin." There are five distinct finishes within the range: Frost ("iridescent, lightly shimmering color"), Matte ("flat, matte finish... builds well"), Satin ("adds subtle highlights to the skin"), Sheertone ("sheer-on micro-refined powder ... that goes on faint"), and Sheertone Shimmer ("just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks"). Their permanent blushes are available in compact form as well as pan-only (the latter will be cheaper).

The following overview has been updated to reflect the most current iteration of the brand's permanent range (whether or not there's been any official change) as I repurchased the majority of the permanent shades as of June 2018. I make a point to say that because I felt that the textures of several shades, particularly the frost finish shades, was noticeably different; they were much smoother and had more slip but were less shimmery/frosted (on average) and seemed to be a bit weaker in pigmentation (but still buildable). Some of the mattes felt like I've encountered in the past (a little drier, pigmented, and fairly blendable), while some felt more velvety and finely-milled.

MAC has a solid blush range but some shades are harder than others to blend out or diffuse, and as it does for most formulas (from any brand), it really comes down to some shades falling shy of expectations. The matte finish had a tendency to darken on my skin within five minutes of application; for most shades, I would recommend applying over a powdered face and/or avoiding applying on still-drying complexion products to make blending the easiest. The matte shades seemed to be semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and long-wearing (about eight hours).

Only a few of the shades in the permanent range seemed to be particularly frosted/metallic on the skin; most shades that had shimmer appeared more softly luminous or pearlescent on the skin to the point where there was little sheen/reflection captured by my camera (I did a double take for a few and re-did swatches only to find the same finish captured yet again!). The Sheertone Shimmer performed most consistently with this: very subtle sheen, more "my skin but better" with having a slightly more noticeable sheen than matte. There were a few shades that had a strong sheen on the skin (like Peachykeen), though. The Frost finish just seemed to have stronger, larger shimmer in it, but the effect on the skin ranged being subtle to moderate. The same was true with Satin--some were more satin-like and some seemed more like a Frost (like Modern Mandarin).

Most shades were blendable, while pigmentation varied from sheer to opaque depending on the shade, but most had decent, builable coverage. The textures were firmer than the average powder blush of current times, but they don't have excess product kicked up in the pan at all. The wear ranged between seven and nine hours with deeper, intense mattes (like Fever or Film Noir) lasted longer.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Blush swatches.

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).