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Pat McGrath Twilo, Paraphernalia, Pale Fire Nectar LUST Glosses

01/07

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss

Twilo

Pat McGrath Twilo LUST Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. The gloss had a smooth, fluid texture that was easy to work with and apply across my lips for even, semi-opaque coverage. It wasn’t tacky, and there was enough plushness to the formula that made it quite comfortable to have on. This shade lasted for four hours and was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.15 oz. - $186.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "multidimensional shine" with a "non-sticky texture" that "nourishes" with "exceptional adherence." The opacity ranges from "opaque to transparent." The color coverage really does vary quite a bit, but most of the shades I've tried are sheer to medium in coverage--the brand could be clearer on which shades are opaque. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn't tacky and was comfortable to wear. For the most part, they didn't seem to sink into my lip lines, which can be a pitfall of gloss. I didn't find the wear time to be better than average--three to four hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste when worn.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Twilo
Twilo
B+

Permanent

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

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Tom Ford Fetishist & Pussycat Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte

Fetishist

Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte ($54.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The liquid lipstick had a smooth, lightweight, and thin consistency that wasn’t watery, so it applied evenly and had a fair amount of coverage. The dry down didn’t take too long, and it didn’t seem prone to emphasizing my lip lines (but didn’t smooth them out either–occasionally matte, liquid lipsticks can do this), but after it had dried down, it was noticeably tight and clingy on my lips. It was uncomfortable to wear, though it certainly lasted a very long time–it was still going strong after eight hours–but left my lips feeling dry after six hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.09 oz. - $600.00 Per Ounce

The matte formula is supposed to be "feather-light" with "concentrated color" that is a "fade-resistant, full-coverage velvet matte." It is supposed to "smoothing moisturizers" in it, though I'd say the matte version of the Lip Lacquers isn't very moisturizing in any way. The formula was quite pigmented, certainly "feather-light," and very long-wearing, but they clung noticeably to lips and made my lips feel tight throughout wear, which made it an uncomfortable formula to wear. The dry down took 15-30 seconds on my lips (but took forever on my arm!) and typically dried down to a fairly smooth finish and didn't seem prone to "cracking" or separating around my lip lines. They lasted over eight hours but were drying on me.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Lacquer Liquid Matte swatches.

Fetishist
Fetishist
6.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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B

Pussycat

Permanent
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16 x ColourPop Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Look Ideas

01/11

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Fame 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Fame Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Fame Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Fame Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Fame Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($22.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a 16-pan palette that features an assortment of neutrals that lean slightly more neutral and cooler in undertone (particularly in comparison to the typical neutral palette). I did not find that it was truly cool-toned across the board but rather they leaned rose, plum, or gray rather than peach, yellow, or orange. The shimmers work best when applied over primer or used with a dampened brush, and there were a few shades in the palette that felt a little redundant–I definitely felt a want when putting together potential color combinations for a few deeper, more contrasting crease shades (Lifestyle is almost so dark that it is out of place!) as well as one or two more mid-tone/deep shimmery shades (rather than four light shimmery shades). The overall light and mid-tone depth of the palette I felt made it a little more limited and seemed like it would fit someone with a lighter complexion (generally) and who had preferred their neutrals to be subtle and softer. The overlapping nature of some shades would ensure easier blending, though.

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

ColourPop Shadow Palette
Fame 1.0

  1. Colour Pop Clubhouse — A Cool Mauve with a Matte finish.
  2. Colour Pop Posh — A Warm Plum with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Lifestyle — A Cool Brown with a Matte finish.
  4. Colour Pop Stardom — A Warm Mauve with a Matte finish.

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8 x Viseart Petit Pro (03) Eyeshadow Palette Look Ideas

01/09

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Palette | Look Details

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Palette | Look Details

Viseart Petit Pro (03) Petit Pro Palette ($30.00 for 0.28 oz.) is an eight-pan palette with four mattes and four shimmers. I think the palette has a few looks to be made out of it, but if one is trying to use only the palette, it’ll feel most versatile for someone who uses one to two shades in the lid and one in the crease. I felt like I needed a mid-tone, warmer shade (maybe a peach or warmer plum) and one or two deeper-hued, more matte shades when I was thinking about color combinations.

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Viseart Palette
Petit Pro (03) 1.0

  1. Viseart Ambre — A Warm Brown with a Frost finish.
  2. Viseart Sage — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  3. Viseart Beryl — A Warm Green with a Semi-Matte finish.
  4. Viseart Jasper — A Warm Brown with a Matte finish.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #446

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

Let's Chat!

Share your own answers in the comments!

  • Haul: Pat McGrath Glosses (I meant to buy seven but somehow missed one, sigh), NARS Orgasm Lip Balm, Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray, Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray & Hydrator
  • Weekend plans: Still playing catch-up for being away for a few days–reminder of why I never leave my desk, haha!
  • Do you listen to any podcasts?: Nope, I don’t!

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Wet ‘n’ Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

01/07

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

White Raven

Wet ‘n’ Wild White Raven MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a bright, white-based highlighter with an iridescent blue-to-violet sparkle and finer shimmer. It had medium to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was drier and had chunkier sparkle in it, which I found made it harder to apply to the skin evenly. The powder just didn’t diffuse nor blend out nicely over my skin and seemed to emphasize my skin’s texture due to the product clumping up on my cheeks. I was surprised that it didn’t have a stronger sheen after I did my best to blend it out, but I think that it just didn’t flow seamlessly across my skin and that hurt the intensity of the finish. It wore well for eight hours on me but had some noticeable particles that had migrated through the day.

6.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
72%
Total