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NARS Foreplay Palette for Sephora


NARS Foreplay Palette for Sephora

A chic cheek palette featuring four dazzling shades based on the bestselling Orgasm blush.

The gorgeous afterglow of classic Orgasm is reinvented in this quad that combines Orgasm blush plus vivid shades of pink and peach and a shimmering gold to create your own signature glow.

Shades

  • Peach matte blush
  • Gold highlighter blush
  • Orgasm blush
  • Pink matte blush

Availability: $49 @ Sephora

Rant & Rave: Repromotes

This Week’s Topic: REPROMOTES!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about repromotes. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: It’s a great opportunity to pick up a product you may have missed, but if a “new” collection is full of them, then it feels like it’s a lazy/poorly thought out launch. On the other hand, it means less potential money spent!

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Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color
Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color ($55.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a subtly gold shimmered light-medium pink with yellow undertones. MAC Rio (LE, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). Revlon Racy Rose (008) (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $11.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust (LE, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever B302 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever B210 (P, $23.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’ve been particularly impressed by Tom Ford’s blush formula in the past, but I was a little disappointed in Frantic Pink. It’s not bad; it’s even really good. It’s just not as amazing as the other shades have been.  The texture is soft but very powdery, so it feels a little dry and doesn’t sit as nicely on the skin as the other shades.  It was still easy to blend, which I’d expect with such a soft texture and light color.  This one is less shimmery, though, compared to some of the other colors in the line-up.  It’s a lighter color, period, so it’s not going to show up well on medium to dark skin tones.  The color is very much what you see in the pan.  I was only able to get good wear out of this for eight hours, which is good, but other shades have yielded longer than that.

On the upside, Tom Ford gives plenty of product for the hefty price tag; it’s higher than average and definitely not skimpy. For reference, MAC blushes are 0.21 oz. and NARS blushes are 0.16 oz. each.  So, if it’s a shade you’d wear everyday, it might be cheaper-per-use, but it’s still an investment.

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow
Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “aqua.” It’s a green-teal with subtle yellow undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Buxom Saint Bernard is greener. MAC Shimmermoss is similar but has a more frosted finish. Urban Decay Minx is very similar but has a bit of sparkle/glitter. Giorgio Armani Ecailles is similar but less vibrant.

Too Faced markets their formula as crease-resistant with soft, blendable textures and rich color.  Neptune has a soft, fairly dense and buttery texture with good color payoff.  It’s very slightly powdery, but it does press and smooth down nicely with little pressure.  When I wore it on the lid, it managed eight hours without creasing or fading.  I was both surprised and rather impressed!  Fans of softer, more buttery formulas (think theBalm, Urban Decay) will likely enjoy Too Faced’s as well. Each eyeshadow is packaged in a glossy black plastic case with a clear inner circle on the top.

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

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