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Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Evil Queen Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant cherry red with subtle blue/pink undertones. There are several shades that are similar: MAC Touch of Red is slightly darker, MAC Russian Red is darker, China Glaze Poinsettia is a little warmer, Essie Too Too Hot is richer, and China Glaze Hey Sailor is pretty close.

It’s nearly opaque in one coat, but two are needed for full opacity. It dries down to a fairly shiny finish, and it looks really rich and intense on the nail. The consistency is not too thick or too thin, so it flowed flawlessly across the nail. This was really a dream to use–application was so, so easy. Cult Nails’ formula wears like iron–I get a full seven days with very minor tip wear but no chips. If you’ve been holding out for just the right red cream polish, this is one of the best I’ve come across.

Evil Queen
Evil Queen
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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OCC Digitalis Lip Tar

OCC Digitalis Lip Tar
OCC Digitalis Lip Tar

OCC Digitalis Lip Tar

OCC Digitalis Lip Tar ($14.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink-tinged lavender.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based pink with a soft purple tint. MAC Saint Germain is similar but a little lighter. MAC Naughty Saute is much darker but has a similar coloring. MAC All Styled Up is pinker.  Though the color is on the lighter side, it’s a very brightening shade on the lips and against the face.

It’s totally opaque, and when it dries down, it has a satin matte finish that’s not at all glossy but not totally matte. Lip Tars are extremely pigmented, and I can’t emphasize that enough–a little goes a long way. It’s a really good idea to use a lip brush to apply them, because it’s easier to control how much gets applied without overdoing it (I applied using fingers, and I ended up overapplying a bit). Despite the lightness of the shade, it wears eight hours on me, and it’s not drying at all. It is mint-scented and comes in a squeeze-tube with a long nozzle.

Digitalis
Digitalis
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
97%
Total

Laura Geller for Summer 2012


Laura Geller for Summer 2012

Laura Geller goes bold, bright, and light this summer with eye-popping makeup shades that will definitely steal the show. “I love switching up makeup colors as we enter a new season,” remarks NYC Makeup Artist, Laura Geller. “It’s a great way to inexpensively transform one’s entire look and experiment with shades that take you out of your safety zone.” Available at QVC.

Bright Lids, Big City Baked Collection ($39.00)

A collection of three Sugared Baked Pearl Eye Shadows in megawatt shades. Day or night, big-city shindig or impromptu brunch, light up your looks instantly with just a few sweeps of show-stopping color. Transforming your lids into light-catching, dazzling eyes has never been this electrifying.

  • Tribeca Blue Satiny electric cobalt
  • Upper East Side Purple Luxe metallic grape
  • Soho Pink Glimmering magenta

Bright Lips, Big City Collection ($36.00)

This collection captures the vibrant hues of the brightly lit New York City skyline at night in three luminous Lip Pops Waterproof Lip Glosses. Each show-stopping shade goes on creamy and leaves a natural-looking tint on lips.

  • Midtown Melon Juicy, electric melon
  • Nolita Pink Delicious pink
  • Broadway Berry Dazzling raspberry

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