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Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Eyeshadow Quad

01/09

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur / Quiet Revolution Quads | Look Details

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Clair-Obscur / Quiet Revolution Quads | Look Details

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Clair-Obscur / Quiet Revolution Quads | <a href=Look Details">
Chanel Clair-Obscur / Quiet Revolution Quads | <a href=Look Details">

Clair-Obscur (308)

Chanel Clair-Obscur (308) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, permanent all-matte neutral palette featuring a light beige, soft taupe, mid-tone brown, and deep brown. All four shades were more subdued, though they were a little warmer, but I could see them leaning slightly more neutral on cooler complexions. They had good to opaque color payoff and were blendable but could benefit from a primer for improved coverage and longevity.

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YSL Nude Pulse & Carmin Session Vinyl Cream Lip Stains

01/06

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

Nude Pulse (404)

YSL Nude Pulse (404) Vinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had medium coverage, which wasn’t buildable, and the color applied horrifically. It might have been one of the worst applications I’ve seen on myself in a long time, and the swatch shows my third attempt (because it was so bad that I felt like maybe I did not follow directions, that I needed to let it set, etc.). The product settled into every lip line, did not spread evenly, and the underlying stain was a deeper, more coral-red that, while pretty on its own, made the unevenness of the much lighter product color more noticeable. The lighter color and glossiness lasted for four to five hours before it was mostly the stain left behind, which stayed on well for another two hours or so. It was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.18 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage color" with "vinyl shine" in "just one stroke" and lasts for "10 hours." I bought seven shades to try, and I struggled applying all but two of those shades (Carmin Session and Rouge Vinyle) as they applied unevenly with noticeable streaking, which was only worsened if I tried to press my lips together to blend the product back out. I reapplied every single trouble-making shade three different times, trying less and more product as we ll as waiting 10 minutes for it to set/self-level (newsflash: they didn't).

The formula had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, but the color just did not seem to go on evenly for most shades I tried. The consistency felt more water-like when initially applied, as it was thin with a lot of movement, but it hugged lips more within 30 seconds of application and had a moderate shine and some tackiness. They were longer-wearing (six to eight hours, plus a very strong stain) and were comfortable to wear (non-drying to lightly hydrating). The formula had a sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Octyldodecanol, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose, Synthetic Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Polybutene, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laurylsulfate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide Peg-15 Disulfate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Calciumaluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Saccharin, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Anise Alcohol, Fragrance, [+/- May Contain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6, Ci 17200 / Red 33, Ci 15510 / Orange 4, Ci 45410 / Red 28, Mica, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, Ci 42090 / Blue 1, Ci 75470 /Carmine].

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Swatches: LORAC Pro Palette 4 Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 Palette | Look Details

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Palette 4 Palette | Look Details

LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
LORAC Pro Palette 4 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
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LORAC Pro Palette 4 Palette | <a href=Look Details">

LORAC Pro Palette 4 Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.56 oz.) is the newest in the Pro palette family! It just launched this past week, and here are swatches for your viewing pleasure…

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder

01/08

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder
Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder

Rise

Flesh Beauty Rise Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder ($28.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, deep gold with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense color coverage in a single layer, but I felt like I could use a lighter touch and build up coverage more gradually if desired. The powder felt smooth and velvety to the touch with moderate density, light slip, and no powderiness or kick up in the pan. The highlighter applied well to bare skin and blended out with almost no effort. On me, it lasted well for eight hours before it started to fade visibly.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.13 oz. - $215.38 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "smooth, cream-like" texture that yields a "natural, radiant glow." The key phrase on this one is "natural, radiant glow," as I'd describe the powder highlighter as a light to moderate highlighter with respect to shine and finish. The powders had a very smooth, velvety texture that was slightly creamy but thinner and not quite as dense, but it didn't have any powderiness or dryness either. They had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out with little effort. They wore well for eight hours on average.

Browse all of our Flesh Beauty Flesh To Flesh Highlighting Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Cetearyl, Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Punica Granatum Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Propolis Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine.

Rise
Rise
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

At this point, I feel confident after using a formula once or twice whether it’s going to be one I’d reach for so when I think about whether it’s an eyeshadow palette that I’d keep reaching for, I really look at the types of shades and finishes. The formula has to be easy to use (pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable are usually what I’m after), and most of the time, I prefer to use most shades within a palette and only supplement with a brow bone or transition shade, so it should be cohesive.

— Christine