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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017

The Details

Lust for luster with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 must-have shades of Artist Color Shadow, the newest innovation in the eyeshadow category. This unique formula blends the best of all worlds: intense color payoff, superior bendability, and unprecedented 12-hour wear.

Late September/Early October

Lustrous Shadow Palette, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

An exclusive palette with innovative, new eyeshadow formula in 12 matte and metallic shades.

  • 12 x 0.05 oz/ 1.42 g Artist Color Shadow in M100, M608, ME512, M322, M536, ME728, M500, M619, ME840, M549, M847, M928.

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Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

01/05

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule

Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains two rose golds–one lighter, one deeper–and both are quite shimmery with high-shine finishes. This duo will be most suitable for someone who likes richer, more pigmented highlighters with metallic to glittery finishes and isn’t concerned when highlighters accentuate the skin’s natural texture. I felt the quality of the left side of the duo was better than the other duos.

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Yacht Life

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had medium coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. The shimmer seemed to be finer in this particular shade than others, and I felt like this helped it apply more evenly and sit better on the skin (with or without a base). It gave a luminous glow that was moderate in intensity but not accentuating of my skin’s natural texture.

The consistency was lightweight, thin, and creamy enough not to drag on the skin or apply unevenly, but it was more powder-like during application (at all points except when it was still in the tube!). The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), CARMINE (CI 75470), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850).

Yacht Life
Yacht Life
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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L’Oreal x Balmain Paris Lipstick Available for Pre-Order

L'Oreal x Balmain Paris Lipstick
L’Oreal x Balmain Paris Lipstick

The Details

For the first time, L’Oréal Paris collaborates with Balmain to create a range of 12 exclusive couture matte shades designed under the creative direction of Olivier Rousteing himself. Divided into three color themes, representative of the three tribes of L’Oréal Paris x Balmain Paris femininity—Glamazone, Couture, and Rock—accessible beauty meets high fashion. Only for a limited time, indulge in the richest matte colors with intense hydration and comfort.

Pre-order now; shipping late September

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L'Oreal x Balmain Paris Lipstick, $14.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Urban Safari
  • Glamazone
  • Fever
  • Balmain Instinct
  • Confidence
  • Domination
  • Liberation
  • Confession
  • Freedom
  • Power
  • Legend
  • Rebellion

Sneak Peek: Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette Photos & Swatches

01/17

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Holiday 2017 Palette

Too Faced Boss Lady | Look Details

Too Faced Boss Lady | Look Details

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette ($58.00 for 1.23 oz.) is a limited edition, mega palette exclusively available at Sephora for the holidays. It contains 24 eyeshadows along with three cheek colors. Too Faced managed to create a holiday set that not only highlights the brand’s typical aesthetic but does so in a truly functional way with the inclusion of a zippered, soft binder and planner. Instead of cute-but-bulky pop-up scenes that end up in the recycling bin, the planner is usable and easily passed along as a gift as well.

First Impressions

As I have found over the last few palette releases from the brand, the formula is not quite their typical one. The press seems firmer while many shades seemed to have denser, better mixed textures where the powders actually bind together and go on a whole lot better on the lid (primer or not). The majority of the shimmery shades were significantly less dusty and dry compared to most of the brand’s body of work over the last few years. The mattes were velvety and finely-milled with some powderiness in the pan but seemed more pigmented, though there were a few misses in the palette judging from swatches alone. We’ll have to see how they wear and apply in practice but so far, the palette seems so much more promising and a lot less dreadful to test compared to past years’ palettes.

Boss Lady Beauty Agenda Palette