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Week in Review | October 7th through October 13th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

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Week in Review

01

Make Up For Ever B306

PPermanent. $23.00/0.17 oz.

Make Up For Ever B306 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Make Up For Ever B200

Make Up For Ever B200 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

03. NARS Charlotte

Charlotte is a medium-dark, burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer. Read full review.

A

04. MAC Pink Desire

MAC Pink Desire Powder Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia wit cool, blue undertones and a smattering of fine, fuchsia pearl. Read full review.

A

05. MAC Self Esteem

MAC Self Esteem Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

06. NARS Double Take

NARS Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter ($42.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Make Up For Ever B206

Make Up For Ever B206 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

08. Make Up For Ever B216

Make Up For Ever B216 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, medium magenta with cool undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn

Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl (dominated by gold and copper, though). Read full review.

A-

10. Colour Pop Summer Solstice

ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four, full-sized cream eyeshadows in an assortment of copper and brown hues. Read full review.

A-

Breakdown |
Oct 7, 2017 — Oct 13, 2017

85%

Average Score
A
31
B
31
C
9
D
4
F
4

Total Reviews (79) — Brands Reviewed (8)

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Pat McGrath Major Red & Strange LuxeTrance Lipsticks

01/08

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Major Red

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation that drenched the lips in a single layer–I don’t even think a full layer would be needed as it was so pigmented. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense enough to fill in lip lines yet managed to feel lighter weight and comfortable on the lips. The color was still going strong after 10 hours of wear–the only difference was the shine had worn away by that point–but that was after latte, water, and two meals. More incredibly, my lips felt hydrated after all that continuous wear. It just might be one of my new favorite reds.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.14 oz. - $271.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "intense color payoff" with "comfort" and "rich hydration" that has a "satiny sheen." Of the shades I've tried, they are richly pigmented, long-wearing, incredibly comfortable to wear from start to finish, hydrating, and generally flattering on the lips. The texture was smooth, velvety, and creamy enough to glide across the lips with ease but never felt slippery or too clingy. Most shades performed exceptionally well, and while pricey, they at least lived up to a lot of the claims. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick swatches.

Major Red
Major Red
A+

Permanent

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

Also In This Review

A+

Strange

Permanent
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Sneak Peek: Natasha Denona Joya and Aeris Palettes Photos & Swatches

01/07

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Joy Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Joy Palette | Look Details

For the holiday season, there are two new, limited edition five-pan Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.). Here are swatches:

Natasha Denona Joya

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NARS Intensely Blush

01/07

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

NARS Intensely Powder Blush

Intensely

NARS Intensely Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, light-medium orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was a lot more yellow based compared to most orange blushes on the market.

It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage by patting a touch more on top. The blush had a soft, silky texture that was a bit thin but not dusty in the pan. I had no trouble applying or blending out the powder on my cheeks, but I noticed that the color looked a bit less matte applied as it seemed to absorb some of my skin’s natural oils. On me, the color started to fade slightly after eight hours of wear.

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color – Blush

B402

Make Up For Ever B402 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium orange with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, while the texture was moderately dense and needed slightly heavier hand (or denser brush) to pickup product. For the richness of the hue, I think that type of texture made it easier to use, since it was possible to build up coverage as well as diffuse it for a softer look if desired. The powder was blendable on the skin without losing its vibrancy. It wore well for nine hours on me.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B402
B402
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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