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Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5

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

Joya

Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday offering that features a new formula–the brand’s “cream-powder hybrid shadow.” The new formula is supposed to have “pigment-rich coverage of a cream” with the “long-lasting, crease-free wear of a powder.” From what I could tell, this just meant a slightly denser feel with less dustiness/powderiness but wasn’t anything outside of normal range in texture for a powder eyeshadow. Most of the shades had good, buildable pigmentation and were blendable on the lid with eight to nine hour wear and minor fallout (three shades are quite sparkly).

Joya
Joya
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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B
B+

Fuchsia (136CP)

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B+

Gold (137CP)

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A

Red Grape (138M)

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B+
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Sneak Peek: Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection Photos & Swatches

01/10

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Palette | Look Details

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Palette | Look Details

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection includes an eyeshadow palette ($59), four lipsticks ($19 each), four lipglosses ($19 each), and three liquid eyeliners ($20 each).

First Impressions

  • GALAXY EYESHADOW PALETTE | Unless you’re someone who adores all-shimmer, all-glitter everything allover the eye with no room for mattes ever, this is best thought of as an accent palette.  The majority of shades had larger sparkle and glitter and moderate to tons of it with some with sheerer coverage and others with stronger base colors (and some shades were deliberately sheer).  They will work best with a damp adhesive (MAC Fix+ did a good job of improving evenness and opacity while minimizing fallout over time, so I don’t think a full-on glitter adhesive is 100% necessary but certainly wouldn’t hurt), fingertips, and/or a dampened brush. Using the eyeshadows dry typically resulted in heartbreak: poor application, tons of fallout during application and during wear, and none of the real sizzle one would expect from eyeshadows chocked full of glitter. There were a few shades that were better dry than others, like Xtra Terrestrial, Ultraviolit, and Midnight Bolt.
  • COSMIC GLOSS LIP GLITTER | They have a smooth, lightweight feel with moderate tackiness and a mirror-like shine.  I noticed slight tingling when swatching then on my lips but have not worn any for full wear so am not certain how long that might remain (but I did not have any tingling once I moved onto the lipsticks).
  • STARLIT HYPER-GLITZ LIPSTICK | The formula seemed to have more medium, buildable coverage than opaque-in-one-stroke kind of coverage.  The bullets were lightly creamy and had some slip but did not feel overly slippery.  I could feel some of the sparkle slightly but none of them felt rough or scratchy. They contain a very little amount of product (0.045 oz. each).
  • ECLIPSE 2-IN-1 GLITTER RELEASE EYELINER | It’s a very opaque, very fluid eyeliner, which may make it hard to control depending on one’s comfort using liquid eyeliners with a brush-type applicator.  They have a subtler, more pearl-like sheen when initially applied with a 30-45 second dry down time (I thought they were dry after about 20 seconds, as they did not transfer when I pressed my fingertip against the swatch, but nope, when I tried to smudge with a brush, it dragged still-drying eyeliner out!).  The shimmer particles become more pronounced when brushed/blended, and when the shimmer comes through, the color nuances between Alien Bae and Nepturnt are more pronounced (they both seem more like inky blacks prior).

Also, the packaging attracts fingerprints like crazy!

Galaxy Collection

Tom Ford Nina, Marguerite, Alicia Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheers

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer

Nina

Tom Ford Beauty Nina Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly across the lips and did not appear streaky. There was a very slight amount of product that gathered in my deeper lip lines but was not noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The texture was lightly emollient so it glided on nicely but was thin and lightweight. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lip Color Sheer formula is supposed to have a "semi-sheer effect" with a "creamy" and "hydrating" formula. They are a sheerer lip color, which may or may not be one's cup of tea; if you are looking for pigment, look elsewhere, but if you're someone who likes sheerer coverage, lightweight, hydrating textures, then it might be a formula for you. There are several shades in the range that have a more transformative effect, as they contain a lot of shimmer/sparkle or have a more duochrome or iridescent-like finish. There are others, typically deeper, richer hues (reds, berries, etc.) that are more medium coverage. The wear ranged a lot from as short as two hours to as long as five hours but most wore around three hours. The formula is lightly hydrating with a very lightweight feel on the lips. They are vanilla scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CETYL ACETATE , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D'ABEILLE , SILICA , POLYETHYLENE , OLEYL OLEATE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA CIRE DE CARNAUBA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , LANOLIN OIL , POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE , SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ACRYLATES COPOLYMER , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , BARIUM SULFATE , VANILLIN , ALUMINA , TIN OXIDE , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) , COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]

Nina
Nina
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Marguerite

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B-

Alicia

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For products that I regularly use, it is usually dependent on whether I’ve run out and need to repurchase or if there’s a good deal on a product I know I’ll need sooner rather than later.
Otherwise, most of my purchases are based on what I think should or needs to be reviewed and when,
so I rarely pay attention to sales and the like and buy more based on where it was released first and how quickly shipping will get it to me.

— Christine

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Anastasia Rock Sand, Trouble, Starfish Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick

Trouble

Anastasia Trouble Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, thinner texture that spread evenly across my lips but took a bit longer to dry down. I felt like it was a bit too fluid, so I had to take extra care along the edges of my l ips. On me, the color wore well for six and a half hours and was slightly drying.

Ingredients

ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, OZOKERITE, MINERAL OIL/PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/HUILE MINERALE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER, ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILVER PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIPEPTIDE-1, XANTHAN GUM, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 6 (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380), RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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A-
A-

Starfish

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Pat McGrath Madame Greige & Sorry Not Sorry LuxeTrance Lipsticks

01/06

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick

Madame Greige

Pat McGrath Madame Greige LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer with a smooth, creamy texture that was slightly denser and thicker than many formulas on the market, but it didn’t actually feel heavy on the lips. The lipstick was easy to apply and comfortable to wear, which was a good thing given it lasted for six and a half hours on me. It also felt moisturizing while I wore it.

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.

A+

Permanent

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

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