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Makeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Mellow Mauve Makeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was a little thin but not too powdery nor prone to sheering out when applied and blended out on my skin. The thinner texture and more matte finish did...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Mellow Mauve, Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush


What was your favorite brand collaboration?

One that comes to mind is Jackie Aina’s palette with Anastasia–it was really fantastic. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Laura Mercier RoseGlow Collection for Summer 2021

Release Date + About the Launch Our NEW RoseGlow Caviar Sticks are each infused with the RoseGlow pearl blend, a unique mix of pearls inspired from rose gold metal that self-adjusts to everyone’s complexion for the perfect nude shade. ⁣ Now online SephoraSephora Laura Mercier ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Summer 2021, Year: 2021 Launches, Laura Mercier RoseGlow, RoseGlow Caviar Sticks, Laura Mercier Products


What blush shade would you love to create?

I want more satin-to-pearl blushes… period. I’d love a soft coral with a subtle sheen (Tom Ford Love Lust was my favorite… original formula). There are plenty of close-enough shades, but they’re often too matte or too shimmery in comparison. For something more interesting, more traditional... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Makeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Desert Rose Makeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable (as marketed) to mostly opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. The product applied ...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Desert Rose, Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush


YSL Rouge Mirage & Conflicting Crimson Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rouge Mirage (26) YSL Rouge Mirage (26) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL Rouge Mirage (26) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, deeper red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip texture. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and more velvety in its glide, rather than emoll...
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 147

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between June 8th and June 14th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Lisa Eldridge Dante's Dream Enlivening Blush Review & Swatches

Dante's Dream Lisa Eldridge Dante’s Dream Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a natural finish. It looked more emollient when initially squeezed out of the tube, but it looked less dewy once applied, blended, and left to “set” (mostly transfer-resistant but not fully transfer-proof). It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with the “tiniest” amount of product (as recommended by the br...
Tags: Beauty, Dante, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, NARS Dolce Vita, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil, Summer 2021, Lisa Eldridge Dante


Terra Moons Metallic Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 4 of 4)

Nightfall Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was thicker and almost chunky, which made it harder to apply in an even layer on my skin. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or a fingertip when working with this shade, which also helped to minimize fallout. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.FURTHER READIN...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Maroon, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Ardency Inn Royal DC, Terra Moons, Nightfall Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow, ColourPop Chick Lit LE, Terra Shimmer Eyeshadow, MAC Mumtaz LE


Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Scatter Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light lavender with cool undertones and a luminous finish. It applied evenly and blended out with ease on my skin as the powder was smooth without being powdery, yet it wasn’t overly-dense or too thick. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easy to apply with a lighter hand or build up to get full coverage. There were signs...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Becca Aquamarine, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Scatter


Lisa Eldridge Dance Card, Kitten Mischief, Spirited Away Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Dance Card Lisa Eldridge Dance Card Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium pigmentation in one layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was lightly emollient, smooth, and very thin, which made it necessary to exfoliate prior to application or else the product caught around impe...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Dior Tutti Frutti, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Tom Ford Beauty Isla, Summer 2021, Lucent Lip Colour, Charlotte Tilbury Kidman


Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid Review & Swatches

Sunkissed Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid ($48.00 for 1 oz.) is a light-medium, champagne gold with warmer undertones and ultra-fine pearl that gave it a barely-there, luminous sheen when applied to skin. It had a more watery consistency, and it was marketed to work all-over, mixed in with other products, or patted on the high points of the face/body to highlight, which made it an intentionally sheerer formula...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Chanel Saks


What do you like about Bite Beauty? What don't you like?

Tell us what you love and hate about... Bite Beauty They used to be one of my favorite brands, but since they reformulated to be vegan… without bringing back most of their products, there’s just not as much that tempts me from them. I miss their Amuse Bouche Lipsticks and Prismatic Lip Glosses! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Makeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Plumberry Makeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a dewy finish. It appeared more pigmented when initially applied to bare skin, but it was quick to sheer out as the texture was more emollient and spreadable, so it resulted in semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer. The pigmentation could be built ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Natasha Denona Bloom, Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup


What highlighter shade would you love to create?

I would love to see a green-gold duochrome highlighter with a finer shimmer to it – a lot of duochrome highlighters are more intense! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 098

Sundays are for readers! Each week, on Sunday, I like to see what the community has been enjoying. “Most Loved” are products that readers specifically loved but didn’t add to their wish list ( ). “Most Wanted” are products that readers specifically added to their wish lists ( ). This is populated based on the last seven days of activity! You’ll find the icons to interact with products throughout the site, like on Glossovers. You’ll also find recently submitted makeup looks and color stories ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Rose Pat McGrath, Chanel Permanent, Lily Terra Moons Permanent, Stormy Terra Moons Discontinued, Cosmic Rose Lisa Eldridge Permanent, Most Wanted Moon Lily Terra Moons Permanent, Dark Matter Terra Moons Permanent, Loop Lethal Cosmetics Permanent, Christy View Story Sirius Constellation, Christy View Story Light Neutralish Mattes


Sydney Grace x Temptalia Radiant Reflection | The Arrangement + Combinations

The Radiant Reflection palette features three matte shades and nine shimmers. One shimmer–Forget-Her-Not–has a lower level of pearl and sheen, could be used as a “matte” for depth for those who don’t mind a lil’ bit of sheen in the crease (couldn’t achieve a matte purple in this depth, vividness, and tone without using non-FDA color additives!). All three palettes are arranged similarly so that they can be visualized the same way, but hopefully, these images help breakdown the color combinations...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Aurora, Sydney Grace, Makeup Look Ideas, Sydney Grace X Temptalia, Temptalia Radiant Reflection View Post View Post


Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Opal Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale white with subtle warmth coming through paired with a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had larger, more visible sparkle compared to most shades in the highlighter range, so for those who prefer a smoother, shinier finish, it may be too sparkly. The texture felt almost wet to the touch, but the powder itself was more...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Opal


Lisa Eldridge Rose Official, Painterly, Atomic Cherry Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Rose Official Lisa Eldridge Rose Official Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was lightweight, thinner but not clingy, and had light slip to it. The formula was less forgiving of imperfections on my lips, though this shade wasn’...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Laura Mercier Sophia, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Tom Ford Beauty Helena, MAC Hot Tahiti DC, Summer 2021, Lisa Eldridge Rose


What three lipstick shades would you love to create?

Medium-dark ruby red with pearl in a glossier finish that doesn’t get all over your face. A medium-dark, pink-coral base with pink-to-gold shift. Muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle pearl. Really I am just recreating the favorites I’ve lost over the years — Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Makeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Raspberry Makeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a dewy finish. It appeared more pigmented when initially applied to bare skin, but it was quick to sheer out as the texture was more emollient and spreadable, so it resulted in semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer. The pigmentation could be built ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup, Natasha Denona Bloom


Sydney Grace x Temptalia On the Horizon | The Arrangement + Combinations

The On the Horizon palette features four matte shades and eight shimmers. One shimmer–Calming Presence–has a lower level of pearl and sheen, could be used as a “matte” for depth for those who don’t mind a lil’ bit of sheen in the crease. All three palettes are arranged similarly so that they can be visualized the same way, but hopefully, these images help breakdown the color combinations possible. Note: October Odyssey and Infinite Echoes are the matte eyeshadows that have a Light and Deep ver...
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How do you coordinate your makeup with your outfit?

Since I’m home most of the time… I do not, LOL. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Natasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Blush Serum Review & Swatches

Tan Natasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Liquid Blush SerumNatasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum ($22.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker peach with warm undertones tempered and muted with hints of brown paired with a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff initially, which could be built up (as marketed) or sheered out further if desired. The texture was lightweight, thin, and almost like a very watery gel, as it glide...
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Sydney Grace x Temptalia: Light vs. Deep Versions + Visualizing & Comparing All the Shades

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most is whether someone should get the Light or Deep version of a palette, so I thought I’d discuss the differences and hopefully provide some insight/ask the right questions to help you dial in whether the light or deep version is more suitable for you, assuming you’re looking to purchase one. As always, if none of the palettes would be something you wear, please do not buy to “support” me. Engaging with the content I post, re...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Aurora, Orion Nebula, Vanity, Sydney Grace, Sydney Grace X Temptalia, Zenith Light, Parallax Deep, Operose Reds, Operose, Sirius Starlight, Galactic Muse, Sakura Glow, Celestial Bloom


Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush Review & Swatches

Pink Soap Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a natural finish. It looked like just-hydrated skin–slight sheen but not wet or glossy–when it dried down. It had sheer, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, when working with a very small amount (that was as recommended by the brand). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy with more density/thickness and...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Summer 2021, Pink Soap Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush, Pink Soap P Permanent


Chanel Radiant, Freshness, Zenith Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Radiant (118) Chanel Radiant (118) Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that had moderate slip but didn’t slide around too much during wear. The product applied evenly and didn’t emphasize the natural texture of my lips, though it wasn’t quite as smoothing of my lip ...
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Sydney Grace x Temptalia Quintessence | The Arrangement + Combinations

The Quintessence palette features four matte shades and eight shimmers. One shimmer–Orion Nebula–has a lower level of pearl and sheen, so it is more like a satin-to-pearl finish and could be used as a matte for those who don’t mind a lil’ bit of sheen in the crease. All three palettes are arranged similarly so that they can be visualized the same way, but hopefully, these images help breakdown the color combinations possible. Note: Reaching Zenith and Parallax are the matte eyeshadows that hav...
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Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Crystal Nebula Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with fine, lighter pearl and a soft, luminous sheen. It imparted a glowing, almost wet-like shine to my skin that wasn’t overtly shimmery but was more intense than a lot of other liquid highlighters on the market (which are often very sheer and lower in pearl). It had a sheerer base, but the intensity of the glow was ...
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Lethal Cosmetics Roots Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Roots Lethal Cosmetics Roots 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes six new eyeshadows, which can be purchased individually ($6 to $7 each) or together as a pre-made palette (as shown). The palette contains three matte shades and three shimmers. The three shimmers were quite nice; pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. One of the matte eyeshadows was stellar–Coven–while the other two were a little powdery but pigmen...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Sigil Sigil, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021