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Tom Ford Megeve Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Megeve (03) Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (03) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, peachy copper highlighter and a muted, medium coral blush. Both shades were easy to work with; they applied and blended out with ease, while they had a dewy sheen that lasted for a good nine hours before starting to fade visibly. The highlighter had a more translucent base, while the blush was quite pigmented. ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Megeve, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Too Faced Born This Way, Temptalia, Chanel Lumieres, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, FordViolet Grey Int l Retailers House of Fraser, Sephora CA Sephora


ColourPop x Disney Designer Topsy Turvy Set Review & Swatches

Topsy Turvy Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a gold-shimmered, pink blush paired with a deep, berry liquid lipstick. The products can be purchased individually if preferred. Both products were more pigmented than described, which may not be a deal-breaker for all–that was the bucket where the products lost the most points–and the blush could have been a bit more blendable over b...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Lipstick, Argentina, Mica, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Makeup Palette/Set, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


ColourPop x Disney Designer Beauty and the Beast Set Review & Swatches

Beauty and the Beast Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, satiny pink blush paired with a muted, coral liquid lipstick. The blush was more pigmented than marketed–nearly opaque rather than buildable–while the liquid lipstick was just slightly more pigmented than marketed. Both products applied evenly, were easy to work with, and had good longevity. These products c...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Lipstick, Mica, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush LE, Lake CI, Makeup Palette/Set, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


Tom Ford Courchevel Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Courchevel (04) Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a soft, coppery highlighter and a richer, plummy blush. The highlighter had so-so coverage, while the blush was more pigmented. Both shades applied evenly, blended out without issue, and had nine-hour wear. ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Courchevel, Tom Ford, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, NARS Dolce Vita, Pigmentation, Too Faced Born This Way, Temptalia, Laura Geller Ballerina


NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, NARS Cosmetics, Cheek/Face Palette, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


Tom Ford Soleil Neige Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Soleil Neige (02) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a pearly highlighter on one shade and a creamy blush on the other. The product twists up from the respective ends. It’s a very emollient formula with a high-shine, dewy finish that doesn’t seem to dry down or set, yet it manages to wear beautifully for nine hours (without moving around). The highlighter had more semi-...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Too Faced Born This Way, Temptalia, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, FordViolet Grey Int l Retailers House of Fraser, Sephora CA Sephora, Soleil Neige


NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, NARS, Christine, Bellini, Carmine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, NARS Cosmetics, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Terry Tan Flash Cruise


Natasha Denona Tan Bronze & Glow Palette Review & Swatches

Tan Natasha Denona Tan Bronze & Glow Palette ($55.00 for 0.4 oz.) is for those who love gilded gold, wet and shiny-looking bronze god/goddess kind of vibes. I think it delivers on what the brand was promising, though the degree of “bronze” is going to depend on skin tone depth. With the more bronzer-like shade (#3), fairer complexions will want to user a lighter hand, while tan to darker skin tones may find it has a my-skin-but-better kind of effect–subtle warmth added without darkening ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Tan, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Becca Opal, Cheek/Face Palette, Estee Lauder Java Sun LE, Natasha Denona Tan, Milani Sun Tan, Tan Natasha Denona


Cover FX Mojave Mauve Monochromatic Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Mojave Mauve Cover FX Mojave Mauve Monochromatic Blush Duo ($38.00 for 0.51 oz.) contains two, warmer pink hues, one with a matte finish and one with a more pearly, luminous sheen. They can be worn alone or layered with the shimmery shade adding more shimmer but not drastically altering the overall blush color. Both shades had good pigmentation and longevity while being blendable and easy to work with. ...
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Kaja Beauty Aura Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Aura Kaja Aura Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, pink-coral base with warm, peachy gold pearl. It had buildable pigmentation from sheer to semi-opaque (three layers), though this particular shade seemed a little drier compared to the others in the range, which made it harder to build up without moving the product around more than was ideal (particularly over base products). Applied and blended out, it had a natural sheen that was luminous without being o...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Laura Mercier Bellini, Laura Mercier Golden Pink, Kaja, Kaja Beauty


Kaja Beauty Spoils of Mars Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Spoils of Mars Kaja Spoils of Mars Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Highlighter ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, berry pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. I found that the more I blended it out, the less shimmery it appeared; it had more of a “natural” finish that wasn’t matte but wasn’t truly dewy or shimmery either. The texture was smooth to the touch but firmer and less “sponge” like compared to some other powder-gel hybrid products (with enough pressure, I could feel it pr...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, NBL, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Laura Geller Plumberry, Kaja, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Kaja Beauty Spoils, Lauroyl Lysine Aluminum Hydroxide


Kaja Beauty Atmosphere Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Blush Reviews & Swatches

Atmosphere Kaja Atmosphere Mochi Pop Bouncy Blendable Highlighter ($19.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones that leaned slightly pink paired with a faint, satiny sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque, while the texture felt smooth to the touch with the slightest sense of slip/wetness (as it is a hybrid “powder-gel” formula). The blush applied well over bare skin with fingertips, as recommended by the brand, and well over liquid foundation ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Kaja, Kaja Beauty


ILIA Before Today Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment Review & Swatches

Before Today ILIA Before Today Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment ($32.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a natural, demi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and blendable on my skin with a cream-like texture that was a little denser and substantial, so it didn’t feel overly watery or thin. The pigmentation was semi-sheer to medium, slightly buildable, but it didn’t build up to full opacity for me (just seemed to want to diffuse and diffuse). The bl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ilia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation


ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment Review & Swatches

Sing ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment ($32.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural, matte finish. It had buildable coverage from sheer to medium (two layers), though it was hard to get it to greater coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and spreadable with more substance than a true, liquid-based blush but was more emollient and felt wetter to the touch compared to a potted, cream blush. However, it did tingle on my skin fo...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, NBL, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bobbi Brown Berry, Pigmentation, NARS Penthouse LE


Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a bright pop of orange with stronger, warm yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque that dried down to a dewy finish that wasn’t tacky. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and gel-like–emollient without being runny or watery. I had no trouble applying and blending out the blush color on my cheeks over bare skin or over foundation. This shade lasted nicely for eig...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Givenchy In Vogue Orange P, Guerlain Orange Blush LE, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb, Nectar Nectar A Permanent Where


Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones. It was fairly balanced between pink and orange, so it may appear pinker on those with cooler undertones and more orange on those with warmer undertones. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and easy to work with as it felt more gel-like–more substantial but not heavy or cream-like but not was watery as a typical liquid blush. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to m...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb


Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Cinnamon Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a dewy sheen. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, which definitely depended on how much product was squeezed out at a time. The texture was smooth, gel-like–fluid and spreadable but not watery or runny–and applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation (without lifting it up). It dried down for the most part but retained a lot of t...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Cinnamon Flower Beauty Cinnamon Blush Bomb, All Dupes Chanel Destiny, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides


Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Bubbly Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light, bubblegum pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable coverage that ranged from sheer with one layer and medium with two to three layers–a lot of it depended on how much product one applied. The squeeze tube made it particularly easy to squeeze out the smallest amount possible, which was a nice touch, and made it very controllable. The consistency was lightweight, more like a thin ge...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Bubbly Flower Beauty Bubbly Blush Bomb


ColourPop Between the Sheets Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

Between the Sheets Colour Pop Between the Sheets Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, more clay-like texture that was less emollient, which I found made it harder to pick up with a brush as well as with a fingertip–the latter being the only manageable way to apply it decently. The color went on with semi-sheer color payoff when I applied with my fingertips, which I was able to build to about medium...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop


Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Bitten Flower Beauty Bitten Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a bright, deep berry with cool, pink undertones and a natural finish. It has a lightweight, gel-like texture–not quite as dense as a cream but not as watery as a true liquid blush would feel–that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely without sinking into my pores or emphasizing my texture. The formula also worked well over base products without disturbing or lifting them up as the blush was applied and blended o...
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Holiday 2017: Besame Launches “Disney Snow White- the 1937 Collection!” BUY IT NOW!

Bésame Cosmetics is launching of the special edition, “Disney Snow White — The 1937 Collection.” This deluxe cosmetics collection celebrates the 80th anniversary of the 1937 release of the classic Disney animated feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The collection will be available at the Bésame flagship store in Burbank, CA, online at […]
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Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Spiced Peach Too Faced Spiced Peach Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark plummy brown with faint, golden pearl. It had more of a satin-to-pearl finish that gave the cheeks a luminous glow but wasn’t overtly shimmery. The texture was thin, a cross between cream and powder, as it did not have the slip or wetness of a typical cream but it wasn’t quite a powder. As soon as the product touched my skin, though, it felt like a powder. This was on...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Too Faced, Lake CI, Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush, Red 28 Lake CI, Spiced Peach


Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) contains two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Bronzing Powder, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder. The palette should work well for someone who likes the Ambient formula, as I felt like the formulas were consistent with the standalone shades I’ve tried in the past. I know in the past, the value of the Hourglass palettes has been an issue, so I di...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Powder, Hourglass, Christine, Dolce, Lovejoy, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Face Products, Vol, Becca Moonstone, Gabbana Desert, MAC Corol


Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

B308 Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a more “natural matte” finish, which I’d define as a matte finish (no shimmer) but reads skin-like applied, rather than dry, flat, or powdery. What I liked was that it did not darken on the skin like some matte blushes can and looked very true-to-pan applied. The consistency was denser, like others in the formula, but smooth to the touc...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, MAKE UP FOR EVER


Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color (Blush)

B314 Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. The pearl gave it a satin-to-pearl finish where it became more luminous the more I buffed and blended the powder on my skin. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single layer, but the moderately dense, smooth texture made it easy to pickup less product for sheerer coverage as well. The blush stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. ...
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Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color (Blush)

B208 Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, though I found the denser texture to be forgiving–I could easily use less product for sheerer coverage or build up in layers. There was no powderiness in the pan yet the powder blended out easily on the skin and sat incredibly well on it. One thing I noticed with the color was that it seem...
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theBalm Balm Springs Blush

Balm Springs theBalm Balm Springs Blush ($21.00 for 0.197 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, silky texture that was a little thin and a touch powdery in the pan, but it was easy to apply to the skin and blend out. It’s supposed to be “long-wearing” with a “fade-resistant formula.” The blush lasted for nine hours on me before fading slightly, which made it better than the typical blush. Top DupesIng...
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Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

17 Antic Gold Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is muted, medium-dark gold with warm, olive undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation applied dry, which was amplified to more opaque coverage with a stronger sheen when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and finely-milled to the point that the loose powder combined well when applied to the skin. I did find it easier to use on the lid than on the...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Eye Products, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kat Von, Eyeshadows, Star Lit Powder, Antic Gold Star Lit Powder, Natasha Denona Cosmo, Antic Gold


NARS Blissful Blush

Blissful NARS Blissful Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, rose undertones and flecks of gold, plum, and teal shimmer that yielded a luminous sheen. It might be one of the more complex blushes that NARS has released in awhile. According to the brand, while it’s new for fall, it wasn’t marked limited edition so we should expect to see it as part of the permanent line going forward. From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, NARS, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, NARS Cosmetics, Laura Geller, Blissful, PorterBarneysHarvey Nichols, NARS Blissful Blush, All Dupes Stila Berry Shimmer LE, NARS Powder Blush Blissful Recommended


Make Up For Ever 10 Peach Star Lit Powder

10 Peach Make Up For Ever 10 Peach Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff when applied with a dry brush, and it had richer, opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, despite it being a loose product, on the cheeks as well as the eyes. For using on the lips, I recommend patting lightly ...
Tags: Beauty, Peach, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Star Lit Powder, Peach Star Lit Powder, Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose, Huda Beauty Copacabana LE



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