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Shiseido Volcanic, Firecracker, Lantern Red VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Volcanic (218) Shiseido Volcanic (218) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange-red with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage applied evenly in one layer and delivered nearly opaque pigmentation. The texture felt lightweight and creamy as it skated along my lips comfortably, though some of that slip disappeared as the product “set” a bit so it didn’t slide around durin...
Tags: Toronto, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fraser UK, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin, Pat McGrath Elson, Tom Ford Beauty Maurice, Chanel Camelia Rouge, MAC Smarticle LE


Fenty Beauty True Neutrals (1) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

True Neutrals (1) Fenty Beauty True Neutrals (1) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral palette that had three shimmery shades and three matte shades. It was a mixed bag–nothing bad enough to be a real miss but there’s no shortage of neutral palettes on the market, so it not having more consistent, higher performance is surprising. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Laura Mercier Rosegold, Sephora Sephora


Fenty Beauty Deep Neutrals (3) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Deep Neutrals (3) Fenty Beauty Deep Neutrals (3) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains four matte eyeshadows and two shimmer eyeshadows to create a deeper, richer take on neutrals. As has been true of most of the shades in the brand’s palettes, the mattes performed best with good pigmentation that blended out well and had solid wear. The shimmers were better in this palette than some of the oth...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Sephora Sephora, MAC Pink Sensibilities, Temptalia


Chanel Miroir d’Eau Multi-Use Top Coat Review & Swatches

Miroir d'Eau Chanel Miroir d’Eau Multi-Use Top Coat ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a translucent, iridescent pink with a glossy finish that is designed for use on “eyes, lips, and cheeks” for an “iridescent shine.” The effect is most noticeable on eyes or cheeks (skin) rather than lips, as I felt like the dewy finish got lost on lips and contributed very little iridescence/sheen. The base appeared more translucent, while the iridescent ef...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Eau Chanel Miroir


Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs (356) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Au Fil des Fleurs (356) Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs (356) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($65.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad for spring featuring two shades of pink, an iridescent lavender, and a muted purple; all featured some level of shimmer to them. The lightest shade (#2) was sheerer and would be more of a brightening or layering shade (based on opacity and type of color), while the other shades were p...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Triple Impact LE, Temptalia


Urban Decay Fool’s Gold & Starlight Moondust Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Fool's Gold Urban Decay Fool’s Gold Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and flecks of gold and copper sparkle throughout. It had sheer coverage applied dry, semi-sheer coverage applied with fingertip, and semi-opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and thin without being stiff or difficult to work with. It sat smoothly on my ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Carmine, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Sephora Ulta, Temptalia, Burberry Shell


Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Party Favor Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.102 oz.) is a limited edition palette that debuted late in the holiday season (but is still available). It includes six new, exclusive Moondust shades, which is the brand’s more sparkly eyeshadow formula (and these do not contain any plastic glitter). For someone looking for sparkling, pigmented, and foolproof shades, I don’t think this is it, but for som...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Jasper, Mica, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Carmine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Urban Decay, Eyeshadow Palette


Fenty Beauty Pastel Frost (8) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Pastel Frost (8) Fenty Beauty Pastel Frost (8) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, permanent all-shimmer palette that proved disappointing. The newer Fenty palettes were inconsistent, but the matte eyeshadows tended to be more workable and easier to use all-around, while the shimmers were all over the place. These were some of the worst as they were thicker and stiffer in texture, which yiel...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Fenty, Stila, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Sephora Sephora


All Of The Internet’s Best Beauty Sales Can Be Found Right Here

I’m going to be totally, completely honest with you: As a beauty editor, I haven’t paid full price for shampoo, moisturizer, or body wash in what could easily be four years. Heck, I get a lot of it for free. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t snapped up some on-sale Pat McGrath lipstick from Sephora's Black Friday promo, or a good nail polish shade while visiting the Target near my parents’ house.What exactly am I getting at? Your girl lives for a sale. Even when brands are happy to send...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Bliss, Brooklyn, Broadway, Kim, Anthropologie, Sephora, Riley, Artis, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Nordy, Anthro, Natasha Denona


20 Products From Black-Owned Makeup Brands That Deserve a Spot on Everyone's List

It's 2020 - long (so long) past the time where there are only light, medium, and dark foundation colors that are supposed to match the complexions of billions of people. And while we've made remarkable strides in recent years with more-inclusive shade ranges, there's always room for improvement and pioneers who are leading the way. The most influential forces are often people who are directly impacted - and who have directly experienced a situation where things were not one-nude-fits-all - and t...
Tags: Makeup, Rihanna, Beauty, Black, Black History Month, Sephora, Black Women, Pat McGrath


Tom Ford Arabesque Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

Arabesque Tom Ford Beauty Arabesque Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new quad that featured two more sparkly shades and two more satiny shades. The satin shades performed better, though they were not the best of the best, and at this price point, one definitely expects top notch formulations. The sparkly shades were sheer, difficult to build up, and suffered from a fair amount of fallout. ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dc, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia


Bobbi Brown After Party, Rock & Red, Slow Jam Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Reviews & Swatches

After Party Bobbi Brown After Party Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss ($27.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a high-shine, glossy finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which could have applied more evenly, and it also settled into my lip lines slightly (enough to be noticeable in person), so it was one of the weaker-applying shades in the range. The consistency was still smooth, plush, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Sephora, Christine, Red Rock, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, LORAC, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Modern Drama LE, Temptalia, MAC Beautifully Bare LE


Bobbi Brown Forever Chill, Force of Nature, In the Buff Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Forever Chill Bobbi Brown Forever Chill Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss ($27.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a light-medium, caramel brown with muted, warm yellow undertones and a high-shine, glossy finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied evenly, but the unevenness of my natural lip color was more noticeable due to the sheerness (but I really didn’t think the gloss itself was to blame!). The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and n...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Temptalia, Chanel Caresse LE, LORAC Savoir Faire LE, Bobbi Brown UK House of Fraser, LookFantasticSephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020


Bobbi Brown Love Letter, New Romantic, Spring Bliss Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Love Letter Bobbi Brown Love Letter Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss ($27.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a high-shine, glossy finish. It had a jelly-cream look and feel to me, as the texture was plush and more gel-like without tackiness. The gloss spread evenly over my lips and delivered a semi-sheer tint, which was as expected. It didn’t smooth out my lip lines, but it didn’t seem like much product ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Mercier Bebe, Bobbi Brown UK House of Fraser, Spring 2020, Red 7 Lake Ci


Tom Ford Noir Fume Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

Noir Fume Tom Ford Beauty Noir Fume Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, neutral color story that includes two matte shades and two subtle, shimmer shades. For those looking for intense, metallic finishes, this is not that; the shimmers are subtle, more satin-to-pearl when applied to bare skin with a dry brush. I definitely don’t think there are enough satin finish eyeshadows on the market, but these aren’t the best exam...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation


Bobbi Brown Wild Card, Sweet Talk, Free Spirit Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Wild Card Bobbi Brown Wild Card Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss ($27.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had a lot of shine, and while it looked more like a cream-finish, it didn’t appear milky applied so it didn’t sink heavily into my lip lines. The coverage was sheer to semi-sheer, as described, while the consistency was lightweight, plush, smooth, and spreadable with minimal tackiness...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Li Li, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Beach, LORAC Tres Chic LE, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top


Chanel Golden Light Baume Essentiel Review & Swatches

Golden Light Chanel Golden Light Baume Essentiel ($45.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light copper with moderate, warm undertones paired with a glossy finish with subtle pearl. It has an emollient, wetter feel that leaves behind a shinier, glossier finish that doesn’t fully set or dry down, though it doesn’t slide around (surprisingly). The balmy quality seems to give it better spreadability, especially over base products, as I didn’t strugg...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Bay CA, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Chanel Golden Light Baume Essentiel


Let’s Talk About Glitter!

There are two primary concerns that I routinely see from consumers in the online beauty community and from readers with respect to glitter: 1) whether cosmetic-grade glitter is eye safe, and 2) concerns about plastic glitter and its impact on the environment.  Those concerns continue to be expressed more frequently as more brands include glitter in their product offerings, including products that may or may not be explicitly marketed for eyes but often are included in palettes that otherwise loo...
Tags: Usa, Mac, US, Eu, Beauty, Editorials, NARS, Fda, Mica, Council, Marc Jacobs, Panel, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Cir


Chanel Camelia Grenat & Camelia Carmin Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Camelia Grenat (617) Chanel Camelia Grenat (617) Rouge Allure Velvet ($40.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly over my lips without dragging. The lipstick felt lightweight with a thinner, velvety texture that didn’t have a lot of slip or feel traditionally creamy, though it was comfortable to ap...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Carmin, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, YSL Le Rouge, Bay CA, NARS Transeurope Express


Chanel Camelia Fuchsia & Camelia Rouge Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Camelia Fuchsia (347) Chanel Camelia Fuchsia (347) Rouge Allure Velvet ($40.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, deeper fuchsia pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly in a single layer, though I felt like the texture wasn’t as smoothing or as flattering as I’d expect for the formula. While my lip lines were less visible due tot he brightness of the hue, I f...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, Bay CA, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Chanel Camelia Rouge


Chanel Camelia Rouge Metal & Camelia Pourpre Rouge Allure Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Camelia Rouge Metal (607) Chanel Camelia Rouge Metal (607) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, candy apple red with a soft, metallic sheen and neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up to full coverage. The consistency had light slip–thin, light, and almost balm-like but it never felt overly wet/emollient–that was comfortable to apply and to wear. Th...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour, Bay CA, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Camelia Pourpre


Pat McGrath Golden Opulence Collection Launches 1/2 (Updated 12/31)

Release Date + About the Launch Prepare to INDULGE LIKE AN ICON in the glamorously gilty *NEW* MTHRSHP: Sublime Golden Opulence Eye Shadow Palette and two MAJOR Mini Lip Gloss Trios. Sign up here for early access. The brand has confirmed via Instagram it’ll launch at Sephora, but it’s unclear if the date is the same or will be later. Editor’s Note: The palette is available for sale via Selfridges. It’s supposed to be an app exclusive, so to purchase it via desktop, ...
Tags: Beauty, Mother, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Sneak Peeks, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Mini Lip Gloss Trios Carefully, Nectar Lunar Bronze New Flesh


Pat McGrath Golden Opulence Collection Launches 1/2 + Now at Selfridges (Updated 12/30)

Release Date + About the Launch Prepare to INDULGE LIKE AN ICON in the glamorously gilty *NEW* MTHRSHP: Sublime Golden Opulence Eye Shadow Palette and two MAJOR Mini Lip Gloss Trios. Sign up here for early access. The brand has confirmed via Instagram it’ll launch at Sephora, but it’s unclear if the date is the same or will be later. Editor’s Note: The palette is available for sale via Selfridges. It’s supposed to be an app exclusive, so to purchase it via desktop, ...
Tags: Beauty, Mother, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Sneak Peeks, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Selfridges Updated, Mini Lip Gloss Trios Carefully, Nectar Lunar Bronze New Flesh


Sephora Black Friday 2019: Preview is Here!

Every year, Sephora’s Black Friday offerings center around various sets, kits, and product exclusives (sometimes in full-size, sometimes in travel-size) that are available for special pricing.  When you search for “black friday” on their app, they’ve put up a notice to check back on November 21st for an exclusive preview of what’s to come (which is how they’ve done in past years as well). Sephora Black Friday Deals – What We Know So Far! Over on Beauty Talk, which is...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Kiehl, Becca, Pat McGrath, Kat Von D Lolita, Sephora Black, Beauty Sales & Deals, Clean Nest Tocca, Nudestix Mini Lip Pencil, 21st Alterna Caviar Replenishing CC Cream, Buxom Glam Gilt y Mini Lip Gloss, Korres Stressed Skin Saviors, Flesh Fatale Mini BlitzTrance, Sephora Collection Enchanted Mountains Trio


Sephora Black Friday 2019: Six Sets Revealed!

Every year, Sephora’s Black Friday offerings center around various sets, kits, and product exclusives (sometimes in full-size, sometimes in travel-size) that are available for special pricing.  When you search for “black friday” on their app, they’ve put up a notice to check back on November 21st for an exclusive preview of what’s to come (which is how they’ve done in past years as well). Sephora Black Friday Deals – What We Know So Far! Over on Beauty Talk, which is...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Sephora Black, Beauty Sales & Deals, Clean Nest Tocca, Nudestix Mini Lip Pencil


My Favorite Limited Edition Things | Sephora Holiday 2019

Sephora’s holiday shopping event kicks off November 1st for Rouges, who have early access to the event.  Rouges can save 20% off all purchases online and in-store with code HOLIDAYSAVE .  Starting on November 7th, VIBs can save 15% off and Insiders can save 10% off with the same code, HOLIDAYSAVE.   The event ends November 11th for all tiers. SHOP NOW Also, for those at 10% off and 15% off, always cross-reference the brands/products you have your eye on to see if they’re likely to go on sale...
Tags: Brand, Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Luminizer, Best Beauty Products, Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer, Mini Lip Gloss Highlighter Set, Rouges, Dr Jart Cica Rescue Kit, Lancome Bi Facil Home Away Set, Wishlist Pat McGrath, Sephora Natasha Denona Gold Read Review, Sephora Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby, Wishlist Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby


Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby 2 Set Review & Swatches

Bomb Baby 2 Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip Gloss & Highlighter Set ($24.00 for oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features a miniature-sized gloss and highlighter; the gloss is a new shade, while the highlighter is part of the Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito duo (which is permanent). The products performed consistently with their formulas. ...
Tags: Beauty, Dc, Sephora, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Laura Mercier Catherine LE


Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Pillow Talk Pop Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an all-shimmery set of shades that run from a soft, peachy to a coppery brown. If the shades applied like the Prime and Smoke shades, I could see it suiting its purpose well enough, even if the rating might make it seem “worse” than the target buyer might feel it was, but I think that the Enhance and Pop shades are let-downs in comparison. The bran...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, All Dupes MAC


Tom Ford Edie, Isabelle, Ultra Girls Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Edie Tom Ford Beauty Edie Lips & Girls Soft Shine Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. While it was supposed to have medium, buildable coverage, the end result was nearly opaque coverage accomplished in one pass, so you’d have to go easy and spread out the color with fingertips or by pressing lips together. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip, which mad...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, LORAC, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Tom Ford Beauty Luciano, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, FordViolet Grey Int l Retailers House of Fraser, Sephora CA Sephora


Pat Mcgrath, Tarte Fall 2019, Tarte High Tides Palette, Becca Champagne Pop Collection, Urban Decay Steals at Sephora

HURRY! Some great deals today at sephora.com! Here’s some items that caught my eye: Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette $99 Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow $19.50 Tarte High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette $29 Urban Decay Partners In Crime 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Duo $15 Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette $24 Stila All Fired Up Glitter & Glow Eye Shadow Set $17 Tarte Let it Rain-bow Eye Set $18 Becca Glow Silk Highlighter Drops Collector’s Edition $19 Becca ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Steals and Deals, Becca Glow Silk Highlighter Drops Collector, Becca Glow Body Stick Collector, Becca Glow Lip Gloss Collector, Tarte Fall Feels Eye Cheek Palette



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