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NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

Coral NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette that featured two matte shades, three metallic shades, and one more satin shade. All six shades were pigmented, long-wearing, and were easy to work with. The shimmer shades had a creamier, more emollient texture but weren’t too slippery applied and still worked well with brushes. The brand could be clearer about which shades were Pressed...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Makeup Palettes, Milani, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Mattes, Temptalia, Lake CI


Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Enchanted Mysteries Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Enchanted Mysteries Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00 for 0.88 oz.) is a limited edition palette that came out in the later part of the holiday season but is still available for purchase. The palette included four shades that could be used dry for a “sheer and delicate look” or used wet to “maximize the payoff and the intensity.” The “issue” I had was that only Serein was actually sheer applied d...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Colours, Estee Lauder Burnt Anise LE, Serein, LE Limited Edition, Linda Hallberg


NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

Nude NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette with three shimmery shades and three “Latex Matte” shades. The Latex Matte finish is quite interesting and complex while actually… working well. It has more of a cream-powder base that looks almost vinyl-like–not quite matte and a bit like the subtle sheen a cream product might produce paired with flaky sparkle. Because of the creami...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Fda, Christine, Payton, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Sisley Paris Toffee, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana


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


Hourglass I’m Looking, Let Me, When I Was Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

I'm Looking Hourglass I’m Looking Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones (just leaning pink by a hair) paired with a cream finish. It had rich color coverage that applied fairly evenly to my lips, but there was a bit of product that sank into my deeper lip lines and seemed to pull away a bit along them as well. For as light of a shade, it went on b...
Tags: UK, Beauty, Lipstick, Hourglass, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Sephora FR Space NK


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


MAC Loud & Clear Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Trompe L'Ol MAC Trompe L’Ol Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a soft, moderately powdery texture that was a bit thinner. There was some fallout if I wasn’t careful with placement and how I worked with it, so I’d definitely recommend some care to avoid it lightening colors near it. This shade lasted well for seven and a half h...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Graham, Christine, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, Eye Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


ColourPop Kiss the Dusk Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Kiss the Dusk Colour Pop Kiss the Dusk Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a darker, cool-toned red and a darker (but more muted) orange, both had more natural finishes that wore down to a soft matte finish after an hour or two (or if you blotted!). They were consistent in feel and application as other shades the range, but they were more pigmented than marketed, which was their big “con.” ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, MAC Candy Cane LE, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020


MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Cheeky Devil MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light pink with moderate, warm undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had buildable coverage from sheer to semi-sheer applied with a brush and semi-sheer to medium coverage applied with fingertips. The blush felt smooth to the touch without the traditional wetness you’d find from a true cream-based formula, and it quickly felt powder-like as soon as t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop x Sailor Moon From the Moon Blush Review & Swatches

From the Moon Colour Pop From the Moon Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque, which was in line with the product’s description. The texture was moderately powdery in the pan, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to ensure more precise application of the blush to the skin. It blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Milani Delizioso Pink, Temptalia, Spring 2020, MAC Peony Petal LE


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Glossy Lips Reviews & Swatches

Moon Tiara Colour Pop Moon Tiara Ultra Glossy Lip ($8.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium peach with strong, warm undertones and flecks of faint sparkle throughout a cream finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied somewhat evenly but was more prone to getting into fine lines and lip lines. I typically find this formula to be more smoothing and more forgiving to lip lines, but the lighter, milkier color worked against me...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Giorgio Armani Luce, Spring 2020, MAC Pink Lemonade P


Hourglass You Make Me & I Still Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

You Make Me Hourglass You Make Me Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with a hint of warmer, brown undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a bit firm in the tube, thin without being clingy on my lips, and yielded more sheen than it actually felt like it had. The color applied evenly, while the formula was ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Havana, Hourglass, Christine, Holly, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Von Teese LE, Sephora Nordstrom, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Spring 2020, MAC Dynasty Red LE


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Usagi Colour Pop Usagi Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly across my lips despite it having a thin, more watery consistency initially. The product dried down to a slightly powdery, matte finish that was transfer-resistant. There was a bit of product that separated along my dee...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kat Von D Saint, LE Limited Edition, NARS Rouge Palatin, Spring 2020, ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks


ColourPop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Puff Mami Colour Pop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a deeper peach and a mid-tone copper in a liquid format that has a natural sheen that wears down to a soft matte finish (within two hours or so). Both were more pigmented than the formula claims, which may or may not be a deal-breaker; they applied evenly and had decent longevity. Puff Ma...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, MAC Chili, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Ulta Nordstrom More Room Service Room Service


Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer & Prissy Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

OK Boomer Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a bright, light-medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very creamy, fluid consistency that was still thick enough to work well for thin, single-stroke kind of application. What I really enjoyed about this formula was that it worked as well for lining around the eyes as it did as a cream eyeshadow, which ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Smashbox, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Spring 2020, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Chrome LE


Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle, Bachelor Pad, Black Card, Cuz I’m Black Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

In Big Truffle Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle,w arm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to nearly opaque coverage with a second layer. The pencil had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that glided easily across my skin without tugging but was quick to set so it didn’t migrate into fine lines. It wor...
Tags: Earth, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, MAC Coco Bar, Diamond Black P, Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic


Melt Cosmetics Crushed Glitter Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Sucker Melt Cosmetics Sucker Crushed Glitter Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has a very sheer, milky base with flecks of small and larger pieces of opalescent glitter pieces. Of the four glosses, this one actually had more semi-sheer “coverage” from glitter and had better dispersion of that glitter, so it covered more evenly and was somewhat visible in person. The larger, “irregular” shaped glitter didn’t always lay flat (as they ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Melt Cosmetics, LE Limited Edition, Johnny Rose, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Aliengelic, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics


Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz, Cute Ting, She a Problem, Cherry Punk Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Spa'getti Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a brighter, dark red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on the waterline as well as the lower lash line as it never tugged or pulled. It had good color payoff in a single pass, which was built up to full coverage with a second layer (or applied i...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Spa, Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa


Chanel Rose Petillant Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

Rose Petillant (330) Chanel Rose Petillant (330) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage–as marketed–from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused to a seamless finish with barely any blending (but didn’t sheer out too readily). The texture was silky, smooth, and soft without be...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Smith, Christine, Fraser, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Joues Contraste Blush, Joues Contraste


MAC Blush, Please Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Blush Please MAC Blush Please Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a dusty, deeper pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with fingertip and more semi-sheer to semi-opaque when applied with a synthetic brush. The texture was smooth to the touch, more like an airy clay as it could be indented with light pressure but didn’t feel overly thick or firm in the pan....
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Geller Boysenberry, LE Limited Edition, Tom Ford Beauty Megeve Blush LE, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, MAC Blush Please Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Powder Room Colour Pop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a darker peach and a deeper rosy beige. Both had medium or greater coverage that went on evenly, though there was a bit of product that settled into my lip lines (as specified below). They had decent wear time and weren’t drying to wear. Powder Room LE Limited...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Burnt Spice P, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Donatella


Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon, Sea About It, Purp-a-Trader, Purple Stuff Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Lady Lagoon Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke that applied evenly and smoothly across my lash line without tugging. The consistency was creamy without being overly emollient, so it didn’t slide around (though it doesn’t smudge easily, even when working quickly, as it dried ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Fenty, Stila, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Majorelle Blue P, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Sea, NARS Ocean Drive


Hourglass Every Time, I Am, I Feel Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Every Time Hourglass Every Time Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was dense without being heavy or thick, so it felt a bit firmer in the tube, but it glided on without tugging and delivered even, nearly opaque coverage in one stroke. There was a touch of tackiness present, which seemed to ensure it stayed in place be...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Lukas, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Natasha Denona Claudia, Jaclyn Cosmetics Hustle DC, Pat McGrath LaBeija


ColourPop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

What the Fluff Colour Pop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) features two shades of plum–one more mid-tone and a bit warmer and one deeper and slightly cooler–in the brand’s newer liquid lipstick formula. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, which may or may not be a deal-breaker, but they applied evenly and had decent longevity without being drying. ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Pat McGrath, Hermosa Hermosa, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Carmin, Lip Palette/Set, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Tom Ford Beauty Helena


Fenty Beauty Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez, Moon Dunez, Space Cookie Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Bank Tank Fenty Beauty Bank Tank Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark green with moderate, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer but appeared quite a bit lighter in one stroke compared to how it appeared with a second layer. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too emollient, and comfortable to apply to the lower lash line as well as the water...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, NARS Cours du Soir LE, Bank Tank Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez Puppy Eyez, Space Cookie Space Cookie


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-is-me Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


Fenty Beauty Chromewrecker, Bad Bride, Grillz Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Chromewrecker Fenty Beauty Chrome-wrecker Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a very pale gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single, fluid stroke that glided on easily over my lower lash line without tugging or dragging. The product applied evenly and was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It was quick to dry down, so I’d recommend smudging it immed...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, NARS Santa Monica Blvd P, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner, Estee Lauder Gold, Grillz Grillz Grillz


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-ism Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


ColourPop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Review & Swatches

ILYSM Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo ( for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream blush duo that–apparently!–sold out quite quickly online but is available in-store (my local stores showed it in stock), so if it catches your fancy, you’ll likely want to check with your local Ulta. Both shades have been released before, though only Prenup is available presently as an individual shade. Forget Me Not was easy to work with a...
Tags: Beauty, Mica, Christine, Carmine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, MAC Pink Tea LE, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Wild Don, Spring 2020, Natasha Denona Rayo


Bite Beauty Honeycrisp & Stinger Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayons Reviews & Swatches

Honeycrisp Bite Beauty Honeycrisp Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single stroke, which applied somewhat evenly but had slight streaking visible along the edges and a small amount of product that sank into my lip lines (the latter wasn’t noticeable in person but was in the close-up photos). The...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Lake CI, Tom Ford Beauty Kendrick, Estee Lauder High Level DC, Spring 2020, Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon, Honeycrisp Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon, Tom Ford Beauty Isla, Stinger Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon



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