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Lethal Cosmetics Ionic Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Ionic Lethal Cosmetics Ionic Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, almost pinkish-sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, moderately-dense consistency that wasn’t too firmly-pressed or too thick, so it picked up well with a brush and blended out beautifully on bare skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore nicely for eight ho...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Berlin, Guerlain Electric Look, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Ionic


Makeup by Mario Medium Soft Sculpt Bronzer Review & Swatches

Medium Makeup by Mario Medium Soft Sculpt BronzerMakeup by Mario Medium Soft Sculpt Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and lightly powdery in the pan, though not too messy. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with two to three layers. The product applied evenly to bare skin and blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Nylon, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Lauroyl Lysine Phenoxyethanol Laureth, Mario Medium Soft Sculpt Bronzer Review Swatches, Mario Medium Soft Sculpt BronzerMakeup, Mario Medium Soft Sculpt Bronzer


MAC Botanic Panic Collection for Summer 2021

Release Date + About the Launch Get lost in a maze of seasonal shades. A limited-edition, labyrinthine garden of hyper-vibrant hues and on-trend topiary tones are freshly picked for your eyes, lips and skin. Build your own bouquet of mesmerizing mattes and long-wearing metallics for iconic yet unexpected looks at every twist and fantastical turn you take this summer. All blooming in fabstract fleurescent...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Summer 2021, Year: 2021 Launches, Macy s Products, Frost Repromote Tulip Service


Makeup by Mario Wildberry Soft Pop Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Wildberry Makeup by Mario Wildberry Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Wildberry Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was finely-milled and silky to the touch, but it was somewhat powdery and more prone to sheering out (particularly in comparison to other shades in the formula). It had medium, buildable pigmentation, which seemed in li...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, NARS Dolce Vita, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Wildberry, Mario Wildberry Soft Pop Powder Blush


Lethal Cosmetics Chromosphere Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Chromosphere Lethal Cosmetics Chromosphere Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a very light peach with a pinker undertone and warmer, golden pearl that gave it a luminous glow. The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy without being too firmly-pressed into the pan, so I had no trouble picking up product with a feathery brush and blending it out on my skin. The finish was glowing and softly shimmery but d...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Chromosphere


Sonia G. The Fusion Brush Collection

Release Date + About the Launch “The Fusion series are an iteration of this Mini Base brush, all of the brushes with the same materials but in new shapes, sizes or density. Bundled together, these natural and synthetic fibers are going to work complementing the advantages of each, while at the same time compensating for their respective disadvantages. The structure of the natural bristle is going to brin...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sonia, Sonia G, Summer 2021, Year: 2021 Launches, Jumbo Concealer


Danessa Myricks Mermaid & Parade Colorfix Foils Reviews & Swatches

Mermaid Danessa Myricks Mermaid Colorfix FoilsDanessa Myricks Mermaid Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was best applied in thinner layers. I’d highly recommend squeezing out a little product onto the back of your hand or onto a metal palette, then picking up product with a fluffy brush to ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Stila, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Pigmentation, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes, Danessa Myricks, Becca Abalone LE, Summer 2021, Danessa Myricks Mermaid Parade Colorfix Foils, Hydroxyethylcellulose Carbomer Phenoxyethanol Mica


Makeup by Mario Pale Petal Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Pale Petal Makeup by Mario Pale Petal Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Pale Petal Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and fine, golden pearl throughout a dewy finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage when applied to bare skin and blended out, as it was inclined to sheer out quite readily as the more emollient texture spread well on bare skin (or over foundation). When applie...
Tags: Beauty, Mario, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Pale Petal Soft Pop Blush Stick, ColourPop Flower Tender LE


Makeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Earthy Pink Makeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a dewy finish. The texture was smooth and balm-like; creamy with a fair amount of glide, but it wasn’t tacky or too thin, so the product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well without looking patchy. It had just as effortless of an...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Becca Winter Berry, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Dusty Rose, Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup


Chanel Soleil Tan Bronze Bronzing Cream Review & Swatches

Soleil Tan Bronze Chanel Soleil Tan Bronze Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream ($50.00 for 1.06 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warmer undertones and a natural finish–not quite dewy but not quite matte either. The texture was emollient, smooth, and had a gel-like glide that worked well over bare skin and on top of foundation. The formula wasn’t prone to lifting up base products, even when they were more matte. It appeared to have more se...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kaja, Kaja Shady, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Chanel Saks, US Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse


Terra Moons Venus, Centauri, Hyperion, Blood Moon Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Venus Terra Moons Venus Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a lighter, gray base paired with multichrome shimmer that shifted between pink, copper, gold, and chartreuse paired with a sparkling finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed with this shade, and with the finish being a little more sparkly, there was light fallout during the initial application if I applied it using a dry brush. For less fallout and a s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Danessa Myricks, Sydney Grace Phoenix, Summer 2021, Terra Moons, Natasha Denona Infra, Dominique Cosmetics Pretty Wild LE, Natasha Denona Scarab, Venus Terra Moons Venus


Lisa Eldridge Solar Light Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Solar Light Lisa Eldridge Solar Light Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The texture was fluid, lightweight, and thin with a bit of a watery slip to it, though it wasn’t watery to the point that it was hard to work with. It had a longer dry down time–three minutes–but it was more transfer-resistant afterward and never tacky. When applied to ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021


Makeup by Mario Light Soft Sculpt Bronzer Review & Swatches

Light Makeup by Mario Light Soft Sculpt BronzerMakeup by Mario Light Soft Sculpt Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a very light brown with subtle, golden yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation, which was as marketed, that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was smooth, silky, and somewhat powdery in the pan, but it was surprisingly not dry or dusty on my sk...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Nylon, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Charlotte Tilbury Bronze, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Light Soft Sculpt Bronzer, Lauroyl Lysine Phenoxyethanol Laureth


Lisa Eldridge Charm & Affair Gloss Embrace Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Charm Lisa Eldridge Charm Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and barely-there pearl in a cream base. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was as marketed, that applied somewhat evenly to my lips. I had issues with the gloss getting into my deeper lip lines as well as gathering around texture imperfections, so it was not a particularly flattering shade for me to wear. The text...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Chanel Caresse LE, LORAC Savoir Faire LE, Summer 2021, Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss, Charm Lisa Eldridge Charm Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss, Lisa Eldridge Delilah, Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss, Estee Lauder Desert Heat LE


Terra Moons Big Bang, Titan, Mercury Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Big Bang Terra Moons Big Bang Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a gray-based multichrome that shifted between red to warmer green to minty green to pale blue to lavender paired with a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The consistency was soft, smooth, and finely-milled, though a touch more loosely-pressed in the pan so ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Danessa Myricks, Sol Sun Aurora, Summer 2021, Terra Moons, Natasha Denona Infra, Dominique Cosmetics Pretty Wild LE, Dominique Cosmetics Electric Soul LE


Makeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Golden Makeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Golden Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen with faint sparkle throughout. The texture felt lightly emollient to the touch–very smooth, more firmly-pressed into the pan (so no powderiness), and dense–but never stiff, so I had no trouble picking up product with a typical, tapered h...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Golden


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Tan, Summer 2021, Natasha Denona Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum, Tan Natasha Denona Tan


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


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



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