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Clinique Sable & Mink Even Better Lip Colour Foundation Reviews & Swatches

Sable (27) Clinique Sable (27) Even Better Pop Lip Colour Foundation ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though it wasn’t quite opaque, and it did not build up as readily due to the more emollient quality of the texture. The lipstick felt lightweight, lightly creamy with moderate slip, which made it comfortable to ap...
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Clinique Velvet Kisses & Velour Even Better Lip Colour Foundation Reviews & Swatches

Velvet Kisses (29) Clinique Velvet Kisses (29) Even Better Pop Lip Colour Foundation ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is a darker, chocolaty brown with warmer, red undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff in one layer, which didn’t build up too well due to the more emollient, slippery texture. The product seemed to get pushed around and became more uneven if I tried to build up the color with a second layer. The consi...
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Estee Lauder Unrequited, Unshakable, Burn It Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Unrequited Estee Lauder Unrequited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly and fluidly over my lips without dragging or tugging on them. The consistency was creamy, lightweight, and had moderate slip–enough to glide on but not to feel slippery during wear–and seemed t...
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Estee Lauder Pretty Vain, Power Trip, Excite Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Pretty Vain Estee Lauder Pretty Vain Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had a bit more of a sheen and glow about it than other shades in the range, which tend to look glossier. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly on my lips, but the actual consistency wasn’t as smoothing nor as flattering o...
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Estee Lauder Immortal, LA Noir, Speak Out Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Immortal Estee Lauder Immortal Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. The lipstick yielded good color coverage in a single stroke, which built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture felt lightweight, lightly creamy without being too slippery, and adhered evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It st...
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Estee Lauder Peerless, Truth Talking, Undefeated Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Peerless Estee Lauder Peerless Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly and comfortably across my lips as it did not drag or tug. The texture felt lightweight with enough slip to glide on but didn’t feel slippery while worn and smoothed out some of my lip lines. It lasted well for five hours ...
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Becca Own Your Light Highlighter Review & Swatches

Own Your Light Becca Own Your Light Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowy-peach base with peach-to-pink shifting shimmer that gave it a luminous finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges for a seamless finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The finish seemed slightly less intense–in on...
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NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Orgasm NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that is inspired by the brand’s Orgasm and Orgasm X blushes. It’s a very light-leaning quad, so it was hard to get diverse looks out of it. I’d say it’s more suitable for someone who likes lighter tones and tends to work with one or two shades per look. The dustiness of the matte coral only made it harder to get contrast using the four shades. ...
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NARS San Juan Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

San Juan NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl throughout. When applied and blended out, the finish was more satin-like with a subtle sheen but not overtly shimmery. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full opacity with a second layer if desired. The texture felt smooth and velvety to the touch with light ...
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Natasha Denona Retro Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Retro Natasha Denona Retro Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, seemingly-permanent mini five-pan that includes two intense shimmers, two mattes, and one softer shimmer. All five shades performed well with good pigmentation, blendability, and solid wear (eight to nine hours). I think that for some skin tones, this may not produce enough contrast and depth, so it may need to be paired with another palette to make ...
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Fenty Beauty Peach (5) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Peach (5) Fenty Beauty Peach (5) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains three shimmery shades and three matte shades that ranged from gold-shimmered coral to matte, orange-coral. The texture of the mattes was a little powdery, but I only had issues with the lightest one, which was more prone to sheering out. Hi Pumpkin had too much slip in it, so it was less foolproof to work with compared to the ...
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MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

Incinerated MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it needed a firmer hand or a denser brush to pick up product well (e.g. a pencil brush picked up product fairly well but a fluffy brush was difficult to use with it). It had good color coverage in a si...
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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. ...
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MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Reviews & Swatches (Part 1)

Celebutante MAC Celebutante Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium berry pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pink and violet shimmer. It had a smoother, lightly metallic finish, and the more the color was buffed and blended out, the less intense the finish was. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer that was difficult to apply evenly with a dry brush. A lightly dampened brush helped to ...
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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...
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Tom Ford Baby & Lovesick Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Baby Tom Ford Beauty Baby Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light pink with cooler undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish that also had a high-shine to it. Applied, it looked more silvery and almost lavender-like because of how cool-toned some of the shimmer/sparkle was. The texture was fairly smooth with just a bit of texture from all of the sparkles in it coming through but not in a painful way at all. It was emollient and...
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Tom Ford Destroy & Risk Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Destroy Tom Ford Beauty Destroy Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a mix of finer, ruby red shimmer and larger ruby sparkle. The texture was creamy without being too slippery, so it glided easily across my lips and felt comfortable to wear. The color applied evenly and the shimmer/sparkle distributed well, too. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which wore ...
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Tom Ford Throb & Synthetica Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Throb Tom Ford Beauty Throb Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, light-medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle throughout. It had a more glittery finish with a high-shine to it, but it wasn’t as glitter-packed as other shades in the formula. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and had moderate slip, but there were a few areas where I felt like the sparkle/shimmer added and created ...
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Tom Ford Commando & Starstruck Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Commando Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones paired with multi-colored pearl (leaned slightly more gold/pink in pearl to my eye) that gave it a high-shine, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. From the bullet, I didn’t feel the texture from the pearl/sparkle, and of t...
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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...
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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...
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MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Heat Index MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a brush and more medium and buildable when applied with fingertips (the latter being my preferred application method as it was faster, more efficient, and more foolproof for lay down and blending). The consistency...
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MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush and more buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip, which was in line with the formula’s description. The texture was smooth to the touch without being noticeably wet, and it felt mor...
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MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

So Natural MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. It had slightly more shimmer than other shades in the formula, though it was still subtle when applied and blended out. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly pliable with its cream-to-powder texture–kind of like an airier, less-dense clay as it felt drier to the touch (not the slip of a tr...
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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....
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Revlon Softsilver Red, Softsilver Rose, Love That Pink Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Softsilver Red Revlon Softsilver Red Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, deeper pink-coral with subtler, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had very fine shimmer but there was enough that it seemed to straddle both frost and metallic (slight luminosity). It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer, so it was a bit more pigmented than anticipated. The lipstick had a lightweight, lightly emollient tex...
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Revlon Wine with Everything, Naughty Plum, Pink Velvet Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Wine with Everything Revlon Wine with Everything Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer–so not quite buildable as described–with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was lightweight, thin (but not clingy), and comfortable to apply and to wear. The color applied evenly and stayed on well for five hours, while...
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Revlon Berry Haute, Coffee Bean, Toast of New York Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Berry Haute Revlon Berry Haute Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium berry with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable color coverage from medium to semi-opaque, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The consistency was lightweight, emollient but thin (though it didn’t cling) and comfortable to wear. It stayed on nicely for four hours and was lightly hydrating ...
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Revlon Va Va Violet, Love That Red, Wine with Everything (Pearl) Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Va Va Violet Revlon Va Va Violet Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium color coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation. The lipstick applied somewhat evenly, but it had a tendency to sink into my lip lines and did not adhere as well to the inner areas of my lips. The consistency was smooth, emollient but not heavy or overly slippery...
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Clinique Melon Pop, Sweet Pop, Wow Pop Pop Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Melon Pop Clinique Melon Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, light coral with strong,w arm undertones and luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff in one layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my lips. The texture was lightly emollient, creamy without being heavy or overly slippery, and was easy to apply. It didn’t smooth out my lip lines as much as some shades in the formula did, bu...
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