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Tom Ford Bare Assed & Honeyed Coral Gloss Luxe Reviews & Swatches

Bare Assed Tom Ford Beauty Bare Assed Gloss LuxeTom Ford Beauty Bare Assed Gloss Luxe ($57.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer/micro-sparkle throughout a high-shine finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which seemed in line with the brand’s marketing, that applied evenly across my lips. The texture was smooth, plush, and like a gel-like cream, as it was thicker but not ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Fraser, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Tom Ford Beauty, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fall 2021, US Tom Ford Int l Retailers HarrodsHouse, Ford Beauty Honeyed Coral Gloss Luxe


Terra Moons Space Case, The Cosmos, Solar Expansion Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Space Case Terra Moons Space Case Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) seemed to have a greener base with an intense, multichromatic shift that went from warmer, olive gold to lime green to pale periwinkle to plummy-purple. The eyeshadow had a smooth, metallic sheen that was shiny but did a great job of showcasing the shift in a variety of lighting–no hunting for those shifts at all. The texture was soft, smooth, and blend...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Terra Moons, Clionadh Candela, Natasha Denona Scarab, Fall 2021


Giorgio Armani Deep Brown (22) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm Review & Swatches

Deep Brown (22) Giorgio Armani Deep Brown (22) Neo Nude Melting Color BalmGiorgio Armani Deep Brown (22) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a darker, slightly red-toned brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer when applied with a fingertip and more medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage when applied with a brush. You would need to use a lighter touc...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Giorgio Armani, Fall 2021, Christine


Terra Moons M51 & Cosmic Dancer Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

M51 Terra Moons M51 Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a gray base with multichrome shifting shimmer that went from olive green to cooler green to bluish-lavender to purple paired with a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product that was easy to blend out along the edges without losing the shift too readily. The texture was soft, more loosely-...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Terra Moons, Fall 2021


Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve (50) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm Review & Swatches

Cool Mauve (50) Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve (50) Neo Nude Melting Color BalmGiorgio Armani Cool Mauve (50) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied with more medium to semi-opaque coverage when using fingertips and more semi-sheer to medium coverage when using a brush. The texture was smooth, moderately dens...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, TMI, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, HarrodsHarvey Nichols UK House of Fraser UK, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve, BalmGiorgio Armani Cool Mauve


Sol Body Wild Orchid Shimmering Body Powder Review & Swatches

Wild Orchid Sol Body Wild Orchid Shimmering Body Powder ($10.00 for 0.35 oz.) has a rich lavender base with warmer, gold shimmer throughout. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which could be dialed down using a lighter hand or intensified by using a fingertip to apply the product. While it was a “body powder,” it felt almost cream-powder in feel to me, but it definitely felt and performed like a powder once I picked it up with a bru...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fall 2021, Sydney Grace Pink Razz LE, Sol Body, All Dupes Natasha Denona Pink Champagne


Terra Moons Dark Energy, Siren, Star Sign Duochrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Dark Energy Terra Moons Dark Energy Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened purple base with blue and purple shimmer that gave it a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was denser, slightly thicker than most of the brand’s eyeshadows, but it was incredibly pigmented where a little went a long way. The denser, creamier consistency helped the product adhere evenly to bare skin and have longer wear, as it lasted for nine ho...
Tags: Eye Products, Eyeshadows, Terra Moons, Fall 2021, Christine


Giorgio Armani Brick Red (45) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm

Brick Red (45) Giorgio Armani Brick Red (45) Neo Nude Melting Color BalmGiorgio Armani Brick Red (45) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, coppery orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was more orange-leaning than red-leaning both in the pan as well as swatched/applied. It had nearly opaque pigmentation applied with a fingertip and more medium to semi-opaque coverage applied with a brush, s...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, HarrodsHarvey Nichols UK House of Fraser UK, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Brick Red


ColourPop Cryin' and Gen X Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Cryin' ColourPop Cryin’ Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in one layer, which was more coverage than marketed. The texture was lightweight, smooth and velvety that was thin without feeling clingy. I noticed that the formula seemed more forgiving of lip texture/lip lines than it has been in the past. It stayed on well...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Lake CI, LE Limited Edition, Natasha Denona Averyl, Fall 2021


Guerlain Blush Beige & Brick Red Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Blush Beige (530) Guerlain Blush Beige (530) Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied smoothly and comfortably across my lips without tugging. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and lightly creamy without being “wet” or slippery. It did smooth out my lip lines, but it didn’t settle into my ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Guerlain, Christine, Fraser, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Chanel Rouge, Lip Products, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, CANDELILLA, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where


Rose Inc. Ophelia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Ophelia Rose Inc Ophelia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream BlushRose Inc Ophelia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush ($18.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen with barely-there pearl woven throughout (it didn’t read shimmery applied, but it was there in the close-up). The texture was denser, moderately tacky, and cream-like as soon as I broke through the surface, which felt a litt...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Rose Inc, Becca Pamplemousse, Fall 2021, Hexanediol Tropolone Aluminum Hydroxide Tin Oxide


YSL Psychedelic Chili & 1966 Rouge Libre Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Psychedelic Chili (416) YSL Psychedelic Chili (416) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep copper-red with subtle,w arm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense with a very lightweight feel that didn’t slide around during w...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, YSL, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fall 2021, Slim Matte Lipstick, Dimethicone Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, YSL Psychedelic Chili, MAC Chili P, Rouge Libre Rouge, Rouge Libre P Permanent


Guerlain Berry Pink & Wine Red Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Berry Pink (721) Guerlain Berry Pink (721) Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deeper berry with subtle, cool undertones and semi-matte finish. The texture felt smooth, lightweight, and more velvety as it glided across my lips comfortably but didn’t feel slippery. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that adhered evenly and stayed on well for six hours. The product left a faint stain behind and felt l...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Guerlain, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Pat McGrath Elson, CANDELILLA, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, Fall 2021, Guerlain Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Lipstick


YSL Orange Desire & Dare to Rouge Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Orange Desire (33) YSL Orange Desire (33) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL Orange Desire (33) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange-red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage paired with a smooth, more velvety consistency that felt like it glided across my lips smoothly but was very lightweight and somewhat thin ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Rouge, Chanel Rouge, Lip Products, YSL, Pigmentation, Giorgio Armani Redwood, Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick, Fall 2021, YSL Orange Desire, LipstickYSL Orange Desire, Slim Matte Lipstick, Dimethicone Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Orange Desire 33 P Permanent


Rose Inc. Dahlia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Dahlia Rose Inc Dahlia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream BlushRose Inc Dahlia Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush ($18.00 for 0.15 oz.) is rich red with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen that was skin-like but not glossy. The formula doesn’t have a full dry down, so it retained light luminosity throughout wear. It had rich pigmentation where a little went a long way, so go in with a lighter hand initially and build up as ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Rose Inc, Natasha Denona Bloom, Fall 2021, Hexanediol Tropolone Aluminum Hydroxide Tin Oxide, MAC Never Say Never


ColourPop Potted Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Potted ColourPop Potted Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deeper plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a very soft, finely-milled texture that kicked up excess in the pan and seemed to have a drier feel overall, which showed on my skin. The powder didn’t adhere evenly and tended to darken in certain areas but not others. I tried to adjust and correct by patting more prod...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Fall 2021


Terra Moons Veil Nebula, Midnight Winter, Tidal Flare, Crimson Eclipse Cosmic Chameleon Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Veil Nebula Terra Moons Veil Nebula Cosmic Chameleon Shadow ($13.00 for 0.05 oz.) seemed to have a warmer, plummy base with intense, multichrome shimmer that shifted from reddish-plum to olive gold to pale chartreuse to cool aqua to violet. It had a smooth, metallic sheen that was shiny and reflective but not thick, so it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture. The eyeshadow had a lightly creamy, moderately dense feel that was still more ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Terra Moons, Natasha Denona Dogbane, Natasha Denona Infra, Dominique Cosmetics Pretty Wild LE, Natasha Denona Dragonfly, Fall 2021, Terra Moons Veil Nebula


Guerlain Rosewood Beige & Milky Beige Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rosewood Beige (258) Guerlain Rosewood Beige (258) Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deeper, more muted red-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin with more of a velvety slip to it, which made it comfortable to wear but not prone to sliding around during wear. The lipstick had opaque pigmentation that wore nicely for five hours (out of 16 hours marke...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Guerlain, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, CANDELILLA, NARS Tahaa LE, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, Pat McGrath Huetopian, Fall 2021


Tom Ford Sundrunk Shade & Illuminate Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Sundrunk Tom Ford Beauty Sundrunk Shade and Illuminate Blush DuoTom Ford Beauty Sundrunk Shade and Illuminate Blush Duo ($90.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes two matte blushes–a mid-tone peach and muted coral–that were silky-smooth in texture, blendable, and easy to use, though the pigmentation varied between the two shades. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before showing signs of fading. Ingredients Water...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Fraser, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Tom Ford Beauty, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Fall 2021, US Tom Ford Int l Retailers HarrodsHouse


ColourPop Pressed, Venus Slipper, U Grow Girl Colour Stix Reviews & Swatches

Pressed ColourPop Pressed Metallic Colour Stix ($6.00 for 0.023 oz.) is a brighter, medium berry with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, though it was a thinner, slightly clingier formula so it wasn’t as comfortable to apply and to layer up on the lid (but was more comfortable as an eyeliner). It lasted for seven hours before creasing on me.FURTHER READING: ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Ulta, LORAC, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, ColourPop Mademoiselle LE, Fall 2021, ColourPop Pressed Metallic Colour Stix, UOMA Beauty Mardi Gras LE


ColourPop Heavy Petal, Dancing Lady, Orchis Lippie Stix Reviews & Swatches

Heavy Petal ColourPop Heavy Petal Lippie Stix ($7.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense texture that was lightly tacky on my lips (but not heavy or uncomfortable to wear). The product applied evenly and didn’t emphasize lip texture or my lip lines. It lasted nicely for five and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.FURTHER ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Creme, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Vivien, Smashbox, Milani, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lippie Stix, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate


ColourPop Just My Pluck Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Just My Pluck ColourPop Just My Pluck Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a darker, rosy mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt smooth and silky to the touch, but there was a dryness present that made my skin look a little drier than it was once I applied and blended out the product. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, as the texture had some powderiness that made it more inclined to sheer out, bu...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve


Giorgio Armani Warm Coral (30) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm Review & Swatches

Warm Coral (30) Giorgio Armani Warm Coral (30) Neo Nude Melting Color BalmGiorgio Armani Warm Coral (30) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, when applied with a fingertip, and more medium coverage when applied with a brush. It was less buildable as it was rather pigmented, in my experien...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, HarrodsHarvey Nichols UK House of Fraser UK, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Warm Coral, BalmGiorgio Armani Warm Coral


ColourPop Band T & Call Waiting Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Band T ColourPop Band T Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, which was as marketed, that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips with a velvety glide. There was a bit of product that settled into my deeper lip lines but wasn’t enough to be noticeable. It wore well for three hours and felt lightly hydra...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lake CI, LE Limited Edition, Lux Lipstick, MAC Media P, Fall 2021, Tom Ford Beauty Joan LE, ColourPop Band T Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick, Becca Truffle, MAC Spirit


Tom Ford Peach Poison Shade & Illuminate Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Peach Poison Tom Ford Beauty Peach Poison Shade and Illuminate Blush DuoTom Ford Beauty Peach Poison Shade and Illuminate Blush Duo ($90.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes matte blushes in brighter orange and more mid-tone brown. They had more semi-opaque, buildable color coverage paired with very finely-milled, silky textures that played well with bare skin as well as when layered over foundation. Ingredients Water/Aqua/...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Miami, Christine, Fraser, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Tom Ford Beauty, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Terry Savannah Love, Fall 2021, US Tom Ford Int l Retailers HarrodsHouse


ColourPop Kate & Matte AF Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Kate ColourPop Kate Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was higher coverage than marketed but it could be applied on one lip and then pressed together for sheerer coverage if desired. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and more velvety with less traditional creaminess. It applied evenly, and whil...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Kate, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar and Spice P, MAC Rajah LE, Fall 2021, ColourPop Kate Matte AF Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks


Tom Ford Blazing Kiss, Neutral Party, Pink Charade Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Blazing Kiss Tom Ford Beauty Blazing Kiss Lip ColorTom Ford Beauty Blazing Kiss Lip Color ($57.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deeper, rosy plum with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately creamy consistency that glided comfortably across my lips while delivering even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip texture. It stayed on well for five hours and felt hydrating over time.FURTHER READIN...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Christine, Jen, Fraser, Lip Products, Tom Ford Beauty, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Jaclyn Cosmetics Isla, Fall 2021, US Tom Ford Int l Retailers HarrodsHouse, Becca Rosewood


Sorry, millennials: Apple picking is probably going to be more expensive this year

An apple picker picks new varieties of apple at the Cornell University Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm in Geneva, New York. Heather Ainsworth/AP Apple crops will be smaller in some parts of the country this year due to frost in late spring. Those shortages, combined with a labor crunch, could raise prices at orchards and cider mills. Some orchards are canceling u-pick apple altogether due to light apple crops. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sorry, millennials: Your ann...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Atlantic, Retail, Wisconsin, Michigan, John, The New York Times, Apples, Cider


ColourPop Grunge Girl & Over the Liner Lippie Pencil Reviews & Swatches

Grunge Girl ColourPop Grunge Girl Lippie Pencil ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep burgundy with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the depth of color paired with the matte finish meant that it turned even deeper when layered, which amplified any unevenness. I’d recommend using this to line the edge of lips but less so for filling in as it was hard to get an even, smooth layer o...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Lip Liner, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Anastasia Kathryn, Fall 2021, ColourPop Grunge Girl Lippie Pencil


MAC x Rosalía Collection Launches October 1st!

Release Date + About the Launch She’s an innovator and an inspiration. Music record-breaker Rosalía is recognized worldwide – her look as uncompromising and distinctive as her music. Taking the flamenco sound and style that is her heritage and mashing it with the worlds of street style, pop and an empowered ethos, Rosalía twists traditional Spanish culture in a way that is all her own. She’s a beauty and cu...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Rosalia, By MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Products, Year: 2021 Launches, Fall 2021, Holiday 2021, Jalea Pinky, red Paprika Cool red Spicy Pimienta Dirty, Sal Rosa Pinky