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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Natasha Denona Naya, Nati, Lala Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Naya (4B) Natasha Denona Naya (4B) I Need a Nude Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with more toned down, but still warm, undertones and a cream finish. It had excellent pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly to my lips and applied comfortably as it didn’t tug or drag. The consistency was lightweight, velvety, and creamy enough to glide over my lips but didn’t slide around during wear. It wo...
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NABLA Cosmetics Glimmer Light Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Glimmer Light NABLA Cosmetics Glimmer Light Cheek Palette ($26.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, glittering trio of blushes. This is a palette for sparkle and glitter lovers, though they buff nicely into the skin and leave a very shiny, luminous finish that’s sparkling but doesn’t look like “dirt” at any angle (that I could detect, at least). I think that they appear more sparkly initially, but the sparkles are fine and flat enough that th...
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Fresh Icon Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Review & Swatches

Icon Fresh Icon Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) that delivered a noticeable tint to my natural lip color. The texture was emollient with a true balm-like feel that melted slightly as the product warmed up against my lips during application. The tint applied evenly without emphasizing my lip lines, and t...
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ColourPop Flying Hi Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches

Flying Hi Colour Pop Flying Hi Super Shock Trio ($15.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features two Super Shock Shadows and one Super Shock Glitter (which does include plastic glitter that is not intended for use on the eyes). All three shades were pigmented and longer-wearing with the more traditional eyeshadows being easiest to work with and the glitter having light fallout/migration over time. ...
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ColourPop On Da Fly Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches

On Da Fly Colour Pop On Da Fly Super Shock Trio ($15.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, presumably limited edition trio that features two Super Shock Shadows and one Super Shock Glitter (which does contain plastic glitter and is not for use on the eyes). The two eyeshadows were pigmented and long-wearing, while the glitter performed in line with expectations: medium “coverage” in a translucent base that spread fairly well and had light fallou...
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ColourPop Wing Tips Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches

Wing Tips Colour Pop Wing Tips Super Shock Trio ($15.00 for 0.17 oz.) includes two Super Shock Shadows and one Super Shock Glitter (which is “not for eye area” due to the inclusion of plastic glitter particles). One shade arrived with the cap more loosely placed on, which may have resulted in the product drying out slightly. The star of the trio was Voila, while Indio packs a lot of glitter into a single layer and had good spreadabi...
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Wayne Goss The Holiday 2019 Brush Initial Review

Holiday Brush 2019 Wayne Goss Holiday 2019 Brush ($62.00) is a new, limited edition large fan-style brush that is made out of goat hair. It is supposed to work for “fast, flawless blending” and can be used with “bronzer, blush, and highlighter” as well as “cream, liquid, and powder-based products” (generally). Based on the brand’s video, the idea is that the edge can be used for precise application and then gently pressing to splay the ...
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ColourPop 310 Pressed Powder Bronzer Review & Swatches

310 Colour Pop 310 Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, orange-brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage if desired. The texture was smooth, velvety but moderately powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand to avoid picking up too much product at once. It seemed to darken slightly and appeared ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss, Estee Lauder Saffron Sun LE, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


ColourPop x Becky G Muneca Lip Duo Review & Swatches

Muneca Colour Pop Muneca Lip Duo ($11.00 for 0.15 oz.) contains a rosy brown liquid lipstick and a neutral brown lip pencil. The liquid lipstick performed decently–not perfect but solid–while the lip pencil was sheerer and difficult to apply evenly. Layering the liquid lipstick over the lip pencil didn’t improve the liquid lipstick; it actually made it take longer to dry down and was more visibly separated along my deeper lip lines....
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ColourPop x Becky G Traviesa Lip Duo Review & Swatches

Traviesa Colour Pop Traviesa Lip Duo ($11.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes a deep purple matte, liquid lipstick and a deep purple lip pencil. The liquid lipstick was workable on its own, while the lip pencil was best paired with the liquid lipstick rather than worn as a standalone product (as some like to do). The liquid lipstick layered over the lip pencil definitely improved the overall application and opacity of the end result. ...
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Lisa Eldridge Velvet Muse & Velvet Beauty True Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Velvet Muse Lisa Eldridge Velvet Muse True Velvet Lipstick Colour ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dusty, medium coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to my lips. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and velvety–dense and slid easily across my lips but didn’t feel traditionally creamy or emollient. There was a touch of product that sank into my deeper...
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ColourPop Fly By Pixie Puff Highlighter Review & Swatches

Fly By Colour Pop Fly By Pixie Puff Highlighter ($16.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a soft, peachy copper base with a soft sheen paired with larger, gold micro-sparkle throughout. It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage–I used a tapered highlighting brush to apply to my cheeks–which seemed in line with it as it was described as an all-over powder. The texture was finely-milled, picked up well with the included pouf for all-over body appli...
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ColourPop Butterfly Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Mighty Morphin' Colour Pop Mighty Morphin’ Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pale gold with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle. The texture felt smooth to the touch, was lightly emollient but seemed a little drier and chunkier compared to other Super Shock Shadows, which made it more prone to balling up when applied to my skin. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not build up well, and the...
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ColourPop Boo-kay & Buttercup Jelly Much Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Boo-kay Colour Pop Boo-kay Jelly Much Shadow ($8.00 for .23 oz.) is a light, pinky-mauve with flecks of gold and pink sparkle over a metallic finish. It had a warmer undertone, especially at certain angles where it flashed more golden. The texture was wet to the touch, very watery, though it had that jelly-like feel that kept it feeling like a watery gel (rather than a true liquid). I had trouble getting the product to adhere even...
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MAC Pink Sprinkle of Shine Set Review & Swatches

Pink MAC Pink Sprinkle of Shine Set ($49.50 for 0.34 oz.) is a new, limited edition set exclusively available at Macy’s, which contains new shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish and Dazzleglass with a new, larger fan-style brush with synthetic bristles. The set also included a zippered pouch. Starquake and Unleash the Stars performed consistently with their formulas. The brush has only gone through an initial review, as the set released fo...
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ColourPop Bloom2Bloom, Oasis, & Virgo Moon Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Bloom2Bloom Colour Pop Bloom2Bloom Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep peach with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the texture was unforgiving: it sank into my lip lines, separated along them, and caught on imperfections I didn’t know I had! (I always exfoliate prior to doing lip swatches.) The texture felt smooth and velvety as it glided...
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NABLA Cosmetics Truth Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Truth NABLA Cosmetics Truth Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. The highlighter was richly pigmented, but the firmer texture made it easy to use a lighter hand to pick up less product if desired. That firmness didn’t translate into stiffness, though, so there was no powderiness to deal with while the product still applied evenly and blende...
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ColourPop Slow Dance & C’mon Clover Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Slow Dance Colour Pop Slow Dance Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging. The consistency was velvety, lightweight, and dense but didn’t seem thick at all, so it was comfortable to wear. I’ve had some issues with this formula em...
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NABLA Cosmetics Privilege Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Privilege NABLA Cosmetics Privilege Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a soft peach with a hint of pink but was a warmer-toned shade paired with a luminous finish. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-opaque to opaque, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on my skin. The actual pan of product was more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it had a more solid feel to it, which worked better with moderat...
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Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Inmortal Melt Cosmetics Inmortal Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had a longer dry down time, so for those who want a more smudgeable product or something that has enough fluidity to work as both a gel eyeliner as well as a base product, this is definitely in that vein. The texture was moderately emollient, gel-like (lighter-weight than a true cream), and applied evenly...
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Fenty Beauty Ruby Richez Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Review & Swatches

Ruby Richez Fenty Beauty Ruby Richez Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture had a smooth, creamier feel but was a bit thinner than most of the Killawatt range. The finish seemed more pearly initially but seemed to intensify and looked shinier once blended out. It seemed to have some slip, ...
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Sonia G. Designer Pro Brush Review & Photos

Designer Pro Sonia G. Designer Pro Brush ($46.00) is a small-to-medium-sized cheek and face brush that’s a bit flatter but still dense, plush, and rounded along the edge. Per the brand, it is supposed to work with “blush, blush toppers, highlight, sculpting” and “performs in a more airbrushed way” but avoids “harsh edges” and is better at “diffusing” and “blending.” It has a curved ferrule, which was described as helping to achieve the ef...
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NABLA Cosmetics Lucent Jungle Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Lucent Jungle NABLA Cosmetics Lucent Jungle Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper base with warmer, golden copper shimmer throughout. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. I found that the reddish undertone was more prominent applied to cheeks (because of the way light hits and the curvature of the face vs. my forearm), so...
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Chanel Rouge Carmin & Rouge Grenat Rouge Coco Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Rouge Carmin (824) Chanel Rouge Carmin (824) Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a rich, ruby red with a cream finish and moderate shine paired with neutral-to-cool undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly to my lips and smoothed out most of my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, non-sticky, and spreadable, though it could have been a bit less fluid as I felt like it was h...
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Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno Liquid Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Monarca Melt Cosmetics Monarca Liquid Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation after it had dried down, which was a real surprise as it looked like an atrocity when initially applied. I pressed my lips together gently as it was drying down to try and even out the initial application, which was splotchy, and that actually seemed to work d...
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NABLA Cosmetics Ozone Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Ozone NABLA Cosmetics Ozone Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a pale champagne beige with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was one of the lightest shades in the six-piece line-up. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was smooth to the touch, firmly-pressed into the pan but not stiff, so a mo...
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