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Tom Ford Megeve Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Megeve (03) Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (03) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, peachy copper highlighter and a muted, medium coral blush. Both shades were easy to work with; they applied and blended out with ease, while they had a dewy sheen that lasted for a good nine hours before starting to fade visibly. The highlighter had a more translucent base, while the blush was quite pigmented. ...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Tom Ford, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Christine


Fenty Beauty Underdawg Stunna Lip Paint Review & Swatches

Underdawg Fenty Beauty Underdawg Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deep burgundy with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The Stunna formula has a longer dry-down, though somewhat dependent on how much is applied–the applicator always grabs too much product!–but a good five to ten minutes is safe. The dry down is more of a transfer-resistant finish, as there is absolutely light transfe...
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ColourPop x Safiya Nygaard Bikini Bottom & Mrs. Norris Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Bikini Bottom Colour Pop Bikini Bottom Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, peachy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was just shy of full coverage, especially around my inner lip area. The lipstick had a lightweight, creamy consistency that had enough slip to glide on without dragging but not enough to slide around during wear. T...
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ColourPop x Disney Designer A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Set Review & Swatches

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Colour Pop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) features a metallic beige highlighter paired with a subtle, warmer mid-tone pink liquid lipstick. The highlighter was excellent–richly pigmented, creamy, and seamless application with nine=hour wear–while the liquid lipstick was closer to opaque in coverage rather than the “medium buildable” it was ...
Tags: Cheek Products, ColourPop, Highlighters, Lip Products, Lipstick, Makeup Palette/Set, Makeup Palettes, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Christine


Tom Ford Edie, Isabelle, Ultra Girls Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Edie Tom Ford Beauty Edie Lips & Girls Soft Shine Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. While it was supposed to have medium, buildable coverage, the end result was nearly opaque coverage accomplished in one pass, so you’d have to go easy and spread out the color with fingertips or by pressing lips together. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip, which mad...
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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Palette of Pops Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Pillow Talk Pop Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Pop Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an all-shimmery set of shades that run from a soft, peachy to a coppery brown. If the shades applied like the Prime and Smoke shades, I could see it suiting its purpose well enough, even if the rating might make it seem “worse” than the target buyer might feel it was, but I think that the Enhance and Pop shades are let-downs in comparison. The bran...
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Tom Ford Glacial Rose Soleil Glow Drops Review & Swatches

Glacial Rose Tom Ford Beauty Glacial Rose Soleil Glow Drops ($50.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and fine copper and gold pearl. It had a glowing, slightly dewy finish that wasn’t overtly shimmery/sparkly, just more of a faint tint (on my complexion) and glowing sheen. The texture was lightweight, like gel-water hybrid, so while it was thin and watery, there was some substance there which he...
Tags: Cheek Products, Highlighters, Tom Ford, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Christine


Tom Ford Reflection Cream & Powder Eye Color Review & Swatches

Reflection Tom Ford Beauty Reflection Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a rich, sparkling brown powder eyeshadow paired with a coppery, pearlized cream eyeshadow. When layering the powder eyeshadow over the cream eyeshadow–which honestly felt counterintuitive since it’s normally light over dark for me!–it created a sparkling, warmer golden bronze. The powder eyeshadow defini...
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ColourPop x Disney Designer Topsy Turvy Set Review & Swatches

Topsy Turvy Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a gold-shimmered, pink blush paired with a deep, berry liquid lipstick. The products can be purchased individually if preferred. Both products were more pigmented than described, which may not be a deal-breaker for all–that was the bucket where the products lost the most points–and the blush could have been a bit more blendable over b...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, ColourPop, Lip Products, Lipstick, Makeup Palette/Set, Makeup Palettes, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Christine


Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Soleil Glow Drops Review & Swatches

Reflects Gilt Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt Soleil Glow Drops ($50.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a pale gold with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly dewy, pearly sheen. It had translucent coverage, which was as marketed, that worked well for highlighting high points (as a spot highlighter) and could also be mixed in with foundation or moisturizer for a more all-over glow. The consistency was watery, thin, and spreadable, but there was a g...
Tags: Cheek Products, Highlighters, Tom Ford, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Christine


ColourPop x Disney Designer Beauty and the Beast Set Review & Swatches

Beauty and the Beast Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, satiny pink blush paired with a muted, coral liquid lipstick. The blush was more pigmented than marketed–nearly opaque rather than buildable–while the liquid lipstick was just slightly more pigmented than marketed. Both products applied evenly, were easy to work with, and had good longevity. These products c...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Lipstick, Mica, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush LE, Lake CI, Makeup Palette/Set, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


Tom Ford Courchevel Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Courchevel (04) Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a soft, coppery highlighter and a richer, plummy blush. The highlighter had so-so coverage, while the blush was more pigmented. Both shades applied evenly, blended out without issue, and had nine-hour wear. ...
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ColourPop x Safiya Nygaard Berry Me in Lipsticks & Fred Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Berry Me in Lipsticks Colour Pop Berry Me in Lipsticks Lux Lipstick ($7.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly shiny, cream finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to wear. The only issue I had was that the product separate...
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Pat McGrath Ritualistic Rose Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Ritualistic Rose Pat McGrath Ritualistic Rose Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad ($65.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features four shimmering shades: a light-medium gold, duochrome peach-pink, sparkling plum, and a soft bronze. All four shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, applied evenly, blended out without issue, and had good wear (around 10 hours!). Three of the four had a fair amount of sparkles but f...
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Tom Ford Fleur Neige Cream & Powder Eye Color Review & Swatches

Fleur Neige Tom Ford Beauty Fleur Neige Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a sparkling, white gold powder eyeshadow and a creamy, pearly taupe cream eyeshadow. With the powder eyeshadow layered on top of the cream eyeshadow, the color created was a light-medium, sparkling pewter with warmer undertones. Both products performed consistently with past duos released by the brand,...
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Tom Ford Ondine, Sterling, Mario Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Ondine Tom Ford Beauty Ondine Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark coral-orange with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer pigmentation in a single pass, which was buildable to medium coverage. The product applied fairly evenly, but it seemed to highlight imperfections of my lip texture, especially on my upper lip, though it didn’t seem to highlight my ...
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ColourPop x Disney Designer Once Upon a Dream Set Review & Swatches

Once Upon a Dream Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, pink-peach highlighter paired with a bright, pinky red liquid lipstick. The two products can be purchased individually as well! The highlighter was a bit firmer than ideal, but it applied well enough and had good wear. The liquid lipstick was slightly more pigmented than marketed but applied evenly and lasted for ...
Tags: Disney, Beauty, Lipstick, Mica, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lake CI, Makeup Palette/Set, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets, Phillip Prince Phillip


NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, NARS Cosmetics, Cheek/Face Palette, Holiday 2019 Gift Sets


Tom Ford Deborah, Andrea, Jackie Lips & Girls Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Deborah Tom Ford Beauty Deborah Lips & Girls Soft Shine Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deeper berry with cooler undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had medium color payoff in a single pass, which was as described. The texture felt lightly emollient, so it glided across my lips comfortably but didn’t feel slippery during wear nor did it feather or bleed past my lip line. The color went on evenly for the most part, but the...
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Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Diamonds & Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Lucky Diamonds Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Diamonds Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, coppery base with lots of gold, copper, and pink sparkle and glitter particles paired with a high-shine finish. The base was more translucent–sheer as described–with a moderate dosage of sparkle and larger glitter pieces. The product applied fairly evenly with a good dispersion of the sparkles and glittery bits, but it...
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Estee Lauder Oblivious, Knockout Nude, Secret Life Pure Color Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Oblivious Estee Lauder Oblivious Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lighter, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly, but it was one of the less-flattering shades in the formula I’ve tried. The color sank into my lip lines a bit, and the product seemed more prone to highlighting imperfections of my lip texture. The lipstick ...
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Tom Ford Soleil Neige Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches

Soleil Neige (02) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a pearly highlighter on one shade and a creamy blush on the other. The product twists up from the respective ends. It’s a very emollient formula with a high-shine, dewy finish that doesn’t seem to dry down or set, yet it manages to wear beautifully for nine hours (without moving around). The highlighter had more semi-...
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Tom Ford Dorothy, Abigail, Cherry Boys & Girls Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Dorothy Tom Ford Beauty Dorothy Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium coral with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was closer to sheer than the other two shades launched this season! The product applied comfortably to my lips as the texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and had fairly evenly application. The ...
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NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, NARS, Christine, Bellini, Carmine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, NARS Cosmetics, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Terry Tan Flash Cruise


Estee Lauder Nude Mood, Nude Scene, Nude Fatale Pure Color Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Nude Mood Estee Lauder Nude Mood Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, muted pink with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. The consistency felt lightly creamy, smooth as it glided across my lips, and lightweight, though it had enough substance for better adhesion/wear. In a single layer, it had nearly opaque color payoff that stayed on nicely for four and a half hours while the formul...
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Tom Ford Soleil d’Hiver Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Soleil d'Hiver (03) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d’Hiver (03) Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-hued quad that features a sparkling, golden peach, medium pink-peach, light bronze, and chocolaty brown. All four shades were shimmery with the first shade having larger sparkles and sheerer coverage as a result of its stiffer consistency. The other three eyeshadows had good pigmentation, were easy to appl...
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Tom Ford Soleil Neige Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Soleil Neige (01) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (01) Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features a frosted white, sparkling light taupe, navy blue, and sparkly black-brown. Three of the four shades seemed to have larger sparkles (not quite glitter), and they packed more visible sparkle than I recall any other shade doing compared to past quads I’ve tested in the same formula. Two of those thre...
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Tom Ford Gerard, Rolando, Udo Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Gerard Tom Ford Beauty Gerard Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was as described, that applied fairly evenly but let my natural lip color come through. As a result, the natural unevenness of my lip color was more visible in contrast to the lighter, peachy-orange hue. The texture was lightweight, velvety and s...
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Tom Ford Soleil et Lune Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Soleil et Lune (02) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil et Lune (02) Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features a pale beige, rosy bronze, pewter, and muted green. It’s an unusual color story compared to what we often see during the holiday season. It features the brand’s more gel-powder hybrid formula, so the eyeshadows have smooth, denser consistencies with minimal to no powderiness but are better with...
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Tom Ford Martin & Deveren Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Martin Tom Ford Beauty Martin Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, dusty pink with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that was weightless and comfortable to apply and to wear. It had more slip than most of the shades in the Soft Matte range, though it was definitely more velvety in its glide compared to ...
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