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Tom Ford Naked Pink Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

Naked Pink Tom Ford Beauty Naked Pink Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition peach palette for the holiday season. (Not sure why it isn’t called Naked Peach, honestly!) The quality was so-so with the lowest-rated shade being sheerer and more prone to fallout, which is more typical for this type of shade from Tom Ford (sparkly). Obviously, for a luxury price point, I would and do expect better since I’ve seen To...
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ColourPop x NBA Miami Heat Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Miami Heat ColourPop Miami Heat 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm-toned color story featuring four metallic eyeshadows and five (mostly) matte eyeshadows. All nine shades performed well enough with a few shades being a little powdery and/or more buildable in coverage (but by no means sheer) and wore for around eight hours on me. Ingredients ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Becca Moonstone, Eyeshadows, South Beach South Beach, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Metropolis Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow PaletteNatasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition mini palette that expands on the Metropolis 28-pan palette; it includes three shades from the larger palette, plus two new shades (the last two). The five shades coordinated well together and offered some decent versatility, though I think the lightest shade could have been a murky...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Metropolis, Sephora, Christine, Bao Bao, Smokey, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows


Dior Cruise Look Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Cruise Look (022) Dior Cruise Look (022) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new(er), warm-toned neutral color story with finishes that ranged from pearl to metallic. It was a lighter-leaning palette without a darker matte to add depth, so it may not work for everyone as a standalone palette. Ingredients Cruise Look (022) ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition


Pat McGrath Deep Space Divinity Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad Review & Swatches

Deep Space Divinity Pat McGrath Deep Space Divinity Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad ($54.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition smokier, neutral quad that included three metallic eyeshadows and one matte eyeshadow. All four shades were pigmented, while the matte needed to be built up slightly and the duochrome shimmer was more emollient so it didn’t apply as easily as the brand’s metallic eyeshadows typically do. Ingredients ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Sandman, Christine, Pat McGrath, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Moonstone, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, ColourPop Vinter LE, MAC Bougie


Pat McGrath Amber Allure Divine Blush + Glow Palette Review & Swatches

Amber Allure Pat McGrath Amber Allure Divine Blush & Glow TrioPat McGrath Amber Allure Divine Blush & Glow Trio ($52.00 for 0.37 oz.) includes two permanent blush shades and a new highlighter, though I found Lovestruck to be noticeably cooler-toned and more blue-based in the palette (and I triple-checked in person, since the individual blushes just released!). If you are warmer-toned, the difference may be more noticeable between the ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Lovestruck, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, MAC Burnt Pepper P, Pat McGrath Lovestruck, Holiday 2021


Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Highlighter Reviews & Swatches

Uni-mind Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating HighlighterUrban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage, which was slightly more pigmentation than marketed. The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer in the pan, and there was a dryness present that translated into a ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Natasha Denona Bronze, Holiday 2021, Urban Decay Uni


MAC Red Chili & Rusi Woo Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Red Chile MAC Red Chili Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep red with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin finish with barely-there ruby red micro-shimmer. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to my lips and didn’t accentuate lip texture or gather into my lip lines. The consistency was lightweight, slightly firmer initially but not enough to tug or be uncomfortable to apply. It lasted well for over six hours, ...
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MAC Step Bright Up/Alche-me Hyper Real Glow Duo Review & Swatches

Step Bright Up/Alche-me MAC Step Bright Up/Alche-me Hyper Real Glow Duo ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium gold with warmer, more orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation–the brand wasn’t particularly helpful on pigmentation, which they described as “luminous payoff”–that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The powder was incredibly soft and smooth to the touch without being powdery at al...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Alché, Natasha Denona Tan, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Holiday 2021


MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Powerpoint Pencils Reviews & Swatches

Copper Field MAC Copper Field Powerpoint Eyeliner ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark red with strong, warm orange undertones and truer red pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with three layers. The texture had a lot of glide, which made it harder to deposit color evenly, though it wasn’t a “wet” glide so it didn’t settle into fine lines readily. It wore ...
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MAC Step Bright Up (Medium/Deep) Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio Review & Swatches

Step Bright Up (Medium/Deep) MAC Step Bright Up (Medium/Deep) Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio ($39.50 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of warm-toned highlighters that were mostly opaque to opaque in coverage, blendable, and long-wearing. They performed consistently with past Extra Dimension Skinfinishes. They have a gel-powder hybrid formula, which means the powders can feel almost “stiff” to those who haven’t tried this t...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Pigmentation, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Becca Smoky Quartz, Becca Sunstone, Mica Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate


Urban Decay x Marvels Eternals 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Cosmic Energy Urban Decay Cosmic Energy 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)Urban Decay Cosmic Energy 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, yellowy gold with moderate warm undertones and a shimmery finish. It had sheer color coverage in a single layer, which did not build up well at all; the product looked more and more uneven with little added opacity when I tried to layer it. The consistency was almos...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Earth, Beauty, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, XOXO, Eye Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Diamond Black P, Holiday 2021


MAC For My Next Trick, Say the Magic Word, Magic Charmer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

For My Next Trick MAC For My Next Trick Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lips but pulled away and settled into some of my deeper lip lines, so it wasn’t as forgiving as other shades in the range. The lipstick had a denser, slightly thicker feel, which may have accounted for the settling. It wore...
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MAC Berry Tricky & Wild Card Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Berry Tricky MAC Berry Tricky Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, raspberry base with lighter violet and fuchsia pearl throughout. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied smoothly and evenly across my lips without tugging. The texture was slightly firmer but not dense or thick, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear without sliding around. It stayed on nicely for five and a half hours, left a sta...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Lustres, LE Limited Edition, Per Ounce MAC Lipstick, Tom Ford Beauty Valentina, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Tom Ford Beauty Georgie, MAC Disobedient LE, Holiday 2021, MAC Berry Tricky Wild Card Lipsticks, Berry Tricky MAC Berry Tricky Lipstick


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


Charlotte Tilbury Celestial Pearl Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Celestial Pearl Charlotte Tilbury Celestial Pearl Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, limited edition all-shimmer eyeshadow quad for the holiday season. The quality was decent, but the formulas were best used with a dampened brush and/or fingertip for richer, smoother application with less fallout. To my eye, and even on my coloring, the colors tended to blend together and lose contrast, so it was a more muddied look–I thin...
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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


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: ...
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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 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


ColourPop Plucked & Regulate Velvet Blur Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Plucked ColourPop Plucked Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick ($7.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep berry with cooler undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage that adhered fairly evenly to my lips, but there were very small bits that seemed like “clumps” in the photo (though I didn’t feel anything when I pressed my lips together). There was a bit of product that settled into my lip lines, which worsened and became noti...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Milani, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lake CI, MAC Babes, LE Limited Edition, MAC Marrakesh, Fall 2021, ColourPop Plucked Velvet Blur Lux Lipstick, Plucked LE Limited Edition


ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Trouble Brewing Super Shock Shadow Trio Reviews & Swatches

Trouble Brewing ColourPop Trouble Brewing Super Shock Shadow Trio ($15.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three cream-powder eyeshadows in sparkly, metallic finishes. The shades can also be purchased individually if preferred. They were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with consistent performance with the brand’s Super Shock Shadows. P.S. — All three of mine were labeled with the same name (“To Be Young and Beautiful Again”), but the sha...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Sin City, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Mandarine, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Fall 2021, ColourPop Palo Santo LE


ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Calming Circle ColourPop Calming Circle Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a deeper peach with moderate, warm orange undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture, though there was a bit that settled into my deeper lip lines. It wasn’t noticeable in person, thankfully. The texture was smooth, like a velvety cream w...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Damson, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Natasha Denona Michelle, Jaclyn Cosmetics Tipsy DC, Fall 2021, ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes, MAC Stallion DC


Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette Review & Swatches

Triple Dip Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette ($42.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, sparkling highlighters with two new shades and one previously-released shade (Fenty Glow). The key takeaways one needs to know about this formula is that it is high-sparkle with a sheerer base and a consistency that can be fussy (ha, ha) to work with. I find fingertips to work the best for getting product from the compact to my s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Carmine CI, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition, LE Limited Edition, Huda Beauty Topaz, All Dupes Clionadh Phoenix Embers


Chanel Fall 2021 Ombre Premiere Laques Reviews & Swatches

Lame Ivoire (39) Chanel Lame Ivoire (39) Ombre Premiere Laque ($36.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a darker, champagne gold with warm, golden tones but not to the point of leaning orange/peach. It had a smooth, fluid consistency that was slightly watery initially, but then it dried down to a more transfer-resistant finish. I liked applying this best with a fingertip or a fluffy brush for a sheerer wash of color. For higher opacity, I’d recommend...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Sephora, Lune, Christine, Fraser, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Colours


ColourPop Big Leo Energy Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Big Leo Energy ColourPop Big Leo Energy Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (peachy-coral, rich yellow) and two matte shades (mid-tone orange, reddish-brown). All four shades were very pigmented, had smooth, blendable textures, and were easy enough to work with. Look Using this Product ...
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ColourPop Like a Virgo Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Like a Virgo ColourPop Like a Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmers (rosy plum with duochrome shift, white gold) and two mattes (rosy mauve, deeper brown). All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing, though you’ll likely want to do eyes before base as they ran a little powdery.IngredientsLook Ingredients Look Using this Product ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Jasmine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Crystal Clear Aquarius ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (pale blue, bright blue) and two matte shades (yellowed peach, mid-tone brown). The formula was a little powdery, and it was more pronounced in practice when I worked with it on my eyes than merely swatched, but they were fairly pigmented and wore seven to eight hours on me.IngredientsLook Ingredients ...
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MAC Tempting Fate Eye Kohls Reviews & Swatches

Pine for Me MAC Pine for Me Eye Kohl ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a meidum-dark green with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage paired with a slightly drier, firmer consistency that tugged slightly on my lower lash line but wasn’t overly sharp or so dry that it didn’t go on evenly. It was easiest and most comfortable to apply in shorter, overlapping strokes with a lighter hand. It laste...
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ColourPop The Secret Life of Scorpio Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Secret Life of Scorpio ColourPop The Secret Life of Scorpio Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (mid-tone purple, red-plum) and two matte shades (light rosy mauve, berry-red). All four shades had opaque color payoff, were blendable, and longer-wearing with some powderiness, so you’ll want to do eyes before base in case of fallout.IngredientsLook Ingredients Look Using this Product ...
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