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Giorgio Armani #9, 10, 11 Eye Tints Reviews & Swatches (2020)

Cold Copper (9) Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (9) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden beige with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage at best when I gently used circular motions using the included applicator (fingertips and separate brushes did prove useful for achieving higher coverage at all). The texture was more wate...
Tags: UK, Beauty, Dc, Harvey Nichols, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, LORAC, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Chanel Jardins Eclatants, Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes, House of Fraser UK Sephora, Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow


Guerlain #50 Rouge G Lipstick Review & Swatches

#50 Guerlain #50 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color (2018) ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark coral with strong, warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and fluidly across my lips without tugging. The texture felt creamy, lightweight without being thin or overly emollient, and comfortable to apply and to wear. The color went on evenly without emp...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Dc, Guerlain, Christine, Fraser, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Guerlain Geneva, Temptalia, Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora, Sephora CA Sephora, Summer 2020, Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, Rouge G Lipstick Review Swatches


NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Samoa NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It’s a “cooler” toned bronzer in the sense that it doesn’t lean orange or golden. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which is a little higher coverage than described but not that far off. The texture felt incredibly smooth and silky with light glide, which helped keep it from being t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Christine, Samoa, Cheek Products, Bronzers, NARS Cosmetics, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, BeautyFeelUniqueHarvey Nichols, Sephora PL Space NK UK, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus


Revlon Sparkling Honey, Glazed Mauve, Rum Raisin Melting Glass Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Sparkling Honey (006) Revlon Sparkling Honey (006) Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light brown with moderate, warm undertones and a glossy, high-shine finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which didn’t build up beyond that, so it fell quite short of the coverage promised by the formula. The color applied evenly and smoothed out a lot of my lip lines. The lipstick had a creamy, smooth textur...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Laguna, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, Frenchie, Lip Products, NARS Dolce Vita, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Ulta Amazon, Giorgio Armani Sandstone, Tom Ford Beauty Helena, Revlon Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick


NARS Paradise Found Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Islamorada NARS Islamorada Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a chunky, sparkling finish that had a bit of shine to it. It was more like a loosely-pressed (but mostly loose!) powder that was chunky and clumpy. Those are not words I want associated with my eyeshadow, and this was a mess to work with. There was a lot of fallout during application regardless ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Leo, Christine, NARS Cosmetics, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, BeautyFeelUniqueHarvey Nichols, Sephora PL Space NK UK, Summer 2020, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus


Shiseido Pixel Pink, Botan, Pink Dynasty VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Pixel Pink (205) Shiseido Pixel Pink (205) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which could have applied more evenly and been kinder to my lip lines and lip texture. I felt like it caught on imperfections I was otherwise unaware of! The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy, almost melting as it was applied...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fraser UK, Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose, Burberry Primrose, Dior Tutti Frutti, Tom Ford Beauty Rosie, Pat McGrath Profumo


NARS Vallarta Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Vallarta NARS Vallarta Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, more muted golden undertones paired with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out easily on bare skin. The texture was smooth, velvety, and had a bit of glide to it with a smidgen of powderiness (that was just present in the pan but not applied). It picked up wel...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, NARS Cosmetics, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, BeautyFeelUniqueHarvey Nichols, Sephora PL Space NK UK, Summer 2020, Tom Ford Beauty Terra


Natasha Denona Bloom Mini Highlighter Blush Review & Swatches

Bloom Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini) ($19.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a stronger, golden sheen that gave it a luminous finish. It looked almost dewy after it was applied and blended out on my skin, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Per the brand, it was supposed to be buildable–demonstrated as almost opaque when applied with a fingertip and more...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Santa Barbara, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Snapdragon, Bloom Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush Mini


Guerlain #007 & #25 Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

#007 Guerlain #007 Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, lighter coral with moderate, warm undertones and a natural sheen with barely-there pearl. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and there was a smidgen of product that sank into my deeper lip lines but not enough to be vis...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Guerlain, Christine, Fraser, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Helle, Temptalia, Guerlain Rouge Saphir, MAC Life, Sephora CA Sephora, Tom Ford Beauty Zoe, Summer 2020, Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks


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 ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Lune, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Galaxia


MAC Tutu Good, Jingle Ball Bronze, Motif, If It Ain’t Baroque, Marsh Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Tutu Good MAC Tutu Good Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper base with flecks of pink and copper sparkle throughout. It had a more textured feel to it due to the amount (and size) of sparkle in the finish, and it seemed drier, too, so there was some fallout and difficulty in getting the product to lay smoothly on my lid. I’d recommend applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush as both methods yielde...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Frost, Marc Jacobs, Tutu, Christine, Orient, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, Eye Products, Pigmentation


Shiseido Neon Buzz, Pink Flash, Coral Pop VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Neon Buzz (213) Shiseido Neon Buzz (213) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied somewhat evenly but wasn’t nearly as high-performing as other shades. The texture seemed more emollient, which helped it glide on but also resulted in a little streaking along the edges and some color that se...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Helle, Temptalia, Fraser UK, MAC King Salmon DC, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus, Hermes Rose Inoui


MAC Shady Santa, Haute Sauce, Rose Before Bros, Finjan, Royal Rendezvous Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Shady Santa MAC Shady Santa Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was firmer, almost stiff, compared to most of the newer-formula matte shades. It was harder to diffuse and blend out along the edges, but it was workable with some extra effort. It had good pigmentation that built up to full coverage with a second layer and was best applied by pressing and p...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Frost, Christine, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Eyeshadow, Temptalia, Veluxe Pearl


Shiseido Volcanic, Firecracker, Lantern Red VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Volcanic (218) Shiseido Volcanic (218) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange-red with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage applied evenly in one layer and delivered nearly opaque pigmentation. The texture felt lightweight and creamy as it skated along my lips comfortably, though some of that slip disappeared as the product “set” a bit so it didn’t slide around durin...
Tags: Toronto, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fraser UK, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin, Pat McGrath Elson, Tom Ford Beauty Maurice, Chanel Camelia Rouge, MAC Smarticle LE


MAC Natural Wilderness, Sandstone, Greystone, Carbon, In Living Pink Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Natural Wilderness MAC Natural Wilderness Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a lighter, very yellowy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, while the texture was smooth to the touch, not too firmly nor too softly pressed in to the pan. I had no trouble picking up product with a dry brush and diffusing the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.FURTHER READ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Dc, Frost, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Eyeshadow, Temptalia, Veluxe Pearl


Shiseido Noble Plum & Sleeping Dragon VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Noble Plum (224) Shiseido Noble Plum (224) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, darker burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that could have applied more evenly, especially along the inner area of my lips. There was a bit of product that sank into deeper lip lines, and I felt like this caught on imperfections (despite being the last shade I swatched aka afte...
Tags: Alabama, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Susan, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Shiseido, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fraser UK, Giorgio Armani Redwood, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus, Pat McGrath Anarkissed, MAC Double Fudge DC


Gucci Hold Your Man, Katrin Sand, Mae Coral Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Hold Your Man (205) Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque pigmentation) that could have applied a little more evenly, and the color sank into my deeper lip lines. The texture felt like a thin, lightly velvety balm that glided easily across my lips but looked more emollie...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Gucci, Christine, Revlon, Alessandra, LORAC, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Gucci Beauty, Lake CI 19140 Blue, Tom Ford Beauty Leigh, YSL Corail Incandescent, Laura Mercier Joanne


MAC Cozy Grey, Coral, Shell Peach, Memories of Space, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems Eyeshadows & Reviews

Cozy Grey MAC Cozy Grey Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a very light taupe, or alternatively, a subtly, cool-toned darker beige, with a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which had a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. The formula felt more substantial and denser than some of the brand’s matte shades, so it was more yielding but it still blended o...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Frost, Christine, Payton, Mac Cosmetics, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Eyeshadow, Temptalia, Veluxe Pearl


Melt Cosmetics Burnish Gel Liner Review & Swatches

Burnish Melt Cosmetics Burnish Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a rich burgundy with subtle, warm red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single stroke. It really was quite fluid and like a creamy-gel that enabled the product to spread out evenly over a larger area, so it also yielded opaque coverage as a cream eyeshadow. There was enough time before the product set into place to maneuver it a...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2020, All Dupes Huda Beauty Mauve


Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow Palette (2020) Review & Swatches

Rust Melt Cosmetics Rust 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.66 oz.) is a new–probably permanent–palette that extends the original Rust Eyeshadow Stack with five additional shades. The brand indicated that Rott was changed slightly, but in terms of being better in quality but also a bit in color. Rust P Permanent . $58.00. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Redox, Rott, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Mascara, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Pan Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von D Moulder


Revlon Black Cherry & Sleek Mulberry Melting Glass Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Black Cherry (012) Revlon Black Cherry (012) Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy finish with barely-there pearl. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage that applied evenly but the color was prone to migrating into fine lines, which made it look less-even (the color itself didn’t seem particularly streaky or the like). The texture...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Smashbox, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Carmin, Ulta Amazon, Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell, Revlon Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick, Bobbi Brown Berry Rose, Louisa Red, Summer 2020, Revlon Black Cherry


Gucci Marguerite Jade, The Painted Veil, Mildred Rosewood Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Marguerite Jade (110) Gucci Beauty Maguerite Jade (110) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, caramel brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer color coverage, which enabled a lot of my natural lip color to come through; the end result looked redder than I’d expect based on the color it swatched, so it may look quite different depending on one’s natural lip color. The consistency was lightweight...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Gucci, Christine, Revlon, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Suqqu Akibara, Estee Lauder Cali Coral, Gucci Beauty, Lake CI 19140 Blue, MAC King Salmon DC, Tom Ford Beauty Zoe, Tom Ford Beauty Anne LE


Milani Pink-aroo Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter Review & Swatches

Pink-aroo Milani Pink-aroo Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with flecks of pink-to-violet shifting shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer–it was far more pigmented than other shades in the line and more so than expected based on the formula’s claims–that could be applied with a lighter hand to get sheerer, more buildable coverage. The texture was ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Milani, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Bobbi Brown Wild Rose, Summer 2020, Ulta Milani Amazon, Milani Pink


MAC Humblebrag, Samoa Silk, Libra, Nude Model, Left You on Red Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Humblebrag MAC Humblebrag Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a very light lavender with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of cooler pink micro-sparkle. The texture was soft, moderately powdery, and a little drier to the touch, so it was more prone to fallout and didn’t adhere as well to bare skin. I’d definitely recommend wearing this with a primer, which helped the product to go on more readily. It had medium coverage that was b...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Samoa, Mac Cosmetics, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Carouse


Revlon Toasting Glasses, Chocolate Luster, Glistening Purple Melting Glass Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Toasting Glasses (009) Revlon Toasting Glasses (009) Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, muted plum with warm, brownish undertones and a luminous finish–very faint pearl and lots of shine. The texture was smooth, creamy, and skated easily across my lips as the formula felt like it melted against the warmth of my lips. It looked more slippery than it felt, though it had moderate slip overall....
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Jen, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Frenchie, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Ulta Amazon, Revlon Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick, Summer 2020


Gucci Love Before Breakfast, Millicent Rose, Odalie Red Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Love Before Breakfast (403) Gucci Beauty Love Before Breakfast (403) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with moderate, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium coverage–more than true sheer coverage–that applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The consistency felt lightweight with enough glide to apply fluidly but didn’t feel slippery while on. It stayed on nicely for four and a...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Gucci, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Gucci Beauty, Lake CI 19140 Blue, Millicent Rose, Neiman Marcus Saks Selfridges Gucci, Tom Ford Beauty Antonia, Guerlain Cherry Cape, Gucci Love Before Breakfast Millicent, MAC Milan Mode P


Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet Review & Swatches

Darling Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet ($30.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new duo that features a warmer, more orange-toned peach and a lighter, more pink-toned peach, both with subtle, gold shimmer throughout, which buffed to a more satin-like finish. They were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, so for the right skin tone, it could be a winning pairing. Darling ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Jouer Cosmetics, Temptalia, Summer 2020, Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet Review Swatches


Revlon Cherries in the Snow & Fire and Ice Melting Glass Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Cherries in the Snow (004) Revlon Cherries in the Snow (004) Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick ($9.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my lips and skated across them as the product melted against the warmth. The texture was creamy with moderate slip–it definitely had that ultra high-shine finish that looked w...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Bellini, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Ulta Amazon, Revlon Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick, Summer 2020, Revlon Cherries, Guerlain Cherry Cape


ColourPop Making Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Making Mauves Colour Pop Making Mauves 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, mauve-themed eyeshadow palette that included a mix of mattes and shimmers. The palette came together cohesively, and the majority of the shades had good pigmentation, applied easily, and lasted for eight hours with a few shades needing to be built up or were somewhat powdery. Those who tend to get along with ColourPop’s eyeshadows sh...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Mica, Tom Ford, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop


MAC That’s Showbiz Baby, LES Artiste, Glitch in the Matrix, Starry Night, Darkroom Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

That's Showbiz Baby MAC That’s Showbiz Baby Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of emerald green and gold sparkle. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well but had a bit of fallout during application. The texture wasn’t too soft nor too firmly-pressed in the pan, which made it easy to pick up with...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci, Huda Beauty Smokey