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Natasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Blush Serum Review & Swatches

Tan Natasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Liquid Blush SerumNatasha Denona Tan Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum ($22.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker peach with warm undertones tempered and muted with hints of brown paired with a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff initially, which could be built up (as marketed) or sheered out further if desired. The texture was lightweight, thin, and almost like a very watery gel, as it glide...
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Lethal Cosmetics Roots Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Roots Lethal Cosmetics Roots 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes six new eyeshadows, which can be purchased individually ($6 to $7 each) or together as a pre-made palette (as shown). The palette contains three matte shades and three shimmers. The three shimmers were quite nice; pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. One of the matte eyeshadows was stellar–Coven–while the other two were a little powdery but pigmen...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Sigil Sigil, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021


Chanel Radiant, Freshness, Zenith Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Radiant (118) Chanel Radiant (118) Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that had moderate slip but didn’t slide around too much during wear. The product applied evenly and didn’t emphasize the natural texture of my lips, though it wasn’t quite as smoothing of my lip ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Zenith, Christine, Fraser, Acacia, Lip Products, NARS Dolce Vita, Pigmentation, Tom Ford Beauty Helena, POLYGLYCERIN, Revlon Pink Velvet


Chanel Destiny, Vitalite, Alive Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Destiny (136) Chanel Destiny (136) Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single pass, which adhered evenly to my lips without settling into my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy with noticeable slip, but it didn’t feather or bleed on me over time. It stayed on nicely for five hours,...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Miami, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Sonja, Fraser, Negroni, Acacia, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation


Makeup by Mario Dusty Rose Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Dusty Rose Makeup by Mario Dusty Rose Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Dusty Rose Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and a dewy finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation when applied and blended out on my face; it was a formula that naturally sheered out, so while it may have seemed more pigmented initially, it was sheerer and more buildable as described by the brand. The pr...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Dusty Rose Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Dusty Rose, Merit Beverly Hills


Terra Moons Metallic Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3 of 4)

Stormy Terra Moons Stormy Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened blue base with brighter, more contrasting blue-teal shimmer that gave it a smooth, pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly emollient texture that was thin (but not in a bad way, as it wasn’t powdery or dry!) that had exceptional adhesion to bare skin. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.FURTHER READING...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Nefertiti, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Huda Beauty Electric, Indigo Blue DC, Pat McGrath Blitz Aquamarine, Terra Moons, Urban Decay Solstice, Stormy Terra Moons Stormy Shimmer Eyeshadow, Anastasia Leo


Chanel Tender Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Tender Chanel Tender Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.16 oz.) includes two more shimmery shades, three more semi-matte to satin shades, and one more sparkly shade. The worst performing shade was the sparkly one, as it was very sheer, didn’t build up, and translated very little to my lid and had lots of fallout, so it was hard to work with in a meaningful way. The other four shades were much better with...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia


Natasha Denona Darya Puff Paint Blush Serum Review & Swatches

Darya Natasha Denona Darya Puff Paint Liquid Blush SerumNatasha Denona Darya Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum ($22.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a natural finish. It wasn’t quite dewy, but it had a hydrated, natural sheen that wasn’t tacky and fairly transfer-resistant (but not transfer-proof!). It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation (as marketed), which layered well on i...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Darya, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Darya, Summer 2021, Natasha Denona Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum, Darya Natasha Denona Darya


Pat McGrath Divine Rose Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Divine Rose Pat McGrath Divine Rose Divine BlushPat McGrath Divine Rose Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage, but it took more effort to sheer it out than anticipated based on the brand’s claims (so as long as being more pigmented isn’t a deal-breaker, there are no real cons to the formula!). I suspe...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LORAC Caribbean LE, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, ColourPop Vogue LE


Lethal Cosmetics Rites Side FX Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

BPM Lethal Cosmetics BPM Side FX Gel Liner ($15.50 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was lightweight, thin (but not streaky), and easy to maneuver with using a brush as eyeliner or as an eyeshadow base. It stayed on well for ten hours before fading slightly.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview ...
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Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Cherish Pat McGrath Cherish Divine BlushPat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with near opaque coverage in a single layer, so I’d recommend using a very light hand when working with it to achieve the sheer coverage mentioned by the brand (the formula was supposed to be buildable). The texture was soft, smooth,...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Clinique Berry Pop, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, Pat McGrath Cherish Divine BlushPat McGrath, Mario Poppy Pink P


Chanel Glow & Dream Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Glow (114) Chanel Glow (114) Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a darker, reddened-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was slightly buildable but was never fully opaque on me. The lipstick had a moderately emollient consistency that was lightweight, comfortable to apply and to wear, and wasn’t prone to emphasizing my natural lip texture. It stayed on nicely...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Chicago, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Tom Ford, Christine, Fraser, Acacia, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Tom Ford Beauty Helena, POLYGLYCERIN


Lethal Cosmetics Memento Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Memento Lethal Cosmetics Memento 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes six new eyeshadows, which are part of the brand’s single range, so each can be purchased individually ($6 to $7 each) or as a pre-made palette (as shown here). Two shimmers were fantastic, while the mattes were a little sheer or powdery, and one shimmer was better applied with a fingertip. Ingredients ...
Tags: Beauty, Mars, Christine, Pat McGrath, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Golden Rose, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, Kaja Starcrusher, Marc Jacobs Beauty Rose, Lethal Cosmetics


Bite Beauty Coconut Rum Daycation Whipped Blush Review & Swatches

Coconut Rum Bite Beauty Coconut Rum Daycation Whipped BlushBite Beauty Coconut Rum Daycation Whipped Blush ($32.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light brown with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had the finest pearl within the range, so it was easier to work with than others in the line, though it was still a drier formula that did not like to diffuse and blend out. It had semi-sheer coverage, which didn’t really build up; the best way...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Kosas Tropic Equinox, Summer 2021, Fenty Beauty Fenty Glow LE, ColourPop Cottage Life LE


Pat McGrath Lovestruck Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Lovestruck Pat McGrath Lovestruck Divine BlushPat McGrath Lovestruck Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a deep pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, which made it one of the more buildable shades in the range–and thus, closer to the brand’s marketing of the formula. It did not feel like I had to pile it on to get more opacity, and I didn’t have to use the world’s lightes...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, Pat McGrath Lovestruck


Chanel Heat & Sunbeam Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Heat (166) Chanel Heat (166) Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of copper and gold sparkle strewn throughout a glossy finish. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which could be built up to semi-opaque coverage at best. The lipstick had a moderately emollient consistency that was more slippery than ideal, though it didn’t feather/bleed on...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Alabama, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Acacia, Sunbeam, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Suqqu Akibara, Giorgio Armani Redwood


Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Electric Bloom Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine BlushPat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark orange-coral with a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage, which was more in line with the brand’s marketing of the formula than most shades in the range. It had the type of pigmentation that wasn’t so intense that it could be diffused and sheered out if one forgot to use a ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, Electric Bloom Divine Blush Review Swatches, Electric Bloom P Permanent


Lethal Cosmetics Destiny Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Destiny Lethal Cosmetics Destiny 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes six new eyeshadows that have joined the brand’s permanent range, so they can also be purchased individually (price varies from $6 to $7 each), or in the pre-made palette form (as shown here). The mattes were a little more powdery with two shades being prone to sheerness and were harder to build up fully, while the shimmers were pigmented, blendab...
Tags: Beauty, Mali, Christine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, MAC Sushi Flower P, Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs, MAC Club, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021


Chanel Flame & Dawn Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Flame (164) Chanel Flame (164) Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy plum with warm undertones and a soft sheen with faint pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that had moderate slip but was more substantial than other shades released in the collection. The product applied evenly, didn’t settle visibly into my lip lines, and lasted well for four hours while...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Christine, Fraser, Acacia, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Carolyn LE, POLYGLYCERIN, Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colour, Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad, Summer 2021


Chanel Soleil Tan Deep Bronze Bronzing Cream Review & Swatches

Soleil Tan Deep Bronze Chanel Soleil Tan Deep Bronze Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream ($50.00 for 1.06 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a natural finish. When applied and blended out, it had a smoothing effect that delivered a skin-like finish that wasn’t flat-matte but wasn’t dewy or particularly luminous once it dried down. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and had a gel-like glide on my skin, w...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Malibu Soleil, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Chanel Saks, US Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse


Chanel Intense Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Intense Chanel Intense Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.16 oz.) includes four more shimmery shades and one more satiny shade. The darkest–the third–shade was the least user-friendly as it was more prone to sheering out and fading. The other four eyeshadows were pigmented, easy to apply, and longer-wearing. Ingredients Intense ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows


Natasha Denona Bloom Puff Paint Blush Serum Review & Swatches

Bloom Natasha Denona Bloom Puff Paint Liquid Blush SerumNatasha Denona Bloom Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum ($22.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a natural finish–not quite dewy but still a bit luminous and very “skin-like” as it looked quite hydrated. It had semi-sheer to medium color coverage, which was easy to apply and diffuse for an even layer of blush. The product built up readily, too, and ...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Summer 2021, ColourPop Tinsel Town LE, Natasha Denona Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum


Pat McGrath Fleurtatious Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Fleurtatious Pat McGrath Fleurtatious Divine BlushPat McGrath Fleurtatious Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, which was still more than marketed, so you’ll want to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to achieve truly sheer coverage from the get-go if desired. The powder was smooth, velvety, and a little ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, Pat McGrath Fleurtatious


Chanel Blossom, Vivacity, Sunlight Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Blossom (130) Chanel Blossom (130) Rouge Coco Bloom Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, coral-red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips, but it didn’t build up much in coverage, so it was less pigmented than marketed. The texture was moderately emollient with a fair amount of slip, though it didn’t bleed on me over time. It was ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Morocco, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Revlon, Acacia, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, POLYGLYCERIN


Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Gravity Lethal Cosmetics Gravity Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It was one of the more metallic shades in the brand’s range, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with a second. The consistency was soft, smooth, and not too...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Luna, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics


YSL True Chili & Coral Revolt Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

True Chili (28) YSL True Chili (28) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL True Chili (28) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a darker, orange-leaning copper with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my lips. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and more velvety, which gave it great glide but it never felt...
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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Summer 2021) Reviews & Swatches (Part 4 of 4)

Lucky Penny (220) Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a very light, golden copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy texture that was smooth to the touch and blended in practice. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.FURTHER READING: ...
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YSL Nu Incongru & Rose Curieux Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Nu Incongru (12) YSL Nu Incongru (12) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL Nu Incongru (12) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly smooth and lightweight with more of a velvety creaminess, which enabled the product to apply evenly and skate across my lips. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which ...
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Pat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Paradise Venus Pat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine BlushPat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had more of a “natural matte” finish when applied and blended out, so it did not appear dry or flat but didn’t have an overt sheen or visible shimmer on the skin. The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but it was...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Pat McGrath Sephora, MAC Burnt Pepper P


Terra Moons Caesium, Rubidium, Palladium Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Caesium Terra Moons Caesium Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark, golden pewter with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, high-shine metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, very creamy texture–it felt like silk and almost wet with how refined it was. It applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. There was a bit of creasing present after eight and a half hours of wear.FURTHER READING: ...
Tags: Beauty, Kauai, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Stila Boheme LE, Summer 2021, Terra Moons, Caesium Terra Moons Caesium Shimmer Eyeshadow