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Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Stargazer Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light, golden peach with a hint of pink in its base paired with a smooth, lightly metallic sheen. It had finer pearl throughout, which prevented it from emphasizing my skin’s natural texture when applied as a standalone highlighter. The consistency was lightweight, fluid, and more like a thin, sp...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil


Sydney Grace Black Hole & Forest Floor Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Black Hole Sydney Grace Black Hole Cream Shadow (2020) ($8.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a darker gray base with flecks of larger silver sparkle over a more metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied at its best and most evenly when worn at high coverage. I found it harder to apply and blend out the edge without getting some fallout (initially) and the base didn’t appear as even. The texture was smooth, thin, and spread...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Cetyl Alcohol, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige, Sydney Grace, Natasha Denona Full Metal Black LE, Mica Mica, Summer 2021, ColourPop Revenge Misunderstood LE, Black Hole Sydney Grace Black Hole Cream


Melt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Peaches and Cream Melt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Peaches and Cream SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and a fine, pearlized sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well over bare skin, on top of foundation, or all-over the body. The consistency was lightweight, very fluid, and more gel-like–it was al...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Natasha Denona Tan, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Peaches, Cream Melt Cosmetics Peaches, NARS St Barths, Cream P Permanent


Anastasia Golden Tan Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Golden Tan Anastasia Golden Tan Cream BronzerAnastasia Golden Tan Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with moderate, warm undertones that leaned slightly yellow-orange but had a touch of red that tempered it. The finish was more of a “natural matte,” which let the natural skin come through but didn’t add or take away shine. It had medium pigmentation when applied with a brush and more semi-opaque coverag...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kaja, Kaja Shady, MAC Canyon Dreamin, Summer 2021


Inman Handbook on realtor.com

Realtor.com keeps innovating and developing as a more relevant and tech-friendly platform. With both a robust website and mobile app, the portal offers almost unlimited potential alongside industry-leading options for optimization and outreach. Here's what agents need to know to stay ahead of the curve.
Tags: Service, Radio, Agent, Referral Program, Referrals, Brokerage, Select, Realtor.com, Marketing & Branding Month, ReadyConnect Concierge, Summer 2021, Theme-month-202109, Consumer initiatives, Summer-homepage-box


Anastasia Caramel Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Caramel Anastasia Caramel Cream BronzerAnastasia Caramel Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warmer, more orange undertones and a “natural matte” finish–the kind that is skin-like but doesn’t add more shine/sheen. The texture was lightweight, emollient without being thick or overly creamy, which gave it a great glide during application that enabled the product to work well on top of bare skin as well as o...
Tags: US, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kaja Shady, Summer 2021, Anastasia Caramel Cream Bronzer Review Swatches


Sydney Grace Shooting Star, Beach Bum, Peach Cobbler, Last Quest Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Shooting Star Sydney Grace Shooting Star Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a very light, peachy beige with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It felt smooth and finely-milled to the touch, but there was enough binder in the formula to keep the powder weighed down in the pot and helped it adhere evenly to bare skin, even dry. It had rich color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading vis...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Summer 2021, Beach Bum Sydney Grace Beach Bum Loose Pigment


Anastasia Cool Brown Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Cool Brown Anastasia Cool Brown Cream BronzerAnastasia Cool Brown Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with cooler undertones and a natural matte finish. It was smooth, lightweight, and thin with moderate glide when initially applied to bare skin, which helped the product spread out evenly and diffuse well along the edges. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation with more medium coverage achieved when using a ...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021


Anastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Chestnut Anastasia Chestnut Cream BronzerAnastasia Chestnut Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a “natural matte” finish that didn’t add shine but didn’t mattify. It had a similar depth compared to Hazelnut, but the undertone was warmer and richer, more reddish overall. It had medium, buildable pigmentation when applied with a brush and more semi-opaque, buildable coverage applied with ...
Tags: US, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Malibu Soleil, Natasha Denona Tan, Summer 2021, Raine Cinna Bae


Anastasia Amber Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Amber Anastasia Amber Cream BronzerAnastasia Amber Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a light, golden brown with moderate, warm undertones and a “natural matte” finish–the kind that doesn’t add or take away shine from one’s natural skin. It had medium pigmentation when applied with a stippling brush and higher coverage when applied with fingertips, but the product was buildable with either tool. The texture felt smooth to the touch...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Canyon Dreamin, Summer 2021


Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Purple (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one highlighter that you’ll find in all of the Purple (Deep) mystery bags, plus two to three additional items that may vary from bag to bag. In the bag I have, my additional products were: Charissa, a new Lip Cream, and Blossom, an existing Cream Shadow. The quality was consistent with the brand’s eyeshadow formulas over...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Charissa, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Fragrance Oil, Makeup Palette/Set


Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Sun Kissed Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream BronzerAnastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a very light, yellowy brown with warm undertones and a natural matte finish. It didn’t add shine, but it didn’t mattify either, so it let my skin come through. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and emollient without being thick or overly slippery, which made for a more foolproof and forgiving application. It had medium, buil...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer Review Swatches


Sydney Grace Purple (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Purple (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Purple (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one highlighter that you’ll find in all of the Purple (Light) mystery bags, plus two to three additional items that may vary from bag to bag. In the bag I have, my additional products were: Amber Jewels eyeshadow (from Autumn’s Reign) and Flower Crown (new blush). The quality was consistent with the brand’s formulas ov...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Ibiza, Christine, Pat McGrath, Stila, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia


Sydney Grace Green (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Green (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Green (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one new highlighter across all variations of the Deep bags, along with two to three additional products, which may vary between bags (my bag included Comforting Light, a loose pigment that’s part of the permanent range, and Footprints, another new eyeshadow). The pressed eyeshadows and highlighter were excellent–pigmented,...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Makeup Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil


Sydney Grace Green (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Green (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Green (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one new highlighter across all variations of the Light bags, along with two to three additional products, which may vary between bags (my bag included Optimism, a loose pigment that’s part of the permanent range, and Katherine, a new Lip Cream). The pressed eyeshadows and highlighter were excellent–pigmented, blendable, ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Katherine, Soleil, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Fragrance Oil


Sydney Grace Taupe (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Taupe (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Taupe (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and a new highlighter, which are intended to remain the same across all Taupe (Deep) mystery bags, while two to three other products are also included that can vary (my bag contained a cream shadow and a loose glitter, which are both from the permanent range). The inclusion of two very warm-toned, more orange/copper-bases shad...
Tags: Mississippi, Beauty, Sydney, Eiffel Tower, Christine, Plato, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Hiver, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Fragrance Oil


ColourPop At First Crush Cheek Quad Review & Swatches

At First Crush ColourPop At First Crush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a medium-depth set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The highlighter was the best performing, but all the products were consistent with my experience with the formulas over time–the powder shades could have been more blendable and easier to work with for me. In my experience, ColourPop’s powd...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan, Milani Berry Rays


Air travel's return takes a hit as summer winds down, school is back in session, and the Delta variant continues to surge

A traveler at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo US air travel hit a 10-week low on Tuesday, according to TSA data. A TSA spokesperson said seasonal changes and typical travel patterns may be contributing to the drop. Airlines and Airbnb have cited the Delta variant as a concern affecting upcoming fall bookings. See more stories on Insider's business page. The air travel industry has spent the first part of this year rebounding from lows during the COVID...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, US, Trends, Chicago, Delta, Airbnb, Tsa, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Hare International Airport, Frontier Airlines, Lisa Farbstein


Sydney Grace Taupe (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Taupe (Light) (2021) Sydney Grace Taupe (Light) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and a new highlighter, which are intended to remain the same across all Taupe (Light) mystery bags, while two to three other products are also included that can vary (my bag contained a cream shadow and a loose glitter, which are both from the permanent range). I was a little surprised that the highlighter was so, so warm-to...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Laura Geller, Eye Products, Cetyl Alcohol, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Temptalia


ColourPop Such a Rush Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Such a Rush ColourPop Such a Rush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is more of a medium-dark depth cheek set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the powder shades actually applied more evenly and blended out with less difficulty than I typically experience with this formula. The highlighter was fantastic, which was what I’d expect...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop So Au Naturel Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Au Naturel ColourPop So Au Naturel Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, all-matte, neutral eyeshadow quad with a warmer, more orange-based color story that leaned more mid-depth and deeper. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with the biggest “con” being that the formula was lightly to moderately powdery, so using a lighter hand or tapping off excess would be ideal. They were more of a velv...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Sinai, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Pat McGrath Paradiso, Summer 2021, MAC Belle Epic


ColourPop Born to Blush Cheek Quad Review & Swatches

Born to Blush ColourPop Born to Blush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The three powder products had more buildable coverage paired with slightly more powdery, thinner textures that worked best over matte or powdered skin. The highlighter performed beautifully on bare skin as well as layered over foundation. In ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


Our Favorite Accessory Trends of Summer 2021

Accessories can take any outfit or persona to another level, but they can also act as subtle ways to elevate your personal style. Accessories can add personality and individuality to any aspect of your style. You have the freedom to decide how you’re going to present yourself.  Every summer, new accessories find their way into the mainstream, and trends are born. From sustainability to technology, this year’s trends are better than ever. With another summer season underway, we’re taking...
Tags: Fashion, Chanel, Phone Cases, Summer Fashion, Summer Trends, Pearls, Fashion Advice, Trend Alert, Summer fashion Trends, Accessory trends, Bucket Hats, Summer 2021, Net Bag, Summer Accessory Trends


Urban Decay Elote & Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Elote Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and more like a velvety-cream, though still had a lot of glide. The product had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered evenly and stayed on well for five hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating overa...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, San Francisco, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Givenchy Ultravioline, Maybelline Brazen Berry DC, Summer 2021, MAC Beetroot DC, MAC Ambrosial DC


ColourPop Dare to Bare Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Dare to Bare ColourPop Dare to Bare Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, all-matte, neutral eyeshadow quad that leaned light, more taupe, and neutral-to-warm in undertone All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with the biggest “con” being that the formula was lightly to moderately powdery, so using a lighter hand or tapping off excess would be ideal. They were more of a velvety-matte, which ga...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Eyeshadows, MAC Vanilla, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Chanel Clair Obscur, Summer 2021, Mario Master Mattes


Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Pink Dahlia Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick BlushAnastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color payoff when applied with a brush and more semi-opaque, buildable color payoff when applied with a fingertip. I preferred the latter as it was quick and easy, though a brush worked well. The consistency was smooth, lightweight...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Pat McGrath Lovestruck, Anastasia Pink Dahlia Stick Blush Review Swatches


Urban Decay The Big One & Bad Blood Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

The Big One Urban Decay The Big One Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay The Big One Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, coppery orange with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with smooth, even color payoff that adhered well to my lips and didn’t emphasize lip texture or imperfections. The consistency felt smooth, lightweight, and like a velvety creamy–had glide but wasn’t that e...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Scarlet Rouge, Summer 2021, Becca Rouge


ColourPop Just a Flush Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Just a Flush ColourPop Just a Flush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a lighter-leaning set of shades that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The highlighter performed the best for me, while the blushes could have been more blendable/easier to work with, especially over bare skin. In my experience, ColourPop’s powder blush formula has a really smooth, silky consistency that can b...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Wayne Goss, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop She's a Natural Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

She's a Natural ColourPop She’s a Natural Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, all-matte, neutral eyeshadow quad that was moderately warm-toned and more light to light-medium in depth. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with the biggest “con” being that the formula was lightly to moderately powdery, so using a lighter hand or tapping off excess would be ideal. They were more of a velvety-m...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Miami LE, Summer 2021, ColourPop Pink Slip LE


ColourPop Bare It All Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Bare It All ColourPop Bare It All Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, all-matte, neutral eyeshadow quad that leaned warmer, mid-tone to deep, and was more orange-toned All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with the biggest “con” being that the formula was lightly to moderately powdery, so using a lighter hand or tapping off excess would be ideal. They were more of a velvety-matte, which gave...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Summer 2021, MAC Samoa Silk, ColourPop Craft Works