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MAC Gonna Love Me & Save Ya Tears Hunny Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Gonna Love Me MAC Gonna Love Me Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a smattering of blue and pink pearl. It had good color payoff in a single layer, but it was harder to apply evenly as the milkier color was prone to streaking and pulling into my deeper lip lines. The formula felt smooth, spreadable, and moderately tacky with a thicker consistency, though it didn’t feel heavy to ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lipglasses, LE Limited Edition, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Lake Ci 15850 Red 21 Lake Ci, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Pink Lemonade P


MAC Good Moaninnnn & Junie Bee Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Good Moaninnnn MAC Good Moaninnnn Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, peachy coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which could be built to nearly full coverage with a second layer but needed a lip pencil underneath to get it to be opaque. The texture was lightweight, dense without being stiff to work with, and applied evenly across my lips without tugging. The f...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Milani, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lustres, Per Ounce MAC Lipstick, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Lake Ci 15850 Red 21 Lake Ci


MAC A Rose in Harlem & I Got a Man Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

A Rose in Harlem MAC A Rose in Harlem Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark red with cooler, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered my lips evenly and sat well on them, though there was a hint of translucency. The lipstick had a slightly denser consistency, but it wasn’t stiff or difficult to work with, as the product had enough creaminess to it to glide over my lips comfortably. I...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Harlem, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Gabriel Zamora, Lustres, LE Limited Edition


MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish Review & Swatches

House of Petunia MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm, almost peachy undertones with a smooth, metallic sheen and faint copper micro-sparkle that was more randomly strewn through. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft and yielding without being too powd...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polysorbate, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC House of Petunia Mineralize Skinfinish, Ingredients Mica Talc Nylon


Lethal Cosmetics Hive Collection Reviews & Swatches (Part 2 of 2)

Spawn Lethal Cosmetics Spawn Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep copper with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and finely-milled so there didn’t appear to be fallout, though I could see some fine dusty flyaway as I applied the product to bare skin. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly to bare skin and did not sheer out too readily. This shade lasted wel...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, MAC Cocktail Black LE, MAC Sour Lemon DC, Pat McGrath Rose Quartz


Lethal Cosmetics Hive Collection Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

Nymph Lethal Cosmetics Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, golden beige with moderate, warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. It had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan that yielded full coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Natasha Denona, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Smashbox Nile LE, Lake CI, Carouse, Tarina Tarantino Fantastical, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Chanel Noir Supreme


Sephora Ruby & Always Red Lip Last Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Ruby Sephora Ruby Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It took almost 10 minutes for the formula to set to a mostly flat-matte finish that was transfer-resistant. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer and could be built up to full coverage. The formula had a more velvety consistency that was smooth, lightweight, and flexible, and while it...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Temptalia, Lake CI, Givenchy Rouge Interdit, Chanel Camelia Rouge, MAC Pomegranate LE


NABLA Cosmetics Dune Skin Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Dune NABLA Cosmetics Dune Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was far more coverage than described, though I’m sure most will not find it to be a deal-breaker. For those who find more buildable coverage essential, if you use a lighter hand, it should be no trouble to do so as there wasn’t an...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder


Lethal Cosmetics Hysteria Collection Reviews & Swatches

Catatonic Lethal Cosmetics Catatonic Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, caramel brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly soft, silky-smooth texture but had some powderiness to it, so you’ll want to use a lighter touch to avoid fallout or getting too much excess product kicked up in the pan. It had opaque color coverage that blended out well along the edges. It staye...
Tags: Beauty, Pattaya, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Lake CI, Colour Pop Malbec LE, Natasha Denona Pasha, Lethal Cosmetics, Colour Pop Burner


Lethal Cosmetics Alchemy Collection Reviews & Swatches

Calcination Lethal Cosmetics Calcination Pressed Powder Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, purple-taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, velvety, and finely-milled but was moderately powdery so there was excess product kicked up in the pan, though not too much fallout. It wore nicely for eig...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Deep Teal, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, MAC Plumluxe, Temptalia, Lake CI, Kat Von D Stone LE


NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches (Part 2 of 2)

RSVP NABLA Cosmetics RSVP Shine Theory Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy red with warm undertones and lots of copper and gold pearl throughout. It had medium coverage (and wasn’t described as sheer) that covered my lips without streaking but had some product that sank into my deeper lip lines enough to be noticeable in person. The gloss had a smooth, non-sticky, more gel-like texture that was comfortable to we...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, MAC Ice Orchid LE, NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip, NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip Gloss, RSVP NABLA Cosmetics RSVP Shine Theory Lip Gloss, Natasha Denona Chestnut, Chanel Reflexion, NABLA Cosmetics Toxic Love Shine Theory Lip Gloss


NABLA Cosmetics Ambra Skin Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Ambra NABLA Cosmetics Ambra Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it was marketed as buildable; it was more buildable in the sense that if I used a lighter hand or a less-dense brush to apply, I could get sheerer, more buildable coverage–the issue is that’s true with most pigmented products! The consist...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Skin Bronzing Bronzer Powder


NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

Champagne Supernova NABLA Cosmetics Champagne Supernova Shine Theory Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a transparent base with flecks of copper, gold, and peach micro-sparkle with a high-shine, glossy finish. The consistency was more gel-like, so it felt plusher and thicker (but lightweight and non-sticky), though it wasn’t thick enough prevent some of the texture from the sparkles to come through when I pressed my lips together. ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Lipgloss, Lip Products, MAC Spanking Haute LE, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Natasha Denona Tan, Smashbox XO Vlada LE, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip, NABLA Cosmetics Shine Theory Lip Gloss, MAC Inter


Marc Jacobs Beauty Socialeyes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Socialeyes (780) Marc Jacobs Beauty Socialeyes (780) Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a neutral palette that has a slightly more neutral-to-cool lean until you get to the brighter, yellow gold that contrasts a lot with the other shades in the palette. The quality of the eyeshadows was good; they were pigmented, blendable, and lasted around eight hours on average. The worst shade was the deepest sha...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin


NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Independence NABLA Cosmetics Independence Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a darker, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, though the smoother, firmer consistency made it easier to work with a lighter hand as there was no powderiness–much easier to control the pickup with this type of a formula. The powder was soft and smooth to the to...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Lola


Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches

Gray (Deep) Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Deep version of the bag, which includes a different blush, highlighter, and one matt...
Tags: Beauty, Paris, Sydney, Estee Lauder, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Stila, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes


Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Review & Swatches

Mom Ride Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to work with as the product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture was silky-smooth, soft without being too powdery, and wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half h...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica


Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 4)

Tree Line Clionadh Tree Line Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The texture was smooth to the touch, creamy and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up with a dry brush and had good adhesion to bare skin. It had rich pigmentation that stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours befor...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Blue, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Pinija, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Clionadh Cosmetics, Clionadh


NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Review & Swatches

Lola NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing Highlighter Powder ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and pink and gold pearl over a luminous finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to diffuse and blend out for sheerer coverage, or it could be applied with a lighter hand for more buildable coverage if preferred. The consistency was smooth to the touch, d...
Tags: Beauty, Lola, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Nabla Cosmetics, Summer 2020, NABLA Cosmetics Lola Skin Glazing, NABLA Cosmetics Truth


Sephora Crepe & Rosewood Lip Last Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Crepe Sephora Crepe Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, brownish peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied fairly evenly but seemed to separate a bit along my deeper lip lines during the initial application process. I waited a minute or so for it to start setting, and then I gently pressed my lips together to smooth out th...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Natasha Denona Jeniffer, Pat McGrath Christy, Jaclyn Cosmetics Sofia, Summer 2020


Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3)

Borealis Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow ($4.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium purple with subtle,w arm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though the consistency was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin. There was also light fallout, even when I was careful to tap off excess product. The product was blendable and workable without primer, but...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Clionadh Cosmetics, Clionadh, NARS Tropical Express, Fenty Beauty Mula, Borealis Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow, Colour Pop Uplevel LE


Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Luminizer Review & Swatches

Moonlit Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer ($32.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale pink with cool undertones and a barely-there, satin sheen. It definitely lived up to its “glitter-free” promise; it was more like very, very finely-milled shimmer that translated into a very low-level highlighter. I didn’t get “dewy” or a glass-like effect on my skin–like my moisturizer yielded a dewier finish on its own. The f...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Temptalia, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonlit Glow Away Luminizer


Artist Couture Conceited Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Conceited Artist Couture Conceited Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a more muted, deeper gold with a warm, coppery base with a golden, metallic sheen that also had a dusting of golden sparkle. One layer of product had nearly opaque coverage with a moderate, shiny finish that was glowing, lightly shimmery but not in pore-emphasizing territory. A second layer built up the sheen to a more metallic finish that seemed to em...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, Artist Couture, Kaja Dreamy


Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

Midnight Sun Clionadh Midnight Sun Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was very creamy–felt more like a cream-powder hybrid than a true powder eyeshadow!–and had slip to the touch. It yielded opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edge (without becoming uneven ...
Tags: Mac, US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Clionadh Cosmetics, Clionadh, Natasha Denona Zena LE


Sydney Grace Geese a Laying, Toffee, Fairytale, Iced Mocha, Harvest, Lords a Leaping Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Geese a Laying Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out too readily during application. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on genera...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Sol, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Chanel Clair Obscur


Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Luminizer Review & Swatches

Sunlit Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Dewy Coconut Face Luminizer ($32.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen that had a smidgen of dewiness. There was a very faint glow on my skin, but it didn’t really read dewy to me–it lacked some of that inherent glow and sheen, though there was a subtle, pearlescence on my skin from the product. The formula is supposed to yield a “lustrou...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Temptalia, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Sunlit Glow Away Luminizer


Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Colorful (Light) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (one matte, four shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use. Pink Fury looked less vivid after the initial application but held that more faded hue for the remainder of its wear. This is the Light version of the...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Deep Teal, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, Kat Von D Vinyl LE


Sydney Grace Cool (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Gray (Light) Sydney Grace Gray (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Light version of the bag, and I don’t have the Deep version, so I am not sure what...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Ibiza, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products


Sephora Auburn & Taffy Lip Last Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Auburn Sephora Auburn Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, deeper copper-red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff in a single stroke, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my lips without tugging. The texture felt like a melting gel-cream as it skated easily across my lips but didn’t feel traditionally wet–more velvety, like a silicone-based primer. The color took a s...
Tags: Mac, Alabama, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Dominique, Lip Products, Sephora Sephora, Temptalia, Summer 2020, Lake Polypropylsilsesquioxane CI, Lake Polypropylene Hdi Trimethylol Hexyllactone


Artist Couture Yasss! Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Yasss Artist Couture Yasss Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light, rosy copper with flecks of lavender and gold sparkle over a lightly, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer (obviously “layer” is as consistent as I can be as a human since it is a loose product!). The texture was lightweight, finely-milled, and blendable with good adhesion to bare skin, though there was some product flya...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Artist Couture, BECCA Ocean, Silica Carmine Yasss