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Makeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Mellow Mauve Makeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was a little thin but not too powdery nor prone to sheering out when applied and blended out on my skin. The thinner texture and more matte finish did...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Mellow Mauve, Mario Mellow Mauve Soft Pop Powder Blush


Makeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Desert Rose Makeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable (as marketed) to mostly opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. The product applied ...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Desert Rose, Mario Desert Rose Soft Pop Powder Blush


YSL Rouge Mirage & Conflicting Crimson Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rouge Mirage (26) YSL Rouge Mirage (26) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL Rouge Mirage (26) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, deeper red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip texture. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and more velvety in its glide, rather than emoll...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Milani, Lip Products, YSL, Temptalia, MAC Viva Glam, MAC Viva Glam Sia, NARS Shanghai Express, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, SephoraSephora Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where


Lisa Eldridge Dante's Dream Enlivening Blush Review & Swatches

Dante's Dream Lisa Eldridge Dante’s Dream Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a natural finish. It looked more emollient when initially squeezed out of the tube, but it looked less dewy once applied, blended, and left to “set” (mostly transfer-resistant but not fully transfer-proof). It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with the “tiniest” amount of product (as recommended by the br...
Tags: Beauty, Dante, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, NARS Dolce Vita, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil, Summer 2021, Lisa Eldridge Dante


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

Nightfall Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was thicker and almost chunky, which made it harder to apply in an even layer on my skin. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or a fingertip when working with this shade, which also helped to minimize fallout. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.FURTHER READIN...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Maroon, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Ardency Inn Royal DC, Terra Moons, Nightfall Terra Moons Nightfall Shimmer Eyeshadow, ColourPop Chick Lit LE, Terra Shimmer Eyeshadow, MAC Mumtaz LE


Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Scatter Lethal Cosmetics Scatter Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light lavender with cool undertones and a luminous finish. It applied evenly and blended out with ease on my skin as the powder was smooth without being powdery, yet it wasn’t overly-dense or too thick. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easy to apply with a lighter hand or build up to get full coverage. There were signs...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Becca Aquamarine, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Scatter


Makeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Plumberry Makeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a dewy finish. It appeared more pigmented when initially applied to bare skin, but it was quick to sheer out as the texture was more emollient and spreadable, so it resulted in semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer. The pigmentation could be built ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Natasha Denona Bloom, Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup


Lisa Eldridge Dance Card, Kitten Mischief, Spirited Away Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Dance Card Lisa Eldridge Dance Card Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium pigmentation in one layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was lightly emollient, smooth, and very thin, which made it necessary to exfoliate prior to application or else the product caught around impe...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Dior Tutti Frutti, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Tom Ford Beauty Isla, Summer 2021, Lucent Lip Colour, Charlotte Tilbury Kidman


Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid Review & Swatches

Sunkissed Chanel Sunkissed Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid ($48.00 for 1 oz.) is a light-medium, champagne gold with warmer undertones and ultra-fine pearl that gave it a barely-there, luminous sheen when applied to skin. It had a more watery consistency, and it was marketed to work all-over, mixed in with other products, or patted on the high points of the face/body to highlight, which made it an intentionally sheerer formula...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Chanel Saks


Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Opal Makeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow HighlighterMakeup by Mario Opal Soft Glow Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pale white with subtle warmth coming through paired with a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had larger, more visible sparkle compared to most shades in the highlighter range, so for those who prefer a smoother, shinier finish, it may be too sparkly. The texture felt almost wet to the touch, but the powder itself was more...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Opal


Lisa Eldridge Rose Official, Painterly, Atomic Cherry Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Rose Official Lisa Eldridge Rose Official Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was lightweight, thinner but not clingy, and had light slip to it. The formula was less forgiving of imperfections on my lips, though this shade wasn’...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Laura Mercier Sophia, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Tom Ford Beauty Helena, MAC Hot Tahiti DC, Summer 2021, Lisa Eldridge Rose


Makeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

Raspberry Makeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a dewy finish. It appeared more pigmented when initially applied to bare skin, but it was quick to sheer out as the texture was more emollient and spreadable, so it resulted in semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer. The pigmentation could be built ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Makeup by Mario, Summer 2021, Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush Stick, Mario Raspberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup, Natasha Denona Bloom


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...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Tan, Summer 2021, Natasha Denona Puff Paint Liquid Blush Serum, Tan Natasha Denona Tan


Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush Review & Swatches

Pink Soap Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a natural finish. It looked like just-hydrated skin–slight sheen but not wet or glossy–when it dried down. It had sheer, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, when working with a very small amount (that was as recommended by the brand). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy with more density/thickness and...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Summer 2021, Pink Soap Lisa Eldridge Pink Soap Enlivening Blush, Pink Soap P Permanent


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


Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Crystal Nebula Lisa Eldridge Crystal Nebula Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with fine, lighter pearl and a soft, luminous sheen. It imparted a glowing, almost wet-like shine to my skin that wasn’t overtly shimmery but was more intense than a lot of other liquid highlighters on the market (which are often very sheer and lower in pearl). It had a sheerer base, but the intensity of the glow was ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Becca Moonstone, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Linda Hallberg, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021, Crystal Nebula P Permanent


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


Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Celestial Fire Lisa Eldridge Celestial Fire Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warmer, fine gold pearl and a dewy sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, as marketed, that was somewhat buildable to more medium coverage if layered up, though I’d say that the finish became more shimmery and intense when layered overall. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin without being too watery or too d...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Kosas Tropic Equinox, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021


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


Lethal Cosmetics Flare Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Flare Lethal Cosmetics Flare Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a luminous sheen. It appeared more metallic when initially swatched, but applied and blended out on my cheeks, it was a softer glow that never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer but could be applied with a lighter hand or diffused more heavil...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Flare


Lisa Eldridge Songbird & Delilah Gloss Embrace Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Songbird Lisa Eldridge Songbird Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was as described, and on my lips, it tended to look more brownish than coral (and it may look different on you as a result). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy with more of a gel-like feel, as it was plusher, non-sticky, and very comf...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Summer 2021, Kaja Pink Drink, Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss


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


Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

Cosmic Rose Lisa Eldridge Cosmic Rose Elevated Glow Highlighter ($38.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a light, golden peach with ultra-fine pearl that gave it a soft, luminous sheen when left to set and dry down on skin. It wasn’t transfer-proof but fairly transfer-resistant, and it was key to let it set as this was how one achieved the “smoothing” effect that helped the product meld better with skin and appear reflective and glowing without bei...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Avena, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Polyglyceryl, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA, Summer 2021


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 ...
Tags: Beauty, Mica, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Lake CI, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Rites Side FX Gel Liners, BPM Lethal Cosmetics BPM Side FX Gel Liner, Treble Lethal Cosmetics Treble Side FX Gel Liner


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


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


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