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MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Cheeky Devil MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light pink with moderate, warm undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had buildable coverage from sheer to semi-sheer applied with a brush and semi-sheer to medium coverage applied with fingertips. The blush felt smooth to the touch without the traditional wetness you’d find from a true cream-based formula, and it quickly felt powder-like as soon as t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop x Sailor Moon From the Moon Blush Review & Swatches

From the Moon Colour Pop From the Moon Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque, which was in line with the product’s description. The texture was moderately powdery in the pan, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to ensure more precise application of the blush to the skin. It blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Milani Delizioso Pink, Temptalia, Spring 2020, MAC Peony Petal LE


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Glossy Lips Reviews & Swatches

Moon Tiara Colour Pop Moon Tiara Ultra Glossy Lip ($8.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium peach with strong, warm undertones and flecks of faint sparkle throughout a cream finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied somewhat evenly but was more prone to getting into fine lines and lip lines. I typically find this formula to be more smoothing and more forgiving to lip lines, but the lighter, milkier color worked against me...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Giorgio Armani Luce, Spring 2020, MAC Pink Lemonade P


MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Heat Index MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a brush and more medium and buildable when applied with fingertips (the latter being my preferred application method as it was faster, more efficient, and more foolproof for lay down and blending). The consistency...
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ColourPop x Sailor Moon Cat’s Eye Blush Review & Swatches

Cat's Eye Colour Pop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with a satin finish. It had very faint, golden pearl strewn through it that seemed to help it blend better on my skin but also gave it a subtle sheen–more of a “natural” finish than true matte but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, while the coverage was buildable from medium to mostl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Spring 2020


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Usagi Colour Pop Usagi Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly across my lips despite it having a thin, more watery consistency initially. The product dried down to a slightly powdery, matte finish that was transfer-resistant. There was a bit of product that separated along my dee...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kat Von D Saint, LE Limited Edition, NARS Rouge Palatin, Spring 2020, ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks


Hourglass You Make Me & I Still Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

You Make Me Hourglass You Make Me Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with a hint of warmer, brown undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a bit firm in the tube, thin without being clingy on my lips, and yielded more sheen than it actually felt like it had. The color applied evenly, while the formula was ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Havana, Hourglass, Christine, Holly, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Von Teese LE, Sephora Nordstrom, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Spring 2020, MAC Dynasty Red LE


MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush and more buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip, which was in line with the formula’s description. The texture was smooth to the touch without being noticeably wet, and it felt mor...
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Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer & Prissy Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

OK Boomer Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a bright, light-medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very creamy, fluid consistency that was still thick enough to work well for thin, single-stroke kind of application. What I really enjoyed about this formula was that it worked as well for lining around the eyes as it did as a cream eyeshadow, which ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Smashbox, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Spring 2020, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Chrome LE


ColourPop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Puff Mami Colour Pop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a deeper peach and a mid-tone copper in a liquid format that has a natural sheen that wears down to a soft matte finish (within two hours or so). Both were more pigmented than the formula claims, which may or may not be a deal-breaker; they applied evenly and had decent longevity. Puff Ma...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, MAC Chili, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Ulta Nordstrom More Room Service Room Service


Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz, Cute Ting, She a Problem, Cherry Punk Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Spa'getti Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a brighter, dark red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on the waterline as well as the lower lash line as it never tugged or pulled. It had good color payoff in a single pass, which was built up to full coverage with a second layer (or applied i...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Spa, Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa


MAC Blush, Please Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Blush Please MAC Blush Please Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a dusty, deeper pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with fingertip and more semi-sheer to semi-opaque when applied with a synthetic brush. The texture was smooth to the touch, more like an airy clay as it could be indented with light pressure but didn’t feel overly thick or firm in the pan....
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ColourPop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Powder Room Colour Pop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a darker peach and a deeper rosy beige. Both had medium or greater coverage that went on evenly, though there was a bit of product that settled into my lip lines (as specified below). They had decent wear time and weren’t drying to wear. Powder Room LE Limited...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Burnt Spice P, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Donatella


Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon, Sea About It, Purp-a-Trader, Purple Stuff Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Lady Lagoon Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke that applied evenly and smoothly across my lash line without tugging. The consistency was creamy without being overly emollient, so it didn’t slide around (though it doesn’t smudge easily, even when working quickly, as it dried ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Fenty, Stila, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Majorelle Blue P, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Sea, NARS Ocean Drive


Hourglass Every Time, I Am, I Feel Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Every Time Hourglass Every Time Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was dense without being heavy or thick, so it felt a bit firmer in the tube, but it glided on without tugging and delivered even, nearly opaque coverage in one stroke. There was a touch of tackiness present, which seemed to ensure it stayed in place be...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Lukas, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Natasha Denona Claudia, Jaclyn Cosmetics Hustle DC, Pat McGrath LaBeija


ColourPop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

What the Fluff Colour Pop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) features two shades of plum–one more mid-tone and a bit warmer and one deeper and slightly cooler–in the brand’s newer liquid lipstick formula. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, which may or may not be a deal-breaker, but they applied evenly and had decent longevity without being drying. ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Pat McGrath, Hermosa Hermosa, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Carmin, Lip Palette/Set, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Tom Ford Beauty Helena


Laura Mercier Sensation Face Illuminator Review & Swatches

Sensation Laura Mercier Sensation Face Illuminator ($45.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a deeper coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and a intense, metallic finish. It was one of the more intense highlighters in the brand’s range (instead of being a little more buildable). It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the formula was that gel-powder hybrid type, so that the texture was firmer (but not stiff) and would easily yiel...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Temptalia, Laura Mercier Face Illuminator, Sephora CA Sephora, NARS Dual Intensity Estee Lauder Gelee, Spring 2020


Fenty Beauty Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez, Moon Dunez, Space Cookie Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Bank Tank Fenty Beauty Bank Tank Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark green with moderate, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer but appeared quite a bit lighter in one stroke compared to how it appeared with a second layer. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too emollient, and comfortable to apply to the lower lash line as well as the water...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, NARS Cours du Soir LE, Bank Tank Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez Puppy Eyez, Space Cookie Space Cookie


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-is-me Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


Fenty Beauty Chromewrecker, Bad Bride, Grillz Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Chromewrecker Fenty Beauty Chrome-wrecker Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a very pale gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single, fluid stroke that glided on easily over my lower lash line without tugging or dragging. The product applied evenly and was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It was quick to dry down, so I’d recommend smudging it immed...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, NARS Santa Monica Blvd P, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner, Estee Lauder Gold, Grillz Grillz Grillz


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-ism Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


ColourPop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo Review & Swatches

ILYSM Colour Pop ILYSM Super Shock Cheek Duo ( for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream blush duo that–apparently!–sold out quite quickly online but is available in-store (my local stores showed it in stock), so if it catches your fancy, you’ll likely want to check with your local Ulta. Both shades have been released before, though only Prenup is available presently as an individual shade. Forget Me Not was easy to work with a...
Tags: Beauty, Mica, Christine, Carmine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, MAC Pink Tea LE, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Wild Don, Spring 2020, Natasha Denona Rayo


MAC Female Gaze & Deco-a-Go-Go Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Female Gaze MAC Female Gaze Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of gold, pink, and copper shimmer and flecks of micro-sparkle. It seemed like it was deliberately a sheerer gloss, though it was not described as so (which is its major “failing”). The texture was slightly thicker than the average gloss, which helped the shimmer disperse more evenly. It applied fairly evenly, but it did enhance and bring ou...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Anastasia Luna, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora


Laura Mercier Affection Face Illuminator Review & Swatches

Affection Laura Mercier Affection Face Illuminator ($45.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The shimmer was very fine, so it produced more of a high-shine finish rather than something overtly shimmery, which meant that the powder didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had good pigmentation that was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Mercier Face Illuminator, NARS Dual Intensity Estee Lauder Gelee, Spring 2020, Persona Laguna, Laura Mercier Affection Face Illuminator


MAC Baroque the Internet & Sugar Diva Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Baroque the Internet MAC Baroque the Internet Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, even lay down of opaque coverage in a single, fluid stroke. The texture was lightly creamy, dense without being heavy or too thick, and comfortable to apply and to wear. It stayed on well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrati...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Toronto, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Lip Products, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lustres, Per Ounce MAC Lipstick, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


MAC Postmodernist Peach Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches

Postmodernist Peach MAC Postmodernist Peach Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($37.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, luminous sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, though the firmer (not stiff) texture made it easier to pick up less product by using less pressure or a more feathery brush. The consistency was smooth to the touch and worked best with a moderately dense brush...
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Bite Beauty Leche & Hard Cider Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayons Reviews & Swatches

Leche Bite Beauty Leche Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, soft coral with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The lip crayon yielded opaque coverage in a single stroke, which applied smoothly and comfortably as it never tugged on my lips. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and thin (but not clingy!), which aided in getting an even application of color. The...
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Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Queen of Glow Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Quad ($53.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, ultra warm-toned quad featuring three, shimmery copper shades and a matte, warm burgundy shade. The first two shimmers were lovely–some of the brand’s best–while the third shimmer was workable but could have been more yielding. The matte shade performed well with nearly opaque coverage and good blendability. ...
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Pat McGrath Coraliason & Under Your Spell OpuLUST Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Coraliason Pat McGrath Coraliason OpuLUST Lip Gloss ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) has a peachy-coral base with strong, warm orange undertones paired with pink-to-lavender shifting sparkle and shimmer throughout paired with a high-shine, glossy finish. It had medium coverage in a single layer that could be built up to semi-opaque coverage with second layer. The gloss felt smooth and lightweight with good spreadability, so the color went on...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Lip Gloss, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, OpuLUST Lip Gloss, Pat McGrath Coraliason, Coraliason Pat McGrath Coraliason, Coraliason Coraliason


Best of Pat McGrath OpuLUST Glosses

Here are all eight shades of Pat McGrath OpuLUST Lip Gloss ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) ranked from best to worst! The formula is supposed to “seamlessly glide” onto lips with “multidimensional sparkle with a smooth, non-sticky finish” that has a “shimmering, move-resistant glasslike finish” and “otherworldly opacity.” The pigmentation varied from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with most shades applying evenly and having good dispersion of the shimmer/sparkle. I think whe...
Tags: Beauty, Round-ups, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lip Gloss, Temptalia, Pat McGrath Pat McGrath, Pat McGrath Lavendaring, OpuLUST Lip Gloss, Garnet Pat McGrath Pat McGrath, Rose Pat McGrath Pat McGrath, Pat McGrath Naked Rose, Lavendaring Pat McGrath Pat McGrath, Pat McGrath Venomistress, Pat McGrath Dreamscape OpuLUST, Coraliason Pat McGrath Pat McGrath