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Sydney Grace Custom 9-Pan Palette Ideas x11

Tomorrow, August 1st, Sydney Grace single eyeshadows will be 25% off, so I thought I’d take some time to play with possible custom 9-pan palettes for those who find themselves overwhelmed by the brand’s single eyeshadow selection. Have you made a custom Sydney Grace palette before? What’s in yours? Happy Days ...
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What limited edition lip product do you wish would be re-released?

Urban Decay Rebel Vice Lipstick, which was more limited life… but alas, I felt personally slighted that UD didn’t add that to the newer Vice reformulation! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, UD, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Nova Melt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Nova SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a rich, coppery bronze with warm undertones and warmer, lighter golden shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation; it was slightly more pigmented than other shades in the range, but it was really about how much was applied and how long one let it sit to dry. In practice, this resulted ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Estee Edit Ray LE, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Nova


What limited edition cheek product do you wish would be re-released?

I can think of plenty of discontinued permanent products but wow, limited edition has me more stumped! Two that come to mind are Becca Berlin Girl Glow and Burberry Silk & Bloom. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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A Summer of Color with Clionadh & Terra Moons

Here are some color combinations worth trying this summer with pops of color and richer finishes from Clionadh and Terra Moons’ eyeshadow ranges. What kind of colors do you reach for most during the summer? I feel like there’s a lot of warmer neutrals–bronzy, coppery, and gold–and then on the more intense spectrum, brighter pops of color. Pool by the Beach ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Clionadh, Makeup Look Inspiration, Makeup Look Ideas, Terra Moons, Clionadh Terra Moons, Save Tidepool Terra Moons Eyeshadows, Mermaid Moon Lily Por la Noche Tipsy Mermaid, Mermaid Moon Lily Por la Noche, Save Hot, Save Neon Sunset Terra Moons


Dior Golden Day Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Golden Day (569) Dior Golden Day (569) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes two mattes and three shimmer shades. The shimmers varied from more satiny to sparkly, so there was a lot of differences in texture between the five shades. The quality was decent but the matte black was stiffer to work with, so whether it “works” comes down to preference for sure. Ingredients ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


Bite Beauty Sesame & Pomelo Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Sesame Bite Beauty Sesame Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Sesame Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dusty, pinkish-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage, which did not build up well. The texture had light glide to it, which helped it apply comfortably, but the product accumulated in my lip lines and gathered around any imperfections in...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Milani, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, NARS Firework LE, NARS Rouge Palatin, Summer 2021, ColourPop Electric Feel LE, Pomelo Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks


Bite Beauty Radicchio & Beetroot Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Radicchio Bite Beauty Radicchio Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Radicchio Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep berry with moderate, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips with only minimal product getting into my deeper lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin with light creaminess, so...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Lisa Eldridge, Carmin, NARS Transeurope Express, MAC Marsala DC, Summer 2021, Radicchio Beetroot Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks, Smashbox Jam


ColourPop Extra Toppings Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Extra Toppings ColourPop Extra Toppings Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a shimmery, pale pink, shimmery pink with green-gold shift, matte pink-coral, and matte brown. The lightest, shimmery pink shade was the only one I had any issues with; it was sheerer, drier, and harder to work with, though for those who use fingertips, dampened brushes, or would prefer it sheer, it may be workable. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Bordeaux, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition


Danessa Myricks Petals & Rebirth Colorfix Foils Reviews & Swatches

Petals Danessa Myricks Petals Colorfix FoilsDanessa Myricks Petals Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, high-shine finish. It had medium color coverage, which could be built up to more opaque coverage, but it had to be applied in thinner layers. I also found that getting it onto the back of my hand and then picking up product helped to reduce the slip and slide of ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Pat McGrath, Stila, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Pigmentation, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, Danessa Myricks, Wild Hasta La Costa Baby, Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet, Summer 2021, Hydroxyethylcellulose Carbomer Phenoxyethanol Mica


Last year, we predicted the best places to move during the pandemic. We were half right.

Ken Wolter/Shutterstock; John Elk/Getty; Roland Shainidze/Getty; Sean Pavone/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider We looked back at four highly ranked areas on our list of the best cities to move to post-pandemic. Net domestic migration from 2019 to 2020 for these metro areas was pretty similar to previous years. Huntsville, Alabama, had a larger positive net domestic migration this year, continuing its growth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three months ago, Aaron and Christin...
Tags: Real Estate, Microsoft, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Indianapolis, Economy, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Cities, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Migration


We tried to predict the best places to move during the pandemic. The results are in, and we were half right.

Ken Wolter/Shutterstock; John Elk/Getty; Roland Shainidze/Getty; Sean Pavone/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider We looked back at four highly ranked areas on our list of the best cities to move to post-pandemic. Net domestic migration from 2019 to 2020 for these metro areas was pretty similar to previous years. Huntsville, Alabama, had a larger positive net domestic migration this year, continuing its growth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three months ago, Aaron and Christin...
Tags: Real Estate, Microsoft, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Indianapolis, Economy, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Cities, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Migration


National Lipstick Day 2021: Deals & Sales

Today is National Lipstick Day, which really just means it’s time to share some lipsticks on sale and deals that celebrate all things lip. Sephora: 50% Off Select Lip Products Here’s a round-up of the lip productslip products available for 50% off today (7/29) at SephoraSephora. Anastasia Lip GlossAnastasia Lip Gloss — now $8 Anastasia Liquid LipstickAnastasia Liquid Lipstick — now $10 Anastasia Matte LipstickAnastasia Matte Lipstick — now $9 bareMinerals BAREPRO Lip...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy, Beauty Sales & Deals, GlossAnastasia Lip Gloss, Anastasia Liquid LipstickAnastasia Liquid Lipstick, Anastasia Matte LipstickAnastasia Matte Lipstick, GlossBobbi Brown Crushed Gloss, Fresh Sugar Lip BalmFresh Sugar Lip Balm, Lancome L Absolu RougeLancome L Absolu Rouge, NARS LipglossNARS Lipgloss, Sephora Cream Lip StainSephora Cream Lip Stain, Lip Products Ulta


Dior Pink Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Pink Glow (02) Dior Pink Glow (02) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light pink with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was slightly more intense than other shades in the formula, though it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The consistency was smooth, firmer, and felt almost stiff to the touch, but it picked up particularly well with a brush that I didn’t notice any texture firmne...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, Dior Pink Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer, Dior Pink Glow 02 Dior Forever Couture Luminizer


What limited edition eyeshadow palette do you wish would be re-released?

Anastasia x Mario palette perhaps. I feel like it was really good (at least, at the time), but I know it was a really standout palette for a lot of people, too! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Mario, Christine, Anastasia, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Urban Decay Acai & 1993 Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Acai Urban Decay Acai Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Acai Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich berry with strong, cool undertones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which applied smoothly across my lips and made my lips appear softer and less lined. The texture was slightly denser in the tube, but it “melted” as it warmed up against my lips with light creaminess and light tackiness on m...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Gabriel Zamora, Sephora FR Sephora PL Urban Decay, Summer 2021, MAC Joie de Vivre, Becca Tawny


Melt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Afterglow Melt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Afterglow SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a more pearlized sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, which was as marketed, that worked well as a standalone highlighter or mixed in with foundation. For face application, the pump dispensed far too much product, so it ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int


Survey Says... July 28th, 2021

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Most used lip product this month? Go-to cheek products this month? Favorite eye palette this month? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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ColourPop Waffle Cone Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Waffle Cone ColourPop Waffle Cone Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a shimmery, pale green paired with three mattes (light brown, deep brown, and light teal). The shimmery green was slightly sheerer and didn’t last quite as long as the mattes, but the mattes were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with overall. Waffle Cone L...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Lune, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Vulcano, LE Limited Edition, Linda Hallberg, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil


What was the last nail polish you wore?

I have skittle nails using a bunch of polishes from ILNP! A personal friend of mine recommended them, and I had heard good things about them in the wider beauty community. I was distracting her from some bad news she received recently by putting together an order! I figured I’d send her the shades... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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JD Glow No Way, Sea Weed, Umm Pressed Multichromes Reviews & Swatches

No Way JD Glow No Way Pressed Multichrome ($15.00 for 0.095 oz.) has a blackened base with multichromatic shimmer that shifted between warmer plum to copper to olive green to brighter, chartreuse green paired with a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way with a strong, noticeable shift. The texture was smooth, moderately dense, and creamy with good adhesion to bare skin, though it was slightly thick...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, JD Glow, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate Aluminum


Dior Nude Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Nude Glow (01) Dior Nude Glow (01) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy gold with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to adjust to sheerer, more buildable coverage if desired by using a lighter hand. The texture was smooth to the touch, never powdery but very seamless and flattering on my skin. It was firmer as a powder, which I e...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Chantecaille, Luminizer, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, Smashbox Gilded Rose LE


Urban Decay The 405 & Flower District Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

The 405 Urban Decay The 405 Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay The 405 Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted red with subtle, cool blue undertones and a glossy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, creamy texture that was moderately emollient and felt like a gel-balm hybrid. The formula sat well on my lips and smoothed out some of my lip lines. It stayed on well for fo...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Sonja, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Charles, Summer 2021, Tom Ford Beauty Benedetta, Flower District P Permanent


Dior New World (365) Rouge Blush Review & Swatches

New World (365) Dior New World (365) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral base with flecks of lavender and gold sparkle over a more satin-like finish. It was a more sparkly (or “glittery” in effect, but it did not contain plastic glitter) product where some of those sparkles seemed to disappear during application. The blush was richly pigmented and applied evenly to bare skin with a formula that blended out beau...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Smith, Santa Barbara, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Terry Tan Flash Cruise, Rouge Blush, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 153

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between July 20th and July 26th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


What are the top three brands that you are excited about?

A lot of the mainstream brands have slowed down their eyeshadow releases–which makes sense in context of the makeup cycle–but I love eyeshadow fiercely, so indie brands have been catching my attention more. I always get excited to see new shades added to Clionadh, Sydney Grace, and Terra Moons.... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Clionadh Sydney Grace, Terra Moons Christine


ColourPop Sundae Funday Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Sundae Funday ColourPop Sundae Funday Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a shimmery, white gold, matte strawberry milk pink, pearly fuchsia pink, and brighter, matte yellow. It was a bit of a mixed bag–decent pigmentation across the board, but the texture and application varied between the shades. For someone who tends to use eyeshadow primer and applies their shimmers with a dampened brush, they would have bette...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana


ColourPop Mojo Jojo, HIM, Princess Morbucks Shadow Stix Reviews & Swatches

Mojo Jojo ColourPop Mojo Jojo Matte Shadow Stix ($6.00 for 0.019 oz.) is a light, lime green with warm undertones and flecks of lighter and darker green sparkle. It had sheer color payoff, which was only buildable to semi-sheer pigmentation, but it was uneven in its application and difficult to blend out without it looking more uneven. The texture was fairly smooth but seemed to have too much glide, which may have been the issue. Thi...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Colourpop, Mojo Jojo, Pigmentation, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, LE Limited Edition, Leo LE, Sydney Grace Golden Peach, Fenty Beauty Mula


Clionadh Eyeshadow Restock + Color Story Inspiration

Clionadh Eyeshadows (and highlighters) are restocking July 28th at 3PM ET. They’ve put together several curated bundles of seven eyeshadows over the last week, which have been stunning! It inspired me to play around with their range and come up with some color stories featuring seven shades as well. I don’t usually work with seven, so it was a challenging exercise! ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Clionadh, Beauty Sales & Deals, Makeup Look Ideas, Cinnabar Dahlia Honeycomb Yukon Elixir Spruce


Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream Mothership IX Palette Coming Soon!

Release Date + About the Launch Experience astral projection as your transform eyes into prismatic nebulas with these ultra-blendable, hyper-wearable hues. Ten cosmically creamy pigments venture from iridescent amethyst and solar bronze to shocking pink-coral. Six futuristic finishes — velvety mattes, mesmerising metallics, luminous shimmer, mind altering duochromes and single transcendental triochrome let ...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Summer 2021, Year: 2021 Launches, Pat McGrath Huetopian