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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


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


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


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 ...
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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


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


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


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...
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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


Lethal Cosmetics Gamma Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Gamma Lethal Cosmetics Gamma Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warmer undertones and a luminous finish that gave a glow but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth texture that was moderately dense but not too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up with both feathery and denser brushes. The powder applied eve...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lethal Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Lethal Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics, Lethal Cosmetics Gamma


Clarins Fairy Tale Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Fairy Tale (01) Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.1 oz.) includes two matte shades and two shimmer shades, though one shimmer had micro-sparkle throughout and worked better with a dampened brush. The two mattes were a little powdery compared to other mattes in the formula that I’ve tried, but they were fairly pigmented and blendable. They lasted a decent length of time–in the grand scheme of things–but di...
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Dior Coral Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Review & Swatches

Coral Glow (06) Dior Coral Glow (06) Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warmer, contrasting peachy-gold shimmer throughout that gave it a soft, luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up if desired or used with a lighter-hand to get more buildable coverage to begin with. The consistency was moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, and picke...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Beach, Natasha Denona Alba, Summer 2021, SephoraSephora Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, Dior Coral Glow Dior Forever Couture Luminizer


ColourPop Gimme Sugar Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Gimme Sugar ColourPop Gimme Sugar Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new foursome that included two shimmery shades and two mattes. Three of the four shades were very workable, but one was rather sheer and powdery, which was more of a miss; it would be okay for blending out the darker matte but not as a standalone shade. Ingredients Gimme Sugar ...
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What was the last new product/collection that excited you?

I guess I’d have to say Sydney Grace x Temptalia, since it has been awhile in the making, so it was exciting to have it finally release and to see readers get their products and create looks with the palettes. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Bite Beauty Maple & Tannin Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Maple Bite Beauty Maple Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Maple Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that could have applied more evenly. The texture was firmer in the tube, though it delivered enough velvetiness that it didn’t tug painfully during application. The lightweight, thin ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Tannin Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks, MAC Carmine Rouge LE


Urban Decay Hideaway & Hitch Hike Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Hideaway Urban Decay Hideaway Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Hideaway Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had a smooth, creamy consistency that was more velvety as it was lightweight, dense but not thick, and had light shine to it. The sheen wore down within an hour or so, which revealed a semi-matte finish that eventually became true matte. It h...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Temptalia, Pat McGrath Tropicalia, Bobbi Brown Lilac, Summer 2021


Bite Beauty Ginger Malt & Cayenne Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Ginger Malt Bite Beauty Ginger Malt Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Ginger Malt Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation, which applied unevenly and had a tendency to catch around imperfections in texture. I also struggled to get the product to adhere to the inner area of my lip entirely. Th...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Laura Mercier, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Chanel Rouge Charnel, MAC Viva Glam Sia, MAC Rouge, Summer 2021


Bite Beauty Espresso Brava & Harissa Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Espresso Brava Bite Beauty Espresso Bravo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Espresso Bravo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. I found it difficult to achieve even coverage, and this particular shade didn’t adhere as we...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, MAC Chili, Chanel Rouge Audace, MAC Marrakesh, Summer 2021, Brava Harissa Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks


Clionadh Perfect Neutrals Bundle Review & Swatches

Perfect Neutrals Clionadh Perfect Neutrals Eyeshadow Bundle ($46.99 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited life (they’ll restock it a few times) collection of seven, pan-only eyeshadows. All seven shades had opaque color coverage and were easy to work with, as the textures were smooth, blendable, and creamier. Two shades had more sparkle content that resulted in a little fallout during application if working with a dry brush. 100% of profits...
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Urban Decay Local & Love Trap Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Local Urban Decay Local Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Local Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly but settled slightly into my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t enough to be very noticeable in person. The texture was smooth, like a creamy, melting balm on my lips, which made it comfortab...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Frenchie, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Mercier Sophia, Tarte Salt Lyfe, MAC Mmmmmm LE, Summer 2021


ColourPop Pier Pressure Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

Pier Pressure ColourPop Pier Pressure Super Shock Shadow Duo ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cream eyeshadow duo designed to complement the Coast to Coral palette. The formula is cream-to-powder, so both shades felt creamier and more emollient initially but quickly turned to a powder-like product once they came into contact with skin. They were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing and performed consistently with the Super Shock Shadow fo...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Summer 2021, Smashbox Opal Rose, Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila


Terra Moons Ice Giant, Light Year, Lunar Spectrum Iridescent Chameleons Reviews & Swatches

Ice Giant Terra Moons Ice Giant Iridescent Chameleon Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a transparent base with multichromatic shimmer that shifted between aqua, chartreuse, and pale pink with a smooth, lightly metallic sheen. The consistency was soft, a smidgen powdery but had good adhesion to bare skin and seemed to “melt” slightly as I diffused the edges and after it sat for a few minutes on my lid. It had mostly opaque, buildable p...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Terra Moons, Clionadh Candela, Clionadh Circuit


Milani Bronze Splendore Baked Highlighter Review & Swatches

Bronze Splendore Milani Bronze Splendore Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a darker gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which wasn’t true to the “buildable” claim the brand made about this formula. The texture was smooth enough, but it was thin and firmer in the pan, so it required a heavier hand or a denser brush to pick up product evenly. The ...
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Urban Decay Backtalk, Naked, Liar Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Naked Urban Decay Naked Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Naked Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and smoothed out most of my lip lines. The texture was slightly firmer initially but softened and melted against the warmth of my lips in a second. While it had some shine, it w...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Tom Ford Beauty Benedetta, Read Now Backtalk Urban Decay Backtalk, MAC Soar P


Sonia G. The Lotus Set Review (Initial Impressions)

The Lotus Set ($215.00) is a new, limited edition set that features a different-colored ferrule and handle compared to the brand’s permanent brushes. The set includes six brushes; three for face and three for eyes. Three of the brushes are very similar to existing, core brushes (one is exactly the same). I’d consider this a semi-review as there are three brushes that are similar to past releases, so I have more knowledge on those, b...
Tags: Tools, Beauty, Lotus, Brushes, Christine, PTT, Temptalia, Durability, Sonia G, Lotus Base, Lotus Cheek, Lotus Detail, Lotus Soft Definer