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Chanel Camelias d’Eau Lip Palette Review & Swatches

Camelias d'Eau

Chanel Camelias d’Eau Lip Palette ($60.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes lipsticks in fuchsia, pink, plum, and red. They’re in the Rouge Allure formula, though I found that they were a little bit less emollient, luminous, and hydrating compared to most shades I’ve tried in the regular twist-up tubes, which seemed to result in a bit less line-smoothing than I’ve experienced in the past, too. Nevertheless, they had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, went on evenly, and lasted for a decent length of time with light hydration.

Camelias d'Eau

LELimited Edition. $60.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Exaltee (93)

Exaltee is a brighter, medium fuchsia pink with moderate, cool undertones and a satin finish. It didn’t have as much shine as I’d expect from the formula based on the regular, full-sized range. It had a very lightweight, thin consistency that didn’t feel clingy nor did it emphasize my lip lines. It had semi-opaque coverage that didn’t build up beyond that point but lasted well for five hours and felt lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "satin finish" with "ultra-thin pigments" that yield "full coverage" while also having a moisturizing base. Most shades in the range have a satin to luminous finish--not glossy but they have a luminosity to them that gives the appearance of lighter-weight color and smoother, fuller lips that a true satin finish doesn't have (in my experience).

The texture has a more velvety feel--smooth with great glide but not a lot of wetness, so they go on comfortably but feel very lightweight and thin but don't emphasize lip lines/lip texture. The coverage tends to be more semi-opaque to opaque, so they aren't always living up to the "full coverage" claim.

Most shades wear four hours or longer with some of the deeper and richer hues lasting six hours or more, and the formula has been hydrating for me. They have a subtle, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ADIPATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/HEPTANOATE | HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE | OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | OCTYLDODECANOL | POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAISOSTEARATE | PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE | POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE | HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | ALUMINA | PEG-8 | TALC | TOCOPHEROL | POTASSIUM ALUM | SILICA | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | TIN OXIDE | DIMETHICONE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL39A-I

Fougueuse (138)

Fougueuse (138) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The consistency felt lightweight, thin without being clingy, and spread easily over my lips. It stayed on nicely for five hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "satin finish" with "ultra-thin pigments" that yield "full coverage" while also having a moisturizing base. Most shades in the range have a satin to luminous finish--not glossy but they have a luminosity to them that gives the appearance of lighter-weight color and smoother, fuller lips that a true satin finish doesn't have (in my experience).

The texture has a more velvety feel--smooth with great glide but not a lot of wetness, so they go on comfortably but feel very lightweight and thin but don't emphasize lip lines/lip texture. The coverage tends to be more semi-opaque to opaque, so they aren't always living up to the "full coverage" claim.

Most shades wear four hours or longer with some of the deeper and richer hues lasting six hours or more, and the formula has been hydrating for me. They have a subtle, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ADIPATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/HEPTANOATE | HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE | OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | OCTYLDODECANOL | POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAISOSTEARATE | PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE | POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE | HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | ALUMINA | PEG-8 | TALC | TOCOPHEROL | POTASSIUM ALUM | SILICA | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | TIN OXIDE | DIMETHICONE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL39A-I

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New Prodigious (178)

New Prodigious (178) is a medium, rosy plum with faint, golden pearl throughout. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my lips, but it seemed more prone to emphasizing my lip texture due to the thinner texture. The product didn’t feel particularly dry or different compared to the other pans of product, but it lacked some of the smoothing aspect and luminosity I expect from this formula, generally. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "satin finish" with "ultra-thin pigments" that yield "full coverage" while also having a moisturizing base. Most shades in the range have a satin to luminous finish--not glossy but they have a luminosity to them that gives the appearance of lighter-weight color and smoother, fuller lips that a true satin finish doesn't have (in my experience).

The texture has a more velvety feel--smooth with great glide but not a lot of wetness, so they go on comfortably but feel very lightweight and thin but don't emphasize lip lines/lip texture. The coverage tends to be more semi-opaque to opaque, so they aren't always living up to the "full coverage" claim.

Most shades wear four hours or longer with some of the deeper and richer hues lasting six hours or more, and the formula has been hydrating for me. They have a subtle, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ADIPATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/HEPTANOATE | HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE | OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | OCTYLDODECANOL | POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAISOSTEARATE | PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE | POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE | HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | ALUMINA | PEG-8 | TALC | TOCOPHEROL | POTASSIUM ALUM | SILICA | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | TIN OXIDE | DIMETHICONE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL39A-I

Palpitante (102)

Palpitante is a medium-dark, pink-red with cooler undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage that adhered evenly to my lips and spread well across them with fingertip or a lip brush (I’d recommend a lip brush, though, when working with this type of product). The consistency was lightweight, thin, and had enough slip to move over my lips but didn’t feel slippery when on. It lasted well for five and a half hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.12 oz. - $316.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "satin finish" with "ultra-thin pigments" that yield "full coverage" while also having a moisturizing base. Most shades in the range have a satin to luminous finish--not glossy but they have a luminosity to them that gives the appearance of lighter-weight color and smoother, fuller lips that a true satin finish doesn't have (in my experience).

The texture has a more velvety feel--smooth with great glide but not a lot of wetness, so they go on comfortably but feel very lightweight and thin but don't emphasize lip lines/lip texture. The coverage tends to be more semi-opaque to opaque, so they aren't always living up to the "full coverage" claim.

Most shades wear four hours or longer with some of the deeper and richer hues lasting six hours or more, and the formula has been hydrating for me. They have a subtle, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ADIPATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/HEPTANOATE | HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE | OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE | SYNTHETIC WAX | OCTYLDODECANOL | POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAISOSTEARATE | PHYTOSTERYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE | POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE | HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL | ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER | DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | PROPYLENE CARBONATE | HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | ALUMINA | PEG-8 | TALC | TOCOPHEROL | POTASSIUM ALUM | SILICA | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | TIN OXIDE | DIMETHICONE | KAOLIN | CAESALPINIA SAPPAN BARK EXTRACT | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL39A-I

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Sephora Beauty Insider | Reward Program Changes for April 2020

As speculated, Sephora’s Beauty Insider reward program is getting major modifications as of April 30th, 2020.  You can read through the full FAQ here.

Beauty Insider Points

Here’s a recap of how points have been changed-up from ability to earn them to how you can spend them.

Beauty Insider Cash (New)

You will be able to use your points to save money “whenever you want.”  In the past, Sephora doesn’t offer a lot of point multiplying events (though there are a few, like on skincare or fragrance), so at worst, you are redeeming 500 points that took $500 spend to accumulate for $10 back or 2% “cash” back.

Per their FAQ, there will not be additional denominations available for redemption, e.g. it isn’t going to be like Ulta’s where you’re incentivized to hold onto points for better “cash” back.  (If you shop a lot of brands carried at Ulta, then Ulta is typically better when it comes to “cash” back rewards; see Ulta point charts here.)

  • 500 points = $10 off purchase at checkout (instantly)

Rouges will still be able to redeem 2,500 points for a $100 reward through the Rewards Bazaar.

Points for Discount Events (New)

Sephora will run events where Insiders can exchange their points for savings.  Per their FAQ, there will be two events each year where insiders can redeem points for a percentage off one’s purchase.

Point Multiplier Events (New)

Sephora will have shopping events where you can earn points faster based on your tier.  Note: “The “everyday” multiplier will no longer be available for VIB and Rouge.”

  • Rouge – 4X points per dollar spent
  • VIB – 3X points per dollar spent
  • Insider – 2X points per dollar spent

Points for Services (New)

You’ll be able to use your points to also pay for services, though there’s not a lot of detail on how, when, etc. at this time.

Free Shipping (Modified)

Everyone gets free standard shipping based on their tier.

  • Rouge – free standard shipping on all purchases
  • VIB – free standard shipping on $35+ purchases
  • Insider – free standard shipping with $50+ purchases

Note: Flash shipping now requires a subscription ($15 annual fee) regardless of tier.  Flash shipping is unlimited, 1-2 day shipping with no minimum purchase required and discounts 1-day shipping fee to $5.95.  Those who previously enrolled in Flash with Rouge status, those subscriptions are “good for the calendar year in which you qualified for Rouge status and the following full calendar year.”

Seasonal Savings

Twice a year, Beauty Insiders will be able to save based on their tier.  This is similar to past years, but it sounds like they’re just being more upfront with it existing and continuing to exist in the future — it isn’t marked as “new.”

  • Rouge – 20% off
  • VIB – 15% off
  • Insider – 10% off

Samples

The program offerings remain unchanged here. There will still be a Rewards Bazaar that gets new offers Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9AM PT. There will also continue to be codes to get free samples with your order. A birthday gift will continue to be offered with Insiders choosing between three gifts and VIBs and Rouges choosing from four gifts, while supplies last.

 

Survey Says… February 26th, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment.

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Three products you couldn’t put down this month?
  • Favorite lip product this month?
  • Favorite eyeshadows this month?

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Dior Coral (004) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush Review & Swatches

Coral (004)

Dior Coral (004) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush ($37.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. Once applied and blended out, the finish was very skin-like–not flat matte but not overly shimmery or even pearlescent to the eye.

The powder felt smooth to the touch, dense and firm a bit, but it wasn’t stiff to work with and picked up well with a brush. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. The formula was intended to “react” with the natural oils of my skin to create a “custom” effect, and it darkened slightly on my skin but didn’t drastically differ in color to my eye. It stayed on well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Zinc Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Citronellol, [+/-: Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

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ColourPop Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Nude Mood

Colour Pop Nude Mood 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, Ulta-exclusive neutral palette featuring warm-toned bronzes and browns across matte and shimmer finishes. For those still on the hunt for an affordable, warm-toned palette, this is a nice one to consider. It should be easy to work with whether you like more pigment or to build up the coverage bit by bit. There was enough depth and tonal variation that I felt like there were a few looks that could be done within the palette.

Nude Mood

PPermanent. $12.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Bluffin'

Bluffin’ is a light-medium beige with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and more substantial, which gave it better grip and opacity when applied to bare skin. It had opaque coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Bluffin'

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Wink Wink

Wink Wink is a pale gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable but difficult to get full opacity. It had a cream-to-powder consistency (it was a Super Shock Shadow) that felt more powder-like as soon as it came into contact with my skin. For those who would love to use this as a layering shade or to highlight the inner tearduct/brow, the sheerness might be a non-issue. The eyeshadow lasted well for nine and a half hours before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. - $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Wink Wink

PiPPermanent in Palette. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Bare to Wear

Bare to Wear is a light-medium, peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without the color sheering out too easily. The texture was smooth, lightly powdery in the pan, but blendable and easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Bare to Wear

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Au Naturale

Au Naturale is a light, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, blendable, and somewhat powdery, though it only had a touch of fallout during application and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly on me.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Au Naturale

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Put On Heirs

Put On Heirs is a bright, light copper with strong, warm golden undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin but was best patted and pressed into place to minimize fallout. The texture was lightly emollient but felt more loosely-pressed into the pan, so it tended to work better with fingertips or with a dampened brush. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Put On Heirs

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Mugged Off

Mugged Off is a light-medium, muted orange with warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a more matte base. The texture was moderately powdery, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to the lid to minimize fallout. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my lid and diffused well along the edges, though some of the sparkles strayed beyond where I intended as they separated from the base color. It stayed on well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Mugged Off

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Lap of Lux

Lap of Lux is a light-medium, golden bronze with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, dense, and lightly creamy consistency that picked up well with a brush and deposited even coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Lap of Lux

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

The Cocoa

The Cocoa is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a few stray sparkles in it, but I didn’t find they translated much to the lid, if at all, so fallout wasn’t an issue during application nor was it later on during wear. The texture was soft, blendable, and a smidgen powdery in the pan but was easy to work with on my lid. The eyeshadow yielded opaque coverage that lasted well for eight hours before starting to fade visibly.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

The Cocoa

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Moody (Nude Mood)

Moody (Nude Mood) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was soft, blendable, and lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too easily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Moody (Nude Mood)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC x Selena Collection, Part 2 for April 2020

Release Date + About the Launch

Selena and @MACcosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection and head to maccosmetics.com to learn more 💜 #MACSelena⁣⁣
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¡Selena y @MACcosmetics vuelven a estar juntas! Prepárate para una nueva colección que se lanzará en abril para celebrar la vida y el legado de la Reina de la música Tejana. Estén atentos para esta colección icónica. Para obtener más información visita maccosmetics.com💜 #macselena

The legend lives on. A NEW Selena Quintanilla collection arrives in select markets in April! Stay tuned for more glimpses of shades designed to honour the Queen of Tejano Music – like Lipglass in Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, back by popular demand.

April 2020

Tom Ford Commando & Starstruck Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Commando

Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones paired with multi-colored pearl (leaned slightly more gold/pink in pearl to my eye) that gave it a high-shine, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips.

From the bullet, I didn’t feel the texture from the pearl/sparkle, and of the Lip Spark range, this had finer shimmer/sparkle compared to some shades, which can have a bit more of a glittery feel and look. There was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable in person. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "look" like "loose glitter on lips" with "uniform payoff" and "multidimensional color" paired with an "emollient" feel. The pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque that adhered evenly and fairly smoothly to my lips. The consistency varied from emollient without any grit/texture from the glittery bits to slightly noticeable during application but didn't feel gritty or rough to me while worn (for any of the shades).

The texture had slip but was lightweight and on the thinner side, so it did not feel slippery. Only one shade was problematic--Surge--which clumped up and was sheerer compared to the other shades. They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time. They had a hint of vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Spark swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fragrance, Vanillin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Alcohol, Water, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492).

Starstruck

Tom Ford Beauty Starstruck Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The color applied fairly evenly with decent distribution of the shimmer/sparkle across my lips, though the differing sizes and thicknesses of the shimmer and sparkle seemed to give a bit more of an uneven finish close-up.

It was definitely one of those products that looked better in person–with light reflecting off the sparkles–than in a close-up photo, which definitely emphasized the individual particles of sparkle more. It also had a shinier finish, which always camouflages minor imperfections. The consistency was lightweight, emollient, and a little slippery, though it was comfortable to apply and had minimal texture when I pressed my lips together. It stayed on well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.1 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "look" like "loose glitter on lips" with "uniform payoff" and "multidimensional color" paired with an "emollient" feel. The pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque that adhered evenly and fairly smoothly to my lips. The consistency varied from emollient without any grit/texture from the glittery bits to slightly noticeable during application but didn't feel gritty or rough to me while worn (for any of the shades).

The texture had slip but was lightweight and on the thinner side, so it did not feel slippery. Only one shade was problematic--Surge--which clumped up and was sheerer compared to the other shades. They lasted between four and six hours and were lightly hydrating over time. They had a hint of vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Spark swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fragrance, Vanillin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Alcohol, Water, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492).

   
 
   
 

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