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15 Jun

Colour Pop Urth Lite Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a pale pink with warmer undertones and subtle, pink and gold shimmer throughout. It had a higher shimmer level, but it didn’t read sparkly/glittery to my eye. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and moderately emollient with more slip than most of the shades in the formula. As a result, it had more medium to semi-opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube (see the angled swatch, as it shows the true coverage level better), while application with a brush or fingertips was semi-sheer to mostly opaque. The product applied evenly to bare skin and spread easily across it, even over foundation (without lifting up my base), and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

  • Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Fancy Pink Diamond (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tarte Stunner (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • L’Oreal Daybreak (P, $14.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Ethereal (P, $9.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Satin Sheets (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “blend effortlessly” with a “natural, skin-like finish” that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applyling directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage “easily builds colour to your heart’s desire.” They dry down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, definitely “natural, skin-like” in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven’t found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won’t smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren’t fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one “swipe” motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn’t quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn’t seem to “sink” into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there’s enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn’t lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn’t experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn’t, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lite Stix swatches.

Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Alumina, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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15 Jun

Natasha Denona Sunrise 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.67 oz.) is a new, permanent palette designed to complement the original Sunset palette. There was a good variety of mattes, shimmers, and depths, so the palette easily stood alone and offered a variety of looks from slightly cooler (with Aster and Glory) and much warmer (with Carnelian and Clove).

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Sunrise 1.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Morning, Carnelian, Jasper, Clove

Sunrise 2.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Agate, Day Spring, Jasper, Clove

Sunrise 3.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Agate, Aster, Azalea, Glory

Sunrise 4.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Awakening, Poppy, Glory, Carnelian

Sunrise 5.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Laurel, Awakening, Aster, Glory

Sunrise 6.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Day Spring, Agate, Azalea, Jasper

Sunrise 7.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Citrine, Morgan, Jasper, Clove

Sunrise 8.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Day Spring, Poppy, Phlox, Clove

Sunrise 9.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Citrine, Morgan, Glory, Clove

Sunrise 10.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Carnelian, Glory, Clove, Aster

Sunrise 11.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Aster, Laurel, Azalea, Morgan

Sunrise 12.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Agate, Azalea, Day Spring, Clove

Sunrise 13.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Poppy, Laurel, Aster, Glory

Sunrise 14.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Poppy, Aster, Azalea, Jasper

Sunrise 15.0

Natasha Denona Palette

Aster, Agate, Day Spring, Clove

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15 Jun

Blood Rush

Pat McGrath Blood Rush BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, ruby red with fine, ruby red pearl throughout that gave it a subtle, metallic finish with some shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging on my lips. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being heavy or too slippery, and comfortable to wear, though I had a bit of product in my deeper lip lines–thankfully, it wasn’t enough that it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

  • Urban Decay Spark (PiP, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Trap Queen (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Lost Cherry (LE, $54.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Killer Kiss (DC, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Rebel Red (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Daenerys Targaryen (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Cherry on Top (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Strawberry Torte (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Cherry Frost (P, $0.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. – $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “one-stroke colour” with “ultra-reflective pearls” paired with a “silky” and “creamy” texture that yields “multi-dimensional shine.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that “full coverage,” and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick–the shine didn’t immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn’t feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn’t slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent–at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they’re sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

Browse all of our Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Flesh 3

Pat McGrath Flesh 3 BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, reddened plum with warm undertones and a moderate amount of gold and copper pearl. It had excellent pigmentation that covered my lips evenly in one layer. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and lightweight without being too emollient, so it had good adhesion and felt comfortable to wear. It stayed on nicely for five hours and was moisturizing over time.

  • Estee Lauder Raging Beauty (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Forbidden Romance (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Kween (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Hot Kiss (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Blake (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Nico (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Cruel (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar).
  • Revlon Goldpearl Plum (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. – $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “one-stroke colour” with “ultra-reflective pearls” paired with a “silky” and “creamy” texture that yields “multi-dimensional shine.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that “full coverage,” and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick–the shine didn’t immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn’t feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn’t slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent–at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they’re sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

Browse all of our Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Love Train

Pat McGrath Love Train BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a mix of fine, gold and red pearl that gave it a subtle, metallic finish. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear as it glided across my lips without tugging. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly, though there was slight product that sat in my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable in person. It lasted well for five hours and felt hydrating while worn.

  • Tom Ford Beauty Ryan (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Sci Fly (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Stinger (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Lies & Kisses (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Sugar Flower (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Ciate Apollo (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Outspoken (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Milk Makeup Slayer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Fast Talk (PiP, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Orchid (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. – $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “one-stroke colour” with “ultra-reflective pearls” paired with a “silky” and “creamy” texture that yields “multi-dimensional shine.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that “full coverage,” and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick–the shine didn’t immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn’t feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn’t slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent–at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they’re sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

Browse all of our Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Product Availability

Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick $38.00/0.13 OZ.

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15 Jun

Ignite Wonder

MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette ($40.50 for 0.63 oz.) includes six, warmer-toned shimmery cheek colors from pale gold to plum. The formula felt new-to-me; it was much creamier, more emollient, and in that genre of cream-to-powder that was still obviously a powder with elements of creaminess. Per MAC, the formula has the most coverage when applied with fingertips and then more buildable coverage when applied with a brush. I found this varied from shade to shade, which is where the palette lost the most points; if you tend to like more pigmented products or you’re comfortable using a lighter hand to adjust for sheerer coverage, I think it’s quite nice.

MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Who

Wonder Who is a pale gold with warm undertones and a luminous finish. There was a noticeable glow but it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture, even when worn at higher coverage. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque, so it was more pigmented than actually described, which may be a better or worse characteristic depending on your personal preferences. The denser, creamier consistency made it easier to control how much product was picked up on a brush, though, so I feel like you can apply it with a lighter hand or fluffier brush to get sheerer results. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter

Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful is a light-medium gold with moderately warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it was more pigmented than as described. To get sheerer, more buildable coverage, I’d recommend using a more rounded brush and gently tapping the surface. The powder had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency with no powderiness. The color went on evenly and blended out with little effort, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of wear.

MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Any Wonder

Any Wonder is a medium copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firmer and stiffer to work with, while it felt smooth to the touch, it was harder to grab with a brush and required me to really dig and prod at the surface to get product to transfer to my brush to begin with. As a result, this particular shade wasn’t as blendable as the rest in the palette. The powder itself seemed rather pigmented once I was able to get it onto a brush but definitely was easier to get sheer coverage with due to the stiffness. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Girl Wonder

Girl Wonder is a soft peach with warm undertones and a soft, metallic finish. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy, and denser in the pan without being thick–it has a lot more slip than most of MAC’s powders. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture works best with slightly flatter, moderately dense brushes to pick up product. The powder went on evenly and blended out easily, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter

Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, a little firmer in the pan, so a moderate hand worked best to pick up product; while feathery brushes might work, I just find that a denser brush does a better job of actually getting product onto bristles and doing so evenly (which makes actual application easier). I would say it had more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, so it was a little more in line with how it was described. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Years

Wonder Years is a medium, reddened plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This was the only shade that seemed to have enough shine and shimmer to it to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when worn at heavier coverage. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy without being too dense or too firmly pressed in the pan. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which could be sheered out, or used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if preferred–but I wouldn’t have called it sheer or buildable as it was described. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

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14 Jun

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Pressed Pigment Palette ($65.00 for 0.714 oz.) is a newly released palette that features 18 eyeshadows. While the palette is called a “Pressed Pigment” palette, Melt only lists the shade “Go Getter” as having pigments that are not intended for the eye area. Here’s a peek at swatches!

Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Pressed Pigment Palette

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14 Jun

Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had rich color coverage when applied directly from the tube, which could be spread out and diffused for sheerer coverage. When applied with fingertips or a brush, it had more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to opaque. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery or too wet, and easy to work with over bare skin or on top of foundation. The blush blended out with little effort and didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. There was a dewiness to the finish, and while it didn’t feel tacky or wet, it wasn’t fully dried down either. The color stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

  • MAC Tomato (LE, ) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar).
  • MAC Coral Lumineux (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pretty Vulgar Sweet Revenge (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Puttin’ on the Spritz (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar).
  • Shiseido Alpen Glow (06) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar).
  • Sleek MakeUP OC (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Radon (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “blend effortlessly” with a “natural, skin-like finish” that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applyling directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage “easily builds colour to your heart’s desire.” They dry down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, definitely “natural, skin-like” in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven’t found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won’t smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren’t fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one “swipe” motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn’t quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn’t seem to “sink” into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there’s enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn’t lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn’t experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn’t, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our Colour Pop Blush Stix swatches.

Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Ceresin, Hydrated Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).

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13 Jun

Morphe Live in Color (25L) Artist Palette ($20.00 for 1.41 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette where 100% of net proceeds are donated to The Trevor Project (between June and July 2019). In a sea of brands celebrating Pride, there are only a few that are hitting that charitable aspect on a high note, and Morphe is one of them.  Additionally, they’ve also set up a way to donate directly to The Trevor Project at checkout. On their website, there’s a detailed breakdown of the names used, which I thought was a nice touch, and they also have video stories from 12 LGBTQIA+ individuals.

The palette is sold out online, and I last saw Morphe comment via social media that it was still available in some stores.  It doesn’t seem like they plan to do any restocks, so I don’t know that I’ll end up doing a full review, but I did try it a few times (and struggled) so I can share some of that initial thoughts.  I had higher hopes for the palette, as it swatched quite well, but I found a lot of the shades difficult to work with and end up attempting and removing twice before producing the looks shown above (which aren’t perfect or where I wanted them to be at by any means).

There was a fair amount of fallout with the matte eyeshadows, while the shimmers are thicker/denser and were better applied with fingertips or wet brushes.  I don’t think the palette works well with regular primer (like Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC 24HR, NARS Smudgeproof, etc.), let alone over bare skin, and needs a tackier, thicker base like a white, cream eyeshadow or concealer.  I had issues where the more I built up a matte shade, it eventually started to erase itself, and this also occurred when I tried to add a darker shade on top (like something to deepen the crease).  I also experienced heavy fading (within four to five hours) with the mattes on their own.  It was, unfortunately, a poor experience for me, even though it seemed rather promising when swatched.

You can always donate $5 or $10 to your favorite LGBTQIA+ organization directly, in case you thought about supporting this product but did want something of higher quality.  On the other hand, if you use a white base and don’t mind fallout and some extra effort, enjoy it as well. I just didn’t want to share swatches, which look promising, without sharing that experience was wildly different (in the wrong direction).

Morphe Live in Color (25L) Artist Palette

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13 Jun

Coral of the Wild

MAC Coral of the Wild Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a milky, pale coral with warm, pinker undertones and a barely-there pearl strewn throughout a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, light-medium in thickness, and was moderately tacky. The coverage was semi-opaque, and it managed to go on rather evenly without streaking along the edges, but it did sit in most of my lip lines as milky glosses often have in the past. If that’s not a deal-breaker, I was impressed that it was pretty even on! It wore well for four hours and was moisturizing over time.

  • MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Curvii (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Buxom White Russian (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Juicy (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Jouer PCH (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Super Nude (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Pure Delight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • MAC Innocent (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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Ingredients

Rock Starz

MAC Rock Starz Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium, taupe-brown with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. The pearl appeared much lighter, which gave the finish a more metallic look to my eye. The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency that felt noticeably tacky on, but it didn’t feel heavy to me and seemed to smooth out most of my lip lines. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that lasted well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn.

  • MAC Explicit (P, $17.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Titanium (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Chanel Liquid Bronze (808) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Steel Kiss (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (85% similar).
  • MAC Oh Baby (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Just Surfed (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (85% similar).
  • MAC Soft Shell (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Shameless (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Get Lucky (374) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Make Me Mercurial

MAC Make Me Mercurial Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and fine pearl throughout. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and easily across my lips. The texture was light-medium in thickness but didn’t feel heavy, while it had a moderately sticky consistency (typical of this formula). I had a smidgen of product that gathered in my deeper lip lines but not enough that it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance. This shade stayed on nicely for five hours and was hydrating while worn.

  • MAC Rosebuddy (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Space Bubble (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Disco Queen (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • NARS Abruzzo (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Lancome Molten Magenta (13) (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Molten Orchid (P, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sabre (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Foiled Brat (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Snapped (P, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Product Availability

MAC Lipglass $17.50/0.1 OZ.

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13 Jun

Neon Pink

Huda Beauty Neon Pink Neon Obsessions Palette ($29.00 for 0.45 oz.) lives up to its name–it has a whole lotta pink in it! The palette has a mix of warmer and cooler pinks from mid-tone to fuchsia, along with two pink-lavender shades that add a nice pop of shimmer and brightness to the palette. The mattes were very nice and easy to work with; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, though some stained quite a bit. The shimmers were good, but I find the formula gets firmer over time for a few, which makes a heavier hand necessary to use them.

The Neon Obsessions palettes have a two-part label that peels back and reveals that they are “not intended for eye area.” Many of the shades use red and yellow color additives that are permitted by the FDA (such as Red 6, Red 22, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6) for cosmetic use but are not permitted for “eye area.” Red 40, for example, is permitted for use in all cosmetics (no restrictions) in the EU (you’ll need to use the Colour Index Number, which starts with “CI”).

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #1

Neon Pink #1 is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, thin but not too dry or too powdery, so while it didn’t have the substance that I find often indicates a particularly good matte eyeshadow, it ended up working well on my lid. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #2 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #2

Neon Pink #2 is a pale pink with cool undertones and a sparkling finish. It had good color coverage, though the texture was slightly thicker, lightly creamy, but it felt firmer over time (as it became more compacted) so I found it wasn’t as easy to use on the third use. By the third use, it needed a heavier handed approach and a synthetic brush or to be used with a wet brush/fingertip for maximum coverage. The product blended out well on my lid and still retained its high-shine finish, and as I buffed the eyeshadow on my skin, it smoothed out nicely. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #3

Neon Pink #3 is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color that blended out easily along the edges. The consistency was soft, a touch drier, but it wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

  • Kaja Ruby Skies (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Monte Carlo (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Orange #8 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Poodle (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Lily (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Love is Love (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Ciate Jelly Bean (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #4

Neon Pink #4 is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, velvety consistency that wasn’t powdery and had enough substance to retain all of its vibrancy and pigmentation even over bare skin. It stayed on beautifully for nine hours, but it did leave significant staining behind that was still just-visible after I cleansed again in the morning.

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #5

Neon Pink #5 is a bright, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and a cooler, blue-to-violet shifting shimmer. The texture was soft, more loosely pressed, and had a light creaminess to it that was more present when it was applied to my lid. The eyeshadow went on evenly and blended out easily along the edges. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing a touch.

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #6 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #6

Neon Pink #6 is a medium-dark magenta with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage less than a layer more on top. The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and didn’t suffer from fallout. I had no trouble blending out the edges and was able to get good vibrancy over bare skin. This shade wore nicely for nine hours before fading, though it stained a fair amount and there was a touch present even after my morning cleanse.

  • Coloured Raine Bossed Up (PiP, $6.99) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sephora Myiesha (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Electric #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever S852 Neon Pink (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Pink (Bright Editorial #5) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #4 (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Party Drip (PiP, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Radioactive (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Orange #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Bahamas (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #7 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #7

Neon Pink #7 is a light-medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable, but it was one of the few shades in the palette that would benefit greatly by a primer underneath it. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable but was somewhat powdery. It stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #8 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #8

Neon Pink #8 is a soft, pink-lavender with cooler, blue-to-pink shifting sparkle. The texture was lightly creamy, dense and thicker in the pan, and it did get a bit firmer over time but still seemed easy to use after several uses without having to significantly adjust my technique/tools. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin but was best pressed and patted onto the lid to avoid fallout. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I saw faint creasing.

  • Urban Decay Bend the Knee (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Gemstone #2 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Switch (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Stila Sunset Cove (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment
Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 Pressed Pigment

Neon Pink #9

Neon Pink #9 is a bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a sparkling finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out well on my lid. The consistency was a bit firmer in the pan, but I didn’t have to use a wet brush to get even/rich coverage. I would recommend using it with fingertips or a wet brush to get more of the shimmer to come through, though. On me, it stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably, and it left a faint stain behind.

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