Category Archives: Beauty Products

Clionadh Eyeshadow Restock + Color Story Inspiration

Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow   Clionadh Eyeshadows (and highlighters) are restocking July 28th at 3PM ET. They’ve put together several curated bundles of seven eyeshadows over the last week, which have been stunning! It inspired me to play around with their range and come up with some color stories featuring seven shades as well. I don’t […]

Anastasia Cream Bronzer, Blush, and Highlighter Swatches (Summer 2021)

Anastasia’s Summer CollectionAnastasia’s Summer Collection debuts three new cream-based formulas: bronzers, blushes, and highlighters. Here are swatches of all the new products! Anastasia Summer 2021 Collection Gallery Options Products Swatches Cream Bronzer Sun Kissed Amber Golden Tan Caramel Hazelnut Chestnut Cool Brown Stick Blush Latte Soft Rose Pink Dahlia Peach Caramel Peachy Keen Stick Highlighter […]

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

The sheen wore down within an hour or so, which revealed a semi-matte finish that eventually became true matte. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for five hours and felt lightly hydrating over time. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent). Make Up For Ever Poised […]

Clionadh Perfect Neutrals Bundle Review & Swatches

Clionadh Perfect Neutrals Eyeshadow Bundle 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 […]

Urban Decay Local & Love Trap Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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 […]

ColourPop Pier Pressure Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

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, […]

Urban Decay Backtalk, Naked, Liar Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Formula Overview $19.00/0.11 oz. – $172.73 Per Ounce The formula is supposed to be “super-pigmented,” “hydrating,” and “long-lasting.” There are three finishes: cream, matte, and shine, and the way they feel, apply, and wear does depend on the finish, so I’ve broken the overview down by finish. The Matte finish is comparable to the original […]

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk & Walk of No Shame Cream Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

The dry down time was a little longer, so I found I had to buff and blend out the product halfway through the dry down on my inner tearduct or else it would settle into my fine lines a bit. It wore well for nine hours before creasing after that. FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for […]

Chanel Lumieres et Vibrations (382) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Lumieres et Vibrations (382) Chanel Lumieres et Vibrations (382) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new warm-toned palette featuring two more metallic shades, one satin, and one matte. There was a good range of depth and finish, so it would be a more versatile quad. The eyeshadows had semi-opaque […]

ColourPop x Powerpuff Girls Fighting Crime Blush Review & Swatches

Fighting Crime ColourPop Fighting Crime Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was soft and smooth to the touch, but it was lightly powdery and best applied using a less-dense brush and a light touch. It had mostly […]