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Volcanic

Dior Volcanic High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring five shades. The color combination was more on the unexpected side, so it was fun to try pairing much warmer tones with cooler silver/gray shades. Most of the shades had good pigmentation and longevity with easy application as they went on evenly and blended out nicely.


Volcanic #1

Volcanic #1 is a medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dusty or powdery but wasn’t too firmly-pressed in the pan either. The eyeshadow applied well and blended out easily along the edges. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Volcanic #2

Volcanic #2 is a bright, light silver with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, slightly denser consistency–it still applied easily with a brush but didn’t have any fallout or dustiness in the pan. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Volcanic #3

Volcanic #3 is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and warmer, golden shimmer. The color payoff was fantastic with rich, even color adherence to bare skin in a single layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

Volcanic #4

Volcanic #4 is a medium gray with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, denser consistency that felt a touch dry, though it wasn’t dusty or powdery. The eyeshadow wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Volcanic #5

Volcanic #5 is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was smooth, dense but not stiff, and easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

MAC Raver Girl Girls Personality Palette Review & Swatches

Raver Girl

MAC Raver Girl MAC Girls Personality Palette ($41.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent palette (per MAC’s website) featuring eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The more shimmery shades have a denser, thicker consistency that’s firmer and tends to apply best with fingertips or dampened brushes (improves adhesion/spread). For me, I like the creamier, more silicone-heavy shimmers but when they get too heavy, they don’t apply as well with brushes and typical techniques and can sometimes look thick or accentuate lid texture. The mattes in the palette are softer and more yielding compared to mattes in their permanent range.


Mirrorball

Mirrorball seemed to have a nearly sheer, lavender base with flecks of silver and iridescent sparkle and micro-glitter. The eyeshadow had a denser, stiffer consistency that felt chunky to the touch. It applied best with fingertips or using an adhesive base, which helped to affix the sparkles to the area and minimize fallout over time. It lasted about six hours decently on bare skin but there was fallout over time.

Happydaze

Happydaze is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth and velvety, though there was some powderiness and excess product that kicked up in the pan when used. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Fabness

Fabness is a soft taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery in the pan, but did not seem to be prone to fallout nor sheering out on my lid. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

Flashbeams

Flashbeams is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was rather dense, almost like a firmer cream, and it was thicker than typical shimmery MAC eyeshadows. It applied best with firm, flat synthetic brushes or fingertips as a result. It had good pigmentation that applied decently but really had to be pressed and pushed onto the skin to even out. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Sly Girl

Sly Girl is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, shiny finish. It had good pigmentation but seemed to have more shimmer compared to the last version I tried, so it appeared a bit lighter. The texture was soft, lightly creamy and blendable on my lid. It lasted well for eight hours on me with slight fallout.

Rave-Cave

Rave-Cave is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, denser consistency that had moderate slip–it wasn’t thick like some of the other denser shades in the palette. It applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

120 BPM

120 BPM is a medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a denser, thicker consistency that required a heavier hand and a flat, synthetic brush to pick up and apply product to bare skin. The edges took a bit more effort to diffuse and blend out for me due to the thicker texture. If you typically use fingertips, it would work well with them. The color wore well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Wild Card

Wild Card is a deep, purplish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (to semi-opaque–worked well as a crease color but wouldn’t be as opaque as needed for a lid color, without a primer). The consistency was soft but more powdery, though it felt thicker and more substantial than MAC’s typical matte eyeshadows (which I find are firmer). It was fairly blendable and only had slight fallout when I worked with it. On me, it lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Glow Stick

Glow Stick is a soft pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, pink sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The consistency was firmer in the pan with a thinness that made it a product that did not swatch that well but seemed to apply just fine with fluffier, blush brushes in practice. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Survey Says… November 14th, 2018

Tom Ford Mason & Kendrick Lips & Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Mason

Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though it wasn’t opaque in a single layer and the more emollient consistency didn’t make it that buildable (without getting streaking). The texture was lightweight and lightly creamy, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear. It lasted nicely for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients


Kendrick

Tom Ford Beauty Kendrick Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that glided across my lips with ease but did not slide around when worn. The formula seemed to smooth out most of my lip lines as well. The lipstick stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Essence Be My Cosmolight Pure Nude Highlighter Review & Swatches

Be My Cosmolight

Essence Be My Cosmolight Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 for 0.23 oz.) is a pale green with strong, warm undertones and a shifting finish that went from minty green to greenish-gold. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, soft consistency that was a smidgen dusty in the pan but applied well to bare skin without sheering out too readily (but still diffused nicely along the edges for a seamless finish). It had a more metallic finish, though it could be applied at semi-sheer to medium coverage to get a more natural finish out of it. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

If you could only use one brand for highlighter, which could you commit to?

What’s interesting about this line of questions is really that it makes you think about brands that have been consistent over the years/formulas because we all know that a lot of products get discontinued or reformulated eventually! One of my favorite ranges of highlighters is Makeup Geek’s Highlighter Powders–huge selection, great finish, so blendable–but the quality of newer releases leaves me less confident about future formulas/updates. I’d have to opt for MAC because they have a lot of types, and they tend to be fairly solid with their releases for highlighters.

— Christine

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  • Flow Pewter shimmer
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  • Ink Black matte
  • Beat Drop Gunmetal with iridescent floating glitter
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  • Splatter Pistachio shimmer
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  • Graphic Black with purple floating pearl
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Ciate Jewelled Astrolights Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Jewelled

Ciate Jewelled Astrolights Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a new, limited edition peach and berry-themed palette. There were four mattes and five shimmers, though I could have used a bit more contrast out of the mattes (Quartz and Phlox could be further apart in depth). The quality was good across eight of the nine shades with the only miss being Paradise, which was more of a layering/glittery top coat.


Molten

Molten is a soft, peachy oral with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, slightly drier to the touch, but it blended out easily without fallout. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer or applied with a dampened brush . It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Squalene, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Molten
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Paradise

Paradise is a pale, glittering lavender with warm undertones. It had sheer color coverage with a more loosely-pressed texture that was prone to sheering out. This shade worked best to brighten the inner tearduct or to be layered over another shade to add a glittering finish. There was a bit of fallout when applied without a primer, and I would recommend using it with an adhesive spray or primer to minimize fallout over time, as there was a noticeable amount after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Squalene, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Paradise
6
Product
5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
64%
Total

Mood

Mood is a light-medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable with less than half of a layer on top. The consistency was soft and blendable with an airiness to it that kept it from feeling dry but didn’t give it a real firmness/denseness either. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Squalene, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Mood
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Glisten

Glisten is a soft, medium-dark peach with warm udnertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a soft, more loosely-pressed feel (almost airy, as it wasn’t powdery) that applied well to bare skin and “melted” after a few minutes giving a very smooth, seamless effect on my skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Squalene, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Glisten
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Orchid

Orchid is a medium-dark, reddened plum with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly firmer compared to other shades in the palette, though it wasn’t stiff or difficult to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before it started to wear down.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Squalene, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Stearate, Dimethiconol, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Orchid
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Aura

Aura is a soft, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, velvety texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it had the needed substance to go on well on bare skin without sheering out too readily. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Aura
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Quartz

Quartz is a bright, medium berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single layer that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, velvety, and finely-milled without being powdery on my lid, though it soft enough that I would recommend using a lighter hand with it to avoid excess product kicked up in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Quartz
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Phlox

Phlox is a muted, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage in one layer that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, slightly dusty in the pan, so it did sheer out a bit when initially applied to my lid. It lasted beautifully for eight hours on me before starting to fade.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Phlox
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Bijou

Bijou is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, velvety, and finely-milled with a touch of powderiness in the pan (use a lighter hand). The eyeshadow applied evenly to my lid and blended out with ease. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade noticeably on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Bijou
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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