Pure Exposed v. Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette Comparison

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Crown Brush Pure Exposed v. Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palettes

Here are comparison swatches for Crown Brush’s Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette versus Urban Decay’s Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette. If you want to read a review about the quality of the Pure Exposed palette, see this post.

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Crown Brush Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Crown Brush Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette

Availability: Crown Brush
Price: $21.95
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Here is a review for Crown Brush’s Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette, which contains 12 neutral eyeshadows. This palette is said to be a dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette. A post with comparison swatches is coming up next!

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J.Cat Beauty Liptitude 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stains Review, Photos, Swatches

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J.Cat Beauty Liptitude 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stains

Availability: ULTA
Price: $5.99
Deal: Free shipping with any ULTA purchase of $35 or more!
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

J.Cat Beauty’s Liptitude 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stain glides with instant intensity onto lips with liptitude! Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this semi matte mineral-based, skin-conditioning emollient is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a satin finish with water-resistant effect. A revolutionary must-have, long-wear lip stain delivers intense color and high-impact staining pigments with no sticky residue. From every day wear nude-toned color to red-carpet-ready chic red, Liptitude 24/7 Hydrating Lip Stain is available for everyday or a special occasion.

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Tarte Big Blush Book for Holiday 2015

Tarte Big Blush Book

Limited-edition
Release Date: December 2015
Availability: Tarte Exclusive

Company’s Description

Calling all blush enthusiasts! Discover 8 best-selling shades of tarte’s award-winning, Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes with this blockbuster big blush book.

Big Blush Book ($50.00)

  • Captivating: Warm peach
  • Dollface: Light pink
  • Tipsy: Coral
  • Glisten: Shimmering peachy pink
  • Natural Beauty: Rosy red
  • Fearless: Pink coral
  • Blushing Bride: Rosy pink
  • Exposed: Nude pink

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Too Faced Launches Love Flush Blush Wardrobe for Spring 2016

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available Now for Platinum Members; Dec. 2015
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

Blush all day and night with the flush of true love! The long-wear, fade-proof, smudge-proof formula keeps your cheeks perfectly flushed for up to 16 hours. Six high-impact shades give a pretty pop of color for any skin tone – all in one adorable mirrored palette.

Love Flush Blush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blush Wardrobe ($36.00)

  • Justify My Love
  • Baby Love
  • How Deep is Your Love?
  • Your Love is King
  • Love Hangover
  • I Will Always Love You

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NARS Steven Klein Killer Shine Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Steven Klein Killer Shine Lipsticks

Availability: NARS, Nordstrom, Sephora
Price: $29.00
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Company’s Description

Daring color with dramatic luster. An addictively creamy, new lipstick formula that glides and gleams.

NARS’s Steven Klein Collection includes the launch of three, limited-edition Killer Shine Lipsticks in the following shades:

  • Besame Mucho: Deep rose-beige
  • No Shame: Red plum
  • Redemption: Metallic pink champagne


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MAC Enchanted Eve Lip Palettes Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Enchanted Eve Lip Palettes

Availability: MAC Stores & Online, Nordstrom
Price: $25.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

You never know where the night might take you. Our new lip compact strikes all the right notes, featuring three Lipsticks (1.2 g/0.04 US oz each) that offer a rich mix of hues that are anything but subtle in classic reds and crisp corals. Packaged in the bold metallic hues of our holiday collection with ribbed black accents.

MAC’s Enchanted Eve Collection for Holiday 2015 features the release of two lip kits, each containing three lipstick shades:

Enchanted Eve Coral Lipstick Kit ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pure Zen: Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Coral Bliss: Frosted light coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Lady Danger: Vivid bright coral-red (Matte) (Permanent)

Enchanted Eve Pink Lipstick Kit ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Saint Germain: Clean pastel pink (Amplified Cream) (Permanent)
  • Let’s Rendezvous: Dark fuchsia (Amplified Cream)
  • Wined + Dined: Deep pink purple (Matte)


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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016 Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: December 2015
Availability: Sephora

Company’s Description

SEPHORA and Pantone proudly introduce the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016 Collection featuring PANTONE Serenity 15-3919 and PANTONE Rose Quartz 13-1520, an extraordinary new assortment of cosmetics for eyes and lips that interprets the colors of innocence and expressionism into a bold new palette of modern watercolors. Now in its fifth year, this collaboration brings SEPHORA’s innovative textures, finishes, and product forms to a limited-edition collection that makes a fearless declaration to embrace the bold and subversive expression of individuality.

“With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™. “Additionally, we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design, opening our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

With Serenity, trailblazers will discover that any color can be worn in any way, anywhere. The soft shade relates well to sister shades of blue, and is elegant with gray, olive, orchid and taupe. It takes on an earthier feel with deep lichen green, sage, cedar, shitake and sepia brown, and is easily compatible with more vibrant greens and yellows.

Traditionalists will find Rose Quartz to be a comforting favorite, pairing well with dove gray, lilac and violet, or juxtaposed against deliciously deep chocolates, greens and apricots. For something more unexpected, turn up the heat with pale gold, and warm tones of peach, orange and tan, or add dramatic contrast with peacock blue and deep jungle greens.

The exclusive cosmetics collection, designed by SEPHORA, evokes the sleek, modern lines of the iconic PANTONE Color Chip with a captivating watercolor design inspired by abstract art. Each item features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas that offer rich color payoff and a luxurious feel during wear, with refined finishes like matte, shimmer, satin and shine.


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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Availability: Sephora, ULTA
Price: $58.00
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Company’s Description

In a true creative partnership, Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay created the UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Wende Zomnir—co-founder of Urban Decay—and her product development team spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working closely with her on every detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. These eye shadows were carefully created with Gwen Stefani, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. This palette features her 15 must-have shades of eye shadow, including 12 never-seen-before colors and three that are from the Urban Decay shadow collection. With the ultimate range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen Stefani’s go-to kit to create her most iconic looks. With these shades in your beauty wardrobe, you’ll have everything you need to recreate these signature looks for yourself. Each eye shadow in this palette is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.


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ColourPop Fauncy Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

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ColourPop Fauncy Collection

Availability: ColourPop
Price: $30.00

ColourPop is offering three sets as part of its Holiday 2015 Collection. The Fauncy Set contains three Creme Gel Colours and three Creme Gel Liners in the following shades:

  • Bustier: deep Blackened Olive in Matte finish
  • Frill: Soft icy lavender in Metallic finish
  • Polar: True Black with multi coloured glitter in a Metallic finish
  • Soiree: Deep gunmetal with subtle hints of gold and silver in Metallic finish

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