Review & Swatches: MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer

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MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NC20

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

A luxuriously blendable moisturizing concealer in a tube with built-in doe-foot applicator. Goes on exactly where you want it: blends in for a natural satin-smooth ultra-moisturized finish. Layers up for added coverage. Line-softening, skin-perfecting: The Pros’ “select” for under-eyes and delicate skin. Wide shade range provides soft, natural camouflage.

This review is for MAC’s Select Moisturecover concealer, which MAC claims is blendable, moisturizing, and buildable. The shade depicted in this post is in NC20.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 4 “French Riviera”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 4 French Riviera

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 4 French Riviera–a glittering gold.

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Flower by Drew Barrymore Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Drew Barrymore’s Flower Collection. The video includes live swatches and my initial impression of the quality of the products. I will also be doing review, swatch, and photo posts for the individual colors and products, so keep an eye out for those!

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Review & Swatches: The Body Shop All-In-One Blusher in “Macaroon”

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The Body Shop All-In-One Blusher in Macaroon

Availability: The Body Shop
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

This extra-fine powder blusher gives smooth, buildable colour and has great staying power. With ingredients including vitamin E and marula oil, it’s make-up and skincare in one. Superfine Blends easily Lasting colour.

The Body Shop’s All-In-One Blusher is available in ten (10) different shades. This review is for the shade Macaroon–a pure peach shade.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Collection Nos. 1-10

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Nos. 1-10

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be doing individual reviews for all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. I will also do a series of swatch posts for those interested in seeing just photographs and swatches of the colors. In this post, you can view photographs and swatches of eye shadows Nos. 1-10 in the following shades:

  • No. 1 Animal Instinct: smoky khaki with gold glitter
  • No. 2 Snakeskin Dress: shimmering golden khaki
  • No. 3 Girls Night Out: metallic dark gold
  • No. 4 French Riviera: glittering gold
  • No. 5 Banana Split: shimmering yellow
  • No. 6 Apple Mojito: bright chartreuse with gold glitter
  • No. 7 Picnic In The Park: shimmering grass green
  • No. 8 Walk On The Wild Side: shimmering dark green
  • No. 9 Jungle Party: sparkling dark green
  • No. 10 Rolling In The Grass: mirror dark green

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Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in “Berry Lift”

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L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Berry Lift

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS
Price: $10 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

Visible Lift Color Lift Blush contours and illuminates cheekbones for a more radiant, youthful looking complexion. The hybrid cream to powder formula has a silky, lightweight texture that does not settle into fine lines, giving complexions a flawless even tone. Visible Lift Color Lift Blush is infused with tourmaline pearls for optimized radiance to revitalize the complexion and create a healthy glow.

L’Oreal’s newest cheek product is its Visible Lift Color Lift Blushes, which are said to illuminate the cheeks for a youthful look. The blush currently comes in six (6) shades. This review is for the shade Berry Lift, which is a brick-toned berry shade with a light pink sheen.

Please see this post if you would like to see photographs and swatches of all six (6) colors.

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Review & Swatches: Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in “Artemis”

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Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis

Price: $28.00 each
Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Company’s Description

Drawing long-lasting, intense lines, this highly pigmented, no-budge liquid eyeliner features a waterproof, fast-drying formula that’s made to last. Smudge no more—water, tears, torrential downpour, or anything else the day brings—Indelible Inks Eyeliner boasts serious staying power. Featuring a liquid gel-based formula, that can be applied in thick or thin strokes with a sleek, chic brush or an ultra-fine tip, the long-wearing, waterproof color glides on and stays put for precise application without smudging or smearing.

Le Métier de Beauté has just released a new eye liner, which comes in two (2) different shades and is said to be water- and budge-proof. This review is for the color Artemis–a brilliant blackout-navy.



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Review & Swatches: OCC Crème Colour Concentrate in “Miriam”

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OCC Crème Colour Concentrate in Miriam

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

A selection of crème color pigments that can be used on eyes, cheeks, or lips. Use this smooth, blendable, buildable crème coverage product on the eyes, lips, and cheeks anywhere longwearing, intense, fashion-forward color is desired. Loaded with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extract, cocoa extract, and vitamin E, Crème Colour Concentrate goes on smooth and wears like a dream with a beautiful satin finish.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has recently expanded its makeup line to include loose pigments, cream lip & cheek colors, and nail polishes. Its new line of Crème Colour Concentrates can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks and comes in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Miriam–a subdued, whitened plum.

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MAC Year of the Snake Collection Video

Here is the video overview of MAC’s Year of the Snake Collection. The video includes live swatches and my initial impression of the quality of the products. You can also see individual review posts:

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Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in “Peach Gold Lift”

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L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Peach Gold Lift

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS
Price: $10 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

Visible Lift Color Lift Blush contours and illuminates cheekbones for a more radiant, youthful looking complexion. The hybrid cream to powder formula has a silky, lightweight texture that does not settle into fine lines, giving complexions a flawless even tone. Visible Lift Color Lift Blush is infused with tourmaline pearls for optimized radiance to revitalize the complexion and create a healthy glow.

L’Oreal’s newest cheek product is its Visible Lift Color Lift Blushes, which are said to illuminate the cheeks for a youthful look. The blush currently comes in six (6) shades. This review is for the shade Peach Gold Lift, which is a soft peach with a golden sheen.

Please see this post if you would like to see photographs and swatches of all six (6) colors.

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