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MAC x Pony Park Sky’s the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches

MAC Sky's the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, pale white gold with an almost cool, silverish undertones and slightly warmer, pale gold shimmer and micro-sparkle.  There was a faint bit of larger shimmer/sparkle throughout, but it had a wetter sheen when applied to skin. It had nearly opaque pigmentation but could be sheered out if preferred. The texture was smooth, dense but not too firmly pressed in the pan, so I didn't have trouble picking up product with a brush, though I felt like the raised center wasn't ideal (but would be worn away Continue Reading…

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NARS Impulse, Afghan Red, Fire Down Below Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches

NARS Impulse Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deeper, reddened berry with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to have subtle pearl running through the color, but it didn't read shimmery or frosted to my eye. The texture was lightly creamy and had moderate slip, which made it more slippery than most shades in the range, though it felt lightweight and didn't feather on me during wear. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation with fairly even application, and coupled with the glossier finish, I thought it was part of the Seer finish but it was part of Continue Reading…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Palette (September 2019) – Updated 9/24

Release Date + Where to Buy Anastasia and Norvina just announced the final installment in the Norvina palette series, Volume 3, which arrives at Sephora on September 26th online and in-store. The palette will be available exclusively at Sephora, per the brand's Instagram. This palette contains 25 professional pigments in oversize pans to offer limitless possibilities. It includes a wide range of bold, vibrant, autumn-inspired colors with high pigment. It’s perfect for the artist who wants the ultimate color collection and for the makeup fanatic who is ready to take their makeup creativity to the next level. Products in the Continue Reading…

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MAC x Pony Park Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches

MAC Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a pale lavender with cool undertones and finely-milled shimmer that shifted subtly from bluish-white to cool lavender. It seemed to have more of a translucent base instead of a white base, which should make it more workable across skin tones. It had a light-to-moderate glow applied dry and could be intensified to a shinier, more metallic finish if applied with a wet brush. The texture was firmer in the pan without being stiff, though I felt like the raised design made it a bit harder to get an even Continue Reading…

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