MAC Spoil Yourself & Sugar Poppy Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

 

Spoil Yourself

MAC Spoil Yourself Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a pearly, glossy finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which spread evenly across my lips and stayed out of most of my lip lines, though it pulled into a few of them (mostly visible on the upper lip). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable texture that was moderately sticky but comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating on me.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines.

The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

They have a sweet, mint scent and subtle tingle and almost seemed to have a slightly sweet taste, but I couldn't tell as I felt like I was breathing in the sweet mint a bit from the scent alone.

Browse all of our MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients


Sugar Poppy

MAC Sugar Poppy Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and fine blue and pink pearl. It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly but settled into my lip lines noticeably (one of the worst offenders in the range). The texture was lightweight but more medium in thickness with some tackiness, which helped it stay on better (four hours of wear). It was lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines.

The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

They have a sweet, mint scent and subtle tingle and almost seemed to have a slightly sweet taste, but I couldn't tell as I felt like I was breathing in the sweet mint a bit from the scent alone.

Browse all of our MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

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ULTA Diamond & Platinum Appreciation Day 2018 – 10X Points / 5X Points – Today Only!

 

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Do you find first impressions on products useful?

 

There are certain products that I think a lot can be said from limited testing, but I think that, at a minimum, products have to be applied as intended in order to determine pigmentation, whether it’s buildable, blendable, how it sits on the area, whether it gets patchy or fades initially, is there fallout, and so forth. If someone normally wears eyeshadow primer, I don’t know that longevity tests are game-changing since most eyeshadow performs very well over primer.

However, for other products, like foundation or lip color (as two examples), how it wears/breaks down is critical, whether it’s drying/hydrating, and so on are all things that can’t be known without at least wearing once. I also think that it’s more important to limit just how much new is incorporated, e.g. new primer, new foundation, new concealer, and powder together makes it harder to see what’s doing what and where compared to using one’s go-tos and then a new powder.

— Christine

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick Launches 8/21

 

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Release Date + Collection Info

Virgo is an earth sign, ruled by the planet of communication, Mercury. Disciplined Virgos demand perfection and order all around them; they’re known to be humble and practical, and love a good value. Find them poring over their spreadsheets in the office (and getting in before everyone else!), meticulously planning their next vacation, or snapping up the best fashion finds—at a steal. The shade For earthy Virgo, Bite mixes up a shade inspired by the fruit of the vine. This grapey-red is a smart hue that goes with everything. Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick, in a special shade created just for your zodiac sign.

Pre-order 8/20 at Bite Beauty, 8/23 release

Products Available

Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Virgo Grape red

ColourPop Six Million Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

 

Six in the City

Colour Pop Six in the City Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a mostly matte finish. The texture was smooth, sponge-like, and a bit drier than most Super Shock Shadows, and I did find the base was more prone to emphasizing my lid texture due to that drier, almost more clay-like feel. It applied better with fingertips than brushes, and the latter I am typically able to use with most Super Shock Shadows. It wore well for nine hours with some fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

6AM

Colour Pop 6AM Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and flecks of soft orange sparkle. The base seemed more matte, which resulted in a drier consistency that was harder to apply evenly as the sparkles seemed to break up the base and give a patchy appearance when applied with a brush. I was only able to smooth and even out the coverage if I pressed my fingertip down with moderate pressure. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

6AM
6AM
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

Quick Six

Colour Pop Quick Six Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink. The consistency was dense, spongy, and drier to the touch (but not actually stiff/dry) compared to some of the more shimmery Super Shock Shadows. It had opaque pigmentaiton that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edge, though there were some sparkles that dropped off the lid during blending. It wore well for 10 hours on me without fading or creasing.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Quick Six
Quick Six
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

Runnin' Thru the Six

Colour Pop Runnin’ Thru the Six Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, bluish-teal with faint pearl over a matte finish. It looked mostly matte in practice. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, so I had no trouble getting opaque coverage in a single layer but was still able to diffuse and blend along the edges like a powder eyeshadow. It showed no signs of fading or creasing after 10 hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Palmitic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Sixth Sense

Colour Pop Sixth Sense Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly on bare skin, but it was harder to build up due to the more emollient quality of the texture. It lasted well for 10 hours with slight fall out over time.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

The Six

Colour Pop The Six Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, bronzy gold with warm, rusty undertones and a golden sheen. It was like a mix of brown, gold, and copper altogether, which made it harder to dupe compared to the other shades launched alongside it. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient but not too slippery, which made it easy to apply and blend out while still yielding rich color payoff in a single layer. This shade stayed on well for 10 hours without creasing or fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Six
The Six
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Sephora Stone, T-Rex, Waterfall Contour Eye Pencils Reviews & Swatches

 

Stone

Sephora Stone Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep gray with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, waxy consistency that gave it a touch of creaminess without any wet-feel. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which was easy to apply as it never tugged or dragged on my lower lash line. This shade lasted well for 10 hours on me before it started to thin slightly.

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.04 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "pigmented" with "one stroke" application that is "waterproof" and lasts for "12 hours." I've been a long-time fan of the formula for its variety of shades that are typically pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to apply, and easy to work with--they aren't too tough to remove nor do they take too long (or dry down too quickly) to dry. The matte shades tend to be the best, while the shimmery shades are good but can be semi-opaque at times. The glittery/sparkly shades have the most inconsistency, usually with respect to pigmentation. They tend to wear around 10 hours on me.

Browse all of our Sephora Contour Eye Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Nylon-12, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

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

T-Rex

Sephora T-Rex Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color coverage was nearly opaque in a single layer, and it was easily built up to opaque coverage applied in shorter, slightly overlapping strokes or with a second layer. The eyeliner was incredibly smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to apply across the water line and lower lash line. It wore beautifully for 10 and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.04 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "pigmented" with "one stroke" application that is "waterproof" and lasts for "12 hours." I've been a long-time fan of the formula for its variety of shades that are typically pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to apply, and easy to work with--they aren't too tough to remove nor do they take too long (or dry down too quickly) to dry. The matte shades tend to be the best, while the shimmery shades are good but can be semi-opaque at times. The glittery/sparkly shades have the most inconsistency, usually with respect to pigmentation. They tend to wear around 10 hours on me.

Browse all of our Sephora Contour Eye Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Silica, CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Tocopherol, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

T-Rex
T-Rex
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Waterfall

Sephora Waterfall Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was good, just shy of opaque coverage, and was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and easy to apply in a fluild layer as it never dragged or tugged. It stayed on well for 10 and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.04 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "pigmented" with "one stroke" application that is "waterproof" and lasts for "12 hours." I've been a long-time fan of the formula for its variety of shades that are typically pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to apply, and easy to work with--they aren't too tough to remove nor do they take too long (or dry down too quickly) to dry. The matte shades tend to be the best, while the shimmery shades are good but can be semi-opaque at times. The glittery/sparkly shades have the most inconsistency, usually with respect to pigmentation. They tend to wear around 10 hours on me.

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Ingredients

Isododecane, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Silica, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Tin Oxide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Waterfall
Waterfall
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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