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This is just a quick peek at all 30 of the new Matte Lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I’ll be posting individual reviews as I wear them and test them out, so you can look forward to seeing them on here very soon. For now, here are the lipsticks and basic info… Enjoy!

These are all permanent shades which are new to Anastasia Beverly Hills line of lip products. You can purchase them online directly from www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com as well at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, and Dillard’s (although I don’t seem the Dillard’s website at the moment). They will also be available from the same retailers in store on August 15th! Each Matte Lipstick sells for $18 and contains 3.5 g / 0.12 oz of product.

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Photo taken indoors using natural indirect sunlight + a ring light.

Top row:   Insomniac, Cobalt, Midnight, Smoke, Griffin, Resin, Dusty Mauve, Dread, Cool Brown, Rust

Middle Row:   Soft Pink, Kiss, Buff, Rum Punch, Dead Roses, Latte, Spice, Honey, Peachy, Staunch

Bottom Row:   Rosewood, Rogue, Stevie, Brandy, Ruby, Stargazer, Cotton Candy, Orchid, Plumeria, Rage

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Photo taken indoors using a ring light.

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Due to wordpress not wanting to open the nearly completed, saved post for the Aurora Glow Kit, I’m giving you guys a sneak peek for now!

I had my blog and email compromised a few days ago and it’s been a pain to get everything back on track, I’ll have the post recovered and up by Monday afternoon. Thank you for your patience this past week or so ❤

XO, Lesley

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Hey everyone, I hope you’re all having an amazing week! Pretty please take a second to read this so you can help me out with the blog 🙂

I feel like lately I’m either totally overwhelmed with all kinds of new products I’ve picked up, or I’m at a complete loss for new stuff to post and there’s no in between… SO, I’m asking all of YOU what your favorite types of products are and what you’d like to see more of on here! I’m still working on getting things set up for a YouTube channel, which I’ll be putting a lot of time into once I get used to my new camera. I’m really looking forward to that and knowing what your favorite types of products are will also help me with what kinds of reviews and looks I start filming!

Since I buy everything that I post on here, I don’t buy products that I won’t personally use or put in my kit. Because of that, most of it ends up being eyeshadows, lipsticks, and maybe a few face products, but is that YOUR favorite type of thing to see reviewed?

Do me a BIG favor… Take a look at the poll below and help me out with what I should post more of so I can get organized and make posts more often! Thank you all so much for reading and for your participation with this!

Brushstroke Liner is one of MAC’s newest products for the eyes and it’s quickly become a favorite of mine. I feel like this is a basic, staple kind of product that’s been missing from MAC’s lineup for quite some time now, so I’m excited that they finally released this type of liquid liner.

To start off, here are the basics:

Brushstroke Liner comes in two colors… Brushblack (the one in the review) and Brushbrown, which is a rich, dark brown that works well for a softer type of look. It sells for $21 and is available from www.maccosmetics.com or from freestanding MAC stores and MAC counters in major retailers such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, etc. You can also purchase this on the partner locations’ websites. It contains 0.67 g / 0.02 oz of product, which is not the greatest value based on comparisons to similar liners but a little bit does go a long way, so perhaps to some people, that makes up for the price/product ratio. This liner is permanent, not limited edition, so if you fall in love with it, it won’t disappear on you!

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Brushstroke liner is a liquid that is packaged in a very user-friendly pen which has a brush tip, rather than a felt tip like most of MAC’s other liquid liners (Rapidblack, Boot Black, etc). To make for a quick summary and to be able to address or confirm/deny anything that MAC says about this liner, here are their key claims and benefits, as listed on their website:

  • Long-wearing, 24 hours
  • Features easy and precise lining
  • Features rich, intense colour
  • Smudge-proof
  • Transfer-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Sweat- and humidity-proof
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Removes easily with warm water

It’s certainly long wearing and while I haven’t worn it for 24 hours, I have worn it all day, up to about 18 hours and didn’t have any problems with my wing smudging or fading. I’ve tested this for almost two weeks now and it’s stayed in place through workouts, allergy attacks that can make my eyes water pretty heavily at times, and quite a few naps! The only time this liner came off before I intentionally removed it was when I had a brief cry over something very silly, but other than that, Brushstroke liner truly does not budge! I wear contact lenses most of the time too, and this liner hasn’t had any ill effects on them at all. Usually when my allergies act up, I can’t even pull off eye liner of any sort because they’re irritating to apply and to wear, so I was very impressed that the Brushstroke liner worked for me and didn’t cause any irritation or redness. If it works that well when my eyes are at their worst, it definitely gets my approval!

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Brushblack:   This liquid liner is a bold black with an almost matte finish, but as you can see, at some angles and in some lighting, it’s more of a soft, natural finish rather than being a true matte. The formula itself is pretty liquidy and thin, but in a good way so it glides on evenly without being too goopy or too runny. The pigmentation and color payoff are good, but if you are using a very light hand, you may have to go over it again. I did find that applying it more slowly will make it more opaque, though, so that’s a trick you can use rather than having to layer your liner. Aside from what I just mentioned, application is a dream! It has such a fine tipped, smooth brush, you can get the tiniest little wing ever or go full-blown Amy Winehouse with it if you want! Brushblack wears very well for 14-18 hours before even the smallest amount of fading or smudging occurs.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Dupes:   As I mentioned, it’s VERY similar to Kat Von D’s Trooper and shares the same type of sleek pen and thin, precise brush tip. That’s about all they share, though. Kat Von D’s Trooper is waterproof, whereas MAC’s Brushstroke is only water-resistant. That said, they both wear equally well all day, so long as there’s no water or tears involved. Kat Von D’s Trooper is also much thicker and drier. In some ways and at times, that’s great, but Trooper has always given me trouble if I want to build up my liner or layer it. Once Trooper sets, the brush almost pulls off the liner you’ve just applied when you go back to add more, which makes it very patchy and uneven… MAC’s Brushstroke liner fortunately does NOT do that and layers very well with no dragging or patchiness!

Below are some comparison photos for you. You’ll notice that Trooper does look more matte and a little deeper in color/pigmentation, but you can layer Brushblack if you want to achieve the same look with it! I tried to make the swatches a decent size without applying much product so you could get a good feel for how it looks without going back and slapping on 5 layers of liner.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or comments about this product or just want to hello, leave me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this out of pocket and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***

 

 

Thank you for your patience while I’ve been working on redoing some of my more recent posts! Due to camera and lighting issues, the photos featured in some posts were not the quality that I typically try for. Fortunately, all is working as intended now and I have updated these photos. The photos may not look 100% consistent because sometimes I take them on different days, but they do reflect the product accurately, from my experience with it anyway.

I have also edited a few reviews of these liquid lipsticks, as I’ve had a lot more time to test them and have changed my mind about a few… Again, thank you for your patience and thanks for reading!

NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks are one of those things that I feel may be overlooked by some people just because they’re a drug store brand, but these typically very pretty and just as nice as many of the liquid lipsticks that cost three times as much!

The original twelve shades of Lip Lingerie are just as nice as the new ones but I do feel like many were very similar to one another in color, so I’m glad they’ve introduced these twelve brand new shades. The quality of the formula is consistent between the new shades for the most part, and they’re all pretty wearable by all skin tones. A few may require a liner or blending with another color to be more wearable, but I’ll get into that in the individual reviews.

Overall, the formula for these is very creamy, but not so thick that it’s difficult to apply. It’s well pigmented and goes on evenly with most colors. These give you JUST enough time to apply and play around with them but they do set pretty quickly! Once they set, they have a soft matte appearance without looking or feeling dry, and they wear for around 4-7 hours.

The packaging is nice and feels solid, with the caps screwing on tightly so nothing leaks out. The soft, doe foot applicator seems like it could be a little large for someone with smaller lips but it’s also angled, pretty flat, and not overly flexible, so it’s easy to control for a precise application. The inner rim also catches excess product well, so there’s not typically a lot of buildup inside.

These sell for about $7 from www.nyxcosmetics.com and other retailers like Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc… Most of those stores, as well as NYX’s website, have sales or BOGO once in a while, so that’s a great time to pick these up! Each Lip Lingerie contains 4 ml / 0.13 fl oz of product. All of these shades are permanent so they won’t disappear on you anytime soon.

As with any matte lipstick or liquid lipstick, I recommend gently exfoliating your lips before wearing these, especially during the colder months when your skin may be drier. That will eliminate the chance of this product sticking to chapped patches and emphasizing them, which these will DEFINITELY do if your lips aren’t nice and smooth! I personally like to use something like honey or olive oil mixed with sugar, since that’s natural and usually found in your own kitchen. Also, using a primer like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before applying will help hide any chapped areas.

To keep things simple, I’ll be posting these in three parts. Also, if you’d like to see the other twelve Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks reviewed, leave me a comment and let me know!

Click the links to see the other Lip Lingerie posts:

New NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks: Part 1

New NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks: Part 3

If you’d like to follow my Instagram for even more makeup photos, you can look up @lesley_makeup or click here to check it out!

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Top to Bottom: Seduction, Cashmere Silk, Dusk to Dawn, French Maid

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lip Lingerie swatched on NC15 skin.

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Seduction

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Seduction

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Seduction

Seduction:   This Lip Lingerie is described as a “reddish brown nude” and it’s a medium to medium-dark, almost terracotta toned nude with very warm undertones and a soft matte finish. It actually takes a while to set, compared to most other Lip Lingerie. Part of this may be due to the fact that the texture felt more liquidy, but still creamy, and not as thick as many other colors in this collection. The more you layer on also seems to make the finish less matte and more velvet or satin-like. Fortunately, the texture difference didn’t seem to make the color payoff or coverage anything less than great! When applied, it looks the same color on as it does in the tube and covers very well with little product used. Wear time with this shade was about 5 1/2 hours before any fading occurred.

Liners:   As far as MAC Lip Pencils go, Boldly Bare (slightly lighter but the same color and tone) is a great one if you want definition but not much contrast. Spice (nearly the same color) is a great liner too for a neutral look. For more contrast or for darker skin tones, you can try Chicory (darker and more red), or Mahogany (deeper and more brown).

Dupes:   There’s not really another liquid lipstick similar Lip Lingerie… This color is right in between the two older NYX Lip Lingeries Exotic (more rosy) and Ruffle Trim (lighter and more mauve). The closest Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour from MAC that I found was So Me (lighter, cooler and more pink). Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton (lighter and more nude) is the closest dupe I found from that brand, but it’s not THAT close… I would say that Seduction is unique enough that it’s definitely worth picking up if you like this type of color.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Cashmere Silk

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Cashmere Silk

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Cashmere Silk:   Cashmere Silk is described as a “midtone beige” and is a light-medium, relatively neutral toned rosy beige with a matte finish. The texture of this one was very creamy and applied pretty easily but like a few of the other lighter, more neutral colors of Lip Lingerie, it was tricky to get a very defined line so you may want to use a liner with Cashmere Silk. The color payoff isn’t super intense, nor is the coverage but as you can see above, it layers pretty well so it’s not THAT big of a deal! If you choose to layer this instead of wearing it as a more sheer wash of color, it’s best to apply two light layers rather than one thick one so it doesn’t feel or look heavy on the lips. Wear time was about 5 hours before I noticed fading, which was mostly in the center of the lip and around the edges at first.

Liners:   NYX’s own Nude Beige (nearly the same color, perhaps more cool toned) is perfect with Cashmere Silk. MAC’s Subculture Lip Pencil (almost the same) works well too, as does Boldly Bare (slightly darker and more pink toned).

Dupes:   MAC’s Cafe Au Chic (more cool and rosy toned) Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is somewhat similar. ABH’s Stripped Liquid Lipstick (lighter and more cool toned and pinky) is also close.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Dusk to Dawn

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Dusk to Dawn

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Dusk to Dawn

Dusk to Dawn:   On the NYX website, they describe this liquid lipstick as a “warm beige nude”. It’s a light, peachy-beige nude with warm and yellow undertones. The texture seems slightly thicker than most Lip Lingerie, and while it’s very matte once dry, if you apply enough to make it look perfectly even, it does take quite a while to set and can look very satiny until then. The thicker texture made getting an even application a little tricky, but it wasn’t too much of a pain to deal with. Because of how light Dusk to Dawn is, on some skin tones (like mine) it may not give much definition to the shape of your lip when worn alone so you might want to pair it with one of the liners listed below. Color payoff is great, but if you have yellow undertones in your skin like I do, it may look more peachy/orange on the lips than it does in the tube. Coverage was pretty good, aside from it being somewhat patchy at first… I used my finger to spread it around which helped a lot! Dusk to Dawn lasted about 5 hours on me before it began to fade.

Liners:   MAC’s Naked Liner (lighter and more neutral) is alright if you want a clean, defined lip, but it’s quite a bit different so it does require some blending. Boldly Bare (darker and more brown) works too, but it’s also much different. Despite being different in color, once blended out, it does look very natural, yet defined with Dusk to Dawn.

Dupes:   NYX’s Push-Up Lip Lingerie from the original twelve is the most similar dupe I found within the same formula and brand. Lady-Be-Good (very slightly darker) Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour from MAC is super close. ABH’s Naked (a little bit lighter) Liquid Lipstick is VERY similar and probably the closest dupe I’ve found. ABH’s Stripped (slightly lighter and more cool and pink toned) is also close.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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French Maid

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French Maid

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French Maid:   French Maid is described as a “muted mauve”, which is pretty accurate… It’s a medium mauve with pretty neutral undertones, so it’s flattering on everyone! The finish is matte, but in a soft, velvety way that never looks dry. This color is by far my favorite and the most wearable for me for an every day lip (I’ve even bought a second one to keep in my bag)! The texture felt quite a bit thinner than some of the other Lip Lingerie, but still creamy. I think that made the application easier and resulted in less patchiness, though. As you can see from the photos, color payoff can look less intense on the lips than in the tube. It can appear lighter or darker on the lip, depending on how much you apply, but I sort of like that so I can get a softer more natural look or a more dramatic appearance, depending on what I feel like that day. No matter how much or how little product you apply, coverage is still fully opaque! French Maid wore well for about 6 1/2 hours before it began to fade and even then it faded very evenly.

Liners:   NYX’s Mauve (almost the same color) is a great liner to pair with French Maid. Three MAC Lip Pencils that are also nice with this Lip Lingerie are Dervish (slightly lighter), Whirl (more of a cool toned, dirty rose), and Soar (the closest match I’ve found).

Dupes:   It’s right in between the two MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours in So Me (lighter and more cool toned) and Topped With Brandy (only very slightly darker, but very close).  The most similar dupe from ABH is Veronica (more plum/pink).

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***

MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is one of my favorites out of all the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. It’s incredibly pigmented, goes on smoothly and evenly, and gives you enough time to apply it and play around with it before it dries down to a perfect, long-wearing matte finish. While I can’t confirm it, I feel like MAC has changed and improved the formula of these since they originally came out. It seems like the first time they were released, they were more dry and patchy but now the formula is incredible, so if you didn’t love these at first, I suggest you give them another shot!

I have nearly all of the new colors, and a few of the older ones as well, so I’ll gradually be posting them. They are permanent too, so this won’t be something that ends up on your must-have list then disappears! I must give MAC a lot of credit for creating some fantastic new products that are staying in their lineup. They’ve really stepped up their makeup game lately as far as new formulas of products that are really on trend and popular, such as liquid lipsticks, highlighters, etc… so thank you, MAC!

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Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks sell for $21 each and contain 5ml / 0.17 fl oz of product. They are a permanent product and are available at www.maccosmetics.com as well as partner locations such as Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s, as well as other major department stores overseas.

The packaging is a sleek, elongated bullet which is clear, so you can easily see the color of the lipcolour you’re reaching for. The cap is almost identical to MAC’s classic lipstick container, although this one screws on and off. The inner part of the packaging keeps the liquid lipstick from leaking out and catches any extra product so nothing is wasted, which comes in handy! These have a very soft, tapered type of doe foot applicator that allows for a precise and even application, with no extra brush necessary.

The formula for all shades is somewhat liquidy, which allows you to play around with it for a moment and evenly apply it before it dries down in roughly a minute. Once it sets, it’s not going anywhere! While I may not have anyone to smooch, I have plenty of customers who have tested the stay-true factor and planted a kiss right on their significant other at my counter, and NOTHING comes off! The staying power is impressive, but the best part is that it’s non-drying, even though it wears for 7-8 hours with NO smudging or feathering. When these do begin to fade, it’s usually in the center of the lip and they fade gradually rather than coming off in uneven chunks like some liquid lipsticks do. You don’t even need a liner with these since they wear so well and apply so precisely, although can you definitely use one if you like. Most colors don’t seem to stain the lips but there are a few of the deeper ones that can… I’ll let you know which ones do as I review them individually!

MAC’s claims for this product include what’s listed below (taken directly from their website), which after testing, have proven to be accurate!

  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
  • Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
  • Non-feathering, non-bleeding

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Swatch photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Product swatched on NC15 skin. This is not completely dried down, but you can see the matte finish and final color where it has dried.

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Café Au Chic:   This color is described as a “greyed beige” and is a medium, cool toned brownish beige with both grey and rosy undertones and a very matte finish. The great thing about this color is that it works well on EVERY skin tone! I’m incredibly fair, and while it’s a darker type of neutral/nude for me, it’s still very wearable. It’s also a great neutral/nude for even the deepest of skin tones, since it isn’t super light, so it won’t wash you out. As mentioned above, the texture is somewhat liquidy, but still creamy enough to glide on evenly. It takes about a minute to set to and mattify. Color payoff is wonderful and looks nearly identical to how it appears in the tube. It only seems to darken very slightly after it sets. Coverage is completely opaque with very little product applied. Wear time with this particular color is about 7 hours.

Liners:   I know I mentioned that liners aren’t necessary for these Liquid Lipcolours, but a few from MAC that look really nice with Café Au Chic are Stripdown (light, cool toned neutral brown), Whirl (medium, cool toned pinky neutral), or even Chestnut (medium to medium-dark, cool toned neutral brown).

Dupes: MAC’s Viva Glam II lipstick is close, but has less brown undertones. MAC’s Yash lipstick is slightly lighter with more mauve undertones, and Naturally Transformed is more golden. Anastasia Beverly Hills Sepia Liquid Lipstick is darker and cooler, Stripped is much lighter and more pink, and Naked is also lighter with warmer pink undertones. There really aren’t any perfect dupes that I’ve found, so I’d say this is worth picking up if you like the color!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

I’m just going to get right to the point here… I am SO in love with this palette lately! I’ve had it for a few weeks now so I’ve really been able to play around with every shadow and see how I like them so I can give you all an accurate review. It’s very usable for every day looks as well as more dramatic looks, and the quality is great, so I feel like you really get your money’s worth with this palette. Oh, and it truly smells like peaches! Not in that sugary, fake sort of overly-sweet way either… It’s a subtle, very natural peach scent that definitely puts me in a good mood every time I open this palette. So without further ado, I give you the Sweet Peach palette!

 

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This palette contains eighteen shadows, all of which are the same size, with each eye shadow containing 0.95g/0.03 Oz of product, giving it a total product weight of 17.1g/0.54Oz. The palette sells for $49 from www.toofaced.com, www.sephora.com, or www.ulta.com. It’s a permanent product too, so it won’t be going anywhere! There are also lip and cheek/face products that were launched with this palette which have the same peachy theme and scent. I haven’t purchased any yet, but they’re definitely worth checking out!

The overall quality of this palette is fantastic! There are a few shadows that are not as pigmented or smooth as others, but we’ll get into that in the individual reviews. While it’s mostly neutrals, there are a ton of beautiful combinations and looks that you can create with the Sweet Peach palette. There are also just enough darker colors to add drama if you aren’t into neutral looks 24/7. To me, this is great because I feel like I’ll make use of nearly every shadow in the palette, rather than ignoring brighter or darker colors that some palettes seem to randomly contain. There’s enough variation in this palette to make it ideal for ALL skintones as well. The packaging is also great… It’s very sturdy and metal, so you won’t crush your eye shadows if you need to toss this in your bag when you’re traveling. Even the mirror in it is legit and isn’t one of the flimsy, plastic type.

Anyway, let’s get into some more photos and reviews!

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Swatches taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eye Shadows swatched on NC15 Skin.

My apologies for the individual shadow photos being taken after I had used it, but I had to redo them because the lighting was WAY off the first time!

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White Peach:   This is the palest color in the palette and is a light, warm to neutral toned cream color with some slight yellow undertones. It has a natural matte to satin finish. The texture is very smooth and went on with no fallout. Color payoff is good, but looks a bit warmer toned once applied. Coverage is fantastic and applied with full opacity using little product. This wore well for 6 to 7 hours before I noticed any creasing, but it will wear longer with an eye shadow primer (my favorite is a Pro Longwear Paint Pot like Soft Ochre or Painterly from MAC).

Dupes:   A few permanent MAC shadows that are very close are Brule (slightly darker but same undertone), Blanc Type (more pink and more matte), and Mylar (nearly identical). Some Anastasia Beverly Hills dupes are Vanilla (lighter and very slightly more pink), Bone (matte and more yellow-based), and Bling (a touch lighter, more pink and shimmery).

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Luscious:   Luscious is a light-medium golden shadow with warm, almost coppery undertones and a very frosty finish. It feels nearly creamy and applies well, giving perfect color payoff and coverage. Wear time for me was about 7 hours before any fading occurred, which is pretty impressive for a frost shadow like this.

Dupes:   MAC’s All That Glitters is nearly the same color (slightly lighter and more pink once applied, though). Honey Lust looks closer once applied (same finish and color, less coverage/opacity). Anastasia Beverly Hills has a few similar shadows like Amber (a bit darker and cooler toned), Glisten (nearly the exact same), and Sateen (closest match I found).

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Just Peachy:   This is a medium, peachy-pink color with a slightly golden sheen to it and a finish that’s somewhere between satin and frost. It has a lovely, smooth texture that applies very evenly, giving wonderful color payoff and coverage. While the coverage and color payoff was great, this texture/finish faded a little faster than some of the other shadows in this palette, only wearing about 5 1/2 to 6 hours. I definitely recommend a primer with this shadow to help with that!

Dupes:   MAC’s Expensive Pink is very close (lighter and slightly more pink), while Paradisco is nearly identical. Fashion’s Field Day, also from MAC, is almost the same in both color and finish. ABH China Rose is sort of similar (darker with more brown undertones), and Fresh Peach is almost the exact same in color (less frosted finish).

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

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Bless Her Heart:   This is one of my favorite shadows in the palette! It’s a medium-dark, sage to olive shade of green with a slightly warm undertone and a hint of a golden bronze sheen. The finish is frosty, but not to the point where it seems metallic. It has a very smooth texture, but does seem slightly powdery when applied, so it may take a bit more product than some of the other shadows in this palette to get fully opaque coverage and intense color payoff. That said, I love this shadow because it stands out in this palette but still works perfectly as an accent color to all of the warmer, more neutral, peachy tones! Wear time was great and I don’t notice much fading or creasing for around 6 1/2 to 7 hours.

Dupes:   Bellini is actually right in between MAC’s Greensmoke and Sumptuous Olive, so either could be used in place of this shadow. Moss from ABH is darker.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Tempting:   Tempting is a dark, warm toned, coffee/blackened brown shade with a soft, golden sheen and a finish that has more shine than a satin, but still less than a frost. This shadow had a considerably buttery texture which makes for a very even application with fantastic coverage and color payoff. In this photo, it shows the warmer undertones because it was taken in bright, natural sunlight. Due to how pigmented this shadow is, it tends to actually look darker and more intense once it’s applied. Wear time was on par with most of the other shadows in the palette, lasting a little over 7 hours.

Dupes:   I didn’t really find any dupes from MAC, but this shadow falls right in between ABH’s Black Diamond and Dark Chocolate Shimmer.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Charmed, I’m Sure:   This shadow is a medium-dark, warm toned cocoa brown with a soft matte finish. While the texture is smooth, it’s also a little on the dry side. I didn’t get much fallout really, but it did take some layering during application to achieve ideal color payoff and full coverage. Due to the drier texture, it lasted quite a while and I only noticed  some fading after about 7 1/2 to 8 hours. Creasing occurred after about 6 1/2 hours, though, but drier shadows can be more prone to creasing at times. I definitely think a primer would help under this particular shadow.

Dupes:   MAC’s Brown Down is very similar (cooler toned). Fawn from ABH is almost identical (very slightly lighter once applied).

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Nectar:   Nectar is a light to light-medium, creamy gold with warm, yellow undertones and a soft frost finish. The texture is smooth and applies easily, but it can feel powdery, making it a little tricky to get full opacity with unless you layer it or really pack it on the lid with a dense, flat brush (like a MAC 239). Color payoff is great, but it does tend to look more golden on the skin. Wear time was around 6 to 7 hours before I noticed any fading.

Dupes:   MAC’s Ricepaper is nearly the exact same for both color and finish. ABH’s Legend is close (lighter and more yellow).

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Cobbler:   This shadow is a medium, coppery brown with very warm undertones and a frosted finish. It feels almost creamy and has great color payoff as well as coverage. Wear time was about 7 hours, and even longer when applied over a primer.

Dupes:   MAC’s Sable is close (cooler undertone).

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Candied Peach:   Candied Peach is a medium, peachy coral shadow with strong orange undertones. The finish has a matte base with a subtle, very fine type of pinky/coral shimmer that doesn’t really show up much once applied. The texture is soft, but also quite powdery. Unfortunately, it looks beautiful when swatched, but definitely doesn’t end up as opaque or even when applied to the eyelid or crease. On the plus side, it does have good color payoff. Like some of the other drier feeling shadows in this palette, it’s wear time isn’t anything special, and began to fade and crease after just 4 to 5 hours on me. You MUST use a primer under this shadow!

Dupes:   MAC’s Fashion’s Field Day is pretty much the same (no micro shimmer), but has much better coverage.

Overall Rating:   3.7 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

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Bellini:   This is one of my favorite shadows in this palette! It’s a medium, warm toned peachy pink with an almost rose gold sheen and a beautiful frosted finish. The texture is a dream to work with… It’s very blendable and has great color payoff and full opacity without having to apply much product. Wear time was around 6 1/2 to 7 hours before I had any issues with fading or creasing.

Dupes:   MAC’s Expensive Pink is sort of similar (more pink), and All That Glitters is also a little off (lighter and more neutral). ABH’s Glisten is close (more neutral/beige tone).

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Peach Pit:   Peach Pit is a dark, almost plummy brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft frosty finish. It applies and blends out easily, giving wonderful color payoff and coverage. Wear time was between 7 to 8 hours on me. This is by far one of the best shadows in the palette!

Dupes:   MAC’s Antiqued is very close (cooler, more brownish undertone), while Twinks is also very, very similar. ABH’s Labyrinth is almost identical, and so is their Comfort shadow (very slightly more brown undertone).

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Delectable:   This shadow is a dark, wine stained purple with a satin finish. While it’s beautiful in the pan, it’s one of the most difficult shadows in the palette to work with. It feels very dry and powdery, making application tricky. It doesn’t pack on evenly or blend out smoothly. The best color payoff and coverage I got was over a Pro Longwear Paint Pot from MAC, and even then I had to really work at packing this on the lid. It wore well for a little less than 6 hours on the lid, but creased after about 4 to 5 hours when applied in the crease (both without a primer underneath).

Dupes:   MAC’s Sketch is close (less purple). ABH’s Aubergine is also very similar (more reddish undertone).

Overall Rating:   3.2 / 5

Application:   2

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

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Peaches ‘N Cream:   This is a light, creamy peachy with warm, golden undertones and a matte finish. It has a buttery texture that blends out easily and also offers great coverage and color payoff. Wear time was 6 to 7 hours before it began to fade.

Dupes:   I didn’t find a good dupe with my individual MAC shadows… Brule is the closest but still isn’t quite there (lighter and more yellow). Custard from ABH is also not quite right (darker and cooler toned). If I find a perfect dupe in another palette or something later on, I’ll let you know!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Georgia:   Georgia is a light-medium peach with a warm, pinkish undertone and a matte finish. It feels a little more powdery than Peaches ‘N Cream, but still blended out well. Color payoff is nice, but since it has a slightly powdery texture, you may have to layer it or use a dense, flat brush to pack it on the lid if you want full coverage. I would recommend a primer with this shadow for sure. Wear time was around 7 hours before it started to fade or crease.

Dupes:   MAC’s Bamboo is close but not THAT close (peachier). ABH’s Soft Peach is similar (slightly warmer and more peachy), and Day Rate is also close (more cool/pink undertone).

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Caramelized:   This shadow is a gorgeous, dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frost finish. It feels very luxurious and buttery so it’s easy to wear on the lid or blend out into the crease. The color payoff is fantastic and actually tends to look a little darker once applied. Coverage is also great and fully opaque with little product used. I got around 7 to 8 hours of wear before any fading occurred, and much longer when I wore this over a primer. Caramelized is one of the best shadows in this palette!

Dupes:   MAC’s Woodwinked is pretty close (lighter/cooler toned), while Bronze is a near perfect match (slightly cooler toned once applied). ABH’s Amber is also very close (cooler toned).

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Puree:   Puree is a medium, warm toned brown with rusty undertones and a matte finish. It’s pretty basic, but definitely a must have in a palette like this and works well as a crease or transition color. The texture is soft and smooth but a little bit on the dry side. It still blends out well with the right brush (I suggest something like a MAC 217 or 224), but it does need some layering to get good coverage on the lid. Fortunately, it’s well pigmented, so color payoff is great, despite the texture issue. I got around 6 to 7 hours of wear time with this shadow, and a little longer with a primer.

Dupes:   MAC’s Soft Brown is sort of close (lighter, less reddish tone), but ABH’s Caramel is the perfect dupe!

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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Summer Yum:   This is a medium-dark, terracotta brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish.  The texture is very smooth and almost creamy, allowing it to blend out easily. The color payoff and coverage are fantastic, so you don’t need to apply much product to get good results. Wear time is also great and this shadow lasts 7 to 8 hours before fading on the lid, or just over 6 hours before creasing when used as a transition/crease color.

Dupes:   MAC’s Brown Script is close (more cool toned/red). ABH’s Blazing is similar (more of a true red undertone), but this shadow is right in between Morocco and Sienna, so either of those would be a near perfect dupe.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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Talk Derby To Me:   This shadow is a dark, blackened purple with neutral to cool undertones and matte to satin finish for a base. It also contains a red/purple/teal/coppery, multidimensional type of micro-shimmer. The texture felt SO dry and this shadow does NOT apply evenly at all. It took way too much effort to get any amount of color payoff, which still doesn’t look the same as it does in the pan, no matter how much you apply. Coverage is also pretty sheer without adding layer upon layer of shadow over a primer. Overall, this is the most patchy, dry, disappointing shadow in the palette. The only redeeming quality to this shadow is the wear time, which was around 8 hours. My suggestion is to use this to softly darken the crease or smoke out/darken below the lower lash line.

Dupes:   MAC’s Sketch is sort of similar (less black, lighter, more warm toned). I didn’t really find a similar dupe with any of my other shadows… I’m sure you could find something close but MUCH better in another brand, though!

Overall Rating:   2.8 / 5

Application:   2

Coverage:  2

Color Payoff:   2

Texture:   2

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5