Spring 2016 Beauty Product Launches by bestofmakeupalley

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Contour & Highlighting Palette

3.3 /5

7 reviews

"I have fair-beige cool-toned skin. The color/highlighting affect does not show up: I hardly get any thing from it. Perhaps it will work better for different skin types... It does not do much contouring and generally isn't good quality, in my opinion."

L'Oreal Infallible Matte-Matic automatic eyeliner pencil

1.7 /5

11 reviews

"The black transfers & gives me pandas after awhile but it is very dark & would work if you don't have super oily lids...w some primers (eg UDPP, MAC Painterly, Clinique TouchBase), the black just does not stay. I had better luck w the Taupe Grey..."

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation

3.9 /5

27 reviews

"FINALLY Shiseido comes out with a foundation [for] NC 10/15. This foundation is really light, does not change color, mattifies but still looks natural and the coverage is medium to full."

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

4.3 /5

42 reviews

"I would call this a satin finish. It's definitely not a powdery matte but it doesn't glow either. Just a great, natural finish...I wouldn't say the coverage is quite as great as the hype, but it is buildable."

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

3.3 /5

33 reviews

"What I like about this foundation is its light to medium coverage, luminous finish that isn't too dewy or glowing, and great selection of shades...I would say that it falls somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and foundation."

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

3.5 /5

22 reviews

NOTE: limited shades

"This my new go-to foundation! The fair shade is a perfect match for my cool with pink undertones skin. It blends in flawlessly, evening out any redness, leaving my face looking perfect! It goes on smooth...little is needed..."

Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation

3.7 /5

22 reviews

"I have dehydrated combination skin...This glides on like silk!...so velvety and a little goes a long way...It blurs my pores and feels amazingly light on the skin."

NARS Velvet matte skin tint

3.2 /5

88 reviews

NOTE: mixed reviews

"This product is very pigmented and easy to apply (goes on beautifully with your fingertips; a small amount...goes a long way)...the staying power isn't that great and it made me breakout. It gave me small pimples all over my face."

Clinique Smart Treatment Oil

4.3 /5

7 reviews

"Excellent oil for the price tag. It is light and odorless, sinks in immediately and provides moisturised and glowy face...[this gives] visible results in terms of nourishing and moisturising and a flawless application (zero greasiness or shine)."

Lumene Bright now vitamin c Hyaluronic essence

3.5 /5

11 reviews

"This stuff is amazing! I try to not use anything containing linalool, perfume and limonene on my face, but it plumps my skin and makes it glow [without] irritation [or] clogging...lots of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid and it does wonders..."

Lancome Visionnaire Nuit

3.5 /5

11 reviews

NOTE: love/hate the smell

"I feels like a gel, but is more oil-like when it is applied to the skin...The next day my skin felt incredibly soft and had a dewy, fresh look to it."

"...cheap woods scent to this product. It...broke my skin out..."

Clarins Mission Perfection Serum

2.3 /5

10 reviews

"...hyperpigmentation is still there (I even have the impression it has become slightly worse than before using the product)."

"This product made my skin burn into a crimson crisp."

"this...irritate[d] my skin, I got...pimples...red spots...itching..."

MAC Contour and Sculpt Yourself Palette

5 /5

2 reviews

"the [contour] colour is just exactly like a true shadow would be and looks totally natural. The highlighter is very sheer and not shimmery -- it gives a perfect glowy look..."

Tarte Tarteist Countour Palette

3.3 /5

6 reviews

"This [palette]...is so natural and blendable that the result remains natural, even when a heavy hand is used. The pigments were fine for my by pale and translucent skin too, which was one of my biggest concerns... smells like chocolate..."

Physicians Formula Argan Wear primer

2.9 /5

14 reviews

"It REDUCES PORES like NOTHING I have ever tried. Like I said, I have given up on primers as they claim to reduce pores but really [don't]...last....I sprayed it on...and then rubbed it around with my fingers. I was matte but [not]...dry. JUST [SMOOOTH]."

BeneFit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue

3.1 /5

35 reviews

NOTE: love or hate so far

"Really does keep oil at bay for longer than most other products I've tried. Gives a fresh & clean feeling to the face..."

"...I saw zero difference with my makeup. There was no oil control whatsoever..."

Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray

3.9 /5

8 reviews

"I'm currently using it as a primer and setting spray and have noticed a huge difference in make up longevity [and] oil control during the day. I had been using UD's De-Slick...--- this one out-performs UD by a long shot."

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ex-Girlfriend

5 /5

4 reviews

"It's a hint more brown than the companion lipstick called Ex-Girlfriend....You get opaque color from this pencil, which is a beautiful nude-rose, a dusky shade that is pretty enough to wear all over the lip...or as a liner to a nude or rosy lipstick."

Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color - All Shades

4.8 /5

12 reviews

"The lipsticks feel nice and have a nice glossy feel and look (Not metallic, frosty or glittery at all). Pigmentation varies, the more sheer/nude colors are sheer, but still covering. The brighter & deeper shades pack more of a punch."

Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color in Blush

5 /5

1 reviews

"...a glossy...[product that's] neutral perfection...I am someone who turns everything orange or brown...but Blush holds it's ground in the neutral pink beige shade."

New York Color Get It All Lip Color

5 /5

2 reviews

"It goes on easily, creamy with no tugging...after a few minutes it starts to set and the creaminess fades a little bit. It doesn't become dry though but [rather]...a natural matte type finish.[It's] very comfortable on lips and it wears for a long time!"

Sephora Give Me Some Nude Lip 2016

4.5 /5

4 reviews

NOTE: SOLD OUT; Sephora exclusive

"this set is priced at $33 and contains both NARS Dolce Vita and Nudestix Whisper in full sizes."

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani The Perfect Lipstick

3.9 /5

13 reviews

NOTE: limited edition; mattes may be slt. drying; lasting power avg. or below avg.

'Ex Girlfriend' - "...the formula [is]...a touch heavier and a bit stickier than your average balm, but the heaviness and "stick" or "grip" make it last a bit longer..."

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss

3.9 /5

40 reviews

NOTE: users like pigmentation; it has a fruit smell

"...if you are a matte lover you will be sorely disappointed. [It] has a distinct sheen...and smears all over the place...[with] powder and lipliner...it still smeared and feathered past my lip line."

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick

3.7 /5

60 reviews

NOTE: 8 new shades (existing pdct.); strong smell/chemical taste

"These in most cases, deposit the same amount of color as a Clinique Intense Chubby Stick but those look so nice on the lips where as [these] look waxy on the lips, goopy in texture."

Burt's Bees Burt's Bees Lipstick

3.7 /5

41 reviews

NOTE: colors can vary in intensity and undertone from color depicted; mixed reviews on smell ("none" v. "fruity smell"), packaging (clunky/cheap v. nice/nothing special);

"They feel super hydrating and apply really smoothly... They're sheer..."

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick

2.7 /5

66 reviews

"Color is beautiful but this stuff is liquid perfume mixed with liquid lipstick mixed with lipgloss. The consistency is just gross, thick and very greasy. Does not dry down. Horrible, really one of the worst lip products I've tried."

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

3.2 /5

34 reviews

"omg, drying drying drying. It's unwearable! I am a fan of matte formulations and I'm a bit of a Nyx matte lip cream addict, but this Mac product is really bad...It dries to a weird prune like look and sensation on my lips and makes my lips flakey..."

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

4.2 /5

12 reviews

"The only color that's highly pigmented is "easy" which is the medium berry color. The rest of the colors are quite sheer (but buildable). This isn't really an entire blush palette. It has a few blush colors, a bronzer and a couple highlighters."

Hard Candy Look Pro! Ultimate Strobing Kit

5 /5

3 reviews

"The highlighter is subtle but gives an incredible glow, the blush looks natural on the skin, and the bronzer is easy to work with. This is the only kit I've ever purchased from the drugstore that has a really awesome brush included!!!!"

Anastasia Of Beverly Hills Glow Kit

4.4 /5

54 reviews

"I was shocked at how huge the pans were. They're full size! Not tiny circles like the contour pallet pans...none of them were [as] dark [as they look]. They...are VERY lumanizing and...the color is sheer, the shine is opaque."

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Brow Box in Bathwater Blonde

4.7 /5

6 reviews

NOTE: for cool-toned ash blondes; wears well

"the...blonde...match[es] my brows perfectly! I use the...light blonde in the beginning of my eyebrows then I work the dark blonde through the arch to the tale. Add some of the wax and I have perfect brows."

Wet 'n' Wild Ultimate Brow Stencil Kit

5 /5

4 reviews

"...for 5.99 you get 3...stencils, three...powders, brow wax, a highlighter, mini spoolie, brush and teeny tweezers...I held the stencil in place, brushed on the wax, then mixed the light and medium powders and put on over the wax. Perfection!"

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eye shadow palette

4.2 /5

60 reviews

NOTE: some say patchy/difficult application; sheer

"I love the variety of shades and the two pops of colour that are included. Some shades do blend better than others but overall I think the quality overall is well worth the $$$"

L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Mono

2.6 /5

12 reviews

NOTE: new gel-to-powder formula in 15 shades; wear time in dispute

"With...primer, they last [8+] hours with virtually no color loss and...no migration..."

"Without [or with]...primer, even set with loose powder it...[creases] within the hour."

Wet 'n' Wild MAX FANatic Cat Eye Mascara

2.9 /5

12 reviews

"The brush is curved slightly and...deposit[s] a decent amount of product...[at the] end of day above the eye smudging...this is also a little tricky to use for the bottom lashes."


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