• Phytosurgence Solar Sheen Spectral Shine Radiance Balm Review & Swatches

    8 days ago - By Temptalia

    Solar Sheen
    Phytosurgence Solar Sheen Spectral Shine Radiance Balm is a medium gold with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. It had more opaque, buildable color coverage with a denser, almost stiff consistency that felt more powder-like than cream like until one really pushed and swirled against the product pan. It's almost more like a creamy powder than a cream-to-powder based on my experience with cream-to-powder formulas (which feel like a cream initially and then dry down once applied).
    It delivered a subtle glow, as marketed, that worked best over bare skin or a dewier, more...
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  • Makeup by Mario Kiana & Lucia Ultra Suede Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

    Makeup by Mario Kiana & Lucia Ultra Suede Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

    8 days ago - By Temptalia

    Kiana
    Makeup by Mario Kiana Ultra Suede Lipstick is a rich, ruby red with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture felt very lightweight on my lips, but the actual lipstick was firmer and stiffer with little glide, so it tugged on my lips and wasn't the easiest to spread evenly over my lips.
    This was a shade that broke at the base during application as well. The color could have applied more evenly, and the formula wasn't forgiving of imperfections/lip lines. It stayed on well for five...
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