Thursday, 28 February 2013

Too Faced Matte Eye palette review

I got Too Faced Matte Eye palette a while ago but somehow I couldn't get round to writing a review. The reason is that I feel slightly indifferent about the palette and I didn't feel excited enough to write about it.

The palette comes in a nice cardboard box which opens up to reveal 3 rows of complimentary eyeshadows which can be used to create 3 different looks. The base/highlighter shades are of enormous size, while the remaining ones are so small you can barely fit a brush in there. All of the shades are matte and muted shades of browns, blues and grays.
I believe they are quite pretty but I'm not totally sure whether strictly matte make-up appeals to my taste. All the looks I've created looked kind of boring to me and instead of "ooomph' effect I got sort of "plane Jane" looks.  

As far as quality is concerned, there's nothing bad I can say about these eyeshadows. They're soft, but not powdery at all, therefore, there is hardly any fall out when using them. I never put anything on my eyes without a primer, so over a primer they last all day. The only issue is that they're not the best-blending shadows in history, but again, this is quite typical of matte eyeshadows.

The first sequence of shadows can be used to create what is called a "day look".
The shades are: Tufted Suede, which is a kind of camel colour to me, definitely meant to be a base shadow cause it's way too dark for a highlighter.
Chinchilla is a very pretty medium brown.
Coffee Bean is a very dark brown, the name is very self-explanatory.
These shades seem very neutral to me, they're neither too orange or too red. I would describe the level of their pigmentation as medium.

left to right: Tufted Suede, Chinchila, Coffee Bean
And here's what I made out of the first row trio: 

The second row is called Classic. It consists of a white shade (Velveteen Bunny), which is rather on the sheer side, a gorgeous blue-toned gray (Pebbles), which is absolutely my favourite one out off all shades in the palette. It's beautifully pigmented and applies without any fall out. The last one, called London Fog, is a dark navy blue 

left to right:Velveteen Bunny, Pebbles, London Fog

This row was rather pigmented (except the white one) and really good to work with.
You can see these shades on my right eye below, on the left one I applied the shadows from the bottom row.

fashion look (left eye) classic look (right eye)

fashion look (left eye) classic look (right eye)

And the final row, called Fashion. 
When I was looking at the swatches of these eyeshadows, before buying the palette, I felt particularly attracted by the middle shade, called Vintage Violet. Although theoretically there's nothing wrong about the shadow, it somehow doesn't look as georgeous as I'd expected.

The first shade on the left is called Fresh Linen, which is a pale pink shade. A good highlight colour for my complexion. Next comes the aforementioned Vintage Violet. It's a unique shade, which is a cross between lilac, violet and mauve. Unfortunately, when applied it turned muddy and didn't display any apparent colour. I expected something more spectacular. There's a slight, barely perceptible shimmer, which I suppose is meant to prevent the shade from looking flat.The last one, called Midnight, is a dark charcoal gray. The level of pigmentation rises from left to right.

left to right: Fresh Linen, Vintage Velvet, Midnight

To sum up:
I liked how the shades compliment one another. It's possible to create a variety of looks, not only those described in the "look cards" which come with the palette and which I've forgotten to mention before. I also like the fact that the shadows last all day over a primer.

What I didn't like was their sheerness and that the looks created with the shadows were kind of muddy and boring. I really enjoyed playing with Pebbles, but others didn't excite me much. 

It's a nice palette for matte eyeshadow lovers or neutrals lovers, but if I were to give anyone advice which matte, neutral palette to get, I'd definitely opt for Lorac Pro palette. 

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Estee Lauder Revitalising supreme Global Anti Ageing Creme review

I really loved this Estee Lauder cream I had an opportunity to sample. Revitalising Supreme cream was quite thick in consistency but it was smooth like a primer. Absorbed quickly, but left my face rather dewy. Because the cream is recommended both as a day and night cream I risked using it under my make up. Well, it didn't ruin my make-up during the day but my skin got oily earlier than normally, even though I'd used a good primer.

This cream made an excellent night cream for my rather oily skin. I can't talk about long-term results since I used only a sample, but certainly it was a pleasure to use.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion review

When I got my Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Zero I thought this was the best eye pencil ever and no one will ever make a better one. It turns out that Urban Decay managed to outdo itself.

24/7 eyeliner pen in Perversion is blacker, more pigmented, softer, creamier, smoother, performs better and lasts longer. It remains blendable and smudgeable for some time and when it sets it's immovable.  I love it! One of the best eye pencils in history!

Below you can see swatches of both:
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero (left) and Perversion (right)

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Oyster Grey #89 review and swatches

The only reason why I bought this Dazzle Dust by Barry M was to top up my Amazon order with something cheap and get free shipping.
At first, after swatching, I thought meh and lost interest. Sheer muddy pink. That's all.

I'd hoped the shade to be gray-based duochrome and indeed it is. The trouble is that the taupeish gray base is quite sheer and the pink hue plays a more dominant part than I expected. I believe pink-lovers will find it gorgeous, whereas I just wanted a greige with a twist.

Some time later I suddenly felt an urge and determination top make it work. 
I applied it over Maybelline Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe and it looked amazing! The taupe-graige base brought to the daylight all the depth and complexity of Barry M Dazzle Dust in Oyster Gray. I just added a hint of charcoal gray in the outer corner and a dark gray liner along the lashline. Beautiful! Greige eye with a softer twist! I love duochromes, I love Oyster Grey!

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Glossybox February 2013

Here's what Polish Glossybox had to offer us this month:
Model Co eyeshadow duo, review coming soon
Scottish Fine Soaps Poetica shampoo and conditioner
tolpa (Polish brand) hydrating and relaxing cream
Pierre Rene nailpolish (black with golden glitter)
toothpicks with Glossybox logo to make club sandwiches I suppose
muffin papers with the logo as well

I put the papers into use straightaway and made cheese and bacon muffins. These very tasty, though the pastry seemed a bit bland. I'll need to work on spicing it up a bit.
Here's the recipe I used (thank you Anka for that!):
100g cheese (diced)
100g ham (diced)
210g buttermilk
60g oil
220g flour
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

Mix the buttermilk, oil and egg together, fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cheese and ham. Spoon the dough into muffin baking tins and bake for 20-25 mins in 180 degrees. 

Wojciech Inglot, the founder and owner of Inglot Cosmetics, has passed away

On 23 February 2013 Wojciech Inglot, the founder and owner of Inglot cosmetics, passed away at the age of 58.

I learned about the brand in my early secondary school years when I was getting my first lipsticks or nail polishes. I didn't think much about the quality of the products so I gladly replaced them with drugstore cosmetics from the Western world which started flooding in through the open borders after the collapse of the communist regime.

For years I didn't pay any attention to Inglot, which in the meanwhile moved from cheap stalls in the open-air markets and local drugstores in provincial towns to elegant shopping mall boutiques, until I read some enthusiastic reviews on Temptalia and other websites. 'Is it the same Inglot we're talking about?', I thought.

I visited one of their stores and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw. Gorgeous products, elegantly displayed in a very pro-looking shop. In spite of the fact that the brand definitely had moved upmarket, they kept the same low price tags while upgrading the quality substantially. That visit initiated my ever-growing collection of eyeshadows conveniently packed in the Freedom System palettes.

I really admired and respected Wojciech Inglot for doing the impossible. Having completed his chemistry studies he returned to his hometown of Przemysl, which lies in the god-forsaken far south-eastern corner of Poland and opened his company there. I'm pretty sure that a couple of years ago he employed some skillful marketing directors, who'd been to the Western world, possibly educated there, who helped to transform a low-end company into a world famous cult brand. Unlike many of his contemporary entrepreneurs in Poland, he never sold his business and remained its owner until his death, which proves his enormous manager's skills and the ability to adapt to changeable market and political situation in the times of transformation.

He never moved his production to China or Taiwan, giving jobs to many people in the unemployment-stricken area of south-eastern Poland. 95% of cosmetics are made in the Przemysl area and the remaining 5% in the European Union countries. This proves that you you don't need to move your production to Asia to make good quality and cheap products.

Wojciech Inglot was not only a renowned businessman in Poland, a laureate of a number of business awards, but also performed a number of public functions, he was the Chairman of the Municipal Council in Przemysl and an honorary consul of Ukraine in Przemysl.

He not only created a high-quality brand which makes women all over the world beautiful and happy but he also was a visionnary who proved that nothing is impossible.

L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows in Endless Chocolat (012), Bottomless Jawa (800) and Bronzed Taupe review

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Endless Chocolat/ Bottomless Java

Here comes the last set of L'Oreal color Infallible eyeshadows that I've got (at least for the time being) and this simultaneously is the set that I like the least although I thought these would be my favourites out of the whole bunch.
My reservations are connected with my personal feelings about the shades, not with the quality of the eyeshadows themselves.

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Endless Chocolat/ Bottomless Java

First I need to explain the presence of these two browns in my stash. Due to a nasty trick played on me by the marketers of L'Oreal I ordered from e-bay a shade I'd already had, not knowing that the same shades receive different names in the States. So, as you might have already guessed the sequence of double pictures is a comparative study of the same shade. These eyeshadows look different because the photos were taken in different rooms, at different times of the day and in different lighting conditions, but trust me, they are very much the same. A friend of mine is about to get one of them and I believe it'll suit her complexion and taste fine.

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Endless Chocolat/ Bottomless Java

The other reason for my disappointment is that in the swatches, both on-line and in the shop, the shade looked much cooler than it is in reality. I have cool-toned skin and warm browns look kind of orange on my lids and it's really hard to make them work for me. I find it hard to pair them with anything except black and generally tend to avoid them. It's a real pity cause the shade is so pretty on its own. It looks quite similar to NYX Pearl Mania eyeshadow in Walnut (just less frosty).

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Endless Chocolat/ Bottomless Java

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Bronzed Taupe
I was more than excited to get the Bronzed Taupe as my love for taupes is immense. However, one taupe does not equal another and in this case the shade, gorgeous as it is, was disappointing for me.

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Bronzed Taupe

The eyeshadow looks and performs as well as the others do and I have absolutely no reservations about the product itself. The thing is that it's not the best match for my fair, cool-toned skin. And also it's super frosty finish would look way better on someone younger than me.

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Bronzed Taupe

True to its name, the shade is taupe with warm bronze undertones. Very pretty, but I tend to look washed out wearing this shade. What's more, in its metallic frostiness it looks kind of flaky on my lids. This is the issue which I often have with frosty eyheshadows (eg. Sleek Bad Girl palette and other Sleek eyeshadows). I tend to blame my age for that but actually frosty eyeshadows have looked bad on my lids ever since I can remember. No frosty finishes for me! But apart from this, Bronzed Taupe is absolutely gorgeous! 

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Bronzed Taupe

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Korean goodies: Skinfood Platinum Grape Cell Cream

Platinum  Grape Cell Cream seems to be my favourite item within this Skinfood range. I tested only one small sample, but it immediately grabbed my attention and the cream landed on my wishlist.

It feels very smooth feels, almost like a silicone primer. It didn't feel greasy,tacky or heavy as anti-wrinkle creams tend to be. Absorbed quickly and didn't stain my pillow at all! 

I think this cream would be particularly beneficial for dry and ageing skin, though I believe my normal to oily would find it nourishing, you just need to use it before sleep.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Affordable make-up: Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in 004 Sandstorm review

I got this powder after I'd heard so many raving reviews on Youtube. It was supposed to be a budget buy, the quality of which is comparable to higher-end brands and most importantly it would give me the matte, yet fresh, look throughout the day.
Well, I have mixed feelings about the product and I'm far from calling it the best powder I've ever used but it's not bad either.
The first thing you notice is the packaging which makes no attempt at pretending that it's not the cheapest shelf drugstore product. It's a kind of feeble plastic with a screw-on lid which doesn't close tightly and tends simply to lie on the top of the powder instead of securing it against chance opening etc. I'd never venture carrying it in my make-up bag for fear of having everything covered in powder dust.
There's neither a mirror nor a puff or sponge, which could also be a disadvantage for those of us who'd like to use the powder for touch-ups on the go.

Shade 004 Sandstorm is a pretty good match for my skin in winter. It's a light neutral beige which goes on quite sheer so it doesn't change the foundation shade very much.
What I like about the powder is that it's very soft and powdery. You just pat a brush on the powder and it releases the right amount of product. But on the other hand, with a sort of chalky product like this, it's easy to overdo. If you pick up too much, it'll turn cakey and turn your foundation into mud. The best way to use it is to use a blotting paper before you powder your face, then it really does look amazing!

The mattifying effect is pretty decent, but it's not a miracle product of any kind. I also do not notice any kind of ooomph effect on my face. My skin doesn't look smoother, freshes, glowier or anything like that. It's just matte.
I have oily skin and it worked quite all right for me but I felt the need to use a setting spray (which is not in my possession right now) on top of it cause it made my skin feel slightly tense. I imagine it does accentuate dry skin areas if  you have those.

To conclude, I believe it's a very good buy if you're on a budget, but in no way can it be called a dupe or a replacement for other midde and upper shelf products.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

L'Oreal Color Infallible in Pebble Grey (020) review

L'Oreal Pebble Gray is the only Color Infallible in my collection (if you wish to read other reviews click here and here, one more is coming up!). Having said so much about what Color Infallible eyeshadows are in the previous posts, this time I'll focus on Pebble Grey itself. 

It doesn't look like much but I swear it's a gorgeous eyeshadow! It applies sooo smoothly, the colour is such a pretty blueish gray. In Poland we call this shade pigeon hue. Theoretically, it's matte, though I'd describe the finish as satin due to its creaminess and soft texture. It does not look dry on my lids nor accentuate any wrinkles. Mattes can be very tricky but this one goes on like butter and looks elegant and fresh. I wish L'Oreal came up with more matte shades cause this one is definitely worth every penny.

Pebble Gray looks beautiful on its own as it's such a saturated shade but you may pair it with any other shade you want. It blends without losing its own hue and turning into something muddy. Also makes a good eyeshadow base for powder eyeshadows.

It doesn't look particularly interesting in the swatch below but believe me, it's gorgeous!

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Korean goodies: Missha Time Revolution Wrinkle Cure Melting Rich Mask Cream review

Today I'd like to write a very brief review Missha Time Revolution Wrinkle Cure Melting Rich Mask Cream. Why is this name so long?

This mask-cream is a multi-tasker which promises so many benefits that it's impossible to count them all.
It may be used to massage your face or simply as a cream or an overnight mask or to deal with wrinkles on your neck.
The product is a highly concentrated formula containing 5 skin softening essential oils (Brazil Nut, Argan, Green Tea Seed, Inca Omega, Evening Primrose). They are supposed to improve skin radiance, texture, tone and elasticity as well as revitalize and nourish. 

The sample contained white cream, relatively hard and crumbly in texture which melted upon the contact with my skin. I used it as an overnight mask and I must say it was very pleasant to use. Although it contains a number of oils, it didn't feel greasy on my face. I have normal to oily skin and I wouldn't dear to wear it under make-up. As a night cream or mask it was absolutely fine, no fear of staining the pillows. To my surprise when I woke up my face was less oily than normally.
I can't say much about the long-term effects. After a single use I felt my skin visibly softer and very well moisturized. 
The cream has a very pleasant, faint smell.

I'm tempted to get it full size after I've used up everything I've currently got in my stash (I'm trying not to buy more skincare than I need).

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry review

Batiste Dry Shampoo is the second product of this type that I received in my Glossyboxes and the second dry shampoo I've ever used in my life, so as you can see I'm no expert in that matter.

Dry shampoos are undeniably a wonderful invention for oily hair owners. Mine is so dry that I hardly need to wash it at all. There are days, however, when due to the lack of time, laziness or feeling depressed I neglect this hygenic task and then in the morning desperation I reach for whatever solution available, including a dry shampoo.

Unfortunately, Batiste Dry Shampoo didn't help me revive and restyle my hair. I had a feeling it was powdered like an 18th century wig. I know you're supposed to brush this powder out, however, it stubbornly remained in my hair. Generally, after using this shampoo my hair looked dry, frizzy and matte and was quite unmanageable.

I used it just a couple of times and the product was gone. I had a weird feeling that it disappeared from its container without being used.

As I've said, I've got no experience of using dry shampoos and having hair like mine I'm in no position to judge. I only want to say that it seems to me that the other one I've tried (Rene Furterer Naturia dry shampoo) works better for me.  

Monday, 18 February 2013

Nivea purifying peel off mask for combination skin review

Today I'd like to review another Nivea face mask which I won in a Nivea competition a couple of months ago.
Nivea peel-off mask is a clear gel which you apply all over your face (avoiding eye areas, of course) and let it dry. Then you peel it off your face.
I must say it's a nice mask, peeling off is not a painful activity (like in the case of the Korean blackheads-out ones I've tried) but still I don't quite understand the need to remove the mask by peeling it off your face, which is time consuming and unnecessary. It says on the packaging that the mask purifies, reduces shine and refreshes, but it says nothing about exfoliation. So why bother to peel it off? Nivea white clay mask does the same job without all this fuss.

The mask is sold in sachets (2 sachets for two applications) which in case of my previous masks were large enough to be used more than two times. This one was barely enough to be used once.

The mask has a very pleasant smell and made my face look smooth and soft. However, I won't be purchasing this one on regular basis because I just don't like the peel off kind of masks.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin #220 Natural Beige review

I know I'm centuries late with my review of Revlon Colourstay foundation. The thing is, I'm new to it! For years I've been using plenty of drugstore products of all kinds but foundation simply had to be high end.
Now that I've become a make-up reviewer I just couldn't ignore such a drugstore legend. when I received a substantial discount offer from one of the drugstores I decided to use it on this foundation.

I bought it without testing on my skin cause Revlon testers are unheard of in Super Pharm but Natural Beige turned out to be a surprisingly good colour match for my NW20 skin tone.

I must say that if i were asked to carry out a blind-test of this foundation, I'd never classify it as a drugstore one. It simply is a very good foundation. It offers high coverage without feeling too heavy or uncomfortable. It doesn't accentuate the pores nor migrate around the face. It stays matte for a decent amount of time and doesn't turn into mud after dusting it with powder. Lasts almost all day, fades evenly and doesn't seem to oxidise on me. 

The only obvious disadvantage is the packaging. The lack of a pump is certainly not user-friendly. You may try to pour some out at the back of your hand and apply it with a brush, I prefer to dampen a sponge wedge with it and stamp on my face. Looks really pretty applied this way. 

I will definitely repurchase and might also get a shade or two darker for the summer.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Made in Poland: Inglot Nail Enamel Remover review

This is going to be a quick review. 
There's not much to say about a nail enamel remover. It's enough to mention the fact that it works really well, removes glitter polish better than other removers I've used, it's kind of oily and moisturises cuticles instead of damaging them, smells nice and is sold in 2 sizes, travel size and a regular 100ml bottle.

The only disadvantage is that it's a couple of times more expensive than no-name nail enamel removers you can get in a drugstore or a supermarket. But it's worth its price.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia review

Today I'd like to tell you about my new love for a type of product I usually ignore.

I'm not a lip balm kind of person. The only balm I bought last year was one by Carmex, which I hated. There's another one I got in one of my Glossyboxes. Cracked lips aren't generally my issue, and instead of balms I often wear moisturising lipsticks.  

I can't explain what exactly got into me and why I got this lip butter from Nivea. I'd seen one Youtuber rave about it but this normally isn't enough to persuade me to buy a lip balm. I suppose the packaging and the variety of fragrances appealed to me most. 

Nivea Lip Butter comes in a small and pretty tin. Out of a wide variety of fragrances available I picked Vanilla& Macadamia cause it seemed a kind of safe option. Upon opening the tin releases a gorgeous strong vanilla smell, which makes me feel pleasure even before I apply the balm. 
The lip butter itself is a product which differs very much from other lip balms I've used so far.
The consistency is fairly hard, but it melts under the warmth of my fingers.
I apply a very thin coat which is more than enough to offer my lips the comfort and moisture they need.  
I keep this lip butter in my bedside table drawer and use it before sleep. My lips are soo soft and smooth when I wake up in the morning!

I had two issues with my Carmex lip balm (apart from my general negative attitude to this product). One was that after initial boost of moisture and complete absorbtion of the product my lips felt drier than before, the other one was that when I used the product before sleep it somehow migrated into my mouth. None of these issues occured when using Nivea Lip Butter.

Nivea Lip Butter has one obvious disadvantage, resulting from the packaging. While I enjoy keeping it in the bedside table drawer and reaching for it at night, I'd never carry it in my bag only to poke my dirty fingers in the butter and run all these bacteria along my lips and then search in vain for a tissue to wipe my finger and end up smearing it on my jeans. 

It looks like differently fragranced lip butters have different properties. I'm definitely going to see for myself if all of them work equally well. I love my Vanilla & Macadamia one and I feel there's still place in my heart for raspberry, strawberry, toffee and a couple more.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

OCC lip tar in Super NSFW and Authentic (metallurgy collection)

OCC lip tar in Super NSFW (left) and Authentic (right)
Last year OCC stepped off their own beaten track and decided to swap their traditional matte finishes for something more festive and came up with their Metallurgy collection.
The collection consists of 6 entirely (or almost entirely) new shades, some more wearable than others, all of them containing metallic shimmer.
I picked two (Super NSFW and Authentic), to try them out, and I'll definitely be getting at least one more of these for spring. Elecrtic Grandma (and Grandma from the basic collection as well) really do speak my name.  
OCC lip tar in Super NSFW (left) and Authentic (right)
The new metallic lip tars come with their own brush, which is surprisingly handy and very useful. Just as with the regular ones you need to squeeze out a tiny drop out of the tube and apply the liquid with the brush. These don't set or dry out like some other long-lasting liquid lipsticks. They last pretty long on me, but I wouldn't say that they last all day or even half. They generally behave like all long-wearing lipsticks.
OCC lip tar in Super NSFW 
Super NSFW is a very vibrant red with loads of golden shimmer. It's supposed to be a variation of the regular NSFW but I'm not sure whether it's the golden shimmer that's making it so much warmer that the NSFW or the base shade is different as well. The Super NSFW seems to be lacking the magenta undertone which is strongly present in the NSFW.
OCC lip tar in Super NSFW 
Below you can see swatches of Super NSFW and NSFW and you can clearly see the difference between the shade of red. Super NSFW is much warmer and leans almost coral. Very pretty shade for the coming spring!
OCC lip tar in Super NSFW (left) and NSFW (right)
And now for Authentic:

OCC lip tar in Authentic 
Authentic is a copper shade with strong metallic finish. In certain lighting conditions it reveals its orange undertone. I associate this shade with early autumn moods of mine, but it's perfectly wearable all year long.
OCC lip tar in Authentic begins to fade after about 2 hours' wear time

Both lip tars are metallic due to the presence of golden shimmer in them, yet the finish is still quite matte. There's this glow-from-within effect but if you're looking for a glossy finish, there's none.

I don't think lip tars are a sort of wonder product but I believe their colour range is unique and in fact very pretty, that's why I feel I still need a couple of them.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.