Initio Mystic Experience Perfume Review

Initio Mystic Experience Perfume Review
Initio Mystic Experience Perfume Review

Initio Mystic Experience Eau de Parfum opens with sweet, mixed red fruits that became more like bitter, black coffee mixed with equally dark powdered cocoa, though there was a musky quality (possibly with a hint of amber initially) that made it less photorealistic than that description might sound. The addition of sandalwood as the amber and musk intensified led to a more animalic, somewhat fruity (but less red in quality) scent that dried down to a soft, slightly spiced and sweet, musky, woody blur.

Mystic Experience Notes

It is described as a “combination of musk and coffee.” The notes are listed as “coffee, musk, vanilla, and patchouli” by the brand, but retailers also listed sandalwood, amber, and oakmoss.

What does Mystic Experience Smell Like?

It was marked by sweet, red fruits in its first 30 seconds, which were slowly steeped in black coffee with a

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Give Me Glow Ocean Water, Break the Ice, Dark Secrets, Ice Princess, Rich Chocolate Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #25 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Glitch (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • JD Glow Blue Avenue (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Icicle (P, $8.04) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Peeps Blue (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Juggler (P, $6.25) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Hydra (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Ascension (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #9 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.105 oz. – $66.67 Per Ounce

The brand offers matte and foiled finish eyeshadows, though the descriptions are largely the same: “highly pigmented,” “blendable,” and “finely milled.”

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Lethal Cosmetics Galactic Goo, Signal, Input, Decibel Side FX Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Galactic Goo

Lethal Cosmetics Galactic Goo Side FX Gel Liner ($15.50 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had more glide and creaminess, but it was also thinner, compared to most shades in the range.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately creamy texture
  • Applied evenly with a brush
  • Long-wearing (10 hours without fading)

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$15.50/0.17 oz. – $91.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “smudge- and water-proof” with “uncompromising intensity” that “does not budge.” They have a very fluid, gel-like consistency that glides readily over skin with both finer, more angled liner brushes, fine-tipped brushes, and flat, synthetic brushes (more for applying as a cream eyeshadow or

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Bobbi Brown Soft Berry & Bahama Brown Lux Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lipstick

Soft Berry

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lipstick ($40.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky-plum with moderate, warm undertones and a satin sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, lightweight, stayed in place
  • Applied evenly and smoothly
  • Long-wearing (5 hours), hydrating

Top Dupes

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  • ColourPop C’mon Sis (LE, $10.00).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Show Girl (P, $34.00).
  • Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00).
  • MAC Finally Free (LE, $19.00).
  • Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00).
  • Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00).
  • Dior Terrific Matte (745) (P, $35.00).
  • YSL Prime Beige (90) (P, $38.00).
  • Revlon Rum Raisin (008) (P, $9.99).
  • NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00).


Diisostearyl Malate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil,

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