A lot of buzz around the Opaque Rouge from HOURGLASS COSMETICS – a liquid lipstick, super matte finish and long wearing. So how did it work for me? Click after the jump!
Browsing Posts from September 2012
Just because temps are dropping doesn’t mean your grooming upkeep has to fall (pun intended) by the waist side too. Two I just got my paws on and are now perched tub-side are from the CLIO brand. The PalmPerfect battery-operated electric shaver gives me a close shave and keeps me from worry about nicks from a razor, which always seems to happen.
And can we all agree that a wild forest down south is just not sexy? They have a Beautytrim personal hair trimmer that can be used in the bikini area, face, arms, etc and the slim style makes this one easy to handle.
And you should really get over to the site and check out the interesting prints on the items. They have really amp’d it up from the boring white or black we usually see with some preppy prints and even some in my BFF’s favorite, pink!
And isn’t the price of $9.99 each right on the … money? Pick up yours at cliostyle.com.
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.
I’ve been seeing a lot of women wearing false lashes for everyday lately. Are you one of them? I wish I was but I just feel too(it) made up if I wear them during the day.
Whatever your preference, know that the EYLURE line just came out with some new styles, 2 under the Katy Perry brand and 4 under Naturalites. Let’s investigate each of them after the jump!
Somebody pinch me because I can’t stop staring with glee at the eye items in Blue Illusion de Chanel. Reviewed and swatched here are the two eye shadows and eye liner.
collection is described as, ”Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup,
borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take
up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace
of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the
radiance of blue tones.
On eyelids, ILLUSION D'OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean."
Let’s get to each product’s reality of pictures and swatches after the jump.
I like to think that I’m finicky when it comes to perfumes but the number of bottles on my dressing table shown here in this picture might tell a different story altogether.
The latest I can’t get enough of is by the uniquely named company, JULIETTE HAS A GUN. At first I was more fascinated by the name of the company as this could have been a jewelry line, or a brand of clothing but fragrance is what they specialize in.
The latest release is an eau de parfum called Romantina and in reading up on the background of the scent, I came across this recent review by fellow beauty blogger The Non-Blonde and it brings up some great points. The only area I have to disagree is to the way this brand is able to make the cluster of notes hang on to the skin longer than most mass-produced fragrances, as she puts it, ones you find in Bloomingdales. For this one, the dry down is a morph of rich feminine floral blossom with a touch of musk and it lasts for hours, not so much where it enters a room before you do, but more in that anyone in your intimate space will probably get a light whiff of it, which is how perfume should be.
“For this new episode, I wanted to bring a hint of frivolity into Juliette’s life. Romantina is a modern tale, as refreshing as an afternoon at the café of a Roman piazzetta. First floral fragrance of Juliette has a Gun’s collection, its gentleness is only an appearance. Lifted by a touch of Patchouli, Romantina is a comtemporary [sic] romance where once again, Juliette will get the last word. Romano Ricci"
It contains notes of musk, orange blossom, vanilla from Madagascar as well as jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, iris, osmanthus and vetiver. $110/3.3oz, $85/1.7oz @ smallflower.com or try a sample of it like I did for $3 @ luckyscent.com.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.
I’ve really come to love SHISEIDO’s lippies and totally think they’re underrated. The brand really seems to think of every detail when it not only comes to the actual lip product but the packaging details like the container, the brush, and the latest is called Lacquer Rouge ($25 @ nordstrom.com).
Click after the pic to see more pictures and swatches!
NARS blushes are some of my favorites and at first look, this Outlaw colored Blush from the NARS Fall 2012 Collection looks like it could be a little difficult to work with if you are heavy handed like I am.
I’ve always been a fan of URBAN DECAY makeup – the colors, the cleaver packaging, it’s just all fun, the way makeup should be. They just added some new shades to the Lip Junkie Cooling Lip Glosses and since I never tried these before, this was my first experience with them and I think I’m in!
Click after the jump to see pics and swatches.