Either the size of the text on the bottom of NARS’ lip glosses is getting smaller and smaller or I’m going blind. I could barely read the name on this new Larger Than Life color called Paris Follies. It’s a bright flamingo pink and I had really high hopes for the color pay off as the others I’ve tried were really great.
Browsing lip gloss
Bright pinks, reds, corals, nude and even seafoam are all hot colors for the spring. What are you updating your collection with this season? Here are my favorites right now. (L to R clockwise).
L’OREAL Infallible Liquid Eyeliner ($8.95 @ lorealparisusa.com) – When they come out with anything Infallible, I listen! A black liquid liner is very basic and crosses all seasons. This .4mm felt tip pen is pretty easy to apply and lasts for hours.
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street ($24 @ sephora.com) – I’m pretty obsessed with this seafoam green color. I have two dressed in the color and jumped for joy when I saw this liner in the same color. And it looks great on the waterline!
NAKED PRINCESS Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Naked ($26 @ nakedprincess.com) – a great nude gloss is hard to find since most don’t show up. This one does, in spades but oh so naturally.
BARE ESCENTUALS Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti ($28 @ bareescentuals.com) – what would the season be without a face highlighting bronzer? I’ve been using this golden bronze color just under my cheek bones to help define them.
BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Poutrageous! ($16 @ benefitcosmetics.com) – coral is not going anywhere this season and it’s hotter than ever, so if you’re feeling up to making a statement, take on this bright pink-coral color.
ZOYA PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva ($9 @ artofbeauty.com) – textured polishes are so hot right now and this PixieDust kind from Zoya are at the top of the list of must-haves. This Godiva one described as a soft nude with sugared sparkle. Yup, that’s exactly what it looks like on nails.
SEPHORA Colorful Eye Shadow in My Boyfriend’s Jeans No 19 ($13 @ sephora.com) – this dark denim with just a touch of shimmer blue is a nice alternative to always using black to contour your eyes.
Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.
Let’s keep up with the rare brands I’m featuring on the site recently with this makeup line from the UK called WE SEE BEAUTY and their MAKE line. The MAKE line is the first for-benefit colour cosmetic line launching on WeSeeBeauty.com, where 1/3rd of the sales will support non-profit orgs led by women. Yeah! And the MAKE line is manufactured right in Long Island City, NY. Double yeah!!
BARE ESCENTUALS just came out with some new metallic light blue packaged items under the bareMinerals moniker. I’m loving the sleek packaging and this colors inside and out just work.
There are a few new items but in this feature, let’s look at the Loud & Clear Lip Sheer. Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches!
This next one is for the ultimate beauty lover on your list. I mean she has to qualify!
- Does she carry more than 5 lippies in her purse?
- Can she see the top of her dresser or is it cluttered with all kinds of makeup?
- Does she use more than one mascara to get her ultimate eye look?
If you answered yes to all three of these quesitons, you've got an addict on your hands and this next one is sure to feed it.
What it is: TARTE Carried Away Collector’s Set and the value of this is $512 if you purchased them all separately. Wow!
Here’s what’s inside this cool folder:
- .07oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmering rose)
- .07 oz Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
- 8 x 0.059 oz Maracuja Lip Glosses
- .16 oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara
- Face brush
- 24 x 0.06 oz Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow
- Adventurer bag
Why I like it: Really? I have to state this? It’s pretty obvious, no? And how about the totally doable price? And I put the below picture on its side so you could get a closer look at the contents.
Price: $52 @ sephora.com.
Ready to welcome a new lippie line onto the scene? SECRET AGENT BEAUTY recently launched a line of glosses called Secret Lip Affair at the famed Fred Segal in Los Angeles, so you know it must be something special. But is there a need for another line of lip glosses? Let’s look at the pros and cons, pictures and swatches.
How often do you actually think of the packaging your makeup comes in? I mean, really look at it and think about it? Most lines use the same standard containers that, while the colors may be new, the packaging is boring and, well, just has no thought behind it.
One that does not buy into that book is the JOUER line. Their snap or slide together packaging makes it fun to put together your own “palette” to take out on the go with you.
The latest addition to their line is the Bare Beauty Collection. Click after the jump to see more pictures and color swatches.
Let’s step into the holidays with CHANEL’s Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection, Elats d Soir de Chanel. Since I’m so hot on nails and lips these days, I’m going to focus on those for this feature.
Shall we start with lips? How about the 3 Glossimers in this collection – Allégorie, Mystery and Intrigue.
Click after the jump to more pictures and swatches!
Loving these two lippies from the NARS Fall 2012 Collection. The trend says burgundy for lips and I’m listening and using their Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26) in Rouge Tribal – a metallic burgundy and the Pure Matte Lipstick ($25) in Amsterdam – kind a bricky light burgundy.
Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches.
Yes, the term YLBB (your lips but better) is totally overused but I have to say this new Naked shade from URBAN DECAY falls into it totally so I have to resurrect it for this feature. This creamy light sheer beige is the perfect nude lip and it has just a touch of luminosity to give lips some depth.