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Monday, March 10, 2014

Review+Swatches - Chanel Notes de Printemps Lippies

In continuing to look at CHANEL’s most recent makeup collection, Collection Notes de Printemps, we come to the lips and the glosses and lipsticks in it. I seem to have a lot of posts about lippies these days! Not sure why I am heavy in that category but I guess that’s my thing these days. So onward … 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

5 Favorite Radiant Orchid Products

I'm starting a new on-going feature called "5 Favorite ... " where I list my 5 current favorite products in a particular category. So this week, I've chosen Pantone's Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. 

It’s almost like they picked it just because it’s such a great color when it comes to makeup! Here are my favorites when it comes to this color. Are you wearing any radiant orchid these days on your features?

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THE BODY SHOP Bunch of Violets Shimmer Cubes Palette #23 ($22 @ thebodyshop.com) – this quad is great for creating an overall orchid-colored eye look. The cube shades are: Orchid Purple, Candy Pink, Pearly White and Velvet Plum. Use wet or dry and apply with brush or your finger and blend, blend, blend.

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Shameless Bold Blush in #212 Outspoken ($30 @ sephora.com) – blend in  this surprisingly workable shade on cheeks. So unexpectedly fun.

DOLCE & GABBANA The Nail Lacquer in Passione ($24 @ sephora.com) – along with the Beauty Addicts, this one is a spot on perfect shade of the trending color. Gorg!

BEAUTY ADDICTS Lip Addiction in Seduce Fierce ($17 @ beautyaddicts.com) – I think this shade perfectly describes the shade. The coverage is sheer to medium depending how much you apply.

KANEBO Sensai Rouge Everlasting Colour in #115 Iwatsutsuji ($40 @ neimanmarcus.com) – this one is just a smidge more purple so if you want your trending shade more on that side, this would be a good one to try. And these lippies are really smooth and last quite a few hours.  

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Review+Swatches - NARS Spring 2014 Lippies and Adelaide Illuminator

Spring collections are in full swing and NARS is coming out with quite a few products/collections right now – eye and cheek palettes, a pink collection and their regular seasonal collection. I feel like they are Pulling a MAC on us (definition of Pulling a MAC - coming out with a lot of products at one time).

So let’s look at a few I received for review …

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome the New Year with Red Lipstick!

Are you into New Year’s Resolutions? Me, not so much but I think this next one is an important one and I think you should make it – A resolution to wear more red lipstick!! Think you can’t? You can and JOUER wants to show you how and they make it super easy. Simply follow the guide below and it will lead you to your best red lipstick and red gloss. Being warm-toned, my best colors turned out to be the Hydrating Lipstick ($22) in Grace and Sophia and the Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($20) in Monaco.

So which are a fit for you? Click after the jump to find out! 

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Friday, September 06, 2013

A Chanel Glossimer that Goes with Everything!

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I’m not too big on lip gloss but I do turn to if for its effects of wet-looking lips, especially if I’m going focusing my look on the eyes. But I must say this CHANEL Brillant Extreme Glossimer in #171 Ocean Shimmer ($29.50 @ chanel.com) is becoming a staple for a subtle kick. It’s a clear gloss with bits of high shimmer pink glitter that you can see but can’t feel. Now that’s a huge plus! I mean, who wants to rub their lips together and feel bits of … well, stuff against them.

I took these photos out in the sunlight so you could see the effect of the product in the tube. I tried to take pics of swatches on my arm and on lips and couldn’t get a good one, so you’ll have to take my word for it as I’m filing this one under, seeing is believing. 

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Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Review+Swatches - Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented Alice Collection

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS (or OCC) just came out with a collection inspired by Gail Potocki’s Fragmented Alice paintings. In her pieces, Potocki twists the Alice in Wonderland characters into haunting interpretations you never saw in your books growing up or even imagined in your mind. If you did, they probably would have scared you!

If you attended the San Diego Comic Con, you probably saw some of her paintings and OCC debuted the Fragmented Lip Tar there too.

Going by the name Fragmented Alice, the collection is:

Lip Tar: Metallic + Stained Goss ($18) in Fragments (acid-green, gold-laced metallic)

Loose Colour Concentrates ($14) in Curved Sky (ice white/iridescent blue-violet, Infliction (patinaed pink opal) and Nevar (dirty golden olive).

Nail Lacquer ($10) in Gryphon (cement grey, opaque satin) and Severed (bright crimson, satin opaque)

The Artist named each of the new colors so let’s see more pictures after the jump!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Scared of Red? This Might Help Your Fear!

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True story – I was listening to Howard yesterday and happened to tuned in when he was talking about Van Halen’s 'Hot for Teacher' and exclaiming the song was a game changer. A game changer in rock because of the complexity and intenseness of the song. While I agree that the song totally gets me amp’d and is one of their best, I’m not sure it’s a total game changer, which brings me to this lippie from BARE ESCENTUALS that was sent to me in its own mailer, so it must be important. Oh and the name? Game Changer!

The color in this Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss ($18) tube looks red, I mean RED RED, so I thought what I saw is what I would get but backing up to what these Moxie lippies are really like, read my previous post about them first.

Bare-Escentuals-Marvelous-Moxie-Lip-Gloss-in-Game-Changer-wandSo you see, it’s not a big red but rather gives a sheer-to-medium coverage to lips and wears for quite a few hours. So if you have reservations about wearing red, this would be a good one to give a spin. And these have a great application wand and a slight minty smell and feel to them. 

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This shade also comes in the Marvelous Moxie Lipliner and the Marvelous Moxie Lipstick.

All @ bareescentuals.com

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Review+Swatches - Bare Escentuals The Power Neutrals Collection

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BARE ESCENTUALS
just came out with a new limited-edition collection called The Power Neutrals. Lips, eyes, face. This one has it all covered and a whole face done with neutral makeup can look so wonderfully polished. So if you need some new staples or want to try something new, they probably have a product in this collection for you.

What it is: This limited-edition collection of seductive neutrals for eyes, lips and cheeks will take you from the boardroom to the bedroom … and beyond.

The collection consists of:

  • bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 ($40)
  • bareMinerals READY Color Boost ($29)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Take Charge ($18)
  • Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Super Power ($18)

So let’s break down each item after the jump.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review+Swatches - Lancôme Gloss In Love

There are a couple of new things with LANCOME’s new Gloss In Love. What are they? Click after the jump!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

Like yesterday's post, I always say, if you can get buy your products around a holiday or see a group of them on sale like this next one I'm featuring, do it! The value is always worth it and you get to try a couple of products that you might not have normally bought.

Tomorrow on QVC, one of my favorite brands, IT COSMETICS, will feature a set of 6 full size products at a very reasonable price as part of their Today's Special Value tomorrow, July 13th. 

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It's called Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection and it comes with the following items and a guide to help you get the most out of them:

  • Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator (retail $24)
  • Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (retail $24)
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer (retail $24)
  • YBBB Your Brows But Better (retails $24)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation & Concealer Brush (retail $48)
  • Luxe Pointed Airbrush Complexion Brush (retail $38)

If you bought these all separately, they would add up to $182. So how much will the set be tomorrow? Get over to qvc.com starting at 12am EST to see! 

 

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