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Friday, May 04, 2018

3 Ways to Turn Up Your Beauty Look

You have an event coming up and you want to find the perfect dress, the highest heels, a good blowout, and oh, what should you do with your makeup for it? While you decide, here are a few products that can add a nice touch to your look that you might not have thought about.

No matter what trait you are looking to show off, I have some suggestions that have totally worked for me below.

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*LEGS*

Make legs look silky smooth – temps will be warming up soon so skirts will be getting shorter again. Give legs and extra extra with one of these. It makes you look like you are wearing stockings when you’re not. VOTRE VU Silk Stockings in Classic Bronze ($38/3.38oz @ votrevu.com) or NARS Monoi Body Glow I ($59/2.5oz @ narscosmetics.com, sephora.com).

 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

6 Favorite Red Lipsticks

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Every woman should have at least 1 great red lipstick they turn to when they really want to turn it up. And right now is such a great time to find your perfect red as there are so many choices – tints, mattes, creams, liquids, metallics. So what’s your go-to?

Here are some of mine:

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unsensored - $24 @ sephora.com – the newest one to be added to my heavily-trafficked reds. This is a long-wearing liquid lipstick. It does transfer so be wicked careful you don’t transfer it unknowingly, which is always my problem! It’s worth it for the shade and pigment this one

SEPHORA COLLECTION #Lipstories Lipstick in #26 All Washed Up, matte, $8 @ sephora.com - this is one of their mattes from the new #Lipstories collection. I thought this would be a faint red but wow, was I wrong! The intensity is about 2 steps down from a liquid lipstick. Nice job SC!

MAYBELLINE Super Stay Matte Ink in #20 Pioneer - $7.99 @ target.com - one of my favorite all-time liquid lipstick products! If you're going to wear red, it's got to be precise and stay on through eating and drinking and this one does!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in #403 Deep Red - $20 @ sephora.com - another liquid lipstick that is bold in pigment. This one is more on the orange side of the red family. 

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red - $27 @ narscosmetics.com, sephora.com - this is a good red if you're not up for the time commitment of a liquid lipstick and it works as a two-in-one lip liner and lip color. 

RIMMEL Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Fire Starter - $5.49 @ walgreens.com - these liquid lipsticks from Rimmel are becoming a top pick from me. All the factors are covered - the color intensity, the way they wear, and the length of time I get out of them and of course, how comfortable they are. Big recommendation!

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

What's New from NARS?

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Have you seen NARS Man Ray Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret yet? Wow, they really pulled out the stops for this one. Such a uniquely beautiful product that’s so much more than just the lipsticks inside.

What It Is: Four mini limited-edition Audacious Lipstick shades in an elegant magnifying case inspired by Man Ray’s Art of Illusion. $55 only @ nordstrom.com.

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From L to R: Ardon (burnt coral), Ady (dusty coral), Jane (terracotta rose), Barbara (tan rose).

It seems this exact product is sold out right now but hopefully they will come back in stock, but know that you can buy the full sized lipsticks on their site.

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One that is in stock in a few places is The Veil Cheek Palette ($49 @ narscosmetics.com, ulta.com). It contains a bronzer, highlighter and blusher in one palette trio and is part of the Man Ray collection. While the Laguna bronzer is a shade seen in the line before, the highlighter/ and blush are both new. The Lovesick blush is described as watermelon and the highlighter is a bronze rose color.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

NARS Hits Us With their Powematte!

A full review and swatches of the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments.
So here’s the next big release from NARS and I couldn’t have been more excited to try them! NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26) is part of their Fall 2017 Collection. 20 shades total and come out on July 5 on the Sephora mobile app, July 6 on narscosmetics.com barneys.com and Sephora.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments

What It Is: Introducing Powermatte, a breakthrough new lip formula infused with Fluid Pigment Complex, a new super-saturated, liquefied pigment with an ultra-flexible finish that delivers concentrated coverage with lightweight long-wear. Apply to bare of lined lips for a high-impact matte look that lasts all day – or all night – long. This liquefied pigment pushes the possibilities. It’s matte at its maximum.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NARS Sheers It Up with Their Latest

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You're experienced with The Multiple from NARS, right? Now we have the Sheer Multiple and two limited-edition ones with  Pop Goes the Easel Sheer Pop Multiple ($39 @ nordstrom.com). This is part of the Summer 2017 collection and like the regulars, these are buildable, weightless, and can be worn anywhere, but they’re a little sheerer than the standard ones. Great colors!

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Côte Basque – shimmering poppy pink

Motu Tane - pink

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Mattes From NARS!

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Love those fat matte lip pencils? NARS just came out with 10 new shades of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27 @ narscosmetics.comsephora.com) shades. What I really like about these besides the smooth formula is the precision in lining the lips that you can only get with a pencil. The name may be Matte in the name but I feel like these are not the mattes out there in that the colors don’t look dry on my lips or dries them out. 

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

A Red from NARS Never Goes Out of Style

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When is red not a hot color in beauty? I seamlessly transitions from season-to-season as everyone can wear it and it really polishes off a look! So when I read a post here by Temptalia raving about NARS Blush in Impudique ($30 @ narscosmetics.com) from the Sarah Moon Collection, I knew I had to check it out (she gave it an A+!). Christine called it, “an amplified version of the brand’s signature Orgasm blush-just so much better…”

I found the blush to be everything she said – blendable, long-lasting, and really pretty on the skin. This has become a staple for day and night since I got it last week. 

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The other red I’m touting this month from NARS is their Audacious Lipstick in Rita ($32 only @ narscosmetics.comsephora.com), a scarlet red, in a special-edition holiday release red case. I admit, I’ve been a tad out of touch with lipsticks lately, preferring the liquid lipsticks over traditional ones. But this Rita was quite the welcome back! It’s creamy and thick with pigment and really wore like ColourPop’s Ultra Satin Lips in that it was a tad transferable but delivered on richness and longevity. So yeah on those two fronts.

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L to R: Impudique Blush and Rita Lipstick

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The State of the Union - Liquid Lipsticks

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I think I’ve been around the liquid lipstick block a few times now and with the latest ones I’ve tried being on the indie side, I have some more observations. It seems that just about every brand is coming out with their own version these days, which is great, but not so great when you kinda know what formula works for you, and you don’t get it when you open the tube. If you’re on the liquid lipstick (will abbreviate to LL) bandwagon, do you know which form you like best? I think I do, now that I’ve tried quite a few different brands:

Chanel, Wet N Wild, Tarte, Buxom (part of BareMinerals), ColourPop, Motives, Cailyn Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Make Up For Ever, Stila, Laura Mercier, Merle Norman, NARS, Lime Crime, Ofra Cosmetics, Fyinnae, Maybelline, Ciate London, L'Oreal, Napoleon Perdis, Houglass Cosmetics, CoverGirl, LipSense by SeneGence, Giorgio Armani, Sephora, Kat Von D, MAC, Makeup Monster, LA Splash Cosmetics, Caked, Beauty Bakerie.

Brands on my list to try: The new ones from Smashbox, Anastasia Beverly Hills (I know, I know, I'm like the only one on the planet but I've read mixed reviews), Jeffree Star, Milani (drugstores are always out of the Amore Mattes!), Lonely Planet.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A New Breed of Liquid Lipsticks in Town

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By now, most of you have tried liquid lipsticks and know what you like with them and what you don’t. For me, I just like that the color lasts on lips and not on everything else. Yes, some are more transferable than others but these next two really threw me for a loop as I thought I’d seen it all when it came to liquid lipsticks and what to expect.

 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection

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14 pieces make up the Fall 2015 Color Collection and making its official launch in it is the Velvet Shadow Stick (8 different shades) shown here in Sukhothai (shimmering peacock) and Glénan (navy) $28.

For the collection, François Nars was inspired by the eyes. “It just seemed like the collection needed to revolve around eyes and especially how eye color and texture can convey not just character and mood but a period in time, be it an era or a decade or even a season.” 

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