Showing posts with label Lips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lips. Show all posts

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick | Review & Swatches

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick Review Swatches Photos

 Dior's new line of lipsticks, the Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks ($35 for 0.11 oz.), are meant to be high-shine, high-pigment, long-wearing lipsticks that deliver pops of colour for an effortlessly chic look. I went ahead and scooped up the whole range to swatch for you, so keep reading for swatches and more photos!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss | Swatches, Review & Photos

chanel rouge coco gloss swatches review photos comparison

 For Spring 2017, Chanel released the Rouge Coco Glosses ($30 for 0.19 oz.), a permanent line of lipglosses intended to replace the old Glossimer formula and to complement the permanent Rouge Coco line. I've got them all swatched and reviewed - it's safe to say I love em! From colour selection to formula to applicator, I think these are definitely an improvement over the old Glossimer formula, which I liked but didn't especially love. Keep reading for more photos and lots of swatches!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

YSL Tint-in-Balm | Swatches & Review

YSL Rouge Volupte Tint-in-Balm Swatches Review Photos Sheer Candy replacement

 YSL has added a new line of lippies to its Volupte umbrella known as the Volupte Tint-in-Balms ($34 for 0.12 oz. / 3.5 g). EEE I really love these! They are a lightweight, translucent, glassy, jelly balm consistency that are meant to be nourishing, moisturizing and provide an array of my-lips-but-better shades.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tom Ford Summer Soleil Collection | Swatches, Photos, Review

Tom Ford Summer Soleil 2017 makeup collection swatches photos review
 *Opens box* *Screams*...this really seems like the only appropriate way to begin a post about my boy Tom Ford's really friggin epic Summer 2017 makeup collection. To say I am "over the moon", "obsessed", "in love" would all be drastic understatements...basically I have no words to describe the delight and covetousness that my inner raccoon / magpie / dragon / animal-obsessed-with-shiny-pretty-things feels for this entire collection. It is perfection. I want to bathe in it and/or eat it (the latter part mainly applies to the lip balms, which remind me of Jolly Ranchers). This would be the time for a mic drop and walking away, but I guess I should write a review for y'all...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo

hourglass girl lip stylo lip swatches review photos
 The Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo ($32 for 0.09 oz.), is by far my favourite release of the Spring season thus far. Twenty shades of almost-but-not-quite opaque, creamy, pigmented, lip-hugging goodness with a super pretty, satin finish that gives the lips some life and dimension without detracting from wear time. I love that each shade bears the name of a role, attribute or characteristic that women can possess - it's inspirational and adds some thoughtfulness to the process of putting lipstick on in the morning.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lancome Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

lancome le metallique metallic lip lacquer swatches review photos on lips
 Lancome recently dropped a new line of lip products, and since they were touted as being "metallic", I had to check 'em out. The Le Metallique Lip Lacquers ($22 for 0.10 oz.) are billed as "a full-coverage, metallic lip lacquer with a rich, creamy texture that hugs your lips like a gloss and leaves them feeling hydrated." I went ahead and ordered the whole range to swatch for y'all, so keep on reading for the full review and plenty of picshurs...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur & Coco Code Harmonie de Blush, Spring 2017

chanel le rouge crayon de couleur coco code harmonie de blush swatches review
 Chanel's new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur ($37) for Spring 2017 just hit counters, so I stopped by my local Saks to check them out. The product is a chubby-stick style, twist-up lipstick in pencil form that offers semi-transparent to opaque coverage (depending on the shade) with a luminous, glossy finish that is hydrating and pretty long-lasting (for a glossy finish lip product).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NARS Velvet Lip Glide | Swatches & Review

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Swatches Review On Lips All Shades
 The all-new NARS Velvet Lip Glides ($26 for 0.20 oz.) just dropped at Sephora at the beginning of October. I've been waiting in anticipation for the launch of this formula ever since seeing Temptalia's swatches and review of them, as they looked like a potential love for me. As is turns out, they 100% are.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick Review Swatches Photos Lip Swatches Volatile Flasher Uncontrollable Fireball Dynamite Aftershock Va-Va-Voltage Thunderbolt
Buxom recently launched a new lip product - the Shimmer Shock Lipstick ($18 for 0.07 oz.). It comes in a twist up, pencil format that's become increasingly popular for its ease of application and cute, chubby profile, and it is supposed to be a lightweight gel lipstick that delivers multi-dimensional shimmer, alluring colour and slick shine. I ordered a bunch of shades from the line-up to swatch and review, and I have to say I am quite smitten!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection, Fall 2016 | Swatches & Review

 Okey dokey you guys. Chanel is bringing out the big guns with its release of the all new Rouge Allure Ink ($37 for 0.20 oz.) for Fall 2016. From the promo photos, I thought the colour range would be kind of mundane...but I couldn't have been more wrong! I clearly got lulled into a false sense of security by the disappointing Rouge Coco Stylo. Rouge Allure Ink is anything BUT a disappointment. So far I haven't found anywhere online where these are available, but I'll be sure to include links once I do!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & NEW Rouge Dior for Fall 2016 | Review & Swatches

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & New Rouge Dior Swatches of All Shades Review Fall 2016
Somehow I wrote this post and then erased it, so here goes again! Dior just dropped it's two new lipstick ranges: Dior Rouge Extreme Matte and Dior Rouge Dior, both of which are $35 for 0.12 oz. They amazing amazing amazing, so I'm gonna cut straight to the chase and move on to swatches. I haven't had very much time to test, literally I just took these swatches yesterday. But I will give my first impressions and update with more specifics like full wear time later. All shades available here at Nordstrom right now!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, Fall 2016 | Swatches & Review

 Another Fall launch is hur! Today it's YSL's Vinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36 for 0.20 oz.), which is an all new formula for Fall 2016, although many of us are familiar with its sister, the Vinyl Lip Stain, which has been around for quite awhile. This new Cream formula is meant to be completely opaque, vs. the translucent aspect of the original lip stains, and it is meant to have the same high-shine, vinyl-like, long-wearing finish that leaves behind a natural looking stain of the original lip stains.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lancome Juicy Shakers | Swatches & Review

 I've been waiting for these to launch stateside for quite some time since I featured them in my inaugural edition of the Beauty Bulletin. When I spotted them on a recent Sephora run, I was pretty much beside myself with excitement.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Tint Swatches & Review in Milky Pastel, Peach, Pop & Plum

 Dior's highly anticipated summer 2016 Milky Dots collection has just started to hit websites and counters for its mid-April launch! I spotted the new Dior Addict Milky Tints ($35.00 for 0.18 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) on Sephora's website during their recent Beauty Insider Spring Sale, and they fulfilled all of my hopes and dreams regarding them. Read on for more thoughts and swatches!
For swatches and review of the rest of the Summer 2016 collection, see here.
For swatches and review of the Polka Dots nail duos, see here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NEW! Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Princess, Shock, Mirrored, Diorama, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere | Swatches & Review






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L to R: Fantaisie, Pearl, Tell Me Dior, Princess, Shock, Nude, Spring Ball, Cosmic, Everdior, Reflected, Mirrored, Diorama, Cruise, Paradise, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere
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Well, my hard drive broke the other day, so my computer is hanging out at the repair center hopefully getting the data recovered and a new hard drive installed. Thus, I'm kind of in a state of disarray at the moment, nevertheless, I have part two of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($30 or $27 for 0.21 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) swatches for you! Part 1 plus lip swatches is here. I will say that I had a few unexpected loves in this second batch of swatches - Mirrored in particular is pretty dang gorgeous. The perfect gloss to bring on our upcoming trip to the Maldives! As I mentioned in Part 1, these have normal wear time of around 4-5 hours. I love the formula and the versatility I get from wearing colours on their own or over a liner or other lipstick.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Juicy Coral Lipglosses for Spring

Glossy, juicy, luscious lips are what I'm after pretty much all the time, but there's something about spring in particular that makes me gung-ho to break out my gloss. When it comes to gloss, there's no colour I love wearing more to achieve that freshly bitten, juicy, watery look than warm corals. Today I've rounded up five of my favourite warm coral glossies for you to peachy peeps to consider for spring!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5 Perfect Red Lipsticks for Spring (or whenever)

 I've spent a good several years searching high and low for my perfect shades of red, and I've managed to find several holy grails that are each one of those perfect shades of red or coral that I love so much. Today I've rounded up my absolute favourite reds (plus one pink) to share with you - I hope you love them!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme | Swatches & Review

 Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz) is Marc Jacobs fullest coverage lipstick formula. On another swatching trip to Sephora, I took it upon myself to conduct a swatchathon on these, as I've been curious about the formula for awhile but have never gotten around to trying it out.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick, New for Spring 2016 | Swatches & Review

There's been a lot of buzz around YSL's Spring 2016 launch of a formula called YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($37.00 for 0.15 oz. | Nordstrom, YSL). But 1) it's been really difficult to find, and 2) I couldn't quite figure out whether it's the same thing as YSL Rouge Volupte Shine (RVS) or if it's a different formula. All my scouting online told me that it's supposed to be a new formula that is in between the pigmentation of RVS (swatched here) and RVSC (swatched here), but when I finally found it at the YSL counter in Neiman's, the S.A. told me that it's the same exact thing as the RVS formula just with a new name. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NEW! Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Nude, Tell Me Dior, Cruise, Paradise, Pearl, Fantaisie, Spring Ball, Reflected, Cosmic, Everdior | Swatches & Review

Welp, these were seemingly impossible to find, but I finally succeeded! Dior just lauched its re-formulated Dior Addict Ultra Glosses ($30 for 0.21 oz. | Sephora, Nordstrom), and they are delicious. It's supposed to be a do-everything gloss which plumps, lusterizes (not a word, I know) and hydrates all at the same time. It comes in three different finishes: Watery effect, which is no shimmer and provides a glossy, watery, fresh effect; Iridescent effect, which has very fine microshimmer and provides subtle luminosity from the reflective particles to the lips; and Sparkling effect, which has gorgeous, Dior sparkle bits throughout and gives a sparkly, bombshell glossy look. Alrighty then, here are lip and arm swatches of a little more than half the shades. Part 2 of the swatches is here!! Also check out the three Vernis nail polish shades that were released along with this collection here!

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