Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Clinique 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palettes for January 2015
Clinique 8-Pan Eyeshadow Palettes for January 2015

Versatile eye shadow palettes are perfect for day… amped up for night when you layer multiple shades for extra depth and dimension. Long-wearing shades are crease- and fade-resistant. Ophthalmologist tested, too.

Wear Everywhere Pinks ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Highlights (Soft Shimmer)
  • Orchid (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Silver Dollar (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Concord (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Sugar Plum (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Vintage Grape (Matte)
  • Blackberry (Soft Shimmer)
  • Taupe (Soft Shimmer)

Wear Everywhere Nudes ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

  • NEW Alabaster (Soft Shimmer)
  • Daybreak (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Moroccan Brown (Soft Shimmer)
  • At Dusk (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Sahara Sun (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Jute Brown (Soft Shimmer)
  • Seashell (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Chocolate Bark (Matte)

Wear Everywhere Greens ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

  • NEW Meringue (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Jadeite (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Lime Ricky (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Pewter Green (Super Shimmer)
  • Mist (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Vine to Vine (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Bronze Medal (Soft Shimmer)
  • Boron (Soft Shimmer)

Wear Everywhere Greys ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Seashell Pink (Matte)
  • NEW High Tea (Matte)
  • NEW Mushroom (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Gray Matters (Matte)
  • Sugar Cane (Soft Shimmer)
  • Silver Lining (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Stormy (Soft Shimmer)
  • Stroke of Midnight (Matte)

Wear Everywhere Blues ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

  • NEW Silvery Moon (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Ink Blot (Matte)
  • NEW Cinnamon Dolce (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Peppercorn (Matte)
  • NEW Smokey Bleu (Super Shimmer)
  • Tarnished (Super Shimmer)
  • Truffle (Matte)
  • Arsenic (Matte)

Availability: Now at SephoraClinique, Nordstrom

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks Launch
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks Launch

A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Mix, match, and layer to create a host of luxe eye shadow looks—from subtle and understated to dramatically contoured. Inspired by the beauty of the Black Honey lipstick shade, this palette is crease- and fade-resistant, and the deluxe, mirrored compact includes a sponge and brush for ultraluxe application.

  • Sugar Cane
  • Hazy
  • Black Honey
  • Lucky Penny
  • Morning Java
  • Purple Pumps
  • Lavender Out Loud
  • Graphite

Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick ($16.00) (New)

Long-wearing formula keeps its just-applied look for hours. Non-drying, non-feathering. Full coverage, velvety, soft matte finish.

  • Plum
  • Beauty
  • Magenta
  • Petal
  • Peony
  • Mandarin
  • Crimson
  • Suede
  • Pink Chocolate

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Next up, here are five blushes to consider if you have a medium skin tone. I tried to include different price points, finishes, and undertones, but there are so many blushes available, there are many more worth trying. I’m a firm believer that we can wear whatever we desire, whether or not it is supposedly “suitable” on us or not–there’s no harm in trying :) Please share any suggestions in the comments!

  1. theBalm Cabana Boy — a medium-dark, cool-toned plum with a satin finish
  2. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita — a rich, berry-red with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Summer Fling — bright pop of orange with a matte finish
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a brightened, coral with a frosted finish

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

A few of the new coral blushes that I’ve recently reviewed, plus one long-time favorite that I always reach for when I want a coral blush. I am a fiend for coral blush, I’ll have you know! :)

  1. Becca Lychee/Opal — a shimmery, light coral that can be used as a highlighter or blusher
  2. Clinique Peach Pop (02) — a medium coral with a luminous finish
  3. Tom Ford Love Lust — a warm, orange-coral with a luminous finish (if there could only be one coral in my life, this would be it)
  4. IT Pretty in Peony — a rich, vibrant coral-pink
  5. NYX Pinched — a coral-pink with a soft shimmer

>> See them all side-by-side! <<

What are your favorites?

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Do you go bolder or subtler during the summer for your blush? I find it just depends on whether I’ve reached for brighter lip colors or not; if I go bright on the lips, I usually go quite light on the cheeks and vice versa. Here are some of my current recommendations if you’re in the market for a fun, pink-hued blush this summer:

  1. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) — a fuchsia pink that can be applied as a light stain or as a deep blush (bonus: works well on lips, too!0)
  2. theBalm Down Boy — a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a mostly matte finish
  3. Clinique Berry Pop (03) — cool-toned, raspberry pink with a luminous finish
  4. MAC Lovecloud — a light-medium, warm-toned pink
  5. Milani Bella Rosa (11) — a vibrant, pink-red with a matte finish

>> See them all side-by-side! <<

What are your favorites?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here are some of my personal recommendations for cheek and face products to pick up while Sephora’s offering 15% off! Beauty Insiders use code TICKET, VIBs use code VIBTICKET, and Rouges use code ROUGETICKET. :) Feel free to share your recommendations for other readers to try!

  1. Clinique Cheek Pop (review) are so incredible, I can recommend every single shade without hesitation. Great texture, pigmentation, and not too pricey! (Pictured: Plum Pop)
  2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (review) are soft, lightly luminous blushes that are great for everyday wear. They’ve gone in and out of stock during the sale, so you might have to look in-store for them if they’re on your list. (Pictured: Ethereal Glow)
  3. Make Up For Ever HD Blush (review) are forgiving, easy-to-use cream blushes that wear well, come in a variety of shades, and have a great texture. (Pictured: #215)
  4. Guerlain Meteorites Pearls (review) is a fantastic way to add subtle glow and softening to the face after applying your favorite foundation, and they’re an indulgence to be sure! (Pictured: Clair)
  5. Givenchy Le Prisme Blush (review) is incredibly finely-milled, velvety, and smooth in texture, so the blush goes on evenly and looks natural on the skin. (Pictured: It-Girl Purple)
  6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (review) might be “old news” now, but they’re products that can easily be used often and add soft luminosity to the skin. (Pictured: Luminous Light)
  7. Benefit Rockateur Box o’ Powder (review) is a sweet fix for a craving for rose gold.
  8. Illamasqua Blusher (review) is a lovely option for anyone looking for more satin and matte finish blushes. (Pictured: Lover)
  9. Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush (review) is a richly pigmented, long-wearing, silky-smooth formula. (Pictured: Sensous Rose)
  10. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder (review) is a classic option for a finely-milled, silky-smooth, long-wearing bronzer. (Pictured: Moyen Brunettes)