Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

One of my favorite shades in makeup (especially for eyes and nails) is pewter. I love that it’s this mix of gray, gold, silver, and green–it can be such a complex shade.

  1. Dior Millenium — shimmering, warm-toned pewter in a cream formulation that can be worn sheer or opaque
  2. MAC Antique Diamond — a metallic golden pewter with soft sparkle in a cream form
  3. Benefit Skinny Jeans — a classic green-leaning pewter with a golden bronze sheen
  4. Inglot #454 — a lovely light-medium golden pewter with a frosted, metallic finish
  5. Urban Decay Addiction — limited edition but still available (so I couldn’t resist), this is a beautiful green-ish, dirty gold for tips

What’s your favorite pewter-hued beauty product?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dior Holiday 2013 Collection
Dior Holiday 2013 Collection

The Dior Golden Winter Holiday Color Collection is inspired by Versailles at the heart of winter. The collection is based around shades of pink and gold, which have been among the most emblematic codes of the House of Dior since the first couture collection in 1947. Today, the tradition continues with Raf Simons, whose current creations feature gorgeous combinations of pink and gold.

5-Couleurs Eyeshadow ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Golden Snow (634)
  • Golden Flower (644)

Diorific Lipstick ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Diva (038)
  • Winter (042)
  • Royale (045)
  • Minuit (046)

Dior Addict Gloss ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Enchanted Rose (451)
  • Pink Fantasy (776)

Diorific Vernis ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Winter (128)
  • Frimas (318)
  • Marilyn (751)
  • Minuit (995)

Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the magnificent adornments of Versailles, the Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo combines two versions of Diorific Vernis: a sumptuous gold lacquer to apply as a base and luminous crystal micro-pearls to sprinkle on top for a three-dimensional result.

Availability: November 2013 at retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s; Sephora has a sneak peek of select items now!

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dior Holiday 2013 Collection
Dior Holiday 2013 Collection

The Dior Little Black Palette Collection for Holiday 2013 is inspired by the elegance of Parisian style. Featuring sleek black patent and tassel finishing.

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara Set ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara duo features the revolutionary curved-brush mascara to style every single lash from top to bottom. Its high-precision formula gives you intense definition without clumping or smudging and it even strengthens and smoothes your lashes for long-lasting vitality. Duo includes: Iconic Overcurl mascara and 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in Bleu de Paris.

Diorshow New Look Set ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

Diorshow New Look mascara delivers infinite volume and an unparalleled lash-multiplying effect. The exclusive nano-brush catches and coats every last lash from the roots with the precision of a couturier’s hand. Paired with a mini 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in Royal Khaki for the perfect eye effect.

Couture Lip & Nail Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

The iconic Rouge Dior 999 shade takes center stage in a palette of hues for your lips and nails. Includes Rouge Dior 999, Creme de Rose, and sparkling red gloss lip colors and Rouge Dior 999 Nail Lacquer.

Couture Eye Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Dior’s eye palette designed for the holidays features eyeshadow, base, liner and highlighter, all in flattering neutral shades. It even includes applicator brushes and a mirror, making on-the-go touch-ups a breeze.

Face Palette ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

A pretty zip-around case contains all you need to look your finest this holiday season, including two sets of eyeshadows and lip colors, shimmering Diorskin Nude pressed power, a travel-size of Dior’s newest mascara Diorshow Iconic Overcurl and an assortment of applicators for eyes, lips and face.

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom; official launch is October

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Dior Trafalgar (844) Rouge Dior Lipstick
Dior Trafalgar (844) Rouge Dior Lipstick

Dior Trafalgar (844) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, red-orange with a shiny, luminous finish. There’s really no shortage in high-voltage oranges on the market, so you can really pick the formula and price point that best suits you. Givenchy Rouge d’Exception is browner. MAC Dangerous is matte. Urban Decay Bang is less red. Maybelline Orange Edge is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Lady Danger is matte. Buxom Rogue is similar. See comparison swatches.

Dior recently released the latest Rouge Dior Lipstick range, which is supposed to have “luxurious, full-coverage lip color” with a “satiny finish.” It’s a lightweight, lightly creamy, moderately hydrating, and easy to apply formula. Trafalgar was richly pigmented and almost had full coverage in a single stroke. It applied smoothly, evenly, and didn’t bleed or feather outside my natural lip lines. It lasted well for six hours, and it left behind a warm, reddish stain that lingered for another hour or so.

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Whether you’re looking for a warm, coppery shade for your eyes, lips, or cheeks, this post has you covered! These are five of my favorite permanents.

  1. Dior Meteore — a shimmering, sparkling (slightly muted) copper cream eyeshadow
  2. Illamasqua Supernatural — a glisten of coppery warmth to highlight and bronze the skin
  3. OCC Authentic — a metallic, coppery-orange lipstick
  4. Maybelline Breaking Bronze — a warm, golden copper eyeshadow
  5. NARS Isolde — a duo of copper–lighter and darker–with frosted finishes

What your favorite shade of copper to wear during autumn?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

September is the beginning of all things autumn for me. The temperatures have already started to cool down by me, though it’s still warm overall, the nights are cooling down. I’ve always been partial to September, as I am a September baby :) Usually, the real start of fall begins with my first sip of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, but they already brought it back (and it was delicious!). By this point, I’ve typically reviewed several fall color collections, which is perfect timing so I can include some of those favorites while they can still be purchased. This month’s Tempting 10 features more recently released shades from the fall collections, but I still wanted to highlight a few favorites that you can find all year-long.

  1. Dior Millenium — a shimmering warm-toned, pewter in a cream formula that can be used as a sheer wash or built up for more intensity.
  2. Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette — it is such a perfect mix of deep, smoky shades for fall with excellent color payoff across the board.
  3. Color Club Beyond — a deep, warm, smoky gray-black with holographic shimmer–like ash from a crackling fireplace with dancing, fiery bits of shimmer.
  4. Urban Decay Vice — a rich, plummy purple polish with a soft, shimmering pearl.
  5. Milani Purr-fect Purple — a vibrant, rich purple eyeshadow with shimmer–perfect for accenting the eye!
  6. Tom Ford Love Lust – it’s a warmer, more muted coral, so it’s a lovely transition shade from summer to fall
  7. Guerlain Madame Batifole — creamy, hydrating, incredibly pigmented, and long-wearing makes this a rich, fuchsia-shimmered berry-red a true joy to wear.
  8. Tom Ford She-Wolf — it’s pricey, but not only is it a palette I could easily see myself reaching for time and time again, it was a palette that readers gravitated towards. It was easily one of the most viewed products from all fall color collections!
  9. Benefit Rockateur — a rose gold blush is subtle, wears well, and reminds me of the colors of autumn; rusty in a way, but still warm and inviting.
  10. Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette — ten glorious shades of bold, bright, eye-catching shadows with buttery, soft, and smooth textures and excellent color payoff.

I hope you’ll consider sharing your must-haves for September in the comments! Here’s a quickie list to get you started…

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