5 Shades of Rose Quartz

Not one but two shades were selected as “Color of the Year” by Pantone for 2016. Their decision of choosing two hues, a pastel blue and pink, commonly associated as gender-specific colors, was explained as, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.” That’s what I like to hear! Here are five existing shades that line-up with the concept of Rose Quartz, which is a “warmer embracing rose tone.”

  1. Buxom Feather Boa — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.
  2. NYX French Kiss — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  3. Estee Lauder Desirable — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  4. Zoya Rue — A Neutral Pink with a Cream finish.
  5. Inglot #356 — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.

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Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015

Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015
Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015


Create lipstick envy. Perfect your pout. The navy cosmetics case includes deluxe travel sizes of Pure Color Envy Sculpting.

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Be Envied | $37.50 | Limited Edition

  • Powerful
  • Ambitious Pink
  • Daring
  • Impassioned

5 Faves: Pearl Lipsticks for Fall 2015

If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! :) Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.

  1. Estee Lauder Heavenly — a gold-shimmered coral
  2. Chanel Antoinette — a gold-shimmered copper-brown
  3. Guerlain Gracia — a pearly plum
  4. Guerlain Air Kiss — a sparkly muted plum
  5. Too Faced Metallic Jelly — a pearly berry-purple

5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a formula that promises six hours of sheer color applied dry or eight hours of rich color applied damp. It’s available in over twenty shades–I have four of them, shown below–in a variety of finishes. They feel finer and silkier compared to Estee Lauder’s wet/dry Gelee formulation.

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Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Insolent Ivory
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Decisive Poppy
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
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