NARS Anardana Nail Lacquer

NARS Anardana Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “azalea pink.” This is a vibrant pink-red with a cream finish. The undertones almost read neutral to me, but there is a subtle warm undercurrent that gives it an almost coral-red look to it against my skin tone. MAC Toco Toucan is much pinker. Zoya Kimber has a similar base color, though it’s a bit lighter, but it also has shimmer. China Glaze 108 Degrees is pinker and has shimmer. Illamasqua Collide is a smidgen pinker. China Glaze Heli-Yum is similar but not as vibrant. Zoya Dana is a touch pinker.

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NARS Anardana Nail Lacquer
NARS Nail Polish Anardana
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

5 Amazing Antique Gold Eyeshadows

5 Amazing Antique Gold Eyeshadows

Any other beauty buffs as enthusiastic as I am when it comes to antique golds? It’s absolutely one of my favorite shades to wear. My two top favorites are both difficult to get, as one is only available overseas (Giorgio Armani #14 Eyes to Kill Intense) and the other was a limited edition shade from eons ago (MAC Rye). An honorable mention goes to Urban Decay Maui Wowie, which has frustrating fall out from the micro-glitter, but the color itself is amazing–it’s one of the few fallout-prone eyeshadows I’ll bother to work with.

What’s your favorite antique gold eyeshadow?

China Glaze Summer Neons Collection for Summer 2012


China Glaze Summer Neons Collection for Summer 2012

The sun has nothing on you this summer! Rival its brightness and heat with China Glaze® Summer 2012 collection, Summer Neons. Featuring 12 new sizzling shades perfect for surf, sand and nightlife, the all new hot hues in China Glaze Summer Neons include:

  • Pink Plumeria Light pink with gold shimmer
  • Under the Boardwalk Fluorescent raspberry
  • Splish Splash Bright sky blue shimmer
  • Love’s A Beach Sizzling hot pink
  • Hang-Ten Toes Bubblegum neon with iridescent purple shimmer
  • Beach Cruise-r Glimmering fuchsia grape
  • Orange You Hot? Bright orange with attention-grabbing gold glimmer
  • Surfin’ For Boys Glistening bright coral
  • Flirty Tankini Shimmery strawberry smoothie pink
  • Ride the Waves Dark ocean blue
  • I’m With the Lifeguard Glimmering lime green
  • Sun-Kissed Hot highlighter yellow

availability: China Glaze Summer Neons will be available as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display. Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP and the 8-piece box set retails for $56. China Glaze Summer Neons will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in June 2012.

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Le Metier de Beaute Fiji Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick

Le Metier de Beaute Fiji Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a vibrant medium pink with subtle yellow undertones. It yields opaque color coverage with very little product. MAC Please Me is lighter, almost appears to have beige undertones in comparison. MAC Viva Glam Nicki is brighter. Revlon Carnation is darker. Rimmel Dizzy looks very similar. Lancome Pink Sapphire is a bit darker and warmer. MAC Chatterbox is more coral.

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Le Metier de Beaute Fiji Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick Fiji
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl Eye Palette ($95.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette that contains four distinct shades of eyeshadow. It’s described as “a harmonious blend of deep sea blue, algae, lagoon turquoise, and shimmering, crest-of-a-wave white.” The reason why it’s a whopping $95 is because the lid of the compact is decorated with mother-of-pearl. To put the price in context, Giorgio Armani’s comparable palettes retail for $59, so the packaging upgrade is really coming in at a $36 price tag. I know in the past, Giorgio Armani has made a regularly-packaged version available, but I haven’t seen it online and don’t have confirmation that it is even available.

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Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl Eye Palette

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
84%

Revlon Sunset Peach ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine

Revlon Sunset Peach ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine ($7.49 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a semi-sheer peach-orange gloss with golden peach shimmer. The color is fairly sheer, so it gives a browner, warmed-up look to my natural lip color along with a fair dosage of shimmer and glossy shine. MAC Natural Flare is more orange–this is more like how the shade would look like if it had been opaque. Burberry Cameo has a much more opaque peach base. Dior Apricot Cloche has more shimmer.

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Revlon Sunset Peach ColorBurst Lipgloss Lip Shine
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss Peach
C
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
76%