Beautiful Beginnings with Deborah Lippmann

Beautiful Beginnings with Deborah Lippmann

What was the first Deborah Lippmann product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: First shade I ever tried was Ruby Red Slippers, which was and still is absolutely gorgeous. I think Deborah Lippmann can do a really fantastic nail lacquer–and a lot of them start off being original. Lots of what she has created has been copied, which is the same way I feel about Chanel.

Share your first time experiences with Deborah Lippmann in the comments! 🙂

L’Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.95 for 0.12 oz.) is a sparkling, shimmering forest green with an olive-brown base. It has flecks of emerald green micro-shimmer and larger dirty gold shimmer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful is less green, more olive. Urban Decay Bender has a stronger yellow undertone. Inglot #418 is less olive/yellow-toned. Make Up For Ever #310 is cooler-toned, no yellow or olive base coloring. MAC Humid is less intense, slightly yellower.

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L'Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Golden Emerald
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Trish McEvoy Fall 2012 Collection – Watercolors


Trish McEvoy Fall 2012 Collection – Watercolors

Inspired by the incandescence of watercolor paintings, Trish developed a collection of textures that makes you look lit from within.

Effortless Eyes Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Trio ($42.00)

Handmade in Italy, Trish’s extruded formula enhances eyes with high-definition color from soft to rich to dazzling.

  • Lilac
  • Nude

Face Color Trio ($38.00)

A customizable face color trio marries Bronzers Golden and Golden Tan with Blush Natural for a perfectly brightened complexion and lit-from-within look.

  • Golden

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Guerlain Sable Show (851) KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain’s fall collection is just starting to pop up on retailers now (but so far, I’m seeing back-order dates, so it’s more like a pre-order). I’m excited, because I picked up Gilda and Bonnie Rouge Gs and Grenade (another Kiss Kiss Gloss shade). For now, though, let’s take a look at Guerlain Sable Show (851) Kiss Kiss Gloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.), which is a warm champagne-shimmered beige-peach. It has some multi-colored shimmery bits and bobs, but it is predmoinantly pale champagne–almost white in some lighting. Dior Satin Peach is milkier and has gold shimmer. MAC Naked Space is more opaque, milkier. Hourglass Imagine is similar but also has gold shimmer. Dior Twin Set Pink is similar, a little paler. MAC Jana has a similar look on lips, even though it seems colorless. There’s a smidgen more shimmer content that tends to make it a little more than sheer lipgloss, but it’s still more similar than not.

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Sable Show
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
93%

Giorgio Armani #25 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #25 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is smoky, blackened-olive green with lighter olive green and antique gold shimmer. MAC Smutty Green is greener, less olive. MAC Vintage Coin is similar but warmer and lighter. Bare Escentuals Speaker Box is browner with more olive and less black in the base color. Estee Lauder Cyber Green is blacker. MAC Greensmoke is a smidgen lighter. MAC Femme Noir is slightly greener but similar to the base color (it has no shimmer). Make Up For Ever #84 comes the closest in color, though it’s a bit less olive-tinted and has a flatter finish.

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Giorgio Armani #25 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #25
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9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “serene, cloudless desert sky.” It’s a warm, welcoming light-medium sky blue with softer aqua blue micro-shimmer in a very creamy finish. China Glaze Splish Splash is cooler-toned, bluer. Deborah Lippmann On the Beach is a smidgen lighter and has no shimmer. NARS Koliary is barely lighter and has no shimmer. Zoya Phoebe is fractionally darker and has a matte finish. Zoya Robyn is just a wee bit lighter and has no shimmer.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Faraway
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
91%