Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

I love, love, loved the idea of Beguile. Like NYX Ice Glitter Nail Polish, this twinkles and looks phenomenal in person, because it needs movement to really come alive. Unfortunately, the texture makes it harder to apply. It’s definitely not something you could apply dry without some sort of adhesive base; it winds up all over your face and just doesn’t stick without something more.  Even when I used a mixing medium, I still had some fall out during the day. I’d also recommend using it over another color (even if it’s neutral, like a beige), because it doesn’t create a solid base color easily.

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Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Pure Pigment Beguile
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
3
Total
71%

NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish

NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish ($4.00 for 0.52 fl. oz.) is a holographic glitter polish with small particle glitter and larger hexagonal particles all suspended in a clear base. It looks almost silver, but then the particles give off a rainbow reflection. I wish the photos turned out better, because it’s so stunning in person–it dazzles and shimmers and shines. The effect is gorgeous!

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NYX Ice Glitter (209) Salon Formula Nail Polish
NYX Salon Formula Nail Polish Ice Glitter
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

WKW for shu uemura: Wong Kar Wai Holiday 2011 Collection


WKW for shu uemura: Wong Kar Wai Holiday 2011 Collection

Glitter Mascara ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Golden Masquerade Gold glitter in clear base

Lustrous Glow Powder ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Luster Warm rosy glow

False Eyelash (Limited Edition)

  • Dance in Glitter ($75.00)
  • Jeweled Love ($27.00)

Rouge Unlimited ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Luster Tender red with gold shimmer
  • Pink Flush Warm pink with a glossy finish
  • Glitter Fuse Beige with golden dust

Mini Nail Duo ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Festive Rouge Pearly warm and deep rouge meets golden charm
  • Bleu Splendor Starry shine in a midnight blue Christmas sky

Flashing Gold Mini Brush Set ($69.00) (Limited Edition)

A light, soft and handy portable brush set for any kind of party, printed with an exclusive image from “Mask.” Includes four professional brushes and case.

Brightening Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Like watching a scene from “Mask,” an exquisite image decorates this edition of brightening cleansing oil. The perfect way to end a festive day–gently remove your make-up with cleansing oil for beautiful, shining skin.

Eye & Cheek Palette (International Only, $85.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Burning in Water Shimmery blue, classic blue with silver sparkles, deep aqua
  • Drowning in Flame Tender rose, golden dust, warmth

availability: October 18th, 2011 @ shuuemura-usa.com; eye & cheek palettes may not be available in U.S. (press release for U.S. does not mention them, but they were included in the digital image kit–will confirm soon!)

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Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven Nail Lacquer

This shade could be used for layering, but I really liked it alone. It was fun and whimsical; not your most obvious choice for holidays, but it has a wintry vibe to it. I could see it seeming more appropriate for spring, because of some of the overall lightness in color, but I just keep thinking “winter wonderland.”

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Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Stairway to Heaven
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
80%

Tom Ford Violet Blonde Eau de Parfum Review & Photos

Tom Ford Violet Blonde Eau de Parfum ($100.00 for 1.7 oz.) is a new pillar of Tom Ford’s signature collection for women. It joins Black Orchid and White Patchouli. The notes include: violet leaf, Italian Mandarin, baie rose, Tuscan orris absolute, Tuscian orris butter, jasmine sambac, benzoin, cedarwood, Haitian vetiver absolute, musk, and soft suede.

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