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5 Sparkling Eyeshadows for Summer

I love the impact that glitter and sparkle can have on a look, as it can be so brightening on the lid and just fun to wear. These are five of my current favorites (that are permanent) for summer 🙂

  1. Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya — a sparkling, pinky-peach beige
  2. Urban Decay Maui Wowie — a sparkling, muted, almost antique gold
  3. ColourPop So Quiche — olive-brown with pink and gold micro-glitter
  4. ColourPop Chipper — a glittery sea foam green
  5. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond — a rich black with silver sparkle

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

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Urban Decay The Stockpile Lip Vault at Selfridges

The Stockpile Lip Vault
The Stockpile Lip Vault

Urban Decay introduces a lipstick fanatic’s dream: The Stockpile. Exclusive to Selfridges and valued at £310, this Limited Edition set holds ten highly addictive shades from the creamy, badass Revolution Lipstick collection (five gorgeous neutrals and five bold brights), each paired with the matching 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. Revolution Lipstick features the brands Pigment Infusion System™, along with Maxi-Lip™ and nourishing oils to plump and soften lips. 24/7 Lip Pencil glides on smoothly to prime AND define—for long-lasting lip colour and clean lines. Together, it’s the ultimate pair for ultra-long wear. But be forewarned that this set will only be available for a short time.

The Stockpile Lip Vault (£180.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked2 (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Liar (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Native (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Streak (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Turn On (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Manic (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Bang (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Anarchy (Revolution Lipstick)
  • 69 (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Venom (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Naked2 (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Liar (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Native (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Streak (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Turn On (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Manic (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Bang (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Anarchy (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • 69 (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Venom (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)

Availability: Exclusively at Selfridges

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5 Cool-Toned Blushes for Summer

If you prefer cooler-toned blushes, here are my top five picks for summer cheeks this year 🙂

  1. Clinique Pansy Pop — a luminous lavender
  2. Urban Decay Bittersweet — a purple with a natural finish
  3. Surratt Se Pomponner — a brightened magenta pink
  4. ColourPop Pie — a bright, fuchsia pink
  5. NARS Desire — a bold, matte fuchsia pink

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

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5 Beautiful Coral Blushes for Summer

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Now at Sephora!

Urban Decay Summer 2015
Urban Decay Summer 2015

The new eyeshadows, blushes, and lipglosses are now available at Sephora! 🙂 I know a lot of readers were anxious for the launch, so I thought I’d pass along the update! Last day for VIB/VIB Rouges to save 15% off with codes VIBLOVE/ROUGELOVE. (You could say I just made my eighth order……)

REVIEWS: Eyeshadows | Afterglow Blushes | Revolution High-Color Lipglosses
SWATCHES:  Eyeshadows | Afterglow Blushes | Revolution High-Color Lipglosses

Round-up: Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows Overview & Thoughts

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadows ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) include eight shades that will be permanent. These are a vast improvement than some of the holiday eyeshadows that came out last year, which I was less enthused about (they were often dry and/or powdery). The six shimmery shades had a really soft, almost cream-like smoothness to them that made them extremely blendable on the skin, while they wore well and had good pigmentation across the board. The two mattes were silky and soft, though Beware didn’t blend as easily as I expected given how nice the texture felt swatched. My favorite was Dive Bar, which was also one of the more unique shades in the range, followed by Fireball.

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