Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Korres Natural Purple Lip Gloss
Korres Natural Purple Lipgloss

The Spring Season:  Korres #25 Natural Purple Gloss

Korres #25 Natural Purple Cherry Gloss ($17.00) is a deceivingly named gloss, because it’s not even near purple, but rather it’s a played down pink with a little bit of peachiness to it. It’s a very wearable shade that can be worn everyday, alone, or matched with a more dramatic eye. Korres Cherry Gloss is non-sticky and feels good on lips while you’re wearing them, and they all have a very glossy finish. Natural Purple is pretty opaque and has a creamy look to it — no shimmer. It has a faint scent of cherry that doesn’t really linger once it’s applied. You can see my original review, plus reviews of the other two shades here.

Is this the perfect glossy shade for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in your beauty product packaging? Shiny? Cute? Durable?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like shiny and pretty and elegant. I don’t need it to be that durable (I don’t carry many products with me, if any), and cute is just that, cute – I prefer timeless overall.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Guerlain Gemma Lipstick
Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

The Spring Season: Guerlain Gemma Lipstick

Guerlain Gemma Rouge G Lipstick (#64) ($45.00) is a sweet pop of posey pink. It has a delicate gold sheen and shimmer, but it’s one of my favorite pinks for the spring. It has enough brightness to pop when worn alone, but it can still be a nice way to complement a subtle spring eye, too. Creamy, opaque, and easy to apply, Rouge Gs are high on quality (and high on price, I know). They have Guerlain’s traditional scent to them, though it does seem a bit subdued in comparison to their KissKiss line of lipsticks and glosses. The wear time is four to six hours for me on these.

Is this the perfect pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

Have you ever had a facial? Do you have them regularly? What do you like/dislike about them?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’ve had one — it was a very pleasant experience, but the price always keeps me from venturing for another!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Monday, January 18th, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lip Gloss

The Spring Season: Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lip Gloss

Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lip Gloss ($29.00) is a golden shimmered coral-peach gloss. It’g oes on sheerly, but it adds enough color to change-up your natural lip color, plus add a healthy dose of shimmer on top. Dolce & Gabbana’s lipglosses do have a heavy rose scent, so those with sensitive noses or fragrance-free preferences may not enjoy this particular gloss. It feels slightly tacky, but it’s really nothing to worry over (it’s not at all as sticky as MAC Lipglass). It can be applied in thin layers and built up a little for a thicker, glossier feel/look or to intensify the shimmer. I find two coats is the perfect amount for me. This gloss lasts a few hours on my lips on its own, and it’s colored enough (at least on my lips) to allow me to wear it alone, if I so choose.

Is this the right gloss for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →