Saturday, July 31st, 2010

15 Orange Lipsticks & Lipglosses

There were definitely some fierce oranges featured over the past few months!  My personal favorite shades were #1, 3, 8, 9, and 11.

If you’ve been jonesin’ for either MAC Morange or Neon Orange, Milani Mandarina is a decent dupe–just a smidgen lighter.  Illamasqua Temper, though a gloss, is similar in color to Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Shine Lipstick.

  1. Bobbi Brown Orange Lipstick
  2. Chanel Exotic Lipstick
  3. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer (13) Shine Lipstick
  4. Guerlain Gil Lipstick
  5. Guerlain Ginger Lipstick
  6. Guerlain Gipsy Lipstick
  7. Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick
  8. Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss
  9. MAC Morange Lipstick
  10. MAC Neon Orange Lipstick
  11. MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick
  12. Milani Mandarina Lipstick
  13. Milani Orange-gina Lipstick
  14. NYX 24 Karat Lipstick
  15. YSL Tender Peach Lipstick

What was your favorite orange lipstick/lipgloss?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

6 Purple Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Today marks the end of the Summer Season, which means it’s time for round-ups to see what’s close, what’s similar, and all of that.  There weren’t too many purple lipsticks/glosses that were really rich and pigmented, so with only six featured in during the series, there are definitely no dupes amongst them!

  1. Dolce & Gabbana Violet Lipstick
  2. Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss
  3. MAC Show Orchid Lipstick
  4. MAC Violetta Lipstick
  5. Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick
  6. Tarina Tarantino Candy Jar Lipstick

Which purple lipstick/lipgloss was your favorite?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick
Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick

The Summer Season: Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick

Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pink with fuchsia shimmer.  It’s not pure fuchsia, but it’s still quite bold and intense.  The base color is a deep, rich pink, while the fuchsia shimmer creates a brilliant, duochromed sheen–particularly when the light hits it just right.  I love the amount of color it delivers–it’s a nice, semi-opaque shade.  Lancome’s Color Design shades tend to give me about four hours of wear, and this particular shade will wear a little longer, as it stains just a touch.

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

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Shiseido Pout (RS326) Lipstick

The Summer Season: Shiseido Pout (RS326) Lipstick

Shiseido Pout (RS326) Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a semi-sheer pinky mauve with a high gloss sheen.  The Perfect Rouge formula is incredibly moisturizing, and even though this is part of the sheer line, it’s still quite pigmented.  It has subtle pink micro-shimmer that gives it a little added oomph without making it too shimmery.  It’s also scent- and taste-free — just a pleasant nothingness!  I get between two and three hours of wear with this sheerer shade, but it fades quite naturally and doesn’t leave a ring of color behind.

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

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer
NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer

The Summer Season: NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer

NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a jelly textured raspberry pink with bright, iridescent fuchsia micro-shimmer.  NARS’ Lip Lacquers are incredibly moisturizing and feel very slick–but not sticky–on lips.  The color pay off yields a nice semi-opaque look.  It works well on its own or layered over a lipstick, too.  The only thing I have to note is that the scent was like crayons/wax–a scent that has plagued more NARS’ lip products than I’d like.  It doesn’t linger, but it was quite potent in the jar.

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

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick

The Summer Season: MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick

MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, semi-sheer medium pink with a subtly cool undertone.  It has white and pink micro-shimmer and a semi-frosty finish.  It has the same vanilla scent as is traditional to MAC lipsticks.  Hot Gossip has a cremesheen finish, which means that it is on the drier side, though I don’t find cremesheens to be drying (but if you have particularly dry lips, wear lip balm first).  The wear is a little below average, in part to the sheerness of the shade, and stands at two to three hours for me.

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

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

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