Yes to Carrots Frosty Loves C Holiday Set contains three of Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butters in Mint, Carrot, and Berry. There are two other flavors (not included), which are Citrus and Melon. I couldn’t actually find a retailer online which sold the holiday trio, but each of the lip butters retails for $3.69 at major drugstores/retailers (drugstore.com, Target, Walgreens, etc.). If you can snatch a few up on sale, even better! My favorite flavors are Berry, Carrot, and Citrus–Citrus probably being my numero uno (I adore lemony-scented products).
I love these tubes of lip moisturizing delight because they’re–duh–incredibly moisturizing, but they smell delicious. I also feel like I don’t have to reapply all the time, because my lips stay soft for quite awhile. As far as natural and organic products go, I’m pleased to be able to tell you that this product is certified as USDA organic. The brand doesn’t practice animal testing, nor do they use parabens, petroleums, or phthalates.
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I got a chance to get an early sneak peek at some of YSL’s Spring 2009 treats comin’ at us this February! I played with Palette d’Artiste for the Complexion ($62.00), Gloss Pur #4 (Pure Raspberry), Rouge Pur #146 (Romantic Pink), and Nail Touch #5 (Tender Pink Touch).
I’m really lovin’ the Gloss Pur formula–it’s creamy, pigmented, and not sticky at all. I love me a good pigmented gloss! I’m not positive whether all of the Gloss Purs have no shimmer, but it’s nice to see a gloss that’s just gloss and shine without the shimmer. The creaminess of the lipstick is lovely, and the shade is a more wearable shade of bubblegum pink.
The Nail Touch #5 is an interesting product, as it was my first time trying out a nail polish pen. I liked the experience, and it makes for a great on-the-go nail polish. This shade in particular is incredibly sheer, coming out mostly as a sheer pink–nice for the office or for those looking for something super subtle.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of this collection when it launches this spring!
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Chromaline is described by MAC as:
A waterproof gel/cream liner that provides all the smooth graphic benefits of a liquid liner. Creates precise, long-lasting lines of intense colour with dense matte coverage. Versatile palette offers both vibrantly bright and blackened shades. Applies smoothly, sets quickly. Waterproof and smudge-proof. Best when used with professional tools and brushes.
Chromaline is available in the following shades:
- Landscape Green Lust bright green
- Bright Red Primary red
- Black Black Deep black
- Genuine Orange Bright orange
- Pure White Whitest white
- Marine Ultra Bright naval blue
- Primary Yellow Bright clean yellow
- Rich Purple Dense purple
What IS Chromaline? While the MAC PRO site described it as a gel/cream liner, I suppose you might think then it’s meant to be used as an eyeliner, much like fluidline. Well, you’d be mostly wrong, since the majority of the colors are not eye safe (and some aren’t lip safe, either). So then you’re left wondering, “What ARE these for, then?” I was chatting with Elessa from Pursebuzz about them, and she mentioned body art and body painting, which were both ideas I also pondered over. I think the only reason why it seems odd to use these for body is because both chromacakes and paintsticks are great for body art/painting and you get more product–these are the size of paint pots! Imagine using that to cover up a leg But I have heard that these are an extension of the chromacake/paintsticks line, which definitely means they are meant for body and painting rather than regular consumer day-to-day use–doesn’t mean you can’t try ‘em out, though!
When I called up Los Angeles PRO to get Dame Edna stuff early, I figured I’d try a few of these to see how their texture/payoff/etc. was like. The texture is creamy, and all of the colors I tried were very rich and pigmented–all good things. As I mentioned, most of these are not eye safe, which is a bummer and kind of leaves me with no real usage for these. You can speculate on why they are or are not eye safe, but some reasons are staining or irritation from dyes (like red dyes).
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Dame Edna lipsticks and lipglasses swatches on lips! As always, these are quick & dirty swatches so if they’re not perfect, you know why! Continue reading →
OVERALL, Dame Edna’s lipsticks stand out the most for me, because they are ultra-pigmented and extremely creamy in texture. They almost have a matte-look, but because of their sheen, not quite so. The lipglasses are not as pigmented as the lipsticks, but on the other hand, they complement the lipsticks well. The eye trios disappointed me, mostly because I felt that too many of the shadows had a chalky texture, which I just can’t jive with. Another downside to this launch is the fact that MAC has, yet again, used stickers on their packaging. On the eyeshadow trios, the stickers are covered with plastic/something so they shouldn’t come off (at least not easily), but everything else is just a flat sticker. It’s nothing special, and you can certainly peel it off if you desire. The high-light powders, while pretty to look at, are not nearly as special once you get past the shimmer overspray–I felt duped with these; it reminded me of lipsticks that had a gold overspray and then regular lipstick underneath. The collection is definitely worth a look or two, but I wouldn’t say you have to rush out on the 26th–not worth skipping out on your holidays and festivities and family fun yet!
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