Thursday, June 11th, 2015

LORAC Fall 2015 Collection
LORAC Fall 2015 Collection

PRO Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00)

Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Eye Shadows in all the matte shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’s velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

  • Bare
  • Latte
  • Corduroy
  • Chocolate
  • Linen
  • Pink Mauve
  • Burgundy
  • Jet Black

PRO Metal Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00) (Limited Edition, Ulta Exclusive)

Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this limited edition PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Eye Shadows in all the metallic shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’s velvety smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

  • Quartz
  • Rose Gold
  • Graphite
  • Onyx
  • Gilded
  • Amber
  • Clover
  • Cobalt

Romantic Eyes Collection ($35.00) (Limited Edition, ULTA Exclusive)

The L O R A C Romantic Eyes Collection contains all the eye essentials you need for sultry and stylish looks that will seduce and entice day or night. The Romantic Eyes Palette contains seven silky eye shadow shades that allow you to easily achieve any look you desire, whether it be soft and romantic or bold and sexy. Enhance and define your eyes with L O R A C’s new long-lasting, waterproof Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in BLACK and finish with deluxe-size L O R A C Cobra Mascara for long, lush lashes. It will be love at first sight with the Romantic Eyes Collection.

PRO Plus Fiber Mascara ($23.00)

The sequel to our best-selling original PRO Mascara, this buildable, volumizing and lengthening formula is packed with PRO power. Loaded with nylon fibers that cling to your lashes like mini extensions, PRO Plus Fiber Mascara helps lashes curl up, look noticeably longer, distinctly lusher and instantly fuller. The super-size PRO brush easily grabs each lash from root to tip and corner to corner for a luxurious, faux-lash look.

Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil ($20.00)

The sequel to our original best-selling Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner, this long-lasting, waterproof eye pencil comes in a variety of highly-pigmented, ultra-smooth, matte and metallic PRO shades to easily create any look you desire. The attached sharpener helps you achieve clean, precise lines from very fine to dramatically bold. This versatile PRO eye pencil will take you to the front of the line every time!

  • Black
  • Dark Brown
  • Bronze
  • Charcoal
  • Navy
  • Aqua
  • Dark Green
  • Plum
  • Violet
  • Black Pearl
  • Nude
  • White
  • Gold Silver

Availability: Approximately July 2015

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection
Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection

Chanel’s La Perle de Chanel Collection recently launched online (and I have no idea if it’ll make its way to stores, and if it does, when) with several limited edition products. I bought some, but not all, and it was mostly a let-down for me, unfortunately. I liked Mysterio (102) Illusion d’Ombre, but it’s fairly dupable. There is a five-pan lipstick palette, along with a limited edition shade of Rouge Allure lipstick and two limited edition shades of Aqualumiere Gloss also available.

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: I think we’re going to try to get our grocery shopping for the week done today to avoid the madness of last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping on Saturday. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day the week before, so we’ll have a regular evening at home instead for tomorrow.
  • Flowers or candy?: Flowers!

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The mist!!

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Now that I’ve reviewed all of Sephora’s Contour Eyeliners (one of my favorite formulas, period, with the bonus of being $10 a pop), I thought I’d share my five favorite pops of color from the range as a way to wrap up. (Tomorrow, I’ll share my favorite neutrals/basics, so stay tuned!) What are your favorite budget-friendly eyeliner formulas?

  1. Sephora Love Affair — a deepened plum with a pearly finish–it plays well with so many eyeshadow combinations
  2. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans — a rich blue with a hint of purple
  3. Sephora Surfer Babe — a blue with a hint of teal and a pearly sheen
  4. Sephora Good Mood — a green-teal with a pearly sheen and subtle gold shimmer
  5. Sephora Go For a Ride — a dark forest green with a pearly sheen

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014

MAC Toxic Tale Lipstick
MAC Toxic Tale Lipstick

MAC Toxic Tale Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright coral [with a Satin finish].” It’s a vibrant, medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich, opaque color coverage that glided on smoothly and delivered even color that wore well for five hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating over time. This shade is a repromote. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is pinker. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is pinker. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is similar. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is glossier, slightly pinker. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is lighter. MAC Lady at Play (P, $22.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC 5 Alarm Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft orange-red [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and very fine gold shimmer with a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage, consistent with the Lustre finish, which lasted for three hours. On me, it was somewhat drying over time, which tends to be my experience with this finish, unfortunately. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is more orange. MAC Fashion Trip (LE, $22.00) is brighter. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Toxic Tale

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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5 Alarm

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Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose Vitality Cheek Stain
IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose Vitality Cheek Stain

IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose Vitality Cheek Stain ($24.00 for 0.136 oz.) is a rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted, luminous sheen. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is lighter. theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is very similar. MAC Plum Foolery (P, $21.00) is less red. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The blush has a soft, silky consistency that makes it incredibly blendable on the skin, despite being richly pigmented. It’s the kind of pigmentation where a little goes a long way, but thankfully the formula is forgiving enough that softening and diffusing color (even if you’ve over-applied!) is easily achieved. What I find neat about the product is that it looks a lot like a cheek stain once applied, but the texture is definitely powder. The finish seems like it might emphasize pores, but it gives a really soft, luminous finish that isn’t frosty once buffed and blended on the skin. For me, this shade lasted for almost ten hours before it faded slightly.

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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