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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain Launches


YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Launches

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres. The answer for women who want it all. Those who refuse to compromise. Women who want to have lips infused with the most gorgeous colors and a totally new kind of shine. To reveal the true beauty of their lips with sublime sophistication
and transparency.

Skin-deep color and a wet look that lasts and lasts. Not exactly lipstick, not exactly gloss, and so much more than a simple lip stain, Yves Saint Laurent is a whole new way to make up lips.

A technological breakthrough, Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres is a must-have with an exceptional hold. Fresh and light, the texture does not run, streak or fade. Lips are infused with color. The pleasure is reinforced by an extraordinary feeling of comfort.

Shades

  • No. 1 Violet Edition
  • No. 2 Brun Glace
  • No. 3 Brun Cachemire
  • No. 4 Mauve Pigmente
  • No. 5 Rouge Vintage
  • No. 6 Camel Croisiere
  • No. 7 Corail Aquatique
  • No. 8 Orange de Chine
  • No. 9 Rouge Laque
  • No. 10 Rouge Philtre
  • No. 11 Rouge Gouache
  • No. 12 Corail Fauve
  • No. 13 Rose Tempera (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • No. 14 Fuchsia Dore
  • No. 15 Rose Vinyl
  • No. 16 Pourpre Preview
  • No. 17 Encre Rose
  • No. 18 Rose Pastelle
  • No. 19 Beige Aquarelle
  • No. 20 Rouge Enamel (Sephora Exclusive)

availability: April 2012, $32 each (spotted at Nordstrom already)

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Dior Graphic Berry Vernis Nail Lacquer

Dior Graphic Berry Nail Lacquer
Dior Graphic Berry Nail Lacquer

Dior Graphic Berry Vernis Nail Lacquer

Dior Graphic Berry Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a rich berry-red with a cream finish. Chanel April is lighter, pinker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bruised is darker, purpler. China Glaze City Siren is redder. Butter London Blowing Raspberries is lighter, brighter. Illamasqua Vice is less red, slightly darker. China Glaze Winter Berry is redder. Essie Size Matters is darker and redder.

Graphic Berry had opaque color coverage in two coats, though it was almost opaque in a single coat–it was that pigmented. The polish flowed evenly and fluidly across the nail without bubbling, pooling, or streaking. Dior has a slightly larger brush that makes application a little easier, unless you have really narrow nail beds, then it may be more problematic. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear with this formula.

Dior Vernis Graphic Berry

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Review & Photo


Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($5.79 for 3.8 fl. oz.) is a dual-phase remover, which means there are two layers of product and once the bottle is shaken, it can be used.  You can put a little bit on a cotton pad or cotton cloth, then press against the eye area, and gently swipe away the makeup.  Whenever I use a product like this, I like to press against the lid, wait a couple of seconds (not long at all, just not instantly attempting to remove), and then proceed to remove.  This remover nearly removes all traces of eye makeup for me, but it does struggle a bit against waterproof mascara.

I found that it can and will remove waterproof and long-wearing products, but if you’re wearing a full eye of makeup, you’re going to need to go back a second time and focus on removing the waterproof mascara.  It seems to take a little longer for the remover to breakdown waterproof mascara, and I’ve been able to eliminate the second step if I press the cotton pad against the lashes for about 5-10 seconds and then move to the eyelid.  I also like dipping a cotton swab in this formula and rolling it along the lash line to get every last trace of eyeliner off (it’s more effective than rubbing a cotton pad against the lash line, which often causes excess remover to get into the eye).  This can also work to remove lipstick and lipgloss (if I have bolder lip color or thick lipgloss on, I always remove lip products separate!).

Despite the claim “no oily residue,” there is a definite oily film left behind.  It’s not a full-on oiliness, akin to that of using jojoba or olive oil as a remover, but there’s something there.  On the flip side, it is better than a tight post-cleanse feeling that can often leave skin feeling stretched and dry.  I’m not bothered enough by it that I feel a second cleanse is necessary, but I suspect that some will.  I would recommend this product as an eye or lip makeup remover followed by a facial cleanser.

Beautiful Beginnings with MAC

Beautiful Beginnings with MAC

What was the first MAC product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first MAC product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: MAC was the first brand I fell in love with, and the love affair lasted for a few years, but it has waned over the past few years. There are still a lot of amazing MAC products, both past and present, but there are so many other brands in the sphere, it’s hard to stay loyal! I remember really getting into MAC around the time they launched the Madame B. collection. My favorite collection–still–was MAC Moonbathe.

Share your first time experiences with MAC in the comments! 🙂

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