Guerlain Rue de Passy Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Rue de Passy Eyeshadow Palette

As much as I liked Guerlain’s spring palette (Rue de Rivoli), I really wasn’t impressed with this one. Two of the shades (the blackened burgundy brown and cool-toned brown) were very sheer, even when layered. I just couldn’t get the pay off that I’d like to–they were sheer and didn’t seem to lay down as seamlessly as other Guerlain eyeshadows have. I think the swatches do a nice job of showing where these went awry.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: I like the color combination, and I think it would suit light to medium skin tones with cooler undertones. However, the quality is poor in two of five shades, so I wouldn’t recommend this as a go-to neutral palette.

WHERE TO BUY: Sephora

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Dior Trianon Silver (707) Ultra Gloss

Dior Pink Veil (654) Ultra Gloss

The strength of Ultra Gloss lies in its formula–I really think it’s the feel and look of the product that makes this gloss worth checking out. It is a moisturizing lipgloss with a very smooth, slick feel–it’s very comfortable to wear–with a shimmering sparkle that’s noticeable without being overwhelming. It’s completely non-sticky and has no scent or taste. All these characteristics leads me to think that a lot of lipgloss fans will enjoy them. I did find that these only lasted just under two hours on me, and then all that remained was the shimmer/micro glitter, and I’d say this was the major downside of this gloss.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: The formula is slick and comfortable to wear without being drying, though it only lasts a couple of hours.  This shade is on the sheerer side, but I’m sure that’s for the better, given it is also a silvery gray.  It should suit all skin tones, both from the lack of traditional color and sheerness.  It can also be used to layer over vampy shades for more depth.

WHERE TO BUY: Sephora

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Hello Kitty for Sephora Collection & Photos


Sephora & Hello Kitty Collection

Now available at Sephora! :)

Happy Fun Say Hello Palette ($35.00)

  • Ice Cream Pearl white (Eyeshadow)
  • Airplane Taupe (Eyeshadow)
  • Chocolate Milk Brown (Eyeshadow)
  • Peppermint Sage green (Eyeshadow)
  • Baby Pink Pink (Lipgloss)
  • Peach Pudding Peach (Lipgloss)
  • Strawberry Jam Dark pink (Lipgloss)
  • Springtime Apricot (Lipgloss)

Glittercute Eyeliner ($14.00)

Feeling amazingly gorgeous begins with eyes boldly highlighted in glittering liners. Give yourself a sparkly wink with this product that was formulated for intense color payoff. It applies elegantly, gliding on effortlessly along the lash line and lids. The chubby stick applicator can coat large surfaces, making it quite versatile as both a liner and shadow highlighter. Available in Coin Purse, Grape Soda, Happy Sails, Hello Sunshine, Night Sky, Sandbox, Teapot, and Telephone.

Super Fun Say Hello Palette ($35.00)

  • Raindrop Gray (Eyeshadow)
  • Sugar Plum Pale lilac (Eyeshadow)
  • Sweet Plum Purple (Eyeshadow)
  • Goodnight Dreams Black (Eyeshadow)
  • Sweet Plum Purple (Lipgloss)
  • Pink Confetti Pink (Lipgloss)
  • Strawberry Cookies Brownish pink (Lipgloss)
  • Snowflake White (Lipgloss)

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Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder ($56.00 for 0.23 oz.) is designed to provide a fine, lightweight all-over powder that helps to minimize imperfections and enhance the natural glow of the complexion. It also sets and mattifies the skin, which makes it one multi-tasking powder.

Upon trying it, I was a bit bothered by the lightness of the compact–it feels like plastic, and from Guerlain, it’s not what I’d expect. It sounds like plastic when I knock on it, which could account for the lack of weight. On the flip side, because it is not metal or metal-esque, it still has that gunmetal look without the accompanying fingerprints. I’m torn: I love the heft of a good luxe compact, but I love that this stays fingerprint-free. The Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powders actually come in rather different packaging, which also felt plastic, so perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised. The ones prior are shimmering and less flesh-toned as they are enhancing (think highlighters). Those go for $65 a pop but come with 0.35 oz. of product.

I tend to get a touch oily around the t-zone after six to eight hours of wearing full makeup, but I was pleased to see that a sheer layer of Rose Teint did wonders and kept me shine-free for twelve hours. It also illuminates in a very soft, refined way; it’s there but so slight that it really does seem like your skin is naturally radiant and aglow. It has a beautifully silky texture that’s so finely milled that it looks more like a pearly finish than anything else.

The sample I received was in Teint Rose, which is actually the lightest shade and ever-so-slightly pink-tinged (but really, it’s so slight, I could hardly tell), while Teint Beige and Teint Dore are darker, though from what I’ve seen, not by much. On me, it seemed virtually colorless and worked well even though it looks rather pale and light. (I think I may pick up Teint Beige, though, to see what that does for me, as I like this one quite a bit.)

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