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Indigo Paris Le Vernis
Lancome’s Declaring Indigo Collection continues to impress with two more items that deserve their own post.
Indigo Paris Le Vernis ($18.00) is just one of those shades of lacquer that instantly captures your attention, and there’s really no denying how stunning the color is. It’s a rich, deep-dark blue with lighter blue and silver shimmer laced throughout the base color. In low-light conditions, it appears like a semi-glossy dark, navy blue. When the light hits it, all of the shimmer sparkles and glimmers. Beyond being gorgeous, it is also incredibly well-suited for the fall season. When I swatched Indigo Paris, I was too excited to bother with a base, and I forgot to take it off–four days and no chipping and only minor tip wear. Without a base! Lancome’s formula is thick, opaque, and easy to use. Two medium-thick coats of polish will give you shimmering, deep water-blue tips in no time flat.
Another standout product amongst the line-up was La Rose Liberte ($40.00), which is an exclusive, limited-edition highlighting bronzer with an embossed rose design. The rose itself begins as white, but it quickly fades upon first swatch. Luckily, it really is ornamental, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the highlighter itself–who likes colors that don’t go all the way through when they’re actually vital to the compact’s color? Not me! Since that’s not the case here, La Rose Liberte is a soft, shimmery shade of gold with bronzy bits. I personally thought it was gorgeous, though since I’m warm-toned, the color suits me extremely well. I don’t think it is so warm as to be impossible to use for cooler skin-tones, but I’d advise checking it out in person if you are particularly cool.
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Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome’s Declaring Indigo Collection is an inspired collection amongst the fall launches, but it is (clearly, my opinion only!) the best Lancome collection to-date. It is stunning. It’s wearable, but there are pops of bold, indigo-blue weaved throughout the launch to make it intense. The collection itself is fairly large, encompassing well over twenty different items to please your makeup tastes. I have a few pieces to show you, and also some swatches I did while at Nordstrom last week for the ones I didn’t end up with, but since it’s such a large launch, you can expect a few posts over the course of the day showcasing my favorite pieces!
For my favorite item from the launch, it’s a tie between Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00) and Indigo Paris Le Vernis ($18.00). (It seems I might have a thing for blues, yeah?) The eyeshadow palette is a stunning mix of deep blues and softer antique golds. Long-time readers know I am a big fan of antique golds and that hasn’t changed, so this quad is completely after my heart. I really didn’t stand a chance, I swear! There is a bold, satiny velvet blue, a deep, rich antique-gold, a softer, more golden-toned antique gold, and finally a shimmery dark blue with silver sparkle. Each is extremely pigmented, feels smooth and velvety to the touch, and leaves no room for questions. High quality and not a single mediocre shade in the bunch.
Paired with the rich indigo-blues of the launch is Indigo Charm Ink Artliner ($23.50). There are also two other shades available: Brun Elegance and Noir Magnificence. Lancome’s Ink Artliers are a new gel-based eyeliner formula that feels creamy, without being too creamy. They dry down fairly matte–they don’t have a wet look–and look much like they do in their pots. Indigo Charm is a rich, navy blue with slight blue shimmer and a little sheen. This is a color that really makes peepers pop (especially brown eyes), and it’s bold enough without being overly bright that it is great to wear alone for just a hint of color.
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Guerlain KissKiss Baby for Fall 2009
KissKiss Baby Nourishing Lip Balm – Delicate Nudes SPF 10
The newest member of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss family offers the highest level of nourishing and pampering effects – just like its name suggests. Kiss Kiss Baby treats your lips with delicate and effective skincare ingredients to soften and smooth for a baby-soft finish. The six ultra-sheer shades create an incredible tone-on-tone harmony to give your lips that “just bitten” effect for a naturally sensual look. Its satin-sleek finish offers long-lasting radiance and daily protection from the sun with a formula that includes SPF 10. In Kiss Kiss Baby, skincare meets colour for a decadent balm that offers the perfect- and protected- pout.
- Pampers the lips with its rejuvenating formula.
- SPF protection helps to prevent sun damage on the lips.
- Smooth, stick formula stays soft and comfortable after long-term usage.
- Satiny-smooth finish prevents feathering around the lips.
- Wild Mango Butter infuses lips with moisture and suppleness.
- Luffa Oil nourishes dried-out and chapped lips.
- Oligopeptides (proteins + trace elements) increases volume and softness in lips.
- Sun Protection Factor 10
- 200 Cristal Nude
- 220 Red Nude
- 241 Rosewood Nude
- 240 Honey Nude
- 260 Romantic Nude
- 261 Rosy Nude
Availability: Kiss Kiss Baby is available for $30.00 at select Saks Fifth Avenues, Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus’, and Bergdorf Goodman.
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Baby shampoo, MAC Brush Cleanser, and MAC Cleanse Off Oil!
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Glossy Full Couleur: #6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Yesterday, I showed you swatches of five of Make Up For Ever’s Glossy Full Couleur Lip Glosses, and today I have the other five. Again, they have a minty flavor/scent, retail for $19.00 each, and contain 0.33 oz. of product.
- #6 is a sheer, glossy medium pink. Unlike #4, it’s not a bright pop of pink, but it isn’t so subdued that it’s boring, either.
- #7 is a sheer, baby-girl pink. It has a really nice glossy finish.
- #8 is a softer version of #2 and a darker version of #3. It’s a soft shade of orange that’s not quite coral, but not full blown orange either.
- #9 is a glossy lilac-y pink shade. It’s not very purple, but there is definitely hints of it.
- #10 is a brighter orange-y coral shade. It’s less orange and deeper than #3.
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