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What We’re Wearing, Vol. 059

What We’re Wearing, Vol. 059

On eyes: Inglot #345, Inglot #385, and Inglot #353, Urban Decay Graffiti Eyeliner, Urban Decay Covet Eyeliner, and Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner. On cheeks: Bare Escentuals Close Call Blush. On lips: Revlon Gumdrop Colorburst Lip Butter.

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Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Saint-Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Saint-Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) launched quite awhile ago, but it was extremely limited and sold out faster than I could review it! Now, you may be wondering, “What changed?” While browsing Nordstrom’s last night, I saw a very pretty teal-like Dior polish, and lo and behold, St. Tropez is being repromoted in Dior’s upcoming summer collection (which I’m still awaiting permission to post–this is the only item Nordstrom had up).  You may also see it called Saint-Tropez (which is actually how the bottom of the bottle is labeled, but online it is abbreviated).

Saint-Tropez is an aqua-blue–it’s almost a teal, but it’s probably a bit too blue to be a true teal. Depending on the light and your skin tone, you may find it looks closer to teal than aqua. It’s very reminiscent of vacations spent on the beach, though. MAC Salad Dressed is a bit darker and greener. Zoya Wednesday is much lighter, a touch greener. Zoya Zuza is greener, darker, and has shimmer. Chanel Nouvelle Vague is greener and has shimmer. On the same note, China Glaze For Audrey is the closest but a little greener (which results it in looking more like a teal).

This shade was opaque in two coats (but one coat is surprisingly opaque–the index finger I left with just one coat to show you) and I didn’t have any issues during application–no streaking, pooling, or bubbling here.  It applied fluidly and evenly, and the drying time was average.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin.  Dior’s lacquers have a wider, more tapered brush, which I actually like, as it makes it easier to apply the color in one or two strokes (depending on the size of the nail).  When I tested the wear of Saint-Tropez, it wore for a full week with very minor tip wear and no chipping.

Dior Vernis St. Tropez
St. Tropez

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a blue-based cotton candy pink with silvery-white shimmer. MAC Enchantee is lighter and less blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is slightly less blue-based. MAC Behave Yourself is just a tinge pinker. MAC All Styled Up is similar but doesn’t have shimmer.

It has a slightly milky/creamy texture so you may see lines if you press your lips together. The color is rather opaque, even though it’s supposed to be sheer to medium in regards to color coverage. For those who were interested in the Lip Butter range for sheerer color, this shade may not be the right pick for you. If you very lightly tap it on and add a little balm, you may be able to get the sheer color you’re looking for. The formula is unscented.

It has a very creamy consistency that makes it easy to apply, because it glides right on, but there’s a fair amount of slip. The biggest downside to having as much slip as this product is that it does have a tendency to wear off easily (this shade lasted two and a half hours on me), but it is a more moisturizing formula.  With lighter colors like this, the added slip can make it more difficult to get an even layer of color, because it tends to bunch up on itself or streak, which is why you’ll see a point deduction in the texture category.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss

Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss
Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss

Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss

Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss< ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a pink-beige that goes on mostly colorless. It looks like any number of sheer lipglosses that have nearly no perceptible shimmer. At best, it adds very subtle warmth to my natural lip color. At worst, it just adds a healthy dose of glossy shine and makes my natural lip color look more even.  We’re at that line I find hard to rate at:  when is “sheer” too sheer? When does sheer become colorless?

The gloss itself does have sheer color pigmentation, but the color matches my natural lip color so that it does not do much.  For those with more pigmented lips, I suspect it’s going to do as little for you as it did for me.  While I can appreciate that the formula is supposed to have sheerer color coverage, this is the kind of color that one doesn’t need a drawer full of, you know?  If you don’t have a gloss that adds a little shine and warmth, and you’re on the lookout for a non-sticky, hydrating (at least, somewhat), and comfortable gloss, this could work.  It only wore for two and a half hours on me, though, which is below average.  Like other Burberry lip products, it is floral-scented.

Burberry Lip Glow Nude Rose
Nude Rose
Nude Rose
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

Kiehl’s Rare Earth for Earth Day 2012


Kiehl’s Rare Earth for Earth Day 2012

In honor of Earth Day, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care is proud to donate $100,000 to Recycle Across America™ (RAA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress. These funds will be used to create 150,000 standardized recycling labels to offer to select K-12 schools in the United States. Extending outside Kiehl’s hometown, through “Kiehl’s Gives” initiatives to date, the brand has raised over $2,000,000 for environmental issues worldwide.

To commemorate the philanthropic success of Kiehl’s Limited Edition Label Art series by “Friends of Kiehl’s,” 100% of net proceeds from the fourth Earth Day campaign will benefit Recycle Across America™. “Recycle Across America is the ideal partner for Kiehl’s 2012 Earth Day campaign. Their mission to introduce solutions that make recycling more simple, comprehensive and effective in the United States is perfectly aligned with our Recycle & Be Rewarded program. Since 2009, Kiehl’s has collected 500,000 empty Kiehl’s bottles from our shoppers and recycled them on their behalf, while also rewarding them with free products. It’s proven that by simplifying the process, we can truly create change,” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA.

The Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque series features Earth-inspired designs by socially conscious influencers, depicting their vision of social responsibility. 2012 partners include Florence Welch, Mark Ruffalo, Rosario Dawson and Spike Lee. To support the launch, celebrity photographer Timothy White will capture each personality in his unique style.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque retails for $23.00 and the Limited Edition Label Art versions will launch April 2012.

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Hourglass Gpysy Duo, Urban Decay Naked Palette, 2-3 eyeliners (probably Tarina Tarantino), whatever mascara I was testing at the time, Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, Guerlain Ginny Lipstick, Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss, Benefit Sugarbomb, Korres Natural Blush, Guerlain Parure de Nuit, Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, and Guerlain Les Voilettes Mineral Powder. I typically take MAC’s travel-sized cleanser with me and whatever moisturizer I’m testing.

— Christine

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