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Estee Lauder & Michael Kors: Very Hollywood Collection — Bits & Bobs
The Very Hollywood Collection is divided into two looks: Rodeo Pink and Bel-Air Beige. Rodeo Pink features very pink-themed shades, whereas Bel-Air Beige is more about corals and beiges. Additionally, there is also a Shimmering Loose Powder that can be used with either look. I ended up trying out the Sunset Coral Blush, Hollywood Gold Lip Sheen, and Starlet Peach Lip Gloss from the Bel-Air Beige look, as well a the Shimmering Loose Powder.
The packaging for the Very Hollywood Collection is a pleasant reprieve from Estee Lauder’s typical packaging–it’s a nice update and take on something still more sophisticated and in line with the brand but yet doesn’t feel old.
- Sunset Coral Blush ($26.00) is really more of a pink-coral. It has just a hint of coral, but it turned out pinker than I imagined it would be. It’s a nice shade, though I’d say more summer-appropriate than necessarily for spring (but that’s just if you go by seasons, which I don’t myself!). It has a very matte finish and texture with good pigmentation, so you can definitely get a good pop of color on your cheeks with this one.
- Shimmering Loose Powder ($32.00) is a pinky-peach with golden sheen. It’s almost like a pink beige flesh-toned powder. It’s very finely milled and can be used lightly or more heavily, depending on what kind of look you’re going for. Used with a very fluffy brush and a light hand, it could definitely be used as an all-over powder or just to highlight parts of the face.
- Hollywood Gold Lip Sheen ($22.00) is a sheer, peachy-coral with a golden sheen. It took several layers to build up the color on the swatch alone, so this is most definitely a product that’s aptly named–lip sheen. If you like ultra pigmented lipsticks, I’d look elsewhere. If you like just a sheer wash of color on your lips, lip sheens may be up your alley. Estee Lauder released four other shades (Bungalow Pink, Honey Blonde, Starlet Peach, and Starlet Rose), though two are sold out online.
- Starlet Peach Lip Gloss ($20.00) is a sheer, peachy-orange gloss with champagne shimmer. It looks quite orange in the tube, but it’s really sheer, so it ends up looking much more peach in practice. It’s a non-sticky gloss that goes on sheerly and lasts a few hours on me. It has a strawberry-ish kind of scent, which took a little getting used to, but wasn’t bad overall.
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I’ve had one — it was a very pleasant experience, but the price always keeps me from venturing for another!
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The Spring Season: Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lip Gloss
Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lip Gloss ($29.00) is a golden shimmered coral-peach gloss. It’g oes on sheerly, but it adds enough color to change-up your natural lip color, plus add a healthy dose of shimmer on top. Dolce & Gabbana’s lipglosses do have a heavy rose scent, so those with sensitive noses or fragrance-free preferences may not enjoy this particular gloss. It feels slightly tacky, but it’s really nothing to worry over (it’s not at all as sticky as MAC Lipglass). It can be applied in thin layers and built up a little for a thicker, glossier feel/look or to intensify the shimmer. I find two coats is the perfect amount for me. This gloss lasts a few hours on my lips on its own, and it’s colored enough (at least on my lips) to allow me to wear it alone, if I so choose.
Is this the right gloss for you? Would you wear it?
The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.
This Week’s Topic: GLITTER EYELINER!
Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about glitter eyeliner and all that those entail.
Temptalia is extraordinarily pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive review of the Clarisonic by renowned skincare esthetician and expert Renée Rouleau! It’s a very informative and thorough review and read with invaluable information for improving your skincare routine and ensuring it is doing the most for your skin. You can visit her blog for more skincare advice and tips!
Is Clarisonic harmful or helpful? Renée Rouleau gives a review….
Let me start by saying that I normally don’t do reviews of other skin care products. I use my blog as a place to talk and share my thoughts on what I know to be true about skin from being an esthetician for 22 years, but I leave product reviews for all of the great beauty bloggers out there.
My reason for doing a review on Clarisonic is because I have observed changes in my client’s skin that use the brush, and some of the changes have not been beneficial to the health of their skin. Since my goal is to offer helpful skin care tips to allow you to become a smarter skin care consumer, I feel that this is important information to share.
Read all about proper exfoliation and how to use your Clarisonic to avoid damaging your skin! Continue reading →