The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia-pink with a semi-matte finish. It has no shimmer, but it does have a slightly glossy sheen, so it doesn’t a completely matte finish. Schiap applies beautifully–soft, smooth, and the color looks even with little effort. I like that it’s not totally matte, because I think if it was, this shade might be drying. The slight creaminess and glisten to it give it enough moisture to keep from drying your lips out (but if you have really dry lips, I recommend prepping well before wearing this). NARS lipsticks are scent-free and taste-free (though you might detect a wax-y scent). I got about four hours of wear before it started fading, but it held on pretty well.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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MAC to the Beach Sneak Peek…

MAC To the Beach Collection

I might not be able to give you a true-and-blue sneak peek, but here’s a faux peek instead. MAC’s To the Beach Collection includes several repromoted/permanent shades, and since I do own a few of those, here are photos and swatches of those products. Just to be clear, none of the products shown are in the limited edition packaging of the actual collection. I don’t own Golden Bronzer or Rosemary & Thyme Eyeliner, but both of these are also permanent shades.

Please know that if I haven’t posted swatches or photos, it’s because I don’t have the products–sometimes I get press samples early, but many times I purchase the products myself when they’re available for sale.   Trust me, I wouldn’t hold back from you! :)

Availability: May 27th, 2010 in-store, May 24th or 25th for online; Unveiling parties on May 18th at select locations

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Topshop Makeup Photos & Info

Topshop Debuts Makeup!

Here are details on the full, core range of makeup from Topshop!

Eyes Duo ($10.00)

  • Midnight In Paris White/dark gray
  • Smoulder Plum/black
  • Jackdaw Bright blue/gray blue
  • Heavy Storm Gray/navy blue
  • Rocky Road Peach/brown
  • English Teacher Apricot/lavender
  • Forgotten Fields Periwinkle/Teal
  • Oopsy Daisy Yellow/pink

Liner ($10.00)

  • Jet Black

Mascara ($14.00)

  • Bitter Choc Dark brown
  • Raven Black
  • Raven (Waterproof) Black
  • Night Navy blue

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Topshop Makeup for Spring/Summer 2010

Top Shop Makeup

Topshop Makeup for Spring/Summer 2010

Crayon ($10.00)

  • Sun Shower Metallic gold
  • Moonshine Metallic silver

Metallic Kohl ($10.00)

  • Moontide Metallic blue
  • First Pink

Shadow ($14.00)

  • Sunstar Rose/gold/navy
  • Moon Dust Purple/silver/pink

Glitter ($12.00)

  • Lagoon Plum
  • Gilt Rose

Highlighter ($16.00)

  • Sunbeam Gold

Lip & Cheek Tint ($12.00)

  • Bitten Berry Berry

Nails ($10.00)

  • In Cloud Grey
  • Sunset Pink
  • Gold Dust Gold
  • Copper Coated Glitter brown

Availability: Top Shop

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