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Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is supposed to create a “soft, warm pink glow.” Each shade can also be used as an eyeshadow. When blended together, it takes on a warm copper with just a hint of pink/rose. It has a frosted shimmer-sheen and has enough pigmentation to give cheeks a little color (more in the form of warmth) as well as highlight. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a little darker but similar. MAC Redhead looks nearly identical to me.

The first shade is a soft light-medium pink with a frosted sheen. The second shade is a warm yellow with an iridescent pink sheen. The third shade is a rosy copper with a frosted sheen. The fourth shade is a broze with red undertones and a metallic sheen. The fifth and final shade is a medium coppered rose (it’s more orange than the third shade).

Because all five shades have a high level of frost in their finishes, this is as a very shimmery, high sheen product. If you prefer a softer, subtler, more refined glow (think Guerlain and Chanel), this will likely be too much. If you like products like MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, Laura Mercier’s Rendezvous, or Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Gelees, you’ll probably like the finish of this. It does ever-so-slightly emphasize pores; I’m sensitive to products that to do this, but it’s minimal enough that you don’t see it unless you’re standing a few inches from the mirror. If you want a subtler shimmer, try using a stippling brush instead of a regular blush or highlighting brush.

I tested out the wear of this Shimmerbrick last week, and it wore for about seven hours before looking slightly faded after eight hours.  The texture of the powder is very soft, and it’s not at all gritty–with as much shimmer as there is, it still feels finely-milled and applies incredibly smoothly.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Rose Gold
Rose Gold

5 Perfectly Pink Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day – Bright Edition

5 Perfectly Pink Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day – Bright Edition

Pretty in pink gone bold and bright!  Make your lips the star with any of these five shades 🙂

  1. MAC Show Orchid — bright, fuchsia, iridescent
  2. NARS Carthage — brightened dark pink
  3. MAC Full Fuchsia — brightened red-fuchsia
  4. NARS Schiap — bright blue-based fuchsia
  5. Milani Rose Hip — bright, medium pink with blue undertones

What’s your pick for a bright pink Valentine’s Day lip?

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Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor & Le Vernis

 

 


Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor & Le Vernis

Fall in love with lipstick again as Lancôme launches its longest wearing lipstick yet – Rouge In Love. Wrapped in delectable shine, this wardrobe of high potency color is the perfect high fashion accessory for your lips. The petite silver case houses a full-sized bullet, while stocking-inspired red stitching accents the back. Lancôme’s new ambassadress, Emma Watson, is the fresh face of Rouge In Love. The ideal embodiment of modern romanticism, Emma continues to enchant us with her spontaneity and style.

Rouge In Love Lipcolor ($25.00)

  • Rouge Rendez Vous Pinkish beige
  • Delicate Lace Nude mauve-y rose
  • Divine Seduction Deep coppery brown
  • Cocoa Couture Deep reddish brown
  • Jolie Rosalie Natural mauve
  • Sultry Simplicity Chocolate brown
  • Roses in Love Rosy pink
  • Lasting Kiss Nude pinkish brown
  • Rose Boudoir Bright rose-y pink
  • Violette Coquette Deep violette
  • Midnight Rose Fuchsia
  • Sweet Embrace Nude baby pink
  • Fiery Attitude Deep berry wine
  • Jolis Matins Soft peach
  • Corail in Love Pink-y coral
  • Miss Coquelicot Bright coral
  • Madame Tulipe Light coppery red
  • Sequence of Love Cool true red
  • Rouge Valentine Clean warm red
  • Rouge Saint Honore Deep warm red
  • Ever So Sweet Fresh peach-y pink

Vernis In Love ($15.00)

  • Cristal Quartz Sheer
  • Rouge In Love Red
  • Rouge Valentine Pink-red
  • Miss Coquelicot Raspberry red
  • Chocolate Mordore Brown
  • Rose Plumeti Soft pink
  • Jolie Rosalie Pink
  • Rose Pitimini Rose
  • Rose Soft rose
  • Rose Boudoir Fuchsia rose
  • Gris Angora Gray
  • Violette Coquette Violet
  • Midnight Rose Berry
  • Rouge Reglisse Brown-red
  • Noir Angora Teal

availability: February 2012; Vernis In Love exclusively at Nordstrom and lancome.com from February 2012 through April 2012; at all counters in May 2012

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Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Chant d'Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick
Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick

Guerlain Chant d’Aromes (103) Rouge Automatique Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm beige-brown with a lighter beige shimmer. The color coverage is mostly opaque. MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker is similar but a little more orange and has less shimmer. MAC Viva Glam VI is a little redder but they look similar on my lips. Guerlain Grace is also similar but less warm. MAC Lush Amber is similar but less opaque.

Even though Rouge G still comes out on top as my favorite lipstick (just ever-so-slightly), Rouge Automatique is easily in my top ten (maybe top five even).  It’s long-wearing, lightweight, feels comfortable to wear, and the finish is always luminous, which gives lips a healthy, luscious look.  The wear is between four to eight hours, but Chant d’Aromes wears just over five for me when I trialed it.  The consistency is creamy enough to enable an easy glide across the lips, but it’s not so full of slip that it slides around the lips.  For more packaging photos, please see this post.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Lip Color Chant d'Aromes
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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