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Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a limited edition palette for spring that features five shades of pink, purple, and gray.  The new palettes for spring are slightly lighter (0.16 oz. vs. 0.21 oz.) compared to other five-pan palettes, though everything looks to be about the same visually.  The texture of the eyeshadows from spring have a drier feel to them, which might be an explanation for the discrepancy in quantity.  When I trialed these eyeshadows on the eye (without primer), I managed eight hours with slight fading but no creasing.

The first shade is a soft, frosted pink with gold shimmer. It’s a yellow-based pink with decent to good color payoff but does have some underlying sheerness and a drier texture. It’s similar to MAC Taupeless. Inglot #431 is a bit lighter, no golden shimmer. Make Up For Ever #303 is also a few steps lighter.

The second shade, which is on the top right, is a pale pink-tinted white with a golden-white frosted finish. The color payoff with this shade was good, and it applied very smoothly. It’s whiter than Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk. It has more of a frosted finish compared to Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse. It’s similar to MAC Defiance.

In the middle, there is a red-toned medium-dark purple with a satiny sheen. It has good color payoff and a soft, smooth consistency. Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac is several shades darker. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse is less metallic. MAC Plush is more vibrant. theBalm Kissy Kissy is less red-toned. Bare Escentuals Encore is very similar.

The fourth shade, on the bottom left, is a golden pewter–a little silver, gray, and gold all mixed together–with a frosted, metallic sheen. Inglot #431 and Make Up For Ever #303 are a bit more yellow-toned.

The last shade, on the bottom right, is a pink lilac with a metallic shimmer-sheen. It has decent to good color payoff but seems a bit sheer. It’s similar to MAC Palladium. Giorgio Armani #19 is more golden, lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds is more golden.

Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette

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Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Barbare Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, strawberry pink with subtle shimmer and a glossed finish. The color coverage is semi-opaque, delivering some color but not enough to cover my lip freckle. Chanel Charme is lighter and frostier. MAC Cheers All Around is more opaque but similar. Rimmel Dizzy is brighter and more opaque.

This has a really creamy consistency that’s translucent and lightweight; it feels like a cross between the Rouge G and Rouge G de Brilliant formulas, rather than a Rouge G. I find Rouge Gs to have a creamier feel that’s more opaque and has less slip. This shade looks a bit wet on, which is a nice effect. It’s a moisturizing formula, but unlike a lot of other Rouge Gs, it only wears for three hours before fading away. I think the sheerness of the shade has made it less long-wearing compared to other shades.

Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Rose Barbare
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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LUSH for Valentine’s Day


LUSH for Valentine’s Day

Sweetheart Soap ($4.95 for 3.4 oz)

This sweet smelling soap is chock-full of aphrodisiacs like jasmine, sandalwood, ylang ylang and bergamot to help lift the spirits and give you a boost of confidence to take your relationship to the next level.

Love Potion Massage Bar ($9.95)

Give your love a little rub and cast a spell with this sensual massage bar. Delicately scented with the fragrance of Love perfume this heart stopper is sure to put you, and keep you, in the mood.

Leap Frog Bath Bomb ($4.95)

Ladies the world over will be popping the question as 2012 is a leap year, and it’s the girls’ turn to do the asking! LUSH has created the Leap Frog bath bomb, made with the sultry scent of jasmine, sandalwood, ylang ylang, rose and neroli, to help ladies everywhere get a ring on their men. Once he gets a whiff, he’ll have to say yes!

A Million Kisses Lip Tint ($8.95)

This gorgeous red lip tint is scented with the same rose fragrance and will leave lips soft, supple and tinted a romantic hue…all ready to give your beau a million kisses! Pop on your cheeks for a bit of lustful blush. Available all year round!

25:43

25 minutes and 43 seconds is the amount time it took Mark Constantine, our founder and Gorilla Perfumer, to make this fragrance for his son Simon’s wedding. The main notes are lime tonka accord with sweet warm hay and a fresh green citrus top that are sure to have your lover smitten in no time flat!

Do Knot Disturb Knot Wrap ($28.95)

This is one knot we wouldn’t mind undoing! Inside you’ll find four products sure to make your Valentine’s Day a little more special. The paper band around it can be used as a door hang once cut out, wink wink… Contents: Soft Coeur, Lust soap, Sex Bomb, French Kiss

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Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color

Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color
Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color

Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color

Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle blue undertones. The finish is supposed to be semi-matte; there’s a healthy sheen to the color once applied, but it’s not glossy and looks creamy from afar. Chanel Belgravia is cooler-toned, lighter. Bobbi Brown Mod Pink is lighter, pinker. Dolce & Gabbana Splendid is brighter, less berry. Lancome Posh Pink is redder, more intense.

This particular formula is supposed to be long-wearing, non-drying, highly pigmented, and non-feathering.The color is definitely opaque, and you need very little product to do so; one glide across the lips yields excellent color coverage. It has a creamy consistency that doesn’t feel too heavy or have too much slip. When I tested this shade for wear, it wore well for around six hours, and my lips didn’t feel dry or chapped after such long-wear either, which was a nice surprise.  I don’t typically have major issues with lipsticks feathering on me, but just to affirm, Raspberry Sorbet did not feather on me.

Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet Satin Lip Color

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