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It was late in 2008 when I discovered the awesomeness that is Calvin Klein’s Light Glistening Gloss. It’s priced just a little bit more than MAC lipglass, but it feels amazing. I love the color range, and the subtle shimmer and high glossy shine it gives is stunning.
Here are my ten final picks for 2008! Continue reading →
How do you feel about colored eyeshadow bases? Whether they’re colored paint pots, pigments, creams, etc.
Guerlain’s Exotic Paradise Collection saw the release of four new shades of KissKiss Lipstick and four new shades of Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine Lipstick. All of the lipsticks retail for $30 a pop, which makes them pretty pricey for most of us. To be honest, I liked all of the new shades, but I wouldn’t say any of them are absolute must-haves.
I think the Maxi Shines are the perfect answer to anyone hunting for a subtly pigmented, sheer lipstick that goes on smoothly and gives a nice sheen. Grenadine Shine was particularly lovely for me, just because it is a subtle coral, making it an easy, everyday shade for me to wear. I was thinking Forever Beige would be a nice way to do a more neutral lip that wasn’t nude, but I wasn’t lovin’ how it turned out in my lips, so I’ll probably have to take that one back. On the other hand, Flushy Beige is a really lovely shade of rosy beige, which is incredibly natural-looking when applied but it amps up my natural lip color quite a bit. It makes my lips look slightly puckered, flushed, and subtly pink.
Right now, I’m leaning towards giong back and picking up Corial Passion and Baby Shine. I have some cool pink lipsticks, but they tend to be too cool to wear easily, so Baby Shine might give me a less intense cool pink to wear more often. Corail Passion is coral, and well, I love coral lipsticks–do I need to justify it anymore?
See swatches & lip swatches! Continue reading →
I personally found this category to be really, really hard to decide on. I was trying to think about what brand impressed me the most, what brand I purchased the most from, etc. Even though MAC disappointed me quite a bit in 2008, there were a few collections I did like (mostly Neo Sci Fi). I still use so much more MAC makeup than any other brand in my day-to-day routine, so I just couldn’t feel good about awarding this to another brand quite yet. I have to tell MAC that they better bring it this year, because another disappointing year I just don’t want to do!
My choices for nine more categories (I’ll post the second half tomorrow)… It’s nice to be an editor, LOL! Continue reading →
Best Loose Powder? What product wins this category?
According to Malay Mail, Grand Duos is a collection of mineralized blushes DUOS. One side will be a solid shade, while the other will have tri-colored veining (sounds like mineralize skinfinishes…!). The article states that there will be one called Moon River Blue as well as Intenso.