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theBalm All About Alex Eyeshadow

theBalm All About Alex Eyeshadow
theBalm All About Alex Eyeshadow

theBalm Shady Lady Eyeshadow: All About Alex

theBalm All About Alex Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “golden khaki olive.”  It’s this darkened, golden-toned khaki brown with a faint hint of olive green micro-shimmer.  It’s subtle but it’s there; more noticeable when reflected against light than in a static swatch.  All of theBalm’s single eyeshadows are in simple cardboard packaging with a mirror inside.

my thoughts on the formula: theBalm’s eyeshadows are soft, silky smooth, and packed with pigment. They apply evenly, blend out beautifully, and aren’t powdery at all (sometimes a side effect of really soft eyeshadows). I find they are so easy to use, because they apply without fall out and blend with other shadows effortlessly. Worth noting, too, is individual eyeshadows come with 0.12 oz., which is just over double the average eyeshdaow–and at a rather affordable price tag.

theBalm All About Alex Eyeshadow

A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
98%
Total

Givenchy Candide Tangerine (50) Rouge Interdit Lipstick

Givenchy Candide Tangerine Rouge Interdit Lipstick
Givenchy Candide Tangerine Rouge Interdit Lipstick

Givenchy Spring 2011: Candide Tangerine

Givenchy Candide Tangerine (50) Rouge Interdit Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, bright orange with a touch of darkness that keeps it from being a completely neon shade. The finish is satiny with a soft sheen but a creamy texture and nearly full color coverage. Illamasqua’s Temptress is a touch redder, while shades like MAC Neon Orange are closer but a little lighter.

my thoughts on the formula: The Rouge Interdit formula is creamy without being slippery nor clingy. It wears comfortably and holds on for four to six hours, with some of the lighter shades lasting only three to four (but those are in the minority). It has a noticeable floral perfumed scent but no taste. I do find that this formula is moisturizing, too, while still wearing really well.

Givenchy Candide Tangerine (50) Rouge Interdit Lipstick

A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
99%
Total

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Nubar Spring Garden Collection for Spring 2011


Nubar Spring Garden Collection for Spring 2011

Take a leisurely stroll down the Earthen path through The Spring Garden, the scent of Pink Lily in the air. The fresh colors of early Spring abound, with the soft green of the Baby Sprout, gentle shade of Blue Hydrangea, delicate Yellow Primrose, silky Purple Aster, fresh White Peony, and the lively Honeysuckle, each enhanced with the elegant sparkle of Dewdrop.

Always free of formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene, the nail lacquers in nubar’s The Spring Garden Collection are:

  • Pink Lily Vibrant pink creme
  • Earthen Subdued earthen grey creme
  • Baby Sprout Soft pastel green
  • Blue Hydrangea Muted pastel blue
  • White Peony Ivory creme
  • Yellow Primrose Delicate pale yellow
  • Purple Aster Dusty pastel purple
  • Honeysuckle Cheerful honeysuckle
  • Dewdrop Fine glitter top coat

availability: March 2011 at bynubar.com

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