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.
Video Makeup Tutorial: 5 Minute Subtle Sunset
Quick & dirty tutorial for this gold and berry look from last week!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), MAC Goldmine Eyeshadow (gold), MAC Bronze Eyeshadow (bronze), MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow (cranberry), MAC Grain Eyeshadow (highlighter), Make Up For Ever #10L Aqua Eyes (bronze), MAC Plushlash Mascara (black)
- Face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (140), Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (translucent)
- Cheeks: Le Metier de Beaute Echo Radiance Rouge (pinky-coral)
- Lips: Cle de Peau #101 Lipstick (coral), MAC Nymphette Lipglass (peachy-pink)
- Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
Bobbi Brown Raspberry Shimmer Lip Gloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a softened rosy brown with light pink micro-shimmer. It’s not at all raspberry on me (it’s not even very pink!), which was kind of disappointing as an avid consumer of raspberries (as in the fruit!).
One of the best attributes of Bobbi Brown’s lipgloss is they’re longer wearing than your usual lip gloss–I get around three to four hours myself. It’s a thicker, stickier gloss, and I’ve yet to run into an ultra opaque, pigmented shade–but this is the brand’s credo. (I’m actually surprised that these are touted as “non-sticky shine” on the brand’s website, because I find them rather tacky!)
I still have the same complaints I did the last time I reviewed the Shimmer Lip Glosses: not enough product for the price (why, by ounce, is it as expensive as Chanel?) and the plastic-bristled brush applicator doesn’t do it for me. I find it a little stubby and prickly; I’d prefer something with more length and softer feel.
I do love how long and well these lipglosses wear, though, and they’re great to layer over your favorite bolder, more opaque lipsticks for fun color combinations. Luckily, I like my glosses stickier (always makes for longer wear), so I have no issues with the texture. But I am finding it curious they’re supposed to be non-sticky. Raspberry is surprisingly pigmented for the range–it’s semi-sheer to semi-opaque–and delivers nice, even color and shimmer coverage.
If you were using Urban Decay Free Love Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?
What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!
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Chanel Pink Explosion Joues Contraste ($42.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a beautiful, decadent luxury of a blush in a brightened pink with just a hint of blue undertones. Chanel blushes have a cult following, with fans coveting each new shade the brand releases. I don’t think Pink Explosion disappoints–it is the most wearable of three new and limited edition shades releasing with the fall collection.
For those who don’t follow Chanel or rarely stop by the counter, let me tell you a little about what makes these blushes so loved. They are finely-milled, silky smooth powders that apply beautifully on skin. This is not a blush that will look chalky or powdery–it lays down on skin like it belongs there; the shades, no matter their hue, always look natural on cheeks.
Like any range, not all shades may work for all skin tones–some are on the lighter side–but Pink Explosion packs enough pigment to go bubblegum pink. It’s just as easy to create a soft, petal pink flush with just a tap of the brush. Pink Explosion has a soft white shimmer that is nearly undetectable once it’s applied. Instead, it gives off a lowkey, luminous glow. I’m hesitant to even call it a sheen, because it’s so subtle.
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