Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Korres #52 Orange Red Lipstick

The Summer Season: Korres #52 Orange Red Lipstick

Korres #52 Orange Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a semi-sheer, lightened orange with just a hint of red to it. I’m not sure why it’s named “Orange Red,” because it feels almost like an orange-coral. In case you were curious, it is pretty different from #45 Coral#52 Orange Red is like it’s bolder, brighter naughty older sister. It’s more pigmented, definitely more on the orange side. It has the same glossiness of all Mango Butter Lipsticks, though, and it’s just as moisturizing.

Is this the right orange lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

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.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Summer Season: Pinks (April)

So far, there have been nine delectable pinks to devour from the Summer Season (and definitely plenty more to take a look at!).

  1. Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque
  2. Dolce & Gabbana Pink Lipstick
  3. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Flamingo Lipstick
  4. Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick
  5. Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick
  6. MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
  7. Make Up For Ever #203 Lipstick
  8. Milani Rose Hip Lipstick
  9. Smashbox Flirty Lipstick

The Summer Season: Purples (April)

Just four purple-tinged shades, but they sure are pretty.  I definitely have a few more for you to see!

  1. Dolce & Gabbana Violet Lipstick
  2. MAC Show Orchid Lipstick
  3. MAC Violetta Lipstick
  4. Tarina Tarantino Candy Jar Lipstick

What are your favorite pinks and purples to wear in the summer?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick
Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick

The Summer Season: Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick

Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is glistening shade of vibrant raspberry pink. It’s creamy, moisturizing, and it has absolutely no shimmer. It does, however, have a slight, glossy sheen that brightens it. It’s glossy enough that you could easily skip gloss if you’re a lipstick with lipgloss kind of person. The color is phenomenal, and the pigmentation is amazing. I truly did not expect such a vibrant, pigmented shade from Laura Mercier!

Is this the right pink lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

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.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Summer Season: Oranges & Glosses (April)

We’ve now taken a look at six vibrant shades of orange, along with four different glossy pinks!

  1. Bobbi Brown Orange Lipstick
  2. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer (13) Shine Lipstick
  3. Guerlain Giuliana Rouge G Lipstick
  4. MAC Morange Lipstick
  5. MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick
  6. Milani Mandarina Lipstick

  1. Chanel Venus (124) Glossimer
  2. Illamasqua Frenzy Lipgloss
  3. Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss
  4. Lancome Electric Pink La Laque Fever

What are your favorite orange lipsticks? Summer glosses?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Summer Season: Corals (April)

With April behind us, what better time to do a recap of the shades featured thus far in the Summer Season?  Here are seven corals that are perfect for summer…  More to come, of course!

  1. Cle de Peau #26 Lipstick
  2. gloMinerals Passion Fruit Lipstick
  3. Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick
  4. Illamsqua Brink Lipstick
  5. Korres #18 Peach Lipstick
  6. Korres #45 Coral Lipstick
  7. Urban Decay 5150 Lipstick

What are your favorites?  Have you found any great corals lately?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick

The Summer Season: Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gaby (07) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a copper-toned rose brown with flecks of copper and dark gold with a soft shimmer finish. It’s a lovely, opaque shade that feels moisturizing and lasts a good four hours on my lips. This is one way to enjoy a summery shade that’s not flashy or vibrant–it has that bronzy shimmer that goes so well with warm, sandy beaches and cool summer breezes.

Is this the right bronze lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

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.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →