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Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

01/03

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

Honey, Honey

Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a simple set that includes two, miniature-sized Almonst Lipsticks in Pink Honey and Black Honey. The Almost Lipstick is described as having “transparent pigment [that] merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips” with a “sheer, glossy, emollient-rich, and very lightweight” formula. The description is fairly apt–enough pigmentation that they do alter the natural lip color but are still sheer that the natural lip color comes through. What I liked about the formula was that they still applied evenly and didn’t sink into my lip lines much while having decent wear (three hours) that was hydrating.

Value

A full-sized Almost Lipstick retails for $17.50 and contains 0.07 oz. or costs $250.00/oz. The set contains $20.00 worth of product.

01/06

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Pink Honey Almost Lipstick

Pink Honey

Pink Honey is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It lightened my natural lip color and gave it a lighter, pinker look while still allowing my natural lip color to come through, which was as described. The texture was lightweight, emollient but not overly slippery, and comfortable to wear. There was just a smidgen of color in my deeper lip lines that wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The lipstick stayed on well for three hours and was moisturizing.

01/06

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Black Honey

Black Honey is a muted, medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was soft, lightly emollient, and comfortable to wear. Despite being sheer and emollient, it did not pull into my lip lines. This shade wore well for three hours on me and was hydrating.

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Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

 

Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection
Clinique Holiday 2017 Collection

The Details

Clinique’s newest holiday sets and offerings are now available online.

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Sweet as Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition All About Shadow™ eyeshadow palette features an array of gorgeous shades to help you create head-turning looks for both day and night. Layer shades with a dual-ended all-over brush or contour brush for the perfect finish.

Lip Out Loud, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Go bold with the saturated colors of Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer. Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer has a pigment-saturated formula with creamy matte comfort. All colors have a built-in smoothing primer in a gift-ready purple tin.

  • 2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Bare Pop and Cherry Pop
    2 x 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Ruby Pop and Icon Pop

Honey, Honey Ornament Set, $12.00 (Limited Edition)

Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create a shade that’s yours alone. This duo is emollient-rich and lightweight, leaving lips with glossy, sheer color. The luxe lip set is packaged in a festive holiday ornament, making it perfect for gifting.

  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey and Black Honey

Non-Stop Pop Set, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

Find three fresh ways to make lips pop. Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte delivers a luscious pop of liquid color in one full-coverage coat. Clinique Pop™ Matte hugs lips with up to eight hours of creamy matte comfort. Get all three in a cute travel-size makeup tin.

  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.5 mL Clinique Pop Liquid™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Cake Pop
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Rose Pop
  • Makeup Tin

Clinique Chubby Treats, $25.00 ($34.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These super-nourishing, bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™ are loaded with mango and shea butters for soft and smooth lips. Housed in a limited-edition tin that’s perfect for gifting, the shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant. Availability at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Broadest Berry, Pink Honey, Bountiful Blush, Super Strawberry, and Black Honey

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access | Skincare Sets

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

The Details

Sephora has early access to over 35 holiday releases for VIB Rouges today.

Editor’s Note: I expect these to be available to everyone else sooner rather than later. I’ve split the posts across categories, so this post focuses on skincare sets!

Now avaialble for VIB Rouge

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Drunk Elephant Come C About Me, $88.00 ($108.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set of bestsellers includes your daily cleanser, hydration gel, potent vitamin C serum, and physical sunscreen to help skin look and feel healthy. Available at Sephora.

  • 1 fl oz/ 30 mL Beste Jelly Cleanser
  • 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
  • 1 fl oz/ 30 mL C-Firma Day Serum
  • 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

beautyblender Blenders for All Seasons, $65.00 ($80.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

The change of seasons is the best indication of when it’s time to replace your blender. Never miss a beat with this timely kit and glam up your vanity with this limited-edition crystal blender nest, the perfect place to dry and perch your blender throughout the year. Available at Sephora.

  • Original beautyblender®
  • beautyblender® Bubble
  • beautyblender® Royal
  • beautyblender® Lavender
  • blender Cleanser sample
  • Nest

Tata Harper Glow For It Kit, $60.00 ($94.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This kit combines the radiance effect of Resurfacing Mask with the gentle exfoliation of Regenerating Cleanser and the silky hydration of Reparative Moisturizer to transform the look of your skin. This set will leave you with a healthy-looking glow and a radiant complexion. Available at Sephora.

  • 1 oz/ 30 mL Resurfacing Mask
  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Regenerating Cleanser
  • 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Repairative Moisturizer

Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Obento Box, $59.00 ($112.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

A fine spray of this silky Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is packed with 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to give skin a boost of hydration and an instant dewy glow. This anti-aging Water Cream moisturizer transforms to release a burst of skin-improving nutrients and refreshing hydration for clear, poreless-looking skin. Reveal an instant and lasting glow with this creamy anti-aging Violet-C Radiance, packed with brightening Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and smoothing AHAs from seven fruits. This nourishing Gold Spun Camellia Lip Balm hydrates and helps protect lips with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, while 23-karat gold imparts a subtle touch of golden shimmer. Ideal for gifting, it comes packaged in an obento-style box that can be reused to store jewelry or organize makeup. Available at Sephora.

  • 1.35 oz/ 40 mL Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
  • 0.34 oz/ 10 mL The Water Cream
  • 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Violet-C Radiance Mask
  • 0.21 oz/ 6 g Gold Spun Camellia Lip Balm

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Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access | Lip Sets

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

The Details

Sephora has early access to over 35 holiday releases for VIB Rouges today.

Editor’s Note: I expect these to be available to everyone else sooner rather than later. I’ve split the posts across categories, so this post focuses on lip sets!

Now avaialble for VIB Rouge

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NARS x Man Ray The Kiss Set, $49.00 ($98.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set includes two new, limited-edition shades and two existing shades. The golden cosmetic case is inspired by the electrifying art of modern master Man Ray. Each jumbo pencil provides the application of a lipstick with the convenience of an artist pencil. The tapered end is perfect for lining, defining, and filling in lips. The non-drying formula is enriched with vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte color for hours. It also makes it easy to pair with another lip product for added dimension or as a tinted base. Whether it’s soft and neutral or bold and edgy, this lip pencil is ideal for making a lip statement. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x Full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Endangered Red, Toundra, Wild Ways, and Spell Bound.

Urban Decay Little Vices Lipstick Set, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Get ready to experiment. Little Vices from Urban Decay features deluxe samples of five shades of Vice Lipstick—including one new color (Love Drunk) and two exclusives (Double Crossed and Mad)—all in a matchbox-style box. Experiment with everything from brights to neutrals in three finishes (cream, comfort matte, and metallized). Just one swipe provides a big laydown of color. UD’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives each shade its super creamy texture, rich payout, and superior color dispersion. Each shade comes in a smaller version of UD’s faceted Vice Lipstick case. This time, the case is gold with a black base. And just like UD’s full-size bullet, the teardrop shape provides a precise application every time. Available at Sephora.

  • 5 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Vice Lipsticks in Violate (dusty purple w/pink undertone), 1993 (medium brown), Double Crossed (matte berry w/tonal shimmer), Love Drunk (deep red w/tonal shimmer), Mad (bright purple shimmer)

Marc Jacobs Cat's Meow Le Petite Marc Lip Creme Set, $45.00 ($80.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Indulge your lips with Marc’s revolutionary 10-hour long-wear lipstick that covers your lips in buttery, creamy vibrant pigment in one swipe. Experience unprecedented color payoff from concentrated color-boost pigments that are triple-milled and steeped in hydrating ingredients, for the ultimate long-lasting color and lip-plumping moisture. This travel-size collection features bestselling nudes, reds, and pinks, and comes tucked in a vibrant Marc Jacobs leopard-print pouch made of vegan patent leather. Zipped with a swinging tassel, this pouch is so decadent, it could double as an evening bag. Availability at Sephora.

  • 5 x 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Le Marc Lip Crème in Sonic Truth (creamy nude), Infamous (soft peony), Goddess (soft peony), J’adore (terra cotta blush), Currant Mood (currant-red)
  • Zippered pouch

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Lip Set, $35.00 ($65.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Toast the season with Bite’s Champagne Discovery Lip Set, featuring a curated selection of three bestsellers in complementary shades: the multistick and lip pencil in cashew (matte rose taupe), and prismatic pearl crème lip gloss in champagne (a metallic champagne with nude and gold shimmer), plus a limited-edition mirror. Wear alone or layer together to take your look from daytime to party time. Availability at Sephora.

  • 0.17 oz/ 4.75 g The Multistick
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g The Lip Pencil
  • 0.14 oz/ 4g Lip Gloss

Clinique Chubby Treats, $25.00 ($34.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

These super-nourishing, bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™ are loaded with mango and shea butters for soft and smooth lips. Housed in a limited-edition tin that’s perfect for gifting, the shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant. Availability at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Broadest Berry, Pink Honey, Bountiful Blush, Super Strawberry, and Black Honey

Clinique The Chubbettes, $49.50 ($113.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set features super-nourishing bite-sized versions of Chubby Stick™s, each loaded with mango and shea butters so lips feel comfortably soft and smooth. The shades range from subtly sheer to vibrant and come housed in a limited-edition, giftable tin. Available at Sephora.

  • 12 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin, Fuller Fig, Whole Lotta Honey, Graped-Up, Mega Melon, Chunky Cherry, Woppin’ Watermelon, Pudgy Peony, Super Strawberry, Voluptuous Violet, and Plumped Up Pink
  • 8 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Chubby Stick Intense™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, Roomiest Rose, Broadest Berry, Mightiest Maraschino, Plushest Punch, Grandest Grape, Roundest Raspberry, Pumped Up Poppy

Fresh Sugar Lip Beauty Box, $45.00 ($72.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This collection features sugar lip treatments in six flattering tints, from a deep pink to a bold berry shade. The lip treatments provide hydration and protection from damaging UV rays while giving sheer coverage and buildable color. Use tinted shades as a touch-up lip moisturizer throughout the day or under your lipstick. Available at Sephora.

  • 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Original, Tulip, Rosé, Poppy, Honey, Berry

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Blushes | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products.  I hope you find this list of top performing blush formulas useful 🙂

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Tom Ford Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) has been a go-to blush formula for me since I first tried it many years ago. As time has passed, I have tried many more blush formulas from brands, but I still go back to this one frequently. I keep a few of my favorite shades (Love Lust, Ravish, Wicked) in my go-to drawer, where I keep products I want to wear again and again (when I’m not testing something!). The formula is soft, moderately dense, and smooth, which results in good pigmentation, a satin to pearly sheen, and easy application–plus, they wear long on me (over eight hours).

Availability

Bergdorf GoodmanNeiman MarcusNordstromSaks

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a powder blush with medium, buildable coverage and a more satin-to-luminous finish. I like how the range includes a mix of more “wearable” neutrals along with brighter pops of color, so it’s a versatile range that can work for many skin tones. Some of my favorite shades are Rapture, TMI, Fetish, and Crush.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

New for Holiday 2016 from Bite, BUXOM, Clinique, Sephora, YSL

More Holiiday 2016 Sets
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

More holiday sets have emerged!

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The Details

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo, $14.00 (Limited Edition)

Swipe on gorgeous lip color for every festive occasion with the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo. It features a signature Amuse Bouche shade with a limited-edition, foiled top coat that’s perfect for the holiday season. Available at Sephora.

  • Opal/Jam
  • Gold/Sour Cherry
  • Rose Gold/Fig
  • Bronze/Pepper

BUXOM Frozen Assets Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, $38.00 (Limited Edition)

The Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Lipstick Collection includes a range of nude to red shades in moisturizing matte and satin finishes in a lightweight, gel formula. Each shade delivers piercingly vivid, one-stroke color to shamelessly stand out. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Matte Lipstick in Racy Reveal (matte warm light pink), Sinful Cinnamon (matte cinnamon brown), Ultraviolet (matte bright violet), Ruby Temptress (matte brick red)
  • 4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose (satin rosy pink), Graphic Grape (satin deep purple), Forbidden Berry (satin deep pink), Fuchsia Fetish (satin hot pink)

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner, $60.00 (Limited Edition)

Get five matching sets of lip color and liner in glossy or matte finishes—plus two glosses and two enhancers—for a polished look that’s all your own. This 14-piece set features full and deluxe size bestsellers, including Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing to Ciaté London’s Liquid Velvet™ in VooDoo. Available at Sephora.

  • 0.02 oz/ 0.75 g Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever
  • 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.77 mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.54 mL Estée Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down (full size)
  • 0.01 oz/ 0.25 g Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.49 g Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked (full size)
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT
  • 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing
  • 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
  • 0.009 oz/ 0.27 g Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson (full size)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
  • 0.001 oz/ 0.04 g Tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out
  • 0.035 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu