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Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Beach High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink bronze with pearl.” It’s a rosy brown with pink and gold shimmer. At a glance, it reminded me of Bobbi Brown Canary, which is sheer with a ton of gold sparkle (but no pink). MAC Fancy Cat is darker, browner. MAC Spree is very similar but has a more metallic sheen.

Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lipgloss is well-put–it’s ridiculously shimmery and sparkly. Beach is semi-opaque; the color darkens my natural lip color and adds a fine dusting of shimmer along with larger pink and gold sparkle.  It has a lightweight, comfortable feel on the lips with a non-sticky consistency and is mint-scented.  I love that it never feels gritty, not when you initially apply it nor when it fades away (after about four hours), and it doesn’t travel.  The formula is also moisturizing with just enough thickness that it glides and applies evenly.

Beautiful Beginnings with Bare Escentuals

Beautiful Beginnings with Bare Escentuals

What was the first Bare Escentuals product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first Bare Escentuals product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer:  I really hadn’t had much experience with the brand until the past year or so.  The first products I tested were their High Shines, which had fantastic color and payoff but awful packaging.  Next was their skincare (which I guess is technically bareMinerals), which I adore and still adore!  I’ve come to appreciate the brand, and eventually, I’ll try their loose eyeshadows.

Share your first time experiences with Bare Escentuals in the comments! 🙂

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OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate

OCC Foxfire Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00 for 0.088 oz. / 2.5 grams) is described as a “silvery lime-green shimmer.” It’s a shimmery medium green with yellow undertones. MAC Fresh Flare is darker, less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bright Idea is less yellow-toned. MAC Wondergrass is more vibrant and darker.

Applied dry, it’s on the sheerer side, softer in color, and pulls more like a springy yellow-green. When it’s applied wet, it’s much darker and greener. What’s interesting about the difference is that it is almost like having two different colors, because the dry version is only slightly sheer, almost translucent, but much, much lighter.  Perhaps the difference is that it’s light and delicately translucent as compared to sheer in a patchy kind of way.  I love that when you use it damp, the color continues to look that intense once it dries. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and applies smoothly, but it’s the tiniest bit powdery. When I tested it out, it wore for a full eight hours without any fading or creasing.

Foxfire
Foxfire
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

10 Shades of Diablo 3

10 Shades of Diablo 3

For all my gamer readers–I know what you’re doing this week! 🙂  I haven’t played yet, but I am excited to try it out!

MAC for Beth Ditto Collection for Summer 2012


MAC for Beth Ditto Collection for Summer 2012

Availability: June 7th, 2012 (North America), June 2012 (International)

MAC Cosmetics has signed the singer to create a limited edition collaboration with products expected to hit counters in June. In celebration of the partnership, Ditto will attend this evening’s Gala Sidaction Dîner de la Mode as a guest of John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, and Karen Buglisi, MAC global brand president. The MAC AIDS Fund will donate 190,000 euros, or $246,620, to Sidaction this year. — WWD

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Booyah!!! Bright orange (Limited Edition)
  • Dear Diary Bright neon pink (Limited Edition)
  • Heart Hangover Deep purple (Limited Edition)
  • Love Long Distance Light mauve (Limited Edition)
  • You’re Perfectly Already Neutral pale pink (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Entertain Me Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nightmoth Blackened plum (Permanent)

Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Beth mask Reddish brown bronze liner / Golden peach pink shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Little Miss Moffet True black liner / True white shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Drag, Strip Smoky navy liner / Pale blue shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Beth or Glory Deep brown liner / Bright blue shadow (Limited Edition)

Cheek Powder ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Powder to the People Deeply polka dotted powder (Limited Edition)

Liquidlast Liner ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Point Black Black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Plum Reserve Light violet purple (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Blue Charge Deep navy blue (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • New Hue Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Vagabondage Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Near Beth Experience Light yellow (Limited Edition)
  • Life and Beth Milky peach (Limited Edition)
  • Nocturnelle Black (Permanent)

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