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Urban Decay Spring 2012 Launches


Urban Decay Spring 2012 Launches

New shades are being added to the permanent range–yay for new and permanent products! If you’ve been hoping for Perversion, you’ve got it; and for readers who’ve wanted a line to cater towards darker skin tones, hopefully the four new (and all deeper tones) concealer shades are some help!  Coming January/February 2012.

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color ($19.00) (Permanent)

  • Apocalypse Deep berry
  • Lovechild Pale pink hue

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($19.00) (Permanent)

  • Demolition Matte deepest darkest brown
  • Perversion Matte blackest carbon black (blacker than Zero)
  • Woodstock Bright fuchsia pink shimmer with silver micro glitter

24/7 Concealer Pencil ($18.00) (Permanent)

  • CIA Very light/creamy ivory
  • DEA Light/peaches and cream
  • FBI Light medium/beige
  • NSA Medium/beige
  • ATF Medium dark/golden beige (New)
  • DOD Dark/warm tan (New)
  • KGB Darker/golden caramel (New)
  • MIA6 Deepest/cocoa (New)

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Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Spring 2012: Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “pink coral.” It’s mostly pink with a hint of coral; more pink than it is coral, but if you called it pink-coral, I wouldn’t argue. Chanel Flirt is softer, less pink. MAC Blossom Culture is more coral. Dolce & Gabbana Pink is a bit darker.

The color coverage is semi-opaque–it yields a healthy amount of color, but it doesn’t completely cover my lip freckle. The finish is a soft frost; there is noticeable shimmer and sheen, but it’s not metallic or heavy. Paradis applied well enough, but it could have been a little creamier. Rouge Cocos are supposed to be moisturizing, and while I did find Charme to be more hydrating, this one was consistent with the past ones I’ve tried, which is not really moisturizing but not drying. It wore for three and a half hours.

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #114

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Guerlain Rouge Gs from Spring 2012
  • Weekend plans:  Trying to get through my backlog of photos a bit more before everything becomes useless!
  • Have you made any new year’s resolutions (not beauty-related)?:   I didn’t!  I always have goals and milestones I want to achieve, but they don’t start/stop at the new year, so they’re more like year-round goals, I suppose.

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Totally running out of ideas for where to take photos of Mellan!

Video Review: Chanel Spring 2012 Collection – First Impressions & Swatches

Video Review: Chanel Spring 2012 Collection – First Impressions & Swatches

First look and impressions of Chanel’s spring collection (which I’ve mostly reviewed now here on the blog in full detail), plus swatches for those who prefer or enjoy seeing swatches in motion 🙂

Did you have any favorites from Chanel’s latest collection?