Thursday, September 13, 2012

Peach Boy FOTD

I got to try out my Guerlain Peach Boy today, and I even had time to take pictures. The finish is very natural, not at all glittery or overly shimmery. It lasted all day, even through football practice (the boys' practice of course). Mom if you are reading this, please correct my apostrophe if needed.

A few hours later:

NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Loose Powder

Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel



NARS Smudgeproof Base

Armani Eyes to Kill #24 all over

Armani Eyes to Kill #14 on lid

YSL Cream Liner in Black

Loreal False Fiber Lash Mascara Waterproof in Black



Guerlain Peach Boy Blush

- both colors layered



Guerlain Mitsouko Rouge Automatique

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo: Swatches and Review


Guerlain has made produced some of my favorite bronzers and highlighters lately, so I was excited to see a collection of brand new blush duos.

The duos come in the same Guerlain packaging used for the eyeshadow quads. It is sleek, shiny, and pretty much perfection. My inner raccoon is thrilled.

The blush pans aren't as large as you might expect, but they aren't lacking in any way.

Peach Boy has a matte pinkish peach color on top , and a sheer shimmery light peach below.
Layering the lighter shade over the matte makes a lovely shimmery warm pink.

Here are my closest peach comparisons:

Chanel Espeigle and Illamasqua Lover are more peach. Guerlain Serie Noire is more pink and shimmery. Chanel In Love is close, but warmer and less pink than Peach Boy.

The texture of the blush duos remind me of the new eyeshadow formula. They are on the drier side without being chalky or sheer. They are smooth to apply and build pigment easily. Overall I am very happy with my choice and plan to try one more color.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog Sale

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Paul & Joe Lovebird Blush: Swatches and Review

Paul & Joe's Love Story Collection for fall has an irresistible trio of blush.

I am a huge fan of Paul & Joe Beauté's whimsical packaging, but I have never tried any of the products until now.

All three Lovebird blushes come in a cardboard package with a different print.

I really want to just stare at them lovingly.

Inside the cute package is a plastic insert with a tiny brush. I won't even bother testing the brush since I prefer my NARS Yachiyo for blush application.

Here is the inside, each blush comprised of two different shades:

I will admit that birds and adorable packaging were a large part of my purchase, but the blush quality is quite nice too!

Love Story is a cool toned bright pink. Les Tourtereaux is a dusty plum pink. Inseparables is a pinky peach color. All blushes have a slight sheen that translates into a healthy glow. I would describe them as satin finish.

Love Story seemed very cool toned until I compared it to some other colors. Chanel Rose Tourbillon is brighter and cooler in tone. NARS Gaiety is an icy pastel pink with no shimmer.

Les Tourtereaux is a natural pink. Chanel Rose Petale is pinker, and NARS Outlaw is more reddish with golden shimmer.

Inseparables is a pinky peach with shimmer. Chanel Espeigle is more peach. NARS Orgasm is pinker with heavier gold shimmer.

I haven't tested these blushes for wear time, but they were very natural on the cheeks. They apply easily and build for more color. I am enjoying my Lovebird blushes, and I foresee more purchases from the Paul & Joe line.