Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bright Turquoise FOTD

Judging from the Christmas tree in the background, this look is a few months old. I think the colors are perfect for spring though!

I don't remember the base products I used at the time, but the eye combination is Sugarpill Darling pigment paired with Guerlain Les Aquas palette. As usual, I lined with my trusty YSL Deep Black Cream Liner. I used Chanel Horizon blush on my cheeks and Dior Indescrete Rouge Nude on my lips.




Monday, March 25, 2013

Lancome Spring 2013: Swatches and Review

Lancome Spring caught me by surprise. I didn't even give it a second look until I was at my sister's house and happened to swatch hers. I ordered my things immediately following that visit!

Pomettes D'Amour Blush in Love is a gorgeous pink and peach mix. You can use either color separately if you wish, or swirl them together. For the $50 price tag, I do wish Lancome had not used cardboard packaging. I still caved :)


The three potted pigments are Persistant Peach- a shimmering peachy pink, Evermore Lilac- a bright bluish purple with silver glitter, and Tremendous Turquoise- a greenish blue shimmer.

I was pleasantly surprised by this color collection. I also ended up getting the Peche Joue- Joue Blush In Love- an equally as pretty pinkish peach color.

Tremendous Turquoise ended up being my favorite eyeshadow of the bunch. Here it is paired with the brown shade in the Chanel Sable-Emouvant duo:



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Revlon Lip Butters: Swatches and Review

I am trying to get out of my February slump- cold weather, tons of rain, and a sloth-like activity level.

I spotted the four new Revlon lip butters at my local Target, and I felt like spring wasn't far off.

I'll let you know how spring comes along. We are forecasted to get anywhere from 4- 12 inches of snow tonight, so I am going to have to be happy with my spring lip colors for now.
New butters:
Here are the new colors with my two original favorites, Strawberry Shortcake and Tutti Frutti. I have a crazy complicated relationship with lip butters. I love the fun colors, but I find that they dry my lips slightly if I wear them a few days in a row. I just can't find dupes in a better formula of some of my favorite colors.
Tutti Frutti is a sheer but vibrant orange. Juicy Papaya is a sheer pinkish peach. Strawberry Shortcake is a light lavender pink. Pink Lemonade is a milky light pink, almost clear. Sorbet is a vibrant fuschia pink. Wild Watermelon is a pinkish red.

My favorite out of the bunch has been Wild Watermelon! It is such a flattering bright pink on my lips. Sorbet is a vibrant hot pink. Juicy Papaya and Pink Lemonade are both pretty sheer. They are colors you can put on without too much thought to add a glossy shine.

Click here and here to see my swatches of the original Lip Butter line.


Monday, March 4, 2013

NARS And God Created the Woman Smoky FOTD

Here I used less of the warm colors and winged out the dark shadow for a smokier look. I based this on a Lisalisad1 tutorial called Old Hollywood.


MUFE HD Primer

L'Oreal Lumi Foundation W1-2

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Loose Powder

Maybelline Dark Spot Concealer Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Wiz Medium Ash

Maybelline Great Lash Clear on brows



NARS Smudgeproof Base

NARS And God Created the Woman Palette

-Bellisima in crease

-Night Clubbing on lid, winged out

-Kalahari on inner corners

YSL Deep Black Cream Liner

Majolica Majorca Lash Frame Expander Plus Mascara



Lancome Pommettes D'Amour Blush in Love



Fresh Sugar Rose

YSL Blonde Ingenue