Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon: Swatches and Review

I am on a roll with lip products lately, and Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayons are at the top of my list. They even edge out NARS Audacious lipsticks, with a slightly longer wear time and a more comfortable feel on the lips.

I have a few different versions, but they all come in a twist up pencil form. They smell amazing- a light fresh orange scent.

Lola and Sophie were Jcrew exclusives. Grape was a color from the first release. The last four are all from the second release of colors, and should still be available at Sephora.

Lola, Sophie, and Grape are all extremely bright. Peche is a semi bright color, but not as neon as the other brights. Glace, Leche, and Amaretto are all understated neutrals.

Wear time is between 4-8 hours, and the brights leave behind a nice stain. These feel moisturizing on my lips and are very comfortable to wear even though they are matte. The pencil form makes them easy to apply.

 

Leche:

Peche:

Sophie:

Grape:

Bite Matte Lip Crayons are perfect! They have a great range of colors with an excellent formula. The convenient packaging is one of my favorites.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shiseido Floracouture Eyeshadow Trio: Swatches and Review

Shiseido eyeshadow trios always catch my attention with their unusual color combinations. Floracouture has a striking theme- rich burgundy purple, sunny orange, and light shimmering pink.

The colors have the usual buttery smoothness that I have come to expect from this brand. The orange isn't quite as smooth or pigmented as the other two, but that turns out to be perfect upon application.

Floracouture has more contrast between the shades than my other Shiseido trios. This is perfect for a complete eye look.

I used the pink on my lid, the orange in the crease, and the purple in the outer corners. I have been using this trio very regularly! It is an easy way to bring a bit of fall color into my look, and it really compliments blue eyes.

I highly recommend Shiseido Floracouture. It is an unusual combination that has become an instant favorite for me.

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick: Swatches and Review

NARS has a brand new lipstick formula, and I am a big fan. Audacious lipsticks have full coverage, a satin finish, and a beautiful range of colors. The packaging is a heavy metal rectangle with a magnetic closure.

It does show fingerprints easily, but the overall feeling is much more robust than the older lipstick packaging. The above picture will help you know if you have OCD or not. The magnetic closure either repels or attracts the other tubes.

I have a beautiful lipstick rainbow of neutrals along with a couple bolder colors.

These swatches were mostly one swipe only. They are full coverage without being too heavy. The formula does well on healthy lips but isn't quite as forgiving on dry lips. Make sure you start with moisturized and exfoliated lips.

The wear time is between 4-6 hours depending on the shade. No bleeding or uneven fading.

I have a few full face pictures to share, which usually help give a better idea of the color.

Brigitte:

Anita:

Anna:

Dominique:

I am totally loving NARS Audacious lipsticks! I have been wearing them non-stop for the past month, and I am so happy with the formula and color range.