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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

It was easy for me to decide which NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment shades to give you an in-depth review of first.  The selection of reds in this collection is simply stand-out.  The brand is obviously as infatuated with the color red as I am, because 25% of this upcoming collection is REDS!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment red swatches from left to right:  Just Push Play– a deep brick red, Light My Fire– a bright orange-red, Starwoman– crimson, Don’t Stop– a true vivid red, and Under My Thumb– a deep berry red.

You’d assume the very thin consistency of this liquid lip color would mean bleeding into fine lines, but not so!  As an insurance policy, lip pencil can absolutely be used to keep this product in place, but I was able to wear it with none.  The rigid sponge-tip makes applying to the lip line precise, and this lip color has amazing staying power.  I wore mine through two meals and two coffees… and the color was still there with no reapplying!  Simply amazing.  Those of you scared to wear red because of fade or bleeding will adore this new product.

Retail price is $26 per tube.  Remember, this product isn’t available yet!  Starting July 5th, you can grab one only on the Sephora mobile app.  On July 6, 2017 you can click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

There’s no end in sight where the matte lip trend is concerned. The most sought-after form of matte lip color is the liquid lipstick, and the NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is a must-try for anyone who loves the look.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

This new NARS product will launch first on July 5th, only on the Sephora Mobile App.  Starting on July 6, 2017 it will officially be available at NARS counters everywhere, and online at NARSCosmetics.com.  What’s this product like?  Well, the texture is extremely thin and lightweight–almost like the consistency of a liquid eyeliner–and the flat applicator sponge makes it easy to hug the tight corners of the lip-line.  This formula is incredibly high-pigment, and quickly dries to a suede finish that has incredibly long wear time!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is available in twenty shades of gorgeous.  I’ll get you better acquainted with each one in future posts!  My first impression is this is yet another NARS triumph.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

Retail price of NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is $26 per tube.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

It’s official!  The dates for the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have been announced!  Early access to the sale will begin 7/13/17 and end on 7/20/17.  Only Nordstrom Credit and Debit Cardholders will get an opportunity to pre-shop the sale during those dates.  The general public will have their shot at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting on 7/21/17 and ending on 8/6/17.  A special link is generally sent out to view select sales offerings in a catalog.  This sale is a great time to pre-shop for Fall, but don’t forget that current season merchandise will also be marked down!  Click HERE to head over to Nordstrom!

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

Maybelline Great Lash was first introduced forty years ago, and to be completely honest, I don’t know any woman who hasn’t purchased this recognizable pink and green tube at least once in their life.  When Maybelline discontinued the Royal Blue shade, they inadvertently created a secondary market.  People lucky enough to have the shade in their stash were able to sell it on eBay for up to 5x the original price.  Imagine that!

Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

Well, starting in May 2017 Royal Blue is now BACK!  The brand has reintroduced the shade for a limited time.  My advice to you is if you’re a fan of the color, STOCK UP!

Maybelline Great Lash is generally available for around $4.50, but price does vary by retailer.  This product can be found in grocery stores, drug stores, and big box stores.  Well known retailers include Target, Ulta, and Walgreens but the coveted Royal Blue shade will only be available online at Walmart.com!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue

BeautyBlender Summer Fling

BeautyBlender Summer Fling

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.BeautyBlender Summer.Fling Trio

The Original BeautyBlender has launched an adorable trio of the cult-favorite makeup applicator sponges!  The BeautyBlender Summer.Fling collection contains the original BeautyBlender in its iconic bright pink, and two additional vivid limited-edition colors!

BeautyBlender Summer Fling

BeautyBlender Summer.Fling Collection

BeautyBlender Summer.Fling Collection

In my teens, I always ALWAYS applied foundation with a sponge.  As an adult however, I have relied on foundation brushes instead.  As a beauty blogger it seems funny to admit this was my first trial of the BeautyBlender!  Since so many of my beauty loving friends depend on BeautyBlender for flawless foundation application,  I couldn’t wait to finally give it a try.

To use this product, as BeautyBlender always says… just wet, squeeze, and bounce!  The first step is to wet the sponge and squeeze out the excess water so the product is damp.  Dab the sponge into your foundation, then bounce the sponge against your skin to  apply!  The result is a very natural-looking finish!  This product is simply sublime at blending.

How is this sponge different than a traditional makeup sponge?  The unique egg-shape ensures there is no harsh line during application, leading to a seamless streak-free finish.

Retail price is $49 for the set.  Click HERE to grab this collection at BeautyBlender.com!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.