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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Retail price is $45 per compact.
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.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

 

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI became a fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer the moment I first applied it, and have purchased it over and over again in the four years it has been available.  For those of you who also love that product–but crave a modern matte finish–you’ll be happy to hear that the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint fills that void!  Similar to the original tinted moisturizer, this new NARS foundation provides medium streak-free coverage that perfects the complexion while still looking natural.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

My shade of choice is Alaska, a warm-hued shade for fair to medium skin tones. The yellowish tone of the makeup helps to cancel out the redness of my cheeks, a quality I love!  The swatches above show NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Alaska when first applied, and then after being blended.  As you can see, this product leaves that perfect, age-forgiving eggshell finish.  This makeup softens the complexion, and doesn’t settle into fine lines.  You can absolutely apply this SPF formula with your fingers, but use a foundation brush to really make it sing.

Retail price is $44 per tube.  Available in 12 shades.

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.

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

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A hot new arrival on the Estee Lauder scene is the new Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss.  Available in twenty shades of luscious, this gloss delivers a formula laced with multi-dimensional color to give the appearance of fuller, more youthful lips!  As always, Estee Lauder gloss feels simply divine the moment it touches the lips.  This formula is hydrating too, so it will deliver a touch of therapy to parched lips!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

For those of you struggling to decide what color to buy, I offer you three gorgeous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss swatches to debate over!  From left to right above:  Jealous Blush (a pop of reddish pink), Inspired Mauve (a pale cool hued mauve), and Seductive Honey (a buttery warm neutral)!  Honestly, these three colors are the perfect picks to get spring-ready, or to tote along on your upcoming spring break travels!

Retail price is $26 per gloss.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com, where you will also find a killer GWP! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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

NEW From Pop Beauty!

NEW From Pop Beauty!

NEW From Pop Beauty!

Pop Beauty Reviews

Pop Beauty Reviews

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIt’s been a while since I caught you up with some Pop Beauty goodness!  I just received a new lipstick launch from the brand, in addition to a fabulously trendy eye palette, and I wanted to share them with you!

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix, Coral Swatch

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix, Coral Swatch

At this point, matte isn’t “back” it’s simply HERE.  Pop Beauty recently launched Matte Velvet Lipstix to satisfy your needs for matte lips in every shade.  The application is smooth and seamless.  The color is POW!  So vivid!  The shade featured above is “Classy Coral”, a perfect choice to ease your way from winter into spring.  There are a total of 12 shades in this collection, so if coral isn’t grabbing your attention, I’m sure they have one that will!  Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette, Purple Pop

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette, Purple Pop

Purple Pop Swatches, Pop Beauty

Purple Pop Swatches, Pop Beauty

Pop Beauty’s Insta-Eye Palette is available in three different color combinations:  Insta-Contour, Insta-Light, and Insta-Purple Pop.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to add a pop of color into your makeup routine this is a great way!  This petite palette retails for a mere $12, and is a brown-eyed girl’s best friend!

Click HERE to shop Pop Beauty online!

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

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogThis year is already flying by, isn’t it?  To me it feels like the holidays just ended, and yet Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  A common Valentine’s gift idea is always fragrance, but it can be tricky to pick a new scent for someone else.  If you’re looking for a creative twist on gift giving, and one that is sure to be a hit, you need to check out the Mixologie Blendable Perfume Collection.

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

Inside of this perfectly giftable box is a beautifully arranged assortment of eight fragrances.  Each can certainly be worn alone, but the intention is for the wearer to mix and match to create a new (truly unique) signature scent, or a daily scent that fits a changing mood!  Each tube is in a rollerball format, so these are also perfectly portable!

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

Mixologie Blendable Perfume

The back of the box is a guide to the fragrances included inside.  The scents at your disposal are: Electric (citrus), Free (ocean mist), Inspired (rose floral), Serene (light floral), Tenacious (crisp vanilla), Assured (amber/musk), Sultry (wild musk), and Tender (fruity).  If you’re not feeling creative, or worried you’ll get in a fragrance-rut, the team at Mixologie has pulled together a recipe guide for you to reference!

Mixologie’s Blendable Perfume Collection retails for $69.  Click HERE to purchase this gift set online!

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

NARS Spring 2016

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection, Spring 2016

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection, Spring 2016

The NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring Color Collection for 2016 is filled with dusty neutrals and pinks, and accented by eye makeup shades in a shimmering cobalt blue and icy mint green.  Keep scrolling for a close-up look at some of the colors from this collection!

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection Review

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection Review

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Impassioned

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Impassioned

This cool-hued shade of pink delivers a youthful zing of color to the cheeks, and is a perfect match for the shadows in the collection.  Retail price is $30.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Cressida

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Cressida

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari

If you haven’t already tried it, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow is simply amazing.  The formula can be applied wet or dry and delivers highly pigmented, smooth color.  Cressida is a shimmering cobalt that makes a perfect accent for your eye makeup look.  Kari is a muted mauve that is so versatile!  I like to use it as a lid shade.  Retail price is $29 per compact.

NARS Lip Gloss in Instant Crash

NARS Lip Gloss in Instant Crash

This glossy, warm apricot shade is a new favorite of mine.  It works as a “better than neutral” color, perfect to pair with basically any shade without disappearing on the lips.  Retail price is $26 per Lip Gloss.

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Swatches: Cressida, Kari, Impassioned, and Instant Crash

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Swatches: Cressida, Kari, Impassioned, and Instant Crash

This collection is already available at NARSCosmetics.com and at NARS locations.  It will be available at other retailers like Nordstrom, Saks, BloomingdalesNeiman Marcus, and Sephora in February.

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