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Rose Couture by Elie Saab

Elie Saab Rose Courture Le Parfum

Elie Saab Rose Couture Le Parfum

If you’re in search of a classic scent that is truly timeless, it’s time to explore Elie Saab Rose Couture! Introduced in April 2016, this scent comes housed in the easily recognized Elie Saab faceted bottle. Housed inside of a heavy glass atomizer, Rose Couture is tinted pink as a nod to the rose notes within, and matches the heavy parchment box that protects it.

This scent, quite simply, is an elegant classic.  I’m generally not a big fan of florals, but the fruity and woodsy notes in this scent provide balance. Rose Couture would make a wonderful gift for an elegant, sophisticated woman.  Notes: orange flower, jasmine, rose nectar, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, mandarin tree blossom, gardenia, and warm honey rose.

Retail price is $108 for a 3.0 oz Eau de Toilette Spray, and $80 for a 1.6 oz. Eau de Toilette spray.  Grab yours at Nordstrom. Keep scrolling for an image of the box!

The products in this review were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

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Elie Saab Rose Couture Le Parfum

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks

Smashbox Color Correcting Stick

Smashbox Color Correcting Stick

press-sampleWhile color correcting concealers are all the rage, the concept is not really new.  In fact, I have been writing for quite some time about the magical effect an orange-hued concealer has on the undereye area, and how yellow and green concealers are great to neutralize both acne and rosacea.  The idea of owning more than one concealer shade is now mainstream, and the new Smashbox Color Correcting Stick collection contains four different shades of concealer to highlight, contour, brighten, and even the complexion.  If you’re looking to build out your own concealer collection, take a look at these creamy concealer sticks!  They apply easily, blend beautifully, and have a unique formula that can even be applied wet!

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks, Opened

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks, Opened

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks Swatches

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks Swatches

Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks are available in four shades: lavender, orange, green, and peach.  Each shade specifically nullifies unwanted complexion colors.  Not sure which you require?  Here’s a handy little guide for you!

  • Lavender (Don’t Be Dull):  Brightens dullness for all complexions (cancels out sallow or yellow tones)
  • Orange (Look Less Tired–Dark):  Undereye perfection for darker complexions!  Orange hued concealers are the ultimate camouflage for dark blue-hued under-eye circles.
  • Green (Get Less Red):  Cancels redness!  This is your secret weapon to hide that zit, or neutralize rosacea.
  • Peach (Look Less Tired–Light):  Undereye perfection for lighter complexions!
Smashbox Color Correcting Stick Sharpener

Smashbox Color Correcting Stick Sharpener

I’m a fan of the crayon format.  It allows for both precise application and portability.  These slender sticks also don’t take up much space in your makeup bag, so toting multiple shades doesn’t waste your precious real estate!  Each stick comes with its very own sharpener.  The Smashbox Color Correcting Stick is a great tool to achieve that flawless complexion you crave!

Don’t forget if you sign up for the Smashbox newsletter you’ll get a promo code for 15% off of your first online order!

Retail price is $23 per stick.  Click HERE to buy yours at Smashbox.com. Other retailers include Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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

NARS Pink Blushes: Angelika, Mata Hari, Gaeity Swatches

NARS Pink Blushes: Angelika, Mata Hari, Gaeity

NARS Pink Blushes: Angelika, Mata Hari, Gaeity

press-sampleI’ve been in such a pink mood lately! For years, I shunned the shade. These days I’m wearing it on my eyes, nails, cheeks… everywhere! If you’re shopping for a killer shade of pink, you need to check out these three blush options from NARS.

NARS Pink Blushes: Angelika, Mata Hari, Gaeity Swatches

NARS Pink Blushes: Angelika, Mata Hari, Gaeity Swatches

Swatches from left to right:  Angelika, a playful pink with sparkles!  Mata Hari, a deep sophisticated pink.  Gaeity, a cool-hued bright pink.

Which one is for you?  Don’t forget that these beauties are available at a discounted $21 to fill your NARS Pro Palette!  If you still haven’t invested in a Pro Palette, you can grab each of these shades for $30 per blush 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.

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals Swatches

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals

press-sampleThe Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals features four different metallic shades to highlight and contour.  Sleek MakeUP always looks so much more expensive than it actually is. This oversized compact offers a perfect amount of product to last through the season, and comes with an applicator brush that rests in its own compartment.   Three of the highlighters are a cream formula, and the bronzer is a powder that can be used for all over face application or as a contour.

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals Swatches

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals Swatches

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, Precious Metals Swatches

Shades featured above from left to right are:  platinum, royal gold, renaissance gold, and antique bronze.  If you’re attending an evening event and need a special glow, you need this palette!  These play beautiful games with the light.  Other color options include Solstice (previously featured here, if you’re more into a pink/peach hue) and Midas Touch (a cool hued alternative).

Retail price is $14.99

Click HERE to shop SleekMakeUP.com!

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

L’Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

L'Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

L’Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogYesterday was the first “desert summer” day here in Scottsdale. Temperatures reached the mid 90s and the air was bone dry. On truly hot days, I seem to gravitate toward cooler makeup shades like the frosty neutrals photographed above. Maybe on some level I feel like wearing icy colors will lower my body temperature?

L'Oreal Petite Perle, Argentic, Quartz Fume Swatches

L’Oreal Petite Perle, Argentic, Quartz Fume Swatches

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Shadows in Petite Perle (a frosty pearl), Argenic (a pale frosty blue), and Quartz Fume (a deep frosty brown) are shown above.  Together they create an icy neutral eye with a hint of blue.  Truly showstopping!

Retail price is $5.99 per shadow.  It’s so fun to mix these little shadow pots together into your own eyemakeup look!

Retailers include Ulta.com, Target, and you can buy direct from L’Oreal.

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