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butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

Butter LONDON is well-known for their collection of superior nail lacquers, but did you know their color cosmetics lineup is equally impressive?  I recently had the chance to test-drive the newly launched butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil, and WOW was it an amazing experience!  If you have a parched pout, this product will be your new best friend.  The formula is a blend of Tahitian, Prickly Pear Seed, Chia Seed, and Cloudberry oils to nourish and moisturize the lips.  It also contains Green Tea Extract, to protect the lips from damage.  Each buttery lip oil is laced with color, ranging from a deep wine to a pale neutral.  There are six colors available, so you’re sure to find at least one you love!

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Applicator

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Applicator

The lip oil dispenses through a pillowy-soft applicator with the click of a button.  It’s really easy to control the amount of product used, and the overall experience is very luxe and downright decadent!

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

While butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil feels like a lip treatment once applied, it also delivers a deliciously sheer shiny color!  Swatches above from left to right: Dusty Mauve– a medium rose pink, Royal Blood– a deep earthy wine, and Cinnamon Spice– a medium sheer cinnamon.  Other shades in the collection that aren’t pictured include Buff– a pale beige, Ballet Blush– a pale pink, and Rich Nutmeg– a sheer chocolate brown.

Retail price per oil is $22.

Click HERE to check it out at butterLONDON.com!  Other retailers include Ulta and Nordstrom.

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

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Your favorite MAC Lipglass isn’t going anywhere, it just got a bit of a facelift! The original plain-Jane tube is now a super-sleek double-walled vial much more deserving of this amazing gloss formula! There are a total of 57 shades now available in the permanent collection.  Allow me to introduce you to three you may enjoy!

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass Swatches

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass Swatches

MAC Lipglass swatches (left to right): Blissful– an innocent girl-next-door peach, New Galaxy– an iridescent gloss that leans silvery blue, laced with shimmer, and Chestnut– a deep sophisticated brown.

Retail price is $17 per tube.

Click HERE to shop MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.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.

Sephora Sun Safety Kit

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017

My favorite steal for the summer season is finally available! Each year, the Sephora Sun Safety Kit offers a huge quantity of deluxe travel-sized suncare products. They’re useful if you want to sample new sun protection items, or if you’re looking for perfectly portable options for your beach tote!  The retail value of this plethora of product is $132, making the savings alone worth the splurge!  As if that didn’t make it tempting enough, Sephora also donates $20 from the sale of each kit to The Skin Cancer Foundation!

The Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2017 edition contains:
– 0.17 oz/ 5 g AMOREPACIFIC Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+
– 0.3 oz/ 10 mL Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL COOLA Daydream™ Mineral Makeup Primer SPF 30 Unscented
– 0.10 oz/ 3 mL Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
– 0.067 oz/ 1.9 g Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more® multi-performance stick broad spectrum SPF 45
– 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Fresh Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
– 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
– 0.25 oz/ 7.08 g MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
– 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion
– 0.6 oz/ 15 mL Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Water Resistant (80 Minutes) Suncreen WetForce
– 1.6 oz/ 50 mL St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Body Lotion
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
– 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish
– Orange travel bag

Price is $32 per bag.

Click HERE to shop for the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit 2017 at Sephora.

Smashbox Always On Gel Liner

Smashbox Always On Liner

Smashbox Always On Liner

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’m obsessed with lipstick and gloss for certain, but anyone who knows me really well knows that the #1 love in my beauty stash is eye pencil.  I have about 80 in my rotation, because even subtle variations in color and texture are appreciated by this beauty aficionado! Gel fomulas like these Smashbox Always On Gel Liner pencils rank high on my must have list, because they stay amazingly malleable for a while after application, allowing for smudging, blending, or any other creative manipulation you may dream of.  They also happen to be waterproof, and here in Arizona–land of the waterslide–that’s a must!

There are 10 shades available in the full collection of Smashbox Always On Gel Eye Liner, and keep scrolling to see ALL of them below!

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Bubbly and Blank

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Bubbly and Blank

For highlighting the inner corners or applying along the waterline to make eyes look bigger and really call attention to your base color, Bubbly is a champagne peach, and Blank is a pure white.

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Nymph, Private, Bouncer, and Baller

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Nymph, Private, Bouncer, and Baller

When you’re looking for a jolt of color, the shades above are perfect!  Nymph is a bold purple, Private an inky almost-black, Bouncer is an electric blue, and Baller is a forest green.

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Fishnet, Shark, Moody, and Brewed

Smashbox Always On Liner Swatches: Fishnet, Shark, Moody, and Brewed

I’ve been heavily using these four neutral shades from the lineup, and honestly couldn’t recommend only one, they are all amazing!  Fishnet is a deep tar black, Shark a deep charcoal gray, Moody a perfect taupe, and Brewed a classic deep coffee brown.

Retail price is $18 per pencil.  As always, Smashbox Cosmetics are cruelty free!

Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Always On Liner

Smashbox Always On Liner

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils In NEW Colors!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in NEW Colors!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in NEW Colors!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have been a long-time favorite of this beauty blogger.  I used Dolce Vita waaaaaaay back in 2008 and fell instantly in love with the soft, girlish pink shade.  This staple product now has 10 new shades joining the permanent collection, bringing the total color count up to 28.beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blog

Intriguing, Dirty Mind, and Famous Red Swatches, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

Intriguing, Dirty Mind, and Famous Red Swatches, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

Three of the new NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil shades are shown above.  From left to right: Intriguing– a medium rose, Dirty Mind– a bold deep violet, and Famous Red– a bright crimson.

Other new shades not pictured: Get Off– pink beige, Do Me Baby– chestnut rose, Let’s Go Crazy– vivid pink, Pussy Control– lilac, Endangered Red– oxblood burgundy, Unspoken– midnight blue, and Lonely Heart– chocolate brown.

Did you notice?  A few of these new shades pay homage to the artistry of Prince.  Do you know which ones?

Retail price is $27 per lipstick.

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.