I’m willing to bet every woman with a makeup collection owns at least one black eye pencil. It’s the one shade that is eternally on-trend. If you’re looking for a black eye pencil with some serious staying power, don’t miss Estee Lauder Double-Wear Eye Pencil in Onyx! [Read more...]
Puerto Vallarta Swatch, NARS The Multiple.
Orange makeup is still very much on trend. NARS introduces The Multiple in Puerto Vallarta as the only cheek color in their Summer 2013 makeup collection. Puerto Vallarta provides intense, buildable color. Blended, one application delivers a universally flattering apricot shade with a shimmer. Applied more heavily, the shade is a more intense orange-peach. It’s up to you! [Read more...]
As a fair skinned woman, finding bronzers that suit my complexion can be a challenge. Many are simply too deep and dark to ever deliver a natural glow. So I’m always delighted when I stumble upon something that actually makes me look tan, not like I’m wearing a bronzer. [Read more...]
Everyone can use a shade that is sheer and neutral for the summertime. The shade that is basically the same as your lips, but just a bit of extra appeal. Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Blush delivers just that. A hint of naked color on the lips with tons of shine.
Laura Mercier Bare Blush Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Bare Blush is a great accompaniment to a deep smoky eye for evening wear, and equally beautiful paired with a bare face. This lip shade is the one you should keep in your beach tote, it’s easy to apply with no mirror!
Retail price is $24.
The author received a sample of this product for review and photography. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
It seems I’m a bit obsessed with Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss. I received a sample of this product from Nivea, and I keep dipping my little finger into this emollient little lip balm and applying it over and over throughout the day! I guess it doesn’t help that I leave it right by my cell phone to be constantly reminded of its presence.
This lip butter smells so delectable and makes my lips feel smoother and moisturized upon contact.
Retail price is $3.99.
The author received a press sample for review. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
The second I received a press sample of Rimmel London Purple Reign Glam’Eyes HD Shadow Palette, my first thought was that these shades are absolutely perfect for summer 2013. This petite little palette features shadow in four different shades: a deep sparkling grape, a medium cool pink, a medium icy lavender and finally a silver gleaming white. Click through for Purple Reign swatches! [Read more...]
I received a press sample from the NARS Summer 2013 Collection–Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss–and it has quickly become an obsession! The shade is described as a “pink flamingo” online, but to me it wears like a medium coral. The color is bright, with medium opacity. Most important, however, is NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss feels simply divine on the lips. [Read more...]
So I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was a participant in Nivea’s #DareToBare challenge! I was sent a pump bottle of Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10, and used it after my morning shower for about three weeks. I seriously think no one needed this body lotion more than me! After a (seemingly eternal) cold and wet Seattle winter, my skin had simply quit on me. My elbows and knees looked dry, patchy and gray. My skin was cracking where it was used most. My upper arms had rough patches with tiny bumps. I was definitely not summer ready! [Read more...]
I love the way a highlighter eye pencil can help create that “eyes that pop” illusion. While the shade primarily used in the past was an icy white or champagne, 2013 is all about rich GOLD, so check out the Sephora Twinkle Light Eye Pencil! [Read more...]
I’ve been really into blue eye pencils these days, so my basic black and neutral browns have had a chance for a wee bit of a makeup nap. I received a press sample of Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Midnight Bleu, and the shade is such a terrific way to add a splash of color to your makeup routine this summer. While photographing swatches of Midnight Bleu, I just had showcase how perfectly precise this eye pencil applies. You are able to draw the most wispy thin precise line with this eye pencil, it’s really quite unbelievable how controllable it is. [Read more...]