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Summer Makeup

Summer Makeup

Just another little list of great color cosmetics for summer! I’ve been having a blast, remembering my must-haves from last season. These items are all still available for sale, so click through for each individual review for some fun makeup ideas for summer 2014!

Better than black eye pencils like Laura Mercier Black Turquoise Kohl Eye Pencil.

Blush in a sunkissed bronze shade, NARS Luster.

Super colorful eye colors like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil.  I loved Deviant and Covet last year.  This year’s equally bright hues would be Chaos and Junkie.

Budget-friendly favorite Rimmel London Natural Bronzer.

Summer Classics

Summer Makeup

Summer Makeup

I know… I know… Spring just started. What can I say though, my mind is always on Summer. I’m in the process of moving to a warmer climate, so my thoughts have been on the colors that I can scoop out of my collection to wear when I arrive.

Here are some items I loved last year, that I’ll be grabbing again for those 80+ degree days.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Arist Intense 23 (satin beige), and other neutral lipstick shades!

Laura Mercier Illuminating Powder, to keep skin glowing!

NARS Casablanca Lipstick, that perfect coral shade!

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow, because there has never been a better time for vivid eye makeup!

OPI Brazil Swatches

Hello fellow beauty lovers!  OPI Brazil is officially in the HOUSE! I have seriously not been excited about an entire collection of nail lacquer in a decade. Thanks OPI!  You can grab your Brazilian babies if you CLICK HERE to shop Ulta.  Each retails for $9, but there are also mini collections available.

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

Swatches above, starting at the top:  Next Stop The Bikini Zone, Don’t Bossanova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I Sao Paulo Over There, OPI Scores A Goal, and Amazon… Amazoff.

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

Swatches above, starting at the top:  Red Hot Rio, Live. Love. Carnival, Kiss Me, I’m Brazilian, Toucan Do It If You Try, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, and I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana.

For press images of the collection click HERE. For my personal OPI Brazil photos, keep scrolling.

OPI Brazil Collection, Spring/Summer 2014

OPI Brazil Collection, Spring/Summer 2014

The entire collection is so glorious, I am literally stumped about which shades to use first.

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Collection Photos

OPI Brazil Swatches, opi brazil, official swatches

OPI Brazil Swatches

OPI Brazil Swatches:

OPI Brazil Swatches:

butter LONDON Color Cosmetics

butter LONDON Wink Mascara in Jaded Jack, beauty blog, makeup blog, photos, reviews, swatches

butter LONDON Wink Mascara in Jaded Jack

Press Samplebutter LONDON–known far and wide for their amazing nail lacquer–has recently launched a full color cosmetics collection! “Rock Your Colour” features vibrant shades that no one could ignore! [Read more...]

Heartless, Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Heartless photos, swatches, reviews

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Heartless

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Heartless, photos, swatches, blog review, makeup blog

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Heartless

Press SamplePink eyeshadow has made a huge comeback this year. Urban Decay’s Heartless shadow is an icy pale pink with a smooth, high-pigment look.

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara

 

Rimmel London ScandalEYES Showoff Mascara blog, reviews, makeup blog

Rimmel London ScandalEYES Show Off Mascara

Press Sample

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara is a terrific budget-friendly beauty buy. The shade 003 “Extreme Black” delivers a deep, dark, long black lash that really makes the eyes pop.  I’m in love with the little applicator that features a dome shaped tip perfect for gently applying on the lower lashes and corners of the lashline.

Retail price is $5.97.  Click HERE to grab yours at Walmart.

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

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Syrup

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Syrup, Swatch, review, beauty blog, makeup blog, makeup and beauty

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Syrup, Swatch

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Syrup is a really popular shade, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a spin.  Now I understand what all of the fuss is about.  Syrup is a universally flattering sheer mauve. The color is a sophisticated twist on pure pink, and is a great choice for women women who are 30+ and afraid to wear girly shades like bubblegum pink.

Syrup retails for $15.  Click here to buy yours at MACCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Macys, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks.

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

Estee Lauder Rebel Raspberry

Estee Lauder Rebel Raspberry Lipstick, photos, swatches, reviews, beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog

Estee Lauder Rebel Raspberry Lipstick

Press Sample

This luxe little lippie is Rebel Raspberry!  This deep dark berry shade is a perfect pair for the burgundy you’ll be wearing this Fall, but also works for summer.  Why?  Wait until you see how it looks in the sunshine, readers!  [Read more...]

Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain, Product Dispensing, photos, reviews, pricing

Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain, Product Dispensing

Press SampleHourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain dispenses from a thick twist bottom tube to a sponge-top applicator. [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Lipgloss in Electric Ginger

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Electric Ginger

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Electric Ginger

Press Sample

During the summer months it’s common for people to make color selections that are much more natural looking than in the winter months. Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Lipgloss in Electric Ginger is perfect for those looking for natural with a fun twist. [Read more...]