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Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle Review

press-sampleIf Fall weather makes you drag a bit, it’s a great time to buy a summer fragrance! For me, scents of summer put a bit of spring in my step, and Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle is a great choice! This scent is a fruity floral. Notes include Italian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, White Lily of the Valley, Gardenia, and Jasmine. The size is ideal for travel, or for beauty lovers on a budget!

Aerin Beauty offers slender little rollerball fragrances for $28 each.  Full-sized versions of Aerin fragrance is also available.

Click HERE to shop Aerin Beauty online.

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Aerin Beauty Mediterranean Honeysuckle

Click HERE to shop Aerin.com.  You can also shop Aerin at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Glosses

NEW Lancôme Juicy Shakers

NEW Lancôme Juicy Shakers

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogLancôme Juicy Shaker lip gloss is housed adorably in a cocktail-shaker shaped container, and features a formula of essential oils and pigment that you need to mix each time before applying!  The image above shows what the contents of a Juicy Shaker looks like unmixed.  They have a very cool striped appearance when the pigments have settled and the oils rise to the top.  This new gloss comes in twenty different colors, each named by the flavor of the gloss rather than the color itself!  This gloss has a thinner consistency than the original Lancôme Juicy Tubes, but the finish is similarly high shine, as if you just bit into a ripe peach and the juice is what stained your lips.  How delicious!

Retail price is $21 per gloss, but don’t forget that right now you can score 20% off any order at Lancôme with the promo code “FRIENDS”! What a great time to try a new gloss!  Keep scrolling for more Lancôme Juicy Shaker swatches and photos!

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Boxes

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Boxes

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

I didn’t get the chance to try out every single shade for your viewing pleasure, but certainly enough to give you a solid head start on a purchase decision!  The photo above features the same Juicy Shakers shown in the original image, this time blended, as well as swatches.  As you can see the color is sheer and super shiny, so colors that look like a deep red or bright orange in the bottle deliver a sheer wash of  color.  Shades featured above from left to right:  Berry In Love– a deep pink, Lemon Explosion– pale rose, Meli Melon– pink, and Boom-Meringue– peachy pink.

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

This second batch of Lancôme Juicy Shaker swatches features shades with a bit more color-payoff, as well as the unusual blue-hued shade I knew you’d want to see!  From left to right: Bohemian Raspberry– A deep raspberry pink, Wonder Melon– watermelon pink, Berry Tale– a deep berry pink, Mangoes Wild– orange pink, and Mint To Be– a super sheer blue hue.

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Juicy Shaker Swatches

Juicy Shaker Swatches

Wrapping up my deep-dive into the new Lancome Juicy Shaker collection are some shades that lean a bit more orange!  Swatches above, from left to right:  Apri-Cute– medium orange, Show Me The Honey– a golden neutral, Freedom Of Peach– peachy neutral, and Cherry Symphony– succulent cherry red.

As I already mentioned, this gloss has a retail price of $21 per tube, but can be purchased at a 20% discount if you click the link below for Lancôme-usa and enter the promo code “FRIENDS” during checkout!  Sale ends on 8/27/16.

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Pure

Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Pure

Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Pure

press-sampleInnocence is the first thing that comes to mind when I sampled the latest scent by Issey Miyake. This scent strives to capture the scent of a drop of water on a woman’s skin, and while there are plenty of floral hints to the scent, the overall impression to me is simply acquatic and clean.

Issey Miyake Pure

Issey Miyake Pure

Top notes of this scent are rose water, Cyclamen accord, Peony, White Lily, and Carnation heart.  Middle notes are florals, and base notes are woods, musk, Osmanthus, and Tuberose.

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Review

L'Eau D'Issey Pure

L’Eau D’Issey Pure

The profile of an Issey Miyake bottle is instantly recognizeable. Simple, streamlined, and elegant.  Generally a crystalline sphere symbolizing a drop of water tops any bottle of Issey Miyake fragrance, but for artistic purposes this detail was skipped.  For L’Eau D’Issey Pure, the bottle is this rare and precious drop of water.  This scent is ideal for the woman who generally doesn’t like to wear perfume at all.  It’s very subtle, natural, and…pure!

Retail price is $108 for a 3.0 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, and $88 for a 1.6 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray.  Retailers include Nordstrom, Sephora, Macys, and Lord & Taylor.

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

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

press-sampleFunny, a friend of mine was just asking me to recommend a great Lancôme full coverage foundation, and then these beauties arrived on my doorstep a few days later!  The new Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is an oil-free, fragrance-free, full coverage foundation in a portable stick form!  Each tube contains creamy full coverage makeup with an SPF.  These apply so beautifully and can be blended with fingertips or a makeup brush after application.  TWENTY different shades of this new makeup stick foundation are available, so it should be pretty easy to find a match for your skin!  The very dark and very fair will both smile, as options are available for both!

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick swatches above (from left to right): 260 Bisque N, 140 Ivorie N, and 250 Bisque W.  As you can see this foundation applies very smoothly.  The swatches above feature only one swipe with each stick!  The formula feels moisturizing, and delivers a soft, matte finish.

Retail price is $42 per foundation stick.  Get creative!  These can be used as concealers, or for contouring too!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

press-sampleThe recently launched MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipstick collection literally contains EVERY shade you can possibly imagine!  They sent me three off-beat beauties to share with you!

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipstick Collection

MAC In My Fashion Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC In My Fashion Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

MAC In My Fashion is ideal for fall!  This deep brown has a hint of sweet blackberry to it, and a fabulous matte finish.

MAC Dew Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC Dew Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

Dew appears a pale lilac on the MAC site, but to me this satin-finish lipstick is really a pale sky-blue shade.

MAC Lightly Charred Swatch, Bangin' Brilliant

MAC Lightly Charred Swatch, Bangin’ Brilliant

You can’t get any more fashion-forward than Lightly Charred. If gray is the new neutral, then why not wear it on the lips?  This ashy-pale shade of grey has a hint of purple to it.

Retail price is $17 per lipstick.  MAC recently launched the Bangin’ Brilliant collection for the eyes and cheeks too!  If you’re a fan of playing with color you should surf over there now to check it out!

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant can be purchased at MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this MAC collection are 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.