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African Violet, Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour

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Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour, African Violet

Press SampleLaura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in African Violet is a great investment for NOW! Shades of purple are hot at the moment, and this shade in particular resembles Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, with a modern golden metallic finish.  Click through for a swatch. [Read more…]

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sun Bum, Key Lime Sunscreen Lip Balm

Press SampleIt’s so important to remember that lips need sun protection, too! When you purchase something as delectable as Sun Bum Lip Balm in the flavor “Key Lime”, you won’t need any reminders to apply. The scent of this balm is so divine, you’ll be reapplying almost fanatically throughout the day, just to get a fix!

Sun Bum Lip Balm has an SPF of 30, and also contains moisturizing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, to help keep the lips soft and smooth all year round.

Retail price is $4.  Sun Bum lip balm can be purchased at Nordstrom.com and Amazon.com.

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

MAC Pret A Pretty and Candy Apple Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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MAC Sheen Supreme Swatches: Pret-A-Pretty and Candy Apple

Press SampleAh, Sheen Supreme Lipstick by MAC! It’s just like heaven to apply this product, the formula is so emollient, smooth and shiny… Two shades I’ve recently become acquainted with are Pret-A-Pretty and Candy Apple. One’s a bit naughty, and the other’s a bit nice.  BOTH are staples for any makeup collection! Click through to see closeups of these gorgeous little lippies in their natural habitat. [Read more…]

Orchid Passion Pure Color Lipgloss, Estee Lauder

Orchid Passion, Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Gloss

Orchid Passion, Estee Lauder Pure Color Shimmer Gloss

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Speaking of seasonless lip shades with a touch of magic, check out Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in the color “Orchid Passion”. Orchid Passion is a sheer shade of fuchsia laced with a very fine silver/purple micro glitter that makes this shade of gloss change color depending on how the light hits the surface.

Estee Lauder Orchid Passion swatch, Pure Color Gloss

Estee Lauder Orchid Passion, Pure Color Gloss

Retail price is $24.  Click HERE to buy it at EsteeLauder.comTop Estee Lauder Products should be added to your cart at checkout!

Other retailers include Nordstrom, Macys, Saks, and Bloomingdales.

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

Fortune, Hourglass Extreme Sheen

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Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss in Fortune

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Lately I’ve been playing with a lot of nail lacquer and trying to think outside of the “greige” box.  One of my favorite modern finishes is a linear holographic, where the light reflects off of the surface in a rainbow hue. [Read more…]

A-Go-Go, Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick

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Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go

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I am simply crazy about the Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick shade “A-Go-Go”.  This deep dark pure shade of orange is so Kat Von D because it is as bold as her personality.  Orange is the modern twist on a classic red, and is simply so sophisticated.  A classic holiday red is easy to run to this time of year, so why not mix things up with a dash of orange? [Read more…]

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

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Smooth Finish, Foundation Powder, Laura Mercier

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Laura Mercier has so much to offer, even the most critical beauty lover would find something to love.  Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (photographed above in shade 03) features a powder foundation in the top layer of the compact, which flips upward toward the compact mirror to reveal an application sponge.

This particular shade of powder has a hint of pink, so it’s great for gals with a bit of pink undertone.  This powder foundation delivers some great coverage, and I noticed immediately that it cancels the redness my cheeks, a huge pro!  The finish is simply matte perfection.

Retail price is $45.

Retailers include LauraMercier.com,  Macys.com, Ulta.com Sephora.com.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Four More Great Red Nail Lacquers

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1) Barielle Shades Pin-Up $4 Ariva.com
2) Duri Bloody Mary $6 at DuriCosmetics.com
3) OPI Girls Just Want To Play $4.96 Amazon.com
4) Wet & Wild I Read A Good Book $1.99 Walgreens.com

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Amazing Reds: butter LONDON Pillar Box Red

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butter LONDON Pillar Box Red

Press SampleI never dreamed it would ever happen. My favorite color is red, and I think EVERYTHING looks best in red. Literally. In my 20s, I would change my nail polish from one shade of red to another. I owned reds in every shade and finish. Then suddenly, red nail lacquer no longer appealed and I stopped wearing it, period.

Now that it’s officially the holiday season, I decided to dip a toe back in. I reacquainted myself with the shade recently, and used butter LONDON Pillar Box Red on my tips and toes. It felt like coming home! Reds are always such a great choice for the holidays, and butter LONDON’s formula wears so well you might even make it through the festivities without a chip!  This classic red leans orange, and is simply elegant. The brand is big-3 free.

Retail price is $15.

Retailers include butterLONDON.com, Ulta.com, and Nordstrom.com.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Sheen supreme lipstick in Pleasurefruit

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit, review, swatches, photos

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksMAC Sheen supreme lipstick in Pleasure Fruit is the shade you are viewing today!  I am such a fan of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick.  Everything from it’s super shiny, sheer finish to the shape of the product appeals to me.  This formula delivers intense coverage while looking lighter than a traditional lipstick.

Pleasurefruit Swatch, Light

Pleasurefruit Swatch, Light

Pleasurefruit Swatch, Dark

Pleasurefruit Swatch, Dark

The color payoff is intense, and the finish has a hint of shine.  Pleasurefruit is an intense medium hot pink.  Such a festive selection for a holiday party!

Retail price is $17.

Click HERE to check it out at MACCosmetics.com, or click on these department store links: Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks.com or Macys.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.