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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment NEUTRALS

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Neutrals

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Neutrals

Almost every beauty lover I know has one “go-to” neutral that works with most everything.  Needless to say, these versatile shades are the first to empty and need replenishment.  If you’re in the process of restocking, and want a matte liquid lip color to carry with you everywhere you go, here’s a heads up that the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment collection includes five fabulous shades of neutral to die for.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Neutral Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Neutral Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Neutral Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment swatches from left to right:  American Woman-a medium neutral pink ,  Get It On– a medium tawny-beige, Walk This Way-a warm youthful pink, Just What I Needed-a deep milk chocolate with a hint of pink, and London Calling-a chocolate brown with a touch of wine.  Remember these high-pigment lip colors have a modern matte finish, and boast extremely long wear time!

Retail price is $26 per tube.  On July 5th, you can get 24 hour early access to this product on the Sephora mobile app.  Starting July 6, 2017 you can click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com, or purchase from retailers like NordstromSaksBloomingdalesNeiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

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

ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel Review

ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel

ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel

To say I’m afraid to try new skincare products is an understatement.  My combination skin also happens to be VERY sensitive, and straying from my usual routine can mean irritation or breakouts that last for weeks.  When I was recently given an opportunity to sample ZENMED skincare, I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.  What made me comfortable enough to take a chance?  After much trial and error I have realized my skin isn’t a fan of synthetic ingredients, especially added fragrance.  This ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel is specifically formulated for sensitive skin, and can be used twice daily without over drying or irritating sensitive skin.  That glorious scent that greets you when you open the bottle?  It’s a blend of essential oils rather than harsh synthetic fragrances.

I’m happy to report that I can use ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel with zero ill-effect.  This product removes my makeup like a champ, and leaves the skin feeling delightfully bare.  This product also contains skin-calming ingredients like yarrow, chamomile, and sage.  It does NOT contain heavy oils or drying alcohol.  It’s a super choice for someone with Rosacea.

Want to try ZENMED?  Be sure to check out the promo codes they have available before you place your first order!  Generally the brand will offer some sort of discount or freebie with purchase! Right now you will get a 20% off promo code for your first order if you sign up for their email distribution list, easy peasy!  If you’re replenishing a favorite, buying in bulk will have you money too!  Right now if you buy three of this Facial Cleansing Gel you’ll get a fourth free!

Retail price is $17 for a 6 fl oz bottle.

CLICK HERE to shop the ZENMED website!  ZENMED skincare is also available on Amazon.com.

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

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment REDS

It was easy for me to decide which NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment shades to give you an in-depth review of first.  The selection of reds in this collection is simply stand-out.  The brand is obviously as infatuated with the color red as I am, because 25% of this upcoming collection is REDS!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Red Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment red swatches from left to right:  Just Push Play– a deep brick red, Light My Fire– a bright orange-red, Starwoman– crimson, Don’t Stop– a true vivid red, and Under My Thumb– a deep berry red.

You’d assume the very thin consistency of this liquid lip color would mean bleeding into fine lines, but not so!  As an insurance policy, lip pencil can absolutely be used to keep this product in place, but I was able to wear it with none.  The rigid sponge-tip makes applying to the lip line precise, and this lip color has amazing staying power.  I wore mine through two meals and two coffees… and the color was still there with no reapplying!  Simply amazing.  Those of you scared to wear red because of fade or bleeding will adore this new product.

Retail price is $26 per tube.  Remember, this product isn’t available yet!  Starting July 5th, you can grab one only on the Sephora mobile app.  On July 6, 2017 you can 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.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

There’s no end in sight where the matte lip trend is concerned. The most sought-after form of matte lip color is the liquid lipstick, and the NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is a must-try for anyone who loves the look.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

This new NARS product will launch first on July 5th, only on the Sephora Mobile App.  Starting on July 6, 2017 it will officially be available at NARS counters everywhere, and online at NARSCosmetics.com.  What’s this product like?  Well, the texture is extremely thin and lightweight–almost like the consistency of a liquid eyeliner–and the flat applicator sponge makes it easy to hug the tight corners of the lip-line.  This formula is incredibly high-pigment, and quickly dries to a suede finish that has incredibly long wear time!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is available in twenty shades of gorgeous.  I’ll get you better acquainted with each one in future posts!  My first impression is this is yet another NARS triumph.

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

NEW NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

Retail price of NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is $26 per tube.

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

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates Announced

It’s official!  The dates for the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have been announced!  Early access to the sale will begin 7/13/17 and end on 7/20/17.  Only Nordstrom Credit and Debit Cardholders will get an opportunity to pre-shop the sale during those dates.  The general public will have their shot at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting on 7/21/17 and ending on 8/6/17.  A special link is generally sent out to view select sales offerings in a catalog.  This sale is a great time to pre-shop for Fall, but don’t forget that current season merchandise will also be marked down!  Click HERE to head over to Nordstrom!