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Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogMakeup snobs, rejoice.  The Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick is a luxe experience from the moment you remove the magnetically-charged lid to when you apply.  The color is intense and streak-free, and the finish is a demi-matte (a perfect start for the matte-o-phobics in the house).

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick

The packaging is a very modern sleek black with striking gold accents.  We all like our lipstick tubes to be gorgeous, right?  Well, these fit the mark!  They feature a magnetic closure that ensures the lid snaps on correctly and stays on in your purse.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick, Le Magenta and Le Sepia

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick 388

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick, 388 Le Magenta

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick 295

L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick, 285 Le Sepia

Lancôme L-Absolu Rouge Lipstick 388 and 285 Swatches

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick 388 and 285 Swatches

Le Magenta is a deep flash of pink, and Le Sepia is a deep red. On the Lancôme website, Le Sepia is pictured much differently!  Not sure why the disconnect there…  I’m not one to wear red lipstick regularly, but 285 is a forgiving shade, so I keep it front and center in case the mood strikes me!  Le Magenta is a perfect shade for easing into Spring, a gorgeous pop of tulip-inspired color!

Retail price is $30.50 per lipstick. Six shades are available.

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.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Retail price is $45 per compact.
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.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

 

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI became a fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer the moment I first applied it, and have purchased it over and over again in the four years it has been available.  For those of you who also love that product–but crave a modern matte finish–you’ll be happy to hear that the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint fills that void!  Similar to the original tinted moisturizer, this new NARS foundation provides medium streak-free coverage that perfects the complexion while still looking natural.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

My shade of choice is Alaska, a warm-hued shade for fair to medium skin tones. The yellowish tone of the makeup helps to cancel out the redness of my cheeks, a quality I love!  The swatches above show NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Alaska when first applied, and then after being blended.  As you can see, this product leaves that perfect, age-forgiving eggshell finish.  This makeup softens the complexion, and doesn’t settle into fine lines.  You can absolutely apply this SPF formula with your fingers, but use a foundation brush to really make it sing.

Retail price is $44 per tube.  Available in 12 shades.

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.

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

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A hot new arrival on the Estee Lauder scene is the new Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss.  Available in twenty shades of luscious, this gloss delivers a formula laced with multi-dimensional color to give the appearance of fuller, more youthful lips!  As always, Estee Lauder gloss feels simply divine the moment it touches the lips.  This formula is hydrating too, so it will deliver a touch of therapy to parched lips!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss

For those of you struggling to decide what color to buy, I offer you three gorgeous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss swatches to debate over!  From left to right above:  Jealous Blush (a pop of reddish pink), Inspired Mauve (a pale cool hued mauve), and Seductive Honey (a buttery warm neutral)!  Honestly, these three colors are the perfect picks to get spring-ready, or to tote along on your upcoming spring break travels!

Retail price is $26 per gloss.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com, where you will also find a killer GWP! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.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.

NEW From Pop Beauty!

NEW From Pop Beauty!

NEW From Pop Beauty!

Pop Beauty Reviews

Pop Beauty Reviews

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIt’s been a while since I caught you up with some Pop Beauty goodness!  I just received a new lipstick launch from the brand, in addition to a fabulously trendy eye palette, and I wanted to share them with you!

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix, Coral Swatch

Pop Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix, Coral Swatch

At this point, matte isn’t “back” it’s simply HERE.  Pop Beauty recently launched Matte Velvet Lipstix to satisfy your needs for matte lips in every shade.  The application is smooth and seamless.  The color is POW!  So vivid!  The shade featured above is “Classy Coral”, a perfect choice to ease your way from winter into spring.  There are a total of 12 shades in this collection, so if coral isn’t grabbing your attention, I’m sure they have one that will!  Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette, Purple Pop

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette, Purple Pop

Purple Pop Swatches, Pop Beauty

Purple Pop Swatches, Pop Beauty

Pop Beauty’s Insta-Eye Palette is available in three different color combinations:  Insta-Contour, Insta-Light, and Insta-Purple Pop.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to add a pop of color into your makeup routine this is a great way!  This petite palette retails for a mere $12, and is a brown-eyed girl’s best friend!

Click HERE to shop Pop Beauty online!

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

Booze Joulies

Booze Joulies Review

Booze Joulies Review

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’ve lived in the Phoenix, AZ area for about two years now.  Each summer, I stare at the fireplace and wonder if it will ever be cold enough for me to use it again.  In the winter, I look at our pool and marvel at the fact that in the summer, the sun heats the water to 90 degrees. This time of year it’s tough to imagine, but those hot 110 degree summer days will be here soon enough.  The only way to be comfortable outdoors during an AZ summer is to keep a cold drink in hand, and that’s where Booze Joulies come in.  Booze Joulies are the perfect solution to keeping your drink icy cold without watering it down!

How To Use Booze Joulies

How To Use Booze Joulies

To use Booze Joulies, simply pop them in the freezer the night before you use them.  When you pour yourself a drink, pop three of them in, and the drink will stay cold without melting ice changing the taste (and your enjoyment) of your drink.  I love to serve guests chilled white wine in the summer months, and that was the first thing that came to my mind when I tested this product.  Ice in wine is a major no no, but a glass of Sauvignon Blanc quickly turns tepid on a hot AZ summer day.  Booze Joulies are the solution!

Booze Joulies In Glass

Booze Joulies In Glass

Check it out!  This is what 6 Booze Joulies look like in a glass of cold water.

Booze Joulies Packaging

Booze Joulies Packaging

Booze Joulies come packaged to perfection, and include a bag to keep them together in the freezer.  This makes a terrific gift for a wine enthusiast, or anyone who loves to chill out in the sunshine during the summer!

Click HERE to check out the entire Joulies product line!  Booze Joulies retail for $29.95 per box, but as I write this they are on sale for $24.95!

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