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L’Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

L'Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

L’Oreal Frosty Neutral Trio

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogYesterday was the first “desert summer” day here in Scottsdale. Temperatures reached the mid 90s and the air was bone dry. On truly hot days, I seem to gravitate toward cooler makeup shades like the frosty neutrals photographed above. Maybe on some level I feel like wearing icy colors will lower my body temperature?

L'Oreal Petite Perle, Argentic, Quartz Fume Swatches

L’Oreal Petite Perle, Argentic, Quartz Fume Swatches

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Shadows in Petite Perle (a frosty pearl), Argenic (a pale frosty blue), and Quartz Fume (a deep frosty brown) are shown above.  Together they create an icy neutral eye with a hint of blue.  Truly showstopping!

Retail price is $5.99 per shadow.  It’s so fun to mix these little shadow pots together into your own eyemakeup look!

Retailers include Ulta.com, Target, and you can buy direct from L’Oreal.

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

HUGE Lancôme GWP At Macy’s!

HUGE Lancome GWP at Macy's, Macy's Lancome GWP, Macy's Beauty GWP

Lancome Gift Time, Macy's Lancome Gift, Macy's Lancome Gift with purchase With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this HUGE Lancôme GWP at Macy’s is perfectly timed! Starting today, with any Lancome purchase of $35 or more in the Macy’s beauty department, you’ll score a generous 6-piece gift of amazing Lancôme product, housed in an adorable spring tote! Click this link to shop: Lancome free 6-piece gift with any $35 Lancome purchase (Value $79 – $122).  This offer ends on 5/23!

As always, I’m here to help with buying suggestions for you, if you’re stumped! I’ve tested my fair share of Lancôme product over the years, and here are some of my all-time favorites!

Color Design Sensational Effects Matte Smoth Hold Lipcolor, $23.  The most color-intense lipstick you’ll ever see, with a streak-free matte finish!  I can’t say enough about this recently-released Lancôme formula.  My “go-to” shade pick from the lineup is Nutmeg, a medium neutral that works for any season!

Gloss In Love, $27.50.  Imagine the most buttery gloss you’ll ever feel, housed in an ingenious tube with a button that deploys the applicator.  That’s Gloss In Love!  Fizzy Rosie is a great color choice for spring.  It’s a soft pink/apricot shade that works for any complexion.

Definicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara, $27.50.  How did I test this waterproof formula for my readers?  I wore it all day to a local waterslide park!  After hours of slipping and sliding this mascara hadn’t budged at all.  If you have vacation plans, or just a busy summer of water fun ahead, this is a must-try!

Color Design Matte Lip Crayon, $24.  This lightweight formula comes in an easy-to-apply pencil format that hugs every curve and corner of the lips!

Blush Subtil Palette, $43.  These three-shade cheek palettes are the ultimate for a frequent traveler!  Each palette features a bronzer shade, a blush shade, and a highlighter.

Sourcil Tint Longwear Eyebrow Pen, $26.  In the world of beauty, brows are so NOW!  These felt-tip marker pens are perfect for filling sparse areas and shaping the brow, and deliver a natural, soft color!

Color Design Palette in Beige Brulee, $50.  I get such amazing amounts of use out of this neutral 5-shade palette.  These colors create a natural daytime look that easily transitions to evening by layering deeper accent shades.  The Color Design Palette also comes with application instructions for those of us feeling intimidated.

This offer ends on 5/23 so click through now to stock up! Lancome free 6-piece gift with any $35 Lancome purchase (Value $79 – $122).

The products mentioned in this post were previously press samples from Lancome.  This post is sponsored by Macy’s.  Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

press-sampleThere was a time that the name Ferragamo made me think of beautiful leather handbags. Now when I hear mention of house Salvatore Ferragamo, I think of fragrance.

The brand has launched so many spectacular scents in the past few years, it’s frequently one I mention to friends when they are shopping. This year, leveraging off of the Emozione name, Ferragamo has released Emozione Dolce Fiore Eau De Toilette. This more feminine take on the original Emozione design features a rose gold bottle, and the scent itself even has a rosy hue. The bottle features a spray applicator and peachy-pink accents.

Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

Emozione Dolce Fiore is sexy, soft and subtle.  This fragrance works well for a woman who wants to project sophistication and class. The elegant scent features some of the same notes you enjoyed in the original Emozione, but with a slightly sweeter finish. Top notes are grapefruit, bergamot, and white peach.  Middle notes are rose damascena, peony, solar accord.  Base notes are white musk, vanilla, and suede.

Retail prices: 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $79, and 3.1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $99. Retailers include Bloomingdales.com and Macys.com.

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

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore Review

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Review

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Review

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Review

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree, Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree, Narciso Rodriguez

press-sampleThe Mother’s Day holiday is quickly approaching, and with it comes the launch of a million new fragrances to consider.  I’m going to do my best to introduce you ONLY to new scents worthy of Mom!

One of the latest by Narcisso Rodriguez is Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree. Housed in a sleek and simple peachy-neutral box, this fragrance features a cube-shaped heavy glass bottle with a peach lined interior to house the scent. The lovely bottle features the word Narciso Rodriguez embossed on top, and a spray applicator.

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Bottle Design

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Bottle Design

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Bottle Design

Narciso Eau De Parfum Poudree Bottle Design

In the past few years, I’ve become very fond of Narciso Rodriguez fragrances. This scent is very feminine, soft, and inviting.  It’s a classic, and subtle.  To me it’s something I would wear on vacation. It smells playful and has a clean powdery finish. Top notes include Bulgarian Rose and White Jasmine Petals, middle note is a powder musk, and base notes are Vetiver and Cedarwood.

3 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray is $114, and a 1.6 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray is $97.  You can buy this new scent exclusively at Bloomingdales.

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

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3, Lace

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3, Lace

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3, Lace

press-sampleMy last two posts focused on makeup that’s ideal for dark skinned beauties, so it seemed appropriate that I continue along with the theme and introduce you to the Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3 Palette in the combination “Lace“.  This large mirrored palette contains three shades designed to either be used stand-alone, or layered for different looks!  In the Lace color trio, the shades are variations of orange.  The center shade has a gleaming metallic finish, and the other two are matte.

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3, Lace Swatches

Sleek MakeUP Blush By 3, Lace Swatches

The shades included in this palette are (left to right): Crochet (a medium tangerine), Guipure (a gleaming coral), and Chantilly (a deep coral).  If you’re a fan of vivid blush that make the cheeks pop than this trio is for you. The formula is so amazingly rich, you really don’t even need to layer this product to get that color payoff!  I’m especially a fan of the shade “Guipure” because it features a unique golden finish.

Retail price is only $14.99!

Click HERE to shop SleekMakeUP.com!

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