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NEW! Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil

Onyx swatches, Chrome swatches, Pink Gold Swatches

Onyx, Chrome, Pink Gold Swatches

Press SampleWhen a brand announces they’ll be reformulating a favorite product of mine, I generally panic. Not where Estee Lauder is concerned, however! When I heard Estee planned to update their line of Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencils, I was so excited! They rank high on my list of the Best Estee Lauder Products, and I knew the brand would only make them better.

The color? Rich and intense. The staying power is what makes these a must-own. After applying these pencils I smudge them with a smudge brush, and give the color time to set. Once in place, these pencils deliver incredible, smudge-proof, long lasting wear.  Yes, they are literally “stay in place” eye pencils!

So what has changed with the New Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil?  The color is even more intense than the Double Wear Eye Pencils of yesteryear.  To me the color looks more glossy than the finish of the previous pencils.  Comparing the new Onyx vs. the old Onyx, the look now has a more “wet” appearance vs. the smokier Onyx the old formula delivered.  The smudge-tip is now an angled foam that’s more dense than the sponge tip used previously.

Retail price is $23 per pencil. If you’re looking for more product recommendations, be sure to visit my Best Estee Lauder Products guide.

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Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

Light and airy, but as comfortable as your coziest cashmere sweater. That’s the kind of cozy comfort the MAC Lightness Of Being color collection offers, but in makeup form! The fine details, like knit patterns engraved atop the mineralize product, only serve to reel me in further.

MAC Lightness Of Being Winter 2015 Reviews

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, Lightness of Being

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Just Breathe, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Just Breathe Swatches, MAC Lightness of Being

Closeup!  MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Closeup! MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow In Just Breathe

Press SampleThis Mineralize Shadow Duo is my absolute favorite. Just Breathe pairs a soft silvery gray with a deeper sooty grey to work into the crease of your lid.  MAC actually describes this duo as light blue, but… nah.  No way.  Together they create a cool-hued look that’s insanely portable.  Other colors include Spiritual Life (yellows), Natural Vigor (peach), Uninhibited (grays), Leap (purples), and Force of Nature (brown).  Retail price is $22.  Keep reading after the jump for more beauties from this collection. [Read more…]

STEAL ALERT! Glamour Dolls Makeup

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup From Gloss48!

Glamour Dolls Makeup

Press SampleGloss48 has introduced me to so many fun brands to share with you readers! The latest fave to hit my vanity is Glamour Dolls. Gloss48 slid The Peachy Essentials collection my way, and spiced it up with an extra Lip Cream from the line.  Let me remind you right here that shopping at Gloss48 is for members onlyClick HERE for your invitation from RagingRouge (you’ll score a $10 discount off of your first order of $30 or more and I’ll get a $10 GC too).  We’ll shop together, we’ll look gorgeous… and we can laugh and point at the poor saps who aren’t members like us.

Glamour Dolls Lip Cream

Hands down, Glamour Dolls Lip Cream was my favorite product from the bunch.  I don’t mention my review techniques often to you readers, so I’ll remind you here.  When I receive product samples from a new brand, I do my best to avoid reading too much marketing material or pricing information.  I don’t want to be “led” in any way!  I can ensure my opinions are mine and mine alone.  Lip Cream has a smooth, luxurious feel to it, and delivers fun, vivid color.  My first guess was that Glamour Dolls makeup was solidly mid-range, a step up from drugstores but not quite prestige.  My estimate was each lip cream likely retailed for around $15, a price certainly justified.  Keep reading to find out the retail price.  You will be floored!

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

Glamour Dolls Lip Creams

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MAC Heirloom Mix Redux

MAC Holiday Colour Collection 2014, Heirloom Mix

MAC Holiday Colour Collection 2014, Heirloom Mix

Press SampleDid you know that items from the MAC Heirloom Mix holiday makeup color collection are still available? I know, it’s CRAZY, but it’s true! This is the time of year where you get the opportunity to gift yourself with some of the fun holiday collection items you didn’t receive as gifts. If you had your eye on MAC Heirloom Mix and didn’t get any in your stocking, check these out! [Read more…]

tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel

tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel

tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel

Press Sampletarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel is a great way to keep unruly brows in check, and also enhances the color of the brows in a very natural way! [Read more…]

Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

MAC Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

MAC Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

Press SampleI have a gazillion neutral shades of shadow, but MAC always finds a way to create another “must have” for my collection.  Click HERE to check out the entire collection.  Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment is a wonderful game-changer for a wintery neutral eye.  Click through to see a swatch, and find out why. [Read more…]

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour Review

Laura Mercier Tuxedo Caviar Stick Eye Colour Review

Press SampleMatte is back, baby! Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is a cult favorite, and available in 23 shades for you to play with! Recently the brand added Tuxedo, a matte black shade, to their already voluminous arsenal of eye colour. Cavair Stick eye makeup wears beautifully, and will outlastlasts as long as even the longest holiday party, so it’s definitely a top pick of mine during the busy holiday season. [Read more…]

Doucce Cosmetics Review

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Doucce Cosmetics at Gloss48

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Doucce Cosmetics at Gloss48!

Press SampleI love when I have the opportunity to introduce you to a new brand that is truly incredible! Doucce is an indie brand that’s being featured on Gloss48 this week!

I love how Gloss48 says “get your head out of the gutter”.  The brand name is pronounced Doo-say, so let’s get that straight!  The product line was born in the fine city of New York, and I was happy to see a lot of “made in the USA” stamped onto these gleaming cosmetic cases.  If you’re already in love with what you see, Click HERE to visit Gloss48 to view these steals!  If you want to see gorgeous photos, swatches, and reviews of these products keep reading! [Read more…]

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow, Holiday 2014

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow, Holiday 2014

Press SampleNARS has got you covered this holiday season! The NARS Laced With Edge Holiday 2014 Color Collection contains dazzling eyeshadow shades for a night out on the town. One of my new favorites is NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow. This deep bronze shade gleams with a gold shimmer, making a neutral eye more festive. [Read more…]

MAC Keepsakes, Gold Lip + Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes Gold Lip and Eye Bag, Holiday 2014

MAC Keepsakes Gold Lip and Eye Bag, Holiday 2014

Press SampleI know! It seems too soon, but now that Halloween is over it’s time for me to officially launch into the Holiday gifting options available!  I’m going to kick off the season with MAC Keepsakes, Gold Lip + Eye Bag!  This adorable makeup bag contains a gorgeous frosty neutral shadow quad, lipstick, and gloss. [Read more…]