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L’Oreal Fall Perfection Trio

L'Oreal Green Promenade, Sunset Seine, and Paris Beach

L’Oreal Green Promenade, Sunset Seine, and Paris Beach

 

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogFall is approaching, fast and furious, so it seemed appropriate that I pull together a L’Oreal Fall Perfection Trio.  These L’Oréal Colour Riche Monos shades are perfect to add that touch of autumn to your look.  Their petite size is ideal for mixing and matching, and feature a gel-to-powder formula that is silky to the touch!

L'Oreal Green Promenade, Sunset Seine, and Paris Beach Swatch

L’Oreal Green Promenade, Sunset Seine, and Paris Beach Swatch

Featured above are three shades of L’Oréal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow that are my top picks for Fall.  From left to right: Green Promenade is a rich emerald green with a hint of gold. Deep shades of green like this are perennially perfect for Fall.  Sunset Seine is a zesty golden orange that bridges from summer to fall perfectly, and adds that touch of fall foliage to your eye makeup.  Paris Beach is a pale warm ivory that works great as a highlight, and has warm undertones that are perfect for Fall.

Retail price is $5.99 per shadow, but keep your eye out for deals at Ulta because you can grab a discount now and then!  Right now the steal is buy two get one free!  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.

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

The NARS Powerfall Collection is filled with neutral hues, except for these three NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows. Three new shades have been added to the permanent Dual-Intensity collection, and they each add a statement to an otherwise natural look.

In case you’ve forgotten how incredible these shadows are, let me remind you.  These incredibly vivid shadows apply smoothly and evenly, can be applied wet or dry!

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches: Antares, Arcturus, and Rigel

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches: Antares, Arcturus, and Rigel

The polar opposite of all of the matte finishes we’ve been seeing, these three Dual-Intensity shades are gleaming with a shimmery finish.  Antares is an icy silver-white, Arcturus is a regal deep navy, and Rigel is a vivid peach shimmer.

Retail price is $29 per shadow.

Click HERE to buy these 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 Powerfall Collection 2016

NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

press-sampleI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The ONLY thing I like about Fall are the makeup collections.  The NARS Powerfall collection for Fall 2016 is all about accentuating and defining what you have.  Glowing skin, chiseled cheekbones, and classic red lips are the defining characteristics of this collection.

NARS Powerfall Fall 2016

Contour Blushes in Melina and Talia, $42.

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated Red and Consuming Red, $26.

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Antares, Rigel, and Arcturus, $29.

NEW Velvet Eyeliner Pencils in 9 different colors, $24.

I’ll be diving deep into this collection in future posts!  It’s simply too good to “gloss” over in one post.  In the meanwhile…

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.

Smashbox Photo Matte Shadow Eyes Palette Review, Swatches

Smashbox NEW Photo Matte Shadow Palette Review

Smashbox NEW Photo Matte Shadow Palette Review

press-sampleYou’re a jaded makeup lover, like me. So when you look at the image above, you’re likely wondering, “Why on earth would I need yet another neutral eye palette?” I’ve been singing the praises of these Smashbox palettes since the moment I first used one, and yes… the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette is equally revolutionary.

This Smashbox palette contains only matte shadow shades.  These shadows can be used wet or dry depending on the color payoff you desire, but they can also be used as both liner AND brow powder! The most popular “go-to” base shades are now double the size, so you won’t hit pan on your favorites when the rest of the palette is full.

Smashbox Photo Matte Shadow Palette

Smashbox Photo Matte Shadow Palette

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette Swatches

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches above (starting from upper left, clockwise): Desert, Heirloom, Dune, Vanilla, Canyon, Suede, and Earthy.  The left side of the palette features warm colors with a reddish undertone.  They’re great for a daytime or more natural look.  These were applied with no primer, so you can see the high pigment of the shadows!  They feel like silk when you apply, a true treat!

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches

Smashbox Photo Matte Swatches above (starting from upper left, clockwise):  Wheat, Grounded, Rosehip, Haze, Blackout, Ditch, Jolt.  The right side of the palette leans toward cooler undertones, and more dramatic dark colors that work well for a night out.

Smashbox NEW Photo Matte Shadow Palette and Primer

Smashbox NEW Photo Matte Shadow Palette and Primer

Included with the palette is a double-ended makeup brush, with one end for applying shadow and the other for applying brow or liner color.  Full instructions on how to apply are included, for six different eye shapes!  The palette also includes Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish shadow primer to extend wear time and really make that color pop!

Retail price of the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette is $49.

Click HERE to buy this new shadow palette from Smashbox.com. Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Compacts

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Compacts

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

press-sampleOne of the latest crazes in the world of beauty is color correction. Another is makeup in a sponge-compact form. Guess who formed a delightful marriage of these two trends? Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion is a recent launch and welcome addition to the world of color correcting products. This product is simply a dream for those who have larger areas of skin affected by skin discoloration or breakouts, and simultaneously acts as a solid foundation primer.

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion In Pinky Peach

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Swatches

This new color correction solution from Lancôme comes in the four shades shown above (from left to right):  Pinky Peach, Green, Yellow, and Purple.  Pinky Peach is a dream for those with undereye darkness.  Green is the go-to for those with rosacea or acne.  Yellow (which leans more orange) breathes new life as an overall color corrector for darker skintones, and also evens out dark patches. Purple brightens dull skin and cancels out yellow undertones.

For those who purchase more than one, each compact features a lid color that coordinates with the product inside, making it easy to spot what you need in your collection.  Each compact in the collection also comes with a sponge for application and blending.

Retail price is $39.50 per compact. How many shades do you need?

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.