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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.

NARS Spring 2016

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection, Spring 2016

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection, Spring 2016

The NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring Color Collection for 2016 is filled with dusty neutrals and pinks, and accented by eye makeup shades in a shimmering cobalt blue and icy mint green.  Keep scrolling for a close-up look at some of the colors from this collection!

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection Review

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Collection Review

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Impassioned

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Impassioned

This cool-hued shade of pink delivers a youthful zing of color to the cheeks, and is a perfect match for the shadows in the collection.  Retail price is $30.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Cressida

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Cressida

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari

If you haven’t already tried it, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow is simply amazing.  The formula can be applied wet or dry and delivers highly pigmented, smooth color.  Cressida is a shimmering cobalt that makes a perfect accent for your eye makeup look.  Kari is a muted mauve that is so versatile!  I like to use it as a lid shade.  Retail price is $29 per compact.

NARS Lip Gloss in Instant Crash

NARS Lip Gloss in Instant Crash

This glossy, warm apricot shade is a new favorite of mine.  It works as a “better than neutral” color, perfect to pair with basically any shade without disappearing on the lips.  Retail price is $26 per Lip Gloss.

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Swatches: Cressida, Kari, Impassioned, and Instant Crash

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Swatches: Cressida, Kari, Impassioned, and Instant Crash

This collection is already available at NARSCosmetics.com and at NARS locations.  It will be available at other retailers like Nordstrom, Saks, BloomingdalesNeiman Marcus, and Sephora in February.

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

NARS Spring Gift Options 2016

NARS Spring Gifting 2016

NARS Spring Gifting 2016

NARS Spring Gifting 2016

NARS Spring Gifting 2016

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogEvery season, NARS offers a variety of limited-edition gift options that are truly a gift to us all!  These on-trend choices make finding a terrific gift easy and affordable!  For Spring 2016, NARS has introduced two new palettes for us to enjoy!

NARSissist L’Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette, Spring 2016

NARSissist L'Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette, Spring 2016

NARSissist L’Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette, Spring 2016

The L’Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 shades of shadow.  Four thoughtfully oversized “go to” neutral shades are positioned toward the top of the palette, and eight accent shades to transform the look from neutral to jewel-toned, or from day to evening are positioned toward the bottom.

NARSissist L'Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette, Spring 2016

NARSissist L’Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Palette, Spring 2016

This NARSissist palette contains both matte and shimmery finishes, for a stylish, modern look.  My swatches of this palette are below, but if you want to get an idea of what these shades will look like on you, be sure to visit NARSCosmetics.com where the brand has posted swatches on multiple skin tones for your information!

NARSissist L'Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Swatches

NARSissist L’Amour Toujours Eyeshadow Swatches

Shades, left to right.

Row 1:  Cream Bisque, Shimmering Pink Sand, Amethyst Ash, Black Truffle

Row 2:  Golden Starlight, Sunburst Copper, Café Au Lait, Pistol Grey

Row 3:  Industrial Steel, Regal Blue, Shimmering Taupe Cashmere, and Shimmering Liquorice.

Retail price is $59 for this lovely palette!

Click HERE to buy this palette at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Sephora and Neiman Marcus.  Visit tomorrow to get acquainted with the second NARS gifting launch!

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

Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection

Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection

Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’m sure you have plenty of big resolutions on your list, but if you wanted to add one easily achievable beauty resolution for 2016, it should be great brows. I never thought I’d see the day when brows would be such a focal point, but those days are indeed here. As a result, an array of new products to fill and tame the brows have launched, and the Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection contains so many options! The new Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection includes: Brow Defining Pencil, Double Brow Brush, Automatic Brow Pencil Duo, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo, Volumizing Brow Tint, and Stay-in-Place Brow Gel.

Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil Swatches: Light Brunette and Brunette

Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil Swatches: Light Brunette and Brunette

Above are swatches of Light Brunette and Brunette Brow Defining Pencil. This gel-based formula delivers a soft, natural look that is perfect for filling sparse areas and defining the shape of your brow. It’s also available in five different shades! Retail price is $25.

Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection

Estee Lauder Brow Now Collection

My favorite items from the collection are the Brow Now Volumizing Brow Tint (upright bottle at left) and Stay-in-Place Brow Gel (white bottle at right).  The Volumizing Brow Tint is a great way to add a bit of volume and color to sparse, pale brows.  This formula makes the brow look instantly fuller, while keeping it in place.  It’s available in five shades as well, so you’re sure to find a match!

If your brows are already full and you just want control, the Stay-in-Place Brow Gel is a clear alternative that keeps your brow look in perfect position.  Retail of each of these is $25.

Click HERE to buy these beauties from EsteeLauder.com! 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.

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner

Lancôme Noir Intense Eye Pencils

Lancôme Noir Intense Eye Pencils

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI’ve had so much fun testing out this new line of Lancôme Eye Pencils.  They are the PERFECT way to add a touch of color to brighten dreary winter days.  Lancôme Drama LiquiPencil boasts a 24 hour wear time, and 16 shade options, but the most notable feature of this eye pencil is the bold drama of a liquid liner captured in pencil form.  I’ve said it a million times… I am liquid-liner challenged!  With this new pencil lineup you can score the smooth, bold look of a liquid liner, even with a shaky hand!

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Swatches

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Swatches

The colors are so amazingly vivid and apply smoothly!  Swatches from left to right:  Parisian Night, a deep celestial blue.  Lame, a pale golden metallic.  Côte D’azur, a bold matte blue.  Soliel, a true matte yellow.  Paradís, a pearly sea-green.  Noir Intense, a deep pure black.

Retail price is $23 per pencil.

Click HERE to buy them at Sephora.com.  Don’t forget to browse the other shade options before placing your order!

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