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Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

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Whenever I see these “Keep Calm” lip balms from Rimmel London, I think about teachers.  Wouldn’t they make such a wonderful “back to school” gift, especially for a teacher of young children?  Then again, if you were to hand these out on day one, I’m guessing they might assume your little angel is about to give them hell.  In all seriousness though, these adorable, affordable little balms came to mind as such an ideal gift for teacher.  Like it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching, so I’ve been brainstorming some fun “giftable” treats for teachers.

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Party Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Party Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Play Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm And Play Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balms

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balm Swatches: Play and Party

Rimmel London Keep Calm Balm Swatches: Play and Party

Swatched above are Rimmel London Keep Calm and Play (a sheer apple red) and Keep Calm and Party (a sheer berry/plum).  No matter how intense the colors appear in the tube, these lipstick-like balms apply very sheer.  They add a touch of color to the lips, and a whole LOT of moisture!

I used to see these everywhere!  You can snag one at Walmart.com for only $2.50 (but then you have to pay shipping), or Amazon.com for about $4.50.

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

MAC Liptensity Swatches

NEW MAC Liptensity Collection

NEW MAC Liptensity Collection

 

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Collection

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Collection

press-sampleI posted a little teaser yesterday, but today’s the day you get to see EVERYTHING!  I told you I’d be giving you and in-depth look at the new MAC Liptensity collection, and I meant it!  This post contains MAC Liptensity swatches of every color that will be available when this lineup officially launches on September 20th.  Click through the jump to see close-ups of each lipstick shade in the tube!  This formula boasts pigments MAC named “High-Frequency Tetrachromatic” and I have to say the color impact is pretty amazing.  The finish is lustrous and dewy, not overtly shiny or matte but comfortably in-between.

Keep scrolling for this major eye candy, and use the swatches as a buying guide.  Which shades are best for you?

MAC Liptensity Warm Brown Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Warm Brown Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Swatches, Browns

MAC Liptensity Swatches, Browns

Swatched above from left to right:  Toast and Butter– a medium brown, Cordovan– a deep blue-red, Dionysus– a perfect wine, Burnt Violet– blackberry, Double Fudge– deep chocolate brown, Smoked Almond– medium peachy neutral, Doe– pale peachy neutral, and Driftwood– pale pink neutral.

MAC Liptensity Cool Hues

MAC Liptensity Cool Hues

MAC Liptensity Swatches Cool Undertones

MAC Liptensity Swatches Cool Undertones

Swatches above from left to right:  Stallion– deep black, Blue Beat– dusky dark blue, Galaxy Grey– lavender gray, Hellebore– medium grape, Ambrosial– impactful hot pink, Claretcast– true red, Marsala– red that leans slightly blue, Eros– medium pink, and Medium Rare– pale pink.

MAC Liptensity Reds

MAC Liptensity Reds

MAC Liptensity Swatches Reds

MAC Liptensity Swatches Reds

Swatches above from left to right:  Fireworks– bright red, Mulling Spices– deep red, Life’s Blood– pinkish red, Lobster– bright orange, Habanero– dark orange, Postmodern– medium pink, and Gumball– bright pale pink.

Retail price will be $21 per lipstick here in the USA, and $25 per tube in Canada.

MAC Liptensity can be ordered directly from MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this line are Nordstrom.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.

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Lancôme Juicy Shaker Glosses

NEW Lancôme Juicy Shakers

NEW Lancôme Juicy Shakers

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogLancôme Juicy Shaker lip gloss is housed adorably in a cocktail-shaker shaped container, and features a formula of essential oils and pigment that you need to mix each time before applying!  The image above shows what the contents of a Juicy Shaker looks like unmixed.  They have a very cool striped appearance when the pigments have settled and the oils rise to the top.  This new gloss comes in twenty different colors, each named by the flavor of the gloss rather than the color itself!  This gloss has a thinner consistency than the original Lancôme Juicy Tubes, but the finish is similarly high shine, as if you just bit into a ripe peach and the juice is what stained your lips.  How delicious!

Retail price is $21 per gloss, but don’t forget that right now you can score 20% off any order at Lancôme with the promo code “FRIENDS”! What a great time to try a new gloss!  Keep scrolling for more Lancôme Juicy Shaker swatches and photos!

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Boxes

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Boxes

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

I didn’t get the chance to try out every single shade for your viewing pleasure, but certainly enough to give you a solid head start on a purchase decision!  The photo above features the same Juicy Shakers shown in the original image, this time blended, as well as swatches.  As you can see the color is sheer and super shiny, so colors that look like a deep red or bright orange in the bottle deliver a sheer wash of  color.  Shades featured above from left to right:  Berry In Love– a deep pink, Lemon Explosion– pale rose, Meli Melon– pink, and Boom-Meringue– peachy pink.

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Swatches

This second batch of Lancôme Juicy Shaker swatches features shades with a bit more color-payoff, as well as the unusual blue-hued shade I knew you’d want to see!  From left to right: Bohemian Raspberry– A deep raspberry pink, Wonder Melon– watermelon pink, Berry Tale– a deep berry pink, Mangoes Wild– orange pink, and Mint To Be– a super sheer blue hue.

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Juicy Shaker Swatches

Juicy Shaker Swatches

Wrapping up my deep-dive into the new Lancome Juicy Shaker collection are some shades that lean a bit more orange!  Swatches above, from left to right:  Apri-Cute– medium orange, Show Me The Honey– a golden neutral, Freedom Of Peach– peachy neutral, and Cherry Symphony– succulent cherry red.

As I already mentioned, this gloss has a retail price of $21 per tube, but can be purchased at a 20% discount if you click the link below for Lancôme-usa and enter the promo code “FRIENDS” during checkout!  Sale ends on 8/27/16.

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.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Tubes

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Collection

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss 2016

press-sampleThe incredibly pigment-rich MAC Vamplify Collection is back in the spotlight!   For my readers who love the high-pigment color payoff of a lipstick but the incredible shine of a gloss, Vamplify is a must-have.  This formula was introduced back in 2015 and the first thing that grabbed me when I applied it was how amazing the product feels on the lips.  This is a moisturizing formula, so it almost feels like a tip treatment when applied.  Seven new colors have been added to this collection of glosses for Fall 2016, including dusky shades perfect for the Fall season, and a cool-hued violet that is so modern!

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Swatches

Swatched above are five of the seven new colors added to the MAC Vamplify Lipgloss collection.  From left to right:  Anything But Demure, Peer Pressure, Absolute Score, Sway To The Sound, and Smart Aleck.  Keep scrolling for close-ups of each shade, pricing, and where to buy!

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Anything But Demure is a medium neutral that leans pink.  Perfect for daytime wear, or when you’d rather your eye makeup do the talking.

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Peer Pressure Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Peer Pressure is a deep wine red that is so sophisticated!

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Absolute Score is a chocolate brown with cool undertones.  A perfect nod to the 90s, you’ll be seeing a lot more brown on the lips in Fall 2016.

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Sway To The Sound Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

Modern makeup lovers will adore the violet shade Sway To The Sound!

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Swatch, Vamplify Lipgloss

That bright starlet red everyone should own?  It’s Smart Aleck.  I can’t think of a better shade to add a bit of zing to a bleak Fall day.

Retail price for each long and lean tube is $20.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss can be purchased at MACCosmetics.com! Other retailers that carry this MAC product line are Nordstrom.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.

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

NARS Powerfall Reds For Fall

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, NARS Powerfall Collection 2016

press-sampleNo matter the year, when it comes to Fall lip color, RED is always relevant.  For Fall 2016, the NARS Powerfall makeup collection includes two Velvet Matte Lip Pencils for you to pretty your pout.

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

Consuming Red and Infatuated Red Swatches, NARS Powerfall

NARS Powerfall Reds Fall 2016

Swatched above for your viewing pleasure from left to right: NARS Consuming Red is a deep wine red that is part of the permanent color lineup and described as “Bordeaux” by the brand.  NARS Infatuated Red is a limited edition true bright red that the brand describes as “Garnet”.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have been a long-time favorite of mine since I first used one in 2008.  The soft satiny finish is very modern, and the chunky pencil format is easy to apply perfectly.  The shades are high-pigment, and feel so emollient when applied!

Retail price is $26.

Click HERE to buy from 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.