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NARS Vip Red Lipstick

NARS Vip Red Lipstick

NARS Vip Red Lipstick

Press SampleThe fashion world has been proclaiming the return of 90s style for a while now, but this year we’re actually seeing that decade creep back into the world of makeup.  NARS VIP Red is a limited-edition lipstick shade from the NARS Fall 2015 color collection.  This earthy shade of red was so popular in the early 90s!  You can bet that brick reds like this shade will be seen more and more often!

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Review

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Review

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Swatch

NARS Vip Red Lipstick Swatch

The finish is a semi-matte that wears beautifully!  NARS Semi-Matte lipstick is also available in 15 other shades if you aren’t ready to take the 90s plunge quite yet!

Retail price is $27.

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Press SampleLip Balms with an SPF, and an option to add a tint of color?  Yes, please!  Jane Iredale Lip Drink lip balms are just what this desert dweller craves.  An alternative to the standard slick balm, these feel more like a hybrid lipstick/balm in texture.  Available in a completely sheer option, and two shades: Buff (a sheer neutral) and Crush (a sheer berry).

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Review

Sheer, Crush and Buff, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Sheer, Crush and Buff, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Crush and Buff Swatches, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Crush and Buff Swatches, Jane Iredale Lip Balm

Jane Iredale Lip Drink doesn’t only feel great on the lips, it has an SPF15 to protect them from sun exposure.  Known as the “skin care brand” Jane Iredale strives to use high-end ingredients known to be safe, soothing, and superior!  As a result, this formula is gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free!

Retail price is $15.

Jane Iredale mineral makeup is available at JaneIredale.com, Nordstrom.com, and Skinstore.com.

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

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

Press SampleWhere I’m concerned, the only reason to be excited about Fall is the makeup and fashion.  This Fall, I’m more psyched than ever.  Subtle cheeks, classic lips, and eyes that could stop traffic. That’s what the NARS Fall 2015 makeup collection is all about.

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

NARS Fall 2015 Makeup Collection

Shown in the photo above:  Tribulation Blush, VIP Red Lipstick, Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss, and four shades of NARS Velvet Shadow Stick.  NARS is truly a “best of breed” brand, and with each year that passes, their product evolves to keep it so.  I’ll be giving you an up close and personal look at all of these fabulous products.

Velvet Shadow Stick, $28: Hollywoodland- Pale Gold, Aigle Noir- Black infused with gold shimmer, Glénan- Navy, Goddess- Pink Champagne, Oaxaca- Quartz, Sukhothai- Shimmering Peacock, Flibuste- Black, and Reykjavik- Grey.

Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow, $29: Telesto- Brown with gold shimmer and Pasiphae- Shimmering peacock burgundy.

Lipstick, $27.00: VIP Red- Dark Braque

Lip Gloss, $26.00: Chelsea Girls- Pink Beige and Baby Doll- Shimmering Candy Pink.

Blush, $30.00: Tribulation- Shimmery rosy sand

Click HERE to buy yours at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

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

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Press SampleI was immediately drawn to Lipstick Queen Endless Summer for the name alone.  I live in a place where summer is truly endless, so would this be the dream lip color for a desert dweller like me?  Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick isn’t just about color, the product contains moisturizer and sun protection.  Truly a dream for any sun-worshipper!

Endless Summer In Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Aloha is a cheery shade of red. You knew I’d want to try the rouge shade, right? Other colors offered in the Endless Summer formula include Hang Ten- a warm nude, Endless Summer- pink, and Stoked- coral.

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

As you can see, the formula is super sheer. If you’re looking for a forgivable red, this is it! I experienced zero bleeding or cracking with this product. No primer or liner is required to keep color in place. In addition, it has such a heavenly feel on the lips. It feels more like a soothing lip treatment than a lipstick, and as a result has become a fast favorite in my makeup collection!

Retail price is $22. Endless Summer lipsticks can be purchased directly at LipstickQueen.com, Ulta, Nordstrom.com, and Barneys.

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

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip

Press SampleMAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick will be your favorite “go-to” matte neutral!  Part of the MAC The Matte Lip Collection, Velvet Teddy is a medium neutral shade with a hint of peach.

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip

If you love texture, you’ll be a fan of MAC Matte Lipstick.  These new shades in their modern matte formula add texture and a soft matte finish to the lips.

Retail price is $16. Don’t miss this fabulous collection of matte lipstick by MAC!

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include 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.