Aug 24 2016

New NARS Audacious Lipsticks Fall 2016 | Apoline, Kate & Mona

 

The NARS Audacious lipsticks are beautiful. They have an amazing formula and I’m surprised I don’t own more of them. Last year I’d purchased and reviewed my first two (Vanessa and Dominique), both of which I adore. But, one of the perils of being a makeup junkie and beauty blogger is that you always want to try new things. As a result, the Audacious lipsticks got lost in shuffle. When I saw that NARS was releasing some new additions to this line as part of its Fall 2016, however, I decided it was high time to add more of these beauties to my collection.

 
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Aug 13 2016

Battle of the Pore Blurring and Mattifying Sticks | Caolion, Estee Edit, Nudestick

 

Even in my 30’s, oily skin, which accentuates my not so small pores, continues to plague me. Add to that the Summer heat and humidity and things can become a hot mess real fast. I’m always up for trying something that will help control the situation. Enter some conveniently packaged (and hopefully effective) pore blurring and mattifying sticks. Pore and oil control in stick form? Thought that was so neat! I’m excited to bring you guys another battle as I compare how each of them performed. My biggest area of concern in terms of enlarged pores in this area at the top of my cheeks just below my eyes. Oh, and let me apologize ahead of time for the close-up shots of my face but hey, what better way to show if the product actually works?

 
Review of Pore Blurring and Mattifying Sticks
 

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Aug 08 2016

Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duos Review

 

Glitter, glitter everywhere…makeup lovers don’t despair! That was so corny. Let’s get back to regular scheduled programming, shall we? Apparently, glitter is trending right now. So says Sephora (#trendingatsephora). And I don’t know about you, but I’m not too old for glitter yet (or ever). Anyway, I was really interested in trying the new Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duos that I spied on the website several weeks ago. I ended up ordering one. But, as luck would have it, Sephora was offering trial sizes with purchase as well, allowing me to try more! Yay!

 
Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil and Glitter Eye Shadow Duo Review Swatches
 
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Aug 06 2016

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome | Fools Gold & Electric Emerald

 

It’s been a while since I’ve featured drugstore products and what better way to do so than with some new goodies from Maybelline? I absolutely adore the 24 hour Color Tattoos. There were about eight in my collection that I used constantly until they dried out (after years). Should probably re-stock. Anyway, when I saw that they had released a new product, the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome, I definitely wanted to try them. Luckily I was stateside recently and able to pick up a couple.

 
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Review Swatches
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Aug 03 2016

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review | Original vs. To Go

 

Apart from a small sample I’d acquired way back when with some order or another, I’ve never properly tried any of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundations. I know, crazy right? It’s surprising to me as well considering that in addition to having oily combo skin for the majority of my life, I’ve mostly lived in hot, humid climates. And I was a teenager when Double Wear was launched. Anyway, I figured it was about time I give the formula a good go. Intrigued by the multitude of “Double Wear” variations, I decided it might be fun to compare the Estee Lauder Double Wear original foundation formula to one of Estee Lauder’s newer offerings, Double Wear To Go.

 
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review Original vs. To Go
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Jul 28 2016

YSL Couture Contouring Palettes for Eyes & Face | Fall/Autumn 2016

 

Let’s keep things going with the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty newness, shall we? With yet another release for the season, the design house presents us with the YSL Couture Contouring Palettes for Face and Eyes. As was the case with the Vinyl Cream Lip Stains which I reviewed last week, I hadn’t really heard anything about the Contouring palettes before stumbling upon them online. In this case, on the Neiman Marcus website. Intrigued, I made a mental note to check them out in store as I’d be traveling soon. And of course, I walked away with some goodies from the collection…

 
YSL Couture Contouring Palettes Review Rosy Glow & Rosy Contouring
 
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