Sep 24 2016

Lipstick Shades of Grey…For the Modest or the Daring

 

For the past few years, I’ve noticed that grey lipstick has been growing in popularity. Do you all remember when MAC released “Grey Friday” and put the formerly fringe lip color on the map? And then last year (or maybe longer) when “greige” (grey + beige) lips became a major thing? Grey has gone from being unconventional to almost mainstream. For me, whether a hint or a full serving, grey lipstick gives me the option of a little edge without (hopefully) looking like I’m trying to re-live my goth/grunge years. If you didn’t already know this about me, I was a teenager in the 90’s. Moving on. Grey is usually a tone I think of for the Autumn and Winter seasons. As we embrace the arrival of Fall, therefore, I thought it might be fun to share with you guys some of the “grey lipsticks” in my collection.

 
Shades of Grey Lipstick

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Sep 18 2016

YSL Dangerous Seduction Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Before we get back to the lipsticks (because there are more), let’s take a look at another limited edition YSL palette, shall we? Just one more (for now), I promise. Almost every year at this time (pre-holiday/Autumn) Yves Saint Laurent Beauty releases two additional limited edition Couture palettes that are separate from their Holiday and Fall collections. These releases are usual exclusive to select Department stores. A few days ago, I reviewed one such release, the Mon Paris palette which is available at Nordstrom and John Lewis. Today we’re taking a look at the YSL Dangerous Seduction Couture Eyeshadow Palette (or YSL Danger Seduction) which is a Neiman Marcus (also possibly Harrods) exclusive.

 
YSL Dangerous Seduction Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches
 
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Sep 16 2016

YSL Mon Paris Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Let’s take a break from the lipsticks, shall we? How about we talk about something that I’m always game for? A YSL palette! At this point, let’s all assume that when it coes to Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, if there is a new Couture Eyeshadow palette being released…I’m gonna pick it up. I have no shame. Sorry not sorry. The latest edition to my collection? The limited edition YSL Mon Paris Couture Eyeshadow Palette.

 

YSL Mon Paris Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches

 
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Sep 14 2016

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra Creme Lipstick Morocco Review & Swatches

 

This was a bit of a random purchase for me. Le Metier de Beaute (Métier de Beauté) is not a brand I hear a whole lot about. Perhaps it’s because, in addition to being relatively new to the luxury beauty scene (founded in 2007), they are not as widely available at other luxury brands. A couple of months ago, I was browsing the Neiman Marcus website, one of the few stockists of the brand, and looked into some of the products. Curiosity got me to order something to try…the Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Morocco. Fast forward to August and I’d completely forgotten about the poor thing, having stuffed it in a drawer somewhere. With Fall/Autumn around the corner, however, it came to mind when transitioning some of lip colors for the season.

 

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra Creme Lipstick Morocco Review Swatches

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Sep 12 2016

YSL Le Nu Star Clash Edition Lipstick Review & Swatches | Holiday 2016

 

Holiday stuff already? I know. It’s eye-roll inducing to think that beauty brands have already started releasing parts of their holiday collections and, technically, Fall/Autumn (for his part of the world) has not even begun. Truth be told, I’m not going to sit her and pretend I’m above it all. Lol. Oh no, I am being sucked in as well…but not completely sucked in…proceeding with caution. And the first of my holiday purchases? A beautiful, sparkly lipstick that glistens with delight…the YSL Le Nu Rouge Pur Couture Star Clash Edition.

 

YSL Le Nu Star Clash Edition Lipstick

 
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Sep 09 2016

Shiseido Red Queen Rouge Rouge Lipstick Review & Swatches

 

There’s quite a bit of red this season! As much as the search for the perfect Nude Lip is a life long quest, the same can be said of a Red. Wouldn’t you say? One of the reasons I am so impressed with Shiseido’s recent Rouge Rouge Lipstick collection (permanent) release is due in part to its complete dedication to the color red. Shiseido’s story behind this collection focuses on the power of red, it’s ability to energize the spirit and engage the senses and its importance in various cultures. Every lipstick in the Rouge Rouge collection looked beautiful. You can bet I wanted to scoop them all up in my grubby makeup addict hands. But, practicality winning over, I settled for one – the kind of “red” that usually gets me going: Shiseido Red Queen.

 

Shiseido Red Queen Review Swatches

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