May 21 2016

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation & Y Foundation Brush Review

 

A sample made me do it. Speaking of which…I’ve been meaning to do one of those posts. As a beauty junkie, I’ve accumulated my share of samples over the years and purchased many a product because of them. I really ought to do a post one day on all the awesome beauty products I’ve discovered because of samples. Anyway…to the matter at hand. A couple of months ago, I’d acquired a deluxe sample of the new reformulated YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation (SPF 22). The sample shade was too dark for me but I was impressed enough with the formula to purchase a full size. While I was at it, I thought I’d also give the Touche Eclat Foundation Y-Brush a whirl.

 
New YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation & Y Foundation Brush Review
 
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May 12 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Stick Lipstick Swatches & Review

 

Curiosity got the best of me and I could not resist trying out the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Stick Lipsticks that were released this Spring 2016. It didn’t help matters that Neiman Marcus was doing a nice little gift with purchase which would allow me to try out even more of the shades. But I think what really got me in the end was the fact that I could not seem to find any official information on what the difference was between the oil in stick formulation and the regular Rouge Volupte Shines (despite numerous google attempts).

 

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick Lipstick Swatches Review
 
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May 07 2016

Battle of the Green Concealers (Correctors)

 

Yes, it’s true. I succumbed to the color correcting trend. Actually, that’s only half true. I was actually on Sephora’s website a couple of months ago looking for a green concealer when I noticed there seemed to be an usual abundance of them. This was before they plastered their color correcting PR paraphernalia all over the website and stores, so I’m guessing I happened to be online just as many of the products were released. I just doubled checked past purchases in my account and confirmed, it was February. Despite the supposed “newness” of it all – we know better – color correcting has been around for ages. Anyway, I ended up purchasing the Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Corrector as well as the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, both in Green. Shortly thereafter, I scored a deluxe sample of the Algenist Reveal Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in Green as well as some samples cards of the Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors. So I thought wouldn’t it be interesting to compare them all? I had such a great time with my Battle of the Brows series that I decided to continue with similar reviews. This will a Battle of the Green Concealers!

 

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May 05 2016

May Makeup Giveaway: Becca, MUFE, MAC, Tarte, LORAC

 

I didn’t know what to call this giveaway. Total lack of creative inspiration. May is my anniversary month. The 22nd will make two years I’ve been doing this blogging thing. Yay! So that’s partially why I’m holding this giveaway. At first, I was going to call it the oh-so-unique “Anniversary Giveaway” but I think that’s what I used last time. Then (as I was editing the photos), I decided to call it “Makeup May Giveaway”. As I sat down to draft this post, however, that didn’t sound right either. After exhausting unnecessary brain power on such a simple thing, I decided to just call this my May Makeup Giveaway.

 
May Makeup Giveaway Becca, Makeup Forever, MAC, Lorac, & Tarte
 

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Apr 27 2016

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review

 

In this age of hyper-information, I can’t remember the last time I was captivated solely by the power of a product description without the additional influence of some sort of press release, Blog post, Instagram picture, Tweet, YouTube video etc. mentioning the product. But that’s what happened with Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder released as part of the Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection. The collection wasn’t on my radar and I hadn’t read a single thing about it. But during the Sephora VIB sale, I happened upon it while browsing the Dior section of the website.

 
Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review
 
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Apr 23 2016

YSL Savage Escape Palette (Summer 2016 Collection)

 

My love of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty coupled with a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket can only mean one thing: some sweet, sweet haulage. I’ve got a few new goodies to share with you guys over the next few weeks but I thought I’d start with this beauty from the 2016 Summer collection: the YSL Savage Escape palette.

 

YSL Savage Escape Palette Swatches Review Summer 2016

 
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