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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Sep 07 2016

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Feu Review & Swatches


Before we get started, just want to mentioned that you’ll notice quite a few lipstick reviews on the Blog this month. Not sure what happened…I went on a sort of lipstick binge. It’s my birthday month as well so I’ve treated myself to a few wish list items and most of them happened to be lip products. Go figure. Anyway, I loved the look of Chanel’s Fall 2016 makeup collection and was tempted to purchase several items, including the blush and eyeshadow palette. Exercising restraint (and comforted by the fact that many of the items from the collection will be permanent), I settled on one thing: the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick Rouge Feu.


Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Rouge Feu Review Swatches

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