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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of my favorite lipsticks

Here are just "some" of my favorite lipsticks.  As you can see, I just adore pinks, roses & neutral lipsticks!  It's been a while since I've done an update on my lipstick collection...so, here we go!

Left to Right:

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense "32" Satin Soft Pink
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre "107" Rose Boreale
NARS "Venice" (sheer)
CHANEL Rouge CoCo "02" Perle
YSL Rouge Pur Couture "26" Rose Liberti

Left to Right:

Laura Mercier Shimmer Lip Colour "Amethyst"
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense "10" Cold Pearly Pink

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick "61" Pink Parfait
Lancome  L'Absolu Rouge "Rose Crystal"
Guerlain Kiss Kiss "Rose Strass 567"
And, last but surely not least (far right):

Elizabeth Arden Ultra Ceramide "Rose Aurora" (LE)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lip Combo: Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick: "Rendez-vous" & Boots No7 Lip Liner Pencil "Caramel"

Lip Combo:  Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick: "Rendez-vous" & Boots No7 Lip Liner Pencil "Caramel"--One of my favorite lip combo's that I have been wearing lately.

Lacome L'Absolu Rouge Lipsticks are definitely in my Top Ten favorites.  Boots No7 Lip Liner Pencils are amazing!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick "32 - Satin Soft Pink" (satin)

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick "32 - Satin Soft Pink" -- I have been going lipstick crazy recently and I had forgotten to post this!

This is MUFE Rouge Artist Intense in "32", which is a gorgeous satin soft pink shade.  I am in love with this shade and so glad I got it.

This shade is the "satin" formula, which seems to be a bit more creamy than the pearly formula.  

Me, wearing MUFE Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick, "32 - Satin Soft Pink"

MAC Lipstick "Kinda Sexy" (matte)

MAC Matte Lipstick "Kinda Sexy" -- I've recently been exploring MAC's "matte" formula and I happen to like them, quite a lot. which is a surprise for me because I usually can not stand "matte" lipsticks as most of them leave a heavy feeling and are very drying.  Not this one!  I purchased "Velvet Teddy" a while back and "Kinda Sexy" was next on my list.  This shade is such a pretty neutral soft pink - almost a pinky/nude at would look beautiful with a smoky eye.  

Givenchy Le Rouge "201 Rose Taffetas"

Givenchy Le Rouge "201 Rose Taffetas" -- I recently did another review on "Rose Dentelle", which sadly did not work out for me; the color was too dark, so I decided to trade it in for another color; "201 Rose Taffetas", which did not work out for me either.

Like I mentioned on my previous post, I just could not find the right color in this formula.  Neither of these shades looked right on my skintone.  Rose Taffetas looks too orange and bright.  All of the rose shades seem to have an orange/coral cast to them that I don't particularly care for.

I love the semi-matte formula, so I am hoping that Givenchy will come out with more neutral/rose/pink shades in the future.  You win some, you lose some. Oh well.

Givenchy Le Rouge "201 Rose Taffetas" -- With flash...You can see how coral/orange it looks on me, meh!! 
Givenchy Le Rouge "201 Rose Taffetas" -- Now, here without flash it looks totally different; more of a deeper-rose however, in person it does not look that way.  I know, kinda weird.  Also, make sure you have smooth/exfoliated lips before wearing this lipstick (obviously, I did not do that here), LOL ;)

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour "Girly"

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour "Girly" -- I wanted so much to love this formula however, it just wasn't for me.  I am a huge fan of Laura Mercier's lipsticks but this one is not as richly pigmented as her new weightless formula or her original formula.  If you are looking for a sheer lipstick that is moisturizing, then you will love this.  While the color, "Girly" was a very pretty soft pink, it just did not have the impact I was looking for.   

Girl's Night Out: MAC, LORAC, Laura Mercier, Clarins, Dior & Lancome

Girls Night Out: Pictured here wearing MAC eyeshadow in "Taupe"; LORAC Pro Line liquid eyeliner; Laura Mercier Baked Blush & Bronze; Clarins Blush Prodige "Peach"; Dior Lip Pencil "Heather Rose" & Lancome Color Fever Gloss "Heatstroke"; Nails: OPI "Pink-ing of You" 

OPI Nail Lacquer "Pink-ing of You"

OPI "Pink-ing of You" -- This is such a lovely soft pink.  This color reminds me of strawberry milk.  I took several pictures just to show how different it looks, depending on the lighting.  

This picture was taken outside

Picture taken outside; different angle

This picture taken indoors with flash

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick "Rose Caprice 25"

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick "Rose Caprice 25" -- Although Givenchy came out with this formula a couple of years ago, I have just gotten around to trying it.  I usually try a neutral color when trying out a new lipstick, so I went with the shade "Rose Caprice 25", which is a lovely pale pink with slight shimmer.

Firstly, the packaging is just exquisite and I love the design of the lipstick case and the adorable Givenchy logo with the ribbon at the end which is how you open the lipstick case.  It is such a chic accessory.  I'm not so crazy about the boxy cover that closes/seals the lipstick though.

I immediately loved the fragrance of this lipstick.  It smells like soft flowers -- it's wonderful.  If Givenchy ever made a fragrance from this lipstick, I would surely buy it, LOL :)

I love this color (Rose Caprice), however I really don't think that Givenchy should classify this lippie as a "satin lipstick", because to me, it seems to be more of a "gloss stick".  I would say this is comparable to the YSL Rouge Volupte, only more sheer or the Chanel Rouge Shine.  This lipstick is not richly pigmented and gives more of a sheer & shiny appearance however, I like this color enough that I will hang on to it.  

Dior - Dior Addict Gloss "257 Venus"

Dior - Dior Addict Gloss "257 Venus" --  Picked this up recently at Sephora.  This shade is part of Dior's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.  The Dior Addict gloss comes in three finishes: Sparkling, Pearly and Pure.

The shade I chose "257 Venus" is a "sparkling" shade, which I did not know about until I got home and looked it up on the internet.  The "sparkling" finish gives a high shine with some glitter.  The "Pearly" shades are more pigmented and gives an pearly shine and lastly, the "Pure" shades have a more pigmented finish and high lacquer shine.

Although "Venus" is a pale pink with shimmer, I decided to keep it because it's great for wearing alone or over one of my favorite lipsticks.

This formula is quite different from any of my other glosses because it really gives a "high-shine" finish and makes your lips look full, plump and delicious!

I really layered this gloss on (this is way more than I normally wear), but just to give you an idea on the high-lacquered finish this gloss gives.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lip Combo that I Love: Dior Rouge Contour Lip Liner "Heather Rose 553" & Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick "Pink Parfait"

Dior Rouge Contour Lip Liner "Heather Rose 553" & Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick "Pink Parfait"--with flash

This is a lip combo that I really love....The Dior Lip Pencils are so soft and creamy; they just glide on your lips and "Heather Rose" is such a gorgeous shade.  With that said, this pencil needs to be sharpened quite often.

I also love Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipsticks; they are incredibly creamy--I just love how they apply and how moisturized it makes your lips feel ALL day long!  Pink Parfait is such a pretty, soft, clean pink that makes your lips look so luminous!  
Dior Rouge Contour Lip Liner "Heather Rose 553" & Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick "Pink Parfait"--natural lighting

Date Night: Make Up For Ever, Estee Lauder, LORAC, and OPI

Date Night with Hubby:  Lorac Front Of the Line Pro Eyeliner (water-resistant liquid eyeliner) in "Black"--this is fantastic and long-wearing!; (see pic below)

I just love this liquid eyeliner pen -- it's SO easy to work with.
Also wearing......

Estee Lauder DW Cream Eyeshadow "Mochachino" (discontinued -- not sure why EL would do this because these cream shadows were awesome) 

Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick "32 Satin Soft Pink" (yellow-based pink) -- love this lipstick; these lipsticks are extremely pigmented and you only need ONE swipe for excellent coverage!

Nails by OPI "Pink-ing of You" -- Adore this shade; it's such a pretty soft pink--such a gorgeous spring/summer shade.
Ready for cocktail hour!