Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes (The Truth and The Whole Truth) Lipsticks

At the end of last year, I tried my very first lipstick from the Lipstick Queen line. I went with a Saint sheer lipstick in the shade Rose and I was very disappointed. I've since tried Frog Prince (hmmm... not a favorite but not terrible) and a couple from the Sinner line and found I like that one much, much better.

The recently-released Nothing But The Nudes collection of lipsticks didn't originally spark my interest but after trying them all on, I ended up buying The Truth (pink) and The Whole Truth (peach). I skipped Nothing But The Truth because it looked very brown when I tried it, even if it's supposed to be the beige "nude".

The word "nude" is so tricky because it implies bare skin and there are so many possible shades of bare skin. I fall in that mid to light category that I don't normally have a very difficult time finding a "nude" shade that works but I do have my preferences. I find that the more brown-looking colors don't appeal to me and the true beiges look like concealer on my lips. I definitely look for that hint of pink or peach.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Hydrating & Plumping Velvet Matte Lip Colour in M375 Flaming Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Hydrating & Plumping Velvet Matte
Lip Colour in M375 Flaming Rose

So excited to show you a new Guerlain lipstick from the fall collection. I've been a bit behind on my posts so I'll toss in one of the limited edition summer releases too. It works out so I can contrast the new lipstick with the old one as they are both in the Kiss Kiss line.

Let's start with some pictures of the Creamy Shaping Lip Colour in Pink Sunrise. It's a lovely, rosy pink with a coral undertone that is definitely warm. If you're not familiar with the Kiss Kiss formula, it's a medium pigment, non-drying, scented lip color from Guerlain that usually comes in a black tube with a gold top. I find Guerlain's Rouge G to be more moisturizing but the Kiss Kiss lipsticks I've used are all comfortable to wear either way. 

Guerlain Creamy Shaping Lip Colour in 567 Pink Sunrise

Saturday, August 19, 2017

No7 StayPerfect Trio Eye Shadow Palettes (Target clearance)

I willingly interrupted my post lineup to bring you some important news! While shopping at Target yesterday, I was browsing the Soap & Glory display looking for the Scrub of Your Life when a bottom shelf filled with these little eyeshadows caught my eye. Those orange clearance stickers can't be missed and I bought all the different colors that I could find.

These No7 eyeshadows turned out to be trios; something I didn't realize until I got home and removed the clearance stickers. I paid roughly $2 for each one, with the clearance pricing, cartwheel offer and RedCard discount. Naturally, I got five of them. The store must have marked them down and not put the orange stickers on them previously because I know I would have noticed. Instead, the aisle price labels actually reflected the clearance price and not the original of $8.99. However, even the orange stickers had the incorrect price (they were marked half off but in truth, they were 70% off).

Friday, August 18, 2017

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector (Rosewood + Rose)

When I was stocking up on my favorite Clarins Natural Lip Perfector shades, I decided to investigate the Lip Balm Perfector line as well. As part of a GWP, I received a teeny tiny sample tube of shade 01 Rose so I've added that to this post. I bought the shade Rosewood to try.

The Lip Balm Perfector is actually more convenient to use. Since it's packaged like a typical tube of balm or lipstick, all you have to do is twist up and apply. It takes up less space and is a little less messy too. This doesn't diminish my love for the Lip Perfectors in the squeeze tube but I'm happy to have the Lip Balm Perfector in Rosewood to keep as an everyday color in my purse.

Rose is lighter and less brown but the general pigmentation of my lips responds better to Rosewood so that will be my go-to shade. Love the teeny weeny sample though. If they released all the colors in that tiny tube, I would so buy it.