Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Burberry "Lip Cover" Soft Satin Lipstick in Rosewood

If you're new to the idea of Burberry for makeup, let me reintroduce Burberry Beauty. It's a small but ample line of makeup designed to create natural-looking everyday looks. In the US, it is available online (Burberry's website) and at Nordstrom. However, only 5 stores actually have a counter. Even the Burberry boutiques don't carry the makeup at all. Burberry launched this year and while it's garnered some interest, I'm thinking the novelty has started to fade away. For me, the main issue is availability. It's just hard to buy products sight unseen.

But anyway, I really liked the Burberry liptstick I ordered in Antique Rose. I liked the heavy pigmentation and the creamy, moisturizing formula. So I'd been wanting to try some other shades. Without a Burberry Beauty counter anywhere nearby, I had a tough time picking out a color. After a lot of research online, I went with Rosewood.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rouge Fatal

I've never worn red nail polish in my entire life. Ok, maybe I should say, I never had, until now. Not that I don't own any red at all. I must have maybe 3 or 4 red shades in my stash. I picked up OPI's I'm Not Really A Waitress and never wore it. I have an Essie red shade that I got as a gift with purchase and never wore it. But for some reason, when Rouge Fatal came out, I was smitten.

You would think, a Chanel red? Dragon is always the favorite. But I'd been on a dark polish kick lately and the tinge of brown in Rouge Fatal was probably what nailed it.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Rouge Fatal ($23)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush

Last September, Rock & Republic had one of those half price sales on their cosmetics and I decided to pick up a couple of blushes. I heard that about a week or two before that, HauteLook already had the sale so most of the colors were gone. As of this posting, only one shade is left on R&Rs website (and they have the sale again!). I imagine that these blushes will pop up in various discount stores if they haven't already. It looks like R&R is phasing out their cosmetics line. I'm not 100% about that info but all signs point there. Either that, or they're getting rid of all stocks to revamp the line. But I doubt that since I've read about the financial troubles this company has been through.

So anyway, the two I picked up are Lust and Seduce. They retail for $40 normally. For this price, you get a very large pan, with product enough to last you a lifetime. Seriously. The packaging is pretty but quite wasteful. You get this uber-large round box with the item nestled securely between cardboard inside.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Revlon Classic Nudes Eye Collection

On a fairly recent trip to Target, I chanced upon a bunch of Revlon eyeshadows with the bright orange sticker (wink wink). 50% off! And I had coupons! Quickly doing the math in my head, I snatched up 2 of them. Less than 3 dollars for an eyeshadow quad and eyeliner! I love Target :)

The first item I got was the Revlon Classic Nudes Eye Collection which consists of the Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow quad In The Buff and the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Rose Temptation

I finally decided to just get it. I must have tried it at the counter at least 3 times before I finally picked it up. That final try, I gave in because it really looked pretty on and everywhere I looked, it was out of stock. The counter I was at only had 2 of them left. Maybe that's why they make limited edition shades. It makes the temptation even worse because once it's gone, it's gone!

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Rose Temptation

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sephora Collection Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil

I've been looking for a pencil liner that I can use with my Rouge G in Gilian. It occurred to me that the color might look better layered with a neutral liner because the color looks way too similar to my lips that I can't even tell I'm wearing lipstick when I have it on. You could say, my lips but better? But NO. As in, it really looks like my lips and I might as well not have bothered with lipstick.

Don't get me wrong. I want to keep using my Rouge G but there has to be a better way to wear it. I tried Chanel's lipliner in Beige (too beige, like putting foundation on my lips). I also tried NARS Belle De Jour Lip Pencil (also too beige but easier to put on). On a trip to Sephora, I told an associate my issue and she looked on as I put Gilian over Belle De Jour. Then she said, I have something you might like better. She came back with Sephora's new Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencils ($12). She handed me the color Sweet Beige.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rouge G de Guerlain in Gilian

I've been reading a lot about how the Rouge G's are the top of the line lipsticks of Guerlain. I have a couple of the KissKiss ones and while I love their colors, I do find the formula a tad drying. I was told that the Rouge G's would be different in that regard. I went with Gilian for my test purchase. It's supposed to be a very neutral pinkish beige shade that should be able to go with anything and everything.