Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Biarritz

For the last couple of weeks, I'd been going back to my nude lip habit, which entails a couple of new things. But at the core of it has been the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Biarritz.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Biarritz

Friday, April 29, 2011

Korres Vitamin E Face Primer

The Korres Vitamin E Face Primer is a moisturizing, silicone-free primer. If you love "natural" makeup, this is one of the more moisturizing ones that I have tried.


Korres Vitamin E Face Primer

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Maybelline Express Finish Nail Color in Sheer Satin Slip

When it comes to sheer nail polish, I feel like I shouldn't have to spend so much. In my twenties, I turned to Maybelline for my color fix and this was the kind of shade that I wore all the time.


Maybelline Express Finish Nail Color in Sheer Satin Slip

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation

I've mentioned trying out a bunch of different foundations these last few months. I won't bore you with the details of my shade quest, but I did try a whole bunch before I settled on the one I currently use. My dual-undertone really challenged me with this brand.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

L'Oreal HIP Concentrated Shadow Duo in Forgiving

I wanted to share another really nice inexpensive find. This time, it's the eyeshadow duo in Forgiving from the L'Oreal HIP line.

L'Oreal HIP Concentrated Shadow Duo in Forgiving

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tarina Tarantino Bibarucci Eye Dream Hypershadow

I picked up this Tarina Tarantino Eyeshadow on impulse when I was at Sephora one time. The Eye Dream Hypershadow collection was on sale and each item was $10. I didn't think I would have much use for the candy-colored shades so I picked Bibarucci.

Tarina Tarantino Bibarucci Eye Dream Hypershadow

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sparkling Cider

I have pictures of another Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick that I got when I got the previously reviewed Copperglow Berry.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry

I thought that this was the perfect time to share my images of this Revlon lipstick since I reviewed a bunch of berry lip colors during the week.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Soleil Tan De Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose

For summer 2011, the Collection Les Fleurs D'Ete de Chanel features two new bronzers and after a little bit of deliberation and help from a Chanel associate, I decided to go with Bronze Rose.


Soleil Tan De Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Nutri Berry

If you've read my review of the Neutrogena MoistureShine Glosses Healthy Peach and Fruity Pink here, then you know how I feel about this formula. I caught them at a really good price one time at Target so I decided that I should get another color. This time, I came home with Nutri Berry.

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Nutri Berry

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Elise

I'd been wearing mostly this shade for the last couple of weeks now and although it's a lot more fierce than what I'd normally have on, I really like it.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Elise

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Blowing Raspberries

I still haven't found a local retailer that sells these Butter nailpolishes. But, as I was saying over the weekend, I've been on this raspberry kick and so I ordered this online.
Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Blowing Raspberries

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

That's quite a name for a foundation product, isn't it? A name we need to dissect as we talk about the latest foundation offering from the house of Chanel.


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Top 5

I've had raspberries on my mind all week. It started with a lipgloss, then a lipstick, then nails. I'd wear a berry-colored blush if that went with the look :) What goes with it is your best-looking skin ever. That means a decent coverage lightweight foundation and your favorite light pink bronzer-blush combo. This week's top 5, a nod to a couple of awesome Chanel products with other goodies thrown in:

1. Neutrogena MoistuneShine Gloss in Nutri Berry - I already knew that I liked the formula of the Neutrogena MoistureShine Glosses and that I wanted to stay away from anything overtly glittery. So I decided that what I needed was a pop of color. Nutri-berry was that perfect bright berry shade. I couldn't be happier.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Face Cream

Since purchasing a Clarisonic, I've been on a renewed quest to find a really good, gentle cleanser in liquid form. Don't get me wrong, I still like my Clinique Facial Soap but I can't use a bar with my supersonic toy and I still like liquid cleansers. Enter the Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Friday, April 15, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion, Elise and Biarritz

These lipsticks are so unbelievably hot! There are 18 shades, all of which are wearably sheer and the formula is hydrating to the core. They don't last as long as your regular Rouge Coco but they're packaged in this cute little black case that you'd want to bring out over and over anyway.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Benefit BADgal Plum Mascara

I have a certain respect for Benefit mascaras that even if they're not my favorite, I find myself willing to try every variant available. I received a sample of BADgal Plum and eagerly tried it out.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Lady Muck

From Butter London's Spring/Summer 2011 collection, this is Lady Muck. Also from this collection is Teddy Girl which I have reviewed here.

Lady Muck

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in 01 Blondes

The Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder is a compact powder that can be used as a bronzer and/or blush. It's a sheer powder with a mosaic pattern that features five different shades. Some of the shades are matte and the others are shimmery so the allover look is a light sunkissed glow.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in 01 Blondes

Monday, April 11, 2011

Finding Your Flawless Face: A Guide to Laura Mercier Foundations

In the last few years, I've tried and used all the foundation products from Laura Mercier, from the Tinted Moisturizers to the new Creme Smooth Foundation. I thought it would be useful to share my experience with them if it helps anyone. In my list below, I'll start with the liquid formulations and move down to the powders.

Tinted Moisturizer (regular or oil-free)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Top 5

I can't believe it's Sunday again. It's been so busy this week that I barely had time to catch up with the daily reviews. Anyway, here are some things that I'd been using lately that have proven to be really nice.

1. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel Ami - These new lipsticks are now available at your nearest Chanel counter and I am totally loving the shades. If budget was not an issue, it would be so easy to buy each and every one. My current favorite is Bel Ami, which while seemingly dark in the tube is really a wearable plum brown. The formula is moisturizing and the shades are sheer so I've been inspired to pick out a couple of darker/brighter colors than my usual pink or nude. I previously reviewed Boy but I'll be doing swatches of the other colors in the near future.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mascara Quicknotes: A few formulas I've tried lately

Clinique Lash Power Mascara

Clinique Lash Power Mascara (Long Wearing Formula) - I imagine this to be one of those mascaras that some people love and some people just don't love. I appreciate a few things about it, like the brush, which is very easy to use.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Teddy Girl

Butter London has 5 new shades out for Spring/Summer 2011. Pinks are where I normally gravitate to so naturally I picked up Teddy Girl.


Butter London Nail Lacquer in Teddy Girl ($14)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Neutrogena MoistureShine Glosses Fruity Pink and Healthy Peach

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss

On a quick trip to Target one time, I noticed that the Neutrogena Moisture Shine Glosses had gone on sale so I decided that it was time to give them a try. I bought Fruity Pink and Healthy Peach, which would be my go-to colors for the spring and summer.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadows in Sage and Lavender

Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadow in Lavender

As promised yesterday, here are the other Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadows in my stash: Sage and Lavender.


Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadow in Sage

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Almay Pure Blends Eyeshadows in Petal and Stone

Almay Pure Blends Eye Shadow in Stone
If you're looking for "natural" eyeshadows in mostly recycled packaging, Almay has something for you.

Almay Pure Blends Eye Shadow in Petal

Monday, April 4, 2011

Maybelline Super Stay Lip Gloss in So Pearly Pink

Maybelline SuperStay 24 Color Lip Gloss in So Pearly Pink

I saw the display for these new lip glosses at Target and was immediately drawn to the rack of pinks. Long-wearing lip colors aren't usually my thing but I wanted to at least give it a shot.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Top 5

Here are some things I've been using a lot this past week. I've been testing a lot of foundations and bronzers so brushes and makeup remover wipes have been working overtime. Some of my favorites...

1. Giorgio Armani Blender Brush - Mine has a travel-sized handle and full-sized head, part of the Giorgio Armani Travel Brush Set which I got last year. Initially, I was not impressed by this foundation brush. But over the past couple of weeks, I've grown to really like it. The combination of synthetic and natural hair works very well with just about any foundation I've used it with.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Napoleon Perdis NP Set Lip Gloss Compact in Rose

I reviewed one of these NP Set lip gloss compacts last summer in a bronze shade. You can click on this link to Cuba/Bronze to see what the box and compact look like. I didn't have a very good experience with it but when I saw the pink one on sale at Target (75% off), I thought that it was worth another shot.


NP Set Lip Gloss Compact in Bahamas/Rose

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chanel Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow

Chanel Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow

I got a couple of these fluid eyeshadows last month. I went to the Chanel counter one night and just tried on a bunch of these and was surprised at how easy it was to use them. Trying to keep with safe colors, I initially reserved Sand and then later added Delta. I was not disappointed.