Monday, April 30, 2012

Dior 1-Couleur Eye Glosses in Sunset and Tan

The Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss is a gel eye shadow in a tube. The formula is meant to be easy to apply and long-lasting. It comes with a doe foot applicator. This isn't the first time we've seen eye shadow packaged this way. However, this is the first time I've worked with a gel formula that is in a tube.

Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss in Tan (left) and Sunset (right)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

More to Ponder...

I've been working overtime to get these pictures ready. Here's what else I have coming in the next few weeks...

Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact

Chanel Summer 2012 (select items)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Camellia

The Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau collection for summer is out. Upon seeing the promo pictures and then finally the actual products at a local counter, I really couldn't stop myself from remarking to the associate. Me: "Pastel?" She: "Yup." Me: [groan].

I already felt kind of burned by the somewhat pastel colors of Dior spring and have finally concluded that pastel simply wasn't my thing. Nonetheless, I did pick up a couple of things. Couple=two. Only two. First up, the Lip Glace in Camellia.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Laura Mercier Concealers: A Beginner's Guide

As I've officially crossed over into my mid to upper thirties, I've tried to exert more effort into evening out my skin tone. While many consider wrinkling to be the landmark of aging, it has also been noted that uneven skin tone can age one's appearance significantly. I'm not looking for the fountain of youth and I'm certainly more comfortable in my skin now than when I was in my twenties but I've learned a few tricks that can improve the appearance of the face without looking so made up.

For some, the secret to even skin tone is the right foundation and/or powder. While a light (as opposed to heavy) foundation is certainly one of my best friends, I've found that the right concealer goes a long way towards giving the skin a more perfected appearance, with or without foundation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essie Nailpolish in A Crewed Interest

I was browsing at Target and came across this pretty peach in Essie's Spring 2012 collection. This is A Crewed Interest.

Essie describes A Crewed Interest as a luminous peach shade. I like that it's neither too light nor too sheer. I would recommend three coats if you really want complete opacity but the effect is still nice with just two coats.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Météorites Perles d'Azur Illuminating Powder and Powder Brush

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Meteorites Perles d'Azur Illuminating Powder - Pure Radiance

I have never before purchased Guerlain's ever-popular Météorites Powder for the face. It's always in the back of my mind but it wasn't until the company collaborated with the house of Emilio Pucci to release this limited edition collection that I became hell-bent on nabbing one. Like, serious need. Like, I stalked the Sephora website until they had it in stock. Like, I had to get the brush too. That's a lot of like. And like a lot of Guerlain products, the packaging is too pretty for words.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhacing Powder in 002 Sunlight

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in 002 Sunlight

I wanted to call this post "The Bronzer Story" because while I will be discussing the Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in Sunlight and there will be a good number of pictures of it, this post is not necessarily going to be a standard review. I have found that using this product has made me really think about bronzers in general. It made me reexamine why I wanted to wear bronzer in the first place.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush

It wasn't so much a search for a new foundation brush but a cream blush brush that led me to Shiseido's doorstep. What I had in mind was a synthetic flat top with the perfect density to handle cream formulas and at the same time have such soft hairs so as not to agitate my temperamental cheek area. Instead I found what is now my favorite foundation brush.

Friday, April 13, 2012

BECCA Mineral Blush in Damselfly

BECCA Mineral Blush in Damselfly

I'd been on a coral binge in the last couple of months. Perhaps it was that I'd rediscovered how uplifting a coral blush can be on damp days. Or maybe coral is just plain pretty on. I had never tried anything from the brand BECCA before. I thought a blush would be a fairly safe option. After going thru testers, I settled on the shade Damselfly.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chanel Angled Powder Brush No. 2

When Chanel released their new brushes in the United States, a few of them were exclusive to the Chanel Makeup Studios and One such brush is the No. 2 Angled Powder Brush.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dior Summer 2012 Sneak Peek

Perhaps we've all seen the press photos of the Croisette Collection by now. Eyeshadow quints, nail colors, lipsticks and lip glosses. I haven't seen any of the colorful coral and blue products on counters and I wasn't in the market for new lippies but Sephora had a number of items from the collection online. I picked out three of these items to preview.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set

For over a year now, I've thought about buying myself a bottle of orange nail polish. I don't mean coral or peach but something really bright and orange. Chanel's Orange Fizz was always attractive, with a nice opaque formula, but I was never pushed over the edge until I met Tangerine Tango.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Blush Duo

Sephora joined hands with the color experts at Pantone to bring us a Limited Edition collection of makeup and nail color. The Sephora+Pantone Universe line revolves around the current Pantone Color of the Year Tangerine Tango. How impossible is it to miss the display which was front and center at my Sephora store and brimming with this bright color. Described as a reddish orange, the color imparts a fresh vibrance to cheeks and keeps toes delectably happy.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Bossy Boots

Pistachio anyone? I was feeling the color green for Easter. While there are plenty of green options this spring, there was something about Bossy Boots that wouldn't let me leave the store without it. There's no shimmer but it dries to a glossy finish. It's nice and opaque in two coats, generally smooth to apply, with the usual longevity of the brand's nail lacquers. I usually shy away from yellows and greens (trying to avoid the fungus look) but in certain lighting, this almost passes off as a neutral. I noticed that it looked especially pretty when I was handling greens today. Now what salad are you having? 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in 04 Sun Blondes

After years of rotating between bronzers, I've finally determined that Guerlain's Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in 01 Blondes is my ultimate favorite bronzer/blush product. This determination, however, doesn't stop me from trying out other bronzers as they come out, season after season. Could the House of Guerlain possibly outdo themselves with the Sun in the City collection for 2012? One of the colors from the new range is 04 Sun Blondes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

butter London Lippy Lipgloss in Trout Pout

The brand Butter has recently launched their lip gloss line. I met all the colors on a trip to Ulta and picked out a few to swatch for you. I ended up buying the shade Trout Pout, to match the nail polish that I bought with it (To see the nail shade Trout Pout, click here.)

butter London Trout Pout Nail Lacquer and Lippy Lipgloss

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Trout Pout

The label butter London features five colors for spring/summer 2012. I picked up two, including Trout Pout, which I'm wearing today. Forgive the slightly haphazard application. Amazingly though, it manages to look acceptable despite my lack of skills.

butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Trout Pout

Trout Pout is described as an opaque cantaloupe. definitely in this spring. The other colors in the collection are the teal Slapper, the sheer, glittered Knackered, the iridescent hot pink Disco Biscuit and the light pistachio Bossy Boots (which I will feature soon).