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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (Pink Grapefruit + Plum Shimmer)

I haven't really been keeping tabs on Clarins releases but a new shade in the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector line has come to my attention and is now in my possession. Shade 13 Pink Grapefruit is a sheer peachy pink with a citrus scent. This may be limited edition so if you like it, gotta grab it now! The packaging is different from the original line and the extension color range. This one is in a white box and the tube itself is also a little different but the applicator remains the same.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
in 13 Pink Grapefruit

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner (most available colors/swatches)

The other day I was talking about these Rimmel Lip Liners and I mentioned how they're pretty good for the price. I attempted to collect them all to share with you. They're less than $5 apiece (unless you buy them at Ulta, in which case they're $6.99 each) and I've found that certain shades (which I think are officially discontinued) were being sold for $2.50 at one Walmart location so you may find a real bargain somewhere.

What I have, I'll list by number, starting with the ten shades that are still listed on the Rimmel website: 24 Red Diva, 32 Innocent, 45 Epic, 57 Ravish, 63 Eastend Snob, 64 Obsession, 70 Enchantment, 101 You're All Mine, 104 Call Me Crazy, 105 Under My Spell. I also have swatches of 102 Peachy Beachy and 103 Pink A Punch which are the two I found on clearance although I already had them from last year. There are at least 5 more colors that I haven't mentioned but I haven't been able to locate them anywhere. My last purchase was 18 Addiction (how appropriate :p), which I found at Ulta.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in 12 Hot Rose (+ MAC Lip Pencils, Raring To Go Lipglass)

I was at the outlet for a few hours late Saturday and stopped by the Cosmetics Company Store. If you've never heard of the Cosmetics Company Store (I recall it used to be referred to as the CCO for Cosmetic Company Outlet), they are an outlet location that sells products owned by the Estee Lauder company. I find the store to be a goldmine for MAC and Bobbi Brown products, which is the bulk of what I look at whenever I find myself in there. They also sell Clinique, and now Tom Ford!

The store was running a special when I came in, an extra 30% off everything except Tom Ford. So on top of the usual 15-30% discount, you get an additional deduction from your total purchase price. I'm in!

I didn't really come in looking for anything specific and I find that the easiest thing to buy is almost always lipstick. I went over to the MAC display and found these little bowls filled with various MAC minis, mostly lipglass, and I grabbed one called Raring to Go. This set the tone for the rest of my purchase (hold all the fuchsia lippies please!) and I had the associate set aside the MAC Lip Pencil in Embrace Me and a lipstick. But then I sauntered over to the Bobbi Brown display and the Luxe Lip Color in Hot Rose caught my eye. I promptly switched out the lipstick for that one.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chanel Rouge Allure in 178 New Prodigious and Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in 160 Rose Prodigious

Chanel launched a few new lip colors on National Lipstick Day and I'm pleased to report that there are at least two that made it to my current favorites list: the Rouge Allure lipstick in New Prodigious and the Rouge Allure Ink in Rose Prodigious.

I think of them as a super summer duo. I use the Rouge Allure Ink as a stain and then I put on the Rouge Allure lipstick for a healthy dose of shine and color. It's no secret that I'm all about rose lipsticks these days and I'm glad that before summer ended I found a couple that I truly love and will wear through the rest of the season and beyond.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color in Lagoon, Triton and Seashell

Another long overdue post but I feel better writing this now than when I first received these products because I have more to say. These have been out for at least a year now and when the initial lot came out, I immediately bought Triton (taupe) and Seashell (gold). When they arrived, I realized that the lot would have been more cohesive had I purchased the contrasting shades of Lagoon (teal) and Starfish (burgundy). However, I was trying to determine whether or not I liked the formula enough to get more colors. Finally, I sprung for Lagoon. So now we have the trio.