Thursday, January 31, 2013

Violet Lips

On a whim I picked up L'Oreal Color Riche Colour Caresse lipstick in Violet Chiffon. I don't know what possessed me to do this since I normally gravitate towards pink lipstick or no lipstick at all really (I prefer plain old chapstick). Ever since I tried this on I have been in love with the violet/purple shade of lipsticks. I have five for you today but since I took these pictures I have bought two more! Bonus: These are all from the drugstore.

From left to right: Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss in Raspberry Reflection, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute, L'Oreal Color Riche Colour Caresse lipstick in Violet Chiffon, Maybelline Color Whisper in Oh La Lilac, and Revlon Jut Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling Chere. 

My personal favorites are the L'Oreal Caresse and the Revlon Lipstick. They have the best formulation and color payoff. I think these colors are really easy to wear. What do you think? Do you have any recommendations? 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

NARS Eyeshadow in Cordura and Blush in Douceur Swatch and Review

The addict in me has come alive and once I had my hands on a couple of NARS products, I had to have more. Today, I bring you NARS Cordura eyeshadow duo and NARS Douceur blush. 

NARS Cordura:
Oh my this is a lovely eyeshadow duo. As you can tell in the swatch above, it doesn't show up as "sparkly" in the shade as it does in the direct sunlight. There are definite golden glitter particles in the darker shade but I like it and I think this makes the perfect winter smokey look.

NARS Douceur:
It's pretty hard to photograph Douceur (and bear in mind I am no professional). It is a matte dusty pink brown color that looks pretty bland in these pictures but looks amazing when applied on the face. I think this blush goes with everything and if you are looking for a top quality every day blush I think you should try Douceur out. Yes, it's expensive but yes, it's worth it.

NARS Eyeshadow Duos are $34 for .14oz of product and NARS Blushes are $28 for .16oz of product. I can completely see why NARS is so hyped. I love the quality and texture and they blend amazingly on to the skin. I don't even want to tell you how many NARS products I now have on my wishlist.