Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Le Métier de Beauté Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette Swatches .


I stopped by Neimens yesterday to pick up the new Jo Malone collection and stopped to swatch this for you guys . I did buy this but there  a slight issue with mine that I am hoping will get resolved . I will post my full review as soon as I receive it  but for now enjoy the swatches :)



Le Métier de Beauté Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette Swatches top 2 rows .

Le Métier de Beauté Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette Swatches middle 2 rows .

Le Métier de Beauté Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette Swatches .last 2 rows .


Price ? $95.00


Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme
 Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Framboise Creme is a metallic red that is sure to stop you right in your tracks ! My blog has mostly featured products that I have discovered or new items on the market but this beauty right here my friends is a repurchase . Yes , I went through an entire tube of this stuff !

Framboise Creme has a strawberry red base and packed full of fuchsia , blue and white gold shimmer particles . The effect on the lips is truly breathtaking ! My lips had a vinyl shine with a mirage of complex shimmers encapsulating them.  I'd say I have a medium sized pout but with Framboise creme I felt like I had Angeline Jolie lips lol .




Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme



Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme
I took the second picture in dim lighting to show how truly multifaceted the color is . Framboise Creme feels like a liquid lipstick so its slightly heavier than a gloss . It is also a little tacky on the lips but not sticky to the point that your hair gets stuck in it . I was able to wear it for 6 hours with no touch ups and the shimmer did not migrate outside of the lips lines . The lip cremes are not particularly moisturizing but they are also not drying and are quite comfortable to wear through out the day . I found the applicator to be a little stiff but its not unpleasant to use .

Overall , If you haven't tried the LMDB lip cremes then please give Framboise a try . I would consider Framboise creme an appropriate lip color for  Spring ... Summer ..lunch ..parties ... work ..  ANYTIME of the day/month/year !

Price ? $ 36.00
Where did I purchase ? Neimen Marcus
xoxo
A.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick Swatches !

Top Lto R : Rouge , Exhibitionist , Provocateur , Runaway and  Nudist.
Bottom Lto R :  Two Timer ,Scoundrel ,Menace ,Swinger and Hooligan.

Top Lto R : Rouge , Exhibitionist , Provocateur , Runaway and  Nudist.
Bottom Lto R :  Two Timer ,Scoundrel ,Menace ,Swinger and Hooligan.


Price ? 21.00
Available on Sephora.com and in  Sephora stores .

Hope this helps !
XOXO
A.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Lip Tar Set

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Lip Tar Set

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Melange , Grandma , Pretty Boy , Stalker and  Vintage.

Yup ,  I am back with more lip products(  -_- ). I mean I don't really have an excuse except that I was in Sephora ,I saw them sitting in a corner calling my name and so I bought them ....
In all honesty, I have really wanted to try the infamous "OCC Lip Tars " and the set is quite an incredible deal   ! You get 5 colors for only $49 and the colors were just to beautiful to pass up .

The OCC Lip Tar's come housed in squeeze tubes with a tiny opening , which dispenses the tiniest amount of product . They are insanely pigmented and require the precision of a lip brush for application . Upon first application they are slightly glossy but as time passes they dry down to a slightly waxy appearance with a slight sheen . I found them to last 5-7 hours on my lips with minimal fading or transfer . Also , they did not bleed in to lip lines .


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Melange 
Melange is a light terracotta peach .

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Grandma .
Grandma is a coral with a pink base .

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Pretty Boy.
Pretty Boy is a magenta pink .

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in  Stalker 

Stalker is a blue based true pink .

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Vintage.
Vintage is a brown based burgundy . 


I am so impressed with the pigmentation and lasting power of these . I wore Melange to work last week and I had to retouch my lips only once during a 10 hour work shift ! They are also quite comfortable to wear and did not dry my lips out . My lips have been quite dry these days but the OCC lip tars did not accentuate any dry patches .

OCC  recommends mixing these to create custom colors and layering these on top of the clear lip tar  to prevent bleeding or feathering . I mixed Pretty Boy with Stalker to create a lovely plummy pink and Grandma with Pretty Boy to create a stunning bright melon color . P.s. these lip tar name combos are hilarious (Pretty boy with stalker lol ).

Overall , if you don't mind applying your lips products with a lip brush and are in the market for opaque and pigmented lip colors then the OCC lip tars are for you . This set in particular is a great way to try out their shades for a reasonable price . 

Price ? $49.00
Limited Edition ? Yes.
Where did I purchase these ? Sephora.

xoxo
A.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge When The Birds Are Singing -Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Bejewelled Skylark , Mysterious Tinamou and Resplendent Quetzal .

Rouge Bunny Rouge When The Birds Are Singing -Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Bejewelled Skylark , Mysterious Tinamou and Resplendent Quetzal .

Rouge Bunny Rouge When The Birds Are Singing -Long Lasting Eyeshadow in  Mysterious Tinamou, Bejewelled Skylark and Resplendent Quetzal .

Rouge Bunny Rouge is a niche Russian/UK brand and has an enormous cult following . I have tried several of their makeup/skin care products over the years and never been disappointed with their quality.

According to Rouge Bunny Rouge ,"Discover a new powder eye shadow with an astonishing lightweight, creamy touch and unprecedented adherence. This formula creates pure dynamic iridescence while it maintains second skin effect. It has extended 8-hour wear that will stay perfect and look freshly applied all day. Orange-derived Flavonoid improves blood microcirculation, enhances luminosity and serves as free radicals scavenger. 2 g / 0.07 oz." (Click here to be taken to their website to read more)

With a description like that its hard to resist , isn't it ? I finally ordered a few of their eyeshadows last summer but Bejwelled Skylark was out of stock . Fast Forward several months later it was back in stock along with several other beautiful friends . Normally  I opt for bronzey , earthy and subtle colors but I wanted to try something different . I ended up with these three beauties : Bejewelled Skylark ,Mysterious Tinamou and Resplendent Quetzal .

Rouge Bunny Rouge When The Birds Are Singing -Long Lasting Eyeshadow in  Mysterious Tinamou, Bejewelled Skylark and Resplendent Quetzal .

Bejewelled Skylark is a lovely warm brown with flashes of bronze and copper shimmer .
Mysterious Tinamou is a deep teal blue with flashes of an electric blue- green . 
Resplendent Quetzal is a fresh green with flashes of yellow and white gold . 


All three shadows were incredibly smooth and buttery to the touch . I found them to blend effortlessly with both matte and satin shades . They lasted all day on my lid with Nars  primer . The shadows come housed in adorable little cases with small mirrors . Packaging is so whimsical and fairy tale like but not in the least bit childish or cheap looking . 

I figured Mysterious Tinamou and Resplendent Quetzal paired with a forest a green (Mac Humid ) and a deep purple (lmdb Fig ) with a slight touch of a matte burgundy (Mac smoke signals pigment) would make the an EPIC peacock inspired smokey eye . Or , I could use them as liners on my lower lash lines paired with soft summery upper lid . As far Bejewelled Skylark is concerned , I cant want to pack this on my upper lid lower lid , blend it out and pair it with Arabic inspired eye liner and a crap ton of mascara (DELICIOUS ! ).
With all that being said , Rouge Bunny Rouge has decided to discontinue all three of these babies :( . So, if you want them run to rougebunnyrouge.com or zuneta.com to order these asap ! 

Overall , these are of exceptional quality and the shades are very unique to my collection . I highly recommend giving Rouge Bunny Rouge a try ! I know online shopping is a pain but trust me RBR will not disappoint you ! 

Price ? $27-35 ( based on tax and your location )
*These are now being discountined .
Where did I purchase mine ? Zuneta.

xoxo
A.


Monday, February 18, 2013

bareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair .

bareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair . 

bareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair . 

bareMinerals is not usually a brand I keep track of but when I heard of a "rose gold highlighter " being released  , I had to check it out  ! The Love Affair is a soft pink gold powder in the pan that swatches rose gold on the skin . 

bareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair . 
The powder is incredibly smooth and feels very soft to the touch . I found it incredibly easy to use and blend on top of foundation . The Love Affair provides a soft glisten to the skin and looks lovely paired with both peach and pink blushes . The powder does not look frosty and nor does it t have any chunky shimmer  . As far as the wear time is concerned , the powder lasted 5-6 hours on my skin and faded evenly . 

So what makes this different from any other "rose gold" highlighter ? Well, its easily available and costs only $26.00 . While the color may not be very unique but the product is of excellent quality !

Overall , if you missed out on the slew of limited edition rose gold highlighters or want to try a more budget friendly option then bareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair is for you !

Price ? 26.00
Where did I purchase ? Sephora.
xoxo
A.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Burberry 'Siren Red -Light Glow' Natural Blush in NO. 09 Coral Pink.

Burberry 'Siren Red -Light Glow' Natural Blush in NO. 09 Coral Pink.

Burberry 'Siren Red -Light Glow' Natural Blush in NO. 09 Coral Pink.

Burberry launched two new blushes for Spring as a part of their "Siren Red Collection ". I opted for No.9 Coral Pink instead of everyone's favorite Hydrangea Pink . I already own Tom Ford Narcissist and Hydrangea pink is a slightly softer version of it .

Burberry blushes are known for their silky smooth texture and earthy color selection  . They have a very strong fragrance,which maybe a deal breaker for those with allergies . The come housed in hefty compacts with the famous Burberry print all over them .

Burberry 'Siren Red -Light Glow' Natural Blush in NO. 09 Coral Pink.

Coral Pink looks like a mid tone pink with a coral base and matte finish in the pan .It swatches true to color on the skin and  livens up  my complexion ! I think this would look amazing on medium to darker skin tones in the summer ! Fair skins will have to careful with how the apply it . The blush is incredibly pigmented and it is quite easy to over do it . 

Burberry Coral pink lasted 4-5 hours on my skin and a good 6 hours on top of a cream blush . It applied evenly and was easy to blend on top of foundation . I did not notice any patchiness during application or as the blush faded .


Overall , the blush would pair beautifully with the quintessential bronzey summer eye look and a bright lip and I can definitely see myself using it in the fall . I highly recommend giving Coral pink a try the next time you are at a Burberry counter . 

Price ? $42.00
Where did I purchase it ? Nordstorm .

xoxo
A.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige.

By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige.
By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige.
By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige.


Another day, another By Terry review lol . In the midst of all the spring releases I forgot to post my By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige review . I first saw the blush on Black Panties blog and just had to order it !
According to By Terry the blush is a "sunny pink " color that will liven up dull skin and add a soft warm glow . Or de Rose is infused with 24 carat rose gold and natural Rose extracts with anti ageing properties .


By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige.


On the skin the blush translates as a soft apricot color with rose gold shimmer . Or de Rose blends seamlessly on the skin and on top of foundation . As far as wear time is concerned , the blush lasted 6-7 hours and faded evenly . Light to medium skin tones will find Or de Rose to be a lovely warm  blush and darker skins will be able to use this as a show stopping highlight .

I am OBSESSED with this ! I love the soft apricot halo it creates on my face . The shimmer particles are finely milled  and do not look frosty on the skin . My mom has been wearing this religiously and I am happy to report , the blush does not settle in to fine line or wrinkles .

Overall , I think the blush sells itself ! It is priced at $79.00 for 15 ml , which is quite extravagant  to say the least . By Terry is definitely a luxury brand and while the blush provides functionality , pigmentation and the "glow" we all desire . Ultimately, using Or de Rose is an experience . So, the next time you are the mood for a little self indulgence,  give By Terry Or De Rose Blush Prestige a try :)
 
Price ? $79.00
Limited Edition ? Yes.
Where did I purchase ? Space NK

xoxo
A.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Flower Beauty Cosmetics by Drew Barrymore Swatches !

Hey guys !
I wanted to swatch and review some of the Flower Beauty products I have purchased over the past few months . Ready ?


  1. Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color


Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color LS1 Set Me Freesia ,LS2 Petal Kiss, LS7 So Gladiola, LS6 Camelia Charm ,LS3 Tender Tuberose, LS9 Flamingo Flower.
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color LS1 Set Me Freesia 
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color LS2 Petal Kiss,
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color  LS7 So Gladiola
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color LS6 Camelia Charm 

Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color ,LS3 Tender Tuberose

Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color  LS9 Flamingo Flower.


These have a dry satin finish on the lips and wear for 2-3 hours  . I cannot recommend these because they dried my lips out ! My lips felt so raw and sore after 1-2 hours .


2.Flower Lip Service Lip Butter


                       Flower Lip Service Lip Butter in LB4 Princess & the Peony and LB2 Tempting Tulip
                       Flower Lip Service Lip Butter in LB4 Princess & the Peony and LB2 Tempting Tulip

   Flower Lip Service Lip Butter in LB4 Princess & the Peony 

     Flower Lip Service Lip Butter  LB2 Tempting Tulip
These have a hard texture and were not very moisturizing . They are also quite sheer and lasted for about an  hour on my lips . 

3.Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color

Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in  LS10 Nude Narcissus, LS12 Sweet Peony ,LS13 Ginger Lily and  LS15 Tulips.
Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in  LS10 Nude Narcissus, LS12 Sweet Peony ,LS13 Ginger Lily and  LS15 Tulips.


Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in  LS10 Nude Narcissus 
Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in   LS12 Sweet Peony
Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color LS13 Ginger Lily 
Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in   LS15 Tulips.

These are incredibly smooth and pigmented ! They are like Mac amplified creams with the shine of Mac lustre lipsticks . They wore for 4-5 hours and did not dry out my lips . 



4.Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow

Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow in CE8 Awesome Blossom, CE10 Cocoa Camelia, CE11 Orchid-Ing Around, CE3 Wild Geranium, CE4 Mum's the Word and CE2 Good as Mari-Gold.



Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow in CE8 Awesome Blossom, CE10 Cocoa Camelia, CE11 Orchid-Ing Around, CE3 Wild Geranium, CE4 Mum's the Word and CE2 Good as Mari-Gold.

I found these to almost feel "wet" to the touch . They are quite pigmented and lasted 2-4 hours on their on . With a base and shadow on top they lasted  8-9 hours . 


Overall ,  I recommend giving the high shine lipsticks and cream shadows a try .  The velvet lipsticks  and lip butters were incredibly drying on my lips ( I had to return these because my lips were bleeding by the end of the night ! ). I don't think these products are department store quality at a drugstore price . The formulas don't even come close to mid end brands like Mac . 

Prices ? $7-8
Where did I purchase these ? Walmart.

xoxo
A.