OMG guys. I've been freaking out with excitement over the MAC Maleficent collection and was soooooo ecstatic to review it for We Heart This!!! Click here to see my review & swatches :)
Image from Harper's Bazaar
Who knew PINK could be so powerful?
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Give the gift of life with the new Pink Embrace Collection. Featuring an array of the season's best natural, organic & other beauty products (over $55 value) for only $24.99.
EVOLV UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
UltraShine has quickly earned the trust of top hairdressers and discerning clients, with many dubbing it the most moisturizing and repairing sulfate-free organic shampoo in the world. Designed to provide the optimum level of moisture, amino and fatty acids, and pH level for every hair type, the result is hair that is shiny, full of bounce, without frizz and with greater strength and elasticity. Use this deluxe sample for dry hair that needs moisture or to keep your color shiny and vibrant. UltraShine Conditioner is designed to provide the optimum level of moisture, amino and fatty acids, and pH level for every hair type, the result is hair that is shiny, full of bounce, without frizz and with greater strength and elasticity. Use this deluxe sample for dry, over-processed or frizzy hair that needs moisture, fine hair that needs volume, or curly, thick or coarse hair that needs softness, manageability and less frizz. It prevents breakage, split-ends, and is a superb detangler.
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LaLicious Vanilla Body Butter
PARABEN FREE! This body cream is a Shea Butter base. Renowned for its therapeutic and healing properties, Shea Butter is the ideal moisturizing ingredient! Our whipped consistency allows for intense hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Aloe is added to help heal dry, damaged skin.
Our sweet vanilla body cream is enriched with Shea Butter which seals in moisture keeping your skin soft throughout the day. Scoop out with your fingers and smooth all over skin. Use as often as desired for an intense hydrating effect.
Lipgloss+Spandex note: This LaLicious Vanilla Body Butter seriously smells good enough to eat!
Dove GoSleeveless deodorant
The only anti-perspirant/deodorant with unique 1/4 moisturizers and vitamins E and F. It goes beyond 48-hour odor and wetness protection to help replenish delicate underarm skin-leaving it softer, smoother and ready to reveal in just five days. The gentle formula stays on skin, not on clothes, to provide superior care. Good-bye sleeves. Hello beautiful underarms!
Lipgloss+Spandex note: Dove's anti-perspirant/deodorant kept me smelling fresh even after hour long lift sessions at the gym. Impressive.
Primavera Calming Moisture Cream for Sensitive Skin
• Certified Natural with 70% Organic Plant Ingredients
• Not Tested on Animals
This soothing moisturizer deeply hydrates as it rebuilds skin's moisture barrier, helps the skin protect itself from external irritants and soothes away redness and sensitivity.
PRIMAVERA uses the highest amount of certified organic ingredients available and we actively support organic agriculture projects worldwide that rely on biodiversity, crop rotation, chemical-free pest controls and fertilizers, and no GMOs for farming.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
#1 IN JAPAN - ESTABLISHED IN 1957
Invented by Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari, Yu-Be (pronounced "YOO-BEE") is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. It's the uniquely high Glycerin content and absorbability achieved through a special manufacturing process in Japan, which makes Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream so effective on serious dry skin and truly sets it apart from other creams.
• Use Yu-Be anywhere on the body - even the face and lips.
• Helps heal brittle cuticles and smooth rough, dry skin on hands, elbows, knees and feet.
• Absorbs FAST and works for hours. Good for all day or all night.
• Non-greasy formula contains NO artificial colors, fragrances, petrolatum or SPF.
• CAMPHOR soothes irritation and cools the surface of your skin.
• Mild camphor scent fades within minutes.
• Concentrated GLYCERIN moisturizer helps hydrate, soothe and smooth severe dry skin on the whole family - ALL YEAR LONG. (kids too!)
Lipgloss+Spandex note: Although I don't like the initial scent, it does fade, and Yu-Be is great for really dry skin.
Living Nature lipstick in Precious
New Zealand's original natural skincare company
Colour your lips with the soft and subtle shades of nature. Precious by Lorraine Downes is a gorgeous natural nude pink shade. Living Nature lipsticks are formulated with the highest quality, certified natural ingredients to bring luscious, healthy colour to your lips. Production is in small manufacturing runs with lipsticks hand poured and individually flamed to a perfect finish by our experienced team. All natural pigments and nourishing waxes ensure smooth application, fabulous wear and a gorgeous natural smile.
Lipgloss+Spandex note: This color is a really flattering "my lips but better" shade. It's a great basic color to throw in your purse!
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A matte red-orange lip is bold, sexy and unapologetic. And Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera definitely fits the bill!
$28.00 for 0.10 oz.
A richly pigmented, silky smooth and velvety matte lip color that delivers up to 14 hours of continuous wear without flaking or dryness. For optimal staying power, clean lips of other oils and balms. Allow to set for 30 seconds to one minute.
Product description (color/dupes): I tested this liquid lip color in Riviera for We Heart This. Riviera is described as "tangerine" by Hourglass. It definitely has orange in it, but it has a lot of red in it as well. I think it leans more red than orange, but every time I look at it, I change my mind! In any case, it's definitely bright, and very bold.
Pigmentation: This formula is INCREDIBLY pigmented. A little product goes a loooong way. One coat will deliver fully opaque coverage.
Texture: It's initially smooth and feels like a very thin layer on your lips, unlike some longwearing liquid lipsticks, which feel thick and sticky.
Application: The little doe foot applicator makes application a breeze, but make sure you use a mirror!
Length of Wear: I manage to get about half of a workday in before it starts to wear off (about 4 hours). Reapplying makes it a clumpy chunky mess. It's gross. You'll have to completely remove this (I needed makeup removing wipes) and then apply it again. And be careful not to apply too much product because I felt that it shortened the length of wear even more.
Packaging: Sleek and pretty.
Value: Almost thirty bucks for 0.10 oz is a bit high especially given the issues with longevity and reapplication.
Overall, I love love love the color and how it feels at first. The length of wear is okay (for me anyway) and the price is a little high. The major issue is how AWFUL it looks when you try to reapply product, becaue you have to remove it completely with a makeup wipe or get chunky red bits. I want to love this, and I want to use it so badly... I'll probably work around its flaws, but I won't repurchase it.
Click on any of the photos to jump over to my review on We Heart This!
Left to right: MAC eyeshadow in Daydreaming, MAC lipstick in Sounds Like Noise, MAC nail polish in Riot Girl, MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Lightscapade [photo from We Heart This]
[photos from Marilyn @ Lipgloss+Spandex]
I'm loving this new limited edition collection from Laura Mercier!
Laura's inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods. For the holiday season, Laura was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of the Art Deco period in Paris in the mid-1920's, most notably the beautiful paintings of the artist Tamara de Lempicka... Laura created rich makeup shades of gold, red and black to beautifully contrast each other and add sharp definition that is geometrical, powerful and beautifully ornamental.
This month, Laura Mercier is adding a lot of new products to their permanent collection. They have two completely new products--their brand new Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colours (which comes in 18 shades) and their brand new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact SPF20 (which comes in12 shades).
In addition to these new items, they're adding more color options to their current permanent lineups of Laura Mercier Lip Liners (7 new shades) and are also adding a new fragrance, Ambre Vanille, to the Laura Mercier Bath & Body Collection.
I was excited to receive two products from this release to test out and review, the Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Rosewood, and the Lip Pencil in True Red.
My earlier swatches were on my arm, instead of my lips, so I figured I'd give you all a better idea of how it looks on my face. :)
Check out my lipstick reviews here.
Lip pencil reviews are here.
Lipgloss reviews are here.
Yep, I'm super tired of looking at my own face right now. Hopefully these swatches are helpful! :)
Check out my first review of Red Apple Lipstick here, if you haven't already! All of the Red Apple products are gluten-free, soy-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, allergen-free, and vegan. And the quality is fabulous.
Red Apple Lipstick recently released their first lip pencils ($20 regular price, currently on sale for $12.50!!). While these products are new to their line, the quality is fabulous.
These colors are super wearable, especially Brick and Mocha. Chocolate is a little too brown for my preference, but it's still quite pretty. The texture is fairly smooth, they're easy to sharpen, and the pigmentation is nice. I find that they last fairly long for me also, although as with all lipliners, they do tend to wear off slightly faster in the middle compared to the edges of my lips. There's no fragrance to these either, which I appreciate. I'm not typically a huge fan of lip pencils, but these are just plain practical to have on hand. My only complaint is that the regular price is a tad bit high, but they're great quality, and for $12.50 (currently on sale), they're a steal!
I don't always wear lip liner, but when I do, it's Red Apple Lipstick lip liner! :)