Hard Candy So Baked Contouring Trio in 3rd Wheel Review, Photos, Swatches


Hard Candy So Baked Contouring Trio in 3rd Wheel

Availability: Wal-Mart
Price: $9.00

Company’s Description

Illuminate, contour and highlight for a healthy-looking, captivating glow. Includes a luminizer for highlighting cheekbones, a satin-finish blush for cheeks and glowing bronzer that helps contour and define

Hard Candy’s Spring 2014 Collection includes a new product–the So Baked Contouring Trio–that includes a highlighting, bronzing, and blush shade. These trios are available in 4 shade combinations. This review is for the trio in 3rd Wheel.

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Sephora 15% Off Now Open To All Beauty Insiders


Sephora’s 15% discount is now open for use to ALL Beauty Insiders. Use code TICKET. Ends 4/10. Enjoy!

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New Makeup From ULTA For Spring 2014


Release Date: Now Available
Availability: ULTA

ULTA is offering a selection of brand new items and colors in its line for the Spring season. Most eye-catching in my opinion are the Color Pure Eye Shadows, which are loose eye pigments, and the Weightless Lipsticks.

Like Sephora, ULTA seems to be concentrating more on its company makeup line. I don’t think it’s quite as refined as Sephora’s company line is yet, but it’s getting better, and it’s definitely more affordable.

Check out the new products and images, below!

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Lupita Nyong’o New Lancôme Ambassadress


The stunning Lupita Nyong’o, who delivered this insightful speech about beauty and being a woman of color, will be Lancome’s next Ambassadress. Here is Lancome’s press release:

Company’s Description

Maison Lancôme is delighted to announce Academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o as its new brand ambassadress. With her instinctive and sophisticated talent and one of a kind beauty, both delicate and exuding strength, 31-year-old Lupita Nyong’o has taken the world by storm. She received an Academy Award® in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for her moving portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave–making her the fourth Academy Award® winning Lancôme ambassadress. Her performance also won her many other prestigious awards worldwide, including the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Independent Spirit Award, NAACP Award, as well as the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards’ “New Hollywood Award.”

Lupita Nyong’o, a recent graduate from the Yale School of Drama, has an eclectic artistic repertoire, having performed on stage as well as having directed the award-winning feature-length documentary, In My Genes, about the reality of living with albinism in Kenya. She was recently seen in the action thriller Non-Stop, opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. The Mexican-born, Kenyan actress is an outstanding example of a natural beauty. Confident and simply true to herself, she embraces life with freshness, citing happiness as the most attractive form of radiance.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” confided Lupita Nyong’o. Joining Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, and the recently appointed young actress Lily Collins, Lupita Nyong’o will be seen this summer in campaigns shot by star photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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Bobbi Brown Brown Sugar Collection – Summer 2014


Release Date: April 2014 / Now @ Barney’s
Availability: Nordstom, Macy’s

Here’s a sneak peek into Bobbi Brown’s upcoming Raw Sugar collection, which features shimmering nudes for Summer 2014!

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5 Beauty Unboxings for March 2014 Video

Here is my unboxing and review of the beauty items found in 5 subscription boxes–two of which are new: Cate & Chloe’s VIP jewelry box, EcoEmi’s March 2014 box, GlossyBox‘s March 2014 box, MemeBox’s 5th and 7th edition boxes, and Wantable‘s April 2014 box. Come unbox with me!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Allura’s YouTube channel to stay posted on the latest videos and to be eligible for exclusive giveaways.



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YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush Review, Photos, Swatches


YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush

Availability: Nordstrom
Price: $40.00

Company’s Description

Babydoll Kiss and Blush by Yves Saint Laurent adds a perfect flirtatious pop of color to your lips and cheeks. The blendable, air-whipped mousse formula has a soft matte finish and features an exclusive applicator for precise application and buildable color that goes exactly where you want it to.

Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip and cheek product–the Babydoll Kiss & Blush–comes in 12 different shades, provides color for both the lips and face, and has an air-whipped mousse formula. This review is for the following shades:

  • #2 Rose Frivole
  • #4 Orange Fougueux
  • #5 Rouge Effronté
  • #12 Moca Garçonn

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