Review & Swatches: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in “Grandest Grape”


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Grandest Grape

Availability: Sephora
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

A nourishing tinted lip balm halfway between sheer and opaque. Soften lips with a cushion of color that’s not quite sheer, not quite opaque—but something perfectly in between. This moisturizing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters to make dry, delicate lips feel comfortably soft and smooth.

Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms are a more pigmented version of their well-known Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. The Intense version comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade Grandest Grape, which is a deep raspberry color.

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Collection – Spring 2013


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s

Company’s Description

Pure Pigment. Extreme sheen. Builds intensely, wears infinitely – all day. Maximize eyes with Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.

Here is a sneak peek into Estee Lauder’s Pure Color collection for Spring 2013. Keep reading for color descriptions and images!

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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in “Soiree”


e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

Soft and fluffy, these vibrant, shimmering Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow colors can be used as eyeshadow or a bold liner. The whipped gel texture is easy to blend and lightweight for lasting comfort and wear. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and adding extra shimmer for a truly glam look.

e.l.f. has released seven (7) shades of its new Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows, which are now part of the company’s Studio line. This review is for the shade Soiree–a shimmering, dusty mauve-plum.

To see photos and swatches of all the colors, see this post.

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Review & Swatches: BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 in “The September Issue”


BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 in The September Issue

Availability: ULTA, Sephora
Price: $40.00

Company’s Description

BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow combines BareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine, and cucumber—ingredients known to deliver antiaging benefits including reduced appearance of puffiness and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. The formula looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid, long-wearing color. This fashion-forward palette of jeweled forest and floral shades delivers this season’s standout looks. Learn how to create three on-trend looks, then mix, match, and experiment for endless effects.

Bare Escentuals’ BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 in The September Issue contains eight (8) eye shadow colors in the following shades: Couture (glimmering clove), Silhouette (antique white), Statement (vibrant orchid), Prêt-à-Porter (sunbaked gold), Três Chic (apricot cream), Editor’s Pick (metallic teal), Glitterati (shimmering pink), Ensemble (deepest eggplant). Keep reading for my thoughts on this palette’s quality and to see images and swatches.

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NARS Spring 2013 Color Collection


Release Date: January 15, 2013
Availability: Sephora

Company’s Description

Fresh and fierce, strong and sexy; the Spring 2013 Color Collection introduces a vibrant, ‘90s-esque palette that sets the tone for a season of audaciously feminine looks. Created by Founder & Creative Director François Nars, the collection heralds spring’s arrival with shades ready to make a graphic statement.

Here is a first look at NARS’ upcoming Color Collection for Spring 2013.

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Swatches: OPI Mariah Carey Collection


OPI Mariah Carey Collection

Release Date: January 2013
Price: $9.00 ($10.95 CAN)
Size: 0.5 fl oz
Availability: ULTA, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret

Company’s Description

OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by multiple Grammy Award winning recording artist Mariah Carey. These shades include four new OPI Liquid Sand™ lacquers featuring groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

“OPI is extremely excited to work with Mariah,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She’s very passionate about beauty and her nails in particular. Her music, which includes 18 Billboard No. 1 singles, served as a wonderful inspiration for glamorous, sultry, vibrant colors.

“To pay homage to her iconic status, we wanted to launch her collection with something completely new and exciting. OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquer offers a never-before-seen look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles. Worn without top coat, Liquid Sand lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish worthy of a superstar.”

Here is a look at OPI’s Mariah Carey nail polishes! The following colors are shown:

  • The Impossible: This matte fuchsia with star confetti will never give up
  • Can’t Let Go: Hold onto this matte purple with dazzling sparkle
  • Get Your Number: Wearing this matte blue with sparkles is a great call
  • Stay the Night: Make it last in this matte black with red glints
  • Anti-bleak: This deep, creamy purple will lift your spirits
  • Pink Yet Lavender: This pink glitter with lavender shimmer has superstar shine
  • Sprung: Fall hopelessly in love with this shimmery copper
  • A Butterfly Moment: This sophisticated and frosty tan nude has us all a-flutter

All colors have one (2) coats applied, unless otherwise noted.

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Catrice Neo Geisha Collection – Spring 2013


Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Catrice

Company’s Description

Widely popular on the international catwalks: the Asia trend, inspired by the Japanese Geisha look. Red lips and black eyeliner are absolutely essential for the silk kimonos, collarless jackets and spectacular footwear of this trend. The Limited Edition “Neo Geisha” by CATRICE is a modern interpretation of the traditional Geisha look that unites artistic Japanese elements with facets of the Western World. The colours: red, dark blue and nude are mixed with intensive green, pink and purple. A combination of classical and modern.

Here is a look into Catrice’s Neo Geisha Collection for Spring 2013. Keep reading for full details and images.

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