Review & Swatches: Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation

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Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation

Availability: Sephora, ULTA
Price: $42.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A foundation with light-responsive technology for an even, luminous finish. Makeup, reimagined: this foundation utilizes 100 percent Liquid Light Technology for a totally natural, radiant finish. The microscopic, gel-covered pigments mimic photo filters to blur imperfections. This HD formula completely evens out skin, but is undetectable to the naked eye. This oil-free foundation works with all undertones and builds from sheer to medium coverage.

Smashbox’s new liquid foundation is called the Liquid Halo HD Foundation and comes in 10 shades. It’s said to give an even, luminous finish. The shade depicted in this review is #3.


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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Illamasqua’s The Sacred Hour Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas.

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Givenchy Ondulations Precieuses Collection – Holiday 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2013
Availability: Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue

Here is a look into Givenchy’s upcoming Holiday 2013 Collection. Keep reading for images and preliminary product information!


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Swatches: OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in “DS Pewter”

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OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in DS Pewter

Limited-edition
Release Date: September 2013
Price: $12.50
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.

OPI has come out with two new Designer Series shades for Fall 2013: DS Lapis and DS Pewter. Here are photos and swatches of DS Pewter–a deep silver ore with silver sand-textured shimmer and a matte finish.


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Monthly Favorites: August 2013


Time for monthly favorites and regrets! In this video, I share the products I’ve been most impressed by this month, and some products I found disappointing.

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I hope you enjoy this video!


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Review & Swatches: Michael Kors Glam Lip Luster in “Icon”

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Michael Kors Glam Lip Luster in Icon

Availability: Macy’s
Price: $24.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Ultra-glossy, high-shine formula gives a translucent wash of color with a luxurious, smooth texture. Available in 3 strikingly chic and fashion-forward shades: Muse (Sporty), Siren (Sexy) and Icon (Glam).

Michael Kors’s new beauty line is divided into 3 sub-sections: Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. Each section has a nail polish, lip gloss, lipstick, and bronzer.

This review is for the Lip Luster lipgloss from the Glam line, Icon–a transparent berry wine.


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Review & Swatches: Michael Kors Sexy Lip Luster in “Siren”

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Michael Kors Sexy Lip Luster in Siren

Availability: Macy’s
Price: $24.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Ultra-glossy, high-shine formula gives a translucent wash of color with a luxurious, smooth texture. Available in 3 strikingly chic and fashion-forward shades: Muse (Sporty), Siren (Sexy) and Icon (Glam).

Michael Kors’s new beauty line is divided into 3 sub-sections: Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. Each section has a nail polish, lip gloss, lipstick, and bronzer.

This review is for the Lip Luster lipgloss from the Sexy line, Siren–a shimmering magenta pink.

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Swatches: OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in “DS Lapis”

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OPI Designer Series Nail Polish in DS Lapis

Limited-edition
Release Date: September 2013
Price: $12.50
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.

OPI has come out with two new Designer Series shades for Fall 2013: DS Lapis and DS Pewter. Here are photos and swatches of DS Lapis–a rich blue with silver sand-textured shimmer and a matte finish.


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Review & Swatches: Michael Kors Sexy Lip Lacquer in “Bombshell”

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Michael Kors Sporty Lip Lacquer in Bombshell

Availability: Macy’s
Price: $24.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Moisturizing formula featuring Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides a soft, luxurious feel and sheer to medium coverage that wears for hours. Comes in 3 trend-setting shades: Diva (Sporty), Bombshell (Sexy) and Dame (Glam).

Michael Kors’s new beauty line is divided into 3 sub-sections: Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. Each section has a nail polish, lip gloss, lipstick, and bronzer.

This review is for the Lip Lacquer lipstick from the Sexy line, Bombshell–a bright, hot pink shade.


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Review & Swatches: Michael Kors Glam Lip Lacquer in “Dame”

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Michael Kors Sporty Lip Lacquer in Dame

Availability: Macy’s
Price: $24.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Moisturizing formula featuring Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides a soft, luxurious feel and sheer to medium coverage that wears for hours. Comes in 3 trend-setting shades: Diva (Sporty), Bombshell (Sexy) and Dame (Glam).

Michael Kors’s new beauty line is divided into 3 sub-sections: Sporty, Sexy, and Glam. Each section has a nail polish, lip gloss, lipstick, and bronzer.

This review is for the Lip Lacquer lipstick from the Glam line, Dame–a deep red with red flecks.


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