Review & Swatches: Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in “Peaked”

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked

Availability: Sephora
Price: $26.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Create a flush of intense colour with this long-lasting, matte blusher. The lightweight cream texture delivers a velvet soft cream to powder finish. Apply to the apples of the cheek, or across cheekbones to enhance and define. Build and blend with fingers or an Illamasqua brush for added colour-intensity.

Illamasqua’s upcoming The Sacred Hour Collection releases August 30, 2013. The collection includes 2 Velvet Blushers, which are cream blushes that dry to a matte finish. This review is for the Velvet Blusher in Peaked, which is a dusky rose shade.

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Review & Swatches: Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Reflection Palette

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Reflection Palette

Availability: Sephora
Price: $46.50
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A combination of four highly pigmented shades and an innovative new water resistant eye shadow formula, the Reflection Palette creates striking washes of colour. With a long-lasting hold, each shadow’s silky texture allows for effortless application and blending.

Illamasqua’s upcoming The Sacred Hour Collection releases August 30, 2013. The collection includes the Reflection Palette, which contains four mousse/gel eye shadows in the following shades:

  • Precipice: Soft lemon
  • Acute: Ash taupe
  • Graphica: Graphite grey
  • Dart: Toasted bronze

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Review & Swatches: Michael Kors Sporty Bronze Powder in “Flush”

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Michael Kors Sporty Bronze Powder in Flush

Availability: Macy’s
Price: $50.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Silky, smooth powder that complements most skin tones and blends easily. Subtly fragranced with jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood and cassis.

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 bronzer from the Sporty line, Flush–a shimmering pinky-tan.


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Stay Tuned: Michael Kors Collection

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Reviews, swatches, and photos of Michael Kors’s new Beauty Collection are coming soon!

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Lancome Jason Wu Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Take a peek at Lancome’s collaboration collection with Jason Wu, featuring limited-edition packaging.

Shop the Fall 2013 Collection at PixiBeauty.com

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Review & Swatches: Madison Street Beauty Eye Shadow in “Mint”

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Madison Street Beauty Eye Shadow in Mint

Availability: Madison Street Beauty
Price: $4.99 (Regular) / $9.99 (Large)
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Highly pigmented mineral eye shadow with a silky feel that resists creasing and blends with ease. All 100 eye shadow colors are formulated with only natural ingredients making them safe and extra gentle on skin. These versatile shadows can be applied with an eye liner brush to be worn as eye liner as well as applied with a dry or wet brush to create different looks.

Madison Street Beauty is a natural and vegan cosmetic line that offers 100 loose pigment eye shadow shades. This review is for the eye shadow in Mint–a semi-sheer and shimmery mint green color.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette

Availability: Sephora
Price: $38.00

Company’s Description

A sleek eye shadow palette complete with 16 stunning, harmonious shades inspired by the sensorial and color tones of the four elements—earth, air, fire, and water. Elemental-inspired hues in a variety of semi-matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes create multi-dimensional eye looks. The texture of these shadows is thin and rich, providing exceptional gliding quality while the saturated color provides an intense payoff with great adherence. The palette of creamy shadows can be used to create soft, sultry, or smoky looks in colors inspired by the natural elements. Colors can be used individually or combined to create varied looks.

Sephora and Pantone Universe’s new Elemental Energy palette is inspired by the 4 elements–Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The palette offers 16 eye shadow shades–4 to match each element.

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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in “Never Fade Jade”

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in Never Fade Jade

Availability: ULTA, CVS
Price: $6.99
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Dare to Wear Intense Color With Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Eyeshadow. Double-Dipped Pigments Create Double Color Intensity For Your Most Explosive Eyes. The Crease-Proof Formula With Uperior Staying Power Wears For Up to 24 Hours.

Maybelline’s newest addition to its Color Tattoo line is a set of 12 new Pure Pigments, which are loose pigment eye shadows. This review is for the Pure Pigment in Never Fade Jade.

To see photographs and swatches of all 12 colors, see this post.


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Review & Swatches: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in “Rubelite”

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Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Rubelite

Availability: Sephora
Price: $25.00

Company’s Description

A rich liquid lipstick that leaves lips as smooth as lacquer. Inspired by Japanese lacquerware, one coat of this luxurious formula provides intense color and deep luster. The applicator fits closely against the lips for a comfortable and even application that does not bleed. Lacquer Rouge improves dry, rough, or peeling lips with continued use, leaving them smooth and deeply moisturized..

Shiseido is a Japanese brand that is available through Sephora. The company’s Lacquer Rouge is a liquid lipstick that is available in 18 shades. This review is for the shade RD311 Rubelite–a peachy pink color.

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Review: Josie Maran Model Citizen Argan Oil Hair Serum With Radiance

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Josie Maran Model Citizen Argan Oil Hair Serum With Radiance

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A frizz-fighting hair serum infused with a subtle illuminizing shimmer and the all-natural scent of honey lavender chamomile. Frizz-fighting and shine-boosting, this lightweight formula nourishes hair with vitamin E and essential fatty acid as it styles, leaving hair softer and glossier. The limited-edition Model Citizen version adds a subtle shimmer for multidimensional shine while gentle honey lavender chamomile fragrance calms and soothes the senses.

Josie Maran’s Model Citizen Argan Oil Hair Serum With Radiance is an oil for your hair that is supposed to help fight frizz and give your strands an illuminating quality.

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