Givenchy Croisiere Collection – Summer 2014


Release Date: April 21, 2014
Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom

Here is a look into Givenchy’s upcoming Summer 2014 Collection. Keep reading for images and preliminary product information!

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Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer Review, Photos, Swatches


Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer

Availability: Clarins, Nordstrom, Macy’s
Price: $23.00
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Company’s Description

A softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent and 3D shimmer. Experience the lusciously smooth, shiny and fuller lips you’ve always dreamed of. Sheer, but shaded enough to wear alone or to complement your favorite lip shade.

Clarins’s Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a lip gel that comes in 6 shades and is said to give the lips a smooth, shiny, full look. This review is for the shade Candy Shimmer, which is a yellow-based pink with micro-shimmer.


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Zoya Awaken & Monet Collections Photos & Swatches


Zoya Awaken & Monet Collections

Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $9.00 each (Awaken) / $10.00 (Monet)

Company’s Description

Open your mind to the beauty of color discovery; the new, the unexplored, the excitement! Awaken by Zoya – Six new, full-coverage, dew-drenched creams and gold-kissed metallic nail polish colors for Spring 2014. Full of pure pigment, intense color and modern complexity that will take you far beyond the hazy, barely there hues of seasons past into a new world of chromatic joy.

These photos and swatches are for Zoya’s Awaken & Monet Collection. The following shades are shown, each with 2 coats applied (except for Monet, which has 1 coat):

  • Dillon: Green Mint Shimmer Metallic Full Coverage Formula
  • Rebel: Blue Sky Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula
  • Hudson: Purple Orchid Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula
  • Dot: Pink Petal Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  • Cole: Peach Whisper Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  • Brooklyn: White-Gold Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula
  • Monet: Multi-Color, Cellophane Holographic Topper

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Sephora Divergent Collection Video

Here is the video overview of Sephora’s Divergent Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the products and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read the following written reviews:

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NARS Contour Blush Collection – Spring 2014


Release Date: Now Available
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

NARS Cosmetics introduces Contour Blush, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.

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