Review & Swatches: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in “Rose Tempura”

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in #13 Rose Tempura

Availability: Sephora
Price: $32.00

Company’s Description

A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain. Coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine.

Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip product is a gloss satin that comes in 20 different shades. The shade Rose Tempura–a vibrant, ruby red with silver micro-shimmer–is reviewed, below.


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Bobbi Brown Modern Beauty Collection – Winter 2012

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Limited-edition
Release Date: December 2012
Availability: Bobbi Brown, Nordstom, Macy’s

Here is a look into Bobbi Brown’s Modern Beauty Collection. Keep reading for product descriptions and photos!


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows

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e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows

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. The colors are as follows:

  • Confetti
  • Toast
  • Celebration
  • Party
  • Festivity
  • Gala
  • Soiree

See below for photos and swatches of all of the colors. I will also do individual reviews of each color and update this post with the corresponding links.


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Tutorial: Holiday Look With Guerlain Liu Palette

As requested, here is the look I wore in a recent video. It’s a holiday-appropriate look created using the Guerlain Liu Palette. More photos of the look are below.

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Enjoy!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 10

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Today’s prize is Cargo’s Swimmables Waterproof Pencils set.

To be eligible to win Day 10’s prize, you must follow on Pinterest and go to this link to enter.

Good luck!


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Review & Swatches: NYX Stick Blush in “Hibiscus”

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NYX Stick Blush in Hibiscus

Availability: ULTA, NYX
Price: $6.00

Company’s Description

Add a touch of color with our creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! Available in eight rich shades! Apply and receive the perfect glow every day!

NYX’s Stick Blushes are cream blushes that come in stick form and in eight (8) different shades. This review is for the shade Hibiscus–a deep mauve pink shade.

If you would like to see swatches of all eight (8) shades, please see this post.

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 9

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Today’s prize is Sunday Riley’s Blush in Honeymoon Night.

To be eligible to win Day 9’s prize, go to this link and follow the instructions.

Good luck!

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Review: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum

Availability: Sephora
Price: $64.00 (1 ounce)

Company’s Description

An absolutely essential and utterly irresistible perfumed creation. The legendary heart-shaped bottle has been boldly reinterpreted with a modern touch. Its crystalline transparency, fading from black to powdery pink, reveals the silhouette of the little, black dress.

Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose—black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea are ever-so-revealing and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade—fresh, enigmatic, and exhilarating, mischievous and captivating.

Guerlain’s newest perfume–La Petite Robe Noire (The Little Black Dress)–is said to be fresh, enigmatic, and exhilarating with notes of berries, rose, licorice, and black tea.


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Review & Swatches: Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Cleanser & Microderm

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Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Cleanser & Microderm

Availability: Sephora
Price: $24.00 (Cleanser) / $34.00 (Microderm)

Company’s Description

Cleanser: Gently cleanses the skin—removing surface oils, make up, dirt and grime—its whipped texture transforms into a soothing foam when blended with water. Skin feels fresh, hydrated and smooth instantly.

Microderm: Combines micro-exfoliants, natural extracts and high-grade micronized magnesium-oxide crystals to smooth, refine and polish skin’s texture. Instantly exfoliate and renew devitalized, dull and flaky skin.

This is for Miracle Skin Transformer’s two cleansing products: their Cleanser and Microderm. The cleanser is said to remove makeup and dirt from the face gently while the Microderm exfoliates the skin to refine its texture. Keep reading for my thoughts on these two skincare items!

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Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in “Violet Orchid”

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Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Violet Orchid

Availability: Sephora, Macy’s
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

A velvety powder blush that sweeps sheer color for a naturally blushed look. Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour is a light-as-air, velvety powder blush that sweeps on sheer color easily and evenly. With skin-silkening natural botanicals, your complexion looks naturally blushed and lit from within. Light-diffusing qualities allow a mistake-proof, flawless application that lasts all day.

Laura Mercier’s Second Skin Cheek Colours are said to impart sheer color for a natural look. This blush comes in ten (10) shades. This review is for Violet Orchid–a shimmering light violet with mauve.


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