Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Brush Collection Review & Photos

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Hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Brush Collection

Availability: Sephora
Price: $30.00 – $54.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A revolutionary line of brushes created through a collaboration between the Sephora Pro team and traditional Japanese craftsmen. These beautiful brushes feature an innovative synthetic bristle material—the first to benefit from exclusive technology—that creates a softer, fluffier feel with actual bounce while retaining the benefits of synthetic bristles. As a result, these brushes are soft as cashmere, yet deposit more product onto the face due to less absorption and are more hygienic than natural hair. The result of the first ever collaboration between a beauty company and highly-skilled traditional Hakuho-do craftsmen, these brushes benefit from the expertise of the Sephora Pro team and are handmade in Japan using a traditional, 200-year-old manufacturing technique. This ensures the highest quality design, materials, and assembly for astounding results. The brush shapes were chosen for their precision, control, and ability to function as multitaskers. (Each sold separately.)

Sephora PRO has teamed with legendary Japanese brush maker hakuho-do to create a line of 5 luxury brushes made with synthetic bristles. Check out the following!

  • Kusabi: wedge sloping powder brush
  • Otsubu: large teardrop pointed powder brush
  • Kotsubu: small teardrop pointed highlighter
  • Ougi: fan cheek brush
  • Kusuriyubi: angled concealer brush

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OPI Venice Collection Photos & Swatches

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OPI Venice Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Available Now
Price: $9.50 each
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

All new lacquers and gels that pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The leading nail professional and color experts at OPI have created a collection this Fall/Winter 2015 that captures the essence of one of Europe’s most romantic ancient capitals. A city of opulent pleasures, lavish artwork, and breathtaking Baroque architecture, for centuries Venice has inspired artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty. The world’s number one salon brand has created its own tribute to the famed “Queen of the Adriatic” with the all new Venice Collection. Featuring 15 new lacquer shades with matching GelColor to evoke the sumptuous elegance and grandiose splendor of the floating city, the OPI Venice Collection brings the alluring spirit of Venice to life anywhere.

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Venice Collection. This post shows the following shades with 2 coats applied:

  • A Great Opera-tunity: lush melon
  • It’s a Piazza Cake: persimmon crème
  • Worth a Pretty Penne: shimmery copper
  • Tiramisu for Two: coffee cream
  • Amore at the Grand Canal: ravishing red
  • Gimme a Lido Kiss: red shimmer
  • Be There in a Prosecco: opaque crème
  • I Cannoli Wear OPI: pale gray
  • Gelato on My Mind: icy-sweet
  • Purple Palazzo Pants: pastel lilac
  • O Suzi Mio: bold eggplant
  • My Gondola or Yours?: luscious black
  • Venice the Party?: bold aquamarine
  • Baroque…But Still Shopping: glittering gold
  • St. Mark’s the Spot: deep navy



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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Mattes) Review, Photos, Swatches

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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Mattes)

Availability: Sephora
Price: $22.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A lightweight gel lipstick with bold, one-stroke color in matte and satin finishes. Swipe lips with this vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipstick. It delivers intensely pigmented, one-stroke color in an ultra-lightweight gel formula. Featuring moisturizing matte and satin finishes, it leaves lips with a modern, daring look.

Buxom’s new Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks have a moisturizing gel formula that’s said to impart intense color. These lipsticks are divided into matte and stain finishes, for a total of 30 shades. This review is for three of the matte-finish shades:

  • Naturally Daring: matte nude pink
  • Ultraviolet: matte bright violet
  • Classified Crimson: matte true red


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Too Faced Launches Stardust Eyeshadow Palette

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Limited-edition
Release Date: August 23, 2015 (Online) / September 6, 2015 (In Stores)
Availability: ULTA

Company’s Description

Too Faced has teamed up with social media sensation @Vegas_Nay to create this Ulta-exclusive palette! @Vegas_Nay (Naomi Giannopoulos) is an Instagram beauty superstar known for her artistic, beautiful pictorials. This carefully curated collection contains 12 stunning matte and shimmer shadows, loose glitter pigment, deluxe sizes of Too Faced’s bestselling Shadow Insurance and Better Than Sex Mascara, and six glamorous looks to get you started.

Stardust by Vegas Nay Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Girl’s Night: Matte deep warm brown
  • Selfie: Cream white with slight silver shimmer
  • Chandelier: Matte cream
  • Golden Nugget: Gold foiled coppery shimmer
  • The Strip: Silvered mauve
  • Follow Me: Vibrant blue purple with blue sparkle
  • Showgirl: Bronzed pearl
  • Millennial: Matte warm medium brown
  • Pink Pearl: Pearl cool light pink
  • Double Tap: Deep red brown with violet sparkle
  • Sin City: Matte black
  • Jackpot: Brown with gold shimmer
  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17 oz.)
  • Deluxe Shadow Insurance (0.17 oz.)
  • Deluxe Glamour Dust Glitter in Nude Beam (0.02 oz.)

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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Satins) Review, Photos, Swatches

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Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks (Satins)

Availability: Sephora
Price: $22.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A lightweight gel lipstick with bold, one-stroke color in matte and satin finishes. Swipe lips with this vividly graphic, ultra-bold lipstick. It delivers intensely pigmented, one-stroke color in an ultra-lightweight gel formula. Featuring moisturizing matte and satin finishes, it leaves lips with a modern, daring look.

Buxom’s new Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipsticks have a moisturizing gel formula that’s said to impart intense color. These lipsticks are divided into matte and stain finishes, for a total of 30 shades. This review is for three of the satin-finish shades:

  • Sultry Mauve: satin mauve
  • Wicked Pink: satin blue pink
  • Graphic Grape: satin deep purple


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MAC Haute Dogs Collection Video

Here is the video overview of MAC’s Haute Dogs Collection for Summer 2015! The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read the written review on the website–just check the description box for links!

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Chantecaille Monte Carlo Collection – Fall 2015

Chantecaille Monte Carlo Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Available Now
Availability: Nordstrom

Company’s Description

Inspired by the glamorous Mediterranean principality of Monaco, this collection is filled with products specifically designed and curated to create the essential après beach look.


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Illamasqua Earth Collection – Fall 2015

Illamasqua Earth

Limited-edition
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Availability: Illamasqua

Company’s Description

Earth celebrates origins and the passage of time, echoing warmth, iridescent light and power.

No specific details yet, but the collection will include a new palette, two pigments, an eye liner, a lipstick, and a nail polish.

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation

Availability: Sephora
Price: $43.00
Deal: Choose 1 of 3 trend deluxe samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: TRENDS. Ends 9/1.
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A long-lasting, multitasking cover stick with invisible coverage for foundation touch-ups and contouring. Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation creates a flawless complexion on camera, and to the naked eye. Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, it is completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4k lens. The revolutionary foundation contains amino acid coated pigments that provide medium-to-full coverage with a lightweight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. It leaves a natural-looking, radiant finish, and it’s formulated with hyaluronic spheres for time-released hydration that is perfect for normal to dry skin. Ideal for foundation touch-ups and contouring, it can be applied at home or on-the-go for a flawless complexion.

Make Up For Ever’s new Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is said to provide natural-looking but medium-to-full coverage suitable for 4k resolution. This foundation is available in 15 different shades. This review depicts the shade Y245, which is the equivalent of shade 120 in the original HD Foundation line.


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What’s New In Beauty + GIVEAWAY Video For August 2015

Check out this video if you want to see what new beauty products, home decor, and beauty accessories have just launched! Plus, I am giving away a huge grab-bag of goodies for the items I show in this video.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Allura’s YouTube channel to stay posted on the latest videos and to be eligible for exclusive giveaways.

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