NARS Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil has been on my wish list forever. Anytime I was at a Sephora or a NARS counter, I would swatch it, want it but yet talk myself out of it. “You don’t ‘need’ it,” I told myself. Well, finally just two weeks ago, the ‘want’ finally became too much and I hit checkout on Sephora.com. So glad I did because this colour is divine.
To kick off the New Year, I decided to put myself on a spending ban…on clothing. Considering it’s only mid-January, I like to think I’ve done well so far. But you know what they say about one door closing, another opens. And this door has opened to makeup hauling. Oh yes. I confess. There’s been some hauling. First haul of the year was for MAC’s new Huggable lipsticks, a limited edition range of moisturizing glossy lipsticks.
Hello lovelies. Let’s talk blush today, shall we? NARS blush, in particular. I’ve been a big, and I mean Julia Roberts/Pretty Woman “Big”, fan of NARS blush. There isn’t a week when I don’t reach for a NARS blush. So, when I heard the company was releasing four, yes, four new Limited Edition blushes as part of its Final Cut Collection*, I was more than a little excited.I was able to preview the four blushes: New Attitude, Love, Final Cut, and Sex Fantasy. After a week or so of wearing around, I have some advice: you just might need to pay a visit to your NARS counter to do a little swatching. Yes, indeed. These are definitely worth a look.
I continue to ‘find’ products in my must-review-someday drawer that I wish I had noticed earlier. The latest, another lip product, comes from Mary Kay, and is a Glossy Lip Stain in the colour, Enchanted Mauve. It’s love, love, love.
I think I initially ignored it because I thought it was just another pink gloss. But hey hey, ho, ho, this is not just an ordinary gloss. Like Lancome’s L’Absolu Velours, this is also one of the hybrid lipgloss/lipstick/lipstain products that we’re seeing more and more of in the market. Read more
I have been such a bad beauty blogger. In recent days, I’ve come across products sitting in my ‘must-review sometime’ drawer — products that have been sitting there for months and in some cases, more than a year. So when I come across products that have been sitting there that are freakin’ amazing, yes, freakin’ amazing, I kick myself just a tiny bit. How could I neglect such gems? One of these gems is a line of liquid lipsticks from Lancome called L’Absolu Velours.* I haven’t heard a tonne about these in the beauty blog sphere, but I think maybe it’s only a matter of time. These are amazing.
I tested out two colours. The first, Velours de Caprice (#193), is a gorgeous warm red, which I think is one of the most perfect reds I’ve ever come across. It’s considered the ‘star’ shade and is the velvet version of the iconic L’ Absolu Rouge shade. I will definitely be showing this one a lot of love. Read more