Essence Lipstick Review and Swatches

I’m loving Essence lipsticks at the moment. They are creamy, they smell good and they look beautiful on the lips. Plus they are cheap to boot! They are $2.49 at Ulta. That is the only place I have been able to find them. Have you tried them? Let me know!
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Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Chanel Las Vegas de Chanel Collection Haul & Review

I was in Las Vegas when the Chanel Las Vegas de Chanel collection launched. I first went to the Chanel counter at Barney’s New York in the Venitian and they had no idea what I was talking about, but sent me to the Chanel Boutique at the Wynn. By the time I hurried over there, there was only 2 powders and one lipstick left. Sheewwww, a near miss! I think I would have broken down and cried right there if I had gotten there and they had told me they just sold out!

Anyway, I picked up the Lucky Strikes Iridescent Powder for Eyes and Cheeks which is soooo gorgeous (and crazy expensive at $95). It is shades of sand and gold and you can use it as a highlighter on your face and eyes and also as an eyeshadow. It blends like a dream and looks amazing. I’m in love! See swatches below:)

I also picked up the Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Brilliant. The name nails the way it looks. It is a sheer golden glaze and it is brilliant. I suggest that you use it over a lip liner or lipstick to give it a golden sheen. You could also use it on its own if you have pigmented lips, but I won’t be using it that way. Its very unique and I don’t have anything else like it in my collection. I like the Rouge Coco Shine formula. (see swatches below)

There was also a gold nail polish and a gold lip liner that I did not pick up. I can’t imagine using a gold lip liner and I didn’t find the nail polish to be especially unique, although it was very pretty.

The Exclusive Creation Las Vegas de Chanel products are available for a limited time at the Chanel boutiques at the Bellagio Hotel and Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and also on chanel.com. You can call 1.800.550.0005 to check availability.


All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Bobbie Brown Spring 2012: Miami Coral Lipstick and Bare Sparkle Lipgloss

I stopped by the Bobbie Brown counter the other day and looked at the Spring line. I picked up a lipstick and a lipgloss. I’m in love with both of them!

Miami Coral lipstick is almost like a coral nude. Its not too bright, not too pale, just perfect. The Bare Sparkle lipgloss is a super pale peach with shimmer. Together they are fantastic, but they had other lipglosses that would go with Miami Coral too. Did you pick up anything from the Spring collection?

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to review these items.

 

Mac Spring 2012 Launches: Cook, Shop and Vera!

I’m pretty happy with the things that I picked up from Mac’s Spring Launches. I picked up “Innocence Beware!” Lipstick and “Dish it up” Lipstick from the Mac Shop Collection. From the Cook collection I grabbed two fluidlines in “Wholesome” and “Added Goodness” Finally from the Mac Vera Collection I got the Pearlmatte Face Powder in “Flower Fantasy” and a Plushglass in “On A Holiday” They were all hits with me:) Did you haul anything from the Cook, Shop or Vera Collections? If so, let me know what you got and what you think of it!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

LANCOME HAUL (AND GIFT) :Roseraie Des Delices SPRING 2012

Lancome has released their new Spring 2012 collection: Roseraie Des Delices!!  I hauled two items from the collection, and an eyeshadow palette that is permanant.  The gift was awesome.  Check it out!!

I’m loving Sweet Marmalade Enhancing Lipcolor Lipstick, which is a beautiful coral color. I also love the coordinating Color Fever Gloss in Tangerine Petal. I have been looking for the Coral Crush eyeshadow palette for quite a while so I was thrilled when my local counter got it and didn’t sell it out before I was able to get one. Even though its not part of the Spring collection I had to snatch it up!! Love it! What did you get from the collection??

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

January 2012 Favorites

January, the beginning of a new year, but I still have some old favorites, and a couple of new ones too!

Yea to my old friends who made the cut: Mac Harmony Blush, Benefit’s Boing Concealer, Benefit Powderfladge, Mac Cream Color Base in Pearl, Mac MSF in Lightscapade, Per-fekt Brow Gel, Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-brush Mascara, Revlon Lash Glue, Too Faced Perfect Lips Liner, Sigma Contour Brush F05, Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40

Welcome into my life my new favorite friends: Urban Decay’s Naked II Palette, Macs Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree, Urban Decay’s Supercurling Mascara, Benefit Lipstick in “I Think I Love You”, Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush, Rimmel Nail Polish.

What were your favorites this month?  I’d love to know!!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review or mention any of these items.