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Monday
Apr072014

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato

Shu Uemura just released Tint in Gelato, a bright and summery collection of lip and cheek color tints. Available in 12 fun gelato-inspired shades, the creamy texture has a decadent and luxurious slip.

I tried AT 01 Cassis Delight, a classic cherry red, and CR 03 Fancy Orange, a cool salmon pink. They are fantastic on the cheeks, resulting in a soft, semi-matte finish. The concentrated formula has tons of pigment, guaranteeing a budge-free stain for all-day coverage. 

Tint in Gelato in AT 01 Cassis Delight.

CR 03 Fancy Orange

Available for $28 at www.shuuemura-usa.com

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

NARS Contour Blush

Contouring fans will fully appreciate the new NARS Contour Blush. Designed to define and illuminate the face with foolproof results, each of the three duos (Olympia, Paloma, and Gienah) feature a deep contour shade as well as a corresponding highlight shade.

I prefer the Olympia duo as the matte ivory and warm rose beige combination goes well on my light-medium complexion. The ivory is a tad too matte for me, but it does give a subtle highlighting effect. If anything, it seems to act more like a powder foundation than a traditional highlighter. The contour shade, however, is excellent. It's the perfect color (not too dark) and I get instant definition. Hello, sculpted cheeks!

Available at www.narscosmetics.com.

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

Laura Mercier New Lip Glacé Shades

Now that spring is officially here, it's time to stock up on new shades of Laura Mercier's popular Lip Glacé lip gloss. Thirteen bright new options are yours for the taking — choose from the seasonal hot pink to bold coral to deep burgundy.

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Azalea.

Moisturizing and non-sticky, these have a nice staying power, as far as lip glosses go. I got to try Azalea, a sheer candy pink, and Daiquiri, a dark pink with a flirty hint of coral. Azalea is perfect for those days when you want to tone it down, but you can also layer with a lip pencil if you want. Daiquiri is definitely a spring/summer shade to carry in your purse for the next several months. 

Lip Glace in Daiquiri.

Available at all Laura Mercier counters and www.lauramercier.com

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Veil Pressed Powder

Dolce & Gabbana has some of the best milled powders, so it's no surprise that their new Perfection Veil Pressed Powder has the same exquisite texture as their foundations, blushes and eyeshadows.

The shades Natural Glow 2 (pale tan) and Soft Blush 3 (rose beige) were perfect for my light-medium complexion, with the Natural Glow being a smidge lighter on me. It's also a perfect match for Asian skin with yellow undertones. The powder is designed to extend foundation wear and eliminate shine, but if you don't wear a lot of makeup you can use it as a very light coverage. It's absolutely natural-looking and blends beautifully into the skin.

Available at www.saksfifthavenue.com

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Thursday
Mar132014

NARS Matte Multiple

A new twist on an iconic product, the NARS Matte Multiple is the latest addition to the beloved Multiple collection. Available in seven shades for easy blending and contouring, the texture is ultra smooth for foolproof application, even for makeup beginners. The semi-matte formula will last at least 7 hours, if not more. 

Laos, a bright warm pink coral, is just gorgeous on the skin. The pigment is so concentrated it practically flies off the tube. A few gentle dabs and you'll get the right amount of product for a springtime blush. Anguilla, a light ginger pink, is also very flattering but definitely more subtle. It's not as dark so you may need an extra layer to achieve the desired effect. What I really love about this is that it diffuses so beautifully on the cheeks without much effort. Love!

 

Available at www.narscosmetics.com.

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Monday
Mar102014

Clarins Opalescence Spring 2014 Makeup

Along with their new Multi-Blush Cream Blush, the Clarins Opalescence spring 2014 makeup collection offers an array of easy-to-wear shades to create an effortless, radiant look. 

The limited edition Ombre Minerale 4 Couleurs Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Vibrant Light consists of four spring-friendly shades: pink, white, grey and violet. The silky and blendable colors are pretty long-lasting with the exception of the glittery white one. To add more dramatic effect I like to add a layer of the Smoky Plum Ombre Minerale Mono Eye Shadow

For a subtle sun-kissed glow, the Opalescence Face & Blush Powder provides a smooth finish for the face. Use all three shades together to add a natural layer of warmth, or use the coral and brown shades separately as a bronzer and blush. 

The three new shades of Joli Rouge Brilliant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick may be on the sheer side, but they're still big on shiny color. The texture is very moisturizing, which is something I've come to expect from all Clarins lipsticks. Also, don't be fooled by the bright appearance — they're softer and quite wearable. Available in Tropical Pink, Coral Tulip, and Pink Orchid.

The Gloss Prodige Lip Gloss collection has two new shades: Coral Tulip and Crystal. The non-sticky gel texture makes it comfortable to wear and the mirror shine formula lasts for several hours. I'm addicted to the berry candy scent!

Available at all Clarins counters and www.clarinsusa.com

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

J Brand Luxe Sateen Super Skinny Jeans

A favorite denim brand of mine, J Brand has a crazy sale on their Luxe Sateen Super Skinny Jeans on Saks.com right now. They're now only $74 (originally $185), which is an amazing price. I snapped up the Jaipur and Presidio Olive colors and they still have a few sizes left of the Blueberry option. The tencel fabric is super soft and the fit is more like a legging. They're so stretchy and comfy I could wear these all day. Grab them now before they sell out!

 

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Friday
Feb282014

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush

A new makeup product from Clarins, the Multi-Blush Cream Blush can be used on both cheeks and lips. Formulated with rose, mimosa and sunflower waxes, the smooth cream-to-powder texture keeps the skin comfortable and hydrated all day long. 

Multi-Blush in Candy 02.

Four natural-looking shades are available: Peach 01, Candy 02, Grenadine 03, and Rosewood 04. Peach and Candy are especially flattering for those with fair-medium skin and Rosewood is great for those who need more contouring. The bright cherry red Grenadine is absolutely lovely once you blend it out with your fingertips. The compact is also petite enough to tuck into your tiny clutch for quick touch ups throughout the day. 

Clarins Multi-Blush in Grenadine 03.

Available for $30 at www.clarinsusa.com.

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Tuesday
Feb252014

Marie Veronique Organics Pacific Lip Treatment

I've been way too busy lately, leaving little time to baby my perpetually chapped lips. As if answering my frantic plea for help, Marie Veronique Organics just launched their new Pacific Lip Treatment to rescue my dehydrated pucker. Packed with jojoba, castor oil, beeswax, and shea butter, it features their proprietary MVO LipPlump, a blend of peptides and humectants to support collagen production and increase epidermal water content. The delicate lip area doesn't produce sebum so the jojoba adds extra protection from the elements.

Emollient but not heavy, you can apply a thin layer before using lipstick. I like to slather it on before jumping in the shower to let the steam penetrate it further. Use it day and night and you'll soon recover your plump, youthful pout. In fact, after a week, my lips have almost recovered its suppleness.  

To entice you further, when you buy any full size skincare kit, get the Pacific Lip Treatment for free ($68 value). Use special offer code LIPKIT at checkout. Offer ends March 4, 2014. Also, there's free shipping on all U.S. orders.

Available at mvorganics.com.

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

NARS NARSissist Cheek Kit

Fans of the NARS blushes and bronzers can now get ahold of the NARSissist Cheek Kit ($49). Featuring cult favorite shades of Orgasm and Laguna, it also comes with a limited edition Devotee highlighting shade. The small palette size is excellent for travel and work, as well as being a great introduction to those new to the brand. With the accompanying travel brush, you now have everything to create effortless, beautifully glowing cheeks. Needless to say, this blush kit will become a popular part of my travel makeup bag. 

Available exclusively at Sephora.com.

For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.

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