Last week I received a couple of new products from Shiseido Spring Summer 2014 Makeup Collection (info & photos) and among them I got a pre-tester version of the new Shiseido Lacquer Gloss in RD305 Lust shade. If you don’t know by now the new Shiseido Lacquer Gloss will replace the Lip Gloss in the permanent collection starting February. I will show you the final version of the product next week, along with more swatches and hopefully I will get to review more shades.
Japan Launch Date – 1 January 2014
International Launch Date – January 2014 @shiseido.com
Romania Launch Date – February 2014 at Sephora, Douglas, Marionnaud
Shiseido Lust Lacquer Gloss ($25.00/ 106.00 Lei for 7.5 ml/ 0.25 fl oz) is a bright red with warm undertones and a high glossy finish. It has a light creamy consistency that glides easily on the lips, feeling comfortable and lightweight without being the least sticky. Continue Reading
Today I want to show you a makeup look that I wore yesterday and because I have green eyes I’m often combing violet, purple and burgundy shades. Another reason for creating this makeup is that lately I’ve been testing a couple of makeup products in different shades of purples and I though they would look great combined together.
I hope you like this look and if you want to see what products I used to create it please keep reading after the jump. Continue Reading
While I was going trough my makeup stash the other day I realized that even though I’ve been using Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment for more than two years now I haven’t actually reviewed this product. I’ve been a customer of Illamasqua’s products right from the beginning when this brand was born and I’ve tested so many of their products either purchased by me or sent as press samples for review purposes. First time I met Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment was as a press sample and I loved it because it can be used in so many different ways on eyes, face and body so when I hit the pan I knew I had to purchase it again.
Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment (£17.50 for 8 g/ 0.28 oz) is a very light toffee taupe shade with cool undertones. The color looks very pigmented and intense, with a soft matte finish. The consistency is creamy and rich, easily blendable with your fingers or a brush, it’s said to be crease-resistant and water-resistant which makes this a great product to be used during those hot summer days. Continue Reading
This week I decided to go bright pink on my nails and I choose to wear Orly Fancy Fuchsia nail polish, despite of the snow and cold weather. I got Fancy Fuchsia as a gift in a mini size bottle of 5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz.
Now at Sally Beauty, Ulta, Keiko Beauty Salons (Bucharest) and nail salons or online @transdesign.com, @nailsave.com
Orly Fancy Fuchsia Nail Polish ($5.00 for 18 ml/ 0.6 fl oz) is a bright blue based pink, that looks very pigmented and intense. It has a creamy thick consistency and a nice shiny finish. It’s almost fully opaque in one coat but I layered the second coat to even out the color as it looked a bit streaky around the edge of the nail. Continue Reading
Essence Do the Rittberger Eyeshadow is a new limited edition shade part of the recently launched Essence Ice Ice Baby Collection (info & photos) for spring 2014. Since I wrote about this collection I wanted to try this beautiful lavender shade but also because of the beautiful snowflakes pattern that looks so cute.
International Launch Date – early January until end February 2014 exclusive to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Palestine, Bolivia, and Chile.
Essence Do the Rittberger Eyeshadow (€1.99 for 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g) is a light lavender with fine silver shimmer in cool undertones and with a high metallic effect. It looks a bit sheer swatched without a primer but once I swatched it over Too Face Shadow Insurance Primer, Essence Do the Rittberger became to life and revealed an intense silvery metallic finish and a pigmented color. Continue Reading
Here is a new shade of Coolcos Moisturizing Lipstick that I’ve been wearing and testing for the past few days. Coolcos Brink Pink Moisturizing Lipstick is one of the 5 shades I received a while ago for testing and review purposes so if you want to check out the rest of the shades take a look at them HERE.
Now @coolcos.ro, @coolcos.com, @coolcos.dk (International Website Launching in February 2014 with worldwide shipping)
Coolcos Brink Pink Moisturizing Lipstick (27.18 Lei/ 49.00 DKK/ $8.00 for 3.5 g/ 0.1 oz) is a bright pink coral with warm undertones. It has a high color payoff, being opaque when I swatched it on my arm as well as when I applied it on my lips. It delivers an intense warm pinkish shade with a natural sheen, just something in between a soft matte and a glossy finish. Continue Reading
About two weeks ago I received Essence Ice Skates On! Eye Pencil from a friend and a fellow blogger and I’m so happy because this is a product from Essence Ice Ice Baby Collection (info & photos) which is a limited edition collection and it’s not available in my country. I’ve used the new Essence Ice Ice Baby Eye Pencil on several makeup looks that I’ve done for the past few days and I’m ready to share with you my review.
International Launch Date – Now until end February 2014 exclusive to the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Palestine, Bolivia, and Chile.
Essence Ice Skates On! Eye Pencil (€1.99 for 0.04 oz/ 1.16 g) is a light teal with cool undertones and metallic effect. It’s applied smoothly across the lid and can be used on the waterline as well as it glides effortlessly and it has a soft creamy consistency. Continue Reading
Today I want to talk to you about Essence From Russia with Love Eyeshadow that was released earlier this month part of Essence Kalinka Beauty Collection (info & photos) for spring 2014. The new Essence Kalinka Beauty Eyeshadow is available in a limited edition along with two other shades so if you decide that you want to purchase this shade then you should hurry.
International Launch Date – January 2014 exclusive to these countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brunei, Greece, Israel, Kuwait, Italy, Oman, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and Uruguay.
Essence Kalinka Beauty Eyeshadow in No.01 From Russia with Love (€1.99 for 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g) is a light orange shade with warm tones. It has a soft creamy texture that is applied easily across the lid but is not so highly pigmented as it’s described. It takes a bit of effort to build up the color to a decent visible shade, otherwise only swatched or applied on the lid in one layer it looks a bit sheer. Continue Reading