Either you are wearing a natural makeup or a smokey eye you need a nude lip shade and I was thinking that was time for a new purchase when I got MUA Bare Lipstick. Even though it was last year when I ordered online from MUA website I got to test and wear this shade only recently.
Now @muastore.co.uk, @superdrug.com
Makeup Academy Bare Lipstick (£1.00 for 3.8 g) is definitely true to its name. Is a light warm beige with peachy undertones that looks very natural on the lips without giving me that washed out lip look. It is a color that will look great on most skin tones, as it changes the natural lip color a little bit but without being very harsh and without making you look like you are wearing foundation on your lips. Continue Reading
Max Factor Just in Love Lipfinity Lip Color is one of the new 16 shades released last month as part of Max Factor Spring 2014 Collection (photos, swatches). I got to swatch and try 10 out of 16 shades and #335 Just in Love was by far my favorite even though the star is represented by #006 Always Delicate (photos, swatches), a beautiful nude rosy color.
Now at Douglas, DM and local drugstores but also online @boots.com
Max Factor Just in Love Lipfinity Lip Color (55 Lei/ £10.99) is a medium-deep raspberry red cool toned with tiny violet pink shimmer particles that are more noticeable in the tube rather than on the lips. Is rich, intense and pigmented and gives an opaque color coverage swatched on the hand but also when it’s applied on the lips. Continue Reading
Take a look at the new Chantecaille Summer 2014 Makeup Collection that just became available and features fresh and pink shades for the lips and aquatic colors for the eyes.
Chantecaille Summer 2014 collection is filled with essentials for your lips, eyes and skin inspired by the vibrant colors of the tropical jungle, from its exotic animals to its radiant blue lagoons.
U.S. Launch Date – now @nordstrom.com Continue Reading
Manhattan Retro Glam Collection (info/ promo photos) hit counters in March and contains limited edition products for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails. I had my eyes on a couple of products from this line, especially the Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette and thanks to Melanie from Measmarmeladentopf I get to try some of them.
Now at Manhattan counters, DM and local drugstores.
I only got to swatch and play a little bit with the eyeshadows and lip shades so here’s a first impression until I will return with detailed individual reviews for each product. Continue Reading
Kinetics French Lilac is one of the ten nail polishes from Kinetics Magnolia Summer 2014 Collection (swatches/ photos) which recently became available. A beautiful light nude lilac shade that can be worn on almost every occasion and every season.
Now @kineticsnails.com, @margaritabelska.com, @kiriloff.ro
Kinetics French Lilac Nail Polish (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei/ £3.60 for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz) is a soft cool toned greyish lilac with blue undertones. This nude light lilac looks great on every nails size and skin tone. I believe I could have got away with only one coat as the color looks almost opaque but I just wanted to apply the second coat for a full opacity. It dries down in a beautiful intense glossy finish but you can also apply a thin layer of your favorite top coat to make this color last longer. Continue Reading
If you thought that Essie was leaving us with only the Neon Collection (info, photos) for the hot season than you may want to rethink that as I’m giving you a first look at Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection. Showing bright warm and cool toned shades this new nail polish line is surely looking hot and ready for summer. I have my eyes on that gorgeous bright and vibrant Haute in the Heat, definitely the leading color of this collection.
U.S. Launch Date – Now at fine salons and Essie distributors
International Launch Date – June 2014 Continue Reading
I can’t believe it has been more than 7 months since I first posted about China Glaze Off Shore Summer 2014 Collection (preview, photos). As I finally received the official info and close-up photos I decided to bring this new nail polish collection back into the spotlight as it will be officially launched next month. Needless to say that swatches and reviews can be easily found on several beauty blogs so it will be easy to decide which shades are worth purchasing.
Nothing says summer like sun-kissed days and electric nights filled with friends, fun and water. Whether hitting the surf, paddle boarding along the coast, floating down a river or lounging poolside, the season calls for good times and nails drenched in the hottest colours that are sure to make a splash. Grab your board and meet us in the water with the China Glaze® Summer 2014 collection, Off Shore.
U.S. Launch Date – June 2014 at ULTA and fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide (now @nailsave.com)
International Launch Date – June 2014 at China Glaze distributors Continue Reading
Here is a first look of what you can expect from RMK this summer regarding skincare. The new RMK Refreshing Gel will be released in the middle of summer and it’s a new moisturizing gel that will cool down your skin during those hot days. So far this product sounds lovely as I’m thinking of those hot days when the temperatures rises to over 40 degrees and my combination and sensitive skin would love a refreshing and cooling skincare product.
Japan Launch Date – 4 July 2014 Continue Reading