Last week, right before the weekend began, I was invited to spend an afternoon in the Urban Decay way, while discovering their new fall 2016 launches, along with the amazing 100 shades of Vice Lipsticks (info, photos). I’ve been spoiled by Urban Decay with a makeover realized by talented Stela Ciciu with whom I had a wonderful conversation about makeup and all beauty related stuff, while my hair was handled by the already famous Laurent Tourette. I bet you’ve already seen the result of my day in my Instagram video, but just in case you haven’t go check it out and let me know what do you think. I was instantly addicted to the hot pink shade of Urban Decay Crush Vice Lipstick which I choose to wear on my lips that day and trust me when I tell you that it remained on my lips until nightfall when I had to remove my makeup. So I’m thinking I’m definitely getting this hottie shade by the end of the month and I’ll be back to show it to you guys as well in an upcoming individual review.
Where to buy:
U.S. & International – Now online @urbandecay.com, Sephora
Romania – Now exclusively at Sephora in Vitan, Baneasa, Promenada, Feeria, Afi Palace Cotroceni, Magheru Continue Reading
For this season Guerlain included in its Fall 2016 Makeup Collection (swatches, info) the new Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation. Actually I gave you a preview, along with a couple of swatches as well a few weeks ago when I was showing you the new Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer (swatches). Guerlain has reinvented this foundation, came up with a new formula, one that adapts to the modern woman’s skin needs so it totally changed the packaging and improved a few things as well. The name is Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Skin-Fusion Texture SPF 20, a quite long one but who tells you a little bit about himself right from the beginning. Unfortunately I’m not familiar with the previous formula so I can’t make a comparison between the two, but I’ll give you my full experience with this new one. I’m a fan of Guerlain Parure Gold Compact Foundation (review, swatches) when it comes to Guerlain foundations and I prefer this formula as it gives my combination oily type skin a shine-free complexion throughout the day, not to mention it’s so easy to apply it with the sponge that comes in the compact. I tried Guerlain Parure Gold Liquid Foundation (review, swatches) as well, but I find it more suitable for normal and dry skin types.
Where to buy:
Romania Launch Date – Now at Douglas, Sephora, Marionnaud, Kendra
International Launch Date – Now at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora
The shade I’m reviewing, the one that matches my light skin tone is 02N Clair Lingerie de Peau Foundation (265.00 Lei /€53.00/ $63.00 / $69.00 CAN for 30 ml/ 1.0 fl oz). As you can see from the photos as well, this is a liquid foundation that comes in a heavy, transparent glass bottle with a black pump for an ideal dosage. I personally like the new packaging better, the classic bottle with simple cut lines is easy to hold. Continue Reading
The other week on Instagram I posted my look inspired by the newly released Guerlain L’Heure de Nuit Palette (review, swatches) part of Guerlain Fall 2016 Makeup Collection (swatches, info, photos). Because you appreciate that photo a lot, I thought of posting a mini tutorial and show you the products used to create this look. Guerlain L’Heure de Nuit Palette features a combination of five eye shadows in gray and black colors, which makes it perfect for an evening makeup look. The shadows range from light to dark so you have the ideal combination of shades for a light as well as more defined and dark makeup.
I wanted to create a softer smokey eye, something that will be appropriate for afternoon as I was going out early that day, but in the meantime a makeup that will still look like something I’d wear late in the night. In order to create this look, my Shadow Shields from Andra Cosmetics were a real help, not only for achieving that perfect straight edge but also for keeping the darker shades fall-out on my cheeks. I don’t know if you tried Take a closer look and let me know what do you think.
Autumn has officially settled in, so every makeup addict and beauty lover knows is about time to start talking Christmas collections. So today I’m bringing you a first look at Dior Holiday 2016 Collection which will be launching in stores next month. I’m talking about Dior Holiday 2016 Gift Giving Collection if I may name it this way, because as many of you well know by know, Dior is releasing every year a bunch of limited edition palettes for face, eyes and lips, as well as makeup and brush sets, along with skincare and fragrance gifts. It’s purely a joy to discover all these new Dior Holiday 2016 Couture Palettes along with the other Dior Christmas 2016 offerings so follow me after the jump and take a closer look. The limited edition makeup collection Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 was blogged last month so I’ll return to that when I’ll have the full info.
International Launch Date – October 2016 Continue Reading
I gave you all the details of Bobbi Brown Holiday 2016 Gift Giving Collection (color story / prices) over a month ago in a sneak peek article. Today I’m back to show photos of some of the most desired Bobbi Brown Holiday 2016 makeup items as well as what it looks like some exclusives. I bet you are all aware that brands don’t release all the items of a collection in every country. So, while some countries may enjoy the full collection, others can see only a few items. In particular case of Bobbi Brown Christmas 2016 makeup collection, looks like Bobbi Brown Trio Shimmer Brick will be available only to the luckiest of us. A combination of three shimmer bricks put together in a one single limited edition palette, will ensure empty shelves in the store very fast.
U.S. Launch Date – October 2016
Canada Launch Date – October 2016 Continue Reading
Ten years after the first launch of Orchidée Impériale skincare range, Guerlain presents its new masterpiece, Orchidee Imperiale Black. Over the years the line was known to go through several formula changes, making the luxurious skincare line one of the best out there. Guerlain presents Orchidee Imperiale Black with a revolutionary technology that involves “cellular immunity” which is meant to optimize the self-defense capabilities of the skin.
International Launch Date – October 2016 Continue Reading
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge (promo photos, info) is a new lipstick line launched for fall 2016 which features wearable and classic shades as well as edgy or non-traditional colors. There are two finishes involved here… one the is smooth and creamy providing a natural sheen or a bit a satin to it, while the other is completely matte. You can guess the finish pretty easy as every Artist Rouge Lipstick has the C or M in the beginning of their name. While I was in Sephora the other day, I couldn’t pass by Make Up For Ever counter without swatching a couple of these new babies, since I got a few shades on my September wishlist.
Romania Launch Date – Now at MUFE Boutique, Sephora
International Launch Date – Now at Sephora Continue Reading
The other day I attended the opening of our newest mall, Park Lake and got to check all the beauty stores. My heart started beating faster when my eyes spotted the new fall 2016 collection of Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks I so much praised in my past articles. I admit, I never was a lipstick gal but once in a while I can deny my lips the luxurious touch and intense color of a lipstick.
Romania Launch Date – September 2016 at Sephora, Douglas
International Launch Date – September 2016 Continue Reading