I’m here to give you the latest beauty news which I’m sure you are going to love. If last week we took a sneak peek at the new Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipsticks which are launching at the end of summer, now I’m happy to announced the upcoming Guerlain Kiss Kiss Fall 2014 Collection which seems to include also new eyeshadow palettes and I’m surely hoping to see some other items as well.
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting the new MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick which is a limited edition shade part of the already famous MAC Maleficent Collection (color story, promo photos).
Now at MAC Stores and online @maccosmetics.com
MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is officially described as a clean bright red with an Amplified finish. It’s an intense, medium-dark ruby red with slightly warm undertones and a natural sheen. The color looks so vibrant, elegant and classy and even those with fair skins can make it work. Continue Reading
MAC Playland Collection (color story & promo photos) was released internationally last month so I’m sure you had time to check it out but I was only able to see in person a few days ago when I visited the only MAC Store where this collection is available. Unfortunately I found the display to be incomplete as some of the products did not arrive while others have been already sold out from the very first days.
Like the name itself suggests this is playful collection, containing bright shades like pink, yellow, blue, green and orange but also a few repromotes. Most of the products are available in limited edition but there are a few new entries as well. In Romania the chromagraphic lip pencils are not available as well as two of the pigments in Neo-Orange and Golden Olive which are anyway repromotes. I actually own a sample size of Neo-Orange and it’s a very bright orange with a matte finish.
Romania – Now exclusively at MAC Store within Baneasa Shopping City Mall Continue Reading
Illamasqua Flirtatious Velvet Blusher is one of the two new blush shades which was released last month as part of Illamasqua Summer 2014 Makeup Collection (preview, swatches, photos). I had used Illamasqua’s blushers before so I was really excited to get this new shade, especially since it’s so summer friendly.
Now at Sephora, Illamasqua boutiques and online @illamasqua.com
Illamasqua Flirtatious Velvet Blusher (£21.50/ $30.00 for 5 g/ 0.18 oz) is officially described as a soft pink. In my opinion is a light soft peachy coral with a velvet finish. It is truly a shade suitable for every skin tone as those will fair and light tones can apply it softly for a natural healthy daily look while those with medium and darker skin tones can easily build up the color to the desired opacity. Continue Reading
Last week a purchased quite a few makeup items and I also got Essence Hot Chocolate Lip Liner, a product known to me since I have it in a few different shades and I’ve been repurchasing them for years. I simply adore this lip liner’s formula and in my opinion it could easily win the 1st place as the best drugstore lip liner but I’m bold enough to say it can also rival with some of the best high-end lip liners.
Now at ULTA, Muller, Douglas, DM drugstores, Auchan and online @ulta.com, @emag.ro
Essence Hot Chocolate Lip Liner ($1.49 / 25.00 Lei for 1 g/ 0.035 oz) is a medium neutral chocolaty brown with neither warm or cold undertones and with a subtle satin finish. Some consider Hot Chocolate to have a matte finish but I wouldn’t go that far to describe it as it doesn’t look truly matte on the lips and in my opinion has a bit of satin to it, just a slight natural sheen that makes it look so natural. Continue Reading
BeYu presents It’s Teint Time Collection a new base makeup collection launching this summer which features concealer, a new foundation and a makeup base. These are the 3 essential products you need to achieve a flawless face makeup.
A flawless complexion – around the clock – is something very many women want. For true “beauty queens”, the perfect make-up is a daily ritual that is celebrated with a level of dedication that matches that shown to the royal “tea time”. The current It’s Teint Time Collection by BeYu presents 3 optimally matched products for a royal make-up ceremony.
International Launch Date – Now at Douglas Continue Reading
I know it has been a while since I posted a makeup look but even though I did quite a few looks, tested new products and played with new shades and textures I didn’t find the time to post them. Today I want to show you a makeup look named Retro Glam which was inspired by Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Palette (review, swatches) which was sent to me by a friend.
The makeup is quite simple and easy to realize as I only used eyeshadows from this palette which are so dupable and I’m sure it will be easy to create your own version of Retro Glam. This makeup look is soft but colorful and the shades are not so pigmented so the entire look is perfect for day or evening. Take a look after the break to see what other products I’ve used. Continue Reading
Last month I received the Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette (preview, first thoughts) as a gift from a friend as I was really excited about it since I first saw it the promo photos of Manhattan Retro Glam Collection (info, visuals). The colors were exactly what I like to wear and even though this is a small 6 eyeshadow palette the shade which range from light to dark, pink and black can be combined to create different looks for day or night.
Now at Manhattan counters, DM drugstores, Muller and local drugstores
Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette (€7.00 for 6 g) has a cardboard packaging and includes 6 eyeshadows and a dual-ended sponge applicator. A mirror it would have been a nice addition to this palette but we have to consider the price as well. Unfortunately the eyeshadows don’t have individual names so this makes them just regular eyehsadows and a bit of inconvenient to refer to each one separately. Continue Reading