Dior Coral Twist Diorblush Colour Gradation Review, Swatches, Photos

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Here goes the review for Dior Coral Twist Diorblush Colour Gradation as I promised the other day on Instagram. I believe you’ve already seen what I purchased from Dior Spring 2017 Colour Gradation Collection (swatches, photos) and this was the last review pending.

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Availability

U.S. Launch Date – January 2017

International Launch Date – February 2017

Dior Coral Twist (001) Diorblush Colour Gradation (6.5 g / 0.22 oz) comes as a gradation of colors between a medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and goes to a coral-orange with a subtle matte finish. It has a good color payoff, being quite pigmented in just one swipe. Continue Reading

Kinetics Prima Solar Gel Nail Polish Review, Swatches, Photos

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Kinetics Prima Solar Gel Nail Polish is the kind of shade that will be not only appropriate for spring but also for a casual day, something to wear on your day at the office or whenever you feel like in the mood for a nude rose. It’s one of those light shades that will complement any skin color without looking to pale and will go with every nail length. Kinetics Solar Gel formula will ensure up to 10 days long lasting nail color with a gel shine effect without using an UV lamp.

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Where to buy:

Now @kineticsnails.com, @margaritabelska.com, @kiriloff.ro

Kinetics Prima Solar Gel Nail Polish (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei/ £3.60 for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz) is a light-medium beige peachy-rose with neutral undertones and a shiny finish. Due to its Solar Gel formula the finish is luscious and will give you that beautiful effect of wet nails. The consistency is well balanced between thick and thin so the application went on without problems. Continue Reading

Dior Pink Shift Diorblush Colour Gradation Review, Swatches, Photos

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A new day, another review from Dior Spring 2017 Colour Gradation Collection (info, photos) and this time is Dior Pink Shift Diorblush, a vibrant colour powder blush. I couldn’t miss out on this one as you know how in love I am with the sweetness of a pink color, but I also got the coral shade so I can review both of them. My first love from this collection is Dior Rising Pink Diorskin Nude Air (review, swatches) that I showed you the other day and this gorgeous pink gradation blush comes next.

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Availability

U.S. Launch Date – January 2017

International Launch Date – February 2017

Dior Pink Shift (002) Diorblush Colour Gradation (6.5 g / 0.22 oz) is a combination of light and medium pink with cool undertones and a soft matte finish. Due to the gradation of color you can either get a soft touch of pink, just to add a bit of freshness and the sense of spring on your cheeks, or you can pass on to something more pigmented and choose to swirl your brush in the upper color of the pan. Continue Reading

MAC Vino Lip Pencil Review, Swatches, Photos

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For a few months I’ve been enjoying the gorgeous color of MAC Vino Lip Pencil and I’ve been pairing it with different lipstick shades and textures. It’s part of the permanent collection so you’ll find it available at your local MAC counter anytime. I discovered it last year when I did some shopping at MAC and also bought Liptensity Lipstick in Burnt Violet (review, swatches), a shade that would definitely need an investment into a new lip liner color. MAC Vino was a perfect match for Burnt Violet, but for other shades as well so it became a one of the most used lip pencils from my collection in the past few months.

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Where to buy:

Now at MAC counters and online @maccosmetics.com

MAC Vino Lip Pencil ($17.50 / 71.00 Lei for 1.45 g / 0.05 oz) is officially described as an intense violet-purple. I see it as a medium-dark cool toned burgundy with a touch of purple and a matte finish. It has a good color payoff and it comes very close to a full opacity on the lips. It provides a burst of color in just one swipe and glides easily across the lips but it feels a bit dry at the same time. Continue Reading

Dior Colour Gradation Diorskin Nude Air Rising Pink Review, Swatches, Photos

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I’ve been postponing this review for weeks now due to the holidays and all, but I’m happy that I can give you a closer look at Dior Diorskin Nude Air Colour Gradation in #002 Rising Pink. This is actually one of the two limited edition shades (the other one is Radiant Nude) launching later this month as part of Dior Spring 2017 Colour Gradation Collection (info, photos) and it was the first product that got my attention. I absolutely love the pink color gradation and I’ve been meaning to give it a try and see if it resembles a little bit the Guerlain Meteorites Powder Compact. Actually the name of this product is quite a long one as you can see in the packaging photo bellow, so here it goes… Dior Diorskin Nude Air Colour Gradation Blurring Powder Soft Glow and comes with a mini kabuki brush. To tell you the truth the brush has made quite an impression on me, as I got to use it everytime I apply the powder and it’s really great.

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Availability

U.S. Launch Date – January 2017

International Launch Date – February 2017

Dior Rising Pink Diorskin Nude Air (12 g / 0.42 oz) comes in a very light pink with a gradation towards a white rosy shade and gives your skin a beautiful soft glow with a semi-matte finish. I honestly loved this powder from the first touch, first application…as it instantly mattified my complexion, while blurring small skin imperfection and gave a luminous and natural finish overall. Continue Reading

MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Lipcolour Review, Swatches, Photos

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Just as promised, I’m back with another review of one of the new four liquid lipstick shades from MAC Kabuki Magic Collection (info, photos) that I was telling you about yesterday. Today is all about MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Lipcolour, a crazy and vibrant shade which I’ve been wearing a couple of times last season. I’m quite familiar with MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour formula and the true matte finish, but I can’t really say I’m feeling comfortable with that dryness sensation on my lips.

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Availability

U.S. Launch Date – 19 January 2017 online @maccosmetics and select MAC Locations

MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Lipcolour ( $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CAD) is officially described as purplish magenta with a matte finish. It’s a medium-deep purple-magenta with cool undertones and a straight matte finish. Continue Reading

MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Lipcolour Review, Swatches, Photos

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It’s been months since I’ve been wearing the edgy color of MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Lipcolour on my lips. This is one of the four new Retro Matte Lipcolour shades (swatches / photos) launching later this month as part of MAC Make-up Art Cosmetics Collection (official info / photos). I have to admit that it took me a while to get comfortable wearing this color, because it looks so dark and mysterious on my lips…totally different that the sweetness of pink shades that I was used to. I was surprised to receive so many compliments right from the first time I wore this shade and I guess people who have seen me then thought I’d totally changed my makeup style. After more than two months of wearing this shade I can say that we’ve become close friends and I often reach for it and pair it with a light, casual and nude makeup look. I bet you’ve already seen my on Instagram wearing this shade, but keep on reading for the entire review and lip swatches.

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Availability

U.S. Launch Date – 19 January 2017 online @maccosmetics and select MAC Locations

MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Lipcolour ( $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CAD) is officially described as a deep berry with a matte finish. I see it as dark wine berry with red undertones and a deep matte finish.

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MAC Dahhlinggg Mariah Carey Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos

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Like many out there, I was into MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection (info, photos) from the moment I saw the sneak peek photos. With a bling bling, glittery silver packaging like this and nude colors, I knew right away I had so save some money. I already told you how I got to buy only a few products from this collection and what adventure that was. 🙂 Like any makeup junkie of MAC fan, I was definitely swiped away by what I name “one of the most appropriate holiday packaging” and that gorgeous butterfly packaging on the lipsticks. This collection was sold out in a bling of an eye in most countries, and the star products didn’t take more than a few days to disappear off counters even here in Romania. MAC Dahhlinggg lipstick was one of the two lip colors I had to check from my wishlist so I was extremely happy that I could find it available (as the last piece) a few days after the collection launched. None of the products from this collection benefit from MUA discount, so you’ll just have to get it at full price, no matter what.

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MAC Dahhlinggg! Lipstick ($20.00 / 99.00 Lei for 0.10 oz.) is officially described as a pinky peach with a cremesheen finish. I personally see it as a light pinky-peach with slightly warm undertones and a natural sheen. On me it had semi-opaque color coverage which didn’t apply quite even on my lips. On some parts it looked streaky, showing on and settling into lip lines. Continue Reading