Dior Platine Fusion Metalizer Eyes & Lips is one of the six shades launched as part as Dior Metallics Fall 2017 Collection. A few days after I blogged the collection I went to Dior boutique only to discover it arrived a bit early that I was expected. You can check out swatches for the rest of Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips on my Instagram. That day I showed you live swatches Insta stories so if you are following me, you know I’m constantly posting sneak peeks. Not all Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips shades look that great on the lips as they look on the eyes. I tended to get the purple shade as well, but I was advised not to, if I wanted it for the lips.
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now Dillards, Nordstrom, Saks, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus
UK – Now Debenhams, Harrods
Dior Platine Fusion (528) Metalizer Eyes & Lips (£17.00/ $25.00 for 8 ml / 0.27 fl oz) is light-medium, rosy-peachy bronze with a silver sheen and a high metallic shine. This color is so vibrant, rich and pigmented that just made me fall in love with it from the first swatch. It’s so luminous and reflects the light beautifully. Continue Reading
Over the past few weeks I’ve been addicted to my new Lancome Juicy Shaker Meli Melon, one of the 20 shades launched in early spring. I’ve posted so many articles about Lancome Juicy Shaker that I feel like I have nothing new to tell you, since with each post I brought you new info and photos, but today I’m giving you a detailed review of No.301 Meli Melon shade.
Shake it up with the latest innovation: Juicy Shaker’s bi-phase technology delivers the first pigmented lip oil with 2 distinct phases. The first phase is a transparent oil phase for a comfortable non-sticky shine. The second is the pigment phase for a shot of color. Shake Juicy Shaker like a cocktail shaker to mix the pigments and oil. The cushion applicator enhances application by delivering the perfect ‘shot’ of addictive non-sticky shine and a sheer tint of color to your lips that is simply irresistible.
International – Now at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Selfridges and online @lancome-usa.com
Romania – Now at Douglas, Sephora, Debenhams, Marionnaud, Kendra
Lancome Juicy Shaker (301) Meli Melon ($21.00 / 105.00 Lei / €24.00 for 6,5 ml / 0.22 fl oz) is officially described as pink melon. I see it as a soft and juicy nude pink with a sweet melon scent. It has a semi-sheer color coverage, very slightly buildable but at least in my case it won’t go up to a medium coverage on the lips. Continue Reading
Here comes this new and luxurious YSL Glossy Stain Set for holiday 2015 which features four autumnal shades of glossy stains and rouge pur couture lipstick. This could be the perfect lip combination for any occasion this holiday season.
U.S. Launch Date – Now exclusively online @neimanmarcus.com Continue Reading
Lately I’ve been testing and playing with lots of lip products with different formulas, finishes and colors from the sheerest one to the brightest and most pigmented. One of those products is Essence Smooth Berry Stay Matt Lip Cream, a product which entered the permanent collection in spring 2013 (info, photos, prices). After wearing this shade I’m really sorry I haven’t tried sooner and I let it sit in my makeup drawer for so long.
Now at Essence counters, DM shops and local drugstores.
Essence Smooth Berry Stay Matt Lip Cream (€2.00 for 4 ml/ 0.13 fl oz) is a medium deep cool toned raspberry red with slightly blue undertones. It’s a rich, bright and vibrant shade that looks fully opaque on the lips delivering a velvet matt finish. Continue Reading
Manhattan has released last month two new Soft Mat Lipcream shades as part of its limited edition Manhattan Retro Glam 2014 Collection (info, swatches, photos). As both shades are new and limited edition I got them both and wore them for the last couple of days.
Now at Manhattan counters, DM and local drugstores.
Manhattan Soft Mat Lipcream Shade #02 (€4.00 for 6.5 ml) is a medium-light peachy coral shade with warm undertones. This lip cream is something in between a lip color and a lip gloss but with a soft matte finish. It delivers a fresh pigmented coraly shade, which changes the natural lip color as it has a good pigmentation but without looking very harsh on the 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
I don’t always get to try Essence limited edition products since they rarely become available in my country but now that I do have some products from Essence Kalinka Beauty Spring 2014 Collection (preview & swatches) I want to share them with you. Essence Duo Lip Cream in #01 Meet Me @Red Square was one of the products from this collection that got my attention so I put it on my wishlist. If you haven’t seen the new Essence Kalinka Beauty Collection, you can take a look HERE and check out all the promo photos.
Now exclusive to these countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brunei, Greece, Israel, Kuwait, Italy, Oman, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and Uruguay.
Essence Duo Lip Cream #01 Meet Me @Red Square (€2.29 for 0.031 oz/ 0.9 g matte & 0.038 oz/ 1.1 g glossy) is a duo lip color for either matt or glossy finish on lips. It comes packed in a small case with a black bottom and a transparent plastic top so you can easily see the shades. Continue Reading
I invite you to take a look at one of my favorite lip colors, a real treat for my lips as you know La Prairie is a luxury brand. I’ve purchased La Prairie Cellular Lip Colour Effects in Firefly Glace a while ago and it’s a shade that I’ve been wearing so often lately.
It comes in a very luxurious packaging, in a long, sleek metallic silver tube with a small transparent glass window in the middle where you can see the shade and a doe-foot applicator. As a user of La Prairie products, makeup and skincare, I had to say they do a great job when it comes to packaging which is expected from such a luxury brand and considering how expensive their products are.
Now at Sephora, Douglas, Neiman Marcus and online @shoplaprairie.com
La Prairie Firefly Glace Cellular Lip Colour Effects ($40.00 for 7.5 ml/ 0.25 oz) is a light true gold with peachy and gold shimmer. It’s truly and beautiful color for all those who appreciate a natural lip. The color is sheer but with a high shine which gives that beautiful effect of wet lips. The formula is a bit thicker but not thick without feeling sticky at all on the lips. It is highly moisturizing as it contains the Cellular Complex, plus Vitamin C and Aloe Vera and it gives lips a slight plumping effect. Continue Reading