Elizabeth Arden Taupe Plump Up Lip Liner Review, Swatches, Photos

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Elizabeth Arden Plump Up Lip Liner comes in 10 shades as part of Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Summer 2017 Collection. I talked about this product before, in a sneak peek article with swatches of the products I got from Gelato Crush Collection. I got the shade (02) Taupe which works wonderful with a bunch of nude or rosy, peachy lipsticks. Check out my review right after the jump.

Where to buy:

U.S. Launch Date – Now at Macy’sLook Fantastic, ElizabethArden.com

UK Launch Date – Now at Debenhams, Look Fantastic, Elizabeth Arden

Europe Launch Date – July 2017 at Elizabeth Arden counters / Sephora 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

NYX Black Lips Lip Pencil Review, Swatches, Photos

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A black lip liner is not something that you’ll go shopping for everyday, is it?! But since I got into this trend of wearing black lips this season a black lip liner was a must so I bought NYX Black Lips Retractable Lip Pencil about two months ago when NYX opened its first store in my city. I got a retractable lip liner which is a mechanical one, just because this is what they had in black at NYX counter but I wouldn’t mind using a sharpener for a classic lip pencil. NYX Retractable Lip Pencil comes in 19 rich pigmented shades so you can choose any other color to match your lipstick if you like.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at ParkLake Mall (Bucharest) | City Park Mall (Constanta)

International – @nyxcosmetics.com

NYX Black Lips Retractable Lip Pencil ($4.50 /33.00 Lei) is a dark black with a soft matte finish. It has a rich color payoff, being intensely pigmented in one swipe. Continue Reading

NYX Makeup Haul

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NYX Cosmetics opened earlier this month its first store in Bucharest, but I already told you all about it yesterday when I also showed you my NYX goodie bag with new and exciting things to try out (watch out for upcoming reviews). I absolutely loved the store and product’s presentation, not to mention that I’ve always been crazy over NYX lip glosses, so while I was there at the opening event, I carefully made my wishlist. Last week, after all the buzz was gone I thought it will be a great time to go check the products on my wishlist and do some shopping in silence, taking advantage of NYX 20% discount. Bellow you can see what I purchased, but honestly I will need to come back next week and I’ll tell you why in a bit.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at ParkLake Mall (Bucharest) | City Park Mall (Constanta)

International – @nyxcosmetics.com Continue Reading

Addicted to Urban Decay Vice

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I can no longer deny it! I knew from the moment Urban Decay announced the launch of new Vice Lipsticks & Glide On Lip Pencils that they were going to be my downfall. I mean who can resist to 100 shades of Vice Lipstick?! It’s well known that I’m not a huge fan of lipsticks and lip glosses are usually my favorite lip products but let’s face it…I’m talking about six different finishes and colors that start from nudes and soft pinks, continuing with the classic shades of reds and burgundy, and finishing with edgy plum, violet, blue and even black. It’s really impossible to say you can’t find a favorite.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Sephora in Vitan, Baneasa, Promenada, Feeria, Afi Palace Cotroceni, Magheru and @sephora.ro

U.S. – Now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, ULTA, @urbandecay.com, @beauty.com

UK – Now at House of Fraser, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols Continue Reading

Urban Decay Pandemonium 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Review, Swatches, Photos

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Those 100 shades of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick are amazing, but for a long-lasting lip color and clear lines you’ll have to find a matching lip pencil. The one I’ve been wearing this week is Urban Decay Pandemonium 24/7 Glide-On Pencil, a perfect match for Urban Decay Pandemonium Vice Lipstick (review, lip swatches) but also for any other bright purple lipstick. I fell in love with this color instantly, but so it happens that I’m the kind of gal who uses lip pencils a lot, on their own, without pairing them with any lipstick, just simply applying them all over the lips. Pandemonium is a gorgeous and vibrant color and those who love purple lips won’t have to miss this one.

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Where to buy:

Romania – September 2016 exclusively at Sephora in Vitan, Baneasa, Promenada, Feeria, Afi Palace Cotroceni, Magheru and @sephora.ro

U.S. – Now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, ULTA, @urbandecay.com, @beauty.com

UK – Now at House of Fraser, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols

Urban Decay Pandemonium 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($20.00 / £13.50 / €19.50 / 92.00 Lei for 1.2 g / 0.004 oz) is officially described as a bright purple. It’s a medium purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. It has a good color payoff, truly pigmented and easy to apply. Continue Reading

I’ve Been Spoiled by Urban Decay

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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.

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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

Catrice Plumplona Ole LongLasting Lip Pencil Waterproof Review, Swatches, Photos

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Last week I went again on a shopping spree of drugstore products at my nearby Prestige Boutique. I choose Catrice Long Lasting Pencil with a new waterproof formula in No.170 Plumplona Ole as I wanted a darker lip liner than my recently purchased Essence Honey Berry Lip Liner (review, swatches).

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Availability

Romania – Now at local drugstores, Prestige Beautique (blv.Iuliu Maniu nr.59) and online @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro

International – Now online @kosmetik4less.de

Catrice (170) Plumplona Ole Longlasting Lip Pencil Waterproof (9.50 Lei / €1.95 for 0.78 g / 0.027 oz) is a dark wine-red with soft violet undertones and a matte finish. Continue Reading