Wohoo it’s Guerlain time! I just received 3 shades from the new Guerlain Le Rouge Creme Gablant lipsticks and got super excited because the packaging is amazing and the shades to die for. The 3 shades I got are 361 excessive rose, 300 golden girl and 325 rouge kiss. My favorite is the golden girl because it’s THE perfect nude!! The range is very soft with a bit of gloss to it. Something I really like is that it smells and taste amazing!!
YAY its M·A·C time! I think that by now, you have all realized that I have nothing but love for M·A·C so every time I get to feature something on the blog for them, it takes me around….2 minutes to get in front of the computer?! Ok so looking for a really good lipstick is always a struggle and I’ve been very vocal about how I have sworn off glossy sticks and turned to the matte side but this new Primrose shade is just amazing. The texture is extremely soft and you don’t really feel like you’re wearing any lipstick which is great. The color is very well pigmented and its not too glossy, just the right amount. Durability is quite good too, I have had it on for 2 hours now and its still perfect. Maybe the one not-so-positive thing I would have to say is that when you drink, touch your lips, smoke etc. the lipstick does transfer but again, that’s totally expected for a glossy lipstick. The best part for me? The COLOR and the PACKAGING!!!
Ladies, I’m not kidding – these babies run out FAST so if you like it, buy it ASAP !
Bourjois has launched their new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks and literally took over the market by storm. I was so obsessed with matte lippies when it came out so seeing their 8 shades hit the market got me psyched. The best part of these lipsticks are that they are super light on the lip so it feels like a second skin and last super long! My favorite one is the below called ‘Peach Club’. Go grab one for yourself at Faces, Boots or Lifestyle stores for AED 75.
Recently tried the new RIMMEL Apocalips NOW lip lacquer and I must say its quite good. With APOCALIPS Lip Lacquer, what you get is a creamy and conditioning texture which – with a sweep of the fantastic new foam applicator featuring an inbuilt micro-reservoir – glides on easily and evenly, leaving your lips feeling beautifully coloured and moisturised hour after hour. The smell is quite nice too, not sure how to describe it but its not ‘lipsticky’ if that makes any sense? Also, it’s very long lasting which is a big deal coming from me since I have a horrible habit of lip biting.
I tried 2 colors and both are great, but 501 Stellar doesnt look good on me (really not my color) but 102 Nova looks quite nice!
Another icon, the collector’s palette by Guerlain draws its inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. This ingeniously designed palette combines sophisticated make-up essentials to set off the expression of the lips and eyes to perfection. Two fatal shades for the lips, carmine and blue-toned red, and three eyeshadows with an iridescent powder texture that plays on every tone of gold – bronze, copper and white. A matte black powder liner that can be used wet or dry is the ultimate accessory for an unforgettable gaze.
Directions for use
A detailed insert allows you to effortlessly create two fascinating make-up effects. A
calligraphy look – illustrated in the visual – in which the eyelid shimmers in three shades
of gold, further highlighting an elongated sweep of eyeliner. An even more enigmatic arty
look in which the upper eyelid is set off in copper, illuminated with a touch of bronze in the
inner corner, then boldly sculpted with a double sweep of eyeliner along the lashes and
in the crease.
Summer is the perfect time to go funky with lipstick colors. Sephora has recently launched some cool lipstick colors for their summer collection and I really like the two here, the fuchsia pink (N20) and the nude (N05). When i’m tanned I tend to stick to the nude but on those whiter days (or more commonly called ‘ramadan’ days), fuchsia is the way to go.
*You can find Sephora stores in Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall.
Ladies, this isn’t a post where i’m trying to ‘educate’…I make the exact same mistake. I have so many eye pencils for instance and i’m pretty sure that I’ve had some for a few years now. Mascara’s don’t tend to be an issue because they finish so fast. Things like foundation, gloss, lipstick and eye pencils are the cosmetics that end up being in your makeup bag for years and you don’t even think twice. I did some research and found out some disturbing and upsetting news. I don’t necessarily think that nail polish is a biggie but stuff that touches the face especially the eyes and mouth now that’s an issue. DONT BE FOOLED, MAKEUP EXPIRES…FAST.
Rimmel introduces luscious lip colour to love: new Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint. Lips are given a royal flush of intense, vibrant colour that stays on duty for hours, leaving no trace. So your kisses never tell!
Cosmetics brand Lancome delights us with a new collection Rouge In Love, which will consist of two lines: Rouge in Love (lipsticks) and Vernis in Love (nail polishes). I managed to get the pictures of the campaign and the product shots. Check out the below press release for the inspiration of the campaign. I really like the collection and agree with them that lipstick should get back in style with the new generation instead of gloss (so much more chic anyways). If I have one small tiny comment, I’m not a big fan of Emma Watson…I mean she was great in Harry Potter but I don’t know how much I like her as a “sex symbol” or a worthy celebrity or woman to be on the Lancome campaign. I just still see the unibrow girl with big thick curly hair and now she’s going out of her way to change her image to be respected as a sexy woman…too fast perhaps?
“The idea is to make this young generation — that has been a gloss fan — come back to using lipsticks. At the same time, they were complaining about the fact that the classical lipsticks were heavy on lips. So we invented a formula which is a brand new generation of texture that is at the same time very intense color and six-hour perfect wear.” – Youcef Nabi, president of Lancome International.
21-year-old actress Emma Watson is a face of this collection. Emma has previously collaborated with Lancome introducing perfume Tresor Midnight Rose.
Rouge In Love will consist of 24 lipsticks, which are distributed in 3 categories (8 lipsticks each): Jolis Matins, Boudoir Time and Tonight is My Night.
Jolis Matins. It’s easy, everyday lipstick with a delicate pearl shine for everyday use – mainly nudes.
Can’t wait to try this collection out.