Summer 2016 – L’Oreal True Match Highlight

I never use Snapchat – in fact, I’ve no idea, really, what the app even looks like.  But Budgetbeautyblog posted an image (this IS Instagram, no?!) of some fun new highlighters from L’Oreal.

I personally have AN ARSENAL of highlighters.  My wedding is in October, so naturally I am sifting through them all to see which ones I will actually end up using (wouldn’t it be tremendous to layer them all!? Ermagawd!I am incredibly discriminating, however, when it comes to “glow-getters” – and I am ever-determined to find ones that DO. NOT. GLITTER.  

Back in my college days, wearing glitter on my eyes, dark and painted jeans, and combat boots was no big deal.  In ballroom, it was basically a prerequisite.  But – as I have droned on about over and over again – I no longer feel my skin has to sparkle.  

No.  No, thank you.  I just want to glow – healthily – in a gleaming, possibly pearlescent manner.  But any sign of glitter – however small – will send me running the other way.  When the sun comes out (or the moon!) I expect my radiance to appear as though I am, indeed, lit from within.

Lofty wishes, maybe… Demanding of my products, 1,000%.  But I have found highlighters that glow beautifully, minus that disco ball scenario.  I don’t know if these L’Oreal liquid creams will just be “sheen” or something too-young for my taste – they look quite lovely swatches here, though!  Clavicle, brown bone, cheeks…the shades would work anywhere.  Curious to see more about these in the next few weeks!

Summer 2016 – CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops

Aaannd, more droppers from CoverFX suited for Summer 2016 – CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops.

Highlight, strobe, or beach-bronze yourself with one of six shimmering shades:

  • Moonlight
  • Candlelight
  • Celestial
  • Sunlight
  • Sunkissed
  • Sunset

As with the Company’s many dropper-ed lineup, these are simply added to whatever liquid product you own and want to pair them with.  So layer on your luminosity to your heart’s content – its Summer time, after all.  Time to go with the glow!

Other CoverFX product posts here!

The Color Corrective Trend Continues…

I feel like there is a literal ONSLAUGHT of these products (not to mention posts, articles, newsletters etc…)  I’m not exactly complaining – I learned how to utilize such “correctors” early on as a performing athlete, and they WORK – but it is somewhat a sensory overload situation at this point!

Sephora.com

Sephora.com

In any case, if you are interested in further expanding your arsenal of perfectors, Sephora has a brilliant selection of items to choose from!  

Algenist has a new, concentrated liquid dropper formulation, which you can score a deluxe sample of at the moment…  (Dropper bottle foundations and serums are also (as no doubt you are aware) a major 2015 tail-end trend.)

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Sephora.com

Becca has four shades which appear more pigmented, and therefore much like the Kryolan or Ben Nye wheels I’d buy at Ricky’s New York back in my competitive dancing days…

Marc Jacobs has three swirled pop-up sticks, a fun take on the trend that I haven’t seen quite the likes of elsewhere.

Sephora has launched seven gel-serum correctors in a lip gloss style format, as has Urban Decay (who has five shades.)

YSL’s infamous Touch Eclat ALSO now comes in three corrective hues, which I have to say is pretty fabulous (the original is divine.)  

Smashbox is offering a pencil in four color-fixing shades, which is great for easy application.  In line with uber-ease, Cover-FX has their own new stick for brightening (LOVE brightening!), thought it does also come in five other colors! 

For those in love with powders, I adore the cute, loose pots from Besame, who have expanded one shade into five lovely tints…  Now if palettes are more your speed – having multiple colors in one place is often incredibly useful! – you might like Make Up Forever’s (which comes in five combinations), or the cheeky six-sampling from Benefit.

It’s rather a lot but I guess better to be able to choose from a larger variety depending on your own skin correcting needs!

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Spring 2016 – Stila

Stila is expanding its Aqua Glow lineup this Spring with a Serum Foundation and Serum Concealer, falling very much in line with the liquid, dropper bottle trend.  

Stila Spring 2016

Stila Spring 2016

The Foundation is a lightweight, moisturizing formula, offering weightless, radiant coverage.  The ionized water-base paired with hyaluronic acid, helps to “instantly blur, hydrate and perfect the look of skin with buildable to full coverage.”   “A generation of highly refractive, multi-reflective color pigments use light to” additionally smooth the surface of the skin, reducing all those imperfections we want to conceal!

The Concealer, also ionized water-based, offers a buildable, lightweight, and semi-matte coverage that conceals all of your pesky circles and blemishes.  The difference here is that it is more liquid in texture, a departure from traditionally creamy formulations.

And, for a fun Spring touch, Stila is also delivering two new Convertible Color Palettes – Sunrise Serenade and Sunrise Splendor.  The Convertibles are amazing, and so easy to use on the fly.  

Sunrise Serenade:

  • Petunia (warm pink)
  • Peach blossom (warm peach)
  • Gerbera (peachy nude)
  • Camellia (warm beige)
  • Twilight Rose (deep rose)
Stila Spring 2016

Stila Spring 2016

Sunrise Splendor:

  • English Rose (warm rose tone)
  • Lillium (pinky nude)
  • Cherry Blossom (pink)
  • Fuchsia (bright pink)
  • Tulip (deep plum)
Stila Spring 2016

Stila Spring 2016

 

Too Faced Melted Chocolate

Thanks to BudgetBeautyBlog for sharing the great sneak peak photo of Too Faced’s Melted Chocolate lineup…. The name is yummy enough to want them all! 🙂

The release for these will be January 2016, so keep it on your radar!  There will be six shades, include ding three metallics, and three long-wearing.

Fall 2015 – Clinique Beyond Perfecting, Round Two

Clinique started with a Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in liquid form…and they are now moving to a powder version, Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer.

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clinique.com

I love that the website makes it incredibly easy to see what finish, covered and color group each shade belongs to – it’s difficult to know how well the computer (or site) is conveying a swatch…so this helps.

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chicprofile.com

This formula is designed to last all day, through sweat and humidity (just as the liquid version), without clogging pores or losing color.  It doesn’t appear to be markedly different from the liquid, so it may just be a matter of preference here.  OR…you might want both, relegating the powder to on-the-go. 

 

 

Lancome Liqui-Drama

New from Lancome are the Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliners, pairing “the high intensity color of a liquid liner and the ease of application of a pencil.”

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sephora.com

The product is designed to provide smooth color “while giving eyes maximum color intensity and all-day wear. Featuring a creamy, instantly blendable formula, it sets quickly for 24-hour wear—without budging or fading.”

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sephora.com

I think it’s fair to say that most of us want the MAXIMUM from all of our products – it’s 2015, people! *lol* I’m not sure it’s just the fast pace of modern Life, or that we are somewhat spoiled with uber-performance from mass market cosmetics just as much as high-end nowadays.  Either way, we really do expect more…and companies have caught on, pushing the limits all the time.

I love anything long-wear myself because I’m just so active – I need things to stay put, feel lightweight, and come off easily at the end of a performance (or just any ol’ day!)  What would work best for me of this group is Brûlée, as it would be most natural and subtle.  I wanted to say the nude shade but what appears to be a skintone is actually Lame, based on the Sephora site (metallic white gold) – I bet this is gorgeous, though!!!

Colors are as follows:

  • Noir Intense – deep black
  • Brulee – chocolate brown
  • Pluie – grey
  • Minuit – matte midnight blue
  • Parisian Night – pearlized midnight blue
  • Cote D’Azur – blue klein
  • Ampoule – pearlized purple
  • Baroque – matte lavender
  • Embrase – pearlized grey
  • Paradis – pearlized tropical grey
  • Pacifique – matte sea green
  • Soleil – bright yellow
  • Macaron – pink
  • Lame – metallic white gold
  • Lumiere – metallic silver
  • French Lace – matte white

Lancome’s quality has never really faltered for me – while I don’t own a ton of their products, I know my mother (for one) swears by them.  The reviews for this look pretty fabulous so if you need a smoothie pencil, and rich color, check them out! 🙂  

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sephora.com