Sharing because I’ve not seen these posted, but did see them in-store. What’s interesting is their whole “InstaReady” and “filter” angle – certainly not new (from them or other cosmetic companies) but largely speaking to modern culture’s obsession with social media (this could take a positive spin…or a negative one – that’s up to the individual!)
What it means for companies is that though cosmetics have always been designed to help us achieve and us-but-better look – why bother, otherwise? – the approach has shifted to facilitate looking even better (airbrushed, anyone?!) in photos and video. In addition, the focus is also on getting ready as quickly as possible – how do I add a filter asap without the camera, kind of thing…
Life in 2016 (nearly 2017)!
Fashionjitsu.com – PF Eye Primer Duo and Multi-Finish Eyeshadow
Fashionjitsu.com – PF Glide On Gel Eyeliner (shimmer, metallic, matte)
Lime Crime is known for their offbeat shades, and daring finishes…so really Halloween isn’t a stretch. Like, at all.
But I love that they make a point of the 31st all the same, and they they go “LE” (limited edition) in honor. “Bloodmoon”? I do! (Incidentally, I never – ever – wear lipstick. But…I bought it, because… #vamp #bloodmoon #batwings. ❤ )
It’s kind of hard to resist – the perfect blackened red, don’t you agree? Wicked is also spectacular, but I find it more a challenge to find the right dark blood red… Of course then I see Red Velvet and want that too… ❤
It’s perfect for leaving love notes, so I have an excuse to splurge. 😉 (Or at least that’s what my not-so-inner-also-outer Vamp says.)
If you are feeling angelic, you could always go “Moonstone” – fair to say they have all manner of “bold” covered…and in that shade, you wouldn’t be run of the mill “divine!”
Can I just say…holy versatility?!
Make Up Forever’s Artist Shadow and Powder Blush is a dream for anyone who either dolls up every day…OR performs or has a major event (think wedding, gala, etc.)
I have a wedding (my own!) coming up soon – unfortunately (or fortunately, so says my wallet!) I already have a ton of stuff to work with. Had I not, I’d likely have gone straight to this enormous selection to find the shades I want to mix. Had I seen this back in my Ballroom Dancing days, I’d likely own half by now. Okay, maybe just a fourth.
The formulas come in
And there are more shades that I have EVER seen for any other product. Truly, a plethora. No matter what your mood, what the season, or what the occasion, your pretty much promised something from this array. And nevermind if the shade says “eyeshadow” or “blush” specifically – you can basically use it however you want.
Interestingly, I haven’t heard much about Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream – I saw a ton of ads flash by, and a whole slew of posts, but I feel like none of it was really noteworthy (as in, the product kind of fell flat.)
I just saw a post about this new moisturizer that’s being added to the “Pep-Start” lineup – Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur. The claim for this guy is that it both hydrates and acts as an imperfection blurring primer of sorts, smoothing skin and keeping oil at bay. The finish is matte, softening pores, but apparently it is also designed to hydrate throughout the day. With “Pep-Start” in the name, I thought maybe it would be eye-opening…but then I guess the eye cream should be doing that.
I’m curious to see how this one does. Much that I love the idea of “blurring,” I generally steer clear – I feel like too many formulas have pore clogging ingredients that can even affect the skin around the eyes. Not a fan!
Who knows…maybe it will surprise. The company says it will work on all skin types – oily to sensitive to dry and beyond. We shall see!
I’ve only seen this new Bronzer here, and here, so I’m guessing it isn’t coming to the USA right away (usually we have a lag!) That said, it is very much a summer offering, so we shall see.
I can’t say I’m incredibly surprised by a palette bronzer, per say…or by the “bricks” concept, which Bobbi Brown and others have done for both bronzing and highlighting products. But it is kind of a new format for Maybelline, so it’s fun to see.
The bronzer pairs matte and shimmer “bricks” for a tan that doesn’t go flat. Britishbeautyblogger has posted her comments and more images, including swatches, so definitely take a peek.
I’m a little bit nutty about taking care of my skin – it’s one of those things that you have to be incredibly proactive about (as in, start early in life!) It will make a difference if you start to baby your skin early on in life – not only because it becomes an engrained habit, but because you have protected it so well from nature’s aggressors over time.
I’ve always like L’Oreal as a brand – not so much because it is an absolute monster of a company, but because that as a giant in the industry, it has the resources to do solid research and testing – great R&D results in products that actually DO what they say they will…and all the L’Oreal products I have tried, have delivered.
Their L’Oreal drugstore line is on the moderate to higher end where pricing is concerned, but it also won’t break the bank (La Mer, anyone) so it makes loving your skin less damaging to your wallet.
The newest items, coming this Summer, include a variety of masks – always a fun way to de-stress, and pamper your epidermis. There will be three formulations available:
- Exfoliate & Refine Pores – 3 Pure Clays + Red Algae
- Purify & Mattify – 3 Pure Clays + Eucalyptus
- Detox & Brighten – 3 Pure Clays + Charcoal
Per BudgetBeautyBlog, one of the few places posting the news, these creamy , 10 minute masks combine:
- Kaolinite (to cleanse & exfoliate)
- Montmorillonite (absorb oil)
- Rhassoul (rich in minerals to condition & hydrate)
I’m kind of excited to see these. I don’t really need another mask, but I always get excited about new products. 🙂 Are you looking forward to checking these out?
I posted about these duos already, but here’s an update with swatches from BudgetBeauty Blog if you are interested in seeing how they look on the skin, and hearing some comments about wear!
More photos in her post!
A couple of posts out there about this beautiful new Collection, Transformed!
The Lineup will include:
- Cantonese Carnation – warm rose
- Origami Orange – creamy orange
- Seoul-Ful – light, creamy pink
- Good Luck Mochi – rosy mid-tone pink
- Bonsai Bloom – cool nude-pink
- Flaming Lips – deep, creamy red
- Touché – light beige cream
- Glamorized – creamy, vibrant pink
- Rich Marrón – mid-tone nude cream
- Commotion – deep, cool plum cream
- Honesty – pewtered bronze (lustre)
- Brule – soft, creamy beige (satin)
- Woodwinked – warm antique gold (veluxe pearl)
- White Frost – vivid white with icy shimmer (frost)
- Knight Divine – black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)
- Contrast – purplish-blue with blue pearl (velvet)
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
- Back In Vogue – peachy nude
- Red Jade – bright, creamy red
- Bengal Tiger – loud orange
- Mango Mango – soft peach coral
- Fuchsia Flicker – intense hot pink
- Slipper Orchid – bright plum
- Lady-Be-Good – warm mid-tone nude
- Fashion Legacy – intense fire truck red
- Oh, Lady – deep wine
- Bare Asset – medium beige
Haute & Naughty Lash
- Haute & Naughty Black – black
- LinerTop/Bottom – rich, smoky black
So this cutie little pair – BareMinerals Light Dimensional Translucent Powder Duo – reminds me a lot of Hourglass and Elf’s Ambient Powders. What I love about this one, though, is that one half is intended to remove the not-so-great-glow, while the other is designed to promote an ethereal one. Double trouble – I like it.
The baked, “luxurious” powders are made to vanish on all skin tones, while at the same time blurring imperfections and adding luminosity. As an athlete, having two products in one is super helpful, but also I love that these are designed to be imperceptible – they create a healthy, happy complexion withOUT being overbearing – win!
The “Matte” side helps to absorb oil (which often leaves a less than desirable greasy sheen), while “Glow” provides a rose-gold-infused highlight for any area you want to add a bit-o-strobe.
The brush is uniquely dual sided, allowing for the best application while removing oil, and adding your gleam – pretty snazzy, if you ask me! 🙂
This “set” includes:
- 0.31-oz Invisible Light Transulcent Powder Duo
- Dual Finish Blush & Contour Brush
It is currently on sale for $36.36 (not sure how long that goes!)
Right in time for those who celebrate Cher Cupidon’s Day…
Lime Crime is introducing three new shades in the True Love Collection inspired by…but of course…the luscious petals of roses:
- Cupid – soft petal pink
- True Love – vibrant pinky red
- Saint – deep cranberry red
The set is on sale for $44.00, currently (usually $60.00.) Personally, I think the colors are right on – vibrant, richly pigmented, and noteworthy. Happy, Happy to those with bold hearts! ❤