Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Burberry Holiday 2015 Burberry Kisses Lipstick Collection

What it is:
A hydrating, effortlessly buildable lipstick that glides color on your lips with a satin finish.

What it does:
Discover Burberry Kisses, a weightless lip color that delivers a customizable look. Swipe on a single touch of color for understated sheen, or you can apply three layers to create intense depth and vibrancy. Infused with Burberry’s signature blend of rosehip, tea, and lavender, its ultralight texture glides on with maximum comfort while providing continuous hydration.

This collection contains the following colors:
 With Flash                           Without Flash

  • Festive Gold: Celebrate the holidays with this limited edition shade which delivers a delicate gold sparkle to your lips.
  • Military Red: Burberry's iconic shade which delivers a perfect universal red suitable for all skin tones. 
Each of the two holiday shades are encased in golden packaging for the festive season.
Verdict: These Burberry lipsticks have an incredible formula. They do exactly as they promise, keep your lips hydrated and smooth. the seasonal colors scream Christmas to me. Military Red looks fantastic on the lips but unfortunately Festive Gold seems more like a lipstick topper. The color on the gold lipstick is more of a clear gold glitter then an actually true gold colored lipstick. I would definitely recommend investing in one of Burberry's lipstick whether it be one of their holiday colors or a color from their permanent line.  

If you would like to pick up your own Burberry Kisses lipstick they are available for $33.00 each at Sephora and High End Department Stores. Click the links for more details: SEPHORA, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lipstick Queen All That Jazz Lipstick Collection

Lipstick Queen is proud to present a sensational new lipstick that will shoot you and your lips straight into the limelight this party season - All That Jazz! Imagine a shimmer and shine never witnessed before, with a molten finish and a bit of the ol’ razzle dazzle to get everyone’s pulse racing. Riotously glamorous with a tantalizing texture and a seriously slinky finish.

Colors in this Collection from L-R:

  • Cool Gin (pink nude)
  • Hot Piano (iconic red)
  • Paint The Town (deep red)
  • Whoopee Spot (flattering purple)

Verdict: These lipsticks are so shimmery. I wish my pictures did them justice. The formula for these lipsticks was very creamy and hydrating. The colors are not as intense as they look in the tube but the metallic factor on these babies is high. Cool Gin is my favorite color from the collection, even though the color is subtle the shine factor on this color was huge.

If you would like to pick up one or all of the colors from the All That Jazz collection they are available for $30.00 each at ULTA. Click the link for more details: ULTA

Friday, November 13, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette

This limited edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit is the ultimate makeup artist’s palette. Fourteen shades – ranging from a neutral taupe to obsidian black – deliver intense color, so you can create an endless array of custom looks.

Colors in this Palette from L-R:

  • Pink Champagne: A rose gold with a titanium finish.
  • Metallic Plum: A dark plum with a metallic finish.
  • Self-Made: A deep bronze with a satin finish.
  • Witchy: A khaki gray with a sparkle finish.
  • Blush: A light beige with a duo chrome pink finish.
  • Blossom: A lilac pink with a metallic finish.
  • Buttery: A buildable beige with an ultra-matte finish.
  • Deep Purple: An amethyst purple with a titanium finish.
  • Treasure: An ultra-light Champagne with a metallic finish.
  • Hot & Cold: A rum brown with a metallic finish.
  • Sherbert: An ultra-light peach with a velvet finish.
  • Isla: A sea foam green with a duo chrome gold finish.
  • Spirit Rock: A galaxy black with a sparkle finish.
  • Hot Chocolate: Rich, cocoa brown with an ultra-matte finish.

Verdict: I am on the fence about this palette. The eye shadow colors look gorgeous but not all of them have the same formula. The metallic colors have great color payoff and apply very smoothly however a few of the matte shades seem very chalky. Compared to past Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes I don't think this one was a huge home run for me. Overall though I can never say no to these ABH palettes because they are sold at such a great value, 14 eye shadows for only $35.

If you would like to pick up your own Self-Made Palette it is available for $35.00 at Sephora, ULTA, and Macy's. Click the links for more details: SEPHORA, ULTA, Macys

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Stila Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set

What it is:
A perfectly portable mini-collection of Stila's award winning Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick!

What it does:
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear. Delivering superb comfort and weightless feel, its color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick also softens lips so they look and feel beautiful.

Colors in the Set from L-R:
  • Caramello (Neutral Nude)
  • Patina (Dusty Rose)
  • Aria (Magenta Plum)
  • Como (Bight Violet)
  • Chianti (Deep Plum)
  • Fiery (Deep Red)
Verdict: This gift set is the perfect way to test out Stila's Stay All Day liquid lipsticks. I am already a fan of Stila's beauty products and the formula on these lipsticks is very creamy, making application a breeze. The colors dry, leaving your lips with a nice matte finish. I loved all the colors in the set except for Caramello, this specific nude shade just washed me out.
If you would like to pick up your own Stila Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set it s available for $39.00 at Sephora, Stila Cosmetics, and Macy's. Click the links for more details: SEPHORA, Stila, Macys


Monday, November 2, 2015

Bobbi Brown Sequin Eye Shadow - Sterling Nights Collection

What it is:
A highly-pigmented eye shadow with metallic shimmer.
What it does:
Create a shimmering eye look with Bobbi Brown’s Sequin Eye Shadow. Infused with metallic flecks, this highly-pigmented shadow mirrors star-filled skies. It features a sleek compact with a mirror and embroidered case. Ideal for a dramatic eye with high shimmer, this shadow is the perfect accent for any evening look.
Colors in this collection from L-R:

  • Comet - marbleized black hunter green w/ mixed green pearls
  • Constellation - marbleized bronze w/ golden pearls
  • Moon Rock - marbleized midnight blue w/ a mix of golden and copper pearls
  • Star Beam - marbleized black purple plum w/ a mix of purple and pink pearl

Verdict: These shadows were a bit of a letdown. I was hoping for something that had a metallic finish but the colors ended up being matte with hints of glitter. I loved the Laura Mercier palette and was hoping these colors were going to have a similar finish. Honestly I would pass on these Sequin Eyeshadows and find an alternate product or palette to invest in.
If you would like to pick up one or all of the Bobbi Brown Sequin eyeshadows they are available for $36.00 each at Sephora. Click the link for more details: SEPHORA