New in Beauty – Four Summer Faves

Monday, August 14, 2017 0 0

The Best New Beauty Products

 

I’ve been hard-core beauty obsessed for about the last year. I work in the beauty industry, so I spend a lot of my time talking to beauty lovers. I also get to sample a ton of beauty products, thanks to this blog, so I really have beauty on the brain 24/7.

 

I find that once a friend, influencer or co-worker recommends a product that they absolutely love, I’m much more likely to try that product. I get a lot of questions about which products are my favourites, so I decided to start sharing more of the new (and old!) products that are my number one faves.

 

Today, I’m sharing 4 products/collections, that recently launched this Summer, that I absolutely love. I would highly recommend all of these amazing new products. Here we go!

 

Lancome New Monsieur Big mascara swatch

 

1. LANCÔME MONSIEUR BIG MASCARA

I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest mascara. I have way too many for one person, but I just can’t stop buying them! I was super excited to try this newest mascara from Lancôme, Monsieur Big. The claim is that it’s a high-volume mascara that delivers bold lash volume for up to 24 hours, and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. The mascara added tons of volume to my thin lashes, and kept them separated. It didn’t clump, like a lot of other mascaras, and it lasted almost the entire day without transferring to the skin under my eye. That might not sound impressive, but most other mascaras transfer on me after only a couple of hours since I have very oily eyelids. Overall, I love this mascara, and it’s definitely one I will buy again in the future.

 

Nars Orgasm Blush Swatch

 

2. NARS ORGASM LIQUID BLUSH & LIPSTICK

I’m embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve ever tried the Orgasm blush from NARS. I know, I know, you’re probably asking how I can call my self “beauty-obsessed” when I’ve never tried this cult-favorite. Well, I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t tried it in the past, but I’m so glad I finally picked up this beauty. It’s a gorgeous peachy-pink hue with a golden shimmer, that is universally flattering on all skin-tones, hence why it’s a best-seller. NARS recently launched a liquid version, which is very pigmented yet blendable. It add a soft pink glow to my skin, which looks very natural. Overall, I’m more of a powder blush kind of girl, but if you love liquid blushes, then I think you’ll love this one!

The Orgasm Lipstick is a satin, creamy lipstick in the iconic Orgasm shade that has a rich, radiant color for a polished look. It has a soft shimmer, but it’s not overly frosty. It’s a beautiful shade, especially for summer.

 

Kenzo World new perfume

 

3. KENZO WORLD EAU DE PARFUM

It was love at first sight (and scent) with the newest fragrance from fashion house, Kenzo. I’m a sucker for awesome packaging, and the eye shape of Kenzo World is just so cool! My fingers were crossed that I would love the scent just as much as the packaging, and wow, I absolutely love the smell! It combines peony, jasmine and ambroxan crystals to create a playful, floral scent that lasts for hours on my skin.

 

Bare Minerals Statement matte liquid lip swatches

 

4. BARE MINERALS STATEMENT LIP COLLECTIONS

Bare Minerals recently launched 3 coordinated collections of lippies: Statement Matte Liquid Lip Colours (10 shades); Statement Luxe Shine Lipsticks (10 shades); and Statement Under Over Lip Liners(5 shades). My lips are very dry. When I say very dry, I mean super dry. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that I can’t wear matte lipsticks because they dry out my lips instantly. So you can understand my shock when I tried on the Bare Minerals Statement Matte Liquid Lip and it didn’t immediately suck all the moisture from my lips! It is still very much a matte lip, but I didn’t find it to be nearly as drying as every other matte lip I’ve tried. The colour lasted for hours. It did eventually dry out my lips as well, but right now, this is the only matte lip colour that I can wear. The shade range is really beautiful too.

They also launched a collection of 10 statement-making lipsticks in bold, full-coverage colours and 5 statement-making, creamy and blendable lip liners. I always, I repeat, ALWAYS wear a lip liner with my lip colour. It’s the only way to ensure my lip color doesn’t melt/fade/wipe off immediately. I love the creamy texture of these lip liners, and they are perfect under these creamy, light-weight lipsticks. Overall, these are gorgeous lip collections from Bare Minerals, that I will continue to use regularly.

 

 

This post is NOT sponsored. I received the Bare Minerals, Kenzo perfume and Lancome mascara as press samples, however, I was not required to post. I loved these products so much that I wanted to share them with you all!

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Hello Lip Lover

Monday, April 7, 2014 14 0

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I am very particular about the lip products I use.  My lips are always dry, lipsticks always crease in the fine lines in my pucker, and I constantly lick my lips, so even “long-lasting” lipsticks are not so “long-lasting” on me.  Regardless of whether I’m wearing a gloss, balm, stain or lipstick, I’m always in need of something that is moisturizing.  I was intrigued when I was asked to try out Lancôme’s new Lip Lover collection, which has colour, shine and care, all wrapped into one pretty little package.  I had no idea just how much I would fall in love with this “lip-changing” product.

 

The comfort of a balm. The refined colour of a lipstick. The shaping shine of a gloss.  Lancôme’s Lip Lover is really everything that I could ask for.

 

Oh Lancôme Lip Lover, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways:

1. I love your colour.  Available in 21 shades, Lip Lover is infused with lipstick pigments, so the colour is deep, and it doesn’t feather like many other lipsticks/glosses that I’ve tried.

2. I love your lip care.  I typically apply lip balm before I put any other type of product on my lips, however, when I first tried Lip Lover, I put it directly on my pucker even though my lips were dry and chapped.  It’s non-sticky texture provided instant moisture to my lips and lasted for several hours.  Lip Lover has now replaced my lip balm in my daily routine.

3. I love your fragrance.  The most surprising element of trying out the Lip Lover collection was the delicious fragrance to the product.  The Basic Chic shades have a scent of rose petals with a hint of vanilla and juicy raspberry, while the Creative Chic colours have notes of opulent rose with iris and violet.  Both scents are heavenly.

4. I love your applicator.  With a unique flexible arrow shape, the applicator applies the perfect amount of product to my lips, and allows me to easily define the contours and maneuver around the corners of my lips.

 

I’m confident that you’ll love Lancôme’s Lip Lover just as much as I do.  For you lovely Canadian ladies interested in trying out this fabulous product, Lancôme is offering 10% off & free shipping on any purchase on Lancome.ca with the promo code LIPLOVER until April 25.  They are also offering a fun contest for you to win your favourite shade of Lip Lover.  Simply visit www.liplover.ca, scroll to the bottom of the page, select your favourite shade of Lip Lover and fill out the ballot. It’s that easy.

 

Check out this fun video created for Lip Lover.

 

 

In the spirit of “favourites” since Lancôme’s Lip Lover has now been added to my list of favourite beauty products, I’ve created a mood board sharing some of my top products and places inspired by the gorgeous shade of fuchsia of Lancôme’s signature bright pink hue called “Lip Lover”.

 

Lancome_Lip_Lover_MoodBoard

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