Make-up Reviews

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain Review & Swatches

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My first experience with lipstain/cheek stain was when I purchased the Schick Stick off of HSN about 10 years ago (it might have been even be longer than 10 years ago).

Yeah, the Schick Stick, sounds like a razor to me. But actually it was a cheek and lip stain housed in a tube with a sponge applicator. It was created by the super friendly, utterly gracious, and oh so gorgeous Morgen Schick (she e-mailed me randomly a few years ago just to say hello and thanks for liking her product, I was gobsmacked to say the least).

Morgen, to this very day, still sells her brilliant cheek stain/lipstain and it remains a fond favorite of mine.

Lip and Cheek Stains have evolved so much though. New packaging, formulas, etc…where as before the market was lacking, now the market is saturated with all kinds of stains.

I think one of the main complaints about stains is the irony that they have such a long wear time on cheeks but go drier on lips and sometimes don’t wear as well.

The new Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain is testimony that hope is still alive for a lip stain that wears all day with a hydrating formula.

Take a look!

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Napoleon Perdis Nude Rose Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

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Ahh pure rosy sophisticated joy from the new Napoleon Perdis Nude Rose Lip Gloss today.

I don’t own enough warm, rosy shades like this in my collection.

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Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara Review

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If thicker lashes is what you seek than Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara is here to save the day. No bells, no whistles, just a big, bushy brush that grabs lashes up and creates plump, full, fat lashes.

Ahh the joy of simplicity.

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Sephora Be You Lip Balm Review & Swatches

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Sephora Be You Lip Balm is an extension of their recently introduced Color Reveal Lip Balm. I liked Color Reveal a lot. It was cheap, it flushed my lips very nicely, and I only complained about the taste….pretty darn great for a self confessed ranter about the Sephora Makeup Collection.

So, I was pretty excited about the Be You Lip Balm but I’m not sure why they bothered changing the name. The color is called Coral Twist and they could have simply just included a new shade or added it to the Color Reveal Lip Balm line up right? But hey, I don’t express knowledge on the mysteries of makeup marketing.

Let’s take a look and see if Be You Lip Balm is as great as Color Reveal.

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Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

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I had no idea how popular Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder was until everyone started hounding for the deets about the new, lighter shade available.

Wow, this has quite a cult following and after trying it out I’m understanding why everyone is excited about a lighter shade.

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