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L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick Review & Swatches

L'Oreal Doutzen's Red Lipstick

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick is one of several new lipsticks that launched in the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick Collection.

As you know L’Oreal curated a collection of red lipsticks in this release inspired by present and pass celebrity and model ambassadors. Doutzen’s Red is inspired by Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes. Technically, like Eva’s Red, Doutzen’s Red isn’t QUITE red but more orange. It didn’t surprise me though as Doutzen’s blonde hair and sunny skin plus her crystal blue eyes allows her to get away with such a fun, vibrant shade of color.

Take a look!


Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme Review & Swatches

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme ($24) arrive in four shades for Summer 2015 and are now available as a permanent part of Tarte’s Lipsurgence Collection. You might recall Lipsurgence Lip Cremes were exclusive to QVC for a little bit and also made an appearance in the QVC Tarte Bow & Go Today’s Special Value two years ago.

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Cremes

I love that these are now permanently available from Tarte. One minor issue, can they please be permanent? As they truly are one of my favorite Lipsurgence formulations and finishes!


L’Oreal Eva’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick Review & Swatches

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Eva

L’Oreal Eva’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick is a custom shade of lipstick inspired by Eva Longoria that makes an appearance in the new L’Oreal Collection Private Pure Reds Lipstick Collection.

L’Oreal carefully curated the Pure Reds Lipstick Collection with shades of red inspired by some of their current and past celebrity and model ambassadors. Each shade was created to flatter a different skin tone, hair, and eye color which in turn enables you to purchase your perfect shade of red lipstick.

I happen to be of the mentality that you should never limit yourself when it comes to color cosmetics! If you like, wear it! I don’t let any skin tone rules dictate whether or not I should or shouldn’t wear neon pink eyeshadow should I please. I do have exceptions to that little rule though and it comes in the form of red lipstick. Red lipstick happens to be like snowflakes, no two are a like. It’s a shade I delight in and put plenty of fear in as sometimes I feel like a clown when I’m wearing it. I do feel that some reds are better on me than others so in this case I tend to navigate to warmer shades of reds versus cooler, blue based ones. Do I limit myself here? Perhaps! But for me, red lipstick is the only exception I have when it comes to color and I tend to carefully select shades that look best on my skin tone.

This isn’t to say you should ever limit yourself! But I personally like the idea of a collection of red lipsticks with models who represent a range of different skin tones which helps me considerably when selecting my perfect shade of red!


Pixi Undercover Crayon Review & Swatches

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Pixi Undercover Crayon ($14) is a new retractable concealer pencil that’s available in four shade selections which launched for the Summer 2015 season. As a fan of Pixi Correction Concentrate and Pixi Concealing Concentrate and and an overall concealer junkie I was excited to give the new Undercover Crayon a whirl.

I haven’t actually tried any of the color variations as of yet as they do have a fair to warm shade selection! I did however, try out the Perk Up Peach shade which is a corrector of sorts in a soft peach shade that can neutralize and brighten up tired eyes.

Does it work?


Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow ($18) is a repromoted matte eyeshadow that makes a permanent appearance in the Urban Decay Summer 2015 Makeup Collection. You might recognize it Beware Eyeshadow as it did make a full size appearance in the Urban Decay Theodora Oz Eyeshadow Palette.

It’s quite nice to see its return as it is a gorgeous matte shade with a delicious formula that makes it an essential shade for matte lovers.