Current Makeup Wishlist – Chanel ROUGE COCO GLOSS

My current makeup wishlist is not very extensive. I only have one brand (Chanel) and one product type (Rouge Coco Gloss) that I really want and am very interested in. The new reformulated, non-sticky, ultra-light formula will leave the lips visibly smooth and plump. The new glosses also boast an new innovative, dual-sided applicator to ensure optimal and even coverage and high precision. The are currently 24 shades to choose from. I have my eye on two in particular: 



The new glossimers are enriched with Coconut Oil, Peptides and Vitamin E, and a Hydraboost Complex (exclusive to Chanel). This new formula claims to offer hours of comfort and moisture. I’ve seen reviews where people say the new glosses are a vast improvement over the old formula.

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Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector [Review]


The new #Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector shades are no.07 Toffee Pink Shimmer and no. 08 Plum Shimmer. @clarinsnews
These are gorgeous shades and are super glossy with no detectable shimmer. The wear is comfortable and plum shimmer leaves a slight stain. Toffee Pink gives me the my lips but better look.

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product. 

Bite Beauty Watercolor LipGloss Library – Review & Swatches

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A delicate palette of ethereal shades inspired by the beauty of watercolor.  A range composed of twelve soft shades for a beautiful translucent wash of color and alluring shine. Each sheer gloss provides hydrating properties that will leave your lips lush and supple. BITE Beauty is created with natural and food-grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. BITE Beauty lip products do not contain parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates and are certified gluten-free.

This set of glossed were originally available April 7th for VIB Rouges and April 16th in-stores (Sephora). I purchased this set on sale on July 12th for $24.00 (12 x 0.05 oz. / 0.60 oz. or 1.40g total). Original price was $49.00. As of today, the 19th, it is no longer available at I like these gloss libraries that BITE Beauty releases once a year. Last year I picked up the DECONSTRUCTED ROSE LIP GLOSS LIBRARY and really liked it and the rose scent. This year’s library of glosses is not as fragrant as the other. The scent is hard to describe primarily because there is hardly one but it is slight floral/fruity. Extremely mild. The formula is slightly thicker than most glosses but is not sticky. Over all I like these glosses and although I will not wear them all (two, four, five, six are out) I will enjoy them.



Below are swatches taken with and without flash. Each gloss only has the number on the bottom sticker.20150719_003623~3 20150719_003635~3From L to R: One -Yellow, Two – Light pink, Three – Pink, Four – Lavender

20150719_004157~3 20150719_004205~3L to R: Five – Green, Six – Pink,  Seven – Red, Eight – Coral

20150719_004421~3 20150719_004600~3L to R: Nine – Plum, Ten – Dark Pink, Eleven – Fuchsia, Twelve – Purple Berry

PBMThe above description (first paragraph) and shade colors were courtesy of Sephora no longer has any product information online.

Charlotte Tilbury Haul, Review & Swatches: Sex On Fire & Unleash Me

Finally Charlotte Tilbury is finally in the US!!!! P.S. This post is very late but timely. I have been waiting for this for a few years now as it was only available and talked about in the UK. I purchased these two items from Beautylish and CT is now available at Nordstrom.

IMAG8617-1 IMAG8619-1 IMAG8634-2 Lip Lustre Luxe Color-Lasting Lip Lacquer in Unleash Me ($22)

IMAG8630-1                                                                                                                      Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Sex on Fire ($40)

Disclaimer- this image does not do this blush justice. I tried to get a better pick for a truer color but couldn’t.  It is deep mauve- rose, although it looks more peach.  On my skin it gives the perfect natural blush look as shown in the pic below. Absolutely GORGEOUS and worth ever penny.

IMAG8636-1      Top: Outer ring, center, both blended
Bottom:Lip Lacquer


One Direction “The Looks [Up All Night] Collection” Lipstick & Gloss Review &Swatches

The New 1D makeup collection is about launch!!!! Are you excited? Here is a peek at two of the items in the “Up All Night” set in The Looks Collection. I Should Have Kissed You is a bubblegum pink matte creme lipstick and Taken – a Liquilights Glow Gloss which is a very glittery very pink lip gloss that glows neon orange under UV light.


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20140804_002309-1I Should Have Kissed You with Taken on top

 My thoughts: They are really nice colors and this pink is wearable (if you are a fan of neon pink lip products). The lipstick is a bit drying and the gloss is very glittery, this is certainly marketed towards younger 1D fans.




Disclaimer: The product has been received from Markwins International and their representatives through BrandBacker for review considerations. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the products.  You can keep up to date with the release of  the collection @ Makeup by One Direction. This is a limited edition collection.

BITE BEAUTY Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library – Review & Swatches

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These glosses have numbers instead of names e.g. one, three, ten etc., and range from of, light pinks to deep purple reds. Each gloss is 0.05 oz is created with natural and food-grade ingredients.

Key Ingredients:
Trans-Resveratrol – is a stilbenoid (natural phenol) and a phytoalexin (a defense chemical naturally produced by some plants when exposed to pathogens. It is also found in the skin of red grapes and in other fruits. Many studies have recently been published touting resveratrol as the new it ‘chemical’ that will help with premature ageing. 

These glosses are rose scented, some reviews of these glosses complain of the rose scent. I personally love the rose and this library has two key rose ingredients.
Rosa Damascena – The Damask Rose or the Rose of Castile, most likely its essential oil.
Rose Glacia – I could not find any information on this.


20140418_114623-1L to R: One (light pink/mauve), Two (rosey pink), Three (light coral), Four (raisin)



    L to R: Five (mauve), Six (dusty rose), Seven (dusty coral), Eight (muted cherry)



L to R: Nine (apple red), Ten (jewel red), Eleven (dark red/brown), Twelve (deep purple- magenta)

The BITE BEAUTY Gloss Library retails for $49 @

OCC Lip Tar in RX – Review & Swatches


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in RX is a true cyan blue high-opacity lipstick concentrate. Lip Tars combine the longevity of a lipstick with the application of a gloss. They are highly pigmented and consist of a blend of essential oils, including hemp and peppermint, which will soothe and soften the lips.  These lip products do not not contain petroleum or silicone and is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.
I purchased this from Sephora for my sister/new lip product model (see below) for $18. Each 0.33 oz Tar comes in a convenient tube with a mini lip brush and vinyl pouch. There are hundreds of tutorials on YouTube demonstrating the versatility of these Lip Tars and can be purchased from the OCC website, Sephora, eBay and All Cosmetics Wholesale.



Sigma Beauty Launches ENLIGHT Collection 12.09.13

Well it seems Sigma has gone back into the makeup business with full force. I remember a few years ago when they carried eyeshadows and blushes (I think). Those were discontinued and they solely focused on their brush line. Over the last year and change I noticed they released YouTube Blogger inspired eyeshadow palettes and a few others. Now they are set to launch their new ENLIGHT Collection next Monday December 9, 2013.
They are presenting this collection as a new take on neutrals. There is a 12-pan palette, 3 brushes, 3 glosses, 3 eyeliners, 3 blushes and 3 eyeshadow bases. Items can be purchased individually (I assume) with prices ranging from $9 – $39 or as a set (includes everything in the pic below) for $165. If you are a Sigma fan or know of one this would make a really nice gift.
The image is courtesy of an affiliate email I received. Please note this is not a sponsored post. I am or I should say was a Sigma affiliate but have never actually participated in or made money from the program. Today is giving Tuesday so I thought I share.

Sephora – Tarte High Performance Naturals Haul

Taking advantage of Sephora’s BeautyFALL promotion and used a free shipping code to get these two mini Tarte kits. 

Thoughtful Treasures Best-Sellers Set ($19) on top and the Tarte The Bright Time Deluxe Maracuja Oil & Eye Treatment ($10) on the bottom.

I’ve used everything and I really like them. Each kit contains a 0.5oz of Maracuja Oil. The Thoughtful Treasures kit also contains a deluxe LE Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Thankful (in golden pink) and a LipSurgence™ Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy (etherial pink). 

 Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Thankful (in golden pink) and a LipSurgence™ Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy (etherial pink).


The blush was swatched 3 times to highlight the pink color but it is lovely when applied with a light hand. The lip tint although doesn’t appear to have any color is actually very very tinted. I applied it think it was just a balm but then looked in the mirror after a few minutes and my lips we super pink. I’ll use it lightly but I really like it. The claim of the LipSurgence is that is increases the lip’s moisture content by a whooping 6000%. I’ll have to really test this out.

Nordstrom – Lancome Haul + Awesome GWP

Mascara – Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black  ($27) and Juicy Tube- Berry Bold ($18)
This is may favorite high-end mascara next to Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill and I like their Juicy tubes my current one is almost finished so I decided to get another.

 Now the GWP – I will only spend money on things I want if there is some incentive to spend my money. Nordstrom and Macy’s usually have great GWPs. I think Lancome has the best makeup bags, the quality is amazing and here it is filled with goodies I actually want and will use. See swatches of the mini shadow palette below.

The other shadows are nice, the black is not very pigmented and is very blotchy.