Clarins Multi-Blush in Rose [Review]

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Clarins Multi-Blush in Rose (no. 05). This is a natural, long-lasting blush for lips and cheek. It glides on with the ease of a cream that then transforms into a powder with the heat of one’s skin. Not sure how this powdery feature will work on the lips.
It moisturizes the skin with a blend of rose, mimosa and sunflower waxes. Also, has a ‘Light Optimizing’ complex that adds radiance. The blush is not quite the best as a blush for my skin tone but could be used with a light hand as a pink highlighter. 

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring 2016 press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product. 

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadow in Silver Plum [Review & Swatches]

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The new Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow in Silver Plum (no. 07) was released earlier this year as a part of the Spring 2016 Collection. This is a gorgeous purple taupe, a deep smokey lavender with a silver undertone.

Clarins have blended iridescent, soft-focus pigments with bamboo powder for stay-true brilliance and long-lasting wear. A Vitamin E derivative keeps lids comfortable. Casts a soft, pearlescent glow during the day; a stylized, high-voltage iridescence at night.

This shadow combines the ease and comfort of a cream with the long wear if a powder. It’s gives a sparkling not glittery finish. It is very smooth and the texture in the little pot is a cross between the Chanel Ombres and the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. This shadow does hold up on for at least 8hrs with or without a cream base with minimal creasing.  I do however always use an eyeshadow primer due to my oily lids. 

These shadows are gentle enough for sensitive eyes and are dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested.

 

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring 2016 press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product.  A portion of the description was courtesy of Clarins.com. 

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector [Review]

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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. 

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula – review & swatches

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I purchased  this bronzer with the sole purpose of using it as a highlighter. It is absolutely gorgeous. I use is a few times a week. This bronzer is baked on a terracotta pan to create a beautiful domed product. Hula Hula gives the complexion a hint of bronzed color for a sun-kissed look. This bronzer appears to be shimmery or dewy but is actually matte so it does not make the skin appear shiny when applied. One just glows. This is gorgeous on tanned to dark skin. It is soft and blends easily into the skin. It typically retails for $9.00 and can be found almost everywhere even the grocery store. 

Swatches: Top photos with flash/bottom ones without flash.
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Milani Limited Edition Rose Blushes – Swatches & Review

IMG_20150816_223455I almost missed out on these quietly released limited edition Milani Rose Blushes. No.09 American Beauty Rose, No.10 Awakening Rose and No.11 Blossomtime Rose. Each retails for $7.99 and are still available online

American Beauty Rose is described as a  true rose pink with a soft gold pearl; Awakening Rose – a dusty rose with iridescent pearl and Blossomtime Rose – a peachy pink with gold pearl. It’s hard to describe the ‘pearl’. It is not really shimmery or glittery (it’s too fine) as it is hardly noticable int he pan and definitely does not show up when applied to the cheeks. 

These shades are very pretty although they come off very powdery/chalky while swatching and didn’t blend as well as previous Rose Blushes. However, when applied with a blush brush they blend beautifully and there is no powdery fall out. 

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Eclissare ColorEdge Eye Pencil in Brownout

IMG_20150901_220156This is the Borghese Eclissare ColorEdge eyeliner in Brownout which is descirbed as a rich, pure, intense true brown. It is so soft and creamy. Brownout glides on ultra smooth without tugging at the eyelid. It is long-wearing and smudge proof. Brownout retails for $21.50.

PRSampleDisclaimer: This product received from Borghese and their representatives. They didnot request a review in exchange. This is soley my decsion to share my experience with the product. The overall description of the product, benefits and/or ingredients were adapted or extracted from information found on the company’s website.

Borghese Eclissare ColorRise Blush in Flight

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This is the Borghese Eclissare ColorRise blush in Flight which is a deep bronze blush with gold shimmer. This blush is quite pretty and comes off more as a deep warm rose on my skin tone than a bronze would on lighter skin tones. The gold shimmer is not as evident once applied with a brush, which is more visible in swatches. The packaging is sleek and slim. It is sturdy embossed cardboard with a magnectic lid and decent size mirror.

The blushes in this line are described as wearable, neutral shades that are perfect for any skin tone. Comprised of pure pigments for an even distribution and a more natural glow. The color glides on smoothly, perfectly providing a flawless finish and can be used to sculpt, contour and define cheekbones. Flight (1.0 oz) retails for $30.00.

PRSampleDisclaimer: This product received from Borghese and their representatives. They didnot request a review in exchange. This is soley my decsion to share my experience with the product. The overall description of the product, benefits and/or ingredients were adapted or extracted from information found on the company’s website.

Borghese Eclissare ColorRise Blush in Stunner- Review & Swatches

IMG_20150714_224124This is the Borghese Eclissare ColorRise blush in Stunner which is a soft rose with golden shimmer. This blush gives the perfect rosey flush.The gold shimmer is not as evident once applied with a brush, which is more visible in swatches.

The blushes in this line are described as wearable, neutral shades that are perfect for any skin tone. Comprised of pure pigments for an even distribution and a more natural glow. The color glides on smoothly, perfectly providing a flawless finish and can be used to sculpt, contour and define cheekbones. Stunner (1.0 oz) retails for $30.00.

PRSampleDisclaimer: This product received from Borghese and their representatives. They didnot request a review in exchange. This is soley my decsion to share my experience with the product. The overall description of the product, benefits and/or ingredients were adapted or extracted from information found on the company’s website.