Friday, May 31, 2013

Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Haze

I know this is very tricky to find, but I am pretty sure you can still get this online at or ebay, so I am going to review it anyway incase you have found it and are thinking of purchasing and looking for a review on the product.

I contemplated back and forth on this purchase. After seeing reviews online I wanted to get the other color in this, escapade, but when I went down to the store to purchase, I decided I wasn't as thrilled with it because it was so sheer. I did, however, fall in love with pink haze. Unfortunately, they were sold out in this and so I left sans my eyeshadow. A week later I received a pre-order email from Saks stating they were getting this back in - SCORE! If you are hesitant to buy this, I would say buy it as you will probably regret not getting it later.

This is a pink with peach tones and gold pearl.

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I normally do not like cream shadows and stay away from them, mostly because I find them messy, hard to work with, and generally not long lasting (i.e. creasing). This shadow is absolutely incredible. It is incredibly pigmented, lasts all day with no fading or creasing, is very blend able and easy to work with, and does not have the same texture as your average cream eyeshadow. This eyeshadow is creamy and soft. I do not have to scrape my finger or brush across the top to get color. It is almost like a whipped mouse, it kinda has the texture of those whipped body lotions. I am now upset that I did not also get escapade. I'll absolutely be getting any other colors they come out with in the future.

As I said before, I am not sure where you can still get this, but I am sure with enough perseverance you can find this if you want it.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

USA Glossybox May 2013

This will be my last glossybox post. I have official canceled this service as I am fed up with them and can no longer afford to spend my money on their cruddy service. I am sick of their cruddy shipping, cruddy customer service, and lately cruddy boxes. This is my May box:

AmorePacific: Color Control Cushion Compact
Etre Belle: Collageb and Aloe Vera Hydro Mask
European Wax Center: The Exfoliate and Slow it Body Wash
My Prime: Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer
Nicka K New York: Absolute! Perfume Stick
Sebastian Professional: Volupt Spray

The only product in this box I was excited about was the AmorePacfic CC cream, but they managed to give the darkest color to someone who filled out their box survey as "fair" skinned. Thank you glossybox. The Etre Belle was a single mask, the European Wax Center were foil packets, and the My Prime is useless to someone with dry skin. What a great one year anniversary box. I have signed up for PopSugar Must Have Box (I have heard amazing things about this service) and you can expect to see an update on this box hopefully later this month! =)

If you care to order this horrendous box you can purchase it from at $21 a month, but I don't recommend you do so.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup: May 25

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note

When Chanel announced their Summer 2013 collection would include different colored mascaras, I knew one would have to be mine. Their collection includes a yellow, green, aqua, and blue. I don't believe I have ever seen mascara in yellow before. I got all kinds of excited and immediately began scoping out my local counters until I found one that had these in stock.

Chanel recommends only applying these mascaras to the very tips of your lashes to create an effect much like butterfly wings. Well, I tried the green one in store (lime light) and I quite frankly thought the look was a bit clownish. I would still like to try the yellow and aqua at some point, but I picked up the more low-key royal blue colored Blue Note and I am torn on whether I like this or not.

"The mascara that delivers it all -- volume, length, curl and precise separation -- in a long-wearing, waterproof formula that won't flake or smudge. Pro-Vitamin B5 hydrates and conditions lashes to keep them supple and healthy-looking. A unique brush design provides perfectdefinition of lashes, even the finest."

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First the mascara itself. This is the first Chanel mascara I own, let alone an Inimitable waterproof mascara. Personally, I don't specifically like waterproof formulas to begin with, and this one is particularly hard to get off, which might be a pro for some, but is a con for me. Next, I have a hard time getting this to look thick on my lashes and it wasn't till I tried to apply this to my arm that I realized it's just really hard to get product off of the applicator. Speaking of the applicator, I dislike the plastic type applicator that this utilizes. I do not think this mascara does anything that it says it does. I don't think it specifically curls, provides volume, or length. It does separate my lashes, but only if I am careful that they don't stick together while drying.

As for the color. I really like the color itself and I am always taken aback when I pull the wand from the tube and I absolutely love the look on my lashes, but it doesn't stand out as much as I would have liked and I cannot apply this to just the tips of my lashes because you absolutely cannot see it. I have even tried layering this over my black mascara in general so I can have the oomph of mascara, but the coloring of this and it cannot compete with the black at all. This can only be worn by itself, which means when I wear this I have to contend with weak, meek lashes. 

In conclusion, I am torn because I really do like the color and how it looks on the lashes, but it is a seriously crappy formula which I would never willingly purchase if not for the color. 

Have you guys tried any of these? What do you think of the formula/colors. Should I bother trying the other colors?

This product can be purchased from any Chanel counter - Macy's, Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Barney's, Saks...etc. or online at or any of these retailers online. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Guerlain Iridescent Loose Eyeshadow in Cuivre

New for this summer only is the Guerlain Iridescent Loose Eyeshadows in Bronze and Cuivre. I originally had no intention of buying either of these, as I don't general like loose shadows, but I saw a review on it on Best Things in Beauty blog and found it too hard to pass up. I bought the Cuivre color which is an incredibly metallic coppery gold color that looks like liquid metal on the eyes.

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Am I right? It is absolutely incredible. The color is really quite pigmented and the sparkle of it is truly stunning.

"The secret to beautiful eyes this summer. Guerlain's iridescent loose eyeshadows in Cuivre Ora and Bronze Ora impart an immediate metallic sheen with a single, light application."

This eyeshadow comes in a long tube with a sponge tipped applicator. I have yet to actually apply this with the applicator, but I instead swipe off some of the product from the applicator onto a brush, however I was told that the sponge applicator works perfectly well for quick application. 

Considering how much I dislike loose shadows, this stays on the eyes for a surprisingly long time without fallout and application is pretty clean. I would just suggest that you pull out the applicator slowly as a quick tug will send copper eyeshade everywhere. I would also suggest application over a sink. 

This product can be purchased from Nordstom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, or any of these retailers online. I don't think it is available at Sephora. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Cheek and Lip Tint in Coral Nympth

Hey everyone. I apologize for being MIA these past few weeks, but I have been really busy and I hope that I will be able to pick up on the posts again. I figured I would start where I left off on the week dedicated to Le Metier de Beaute. This is the Creme Fresh Cheek and Lip Tint in Coral Nymph. I usually prefer my blushes to be powder, but this blush is absolutely stunning.

"Crème Fresh Tints for Lip and Cheek create a sheer wash of color to brighten cheeks and lips for a radiant glow. Blended over make-up or on fresh clean cheeks, Crème Fresh Tints can be worn alone or together for a completely customized look. Dab on lips for a fresh stain; add Clearly Brilliant over the tint for a brilliant shine."
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The top swatch is a heavy swatch and the one underneath is a little more blended in to look how it would appear on your cheeks. It is a gorgeous pinky coral color that is right on par for this season. I think this tint looks incredibly natural and is also very buildable if you are looking for more color on your cheeks. I like how natural it looks. The color is also incredibly beautiful and this seriously lasts all day. The first time I wore it my boyfriend commented that "I'm not sure what you did different with your makeup, but I really like it." That was proof enough for me.

This tint is incredibly creamy, but creamier than any other cheek stain I have ever used. Definitely be careful when you stick your finger in this as it is really easy to grab too much product. The only negative about this product is that it cannot be used on the lips as they say it can. It is way to creamy to use on ones lips. It rolled up into balls on my lips and was quite gross and had to be immediately taken off.  But considering most of these duel cheek and lip tint products often cannot be applied to the lips because of it being too dry, I can't say I'm surprised.

This tint comes in five different colors, so I am sure you can find one that suites your complexion!

This product can be purchased at Saks, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdrof Goodman, or any of these retailers online.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup: May 11

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Blue and Dualistic Eye Pencil in Champagne and Tamarak

To start off my week of Le Metier to thank the company for their outstanding customer service, I thought I would show all of the eyeliners I have from them. I own two of their Dualistic Eye Pencils and one of their Precision Liquid Eyeliners. All three are outstanding and have gotten a lot of use. 

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The upper two swatches are both the eye pencils. The top most is champagne and is a gorgeous taupe. The second down is Tamarak and is a bronzy brown. Both are amazing eyeliners. They are perfectly smudge able and as such can be worn as eyeshadows as well as eyeliners. I very typically use champagne as a base color. Once set they last all day.

"Whether it's defined line or a subtle smudged sultry look, this velvety-soft formula delivers rich pigmented color and allows easy application for versatile, sophisticated looks."

The final swatch is of the Precision Liquid Eyeliner. I couldn't decide between aqua or blue and ultimately might end up with both, but the one I currently own is the blue. It is such a pretty sky blue and I absolutely love the applicator. It is a felt tipped pen that makes using liquid liner a breeze to use. It also lasts all day and I mean like it doesn't come off. I have to use makeup remover at the end of the day to get it off. This is one amazing pen.

"This long-wearing, smudge-proof formula contains a unique soft quill-tipped applicator for maximum control and definition. Fat base allows for stability, maximum control, and definition while lining eyes."

The precision pen in blue might be hard to find, but I know Bergdorf Goodman still carries it in aqua. As for the dualistic eye pencil, that can be purchased anywhere Le Metier is sold (Bergdorf, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, etc.). 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup: May 4

Friday, May 3, 2013

Le Metier de Beaute

I wanted to give a very special shout out to those who work at Le Metier de I was incredibly impressed with their customer care. Let me explain: Last week I bought a few Le Metier skin care products from their website and ended up spending a lot of money. Well, this week Le Metier ran a one day special stating that anyone who purchased anything from their website on that day would get an orange nail polish. I commented on their facebook (which I am a "fan" of) stating that it would have been nice had this gone on last week when I had spent the aforementioned money. Today I come home to a package from Le Metier with the nail polish and this hand written note. Outstanding! I cannot give this company enough praise and with this one simple act they have made me a loyal customer for life. I feel like I haven't shared with you all the wonderful products that I have purchased from Le Metier (mostly because they aren't from the new lines and I have been wanting to get out newer products), but to say thank you to this amazing company, next week will be devoted to reviews of Le Metier products!!!

EDIT: I didn't even realize, but this is from the CEO of the company. That just makes this even cooler! =)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nars Larger than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street

When I first saw the promotional photo for Nars Summer 2013 line, I knew I needed to have Barrow Street in my life. I immediately called Sasha (my Nars sales associate) and told her that when she got it in, not to bother calling me to verify, charge me up and ship it out! Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

I like Nars Larger than Life Eyeliners to begin with. Nars states their eyeliner "takes liner to the next level. Rich, creamy color that glides on smoothly with a completely smudge proof finish. Incomparable 12-hour wear with no smearing and no caking. Deeply dramatic shades named for the iconic streets in the world."

This pencil/crayon/whatever you want to call it, has a twist up feature (I love anything that doesn't need to be sharpened), with a pull out sharpener in the back to sharpen the pencil to a point. This eyeliner is incredibly soft and glides on with no dragging or pulling. It is a dream to use. It also seriously does not budge. When I first buy an eyeliner I like to put a line on my hand to see how long it will last when it is seriously taking a beating. This eyeliner lasted ALL day! Love it.

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Now to the color. This color is described as seafoam green. Isn't it an incredibly color? I have used it so far as a liner on my waterline and as a contrasting lighter green on my lower lash line when I use a dark liquid liner on my upper lash line. This color is stunning and pretty unique in my opinion. I knew I needed it and it has yet to disappoint!

I was told that Barrow Street pares really well with the Euphrate eyeshadow from the summer collection. That might be next! What do you all think of the Nars summer collection?

This eyeliner can be bought wherever Nars is sold (Barney's, Sephora, Lord and Taylor, Saks, etc.) My girl Sasha would also love to take care of you and as always will include some lovely samples in with your order. You can call her at 212-833-2008.