Saturday, February 6, 2016

NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring 2016 Color Collection | Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari

NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow


NARS' Nouvelle Vogue Spring Color Collection has some fabulous pieces, a beautiful mix of nudes and brights. A couple of pieces I absolutely love are the Vida Loca Lip Gloss ($26; narscosmetics.com) and the Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari ($29; narscosmetics.com). The Vida Loca Lip Gloss is a sheer peachy nude creme, its the perfect match for a smokey eye, over any lipstick or alone. The Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Kari is a very wearable nude pink that just evens out my lid color and adds a little something extra that can be used damp or dry. While they are both are not something I’d wear together at the same time, they are still nice to pair with a stronger eye look or the eyeshadow, with a bold lip.They do go well with each other though, if you are going for something super low key and barely there.  Both the Lip Gloss and Dual Intensity Eyeshadow are two of my favorite formulations from NARS. Overall, NARS' Spring 2016 Color Collection is beautiful and I love to complete the look with the Velvet Matte Skin Tint for a soft, everyday look. 

NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches
NARS SPring 2016 Color Collection Vida Loca Lip Gloss and Kari Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatch



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Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rose Eau de Parfum

Carolina Herrera 212 Vip Rose Eau de Parfum




Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rose Eau de Parfum ($92.99 at FragranceNet.com) is a fresh fruity floral, with notes of pink champagne, peach tree blossom, musk and amber among other slightly more fruity notes.The opening is more fruity than floral and the dry down is quite musky, yet not too strong. The creaminess from the musk adds a bit of softness to the fruity top notes with just a touch of floral. The scent gets less strong after the first couple of hours and the longevity is average on me on a not so hot day. Its an everyday fragrance that can be worn all through the year. A fun, flirty, light, feminine fragrance that is fresh, not too loud and one that would appeal to a lot of age groups.

Carolina Herrera 212 Vip Rose Eau de Parfum

Carolina Herrera 212 Vip Rose Eau de Parfum
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Spring 2016 Color Collection

Paris After The Rain is Laura Mercier’s newest collection for Spring 2016. Its a small, well edited collection, everything is beautiful and very wearable.

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Spring 2016 Makeup Collection


Paris After The Rain Eye Color Collection ($55; lauramercier.com; limited edition) is a mix of four matte eye shades and four multi chrome pearl toppers. Its a very beautiful palette with the mattes being super soft and very blendable. The shimmers had a tad fallout, but were still easy to work with, and easier to use when patted onto the lids using fingers or a flat brush. Its a great palette to have that has a good mix of colors in two textures. The Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Rive Droite ($25; lauramercier.com; limited edition) is a gorgeous, gorgeous Dusty Rose with teeny tiny shimmer. It has the most beautiful balmy texture, yet packs a lot of color and keeps my lips smooth and comfortably moisturized. Its a lovely nude for pigmented lips like mine! Scroll down for more photos & swatches of these two pieces from the collection.

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Eye Color Collection
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Eye Color Collection
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Lip Parfait Rive Droite
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Eye Color Palette Swatches
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Eye Color Palette Swatches
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Lip Parfait Rive Droit Swatch



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