Monday, August 22, 2016

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones (RD 713) and Rose Crush (RD715)

The Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($25; sephora.com) is new from Shiseido, a full coverage, rich moisture lipstick with a super creamy texture and feel. Rouge Rouge comes in 16 shades in an opaque, pigment packed formula.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches

I tried two shades from the Rouge Rouge range - Hushed Tones (RD713), a pinky nude and  Rose Crush (RD715), a fabulous plum rose. The lipsticks are smooth, creamy and full coverage, evening out uneven pigmentation. It is very forgiving on dry lips and keeps them moisturized and comfortable without any heaviness. The color is quite long lasting too, for such a creamy lipstick and it does not move around too much even without a lip liner. Rose Crush is a lovely warm rose on me, while Hushed Tones is a nude pink that works with a stronger, smokey eye. Overall, I love the Rouge Rouge formula, just like most others from Shiseido, but this is probably their creamiest yet. The packaging is perfect - a sleek, slightly weighty magnetic case. If you are looking for a full coverage, non-drying lipstick in a very comfortable formula, Rouge Rouge is absolutely one to check out!

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Hushed Tones RD 713 and Rose Crush RD715 Review, Photos, Swatches
Wearing Rouge Rouge in Rose Crush



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Bedhead By TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection

Bedhead By TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection


Bedhead by TIGI Volume Superheroes Collection is a volumizing haircare range that aims to add fullness and bounce back to limp hair or hair that needs volume at the roots. The Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo ($16.50; ulta.com) is my favorite product from the four I tried - it really is volumizing without drying hair out or making it frizzy. It is sulfate based and washes off easily with no residue. The Fully Loaded Volumizing Conditioning Jelly ($16.50; ulta.com) is a lightweight conditioner, almost the consistency of a lotion. Its not the greatest at detangling, but nice to follow up after the shampoo. The Big Head Volume Boosting Foam ($22.99; ulta.com) wasn’t the best for my hair- it was a tad sticky, but definitely volumizing and needs to be worked with quickly. The Full Of It Volumizing Finishing Spray ($22.99; ulta.com) is a firm hold spray that holds styles in place without making it crunchy or stiff. Its flexible and keeps the bounce and movement going on without changing too much of the hair texture, which is great for my short hair. Overall, I loved the shampoo and the hairspray for my hair type, the Volume Boosting Foam is a tad difficult to work with and the Conditioning Jelly is great if you have very fine hair and don’t want anything that can tend to weight hair down too much. All products have a very strong sweet scent to them which does linger on for a while and something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to fragrances in your hair products. 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks | C107, C108 & C211

The Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22; sephora.com) is a new launch from Make Up For Ever - a gorgeous new lipstick range that comes in 45 shades - 31 cremes and 14 velvet mattes. The lipsticks come housed in a chic black tube and the tip is shaped like a tear drop for precise application.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks |  C107, C108 & C211

I tried three shades from the creams - C107, a fantastic nude beige that is just a tad lighter than my natural lip color, C108 a medium pinky nude and C211 a mid tone rose pink. I absolutely love the three shades I tried and they fit the nude lipstick category for most medium-dark skin tones. The texture is very creamy and these are full coverage. The formula hugs lips in a nice way and smoothes over lip lines and doesn’t enhance dryness. They also feel comfortably moisturizing and last longer than most cream lipsticks I’ve tried. I din’t need a lip liner, but you could use one so they don’t move around much, but the tip helps get a precise shape. Overall, the new Artist Rouge lipstick is absolutely amazing and definitely worth trying if you like creamy, pigmented lipsticks that don’t feel heavy or cakey and come in fabulous colors ranging from nude pinks to berries, red and bold blues and purples!

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks |  C107, C108 & C211
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks |  C107, C108 & C211

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks |  C107, C108 & C211
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks |  C107, C108 & C211
Wearing The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in C107



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