Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jimmy Choo Blossom Eau de Parfum | Spring 2015

Blossom Eau de Parfum by Jimmy Choo ($60 for 1.3 fl.oz, $80 for 2 fl.oz, $100 for 3.3 fl.oz; sephora.com) is a new, limited edition launch this Spring, described a lively, fresh fruity floral with notes of Citrus, Red Berries, Sweet Pea, Rose, White Musk and Sandalwood. Blossom is sweeter, youthful and more of a Spring/Summer scent when compared to the Jimmy Choo signature fragrance and definitely one to put on your list of fragrances this Spring.

Jimmy Choo Blossom Spring 2015 Eau de Parfum Review, Photos





Blossom comes packaged in a less rounded, fuchsia faceted bottle, similar to the classic Jimmy Choo EDP. The fragrance opens up with fresh, juicy notes from the Sweet Pea, Red Berries and Citrus - the very sweet opening then turns surprisingly into something more of a fruity floral mix, which is when the Rose kicks in. The scent dries down to a soft, sweet floral with just a hint of Musk and lasts the whole day on me. Although Blossom is more of a youthful scent, the sweetness isn’t cloying or too syrupy, its done just right by adding in rose and musk which make it different from any other sweet concoction. Definitely one to check out this Spring if you are looking for a nice fruity floral with great longevity. 

Jimmy Choo Blossom Spring 2015 Eau de Parfum Review, Photos
Jimmy Choo Blossom Spring 2015 Eau de Parfum Review, Photos
Jimmy Choo Blossom Spring 2015 Eau de Parfum Review, Photos


*Press Sample

Monday, March 2, 2015

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow ($54; sephora.com) is a new sheer makeup base that was launched as part of Guerlain’s Spring 2015 Les Tendres Collection. Baby Glow comes in three shades and uses pearl pigments in a sheer coverage base to correct, illuminate and even skin tone . I’ve been pretty happy with Medium 03 in both the Pearls and Pressed Meteorites, but went with Dore 04 in this one since Medium seemed a little too light for me. 

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04 Review, Photos & Swatches



Dore is a great match for me in Baby Glow and since the base is fairly sheer and very buildable, the end result is absolutely natural. The consistency is just perfect, neither runny, nor too thick, almost like a slightly thicker tinted moisturizer and blends beautifully onto the skin. I’ve tried applying it with my fingers, as well as with a dense brush and love the finish both ways. Its one very natural looking base that adds a bit of a dewy glow without any kind of shimmer or glitter and is very forgiving on dry skin and large pores. I do think that a moisturizer is necessary beforehand for smoother application though. Baby Glow is quite strongly scented for a base, but not as much as the powders and the scent dissipates pretty soon. Overall, I absolutely love it and would highly recommend it if you like lightweight, skin-like bases that leave you looking well rested and fresh . The coverage might not be a lot and you would still need a concealer for dark circles and blemishes, but if you can find a good shade match among the three that Guerlain has, its absolutely worth trying out.

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04 Review, Photos & Swatches
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04 Review, Photos & Swatches
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04 Ingredients
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Dore 04 Swatch

Wearing Guerlain Baby Glow in Dore 04 as a base, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger and Guerlain Meteorites Pressed in Medium 03



Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush

The Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush ($29; lauramercier.com) is a fluffy eyeshadow brush made from natural hair (squirrel). Its an ideal brush for sheer washes of eyeshadow, buffing concealer under the eyes and for highlighters.



Its a soft brush that diffuses color well, not the most softest, but definitely gentle enough on the skin not too feel to scratchy. I haven’t used the MAC 224 very extensively to compare it with since the shape seems a tad similar, but I do feel that this is a bit more denser than that one. Its easy to wash, dries super quickly and has not shed much - probably a hair or two the first couple of washes. While not something as versatile as the MAC 217 or the Hakuhodo J5523, both of which do laying and blending eyeshadow, this one is solely a blending brush. If you like sheer washes of colors, this one is great to have, works with cream and powders and is quite the right size for a blending brush too. 

Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush Review, Photos
Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush Review, Photos