Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Westman Atelier Lip Suede Matte Lipstick In Le Rouge

Westman Atelier Lip Suede Matte Lipstick In Le Rouge Review, photos

The Lip Suede Matte Lipstick ($50; sephora.com) is a new addition to the Westman Atelier lip lineup. It's a smooth, satin matte lipstick with a lightweight feel that comes in ten shades. The weighty magnetic packaging is beautiful and the embossing on the lipstick looks fabulous as well. Le Rouge is a bright, saturated red that goes on silky smooth. The texture is wonderful, light and more of a satin matte that doesn't really set. The color is flattering on most skin tones and the formula stays on well when paired with a lip liner since the softer texture tends to feather quite a bit. While I cannot speak for the other shades in the line, Le Rouge is quite long-wearing and leaves a bright stain behind. The formula is moisturizing and feels better with a lip balm underneath. Overall, a very luxuriously formulated lipstick in a clean formula that can be worn both as a stain or as a full saturated lip color. Checkout this reel for a closer look at the swatch in daylight.

Westman Atelier Lip Suede Matte Lipstick In Le Rouge Review, photos

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Solar Violet

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Solar Violet Review, Photos

L’Eau D’Issey Solar Violet ($126; shop.nordstrom.com) is a new crisp, fruity floral fragrance from Issey Miyake with notes of Pear, Violet and Iris. It's not a heady floral and does not have cloyingly sweet notes either, so a right balance of a fresh fruity floral that is perfect for summer and spring. The opening is more pear and less violet. The violet is subtle and a tad powdery while the pear dries down to a juicy, fresh note. The Iris lingers on until dry down and softens the fragrance while blending with the floral notes. There's also a hint of an aquatic note that makes this great for the summertime. The bottle is gorgeous in pink and the wooden cap adds a beautiful touch. The fragrance was overall quite long wearing on me, yet not too strong and something I would wear all through the year.

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Friday, May 10, 2024

New Product Discoveries From New To Me Brands

New Product Discoveries From To Me Brands

J.R Liggett’s is brand new to me. I recently tried their Solid Shampoo Bars and the Lip Butters. The Shampoo Bars ($8.49; jrliggett.com) are amazing with a short, clean ingredients list. They foam up well and cleanse beautifully without drying hair and scalp. I do follow up with conditioner afterwards. I’ve also gotten a ton of washes out of this solid bar and would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a zero waste shampoo bar with a great formula. The Lip Butter ($5.99 each; jrliggett.com) is also a no nonsense clean lip butter to use everyday and I have one in my bag as well. The formula isn't heavy or waxy and helps moisturize lips throughout the day.

J.R. Liggett's Shampoo Bars Review, Photos
J.R. Liggett's Lip Butters Review, Photos

Made By Dentists makes great oral care for kids and adults. The Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for Kids (14.99; target.com) and Adults ($99.99; madebydentists.com) is a great electric toothbrush with soft bristles for a quick clean. They both come with an auto-shut off timer, a charger and do the job well. It is easy to use, for both adults and kids. The brush heads are replaceable as well and the starter kit comes with refills.

The Norie Kimchii Cleanser ($20; amazon.com) is an everyday cleanser that works more as a second cleanser on normal skin types. Its a clear gel that doesn't foam up too much and doesn't strip skin of moisture. The formula is very gentle too and I follow up with a moisturizer.

HiBar ($12.99 each; target.com) is a brand I recently discovered and I love their solid shampoos and conditioners. The bars do tend to run out quicker than other solid shampoos I have tried but they cleanse beautifully and leave my hair feeling soft and balanced. The conditioner is great to detangle and although not very deeply moisturizing, they are great for light moisture and last longer than the shampoo bars.

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