Thursday, February 15, 2024

BUXOM Plump Shot Lip Serum Multichrome Tints

BUXOM Plump Shot Lip Serum Multichrome Tints In Celestial Nude, Dream Dolly Review, Photos, Swatches

The Plump Shot Lip Serum Multichrome Tint ($29; buxomcosmetics.com) is a new addition to the BUXOM lip lineup. Its a shimmery, lightweight plumping lip serum with a multichrome, slightly glossy finish. I tried two shades from the line, Dream Dolly, a shimmering plum and Celestial Nude, a nude with a multichrome green shift. The formula is smooth, not gritty, but easy to apply. Celestial Nude is not a basic nude and the color is rather interesting with a slight multi-chrome shift. This makes for a great lip topper and also works on its own. Dream Dolly is a berry with multi shimmer and a gorgeous shade on its own or when paired with a nude lipstick. The longevity like all other glosses is around 2-3 hours before it fades completely. There’s not a whole lot of shimmer left behind but I could see a few once the color fades. The plumping effect is subtle but natural, with a little bit of a tingle. Overall, a good lightweight lip product if you prefer non sticky lipgloss with a multi-chrome twist.

BUXOM Plump Shot Lip Serum Multichrome Tints In Celestial Nude, Dream Dolly Review, Photos, Swatches

























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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

TOCCA Lucia Eau de Parfum

TOCCA Lucia Eau de Parfum Review, Photos

Lucia Eau de Parfum ($30 - $142; ulta.com) is a new addition to Tocca’s exquisite fragrance line. Lucia is a light, citrus floral, perfect for spring, summer and early fall. The fragrance notes include Lemon Oil, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Fig, Rose Water, Geranium Oil, Vetiver Oil, Cedarwood and Tobacco. The opening is very fresh, not too heady, but lush. The lemon oil, grapefruit and rose water are the prominent notes which then settles down to a soft, comforting veriver, geranium and cedarwood oil blend. The dry down has hints of the tobacco which keeps the fragrance interesting. The floral notes still linger through drydown which makes this so sophisticated and feminine. Lucia has amazing longevity and lasted almost the whole day on me. The bottle design is gorgeous as well, much like all other Tocca fragrances.

TOCCA Lucia Eau de Parfum Review, Photos
























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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick In Biscuit & Truffle | Mini Sizes

Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick In Biscuit & Truffle Review, Photos, swatches

The Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick ($26; sephora.com) now comes in petite sizes making it convenient for travel and easy touch ups on the go. I tried two of three shades - Biscuit and Truffle. Biscuit is a cool toned taupe, while Truffle is a slightly deeper, warm brown, great for medium-tan skin tones.. The petite sizes are a perfect way to try out this product and are super easy to use. Biscuit, although cool toned, is perfect as a contour, but blends a little too much on my skin, so Truffle is rather natural looking if you are closer to my skin tone. Biscuit is great for someone with lighter skin tone with a slightly cooler or neutral undertone. Truffle is warmer and also works really nice as a quick wash of eyeshadow on my skintone. The matte texture is also a tad satin like that helps it look natural. The product itself is super smooth, creamy and easy to blend with fingers or a firm brush. For a cream product, I found this to be quite longwearing and very forgiving on skin with texture as well. It also blends to a non greasy, sheer finish which is a bonus, Like all Westman Atelier products this one too is a clean formulation without talc, phthalates, parabens and PEGs.

Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick In Biscuit & Truffle swatches
























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