Monday, November 14, 2022

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Holiday Lipstick Trio

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Holiday Lipstick Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

The L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick Trio ($64;shop.nordstrom.com) is new from Lancome for the holidays and a fabulous full size lipstick trio featuring their bestselling lipstick formula. I love the packaging and the formula of these lipsticks and think they make for a great gift or even a stocking stuffer for any beauty lover. The set comes with full sizes of the Mademoiselle Amanda lipstick in a cream finish which is a nude pink that flatters light-medium skin tones, Merci Simone which is a matte plum in the Lasting Drama Matte formula and Rouge Pigalle, a warm red, also in the lasting drama matte formula. The mattes, although not too hydrating, aren’t drying and feel comfortably long lasting on the lips. They are pigment packed and leave a stain after the color fades away. The luminous creme finish, however, does feel hydrating and is medium coverage. Overall, this is a great luxury lipstick set and a nice way to try out the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick formula as well!

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Holiday Lipstick Trio Review, Photos, Swatches
























Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Holiday Lipstick Trio in Rouge Pigalle, Mademoiselle Amanda, Merci Simone Swatches

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tory Burch Essence Of Dreams Fragrance Collection, Holiday Sets

Tory Burch Essence Of Dreams Mystic Geranium, Cosmic Wood Review, photos

The Essence Of Dreams Fragrance Collection is a new collection featuring five new fragrances from Tory Burch. I tried Mystic Geranium ($29- $125; shop.nordstrom.com) and Cosmic Wood ($29- $12;5 shop.nordstrom.com) from the collection and absolutely love them as year round fragrances. Cosmic Wood is a soft floral with notes of Cardamom, Ambrette, Jasmine, Sage and Vetiver.Its a unique, earthy floral with subtle sweet notes. The opening is mostly floral with a touch of the cardamom. The Jasmine and the woody notes come out as the fragrance settles down. The Jasmine isn’t heady and keeps the fragrance fresh and light. The vetiver lingers through he dry down, but is subtle and not so strong. Mystic Geranium is another fresh woody floral with notes of Bergamot, Geranium, Lotus, Cedarwood and Musk. This is a fragrance where I could get whiffs of every note described. The opening is floral, not too heady and feels refreshingly fresh with the Bergamot and Geranium being the dominant notes. The Cedarwood and Musk soften the fragrance as it settles down and linger through dry down. Both Mystic Geranium and Cosmic Wood have average longevity even on hot and humid days. They also make for fabulous gifts and the Essence Of Dreams also comes in a few holiday sets exclusive to Nordstrom. I love the Discovery Set ($65; shop.nordstrom.com) and the Travel Purse Spray ($50; shop.nordstrom.com) sets in particular.

Tory Burch Essence Of Dreams Fragrance Collection Mystic Geranium, Cosmic Wood Review, photos
























Tory Burch Essence Of Dreams Discovery Set Review, photos

Tory Burch Essence Of Dreams Holiday Purse Spray Trio Review, photos


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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Two New Lancome Launches I'm Loving For A Flawless Complexion

Two New Lancome Launches I'm Loving For A Flawless Complexion Review, photos, Swatches

The Priming Serum ($46; lancome-usa.com) is a new launch form Lancome, a solid pressed face primer that helps blur and smoothen skin texture creating the perfect canvas for makeup. It also helps minimize pores and mattify skin, leaving a satin finish. It's a lightweight texture and helps my foundation go on smooth without clinging onto dry spots. The packaging is beautiful and the compact is refillable. The product also comes with a spatula and a mirror attached. It's a great priming serum with skincare benefits that I mostly use as a primer and love it. I can see it working for all skin types including sensitive and oily while helping boost the longevity of makeup. 

Lancome Priming Serum Review, photos

Lancome Priming Serum Review, photos, Swatches
























The Teint Idole Ultra Care and Glow Foundation ($47; lancome-usa.com) is another great new makeup launch, a serum foundation with a natural looking, dewy finish and SPF 27, with medium coverage. I tried the shade 405W which is a warm, medium with golden undertones. It goes on seamlessly, does not enhance my dry spots and blends effortlessly.. I like to use a dense, smooth brush, but a flat foundation brush works too. I love the shade selection and although 405W is a touch dark for me, it doesn’t oxidize or turn orange. Overall, if you have drier skin, this is a fabulous foundation that helps even out skin tone, feels like a tinted moisturizer, is lightweight and has sun protection with a natural looking glow.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Care and Glow Foundation in 405W Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Care and Glow Foundation in 405W Swatches

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