Sunday, May 17, 2015

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush Audacious Plum & Sensuous Rose

I've had these blushes for years but for some reason never got around to swatching them on this blog! They are great quality blushes and beautiful flattering colors, they are expensive but I think worth it.

Sensuous Rose is a terracotta with a very subtle pink/coral undertone. I got this to replace my old favorite blush for a good 15+ years, CoverGirl Iced Cappucino. They are very similar except the CoverGirl has a sheen to it, different smell, and parabens. I also prefer that the estee lauder version is in a bigger pan which makes it easier to get your whole blush brush into, and that it is more pigmented.

Audacious Plum is a purple/pink mid tone plum color, on me it leans more pink then it looks in the pan. But still has a cool toned mauve-y-ness to it. My olive skin tone tends to warm up all blushes however so it may not happen on you if you are more pink toned naturally.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Can't quit it

Pastel blue-ish nails, of all sorts that is. Today's is Butter London Poole. Another oldie for me, that hasn't gotten old.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil 05 Cherry My Cherie Review & Lip Swatch

The new Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil isn't something I was really expecting to be very good, the thought of it reminded me of those roll on candy scented castor oil lip glosses from childhood, in a better packaging that would leave a tint. Nope! This is thicker than those, thicker than burt's bees squeezy tube glosses, but not as thick as buxom and not the tiniest bit sticky. They do have a sheer tint, but the tint is there. I naturally have very little color to my lips, and as the photos show it does give me color. I didn't love any of the colors for my personal taste so I think the clear one (03 Undress Me) would be great for layering with a lip liner. I think they feel great. No harmful ingredients (like parabens, phlalates, mineral oil, ect), and give a beautiful wet appearance to the lips(plus no stickiness!). I'm in!

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