Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm - Swatches

Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm - Swatches
Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($16 each) at Sephora

Sheer lip colors seem to be quite popular especially with spring/summer makeup releases, and the Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms are a new addition to this category.  Described as oil-rich hydrating lip balms with plush color, the Pop of Passion seem somewhere in between creamy lip balms and sheer lipsticks.  Here's a peek at the swatches.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush - Swatches

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NARS Dual -Intensity Blushes ($45 each) at Sephora

NARS Dual-Intensity blushes launched a while back but they turned up on display at my local Sephora only recently, hence the delayed swatches over here.  The regular NARS blushes are quite raved about among makeup addicts, so I was quite curious to try out these newer dual-intensity blushes and see if they were anything similar.  Each blush compact features 2 different shades, and the 6 available, it's easy to find a blush or two for any skin tone.  The formula feels light and easy to blend - it's powder that feels almost creamy smooth - and the shimmer blends into the skin giving a beautiful glow more than chunky particles of glitter.  Scroll on for swatches.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Sticks - Swatches

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Sticks Swatches
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks ($29 each) at Nordstrom

Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow sticks aren't a new release, but they are being promoted currently as part of the Long-Wear Life-Proof collection along with the Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencils.  These twist-up cream eyeshadow sticks are definitely among my favorite Bobbi Brown products simply because of the beautiful colors in this range - perfect for anyone who loves neutral eye makeup.  Here's a look at some of the colors.

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands Eye Palette and Sandy Nudes Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Palette Sandy Nudes Lipstick Lipgloss Swatches
Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Palette and Sandy Nudes Lip Colors

I spotted a couple of new products at the Bobbi Brown counter this weekend:  Shimmering Sands eyeshadow palette with a mix of shimmery and matte eyeshadows as well as a couple of lipglosses and lipsticks - again all neutral with a bit of shimmer.  Here's a look at some swatches.

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss - Lipshine & Care Couture Colour - Swatches

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Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss - Lipshine & Care Couture Colour - available at Nordstrom ($35 each)

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipglosses are a new launch from the brand.  These "long-wearing couture lip balm" glosses are enriched with three lip care oils to plump and nourish the lips.  The flocked applicator has a pen-like shape which helps with precise application and gives more definiton to the lips.  The colors are all glossy and pigmented - by gloss standard, at least.  Here's a look at the swatches.