Bobbi Brown Corrector (Dark Peach) - Review, Swatches, How to Use

Bobbi Brown Corrector (available here) - $23

A wakeup call for tired eyes. Corrector is pink- or peach-based to neutralize under-eye darkness and is designed to be used before Creamy Concealer. New and improved formula is long-wearing and brightens dark circles with quick, just-right coverage that's easy to blend and won't crease. And since great makeup starts with healthy skin, Corrector is infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate under-eye area.

Bobbi Brown Corrector Dark Peach - Review - Swatches - Photos - How to Use

I have always had a huge issue with dark circles - a combination of long hours on the computer and allergies - plus blame it on genetics because this is apparently a common problem among Indians.  Even if I do pile on concealers, the pigmentation never truly disappears, and my undereye area just looks horrible with all that makeup.  And then, like they say in the ads, I discovered this little miracle in a pot - Bobbi Brown Corrector!  I read about correctors for the first time in one of the Bobby Brown makeup books, and the idea appealed to me instantly.  Correctors are packed with pigment but in a light-weight formula, and they are meant to neutralize any discoloration and help give a more even appearance to the skin tone.  This can then be followed by a regular concealer if required.  Available in 12 shades, these are either peach based (to neutralize green undertones) or pink based (to sort out the blue discolorations), the one important thing with these is to get the right tone for your discoloration rather than your skin.  Since my undereye area has greenish brown pigmentation, I opted for the peach-toned corrector in Dark Peach.  This also matches my skin undertones, and I can get away with using this alone without a concealer over this.  Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.

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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach
Bobbi Brown Makeup Cosmetics Corrector Undereyes Darker Skin Concealer Dark Peach Review Swatches Photos How to Use Indian Beauty Blog
Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach
The product comes packaged in quite a small pot - almost similar in size to some of the MAC single eyeshadows.
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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach
The little compact features a miorror on one side and what looks like a really small amount of corrector on the other.
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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach
That's the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner placed side by side with the Bobbi Brown Corrector compact to give an idea about the size.  Sometimes, the best things do come in small packages :D

As I mentioned earlier, I picked a corrector with a lot of peach to it and in a darker color since I felt that would work best for the pigmentation that I have.  This is one product I actually tried a dozen times at Sephora to be absolutely sure that I get the right shade, and I think it's absolutely essential to get this right for this product to work effectively. On to the product itself, the consistency is thick - almost solid in texture - and I find it much easier to pick up the product with my fingers than with a brush (with the warmth from the fingers melting the product some).  The texture is a little dry going on the skin, and moisturizing beforehand helps the product go on the skin better.  Correctors are very, very pigmented, and a small amount goes a long way, and I rarely need to build up too much to get coverage.

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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach - Swatches/How to Use/Before-After Photos

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach looks quite pigmented in the pan and on swatches too.  This is, however, not really a proper concealer as such  and is meant to neutralize pigmentation and even the skin tone, so the deep pigmentation works wonderfully for this.  Here's a look at swatches on my hand.

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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach
I have used smaller amount for the blended swatch, not moisturized my hand either, so you can see the slightly dry-ish texture of this product.

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Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach - How to Use
I use my fingers and a brush (to get into the corners) to pat the product on to the skin.  Make sure skin is well moisturized/hydrated before applying the corrector to ensure it holds on to the skin better.  Blend into skin in small patting motions rather than dragging the product across the skin.  This is a corrector, not a full-coverage concealer, so for someone like me, if I want to camouflage my dark circles completely, I would need another concealer over this, but I think a corrector is quite sufficient on it's own for lighter coverage.  Set with powder to help the product stay on longer.


Correctors are designed for very dark circles for days when you need extra coverage and brightening the undereye area. Unlinke highlighting conealers, though, these work by neutralizing the green/blue undertones in the skin.  For my skin, a peach-toned corrector works best.  I bought the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach a while back, but it has been a bit of a learning curve with using this product. Being used to regular creamy concealers, I was quite puzzled with the texture of this product - slightly dry and not really spreadable like how regular foundations/concealers are.  Here's what works for me now
  • Use a generous amount of a creamy, hydrating moisturizer - a bit more quantity than what you would use regularly.  This helps the corrector spread and blend into the skin quite easily.
  • Use my finger to pick up the product - helps warm and soften the product some - and pat it on to the skin.
  • Use a brush to get the product into the hard to reach corners of the eye.
  • Rather than blending the product into the skin, use patting motions to sort of press the product on to the skin.  I find this gives me a better, even coverage.
  • Set with powder to keep the product in place.
As for results, this is simply the BEST product I have tried for my undereye pigmentation.  Correctors are meant to be used under a concealer, but I use this on its own (mostly because I am still on a quest for my ideal concealer).  I find this quite sufficient to brighten my undereye area, neutralize the discoloration, and used with a tiny brush, this even does an awesome job at masking some of the spots on my face (though, it is a slightly darker shade for most spots).  I cannot ever explain just how amazing this product is - just one touch and it instantly neutralizes the darkness, and it's so so light nobody would ever know there's any makeup on!  No creases, and this lasts the whole day.  This is truly a miracle in a pot, at least for me.  If you already have a concealer you love, this probably might not make you a believer, but if you have been struggling with undereye pigmentation and/or on the lookout for a lighter (not sheerer) makeup, then do give this a try.

Bobbi Brown Corrector - Dark Peach - Ingredients

Bobbi Brown Makeup Cosmetics Corrector Undereyes Darker Skin Concealer Dark Peach Review Swatches Photos How to Use Indian Beauty Blog Ingredients

Daydream 174 - Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Revelation Makeup Collection Spring/Summer 2013

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Daydream 174 (available here) - $29.50

Daydream is part of the Chanel Revelation makeup collection for spring/summer 2013 - a collection of new and repromoted lipglosses and a fabulous new nail polish TabooChanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Daydream is a reddish pink gloss with a generous amount of pink shimmer mixed in.  The mix of colors in this gloss makes it quite difficult to photograph true to color - it looks a darker reddish pink at times, but as the light gets picked up by the shimmer, it tends to look more of a fuschsia-tinged pink.

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174 - Review/Swatches/FOTD
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174
Chanel Revelation Makeup Collection Spring/Summer 2013
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174
Doefoot applicator
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174
Looks redder under warmer lighting.

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174

While Daydream looks dark in the tube, like most Chanel lipglosses, this tends to sheer down qite a bit on application.  The sheer reddish pink base has a healthy dose of shimmer sprinkled throughout, and this is quite obvious on the lips too.  On my pigmented lips, the color of the lipgloss gets lost/toned down quite a bit, but on anyone with clearer lips, this would show up as a beautiful reddish rose color with pretty pink shimmer scattered throughout.  The lasting power is about 2 hours, and I find layering over a lipliner/lipstick to be quite helpful in getting this to stay on better.  Scroll on for swatches.

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174 - Swatches
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174 - FOTD

The shimmer in Daydream is much more obvious on the lips than with some of the other Chanel lipglosses I have tried.  It's not seen in my photo (on my lips), but the shimmer level in the swatches is a pretty accurate reflection of what you would get on the lips.  I have never been a huge fan of shimmer, and this sort of a reddish-pink color is not one I would ordinarily pick up for myself.  I bought this gloss online, without seeing the actual color, but I am quite happy I did!  It's a pretty pink that would look lovely on a lot of skin tones and is sheer enough to not look too loud but has enough pigment in it that it is seen even on my darker lips.  I don't mind the shimmer either, and this would look lovely layered over a neutral/nude lipliner or over a lipstick.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174 - Ingredients

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Daydream 174 - Ingredients

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage (172) - Review, Photos, Swatches, FOTD

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage 172 - Revelation Makeup Collection - Spring Summer 2013 - Photos Swatches Review FOTD

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage (172) - Available HERE - $29.50

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Rose Sauvage is one of the newly launched glosses from the Revelation de Chanel (or at least, I think that's what the name is) collection that features a mix of new and repromoted Levres Scintillantes Glossimer and a new nail polish - TabooRose Sauvage is a lovely pink with a hint of coral in the tube.  Like most glosses, this sheers down quite a bit on applying to a lovely warm pinkish tint.  This has fine silver and pink shimmer scattered throughout, and that adds a lovely sparkle and shine to the gloss - not really that obvious unless you look up close.  Because the gloss is on the sheer side, it doesn't show up all that well on my pigmented lips.  I would definitely need a nude/neutral lipliner under this, but it should be quite pretty on anyone with more "normal" lips :D

Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more..

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage
Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection Spring/Summer 2013
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage
Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection Spring/Summer 2013
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage 172 Revelation Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Photos Swatches Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog Indian Darker Skin
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage
Doefoot applicator
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage - 172 - Swatches
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage 172 Revelation Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Photos Swatches Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog Indian Darker Skin
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage - 172 - FOTD

Soft, neutral shades are what I feel most comfortable in, and while Rose Sauvage might seem a bit too sheer to make a huge difference to my lips, I absolutely love it.  It does much better over a lipliner, and for pigmented lips like mine it also helps the pretty color show through better.  None of the Levres Scintillantes Glossimer last very long on my lips, and with Rose Sauvage I get about 1 to 2 hours of wear time at the most - again, something that would benefit with a liner.   A lovely pick, if you like the Chanel lipgloss formula (which in my very biased Chanel-crazy girl opinion is simply the best) and if soft, neutral shades appeal to you.

I added a comparison photo - Levres Scintillantes Nakkar (a lovely coral/peach) and Rose Sauvage - just because I thought the two might be similar.  Obviously, they aren't.  Nakkar has more of the coral/peachiness to it, hardly any pink, and has golden shimmer.  Rose Sauvage is pretty much a warm pink and has silvery pink shimmer in it and just hints of coral.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage 172 Revelation Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Photos Swatches Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog Indian Darker Skin
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Rose Sauvage (pink with a hint of coral - silver shimmer) and Nakkar (coral - golden shimmer)

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage - Ingredients

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Rose Sauvage 172 Revelation Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Photos Swatches Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog Indian Darker Skin Ingredients
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Rose Sauvage - 172 - Ingredients

Easy Spring Makeup and Hair How-To: Jessica Alba at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awarsds

Jessica Alba Makeup Breakdown - Easy Spring Look - Avon Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen
Jessica Alba's makeup at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Spring is in the air, and clear blue skies and bright warm days are here to stay.  In terms of makeup, I find myself reaching for lighter, sheerer makeup, soft colors on the lips, and of course, eyeliners - no more eyeshadows for me!   I found this breakdown for the makeup look done on Jessica Alba which would be a perfect, natural and chic makeup for spring.  The makeup was done by the Avon makeup artist - Lauren Andersen - and here's a breakdown:

Jessica Alba Celebrity Makeup Breakdown - Easy Spring Look - Avon Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen
Face:  Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation, Lorac Baked Bronzer, Chanel Tumulte Blush, Cle de Peau Concealer

Eyes:  Votre Vu Brow Wax, Avon Glimmersticks in Aqua Flash, Ardell Individual Lashes in short black, Avon SuperExtend Infintize Mascara

Lip:  Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Lovey Dovey

Hair:  Hairstylist Gio Campora went for a 90’s supermodel feel by giving Jessica loose waves swept to one side.

Follow his steps below to get her look:  Smooth Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse into wet hair, and then spray on Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray. Blowdry hair using a round brush.  Section the hair off and use a medium curling iron to create loose curls.  Finish with Frizz-Ease 100% Glossing Spray to give hair the perfect healthy shine.

Photo by:  Steve Granitz/WireImage.  Image and information provided by PR.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks (available here) - $34

An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.  Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips.  Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.  This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
Product Image Source: 
Nordstrom

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
02 Pourpre In Touchable - 04 Rouge in Danger - 06 Pink in Devotion - 19 Fuchsia in Rage


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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
02 Pourpre In Touchable - Deep Airy Purple
04 Rouge In Danger - Deep Strawberry Red
06 Pink In Devotion - Bright Hibiscus Pink
19 Fuchsia In Rage - Vivid Fuchsia

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08 Pink In Confidence - 09 Nude In Private - 11 Beige Instinct - 13 Pink In Paris


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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
08 Pink In Confidence - Dusty Pale Pink
09 Nude In Private - Spicy Warm Beige
11 Beige Instinct - Brownish Beige 
13 Pink in Paris
- Dried Rose Pink

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks - Swatches
12 Corail Incandescent - 14 Corail In Touch - 15 Corail Intuitive
17 Rose In Tension (Nordstrom Exclusive) - 13 Pink In Paris

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
12 Corail Incandescent - Bright Cajun Coral
14 Corail In Touch - Creamy Orange Coral
15 Corail Intuitive - Smokey Soft Coral
17 Rose In Tension - Nordstrom exclusive shade 
13 Pink In Paris
Overall, these seem very pigmented - especially the brighter shades - and feel quite smooth.  The packaging on these is the same as the YSL Rouge Volupte regular lipsticks.  Definitely on my wish list (which seems to be getting longer by the minute!).

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175) - Review, Photos, Swatches, FOTD

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Savage Grace 175
Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection
(available
here
- $29.50)

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Savage Grace is a new lipgloss from the Revelation de Chanel makeup collection - available currently online at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus - featuring a mix of new and repromoted lipglosses as well as a new nail polish (Taboo)Savage Grace (175) is a dark, shimmery lipgloss with a fuchsia-berry base and a generous dose of fuchsia shimmer scattered throughout.  Because of the way the shimmer catches light, the color looks like a brilliant fuchsia in some lights and a tamer berry tint at other times.  As with all Chanel shimmer, this too is quite subtle and polished on the lips, adding a lovely depth to the lipgloss but never ever standing out as chunky glitter.  It's not entirely invisible and twinkles prettily in the light but is obvious only when you look closely.  The color is quite deep and relatively opaque for a lipgloss and leaves a berry-fuchsia tint that almost evens out the pigmentation on my lips.  Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175)
Revelation de chanel Makeup Collection Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace 175 Review Photos Swatches FOTD Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Review FOTD Photos
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175)
Doe-foot applicator
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175)
Generous dose of fuchsia shimmer
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175) - Swatches
Revelation de chanel Makeup Collection Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace 175 Review Photos Swatches FOTD Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Review FOTD Photos

Because it is a darker color in the tube, I was a bit worried Savage Grace would be more appropriate for the cooler autumn/winter months rather than spring/summer.  It is a lipgloss, though, and has a degree of sheerness to it that makes it easily wearable even on the brighter days.  The shimmer adds some sparkle and light to the color and makes it quite appropriate for any time of the year.  The Levres Scintillantes Glossimers don't claim to be longlasting, and I don't get more than 1 to 2 hours of wear time on my lips with most of them if used alone.  Because Savage Grace is such a vibrant color, it seems to disappear even faster, or at least it's just more obvious and patchy when it starts to fade off in less than an hour.  I would definitely recommend using a lipliner before using this lipgloss to help the color stay on longer.  That apart, this is definitely a good buy if you are a fan of the Chanel lipgloss formula.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Savage Grace 175 - Ingredients

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Savage Grace (175) - Ingredients

Chanel Scintillantes Glossimer Crushed Cherry (176) - Review, Photos, Swatches, FOTD

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Crushed Cherry 176 (available here) - $29.50

Crushed Cherry is a newly launched lipgloss from the Revelation de Chanel makeup collection - a compact collection that features a mix of new and repromoted Levres Scintillantes Glossimer and the new nail polish TabooCrushed Cherry is quite a dark burgundy in the tube, and among the new glosses in this collection, this is the only one without any shimmer to it.  Application is easy and smooth with the doe-foot applicator, and unlike what it looks like in the tube, the actual color on the lips is a lovely berry stain.  Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.

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Part of the Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection for Spring/Summer 2013
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss Crushed Cherry 176 Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches FOTD Looks
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Doe-foot applicator
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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Crushed Cherry - 176 - Swatches
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss Crushed Cherry 176 Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches FOTD Looks
Wearing Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Crushed Cherry - 176. 
Additional makeup used:  Face - NARS Tinted Moisturizer
It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation
Eyes:  Urban Decay Perversion for tightlining and smudged along lashline.  Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Crushed Cherry is everything I love about Chanel lipglosses.  The nonsticky formula is very comfortable on the lips, and the gloss has just the perfect amount of shine to it.  The dark burgundy color sheers down to a lovely brownish berry tint on the lips and is deep enough that I can wear it on its own even on my pigmented lips.  I find it best to apply this in a thin layer - I have used a lip brush to apply it - rather than a thicker, more opaque layer to avoid it looking too goopy and settling into lines.  The lasting power on its own is hardly anything - about an hour or two on my lips - and it certainly will not last through a lunch.  I would wear Crushed Cherry on its own for quick errands, but if I do need the color to stay on longer, I would use this over a netural lipliner. Overall, a color that look lovely on any skin tone and perfect for any time of the year!

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Crushed Cherry 176 - Ingredients


Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss Crushed Cherry 176 Revelation de Chanel Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2013 Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin Review Photos Swatches FOTD Looks
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Crushed Cherry - 176 - Ingredients

NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Set - Swatches

NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Set (available here) - $59

An eye shadow kit with six sultry shades, a travel-size Eye Shader Brush, and a medium Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base.  Captivating and compelling, this palette of six shimmering shadows shows off your sultry side. Created exclusively for Sephora, this sleek, travel-ready set also includes a mini Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and Eye Shader Brush.  Included in this set are 6 x 0.03 oz Eye Shades in Alhambra, Bellisima, Kalahari, Galapagos, Coconut Grove, Night Clubbing; 0.09 oz Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base; and #3 Eyeshadow Brush.

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NARS And God Created The Woman Makeup Set

NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches


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NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette
(Natural light - shadows swatched dry)

Alhambra, Bellisima, Kalahari (part of existing NARS eyeshadow duos)
Galapagos, Coconut Grove, Night Clubbing (available as NARS single eyeshadows)

NARS God Created Woman Palette Eyeshadow Makeup Set Alhambra Bellisima Kalahari Galapagos Coconut Grove Night Clubbing Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Darker Skin
NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette
(Natural light vs. With Flash)
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NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette
(With flash - shadows swatched dry)

Galapagos and Night Clubbing do have some shimmer in them that is quite clearly seen in the pan,
but on swatches, it's very subtle and picked up only under flash.


NARS And God Created The Woman Eyeshadow Palette would easily be one of my favorite palettes.  It is very compact and features a thoughtful mix of very wearable colors, neutral yet not boring or too safe.  Then there is the bonus of the primer and the brush.  I do own a couple of NARS eye makeup brushes (love them) but don't have this flat one.  I am quite torn between picking this palette up or just waiting and buying only one or two of the shades that I reeeeallly want.  I already have NARS Coconut Grove single eyeshadow, but there's still 5 more I don't have :|  And, it's all a size I can actually use in my lifetime and at a cost my wallet won't mind too much, especially if I can snag it on sale.  Decisions...decisions...!!:D  So, what do you think?  Is this palette a yay or a nay?

TBS Sweet Lemon Body Butter - Review

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter (available here) - $20

Hydrate and protect your skin with an intensive, creamy and fragrant all-over body moisturizer with luscious lemon seed oil that will leave skin delicately scented with an uplifting citrus fragrance.  Best for normal to dry skin.  Lemon seed oil is high in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C and helps moisturize and soften the skin.  Community Trade cocoa butter, an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, is rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants.  Community Trade shea butter from Ghana moisturizes and softens skin.

TBS Sweet Lemon Body Butter Dry Skincare Moisturizer Natural Organic Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients
TBS Sweet Lemon Body Butter Dry Skincare Moisturizer Natural Organic Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients

I have been making my way steadily through the TBS Body Butters, and the one I am reviewing today is the Sweet Lemon Body Butter.  I have the smaller size tub that costs about $5, I think, and this size lasts me about a month with not so frequent use.  Like all of the TBS body butters, this too is deeply moisturizing and is a perfect moisturizer if you have dry skin like I do.  The body butter is a bit strongly fragranced with a sweet citrusy scent, and I have gotten used to it now, but someone with a more sensitive nose might find this a bit too strong.  That apart, though, this is quite a good moisturizer.  It is quite rich and can be a bit greasy because of the shea butter, so I use it right after a bath to seal in the moisture into the skin and help the nourishing ingredients like shea butter to get absorbed into the skin better.  My skin stays moisturized the whole day - definitely a winner, especially since I stock up on body butters during the TBS sales!

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter - Ingredients


TBS Sweet Lemon Body Butter Dry Skincare Moisturizer Natural Organic Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients
TBS Sweet Lemon Body Butter - Ingredients

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