Dec 29, 2017

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks - Swatches, Photos

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks - Swatches
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks ($38 each)

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine lipsticks have been around for a bit now, and it's only recently that I got around to swatching these.  I love balm-like, moisturizing, creamy lipsticks, so I had to get some swatches to share - and for me to check on when I do get shopping.  These lipsticks are categorized into plums, pinks, reds, and browns/beige, and the colors are slightly sheer (the paler/softer colors more so).  Scroll on for more.

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lip Colour - Swatches

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lip Colours Lipgloss - Swatches
MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lip Colours ($21 each)

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lip Colour collection is a newish launch featuring lipglosses with metallic pearlized pigments that give multidimensional color and an illusion of fuller lips.  The chubby, bullet packaging is similar to that of Retromatte Liquid lipsticks, and the shade range includes deep purples, bright orange, blues, and even a wicked green.  Scroll on for more.

Dec 26, 2017

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon - Swatches

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon ($26)

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayons are chubby lip pencils that deliver creamy, rich color similar to liquid lip colors - and just as long lasting too, with a promise of 16-hour long wear.  The Liquid Lip Crayons are available in 10 shades, ranging from softer neutrals to deeper plums, and even a shiny black color.  Scroll on for swatches.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks - Swatches, Photos

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks - Swatches
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks (18)

I stopped by my local Sephora today, and while there were quite a few new products on display, the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte lipsticks seemed like the crowd favorite.  These ultra-slim lipsticks have a soft, matte texture and are available in 14 shades - the colors as diverse as green, lilac, and navy as well as softer neutral rose and peach.  I snapped some quick photos and swatches to share, so scroll on for more.

Dec 22, 2017

Tom Ford Boys and Girls Lipsticks - The Girls (Limited Edition) - Swatches

Tom Ford Makeup - Boys and Girls Lipsticks - Swatches
Tom Ford Boys and Girls Lipsticks - The Girls ($36 each)

Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Colors collection includes clutch-sized limited-edition lipsticks, similar to  (and an expansion of) the Lips & Boys collection that came out last year.  There are 6 new shades in the Boys lipsticks and 50 new Girls lipsticks.  The Boys and Girls differ in both the packaging as well as the textures of the lipsticks.  The lipsticks in the Boys range, which come in dark brown and gold tubes, seem quite pigmented while the Girls lipsticks - white and gold tubes - seem to be softer sheer and shimmery colors.  Scroll on for swatches of the Girls lipsticks.

Dec 18, 2017

Tom Ford Private Eyeshadows (Singles) - Swatches, Photos

Tom Ford Makeup - Private Eyeshadows - Singles - Swatches
Tom Ford Private Eyeshadows ($36 each)

Available in 30 shades and 5 different textures to choose from, the Tom Ford Private Eyeshadows are yet another addition to the luxurious makeup brand.  Each eyeshadow is housed in a luxirous, clutch-sized mirror compact and include colors from soft nudes to bold metallic blues and purples.  These are available in 5 textures:  Ultrasuede (matte), Suede (matte with slight pearl), Sateen (luminous pearl with a sheen), Vinyl (highly pearlized with a metallic chrome finish), and Pailette (sequined, glittering pearl finish).  Scroll on for swatches.

Dec 17, 2017

MAC Patrick Starrr Makeup Collection - Swatches, Photos

MAC Patrick Starrr Makeup Collection - Swatches - Photos
MAC Patrick Starrr Makeup Collection

Holiday season is my favorite time of the year to shop for makeup, not just for the sales but also because a lot of new makeup collections launch this time of the year.  New to MAC counters is a makeup collection in collaboration with Youtuber Patrick Starrr.  With a makeup philosophy of more is more, I was expecting the MAC Patrick Starrr collection to be a glitter and glam extravaganza.  Turns out, it's more of a neutral, elegant glam.  The silver and white packaging is in line with a sparkly white holiday theme, but the products and colors would work well for any time of the year.  Scroll on for more photos and swatches.