Mar 17, 2017

MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator

Makeupdrop Silicone Makeup Applicator - Review
MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator ($20)* - makeupdrop.com

Something new pops up every other day in the makeup world, and a newish trend that I am seeing quite a bit of, especially on Instagram and YouTube, has been people using the most bizzare (only because I want to use a polite word) items to apply makeup.  I amn't going to list the lot here, but really, some of these beauty "gurus" would do anything for views!  Mini rant over.  Anywho, talking about makeup applicators, I have been trying out something recently - the MakeupDrop silicone applicator - and it's an actual made-for-applying-makeup applicator.  Unlike sponges or brushes, this applicator absorbs zero product and takes barely a second to clean up, but does it deliver a flawless finish?  Read on to find out.

Mar 16, 2017

NARS Pop Goes the Easel Makeup Collection - Swatches

NARS Pop Goes the Easel Makeup Collection Spring Summer 2017 - Nordstrom - Swatches
NARS Pop Goes the Easel Makeup Collection (Spring/Summer 2017) - available at Nordstrom

NARS Pop Goes the Easel is a new, exclusive-to-Nordstrom makeup collection.  The collection focuses on lip and cheek products, with 4 Velvet Lip Glides, 3 Sheer Pop Multiples, and 3 powder blushes.  - Pop Goes the Easel.  There are bright pops of colors as well as sheer highlights that will work perfectly for the spring/summer.  Scroll on for swatches.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip - Swatches

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lipsticks - Swatches
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip ($28 each) at Sephora


Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lips are a new range of long-wear, creamy liquid lipsticks packaged in a squeezable tube.  The design makes it look similar to the regular Bobbi Brown Art Sticks, but the tubes have a slanted tip which dispenses the color.  Available in a range of colors, from neutrals and nudes to bolder and darker shades, these Art Stick Liquid Lips are supposed to be moisturizing/hydrating (have a soft, creamy matte finish rather than a dry matte) and reduce the appearance of fine lines while retaining the longwear and pigmented aspects that are common to most liquid lipsticks.  Scroll on for swatches.

Mar 15, 2017

Burberry Lip Velvet Matte Lipsticks - Swatches

Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet Matte Lipsticks - Swatches
Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet Matte Lipsticks ($35 each) at Nordstrom

Burberry Lip Velvet lipsticks aren't a new launch, but there seem to be new colors in the range now, and I guess they have been revamped/reformulated since I last tried them.  I also couldn't find the older colors online, so am assuming those have been discontinued.  I spotted the new versions/shades around the same time that the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets were launched, and I got some swatches to share and update my earlier (been 2 years) post.  The new formula seems a bit more pigmented, and the colors are a mix of nudes, neutrals, as well as some darker/deeper shades.  Scroll on for swatches.