Tag Archive | lipstick

Gucci’s Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick

Woo-hoo! I’ve complained about Sephora’s rewards program, but recently I received an offer for $15.00 off orders of $50.00 or more. If your order is at the baseline of $50.00, that works out to be 30% off regular priced items – better than Sephora’s twice yearly 15% off for orders of $75.00 or more for Beauty Insiders.

I had been curious about Gucci’s much ballyhooed lipstick launch, but at $42.00, well, that’s too rich for me. However, the $15.00 off gave me incentive to buy Gucci’s Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick (I reached the $50.00 threshold by buying Sephora’s Daily Brush Cleaner). I chose Moira Sienna, which is described as sienna raspberry satin. As the description suggests, the color is somewhat ambiguous. When I tried the lipstick, it seemed that more raspberry than sienna.

Photo of lipstick against a light wood background

GUCCI Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick in Moira Sienna

Comments:

  • The lipstick leaves a nice gleam after application.
  • It’s not particularly lasting (although I don’t expect lipstick to be lasting) but leaves behind a light stain. Top it with a similar shade of lip balm.
  • It’s not drying and feels pleasant on the lips.
  • Gucci also has Rouge à Lèvres Voile Sheer Lipsticks and Baume à Lèvres Lip Balms in its lineup. I don’t care for mattes, so it’s gratifying to see a lipstick line with no mattes.
  • Faithful reproduction of vintage tubes – Gucci gives Gabriela Hernandez and her Bésame lipsticks a run for their money in this department.
  • Gucci’s website uses women with the ugliest teeth to model the lipstick. Gucci might think that this is edgy, but I think it’s ugly and unappealing.
  • While you can shop Gucci lip color on Sephora’s website now, you’ll have to wait until February 21, 2020 to buy them in store  🙁
  • Finally, you can probably find equally good lipsticks for less than $42.00!

My Target haul

I love me a great lippie

On Instagram (static):

Your burning #beauty questions answered

Apologies for the irrelevant images.  This seems to happen when I don’t post a picture of my own on Quora.  WordPress.com doesn’t allow embeds from Quora.  I had to share the answer on Quora via Twitter.

.@Zara has launched a #lipstick line

Cosmetically speaking, there is nothing that excites me as much as lipstick.  If any makeup item adds pow! to your look, it’s lipstick.

Now fast fashion retailer Zara is launching a range of matte lipsticks in 12 shades and liquid lipsticks in eight shades.

zara makeup line

Zara lipstick

The line launched on zara.com on December 5.

Cosmo UK says:

The brand is calling this their “initial launch”, which we’re hoping means there is plenty more to come.

So do I: namely creme and satin lipsticks.

Sources:
Capon, L. (2018, November 30). Zara is launching a makeup line and your shopping addiction is about to get a whole lot worse. Retrieved December 1, 2018, from https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/makeup/a25346610/zara-makeup-line/

ZARA. (2018, December 5). New | Zara lipsticks. Discover our selection of debut products: 12 velvety, highly pigmented matte lipsticks; 8 unstoppable, one stroke application, full matte liquid lipsticks; a set of three ULTIMATTE lipsticks and our special limited edition lip kit. https://go.zara/lipsticks-t [Twitter Post]. Retrieved December 5, 2018, from https://twitter.com/ZARA/status/1070366399388901377

Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm Trio

Oh man, another drool-worthy lip set, this time from Pat McGrath labs:

Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm Trio in Nudes

Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm Trio in Nudes

L to R:

PASSION FLOWER – a perfect punch of peach
BLOW UP – a wondrous warm beige
SUCCEXY – a mesmerising mid-tone coral

The set costs $95.00. Sold individually, each lip balm costs $38.00.  You may shop this set through the Pat McGrath Labs website (sorry, couldn’t find it on sephora.com).

I love the lip-shaped closure on these lip balms.  Kinda reminds me of this Dali Clutch by Charlotte Olympia:

Charlotte Olympia Dali Clutch

Charlotte Olympia Dali Clutch

Sources:

Charlotte Olympia Dali Clutch [Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2018, from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/106960559877415138/
Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm Trios. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2018, from https://www.patmcgrath.com/products/lip-fetish-sheer-colour-balm-trios

Famed MUA Lisa Eldridge to launch three limited edition red lipsticks

Lisa Eldridge is a British makeup artist who had served as creative director for Lancôme. As you can see from the photo below, she’s her own best model.

MUA Lisa Eldridge applying lipstick

Lisa Eldridge – Image: Mateusz Sitek

Now comes the exciting news that she’s launching three velvet lipsticks on November 19.  The lipsticks are various shades of red.  According to Get The Gloss:

There’s Velvet Morning, a Berocca orange-red that’ll wake you up in every sense, Velvet Jazz, a brick red, and Velvet Ribbon, a filmstarry blue-red.

 

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The Ultimate True Velvet Collection

The lipsticks cost £26 (around USD 33.43) each.   The three lipstick set (including velvet bag) costs £75.00(around USD 96.43).  Pre-orders will start shipping on November 22.

Sources:
Hunter, A. (2018, November 14). Lisa Eldridge’s first ever beauty product is landing. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from https://www.getthegloss.com/news/lisa-eldridge-s-first-ever-beauty-product-is-landing

Lisa Eldridge. (2018, November 19). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://www.lisaeldridge.com/shop/beauty/#.W_MfbehKhPY Plush Velvet lipsticks

Color story: terracotta

I love terracotta.  It’s one of my best fashion colors.  I also like terracotta pottery 🙂

Terracotta makeup

Color story: terracotta

Do you like liquid lipstick and matte finishes?  Then check out the terracotta colored lip colors at:

Norris, R. (n.d.). Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall. Retrieved August 4, 2018, from http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/best-terracotta-lipstick-170928/page1

Byrdie staff names the best #lipstick brands, ever

I enjoy receiving E-newsletters from Byrdie. As I use neutral eyeshadows, I express myself through lipstick, so I was very interested to read what Byrdie staff had to say.

Byrdie names the best lipstick brands, ever.

Byrdie names the best lipstick brands, ever.

I like to sample lipsticks from various brands, so I can’t name a favorite brand. I do however like Burts Bees Satin Lipstick (9.00 USD).  It performs as well as lipsticks 2-3 times its price.

These are the best lipstick brands we’ve ever tried. Read all about them here.

Source: Confirmed: These Are the Best Lipstick Brands Ever, According to Byrdie HQ

Best of #beauty – Hourglass, Cover FX and more

Best of beauty

Clockwise from top left:

Hourglass Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

A creamy stick foundation that serves as both a full-coverage foundation and concealer.  I like blending it with my Sigma 3DHD™ Kabuki Brush.

Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Don’t like the whitish cast of many sunscreens? Then try Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30.  This sunscreen goes on clear and has a serum-y consistency.

Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer – press sample

An unbelievably silky face primer with a serum-y consistency from K-Beauty brand Touch in Soul

L.A. Colors 5-Color Matte Eyeshadow Palette

OK, so the eye shadows aren’t silky, but they have good pigmentation.  A bargain at USD $1.50.  Yep, you read that right: one dollar and fifty cents.  Like neutrals as much as I do? Then try Tan Khaki, Brown Tweed, or Natural Linen (shown).

Jane Iredale Daytime eyeshadow palette

The perfect neutral eyeshadow palette

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane

One swipe, and you’re done.  Jane (Fonda? Birken?) is described as “terracotta rose.”  The terracotta makes the rose less precious. For other terracotta faves, visit Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall.

Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick

Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick is every bit as good as luxury lipsticks (including NARS).  It’s a great value at USD 9.00. My lipstick wardrobe includes Burt Bee’s Satin Lipsticks in Ruby Ripple and Russet River.  Buy wherever Burt’s Bees are sold (and that’s practically everywhere).

IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet in Muddy Nudes

Yes, I sprang for the IsaDora eye shadow palettes as soon as they became available on walgreens.com.  I am delighted with the smoothness and pigmentation of the eye shadow quartet and the subtle gradation of shades.