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Moving along, here’s Part II.
Her natural lip color. She’s probably around NC35
Dustin working his magic on her. He’s like a NC20 for comparison.
The bottom color on her lips.
|The purple on top of the pink. You can kinda see the cool cast where the flash hits the lips.|
|the final result on her|
|Dustin lightly lined her lips on the edge for some definition|
|kaleidoscope on top of lipstick (bottom swatch for reference) no flash.|
|pictures of the Le Metier de Beaute lip brush|
|you remove the cap from the bottom and that’s how it retracts|
Guess what I just got? 🙂
The Lip Kaleidoscope that Dustin made for this summer 🙂
Colors: The top color (Soft Dew) is a sheer warm pink. On my lips it didn’t really show up except for a subtle shimmer. Morning Light is a bright yellow in the pan and I’ll be honest, it looked freaking scary when swatched on my arm. On the lips it’s a amazing golden sheen (but not a gross sheen, but an awesome warmth to the lips). Then we have Deep Sea, which is a sheer lavender/purple. The bottom layer is Calm Phoenix which is an amazing strawberry pink. I wish Calm Phoenix was a lip creme in of itself. *sigh* I can dream.
Texture and Formula: they’re a thin, nonsticky formula. They’re slightly creamier than the other Lip Kaleidoscopes that I’ve tried (Red Rapture). You must a lipbrush with these because a small amount is needed, because it’s pure pigment. This particular kaleidoscope lasted about 3 hours of wear with slight fading. When you rub your lips and you feel like the color has faded, actually the formula wears down to a soft stain. In my case it wears off into a soft gold stain.
Size: .49 fL oz.
Nikki (Dustin’s partner in crime) applied the colors from bottom (Calm Phoenix first) working up to the top. OMG. the effect of all the colors layered is BEAUTIFUL. it’s a soft peach with a rose mixed with a soft bronze undertone with a soft shimmer and sheen. I think it’s the soft sheen without being over the top is what makes it stand out, aside from the complexity of the colors combined together.
Onto the photos:
I did receive this kaleidoscope for reviewing purposes from the Le Metier de Beaute PR team. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to see it first hand. 🙂 I really do adore it because it’s subtle but it definitely has a soft sheen and it’s definitely pigmented, but not over the top. It’s a perfect warm, but not TOO warm lip combo for summer.
It will only be sold at Bergdorf Goodman, and it’s in time for their Beauty Bag event which I *think* starts Monday. You spend $200 and you’ll get a cute black sequin bag filled with samples.
I *think* the Lip Kaleidoscope is supposed to be in this upcoming Monday, so if you’re interested, call: 212-872-8612. There will be a Part II since I’m in the middle of errands and I’m supposed to be asleep 😦 eeeek !
-the black panties
So today I went to Sephora to kill some time. I was on a special mission to test out Hourglass Aura lip stains…and so I did. I haven’t had the best experience with Hourglass cosmetics in general…reason being their lipsticks slide and slightly bleed. A little odd, I know…but I’m saying that’s my personal experience with them. I know there are people who like them, so I say give them a shot if you’d like. I was willing to see what else Hourglass offers since someone asked me about the lip stains.
Packaging: They are in a click type pen form, and the applicator is a sponge. At first I crinkled my nose because it’s similar in design to Ellis Faas blushes. I will say I am impressed with this particular sponge because it’s a bit flexible. It’s not a stiff sponge and applying the lip stain is really easy and there’s a no fuss application.
Formula: I didn’t try these on my lips since they’re Sephora testers, but this stuff doesn’t budge AT ALL. They don’t feel drying on my arm, and the finish is so pretty. I’m quite impressed with these since most lip stains tend to be a gel like texture, whereas this is not. It’s not runny, but it’s not creamy either. Definitely a unique formula to say the least.
From left to right:
Are these worth having? For me the winner out of the three is definitely Flush. It’s a nice pinky red where it’s wearable for a lot of people. I also like petal too in terms of the color, but I don’t feel like it’s the best color on your lips because of the shimmer factor. Scarlet is nice, if it’s a color that you would see yourself wearing often. I like purples, but I only wear them once in a blue moon.
Packaging: It comes in a clear tube, black lid and it’s a doe foot applicator.
Is it worth buying? Yes. It’s phenomenal!! I like this more than Tarte, Benetint, and MACs. I need to get Flouron and Fever next.