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ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer Collection

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Lips, LIPSTICK | by — March 10, 2014

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Estee Lauder’s 2014 Bronze Goddess Summer Collection is inspired by the exotic Caribbean paradise embodied by golden sands and palm trees. The Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Batik Sun is a limited edition palette of brilliant green, gold and nude shades.

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My favourite product from the collection is the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave, a highly pearlised golden illuminating powder with a creamy textuere that makes it easy to blend on the skin for a luxurious holiday glow.

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ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 6b To intensify the eyes, the Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner Duo in Black Sands features a dual ended felt tip in black and bronze to add definition and add extra smoulder to the summer look.

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The felt tip is soft and moderate in flexibility, making it easy to draw clean lines and flicks.  The formula is very wet and takes around a minute to set and becomes budge proof.  I recommend tight lining with a eyeliner pencil first, so that the wet formula is focused on creating a precise edge.

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Lastly, the Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in new limited edition shades – Solar Crush and Fuschia Fever - feature vibrant pink and tangerine tones.  The formula is long lasting with intense pigmentation that fades gracefully as the day wears on.

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Prices in Australia

  • Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadow Palette – Batik Sun (LE): $90 AUD
  • Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner Duo – Black Sands: $50 AUD
  • Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Solar Crush (LE) and Fuchsia Fever: $45 AUD
  • Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée – Heat Wave (LE): $75 AUD

These products were provided for consideration.

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color Shimmer Finish – 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer – Review, Photos, Swatches

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BOBBI BROWN, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — February 24, 2014

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Brand: Bobbi Brown
Range: Lip Color – Shimmer Finish
Shade: Pink Apricot Shimmer #11
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • The Shimmer Finish range of Bobbi Brown Lip Colors feature light reflecting pearls for a highly reflective multidimensional colour.
  • Packed with luxurious butters and oils to nourish and condition lips, but I find that I still need to apply lip balm beforehand for added moisture for the shimmer finish to look their best.
  • Pink Apricot Shimmer is described as a “bright pink coral” with gold pearl shimmers.
  • Verdict: This will appeal to those that want a multidimensional finish without needing to layer on gloss for a luminous effect.  On a personal front, I find that shimmery lipsticks looks distracting on me,  and I much prefer shimmer on my eyes than lips

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

This product was provided for consideration.

ASAP Pure Mineral Lip Colour – One, Three, Six – Review, Photos, Swatches

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ASAP, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — February 11, 2014

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Brand: ASAP
Range: Pure Mineral Lip Colour
Shades: One, Three, Six
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • ASAP Pure Mineral Lipcolours are a cosmeceutical mineral lipstick that conditions lips with Vitamin E, avocado, jojoba oil and hyaluronic acid.
  • Available in six shades - One (pink rose), Two (rose brown), Three (bright candy pink), Four (deep rose brown), Five (subtle plum), Six (vibrant deep red)
  • Feels really moisturising, injecting my dry lips with a much needed boost of hydration making them instantly fuller, smoother and softer. No lip balm required.
  • The pigmentation is impressive, that can be worn both sheer and layered on in just a few sweeps for opaque coverage.  It fades gracefully throughout the day without looking patchy, which is how I like my lipsticks to last.
  • The scent is rosy bsdfut I can still taste the waxes & oils in the lipstick.
  • Verdict: It’s hard to imagine how such a great lipstick is not yet widely known.  I highly recommmend it to anyone that loves a boost of moisture in their creamy pigmented lipstick.  Google it and you’ll easily find the online stockists.  My favourite shade is Three which is described as a candy pink, but on my flushed lip tone it’s more a posy pink that fades into a pink MLBB.

ASAP Pure Mineral Lip Colour - One, Three, Six - Review, Photos, Swatches

ASAP Pure Mineral Lip Colour - One, Three, Six - Review, Photos, Swatches

ASAP Pure Mineral Lip Colour - One, Three, Six - Review, Photos, Swatches

RRP: $30 AUD

Available online as well as at selected skin care professionals, beauty therapists, dermatologists, cosmetic physicians and plastic surgeons.

This product was provided for consideration.

COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm – 235 Tru Luv – Review, Photos, Swatches

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COVERGIRL, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — February 4, 2014

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Brand: Covergirl
Range: Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm
Shade: 235 Tru Luv
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm is a tinted lip balm that glides on really smoothly leaving lips with a sheen with a “barely there” tint.
  • Available in 12 shades (see screenshot below), 235 Tru Luv is a sheer nude and has a noticeably waxy taste.
  • It’s both moisturising and waxy, but doesn’t smooth any lip lines making it more suitable for those who don’t have concerns with lip lines.
  • Verdict: I can see this being a hit among under 18 year olds, but the high wax content doesn’t agree with my 30-something lips, making them look worse (due to the wax accentuating lip lines) once all the moisture has absorbed.  The “barely there” sheer does “nude” out my flushed lip tone really well without being streaky.

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COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm - 235 Tru Luv - Review, Photos, Swatches

COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm - 235 Tru Luv - Review, Photos, Swatches

COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm - 235 Tru Luv - Review, Photos, Swatches

COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm - 235 Tru Luv - Review, Photos, Swatches

This product was provided for consideration.

TOM FORD Lipstick – Violet Fatale – Review, Photos, Swatches

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Katherine, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC25, TOM FORD | by — January 29, 2014

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Brand: Tom Ford
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Violet Fatale
Swatched by the lovely: Katherine

Each Lip Color is Tom Ford’s modern ideal of an essential makeup shade. Rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

  • Katherine describes Violet Fatale as purple in the tube but fuschia on the lips.  It has medium-high pigmentation and a lot more opaque than Cherry Lush.
  • Read the rest of Katherine’s blog post to find out her verdict on this lipstick’s moisturising and long lasting properties.
  • Thanks Katherine for the lovely swatch!

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