Coming up | Clinique Almost Lipstick range, Spring 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The review for the new Clinique Almost Lipsticks should be up later today (with swatches, of course, calm down!) but in the meantime, I thought I’d share photos of all eight shades up-close. Somehow, I feel like no one would appreciate twenty photos in the review itself, yeah? :P

Hope your Thursdays are off to a lovely start!

01 Black Honey

35 Tender Honey (sorry, this was mislabeled earlier as “Lovely Honey”)

36 Chic Honey

Keep reading for the rest of the shades! »

NEW | Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How cute is this? ;)

Clinique’s new Quickliner for Eyes Intense will be available in six shades, on counters this month, and promise non-fading, intense colour payoff with up to 12 hours of wear. (For those of you who are curious, the six shades are: Intense Black, Intense Plum, Intense Chocolate, Intense Charcoal, Intense Ivy, and Intense Midnight.)

Like the current Quickliner pencils, the Intense formula will retail for $19.50 CAD.

One more photo »

So, this is a bit embarrassing, but…

I don’t have a post ready for you because I keep researching things that I find interesting in my should-be-blogging time.

-.-

(Ahh!! If you switch out the period in that emoticon, you get the face of a tiny, adorable animal!)

(-,-)

(Maybe it’s a bear or an armadillo or something. Or a tiny sleeping earless puppy.)

Anyhow, I feel sort of bad for doing this because I did another filler post not long ago, but: here, have a pretty picture of Jasika Nicole’s face! (Source.) Fact: all pictures of Jasika Nicole’s face are pretty.

And then there’s this crazy, almost-physics-defying sofa-to-bunkbed contraption! (Here)

And, finally, something that’s at least a little bit relevant: Clinique Almost Lipsticks! (Review upcoming.)

Talk to you soon, lovelies ;) Sorry for the delays!

THE LIPSTICK BANDITS | The shade that started the fire

Monday, February 20, 2012

This round of Lipstick Bandit posts came with the challenge of the starter lipstick: your very first (for those of us who still remember what our first shade was), or a lipstick that would make a good gateway drug into a full-fledged lipstick addiction.

The lipstick I chose to feature wasn’t my very first lipstick, but it was one of the first that I really fell in love with. I hope you will, too!

The product: Lancome Color Fever lipstick in Rose Tempest

I feel a little guilty about featuring this one, seeing as it’s long since been discontinued, but, well – what can you do, right? It was “the one,” and memories don’t exactly grow on trees. (Though it would be fabulous if they did, wouldn’t it?)

Rose Tempest is an interesting shade; a rather plain-Jane my lips but better sort, but there’s something just so about it. Imagine if you crossed a yellow-based pink with an olive-brown nude, gave it a lovely satin-creme formula, and scented it lightly with rose petals and bright, juicy berries. You’d get Rose Tempest exactly; the perfect daytime lipstick, with an unexpected edge of versatility and luxury. (This would look brilliant on so many different skintones that it’s not even funny, and have you seen that tube?)

A single swipe of Rose Tempest

bare lips

One layer of Rose Tempest on lips

For a dupe, try something like Maybelline Warm Me Up or MAC Modesty. They’re not exact copies (I much prefer the Color Fever formula and scent to both, though of course it isn’t without its flaws), but the shades are almost spot-on.

The Maybelline is great if you’re on a budget, but I’m not fond of scent, and the formula feels much heavier on my lips; on the other hand, I’ve never been a huge fan of MAC lipsticks (I find most of their formulas too drying), and I prefer lip products that are lightly fruity than ones that smell like vanilla.

I don’t get a ton of wear out of Rose Tempest, because I’m rather afraid of what I’ll do when I run out, but, well. If either of these dupes are even half as lovely – you’re going to adore them.

Keep reading! »

New 19/02/12

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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