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Unicorn’s land with Lime Crime

Clearly this month is under the sign of nostalgia and when I get nostalgic I like to return to my faves ! I don’t know you but I love to rediscover some fabulous products which were standing right under my eyes ! So today it’s about Lime Crime and my mini collection of Opaque Lipsticks. I was watching a Nicole’s Guerriero video and I saw her swatched her Opaque Lipstick and I was like “OMG they’re fabulous were are mine ?!”
To resume if you like hard pigmentation, great opacity, the smell of Mac’s lipsticks and the packagings too cuuuuuuuuuuuute – I mean look this lovely purple packaging – you will fall in love with this brand !

THE TEST

  •  Opacity + pigmentation are great qualities for a lipstick but it can be a bit frightening when you want to put them. I’ll be honest with you it’s easy to mess with some colours.
  • Application : so yes being careful is important but lipsticks are so creamy and and slide uniformly.
  • Lasting : is great, very great ! Long lasting and the lipstick doesn’t mess on your lips hours after hours, love that !

HOT OR NOT ?

Definitively HOT 🙂 I’m so excited to have them back, I know this kind of lipsticks are not for everyone, if you take a look at the Lime Crime website, you’ll see a lot of colours and most of them are “unwearable”, they are more for artistic make-up ! So if you like nude/neutral colours just go away you wont find your happiness !
Let me present you my 4 babies :

  • Geradium which is not totally “Barbie pink” but not a baby pink let’s say it’s gonna be gorgeous on tanned girl 🙂

Opaque Lipstick - Geradium

  • Centrifuschia : probably my favorite colour and as its name says it’s a fuschia.

Opaque Lipstick - Centrifuschia

  • Retrofuturist a great red

Lime Crime - Retrofuturist

  • Glamour 101 which is a dark red.

Lime Crime - Glamour 101

Once upon a time I had 4 other colours but they just disappeared I don’t know where … anyway they were in this category of “unwearable lipsticks” don’t be afraid, I wore them for artistic make-up even if the Cosmopop can be quite beautiful in summer ! If you are interested shades are :

  • My beautiful rocket : vibrant orange

Opaque Lipstick - My Beautiful Rocket

  • Styletto : black

Opaque Lipstick - Styletto

  • D’Lilac : lavender

Opaque Lipstick - D'Lilac

  • Cosmopop : let’s say it’s a pastel peach

Opaque Lipstick - Cosmopop

Lime Crime is just not lip stuff you can find liners, one eye primer, pigments and nails polish. For lips they are two other products : the Velvetines and the Carousel Gloss. You wont find more opposite products, I mean Velvetines are truly matte and Carousel Gloss are deeply shiny.

To resume, I know some of you are really concerned by healthy cosmetics, Lime Crime is 100% vegan and cruelty-free so what else ?!

Prices
Opaque Lipstick $18 // Velvetines $20 // Carousel Gloss $17 // Nail Polish $8

Where to buy them
Good new is : worldwide shipping 🙂 so you can purchase them on their website right here .

“Soft lip promises an eternity of kisses” – Ben Jonson

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It’s all about red – Rihanna and Viva Glam

All is in the title ! The love between Rihanna and Mac Cosmetics is not over, this time it’s for the famous collection : Viva Glam. When you purchase one product from Viva Glam’s collection, every cent goes for helping people affected by AIDS. I really like when a brand get involve in a cause and I never hesitate to buy one of these products.

Red lipstick is like the little black dress, a must have in our makeup bags. Red is a color that has always elate the generosity of feminine lips. I must confess that I possess a myriad of red lipsticks but it’s like nude palette I can’t stop myself to purchase them and finally all my reds are looking different.

In theory the Rihanna’s red for Viva Glam is the same as the Riri Woo : blue-red magically whitening your teeth. Its finish changes because it’s a frost. I said frost ? Yes, it gives a brightening, iridescent finish.
I find it’s an intriguing and interesting red lipstick because this red changes in accordance with light. It has cold tone but in the same time when exposed to light warm tone appears. Resultats are simply stunning and I like it !

THE TEST

  • When you open the black package you discover a velvet touch red packaging and the Rihanna’s signature on it.
  • Don’t expect too much for application, it stays a red : makeup artists say it, repeat it, hammer home it, red lips are truly difficult even for them ! However don’t be afraid, pigmentation is great, its creamy side perfectly glides along lips.
  • This strawberry/raspberry red gives shining colour which can suit to every skin tones and perfectly match with a lot of makeups.

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HOT OR NOT ?
Definitively HOT ! I like the Viva Glam as much as I dislike the Riri Woo ! It makes me crazy ! It deserves a place in our makeup bag and I have one word : go for it, you won’t regret your purchase.

Price : US 16$ on Mac .

“She had lips, similar to cherries, so tasty we had a desire to taste it.” Oscar Wilde – Teleny, or the reverse of the medal – 1893.

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Sweet spring with Marc Jacobs

Spring is almost here I can even smell it and we have a new brand in France … Marc Jacobs Beauty FINALLY. This is why I hate living in France, launches are always too late for me but thank’s God they always end up coming 🙂

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It’s been months since I expect the output of this brand in France, the Americans made ​​me dream with their videos, articles and swatchs about this brand. As a compulsive buyer I bought two products : one lipstick and one foundation. Those are my two favorite categories when I want to test a new brand plus foundation is THE test ! I know it’s really hard to have the famous perfect complexion but sometimes with right products we can have quite a miracle on our face.

Today I want to introduce you the lipstick – Lovemarc Lip Gel because I completely fell in love with it. Between us I’m not particulary a huge fan of luxury lipstick, it doesn’t mean I don’t have ! I’m just asking : moisturizing (ok I’m weak and there is an exception : retro matte from Mac but they are so gorgeouuuuuus) ; pigmentation and the rest is just a matter of loving colours. To be short I don’t care they stamped Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oréal or ELF.
Let’s go focus on the lipstick. The two most important criteria are fully filled but it is so perfect because is the perfect nude for my lips !!!
Before go purchase it, I watched over a hundred videos, articles and swatch on Internet, let’s be honnest it is quite difficult to chose without having product right under your eyes and I don’t even mention “swatches” on Sephora website … So I decided to pick Role Play. Understudy was pleased me too and I really think it could be great on my lips, but I don’t know I just chose Role Play.

THE TEST
Let’s go back to the pigmentation, is quite something and if it is in your “nude tones”, trust me it will be perfect on your lips !
Application is so easy, your lipstick just slip on your lips like on ice and moisturizing so comfy.
Its gellified formula makes all the difference unlike a “classic lipstick” it is so creamy and enriched with monoi butter. I said YES. The shine finish is perfectly balanced, not too glossy not too matte.
My only regret is about its lasting, it said : long-wearing, but honestly I don’t find it. For me it is just like a classic lipstick but doesn’t matter because packaging is so classy and I like it out of my bag 😉
Packaging ?! Perfect, I mean it reflects Marc Jacobs’s image to perfection : sobriety, fancy, discrete.

HOT OR NOT ?
Definitively HOT ! You can go for them, you won’t be wrong ’cause they are perfection 🙂 The price is expensive but it worth every dollars. So yes I’m completely in love and I hope my collection will grow !

Please forgive me about my swatches, light, exposure etc … were so bad, they don’t highlight the reality !

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Some fresh air with Clean Perfume

Sometimes it feels good to smell fresh, like fresh air, clean, after a shower … Clearly I’m a huge addict to vanilla-sugar fragrances but I need to rest my nose and go back to some natural perfumes. It’s been awhile I heard about Clean brand. My mind and my nose were intrigued, at first glance this kind of smell didn’t supposed to be my favorite. Never say never (why Bieber named his film like that …) ! So I decided to try the adventure, and I purchased a rollerball set of some Clean’s fragrances to have a right idea before purchase a full size (’cause we can’t find them in France).

What a fresh air ! It might be surprising but definitively a great surprise ! I didn’t like all the fragrances, but some of them are really pleasant and so relaxing when your wear them. I get five in my set :
– Warm Cotton
– Fresh Laundry
– Shower Fresh
– Skin
– Rain

I fall in love with Skin, I will not even try to describe it, will be a mess and I’m not good at it, but it’s so sweet, cocooning, soothing, you smell good and people around you can notice it. I highly recommend to try them, this bed-comfort sensation is unique.

Let me know what you think of Clean and if you’ve ever tried 🙂

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The Narsissist Eyeshadow Palette – Nars

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Haaaaaaa !!!! Finally !!!!! Am I crazy ? Yes I am ! Let me introduce you this wonder, my love, object of desire, of my passions … hum let’s go back to make-up style !

After a long wait I get my hands on this palette : the famous Narsissist Palette by Nars. This intuation for a simple palette might be strange for some of you but it’s quite an event ! I mean Nars doesn’t launch palettes everyday and when it does there are not so many eyeshadows (15).

The palette
Narsissist is a collection that brings together all the iconic colours of the brand. It’s just the beginning because the collection will expand with other products.
Let’s start : there are 15 eyeshadows BUT all hues are very “classic”, neutral, nudes. This is why it becomes very interesting to own it : we have a wide range of colours, possibilities are endless as you are beginners or confirmed. Nars’ packaging is always the same, gets dirty very quickly but it doesn’t matter because the eyeshadow’s quality is GREAT and so easy to blend !

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Purchase it or not ?

Pros
– you don’t have nude’s palette ;
– you’re looking for quality ;
– you have the budget, $79 ;
– there are warm and cold tones ;
– wide range of colours.

Cons
– it can be seen as just another palette ;
– you already have nude’s palette ;
– you don’t have the money

I really think it’s a story about collection and love for make-up, I mean I didn’t need it but I still bought it because I like Nars and what they do. And between us 15 eyeshadows in one palette for this price, it’s a good deal !
For the story, the rarity of this palette begins to inflame passions in France, it’s quite something as a marketing’s argument but it works pretty well ! I think it’s always interesting to see how a brand can create a need.

I hope this post will help you and don’t hesitate to share on it 🙂 let’s finish with swatch and I’m so sorry for the photo’s quality 😦

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“Narsissist : the person who lives according to its rules without fear of expressing themselves in every look, mood or attitude, with an original style and makeup ideas endless.”

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Revlon – ColorBurst Matte/Lacquer Balm

It’s probably not THE new product across the Atlantic, but it’s just came out in France and I absolutely fall in love with these little colored wonders : ColorBurst Matte/Lacquer Balm by Revlon ! How couldn’t mention them ? No way !
The lip jumbo as I have renamed it, is THE big trend since last year, can be found in many brands : Clinique/Chubby Stick ; Tarte/LipSurgence ; Covergirl/Lip Jumbo Gloss Balm etc …

I’m a huge fan of Revlon and its products and I should say thank you to American’s bloggers for their presentations of Revlon’s products. To show you how much I love them, when Lip Butter appeared, a few months later I had acquired almost all colours ! ” Whaaaaaaat ?! This girl is crazy !” No-I’m-not-but-you-can-call-me-beauty-addict 😉

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Lip Butter maniaaa

The ColorBurst balm’s are real small colored bombs. It exploses, sparkles and dresses subtly your lips. What’s new : two different finishes, one matte and one lacquer which is almost the same that the first lip jumbos (Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable).

Matte’s
How could I say that … I LOVE THEM ! It’s a great finding and a true favorite ! Pigmentation is at the top, it stays on lips and doesn’t dry them. You can feel a minty side but it’s almost imperceptible and doesn’t last.

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Left to the right : Striking / Unapologetic

Lacquer’s
Great surprise too, I really have the impression that Revlon has improved the quality of it’s product’s pigmentation. For the finish I will say it’s between shiny and glossy and it leaves your lips perfectly colored.

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Up and down : Provocative / Vivacious

Let’s continue with swatches, four shades : two mattes and two lacquers.

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I took this photo with natural light, no flash, and I find result is totally stunning !

 

Hope you enjoy this post and believe me, when you start to buy these lip jumbos you’ll never stop 😉

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