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Bronzer + Blush Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush (new shades)

May 21, 2024

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush (new shades)

Pat McGrath added four new shades of the Divine Cream Blush Legendary Glow Color Balm ($29). The team sent 2 of the new ones alongside 2 previously launched shades for me to try. I have swatches to share today. New shades are currently available at Pat McGrath and Selfridges.

These are dewy balms for lips and cheeks. These have the same level of glow as the Chanel Baume Essentiels. They have a dewy finish that stays dewy (they have no dry down) and a glossy look. I know a lot of you are all about the dewy look and love these. For me they are really too dewy for the cheeks. I do really love the texture on the lips though! Pigment is on the sheer side, especially once you blend it out on the cheeks.

The four shades swatched in this post:

  • Alluring Nude (new) is a soft neutral nude beige
  • Divine Rose Glow (new) is a medium rose
  • Peach Lotus is a soft peach
  • Sunkissed Seduction is a terracotta brown

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush (new shades)

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush swatches

More swatches from last year in this post here. The original Divine Rose is a bit lighter in color compared to the new Divine Rose Glow. Both are very pretty soft rose colors, I like the newer one better because it’s slightly darker and shows up better on my skin.

Below wearing:

Lip + Cheek combos below:

Peach Lotus Divine Cream Blush
Lips: Venusian Peach SatinAllure + Peach Perversion LUST Gloss

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush Peach Lotus

Divine Rose Glow Divine Cream Blush
Lips: Divine Rose Glow Divine Cream Blush

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush Divine Rose Glow

Alluring Nude Divine Cream Blush
Lips: Flesh Astral LUST Gloss

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush Alluring Nude

Sunkissed Seduction Divine Cream Blush
Lips: Sunkissed Seduction Divine Cream Blush + Bronze Divinity LUST Gloss

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush Sunkissed Seduction

Overall really beautiful colors. I do think they wear well on the lips. For the cheeks they’re great if you like a dewy look for the blush, for me they are too dewy to wear comfortably on the face. If you want to see them in action I’ve linked the video below!

 

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New shades are currently available at Pat McGrath and Selfridges.

Blushes provided for review.

 

Bobbi Brown Lips

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serums

May 15, 2024

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serums

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Lip Serums ($38) have arrived in tinted colors and the formula is exceptionally good. They initially launched a clear version Bare Pink which is a milky pink in the tube but goes on clear. There are now tinted options which are very sheer and offer a barely there wash of color.

The Extra Plump Lip Serums are smooth non-sticky balms in a wand form. They have a pointy sponge tip applicator and once applied you feel almost instant hydration and relief from any dryness.

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serums Bare Blossom and Bare Rose

They’re described as plumping but there is no tingle or sting. I don’t really find them that plumping, but more enhancing. I would compare the performance to the Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Baths for the plumping effect (the Bobbi Brown ones are a lot sheerer in color and thinner/smoother).

I already splurged on 3 shades last month when they launched in Bare Blossom, Bare Rose and Bare Peach. The Bobbi Brown team sent a fun PR package with all the shades so I’ve swatched them today.

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serums

  • Bare Blossom is a sheer milky pink
  • Bare Rose is a medium soft pink (one of my favorites)
  • Bare Peach is a sheer peach
  • Bare Lilac is a milky pale purple
  • Bare Cocoa is a sheer soft caramel brown
  • Bare Raspberry is a sheer red
  • Bare Plum is a sheer plum red
  • Bare Pink is a milky pink that is clear

I swatched all of these on the lips on my Reels. I’ve swatched my favorites on the lips in photos below.

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serum swatches

I would say Bare Rose is my number one pick, followed by Bare Peach and then Bare Raspberry. They’re all incredibly sheer and I wish the pigment level was at least 50% higher but I think the formula is really good and they’re going to be nice for touch ups throughout the day when you need a boost of moisture for the lips.

Also wearing:

Below, BARE ROSE

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serum BARE ROSE

Bobbi Brown Extra Plump Tinted Lip Serum BARE Blossom, Bare Peach, Bare Raspberry and Bare Plum

Overall love, but I don’t think you need more than one color since they’re so sheer. I actually prefer the pigment level in the Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss better and wish they had expanded the shade line instead of launching tinted versions of the Extra Plump Lip Balms, but both are very good.

Available now at Ulta Beauty, Sephora, Nordstrom, Bobbi Brown and Selfridges (they have more shades in the UK).

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Extra Plump Lip Serums provided for review.

Dior

Dior Addict Pink Lilac

May 13, 2024

Dior Pink Lilac Rosy Glow Blush, Addict Lip Maximizer, Lip Glow, Lip Balm

Dior Beauty added three new color themes to their Rosy Glow Blush, Lip Maximizer, Lip Glow Oil and Lip Glow lineup in Pink Lilac, Poppy Coral and Bronzed Glow. I love these matching sets for makeup and I picked up two of the colors. Today I have a look at Pink Lilac which I think is so beautiful.

They have Pink Lilac in:

Also while not part of the set, they added a new Addict Lipstick in Dior Lilac 391 ($46). It’s a limited-edition shade you can still find it at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s. I added a swatch of this to the review since it’s a similar color theme.

Dior Pink Lilac Rosy Glow Blush, Addict Lip Maximizer, Lip Glow, Lip Balm swatches

Rosy Glow Blush

The Rosy Glow Blush in Pink Lilac is a sheer soft lilac color with a subtle hint of pink. It’s a sheer color but I love the subtle tint it adds to the skin. On me I do have to pack it on for it to show up. It brightens slightly on my skin within a minute or so. It has a similar vibe to the Pink color in swatches, but Pink Lilac is noticeably cooler-toned.

Dior Rosy Glow Blush Pink Lilac

Dior Rosy Glow Blush Pink Lilac

Dior Pink vs Pink Lilac

Addict Lip Maximizer + Lip Glow

I really love both the new Pink Lilac Addict Lip Maximizer + Lip Glow Balm. I actually like them more than I expected. With the milky finish of the gloss I thought there might be a chance it would look streaky or be too pale but it has just the right amount of pastel to it. The Lip Glow Balm is another surprise. The color reviving quality is there so it brightens on my lips but it doesn’t turn fuchsia. Both have a minty scent to them.

Dior Pink Lilac Lip Maximizer and Lip Glow Balm

Below wearing the Lip Maximizer. I didn’t get a swatch photo of the Balm but you can see it in action on my lips here.

Dior Pink Lilac Lip Maximizer look on Sabrina Beauty Lookbook

Addict Lip Glow Oil

It’s been a while since I tried the Addict Lip Glow Oil because I found it too thick for my taste and all the colors look pretty much the same. This has a pretty flushed pink glow although if you own any of the others I don’t think this is a must. For an oil I still find the formula to be a little too thick for me and I prefer the Guerlain Lip Oils but the Dior one is still very good.

Dior Addict Lip Oil Pink Lilac

Dior Addict Lip Oil Pink Lilac

Addict Lipstick in Dior Lilac + New Cases

Addict Lipstick in Dior Lilac

The Dior Addict Lipstick in Dior Lilac is a sheer lilac pink. There is some shimmer to it but it’s not frosty. I think the color is pretty but it’s very pale on my lips so it’s borderline a little too pale, it works right now but if I get a tan I suspect it will be too light in color. There’s almost no lasting power so it’s one you need to reapply frequently. I am happy to own it as I think it’s a fun fresh color for spring. I do wish the lasting power was a little longer and that the pigment wasn’t as sheer. Still I think it’s beautiful.

Dior Lilac Addict Lipstick

Dior also added new Addict Lipstick Cases which are the best ones they’ve launched yet. I splurged on the Rosemania and Pink Oblique.

New Addict Lipstick Cases Rosemania and Pink Oblique

Le Baume

Dior Le Baume

One last thing I wanted to is the new launch in the Dior Le Baume. They added two new ones since the initial launch. One is packaged in a Pink Houndstooth pattern, this is the same formula as the original, just in pink packaging. Another is Scented in the J’Adore scent which is a beautiful fresh, bright floral (just like the perfume, but soft).

I still have yet to try the unscented version on the lips but I really like both for the hands. It’s a very lightweight non-sticky formula that lightly hydrates and smooths the hands.

I think the J’adore scent is such a beautiful one.

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That wraps up my Dior Lilac haul review. You can find the collection now at Dior Beauty and Sephora. I’ll be sharing thoughts on Poppy Coral soon!

Armani Bronzer + Blush

Armani Luminous Silk Bronzer + Prisma Glass

May 5, 2024

Armani Luminous Silk Bronzer + Prisma Glass

Armani launched a few new items this spring including a new Luminous Silk Creamy Bronzing Powder ($58) and Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss ($38). They’re beautiful additions to the Armani Beauty lineup and I have swatches and a review today.

Luminous Silk Creamy Bronzing Powder

Armani Luminous Silk Bronzer 100 and 110

The Luminous Silk Creamy Bronzing Powder is currently available in 4 shades and comes in a large mirrored compact. I love the large size of these and the formula is really nice. It’s described as “ultra creamy” but to me it feels more like a silky soft smooth powder with any creamy feel to it.

These have a luminous glow to them with noticeable shimmer particles. On the skin they don’t appear shimmery though, it’s more of a subtle glow on the skin.

I picked Shade 100 and 110 since I wear their Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5 (recommendation for Medium to Tan skin 5.5 to 8). I like Shade 100 best on me right now. 110 is a little too dark and pulls a little reddish on me. Overall I really like the texture, undertone, finish and how they blend. I give these a solid A+.

Below Armani Bronzers vs Gucci Beauty Bronzing Powder, Hourglass and YSL All Hours

Armani Luminous Silk Bronzer 100 and 110 vs Gucci, Hourglass and YSL

Below Shade 100

Armani Luminous Silk Creamy Bronzing Powder 100

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Below Shade 110

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Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss

Armani Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss

Armani also launched a new gloss formula called the Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss. There are 6 shades plus a clear option. They’re a smooth non-sticky kind of gloss with a super high shine and sheer pigment. You can layer it for the color to show up without it being too thick but overall pigment level is pretty sheer. You also have to do some serious wand pumping to get product onto the applicator. I would have loved it if the colors showed up better, but I really love the color and finish.

They do have a subtle plumping effect on my lips. It’s not a full tingle or numbing effect but it does feel like your lips become fuller after a few minutes.

Overall, very pretty and I get tons of compliments with this gloss, but it’s a bit high maintenance in the application, pretty spendy for the amount you get and the applicator doesn’t pick up enough product on its own.

There is a soft pearlescent quality to some of the shades I tried but on the lips it’s really not noticeable.

  • 03 Honey Gleam is a pretty nude honey orange
  • 02 Candy Halo is a warm fresh pink
  • 05 Berry Beam is a cooler-toned rose pink (almost lilac)
  • 04 Cherry Glaze is a bright but very sheer cherry red

Armani Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss

Armani Prisma Glass High Shine Lip Gloss

Overall some really nice fresh makeup launches I think are very wearable and pretty for a polished but still natural look. For a smooth gloss I still think the Pat McGrath LUST Gloss and Dior Addict Lip Maximizers are better for formula + pigment, but I am still really enjoying the new glosses from Armani.

You can find the Luminous Silk Bronzers exclusively at Nordstrom for now.

In action on Instagram here.

Prisma Glass is more widely available at Nordstrom, Sephora and Selfridges.

Prisma Glass applications in action here.

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Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Beauty Favorites Loving Right Now

April Beauty Favorites

April 30, 2024

April Beauty Favorites from Sabrina of The Beauty Lookbook blog

It’s time for another monthly favorites roundup! Weather is warming up and I have been on a kick to find some new fragrances for the spring to summer season. Here’s what I loved the most this month.

Top 3 Perfumes

Favorite perfumes Dioriviera, Parfums de Marly Meliora and Kilian Sunkissed Goddess

I’ve been exploring more perfume brands that have caught my eye with several perfume influencers I started following on YouTube. I feel like I am a total perfume novice watching so many new videos with their detailed descriptions and comprehensive reviews. I ordered a few discovery sets from Kilian, Parfums de Marly, Mizensir, Giardini di Toscana and Ex Nihilo to name a few (some are still in transit on their way to me).

Parfums de Marly Meliora

I’m new to Parfums de Marly and ordered the Feminine Discovery Set. I ended up loving nearly all the scents. My top 3 from the set were Delina La Rosee, Meliora and Valaya. They’ll send you an eGift Card code where the price of the set can go towards a full-size purchase. I ended up buying Meliora which is so different for me because it’s fruity and floral. I’m not usually into fruity scents but this is so bright and summery I fell in love. You can also find them at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

Meliora Top Notes
Red Berries, Raspberry, Lemon essence

Heart Notes
Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine Tea

Base Notes
Vanilla, Musk, Cedarwood

Kilian Sunkissed Goddess + Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc

I bought the Kilian Discovery Set from Sephora last month. I liked 3 but it wasn’t quite love yet. They have some beautiful options but I am more into lighter and brighter scents. I ended up really loving their new Sunkissed Goddess which so many have described as very different from what Kilian usually launches. If you love Tom Ford Soleil Blanc of Eau de Soleil Blanc I think you will really like the Kilian one. It’s a bit more floral compared to the Tom Ford ones. I actually like layering Sunkissed Goddess and Eau de Soleil Blanc together.

Sunkissed Goddess Notes: Ylang-ylang, Tiare Flower and Coconut.

Dior Dioriviera Eau de Parfum

I pulled out Dioriviera and forgot how much I loved it. It is one of the few fig scents I can wear. I love a good fig candle for the home but wearing it on my skin has never worked well for me. This is a beautiful fresh fig with rose. It smells expensive, lush and like a fancy vacation in a bottle.

Dioriviera Notes: Fig + rose

April Makeup Favorites

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Concealer and Primer

For the complexion I’ve rediscovered my Armani Luminous Silk Foundation + Concealer combination. Everytime I start using it again I forget why I stopped using them. The foundation is a timeless classic for medium coverage, natural glow and beautiful finish. The concealer has been hit or miss for me in the past, but my skin loves it right now. I wear Shade 6.5 in both formulas.

Ilia Skin Rewind Complexion Stick 18W

For bases I tried the new Ilia Skin Rewind Complexion Stick and it’s one of the best foundation sticks I’ve ever tried. It’s like a skin tint in foundation stick form. No other stick glides onto skin as seamlessly as this one. It blends really well and great for a wide range of skin types. I think it’s best for normal to dry skin. It wears well (I have to set with a powder). My match is 18W and it’s a perfect match. It will be coming with me on an upcoming trip. Coverage is pretty good but still looks like skin but better. The Complexion Brush is also very good. Small but surprisingly good.

I partnered with them to share a demo here and they’ve given me a promo code to save 20% off orders from Iliabeauty.com with code THEBEAUTYLOOKBOOK20 (valid thru 5/10).

Makeup By Mario Supersculpt Medium, Armani Luminous Silk Bronzer, Dior Glow Maximizer in Nude

A few other complexion loves are two bronzers and a highlighter. I have a love/hate relationship with most cream bronzers because so many pull foundation right off your face, look too greasy or don’t have flattering colors. I finally tried the Makeup By Mario SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer (Medium) and it’s a really good one. I love the color, texture, finish and way it looks on the skin. It’s much better than the Saie or Anastasia Beverly Hills ones – the Makeup By Mario is easier to work with, blends well and isn’t too heavy.

I picked up two of the new Armani Luminous Silk Bronzing Powders. They’re HUGE compacts and the formula is so beautiful. It has a soft silky texture, subtle shimmer and beautiful natural looking finish. I bought 100 and 110. Right now I like 100 better but I can still wear 110 without it looking too dark. I will have a review + swatches soon but you can see them in action here.

 

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I picked up the new Dior Forever Glow Maximizer in Nude (they added this shade after the initial launch) and I love the color. It’s a champagne that isn’t too pale and the undertone is so pretty on the skin. I would say out of all the shades for a highlight I like Nude and Peachy the best. I updated my review + swatches in my original review here if you want to see all the colors swatched.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Nude and NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine Breathless

For the lips there were lots of new launches this month. So many good formulas to choose from these days! My two most-used lip colors though were previous purchases. I loved the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in 051 Nude Bloom and NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine in Breathless the most (also love Orgasm and Voyeur, review + swatches here and here).

That wraps up my April favorites! What did you love this past month?

Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Beauty Summer Soleil 2024

April 25, 2024

Tom Ford Beauty Summer Soleil 2024

It’s been a while since I’ve splurged on anything from Tom Ford Beauty but the Summer Soleil 2024 collection caught my eye this year! I ordered the new eyeshadow, highlighter, liquid lip blush and one of the lipsticks. Sharing swatches today and it looks like it’s just in time for some 15% off price matching on select items at Nordstrom (they have a limited-time sale going on right now at the time of this post).

Tom Ford Beauty Summer Soleil 2024

Soleil Summer Eye Quad in Emerald Dusk

The Soleil Summer Eye Quad in Emerald Dusk is such a pretty quad for the summer season. You girls know I almost always wear neutrals on the eyes so I was a little scared about the emerald but it’s such a pretty deep shimmer. You can use it as a liner or accent if you’re a neutral lover like me. It has a pale champagne, a light peachy champagne, soft bronze and emerald with sparkles.

Tom Ford Beauty Summer Soleil 2024 Eyeshadow Quad Emerald Dusk

Colors are powders but they have a slightly creamy feel. There appears to be a slight overspray on the top of the shades but they are still shimmery underneath.

Overall pigment level is medium but you can build it up or apply with a damp brush for more intensity. It reminds me of a few previous Chanel quads from probably over a decade ago.

Soleil Glow Highlighter in Nude Sand

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Highlighter in Nude Sand 2024

There’s a new highlighter in the collection called the Soleil Glow Highlighter in Nude Sand. It’s a pale golden shimmer which I thought might look close to Soleil Neige Holiday 2023 Gran Paradis. The summer one is darker with more gold while the holiday almost looks ivory in comparison. For me they are different enough to justify but I prefer the new one as it’s not as pale/contrasted on my skin. Shimmer is strong but not super frosty.

Swatch comparisons below to a few other shades: Tom Ford Reflects Gilt Duo, Gran Paradis (review here), Oasis (review here), Moodlight Duo (swatches here), Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Highlighter in Champagne Glow + Gilded Glow (review here).

Tom Ford highlighter swatches comparisons

Soleil Collection 2024 Lip Picks

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Ultra Shine Lipstick in Plage Nue and Liquid Lip Blush

Last we have a look at two of the lip products which I’ll say up front are nice but not really must-haves in my book. The Liquid Lip Blush ($65) is a beautiful clear gloss with gold flecks suspended but it’s a color-shifting gloss and transforms my lips into a really deep rosy flush within a few minutes. It leaves a stain on the lips so once the gloss has rubbed off a bright pink stain remains. I think the regular Lip Blush in the twist up lipstick form is MUCH better (and a better buy for the amount of product you can get). For a bright healthy pink gloss I prefer the Hermes Lip Oil in Rose Pitaya or Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Raspberry for better colors (that are also more predictable).

below: Liquid Lip Blush

Tom Ford Liquid Lip Blush

below: Plage Nue

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Glow Ultra Shine Lipstick in Plage Nue

I had high hopes for the Ultra-Shine Lip Color in Plage Nue ($59) and it does not disappoint. It’s a really pretty light-medium pink shade with a creamy full coverage finish. It’s a nice one I think would suit a wide range of skin tones but I feel like I have so many similar colors to this one. I think it’s a very wearable color that you can wear on lots of occasions whether it’s for everyday or even date nights.

Also wearing:

I shared a demo on reels too (in the reel I added the Blush Duo in Cherry Blaze, also reviewed here).

 

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I’ve been really curious about the new Architecture Soft Matte Foundation but they don’t stock it in my Shade 6.0 Natural right now. Debating whether to buy 6.5 for when I’m tan or wait for 6.0 to show up somewhere. At the price I want to get the shade just right.

Tom Ford Beauty Summer Soleil 2024 BEAUTYLOOKBOOK

Overall really pleased with everything I picked up. I do think I’ll get a lot of use out of these. I think I could have passed on the lip products based on what I already own. I do think the quad and highlighter are the stand outs for me.

Did you check out anything from this collection? What did you think?

Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche

April 19, 2024

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche

Chanel launched a new lipstick called Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche ($50 each at Chanel.com) in a black and white case. The lipsticks are designed for each hour of the night featuring Margo Robbie as their beauty muse. I’m late to the game trying these but I’m really happy I did. I managed to snag Shade 07:00 in the second restock after it sold out. I am really hoping they restock again!

The formula is an ultra smooth velvet with a slightly luminous kind of finish so it’s not flat or drying. This Rouge Allure Velvet formula is exceptionally smooth, truly beautiful and pure luxury. Colors apply flawlessly. You can wear these blotted for a soft diffused blurred matte or apply with a heavier hand for full coverage.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche

I shared a demo try on here.

 

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The Chanel team sent a 4 piece boxed set which I don’t see on their site, but all the Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche shades are available individually.

00:00 is a warm dusty red
01:00 is a burnt orange
02:00 is a brighter orange red
06:00 is a plum
07:00 is a sheer barbie pink

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche swatches

Wearing each shade below, also wearing:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche 00:00\Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche 01:00\Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche 02:00\Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche 06:00\Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche 07:00

As a neutral lip lover you can probably guess my favorite is the one I bought shade 07:00. It’s the perfect bright sheer pink. The formula on this one seems to be different from the other shades. 07:00 is sheerer with less pigment and it also has a more glossy finish on me which I love.

Even though I don’t wear bold reds or oranges I can appreciate these for more dressy occasions where you want to wear a statement lip. Nobody else does it quite like Chanel for a classic luxury lip.

Avaialble at Chanel.com.

Shades 00:00, 01:00, 02:00, and 06:00 gifted for review.