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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?

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Lips

New Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Additions

April 15, 2024

New Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Additions

Charlotte Tilbury expanded her Pillow Talk universe with new shades of Pillow Talk in the Lip Cheat Lip Liner, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick and Collagen Lip Bath formulas. She also launched a plumper called the Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss in two variations. As a fan of her original Pillow Talk Matte Revolution and Lip Cheat, I bought all the new ones to try and review.

Lip Cheat and Lipsticks

New Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Additions: Pillow Talk Fair, Original and Medium

For her lip liners and lipsticks she now as a shade called Pillow Talk Fair which is a cool-toned baby pink. I really love the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Fair which pulls a slightly bit deeper but the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick is too pale and contrasted with my natural lip tone to work for me. It has a beautiful creamy formula that performs just as well as her other lipsticks. The shade is just too light and for me. For those who find her original Pillow Talk warm I think the new Pillow Talk Fair will be much better for you.

I’ve swatched all the Pillow Talk shades I have in the Fair, Original and Medium. I added Icon Baby to the mix by popular request. I really love that shade (reviewed here) but several of you aren’t a fan of the sparkle and glitter texture. It does not bother me but some were hoping that Pillow Talk Fair would be the same as Icon Baby without the shimmer. Swatching them side by side I think they’re very different.

I still like the original Pillow Talk the best for her lipsticks.

Swatches Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Additions: Pillow Talk Fair, Original and Medium

Below also wearing: Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Shade VI, Airbrush Flawless Powder in Medium, Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk Dreams Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick Pillow Talk Fair

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Pillow Talk Original

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Pillow Talk Medium

Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss

Charlotte Tilbury’s new Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss is going to be either hit or miss for you depending on your pain tolerance for the tingle. I’d rate it an 8 out of 10 with a very strong sting that doesn’t go away. Some plumpers tingle for a few minutes but then the tingle fades. These are very strong on me and as much as I tried to love these, I just can’t. The tingle is as strong as the Fenty Heat and Maybelline Lifter Plumping Glosses on me and I cannot handle it.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss Fair Medium

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss Medium Deep

Colors are really beautiful though. I found it really interesting on my arm swatches (above) they pull really warm and almost orangey looking. In the tube and on my lips they pull more neutral.

I wish these were in a lip gloss vinyl/lacquer formula instead of the plumpers but I know plumpers are popular so I do see these being very on trend.

Collagen Lip Bath

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

I’ve saved the best for last because I think I love the Collagen Lip Bath more than anyone else. These give the illusion of fuller lips but it’s not really a plumping gloss, it has a high shine with a cushiony feel that makes them look super lush and glossy.

Rosy Glow is actually my favorite which I don’t have anymore because I’ve used it up multiple times (so I’m re-ordering as one last Sephora haul). I do really love the new Pillow Talk shades along with the Original.

Pillow Talk Fair is a pale milky pink but it’s one I can wear without looking like I have white-out on my lips. Pillow Talk Original is a nude pink. Pillow Talk Medium is a deeper rose nude. Pillow Talk Deep is pretty sheer but with some layering it gives a really pretty chestnut brown look.

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath Pillow Talk swatches

I added swatches next to Refresh Rose, Peachy Plump and Walk of No Shame.

Overall I think these are beautiful additions to the Pillow Talk lineup. The KISSING Lipstick did not work for me shade-wise and the Plumping Lip Glosses are a no-go as they’re too painful for me to handle.
The others are solid A+ material.

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Available now at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Charlotte Tilbury and all other Charlotte Tilbury retailers.