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Chanel Les Beiges – Summer 2022

June 15, 2022

Chanel Les Beiges – Summer 2022

Chanel Les Beiges Summer 2022 has launched online at Chanel.com and I’m so excited to share a look! In today’s review we have a look at:

Les Beiges Illuminating Oil

Chanel Les Beiges Illuminating Oil

The Les Beiges Illuminating Oil is a multi-use dry oil for the face, body and hair. It has a clear base with golden shimmer suspended inside. Once you shake the bottle the shimmer floats inside. The oil has a subtle scent similar to the Les Beiges powders. The shimmer is hard to see unless direct sunlight or lights hit the skin. Once the light catches the shimmer you can see the skin has a subtle sun-kissed glow.

The shimmer will transfer to clothes (or furniture). As with any shimmer body product I think it’s fun to wear on the arms or shoulders for a night out. Or on the legs too!

Chanel Les Beiges Illuminating Oil

Chanel Les Beiges Illuminating Oil

In natural light it looks like a glow like a regular body oil. In the sunlight you can see below on the left leg with oil there is a subtle glow/shimmer vs the right side (bare leg).

Left side with oil vs right side bare leg

Chanel Les Beiges Illuminating Oil

While the oil is formulated for face and hair too, I’ve only tried it on the body.

Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder & Kabuki Brush

Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder

The Les Beiges Oversize Kabuki Brush is a luxurious splurge and I love it. It’s soft, plush and super sized so you can easily use it on the chest or shoulders if you want to bronze up the body area. It comes in a little black pouch – similar material to the ones you find with the eyeshadow or blush compacts.

Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powders

There are three new powder bronzers this season in a supersized compact and I think they’re so fun. The Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powders have an ultra soft powder texture different from the other Les Beiges powders. This one is softer with a subtle luminous glow. I haven’t experienced any hard pan issues (like you might with the original matte ones) and it’s softer in texture compared to the luminous glow ones (ones with the embossed horizontal stripes).

  • Sunshine – Light is the lightest color. It almost matches my skin tone and just adds a flesh-toned glow on my skin. I would be curious to hear if fair toned readers find this light enough for them!
  • Sunkiss – Medium is my best bronze, has a warm golden finish to it.
  • Sunbath – Deep is a deeper bronze

Swatches of all the 2022 Les Beiges bronzers

Chanel Les Beiges Bronzer swatches

Swatch comparisons

Chanel Bronzer swatch comparisons

The formula is so good and it blends into the skin beautifully. I hope they will add more deeper tones or a neutral/cool option in the future. Looks below wearing the Chanel No 1 de Chanel Foundation in B40 and the Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Intense, each look with a different lip.

LOOK 1: Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in Sunshine – Light + Rouge Coco Baume in Flirty Coral (review here)

Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in Light

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LOOK 2: Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in Sunkiss – Medium + Rouge Coco Baume in My Rose (applied with the Powder Brush No 106)

Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in MEDIUM

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LOOK 3: Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in Sunbath – Deep + No 1 De Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm in Healthy Pink

Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder in DEEP

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Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream (new shade 392)

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream 392

Last is a look at the newest shade of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 392 Soleil Tan Medium Bronze. This is a nice in between color and works perfectly for me. It does pull on the warm size but it’s not too warm. Texture is creamy and pigment is medium. Formula performs the same as the other two shades which I really like. I hope Chanel will continue to expand the color range! I like to apply it with the Brush No 101 but any cream product brush will work.

A look at all three cream bronzers side by side

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

Wearing Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 392 with Rouge Allure L’Extrait in 812 (review here)

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream 392

I also put the face swatches side by side for reference below:

Chanel Les Beiges 2022 Looks

Overall some beautiful additions to the Chanel Beauty lineup. I really love the new oversized powder bronzers and the large kabuki sized brush is really fun. I am glad they’re expanding the color range and I hope they continue to do so in future collections. You can find the collection out now at Chanel.com.

They also added a new Water Fresh Complexion Tint and Water Fresh Blush online. I just ordered them so review to follow soon!

Body Oil, Bronzer in Light and Kabuki brush gifted. Other colors and items purchased by me.

Chantecaille

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

June 10, 2022

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

above: Makeup Bag + Sunnies

I purchased all three summer pieces from the Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection and love every single item. They’re quite pricey but the colors are beautiful and easy to wear. I love the lip tints for an effortless wash of color and the highlighter is a stunner. The neon green/yellow packaging is fun for summer too. I ordered mine from Chantecaille.

Lip Tint Hydrating Balms

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balms

There are two Lip Tint Hydrating Balms ($35 each for 1 g/0.03 oz) which are super petite and small. They’re incredibly expensive given the amount of product you get. If you’re willing to splurge I think the colors and formula are excellent.

Marigold is a perfect neutral everyday pink rose. Sunflower is a soft mocha. Colors are medium in coverage. Texture is smooth. Formula is hydrating. No detectable scent. Lasting power is medium since they’re a balm with a glossy formula.

They have about the same coverage and shine as the ones packaged in the blue tubes from the Vibrant Oceans collection a couple years ago.

Swatches in indirect light:

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Swatches

 

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Marigold

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Sunflower

Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

Chantecaille Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

The Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade ($82) is a stunning highlighter in a multi dimensional color. It has a beautiful champagne, bronze, pink glow – so hard to describe and photos don’t do it justice. It’s definitely a unique one in my book. It has that smooth gel/powder formula and can be used on eyes and cheeks.

Chantecaille Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

Swatches in sunlight:

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Swatches

Sharing a look at a few other favorites I’m wearing including the Future Skin Cushion Foundation in Nude, Perfect Blur Finishing Powder in Light/Medium, Real Bronze Bronzer in Sirena, Luminescent Eye Shades in Cheetah and Giraffe (also swatched Lion). I think the items are 100% worth the splurge as I purchased all of these and have repurchased the cushion and powder. I do think they’re overpriced but I really love the quality, texture, colors and wear them often.

Chantecaille Favorites Sabrina

Chantecaille Favorites Sabrina swatches

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

If you’ve been wondering whether the new summer collection items are worth the splurge, I think they are. You can find the summer items available at Chantecaille and Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom still has the lip balms. Colors are limited-edition so if you have your eye on them I’d recommend purchasing soon.

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Did you check out the new colors? What did you think?

Chanel Nail Polish

Chanel Le Vernis Summer Nails 2022

June 3, 2022

Chanel Summer Nails 2022

Chanel has launched the new Summer Nails Collection with six new shades of Le Vernis ($30), a new La Base Camelia ($30) and L’Huile Camelia Hydrating and Fortifying Oil ($32). Every single color is absolutely beautiful for summer. The Chanel team sent over the shades for review and to me they’re so perfect, I ordered backups (they’re THAT good!). The colors are available online at Chanel.com.

New Summer Nail Colors

Chanel Summer Nails 2022

There are 6 new Le Vernis Nail Colors inspired by the Sky, Sun and Sea. Chanel did an incredible job with everything from the shade undertone, opacity and smooth finish. Two coats is needed for all the shades. Only one of them applied a little streaky with the first coat but it smoothed out 100% without any issues with the second coat.

  • Rose Coquillage 925 is a perfect coral peach pink
  • Blanc Ecume 927 is a pure stark white, but still manages to have a bit of warmth so it doesn’t look like white out on the nails (your mileage may vary)
  • Pastel Sand 929 is a soft peach with that secret shimmer some Chanel nail polishes used to have, it has subtle gold sheen, but on the nails it’s more of a cream
  • Moon Shell 931 is the perfect lilac shade for summer, it has the perfect undertone to be flattering and not too pastel/white
  • Cap Corail 933 is a gorgeous bright orange coral
  • Sea Sea Green 935 is a really fun pale green

I really wanted to do a nail wheel swatch comparison to other Chanel & Hermes shades because I know so many of you will ask. I cannot find any extra wheels in my beauty closet but will try to get some and update this post in the next week. For now here are swatches of all six shades. Skintone I’m a Chanel B40/B50. I have been in the sun with a couple boat, beach + kayaking days so I’m starting to get my tan back.

Chanel Le Vernis in Rose Coquillage 925

Chanel Le Vernis in Blanc Ecume 927

Chanel Le Vernis in Pastel Sand 929

Chanel Le Vernis in Moon Shell 931

Chanel Le Vernis in Cap Corail 933

Chanel Le Vernis in Sea Sea Green 935

All six side by side:

Chanel Summer Nails 2022

New Nail Care

Chanel La Base Camelia andL’Huile Camelia Hydrating and Fortifying Oil

Chanel La Base Camelia andL’Huile Camelia Hydrating and Fortifying Oil

I’ve been a huge fan of the Chanel Le Gel Coat and Le Top Coat. Their previous base coat was nice but not great (in my opinion). The new La Base Camelia is a really beautiful one that hydrates, protects and smooths. I think it’s a really nice formula but I still like the OPI Natural Base Coat for a more affordable option. At this time it seems like they’ve discontinued the original base coat as the new La Base Camelia is the only one listed on Chanel.com now.

The new L’Huile Camelia Hydrating and Fortifying Oil is a camelia oil that comes in a squeeze tip applicator. The tip looks like it could be a sponge but it’s not. It has holes to dispense product. A little goes a long way so you don’t need a lot to cover and hydrate. I’ve only used it a couple times so far so I haven’t tested it long enough to speak to the long-term effects. I like it though. It makes the nails look and feel hydrated. Mine get super dry with the sand, sun, salt etc. I think it will be one I’ll use up entirely.

That wraps up my Chanel Summer Nail roundup! I really think every single shade is perfect. Sunglasses in the post are the Butterfly Sunglasses I hauled a few months ago. I’ll link my reel below if you want to see them in action on the face. You can order Chanel sunglasses online at Chanel.com but I’ve also spotted them in store at places like Neimans, Nordstrom and Saks.

The Terry Beach Bag is another splurge I did while in Miami a few months ago. I bought it at the Chanel boutique and it comes with a pouch and beach towel. They also had it in Black and Navy. I think by now there are other variations in stores too. I’ll link my unboxing/reel below on this one. So many of you asked for a link, unfortunately Chanel does not sell their handbags online. If you have a Chanel sales associate you have worked with they may be able to locate it for you.

Chanel Summer Nails 2022

What do you think about the Chanel Le Vernis nail colors? I’m not sure if they’ll be available at other retailers or of they’re a Chanel.com exclusive. At this time each shade has the “exclusive” label on the website. If you have your eye on any colors I’d recommend ordering soon. The nail colors usually sell out quickly!

Available at Chanel.com.

Nail colors and small drawstring pink pouch gifted by Chanel.

Bobbi Brown

New Bobbi Brown Launches

May 31, 2022

New Bobbi Brown Makeup Launches

Bobbi Brown has some new launches for summer and I have a look at them today! I hauled the Real Nudes collection along with a few of the new Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. The Bobbi Brown PR team also sent over all the new cream shadow sticks which I’m thrilled about. The two that I bought were so good I was going to buy more colors anyways.

Glow All Nude: Real Nudes

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmers

above top to bottom: Bellini, Bare Sparkle, Kir Sugar

There are three new Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shimmers ($29 each) in shimmer shades and four new Highlighting Powders ($50 each). I hauled all three glosses and three of the highlighting powders.

The Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses have been a long time favorite in the original colors and I was excited to see these in a NEW Shimmer Formula. These shimmers aren’t quite as sticky/tacky feeling as her original lip gloss but they’re not as smooth as the other Crushed Oil-Infused gloss shades. I’d say they’re somewhere in between. Colors are smooth without any texture even though they’re sparkly and I absolutely love them. They adhere well to the lips and have really good lasting power on me. They’re hydrating but not super emollient like a balm/oil. They’re definitely more like a gloss than a lip oil to me.

  • Bare Sparkle is a clear pink base with gold and pink flecks to sparkle (sheer/clear on me)
  • Bellini is a pink pearl with gold and pink pearl flecks
  • Kir Sugar is a really pretty plum

Bobbi Brown Real Nudes Swatches

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powders NEW

It’s been a while since I’ve seen new shades of her Highlighting Powders and this round has really pretty colors! I could not resist trying them and my favorite is Peach Glow. Shimmer is smooth and has that really pretty metallic sheen that’s not too frosty.

  • Quartz Glow is a pale light gold champagne
  • Peach Glow is the perfect mix of tan peach and white peach
  • Chestnut Glow is pretty mix of champagne and soft bronze

I skipped Copper Glow as it looked really warm and I thought it would be too warm for my skin tone. Three looks below wearing different combinations of the lip glosses + highlighters. Base is the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Tint in 6.5. Eye colors are a mix of Sunrise Pink, Golden Amber and Espresso. I’m using her Precise Blending Blush to apply the highlighter which is a nice soft dense brush.

Bobbi Brown makeup looks

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

There are new shades of the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks (new shades, $30 each) and I’m beyond thrilled! I love a good shimmer for the lid and these are indeed long-wearing once they set. They layer nicely together and I’ll also mix with other powder shadows for a complete look. I think all the new ones are stunning. There are 10 total. My favorite is Golden Amber which is similar to Laura Mercier Copper.

  • Moonstone is a pale light champagne gold
  • Mica is a champagne beige
  • Peach Mimosa is a pale shimmery light peach
  • Golden Amber is a perfect copper shimmer
  • Incandescent duo chrome pink gold
  • Sunrise Pink is a pale pink with gold shimmer
  • Smokey Topaz is a perfect taupe shimmer
  • Mulberry is a stunning wine shimmer
  • Forest is a deep khaki green shimmer
  • Espresso is a deep brown with a tiny hint of shimmer

Also added Golden Pink and Golden Bronze to the swatch mix for reference.

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

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Available at Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom, Sephora and all other Bobbi Brown retailers. I purchased my items from Nordstrom.

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks provided for review.

Victoria Beckham Beauty

Victoria Beckham Beauty Haul: Posh Gloss, Cheeky Posh + Lid Lustre

May 26, 2022

 

Victoria Beckham Beauty Haul: Posh Gloss, Cheeky Posh + Lid Lustre

I have a Victoria Beckham Beauty haul to share today! She launched a lip gloss formula called Posh Gloss in nudes a while ago and so many of you have asked for a review and swatches. The colors seemed to greige/brown for my taste but when I saw she launched her Posh Gloss Spritz in pink shades I decided to give them a try.

I also have a look at her Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Sticks and a few of the Lid Lustre colors. Overall I’m really impressed.

Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Sticks

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Sticks

I’m beyond impressed with the Victoria Beckham Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Sticks ($42 each). It took me forever to try since I’m typically not a cream blush fan. Whenever a new cream blush formula is launched, I’m usually not interested. Most creams do not do well on my skin and I find they become super dewy oil slick within minutes.

These have a really nice dry down with a soft velvety texture that’s creamy but not too creamy. Pigment is medium but can be sheered out. They do remain a tiny bit creamy on the skin, when the hot humid weather arrives I don’t think they’ll be super long wearing but for now they have pretty good lasting power on me.

Every single color is perfect to me. The lightest one is a bit pale on my skin but I like it mixed with the other shades. I can’t pick a favorite. They’re all phenomenal.

  • Knickers is a soft peach
  • Playground is a brown pink nude
  • Major is a soft pink mauve
  • Rollerskate is a hot pink (LOVE this one)
  • Miniskirt is a berry rose brown

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cheeky Posh Cream Blush Stick swatches

If I could say one bad thing about them it would be the price. They’re a bit steep given the size but I really like the product and packaging (twist up style).

Posh Gloss

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss

The Posh Gloss ($28) is a beautiful gloss formula! It’s smooth and glossy without any tacky/sticky feel. You can layer for a bit more coverage but in general they have medium pigment. I was surprised how wearable the colors are. Even the nudes. They have no detectable scent. My favorites are Bungalow and Fizz. Lasting power is pretty good for a gloss. They don’t slide off or fade quickly, but they will transfer and won’t last through a meal (at least for me).

  • Bikini is a pale light beige
  • Tan Lines is a neutral tan beige
  • Poolside is a 90s brown with a tiny hint of rose
  • Picante is a peachy pink
  • Bungalow is a perfect petal pink
  • Fizz is a neutral cool rose mauve
  • Aperitivo is a warm rose plum

On the lips below with a coordinating cream blush or bronzer. I’m wearing her Lid Lustre in Honey + Chiffon mixed with her Satin Kajal Eyeliner in Black. For skintone reference I’m wearing Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow in B40.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss swatches

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Bikini

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Tan Lines

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Poolside

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Picante

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Bungalow

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Fizz

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Aperitivo

You can check out the swatches in action in my Reel below!

 

Lid Lustre

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre

Last we have a look at three of her Lid Lustres ($36 each). I really love these. They’re sparkling pressed powder shadows that you can apply with a finger or brush. I love the multi-dimensional shimmers and they adhere well to the eyes with minimal fallout. Pigment is easy to control and layer. I hauled Honey and Tea Rose quite some time ago but couldn’t remember if I had swatched them. I think those are the two best shades she has.

She recently added Starlight (khaki gold) and Chiffon (champagne quartz). I immediately ordered Chiffon but hadn’t used it until this week. It’s pure love. I’m hoping she continues to expand the colors for this formula because it’s SO good. Shimmer is noticeable but more finely milled and less glitzy compared to the Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows (which I still really love).

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre swatches

Overall a huge haul success in my book. I love everything I tried this round (which hasn’t always been the case in the past). More Victoria Beckham Beauty reviews by clicking on the VBB Category.

You can find the full line online at Victoria Beckham Beauty. Also available at Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter and Violet Grey.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Quick & Easy Looks

May 22, 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Looks

Charlotte Tilbury launched five instant-look sets in her new Quick and Easy Collection. These are kit trios with cream twist up sticks packaged in a mirrored cases for busy women on-the-go. I was intrigued by the concept and ordered a few. There are five color variations total. Kits are priced at $75 each but each component is available separately as a refill ($27 for the highlighter, $20 for the eye wand, $27 for the lip + cheek wand, $20 for the case). All available online at Charlotte Tilbury.

Each kit has 1 Easy Lip and Cheek Wand, 1 Easy Eye Wand and 1 Easy Highlighter Wand. While doing some research on the colors I found that while there are 5 different Easy Lip & Cheek Wands and 5 Easy Eye Wands, the Easy Highlighter Wand is available in 2 colors.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Looks

on the nails: Dior Vernis Bayadere 633 

I bought 3 kits and 2 refills. After playing around with these I have mixed thoughts. I love the concept and the colors are beautiful. The packaging is clever and super convenient for on-the-go whether you want to throw it into your purse or travel. Quality and color payoff of the products is excellent. Here are my thoughts on each product.

The Easy Lip and Cheek Wands are really nice! I liked them more than I thought I would. I usually don’t like products that are for both lip + cheek because I find them either too dewy or too dry. These work for both. Swiping on the lips gives you medium to full color payoff. Finish on the cheeks is more subtle once you blend it out. Not 100% matte, still a little creamy, but not super emollient.

The Easy Highlighter Wands come in two colors and if you’re a fan of the dewy highlighter look they’re really nice. They don’t have a dry down and remain dewy but I wouldn’t call them quite as dewy as the Chanel Baume Essentiels. On my skin these have a nice shimmer glow without glitter or frost.

My thoughts on the Easy Eye Wands are mixed. Pros: once they set they are budge-proof, colors are buildable and easy to blend (but you have to work quickly), color selection is nice! Cons: a single shade isn’t enough for a complete eye look, product is a little bit dry so there is a bit of tugging on the skin but once you warm it up it’s easier to work with, product size is very small.

Onto a look at the kits! Swatches below:

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy swatches

Pretty Fresh

I bought the refills for the Pretty Fresh Look with just the Easy Eye Wand and Easy Lip & Cheek Wand. On my skin the Pretty Fresh eye color is a neutral champagne shimmer that pretty much matches my eye lid color so it was nearly invisible once blended. In the look below I added the Easy Eye Wand in Golden Glow.

Pretty Fresh Lip & Cheek is a pretty vibrant coral pink. I think it’s fun and fresh for summer. I also added the Easy Highlighter Wand in Chic Glow which is a pale opal shimmer. Skin-tone wise I’m wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation in Shade 7 now.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Pretty Fresh

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Pretty Fresh

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Pretty Fresh

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Date Night

Date Night has a stunning mauve pink shimmer for the eye wand. The cheek is a neutral pink color. This set also has Chic Glow for the highlighter but in this look I did not apply it.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Date Night

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Date Night

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Golden Glow

Golden Glow has a golden copper shimmer for the eye stick and a soft peach coral shade for the cheeks. The Golden Glow highlighter wand is a pale yellow gold shimmer.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Golden Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Golden Glow

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Sun-Kissed

Sun-Kissed has a warm pink rose eye shade and a plum-pink blush. This one also has the Golden Glow Highlighter in the kit.

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Sun-Kissed

Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy Sun-Kissed

Overall Thoughts

I love the concept and the quality is on point. However I don’t think these are going to give you a “complete” look unless you’re more of a minimalist and want just a subtle pop of color to refresh your look. These kits will cover the basics and I think they’re great for a quick and easy look. As much as I love a simple eye look I find I still need 3 colors for the eyes. Another downside is the price. I think the price points are fairly steep given the size.

I like that you can buy the individual shades. The compact is clever and holds everything in place so product doesn’t get lost in your bag. Individuals also come with caps so the product is sealed. Overall I really love the Lip & Cheek Shades. I think they’re nice for that quick and easy look for both the lips and cheeks. All the colors I tried are super wearable and have good color payoff.

If you were looking for swatches and a review I hope you found this post helpful! I don’t know that I can call them must-haves. I like the concept, quality is great and I will use them.

You can find these available at Charlotte Tilbury right now. Have you checked these out? What did you think?

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I hauled the new Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzers in Light and Medium + the Bronzing Brush. Will be reviewing soon!

 

Dior

Dior Addict Lipstick + Forever Skin Glow Foundation Reformulations

May 14, 2022

New Dior Beauty Launches Addict Lipstick + Forever Skin Glow Foundation

I put a few of the newly reformulated products from Dior Beauty to the test! They revamped their Addict Lipsticks and Forever Skin Glow + Matte Foundations and several of you have been asking for a review. I have a look + swatches at some of the new launches for you today.

Addict Lipstick (New)

New Dior Addict Lipstick Review

The new Dior Addict Lipsticks are a shine formula that’s refillable with added hydration and shine. They’re available in a wide range of colors retailing at $39 and refills priced at $32.

The formula is described as offering 24 hours of hydration and 6 hours of wear. They do feel comfortable on the lips with a nice glossy finish and hydrating feel. They have natural medium coverage with medium lasting power. In terms of lasting power I don’t think I could get 6 hours of wear with these. They do stay put as long as I don’t touch my lips to anything but between drinking water, coffee, snacking I can’t avoid contact and it does transfer. However it’s a formula I don’t mind re-applying. They have a sweet almost candy-like scent but it’s not too strong or overpowering.

The Dior Addict Lipsticks are refillable and there are three different cases you can purchase separately to interchange your lipstick in a fun case. Cases retail for $28 each which I find a little steep but they’re fun and I thought they were pretty so I splurged on the Pink and Denim one. They seem to be sold out everywhere right now but I hope they will restock soon.

Dior Addict Lipsticks New + Cases

New Dior Addict Lipstick Review

Lipstick shades I picked include:

  • 100 Nude Look is my perfect everyday nude pink
  • 329 Tie and Dior is a pale cool rose pink
  • 331 Mimirose is a soft peachy nude
  • 537 Atelier is my lips-but-better pink beige brown
  • 422 Rose de Vents is a pretty rose pink
  • 525 Cherie is a warmer deeper rose with some shimmer

New Dior Addict Lipstick swatches

On the lips below, also wearing:

Dior Addict Lipstick 100 Nude Look

Dior Addict Lipstick Tie and Dior

Dior Addict Lipstick Mimirose

Dior Addict Lipstick Atelier

Dior Addict Lipstick Rose des Vents

Dior Addict Lipstick Cherie

My favorites are Nude Look, Rose de Vents and Cherie. I ordered mine without testing them (they didn’t have testers when I went to look). Now that I’ve had a chance to sample some I think I would have opted for some of the brighter fun shades like Rose Bobby, Rose Bagatelle or Dioriviera for more variation.

Overall really love these. If I could do it over would have picked a few different brighter colors!

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in 3N

Dior reformulated their Forever Skin Glow Foundation and the Matte Foundation and the reviews out there have been mixed. I tried the Glow variation which has been revamped to contain 86% skincare with more hydration and improved lasting power. I really loved the original and I think the new one performs the same on me, but I would say your mileage may vary depending on your skin type and sensitivities to alcohol (it’s high on the ingredient list). My skin is hit or miss with formulas that have alcohol and I was fortunate to find this worked for me.

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in 3N

The colors in my shade range are different in the original versus new version. I’m usually in the N neutral range for Dior foundations. In the original version I was a match to 2.5N because 3N oxidized and darkened once it set. The newer version seems to be more true neutral in undertone (see swatches below) and I had no oxidizing with the new formula. For the new version 3N is a good match. Feedback from a lot of you indicates many also experienced the same color-wise with the new formula (better undertone, no oxidation, good wear time).

The new Dior Forever Skin Glow has medium coverage with a glowy finish. Formula evens out skin tone enough that I don’t need concealer. It makes the complexion glow and look radiant. For me it worked well on top of several different moisturizers like the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. (I tried it over quite a few!) Overall I think it’s a very good formula, but if you are sensitive to alcohol ingredients it probably will be irritating to your skin.

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in 3N Original vs New

Dior Forever Bronzer and Backstage Blush

I recently partnered with Dior Beauty to share a makeup look in action with some of the new launches. You can see the video on Reels here. I know some of you still prefer blog posts with images as a reference guide so I thought I’d swatch everything and share some more thoughts here too.

 

The Dior Forever Nautral Bronzer is one of the best matte bronzers I’ve tried. It’s available in 8 shades (biggest shade selection is available online at Dior.com while other retailers seem to only carry a few shades) and I’ve tried Shade 03 Soft Bronze and 05 Warm Bronze and love both. It’s a natural bronzer with a matte finish and doesn’t look muddy. Shades range from ultra light to deep. For the Summer Dioriviera Collection they have Shade 04 and 05 with the limited-edition embossed texture which I think is beautiful!

Dior Forever Nautral Bronzer in Shade 05

The Backstage Blush is often sold out but pops back in stock every now and then. If you find it I do recommend it! The Pink shade gives the skin a very soft pink glow. The flush depends on how much you layer onto the skin. If you don’t want to wait to track this down I find that NARS Blush in Thrill gives me a similar effect.

Dior Rosy Glow Backstage Blush Pink

Eye Makeup

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palettes

The Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palettes are some of the most under-rated palettes! If you’re not into the trendy warm or red tones, Dior offers quite a few neutrals and neutral-cool options. The one I wear the most is Nude Dress. They still have a lot of more bold and trendy variations too. Formula this round has improved significantly in terms of better color payoff than older versions.

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow swatches Nude Dress and Poncho

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow swatches Mitzah and New Look

Last mention is yet another rave for the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara. It’s been one of my favorites for nearly a year now. It’s the best for volume and holding a curl on my super straight lashes. The brush can get some buildup after a while but I just wipe it clean with a piece of paper and it’s like brand new again. I love it with their Diorshow Lash Primer which I’ve purchased and repurchased countless times.

Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer and Iconic Overcurl mascara

If you’ve been curious about my thoughts on the new Lipsticks and Foundation I hope you found this review helpful!

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All items were purchased by me.

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