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Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick Review

October 19, 2020

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick Review | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Posh Lipsticks recently launched and I could not be more excited! She launched nine colors of hydrating lipsticks and I ordered six of them from her website Victoria Beckham Beauty. The lipsticks seem to be an exclusive on her website for the time being, but you can also find her products at a few other places like Violet Grey and Net-A-Porter. Her Posh Lipsticks come in a slim twist up tube and retail for $38 each.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick Review | The Beauty Look Book

The formula is ultra smooth and creamy. They glide on the lips in a beautiful way and have a slight waxy feel. I would say coverage is sheer-medium with most of the colors except the darker ones which have medium pigment. A few swipes back and forth covers the lip entirely with a natural sheen. Finish-wise I would say they’re somewhere in between lightweight and heavy – but they are really comfortable. Lasting power is ok – they fade within a few hours but these days I don’t mind something that doesn’t last super long since I have to take off lip color anyways anytime I wear a mask. To extend the wear or have more pigment, I’d definitely recommend layering with a lip pencil.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick | The Beauty Look Book

I skipped the lightest shade, the red and one of the browns. All the colors are creams (no shimmer). I think they’re beautiful everyday kinds of classics! I have a lot of natural pigment in my lips so if your lips aren’t as dark, these will show up a lot better on your lips/complexion. While I was able to get full coverage I still feel like my natural lip showed through a little.

Colors I hauled:

  • Girl is a light pink beige cream
  • Spice is a brown beige ginger
  • Pout is a sheer light pink peach
  • Pose is a muted mauve
  • Sway is a soft mauve berry
  • Play is a deeper wine plum

Swatches in different lighting, top is with full flash. Bottom photo with different lighting also next to the Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Pencils I have (you can see the review in this post here):

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lipstick Liner swatches

Full face swatches, also wearing:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick | SABRINA The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick GIRL | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick SPICE | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick POUT | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick POSE | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick SWAY | The Beauty Look Book

Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick PLAY | The Beauty Look Book

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Below top to bottom: Spice, Girl, Pout, Sway, Pose and Play

VBB Posh Lipstick Review | SABRINA

Girl and Pout are both a bit too light for my natural lip color but if I wear a lip pencil underneath and blend first I can make them work. I love the look of Spice even though it pulls a bit brown on my skin. My favorites are Pose and Sway. Based on my swatching experience I think Fringe (a brown shade I skipped) might have been a good one too!

Overall experience is positive for me and I’m happy with my haul picks. I love the sleek slim packaging and even though these are on the spendy side I do think they were worth ordering. I would have liked to see more color options in the medium color range (versus the pale or deep end) – but I think this is a great start to the lineup. They perform well, texture is beautiful, pigment is sheer but lovely. They’re a great no-fuss kind of classic lip that offers hydration and sheer medium coverage.

Formula-wise I wouldn’t call these the best of the best simply because I prefer colors with a little more pigment but I think they are very good. For me my heart still belongs to the Pat McGrath lineup because of the color selection and pigment. I also prefer the Chantecaille Lip Veils (for pigment and color selection).

You can find the Victoria Beckham Beauty Lipsticks available online at her website Victoria Beckham Beauty. Have you tried any of these yet? What did you think?

 

Beauty Lips

Hermes Lipstick Haul

September 29, 2020

Hermes Lipstick Haul Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book

I have a Hermes Lipstick Haul to share today! The launch of three new limited-edition colors combined with numerous messages about this formula pushed me over the edge to splurge on these lipsticks. After extensive testing I have a review and swatches of the Rouge Hermes Lipsticks in three formulas: Satin, Lip Shine and Matte. I ordered all of these sight unseen and am very happy with all the colors I picked.

The Rouge Hermes Lipstick retails for $67 each in the US, however the new limited-edition shades for fall are priced at $72. The lipsticks are refillable and the refills are available at the Hermes website and stores. Each lipstick is cased in a bright orange box and mini canvas-like pouch.

Hermes Lipstick Review and Haul | The Beauty Look Book

Most of the colors I bought far exceeded my expectations. The colors are really pretty, formula is comfortable and lightweight in feel. To me these are unscented but I put them close to my nose and can smell a tiny bit of sweetness but it’s really subtle – I did not notice anything when I applied them. Lasting power is pretty good too! I love the simple and sleek packaging.

I bought 7 shades total in Rose Ombre (satin), Rose Pommette (satin), Rose Nuit (matte), Poppy Lip Shine, Rose Boise (matte), Rose Encens (satin), Beige Tadelakt (satin).

Hermes Lipstick Review Neutral Colors | Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

Swatched below, Rose Nuit and Rose Boise look similar on my arm. Rose Ombre and Rose Encens also are close. The difference is more noticeable on the lips (scroll down for face photos).

Hermes Lipstick swatches neutrals

Rouge Hermes Fall 2020 Shades

Hermes Lipsticks Fall 2020 Rose Ombre, Pommette, Nuit

I think the three colors for fall are the stand outs for me. They are priced higher than the colors in the regular lineup and have different colored bases for the packaging:

  • Rose Ombre (Satin Lipstick) is the prettiest soft pink with a hint of mauve tones, it’s very wearable even though it pulls more cool-toned, I wish they would make this one permanent. It’s a super flattering natural rose color with medium coverage.
  • Rose Pommette (Satin Lipstick) is a brighter rose pink, formula has a subtle sheen to the finish.
  • Rose Nuit (Matte Lipstick) is a velvety warm pink. It’s both muted and bright at the same time on my skin.

The satin formula feels smooth and like second skin. They have a slight sheen to the finish and make the lips look like they have a little gloss/shine to them. The matte in the fall collection has a lightweight feel to it but has full coverage. It glides on seamlessly and has good lasting power.

Fall colors on me, also wearing the Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte in O40 and Hourglass Mini Unlocked Sculpture Palette.

Hermes Lipstick in Rose Ombre | Sabrina, The Beauty Look Book

Hermes Lipstick in Rose Pommette | Sabrina, The Beauty Look Book

Hermes Lipstick in Rose Nuit | Sabrina, The Beauty Look Book

Neutral Satin and Matte

Hermes Lipstick Beige Tadelakt, Rose Encens, Rose Boise Review

From the regular lineup:

  • Beige Tadelakt (Satin Lipstick) is a peachy soft coral neutral, it’s a creamy warm color that is bright but not too bright.
  • Rose Encens (Satin Lipstick) is a soft muted pink, it is similar to Rose Ombre on my skin, the difference is Rose Encens is more neutral and warmer in color while the fall Rose Ombre pulls more mauve/cool.
  • Rose Boise (Matte Lipstick) is a medium rosewood, this pulls darker and cooler on the skin than Rose Nuit even though the arm swatches look close. For me this one had a little bit of texture in the tube, on the lips it’s still a lightweight smooth matte, I felt the fall matte formula felt a lot better than this one.

Hermes Lipstick Beige Tadelakt

Hermes Lipstick Rose Encens

Hermes Lipstick in Rose Boise Matte

Poppy Lip Shine

Hermes Poppy Lip Shine

Last but not least is a look at the Poppy Lip Shine. This one was sold out for ages and when it popped back online I ordered it immediately. It’s a bright orange in the tube but on my lips it goes on clear with shimmer. Part of me thinks this is an overpriced shine lipstick with shimmer particles. Another part of me loves how it feels lush and semi thick on the lips. The texture is smooth even with the shimmer, I don’t feel any particles or glitter. It does leave a noticeable shine with the shimmer but it’s not over the top. I like it! I just don’t know that I think it’s super special or worth the price.

Hermes Poppy Lip Shine Review

That wraps up my Hermes Lipstick review! As many of you have messaged me I do think these are beautiful and splurge-worthy. I actually thought I had ordered a couple brighter shades and one of the reds, but in the process of moving things around in my cart it seems I ended up with all neutral-ish shades. Every color worked for me. If I had been able to see them in person I would have skipped Rose Boise and the Poppy Lip Shine, although I do think they’re lovely. I like the refill concept – I do wish that the fall colors weren’t limited though, I think they’re the prettiest ones they’ve launched!

If I had to pick my top three, it would be Rose Ombre, Rose Nuit and Beige Tadelakt.

I ordered my lipsticks from Nordstrom and Hermes. Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. Have you tried any of these yet? What did you think?

Lips Sisley-Paris

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss Review + Swatches

July 9, 2020

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss Review and Swatches

Sisley launched a new gloss called Le Phyto Gloss ($55 each) and I’ve fallen completely in love with the formula and colors! These are hydrating lip glosses with a mix of oils including macadamia, shea and Vitamin E to help soften and nourish the lips. There are 10 shades total – 5 have a reflective micro sparkle shimmer and 5 are more of a non-shimmer shine. The Sisley team sent four colors and I was so enamored with them I ordered four more.

The Sisley Le Phyto Gloss comes with a sponge tip applicator. They are smooth and cushiony with a slightly sticky feel but not overly tacky. I cannot detect any scent or taste. They adhere well to the lips without feeling like they’ll slide around and last a decent amount of time for a gloss. I’ve been wearing these alone but you can also layer over a liner or lipstick. The glitter/shimmers have a tiny bit of texture to them but it’s not too chunky or noticeable after it sets on the lips.

These glosses are thicker in texture with more coverage compared to the Phyto Lip Delight Lip Oils. The new Sisley Le Phyto Glosses also have a little bit more pigment – coverage wise I’d say they’re medium. Not quite super sheer, but definitely not full-coverage opaque.

I think every single color is easy to wear and beautiful. After testing these I found myself drawn more to the deeper and brighter shades although I’m still a neutral lip lover.

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss review

Colors swatched below:

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss swatches

Swatched on the lips below, other makeup details:

Natural Makeup Look Sisley Le Phyto Gloss and Blur Expert

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1 Moon is a sparkly white shimmer

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 1 Moon

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2 Aurora is a shimmery soft light pink with silver sparkles

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 2 Aurora

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3 Sunrise is a shimmery lighter pink, similar to but lighter than Aurora

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 3 Sunrise

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4 Twilight is a shimmering rose

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 4 Twilight

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6 Paradise is a sparkling coral

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 6 Paradise

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7 Venus is a shimmery nude pearl

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 7 Venus

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8 Milky Way is a light milky baby pink (the best baby pink I’ve ever tried!)

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 8 Milky Way

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9 Sunset is a sheer blue based red, almost looks more pink on my lips

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 9 Sunset

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Sisley Le Phyto Gloss

 

Overall I think these are a solid A+. At $55 each these are quite the splurge but I think they perform really well. There’s no settling into my fine lip lines, they don’t slide around off my lips, they feel nice and cushiony, colors are right up my alley.

My favorites are Milky Way (because it’s so hard for me to find a good wearable milky pink) and Paradise (because I love a good coral). If you’re super sensitive or picky with texture I do want to note that you can feel the glitter/sparkle slightly if you smack your lips together. But other than that it’s pretty subtle texture-wise.

You can find the Sisley Le Phyto Gloss out now. Available at Sisley-Paris, Beautylish, Saks and all other Sisley retailers. Have you tried these yet? If not what’s your current go-to favorite for gloss?

 

 

Press samples indicated with a * in the post. 4 shades of Le Phyto Gloss provided for review and 4 purchased by me.

Lips Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors – New Shades

June 24, 2020

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

There are new shades of the Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors ($55 each) and I hauled five of them sight unseen online. As a long-time Tom Ford lip lover I’m always excited to see new colors launch. The Ultra-Shine Lip Color formula is a super saturated glossy lipstick. These are one-swipe wonders on me with an emollient balmy almost gloss-like finish. I ordered based on the online stock swatches and have to say none of the ones I picked look anything like the stock photos. The undertone is spot on, but all the shades I picked are significantly lighter in color. I was expecting brighter vibrant colors but I still like all but one of the lipsticks I ordered.

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

Quick note that some of the shades aren’t available at all sites so you may have to do a bit of shopping around. I found the ones I wanted from Nordstrom and Sephora. All the colors are creams – meaning they have no shimmer.

  • L’Amant is a neutral nude pink
  • Veridique is a bright but lighter coral peach (also shown here)
  • Du Ciel is a pale blue based pink
  • La Notte is a medium pink rose in the tube, on my lips it pulls more pink-brown
  • L’Eclisse is a soft plum mauve

Swatches:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Color swatches - new shades

Swatch comparisons:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Color swatches vs Lip Colors

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Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020 Summer

Close ups + lip swatches of each color starting with L’Amant:

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Amant

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Amant

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Veridique

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Veridique

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lipstick Veridique

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Du Ciel

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Du Ciel

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Du Ciel

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La Notte

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine La Notte

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine La Notte

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L’Eclisse

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Eclisse

Tom Ford Ultra-Shine L'Eclisse

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Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors New Shades 2020

My favorites are L’Amant, La Notte and Veridique. I applied them in the above swatch photos on bare lips but you can adjust the depth or tone with a slightly deeper lip pencil. The only shade I did not like was Du Ciel – blue based light pinks don’t really work on my complexion by themselves. Still the shade was smooth and I didn’t experience any streaking/patchy issues like I do with some paler lipsticks.

Based on a quick look at my existing Tom Ford lip stash I wouldn’t call any of the ones I hauled must-haves as I have a lot of colors in the same color family. I do think the quality of the Ultra-Shine Lip Color is excellent and true to Tom Ford’s typical standard. There are some fun shades for summer for an easy to wear look. I do really love the formula and think if you try one you won’t be disappointed with the quality and wear. In case you missed the last review a couple years ago, existing colors are swatched in my Summer 2018 post.

Part of me was looking forward to new bronzers and or cheek duos for summer but maybe all they planned was launched back in October for the Soleil Neige collection. I did order the new Soleil Summer Glow Tinted Moisturizer in Dune 5.7 but have not tried it yet. I will keep you posted as I put it to the test though!

Have you tried any of the new lip color launches this spring/summer? There were new shades of Lip Color and Lip Color Matte that launched too. I haven’t looked into those but if you’ve tried any, I would love to hear what you thought!

 

I hauled my Tom Ford Ultra-Shine Lip Colors from Nordstrom and Sephora. Also available at Tom Ford and Beautylish.

 

Highlighters Lips

Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection – Summer 2020

June 15, 2020

Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Summer 2020

I’m so excited to share a look at the Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection for Summer 2020. The limited-edition highlighters were created to support WildAid to help protect endangered species. You can read more about their journey and partnership on their Saving The Ocean’s Gentle Giants story.

There are two color options for the Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duos ($84 each) and four shades of their Lip Tint Hydrating Balms ($34 each). The Chantecaille team was kind enough to send the whole collection for review so I have swatches for you today.

Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duos

Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Radiance Chic Blush Highlighter Duo

The Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duos each have a smooth almost cream to powder highlighter and a soft satiny blush. The texture has a similar to feel to Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duos where they are smooth hydrating powders that have a unique finish. Both have a beautiful wave pattern embossed on the surface.

Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duos

Chantecaille Coral Radiance is the brighter/peachy version with a smooth metallic peachy champagne highlight and a coral blush. On the nails is OPI Lisbon Wants Moor Opi.

 Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo Coral Radiance

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Rose Radiance has a lighter yellow/white gold highlight and a soft light rose pink blush.

 Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo Rose Radiance

You can wear these layered on top of each other or swirl a brush and mix the shades together. Pigment is medium and soft but buildable and easy to blend. They adhere to the skin and feel weightless once blended. I want to say that Coral Radiance has a similar vibe to Tom Ford’s Paradise Lust but I’ve searched my stash and can’t find it to compare.

Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Radiance Chic Blush Highlighter Duo swatches

Right now I’m medium-tan and both show up well on my skin tone. I think even as I get darker with the summer sun both will still be visible on my cheeks. Lasting power is pretty good. They stayed put all day without fading or sliding around as they have a powder finish. I’m partial to the coral shade although the pink one is lovely too.

Lip Tint Hydrating Balms

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Summer 2020

Beauty Look Book readers know I’m a sucker for a good tinted balm, especially in the summer. I think this is the first time I’ve tried a tinted balm from Chantecaille (I used to own a number of their Lip Chics and Lipsticks but haven’t tried the balms). These are lovely! They are on the tiny side and expensive for the amount of product similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips (reviewed here). The Chantecaille Lip Tints are sheer but bright in color so there is a nice wash of pigment on the lips. Even the lightest one still showed up on me!

These are nicely hydrating, smooth and creamy. They have a hint of shimmer in them and come in four pretty shades perfect for the upcoming season. Left to right: Beach Rose, Calendula, Madeira and Verbena.

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Summer 2020

Beach Rose is a light soft petal pink, Calendula is a bright but sheer orange, Madeira is a soft rose-red and Verbena is a soft plum with shimmer.

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm swatches

All four lips and both cheek duos worn below. Other makeup details:

Look 1: Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in Beach Rose + Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Rose Radiance

Chantecaille Rose Radiance + Beach Rose

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Look 2: Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in Verbena + Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Rose Radiance

Chantecaille Rose Radiance + Verbena Balm

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Look 3: Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in x Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Coral Radiance

Chantecaille Coral Radiance + Madeira Lip Tint

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Look 4: Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in x Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Coral Radiance

Chantecaille Coral Radiance + Calendula Lip Tint

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Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Summer 2020

Overall a beautiful launch to with some easy to wear colors for a soft wash of color. I like the effortless vibe it gives and think the lip balms are perfect to brighten the face. You can find the Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection available now at Chantecaille. I’ve seen some products start to pop up online at Blue Mercury, OliveLA and Space NK US.

Do you have any Chantecaille favorites? What are some of the things you’ve tried and what did you think?

 

Chantecaille summer collection provided for review. Other items featured purchased by me.

 

Lips Skincare

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm

May 14, 2020

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm

Givenchy recently launched their new Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm ($36 each) and I’m completely obsessed! I hauled a few shades from Sephora including 001 Perfect Pink, 30 Vital Glow, 23 Solar Pink, 17 Nude Chill and 14 Nude Soul. These are smooth cushiony tinted liquid balms that have a very smooth feel. The balms have shea butter, cranberry oil and pink pepper extract. They’re not weightless as they are balmy but they feel comfortable on the lips, are nicely hydrating and have a floral fruity sweet smell.

There is a very subtle plumping effect but it seems to be very natural and I didn’t notice any tingle on the skin.

Pigment is sheer-medium on these. It’s natural but color is visible. There’s one color-shifting shade 001 Perfect Pink which is similar in concept to the Dior Addict Lip Glow. The rest are tinted balms that don’t shift in color once applied. I think the Liquid Balm is much better than the original twist up stick Le Rose Perfecto Balms. I reviewed them a little over a year ago and hated them – they applied on me so patchy! These Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balms have much better application with the color payoff.

Colors have names and numbers, on the actual tube label there are just the numbers:

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm review

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm swatches

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001 Perfect Pink

001 Perfect Pink doesn’t always look the same on me. Sometimes the pink is a softer pink, other times it turns into a vibrant flushed pink color. (Also worn here.)

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 001

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 001 Perfect Pink swatch

Beauty breakdown look wearing:

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30 Vital Glow

30 Vital Glow is a soft medium peach-orange cream.

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 30 Vital Glow

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 30 Vital Glow

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23 Solar Pink

23 Solar Pink is a coral pink with a very slight hint of shimmer. On the lips the shimmer isn’t visible.

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 23 Solar Pink

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 23 Solar Pink

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17 Nude Chill

17 Nude Chill is a brown beige nude with a subtle golden shimmer.

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 17 Nude Chill

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 17 Nude Chill swatch

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14 Nude Soul

14 Nude Soul actually looks more like a soft muted rosewood plum rather than a nude.

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 14 Nude Soul

Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm 14 Nude Soul swatch

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Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm

Bottom line love! These make for some really lovely tinted lip balms. They’re the perfect hybrid of a balm and gloss to me. If I had to compare the texture of the Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balms to another product I would say they have a similar feel to the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Gloss, but just not as shiny and slippery feeling. Lasting power is pretty good – I found they stayed put as long as I didn’t touch my lips to any food or drink. Hydration seems to last on the skin even after they’ve faded.

 

 

I bought mine from Sephora. Have you tried these yet? Do you have any favorites from Givenchy Beauty?

 

Dior Lips

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss + Stellar Halo Shine Lipsticks

March 31, 2020

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss and Halo Shine Lipsticks

The latest from Dior Beauty is the new Dior Addict Stellar Gloss ($30 each) + Stellar Halo Shine Lipsticks ($38 each). I hauled several colors in the new formulas and have swatches for you today! Most of the colors are available at all retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora etc. There are a few shades I was only able to find on Dior.com. Color options may vary by country as well.

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss Review

I bought eight of the Dior Addict Stellar Lip Glosses sight unseen. I’ve been buying the lip glosses from the line for as long as I can remember and by this point I’ve lost count of how many times they’ve reformulated them. This variation comes with a large sponge tip applicator. They also have a sweet vanilla scent this round which I don’t remember them having. The Dior Addict Stellar Gloss has a high shine finish with a balm-like feel. They are smooth and non-sticky but semi-thick because of the balmy feel. Lasting power is better than average. They stay put on the lips for several hours but aren’t going to be super long lasting.

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss Review via The Beauty Look Book

Finishes range from creams, shimmers to high shimmers to a few sparkles. I’d say pigment varies by color as well. The deeper brighter shades have better color payoff. A lot of the nudes I got look similar in the tubes. You can see the variation once you swatch them on the hand. However on my pigmented lips many of them look the same.

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss haul

Colors I hauled:

  • Diorsolight is a pale milky beige pink cream
  • D-Way is a milky beige with tiny silver and beige shimmers
  • J’Adior is a perfect beige peach nude cream
  • Mirrored is a shimmery reflective nude
  • D-Light is a smooth shimmer beige with pinkish/silver sheen
  • Diorama is a smooth soft muted plum with silver shimmers
  • Stellar is a clear base loaded with lilac glitter (still applies smooth and there’s no texture even with the sparkles)
  • Everdior is a gorgeous shimmery coral with gold shimmers

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss swatches

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss swatches

Dior Stellar Halo Shine Lipsticks

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine Lipstick review

I was really excited about the new Dior Stellar Halo Shine Lipsticks because of the shimmery stars in the center of each color! Some have a gold star, others have a pink star. The lipsticks themselves are more of a satin with a soft sheen but the star center adds either gold micro glitters or pink micro sparkles. On the lips they are shimmery but aren’t too frosty.

Pigment-wise the deeper colors have better color payoff. These have a lot of slip to them because of the shine. To me they have a similar feel to the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines or Chanel Rouge Coco Flash. The Dior Stellar Halo Shine Lipsticks also have a sweet vanilla cake kind of scent. Since there is a lot of shine and gloss to them, they almost feel like they’ll slide off the lips without a liner or primer. To me they feel more like tinted balms rather than a lipstick, but it’s pleasant and lovely to wear.

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine Lipstick review

Colors I hauled below. As always please note because I have a natural pigmented lip base, the nudes will most likely look different on you as my natural lip shows through:

  • Cherish Star is a nude pink in the tube, but on my lips it’s almost a pale sheer pink
  • Treasure Star looks like a taupe shimmer in the tube, on my lips it’s a nude pink shimmer
  • Peace Star is a coral peach shimmer, on my lips and complexion it pulls more pinkish
  • Pink Star is a lovely almost soft raspberry pink shimmer

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine Lipstick swatches

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine Lipstick swatches

Below right wearing Addict Stellar Halo Shine in Pink Star, left wearing Addict Stellar Gloss in J’Adior. Foundation shade is Armani Luminous Silk 6.5. Blush is Laura Mercier Fresco. Top from Everlane.

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine Pink Star Lipstick and J'Adior Gloss

Dior New Stellar Gloss and Halo Shine Lipstick

Overall I’m happy with most of my picks. Had I seen them all in person I probably would have picked different colors and skipped most of the nudes I bought – mainly because they look so similar on me. Since the formula pulls sheer-ish I think the brights and bolds would be a lot easier to wear than I anticipated. At this point I don’t think I’ll be hauling any more colors since summer launches are right around the corner and I’m interested in seeing other new things. I do like the look of some of the brighter glosses though which I think would be nice for summer.

Colors I hauled were from Nordstrom and Dior.

Have you tried any of these yet? What did you think?

 

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