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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?

 

Lips Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Review

March 3, 2020

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss

Today I have a Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss ($30 each) review with swatches of all eight colors. She launched these earlier in the year and these are ultra sparkly multi-dimensional lip glosses with a metallic finish. As a huge fan of her LUST Glosses (reviewed here and here) I was eager to try these new ones.

There are eight colors in the OpuLUST Gloss formula. Every color is ultra sparkly and metallic with super opaque pigment. They’re surprisingly smooth without any gritty texture even with all the sparkles. Quality and texture wise these are excellent however the sparkle factor is quite intense and for me I find them too glitzy for everyday wear. I think these are beautiful but for my taste they’re too metallic and too glittery for me to wear comfortably except for parties.

The OpuLUST Gloss comes in the same packaging as the LUST Gloss. Tube form with an angled sponge tip applicator. There’s a slight vanilla scent to these glosses. Lasting power is quite impressive for a gloss and they glide onto the lips very smoothly and stay put for hours.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss

I do really love how pigmented they are. I’m hoping she will launch a more pigmented gloss version of her LUST Glosses which are gorgeous but more on the sheer side. Here’s a closer look at all the colors:

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss swatches

Coraliason

Coraliason is a pale milky metallic peachy pink. It’s loaded with multi-color glitters and looks like a more intense version of Pale Fire Nectar. For skintone reference I’m wearing the Skin Fetish Foundation in Shade 14.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Coraliason

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Coraliason look

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Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell is a pale cool-toned pink sparkle. It’s more pink than Coralison but similar in undertone and lightness.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Under Your Spell

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Under Your Spell

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Lavendaring

Lavendaring is a pale silvery lavender sparkle. It’s fairly pale and true to what you see in the tube. I would love this one as an eyeshadow!

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Lavendaring

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Lavendaring

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Dreamscape

Dreamscape is a unique duochrome bronze with pink, almost green and opal flashes. It’s almost like a nude on my lips. I also think this one would make an amazing eyeshadow color.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Dreamscape

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Dreamscape

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Naked Rose

Naked Rose is my favorite of the collection, it’s a metallic rose.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Naked Rose

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Naked Rose swatch

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Venomistress

Venomistress is also quite stunning. It’s a metallic glittery violet plum. If this didn’t have the glitter I’d wear this on date nights.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss VenomistressPat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Venomistress swatch

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Bronze Seductress

Bronze Seductress is a metallic warm coppery bronze. It’s also fairly glitzy and dramatic.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Bronze Seductress

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Bronze Seductress

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Glowing Garnet

Glowing Garnet is a metallic red with gold and metallic red glitter flecks.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Glowing Garnet

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Glowing Garnet Look

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Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss review

Overall quality wise these are excellent. If you love a good shimmer with lots of shine these are going to be great for you! For me I found them too metallic for my comfort zone but found the quality to be true to Pat McGrath’s style and well made. I personally still really prefer her LUST Gloss formula.

Do you love a glitzy gloss? Or do you prefer minimal shimmer? What are some of your favorites?

You can find the Pat McGrath OpuLUST Glosses all available now at Pat McGrath Labs. They retail for $30 each.

Pat McGrath glosses provided for review.

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Lips Sephora

Best New Hydrating Lip Plumper Discovery

March 2, 2020

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme New Shades

As a lip balm and lip gloss fanatic, I could not be more excited to have found a new favorite with the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. I cannot believe it took me so long to try out the formula and I am thrilled to partner with Too Faced to give you a peek at the new colors! The original clear color has been a popular option for years to volumize the lips. They recently added four new shades that give a very natural flush of color while adding moisture and shine.

The Lip Injection Extreme is a plumping gloss that makes the lips look fuller and super lush. They give a hint of color and feel ultra hydrating and smooth. The gloss has the most comfortable cushiony texture that I’ve ever tried and almost acts like a lip oil, but stays put on the lips.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme review

I recommend applying within the lip line perimeter (avoid getting on the skin outside the lip line). With the plumping ingredients there is a medium tingle factor that only lasts around 5 minutes. As one with sensitive lips, I was thrilled to find the tingle disappears quickly and there is no numbing sensation. Instead, it feels like a hydrating gloss/balm and it lasts for several hours without fading or needing to reapply.

Before and after with the Original shade:

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Before and After

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Original

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme New Shades

Colors include:

  • Original is a clear pearly color, goes on clear, transforms my lips into a soft pink
  • Bubblegum Yum is a soft pink
  • Tangerine Dream is a sheer melon
  • Pink Punch is a soft pink
  • Strawberry Kiss is the most pigmented giving a strawberry pink look

Wearing Tangerine Dream below:

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Tangerine Dream

Below wearing Pink Punch:

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Pink Punch

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Pink Punch

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme new shades

If you’re looking for a good lip plumper, I highly recommend checking out any of the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme glosses! You can find all five shades at Sephora. The clear one also is available in a mini size.

Have you tried these before? What did you think?

 

 

Many thanks to Too Faced for partnering to sponsor this post!

Chanel Lips

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia + New Longwear Lip Pencils

February 20, 2020

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia

Chanel launched new Rouge Allures with the Rouge Allure Camelia Collection ($40 each) earlier this year and also revamped all of their Longwear Lip Pencils ($31 each). I have swatches of all 8 of the lipsticks and 15 of the 19 lip pencils.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia and Velvet Review

The Rouge Allures come in two formulas, Regular Luminous Intense and a Velvet Luminous Matte. These are cased in the beautiful click case and the ends are embossed with a gold camellia. Formula-wise these are really excellent. The Rouge Allure Luminous Intense colors are smooth classic lipsticks, have medium but buildable coverage and have a natural looking sheen to them. I cannot detect any scent or taste. Colors are really pretty for a soft pink or bold look.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipsticks

The Regular Rouge Allures in the Camelia packaging:

  • Camelia Blanc 327 is a pale pink that is almost like a clear balm on my lips
  • Camelia Rose 337 is a soft medium girly pink cream
  • Camelia Rouge Metal 607 is a stunning metallic red that isn’t too frosty and has an ultra smooth pearl
  • Camelia Pourpre 637 is my favorite, it’s a wearable deep plum with a very subtle pearl

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipsticks

Below wearing:

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Luminous Lipstick swatches

The Rouge Allure Velvets are luminous mattes. They have a soft almost airy feel to them. They’re ultra smooth, non drying, almost feel hydrating, with a soft velvet finish. Pigment is full coverage and very opaque – they’re like one-swipe wonders. I would have loved some more neutrals or lighter colors but every single one in this launch has flawless coverage. Since these are dark they leave a stain on the lips and when the color fades you can still see quite a bit of color left on the lips.

  • Camelia Fuchsia 347 is a bright bold pink
  • Camelia Rouge 357 is a bold orange red
  • Camelia Grenat 617 is a matte plum red
  • Camelia Carmin 627 is a perfect bold red

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet swatches

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Velvet lip swatches

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors

The Le Crayon Levres Longwear Lip Pencils have been revamped into all new colors. To me the new formula is very similar to the original, the main difference is the new ones seem more matte and more long-wearing. In the old original formula Nude 05 was the perfect universal pink brown with shimmer. Unfortunately there’s no dupe in the new line although I do think there are a couple colors that pull similar. I have 15 of the 19 new colors swatched. There is also a clear version which acts like a matte lip primer to extend the wear of lipstick. These also come with a lip brush on one end.

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors

Neutrals below, the ones closest to my natural lip color is Rose Naturel or Pivone:

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors swatches neutrals

Descriptions:

  • Peachy Nude 154 is a pale milky peach
  • Beige Naturel 156 is a light pink beige
  • Rose Naturel 158 is a medium pink rose peach
  • Nude Brun 162 is a medium brown
  • Pivone 164 is a soft rose
  • Rose VIF 166 is a bright warm pink
  • Swatch comparisons to the original 05 Nude, MAC Whirl, MAC Stripdown and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

Deeper and bolder colors:

Chanel Le Crayon Levres New Formula and Colors swatches bolds

Descriptions:

  • Rose Caractere 168 is a bright electric fuschia
  • Bois de Rose 172 is a warm pinky rose with some shimmer
  • Blood Orange 176 is a bold bright orange
  • Rouge Cerise 178 is a bright bold red
  • Rose Framboise 182 is a deeper bright fuschia
  • Rouge Intense 184 is a brick red
  • Berry 186 is a hot pink
  • Rose Poudre 196 is a shimmery warm rose pink
  • Rouge Noir 194 is a satiny matte plum brown

Lasting power is very long with these. I find since they’re mattes there is a tiny bit of tugging on bare lips. These are best applied in a feathering motion for me or applied over a balm/lip primer. I’m still playing around with all the colors but really love the way Rose Naturel, Nude Brun and Pivone wear.

Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia and New Lip Liner Review

Overall some solid launches in the lip department from Chanel. I would recommend buying based on color preference. Formula-wise I think they all wear extremely well. For the lipsticks there aren’t many neutrals but the bold colors are classics that I think will flatter a wide range of skin tones.

You can find the new Chanel Rouge Allure Camelia Lipsticks and Longwear Lip Pencils at Chanel.com and all Chanel counters. I will have the La Fleur Et L’Eau Collection reviewed soon!

Chanel lip products provided for review.

Dior Lips

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review

February 4, 2020

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review via The Beauty Look Book

There are quite a few new lip oil launches this spring and I have a Dior Lip Glow Oil review and swatches today. There are eight colors available. Six are available at all Dior counters in Pink, Coral, Raspberry, Cherry, Berry, Rosewood (the non-shimmer ones) like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus etc. and then there are two of which have shimmers with tiny glitter flecks in Pearl and Holo Pink that I found online at Sephora. I ordered five of them.

Dior Lip Glow Oils Pink, Pearl, Raspberry, Holo Pink, Rosewood

Dior Lip Glow Oil

The Dior Lip Glow Oils have a wide cushiony applicator. It allows me to coat the entire lip in one swipe which is nice. They have a thick texture that adheres to the lips and while it feels lush and thick, it’s not greasy or too sticky feeling. It’s comfortable and offers instant hydration to the lips. After testing I have mixed feelings about these. While I like them and think they are lovely the colors all look the same on my lips, even the sparkle ones. They have a slight color enhancing finish to them – they do transform the tint on my lips in a subtle way. Raspberry and Rosewood have the deepest tints to a flushed pink on my complexion.

Colors I bought:

  • 001 Pink is a soft pink
  • 003 Pearl is a clear almost white base with loaded glitter
  • 007 Raspberry is a sheer medium bright pink
  • 010 Holo Pink is a clear pink base with glitter suspended
  • 012 Rosewood is a medium rose

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review

Dior Lip Glow Oil Swatches

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review Lip Swatches

001 Pink

Dior Lip Glow Oil 001 Pink

003 Pearl

Dior Lip Glow Oil 003 Pearl

007 Raspberry

Dior Lip Glow Oil 007 Raspberry

010 Holo Pink

Dior Lip Glow Oil 010 Holo Pink

012 Rosewood

Dior Lip Glow Oil 012 Rosewood

The glitter ones have a very subtle glitter effect. I can barely see them in a swatch or on the lips. The shimmers in the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer or holo options for the Dior Addict Lip Glows are a lot more noticeable.

Moisture-wise I don’t think these are the best for a lip treatment. I tried these on numerous occasions and even waited until a super dry lip day to see how these performed. I had dry lips to the point of peeling one morning. Application offered instant relief and moisture as it hugs the lips and acts like a glossy cushion. It stays put for several hours without budging or fading. The main downside for me is the moisture doesn’t stay there. Once it’s off the lips there isn’t any remaining moisture. With other balms, even when they fade or wear off, I feel like lips are left hydrated and feel better. The effect of any hydration seems to only be there when the product is on the lips, once it is off, my lips are left feeling dry again.

I like these as a lush thick gloss with high shine. As a lip oil, it didn’t perform as I had hoped – but that doesn’t make them bad. For moisture I prefer the original stick Dior Addict Lip Glows by far. Even the Addict Lip Maximizers have more lasting hydration on me.

Look wearing 012 Rosewood:

Dior Lip Glow Oil in Rosewood 012

Look wearing same as above for eyes/face, lips are 003 Pearl (which looks pretty much the same):

Dior Lip Glow Oil in 003 Pearl

Dior Lip Glow Oil Review via The Beauty Look Book

If you’re looking for a subtle color-transforming gloss with a lush look and high shine, I’d recommend trying one. I don’t think you need more than one color as they look very similar in my experience. They have a very subtle minty scent but it’s barely noticeable and there’s no tingle or plumping sensation which is a plus for me since my lips are sensitive and often go fully numb with plumpers.

You can find the Dior Addict Lip Glow available at all Dior counters. The shimmer ones appear to be exclusive to Sephora for the moment. I bought all of these from Sephora. Makeup bags shown in most are by The Daily Edited (clear pouch) and Cuyana (mini bright pink bag).

 

Have you tried these yet? I ordered a few of the new spring items and the Rosewood Dior Addict Lip Glow. Review coming soon!

 

Lips Victoria Beckham Beauty

Victoria Beckham Beauty Haul

December 10, 2019

Victoria Beckham Beauty Review

I have a Victoria Beckham Beauty haul to share today! Everything looked so beautiful in a polished yet effortless kind of way and I was really curious to see what they looked like in person. This is the first time I’ve tried anything from a Victoria Beckham Beauty line. Past launches with Estee Lauder always sold out so fast, I felt like I blinked and everything was gone. Her current collection can be found on her website Victoria Beckham Beauty and also at Violet Grey.

I ordered directly from her website and everything arrived relatively fast for standard shipping. Products came in a white drawstring bag and everything was well packed/protected. I have on item in the haul that I’m not reviewing yet which is her Cell Rejuvenating Moisturizer because I need more time to test. First impressions are positive from me but more on this later.

Lip Definer

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Her Lip Definers were the products that interested me the most. I ordered Shades 01, 02, 03 and 04. They’re smooth full coverage lip pencils in shades designed to enhance the natural lip color. They’re described as waterproof and I found them very opaque and long-wearing. Colors I bought and some lip pairings I’ve tried:

When I used these pencils alone to line and fill the lips the result was too opaque, dark and rich for my skin tone. But this is the case with most lip pencils. The best way to wear these is as a lip pencil to outline and define the outer edges of the lip and pair with a lipstick or gloss. I am still experimenting with the combinations but overall I think the colors are really beautiful and easy to wear.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer

Comparison swatches to MAC Lip Pencils in Whirl, Stripdown, Boldy Bare, Dervish, Chanel Lip Definer in Nude, Pat McGrath Permagel Lip Pencil in Contour, Done Undone, Suburbia, Bare Rose, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and Marc Jacobs Poutliner in Primrose

Neutral Lip Liner Swatches

Bitten Lip Tint

Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Stain

I have mixed feelings about the Bitten Lip Tint. It has a berry tint that looks beautiful on the lips but being a stain that is semi sheer – one coat was a bit streaky. Two coats evens out better. It’s non drying and has a very slight sheen to it. Once on the lips it stains the lips purple. As it faded it left an unflattering purply brown look on my lips but it did last a very very long time. It’s a gel tint with a sponge tip applicator – however there is no room inside for any air flow in or out of the tube so when I put the sponge back into the tube to close it, the air from the inside popped the top insert out. It was easy to push back in so its not a deal breaker.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Stain

Satin Kajal Liner

Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner

The Satin Kajal Liners come in 3 colors and I tried Bronze which is more of a golden brass shimmer rather than a bronze to me and Black which is a true black. They’re ultra soft and pigmented. There’s a sponge tip on one end to smoke out the color. When applied along the top lashes it blended beautifully and it stayed put all day. However I tried it on the bottom of the eyes and it smudged on me. I think they’re nice to try but if you absolutely need something long wearing I think the Sisley Phyto Khol Eyeliners are far superior.

Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner + Lid Luster Mink swatches

Lid Luster

Victoria Beckham Lid Luster Mink

The concept of the Lid Lusters appealed to me but only one of the colors looked like something I could see myself wearing. They’re pressed pigments with lots of sparkle and pearl and they blend beautifully! Mink is a sparkling ultra shimmery deep silver taupe with brown tones. It applied a lot cooler-toned than I anticipated but is still really lovely. I think the formula is better than Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows and those are among my favorites. I do wish they had more colors to pick from. Hopefully they will expand the line. They glide on so easily and I had no fall out issues with the sparkles.

Natasha Denona Biba Palette Eyeshadows + Victoria Beckham Lid Luster in Mink + Satin Kajal in Black

Victoria Beckham Lid Luster Mink

Swatch comparisons to Hourglass Scattered Light Shadows (review here and here), Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Intense Moonlight, By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon (review here)

Taupe Shimmer Eyeshadow Swatches

Look wearing Lid Luster in Mink and Lip Liner 03:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Review

Overall thoughts are that I think she has a beautiful beauty line to start. I would have loved to see some coordinating lip sheers or lipsticks to go with the lip pencils with the initial launch. I think the Lid Luster formula is really phenomenal and I hope she expands the color range!

You can find her current collection can be found on her website Victoria Beckham Beauty and also at Violet Grey. Have you tried anything yet? What did you think?

 

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