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YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm

May 28, 2024

YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm

YSL Beauty launched another tinted balm called the Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm $40 and out of the three balm formulas they have out now this one is my favorite for pigment and formula.

There are 6 shades right now. I ordered all of them from Sephora they sold out almost instantly but finally restocked. You can also find these at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges.

3B Rosewood Blush below 

YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm 3B

The Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm is a soft buttery balm in a twist up format. Candy Glow is more pigmented and more buttery feeling than the Loveshine which has more slip to it. The new Candy Glow isn’t as thick in texture as the Candy Glaze. For softness level they’re soft but not as soft as the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Balms, but with the hot summer months coming I do wonder how they’ll hold up in my bag if I’m out and about with the summer heat.

Candy Glow Balms have the same sweet signature YSL lip balm scent like the Candy Glaze and original Rouge Volupte Shines (sweet and fruity). Pigment is sheer medium but noticeable on my pigmented lips. I really love these! You can see them all in action here.

Below all shades, also wearing Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 6.5, Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Shade 3, Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Pink, Natasha Denona My Dream Palette.

  • 1B Pink Sunrise is a color shifting shade which will transform into a pink flush
  • 44B Nude Lavalliere is a nude pink and it’s the best variation of all the 44B colors because it has more warmth to it making it more wearable on my complexion (see the others here)
  • 3B Rosewood Blush is a warm rose pink (I think this is my favorite)
  • 5B Nude Crush is a brownish rose
  • 6B Brown Nude is a sheer neutral brown
  • 7B Nude Pleasure is a warm brown

YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm review via The Beauty Lookbook Blog

YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm swatches via The Beauty Lookbook Blog

YSL Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm lip swatches via The Beauty Lookbook Blog

Application in action:


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Overall love. I do like these Candy Glow Balms a lot better than the Loveshine because the lasting power is better. Since there isn’t quite as much slip they grip the lip much better and don’t feel like they’re sliding off. I still really like the Candy Glaze formula and colors but they can feel a little thick, especially in the hot summer months. This newer one is more comfortable on the lips.

A few of you asked how these compare to the Dior Addict Lip Glow and I would say the Dior formula is similar for color/pigment but the texture feels a little more waxy on the lips.

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Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and all YSL Beauty retailers.

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YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Sticks

April 14, 2024

YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Sticks

YSL Beauty revamped their cult classic Rouge Volupte Shine into a new formula called the Loveshine Oil Lipsticks ($45 each). It seems they’ve kept a lot the same with the formula. They’ve revamped with new packaging and new ingredients including Fig Pulp for sensitive lips.

I hauled quite a few of the shades as I loved the original and was very curious about these new ones. Their marketing and rebranding is genius! Most of the shades look like they are new, but they’ve kept a couple of the originals including 44 Nude Lavalliere and 150 Nude Lingerie.

The Loveshine formula is quite sheer with a glossy balm-like finish to them. Lasting power for colors isn’t really going to be long unless you layer on top of a long-wear lip liner but the hydration does seem to linger long for soft supple lips.

Overall these new Loveshine lipsticks perform the same as the Rouge Volupte Shine to me. The pigment of the newer formula seems to be sheerer than the originals with a lot of the lighter neutrals pulling very similar on my lips. I found that I really loved the darker brighter shades I had ordered and if I were to do my haul over I would have picked all the brighter colors instead.

I wasn’t able to get photographs edited and posted on the lips here because of time, but I wanted to get swatches and a review up before the Sephora sale ended for those who have been asking. I did post a try-on reel here which I’ll also link below.


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What I’m wearing:

YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Stick swatches

Onto the shades I picked:

  • 201 Rosewood Blush is a sheer rose pink (looks warmer in tube, but cool on my lips)
  • 202 Peachy Glow is a taupe rose nude (also pulls cool on my lips)
  • 203 Blushed Mallow is a cool mauve
  • 204 Melted Honey is a sheer pale beige
  • 205 Nude Self is a berry rose
  • 207 Scenic Brown is a berry brownish shade
  • 209 Pink Desire is a pretty warm brighter pink
  • 44 Nude Lavalliere is a cool-toned pale pink
  • 150 Nude Lingerie is a warm peachy pink

YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Sticks

YSL Loveshine Lip Oil Stick swatches

Quick note that my arm is ultra fair right now which makes everything look warmer than they do on my face. I’ve had some interesting conversations with some of you about skin tone and tans – and a number of you are my skin twins with winter skin tone vs summer skin tone. A lot of colors (foundations included) are straight up orangey on me now. With most of my foundations I have to do a bit of mixing with the elf Halo Glow Filter or Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filters in lighter shades. I also have to do a LOT of blending into my neck area. I haven’t been this fair in skin tone since I left San Diego, but since I tan easily I suspect I will be back to my most-of-the-year-round color very soon.

Feedback from some of you about these new Loveshines is mixed. There are a lot of you who are COMPLETELY obsessed with this sheer effortless swipe and go kind of vibe. I love it too, but a part of me wishes the pigment were maybe 10% to 15% more intense. I think the undertones and colors are SO beautiful but I wish they showed up better on my lips. Then there are a handful of you who have messaged me that you bought some and returned them because they were so sheer they did not show up on you.

I love what I hauled, although I might have skipped a couple of the shades due to similarities in my selections. I can think of an occasion to wear every shades I picked up. I would say my top three: 209 Pink Desire, 150 Nude Lingerie and 205 Nude Self.

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YSL Beauty Haul – New Bronzers, Shadows + Lipsticks

March 29, 2024

YSL Beauty Haul, new All Hours Hyper Bronze, Hyper Finish Powder, Couture Eyeshadows

I’ve been hauling lots of newness from YSL Beauty as they’ve revamped quite a few products for the face and added new shades of lipsticks to their lineup. I hauled a few of their eyeshadow palettes a while ago and finally put them to the test. There’s a lot that I’ve shared tutorials for on my Instagram Reels. If you haven’t seen them I’ll link them below.

Some of the items are exclusive to certain retailers so you may have to shop at different places for all of these. I’ll share all my thoughts, hits and misses below.

All Hours Hyper Bronze

YSL All Hours Hyper Bronze 02 and 03

The All Hours Hyper Bronze Powder ($65) has launched exclusively at Nordstrom in the US. They’re also available in the UK at Selfridges. There are 5 shades total and according to their shade reference chart I ordered Shade 02 and 03. This is a long-wear blurring powder with a satiny finish. There is a very subtle shimmer to it that I only notice on arm swatches. On my face it looks more matte.

Right now Shade 02 looks better on my skin as it’s more neutral in undertone but it’s pretty close to my skin tone so it’s barely there. Shade 03 shows up better with more contrast but the undertone is very yellow/gold which almost looks muddy.

YSL All Hours Hyper Bronze 02

YSL All Hours Hyper Bronze 03

I do like the soft blurred effect. Pigment is medium and very easy to blend for a natural blurred bronze look. These are packaged in a very thick sturdy mirrored compact with chevron pattern and gold logo.

I give the formula a solid A but I’m not 100% sold on the colors. Bronzers can be tricky depending on your skin tone and undertone. Since I’m not my usual tan yet, I like the undertone of 02 and wish 03 had the same undertone.

For skintone reference, I’m wearing Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6 + 6.5 mixed with the All Hours Hyper Finish Powder in 03. Swatch comparisons below to a few others like the Gucci Bronzers, Dior Natural Bronzer, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Matte Bronzer, Sisley and Westman Atelier.

Bronzer swatches YSL, Gucci, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior and Westman Atelier

All Hours Hyper Finish Powder

As a huge fan of the YSL base products like the Touche Eclat Concealer I had high hopes for the All Hours Hyper Finish Setting Powder ($65, also exclusive to Nordstrom right now) and ordered Shade 03. This is a great blurring powder with a soft matte finish. Shade 03 is just the slightest bit too dark as it oxidizes very slightly but it’s still a very good match.

YSL All Hours Hyper Powder Shade 03

It blurs, smooths, sets. This also comes with a compartment underneath with a sponge. It has a beautiful finish with longwear. It is fragranced with a fresh kind of scent. I like it but it’s not the best one out there. I still prefer the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish or Sisley Blur Expert Powder for a pressed blurring powder. The NARS Light Reflecting Powder is also better in my opinion.

Couture Mini Clutch Eyeshadows

YSL Couture Mini Clutch Eyeshadows

The Couture Mini Clutch Eyeshadows ($68 each at Nordstrom and Sephora) have been on my radar for quite some time. They seemed incredibly expensive for a 4-pan palette although the textures felt really silky and smooth to the touch in testers. I picked up 2 shades and was sent 1 in PR. I like 200 Gueliz Dream the best out of the ones I tried.

After playing with these I have mixed thoughts. The mattes are BEAUTIFUL in texture and pigment. I think the silky smooth finish is really pleasant to apply and they blend and layer really well. The sparkle glitters are absolutely stunning but they have such a lightweight texture without any substance. If I apply them onto a creamier base by themselves they adhere well. As a topper on top of the mattes the glitter just doesn’t have as much impact and they feel like they are going to fall straight to my cheeks. They actually do have decent lasting power and the fallout is minimal. For a sparkle topper Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath and Too Faced Natural Nudes palettes are much better in quality, wearability and color payoff. I also think these are a better buy – they’re a lot more versatile.

YSL Couture Mini Clutch Eyeshadows swatches

Colors are beautiful. Quality is good. I just don’t really love the sparkles in these.

New Shades Rouge Pur Couture + The Bold High Pigment

YSL added yet more shades of the Rouge Pur Couture ($48) and The Bold High Pigment ($48). All the new shades are neutrals.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture and The Bold High Pigment new shades

This time they added their best selling 44 Nude Lavalliere in both formulas. I shared a video wearing all 4 formulas of 44 Nude Lavalliere (I’ll link below). It includes their original Rouge Volupte Shine (now discontinued), new Loveshine and both high pigment versions.


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For the newer shades of lipstick they added neutrals. Rouge Pur Couture 14 is a lighter pink nude (washes me out completely), N15 is a chestnut brown, N44 is a very cool-toned blue baby pink. The Bold High Pigment 16 is my perfect neutral pink brown, 17 is a cool rose, 44 is a cool-toned pale pink.

Here are swatches of the new Rouge Pur Couture + The Bold High Pigment compared to the other shades I have in both formulas.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture and The Bold High Pigment new shades swatches

New shades on me:

YSL Rouge Pur Couture and The Bold High Pigment new shades swatches

Out of all the neutrals I love The Bold High Pigment 16 and Rouge Pur Couture 15. If I had been able to try the others in person I would have passed as they’re a bit too cool-toned for my complexion but I know a lot of you struggle to find cooler-toned neutrals so these might be perfect for you!

Formula wise the Rouge Pur Couture is creamier and smoother while The Bold High Pigment is thicker and has longer wear time. I just checked the prices and I have to say I’m shocked at all the price increases these days. The last time I bought these they were $45 which is still steep. They’re now $48 which to me gives me a bit of sticker shock.

If you have any of the lipsticks or eyeshadows on your radar Nordstrom is offering 15% off a lot of their beauty products right now (limited-time price matching sale) and the Sephora Savings Event is just around the corner starting April 5 if you’re a Rouge Beauty Insider.

Overall some great new products I had fun testing out. Not all must-haves for me but still definitely very good in terms of quality and color-payoff.

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

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture + Bold High Pigment Lipstick Haul

November 6, 2023

YSL Rouge Pur Couture and The Bold High Pigment Lipstick Review

Today’s the last day of the Sephora Savings Event! If you had anything on your wishlist today is the last day to save for Beauty Insiders! Use code TIMETOSAVE to take advantage of the 10% to 20% savings depending on your tier.

I hauled some of the new lipsticks from YSL Beauty and think the formulas are among the best they’ve launched. I picked out some of the new Rouge Pur Couture Caring Satin Lipstick ($45 each) and a few of The Bold High Pigment Lipsticks ($45 each, not new but there are new shades).

Rouge Pur Couture

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Review

above left to right: N1, N3, N5, N8 and N12

The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Caring Satin Lipstick is one of the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried. They are scented like the fruity lipsticks from YSL but it’s not quite as strong. I posted an Instagram Reel last week with a try-on haul of this formula and you girls seem to LOVE these tones! To me they are like a more pigmented less glossy version of the Rouge Volupte Shines. The new Rouge Pur Couture is creamy, smooth and opaque.

Based on the online swatches and stock photos, these look very different on me compared to what I see swatched online. N8 and N12 pull a lot warmer on me. Out of all of these I like N3 and N5 the best.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick swatches

Also please keep in mind these may look very different on you if you’re cool or warm, lighter or darker. Neutrals are tricky with undertone and lip tone. I have a neutral golden undertone with pigmented lips.

N1 is a neutral beige nude
N3 is a pinky peach beige
N5 is a light cool pink
N8 is a warmer pink
N12 is a nude with slight mauve tones

Swatches on the lips, also wearing:

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick N1

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick N3

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick N5

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick N8

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick N12

A lot of you wanted swatch comparisons to the Rouge Volupte Shine so I pulled what I still have to swatch for you below. Some of them have been discontinued and I don’t remember the shade names but I have listed the numbers. Also added a couple of the Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick.

Swatch comparisons:

YSL neutral lipstick swatch comparisons

The Bold High Pigment Lipsticks

YSL The Bold High Pigment Lipstick Shades 12, 13 and 1968

I picked up a few of The Bold High Pigment Lipsticks and really love the formula. It’s a satin almost matte finish (not quite matte). Super opaque and full coverage. Shades are indeed bold and more on the dramatic side. 12 Nu Incongru looks like a soft pink online but it’s a bold cool pink and I kinda love it. 13 Nude Era is a neutral-cool tone beige nude and kinda makes me look like a corpse but if I added darker liner I think I could make it work. 1968 is described as a nude pink but it’s really more of a warm pink almost reddish.

I swatched 2 of them on the lips below.

YSL The Bold High Pigment Lipstick Shades 12 and 13

Overall lots to love. If you like neutrals I think you’ll like some of the Rouge Pur Couture shades. They do have a slip to the texture and shiny finish so the lasting power isn’t going to be as long as The Bold High Pigment. Rouge Pur Couture does last longer than the Rouge Volupte Shines though.

I did a Sephora haul online and in store! I received most of the items (one package is still in transit) and while I won’t have time to test or review them before the sale is over, I’ll share them below. Some of the items have sold out or are only available in store but if you missed out not to worry – I think there will be plenty of great holiday sales coming up soon!

Sephora Sale Haul Picks Huda Beauty, Merit, La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury

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I’m pretty excited to try the new Huda beauty picks and the Urban Decay moondust shadows! Did you splurge on anything exciting during the Sephora sale? What did you pick out?

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I bought the lipsticks at Sephora. Also available at YSL Beauty, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick (new shades)

July 17, 2023

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick Review

YSL launched new shades of the Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick ($39 each) and they are stunning! I tried this formula when it originally launched in Shade 02 for a pretty clear juicy shine but the other shades never really stood out to me. There are new colors in Shades 13, 14 and 15 and they do not disappoint! I ordered a few other shades too and love every single one.

The formula of the YSL Candy Glaze is a jelly-like lipstick lip gloss. They have a twist click top and recommend six clicks for one application. They are on the soft side for the formula. Not as soft as the Makeup by Mario MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serums though.

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick Review

Pigment and color payoff is pretty impressive for a glossy lip stick (although 02 Sweet Pink is pretty much clear on me). They have a slightly thick almost jelly like texture so the lasting power is very good for a glossy lip. They are sweetly scented with a candy mango like scent. They feel very comfortable on the lips and have less slip than the Rouge Volupte Shines which I still love, but I actually like the Candy Glaze formula better. Shades I hauled:

  • 02 Sweet Pink is a clear milky pink
  • 04 Nude Pleasure is a caramel peach brown
  • 05 Pink Satisfaction is a deep rose pink
  • 13 Flashing Rosé is a healthy medium rose pink
  • 14 Scenic Brown is a 90s neutral brown glaze
  • 15 Showcasing Nude is a perfect nude pink

Two sets of swatches to show the color and shine

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick swatches

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick swatches

Swatches of each shade below, also wearing:

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 02 Sweet Pink

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 04 Nude Pleasure

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 05 Pink Satisfaction

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 13 Flashing Rose

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 14 Scenic Brown

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick 15 Showcasing Nude

Shade 13 Flashing Rose is my favorite that I’ve been wearing on repeat. It’s also the one many of you keep asking about from my Instagram stories!

YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick Review

A few of you asked if I had any issues with the product melting and I can’t say that I have yet. The heat is so extreme here we are outdoors for a very limited time (ie walking from the car to a restaurant or store). I have the lipstick in my purse but we are usually only outdoors for a short time or under a shaded patio with fans blasting. Evenings outdoors are more tolerable and I haven’t had any melting issues. YMMV depending on how hot it is where you are.

You can see them in action here too!


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Bottom line perfect. The new shades seem to be only available at Sephora and YSL Beauty so far. Other shades can be found at all other retailers like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s.

Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

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P.S. If you’ve been looking for the Couture Mini Clutch Eyeshadows they just launched at Bloomingdale’s. I’m not sure if I will be purchasing any, currently debating whether to buy these new ones or the Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quads.


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New Shades of YSL Rouge Volupte Shines for Spring

April 2, 2021

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine New Shades

The YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm is one of my favorite lip formulas of all time and I am beyond thrilled they added more colors, available at Sephora. There are eight new shades in their Burning Chilis collection and I hauled a handful immediately. I have a closer look at six of them along with a roundup of a few other YSL Beauty staples I have in rotation right now.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks

Touche Eclat

YSL Touche Eclat Favorites

YSL has some of the most elegant complexion products and concealers to create a beautiful glow. The items in their Touche Eclat lineup are my favorites. I love the Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation for a fresh natural glow with good lasting power. I use the shade B40 Sand (neutral undertone) and like that it also has SPF in it. It makes the skin look fresh and dewy.

For concealer the Touche Eclat All Over Brightening Concealer Pen is a classic I think everyone should try. I love this under the eyes to brighten dark circles or tired looking eyes. A little goes a long way in the click-brush applicator. It’s 100% worth the splurge. I use Shade 3 Luminous Peach or 4.5 Luminous Sand. It’s easy to blend with fingers or a sponge and does not crease.

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer

YSL Touche Eclat Glow Tint B40 and Concealer Shade 3 and 4.5

I also adore the All Over Glow Powder. It comes in one versatile shade and for my skintone I can use it as a blurring finishing powder with a hint of glow.

New Rouge Volupte Shine

New YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks

For the new shades of Rouge Volupte Shine there is a good mix of neutrals and modern bolds. The formula melts into the lips flawlessly with a lightweight veil of hydration. Color is sheer-medium but buildable with the prettiest shine. They make the lips glow! You can create a day or night look with the colors:

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Day Look or Night Look

New YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks

New YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks

Colors I hauled:

  • 121 Beige Satin is a medium brown beige
  • 122 Burnt Zellige is a brown red
  • 123 Nude Transparent is a golden beige with a hint of shimmer
  • 124 Rose Loulou is a fresh rosy pink
  • 127 Rouge Studio is a bold pink red
  • 130 Burnt Suede is a pretty rosewood

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Swatches

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine New Shades Lip Swatches

New YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks

New YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks at Sephora

All the colors are beautiful it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love 123 and 124! You can find them available now at Sephora. I highly recommend picking up at least one new shade, or saving them to your wishlist for the upcoming Sephora Spring Savings Event coming soon!

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New Beauty Launches to Put On Your Radar

January 16, 2020

New Spring Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

I’m excited to share my first beauty haul of the year! I’ve been testing out some new products that recently launched at Nordstrom and I’ve partnered with them today to share my thoughts plus a new year beauty look. Nordstrom is truly one of my favorite places to shop for beauty – I’m constantly checking their New Arrivals page alongside their Gift With Purchase section. I hope you find today’s haul post helpful! Everything featured in this post are items I purchased myself.

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

One of the newest launches from Charlotte Tilbury is her Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette. There were several limited-edition quads over the holiday but I found them too warm for my complexion. Queen of Glow has a better mix of golds and champagnes for my complexion without the red tones. There are 3 shimmers and 1 matte. All the colors are ultra pigmented, smooth and long-lasting. I think it’s gorgeous!

Closer look wearing: NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi mixed, Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder Medium, NARS Blush in Tempted + Orgasm X Mixed, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown, Cle de Peau Liquid Eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Queen of Glow, Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss in In the Buff

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector

Charlotte Tilbury Color Corrector Medium

I also ordered her Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium which isn’t new, but new to me. It has a brightening peachy look to it and it’s super opaque. I found it a good color for my medium olive tone skin – a tiny little dab on the fingers patted under the eyes conceals any darkness and it blends without caking. Do note that a little goes a very long way so you don’t need a lot. I use this instead of concealer on days I need extra coverage or brightening. It’s very peach in color – it doesn’t match the skin. The colors are designed to counter darkness and pigment in the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color Corrector in Medium

New NARS Blushes

New Nars Blush Orgasm X and Tempted

above left: Orgasm X, right: Tempted

There are some new blushes from NARS this season. I wanted to order all of them but limited myself to 2 colors in Orgasm X and Tempted. Orgasm X is a deeper brighter version of Orgasm and has that peachy gold shimmer to it. It’s quite opaque but easy to blend. Tempted is a pretty soft nude shimmer, on my medium olive skin it looks like a neutral highlighter with a bit of depth. It makes my skin glow! If you’re fair and are looking for a good nude blush to wear, I highly recommend looking into this one!

NARS Orgasm X, Orgasm and Tempted Blush swatches

Wearing Tempted + Orgasm X mixed together

NARS Blush Orgasm X + Tempted

New from Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss

For the lips I picked up some of the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses in In the Buff (soft nude pink, one I’m wearing in this post), New Romantic (soft mauve) and Wild Card (bright coral peach). They’re sheer so the color is subtle. They feel wonderfully smooth with a cushiony feel and glide on the lips nicely. I find them hydrating but not heavy.

YSL lip love

YSL Rouge Volupte Rock n Shine

YSL also launched a new formula called Rouge Volupte Rock N Shine and as a huge fan of the original Rouge Volutpe Shines I knew I had to try some of the new ones. These have a silvery shimmer in the center in the shape of a star. The shimmer is visible and noticeable making the overall color look a bit lighter and more shimmery than what you see in the tube. 1 Nude Solo is a pale nude pink, 3 Pink Flow is a soft baby pink, 10 Pink Bass is a deeper rose pink. They’re glossy with a high shine finish. Pigment is sheer-medium.

NARS Tinted Glow Boosters

NARS Tinted Glow Booster vs Ginger Concealer and Vanuatu Foundation

Last but not least is my first look at the NARS Tinted Glow Boosters. There are four shades total and I picked up the two middle shades in Simos (medium) and Tangsi (medium-dark). My foundation match in their Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is usually Vanuatu, but I’ve lost my tan this season and wear Punjab. My best concealer match is still the Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. The Tinted Glow Boosters sheer glowy skin-toned bases with a very slight shimmer to them. The shimmer is very subtle and almost disappears on the skin.

I’m the closest match to Simos right now, but I tan very easily and to add a bit more color I’ll mix in a few pumps of Tangsi to blend all over.

Below left, one pump of Simos (top) and one pump of Tangsi (bottom)
Below right on the face, Simos

NARS Tinted Glow Booster in Simos + Tangsi

You can use these a number of ways but I like it best mixing Simos and Tangsi together then applying with a beautyblender all over like you would a sheer foundation. It offers minimal coverage and glow, almost like a tinted moisturizer without the moisturizer aspect.

I have mixed in equal pumps of the Tinted Glow Booster with foundation like the Armani Luminous Silk (I wear 6.5) or NARS Natural Radiant Foundation to give it a more translucent look. I have some swatches below to a few other shades. It’s thicker in texture than the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, it’s not nearly as luminous or opaque as the Hollywood Flawless Filter.

NARS Tinted Glow Booster swatches Simos and Tangsi

Nordstrom Beauty Haul Picks via The Beauty Look Book

I hope you enjoyed this haul post with some of thoughts and swatches! Have you tried any of these new launches yet? What did you think?

You can find all my haul picks now online at Nordstrom.


Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.