Sneak Peek: Bare Escentuals BUXOM Full-Bodied Lip Gloss for August 2012


I’m starting to receive tons of information on all of the new fall releases for 2012, and some of them look really promising! I’ve had the chance to check out a few pieces coming our way from Bare Escentuals, like these new BUXOM Full-Bodied Lip Glosses.

Shades that will be available:

  • OMG — sparkling boysenberry
  • Va Va Voom — sparkling pomegranate
  • Mwah — shimmering lilac*
  • Yoo-Hoo — shimmering nude
  • Hey Baby — shimmering fuchsia*
  • Yow — blushing pink pearl*
  • Boo-Ya — iridescent coral*
  • Sha-Bang — iridescent plum pink*
  • Oh-La-La — baby pink
  • Hot Mama — scarlet

* not pictured

I’ve got your sneak peek at five of those ten shades that are on the way!

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Review & Swatches: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream Lipsticks


SHH! I have been madly in love with someone all weekend, and it’s not my husband. Well, I mean, I still love him! But my love for Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino has grown by leaps and bounds in a short time. I have finally, in the past few days, concluded that this man KNOWS his lipstick, ladies. Like—really, really knows his lipstick, and what I want in my own daily lippies. I can’t say that about many men. Can you?

I’ve been checking out the new Too Faced ‘Art of Sexy’ Collection for fall 2012, and let me tell you…you are in for a real treat once you pick up your first La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream. With 16 shades in an array of nudes, pinks, spices, and reds—you will find a color to make your own. My problem? I found THREE to make my own, and I’ve only tested HALF the collection. Oh, brother. Here’s a peek at eight of the 16 shades!

Naked Dolly, Naughty Nude, Spice Spice Baby, Sweet Maple

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Review & Swatches: Pieces From the bareMinerals Wanderlust Tropics Color Collection


Another summer, and no real ‘fun-in-the-sun’ vacation for Mr. Beauty Junkies and me in sight! So what I’m going to do instead, is continue to bring you some bright and sunny collections—even if I have some gorgeous new fall ones screaming my name for attention over here. I’ll try to mix it up a bit though, how does that sound?

This collection from bareMinerals gives me a little bit of a vacation-feel, the Wanderlust Tropics Collection. While this is a 6-piece color collection, I am missing two of the pieces. It’s because this is an editorial sample, so no worries! Yours from Sephora should be A-OKAY!

What’s included with a colorful paisley-printed travel bag:

  • Prime Time Primer Shadow in Coral Reef (gilded soft apricot-coral)
  • Wild Orchid Eyecolor (sparkling violet)
  • Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 6 PM (jeweled violet) NOT PICTURED
  • Faux Tan Matte All-Over Face Color (sun-kissed matte) NOT PICTURED
  • Tropical Radiance All-Over Face Color (soft luminous coral)
  • Double-Ended Natural Lipgloss in Papaya Smoothie (peach shimmer) & Pink Guava (sheer fuchsia)

Wanderlust Tropics Collection, Sephora Exclusive, Limited Edition, $49

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Review & Swatches: Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista, Sugarbomb, & Dallas


I’ve long had a love affair with Benefit’s many shades of their famous boxes of blush. Back in the day, I went through boxes of Dallas and Hoola, and I’m currently enjoying wearing Hervana and Bella Bamba! Benefit is banking on us feeling the same about their new Ultra Plush Lip Gloss formula, in shades that correspond with all of those gorgeous face colors. I’ve checked out three of the six that are officially launching next month, let’s take a closer look!

Shades:

  • Bella Bamba — sheer bright watermelon
  • Dandelion — soft pearly pink
  • CORALista — sheer coral
  • Hoola — shimmering golden nude
  • Dallas — dusty rose
  • Sugarbomb — shimmering pinky nude

(I should note, the glosses do not come with the matching blushes (but what a cute set those would make). They’re photographed together in this post for illustrative purposes.)

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Review & Swatches: bareMinerals Supernatural Collection


Warmer, sunnier days are ahead with the new bareMinerals Supernatural Collection, launching in July! By mixing up with some older bareMinerals favorites with a few newer pieces, you can create a warm, alluring look that’s easy to wear this season.

Ready 4.0 in The Happy Place, Awestruck Blush, Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dreamer and Free Spirit

The pieces:

  • Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 — The Rare Find, The Happy Place
  • Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner (not pictured) — 10 PM, 11 PM
  • Awestruck Blush
  • Pretty Amazing Lip Color — Savvy, Bravado
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss — Free Spirit, Dreamer

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Review & Swatches: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss


This post is long overdue, and for that, I’m so sorry! On the bright side—I’m bringing you my latest lipgloss obsession. The bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie glosses have taken over my lipcolor world in the past few weeks and I’ve been carrying around not one, but THREE Moxie glosses everywhere I go. See, I told you this was a serious obsession. Let’s see what’s making these rock my world so much.

Marvelous Moxie is available in an array of 10 high-shine shades that not only look great on the lips—but they hydrate and leave your kisser feeling pretty smooth.

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Review & Swatches: Pixi by Petra Bronze Bloom Trio in ‘Bronzette’ & Tinted Brilliance Balm in ‘Craving Coral’


Pixi may have intended for these two products to be spring releases, but I’m calling the Bronze Bloom Trio and Tinted Brilliance Balm officially HOT STUFF for summer!

Bronze Bloom Trio and Tinted Brilliance Balm

The Bronze Bloom Trio is available in one color combination, ‘Bronzette‘. This large compact features an enormous mirror, and plenty of product! Inside, you’ll find a duo of two very flattering blush shades (a luminous pink, and fresh golden peach), partnered up with a large pan of a neutral bronzer. This bronzer is fantastic! It has a subtle, glowing finish that doesn’t look glittery, and it truly is a very believable bronze—even for the fairest of lassies in the land.

The pigments themselves are high quality, and I find the texture of the product to be very buttery and smooth. Pixi touts that there’s Vitamin E in the formula, and I believe it—the blushes and bronzer feel like velvet and aren’t too powdery when I run a brush across them. This trio gives a nice flush to the skin with a believable bronze glow.

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Review & Swatches: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Unveiled & Stripped


Aside from a clear lip balm with SPF, you’ll find my own personal handbag loaded down with lip glosses! I have some that are more pigmented than others, some that shimmer, and some that really shine…but now I have one in there that really shines and shimmers! I’m currently coveting one of the new Mighty Shiny Lip Gels from the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Summer 2012 Collection, in the shade Unveiled. There are seven shades available, and I had a sneak peek at two of them…let’s check ‘em out!

Mighty Shiny Lip Gel applicator

The applicator is great; it’s hard plastic and has a slant that allows you to squeeze the product through. What I really like about it is that it’s almost impossible to remove too much product at once. You know how some tubes just keep on dispensing product, long after you’ve stopped squeezing? This one has almost like a vacuum function, where whatever is left in the chamber ends up going back inside the tube so it doesn’t ooze out or make a mess.

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