Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 09: Bijoux Royal Swatches

Viseart’s latest limited edition offering is the jewel toned Bijoux Royal Palette.* ($80) Inspired by the brilliance of majestic gemstones and the luster of velvets, each shade delivers an elegant reflective finish. The palette is now exclusively available at  Muse Beauty Pro.

Viseart Blush Palettes Photos and Swatches: Plum/Bronze, Rose/Coral, Orange/Violet & the Highlight and Sculpting Palette

Viseart’s latest release includes a new collection of swoon worthy blush palettes* along with a highlighting and sculpting palette* designed with essential hues scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deepest skin tones. The palettes are exclusively available at Muse Beauty Pro and retail for $80 each for 0.84 oz.

Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer: Altareva, Bengali, Rouge Louboutin Swatches and First Impressions

Christian Louboutin’s latest beauty creation draws inspiration from his long-standing love affair with lacquer.  Introducing Loubilaque ($85), a high coverage, highly pigmented lip lacquer that combines intense color and shine in a liquid formula.  There are eight shades available ranging from nudes to brights including the brand’s iconic Rouge Louboutin. I was very pleased with my purchase of the Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Lipsticks in the matte and silky stain formula, reviewed here, and picked up a total of three Loubilaque shades that I will be sharing with you today.  

Marc Jacobs Covert Sticks: Co(vert) Affairs, Bright Now, and Getting Warmer Swatches and Thoughts

One way to combat complexion concerns is the use of concealers or color correctors. Enter in Marc Jacobs Beauty Covert Sticks*, a set of three marbleized hues to treat, conceal, and target skin imperfections such as redness, dullness, and hyperpigmentation. 

June Beauty Favorites 2016

Alas, the end of June has arrived. I know this sounds so cliche, but this month really flew by quickly, maybe a little too quickly.  The arrival of summer to me means bronzed skin and a luminous, glowing complexion and my beauty favorites this month certainly reflects that. Here’s a round up of the products I really loved this month. 

BENEFIT COSMETICS ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color Review

Benefit Cosmetics recently got a huge makeover of their brow collection, boasting a total of 9 new or relaunched brow products.  During an exclusive one day pre-launch on Sephora’s website for VIB Rouge members, I picked up the KA Brow! Cream Gel Eyebrow Color in #3, Medium.

Viseart Minx Theory Palette Review and Swatches

I have been a fan of Viseart products since my first introduction to their line about a year ago. I have two of their 12 pan palettes in Neutral Matte and Dark Matte and these shadows do not disappoint. Effortlessly wearable, and exceptionally pigmented, I have found them to perform quite well. Upon visiting The Makeup Show last month in LA, I had the opportunity to swatch and play with the new Theory Palettes that recently launched and today I have the Viseart Theory Palette 02 in Minx to share with you. Kindly scroll below for more details. 

Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Lipsticks: Sorry Not Sorry, Hey Gurrl, Troublemaker: Review and Swatches

Although it is not yet officially Spring, Summer 2016 makeup releases are now surfacing. Too Faced will be launching their Summer 2016 collection on March 17th, which includes their highly anticipated Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette, the Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush and Sweethearts Bronzer along with a new waterproof version of their best selling Better than Sex mascara. In addition to these items, Too Faced recently launched their La Matte Color Drenched lipsticks; available in 10 shade selections, and picked up three of them to share with you today.

Generation Beauty LA 2016

Hello Everyone! Generation Beauty LA recently wrapped in late January. I am so glad that I was able attend this year. If you aren’t aware of #GenBeauty, it is a unique event that brings together the leading online beauty, fashion an lifestyle gurus for a weekend of meet and greets, networking and fun. In addition to that, you get the opportunity to receive goods from sponsored brands in a delightful confection of products ranging from makeup, skincare and hair care. I had such an amazing time and todays’s post will feature images for your viewing pleasure, so please enjoy.

Kaplan MD Double-Cleansing Kit

Recently, I switched up my night time skincare regimen to include the method of double cleansing, using products from Kaplan MD’s Double Cleansing Kit. What is Double cleansing? It is two step process and a way to thoroughly cleanse the skin.  By purifying the surface of the skin, it allows you to unclog pores and get rid of any residue left behind. When skin is properly cleansed and detoxified, it leaves a layer of fresh, young skin cells that is ready to absorb the nutrients from moisturizers and serums that follow. I have been putting the items to the test for the past few weeks now and I have some thoughts and first impressions to share with you today. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits: That Glow and That Gleam, Swatches and Review

Achieving the perfect glow is still very much on trend in 2016 as much as it was in 2015. One exciting new release from Anastasia Beverly Hills is her new line of Glow Kits.  These two highlighting palettes come in two variations. That Gleam is aimed for consumers with more cooler skin tones while ‘That Glow’ is more suitable for warmer skin tones. Each palette contains four sizable highlighters that can be used in a myriad number of ways to achieve the ‘perfect glow.’

Chanel Perles Et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder: Photos and Swatches

Yet another gorgeous illuminating powder from Chanel has been released and this time its embossed design resembles stands of pearls. Today’s post will feature images and swatches of this gloriously beautiful limited edition confection, along with swatches. Scroll below of more images and details. 

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder: Glowing Nude and Glowing Pink: Swatches and Review

The Dior Spring 2016 collection was recently released and though I tried to resist, my efforts were futile. The collection, which features a floral motif is absolutely gorgeous.  Though I wanted it all, I only picked up two items: The Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Glowing Pink and Glowing Nude. I must admit that I have been on a bit of a highlighting craze. The development of these powders were inspired from the technique of strobing and features extremely fine illuminating pigments that offer an all over radiance. Each compact has a silver quilted design that opens to a mirror inside. It also includes a mini kabuki brush for application. 

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks: 714, Spiderweb, Rock Steady, Review & Swatches

Gwen Stefani knows how to rock a bold lip and a line up of eight, yes, eight new shades from the UDx Gwen collaboration recently released online and will hit stores very soon. The shades come in varying finishes, from sheer, to cream to matte. Continuing with my picks from the UDx Gwen collection, today’s post will feature my picks and and review of the lip colors I selected, complete with lip swatches. 

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation and Ultra HD Concealer Review

Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD line represents a new generation of high definition formulations which was developed according to the latest technologies in the film and TV industry. Ultra HD is supposed to be completely invisible under the 4k lens, giving a second skin appearance. I was a fan of the original HD foundation, and I’ve had the Ultra HD version in my foundation rotation for several months now.