Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Trio No. 02 Review and Swatches




Individual shades / Blended

Lightweight, multi-stripe powder offers a palette of effortless effects. Acts as a highlighter, sculpting powder, bronzer and blush — all with a sheer, natural finish and broad-spectrum sun protection.

I must admit when I first saw these on Chanel's website I got a little giddy.

I wanted both colors but I used self control and only bought one (for now) I chose no.2 because that one looked like it work better for my skin tone.

I may go back for no.1 once they hit stores, I just want to see it in person first.

The compact is the exact same ivory color that last year's released Les Beiges are in.

The color payoff is good , a little powdery though but very little!! I am pleased with the color I chose too. I think the lighter one will work only as a highlighter.

Like I mentioned previously , I will check it once it hits stores in early May.

Did any of you get one? Which color? I would love to know your thoughts.

XOXO,

Vicki 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons Summer Collection Nail Polish Review and Swatches



Pink Punch

Coral Heat

Ultra Violet ( sorry for the messy nail, it was very late)

Day Glow Teal

 I was looking forward to these particular nail polishes from Maybelline's new Bleached Neon collection.

I picked up only four colors , they were on bogo sale at my local  Rite-Aid.

Retail is $3.99

These have a creamy base.

Although most neon colors are a bit more challenging to work with , I am surprised these are too because they are not true neon colors.

I was a little disappointed that these apply very streaky and not smooth at all.

Ultra Violet applied the best in my opinion and I think that one is my favorite color of the bunch.

I don't own many color show nail polish and with these being a bit streaky , I probably wouldn't buy them again unless the color wowed me!

You can work with these but just not one coat and go.

XOXO,

Vicki 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dior My Lady Blush / Dior Cannage collection



I just wanted to give you all a sneak peek of the beautiful Dior My Lady Blushes also called Cannage blushes

I will have a full review coming up in the week.

Just a little teaser for now! 

How beautiful are these?

XOXO,

Vicki


Friday, April 25, 2014

Chanel Cream Blush 79 Cheeky / Le Blush Creme De Chanel Review and Swatches







I usually stay away from any brown toned blushes due to the fact that I have hyper pigmentation on my cheeks.

I seen this blush at the Chanel counter a few days ago and I swatched it and decided to pass on it because it is brown toned.

A few days later I had to run into Macy's to pick something up and again I seen the blush but I decided to try it on.

Totally love it.  Although it is brown it has a rosey undertone to it and is so pretty on.

I highly recommend you take a look in store to see if you like it.

XOXO,

Vicki


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Maybelline Bleached Neon Color Elixir Swatches


Luminous  Lilac, Glowing Garnet, Luxe Lilac, Radiant Raspberry 



Luminous  Lilac, Glowing Garnet, Luxe Lilac, Radiant Raspberry 


A few weeks back I found these at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

I expected these to be the same color as the tube because the original elixirs seem to be, however these are less bright than out of the tube.  

I do like 3 out of 4 the colors I purchased but I am not sure I will keep Luminous Lilac  because it doesn't show up that much on my lips and Luxe Lilac has much better pigmentation.

I found these at Rite Aid yesterday, so I guess they are making there way to most drug stores by now.

What do you think of the colors??

XOXO,

Vicki

Friday, April 18, 2014

M.A.C Playland Lipstick Swatches



Top- Sweet Experience , Playland / Bottom- Toying Around

Top-Happy-Go-Lucky, Head in the Clouds/ Bottom- Red Balloon

outside 
Head in the Clouds, Playland, Sweet Experience, Red Ballon, Happy-Go-Lucky,  Toying Around
outside in the shade


 Here are swatches of the lipsticks from the new M.A.C Playland collection , that was released April 17.

I love all the bright colors in the collection even Playland which is a yellow gold shimmer. It will be great for mixing.  

I got four colors from this collection. I skipped on Sweet Experience which a light pink and looks gorgeous in the tube but not on me with my olive skin.
 I also passed on Head in the Clouds because I got Playland and seriously that can make any matte red look the same color when you mix both colors.

Did you pick up anything from the collection?

XOXO,

Vicki 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sephora Favorites Meet Your Match









I thought this was a cute little set to get during Sephora's VIB sale.

I like the the three color schemes the set includes: orchid, nude and coral/pink.

What a great way to try new products and colors, and with summer coming that means travel for many of us.  These are great for that.

The only downer in my opinion is the size.  These are really small and some may think too small for the price.

Here is what you get:

- 0.27 oz Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun 
- 0.06 oz Lipsurgence™ Lip Tint in Elite 
- 0.17 oz Formula X Nail Color in Invincible 
- 0.03 oz Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child 
- 0.13 oz Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish 
- 0.05 oz Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit


Retail is $25.00.
My favorites are the Bite Beauty gloss and Nails Inc. nail polish.

Have you seen these in your store? 


XOXO,

Vicki

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in Bare Sand First Impressions and Swatches




before

after
 Like many of you Bare Mineral lovers,  I have been waiting for months for this to be released.

I pre ordered mine with QVC months ago and finally got it last week.

I was really worried about what color to get, so after checking the shade chart on QVC,  I chose bare sand and it is perfect for my skin tone :)

The consistency is kind of watery yet highly pigmented.

Here is what QVC says about it:

What is it: The Dawn of a New Foundation. A breakthrough, tone-correcting mineral foundation and skin care serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless, adjustable coverage; a natural finish; and the look and feel of beautiful bare skin while delivering a more noticeably brighter, youthful appearance. The New Perfecting Face Brush was designed specifically for use with bareSkin(TM) Foundation for the smoothest application.
Who is it for: Formulated for all skin types and complexions. Ideal for anyone looking for a tone-correcting foundation and skin care serum in one.
Why is it different: From the beginning, bareMinerals(R) has been on a crusade to provide women with alternatives to foundations rooted in a less-is-more philosophy. bareSkin Foundation was developed with that same philosophy in mind, to help deliver flawless coverage with a no-makeup look and feel.
This unique, lightweight, ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid delivers adjustable coverage and a flawless finish, while also providing skin care benefits. The mineral infusion is formulated with ingredients that help deliver a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance. And it's formulated without water, oil, silicone, parabens, or fragrance.
The new Perfecting Face Brush has a specially engineered reservoir that holds the fluid formula, while the longer, surrounding bristles smooth out the finish upon application.


I am very pleased with this so far. 

When shaking the bottle, it reminds me of the sound of a spray paint can. Totally random thought, I know.

Have any of you tried it yet?

I believe it is only available at QVC until next month.

UPDATE: I have been using this for over a month now and love it! It didn't break me out at all and it really gives nice coverage! I highly recommend this! 

XOXO,

Vicki


Saturday, April 12, 2014

L'Occitane Haul and Shopping with friends

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Here is the $3.00 Facebook special 

All this for $20 with a purchase

 A few weeks ago a few of us beauty bloggers from all different parts of the bay area got together for some lunch and shopping.

First stop was L'Occitane to redeem our $3.00 Facebook coupon we all had.  As you probably already know we all got a few more items to try out too.

I have used L'Occitane shea butter products since my kids were small, when we lived in the mid west for a few years and the cold weather was no good for their baby skin.  Shea butter was a life saver back then.

Now they have so different products in their line , luckily you can test most products in store. 

I picked up the shea butter ultra soft cream in rose scent ( which is odd because I am not a big fan of rose scented products) but the scent is very light.  Not gonna lie I love the hot pink tin it comes in too. 
I also picked up the new almond hand and foot cream combo they were having a special on.

I am loving all the products I got so far , especially the almond foot and leg cream it has peppermint and essential oils and gives a cooling effect once applied. 

XOXO,

Vicki


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dose of Colors Burning Love and Attitude Lipgloss Swatches






I purchased these two glosses last month at The Makeup Show L.A. on a whim.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how crazy pigmented these glosses are! LOVE!!

These have a light  airy formula and are not sticky but still give amazing color.

Wear time is about 3 to 4 hours on me personally. 

They do have a wide variety of colors so if you don't want to get such a bold lip color, you're in luck because they have nude shades as well.

You can buy these at Doseofcolors.com , trade shows and Naimies in Hollywood.

I highly recommend you take a look at these. Chances are you will love.

XOXO,

Vicki











Monday, April 7, 2014

BLOG SALE APRIL 2014

 PLEASE READ ALL INFO 

All items are as stated as is and listed if used or not 

*****SHIPPING $4.50 first item, additional items $1.75 / U.S. SHIPPING ONLY*****

PLEASE EMAIL ME  AT : MAKEUPBYLV@AOL.COM THE ITEMS YOU WANT PLUS YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL SO I CAN INVOICE YOU AND INCLUDE YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IN YOUR EMAIL

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, NO HOLDS.  ALL INVOICES MUST BE PAID WITHIN 12 HOURS OR IT GOES TO NEXT PERSON.


MY PRICES ARE LOW , NO NEGOTIATIONS!

THANKS FOR LOOKING!! 

TOO FACED SMOKEY EYES LEFT BRAND NEW FIRST EDITION $22.00 / RIGHT USED 1X $18.00

TOO FACED BOUDOIR EYES USED 2X $18.00

THE BALM SHADY LADY PALETTES VOLUME 1, 2, 3 NEVER USED $22.00 EACH OR $60.00 ALL 3

TOO FACED NATURAL FACE BNIB $23.00

TOO FACED SUMMER EYES USED 2X $18.00

SUGARPILL COLD CHEMISTRY BRAND NEW $20.00

ESTEE LAUDER VIOLET UNDERGROUND CYBER METALLIC USED 3X PENDING

TARTE MINI BLUSH TRIO SWATCHED 1X Treasured, Honored, Imagined with full size brush never used $25

STILA NATUAL EYES USED 1X $16.00

URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 USED 4 OR 5X $30.00
TARTE TRUE BLOOD PALETTE BNIB PENDING

TOO FACED NAKED EYE USED 2X $18.00

BARE MINERALS " THE PERFECT TEN" BNIB $35.00

BARE MINERALS " THE FINER THINGS" PALETTE NEVER USED  $20.00
Marvelous Moxie BNIB Spark Plug & Party Starter $9.00

LIP TARS OLD PACKAGING SWATCHED 1X DEMURE & STRUTTER $5.00 EACH

MATTE LIP TAR POOL BOY & ROLLERGIRL SWATCHED 1X $9.00

COACH POPPY BODY LOTION SEALED $16.00

SMASHBOX ALWAYS SHARP LINES BNIB RAVEN & ORCHID $10.00 EACH

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD PRESSED POWDER BNIB $9.00

SMASHBOX MINI PRIMER NEVER USED $4.00 & SMASHBOX HIGHLIGHTER USED 3X $12.00 ( color looks tan but comes out iridescent pink) 

POP LIPPIE HIPPIE PALETTE BRAND NEW $15.00 ( 20 shades 28.28g)

NYX NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE NEVER USED $13.00