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Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks

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Laura Geller Beauty was kind enough to send me a cute box of some of their new Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks to review. I love how moisturizing they are! The texture on the actual lippies give it a luxurious feel, and the colors are pigmented!

Description: Tempt your senses with our first-ever baked and sculpted lipstick. The artisan-baked pigments and rich moisturizers, saturate lips with creamy, vibrant colors that feels weightless. A curved bullet shape allows for a single-swipe application providing long-lasting, high-impact wear.

Process: This breakthrough formula starts as loose pigments that are baked with a complex of oils for 12 hours to create round, smooth color pigments. After baking, the pigments are mixed with moisturizing ingredients to create creamy color perfection.

Ingredients contains: Almond Oil, Apricot Butter & Sunflower oil

The cap is magnetic, which I thought was pretty cool, but a con is that it’s not a strong magnet, the slightest pick up just takes off the cap and the lipstick can fall, so just be careful and grab from the bottom. But the look of the packaging is very sleek and it’s a matte black with the Laura Geller Brand on it. The lipsticks stayed on me for about 4-5 hours.

The colors I received are:

Tribeca Tan, Bleeker St, Peach, Madison Ave. Pink, Mulberry St. Fift Ave. Ruby, and Broadway Plum

Other shades in the line (not pictured here):

Greenwich Street Berry, East Side Rouge, Soho Nude, Central Park Spice, Lexington Ave. Coral, Big Apple Red

These retail for $21 are available on Ulta.com, Ulta stores, and LauraGeller,com!

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New Silver Screen Collection from Lipstick Queen

LIPSTICK QUEEN SILVER SCREEN

Hot on the heels of Velvet Rope comes Silver Screen, the sexiest, sassiest lipstick to date from Lipstick Queen. Each shade derives its name from an iconic line in a classic movie.

Founder Poppy King explains “While Velvet Rope paid homage to Hollywood glamour with its rich velvet finish, Silver Screen pays homage to its sassiness. Its rich yet wet feel is inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen. If this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!”
The term ‘silver screen’ comes from the actual silver content embedded into the material that was used in the early days of the motion picture industry. The screens had a highly reflective surface that was extremely flattering to the women up there on the screen. The texture of the new Silver Screen lipsticks has been designed to have this exact same effect on each and every woman wearing it; enshrine her look with a flirty and sultry finish.

This glossy, wet-look effect is achieved with a high percentage of an innovative new active ingredient Pomegranate Sterols. This 100% natural active, derived from the pomegranate fruit, improves the barrier-function of the lips, keeping them soft and hydrated for longer, whilst also ensuring the intensely glossy look and feel of the lipstick. The formulation is further enhanced with anti-oxidant vitamin E, moisturizing plant oils, beeswax and skin-perfecting vitamin A, which ensure lips stay nourished and comfortable all day long. And just as with Velvet Rope, Silver Screen contains a high quality peppermint oil which releases its invigorating natural scent upon application.

The palate is a kaleidoscope of slinky siren shades ranging from a magnetic deep purple to sexy watermelon, to flirty nudes and a seductive wine. Each shade derives its name from an iconic line in a classic movie. Encased in the same stunning packaging as Velvet Rope but this time in silver, Silver Screen is an extraordinary object to own and it feels equally extraordinary to wear. Poppy says “Pulling this out of your handbag feels like pulling out a piece of the Manhattan skyline and the endless possibilities that come with it.”

COME UP – Chic, vibrant baby rose

MADE IT – Mouth-watering deep wine

PLAY IT – Exotically glamorous hot pink

SEE ME – Head-turning, playful peach

STELLA! – Show-stopping purple with a flash of shimmering turquoise

HAVE PARIS – Iconic pillar box red

YOU KID – Understated yet eye-catching nude

$50 each, available here: http://www.lipstickqueen.com/

Tarina Tarantino Haul & Swatches!

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Tarina Tarantino is leaving Sephora as rumor has it the line ends it’s contract with Sephora at the end of this year, so all her makeup is 40% OFF! She will be selling her makeup on her website http://www.tarinatarantino.com, so have no fear, as her line is not being discontinued, it just will not be available at Sephora.
I really wanted her Dollskin Blush Cheek Palette ($27 sale price), it’s sold out on the Sephora website so I was super happy I found one at my local Sephora store. It has four blushes: Feather, Parasol, Candy Cameo, and Carved Rose, comes with a mirror as well in the palette.
I then decided to give her conditioning lip sheen lipsticks a try ($15 sale price) and loved them so ended up getting more colors: Candy Jar, Floriculture, Watermelon Wow, Penny Arcade and Fuchsia Lining. I like that these are moisturizing and have the right amount of color, not too sheer and not too pigmented for a more softer, natural look. The texture of these are similar to the MAC Slimshines, just not as soft as the slimshines (where they are almost melting!). These are pretty solid.
Candy Jar– A light bubblegum pink (think a softer version of MAC’s Snob).
Floriculture– A beautiful dark plummy shade with red undertones. This is my favorite because it’s perfect for fall, and it’s wearable. Usually for me, a lot of dark purple/raspberry colors can look too much for daytime, but since this is a sheen, it’s perfect! It was hard for me to capture the true color of this shade because it’s super pretty in person, so the swatch below does it no justice. Temptalia’s swatch of this is spot on.
Watermelon Wow– This is a nice soft dusty rose color, it complements light skintones.
Penny Arcade– A nice soft peachy color, the swatch makes it look darker, but it’s a tinge lighter than shown.
Fuchsia Lining– A beautiful soft magenta pink.
I am in love with Urban Decay eyeliners, and heard that these were better, so I figured I’d try her Eye Dream Hyperliners too since they were only $9, I bought Ultraviolet and Puppeteer which remind me of UD’s “Rockstar” and “Bourbon”, although Ultraviolet is much more purple than Rockstar. In regards to wear, I have not worn these yet so I will update you gals with the longevity of these.
Her Eye Dream Hyperlight ($14 sale price) is one of her best sellers so I wanted to see what the hype was about and when I swatched it in the store I was impressed because it has a nice light pink salmon color and blends easily with the skin. This is used for under the eye or anywhere you want a little highlight. I am excited to try this because I have dark circles and I think this would be perfect at giving me a more bright-eyed, awake look.
Even though I bought the blush palette, I wanted the full-sized blush in “Parasol” because it’s such a pretty pink and coral color with a nice shimmer. I decided to also get “Neopolitan Lane” but I think this is too light for my skin because it hardly shows up on my face/skin and just disappears, so this one might be going back.
Lastly, I fell in love with the purples in the Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in “Fantastical” so added that to my basket too haha.
Favorite Picks: 
Blush: Parasol
Lips: Floriculture and Watermelon Wow
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