Try the $15 NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set for Everyday Pinks and Peaches

Published in: Daily Photo

NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set (2)

Oui, ma cherie, I could spend all day looking at the NYX 5-Piece La Fleur Lip Gloss Set.

These pinks and peaches are the exact same versions of those shades that I always like to have with me in purse. They’re my perfect everyday colors.

This $15 kit is like a slightly understated, more neutral version of NYX’s The Legends Lip Set, and the two kits have a few things in common. The La Fleur lipglosses also have that same Sour Patch candy taste and scent (The sweet part, like how they taste at first. Not the sour part.) that lasts about two hours on me, and they also apply pretty sheer.

Only thing is…I can’t easily tell them apart on my pigmented pout, so I’ll use them more for layering to tone down bright pink, peach and coral lip products than as standalone glosses.

The $15 La Fleur Lip Gloss set is available now online and wherever NYX is sold.

NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set (3)

From the left: Cashmere, Fair Lady, Natural Beauty, Tickle Me Pink and Made You Blush

NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set (4)

NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set (5)

NYX La Fleur Lip Gloss Set (6)

From the left: Cashmere, Fair Lady, Natural Beauty, Tickle Me Pink and Made You Blush

Looking for a Polished Party Quad? Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien Fits the Bill

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Fact: Chanel’s new Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien ($61) will not be tardy for the party.

No way. She’ll be right on time.

This quad dazzles with shimmering greens — one of which, the metallic light greenish platinum on the left, is the star of the show for me — and a quiet dash of pink.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

The greenish platinum sparkles like the desert sky at midnight during a new moon, yet amazingly, it isn’t obnoxious. For a party ready look in mere seconds, I like to use my finger to apply it to the center of my lids.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

Tissé Vénitien is one of the new Chanel tweed-inspired quads with the baked formula.

Like the others, it’s supposed to cover all the bases for an eye look from start to finish, but with that, I have to disagree. I feel like you also need at least one matte up in the mix to contour with, and also to contrast with all of the shimmer here; otherwise, it’s sparkle overload.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vénitien

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Experience Unknown Pleasures (Like Whiter Teeth) When You Wear the New Fall/Winter 2014 Lip Tars From Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Published in: Collections, Lips, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Product Reviews

OCC Lip Tar in Vain

OCC Lip Tar in Vain ($18)

Through some weird illusionary makeup magic/trick of light, blue lip products are supposed to make your teeth look whiter, but I dunno… Do my teeth look whiter in these pics? I’m wearing OCC’s new Lip Tar in Vain.

I seriously cannot tell; all I see are those blue lips.

They’re just so…blue.

OCC Lip Tar in Vain

Wait — I can’t tell. Can you see my teeth in this pic?? :)

OCC explores the boundaries between light and shadow in their fall/winter 2014 Unknown Pleasures collection. Vain is one of the six new $18 Lip Tars in the release.

OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection Lip Tars f rom the left: Covet, Lament, Manhunger, Technopagan, Vain and Pagan

OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection Lip Tars from the left in Covet, Lament, Manhunter, Technopagan, Vain and Pagan

Most of the time when liquid lipsticks dry down, they form an impermeable film on my lips, which is usually long-wearing (yay!), but also very drying (boo!).

Unlike run-of-the-mill liquid lipsticks, which tend to bleed my lips of every milliliter of moisture like Edward Cullen on a bender, the Lip Tars stay wet from start to finish, so they don’t form a drying film.

But the wet texture also leads these to scoot beyond my natural lip line, so it helps to be mindful of rubbing your lips together, especially with the darker shades.

OCC Lip Tar in Covet

Lip Tar in Covet

OCC Lip Tar in Lament

Lip Tar in Lament

OCC Lip Tar in Technopagan

Lip Tar in Technopagan

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 331

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for July 28, 2014

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll: July 28, 2014

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. What’s one thing about yourself that a lot of people don’t know?
    My favorite roller coaster is the Demon at Great America, and whenever we’d go, I’d ride it over and over and over, like, 10 times every trip.
  2. Have you ever been in a commercial, or know someone who’s been in a commercial?
    Nope.

    Oh, wait! — I change my answer. In elementary school, one of my classmates played a “hip skateboard kid” in a Sony Walkman commercial, I think, and all the kids thought he was so cool because he was on TV.

  3. Do you ever use those roll-on fragrance thing-a-ma-bobbers?
    Ya know, I pick one up on occasion from Sephora or Nordstrom because I think they’re really cute and convenient, but I never end up actually using them. They just sit in a drawer all sad and neglected…

    I guess I prefer my perfumes in regular ol’ bottles.

    And then when I go on trips, I usually bring those little fragrance samples you get for free at a counter, because they’re so tiny and don’t take up much room in my fragrance/lotion/miscellaneous beauty product Ziploc bag.

  4. Great things come from ____.
    …getting a good night’s sleep. LOL! Or, alternately, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
  5. Doughnuts or croissants?
    I feel that being forced to choose between the two constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

    But, if I were literally forced to choose, I’d choose doughnuts.

    More variety, ya know? Cake, glazed, jelly, chocolate…

    Mmm, doughnuts…

Le List

Your turn. :) Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!


1. What’s one thing about yourself that a lot of people don’t know?
2. Have you ever been in a commercial, or know someone who’s been in a commercial?
3. Do you ever use those roll-on fragrance thing-a-ma-bobbers?
4. Great things come from ____.
5. Doughnuts or croissants?

In productivity news (OK, not really), how do you feel about overthinking things — you know, where you’re thinking about something, like an important date on the calendar, or something you have to do for some reason, and you just keep thinking about it and thinking about it, and because you’re thinking about it so much, nothing ever really gets done?

Yeah, I do that sometimes…

Here’s an interesting article on the subject: How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind.

I like the “stop talking about it” idea. I can see that helping because, you know, the power of internal dialogues. Like, when I say that something is a problem for me, and I say it over and over and over, I think it sort of reinforces the problem.

Sometimes, it’s good to just change the convo, you know, even when it’s with yourself.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Have a wonderful week, babe. :) I hope it’s a good one for you.

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 306

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat for Cobalt Cop Claw Polish

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan #proplancatpartner. For information about my posting policy, please see my Disclaimer.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

When you hear the words, “international kitty supermodel,” who comes to mind?

Exactly. Tabs.

And for good reason, too. As the face of more than 650 kitty modeling campaigns since the mid 2000s, Tabs has been a dominant force in the kitty modeling business and a role model for millions of ambitious, good-looking cats.

Now, back from graduation with a kitty business degree under his belt, it’s time for his next big endeavor.

Cat Scratch Claw Polish — the largest product rollout of his career. Introducing a new line of feline friendly claw polishes in an assortment of professionally inspired shades.

Enjoy. :)

Tabs the Cat for Periwinkle Paws Claw Polish

Tabs the Cat for L'Artiste Claw Polish

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