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Some of my picks for “The Best Spring and Summer Makeup Launches”

Whew! There has been so much good makeup lately.

I mean, I used to get more excited about moody fall colors, but this year the spring and summer collections have been incredible! Literally, every time I turn around, I’m seeing another gorgeous collection.

If your head has been spinning a little like mine, then I hope you’ll like my picks for some of the best spring/summer makeup launches. I’d also love to hear yours.

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My favorite new piece lately is probably the $52 Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette

I think I’ll start with lips, because I think a new lipstick or gloss is probably the easiest way to update your look.

Lips

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Some of my favorite new lippies from Tarte, Buxom, ColourPop and Lancome

First up, the Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint by Tarte, and I have the shade called Double Tap (here are swatches of the full range in this post).

I’m wearing cool-toned nude Double Tap in these pics, but I usually go for warmer-toned peaches and pinks. Thing is, this mauve is just so pretty and different from the rest of my stash. It’s opaque and not sticky at all.

Next, Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick, and I just mentioned the shade called Swinger in my roundup of my favorite liquid lipsticks, so I’ll be brief now: the color and formula are AMAZING. This one is perfect for summer.

Of course, I couldn’t talk about this season’s new launches without mentioning beautiful ColourPop Dohee.

Here’s a snap of me wearing it from my Spring Haul video.

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Wearing ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Dohee

And I can’t forget to add the Lancome Juicy Shakers to the list! I’ve been reaching for these sheer and shiny moisturizing glosses (Apri-Cute is shown here) constantly.

Here are pictures of me wearing Apri-Cute and pinky Berry Tale in this post.

Eyes

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So many sparkly eyeshadows!

One of my favorite collections this season was MAC Soft Serve. I think all of the Soft Serve Eyeshadows are awesome, but the ones I like best are peach Cushy Life and mint green Jealous Girl, both of which are easy to pop on for a soft wash of color and sparkle.

Along those same lines, I also reach for metallic yellow gold Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Beige Dore a lot, which I talk about in my May Favorites post. It’s also a breeze to use but a bit more dramatic than the MAC Soft Serve Eyeshadows.

ColourPop Wattles is also a fave. It’s a very subtle satin mauve/pink, and I’m wearing it in the picture below to softly define my eyes.

Wattles was part of ColourPop’s spring collection from a couple months ago (here are swatches of the rest of the collection in this post on my blog).

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Wearing ColourPop Wattles on my eyes, Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette on my face and Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap on my lips

My final summer eye makeup favorite is the Jouer Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette because Jouer totally nailed it with these colors! They’re so pigmented, smooth, and beautiful that I haven’t even brought myself to wear them yet!! 

I’m so glad I stalked their website to buy it a couple weeks ago because it’s sold out on Jouer’s site now. But it’s still available at Frends, and it’s supposed to also be coming to Nordstrom soon.

Face

Now here are my top picks for best spring/summer face products, and I hope you like them as much as I do.

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My favorite spring and summer face products from PUR Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Becca and Giorgio Armani

First things first, I have to include the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Palette because I LOVE it! — but it’s likely sold out right now. But if you’re curious, here’s a quick demo I did in this video.

From recent blushes, I’m head over heels in love with MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Base in Rich Coral.

I fell for it when I saw it on Jen in this post here and prompty went out and got it. It gives such a pretty, natural flush.

And you know I can’t forget Becca Luminous Blush!

This one is Camellia, but I’m a loving parent and won’t choose favorites amongst my children :-). You can see more swatches and pics in this post here.

As far as new spring/summer highlighters, my favorite is the PUR Cosmetics Sunkissed Glow Strobe/Highlight Palette.

Lots of brands have their own highlighting palettes, but this one’s cream-to-powder finish really stands out to me. Of course it’s easy to blend, but it also sort of dries to a powder finish, so it doesn’t feel too dewy or wet on my skin, and that’s a MUST for these warmer months.

If you’re looking for a new foundation, the best one I found this spring/summer is Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup. I’ve worn it in a ton of my blog posts and haven’t found another one that’s this super lightweight and glowy (here are swatches and a review in this post).

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Wearing some of the best new spring and summer makeup products I’ve found

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Alright, it’s your turn now! What have you L-O-V-E-D from this year’s spring and summer makeup launches?


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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Aren’t these Juicy Shakers cute?

I’ve been seeing lip treatment oils talked about on different beauty blogs a lot lately, and I’ve been curious about them…but for whatever reason, I just hadn’t gotten around to giving them a try.

Until now.

I wanted to try these Lancome Juicy Shakers ($21) for a couple of reasons. First, they’re super, SUPER cute. 

They’re seriously some of the cutest lip products I’ve ever seen.

Second, the bi-phase formula (the oil and pigment settle, so you shake these up to mix them together before using them).

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Is it just me, or do these look like mini cocktail shakers?

After you give these a quick shake, there’s an adorable little cushion applicator that you use to apply the color.

So…I really, really think these are cute. So damned cute! And they’re just perfect for the summertime, because you can get that super glossy look on your lips, but because they also contain the oil, they’re actually moisturizing.

I feel like a lot of glosses, even though they’re shiny, are actually not moisturizing at all. But these are nice because they’re moisturizing AND glossy yet aren’t thick or sticky. 

As you might guess, because of the oil, they do have a somewhat oily feel, but they’re not greasy or anything like that. They feel rather unlike other lip products I’ve tried.

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A closer look at the cushion applicator

The two colors I have here are Apri-Cute (a peach/apricot) and pinky Berry Tale. 

On my lips, Apri-Cute is pretty sheer; you don’t see a ton of pigment, but there’s a time and a place for that. And Berry Tale is a really glossy, pretty pink lip color.

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Wearing Lancome Juicy Shaker in Apri-Cute

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Wearing Lancome Juicy Shaker in Berry Tale

I think these are great for super low-key makeup days. When I’m just heading into work and don’t have much time to do a lot of makeup, I definitely reach for these Juicy Shakers, much as I reach for a lip balm, except that I choose these instead of a lip balm when I want more gloss.

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Lancome Juicy Shaker in Apri-Cute

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Lancome Juicy Shaker in Berry Tale

There’s something about these Juicy Shakers that I just really adore. I mean, I have a TON of makeup, so it’s not that often that I come across a product that I think is especially unique.

That’s not to say that I don’t fall in love with a new product like every other day (haha), BUT I think these are just so cute and fun to put on. To me, having fun is a big reason why I like makeup — it’s one of the few opportunities in my day to just play around! Whenever I see a product that puts a fun twist on a basic, I gotta give it a thumbs up.

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I have to admit that these Juicy Shakers are pretty unique

I will say, though, that they have a very fruity smell (just a heads up). They almost smell like children’s cough syrup or fruit snacks — you know, that artificially sweet fruity scent, which, because it does remind me of my childhood, and I’m always here for a bit of nostalgia, doesn’t bother me at all! But it is very noticeable, so I wanted to point that out to you guys.

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These are so cute!

In case you’re wondering, I’m wearing Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Deep (more details in this post) // MAC Soft Serve Shadow in So So Saucy (swatches and review in this post) // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Champagne Pop // Becca Luminous Blush in Tigerlily.

The Lancome Juicy Shakers are available now at Sephora for $21.

I’d love to hear if you guys have tried these or other lip oils. I’m new to this whole lip oil thing, so I’d love to hear your thoughts!


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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The Orange Beauty Edit http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/orange-beauty-edit-orange-makeup/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/orange-beauty-edit-orange-makeup/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=199473 I LUUURVE orange. To me it is such a mood- and energy-boosting color… It makes me think of a summer sunset on the beach, when the sun is an orange ball of fire and everything looks magically better in its warm light. Since orange-toned makeup is my favorite to wear at this time of the […]


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Orange Beauty Products

A few of my favorite orange beauty products

I LUUURVE orange.

To me it is such a mood- and energy-boosting color… It makes me think of a summer sunset on the beach, when the sun is an orange ball of fire and everything looks magically better in its warm light.

Since orange-toned makeup is my favorite to wear at this time of the year, today I thought I’d tell you about some of my favorite products in this fun, energetic hue, including a couple of non-makeup extras.

Let’s dive right in!

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Flame ($52)

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Flame

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Flame Swatch

Wearing the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Flame on my lips, the MADINA Prisma Blush in 03 on my cheeks, and the Essie Nail Polish in Fifth Avenue on my nails

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this lipstick. I don’t know if it’s because it’s called ‘Flame’ (apparently, I have a thing for makeup products whose names evoke fire or places in North Africa… – don’t ask), or because I got it last time I visited my favorite city in the world (AKA the City by the Bay), or because of its perfect point of red-orange that I like to wear no matter the season or time of the day… All I know is that I love it with my heart and soul, and if I had to keep only one lipstick out of my entire collection (oh gawd, the thought of giving up all my lipsticks but one is beyond horrifying… Why did I even go there?!), it would most likely be this one.

The Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Flame is the lipstick I chose to ring in my third decade on this planet, and it remained pretty much intact through an Italian-style BBQ, two desserts and numerous toasts.

Despite having a bomb staying power, it’s very comfortable on the lips and doesn’t dry them out…

Did I mention that I LOVE it?

Maybelline Color Sensational The Creamy Mattes in Craving Coral ($7.99)

Maybelline Color Sensational The Creamy Mattes Craving Coral

Maybelline Color Sensational The Creamy Mattes Craving Coral Swatch

Wearing the Maybelline Color Sensational The Creamy Mattes in Craving Coral on my lips, and the MADINA Prisma Blush in 03 on my cheeks

If the thought of giving Mr. Ford 52 pretty dollars makes you cringe, there obviously are plenty of budget-friendly, but still top quality, options.

One that pretty much everyone should have easy access to is the Maybelline Color Sensational The Creamy Mattes in Craving Coral. I love how this one has almost like a gel texture that glides beautifully on the lips.

It’s a texture that is quite thin, so the staying power is not the best you’ll ever come across, but it wears off evenly and is very easy to reapply straight from the bullet. On the bright side, it’s so comfortable on the lips that you’ll forget you’re even wearing it.

Lancôme Lip Lover in 336 Orange Manège ($24)

Lancôme Lip Lover 336 Orange Manège

Lancôme Lip Lover 336 Orange Manège Swatch

Despite the name, the Lancôme Lip Lover 336 in Orange Manège leans very coral

If you like a juicy pout, the Lancôme Lip Lover formula is one you shouldn’t miss. It’s pretty pigmented, moisturizing, and non-sticky, yet it lasts nicely on the lips.

Also, if you don’t like yellow-based oranges, I think Orange Manège will be a great option for you, since it has a lot of pink to it.

Diego Dalla Palma Lip Pencil in 87 Orange (£13.82)

Diego dalla Palma Lip Pencil 87 Orange

The Diego Dalla Palma Lip Pencil in 87 Orange (which you can see in action in my brand spotlight) is the perfect compromise between comfort and longevity. I like that it is hard enough to outline the lips with precision, but not so stiff that it hurts when I fill them in.

MADINA Prisma Blush in 03

MADINA Prisma Blush 03

I know most of you don’t have access to MADINA, but the Prisma Blush in 03 is so good that I just had to feature it once again (did you catch my previous post on the amazing brand that is MADINA Milano?).

It’s such a pigmented and vibrant shade of orange-coral that less is definitely more on my light complexion, but if applied right it gives me the most gorgeous luminous flush and makes me look all fresh and healthy.

Essie Nail Polish in Fifth Avenue ($8.59)

I don’t have any orange orange nail lacquers, but the red-orange Fifth Avenue from Essie happens to be my absolute favorite to wear in the warmer months.

I’ve already mentioned it among my spring beauty essentials, but I realized that I didn’t show you how it looks on the nails, so here it is…

Essie Nail Polish Fifth Avenue Swatches

OSKIA Renaissance Brightlight Intesive Pigmentation & Dark Spot Serum (£85)

OSKIA Renaissance Brightlight Intesive Pigmentation & Dark Spot Serum

If you’re looking for a product to fade any sun spots or post-blemish marks, I highly recommend trying the OSKIA Renaissance Brightlight serum, as I’ve been using it for a little over a month and have already noticed good results. It contains ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, arbutin, and fruit enzymes to specifically target pigmentation and dull skin. Plus, it’s orange! 😉

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($6.99)

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

This orange beauty edit wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge!

Before you ask, I’ve never used the original beautyblender ($20), so I don’t know how this one compares to it. I tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge first and liked it so much that didn’t really felt the need to spend almost three times as much to get the original.

I’ve had it for about nine months and it’s still going strong! I use the pointy side to blend in and set with powder my under-eye concealer, and the flat side to set the rest of my face or to take off any excess blush or bronzer I may have applied.

If you made it here, I guess it means you like orange beauty products, too! So please tell me, what are your favorites? 😉


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Hey, ladies (and gents), it’s Carolina here, reporting live from Bologna, Italy, to bring you the latest and greatest in beauty from the good ol’ continent! For an extra dose of that timeless Italian glam with a touch of humor and self-irony (because, you know, laughter is the best makeup), come say hi at carolinapage.eu and Instagram.

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For Long, Lush, Lifted Lashes, Try the Funky Brush: New Lancome Grandiose Mascara http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/lancome-grandiose-mascara/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/lancome-grandiose-mascara/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:10:09 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=170026 Yo, is Cyberdyne Systems engineering mascaras now? Because everything about Lancome’s new Grandiose Mascara ($32, available in one shade, Noir) says, “BEHOLD! I am from the future, primitive bipedal creature, and I am here to rewrite mascara history as we know it! I mean…as you know it, because I already know it, of course, so […]


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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

New Lancome Grandiose Mascara, $32

Lancome Grandiose MascaraYo, is Cyberdyne Systems engineering mascaras now? Because everything about Lancome’s new Grandiose Mascara ($32, available in one shade, Noir) says, “BEHOLD! I am from the future, primitive bipedal creature, and I am here to rewrite mascara history as we know it! I mean…as you know it, because I already know it, of course, so I’m referring to you. As YOU know it… That’s what I meant to say. Oh, never mind!”

The wonderfully weird curved neck and tapered tube, the black rose silhouetted on the side — it’s as if an advanced artificial intelligence developed what we humans were too daft to figure out.

It’s all very sci-fi, if you ask me. 🙂

Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Mascara, $32

The purpose of this mascara’s programming is pretty obvs. The funky brush. Lancome says they spent three years developing a brush that could grab every last lash — even the hard-to-reach buggers that hide in the inner and outer corners — and coupling it with a formula for a dramatic, fanned lash look with lots of length, volume and curl.

Inside the box, there’s even a fairly detailed schematic demonstrating wand positions and brush flips, which may or may not leave you feeling as though you’re about to attempt brain surgery (or build a cabinet from Ikea).

Lancome Grandiose Mascara instructions

Umm…



Right off the bat, I will say that I do think this mascara delivers the goods. I say that because I immediately notice a difference in lash volume, length and lift after a single coat, and my lashes are naturally pretty average. Not particularly long, curly or thick.

Despite my lash curler slightly relaxing the curl (boo), my fringe still looks long, lush and lifted (yay!). The lashes actually get so long that the ends brush up against the lenses of my glasses, which is a rare feat round these parts.

And after a full day of wear, about 10-12 hours, my lower lash line remains smudge-free, and I don’t see any flakes. All good things.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara, before and after a single coat

Before and after a single coat

That said, I think this stuff could use some minor tweaking in the definition and separation departments. You might want to keep a lash comb handy when you wear it, because I’ve noticed that my lashes will group together in twos and threes unless I run a comb through them. Also, things do start to get a little messy after more than two coats.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara with a MAC Lipglass for scale

With a MAC Lipglass for scale

As for that swan-neck wand, eh, it’s OK. It’s easy enough to use, and it does seem to reach into the corners well, but it doesn’t blow me away.

In other words, I wouldn’t call it a revelation. Don’t expect your side-swept bangs to be blown back or anything. 🙂 I think I could just as easily get into those spots with a regular brush and wand.

PRICE: $32
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancome counters, Sephora and online at neimanmarcus.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (sure, it’s got game, but it’s also expensive, and that brush seems kinda gimmicky)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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With Lancome’s Azur Chic Color Design Eyeshadow Palette, Summer Is Time To Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/eyes/lancome-azur-chic/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/eyes/lancome-azur-chic/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 00:30:38 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=162287 El Hub asked me if I wanted to go get a slice of pizza with him for lunch today, and I said… LOL! Sometimes you just really need a slice of pizza. On the way to the pizza joint he noticed some glitter on my cheeks. “It’s like Miley Cyrus,” I said, referring to the […]


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Wearing the new Lancome Azur Chic Color Design Palette ($51)

El Hub asked me if I wanted to go get a slice of pizza with him for lunch today, and I said…

YES

LOL! Sometimes you just really need a slice of pizza.

On the way to the pizza joint he noticed some glitter on my cheeks.

“It’s like Miley Cyrus,” I said, referring to the glitter. “Can’t stop, won’t stop.” 🙂

Between the MAC 3D Glitters I was wearing earlier and the Lancome eyeshadow I’m wearing now, the theme for today is definitely looking like glitter.

Lancome Azur Chic

Lancome Azur Chic

Which is all up in the mix, by the way, in Lancome’s new $51 six-pan Azur Chic Color Design eyeshadow palette.

But it’s cool. As long as I don’t forget to tap my brush to unload some of it before applying, very little of it ends up on my cheeks.

Lancome Azur Chic swatches

A few flecks do make their way down there, though, especially with one or two of the shades, particularly the deep bronze I’m wearing here on my lash lines and in the crease.

Its teensy, tiny flecks of gold glitter don’t really show up in swatches, but they do show up on my lids when I buff things out.

Lancome Azur Chic swatches

And, uh, because of the amount of sparkle we’re talking about here, you might want to throw one of the matte shades from your collection into the mix for contrast. For the bronzy gold look I’m wearing here, I used warm reddish brown MAC Texture in the crease to balance out the shimmer.

Lancome Azur Chic Color Design Palette

Cheeks are Urban Decay Flushed Palette in Streak and MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer, and lips are Hourglass Muse Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss

I’m still getting to know Azur Chic better, but even with the minor fallout isn, I like it so far. I think I’ll be able to do a lot of looks with these colors. This doesn’t seem like a run-of-the-mill summer eye palette.

Azur Chic is currently available with the rest of the Lancome French Riviera summer collection at Lancome Counters and online.

Chandelier

Have you heard Chandelier by Australian singer/songwriter Sia? I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I heard it last night on The Voice.

Pretty catchy tune. I like it, and there’s something haunting about it… I can’t figure out if it’s trying to make me laugh, or cry.

Sia has written songs for Beyonce and Rihanna before, and this one does have kind of a Ri-Ri vibe to it, I think. Apparently, the video is also getting a lot of attention since it came out a few days ago.

It stars a young dancer named Maddie Ziegler from the Lifetime reality TV show Dance Moms and has some pretty phenomenal choreography. It’s like the video really is the song in visual form… Makes me wish I was still taking dance classes.

Check it out.

Hope you’re having a good Tuesday so far. Your nephew says “mrow!”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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