The LORAC Hot Off The Red Carpet Collection ($36) may not push the boundaries of summer makeup, but I’m okay with that. With plenty of metallic gold, teal, bronze and brown, products in the five-piece limited edition will look right at home this summer gracing makeup counters and tan, warm skin.
Two words: smokin’ hot. Hot, like Giselle working the Victoria’s Secret runway, or a shirtless Jakey Poo working an outdoor car wash.
Hot Off The Red Carpet joins five other products in LORAC’s Touch Me, Tease Me, TANtalize Me Summer 2011 Collection
The kit comes with four full-size pieces of makeup (two eyeshadow duos, a bronzer and lipgloss) and this cute golder-than-gold clutch…
Swatches of the eyeshadow duos
Swatches of the bronzer (left) and lipgloss (right)
Swatches with the flash
Without the flash (but near a bright tabletop lamp; colors are probably more true to life here)
I love where LORAC went with these finishes, in particular the powders. The eyeshadow duos and bronzer apply with sophisticated, fine shimmer that says, “Yes, I’m classy (with a ‘c’),” and they stop shy of crossing the line into obnoxiously frosty territory.
I’m blown away by how much pigment LORAC squeezed into the lipgloss, but that’s offset by how sticky it feels on my lips (almost like an adhesive). A pleasant vanilla flavor and scent nearly make up for it, but the lippie’s still my least favorite piece of this pie.
Despite the lipgloss, I really like the kit, and the price seems right. Purchased separately, the items would cost $104 all together, which makes $36 sound like a steal.
I have a soft spot for warm gold and bronze and often like the way they look on my skin tone. That said, I bet these babes would look lovely on lighter lasses and darker divas, too.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Where’s the kitty?
Fellow cat ladies, do you ever watch Cats 101 on Animal Planet? Tabs does. The other night one of the kitties on the show caught his eye, and he started meowing loudly to get her attention.
Poor guy used to be an outdoor cat, and I think he misses the company of other felines…
Does your cat ever “watch TV”? What are his/her favorite shows?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,