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MAC E for Effortless & Adore Me Love Me Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

E for Effortless MAC E for Effortless Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There seemed to be the finest amount of pearl throughout, but it didn’t give it a shimmery finish, just made it a little glowing. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer paired with a creamy, more velvety texture that was lightweight and fluid but not too slippery. The product appli...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Laura Mercier, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC MAC, MAC Mind Control LE, Pat McGrath Elson, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Summer 2021, Liquid Lipcolour, Lake Ci 15850 Red 21 Lake Ci 45380 Red 27 Lake Ci


ColourPop Sweet Roll Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Sweet Roll ColourPop Sweet Roll 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: rich copper, gold-shimmered rusty red, matte plum, and matte reddish-brown. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of the blushes...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Laura Geller, LORAC, Colourpop, NARS Dolce Vita, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Too Faced Sun Bunny, Summer 2021


Terra Moons Lunar Cosmic Chameleons Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 2)

Counting Stars Terra Moons Counting Stars Cosmic Chameleon Shadow ($13.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a very light, bluish base with green-to-purple shift paired with a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that was more loosely-pressed but not to the point where it resulted in fallout. It applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours befor...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Spring 2021, Terra Moons, Natasha Denona Kinetic


Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 093

Sundays are for readers! Each week, on Sunday, I like to see what the community has been enjoying. “Most Loved” are products that readers specifically loved but didn’t add to their wish list ( ). “Most Wanted” are products that readers specifically added to their wish lists ( ). This is populated based on the last seven days of activity! You’ll find the icons to interact with products throughout the site, like on Glossovers. You’ll also find recently submitted makeup looks and color stories ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Esther Geller, Terra Moons Permanent, Giorgio Armani Limited Edition, Quantum Lethal Cosmetics Permanent, Comet Terra Moons Permanent, Hydra Terra Moons Permanent, Tulip View Story Pink Quad


Reflexion – When you can speak to flowers

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! When I was preparing to write about flowers for Mother's day, I received a parcel from the perfume house Reflexion with beautiful floral perfumes created by mathematician and perfumer Eugeny Firsanov. Those of you who are familiar with Eugeny's works will confirm that he creates exceptionally graceful and naturalistic floral perfumes. Not only florals, but his soliflore collec... Read full article: Reflexion – When you can speak to flowers from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Eugeny Firsanov, Eugeny


Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio

Perfume PosseAnnick Goutal Ninfeo Mio The past two weeks were March; this week is April. Maybe by mid-May it will be May. Afraid I haven’t been at my chirpiest recently. It’s finally starting to get warm and the garden has gotten its grow on, but… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseAnnick Goutal Ninfeo Mio
Tags: Beauty, Perfume Reviews, Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio, PosseAnnick Goutal Ninfeo Mio


ILIA Cheek to Cheek Multi-Stick Review & Swatches

Cheek to Cheek ILIA Cheek to Cheek Multi-Stick ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to medium if desired, which was in line with the brand’s description of the formula. The consistency felt smooth, more like a solid balm in the tube, which became moderately emollient as soon as I picked up product with my fingertip. Brushes ...
Tags: Beauty, Mica, Christine, Ilia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, ILIA Multi Stick, ILIA Cheek to Cheek Multi Stick, Cheek ILIA Cheek to Cheek Multi Stick, Cheek P Permanent


What products do you reach for when you want a more colorful look?

If I just want BOOM! color, then I’ll reach for eyeshadow singles, likely from Sydney Grace, Clionadh, or Terra Moons, for eye makeup. If I want to do a more colorful cheek (say a duochrome with a green shfit), then I might opt for Pat McGrath Bronze Seduction on the eyes instead. No go-to lip... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Terra Moons


State of Mind - A New Way of Scenting Oneself With Tea

In April, the Excellence company began officially distributing the State Of Mind line in Brazil and South America. State Of Mind is a peculiar concept in perfumery, combining the art of fragrance with the subtle and age-old delicacy of oriental tea rituals. According to the brand: “The ancient tea ritual is a symbol of pleasure, elegance and luxury, just as perfume has a great influence o... Read full article: State of Mind - A New Way of Scenting Oneself With Tea from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Brazil, South America, Fragrantica Perfumes, State Of Mind


Down to earth: how escaping to the country isn’t always what it seems

When Rebecca Schiller swapped the city for a rural dream life seemed idyllic. But however far you go, you can’t escape your self… Winter has hung around this year as though even the seasons are waiting for government permission to unlock. Despite spring’s late arrival on the smallholding, Amber has gone into labour early. It’s just me and her in the kidding pen; me muttering soft, nonsensical words of encouragement, her bleating through contractions and resting against my hand. She pushes again ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Environment, Life and style, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Rebecca Schiller


How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in April 2014. Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were five? Well, yes, actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving ...
Tags: Featured, Style, Life, Brad Pitt, Andy, Brett, Beth, Style & Grooming, Antonio CentenoFounder, Real Men Real StyleClick, Shirts/Tops


Perfumed Horoscope: May 10 - May 16

  The electrified constellation of Aquarius is notorious for how quickly planetary bodies move through it. The moon spends the shortest amount of time there, Venus is super fast moving through there as well. And now we have Jupiter who, within just a few months, is exiting Aquarius and entering the friendly waters of Pisces for a 2 and a half month period. This time will take us into the f... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: May 10 - May 16 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
Tags: Fashion, Jupiter, Venus, Fragrantica Perfumes


No shame: the podcast taking on the Arab world’s sex and gender taboos

Eib is now in its seventh season, fearlessly tackling subjects from Beirut’s drag queen scene to Jordanian widows’ rightsRude, fault or blemish; flaw, disgrace or shame. The word has many shades, but nearly every woman who grows up in Arabic-speaking households knows its singular weight. “Anything related to women is eib,” says Tala El-Issa, from her home in Cairo. “If they want to talk about their bodies, it’s eib, their problems – eib. Just being a woman is almost eib.”When the team at Sowt, a...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Media, Internet, Women, Life and style, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Digital Media, Middle East, Podcasting, Beirut, Cairo, EIB, Tala El Issa, Sowt


Mother knows best: 18 real estate moms (and kids) share the secrets to working together

This Mother’s Day, we asked these powerhouse real estate moms and their children their secrets for working together. Find out their favorite things about being colleagues, the challenges they face, and some of the ways they bring balance to their professional and familial relationships.
Tags: Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns


Mission menopause: ‘My hormones went off a cliff – and I’m not going to be ashamed’

An estimated 13 million women in the UK are living with the menopause. So why are so many enduring the turmoil of its symptoms without help and support? It’s about time that changed. Portrait by Suki Dhanda. Illustration by Anna Kiosse We are witnessing a tipping point: the rise of Menopause Power: a growing activist movement which will change the Change in the same way that Period Power fought period poverty and stigma. On social media, on podcasts and in newspapers, there’s a huge menopause co...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Menopause, Davina McCall, Anna Kiosse, Suki Dhanda Illustration, Menopause Power, Period Power


Herbal and diet supplements ‘have no effect on weight loss’

Popular aids sold by £29bn industry don’t cut obesity, says Australian studyThere is insufficient evidence to justify recommending herbal and dietary supplements to help people to lose weight.That is the emphatic view of researchers who will present studies on the effectiveness of supplements at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) to be held online this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Life and style, World news, Food Safety, Diets and dieting, European Congress on Obesity ECO


Practical Mental Influence

William Atkinson’s Practical Mental Influence is an interesting course of lessons on psychic influence, mental vibrations, fascination, personal magnetism, and psychic self-protection.... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Career Advice, William Atkinson, Job Search Guru, Self Improvement Books, Practical Mental Influence, Psychic Influence


Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: why the over-60s are ‘silver splitters’

Divorce rates may be falling but there is only one demographic that bucks this trend … older couplesIf the announcement last week that Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced took observers by surprise, it nonetheless conforms to a growing trend of later-life separation. Bill Gates is 65, and his soon to be ex-wife is 56. In the UK the over-65s buck the trend of falling divorce rates. They’ve even earned their own demographic designation: silver splitters.A grey social revolution is under wa...
Tags: UK, Marriage, Life and style, Divorce, Bill Gates, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Colin Firth


My partner says she still loves her ‘very good-looking’ ex | Dear Mariella

It sounds like she is the one with self-worth issues, says Mariella Frostrup. Tell her how this makes you feel and establish boundaries and ground rulesThe dilemma My partner of two years told me that she had been single for 12 years before I asked her out, but then, six months into our relationship, she told me her last partner was the love of her life and, after they broke up, they continued to regularly have sex for 10 years. She also recently told me she still loves him, but is no longer in ...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Mariella Frostrup, Mariella



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