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ColourPop x Sailor Moon From the Moon Blush Review & Swatches

From the Moon Colour Pop From the Moon Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque, which was in line with the product’s description. The texture was moderately powdery in the pan, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to ensure more precise application of the blush to the skin. It blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Milani Delizioso Pink, Temptalia, Spring 2020, MAC Peony Petal LE


Spring & Summer 2020: Footwear

After discussing the big seven trends, the colours and patterns, and the themes and silhouettes of the season, it’s on to footwear. There is a lot of happy tension between opposing trends right now, and this is especially apparent in footwear.  The colour-rich, white, refined, pointy-toe, round, and narrow heels of the ‘80s are AS on-trend as the neutral, chunky, square-toe, snip-toe, lug sole, flatforms, platforms and block heels of the ‘90s. Throw in iconic classics like loafers, Dr. Martens, ...
Tags: Fashion, Chelsea, Martens, Mary Janes, Spring 2020, Summer 2020


Tom Ford Extreme Lip Sparks for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch Lips go high voltage with new paillette-packed lip spark. The ultra-gliding metallic sequin lipstick imparts explosive color with the look of loose glitter on lips. In glittering nudes like surge and thrust, and the ruby slipper sequin of stunner, opulent glamour reigns supreme. Playful purple like trance and the sleek silver of bolt debut a new shade range of lipstick bot...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Baby Pink, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Lovesick Barbie


ColourPop x Sailor Moon Cat’s Eye Blush Review & Swatches

Cat's Eye Colour Pop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with a satin finish. It had very faint, golden pearl strewn through it that seemed to help it blend better on my skin but also gave it a subtle sheen–more of a “natural” finish than true matte but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, while the coverage was buildable from medium to mostl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Spring 2020


Hourglass You Make Me & I Still Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

You Make Me Hourglass You Make Me Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with a hint of warmer, brown undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a bit firm in the tube, thin without being clingy on my lips, and yielded more sheen than it actually felt like it had. The color applied evenly, while the formula was ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Havana, Hourglass, Christine, Holly, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Von Teese LE, Sephora Nordstrom, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Spring 2020, MAC Dynasty Red LE


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Usagi Colour Pop Usagi Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly across my lips despite it having a thin, more watery consistency initially. The product dried down to a slightly powdery, matte finish that was transfer-resistant. There was a bit of product that separated along my dee...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kat Von D Saint, LE Limited Edition, NARS Rouge Palatin, Spring 2020, ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks


Spring & Summer 2020: Theme and Silhouette

It’s time for talking trends on YLF. Earlier this week I reported on the big seven trends, and gave a colour and pattern forecast. Today we’re moving on to themes and silhouettes. Remember that trends last for years, and even decades, these days, and that Doing Your Own Thing (DYOT) is what matters most. Some looks are mainstream, while others are fringe. Pick what’s to your taste from the buffet of trends and sport things your way. You’ll notice a lot of ‘90s looks coming through. The early and...
Tags: Fashion, Africa, US, Meryl Streep, Maxis, Pick, Spring 2020, Summer 2020


MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush and more buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip, which was in line with the formula’s description. The texture was smooth to the touch without being noticeably wet, and it felt mor...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review Swatches, Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush, Smashbox Persimmon LE, Groovy LE Limited Edition


Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer & Prissy Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

OK Boomer Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a bright, light-medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very creamy, fluid consistency that was still thick enough to work well for thin, single-stroke kind of application. What I really enjoyed about this formula was that it worked as well for lining around the eyes as it did as a cream eyeshadow, which ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Smashbox, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Spring 2020, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Chrome LE


ColourPop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Puff Mami Colour Pop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a deeper peach and a mid-tone copper in a liquid format that has a natural sheen that wears down to a soft matte finish (within two hours or so). Both were more pigmented than the formula claims, which may or may not be a deal-breaker; they applied evenly and had decent longevity. Puff Ma...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, MAC Chili, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Ulta Nordstrom More Room Service Room Service


Sonia G. The Sky Eye Set + Upcoming Brush Restocks

Sonia G. announced tentative restock dates for several products, including The Sky Eye Set, which will restock at 10AM PT on Thursday, February 20th at Beautylish. The brushes from this set will be available individually in the next month or so as well. The following brushes are expected to return around March: Worker One, Face One, Face Two, Sculpt One, Sculpt Three, Sculpt Four, Builder Pro, Blender Pro, Worker Pro, Detail Pro, Fan Pro, Cheek Pro, Inochige Pro, Face...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sonia G, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Sky Face Set


Spring & Summer 2020: Colour and Pattern

After yesterday’s post on the seven trends that stood out on the Spring & Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear runways, it’s on to colours and patterns. Imagine the colours in any wardrobe item, make-up colour, nail polish, or hair colour. Imagine the patterns in any wardrobe item or nail adornment.  1.Blue Blue in all its shades is the colour of the year. It was heavily represented in runway shows, and especially in denim, solids, and in patterns. From the palest of baby blue to the deepest ink blue, an...
Tags: Fashion, Grey, Blue Blue, Spring 2020, Summer 2020


MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

So Natural MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. It had slightly more shimmer than other shades in the formula, though it was still subtle when applied and blended out. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly pliable with its cream-to-powder texture–kind of like an airier, less-dense clay as it felt drier to the touch (not the slip of a tr...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Kevyn Aucoin Natura, Soir, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks


Melt Cosmetics Crushed Glitter Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Sucker Melt Cosmetics Sucker Crushed Glitter Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has a very sheer, milky base with flecks of small and larger pieces of opalescent glitter pieces. Of the four glosses, this one actually had more semi-sheer “coverage” from glitter and had better dispersion of that glitter, so it covered more evenly and was somewhat visible in person. The larger, “irregular” shaped glitter didn’t always lay flat (as they ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Melt Cosmetics, LE Limited Edition, Johnny Rose, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Aliengelic, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics


Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle, Bachelor Pad, Black Card, Cuz I’m Black Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

In Big Truffle Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle,w arm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to nearly opaque coverage with a second layer. The pencil had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that glided easily across my skin without tugging but was quick to set so it didn’t migrate into fine lines. It wor...
Tags: Earth, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, MAC Coco Bar, Diamond Black P, Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic


The Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Trends We’ll Be Wearing

Yes we’ve had an onslaught of storms. Yes, the rainfall seems like it’s never ending. And yes, it’s bitterly cold…. BUT, we’ve spied some daffodils starting to bloom. Which is one of the best telltale signs that spring is on its way. And while Fashion Week is in full swing and providing us with inspiration for autumn/winter 2020, naturally we’re still in the process of planning our wardrobes for spring.  So what can we expect for the new season ahead? Well, we have the usual floral prints t...
Tags: Fashion, London, Summer, Trends, Kate Moss, Spring, Hermès, Valentino, Armani, Marni, Van Noten, Balenciaga, Anthony Vaccarello, Altuzarra, Akris, Style Notes


Spring & Summer 2020: The Big Seven

I’m going to report on the next six months of fashion in five separate posts instead of one extremely long and overwhelming one. That way the info is easier to digest and we can focus our conversations in the comments section. Let the trendy games begin. I’ve seen many of the Ready-to-Wear collections for Spring 2020. Every season, a set of cohesive and interesting themes emerge through the chaos and drama that struts down the runway. Some of these themes have staying power for years, and someti...
Tags: Fashion, Martens, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Autumn 2020


Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz, Cute Ting, She a Problem, Cherry Punk Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Spa'getti Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a brighter, dark red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on the waterline as well as the lower lash line as it never tugged or pulled. It had good color payoff in a single pass, which was built up to full coverage with a second layer (or applied i...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Spa, Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa


Chanel Rose Petillant Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

Rose Petillant (330) Chanel Rose Petillant (330) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage–as marketed–from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused to a seamless finish with barely any blending (but didn’t sheer out too readily). The texture was silky, smooth, and soft without be...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Smith, Christine, Fraser, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Joues Contraste Blush, Joues Contraste


ColourPop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Powder Room Colour Pop Powder Room Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a darker peach and a deeper rosy beige. Both had medium or greater coverage that went on evenly, though there was a bit of product that settled into my lip lines (as specified below). They had decent wear time and weren’t drying to wear. Powder Room LE Limited...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Burnt Spice P, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Donatella


Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon, Sea About It, Purp-a-Trader, Purple Stuff Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Lady Lagoon Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke that applied evenly and smoothly across my lash line without tugging. The consistency was creamy without being overly emollient, so it didn’t slide around (though it doesn’t smudge easily, even when working quickly, as it dried ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Fenty, Stila, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Majorelle Blue P, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon Sea, NARS Ocean Drive


ColourPop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

What the Fluff Colour Pop What the Fluff Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) features two shades of plum–one more mid-tone and a bit warmer and one deeper and slightly cooler–in the brand’s newer liquid lipstick formula. Both shades were more pigmented than marketed, which may or may not be a deal-breaker, but they applied evenly and had decent longevity without being drying. ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Pat McGrath, Hermosa Hermosa, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Carmin, Lip Palette/Set, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Tom Ford Beauty Helena


Laura Mercier Sensation Face Illuminator Review & Swatches

Sensation Laura Mercier Sensation Face Illuminator ($45.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a deeper coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and a intense, metallic finish. It was one of the more intense highlighters in the brand’s range (instead of being a little more buildable). It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the formula was that gel-powder hybrid type, so that the texture was firmer (but not stiff) and would easily yiel...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Laura Geller, Temptalia, Laura Mercier Face Illuminator, Sephora CA Sephora, NARS Dual Intensity Estee Lauder Gelee, Spring 2020


Pat McGrath Divine Rose Launches February 13th

01 /00 View All View On One Page Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership VII Palette launches tomorrow, February 13th, at 9AM ET for those who’ve signed up for early access (you can sign up here) and 10AM ET for everyone.  You can find m...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches


Fenty Beauty Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez, Moon Dunez, Space Cookie Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Bank Tank Fenty Beauty Bank Tank Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark green with moderate, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single layer but appeared quite a bit lighter in one stroke compared to how it appeared with a second layer. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too emollient, and comfortable to apply to the lower lash line as well as the water...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, NARS Cours du Soir LE, Bank Tank Bank Tank, Puppy Eyez Puppy Eyez, Space Cookie Space Cookie


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-is-me Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


Pat McGrath Valentine’s Day Kit for $125 ($165 Value)

EXCLUSIVELY AT PATMcGRATH.COM – Embark on a dangerous liaison with a swoon-worthy Limited Edition kit curated for exquisite eyes and lethally luxe lips. For Valentine’s Day, Pat McGrath has put together the ultimate Valentine’s Day Kit, which features: Golden Opulence Palette ($65.00 value) Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Gloss ($30.00 value) Iconic Illumination MatteTrance Lipstick Duo ($70.00 value*) includes Fever Dream & Vendetta The products can be purchased separ...
Tags: Beauty, Valentine, Christine, Pat McGrath, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Pat McGrath Valentine


Fenty Beauty Chromewrecker, Bad Bride, Grillz Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Chromewrecker Fenty Beauty Chrome-wrecker Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a very pale gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single, fluid stroke that glided on easily over my lower lash line without tugging or dragging. The product applied evenly and was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It was quick to dry down, so I’d recommend smudging it immed...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, NARS Santa Monica Blvd P, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Sephora CA Sephora, Spring 2020, Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner, Estee Lauder Gold, Grillz Grillz Grillz


MAC Heart Heist, Painted Lady, Voyeur-ism Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Heart Heist MAC Heart Heist Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but there was a noticeable amount of product that sank into my lip lines (both vertical and horizontal at that). The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency but was a bit heavier and thicker than most glosses on the market, and...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews, Temptalia, Lipglasses, Bay CA, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020


Bite Beauty Honeycrisp & Stinger Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayons Reviews & Swatches

Honeycrisp Bite Beauty Honeycrisp Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single stroke, which applied somewhat evenly but had slight streaking visible along the edges and a small amount of product that sank into my lip lines (the latter wasn’t noticeable in person but was in the close-up photos). The...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Lake CI, Tom Ford Beauty Kendrick, Estee Lauder High Level DC, Spring 2020, Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon, Honeycrisp Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon, Tom Ford Beauty Isla, Stinger Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon



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