NARS Audacious Lipstick

My love for NARS Cosmetics runs deep and unconditional.  They have actually COMPLETELY outdone themselves on their upcoming 20th anniversary launch of Audacious Lipstick Collection.  The two shades I have to show you today are Audrey and Brigitte.  Those names are so iconic and these lipsticks absolutely live up to that!NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

“NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars launched his namesake brand with a collection of 12 unforgettable lipsticks. Now, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely audacious.

The innovative, pigment-rich formula delivers an intense, full-coverage finish in a single stroke, while nutrient rich ingredients are known to smooth, moisturize and volumize. This 40-shade collection features a full range of provocative hues from neutral nudes to striking reds and bold pinks. Housed in a modern, matte-black metallic case with a magnetic closure, the specially designed sculpted bullet is embossed with the NARS logo.” – NARS Cosmetics

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

Because Francois Nars is actually a well-known movie buff and often names his products after movies and the like it is no surprise that the shades in this collection actually are named after some fabulous ladies.  The shades that I have to show you from the NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection just happen to correlate to two of my favorite fashion and beauty icons.  Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

I chose the lipsticks I wanted based SOLELY on the names alone.  I didn’t even have to see the shade to know I love them.  I think the shades were perfectly chosen and really embody the women they are named after.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey is a red currant.  It leans more mauve/rose than the description suggests but it is 100% a lip color for which Audrey is famous.  This type of beautiful, deeper lip shade is going to be PERFECTLY on trend for the Fall.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte is described as a nude rose and I would totally have to agree.  This is actually one of my perfect shades to wear. It goes with everything, including a sexy eye look and an intrepid star.  Brigitte is known as a sexpot and this has sexy written all over it.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection in Audrey and Brigitte Swatches

Can you get over these shades? WOW!  I am completely convinced that I need every shade of NARS Audacious Lipsticks under the sun.  THIS IS ONE SWIPE from the bullet.  I am blown away.  The formula is so rich and luscious.  The pigmentation is smooth and amazing.  I have not one gripe about this collection EXCEPT that I have to wait until September 1st to order them from either narscosmetics.com or Barneys!


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Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections

Laura Mercier is a brand that always has the best of the best.  I love that they focus on the complexion and really have a simple is better aesthetic.  They also have a knack for creating the most beautiful cheek products on the planet.  One of their latest collections, Sensual Reflections, is one that really wants to play up the eyes and the lips.  Today I have the Cheek Melange and Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Tempting Green to show you.  I am so gaga over these I can’t even help myself!  They are, however, limited edition so get your hands on them as soon as you can while they are in stock.

The Cheek Melange is designed to complement all skin tones.  There is no shimmer in the palette but the satiny radiance this gives off is beautiful.  The beauty of this Cheek Melange is that there are 3 different shades and the formula allows for it to be very versatile — use it on the face, cheeks or the eyes.  I actually did a look a couple days ago with this on my eyes and I didn’t have time to take pictures but I really liked how it turned out.

laura mercier cheek melange

laura mercier cheek melange

laura mercier cheek melange

laura mercier cheek melange

The Satin Matte Eye Colour in Tempting Green is a  highly-pigmented eye shadow with a creamy texture that applies effortlessly with multi-dimensional matte finish. Long-wearing formula provides rich color payoff without dusting.  This shade is just magnificent.  I am not a huge fan of green, especially in eyeshadows but using this beautiful shade as a liner… YES!

laura mercier tempting green

laura mercier tempting green

laura mercier tempting green

The swatches are just TDF!!! (To Die For!)

laura mercier cheek melange and tempting green swatches

Really quickly today, I created a very toned down makeup look.  Effortless beauty is what I would describe this look as… I feel like the face is very polished but nothing is super colorful or in your face.  I kind of thing that muting your look really makes the Cheek Melange pop right off your cheeks!

Laura Mercier Fall 2014

 

Laura Mercier Fall 2014

Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections is a hit!  I think that the name is ridiculously perfect.  I need to own the rest now!

I have been having a lot of people asking me what I am wearing in some of my recent posts and of course, now that it has been days and weeks I don’t remember, so to do anyone that is curious a courtesy I am going to list out all of the things I am wearing in this look.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Primer

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder

Laura Mercier Cheek Melange

Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Uncaged Tigress

Laura Mercier Satin Matte Eye Colour in Tempting Green

Rouge Bunny Rouge Witchery Modelling Mascara

So, now that those bases are covered…  What makeup trend are you looking forward to this fall?  Tell me in the comments below!


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No7 Fanomenal Lashes

Thank you, UbyKotex, for making today’s topic of confidence possible.

Sometimes the most random of things gives me confidence.  It could be my morning cup of coffee or a nice perfume.  Even a great mascara or the right feminine products.  Specifically, my lashes are quite wimpy on their own and without a fabulous mascara I feel sort of… incomplete?  My most recent discovery is the No7 Fanomenal Lashes mascara which gives me allllll the confidence.  No7 Fanomenal Lashes Mascara Review

“The unique ‘star’ brush is made up of clever cogs which load and comb through the lashes to volumes, lengthen and separate, creating a spectacular fan of lashes.”  Talk about unique!  The brush on this mascara is SO DIFFERENT that I hardly expected it to do a good job.  It literally blew me away that my lashes came out nearly perfect so quickly.  This literally does all that it claims to PLUS SOME.

The most exciting feature of this mascara (that they don’t even boast) is the fact I experienced ZERO smudging.  You don’t understand.  I smudge mascara every time I put it on.  It is just something that happens and is very frustrating.  I just started accepting that my lower lash line was going to be a smudged mess for the rest of my life.  Thank goodness that the No7 Fanomenal Lashes gives me the perfect fanned look without the smudging.  #AlltheConfidence!

Confidence Boosters

Speaking of confidence.  There are several different things that give me confidence.  Another product that gives me major confidence during “that time of the month” is UbyKotex Cleanwear pads.  They keep me protected when I wear them and totally helps to #SavetheUndies!  You can gain some confidence, too, by clicking THIS LINK and getting some free samples mailed right to your door!

Tell me in the comments below what gives you confidence!  


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Rouge Bunny Rouge Favorites

Rouge Bunny Rouge has been a favorite brand of mine for a long time now.  I have recently tried some pretty awesome products lately that just blow my mind.  These are my Rouge Bunny Rouge Favorites, or at least current favorites because I am sure I will say that about whatever I try next too!  #lulzrouge bunny rouge favorites

First up is the Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Original Skin Primer.  I am not always a huge fan of primers but this one is amazing.  I usually use a light moisturizer as my “primer”, so for me to say I like one is a big deal.  “This primer with an invisible touch instantly fills in wrinkles and smoothes pores to give a perfect, flawless finish. A formula packed with re-texturising ingredients includes special polymers that act as fillers and impart sebum-absorbing properties while the latest generation of silicones ensures exceptional long wear. Evermat derived from the African tree Enanthia Chlorantha, long regarded for its medicinal properties, reduces pores and shine, refines skin texture and reduces sebum secretion.”

I HATE the feeling of silicone on my skin but love the finish — this one doesn’t have that feeling AT ALL.  It really makes the texture of my skin appear smooth and it totally helps my face stay mattified.  Needless to say, I AM IN LOVE.rouge bunny rouge primer

rouge bunny rouge primer 2

A big trend for the last couple years has been translucent finishing powders.  The Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder is awesome.  “With the incredibly smooth feeling of vaporous silk, a fine dusting of this invisible loose powder softens unwanted flaws and rewards the complexion with an even skin tone and velvety matt finish. Evermat reduces the production of oily sebum to keep shine in check, with the aid of Silica’s absorbing action. Tetrapeptide Matrixyl 3000 brings an anti-wrinkle and smoothing effect while Actiwhite works to lighten and brighten. Due to its super transparency and ability to mattify the skin without drying, all skin tones can benefit from this universal shade that can be used to fix make-up or worn alone to brilliant effect.”

Again, with this complexion product from Rouge Bunny Rouge it helps reduce the production of oil and really smoothes the skin.  They are answering all my prayers.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder

And the packaging is everything.  Most of the time these powders just have a plastic sifter that allows way too much product to come out but this one has a nice net that screens it.  It is easy to get it out but for the most part it stays in there.  I also love that it sort of breaks up the powder when it transfers through.  It helps it smooth out on the skin a little easier.

rouge bunny rouge powder 2

You can totally see in these shots that it seriously smooths lines.  These pictures are unblended though, which is why they are visible.

rouge bunny rouge powder 3

I am a lip gloss fan from way back.  I love one that gives off a lot of color and shimmer without being sticky and gritty.  The Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Uncaged Tigress is gorgeous.  It is a corally pink with multi-colored shimmer.

rouge bunny rouge lip gloss

And you all know I am obsessed with mascara.  The Rouge Bunny Rouge Witchery Modelling Mascara is great for length and separation.  “With its smart combination of a lightweight formula and a state-of-the-art brush, the Modelling Mascara embellishes your lashes with such ease, that we couldn’t help but name it WITCHERY.  The innovative rubber brush allows for the most accurate and impeccable lash-by-lash application, perfectly separating the lashes with no clumping or smudging. The brush tip of our Modelling Mascara is designed to reach even the finest, shortest lashes in the corners of the eyes.”Rouge Bunny Rouge Mascara

Here is a look I created with these products and these products only.  Primer, powder, lipgloss and mascara can take you a long way when they are as amazing as these.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Favorites Face Of The Day

These Rouge Bunny Rouge Favorites have blown my mind.  I would have never walked out of the house and considered myself “made up” without foundation and eyeshadow and much more before trying these things, but these products make me feel comfortable in my own skin.  I don’t feel the need to to add more makeup to distract from one thing or the other… I am enjoying just being me!  Err… a better version of me!

What are your favorite complexion products?  Tell me in the comments below!


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