The Winner Is:
The new Guerlain Laquers follow the likes of Chanel (Rouge Allure Laque), and most recently Shiseido (Lacquers) with a formula that combines a stain, lipstick, and lipgloss all in one.
I tested them at Sephora, and found two things: 1) The colors don’t even remotely reflect their suggested descriptions, and 2) They are surprisingly drying.
I ended up with Luxure, which is supposed to be brown. It’s not. It’s more of a rusted orange, which is a color that’s right up my alley.
I think this color is absolutely perfect for Autumn, and I love the idea of the formula. I have to tell you, after about 5 minutes of wear, my lips felt dry, so I put a little orange lip gloss over it, and that seemed to make it (and the resulting color) just perfect.
I don’t believe that I know a Makeup Artist who doesn’t have at least one of these babies… even if it’s a small one to throw random pro pots into so that they don’t bang around any given kit. I personally have about a dozen Z Palettes (including one full of Yaby eyeshadows that I keep promising to send to my little sister, but that I can’t seem to part with).
So imagine my delight when I found out that Z Palette continues to evolve, from the classic shapes and sizes, to bigger palettes that hold bigger pots, and smaller sizes specifically designed for cream products.
You guys remember the Beauty Breakdown with Polyanna:
Well, the official pictures are up, and they came out beautifully. The team at Studio 838 decided to set it up like a Look Book. I thought that was a lovely choice.
Calling all Bohemians, Nomads, Earth Children, and Style Seekers… this collection is for you. I fell head over heels in love with this MAC Collection. Most of it is wonderful… and breaks down this very (clever) promotional picture beautifully. There are a few repromotes, and some absolute passes (seriously… the shoddy pigmentation of most of those eyeshadows… no), but most of it is gorgeous.
I did this look quickly today… as a tribute to the new MAC Style Seeker Collection… which I really LOVE (more on that in a later post). I kept the skin sheer (it’s still triple digits out here), and did a color wash in rusts and browns…
This turned out to be about as good as I expected it would. When I first heard about the Black Tango Palette, I wondered how MUFE would keep the Aqua Creams from drying out. Their solution: to put them in their own little pots, within a palette.
The creams are a black based burgundy, green and blue, and an ivory cream. What I was impressed by, is the fact that the shimmer is IN the cream. It’s distinct and subtle all at once. With the exception of the ivory, all of the creams behave and move like traditional MUFE Aqua Creams. I found the ivory formula a bit lacking. It skipped on the swatch, and didn’t hold up well without major blending.
That’s one swipe, using just my fingers. Even though the first three are black based colors, the intended shade comes through effortlessly. Overall, I like the palette. Just not a fan of the ivory color. We’ll see how practical those snap top containers are, for preserving the cream formula as time goes on. You can find out more about Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette HERE.