|Above: Lancome Shine Lover in Effortless Pink...a gloriously glossy and pigmented wonder. Also pictured...Alor Stack Bracelet.|
Happy Sunday! This post is devoted to three new products in my life: lip color, shoes and eyeshadow...I ask you (with only the slightest hint of cavalier humor), what else does a girl need?
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Wearing Shine Lover in Effortless Pink.|
(1) First up is the deliciously radiant *Lancome Shine Lover Lipstick in Effortless Pink; drenched with pigment and a cellophane shine, this ultra moisturizing formula feels like the most luxurious balm while bathing lips in gorgeously buildable color. Effortless Pink, which could be described as a cool medium pink with slightly lilac leanings, has just enough saturated tone to instantly brighten the face without being over the top. Although it initially applies sheer, the color payoff, especially after a layer or two, is significant. As one who often battles dry lips, I am completely delighted with how hydrated my lips feel when wearing this lip color; they stay smooth and comfortable for hours. All in all, this is a stunning formula and a must-have shade for pink lovers!
|Above: Effortless Pink is glowing without the inclusion of shimmer.|
Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:
Shine Lover is a vibrant shine lipstick that reveals the attitude of a smile with its remarkable expression of pulsating colors. Shine Lover is much more than a lipstick, it's a state of mind. Includes Rose de Muscat Oil which infuses the balmy texture with moisture that hydrates, rejuvenates, and smoothes lips.
|Above: Two swipes of Effortless Pink in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Applying Effortless Pink.|
|Above: Two layers of Effortless Pink alone on the lips.|
|Above: Effortless Pink pairs beautifully with neutral eyes and cheeks.|
- Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (reviewed HERE)
- Napoleon Perdis Foundation Stick Look #3 (reviewed HERE) mixed with MustaeV Skinny Tint in Bright Beige (reviewed HERE)
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze (reviewed HERE)
- Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (reviewed HERE)
- Tom Ford Cream Blush in Pink Sand on the apples of my cheeks (reviewed HERE)
- Tom Ford Eyeshadow in Naked Bronze (reviewed HERE) on upper lids and lower lash line
- Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Prune (reviewed HERE)
- Lancome Shine Lover Lip Color in Effortless Pink
The images that follow reflect Lancome Shine Lover in Effortless Pink in action...
|Above: I am loving Lancome Shine Lover Effortless Pink.|
|Above: Freebird by Steven shoes (in the style Grind).|
(2) Next, I recently picked up a new pair of Freebird by Steven shoes (in the style Grind) that add a unique and utilitarian element to my wardrobe. These booties feature strappy detailing and a side zipper that makes them easy to put on. The two-inch heel provides just enough lift to be flattering and the high-quality leather allows for virtually no break-in time...brilliant!
|Above: The straps make them interesting.|
|Above: Grind features a leather sole.|
|Above: These shoes are ultra-comfortable...no break-in period necessary!|
|Above: I wear these with shorts, skirts and jeans...so versatile.|
|Above: The Le Metier de Beaute X Ken Downing Kaleidoscopes in Paris and London.|
(3) Finally, I had the opportunity to swatch the freshly-debuted Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Ken Downing Kaleidoscopes last week and am thrilled to share my initial impressions.
These rare gems feature iconic images from both Paris and London and a treasure trove of silky, pigmented eyeshadows for endless possibilities. Although I have an affinity for both, I am slighly more partial to the unabashedly neutral London. I am told that these were produced in very limited quantities so I would act sooner rather than later if you are as eager as I am to add these to your collection!
Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus (shade descriptions, courtesy of me):
Exclusively ours. The enduring Le Métier de Beauté and Ken Downing relationship has yet again created an exquisite kaleidoscope collection. Distilled from the trends, tones and textures presented at the Fall 15 fashion week shows in London and Paris, each collection includes four limited-edition and specially curated eye shadows, with whimsical illustrations depicting iconic images of each city on each kaleidoscope. Shades can be worn alone or blended together for an incomparable result.
Faded Foxglove...a matte beige cream
Naughty Nottingham...a luminous neutral medium taupe
Penny Lane...a burnished bronzy brown with a satin finish
Burnt Orchid...a rich eggplant with a satin finish
Violet Femme...a lilac-tinged pink with a creamy finish
Champagne Elysees...a glowing bronze
Eiffel Power...a silvery gray-blue
Cunning Carine...an opulent dark brown
|Above: Swatches of the Le Metier de Beaute X Ken Downing Kaleidoscopes in Paris and London.|
|Above: Swatches of the Le Metier de Beaute X Ken Downing Kaleidoscopes in Paris and London (with a flash).|
|Above: The LMdB Ken Downing Kaleidoscope in Paris.|
|Above: The LMdB Ken Downing Kaleidoscope in London.|
**If you want to place a phone order for these stunning kaleidoscopes, I encourage you to call LMdB Specialist Extraordinare Mishel Brown (310/550-5900 Ext. 2036) at the Le Metier de Beaute counter at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this collision of beauty and style procurements in the lipcolor, shoes and eyeshadow categories...I love sharing my finds!
What new beauty and style have YOU indulged in lately?
Good things ahead, including a skincare routine update, a video tutorial and an array of new discoveries...I am also in the midst of responding to comments and emails ; )
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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