Friday, April 27, 2012

Burberry Beauty Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick in Field Rose and Nude Peach - Iconic Nude Collection Summer 2012

These Lip Mist shades are part of Burberry Beauty's Iconic Nude Collection, and will be added to the permanent line.  There are four new shades in all; I purchased two: Field Rose and Nude Peach.

Burberry Beauty Lip Mist in Field Rose
Burberry Beauty Lip Mist in Nude Peach

Swatches and more details after the jump!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sneak Peek - Burberry Beauty Iconic Nude - Summer 2012

I just got home and wanted to share a quick look at the goodies I picked up:

L to R: Sheer Summer Glow Highlighting Palette, Nude Peach Lip Mist, Field Rose Lip Mist

I haven't had a chance to take color-accurate pics (this one is a bit washed out) or swatch or any of that good stuff, but don't worry it's all coming up!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summertime de Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel Sable Rose vs. Bronze Rose

I was curious (and I know others are as well) about how Chanel's new Soleil Tan de Chanel in Sable Rose compares to last year's Bronze Rose*, which is similar in concept and has identical packaging.  Despite the overcast weather here, which is really hampering my blogging efforts the last couple of days, I did my best to take some pics.  I love Bronze Rose from last year's collection.  I have a hard time with bronzer because of my pale skin, and Bronze Rose was just perfect for me.

How does Sable Rose measure up?

L: Chanel Bronze Rose; R: Chanel Sable Rose
Swatches and details after the jump!  As always, click the images to make them larger.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summertime de Chanel Le Vernis in Holiday vs. Chanel Distraction

I received a question about Holiday versus Distraction (released earlier this spring with the Les Roses Ultimes de Chanel Collection).  It's quite overcast today, my nails are not in the best shape, and the swatch is sloppy (sorry!) but I thought I would post a photo to show how they compare (or don't, really) to each other.  Observe:

L: Chanel Distraction; R: Chanel Holiday
In this photo, Distraction shows up a bit more pink and less coral than it actually is, probably because of the fuschia shimmer in it.  Holiday shows up pretty true to color, maybe just a tad lighter.  You can see that they are very different, so if you already own Distraction you can order Holiday without worry.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Burberry Beauty Iconic Nude Collection Summer 2012 - Lip Mist Swatches


My Burberry Beauty counter had testers of the new Lip Mist shades coming in their Iconic Nude Collection for summer.  They are $30 each and will be added to Burberry's permanent line.  They are:

  • Pink Heather No. 210 (neutral-cool medium pink)
  • Nude Honey No. 211 (nude beige)
  • Nude Peach No.  212 (effectively, a nude peach)
  • Field Rose No. 213 (warm rosey pink)

Top to bottom: Nude Honey, Nude Peach, Field Rose, Pink Heather
It's a little hard to tell in this pic, but Nude Peach and Field Rose do look different when applied.  I would say they go on true to their descriptions above (as do the others).  The formula is meant to be a sheer lipstick/gloss hybrid, so you won't get much in the way of opacity with these (EDIT: although they are more opaque than a lot of lip glosses IMO).  They add noticeable color while still allowing your natural lip color to come through.  I find that they glide on easily and add moisture to my lips.

I wanted to swatch the new Sheer Summer Glow Palette ($50), but my SA Angie said the tester unfortunately had been stolen and it was the only palette they had.  The Iconic Nude items are not yet in store; they will arrive next week.  Angie told me the palettes are limited edition and they will only be getting a very small number of them (about 50).  You can pre-order by calling Angie at the Nordstrom Bellevue Burberry counter at 425-455-5800 x1043.  EDIT: I forgot to mention that Nordstrom will ship for free!

EDIT: Added promo image up top.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summertime de Chanel 2012 - Rouge Coco Shine Comparisons

I have done a quick swatch of the new Rouge Coco Shines for Chanel's Summer 2012 Collection, Summertime de Chanel.  I swatched the two new shades, Empreinte (shimmery sheer nude) and En Vogue (shimmery sheer coral).  Empreinte is so pretty and shimmery but it barely shows up so I didn't think a comparison was really necessary.  I thought it might be helpful though to compare En Vogue to some of the other corally shades in the Rouge Coco Shine range.  Here you go, in direct sunlight:

Top to Bottom: Rebelle, Sari D'eau, Empreinte, En Vogue, Flirt

I was surprised that I really liked En Vogue.  It looks pretty orange in the tube, but applied it has some pink in it that makes it more wearable.  It is remarkably similar to Flirt, which MAYBE has a bit less pink in it.  With the formula being so sheer, I would say that you don't need both.

I hope the swatches are helpful!  I made some purchases, so there is more to come from Summertime de Chanel :)

UPDATE: The collection is now online at Chanel's website.  Free shipping on any order til 5/4/12!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Love Tricks

My Rouge Bunny Rouge order appeared on my doorstep in record time!  I ordered Thursday, and it arrived today (Saturday) via USPS Priority Mail.  Well done, Beautyhabit!

I ordered two RBR Original Skin For Love of Roses blushes: Gracilis and Habanera.  They came with a full size Gleaming Temptations lip gloss in Love Tricks.  First I will show you Love Tricks, as there don't appear to be many swatches out there.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Love Tricks

More details and swatches after the jump!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge comes to!!!

I can barely contain myself ... Rouge Bunny Rouge is now available in the U.S. through California-based BeautyHabit!  If you have looked at my blog at all you know I am obsessed with RBR.  Until now, RBR was available to the U.S. only through U.K.-based, which has outstanding customer service and comes highly recommended.  Seriously, they are a fantastic company!  Shopping with them can be a drag on the wallet, however, with the dollar to pound conversion fluctuating as it does.  Totally not their fault, just a fact of life.

Enter!  BeautyHabit will make it easier for those of us in the U.S. to get our hands on the latest and greatest from this wonderful brand.  They are currently offering a free Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Love Tricks (a sheer lilac mauve with an opalescent sheen) with your purchase of 2 or more RBR products.  Use code LOVERBR through 4/25 or while supplies last.  Hop to it!

You can see Love Tricks at the bottom of the image - just click to enlarge it.  Never one to pass up a GWP, I ordered two Original Skin blushes - Gracilis and Habanera.  Will you be ordering anything now that RBR is available stateside?