Friday, September 28, 2012

Burberry Lip Velvet Lipsticks Now Available at Nordstrom

Burberry's new Lip Velvet (the matte-but-hydrating lipsticks I mentioned in this post) are available at!

If you are interested in these but want more info before ordering, give Angie at the Burberry counter in Nordstrom Bellevue a call at 425-455-5800 x1043, or email  She can help you choose a color, and send you samples of products you want to try.  Tell her you found her info here at Pretty Addicted.*

*I do not receive anything for referrals.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nordstrom Trend Show, Burberry New Lipsticks and GWP

This Saturday, September 15, is Nordstrom Bellevue's Fall Trend Show, and the Burberry Beauty counter will have three new lipsticks in a new matte formula.  They will also be offering two fabulous gifts with purchase!

The new formula is called Velvet, and offers a long-wearing matte finish that will still hydrate the lips.  There will be three shades available now, and 12 in total to follow. I am anxious to try these because I find Burberry's existing lipsticks quite hydrating ... while historically I have found matte lipsticks drying on my lips, I know that if anyone can make a hydrating matte, it's Burberry!

Here are the three shades available at the Trend Show - Military Red, Pink Apricot, and Pink Azalea:
Burberry Velvet lipstick - Military Red

Burberry Velvet lipstick - Pink Apricot

Burberry Velvet Lipstick - Pink Azalea

These shades look gorgeous, especially Military Red and Pink Azalea.  As I said, there will just be these three for now (in a limited quantity for the Trend Show - if you are interested, definitely pre-order), but more are coming soon.

Burberry will also have two gifts with purchase.  The first is available with a $150 purchase, and includes a full-size Pale Rose eye shadow:

The second is a 3-in-1 eye/lip/cheek cube, available with a $200 minimum purchase.  Unfortunately, the only available image is in black and white:

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Angie from Bellevue's Burberry counter says that the color is a little darker than Cameo Pink (you can see Cameo Pink lipstick along with a few others at The Beauty Look Book here and at Cafe Makeup here) and can be applied anywhere on the face, but she particularly recommends the cheeks and lips.

Also - those eye palettes I wrote about in this post will be available in November, and Angie is currently accepting pre-orders for them.   I can't wait to see these palettes!

If you would like to place an order, call Angie at 425-455-5800 x1043, or email  She is always very helpful, and she will ship your order for free! Tell her you found her info here at Pretty Addicted.*

*I do not receive anything for referrals.

All images c/o Burberry Beauty  

Monday, September 10, 2012

PSA: Sephora Makeup Artist Belt Set - SALE

I would like to direct you to Sephora's website, where they are currently selling their Makeup Artist Belt Set for $99 with free 3-day shipping!  The set would normally sell for $275.  At $99, it amounts to under $7.00 per brush and a free pro brush belt (which Sephora sells separately for $42).  What a fantastic deal!

It looks like Sephora is discontinuing and re-vamping some of these brushes, so they are selling the set at a massive discount to make room for the new products.  Included is their Makeup Artist Belt and 15 brushes:

- Professional Natural Crease Brush #10
- Professional Natural Smudge Brush #11
- Professional Natural All Over Shadow Brush #12
- Professional Natural Medium Eyeshadow Brush #14
- Professional Lash & Eyebrow Comb #21
- Professional Angle Brush #22
- Professionnel Platinum Smokey Eye Brush #24
- Professionnel Platinum Natural Powder Brush #40
- Professionnel Platinum Natural Slant Brush #42
- Professionnel Platinum Natural Fan Brush #43
- Professionnel Platinum Stippling Brush #44
- Professionnel Platinum Concealer Brush #45
- Professionnel Platinum Foundation Brush #47
- Professionnel Platinum Bronzer Brush #48
- Professionnel Platinum Lip Brush #61

I have some of Sephora's Professional brushes, and I am pleased with the quality.  The Smokey Eye Brush #24 is one of my favorites, and Lisa Eldridge recommended it as well in this video of her favorite brushes.  I also like the Crease Brush #10 and the Natural Slant Brush #42.  Those are the ones from this set I have tried, and I recommend them.  Based on my experience, this is a fantastic value!  I have ordered one of these myself.

You can purchase this set by clicking here.  It is not an affiliate link, and I do not receive anything if you click through/purchase.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge Fall 2012 - Santa Ana

Rouge Bunny Rouge has launched a new look for Fall 2012, and it is stunning.  Read on for details, products, and a tutorial.  I love the suggestion of mattifying the lipstick by using the matte primer on top!

From Rouge Bunny Rouge:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Fall 2012 - Santa Ana

Rouge Bunny Rouge - Santa Ana

Alluding to the winds that herald Autumn, ‘Santa Ana’ is a statement for the new season.  This look of effortless sophistication is inspired by the allure of crimson on porcelain skin, underlining the feminine silhouette surrounded by shadows and light.

Bold, red lips with a velvet, satin finish are like your little black dress - to be constantly reinvented, appearing elegantly fresh. Colour Burst Lipstick ‘Raw Silence’ is offset with eyes subtly defined with the new colours of Long-lasting Eye Shadows and cheeks blooming with the warmth of Bronzing Glow Powder.