Product Review: Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Hawaiian Smolder

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Burt’s Bees recently launched its newest cosmetics item, the 100% natural Lip Crayon. The official product description promises “lightweight moisture for a comfortable, everyday wear formula infused with shea butter, kendi oil, and jojoba oil” as well as creamy matte color and moisture-rich wear” with no added flavor or fragrance.

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Product Review: Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick in Georgia (62)

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Just a week or two ago, I mentioned my increasing fascination with Guerlain cosmetics. I know, I know. I’m weak. But I decided to give myself a little birthday present, because it’s been a rough month or two, and there’s nothing like a new lipstick, right? So… how about a Rouge G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete Lip Colour? Shockingly overpriced, senselessly wasteful. And absolutely perfect (in all ways but one).

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Product Review: Face Stockholm Veil Lipstick in Wineberry


This is the third of three reviews covering products from an unexpected splurge at Face Stockholm in New York. Today’s pick is Veil Lipstick in a shade called Wineberry—you can see its silvertone case and its pink box  in the group shot above.

Face Stockholm’s Lip Veil formula offers “a sheer wash of moisturizing color,” which makes it idea for spring and summer, or whenever a slightly less-made-up-than-usual look is in order.

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Product Review: Anna Sui Spring 2014 Lipstick in Cherry Pink (01)


Last week I stopped by the Anna Sui boutique for the first time in months. It was an unusually long stretch between visits for me, due to the miserable winter weather and an especially busy work season. I didn’t end up buying any clothing from the sale rack (just as well!), but I did spend a while examining the Spring 2014 cosmetics line.

I was especially charmed by these limited edition lipsticks in rose-patterned cases, available in three shades: Cherry Pink, Coral Pink, and Deco Orange. They were launched in early February.

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Product Review: Tarte Power Pigment Lip Tint in Natural Beauty

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I don’t think I’ve ever owned a product from Tarte Cosmetics, although I used to like the concept of their couples-themed lip gloss duos (Rhett & Scarlett, Bogey & Bacall, et al.). Last night, however, I made a stop at Sephora on my way home, and I was visually seduced by these new Power Pigment lip tints. (Apparently they’re revamped versions of Tarte’s previous Lip Surgence tints, but I’ve never tried those, so I won’t be able to offer a comparison.)

I looked at all eight shades, swatched a few on my hand, tried one on my mouth, and ended up purchasing Natural Beauty, a “sheer rosy red.”…

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