Product Review: Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in It’s a Keeper

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The more specialized today’s lip colors get (stains! gels! matte pencils! powdered tints! liquid pigments!), the more I just want to revert to a simple, classic lipstick — although it would be nice if said lipstick could also meet several needs at once.

Rimmel must understand this way of thinking, because they recently launched The Only 1 Lipstick — an all-in-one product that claims to offer the “perfect balance of high impact colour, moisture, all day comfort, and staying power.” Continue reading “Product Review: Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in It’s a Keeper”

Product Review: Kiko Cosmetics Angel Kiss in Cranberry Crumble

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I’ve never had problems with chapped lips like I’m having this winter. This situation actually began in September (as a reaction to an ingredient in a new lip balm, I believe) and it’s morphed into a repeated cycle of dryness and peeling. Indoor heating and the constant weather changes seem to be the main culprits.

I made a trip to the local mall last weekend, and on a visit to Kiko Cosmetics I spied this lip care/color set on the sale table. It includes a lip scrub and a tinted balm, available in four color/flavor options.   Continue reading “Product Review: Kiko Cosmetics Angel Kiss in Cranberry Crumble”

Product Review: TonyMoly Sweet Stick Delight in Sweet Cherry (01)

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Some fans of Korean beauty brands are obsessed with cutting-edge skincare; others rave about the mascaras and eyeliners. Me? I keep gravitating towards lip colors, as usual.

My latest pick is Tony Moly’s Sweet Stick Delight. It’s available in five shades, and the one I love is Sweet Cherry (01), pictured at left in the photo above.

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Product Review: Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails Classic Lip Duo Lipstick/Gloss in Vintage Rose (01), with Swatch

colour prevails vintage roseHere’s another review from my drugstore mini-binge on Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails products! This is Colour Prevails’ Classic Lip Duo, including lipstick and lip gloss, in the wonderfully named shade Vintage Rose (01). I know — how could I resist?

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Covet: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick (With an Art Historical Reference)

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I’m eyeing the latest product launch from Lipstick Queen, a color-changing lipstick named Frog Prince. It’s bright clover green in the tube, but when it’s applied to lips, it adjusts to a rosy pink shade.

I’m a fan of LQ’s Hello Sailor, and I’d probably enjoy Frog Prince even more. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to nab a press sample, but I’ll check it out next time I’m near Barneys or SpaceNK.

In the meantime, I’m smiling over the illustration of a frog reclining in front of a fairytale castle, because it reminds me of something…

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Product Review: Marc Jacobs “New Nudes” Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 6.41.10 PMI’ve been working such a strange schedule lately that I’m not even sure what day it is, and I’m running slightly short on sleep.  All the same, I’m really enjoying my new part-time museum job (as well as my assorted freelance jobs, which continue!), and I always like to celebrate a new project with a new lipstick. My latest pick is Marc Jacobs Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake, from the “New Nudes” Collection.

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