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Quick swatches: OCC’s new Stained Gloss

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NB: Nothing to declare.

This season, glossy, brightly pigmented lips are the go-to look!  Everyone wants staying power.  OCC has added a new product to their lip colour line called Stained Gloss.   It’s described as a gloss with the pigment potency of a Lip Tar with a casual glossy finish (from the Sephora site).  These have a pigmented translucent, lacquered quality to them.

OCC Stained Gloss!

Here are the swatches (from left to right).

Voyeur, Meta, Jealous, Androgyne, Rhythm Box, New Wave

Definitely check them out, especially if you find the original Lip Tars are a little ‘much’ for you.  They retail for US$18 and are available now from OCC’s website, their flagship and from Sephora.

Let me know what you think!

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Summer peach chronicles: NOTD: Peach nails and some arm candy!

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NB: I bought some of these items and some were gifts.

Totally went all out coral this weekend!  The weather here was unbelievable! Hazy, hot and humid! Yes!

So this week I went for crème looks: Essie Tart Deco as the mani.

Essie Tart Deco

This reads a lot brighter and more pink on me than in the bottle.  I also used Laura Mercier nail polish in Cabana, which is a darker pink-coral, as my pedicure.

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NARS demos their summer offering + a few swatches!

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NB: This post contains press samples.

I recently got to see NARS’ makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez demo a look using products from the NARS summer 2013 and Pierre Hardy collections!

Here are a few pics!

NARS makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez

Look at that blush!! Summer collection at the makeup station!

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What I’m loving for spring and summer! Bright cheeks courtesy of Sleek MakeUP!

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So I got this blush BY 3 palette for Christmas.  Let’s just say…..this is amazing!!!! I usually dip my toe in instead of diving in when it comes to blush.  Not because I am afraid, but many brands don’t pack that punch that I need for it to show up.

This British drugstore brand really impressed me.  Talk about pigmentation!  I got the colour 366 Pink Sprint, which contains 3 shades of pink.

The texture is amazing, as a matter of fact; I think this is a good dupe for NARS blushes, with respect to quality.  Highly pigmented, very smooth, finely milled texture that’s not chalky or too stiff.  And they are all matte!  The packaging is great for travel as it comes in a sleek black case with a large mirror.

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Quick swatch: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Shape The Future

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Extra Dimension SF in Shape The Future

I have been loving this right now.  A sort of in-between pre-summer skin enhancer.  Really nice, smooth texture, not too glittery.  One part is a cool-toned champagne colour, that I have also used as an eye shadow.  The other side is a brick/coral colour with a silver sheen. Really pretty as a blush for medium to dark skin. But works for everyone…:)

If you can still find it, I would check it out!

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FTC Disclosure: This product was purchase by me, Noire Tropical Beauty.  All opinions expressed are 100% hones, and my own.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.
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