Lancome holiday look 2013

{Easy and quick Christmas beauty}

I know what you’re thinking, ‘ Does she ever tire of red lipstick?’, kinda not. I promise there are alternative looks coming up on TBB but I just had to show off this gorgeous collection from Lancome’s 2013 offering. Here I’m wearing the (Fall) Blush Rose Desir with swirls of Rose Étincelle highlighter over top. Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara on the lashes and the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice.

lancome holiday 2013 colection

{Favourite pieces of Lancome’s latest collections}

In the craziness that has been the last few weeks I’ve been playing around with a few pieces of the Lancome Fall and Christmas collection from recent releases. Still available on the US site, The L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Caprice is the creamiest, brightest red you’ll find in a lippie. It was part of the Fall collection but the closest match for a permanent option would be the shade Saffron Silk.

rose Étincelle

My favourite part of Holiday 2013 by Lancome, Rose Étincelle Highlighter is a pink-hued frosting for the tops of your cheeks. I used a fan brush to sweep this over my cheeks and brow bone. The result? sparkling without a glittery look – it catches the light perfectly. This is easily a product you’d use all year around.

lancome Étincelle de Neige vernis

{Étincelle de Neige}

Next to the Rose Étincelle Highlighter, the Étincelle de Neige Vernis in Love nail polish is impressive in it’s own right. I haven’t been able to swatch it because I’m wearing Essie Gel this week  but check out the stunning swatch on Maggie’s Makeup Blog! Really does look like snow on the fingertips.

lancome rouge 132 lipstick

{Creamy colour}

Oh so impressed with this L’Absolu Rouge formula and kinda wana get my hands on more shades!

**These beautilicious products were sent to The Burgundy Book for consideration and they made the cut!**

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lip gloss non sticky

lip gloss non sticky

{Spring lip gloss now}

I’m not sure what caused the shift in shade love but for the past week I’ve been obsessing with corals again. Even stranger…corals in gloss. Yes I! I who said that gloss was for single girls.

It’s like that pregnant woman who used to loathe the smell of a Big Mac but since the bundle of joy came along that burger is all she can think about. (Can you tell I’m hungry?) I can assure you, I’m not expecting but I am loving a good lip gloss lately…

heart shaped marc jacobs lip gloss

{Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart shaped kisses}

It actually all started with the arrival of Marc Jacob’s Lust for Lacquer lip glosses. I did have a soft spot for Lancome’s Gloss in Love beforehand but it was the tingling, peppermint of Marc’s collection that hooked me.

146 Peach show

{Peach show for the snow}

Back in the rotation, Lancome’s Gloss in Love in Peach Show it a light and wonderful gloss that doesn’t feel like tar on the lips. Yes, that’s right, you can still smooch with that balmy texture.

20 C cool pink gloss

{Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in PK 20 C}

Another formula to fall in love with is Shu Uemura’s Gloss Unlimited. This too feels oh so silky on the lips and there’s a myriad of colours to choose from. This would be my least favourite shade because it’s so cool in tone (totally right for blondes, though!)

swatches

{The gloss swatch files}

From left to right:

Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in CR 30G

Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in PK 20C

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart shaped

Lancome Gloss in Love in 146 Peach Show

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{Instant beautifiers – Lancome Blush Subtil Palette and Rouge in Love Lipstick}

It’s pouring with rain today and as I reach for my Lancome Palette I wonder if it would be a sin to wear shimmer in to fall. The majority of me is thinking not. I’ve had to go on quite a few short trips this past season and this palette was a saviour when it came to packing light.

Boasting a stunning (orgasm-like) shade of blush with a golden highlighter and a teracotta-brown bronzer, Blush Subtil  is a prettifier in a palette. $45 for three products? Steal-worthy.

{Rouge in Love in #170N – Sequence of Love}

The Rouge in Love lipsticks have been a firm favourite of mine in terms of formula and whilst this red shade wasn’t as pigmented as I hoped it would have been, it still beats many out there with it’s hydrating texture. If your lips aren’t naturally dark like mine, it’s definitely worth getting your hands on for a brightening red.

{Swatchin’}

A little sheer but still packed with colour. Have you tried the Rouge in Love lipsticks?

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{In love}

I know technically the summer collections are starting to come out – part of me wishes we could have a moment to digest the fact that spring hasn’t even arrived yet. It’s so depressing. I’m just waiting for the moment I can pack away all my clunky winter boots and clothes and buy myself a knew wardrobe. Still – my spring make up is out and I’m not holding back with these beauties…

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{The Shadow Playground}

One week, last month I received an influx of shadows and saw it as a sign. My beauty ‘New-Year’s Resolution’ was to wear more eyeshadow and to be fair, I have been trying! Below you can find some fun that I had with my dear friend Natalie Korol with these new eye shadows for the spring season. Read on for my library of favourites and which shades are must-haves for their stand-out factor.

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