Lancome holiday look 2013

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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The brights

{The Brights}

Rarely seen without a bold lipstick – how can I say ‘no’ when they look like candy? Bold shades are standing out and during the summer the all come out to play. These newest additions to the ever-growing collection of bolds are so good I want to eat them up…
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blue lagoon copy

“I’ll never wear blue eyeshadow.” – I seem to make a habit of saying things I’ll never do and then just doing them anyway. When I received the Dior Summer collection it was one of those moments of make up revelation. I will and I must wear these shadows. Enter – the aquatic eye look.

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