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revlon colorburst matte lacquer balms

{Revlon Colorburst balms}

There comes a time in every beauty addict’s life when she meets a product that supersedes her expectations. I first spotted the incredibly vibrant, pink and matte shade, Unapologetic on Deanne from My Fash Avenue. Seriously the girl couldn’t have looked any more fly in this lippie. Naturally, a bold shade like that sparked my curiosity.

revlon colorburst balm swatch swatches

{Revlon Colorburst swatches}

 Just look at the pigment on these babies. I’m usually a matte lady but even the lacquers had me lusting for every shade. I’m finding that on the days I’m indecisive about which lippie to pick, I’ll reach for one of these. They just always get it right. Containing a triple butter complex of sheacoconut and mango butters you’ll never be left with cracked lips even with the matte formula.

For those of you (often like me) who need a little more luxury in their products – don’t stop reading just yet.

This product compares so closely to the Rouge Allure Velvet texture by Chanel. Say whaaat? True story. I know, I know. You just wish this was a sexy ‘Mercedes click’, black case as well.

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{Matte – Audacious}

A warm coral that’ll see a lot of sun this season – It’s a ‘play-it-safe’, pretty shade that’ll look good on every skin tone.

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{Matte – Standout}

Standout is a saucy little shade that appears to plump the lips up for a sexy, burgundy pout. I couldn’t help but wear it for an entire work week and that’s a lot for me…

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{Matte – Mischievous}

This light lovely is wearing a little warm after swatching the other shades but you can still see the lighter, cooler hue of coral in it’s pigment. With my ‘pale’ skin I can get away with it now but it may look strange in the summer when I’m sporting a tan. Will keep you posted!

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revlon pinched blush swatch

cream blush

{Cream Blush Collection}

After doing my roundup of baked blushes I found that if I’m not sweeping on that type of blush formula then I’m buffing on a cream colour instead. It’s not to say I don’t reach for my basic Nars Blush every so often but I find that I’m generally alternating between a baked or cream formula.

Of course it wasn’t easy rounding it up but below you’ll find my favourite formulas on the market right now!

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{Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Charmed}

Believe it or not it was Revlon that started my obsessed with this texture! A couple of years ago, the brand released this stunning round of cream blushes but (what I felt like was) our of nowhere they disappeared from Canada. I may have shed a tear when I heard the news but now they’re back and I’m a happy girl.

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{Wearing Charmed}

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{Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Coral Reef}

The best part about these Revlon blushes? The texture is so smooth it almost melts when it touches your fingertips or cheeks. It buffs in to the skin with ease and without streaks and I adore how long-lasting it is.

revlon coral reef blush swatch

{Coral Reef on the cheeks!}

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{Revlo PhotoReady Cream Blush in Pinched}

Oh Pinched! Such a cool, unusual colour. Yes, the shimmer looks intense but it really is a warm, gentle, subtle flush of peach. Perfect for any skintone.

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 415 Light Rust}

This new round of blushes by Make Up For Ever live up to their Pro name. The HD quality of this formulation mimics the look of a flushed second skin. The silky formula smooths in to a matte finish for a natural pop of colour.

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 315 Peach Beige}

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{Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 220 Pink Sand}

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{Wearing HD Blush in Pink Sand}

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{Make Up For Ever – 150 Wavy, Precision Blush Brush}

I’ve tried my loose blush brush with the cream blushes but find that they don’t collect the product as much as I would like to. The Make Up For Ever 150 Precision Blush Brush offers a tighter packed bristle to allow for a generous product pick up. Perfect when buffing the colour on to the apple of your cheeks!

I didn’t get round to photographing the centre of attention – Chanel’s Le Blush Creme in #62 but this formula is the most matte of the all. If you’re looking for a fresh, bold and powdery finish then this formula is unbeatable. Plus, it never hurts to pull out a black compact with the two c’s!

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{The Swatches}

Chanel – Le Blush Creme,#62

Make Up For Ever – 315 Peach Beige ($31)

Revlon – Charmed ($11)

Make Up For Ever-  415 Light Rust ($31)

Revlon – Coral Reef ($11)

Make Up For Ever – 220 Pink Sand ($31)

Revlon – Pinched ($11)

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revlon matte color burst balm swatch

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{Pink pout}

Oh hello drugstore lippie that has the texture of silk. You may know that I’m not the biggest fan of glossy lips (though I have been fancying the Lancome Gloss in Love lately), so this pencil impressed me — big time.

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I love this ‘chubby stick‘ style casing, makes it easy to throw in your purse and go and the twist features means you don’t need a sharpener. Sa-weeet.

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{Pink is pretty}

The way this lipstick felt on my lips (dare I say it) reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks.

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I recently gave the Ultimate Suede Lipstick by Revlon a shot but was so underwhelmed. I loved the initial application but my lips quickly cracked. Womp womp. On that note, the Colorbust Matte Balm applied like butter and doesn’t dry out your pout.

I believe these retail for around $9.99 which as always point out, equates to almost 4 Chanel Lipsticks. Bargain.

My biggest problem? I need MOAR.

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Holiday 2013 Nail Polish gifts

Holiday 2013 Nail Polish gifts

{Nail lovers gifting}

Stumped on what to get a girl you know but want it to be special? Nails will never leave our beauty scene again so stock her up with something wow-worthy.

Every one of these stocking-stuffers offers a gift in a price range that won’t break the bank and make your girl feel like a beauty-queen.

CND VinyLux Polish 161 Burnt Romance WeeklyTop Coat

{Hot nails leading the way}

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this new CND VinyLux ($11.95) formula for a while now but I’ve finally decided I LOVE thanks to this hot as a jalapeño shade, Burnt Romance. The most unusual, autumn shade that I will proudly wear for weeks. I’m yet to see this polish last 7 days without chipping for me but with a colour this good in your bestie’s stocking I’m sure she’ll be forgiving.

CND Vinylux Nail Polish 161 Burnt Romance

{Burnt Romance}

I was  gifted this shade by Leeanne Colley of Tips Nail Bar because she’s a nail angel like that and saw how crazy in love I was with this colour. Best gift I’ve received in while…

Dior Diorific Nail pearl manicure duo

{The fancy-pants fingers}

For the hard-core nail-art goers out there, Dior comes full force with the Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo ($39). Start the manicure with the stunning, gold polish and accent the look with a crystal feature nail. This set is for the luxurious lady who doesn’t mind taking the time to sass-up her style.

For awesome photos of how this duo looks on visit ommorphiabeautybar.com

Gold Nail Polish Dior Diorific Holiday 312 2013

{Gold and pearls}

Gold Lacquer Base with the crystal pearls that are so light they bounce around like crazy…(didn’t think that one through before setting this shot up).

Dior Diorific Nail Polish 318 Frima Holiday 2013

{The twist on ‘pretty in pink’}

Part of Dior’s Christmas nail collection the bottle is to die for but it’s this shade that has me excited. Diorific Vernis Frimas (318) is a dusty pink with tiny flecks of gold. I’m desperate to wear this ‘snow-queen’ shade on a winter’s day. What a beauty.

Dior Diorific Nail Polish 318 Frima Swatch

{No one put’s baby pink in a corner}

Can we take a moment on how gorgeous this shade is?

Dior Nuit Nail Polish

{The on-trend shade}

The perfect burgundy. Every one knows oxblood is the ‘it’ shade through fall and winter and if you’re going to gift this essential shade then let it be Dior’s Nuit ($25). You can’t see it well here but you can at Ommorphia’s blog – this polish has the tiniest trace of glitter flecks only noticeable in strong lighting. I mean, come on. This formula is ultra-glossy and next to the YSL formula is part of my top-two ‘best ever’ nail polishes.

Revlon Marchesa Nail Art Stickers Silk Rosette 24K Brocade

{The ultimate nail art}

Revlon meets Marchesa for a nail wrap ($8.95) party on your hands. Who didn’t freak at the thought of stunning, baroque patterns in the form of nail wraps? I recently saw a set of these on Dee from Liner Glitter and Gloss and snatched her hand to get a close look. These eye-catching prints and shades won’t fail to impress your girlfriends.

Shown above L-R: Silk Rosette, 24K Brocade

Sooo which do you want for your girls and which do you want for yourself?

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

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