Maybelline New Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon, Vivid Mattes and Lip Liners

Maybelline has three new mega launches that we are so excited about! The first is their newest addition to their fabulous Baby Lips line called the Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon ($6.99), their first oil balm that delivers intense moisture along with intense color. It’s like a lipstick and balm put together! I love applying it, and these have literally been my go-to! The bright and pigmented balms are available in 8 collectible shades that melt seamlessly onto your lips. Swatches below!

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Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayons: 8 Shades, $6.99 each {Swatched left to right}

Blush Burst- the perfect daytime pink

Strawberry Burst- a vivid hot pink

Pink Smooch- a fun and bright candy pink shade

Creamy Coral- a flattering peachy coral

Refreshing Red- perfect for a quick pop of bright red

Sassy Scarlet- a flirty darker red for dressing up a look

Toasted Taupe- a perfect on-the-go lustrous nude shade

Playful Purple- a bright and fun purple shade

New Vivid Matte Liquid Color Sensational Lip: 10 Shades, $7.99 each

Maybelline has also launched an extension of their existing Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid collection ($7.99). Adding 10 new shades to the assortment, these bold new shades make quite the statement, all while delivering 2x the pigment for a hydrating velvet matte finish. They are comfortable to apply and are swatched below!

 {Swatched above left to right}

Orange Obsession- delivers a dose of bright orange for a bold look

Orchid Shock- an electric orchid purple

Twisted Tulip- a pretty day-time pink

Grey Envy- a slight lavender and grey mix

Smoky Rose- a bold maroon and purple hybrid

Coffee Buzz- perfect for a bold brown look

Corrupt Cranberry- a dark rusty red

Red Punch- a sexy dark red perfect for a night out

Sinful Stone- an edgy stone grey shade

Wicked  Berry- a fun blue-ish purple shade for all the risk takers

Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner: 14 shades, $7.99 each.

Lastly, Maybelline launched their new Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner, in 14 shades. It’s the perfect glide-on liner for fuller and shaped lips. I’m big on lipliners and these are affordable, retract (I hate sharpening) and can be used to line or fill lips, they are the perfect blend of pointed matte but still creamy enough for a comfortable glide. I haven’t had a chance to swatch these out but they are beautiful!

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New 2017 Pirelli Calendar by Peter Lindbergh Unveiled

The 2017 Pirelli Calendar has been revealed and spoiler: it’s amazing. Shot by one of my favorite photographers, the iconic, Peter Lindbergh, this calendar conveys “personality, sensitivity, and the guts to be yourself.” While the photos are incredible so is the fact that Lindbergh is the first in the industry to have shot three editions of this infamous Calendar. The Pirelli Calendar, which has been produced yearly since launching in 1963 has previously been shot by big industry names including Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel and Annie Leibovitz and has featured so many iconic models and celebrities. 

The 2017 star studded edition features the likes of Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and other swoon worthy big screen names. The result was forty portrait and ambient photos taken in Berlin, L.A., New York, London and the French beach of Le Touquet.

Peter Lindbergy hosted an intimate discussion and cocktail party for the release during fashion week at Cipriani’s in NYC. I can’t tell you how serendipitous and exciting it was to meet him — of course it was outside the event when I was catching a cab home. He was mobbed at the party with fans, and frankly, I was too nervous to introduce myself until I found him next to me waiting for his car. Even through our picture is blurry, I don’t care, I was so incredibly excited to meet him. Especially since my friend Dan flew early from LA to come to the event with me. (He’s literally Peter Lindbergh’s #1 fan). Needless to say this was one of the highlights of my fashion week.

For more info about the making of this year’s calendar and the content, check out the Pirelli Calendar website here.

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Ole Henriksen Gets a New Look (And Collection!)

Today, Ole Henriksen reveals his new look and as part of the relaunch has added a new Balance Collection, designed to control oil and refine pores without stripping skin. In addition to this completely new collection designed to care for oily skin, each product has been repackaged to reflect Ole’s Scandinavian heritage and has reorganized from 10 collections to 4, clear and color-coded product lines based on skincare concerns to it’s easy to shop.

The collections are as follows:

  1. The Truth Collection – brighting, anti-aging and all day hydration (orange packaging)
  2. The Transform Collection – evens skin tone and texture (blue packaging)
  3. The Nurture Collection – intensely hydrates and nourishes dry and sensitive skin (purple packaging)
  4. The Balance Collections – Ole’s new collection that controls oil and refines pores without stripping skin (green packaging).

A little more on Ole Henriksen — beyond he’s one of the most lovely and genuinely positive and happy people I’ve ever met — at 65 he literally glows inside and out! He opened a spa in Beverly Hills in 1975 and quickly developed a celebrity clientele and cult following which led the launch of his product line in 1984. In 2011 Kendo, a brand incubator of LVMH (same brand that also backed Bite Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kat Von D and the new Rihanna Fenty makeup collection launching this fall!) acquired the brand. And today they have joined forces to reimagine the Ole Henrikson collection still exclusive to Sephora. All of the brands favorites are still in the collection, including their mega award winners, Truth Serum, Sheer Transformations Perfecting Moisturizer and Power Peel!

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Facebook Live 02/24/17 : The New Beauty You Need Now

As a beauty girl, there’s nothing more exciting than trying out new beauty products. The flip side of that is So. Much. Product. All. The. Damn. Time!  When I first started blogging I would say yes to trying almost anything. Now that I’m 7 years in the game, I am

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Going for the Rose Gold with Kevin Murphy

I’m so obsessed with Kevin Murphy!!!!! I’ve admired his products for so long but getting the opportunity to spend the afternoon with him took my admiration to the next level. What an absolutely delightful person, who completely lived up to his hype. After months of struggling with my hair color — I loved being blonde but the colorists I was working with a few months back kept giving me weird highlights at the root and the intense black root to blonde highlight was not working for me at all. Expecting full well to walk into my color appointment with Kevin and ask for an ombre or some way of fixing the disaster that was my hair, he alongside his amazing Director of Color, Kate Reid had something else in mind: rose gold.

So in an unexpected turn of events, I got rose gold hair, with these beautiful highlights that gave my color and hair so much dimension.  I am obsessed! Kevin Murphy has such unique colors and vision, and this was the perfect tone for me. I love how they worked with me to create a custom color that worked for my skintone. Kevin Murphy also launched 5 new products for spring, four of which are available now with another launching in April. See below for details!

The five new products include:

1 & 2: SMOOTH.AGAIN.WASH (shampoo) and SMOOTH.AGAIN.RINSE (conditioner), which is targeted to soften, thick, frizz-prone hair and make it more manageable. It’s a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that closes the hair cuticles so strands are smooth and shiny without weighing hair down.

3. Powder Puff (volumizing powder) – If you’re a Kevin Murphy DOO.OVER fan, that is the spray version of this product. It’s a volumizing powder with hold and texture and it instantly creates that 60s volume look without having to tease your hair. It has some grit to it but you only need to tap a little bit.  This isn’t a product that dissolves and is weightless it’s in there to do a job, and it does it well!

4. LEAVE-IN.REPAIR, which is great for all hair types and is super light and helps add strength and reduce breakage. It helps nourish dry, brittle hair and great for anyone like me that does a lot of chemical services.

5. SHIMMER.ME.BLONDE. Launching for spring (April to be more exact), this is like skincare or a highlighter for your hair–think luminous skin but for hair, so luminous hair goals. As you can see from the top to bottom picture it’s violet colored, and when shaken it creates this really pretty, prismatic shimmer that reflects light. To use, shake the bottle and walk through like you would perfume (if you were spritzing it on your hair instead of neck). The idea is when you spritz it, it’s like adding 100 violet mirrors reflecting light so it adds more dimension and your blonde looks really crisp and reflective. This product is ideal for blondes (grey hair works too) that feel like their color is getting dull or lifeless.

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By Terry Spring 2017 Techno Aura Collection

I’m really feeling cream highlighters at the moment. Whether it be to create a glowing, radiant complexion or do an obnoxious strobe of light in my cheekbone, I’m all in. I was recently at Space.NK for the launch of their exclusive By Terry limited edition Techno Aura collection. Featuring the Glow-Expert Duo Stick in 3 shades, 2 limited edition Gloss Terrybly Shine (aka lip glosses), and an exclusive new Eye Designer Palette Parti-Pris in No3 Techno Aura, it’s a memorable collection with the Glow-Expert Duo Sticks being my highlight (pun intended).

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The new Glow-Expert Duo Stick is the ultra on-the-go and 3-in-1 product: blush, bronzer and highlighter, complete with an integrated brush for easy and convenient application.

This ingenious strobing product has two complementary shades attached to each stick to give your face a shot of radiance, all while shaping and accentuating facial contours. Complete with a creamy glide-on texture, this non-oily formula includes a super-high concentration of precious glow-reflecting prisms and light-correcting microspheres that are perfect for a quick beauty touch-up any time of the day. Apply to bare skin or over existing makeup for a dazzling natural effect or go more intense. The product is so buildable! The formula is absolutely beautiful!

This new strobing collection comes in 3 radiant tones:

{Above, left to right, No2 Terra Rosa and No1 Amber Light. Below: No1 Amber Light, No3 Peachy Petal and No2 Terra Rosa}

N°1. Amber Light: A satiny nude amber that accentuates tanned skin and sun-kissed complexions.

N°2. Terra Rosa: Rosy and opalescent, offers a fresh glow.

N°3 Peachy Petal: A coral shade for peachy cheeks and an almost frosted look.

Also in the collection is the new Eye Designer Palette Parti-Pris in No3 Techno Aura, featuring six out of this world nudes. They can be applied with a brush or fingertips for a weightless cream-powder that feature micronized, adjustable pingments that can be layered to infinity.  For me though this is a great go to palette for day time, it’s compact and easy to travel with and all of the colors are very wearable. Swatches below!

Lastly, the 2 limited edition Gloss Terrybly Shine that join their lip glosses family are No11 Midnight Star, a futuristic ruby red with hits of azure blue (aka the shimmery purple), and No12 Spicy Crush which is a coppery, fiery red that shines beams of pink and orange tones. The formula features ceramides with hyaluronic acid, and collagen stimulation peptides for the ultimate plump (but not in a burning lip-plumping way). This one more so fills in lines and wrinkles creating smooth, naturally plump lips.

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