Give Good Lip With New Lipsticks, Liners and Glosses!

Wow!  I have been sent lots of wonderful new lip products to try over the last few weeks.  So I have tons to review today!

What I’ve noticed in the products I have received is that it seems like a more polished lip is on trend.  Lipsticks definitely are in as are lip liners.  And many of the glosses I have tried lately are full colored and opaque.  I am usually more of a sheer lip lady, but I think I might have to go for a more dramatic look in the fall.

Some of my new favorites are:

Paul and Joe Beaute Natural Lipstick Refill ($20 USD) — This pure texture creates plump, radiant lips with beautiful color and just the right amount of intensity and shine.

Paul and Joe Beaute Lip Liner Duo ($25 USD) — Lip color is twice as nice with this all-in-one pencil, available in five pairs of natural and vivid shades, to create a custom lip color to match any look or mood. Containing smooth-feel oil, the base allows you to draw lines with a light touch while leaving a lasting impression.

What I think: I really love this lip liner duo.  It comes in a lighter and darker shade and I have been using both — the lighter when I wear a sheer gloss and darker with a fuller coverage lipstick.  The lipstick is gorgeous too!  It is very moisturizing and has a bit of a shimmer to it.  Love!

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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons ($9 on sale now for $7.20 USD on Burt’s Bees Website) — Just wanted to share the newest and most exciting news from Burt’s Bees with you – their new lip crayons.  The NEW Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayons deliver a creamy matte finish and moisture-rich wear. These Lip Crayons harness the best of nature’s beautiful color in six available shades, plus uses 100% Natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Kendi Oil and Jojoba Oil – making them an amazing addition to the Burt’s Bees lip collection!

What I think:  I have been enjoying this crayon in Sedona Sands, the lightest color of the group and a pretty nude.  The formula is matte, but still moisturizing.  They don’t have a flavor, which is nice.

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Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace
Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace

Yves Rocher Sheer botanical lipstick Marron Glace ($14.00 USD) — For the first time in a lipstick, Yves Rocher Research has selected Cherry Oil for its extraordinary shine and light refraction power.

Its ultra-sensory texture melts onto the lips and enhances them with a glossy colour that gives you the coverage you want. Available in 12 shades.

What I think: So moisturizing!  It is almost like wearing a creamy gloss and I think that is due to the cherry oil.  Some of the shades are almost a matte crème and some have a bit of shimmer to them.  And they smell really nice, too!

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Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier

Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier (retails for $20, now $15 for the month of August) — combines luminous color with a creamy, ultra-fierce lip gloss. Its refreshing formula smoothes and hydrates, leaving lips feeling silky and ultra soft. Simply begin by lining your lips with the lip pencil. Once they are completely lined, begin filling in your lips for a long-wear, luscious lip color. Available in 15 different shades!

What I think: I have been using this in Soft Nude, which is a gorgeous neutral.   I like it alone, or I can apply lipstick or gloss over it.  It has a bit of a pleasant minty taste and is not sticky at all.

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BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick - Garnet
BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick – Garnet

BC Color Hydra Brilliance Lipstick – Garnet ($18 USD) — Saturate lips in pure brilliance. Each creamy sweep is enriched with hydrating aquatic herbs, essential vitamins and antioxidants to lock in moisture and lavish lips in vibrant color. Color-magnifying crystals add extra brilliance to all 26 lustrous shades.

What I think:  Are you looking for a fab shimmering dark red for fall?  This is your lipstick!  It is so moisturizing and the color is rich and so pretty! I also love that it is good for my lips!

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Mehron Glosstone PRO ($11.95 USD) — Glosstone PRO is moisturizing and non-tacky leaving the lips glossy but not greasy. This long-wearing and never-sticky formula is enriched with antioxidants of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Available in a clear shade to be used alone or over L.I.P Creams to add shine and additional moisture, 3 highly-pigmented matte shades and 2 sparkly shades infused with tiny light reflectors to pump up the volume creating the appearance of fuller richer lips! Glosstone PRO is packaged in a sleek modern square vial and applied with the lip applicator wand. This “shine booster” is sure to become your favorite lip gloss! SHADES: Coral Reef, Red Kiss, Pink Crush, Crystal Clear, Bubble Gum Sparkle & Golden Spark.

Mehron L.I.P Liner Pencils (9.95 USD) are the perfect complement to L.I.P Creams and GLOSSTONES by Mehron, Innovators of Extreme Beauty Makeup. The Mehron chemists have encased a long-lasting creamy makeup in a pencil that enables you to define your lips without bleeding color or feathering. L.I.P Liner Pencils are available in six vibrant accenting colors, including natural, Glacier Pink, Red, Burgundy, Mandarin and Cocoa. These dynamic rich colors will highlight the natural beauty of your lips.

What I think: Mehron makes a lot of theatrical makeup, but they also have a fab beauty line.  The products are affordable and work really well.  I have been using a gorgeous combo of a new shade of the liner called Sweet — a perfect match for my lip color, a pinky nude — with a Glosstone called Coral Reef.  I have been wearing a lot of pink and the coral is an opaque cream that will look gorgeous as a transition color into fall.  The liner helps my color from feathering or fading.  Win win!

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Dreaming of Spring? Perk up Your Makeup Collection With Luxury Products From Jouer, Paul & Joe Beaute and Rouge Bunny Rouge

Playing with different makeup brands and shades can really update your look and change your mood.  I know trying the lovely shades of makeup below has me really looking forward to spring!

I have been enjoying trying these luxe brands and beautiful spring shades.  Some of my favorites are:

Jouer (zhew-ey) means ‘to play’ in French.  This brand has a playful-take on beauty and style, keeping makeup fun and simple.  I think that the brand has elegant products in very pretty colors.  I have been testing the products in the photo and really enjoyed the fresh look I can achieve with them.  The products left to right are:

Luminizing Moisture Tint ($38 USD) — This lightweight moisturizing tint evens out imperfections and fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula. SPF 20 protects from UVA and UVB rays while Ginseng and Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract deliver antioxidants to skin, promoting a healthy complexion. Available in seven skin-matching shades.

Tint in Bare ($20 USD) — These beautifully blendable, sheer shades are designed to complement all skin tones. With easy fingertip application, these multi-use tints can be worn on cheeks as a blush or on lips for a flush of color. Available in eleven gorgeous shades.

Lip Sheer SPF 15 ($22 USD) — Beautifully sheer and moisturizing, Jouer Lip Sheer SPF 15 is loaded with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to lock in moisture and assist in keeping lips smooth, nourished and protected.  In eight sheer shades

What I think:  The moisture tint is a beautiful choice if you want a lighter formula foundation.  I like how it blends in and looks completely natural.  The Tint in Bare (a nude) is really pretty on cheeks and lips for an everyday fresh look.  I am loving the Lip Sheer, it gives a soft, matte look that is perfect for spring.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that the black finish on the case is coming off and it makes it look like I’ve had it for a very long time, when it is new.

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Pick yourself a bouquet of colorful blooms with the Spring 2014 collection from Paul & Joe! Whether you prefer the classic lilies and roses or enjoy the exotic azalea and amaryllis, this Parisian-inspired collection has it all!

I have been testing the face powder in the gorgeous bird print box and the soft face brush:

Face Powder ($45 USD) — This bird’s nest-inspired packaging houses a face powder that mixes four gentle tones of blue, white, pink and yellow to give a balanced blend for a beautiful complexion.

Face Brush ($30 USD) — The soft bristles feel smooth on skin and hold powder exceptionally well to deliver even color to the skin.

What I think:  This duo is beautiful and functional.  The brush is compact and perfect to use with the powder pearls.  The powder itself leaves a soft glow to the face and is perfect for setting makeup.

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Intricate and luxurious cosmetics brand Rouge Bunny Rouge melds opulence and
beauty with embellished detailing in a range of colour make-up that embraces
romance and whimsy alongside modern technologies and first-class ingredients.

Quartz Eyeliner ($32.48 USD) — A soft, water-based formula ensures tender application. They also added Borosilicates (‘Anthracite Essence’ does not include Borosilicates) – minute particles of artificial quartz that fill the formula with an incredible shine and shed a coquettish lustre onto the lines. The Eyeliner allows for high coverage, dries quickly, is super long-wear and has excellent skin compatibility. An elegant brush means you can apply both fine thin lines and passionate wide lines.

Long Lasting Eye Shadow ($27.84 USD) — Discover a new powder eye shadow with an astonishing lightweight, creamy touch and unprecedented adherence. This formula creates pure dynamic iridescence while it maintains second skin effect. It has extended 8-hour wear that will stay perfect and look freshly applied all day. Orange-derived Flavonoid improves blood microcirculation, enhances luminosity and serves as free radicals scavenger.

XXX Lip Plump ($32.48 USD) — immediately volumises lips while enabling a long-lasting beauty. The rich, shiny gloss encourages a slow and comfortably swell, defining while pluming and bequeathing lips with the ability to store water, so a fabulous fullness is maintained over time.

What I think:  This is such a fun makeup line.  I love the eyes shadow and eyeliner together.  It makes a fun shimmery smoky eye.  And the Lip Plum is perfect because it doesn’t irritate my lips, but does make them look fuller.  And the packaging for all of the items is so glamorous!

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What are some of the new makeup brands that you are loving?

New Makeup Shades For Summer

There are so many beautiful, bright and shimmery colors in makeup this summer. I do love to vary my makeup colors, but especially when the seasons change.

This year, I am loving shimmery bronze, purple and gold eyes plus soft cheeks and a bright, sheer lip.  The colors below are lovely — try them yourselves!

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow ($19 USD) — Developed in their studios to take long-wearing color to the next level! These super luxe, super saturated shadows glide on and stay put, even through the longest photo shoots. The

• 12 super creamy, vibrant shades

• No creasing, no caking, no flaking

• Holds up against water and humidity

Try layering darker shades over lighter ones to build definition and depth for a subtle, yet smoldering stare.  Available at

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Pen

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Pen ($3 USD) — Mascara smears? Uneven eyeliner? Quickly remove or correct small makeup smudges, smears and mistakes without having to take off the rest of your makeup! The gentle and non-greasy formula erases even long wearing and waterproof makeup for flawless touch ups, perfect for throwing in your purse or gym bag when you’re on-the-go! Infused with Vitamin E, Cucumber and Chamomile to moisturize and condition skin.  Visit or a Target store near you.

Paul and Joe Face Color G

Fall in love this summer with Paul & Joe’s Limited Edition Face Color G ($24 USD). Inspired by the warm tones of a midsummer sky, the dreamy blushes contour cheeks and provide a natural, enchanting glow.  The shades are:

Nubile — A soft, flirty peach to flatter every skin tone.

Nymph — A pop of pink to add a bold burst of color.

Faune — A deep rose to create elegant contours.

Paul and Joe Lip Gloss G

Paul & Joe – Limited Edition – Lip Gloss G ($22 USD) — Paul & Joe Beaute introduces a new collection that will send your taste buds dancing. The Lip Gloss G collection consists of three new enchanting shades that instantly melt onto your lips for a punch of sheer shimmering color that coolly completes your sexy, summer style. The shades are:

Dream a Little Dream — An enchanting orange sherbet tint with a creamy cool Orange & Vanilla flavor.

Fairie Kisses –A bright yellow gloss that appears translucent on lips with a light Green Apple & Vanilla flavor to refresh your pucker on a sweltering day.

Love Potion — The perfect pink to swipe on for day or night with a light Strawberry & Vanilla flavor.

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Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers with NEW Shades ($5 USD) Many lips have fallen for this slender tube of lip goodness–vibrant luminescent color and pearlized shine packed with nourishing natural ingredients. Now Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer fans have more to love. The 100% natural formula is enhanced with antioxidant-rich Fruit Seed Oils and moisturizing Shea Butter to optimize color payoff while improving skin smoothness, but the signature refreshing, cool burst of Peppermint Oil remains. The shade range has been updated in keeping with color trends and includes three new shades: Cherry, Plum and Strawberry. The full range includes twelve shades: Radiance, Champagne, Peony, Caramel, Guava, Strawberry, Watermelon, Rhubarb, Cherry, Fig, Raisin, and Plum. Purchase at a mass market retailer near you!


The Adorable Paul & Joe Spring 2011 Meow Collection

I have been wanting to try the cool cosmetics of the hot French clothing brand Paul & Joe’s for a while now.  They are known for their beautiful packaging as well as innovative cosmetics.  Their new collection of colorful and oh-so-cute beauty is sure to be the cat’s meow for the spring season. From flirty and fun color tones to kitty-cat inspired packaging, all of Paul & Joe’s new launches will have you looking as beautiful as the packaging itself.

The creamy cheek powder in Paul & Joe’s Blusher Stick ($28 USD)  collection glides onto skin smoothly to contour the face and cheeks for a flawless complexion. Feeling feline-like? draw three “whisker lines” onto the cheek and blend evenly with finger tips. Available in 3 shades:  Glamour Puss (a pearlescent beige), Minou (a subtle pink), and Catfight (a bold tangerine).

On trend for the season, each shade in Paul & Joe’s Face & Eye Color CS ($36 USD) collection is subtle yet playful to enhance natural beauty and add depth and character to the eye area. Each package includes a trio of contrasting textures – matte, pearlescent and shiny – for an effect that looks like it was applied by a makeup artist.  The shades are: Siamese, Please…(bronzes and beiges), Kittycat (matte nude and pearly pink), and Purr-fect (ivory and moss).

Paul & Joe’s Nail Enamels($14 USD) sure to be the cat’s meow! Available in a nude beige, an elegant pink and a flirty rose, these playful shades will have your paws ready for Spring! The shades are Tigress (a pearlescent nude), Kitten Claws (soft pink), and Manekineko (hot pink).

These fun cosmetics are now available at at and  Enjoy!