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L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose


The last breathe of summer requires embracing all the shades that embody warmer days. And L’Oreal has a great budget options with this exclusive collection. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose is six shades of pinks that complement a range of skin tones. Blake Lively, L’Oreal’s spokesperson (and also a major fashion obsession of mine) custom-designed delicate matte lipsticks from peony to fuchsia.

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  • Collection Exclusive Blake’s Pink
  • Collection Exclusive Doutzen’s Pink
  • Collection Exclusive Eva’s Pink
  • Collection Exclusive Jennifer’s Pink
  • Collection Exclusive Julianne’s Pink
  • Collection Exclusive Liya’s Pink (pictured above and my personal favorite)

Price: $8.99, Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide.

NARS Summer 2016 Color Collection

NARS Summer 2016 Color Collection on Belle Belle Beauty

Another season brings another inspired and beautiful collection from NARS. I mean, just look at the shot above. If it doesn’t make you crave sunshine on your face and sand in your toes, I don’t know what could. This summer, NARS partnered with contemporary artist Konstantin Kakanias to channel French Riviera inspiration. The ten-piece collection captures “high fashion moments steeped in exclusivity and ease.”

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Liberation on Belle Belle Beauty

The first of two products I tried was the Dual-Intensity Blush in Liberation – a light shimmering pink paired with a caramel rose. While these shades look deep, they give a perfect kiss of color, ideal for spring skin. The silky texture applies weightlessly and blends into skin for a natural look. I like a wash of color, but this can be built up for a more editorial look. I use the darker shade under my cheekbones and on my hairline. The pink goes right on the apple of my cheeks. It also can be used wet for a luminous, dewy and translucent look.


NARS Get Dirty Lip Cover on Belle Belle Beauty

The second product I tried was a new NARS formula, Lip Cover, and I adore it. The saturated color is a high-pigment gloss. It comes in four shades and I have been trying out Get Dirty (such a good name) which is a desert rose. The effect is a rich nude that channels Kardashian with class. I get a couple hours of wear and it is ideal with a sheer gloss layered over it.

The Summer 2016 Color Collection is available exclusively at NARS until May 1st when it launches at Sephora.

ULTA’s Lorac Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection

 Lorac Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection on Belle Belle Beauty

A little follow up from this post announcing the start of ULTA‘s twice yearly 21 Days of Beauty – I will be sharing some of my favorite products from the prize pack I am giving away below over the next couple of days. While I have always liked LORAC, it isn’t a brand that is heavy in my rotation. That all has changed now that I have my paws on their Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection.

Exclusively at ULTA, the set includes twelve shadows that are silky and pigmented. I love using my fingers to play with all the wearable shades. For work, I have been wearing a wash of neutral colors from the top row. Last weekend, I added some glam with Gilded just at the center of my lids. Black Light makes for a stunning, glittery smokey eye.

Shades include (left to right):

  • Top Row: Blanc, Bone, Soft Pink
  • Second Row: Caramel, Rose, Acai
  • Third Row: Gilded, Denim, Sage
  • Bottom Row: Ecru, Storm, Black Light

Each day through 4/4, ULTA will feature a “Beauty Steal” and a “Beauty Focus Day” – Beauty Steals are special offers on top beauty products & Beauty Focus Days feature demonstrations like customized makeup lessons, expert beauty tips, and one-on-one appointments. 21 Days of Beauty brands include Stila, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Too Faced and more. This beauty extravaganza is celebrated in all ULTA Beauty stores nationwide with special offers also available here.

To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with ULTA for a huge giveaway! The exclusive ULTA beauty prize pack includes kits from brands like LORAC, bareMinerals, stila, Becca and more. Enter using the widget below (sorry again international friends, US Only).

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Samples and giveaway prize have been generously provided by ULTA. As always, opinions are my own.

Laura Mercier Portfolio Animation Collection

Laura Mercier has some new product launches just hitting counters that are really exciting! Featuring creamy, sheer and rich colors, the products all fit into the custom compact making them perfectly portable. And the Custom Artist Portfolio, totally new for Laura Mercier, reminds me of the Trish McEvoy organizing system (which I love). It is actually a good value at $98 because it includes all these goodies:

  • Rigid outer shell case wrapped in metallic, pewter snakeskin material
  • Four multi-size mesh cosmetic bags, easily removable with built in magnets
  • Laura’s unique pocketed brush page
  • Two refillable 6 and 3-well Custom Compacts that hold your favorite eye, cheek and lip godets

The Lip Glaze offers sheer, spring colors. I love applying this with my finger for a wash of color. They have three new, limited-edition shades:

  • Soft Pink
  • Plum
  • Lotus Bloom

Sheer Crème Colour is a crème face colour that provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect. One of my most favorite new spring products, these are great for highlighting. Available in three new, limited-edition shades:

  • Pearl Glow Veil
  • Pink Cheek Veil
  • Bronze Veil

The Second Skin Cheek Colour is a very fine, pressed powder that is literally fool-proof. I love the lightweight wear of these blushes. Available in five new, permanent shades (18 total):

  • Heather Pink
  • Peach Whisper
  • Soft Iris
  • Honey Mocha
  • Sweet Mandarin

Also included are three new, limited-edition shades of their Eye Colour:

  • Merlot Sateen (I wasn’t sure about red eyeshadow, but this really does work!)
  • Golden Crème Luster
  • Seashell Pink Sateen