NARS Bougainville lip gloss review, swatches, FOTD.

Hello beautiful people!
I hope everyone is having a happy Christmas and that you are all spending it with the people you love.
As promised, I have had a little play with my new NARS Bougainville lip gloss and taken some photos.  Keep reading for a review and FOTD deets.
NARS Bougainville FOTD
Wearing NARS Bougainville lip gloss. It is actually darker and more purple in person than it has turned out in this photo.
NARS Bougainville lipgloss and BECCA Beach Tint watermelon
Wearing NARS Bougainville lip gloss and BECCA Beach Tint in Watermelon on cheeks.
FOTD makeup breakdown:
– MAC Copperplate eyeshadow
– UD 24/7 zero liner
– Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon
-NARS Bougainville lipgloss

NARS Bougainville lip gloss lip swatch
Bougainville is a limited edition lip gloss released as part of the 2010 holiday collection.
Phwoar this baby is pigmented. It is a deep cool burgundy/purple which is almost opaque in one layer. IMO this lippy is not for the faint of heart, and even when sheered out, is still considerably dark.
Like all NARS lipglosses it is non sticky but has enough thickness to make it reasonably long wearing.
NARS Bougainville lip gloss swatch, BECCA Beach Tint watermelon swatch
NARS Bougainville (2 swatches on left), BECCA Beach Tint in Watermelon (2swatches on right)

?Any opinions on the NARS 2010 Holiday collection? I was eyeing the Melusine eye shadow duo and the Etrusque single eyeshadow but decided against it because I already have quite a few dupes for those.
Posted by on Dec 25th, 2010 in FOTD, Lip Gloss, NARS, Reviews, Swatches | 2comments

Blog link love

Jade has me lusting after the UD Naked Palette.

Visionary Beauty reviews Le Metier de Beaute Eye Brightening and Setting Powder.

Katie at My Lips but Better shares a lovely glowing 5 minute face, and makes me wonder why I don’t have NARS Orgasm yet.

Olga at MakeUpAcademia reviews the Dior 5 Couleurs palette in Stylish Move.

Modesty Brown reviews Hourglass Femme Rouge lipstick in Nocturnal. Can’t wait to see her upcoming lipstick posts!

Tara from Keeping up with me shares her favourite lipsticks from her stash!

Review of the Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint on The Beauty Bite  

Anissa from Beautifully Glossy reviews the Pantene Night Miracle

Stacey from Pop! Makeup shares a festive FOTD. Love the glossy red lips!

Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2010 in Uncategorized | 4comments

Mine at last! : Lancome Color Design matte lipstick in Corset review and swatches

Hello lovely readers!

When I first saw Christine’s (from Temptalia) review Lancome Mix & Matte Collection: Matte Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches, I fell deeply in lust with ‘Corset’.

lancome color design matte lipstick corset review
… which only increased when I saw pictures of Christina Hendricks at the 2010 Emmys. She’s wearing Lancome Corset as a stain with Lancome Color Fever gloss in Cyber Coral on top.
christina hendricks wearing lancome corset lipstick at emmys


Corset is a semi-matte pigmented coral pink. It has a just detectable pale gold microshimmer in it that is visible in direct sunlight- in natural light it just gives Corset a beautiful glowiness.

Texture wise the Lancome Color Design Mattes have made a big splash amongst the beauty blogging community because they have none of the chalkiness, dryness, and tugging associated with matte lipsticks. When I tried it I was also pleasantly surprised at how silkily it applied on the lips and how comfortable it was to wear throughout the day for a matte lippy. Of course, it did not actually add moisture to my lips like a gloss or a MAC lustre finish lipstick, but it didn’t dry them out either.

Staying power and pigmentation:

Staying power is reasonable. 3hrs on average on me. Pigmentation is quite good, with full coverage in one swipe.

Here is a swatch of Corset nestled between NARS Heat Wave and MAC Speak Louder to give you a good idea of the colour in context…

skin swatches Nars Heat wave, Lancome color design matte Corset,MAC speak louder lipstick
from left: NARS Heat Wave lipstick, Lancome Color Design matte in Corset, MAC Speak Louder lipstick


Lancome Color Design Matte lipstick in Corset, natural lighting

Lancome Color design matte lipstick Corset face of the day
Lancome Color Design Matte lipstick in Corset, indoor lamp light
Lancome colour design matte lipstick corset lip swatch
Lancome Color Design Matte lipstick in Corset lip swatch


Dizzy won’t stop pawing the Lancome lipstick cap.


my cute kitty playing with makeup
… it’s a miracle I get any photo taking done with him sitting there waiting to pounce.


There are 8 Lancome Color Design Matte lipsticks available: Bronze Show, Corset, Lucky Kiss, Pink Preview, Plum Show, Posh Pink, Stylista, and Red Haute.
Unfortunately it is a US exclusive, and also only available at Macy’s and the Lancome website so it is not easy to buy outside the US. I purchased Corset through Shopaholiques (which is a mail forwarding service) and they used their US credit card to order the products for me.
click here to read my previous post  on my experience with Shopaholiques.
Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2010 in Dizzy, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 4comments

NARS Pure Matte Bangkok and Bougainville lipgloss from Kiss and Makeup

Guess what arrived in the mail today?

Took forever to get here (one month), but here they are…

(just because you asked, Gloss Queen 🙂 )

Reviews and swatches very soon!

Posted by on Dec 22nd, 2010 in Lip Gloss, Lipstick, NARS | 3comments

Worship Wednesdays: Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette

Hello hello!

I didn’t see the Sofia Coppola biopic about Marie Antoinette in the cinemas and it was only about a year ago that I borrowed it on DVD purely to perve on the set design, makeup, clothing, and hair in the film.

Kirsten Dunst had some amazing looks in the film.

Like this…

 and this… (love the black lip against her platinum hair in the bathtub daydream sequence)
and this
 Do you remember the Marie Antoinette fever around the time when the film was released, and Kirsten Dunst was in so many editorials and graced the cover of Vogue?
?Would totally recommend the film for a perve at clothing and makeup, even if it is a historically inaccurate and shallow film that trivializes the French Revolution. (my humble opinion only).
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