Dior Lip Launches Rouge Dior Liquid & Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick

Dior has some new beauty launches coming out in September and they’re both lip launches. The Rouge Dior Liquid & Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick.

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain, and as you can tell, I have three of the 29 shades available. Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, Peter Philips created 29 shades in 3 textures in Rock Mattes, Pop Satins, and Electric Metallics, for the Liquid Lip Stain.

The Liquid Lip Stain wand has a doe foot applicator with I suppose you could call a pocket where extra products sits until you want to use it, making the product a one-swipe application.

Here’s the swatches on my lips (swatches on my hand, above!):

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid| 334 Vibrant Metal

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid| 585 Shock Matte. Despite the matte liquid lip it doesn’t feel drying on the lips at all, in fact it feels quite similar in formulation to the other Rouge Dior Liquid with different finishes.

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid| 788 Frentic Satin.

Next up are the Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick which will also retail for the same price as the Dior Rouge Dior Liquid ($43 CDN/$35 USD) coming September 2017. I have two shades of the Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick Matte Metal Colour and Couture Contour Lipsticks (say that one more time). It’s the first matte metallic lipstick, and seriously, in one single swipe will give you full colour coverage.

Peter Philips fused two trends that’s going on right now, matte and metallic’s. The metallic core is to give the lips an ombre effect creating volume making the lips appear fuller. They’ll be available in four colour families:

  • fun and sophisticated red’s
  • cheerful corals
  • electric purple pinks
  • nudes that flatter every style of beauty

The combo consists of a darker matte outer ring and a lighter, iridescent metallic core, which highlights the curve of the lip and therefore simulates volume.

Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick| 590 Dressed To Kill

Rouge Dior Double Rouge Lipstick| 999 Matte Metal. Ugh! I love a good orange-red on my skintone. This is definitely my favourite out of the bunch that I received. Isn’t it perfect for this time of year? I suppose it’d also be pretty ideal wearing it at Christmas time, too. It just stands out against black/neutral clothing too I think.

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BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème is a full coverage water resistant foundation that wears up to 24 hours (ew lol). With the launch of the BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer, I received 5 of the 20 shades of the Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème (quite generous!) to go with.

In my opinion, it gives mainly a natural-to-matte finish to the face when applied (and I applied it with my Artis Brush but with the BeautyBlender you’ll achieve a more natural “my skin is like this with or without foundation” look) I don’t love it applied with my fingers, there’s something about it — doesn’t look good (on me at least). So use a tool!

Consistency wise it’s pretty similar in formula with a thicker foundation like Estee Lauder Double Wear, or the Burberry Cashmere Foundation. But I think the Estee Lauder DW has more coverage from the get-go. When you pump the BECCA foundation onto the back of your hand it’s like a creamy blob and doesn’t move, so I suppose in one way that’s a good thing if you’re clumsy like me in the a.m. it doesn’t go anywhere ha!!! So realistically it’s a slightly heavy, but creamy consistency that blends well with both a brush or a BeautyBlender. For all you full-time folks who wear makeup most of the day, this foundation will last you 9+ hours without further touch up. Then again, I never touch up my makeup. Ever.

To be fair, I do like a good full-coverage foundation but a lot of them don’t pair well with my dry/combo skin as many of you makeup wearers know, certain foundations can accentuate dry spots, or have a finish that is “too” matte, if you will. I actually prefer it applied with my BeautyBlender, to give more of a natural finish, otherwise it can look a bit too heavy on my dry skin. The thing is, although looking full-coverage, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. I’m pretty used to how my Estee Lauder Double Wear feels, and it’s not like that at all. Here it is, immediately applied using a BeautyBlender sponge. 

Did I photoshop my photos to make me look…. flawless? Heh. No sirree! Just a bit of brightening and the sponge tool (to get rid of that yellow-ish wall behind me). But in all seriousness, it’s finally a primer I can actually see a difference with. Friggen wicked! All others I’ve had given to me via PR have been re-homed to family and friends. I’m just not a primer-person. The BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base (take my money, please) is a different story — this is probably the only primer I’ll keep around (and technically it’s the only one I have at the moment). It’s a liquid-to-powder blurring primer that instantly gets rid of any visible pores, and makes my 37 year old skin look 5+ years younger. Kinda velvety feeling after application. Pfth! I’ll take it! Bye fine lines. It’s a pretty solid product… recommended by me.

BECCA Soft Light Blurring Powder in Pink Haze call it Millennial Pink if you will. I’ll be honest (like always!), this isn’t my favourite packaging. I’d much rather a pressed powder. I’ve stated before I’m pretty clumsy (dropping expensive makeup in the toilet for instance. ugh) and when I’m getting ready there’s a butt-ton of products laid out on the counter and bound to get this powder knocked over. However, it is in a sifter-like-jar. Although, a bulky jar at that. I tend to set my makeup (when I want to) with the Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim Light, in the travel sized of course because I’m obsessed with travel-sized stuff. So, the Soft Light Blurring Powder in the Pink Haze shade is pretty similar to that, I’ll admit. I know this will last me a lifetime.

Disclaimer: BECCA Cosmetics sent these products for me to try. 

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essie S’il vous play summer 2017 collection

Call me a convert but for the longest time I wasn’t a fan of the regular essie nail polish, only the essie gel couture was on my list. However after trying this new summer 2017 collection called s’il vous play, I have to say the formulation is fantastic. So fantastic that some of the shades were completely opaque in one coat. Okay essie fans out there, I get it now.

essie has come out with 6 new pastels for their summer launch inspired by sweet sugar Parisian confections adorably called s’il vous play. Three of the shades are more of a cream finish, while the other three are more of a shimmery finish.

essie sweet soufflesweet soufflé| a creamy white with a golden glow. An off-white shade that looks completely opaque in 2-3 coats.

baguette me not| a sweet lilac with hints of pink undertones. Looks like in the bottle it’d pull more lilac, but on the nails it has almost a touch of pink to it. It’s such a sweet colour.

blue-la-la| a dreamy sky blue. Surprisingly, this was opaque in one coat – though for the photos I did two.

s’il vous play| a fun, eye-catching metallic pink with a slight purple underneath. Although shimmery looking, still quite easy to apply with no streaking, and needed two coats.

fondant of you| a vibrantly sweet golden orange. This orange wasn’t as shimmery nails as I thought it was going to be. Gorgeous when I was rockin’ a bit of self-tanner ;)éclair my love| a bright berry toned red. This is one coat! Definitely pulls more red on my nails than expected, but it’s a pretty watermelon-red shade.

What do you think of the 6 new essie shades? Are you a fan?

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Essie s’il vous play collection was sent for review

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