YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick (Star Clash edition)

Hi there, makeup lovers!

I splurged on a luxury lipstick the other day at Sephora, and wanted to tell you guys a little bit about it 🙂

Introducing, the Yves St Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 70 Le Nu!

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I mean, as per usual, the packaging completely got me.  It’s beautiful.  The gold, the sparkles and the stars embossed on the actual lipstick.  I can’t. I love it.
This packaging is limited edition and only out for the Holidays.  However, you can still find these lipsticks in the regular packaging.  Just no sparkles and no stars.
I chose the nude shade 70 Le Nu, because the other shades were a bit too pink or red for my liking. When I splurge on such an expensive product, I like to stay on the safe side.

Here is a little swatch on my super pale arm 😉

So, to be perfectly honest, the shade was not to my liking, even though I stayed on the safe side.  On me, it looked more like a warm pinky shade that almost looked a bit orange-ish on my lips… For that reason, I might not keep it…

In regards to the formula, no complaints there, whatsoever! It is a sheer finish. It feels very hydrating, is super comfortable to wear, and it has a pretty decent staying power for a sheer lipstick. It feels like I’m applying some sort of expensive treatment on my lips 🙂
As an added bonus, the lipstick smells like Heaven!  Like a mix of bubble bath and expensive perfume!

Overall, I would recommend this lipstick for the gorgeous limited edition packaging, especially if you are a makeup collector 😛
I do like the formula, even if I usually look for more opaque lipsticks. I feel like I am applying an expensive lipstick on my lips. Unfortunately, I wish they came out with more shades, as this particular selection did not work out too well for me.

If you are interested in checking it out, click here!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Talk soon,

Olivia

LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set

Hi there, beauty lovers!

As you may already know, we are in the middle of Ulta‘s 21 Days of Beauty event, which is a super exciting time of the year when Ulta has a 50% off deal on a couple of different products, every day, for one day only.  However, I have been trying to be on my best behavior and save up for the Holiday releases, because we all know that between the months of September and December, makeup brands will be hitting us with many surprises 🙂

Nevertheless, as I was casually walking through Ulta, you know, just “window shopping” 😉 , I found this awesome Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set for $26, and couldn’t walk away from it.

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The set comes in 2 different “shades” which are Dominatrix & Socialite and Goddess & Secret Agent.

This particular set is the Goddess & Secret Agent which contains:

Alter Ego Lipstick in Goddess

Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Goddess

Alter Ego Lipstick in Secret Agent

Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Secret Agent

Here are some swatches!

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I am overall super happy with the set:

The lipsticks have a very comfortable matte/satin formula that seems to stay on the lips for quite a while.  You can either wear them on their own, or top them with their matching lipgloss.
The lipglosses have a strong vanilla scent just like the Milani lipglosses, which I personally love. They are not sticky and are comfortable to wear as well.

The shade Secret Agent is a pretty plum brown, which almost looks terracotta one me, that can easily be worn to work, and is also perfect for Fall. Goddess is a fun purple-y/mauve shade that I might wear less often than Secret Agent for the time being, but that I will be looking forward to wearing next Spring 🙂

Finally, I think this set is a great value, as the lip glosses retail for $16 and the lipsticks retail for $17, individually. Awesome deal!!

Let me know if you picked up this bad boy, or if you got anything from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale.  I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading 😉

Olivia