SS17 New Lip Products: Dior, Gucci, Burberry and Kevin Aucoin

Last week I’ve spent several hours re-organizing my lipsticks: sorting out what to give away, coordinating what is left colour-wise, getting out the shades I should use more often and making a wish-list of what I want to check out. And don’t we all want new lip products for Spring?

Here is a selection of some new products that you can check out. And oh my goodness, those Gucci and Dior lipsticks look incredible! Mostly because, to be honest, I am kind of tired of those matte opaque lipsticks, gimme all the shine and gloss.

Dior Addict Gel Lacquer £26.50 from Selfridges and $35 from Bergdorf Goodman and Sephora.

Described as  the new-generation lacquer stick which are as easy to apply as it is to wear.  You get colour and comfort of a lip balm, it also promised about 6 hours of wear. Dior lipsticks are amazing so I expect a lot from this one. There are tonnes of shades to choose from, even a blue one.

Gucci Butterfly, Sheer Lipstick, $40 from Saks and Neiman Marcus

“Creating a dewy, fresh look, Gucci Sheer Lipstick’s light creamy formula glides on evenly and smoothly to the lips, moisturizing while infusing with a semitransparent color.” Those colours look so

SS17 Luxury Blushes: Burberry, Cle De Peau, Sisley and byTerry

There are a lot of new blushers out for Spring 2017, and I even posted a preview of some of the coolest palettes. But here is a preview of the creme de la creme of the blush launches, the most luxurious and high-end ones.

Burberry Beauty Silk and Bloom Blush Palette $68 from Nordstrom and £45 from Feel Unique

“An illuminating face powder that creates a soft glow with a hint of colour. It  combines subtle rosy colour and illuminating pearls, the soft-as-silk powder creates a glowing, flushed effect on your cheeks.”  the pattern of the blush is inspired by the  antique wallpaper sourced from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Cle De Peau Cream Blush, $60 from Neiman Marcus and Barney’s

“A luxuriously moisturizing cream blush with Argan Oil that

Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Highlighters

As promised, here is a new “Holiday Gift Guide” feature, and this time it is all about those luxuriuos highlighters. Because we have to glow for the festive season, am I right?

Probably the most desired highligher palette this season will be Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light, and there are also some gorgeous variants other Christmas collections, especially Lancome. But what other highlighters are worth your attention?

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Burberry Gold Glow Pressed Powder, $68 from Saks

How beautiful is this gem with a LE, golden packaging. Gold Glow, a radiance-boosting pressed powder delicately scented with My Burberry.  Use the brush to highlight cheekbones, nose, shoulders and décolletage for a natural, radiant glow.

Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Color Duo, $68 from Nordstrom

I had to include Trish, as her face products are some of the best, I am a huge fan. Here is how this new release is described: “The soft, weightless powders glide on evenly and invisibly for a naturally lit-from-within look. Apply the champagne tone to areas you

Matte Liquid Lipsticks: Chanel and Burberry

Matte liquid lipsticks are here to stay! More and more brands are releasing their versions with formulas becoming less drying and the shades becoming more sophisticated.

And here are two latest launches from such brands as Chanel and Burberry.

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Speaking of Burberry, I think their new strategy is simply genius! As you know, it is a Fashion Weeks month, and besides the clothes (obviously) a lot of us are obsessing over the beauty looks at the Runway: hair, makeup and nails.  We often get a sneak preview of the products which will be available for the purchase only in months. But not anymore when it comes to Burberry! All the products Wendy Rowe and her team used on the girls are already available, both new shades and new products.

Such as Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet  in Fawn Rose available from Burberry’s website for $34

“Developed with a new, innovative formula, which combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. Light-as-air  Liquid

Lipstick Week: Current Top 3 and a Wish List

To finish our Lipstick Week I’ve decided to feature my current top 3 lipsticks and share the top 3 that are on my wish list.

I’ve made myself choose lipsticks in different colour families, so here are: plum, red and pink. I don’t like orange, nude or any other shades that much.

Since I have already reviewed each lipstick, I have just included the links. I also have to mention that Clarins was recently reformulated, and the new version is even better!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (Review and Lip Swatches)

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick  in 302 Hibiscus Exclusif (Review and Lip Swatches)

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in 160 Rouge Hypnose  (Review and Lip Swatches)

Honourable mentions go to