Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Fresco Review, Photos, Swatches

Femme Rouge was actually the first product I’ve tried from Hourglass Cosmetics so it’s a bit strange that I am writing about it only now.

The first thing that you notice is the beautiful heavy luxurious case with the engraved  Hourglass logo on it, so it won’t rub off. The other good news is that you can get a refill when you’ve finished up your lipstick.

The colour that I have is called Fresco and I would describe it as a rosey nude. This shade actually gives me the colour which is very close to my natural lips, only a bit darker. So for me this is a perfect lipstick when I want to make an accent on my eyes but want my lips to look beautiful, too.

The lipstick gives a beautiful opaque coverage and the application is smooth and even. Femme Rouge has a creamy but lightweight formula. I wouldn’t say that it’s very moisturizing but it’s not drying.

As for the staying power,

Hourglass Cosmetics Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Here is the final information about the Hourglass Fall 2011 makeup collection! I first mentioned the new products here and already wrote about the new eye liner Script and posted a preview of the Vol. 6 eye palette.

So here is more information about the Lash  Laquer and  the VOl. 6  palette.

This information is about the US launch, in the UK the product will be available  in the Fall (at Liberty).

Film Noir Lash Laquer – it’s an ultra-glossy, inky black top coat for lashes that creates length, volume and shine.

This will be available exclusively at Sephora starting next week and will retail for $28

As it is such a unique product and I can’t imagine how it would look like on the lashes, so here is a part of the press release.

“Teamed with Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, Lash Lacquer transitions your eyes from work day to cocktail hour, or vamps up your look for an extra kick of high drama any time you desire. Features a unique brush applicator and latex-like formula that fans lashes out to sensational proportions. Delivers the coveted effect of false eyelashes without the application difficulty. Vitamin E-enriched formula keeps lashes soft and supple as it envelops them with obsidian glamour. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, sulfates, and phthalates.”

Application tips by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke:


This is a truly unique product that creates darker lashes with a beautiful shine. First apply Film Noir Mascara—Lash Lacquer works best when the lashes are already coated with mascara. But avoid using it with thickening, tubing or otherwise heavy mascaras. Before applying,

YSL Creme de Blush in 4 Audacious Orange Review, Photos and Swatches. Rave

Finally I am going to review the gorgeous cream blush which is called Audacious Orange and which is a pure orange colour! It is a part of the YSL summer 2011 makeup collection.

I’ve already reviewed the brown eye shadow duo and the Volupte Sheer Candy Lip Balms.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that that I am a huge fan of cream blushes and I can never have too many of them.

So if I say that now this blush in my top five, trust me, it means a lot. A lot of people are fans of YSL Creme de Blush and I completely understand them.

I love the package, it is very chic and luxurious and is does look like a high end product.

The blush itself has a lovely light consistency which is not greasy or sticky at all. It is easy to apply and blend it into the skin.This product also smells nice, something floral if you ask me.

I know that some of you are probably scared of the blush which is called Audacious Orange and which looks so bright but there is no reason for that. It gives the most beautiful shade for summer, out of all my coral/orange/peach blushes I like this one the best right now.

So here is the swatch and the comparison with other blushes. The first one is ChaCha by Benefit and the other one is YSL.

Ok, I know that it looks a bit scary but only because I’ve packed the blush so that you can see the colour. As you can see, ChaCha has some red undertones compared to Audacious Orange.

Audacious Orange just

NARS Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Here is a preview of NARS Fall 2011 makeup collection. I am actually happy to see Maria Carla Boscono on the promo, I really like her.

The blue eye shadow looks fierce on her. I don’t think that I would wear such makeup  for an every day life but I would love a thin line with this beautiful blue (Outremer single eye shadow) along the lash line.

So, this collection includes:

Trio Eyeshadow, £ 33.00

  • Delphes

Duo Eyeshadow, £ 23.50

  • Grand Palais

Single Eyeshadow, £ 20.50

  • Outremer

Lipstick, £ 17.50

  • Pago Pago

Pure Matte Lipstick, £ 18.50

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation Review, Photos and Swatches

I’ve already posted a preview of the Illamsqua Sin Base Foundation. So today, after trying it out, I can  share my opinion.

I was very curious to try this foundation as both Illamasqua team and fans of the brand were raving about it.

I was sent the samples of three shades to try.  So I have #3 (yellow undertone), #4 (yellow/pink undertone) and #5 (pink undertone).

Although I felt in love with this foundation from the very first time I’ve tried it, I’ve decided to wait and use each shade for at least one day to give my opinion.

As you probably remember, I haven’t tried the original BB Creams so I can’t really compare the effects but I can give my opinion on the Skin Base.

This foundation is a pleasure to use, it glides on the skin and it’s easy to blend. I also liked that the product lasted for the whole day on me and did not make my dry skin look cakey at all; it did not enhance the dry patches which often happens.

If you don’t have any major problems – this foundation will be enough as it gives a beautiful natural finish with a nice coverage which is buildable.  Plus it won’t look as if you are