Givenchy Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

I already wrote about the new Givenchy glosses which I swatched at the counter and really liked. I personally plan to one for myself in the future.

But besides the glosses this collection  also includes a Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer in 175 Acid Orange, Phenomen’Eyes Mascara in Acid Blue,  Mister Radiant which contains the micro-beads which give your complexion a healthy glow, and the most exciting product – Le Prismissime 9-Colors Eyeshadow.

This palette which is inspired by neon lights “has a surprising range of bold colors: flashy matte shades of blue, purple and green, punctuated by mother-of-pearl-inflected brown, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white emphasizing neon glints.”

I wasn’t really excited about this palette until I saw this post. It’s in Russian but if you click the Givenchy tag you can see several amazing makeup looks with this palette. I highly recommend you checking out that link. I  think  the girl did a wonderful job!

Nails of the Day: Inglot Nail Polish in 728 Matte

I’ve picked up this Inglot nail polish  because I liked the colour and I never looked at the name (or number in this case) or the formula. So I’ve noticed that it had a “matte” label on the bottle  only when I was applying the nail polish.

Here is one nail with two coats of nail polish and a Seche Vite top coat and  a nail polish without a top coat so that you can see a difference.

It was  a big surprise but not a bad one. I haven’t tried  matte nail polishes from Inglot before so it was a new experience. And I have to say that I really like this particular shade. It is pigmented and one coat looks great but I still applied two. The finish is not flat matte but not shiny and that’s something I like, too.

I can see myself wearing this shade in fall a lot.

Sephora by OPI and Le Metier de Beaute Nail Polish Collections for Summer 2011

Let’s take a look at two summer nail polish collections today.

So the first one is Safari Luxe collection from Sephora by OPI which was inspired by by animal-print fabrics, snakeskin pumps, and stacks of gold bracelets. Unfortunately this collection is available only at Sephora obviously.

Nail Colours, $9.50 each

  • Caught With My Khakis Down, an opaque fatigue green.
  • Don’t Feed the Hand Models, an opaque pink beige
  • A Color That Can’t Be Tamed, an opaque mint green with fine holographic glitter.
  • I Don’t Bite, an opaque soft purple with fine holographic glitter.
  • Wild About Shimmer, sheer champagne with medium gold glitter.
  • Once a Cheetah, Always a Cheetah, opaque orange with medium gold glitter.

Chic Print Safari Luxe, a breakthrough array of

Yves Saint Laurent Blue Lip Gloss Pur Review and Lip Swatches

Remember my post about the blue lip glosses? So today I want to tell you about one of them – the blue Gloss Pur in #11 by YSL which is from their summer 2011 makeup collection.

I like Yves Saint Laurent glosses and already reviewed one of my Golden Glosses which you can see here.

But let’s go back to this blue baby. So what is so special about it?

The fact that it is blue! Now obviously, it doesn’t look blue on your lips but the fact that it is blue in tube makes it so special. It reminds me of the Dior gloss from the spring collection which looked grey/silver in the tube but nothing like that on the lips.

But you know what you are using and that makes it special. I have so many glosses and this one is definitely one of those that stand out when I go through my collection, it catches the eye immediately.

On the lips it

New Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet and Tom Ford Beauty

Today let’s take a look at the new launches in the world of luxury makeup. The first one is the new lipstick by Chanel called Rouge Allure Velvet.

It is a matte lipstick with a light velvet formula enriched with jojoba oil to moisturize the lips. This lipstick will give a rich and opaque coverage.

There will be 8 lipsticks divided into four groups:

  • Beige Troublant(beige): 32 La Ravissante, 33 La Distinguee.
  • Rose Insolent(pink): 34 La Raffinee , 37 L’Exuberante.
  • Rouge Magnetique(red): 38 La Fascinante , 39 La Somptueuse, 40 La Sensuelle.
  • Brun Envoutant(brown): 41 L’Exquise.

To celebrate the launch of the new lipsticks Chanel also introduced three new nail polishes and a matte top coat.

  • 08 Pirate, re-lauch of the famous red
  • 519 Rose