Thursday, November 28, 2013

YSL Glossy Stains Review 2

Yves Saint Laurent
Rouge pur Couture
Vernis a Levres
Rebel Nudes and 
Glossy Stains

YSL Violet Edition #1 - Lined with Mac Nightmoth.

Violet Edition YSL Glossy Stain 1

As you can see I've gotten a few more of the YSL Glossy Stains.
These are phenomenal and I'm happy with the colors that I've gotten.
Violet Edition is a deep violet plum. I used Mac Nightmoth to line and you can fill in before applying.
It deepens the color. I get so many compliments wearing this one!
Rating: 5/5

YSL Rouge Gouache #11 - Lined with Mac Cherry

Rouge Goauche - YSL Glossy Stain 11
The YSL Rouge Goauche is a beautiful red. It's so Marilyn. 
I used Mac Cherry lipliner before applying several layers. Love this!
Rating: 5/5

YSL Rose Baby Doll - Limited Edition Glossy Stain

Rose Baby Doll - YSL LE
The YSL Rose Baby Doll is a limited edition glossy stain. It's only available online at However last I checked there were some available at stores if you typed in your zip. My zip yielded nothing. There are other shades that are also only available online.
I love pink and this is another winner.
Rating: 5/5

YSL Reckless Pink 110 - Lined with Mac HipnHappy

Reckless Pink - YSL 110 - A sheer golden pink Rebel Nude Glossy Stain
The YSL Reckless Pink 110 is a glossy stain from YSL Rebel Nudes collection.
Different from the original glossy stains as these have Euphoric Pearl technology.
It's very sheer, pale pin and it's a golden pink. I used Mac HipnHappy to line.
This is a nice, natural switch-up to the bold glossy stains I've featured thus far.
Rating: 5/5

In addition, the last I checked on 
the Glossy Stains that are only available online are:
6 Camel Croisiere
9 Rouge Laque
12 Coril Fauve
14 Fuchsia Dore
19 Beige Aquarelle
27 Peche Cerra-Cola
26 Violine Surrealiste
23 Fuchsia Cubiste
29 Rose Forreau

Where to get them? Sephora or
How much: $34
0.20 oz with doe-foot applicator
To me, it smells like wine! 
J'aime le maquillage fran├žais!

Have you tried any YSL Glossy Stains or Glossy Stains Rebel Nudes?
What are your favs?

Stay sweet lovelies!

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased by the Duchess unless otherwise noted.
Please when sharing pics, link back to this blog. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Lipscape Review 2

Lipscape Review 2
~new improved formula~

I was asked by the lovely Ingrid Butler, creator of Lipscape, 
handmade lipstick inspired by her love of geography to review her newly reformulated lippies. 
I was delighted that she asked me and was even more so to hear of the changes. 
It's great when cosmetics companies listen and seek to improve their products!
With that, onto the review!

The 2 lippies I received were:
These are both listed as 'Fall Favorites' on the site.
And rightly so, as they are on trend for fall!

Jacobin Lips: black cherry lipstick
Jacobin Lips

This lippie is a 'black cherry lipstick' with purple undertones and 'is named for "The Black Jacobins"--better known as the revolutionary-thinking enslaved Haitians of 1791…" according to the site. 
The formula is much-improved. The overpowering buttercream scent is gone and replaced by a subtle cocoa scent (at least that's what it smelled like to me!). It went on smooth, was comfortably matte but not drying at all. For this lippie, I used Mac Nightmoth lipliner which blended perfectly. Reminds me of the very trendy fall lippies that are out there. 
Rating: 5/5

Embargo Lips: grey-periwinkle-pewter lipstick

Embargo Lips
This lippie is a 'grey-periwinkle-pewter lipstick named after the embargo put in place by the US government following the Cuban Revolution" according to the site. 
This is such an interesting color. Frankly, it looks like the color of my porch! It's a flat grey with a tinge of blue. A little pasty going on but I am definitely digging it! Formula is a comfortable matte. On trend again for fall because I can blend this color with lipliners and the 'zombie look' has been "in" especially with grayish nudes released in recent collections. But I don't look like a zombie when I'm wearing this!
For this lippie, I used NYX Retractable Eyeliner in Gray which blended in perfectly.
Rating: 5/5

All lippies are handmade and vegan. Retail for $15. The site offers free shipping for orders over $50 anywhere in the US. And the entire collection is on sale for $115.00.

Have you tried Lipscape lippies?
What are your favs?

Stay sweet lovelies!

Disclaimer: Products in the review were provided by the company. All opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Lipstick Lovers

Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Lipstick Lovers

I figure I'd start compiling a little gift guide for the lipstick lover in all of us. I spotted this first item at Sephora (where else?). I'm going to keep adding more to this list so there will be other ideas!

1. Give Me More Lip
Give Me More Lip: Ultimate Lip Sampler
A beautiful set from Sephora that not only contains many trials sizes of lippies 
but also full-sizes as well. A super deal for $59.
The box set is split up into 4 color groups.
Inside the box!
I've only played with 1 tube and I will be taking my time exploring the set. You'll need it because there's so much in there and the combinations are endless!

2. M.A.C. Stroke of Midnight
While I haven't gotten these myself, I'm hoping they'll be under the tree, these are lovely lip sets that have one lipstick, lipliner, gloss in a lip bag. All Limited Edition packaging. 
There are 2 sets for $39.50. No Pro discounts apply.
Violet set contains:
Dark Deed Lipstick (darkened blood red - amplified)
Art of Seduction Gloss (cool nude with gold frost - cremesheen)
Vino Lipliner (intense violet purple)

Nude set contains:
Creme D'Nude Lipstick (pale muted peach beige - cremesheen)
Softly Lit Gloss (soft beige with pink frost - crem sheen)
Boldy Bare Lipliner (dirty red brown)

3. YSL Love and Lacquer Reds Set
This is a gorgeous set for red lipstick and nail lovers!
Considering that one Glossy Stain costs $34,
this is a steal to get the matching nail color and mascara too.
If you've been itching to try YSL, this makes a nice gift and won't break the bank!
What it contains:
1 Glossy Stain No. 9 in Rouge Laque
1 Laque No. 1 in Pop Art
1 Baby Doll Mascara in Fetish Black

Retails on for $58.00.

Keep checking back for more gift ideas!

Stay sweet lovelies!