Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016!

For those of you who have been following me on blogspot.com since I began blogging, 
I transitioned slowly to Wordpress.

My new blog is right here: www.lipstickduchess.com.

Happy New Year to all Lippie Lovers!


Thanks XOXO
~Duchess

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Sculpting Lipstick - Matte Shameless Violet - Review

Estee Lauder Lipstick comes in plastic wrapped box.

Isn't she pretty?
Comes in a plastic wrapped box so you know nobody has touched it.

Sweaty lipstick - due to heat during delivery

The lipstick was sweaty because of the hot weather as it was sitting on the delivery truck.
This did not affect the performance of the lippie.

Estee Lauder Shameless Violet Lips
It's a beautiful purple. 
So do you need it?
Well Estee's formula is very smooth and luxurious.
The color went on without a hitch.
The angle of the tip is perfect for application.
The case is well-made.
It's a quality tube of lippie joy.
If you're an Estee fan by all means check out the line.
There may be a color you like and it's worth the splurge for at least one.

Retails: $30
EsteeLauder.com

Estee Lauder's first matte purple lipstick

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Soufeel Jewelry Review


Soufeel comes in this adorable textured gift box with blue ribbon.

Jewelry is near and dear to my heart.
I used to make my own handmade jewelry a while back.

So when I was given an opportunity recently to review an online jewelry company called "Soufeel", I couldn't have been more excited.

Soufeel was founded in 2011 with a direct to consumer model offering many items and trendy collections such as earrings, neckless, rings, bracelets and charms.

Their slogan is "For Every Memorable Day". You can delightfully customize your jewelry selection to celebrate those memorable days. Soufeel's products are sold in six continents such as North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. They've also adopted 925 Sterling Silver and colored gems as their main raw materials. So you are getting good quality.

Well now that you know a bit about the company onto the drool pics! 
I got to experience their adorable charm bracelet for myself.

Adorable gift box with all jewelry items in sealed plastic bags.

I selected 4 charms. 
Soufeel's charms are 925 Sterling Silver.
They can fit the the Pandora and Chamilia bracelets
however Soufeel's offers the best selections at the lowest prices.

Vintage Camera Charm 
This is the Vintage Camera Charm in 925 Sterling Silver.
It's perfect as it reminds me of my love for photography.

France Eiffel Tower Charm
The second charm I choose was the Eiffel Tower Charm in 925 Sterling Silver.
Part of my family is French so this is endearing.

UK BIG BEN Charm
The third charm I selected is the UK Big Ben Charm in 925 Sterling Silver.
I've always wanted to go to the UK…one day.

Red Travel Suitcase Charm 
The fourth charm I choose is the Red Travel Suitcase Charm in 925 Sterling Silver.
If you've been following me for any length of time, you know my love of photography and travel, I just simply need to do more of it!

Soufeel 925 Sterling Silver Clasp
I do want to add that the clasp is amazingly easy to put on and take off by yourself!

Silver Black Leather Charm Bracelet
I choose the Silver Black Leather Charm Bracelet for my charms.
I love the feel of leather.

Make sure that you select your size from the drop down list.
I choose 22"cm=8.66" size.

I used a tape measure to size my wrist and you might want to do the same if you don't know what size to order. I don't like my bracelets to be too tight or overly loose. 
So this was just perfect.

I'm ready now for my around-the-world trip!

Simply Adorbs! 

I think I found a great gift item to pair with a lippie (or without) 
for the next friend and family birthday!

Satin cushioned box interior.

Soufeel has current special offers:

When you spend $59, $79 or $99, 
you will get a pair of free earrings, a free charm and enjoy free sterling silver bracelet!

They offer free shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and 
a 365-day return and exchange guarantee.

If that's not all, Soufeel's is offering a special coupon code for you guys~ 
my fans and followers!!

>>>Just use 5ANNA to receive 5% off on any order.<<<

Now go get you some Soufeel.
And enjoy.

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

DISCLAIMER: The Soufeel products featured in this post were sent to me for review.
Please do not use my photos without my permission.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick - Restless - Kendall Jenner Limited Edition Review

Limited Edition Estee Lauder for Kendall Jenner - Restless

So what sets this apart from other matte lipsticks on the market?
Well besides having an iconic and historic makeup brand behind this launch, the lipstick itself performs above expectations.

The matte formula has a luxurious feel to it. Upon application it deposits pigmented color for matte, opaque coverage that lasts. There is a subtle vanilla scent to the lippie reminiscent of Mac's. Even though both makeup brands are under the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. beauty empire, the product is similar but different enough from Mac's Lady Danger

Plus there are more colors that are going to expand this lipstick line. They are already available on Sephora.com in some trendy colors. So that is a big plus and exciting. You can choose another color in this formulation if this shade isn't what you're looking for.

The lipstick is Limited Edition and is a bright orange red. It exudes youth, fun, and a classic knock-out red pout. If you're a big fan of bright orangey reds or lipstick in general, and you happen to be a fan of the brand and of Kendall Jenner, then definitely get this lipstick.

It is an online exclusive so you'll have to go by the pictures that have been posted. 
Here's mine (I wouldn't mind getting another tube) and I can say it does bring out the Veronica Lake in you. 

Retails: $30
EsteeLauder.com

Special thanks: to @EsteeLauder on Twitter for retweeting my pic!
It means a lot to me when makeup brands take notice.
Restless LE Lipstick
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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Monday, July 6, 2015

L'Oreal LeMatte and LaLacque Lipstick Review

L'Oreal responded to the call to bring these lip pens back.
I just wish the formula was the same.
I wasn't too impressed with the pigmentation on these.
Although the La Lacque performed better than the Le Matte, it still left me wanting.
Much of the permanent line-up looks like some of the originals.
There is the convenience factor of having a lipstick in a pen form.
Note the see-thru cap so you can see the color!

And the scent is still the same.
I know there is a portion of L'Oreal users who don't care for it, however
it has never bothered me and always been somewhat nostalgic being it was my first lipstick.
And I was seventeen at the time and never thought they smelled like grannies.
I know grannies and they don't smell like this lipstick.

Anyway, if that doesn't bother you than you might want to check these out.
The only bummer is that they did raise the prices on these to $10.99.
Might want to nab them when they're on sale and see about finding them at other retailers which may sell them for less.

209 Choco-Lacque

104 Game, Set + Matte
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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased by the Duchess unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use my photos without my permission.

CoverGirl Lipstick Review

Here are a couple of CoverGirl lipsticks 
that you should check out next time you're at the store.
They've had these new shades out for a while that
corresponds to a study they did in conjunction with Harvard
on popular lip colors and lipstick personalities.
More can be found on my IG previously posted. 
So check it out!

CG 245 honeyed bloom lipstick
CG 245 Honeyed Bloom Lipstick
is a pretty soft pink.
Very creamy and pigmented.

CG Lipsticks
 CG 235 Dulce de Leche Lipstick
is a pretty pale beige.
I used Mac Creamola to line which is no longer available.
However you can use any nude lipliner for this effect.
CG 235 dulce de leche lipsstick

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased by the Duchess unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use my photos without my permission.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lime Crime Velvetines - Faded, Shroom and Bleached Review

Absolutely a fab trio!
These new Velvetines were featured on Lime Crime's IG and FB pages.
These are beauties.
They did a great job with these.
Much improved service, delivery and everything else.
Way to go Lime Crime!

If you're a fan of the Velvetines, you must check these out.
Drool-worthy.


Lime Crime Velvetines - Bleached, Shroom, Faded
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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Please do not use my photos without my permission.






Mac The Mattes - 9 new lippies review

These are all drool-worthy colors. Mac did a marvelous job on this collection. 
And thankfully they are permanent!
You will definitely find new favs and forever loves.
Mini-reviews and pics originally posted on IG.

Which one is your fav?

Naturally Transformed - muted golden beige

D is for Danger - beautiful medium-dark berry red

Men Love Mystery - gorgeous lavender violet 
Antique Velvet - gorgeous intense brown

Persistence - pretty peachy cinnamon

Tropic Tonic - fabulous full power coral

Matte Royal - deep matte blue

Stone - muted greyish taupe brown

Whirl - dirty rose

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Please do not use my photos without my permission.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Peony Lip Gloss Review

ABH Peony Lipgloss - medium neutral pink

Peony, mama loves you.

Yes she does.

Such a pretty pink.

This gloss goes beyond just the pretty color.

It is one of the best glosses out there.

The applicator tip is a dream to use.

The scent is deliciously sweet and a pleasure to use.

The pigment does not skimp on color.

It goes on ultra-smooth.

And the finish makes lips look fuller and better.

Moisturizing too.

Did I leave anything out?

Oh yes you can layer it over the ABH Liquid Lipsticks too.

And the price is right: $16.00

Peony 
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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lipgloss


Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss - Bare Sparkle - a champagne with pearl

This 100 point perk at Sephora warrants a solo blog post.

First off I love Bobbi Brown lip glosses.

(Just check out my IG wall, there's a couple of posts featuring my stash.)

I have many but clearly haven't shown much love as I'm drowning in lippie products in general.
Nevertheless, this one just oozes sparkle.
I saw it by the register and had to have it.
Surprisingly I do not have this shade.

The tube is tiny and already I'm struggling to get product out.
Yes, I foresee in the very near future that I will need to get a full tube.

This is just a beautiful, low-key nude lippie that is perfect for summer.
The sparkle makes you feel oh so special.

Subtle mint scent and non-sticky feel makes it a pleasure to use.
And Bobbi Brown's High Shimmer Lip Glosses are award-winning.
Total Win-Win here!

If you have reward points, try to pick this one up.
It's totally worth it.
And get a few for your friends too.

Full-tube retails for: $25.00
Available: sephora.com or bobbibrowncosmetics.com


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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The Lipstick Duchess Mother's Day Gift Guide


This post may appear to be a bit belated however I tend to post first on Instagram. 
So it was posted in a series of postings 2 days prior to Mother's Day Weekend. 
I am trying to vary content on all my media accounts, so bear with me. 

Nevertheless, I am posting this in case you may have a special something coming up and need gift ideas. And it's never too late to show mom love anyway.
Of course hugs and spending time with her are the best.

Onto the Gift Guide, here are a list of 10 gifts for mom.
Special thanks to Marianella Soap for noticing the feature!


1. Limited Edition Sheer Nail Color from Sephora's Formula X line
 in a beautiful lavender.
Available on: sephora.com



2. Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks in some of the hottest shades and they're vegan.
Available on: sephora.com



3.  Marianella Rejuvenating Face and Body Soap in Violet Fields. Exquisite.
Available on: smallflower.com



4. Hourglass Mineral Primer - one of the best hands-down.
Available: sephora.com



5. Charming Charlie Fashion Watch in Rose Gold. Affordable and pretty stuff.
Available: charmingcharlie.com



6. Velour Mink Lashes in T Dot Ooh. Comfortable, reusable and gorgeous.
Available: velourlashes.com



7. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in pretty summer colors.
Available: sallybeauty.com



8. Lancome Cushion Compact: new foundation trend from Korea
Available: lancome-usa.com



9. D&G Passion Duo Lipstick - Italians do it better
Available: sephora.com



10. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish. I'll take a Mac highlighter any day.
Available: maccosmetics.com

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased by the Duchess unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use my photos without my permission.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood and Lovely - Liquid Lipstick Review

Pure Hollywood
 PURE HOLLYWOOD LIPS
The coveted shade from ABH Liquid Lipstick line. 
I lined this darling with Mac Soar
It wore well through the day. 
It's slightly darker than Milkshake and reminds me of some of my Nyx Soft Matte lip creams however this formula is substantially creamier and luxurious. 
If you like this kind of color and long-wear then definitely be on the lookout.
Macy's restocks every week.
Of course if you eat lots of greasy foods, you will have to reapply.
Eat dainty and carefully with this lipstick on.
That's what I do.

Retails: $20
Macys Impulse Boutiques in-store, ABH online
Lovely 
LOVELY LIPS
Luxury liquid-to-matte lipstick. 
This midtone pink is an ultra-pigmented cream. 
One swipe does the job but you can add more to almost deepen/intensify the color. 
The product wears well however a greasy meal will have you needing to reapply. 
You get a lot of product for $20 but I can see myself running out of this rather quickly as it's just so darn lovely!

Retails: $20
Macys Impulse Boutiques in-store, ABH online

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Covergirl Lip Lava - Lipgloss Review

Live Love Lava

LIVE LOVE LAVA LIPS


Pretty huh? 

Pretty glossy red with purple shimmers. 

🙍Sadly it went back. 

I found the formula too goopy, brush too tiny and the others look a lot 

like my Mac Dazzleglass and Lime Crime Carousel. 

Interestingly the Revlon HDs felt better. Even though I did not like the scent.

I wouldn't hesitate getting more of those😬 

But don't let me deter you from trying them especially if you don't have the colors 

and if you loooove super glossy. 

Funny how the trend is liquid matte lippes and they release these. Anyway


Retails: $8.99
CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Ulta, Drugstore.com

What did you think about the Covergirl Lip Lava glosses?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Please do not use my photos without my permission.


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