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Lip products make a lot of difference on how your lips look and how comfortable you feel about them. Finding the right formula, that does not dry but hydrates and plumps your lips may be sometimes not easy. I have been testing these three products GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper, Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss since last month and been impressed with the formula and the results of all. When I received these products for review purposes, I was not very much aware of these brands and after reading and using the products, I am amazed at the results and clueless why I didn’t try anything from them before.

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper, Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss

Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss set

VMV was the first – and is still the only – brand to rate its hypo-allergenicity. With over 75 published (even awarded!) studies in medical journals and conventions — including the first and only hypoallergenic “grading” system — VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® offers the safest, most proven effective care on the planet.

Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss

Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss set (USD $35, value of $54)) contains the best selling duo of Lip Gloss (shade Smack, USD $27) and Glitz Lipstick (shade Big Red, USD $27) from the brand. Glitz Lipstick has a rich glistening color. Lip Gloss gives the results of dewy lips. Both the products are 100% dye-free, free of irritating waxes, phthalates, Parabens, Preservatives, fragrances. They have titanium dioxide and iron oxide pigments which provide sun protection. The green tea in it provides antioxidant benefits and virgin coconut oil provides moisturization to the lips. The benefits described also include preventing chapping, irritation, prevention of darkening of lips, and acne around the lip area.

Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss

Vanity Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss

Apart from all above, the Lip Gloss has monolaurin for lip safe disinfection.  My lips have been enjoying these two products and have no irritation or sensitivity but my lips appear healthy and they do not dry. The lipstick adds fun shiny sheen to the lips, which is not glittery. The color stays on well for over 3 to 4 hours. The Lip gloss gives a very nice dewy look and feel to the lips, it looks perfect for day as well as night wear. I do add a bit extra during the night to give a little oomph factor. The lip gloss is not sticky and has a staying power for over 4 hours. I apply it alone and over the lipstick, work well both ways.

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

Grande Cosmetics is a results-driven line of innovative cosmetics, serums, and conditioners. Grande Cosmetics uses clinically proven formulas and natural ingredients to create peptide-infused, care-free application cosmetics with instantly beautiful results and long term benefits for a glamorous look every day.

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper is a lip enhancing treatment used to increase the volume of lips while reducing fine lines. Whether you have any size of lips, a little plumping is always welcome. There are many products for lips in the market that plump the lips, from that we can get an idea how much this we all like to have plump lips that look youthful. The active ingredient used in this lip plumper is Volulip which is a collagen boosting lip plumper, lips are instantly fuller and plumper. The product has a very subtle vanilla fragrance and the product does taste a bit sweet.

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

It can be applied alone, under or over the lipstick. After 2 or 3 minutes, the lips do look fuller and voluminous. The main ingredients include Volulip (And active substance that instantly improves lip volume, texture, and shape), Portulaca Pilosa Extract (Keep lips soft and hydrated), Caffeine (reduce the number of fine lines and wrinkles on lips) and Niacin (provides anti-aging benefits). It is available to be purchased at www.grandelashmd.com and Sephora for USD $26.95.

 

Do you like the plumped lips, what is your favorite lip plumping product? Do you prefer Hypoallergenic products for your lips?


Rouge Dior was first created in 1953 and after that, it has been through many evolutions, coming out as a better version than the best. Rouge Dior has reinvented again with two new lipsticks demonstrating the expertise of Dior as a color creator. Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup revealed two Rouge Dior innovations for this year called Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge.

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

Dior Rouge Liquid is the first liquid formula from Dior with multiple effects and surprising color impact. It is strong new innovations with vibrant matte, satin, and metallic finishes. They have intense color, lightness, coverage, and long wear. It is very comfortable to wear. The formulation of the Dior Rouge Liquid comprises the combination of three innovations into one. The first one is the Liquid Intensity which combines powerful color and long wear. The formula contains Eosin which extends the wear time to almost 12 hours.

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

The second innovation is Liquid effects which give the pure and vibrant finishes in matte, metal, and satin which all have a balance of pigments and iridescence. The matte effect has 2 to 7% of pigments, the satin effect has 1 to 3% of pigments with 4 to 7 % iridescence. The metallic effect has 17 to 20 % iridescence. Aren’t these facts and numbers interesting? The third innovation is Liquid care which never lets stint on comfort during application due to the powder coated with silicon resin for perfect glide on the lips, the combination of a synthetic mineral wax and a gelling agent provides a creamy texture, a combination of 4 oils that contribute to lip care while providing a weightless sensation.

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

The four type of liquid effects of Dior Rouge Liquid available in 29 shades are Liquid Rock Matte ( absence of shine, with high colour impact), Liquid Electric Metal ( metallic effect which is intense similar to the finish of nail varnish), Liquid Pop Satin ( like a delicate satin ) and Liquid Velvet Nude ( light and creamy beige to neutralize the natural lip colour or can create the sixties style look). The packaging is very luxurious in the black case with a see-through on one side, the fine applicator is perfect and follows the lip line and the reservoir that delivers the right dose of the product.

The shades I am swatching are 424 Hypnotic Matte, 515 Scandalous Metal and 895 Fab Satin. I have used all these shades and found them all very creamy and comfortable to wear. The intensity of the shades is immense and the wear time longer than the normal liquid lipstick, around 6-7 hours which is really good. They never made my lips look dry or irritated them. These are one of the most comfortable liquid formula I have used.

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

Double Rouge has created a new trend which fuses the matte and the metallic in one lipstick tube, so interesting right? The Dual-textured Dior Double ROuge delivers an ombre effect due to the highly pigmented matte outer ring combined with a metallic core that catches the light. The two shades are chosen as such that they harmonise, creating a sophisticated finish and an optical illusion of volume. The Shades swatched for Double Rouge are 510 Jungle Beige and 239 Vibrant Nude. I have used this lipstick and as usual with the Dior formulas, I do like this a lot, it is very creamy and the fusion of two shades together when applied on the lips create a very nice shiny nude lips with an extra volume, and the lipsticks that plump the lips is a big yes for me.

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

 

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

Dior Rouge Liquid and Double Rouge

Shades same as the previous picture – sunlight falling from a different side

Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain – Couture Colour Intense Extreme Long-Wear ( CAD $43 ) and Rouge Double Dior (CAD $43) will be available at Dior Counters nationwide and retailer respective .com site from September 2017.

What is your favorite formula for a lip product? Which of the above shade and formula looks the best to you?

 

Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own.


Burberry makeup has always been very close to my heart, one of the reasons behind that is the legacy of this iconic brand and the luxurious classic touch they give to each of their products. Starting from the quality till the point where it reaches to the consumer in beautiful presentable Burberry gift boxes, everything is just classic. Over the period of last three years, my love for Burberry has increased immensely, you might have read my post about the limited edition Blushes I reviewed a few days back, I have linked it here. The three blushes I am going to talk about in this post are Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush (CAD $47 excl taxes)  in No. 5 Blossom Blush, No. 9 Coral Pink and the limited edition darker version of Earthy Blush shade called No. 11 Dark Earthy. These three blushes were purchased by me.

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

The Blushes are very well made and the packaging is sturdy and heavy-weight. The Blushes do have a very soft floral scent which is very subtle. The packaging of these blushes is in a mirrored square compact and includes an angled blush in the case. The sleek packaging has a magnetic closure and overall it feels very luxurious. The brush included in the compact is a good companion for travel but I do prefer to use a full-size brush when I am not traveling. The product in the case has the beautiful embossing of the Burberry Check pattern. The texture of these blushes is very lightweight finely milled powder and is very easy to apply and blend.

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

The shade No. 5 Blossom is a bright coral shimmer which looks naturally stunning on my medium tan skin tone. It has shimmer but is very easy to wear and I do wear this to work, looks very natural on my cheeks. No 9 Coral Pink is a deep warm rose pink with a hint of coral which brightens the face. This one is very pigmented and has a subtle shimmer in the compact which does not show when applied on the face. No 11 Dark Earthy is dark matte taupe which does not look like a fun shade but when applied on the cheeks, it gives the beautiful natural contour to the cheeks. This can also be used as an eye shadow, blush, and contour.

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush

From Top to Bottom – No 11 Dark Earthy,  No. 5 Blossom, No 9 Coral Pink

All the three shades will look great on all skin tones in my opinion. I love the staying power of these blushes, it stays on well for over 7 hours. I do feel they do boost the complexion and do not look flat when applied. These are available to be purchased at Sephora, Hudsons Bay and Holt Renfrew.

Which shades of blushes do you prefer, pink, coral or earthy?  Do you like shimmer, satin or matte finish of a blush?


You might have some hints about few of my favorite brands by now if you are following my blog and social handles. Givenchy is one of my favorite brands, whether it is their formula, packaging, staying power, performance, I love everything about them. I know the products I am going to write about are not new launches but they have been in the market for some time and are still available if you want to grab these. It is the perfect time to look and buy these as there are few more weeks left for the summer. I was sent these Givenchy Summer products for reviewing a few days back and I am already wishing for a longer summer. Nicolas Degennes is the creative mind behind the Summer 2017 Collection.

Givenchy Summer 2017

Givenchy Prisme Blush (CAD $55 excl taxes) is the reinvention of the original Prisme blush. The blushes are compacted into the shape of the legendary prisms. The formula is light powder and easy to use. The compact holds two carefully selected shades that complement each other. The palest pearly shade provides the light which can be used as a base where the color is applied or as a highlighter to add dimension by spotlighting the areas of the face that catch the light naturally like the top of cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the temples (starting above the eyebrow roots). The darker shade gives a healthy radiant glow and can be used on the apples of the cheeks.

Givenchy Summer 2017

No 1 Passion

Givenchy Summer 2017

No 4 Rite

Givenchy Summer 2017

Prisme Blush has a new nomadic compact case which is a perfectly geometrical rectangle of shiny, lacquered jet-black. It is stamped with the seal of the 4G and embellished with the iconic Couture metal stud. Inside the compact case is a brush and has the perfect density to pick up a generous brushful of powder and a great travel companion too. The angled shape of the brush is designed to structure the face and has a dual function, which is it can smooth with the long side, or draw with the tip. The Blushes and swatches in the pictures below are Shades No 1 Passion and No 4 Rite. Black Tahitian PEarl Powder helps provide smoothness and provides radiance. Synthetic Pigments provide sparkling colors and a radiant matte finish. Lauroyl and Lysine adds ease of application, even ness and great staying power of the product. This lasted on me for over 8 hours.

Givenchy Summer 2017

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl (CAD $38 excl taxes) is an extreme shine lipstick with intense color and moderate coverage. The formula provides extreme shine and is very comfortable to wear. It has moisturizing and the texture is easy to wear. The Glossy Oils and silicone resin provide extreme brilliance and plumping effect. Extract of Black ROse Oil macerated in soft almond oil provides comfort and moisturization. Crystal clusters of calcium carbonate in the form of desert rose provide intense color and blurring effect. This lipstick is available in 8 shades and the one in the swatches is 16 Noir Revelateur.

Givenchy Summer 2017

Le Rouge Perfecto (CAD $42 excl taxes) is a 3 in 1 lip product. It is a Balm, Maximizer and Pink Enhancer in one tube. As a Balm, it has a melting texture with shea extract for high moisturizing power. As a maximizer, Pepperslim and coolact give plumped lips. As a pink Enhancer, the texture infused with Eosin provides naturally glowing and rosy lips. The packaging of the product is in the pink genuine leather case along with metallic tube encapsulating the product.

Givenchy Summer 2017

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick  Shade 25 ( CAD $45 excl taxes) is a limited edition lipstick which is smooth and long wearing. The lipstick has light reflecting color which nourishes and hydrates the lips with the power of antioxidants. The packaging is in a black and silver tube adorned with a ribbon at one end that unlocks this beautiful product. The texture is fine and very spreadable like it melts over the lips.

Givenchy Summer 2017

Givenchy Summer 2017

Givenchy Summer 2017

These products are beautiful and have been on a continuous rotation since some time. The quality and results are amazing. They are available for purchase at Sephora.

Which product do you use the most, blush or lipstick? Which one from my favorites would you like to try?

 

Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own


Physicians Formula was created in 1973 by Dr. Crandall, a leading allergist in Los Angeles, out of love for his wife who had sensitive skin. The brand changed the face of cosmetics by developing hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested makeup, free of over 150+ known skin irritants. Since then, Physicians formula has maintained a commitment to product purity and quality. Physicians Formula celebrates 80 years of beautiful “firsts” in 2017. This Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection is limited edition and encompasses Hypoallergenic Lipstick and Le Velvet Foundation.

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Le Velvet Foundation offers high-coverage, waterproof wear for a flawless complexion that lasts. It is reformulated without parabens. This creamy foundation boasts 40% pigment for customizable coverage that melts into the skin. It minimizes skin imperfections and discoloration for a radiant, balanced complexion while non-pore-clogging SPF 15 ensures skin is protected. IT is available in 4 shades – Cream Ivory, Ivory, Honey Beige and Sand Beige.

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Highlighter is designed to deliver a long-lasting, luminous glow. This highlighter features pearlescent pigments that accentuate natural light to help blur, soften lines, color-correct imperfections and enhance skin’s radiance for a flawless finish. It is available in one universally-flattering shade called Pearl.

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

The Eyeshadow quads have four shades with two finishes. These can be worn alone or can be layered, wet or dry based on your mood and preference. They are highly pigmented and ultra-creamy, with either matte or shimmering finish. The shadows are buildable and very easily blendable. They are available in Classic Nude, which features a combination of Nude, Champagne and Brown Shades. The Smoky Plum features a combination of lilac, plum and dark brown hues.

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

The Hypoallergenic Lipstick and Lip Gloss are ultra creamy high pigment color payoff lip colors which have ultra-gentle, long lasting wear and gives a perfect flush of satiny color without drying or settling into the fine lines. Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid in it provides moisturizing benefits so lips look and feel decadently hydrated. It is available in Nude, Coral, Red and Berry shades.

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

From top to bottom – Hypoallergenic Lipstick Red, Nude, The healthy lip Raisin Immunity, All Natural Nude, Vitamin Beet

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

This Limited Edition collection will be available at the drugstores and mass merchandisers from September 2017.



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