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Guerlain’s classic range of lip colours is adding new matte and satin shades to its palette and I am sharing 5 of the KISSKISS lipsticks in nude tones in this editorial just in time for fall. I have been a fan of Guerlain makeup and that does include their lip formulas, be it their KissKiss lip lift primer, Rouge G, KissKiss, Intense Liquid Matte, La Petite Robe Noire. I am so glad to be sharing the five nude shades with you here as I believe and I am sure you can relate too that finding the perfect nude for your lips and for your skin tone is not easy.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS review swatches matte lipsticks in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

Guerlain KissKiss Matte is a hydrating and plumping matte lipstick, intense like a lipstick and comfortable like a balm. The subtle spice extract it contains gives the impression of voluminous lips while the precious oils and the hyaluronic acid smooth and hydrate them. The iconic packaging of KissKiss Matte is adorned with a golden matte veil.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

Guerlain KissKiss is the iconic lipstick of Guerlain. Its black case shows off infinitely elegant and graceful curves. It is truly a lipstick transformed into a work of art, a sculptural jewel developed like three sleek cubes.  The formula is comfortable and hydrating. It is sheer at first and buildable to full coverage with creamy satin finish. The lips look and feel hydrated, nourished, and supple. It glides on nicely on the lips, feels lightweight and smooth on the lips. The longevity is really good on my lips.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches  in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

The lipsticks have a subtle vanilla-violet fragrance delicately intertwines with the sparkling scent of berries.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

I have swatched below shades:

306 Very Nude – Satin Finish

307 Nude Flirt – Satin Finish

308 Nude Lover – Satin Finish

M308 Blazing Nude – Matte Finish

309 Honey Nude – Satin Finish

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches  in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

The formula of KissKiss Matte is hydrating and nourishing to the lips, does not emphasize lines or dryness but gives an illusion of voluminous while the hyaluronic acid apart from giving supple and curves to the lips. The texture and formula feel very lightweight and smooth on the lips. The formula is very pigmentation and longevity are good. There is no dry feeling on the lips after the lipstick has worn off. The lipstick glides on beautifully on the lips and leaves a velvet matte finish.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

These new shades in Matte and Satin finish are definitely something that you can wear comfortably due to their formula as well there is an extensive range of shades that includes nudes just in time for fall. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s BayShoppers Drug MartSaks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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I have been a long time fan of Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Foundation Wand which I have shared multiple times on my Instagram as well as here on the blog. It is still one of my favourites and I reach out for it most of the days when I want something that looks natural as well as makes my skin look supple and has healthy radiance. I was so excited from the moment I saw there is something new for the base makeup coming from Surratt Beauty. Finally, I have the new foundation from Surratt Beauty – Dew Drop Foundation with me for over a month and I have been really enjoying using it and sharing my thought here in this post along with the new Prismatique eyes eyeshadows.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

Surratt Beauty Dew Drop Foundation is a light to medium coverage foundation with a dewy hydrating finish and very natural finish. This foundation is perfect for anyone who aims for a dewy radiant finish, medium coverage, nice longevity, and natural finish. Also, as we approach fall and winter, this is perfect to give that extra dose of hydration which is just in limits to keep the skin feel and look comfortable as well as beautiful.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

The packaging looks so elegant with the outer Surratt Beauty look and feels but with an innovative fine-tip dropper bottle that delivers the optimal amount of coverage, 2-3 drops are enough for my face to give a light coverage while 2 more drops tend to give more of medium coverage.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

The foundation did not emphasize my problem areas or pores but feels and looks beautiful on the skin without making it look oilier. Beautiful supple dewy skin is the result which I always opt for. I use a flat kabuki brush or a foundation brush – both work great while fingers also do the job well. The main point here is that the foundation is amazing and is a keeper, definitely recommend. I have swatched 3 shades – 7,8,9 out of which 9 is more like my skin tone. The Dew Drop Foundation is available in 20 shades.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

Prismatique Eyes is a cream and shimmer eyeshadow duo that adds a celestial twinkle to the eyes. These unique, double-decker eye shadow duos feature a matte cream shadow and a complimentary duo-chrome powder shadow that adds depth and prismatic shimmer when layered on top – overall to Mesmerize and glamorize.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

The versatile shades can be used alone or layered together for a high-impact, multi-dimensional effect. The water-resistant matte cream shadow can also be doubled as an eyeshadow base or can be swept along the upper lash line for a graphic effect. To apply, use a finger or a brush to apply the cream shade to the lid, layer the powder shade on top to add depth and dimension.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

The formula is beautiful – the matte cream and the shimmer powder – such beautiful shades that compliment each other as well as work well alone.

I have swatched 5 duos which are explained below:

Neutral Eyes – Rich Brown Cream with Rose-Gold Shadow

Glamour Eyes – Royal Plum Cream with brilliant blue-violet shadow

Visual Eyes – Inky Blue Cream with steel-blue shadow

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

Mesmer Eyes – Khaki Green cream with glistening green-gold shadow

Style Eyes – Heather cream with scintillating silver shadow

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

I am so obsessed with these eyeshadows, they are definitely going to be used a lot in the holiday season as well as night outs. There is no fall off of the powder shimmer eyeshadow once applied. I prefer using it with the complimenting base which also acts as a primer and holds it well. The shimmer shadow also works well on the upper or lower lashline as a hint of shimmer.

Review and swatches of the new Surratt Beauty - Dew Drop Foundation and Prismatique eyes eyeshadows

Overall, amazing new launches from Surratt Beauty and definitely met my expectations – so glad to be using and having these launches in my makeup routine. For all the Surratt Beauty editorials on my website, you can just type ‘Surratt Beauty’ on the search bar on the left. Surratt Beauty is available at Sephora Canada, Beautylish, Sephora, Barneys New York, CultBeauty, and Net-A-Porter.

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bareMinerals has launched the Bounce and Blur Collection which has a breakthrough new bouncy powder and good-for-skin ingredients. The collection comprises of a nicely curated collection of shades for eyes and cheeks – 2 eyeshadow palettes and 4 blushes. To tell you how I felt when I dipped my finger into the pan was not something like I have experienced before – maybe I would have but I do not remember – this is so beautiful bouncy texture, literally felt like a very soft bouncy stress ball to my fingers.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Below are the highlighted key ingredients of the formula for both eyeshadows and blushes
– Blurring Mineral Complex: Creates a soft-focus, diffused finish while helping to blur the look of fine lines around the delicate eye area.
– Botanical Blend: A blend of hydrating, naturally-derived, botanical ingredients to help smooth skin’s appearance while providing a bouncy, blendable texture.
– Color Smart Pearls: Reflect and refract light for luminous, never-flat colour that’s wearable on all skin tones for both eyeshadow and blush. For the blushes, each shade has different amounts of pearl for finishes ranging from satin to shimmer.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bouncy & Blur eyeshadow palettes are finger-friendly, a weightless shadow that does not crease or has fallouts. It builds and blends like a dream. The formula and texture are very impressive. The shades and finish is something I am totally loving – and is very office-friendly. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already noticed I love a very natural finish of makeup for everyday wear. This eyeshadow gives a beautiful shine and hint of colour with one swipe and is easily buildable from sheer to bold.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Every five pan palettes are inspired by the natural beauty of the sunlit sky, in a range of finishes from satin to shimmer. The Dawn palette features cool, sunrise tones, and the Dusk palette features warm, sunset tones. Below is the description of the shades for both the palettes:

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dusk Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette:
– Evening Star (creamy beige satin)

Harvest Moon (burnt amber metallic)

Crimson Sunset (deep crimson satin)

Sepia Sky (darkened sepia satin)

Purple Twilight (rich plum satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dawn Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette :
– Aurora Light (holographic white shimmer)

Pink Cloud (blush pink satin)

Misty Morning (soft rose satin)

Hazy Taupe (cool taupe satin)

Stormy Sky (deep charcoal satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bounce & Blur Blush is a fingertip-friendly, bouncy, powder blush that builds and blends effortlessly for a beautifully-blurred, naturally-healthy-looking flush. It also blurs the look of pores and imperfections for a naturally airbrushed effect with no harsh lines or uneven colour. This weightless, cream-powder blush blends like a dream—no brush needed. Each shade is inspired by the gorgeous tones of the sunrise and sunset.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

The Bounce & Blur Blush is available in four shades with a radiant finish as described below:

Blurred Buff – bronzed rose

Coral Cloud – fresh peach

Pink sky – poppy pink

Mauve sunrise – rosy mauve

Overall, a really beautiful and impressive formula with very much wearable shades for every day. bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.

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