If you’re a fan of lipsticks and particularly of NARS, or even if you aren’t, you wouldn’t have missed the buzz that has been going around regarding a new and promising lipstick in town. Officially launched last week, during the NARS 20th Anniversary celebrations, Francois Nars has taken his lipsticks and given them a whole new lease of life, injecting into them strong pigment, smooth creaminess and and opacity so seductive, it’s Audacious icon wink After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

nars audacious lipstick After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

The NARS Audacious lipsticks come in square cases with a magnetic base, so the cap stays on with a magnetic hold. The body of the lipstick is a smooth, cool, matte metal that is a nice departure from the usual rubbery texture we’ve come to associate with NARS products, but as you can see from the picture, it does and will mark from the oils of your fingers. I tried to clean it as best I could but I thought it was best to show you how you can expect it to look like after a while.

The brand name and logo is spelt out around the lipstick base, picked out in glossy text, and if you have 4 lipsticks, you can spell out the name… except I couldn’t quite get it right, because the N kept repelling itself against the A. You could say therefore, that they are poles apart! LOL! icon biggrin After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

Now, I’m not the biggest fan of NARS lipsticks, I’ll tell you so right now. I’ve owned a few (Niagara was so dry and drying, Manhunt was ok, as was Gypsy but not memorable) and some disappointed, some were ok but they weren’t particularly products I’d reach out for. Well, the Audacious lipsticks, which have received raving reviews worldwide might change my mind. Or maybe it won’t. Let me show you some swatches and a whole bunch of photos icon smile After 20 years NARS launches lip colours so bold and pigmented, theyre simply Audacious!

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Fans of By Terry Baume de Rose, rejoice! For in the Rose Infernale Fall 2014 collection, By Terry has taken her iconic rose lip balm and infused it with colour, so you get a tint of colour on lips while treating them to the luxurious lip pampering formula that By Terry is known for.

byterry baume rose colour Preview: By Terry Rose Infernale Fall 2014 Makeup Collection

The By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri Couleur (RM199) comes in 6 brand new shades – No. 1 Rosy Babe (light pink), No. 2 Mandrina Pulp (Orange), No. 3 Cherry Bomb (Red), No. 4 Bloom Berry (Berry), No. 5 Fig Fiction (Plum) and No. 6 Toffee Cream (Nude) in addition to the existing transparent Baume de Rose pot. They feature translucent tints of colour, just enough to tint lips, but not so opaque as to be deemed a lipstick. Pretty and definitely luxurious. I suggest using a lip brush for best application. If you use fingers, it’ll get messy.

While these colour pots are permanent, there is however another very pretty item that isn’t – the Terrybly Rose de Rose powder.

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I have a bit of a confession. I don’t actually like blogging about something when the hype is still in the air. You know that moment when everyone’s going on about that latest product/colour/style? Which does make me a bit of a PR nightmare because I don’t play by the rules a lot, unless I’m really excited about something. Maybe pay me and we’ll talk deadlines LOL! But when it comes to skincare, I have a strict rule. Don’t bug me till I’ve had a good go at the product. Just don’t.

melvita rose pulpe radiance duo New to facial oils? Try the Melvita Pulpe de Rose Plumping Radiance Duo for a nice and easy introduction

Which explains why I’ve been sitting on this for about 4 months now. I stumbled on the Melvita Pulpe de Rose Plumping Radiance Duo while browsing online and I was generously sent a bottle to try to see if I’d like it. It became available back in June or July along with a few other products that I haven’t seen but having had about 2 months to incorporate it into my routine, I figured, it’s time to tell you about this product and yes, I like it icon smile New to facial oils? Try the Melvita Pulpe de Rose Plumping Radiance Duo for a nice and easy introduction

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Alright, I’m conflicted. On the one hand, here is a product touting to make me look up to 10 years younger in 40 seconds and yet, my innate sense of of scepticism rears its ugly head with that raised eyebrow going “Really?!” I know, 10 years. That’s a heck lot of time to turn back (although personally, I’m not one for turning back time unless it’s to undo mistakes and boy, are there some I’d like to undo!)

nanoblur Nanoblur claims youll look up to 10 years younger: Lets see how it fares!

The product is Nanoblur by Indeed Labs, the people who brought us Hydraluron. What this is, is a product that purports to be based on optics technology and it’s not sold as a makeup, so it’s NOT a primer. I know, then what is it?

Well, it’s a product that you apply on skin to correct the appearance of skin aging, lines, wrinkles, pores and it does this all within seconds. 40 seconds to be exact. Sounds like a primer? Yeah, I thought so too. I’ve held on to this for over 2 months now, trying to get my head around it, but I’m afraid to say, quite failing to see how it fits into my routine.

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