Empowering messages, chic packaging and strong, beautiful pigment lipsticks… welcome Fempower Beauty Virtumatte Lipstick. A range of four universally flattering lipsticks with black magnetic packaging, strong pigment, that go on matte with just a touch of sheen.
As many of you know I’ve been on my naturals kick lately and one brand I’ve been seeing forever and dying to try is ILIA. Their signature lipsticks feature 72% certified organic ingredients that off a creamy, soft finish. For fall they have added three new shades: Madam Mina (nude mauve) and The Brides (warm nude) are limited edition and Lucy’s Party (blood red), will be part of their permanent collection. Just look at that sheen!
All shades are true to shade with buildable color. They go on beautifully and feel amazing and lightweight on. The names of the three new lipsticks are inspired by the leading characters of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula from the 90s.
No really, Lipstick is my vice. Even after being in the beauty industry for over ten years, it’s still a thrill opening a gorgeous lipstick shade. I was really fortunate to be apart of the Urban Decay mega lipstick launch a couple of months ago, back in May, when the did a complete lipstick revamp launching 100 reformulated shades (74 of which were completely new!) as part of the Vice Lipstick collection ($17 each). They teamed up with 100 influencers for each to be the face of one of the shades.
Being the bright pink queen that I am, I was matched with shade, Jilted (you can see the whole lookbook and everyone featured HERE). It was pretty surreal to see my face on Urban Decay’s website. They really are one of my all time favorite makeup brands and just embrace color and cater to so many different ethnicities. Granted, they picked a really strange image of me — I look so angry, ha! But I’ll take it! It’s hard to believe 3 months ago i had purple and green hair and now I’m a bleach blonde. Jilted is a deep fuchsia shimmer cream lipstick with blue shift. The massive lipstick assortment range in six different finishes from mattes, creams, to sheers.
Swatch of shade Jilted
Now for the holidays they have launched two new limited edition Vice palettes, Blackmail and Junkie. They are a steal at $35 and feature 12 Vice Lipstick shades and the Vice Lip Brush, which is retractable. I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram but not swatched out and I think that’s key to these palettes since the finishes range. The colors you see in the pans completely transforms for a lot of them when you put them on. I only have the Blackmail palette, swatched below:
Left to right, top row: Sheer Shame, Firebirth, Big Bang, Disobedient, EZ, and 714. Bottom Row: Vanished, 1993, Ex-Girlgriend, Amulet, Conspiracy, and Blackmail.
Check it out at ulta.com
Maybelline is launching 20 incredibly lipstick shades as part of their new Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick collection. High pigment, creamy finish with high intensity, opaque nudes, browns, reds and a series of dark purples to navy. I’m especially excited about shade #750 Wickedly White which is a great base for any dark shade you want to lighten and have pop! It’s also an amazing tool to help ombre your lips –and can give almost a lip liner effect with only one shade on top. I’ll do a video soon since there’s a lot that can be done with a white base coat.
Pictured above I’m wearing shade #810 Fiery Fuchsia (you know how I love a good fuchsia!). The collection officially launches in stores July 2016 for $7.49 but is currently available on Ulta.com. Swatches below of the whole collection!
Bite Beauty is expanding their Sweet and Savory Amuse Bouche lipstick collection to include 6 new shades. Three to the savory side Kale (deep hunter green with black), Squid Ink (deep navy with black), and Whiskey (rich mahogany with red) and three shades, Thistle (mauve infused taupe), Taro (amethyst with grey undertones) and Lavender Jam (electric blue-violet) to the sweet! Inspired by contrasting flavors – are you sweet or savory?
Pucker up ladies because it’s almost time to bathe your lips in Christian Louboutin. Adding to the famed designer’s beauty profile which currently includes a line of nail polishes are lipsticks intended to make a statement. According to the iconic designer, “An object that embellishes the lips—the beacon of sensuality and organ of communication—has to be fairly amazing. The object should inspire a beautiful gesture.” And it does! These lipsticks are magic. After much hype (and press) over their existence earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining the brand in their showroom for the unveiling.
A vampy red lip is the LBD of my make up arsenal, an absolute necessity. It instantly transforms a look and is always super chic and in style. Everyone should have their go to red, but if you are still searching, look no further than Marc Jacobs Beauty. The now full on beauty brand (remember when they just had nail polishes?) just launched Le Marc Lip Creme, a collection of 20 lipsticks shades which offer creamy moisturizing pigments that boast 10 hours of staying power. And this collection is on point!
Even though the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting hasn’t happened yet, the holidays are in full swing at Nordstrom. PC got a chance to jumpstart our shopping list at The Standard – Highline. This year, we weren’t telling Santa our Christmas list, we were vying to get on Nordstrom Beauty Directors’ nice lists.
This season, Nordstrom Beauty is a one-stop shopping destination for everyone on your holiday list. Seasonal offerings and exclusives include top cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skin care and men’s grooming brands from Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic, Diptyque, Chanel, MAC and more!
Here’s what’s topping the wishlist this year:
Diptyque Mini Candle Set: Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive – $130
Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set: $135
Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Light Blue Eau de Toilette Purse Spray Set: $50 ($75 value)
Laura Mercier Into the Wild Look Book Collection: $125 ($276 value)
NuFace Little White Dress Mini Facial Toning Device: Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive – $199
YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch: $41
After you’re done shopping, be sure to make a pitstop with Nordstrom’s Beauty Stylists. Similar to personal shoppers, Nordstrom Beauty Stylists offer complimentary services to customers to help them find the perfect makeup, skincare and fragrance products across ALL brands and counters! Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are available in-store, by phone at 1.800.7beauty or via live chat.