Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monthly Favorites {February}

We are one month closer to spring!  I am so excited.  My makeup game was pretty minimal this month.  I stuck to a few items and used them almost everyday. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - I finally repurchased this after too many month without it. I love how creamy it is and how easily it blends out and covers. 

Hourglass Modernist Palette in Exposure - These shadows are just absolutely gorgeous!  They blend like a dream and are amazingly pigmented. 

Tom Ford Cream Shadow in Platinum - On days when I am not sure what i exactly want to do with my eyes I turn to this.  I put this all over my eyes and I am good to go.  This shade just compliments my blue eyes so well. 

Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara - My absolute holy grail in mascaras.  I love how this makes my lashes look so voluminous and at the same time lengthens them a bit. 

Becca Blush in Flowerchild - This blush is perfect for a natural flush look.  It does have shimmer in it but, it does not translate onto your cheeks. 

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Rosy Silk - I have been going for a lighter lip lately and this is perfect for that.  I love the way these lipsticks feel on my lips. 

Albeit Lip Balm - Every morning I get up and apply this balm to my lips.  It is very nourishing and moisturizing.  

What are your favorites at the moment ??

City Styles   

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream

I was recently walking the streets of Soho and stumbled upon an Aesop boutique.  I immediately entered with one thing in mind, the Rosehip Seed Lip Cream ($15).  I have seen a lot of the people I follow on Instagram use it.  So, it had to be mine.  This lip cream is light weight and formulated for delicate and sensitive lips.  It has vitamin e which helps replenish moisture and soften lips.  It is very different then anything I have in my collection.  This actually soaks into my lips and doesn't just sit on the surface.  I have used this for several days now and I can feel the difference in my lips.  They aren't as dry as usual.  With this crazy winter going on this is a god send.   

Have you tried anything from Aesop ?? What did you think ??

City Styles 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour {Coral Reef}

Laura Mercier recently released these new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colours ($28).  I picked one up in Coral Reef.  These liquid lipsticks leave a nice satin finish and are very creamy.  These are very light on the lips and last for three to four hours.  These don't wear well though.  You need to take it off completely and the re-apply.  And make sure you exfoliate your lips before wearing.  

Overall I am not impressed but, I am not unhappy.  I wouldn't buy another shade but, I will wear the one I have.  

What do you think of these Laura Mercier liquid lipsticks ??

City Styles 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color {Rosy Silk}


Guerlain recently came out with two new shades of their KissKiss lipsticks ($37), Rosy Silk and Peach Satin.  I opted to just pick up Rosy Silk.  Peach Satin seemed to pull a little too orange for my liking.  These KissKiss lipstick are creamy and leave a satin finish.  They have mango butter in them which helps my lips stay hydrated while I am wearing them.  As we all know I am not the biggest lipstick person, even though I can't stop buying them, but I love the way these feel on my lips. Rosy Silk is a beautiful light pink, coral shade.  Shocker!  I totally went for my comfort zone. 

Compared to
Dior Candide
TopShop Macaroon
Givenchy Croisiere Coral 

Have you tried any of the Guerlain KissKiss lipsticks ?? Do you like them ??

City Styles

PS- I am back in the blogging game after a much needed break.  Ive missed you all.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil {Cherry My Cherie}

YSL recently came out with a new lip product called Tint-in-Oil.  It is a revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil.  I happened to be browsing through Sephora one day and decided to pick one up in the shade Cherry My Cherie.  It is one of the more pigmented shades of the bunch.  These oils leave a beautiful stain on the lips and keeps your lips hydrated.  They last a few hours or until you eat.  I am so pleased with the way this shades looks on me that I hardly wear anything else.  

 packaging compared to the gloss voluptes 

 the tint-in-oil doe foot applicator is exactly the same as the glow voluptes 

the stain cherry my cherie leaves 

Have you tried the new Tint-in-Oil's ??  What do you think ??

City Styles 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hourglass Modernist Palette {Exposure}

Hourglass recently came out with their Modernist Palettes ($58) and I hopped on the chance to own one. I picked up the palette in Exposure and I am so happy.    Exposure is a mix of different plum shades and would look great on all different eye colors.  I know there are mixed reviews out there about the kick up or fall out on these palettes.  The shadows are very creamy and they do have some kick up but the only shade that has fall out is the bronze shade.  I personally don't mind.  I'd rather have a shadow thats very pigmented with fall out then a shadow that has no pigmentation at all.

Size difference between the Hourglass Ambient Lightening palette vs the Modernist palette

Comparison swatches :
Chanel Raffinement (LE)

Overall I really love this palette and how creamy the shadows are.  I would like to pick up another.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.

City Styles