Lancôme new shadows for fall | Swatches, Photos, Review


611 Attitude | is a soft and opaque lustrous chrome-dark-silver-ish shimmer.

407 Fashion Do | is a super sparkly navy, almost cobalt, with silver and midnight pieces mixed in. It’s not completely opaque, but the color is worth a little work. I would be concerned about fallout.

313 Statement Piece | is a pure glam chic mess of lavender and electric purple and about a thousand other colors it feels like. Would definitely worry about fallout with this one.

All three are available for $19 at department stores now. Attitude is a must-have, and the other two will be amazing for holiday time.

Britni Rose


Estée Lauder trios from the new Metallics Collection

Quick swatches from the new Estée collection! Amazing colors.







The base colors were just okay. The more matte ones were chalky and the sheen/shimmer ones were opaque and smooth.

The center colors were seriously hit and miss. Some were nothing but straggly glitter that’s sure to fallout, some were soft and gentle shimmers that behaved perfectly.

All of the liner colors were great. I don’t think I had an issue with any of them.

The trios as well as the rest of the collection (including some badass lip lacquers!) are available at department stores now.

Britni Rose

Lancôme Artliner 24H | The Complete New Collections!


Black Diamond, Chrome, Amethyst, Emerald, Chrome, Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold, Copper, and Jade.

The formula on these are absolute perfect. Scary amazing pigmentation, long lasting.

Absolutely perfect. Stunning, show stopping.

Warning: Turquoise does leave a stain, a la Stila Bora Bora.

$30 at department stores, Sephora, and Ulta.

Britni Rose

UPDATE: after six and a half hours of wear, they haven’t budged! I’ve washed my hands a couple times with soap, used paper towel to dry. Not a sparkle lost.



China Glaze Hologlam | Sci-Fly By and Strap On Your Moonboots

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Sci-Fly By is an aqua blue holographic polish. It’s truly holographic, though not as vibrant as the OMG collection, but extremely close.

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Strap On Your Moonboots is a dark denim blue holo that is absolutely stunning. I’m obsessed with this one.

The formula on these were, as expected, perfect. 100% flawless.

Britni Rose


Sally Hansen Mermaid Tale

IMG_8644A sheer blue with multi-sized glitter in dark and light blue, turquoise, and I think a little green.

I love to layer this over polishes like Lancôme Plunge Pool or others that are necessarily “watery” or “ocean” looking. It makes them unique instead of predictable.




IMG_8574Julep Eileen stamped with Stiletto from Revlon.



The Urban Decay Vice Palette | The Swatches, the Photos, the Review!

A long time coming, I know. But I’m too excited, so let’s get to it!

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Packaging | The outer cardboard box is a violet and black marble. I almost didn’t want to get rid of it! The outer surface of the palette is a blackened violet soft rubber with a rainbow graphite gem “ud” detail. The palette opens with an automatic hinge and a rectangle button. It has to be pushed rather hard to open to prevent accidental openings, but it’s still no more difficult to open than usual.

The Palette | The entire inside of the upper lid is just one huge mirror, which I love. The hinges keep the palette open for easy awesome shadow access. 20 shadows, four rows of five.




Included is a brush with this one—no eyeliner.


Desperation, Junkie, Muse, and Chaos.


Jagged, Occupy, Blitz, and Unhinged.


Blitz, Unhinged, Penny Lane, and Black Market.


Provocateur, Nevermind, Rapture, and Echo Beach.


Vice, Anonymous, Noise, and Freebird.


Noise, Freebird, Armor, and Laced.

IMG_7472Desperation | A smokey charcoal shimmer that’s super opaque.

Muse | A dark mahogany metallic with red and purple shimmer. Opaque, but can be patchy.

Jagged | A jade, gold, bronze, brown, and black glitter. Patchy but buildable. It’s actually a very nice color when over a proper cream base. Be careful of fallout though.

Blitz | A dirty blond gold. Antique gold, I’d say. Über metallic and crazy opaque. Gorgeous, but hard for me to wear.

Penny Lane | A rose gold with a strong copper lean. This isn’t straight-up copper though, like you’d assume from the name and how it appears in the pan. However, unless you’re looking at it in detail (as above), it’s hard to tell otherwise. To many it’s simply copper. But I guess I’m just picky like that.


Junkie | A deep mermaid teal. Leans more emerald though, and has gold shimmer throughout.

Chaos | A patchy and picky cobalt blue. There are many similar colors with better payoff (think Tokidoki’s blue and NARS Outremer) but I don’t have one quite so true blue. Others tend to be deeper or darker. There’s also a tiny bit of aqua glitter hidden in there.
Easily the unofficial star of this palette. Sure, there’s a color named Vice and this isn’t “The Chaos Palette,” but we all know this is the one many people snatched this up for. It’s since become a liner, too!

Occupy | A gorgeous metallic blend of silver, violet, charcoal, and blue glitter. Slightly patchy but quickly opaque. Looks really cool in person.

Unhinged | An opaque deep aqua blue. Looks darker and more green in the pan. When I first saw this, I thought “Oh great, another shadow nearly identical to Haight and Dashiki that I already have.” But no! It’s closer to Peace than the others.

Black Market | An opaque, soft, and full black. Deep, deep black. I haven’t compared it to Blackout from Naked2, but this is an amazing black shadow. It has a slight sheen to it, where Blackout is matte.



Provocateur | A mauve glitter that’s opaque in two passes. I’ve only used this one once and it was a fallout mess.

Rapture | Super opaque deep violet. More of a gray tone to it, rather than blue or red.

Vice | An opaque vivid purple. Reminds me of Lancôme’s Miss Sweetheart D, though I think that one is matte. Maybe Purple Pumps instead? One of those.

Noise | The shadow version of Woodstock. A bright magenta with a slightly blue tone to it. I don’t own the actual Woodstock shadow, but I’d assume it’s very similar.

Armor | A deep taupe gray with a lot of shimmer. Opaque but soft-looking.

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Nevermind | (Sings Nirvana in my head) A super opaque dirty taupe. Very grunge. Very sexy. I love it. I’m sure there’s a better color to describe it. I throw this on with a red lip when my creative bucket is empty. I love this so much. I’m sure it’s name helps.

Echo Beach | A deep champagne shimmer that is absolutely perfect. UD’s formula at it’s best.

Anonymous | A matte light hightlight color. Really pretty and perfect on my skintone as a brow and inner corner highlight.

Freebird | A rather sheer pink shimmer/glitter. Lots of fallout but really pretty.

Laced | A gorgeous gorgeous pretty pretty matte mauve with perfect formula. Love. Another one of my go-to’s.

Seriously, this thing is amazing. There’s a few I’ve never used, but it’s overall super-worth the money.

$60 at Ulta, Sephora, etc.

Britni Rose


Quick Post: My Easter 2013 Manicure

Yeah, easter… I know I’ve been neglecting you all for a while! Sorry!



China Glaze Dance Baby (?), two coats. China Glaze White Cap, one coat. Stamped with Konad using China Glaze Purrfect Plum.

Britni Rose