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Black Friday beauty deals 2018

Black Friday is here! Well, it's almost here, and I got you covered. This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite skincare products or that really expensive palette you've been eyeing for months. 

Although, some sales have started early this year there are some that haven't been revealed yet. Feel free to bookmark this post cause it will be updated frequently as I get more info on sales. I divided this into 2 categories beauty and skincare brands, and I also included a few extras. 

Skincare Brands:

Aveseena:
11/21st-22nd purchase all full sized products with 25% off use code "CLEANBEAUTY" Free ground shipping. Plus two deluxe samples. 

Amareta:
week of Thanksgiving use code "SYNC20" for 20% off your full purchase. 

Algenist:
11/21-28 30% off site-wide use code "GLOWON"

Arcona:
11/23rd-24th 40% off on eligible products purchases with free shipping. 

Belif:
Now through 11/25 25% off site-wide. Some exclusions apply. 

Bliss:
Enjoy 30% off all pro-sizes with code "PRO30" ends on 11/20. Starting from 11/21st-26th 25% off site-wide use code "THANKS". 

Boscia:
11/21-11/25 20% off site-wide use code "WTHANKS20". On 11/26 25% off sitewide. 

Clarisonic:
11/22-11/26 20% off gift sets. 

Clinique:
Friends & family sale 25% off any purchase use code "25OFF" offer ends 11/19th-22nd. Some exclusion apply. 

Clarins:
5 piece gift set free with any $100 order. aN $87 value. Use code "THANKFUL18"

Caudalie:
Black Friday Gift with purchase of $120+ a $54 value includes Vinosource Sorbet 15ml, Micellar Cleansing Water 50ml, Hand And Nail Cream 30ml, Premier Cru Serum 10ml use code "GRAPESGIVING"

Context Skin:
30% off site-wide use code "FRIDAY30"

Dr. Dennis Gross:
Starting 11/26 30% off site-wide. First 500 orders of $150+ receive a GWP. 

Elemis:
11/23-1125 enjoy 25% off your purchase with code "BF25" Cyber Monday 11/26 enjoy 25% off with code "CYBER". Plus receive a free gift with your $125+ purchase. ( My top picks here)

Eve Lom:
25% off when you spend $100 or enjoy $50 off when you spend $200. Excludes sales item.

Erno Laszlo:
11/23-11/26 enjoy 30% off with some exclusions. 

Farmacy Beauty:
11/23-11/26 20% off site-wide or 30% off on orders $120 +

Fresh: TBD

First Aid Beauty:
Receive a free bag of deluxe samples with an order of $35+. 

Glamglow:
11/23 30% off site-wide with some exclusions. Plus get a full-size PowerMud when you spend $79+.

Glow Recipe:
20% off all Glow Recipe Watermelon and Blueberry products from 11/25-11/26. 11/21-11/26 25% off with code "BLACKFRIDAY25" with some exclusions. 

Herbivore Botanicals:
11/23-11/26 20% off site-wide + GWP.

Innisfree:
11/19-11/27 20% off on selected items.
Free pouch + free shipping with purchase of $35 or more.

Joanna Vargas
15% off site-wide + GWP. 

Karuna:
11/23-11/27 30% off site-wide. No code needed.

Kiehl's:
$20 off $65+ purchase with code "FESTIVE" END ON 11/26. 

Kate Somerville Skincare:
25% off site-wide use code "CYBER25" ends on 11/25th. 

L'occitane:
50% off and GWPs with $100 or $165 purchase, use code THANKFUL at checkout

Non Gender Specific:
11/22-11/26 Buy 1 get the 2nd bottle 50% off.

Origins:
Spend $45 receive a free full-size Checks & Balances frothy face wash with code "THANKS1" or spend $75 and get a full-size Plantscription Powerful Lifting overnight Mask with code "THANKS2" ends 11/22.
25% off sitewide plus free 12-piece gift when you spend $75 use code "FRIDAY".

Paula's Choice:
11/23-11/26 20% off site-wide.

Philosophy: 
40% off use code "EARLYACCESS" ends 11/23. On 11/26 shower gels are $12. 

Pour Moi Skincare:
40% off with code "BLACK40". 

Ren Skincare:
25% off site-wide ends on 11/26. Plus four free travel size products on every order.

Supergoop:
11/23-11/26 25% off excluding gift sets. Use code "HOLIDAY"

Savor Beauty:
11/23-11/26 20% off sitewide. Use code "SAVOR20"

Sokoglam:
11/21-11/27 30% off K-beauty, use code "SGBF18". Some exclusions apply.

Trilogy:
11/23-11/26 30% off site-wide. $10 off top-selling products at Ulta.

Tata Harper:
11/22-11/28 20% off when you spend $100+

Thisworks:
11/23 Black Friday 25% off all orders. 11/24-11/25 25% all orders and GWP over $30. 11/26 Cyber Monday up to 30% off.


Beauty Brands:


Ardell Lashes:
Now through 11/25 30% off site-wide.  Spend $36 get 2-day shipping. 

Bare Minerals:
20% off site-wide when you spend $100.

Bite Beauty:
11/23 20% off site-wide, free 5-piece gift set on orders $35+ use code "FRIDAY5". 11/26 20% off sitewide. 

Briogeo:
20% off with code "HOLIDAY". 

Free Urban Luxe Cool To Go with any purchase use "COOLER" end 12/31. Free Flawless Brow Highlighter with any purchase use code "BROWBABE", ends 12/31. Free full-size Matte Liquid Lipstick with any full-size palette or brush set, use code "LOVELIPPIES", ends 12/31. 

Bobbi Brown:
25% off any order + free full-size gift on $75+ purchases, ends 11/24. Use code "BFGIFT".

Charlotte Tilbury:
33% off exclusive Lip Trios. 40% off instant look in a palette. 50% off Your Lip Service, Naughty & Nice, and Lip Masterclass, ends on 11/26. 
On 11/26 $100 Mystery Box and $210 Deluxe Mystery Box, filled with top-secret brand favorites.

Colour Pop Cosmetics:
30% off all Lips, ends 11/22. 11/26 25% off sitewide. 

Curls:
11/26 $25 for all 5 Cashmere & Caviar SKUS ($84 value)

Cle De Peau:
A 5-piece complimentary bonus with your purchase of $300+ ends 11/27.

Elf Cosmetics:
50% off on all orders $30+ ends 11/26. 

20% off your order use code "ARMANI20". Receive complimentary lipstick when you spend $125+.

Hourglass Cosmetics:
Holiday Event, $20 off on orders $125+, $30 off on orders $150+ and $50 off on orders of $200+ no code necessary

It Cosmetics:
11/22-11/25 20% off with code "ITFRIDAY" On 11/26 25% off orders use code "CYBER25"

Juno & Co:
11/23-11/27 25% off sitewide, use code "JUNO25"

Lilah b:
11/23-11/26 25% off sitewide.

Londontown:
11/22-11/26 40% off use code "BLACKFRIDAY"

Laura Mercier:
Limited Edition Smokey Eye Set + Free Shipping with any $75 purchase. Use code "SMOKEY"

Mac Cosmetics:
25% off for Mac select members, ends on 11/26.

Marc Jacobs Beauty:
Free Mini Velvet Noir, Mini Highliner, Mini Lip Creme and Makeup Pochette with order over $75, ends on 11/74

Molton Brown:
11/22-11/26 25% off site-wide.

Nars:
20% off your order through 11/27. Code "TAKE20"

Natasha Denona:
15%-50% off 11/22-11/24.

Nudestix:
40% sitewide.

Pacifica Beauty:
Deal of the day: Eyeshadow palette $12 ONLY TODAY!

Philip Kingsley:
11/23-11/26 3 for 2 on All products ( excluding holiday kits) Use code "PKBF342"

Shu Uemura:
20% off $50+ orders and 25% off $100 orders. Use code "SHUBF" ends on 11/24.
Bonus gift cosmetic pouch on $120+ orders.

Stila Cosmetics:
30% off site-wide + free shipping. Use code "30BFSALE"

Urban Decay:
20% off + free shipping use code "GIMME" some exclusions apply.

Veil Cosmetics:
Amazon Lightening Deal (11/21-11/25) 20% off Complexion Fix: Corrector, Concealer, and highlighter. 
11/21-11/25 20% off site-wide. Use Code "BLACKFRIDAY"

Vita Liberata:
50% off site-wide.

Wander Beauty:
25% off use code "BF2018" ends on 11/25.

YSL:
20% off $50+ for reward club members. 15% off $50+ for non-members. Use code "HOLIDAY" ends 11/27.

Zoeva:
25% off 11/23.

Other Retailers & Brands:


Anthropologie:
20% off full priced face, hair & body masks online and in US and Canada stores for through 11/21. 

Holiday shopping party enjoy up to 20% off. Offer available in selected stores from 11/18-12/15 on all skincare, makeup, hair care, and fragrance. Exclusions may apply.
Complimentary 18-piece gift bag with your $175 + purchase.
Receive a $20 gift card with any purchase over $100 and a $50 gift card with a purchase over $250,  + free overnight shipping.

Beautylish:
Purchase of $100 or more, receive Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream 30 ml bottle. For purchase of $150 or more, a 50ml bottle and for a purchase of $200 or more, a 100 ml bottle. 

Byredo:
Receive a free 70g candle with any order above $75 + free shipping. Choose between Bibliotheque, Tree House, Burning Rose, Cotton Poplin, Bohemia, and Fleur Fantome. Offer valid until 11/26

Ceramiracle:
11/23-11/26 20% off site-wide (excludes bundle sets)

Diptyque:
11/23-11/26 Limited edition Baies candle for $75.

Dermstore:
25% off use code "THANKS" ends on 11/22. 
11/24-11/25 25% sitewide use code "WEEKEND"

Hello Products:
11/22-11/27 Free 1oz travel-size Activated Charcoal Toothpaste with every purchase.

Hum Nutrition:
11/21-11/27 50% off or more site-wide. Use code "CYBERHUMDAY"

LaTweez:
New Holiday Gift Sets.
Rose Gold Diamond Dust Illuminating Tweezers Set.

Macy's:
Black Friday deals here.
Cyber Monday deals here.
Black Friday Doorbusters here, ends on 11/24.

$50 off $200 regular price purchase (includes beauty & fragrance) use code "THANKFUL"

Nordstrom:
Today only spend $300 members get $20 in notes and cardmembers get $40 in notes.
Black Friday beauty deals here.

Peach & Lily:
30% off site-wide use code "PEACH2018, ENDS ON 11/27.
Two original glow sheet masks with any order that includes a Peach & Lily collection product.

Saks: TBD

Sephora:
Surratt Beauty on sale.
preview of its Black Friday deals to anyone who downloads the app.

SpaceNK:
Black Friday event Buy one get one 50% off ends 11/26.

Target: TBD

Ulta:
Black Friday Beauty Busters Deals here.
30% off Botanics for Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Free 8-piece deluxe sample mystery gift with any $50 online purchases, ends on 11/22.
50% off online only Hot Buys ends on 11/22.

Urban Outfitters:
Buy one get one 50% off. Some exclusions apply.

Violet Grey:
Receive $15 off your $100 purchase, $50 off your $250 purchase, $100 off your $500 purchase, and $250 off your $1000 purchase.
Launched just in time for the holidays! At home, waxing has never been easier or more Instagram worthy. Everyone on your list can now enjoy a strip-less waxing experience dripping in Liquid Gold, Rose Gold or Liquid Mercury. With calming essential oils scented like Pineapple, Chocolate, and Lavender, the waksÄ“ hard wax beans are an exquisitely luxurious waxing experience.

That's it for now! Happy Thanksgiving & Happy shopping :)


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Elemis pro-collagen marine cream

It's time to stock up on your favorite skincare and beauty products. I thought I would highlight a brand that's not only my favorite but it's totally worth checking out.

This year Elemis is offering 25% off all full-sizes and more. From 11/23rd to 11/25th enjoy 25% off your purchase with code "BF25" at checkout. On Cyber Monday 11/26 enjoy 25% off your purchase with code "CYBER" at checkout. Plus receive a free gift with your $125+ purchase. 

Here are some of my top picks from Elemis:

Elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm review


This is one of my favorite cleansing balms. It deep cleanses, softens and nourishes the skin. This cleanser is infused with nourishing Edelberry, Starflower, and Optimega oils and Supercharged with anti-aging algae, Padina Pavonica. This rich balm contains 9 essential oils that remove all dirt and traces of makeup. It also contains powerful marine actives proven to firm your skin. On most days I double cleanse and I love to use this since it does a great job removing sunscreen, liquid lipsticks, and waterproof mascara. I love the smooth and creamy consistency and it smells amazing! This is definitely a must-have for me. 


Powered by Elemis patented Tri-Enzyme technology, this dual-action Pads gently smooth and brightens the complexion. These pre-soaked pads are ideal for those with uneven, dull skin tones. The pads are well saturated with product and each pad can be used on face, neck, and decolletage. One side is textured which gently exfoliates and the other side is smooth that brightens and illuminates the skin. I've noticed my skin feels super soft and smooth after using these pads. It does tingle for a bit, but it only lasts for a short time. 

Elemis Peptide eye recovery cream

Peptide Night Recovery Cream Oil $$59 $44

This skin-synchronizing nighttime treatment combines the hydration of a moisturizing cream with the protection of an oil. It's formulated with unique cream-oil blends Perilla Seed oil and Elemis exclusive Night Scented Stock oil, rich in omega 3, vitamin E and anti-oxidants. I'm a huge fan of facial oils, and I've been hooked on this since I received it. This oil works with your natural circadian rhythm repair system. This is designed to work as an overnight treatment for repairing the skin while you sleep. 

Peptide Eye Recovery Cream $$49 $36


This eye cream revives the appearance of tired and overworked eyes to improve the appearance of under eye dark circles, reduce puffiness and targets fine lines. I'm very skeptical when it comes to eye creams because in the past I've tried numerous eye creams and none of them really showed any results. I've been using this cream for a few months now, and I'm noticing an improvement on my fine lines it's not as deep, and it also helped brighten my under eye circles significantly. The consistency is thick and creamy so, I use a very small amount to avoid milia and so far there have been none! 

Peptide Thousand Flower Mask $45 $34

A mineral-rich face mask, formulated with skin-synchronizing Peptide and powdered by thousands of fallen flowers to instantly revitalize skin and reduce the appearance of pores. I was blown away by the soft, rich and velvety texture of this mask it's very easy to apply and remove. The clay helps to purify the texture of your skin while leaving your skin smooth and plump. I absolutely love this mask! 


A highly concentrated blend of deeply nourishing and hydrating plant-based superfoods that feed the skin with anti-oxidants and omegas for a healthy, radiant glow. Elmis Superfood range is filled with goodness! This is a lightweight oil that has a luxurious texture, and it absorbs very quickly. It doesn't feel greasy or sits on top of the skin so, it's great for oily skin. it leaves my skin feeling supple, nourished and glowing. 


Elemis pro-collagen marine day cream

Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (Day $128 $96 & Night $160  $120

I saved the best for last Elemis Pro-Collagen line is one of their best sellers! The pro-collagen Marine creams firms soothe and hydrate the skin. It's clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 14 days. Padina Pavonica has been blended with Ginkgo Biloba, Chlorella and precious Rose and mimosa absolutes to moisturize the skin and visibly improve the appearance of fine lines while supporting a feeling of firmness and elasticity. This is ideal for all skin types, it absorbs quickly, non-sticky or greasy, doesn't clog my pores or cause any breakouts.

It's never too early to start using anti-aging products, and I highly recommend the Pro-Collagen Marine line. If you're new to Elemis and you'd like to try their products I would suggest their Mini Trio set $125 ($99 value) it includes:
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml, Pro-Collagen Marine Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml, and Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, 20g ml. 


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First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer & Kona Eye Stick

I strongly rely on my concealers when it comes to makeup cause I've been a night owl for as long as I could remember. So when a concealer promises to not only help cover my dark circles but it's also superfood-infused I can't contain my excitement! 

First Aid Beauty $22 (0.17 oz) sent me all 7 of their new flexible, skin-nourishing concealers. It's meant to act as a second skin, providing weightless full coverage finish without cracking, creasing or caking. The seven shades are formulated specifically for the delicate eye area and, it can also be used to touch-up throughout the day. The concealer is packed with nourishing, clean ingredients including avocado oil, vitamin E, and mushroom extracts to help hydrate, condition and soothe, plus caffeine to help diminish under-eye puffiness and dark circles. 

The Bendy Concealers are packaged in a thick tube with a doe foot applicator. The smooth, creamy formula is exactly what I needed cause I always struggle with concealers settling into my fine lines. This is very hydrating as the brand claimed and it does have that skin-like finish. It gives me the coverage I need to look awake and fresh. The coverage is light to medium and, it does a great job covering dark circles and veins. I also love the dewy finish I like to set the concealer with my current favorite Hourglass Veil Powder but, there are times I skip setting it and I had no issues of caking. However, it did fade slightly throughout the day. I only use a few dots and, I use my ring finger to blend out the product the smooth consistency helps to blend out the concealer seamlessly. The only issue would be the shade range it's very limited but, I hope they'll expand the shade range in the future. I use the shade 4 Medium- which is a pretty good shade for my medium tan skin complexion. 

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer 

Shade description:

1- Bone: for palest to alabaster to porcelain skin
2- Fair: for ivory to fairly light skin
3- Light: for beige, sand to light skin
4- Medium: for medium beige to honey skin
5- Tan: for medium tan to warm bronze skin
6- Rich: for medium dark to rich brown skin
7- Deep: for dark brown to deep chestnut skin

First Aid Beauty Bendy Avocado Concealer
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer


Full Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Betaine, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Dimyristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).

First Aid Beauty Kona Eye Stick
 First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Kona Eye Stick


First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Kona Eye Stick $24 (0.13 oz) a three-in-one cooling and soothing eye treatment that instantly hydrates, de-puffs and it also works as a primer. I was really curious to try this product since I deal with puffiness along with dark circles. It has a smooth consistency and a subtle iridescent shimmer it didn't irritate my eyes or the skin. But, I didn't notice any depuffing or cooling. The Kona Eye Stick is very nourishing, and since it does a great job hydrating the skin it will be a great product for those with dry under eye area. 

Key Ingredients:

-Kona Coffee: Helps diminish the appearance of under-eye puffiness and dark circles.  
-Sodium Hyaluronate: A powerful humectant that boosts skin's moisture content, helps skin appear smoother, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  
-Peptides: Chain of amino acids that help smooth skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
-Micro-Pearls: Finely-milled minerals with light reflecting properties that amplify skin's natural radiance for a beautifully luminous effect. 

First Aid Beauty Bendy Avocado Concealer
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer & Kona Eye Stick


First Aid Beauty Bendy Avocado Concealer
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer & Kona Eye Stick


Final Verdict:

The first photo was taken with flash and the second was taken without flash so, I hope this will help you with the shade selection. I have been using this concealer pretty often, mostly on days when I need to look put together and I have to rush out the door. I feel like it helps me achieve a natural, no makeup look especially when I use the shade- 5 Tan. Tan runs a bit peachy on me so, it also works as a corrector/concealer. I love the skin-loving ingredients, lightweight, dewy finish formula so, I would highly recommend the FAB Avocado Concealers. As for the Kona Eye Stick, I can't say it did anything extraordinary other than hydrating the skin.

Did you try the new FAB Bend concealer? If so, how'd you like it? 

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*Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer & Kona Eye Stick was provided by the brand for review. 
HM jersey Jacket

HM jersey Jacket

Nanushka Minee Croc-effect Leather Belt Bag

Nanushka Minee Croc-effect Leather Belt Bag

Hm checked Jersey jacket

Hm Jersey jacket

Hm checked Jersey jacket

Hm checked Jersey jacket

Hm checked Jersey jacket

Hello! I recently went on a blazer spree, and I ended up buying quite a few pieces probably more than I needed to. Today I'm going to share how I styled this very budget-friendly blazer two ways. I kept the blazer and bag as the main focus for the first outfit. I styled it with a nude midi dress from Zara and my new Nanushka Minee Croc-Effect Belt bag.

Dress: Zara Blazer: H&M Shoes: Zara (old) Bag: Nanushka Earrings: Zara (old)

For the second outfit I had to attend an event so, I kept it casual and wore a black tee and high waisted jeans. I'm a jeans and tee kinda girl so, this is how I normally wear my blazers on most days. I sized down for the blazer if you're petite I would suggest doing that as well, or you can size up for an oversized boyfriend blazer look. The quality is excellent for the price, and it's also very on trend.

Top: Nordstrom Jeans: Zara Blazer: H&M Shoes: Aldo Bag: Chanel Bracelet: Hermes Nailpolish: LondonTown Lady Luck


Etienne Aigner Marelle Sock Booties

Etienne Aigner shoes

Etienne Aigner sock booties

Hm knitted dress

HM knitted dress

Happy Monday!! So excited to begin October and work on my fall/winter capsule. I recenly had the pleasure of visiting Etienne Aigner office for a sneak peak of their upcoming Spring 2019 collection. I loved the handbags which will be available on january 2019, I'm including photos of a few pieces that have caught my eyes. 

Etienne Aigner also gifted me a beautiful sock booties- in cordovan calf suede. The chunky heels makes this booties super comfortable for day to day wear. The athleisure inspired style features a navy patterened strech gore panel with racing stripe at the ankle. 

I paired the booties with a navy blue knitted maxi dress which I purchased last year from H&M. I really like the flute sleeves and the backless detail on this dress. It's the perfect dress for a fall date night! 

Dress- H&M (old) Shoes- Etienne Aigner Bag- Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch Earrings- Zara (old) 

Etienne Aigner

"Aigner shoes and handbags are distinguished by luxurious materials, artisanal craftsmanship, multi-functionality, and signature hardware. Enduring hallmarks include the iconic logo–an “A” refined to resemble a horseshoe–and use of materials such as fine cordovan leathers from Italy and hand-woven textiles."

Etienne Aigner

Etienne Aigner Handbag

Etienne Aigner Handbag

Etienne Aigner Handbag

Etienne Aigner Handbag

Anine bing green plaid blazer

Anine Bing Madeline Plaid Blazer

Fall Fashion trend 2018

Hello, Fall! I'm beyond excited that fall is finally here well, I should say almost here cause New York weather is quite bipolar. Ok, enough about the weather let's talk about this gorgeous new Anine Bing blazer I recently purchased. I purchased it a few weeks ago, but I was waiting for the weather to cool down. I love the oversized blazer trend, but since I have a wide shoulder and a fuller bust I can't really pull off the oversized look so, I sized down and bought the size- M. It still felt roomy and slightly oversized yet structured just the look I was going for! 

Top- Madewell Blazer- Anine Bing Jeans- Denizen Bag- Gucci Shoes- WhoWhatWear (old) 



Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Swatches

Laura Mercier recently launched a few new products, and since some of you asked for swatches, I thought I would feature them all in one blog post. Today I'm going to review:

Blush Colour Infusion $30 each for 0.2 oz.
Lip Glace $26 each for 0.15 oz.

First up are the new blushes there are 10 shades to choose from, and it comes in two different formulas- soft matte and pearl sheen. The blushes are rich in pigment and have 10-hour wear, it has sheer to buildable coverage. The weightless, silky smooth texture helps to blend out the products seamlessly. 

Soft Matte Shades:
  • Rose
  • Chai 
  • Ginger 
  • Strawberry
  • Kir Royale

Pearl Sheen Shades:
  • Sangria 
  • Pomegranate
  • Fresco 
  • Peach
  • Grapefruit

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion 

I received 3 shades:
  • Peach- a sheer light coral with a golden undertone and it has a shimmer finish. 
  • Rose- rose pink shade with a soft matte finish.
  • Sangria- plum berry shade with a cool undertone and it has a shimmer finish. 

Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion $30 packaged in a sturdy mini compact. I love blushes, and I'm always looking for new ones to try. These blushes are silky smooth I love both finishes, and the weightless formula delivers a sheer wash of color that looks very natural and not overdone. 

I really like the shade range there are soft neutrals to vivid pops of colors to choose from. The shades are also great for all skin tones my favorite is Peach- it reminds me of Nars Orgasm, but a wearable version without the chunky glitters. I always have issues with blushes fading away within an hour or so, but these stays put all day long! All three blushes look great on my tan skin complexion. I have been rotating Rose and Peach for the past few weeks these two are perfect everyday blushes. 

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Peach
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Peach

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Swatches
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Rose

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Sangria
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Sangria

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion

Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Swatches
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion

Laura Mercier Lip Glace Review
Laura Mercier Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Lip Glace $26 Housed in a sleek clear tube with a doe foot applicator. There are 26 shades, and the shades range from nudes, pinks, berry, mauve, coral, and red with cream and micro-shimmer finishes. I have six shades to review:

  • Baby Doll- a shimmering pink.
  • Opal- a coral shade with gold micro-shimmer. 
  • Sparkling- a shimmering light peach.
  • Bare Blush- a cool tone mauve. 
  • Bare Baby-  a light pink shade with micro-shimmer.
  • Cosmic- a clear gloss with shimmer.

Laura Mercier Lip Glace swatches
Laura Mercier Lip Glace

The Lip Glaces aren't new cause I remember purchasing the shade Baby Doll years ago. These glosses have high-shine, sheer to medium coverage, and it has a unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, antioxidant and plumping ingredients. The nonsticky formula helps with the even application,  and the thick creamy consistency wears comfortably on the lips. I sort of became a gloss junkie over the past few months, and I tried so many glosses from various brands. This along with Urban Decay glosses (review here) are probably my favorite glosses at the moment.

These glosses are long lasting I get at least 4-5 hours of wear before it starts to fade. The color payoff is quite opaque except for Cosmic- it's a clear gloss with beautiful shimmer. The glosses smell delicious it reminds me of marshmallows/sweet vanilla I don't find it very overpowering but if you're sensitive to scents keep that in mind. I didn't notice any plumping effect, but the brilliant shine can give you a fuller pout especially if you slightly overline your lips with a lip liner and top it off with the Lip Glaces. My favorite shades are Sparkling, Bare Baby, and Opal.

Laura Mercier Lip Glace Swatches
Laura Mercier Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder review
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $38 the iconic Translucent powder now comes in the luminous glow! I'm a huge fan of the original setting powder it's what I use to set my concealer and t-zone. The new glow powder sets makeup for up to 12 hours of luminous weightless wear. The powder is pearl infused, so it gives you a beautiful, healthy looking radiant finish. This is a no flashback formula, doesn't settle into fine lines, crease or emphasize on pores. There are two shades- Translucent and Radiant Deep. The Glow Powder has a champagne hue with fine micro-shimmer, and due to the ultra smooth formula, it doesn't cling to any dry patches. 

I have combination oily skin with large pores so I was a bit unsure of how it would look on me. I definitely won't recommend you set your entire face with this powder. I like to lightly dust a mattifying powder on my t-zone and use the Glow powder on my cheeks focusing on the areas I would like a healthy glowing finish. You can also dust the glow powder on your collarbones or shoulder. 

I used to be a fan of all things matte, but this year my skin has been totally unpredictable, so I started experimenting with my makeup routine. I stopped using powder foundations to set my foundations instead I opted for a lightweight translucent powder. I focus it only on the areas that are oily, and I was thrilled with the result. This new glow powder is right up my alley I just have to be light hand with the application and focus on suitable areas.


How to apply Set up/Set down:

Set Down:
  • Use the original Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set down makeup to reduce the look of unwanted shine and texture.
  • Using Laura's Velour Puff, press and roll the powder onto the desired areas, including the forehead, lower cheeks sides of the nose, and around the mouth, chin, lower jawline.
Set Up:
  • Use the Glow Powder typically where the skin is naturally smooth or where you want to catch the light. 
  • Using the Glow Powder Brush, apply powder to the areas you want to set with luminosity, including the temples, cheekbones, apples of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier also launched a new Glow Brush $38 it's designed to apply the powder evenly all over the face. The curved shape is designed to fit the contours of the face, and it helps sweep powder smoothly and effortlessly.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Final Verdict:

Laura Mercier products are classic, simple yet elegant that's what I most love about the brand. The new blushes are just that, and it's my absolute favorite! The wearable shades range is perfect for all skin tones. The Lip Glaces are also something I would highly recommend.

As for the Glow Powder, it might not be for everyone I feel like it depends on how you much glow you prefer. The powder contains micro-shimmer, so it creates a soft, subtle glow to the skin. I know a lot of people with oily skin shy away from anything glowy, but I live for a dewy, luminous glow! 

Lip Glace, Blush Colour Infusion, and Translucent Loose Setting Powder are now available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus

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*Laura Mercier provided products for review purpose.



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