It’s MOTD time again. Woot! Today’s feature is Lychee Luxe Lipglass. This is one that has been around for quite a bit, but seems to kind of stay under the radar. I thought it was time I kicked it out into the spotlight for you.
Lychee Luxe: Pinky-coral with golden shimmer
Lychee Luxe has a good amount of colour pay-off. As far as the shade, Lychee Luxe looks more orange in the tube than it actually applies. It goes on as more of a peach. The gold pearl is pretty apparent in this gloss and in my opinion is really what makes it a winner. The gold pearl just pops when you add Lychee Luxe over most lipsticks and liners. It is also a really flexible colour as it can bend into so many different shades with a little help from a lipstick or liner. Here are a few:
The colour, frost and gold pearl make it wearable on a good range of lip pigmentations and skin tones. This is great on skin with yellow undertones, but don’t let that rule it out for you if you are an NW. I am an NW20 and love this gloss. Here are a few of my favourite pairing suggestions (all MAC):
- Line lips with Magenta liner and blend in, then apply Lychee Luxe. By far my fave look. You will LOVE it!
- Line lips with Redd liner. Apply a coat of Brave Red lipstick then blot it with a tissue. Apply a coat of Lychee Luxe over your red-stained lips. They will look like they are on fire! The key to this look is a yellow-based red.
- For a nice, subtle pinky coral, apply Lychee Luxe over Sandy B lipstick
- For a warmer look, try Mahogany liner, Fresh Moroccan lipstick and Lychee Luxe lipglass. This is great for med-dark skintones.
- Nightmoth or Mahogany liner, “O” lipstick, then Lychee Luxe. This is a WoC stunner.
Who rocks Lychee Luxe? Tried it? Love it? Loathe it? How do you wear it?
I don’t know about you guys buy I am hooked on riding with my top down in my car. That’s my favorite method of travel. Naturally, I take steps to protect my hair…red is known for fading fast, and not liking bright Texas sunshine.
$10 and a trip to the drug store will gets Frizz-Ease® Thermal Protection Formula…John Frieda’s latest addition to the frizz fighting family. Not only does Frizz-Ease® Thermal Protection Formula protect against heat damage and sun damage, it also prevents color fading and adds shine with a Thermal Shield Complex, a blend of silk protein, phytantriol and Vitamin E.
Use it on wet or dry hair, a little dab’ll do ya, and you’ll get amazing softness and shine. It also detangles like nobody’s business!
Here’s a view of the much-anticipated Dazzleglass Cremes.
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The Dazzleglass Cremes are a limited edition product and will retail for $18.00USD. These will launch on 24 Sep 09. These are they are thick like the Dazzleglasses, but have the texture of the Cremesheen Glasses.
Soft Dazzle – Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl Sublime Shine – Light coral brown with gold pearl My Favourite Pink – Light blue pink with pearl Perfectly Unordinary – Bright yellow pink with gold pearl Luscious Spark – Light orange with gold pearl Do It Up – Bright blue pink with pearl Totally Fab – Bright yellow red with pearl Amorous – Deep brown red with pearl Creme Allure – Bright yellow plum
Thanks to erine1881
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If you aren’t already in rehab from acute Dazzleglass overdose, this should set you over the edge. Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming Dazzleglasses from the Euristocrats II collection due out this July. (Click “Read More” below for futher info, swatches and pics)….
Vie Veneto is so on my list! What catches your eye?
Product Pics: allcosmeticswholesale.com /Except Rue de Rouge v. Extra Amps pic: bis at Specktra.net
Swatch Pics: Allyson at Specktra.net
Having had a chance to play with all of the lip products from Rose Romance, I would definitely say the key benefit of this collection is the amount of options. There are some striking pieces that stand strong on their own as well as a lot of textures and opacities that really lend themselves to layering. (Click “Read More” below for more info, swatches and pics)…….
Virgin Kiss: A beautiful warm, sheer pink with tons of shimmer. Not glitter, but shimmer. Very sheer. Perfect for a subtle lip or layered over Rose Romance and Way to Love Lipstick.
Steal My Heart: A cool, sheer fuschia. Similar to Pink Manish LG, but Steal My Heart is more sheer and cooler in tone. Like Virgin Kiss, this has A LOT of shimmer to it. It’s similar to Love Rules from the A Mei collection in that aspect (it’s much sheerer than Love Rules though).
Magnetique: This is the most opaque of the three. This is definitely one of MAC’s undupeable colours. You just need it. It’s gorgeous. It looks fantastic over Odyssey lipstick.
SEE THRU LIPCOLOUR
Loving Touch: This is the lighter pink colour. It has a warm, golden, pearlesence to it. It is one of the two See Thru Lip Colours that is a new formula containing shimmer (the other being Tender Tryst). Loving Touch is SUPER sheer. It is really just a hint of colour. For those of you wanting subtle, this is truly it. For some, this may just disappear on the lips.
Secret Crush: This is a true, sheer red stain. It will let the natural lip show through, yet give a passionate punch of colour. One of my favourite looks is to first apply Secret Crush, let it set, then apply Lustrewhite Lustreglass over the top. It is the most natural, juicy lip.
Tender Tryst: Definitely my favourite. Tender Tryst is one of the formulas that contains a slight shimmer to it. For those of you who are wondering about this new shimmer formula, it is very comfortable on the lips. You don’t feel any grit or particles. The shimmer itself isn’t very dominant. What it does do is make the lips look a bit dewy, like you have just licked your lips. It’s saucy, kittens, trust me. For a great look,try Tender Tryst as a base, then layer the sheer pink Virgin Kiss lipglass over the top. The dark berry base of Tender Tryst gives the shimmer in Virgin Kiss a serious pop.
Way to Love: This is my fave of the two LE lipsticks in this collection. It is a warm, yellow pink that will be great for a nude lip or under Virgin Kiss lipglass.
A Rose Romance: This is one for those who like the subtle pinks. It is a lustre and a medium cool pink, so it will be a boon for some and a bust for others. One of the benes of lustres is that their sheerness will work for a really wide range of skin tones/lip pigmentations, but for a lot (like me), they kind of disappear. Don’t get me wrong, it is really a beautiful colour, my tastes just run a bit more to the extremes. It’s nude or it’s high voltage for me.
Odyssey: Odyssey is the lipstick that I forgot to photograph. D’oh! Oddysey is a fantastic colour though. I have had odyssey in my lipstick harem for ages. It’s a great frosted, medium dark plum. A true staple that you will find yourself going back to over and over. Promise me you will at least try it.
OK, babes, I hope that helps you plan your purchases when Rose Romance hits MACCosmetics.com tomorrow. Let me know what you get.
- Steppin’ Out
The contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated. A winner will be selected from the entries submitted before the time cut off of 10am EST today (01 May 09).. I will notify the winner via PM in the Specktra Forums.
Don’t be bummed if you don’t score the Steppin’ Out. There are more giveaways to come.