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Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection – Makeup, Lipstics!

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Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection - Makeup, Lipstics!

Every time I’m sad or feeling a bit down, nothing cheers me up more than the glamorous pizazz, and undeniable romance, found in a Dolce & Gabbana commercial. Yes, I’m an escapist. I know. But living through Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey stroll around New York puts a smile on my face more than a heaping bowl of pasta.

Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection - Makeup, Lipstics!

Shades From Left To Right: Lily, Lotus And Amaryllis

To get that Dolce & Gabbana burst of happy into my beauty routine, the NEW! Summer Glow Collection of Passion Duos bring warmth and fabulous color to my lips like the care-free Italian Dolce & Gabbana muses roaming around Sicily.

Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection - Makeup, Lipstics!

Shades From Right To Left: Lotus, Lily And Amaryllis

Now, I know I’m no Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci, but I can’t help but feel like a silver screen bombshell with each swipe of this creamy lipstick. Fusing together highly-pigmented color with an ultra-shiny glossy core, it’s hard not to fall madly in love with these shades. With 4 NEW! floral-inspired shades (and mighty fine packaging may I add!) just in time for summer, my usual lipsticks are getting jealous.

Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection - Makeup, Lipstics!

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To get my bombshell babe on, I grabbed my clip-on extensions and reached for each trusty tube for that unforgettable La Dolce Vita look, minus the beautiful fountain. For a flirty pink pout, the Amaryllis Passion Duo brings a passionate pink to your lips without caking on or drying them out.

Review, Swatches: Channel Your Inner Bombshell With Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow Passion Duos Collection - Makeup, Lipstics!

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However, if you crave more of a soft nude, the Lotus and Amaryllis Passion Duos can give your pucker a muted pink or sandy nude color instantly. I’ll admit that these 2 shades didn’t flatter me too well upon application, so instead of wasting too gorgeous colors, I mixed these romantic hues together for a ballet-slipper taupe.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you beauties going to escape to Italy this summer with these gloss-infused lipsticks?

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Best-Of Review, Photos: The Balm-Diggity! Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms And Maybelline Baby Lips Crystals

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Best-Of Review, Photos: The Balm-Diggity! Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms And Maybelline Baby Lips Crystals

If you’re looking to swipe on a lighter lip product without the gloss and layers, then it’s time to consider some balms! And we’re not just talking about your usual Chapstick. Brands nowadays are making their lip balms so luxe and wearable with subtle shimmers and tints, you’ll just might make your favorite lipstick jealous! Maybelline and Benefit have some NEW! lip balms you must check out for yourself.

Best-Of Review, Photos: The Balm-Diggity! Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms And Maybelline Baby Lips Crystals

Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms: Everyone loves those Benefit tints! Now, you’ll be able to double up on some mega tinted color with their lip balm counterparts. Benebalm gives you that rosy, flirty red tint, while mango butter and sodium hyaluronate hydrate lips for hours. Posiebalm has the same formula with a girly pink color. Candy-orchid tinted kissers are achieved with Lollibalm, while lips are popping with some sheer orange color using Chachabalm. Get them all, because you’ll be wanting to wear all the colors at once!

Best-Of Review, Photos: The Balm-Diggity! Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms And Maybelline Baby Lips Crystals

Maybelline Baby Lips Crystals: If you’re already a fan of this super-moist and affordable lip balm, then you’ll absolutely fall in love with these girly versions fit for a princess. The pink tubes and glitter highlight the subtle shimmer you’ll achieve with these balms. And like with all Baby Lips, frequent wear means you’ll see visibly renewed lips in just one week! Available in 6 shades: Twinkling Taupe, Mirrored Mauve, Pink Quartz, Gleaming Coral, Crystal Kiss and Beam of Blush.

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Are you beauties ready to ditch your lipstick and move on to some new lip balms?

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Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

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Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

I am a from birth, pry-my-liquid-liner-from-my-cold-dead-hands girly girl. If you feel me, Rouge Bunny Rouge will be your new cosmetic jam. Their line is based on fantasy, luxury and romance. Think gossamer colors named after birds, butterflies and flowers.

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Dive into their fairy tale world with a product that you have definitely seen on runways, but might have a hard time tracking down here on Earth: eye gloss. Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss is a crystal clear formula that creates a dewy effect across lids or even cheekbones. Calendula and centella extracts are gentle on sensitive skin and the wax-free formula is lighter than other glosses. Feel free to experiment without worrying about irritation!

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Eye glosses tend to slip and slide, so I test-drove the look with pale, shimmery (fool-proof) shadows from Rouge Bunny and my original Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

To create that “fairy princess” look, you want to create a clean, dewy canvas. I started with 2 of my favorite moisturizers: Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment and Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Daily Calming Moisturizer.

Next, conceal any dark circles. I like Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in the shade Brightener; the slight salmon tint cancels out darkness. I finished with Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer to hide any imperfections, and skipped foundation.

Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

You’ve seen me without mascara, we’re real friends now.

Fill in brows with powder for a softer look than with a pencil. I’m using the matte shade Buck from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

Use a dense brush to lay down a shimmery shadow, like Rouge Bunny Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Golden Rhea, all across the lid. Highlight your inner corner and brow bone with a lighter color. I’m using Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

Next, apply the Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss. The quickest way is to use the attached brush to apply it right on the lid. Or, apply it to the back of your hand and use your ring finger to dab it onto eyes. The second method will keep your gloss clear and free from glitter and eyeshadow gunk. Gently blend the gloss and shadow with your ring finger.This creates a custom, shiny eye color.

If you have dark lashes, go bare! Gloss is by nature a slippery product and will smear with extended wear. If you’re a ginger like me, embrace the melt-off and apply a coat of mascara. Gloss keeps your makeup dewy, so you can blend away any shadow creasing throughout the day with your ring finger.

Review, B/A Photos: How To Wear Eye Gloss In 2 Ways: Dewy And Natural With Rouge Bunny Rouge Smithereens Of Stars Eye Gloss

Finish the look with Rouge Bunny Rouge Shimmery Luxe Balm in Sip of Pink (beautifully hydrating and smells like vanilla cake) and Vapour Beauty Aura Multi-Use Stick in English Rose on cheek bones.

This is just one way to use Smithereens Of Stars. The possibilities are really limitless! Apply it on the inner corners of eyes for that wide awake Blake Lively look, or use it on a smoky eye for that deconstructed rocker chick finish (coming up next!).

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

What do you beauties think of the eye gloss look? Will you be trying it this weekend?

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Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

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Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

When I heard Too Faced Cosmetics was collaborating with none other than MARIE OSMOND, I was absolutely thrilled! As a child of the ’70s, I watched her show every week with her brother Donny. I was obsessed with her different hairstyles and makeup — and now, I can be just like her!

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

This Fall 2014 collection brings to life Marie‘s Country AND Rocker style! And if I still had her doll (yes, at 41), I would still be playing with it! Luckily our pal Jerrod Blandino has made it okay to play like I did when I was 6, just with makeup now!

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

Now, the Country Palette has gorgeous shades to bring out your softer side. Three hi-lite shades and 6 deeply pigmented, easily blendable shades bring out your inner songstress.

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

The shades are colorful, yet wearable for everyone. The highlight shades are: Cowboy Take Me Away (a pinky nude), Famous In A Small Town (a pearly nude) and All American Girl (a soft, silvery shade).

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

The lid shades are: Y’all (soft gold), Paper Roses (a golden pink), Nashville (a steely gray silver), Dolly (a warm brown), Rhinestone (a glittery yet wearable lavender) and Blue Bird (a gorgeous sapphire).

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

For the Rock N Roll Palette, the intensity is amped up to 11! Whether you are a rock n roller or a punk rocker, you need this palette!

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

Highlight shades include: Rockabilly (a matte, nude pink), New Wave (a wearable pink, glittery nude) and New Romantic (a warm, pearly nude).

Fall 2014 Review, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Marie Osmond Inspired Country And Rock N Roll EyeShadow Palettes

Lid shades are: Rap (pearlized gold), Pop (pearlized plum), Glam Rock (pearly taupe), Ska (pearlized taupe), Heavy Metal (a soft purple infused with pink glitter) and Punk (a deep, pearly emerald).

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I brought these 2 palettes with me on vacation, and they survived the muggy ocean air and the high temperatures. NO CREASING LADIES! The possibilities are endless with these palettes. There are glamour guides to help you if you’re totally lost, but don’t fret. There is no wrong way to wear these shadows. Run out and grab these while you can. At $36.00 a palette, they are worth the investment!

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So, tell us: Are you a little bit country? Or a little bit Rock N Roll?

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- Erin Sutera, Senior Editor & Makeup Artist | Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24

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Review, Swatches: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Surf And Sand Summer 2014 Collection: Eye Palettes, Brightening Blush, Lip Color, Pencil

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Review, Swatches: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Surf And Sand Summer 2014 Collection: Eye Palettes, Brightening Blush, Lip Color, Pencil

Bobbi Brown‘s latest collection, Surf and Sand, has us happy that summertime is upon us (just check out those Eye Palettes in Surf and Sand). Beautiful shades to enhance a summer face whether you’re golden bronze or a darker shade of pale, like myself. Beautiful shimmering cheeks, light lip textures and an eyeliner that won’t quit are all included in this summer collection!

Review, Swatches: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Surf And Sand Summer 2014 Collection: Eye Palettes, Brightening Blush, Lip Color, Pencil

For cheeks, Bobbi offers up 2 shades in the Brightening Blush range: three pearly shades in each compact to enhance any face. Bronze is a medium golden flush that will add that Jennifer Lopez glow. Lighter gals, note, this shade is gorgeous, but go easy on the application. Too much and instead of Jennifer, you might go Oompa Loompa.

Review, Swatches: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Surf And Sand Summer 2014 Collection: Eye Palettes, Brightening Blush, Lip Color, Pencil

The Pink shade is gorgeous on all complexions. For darker skintones, this will be nice to add a little pop of shimmery color. And of course on us light skintone gals, this can be used as our blush on a hot summer night.

Review, Swatches: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Surf And Sand Summer 2014 Collection: Eye Palettes, Brightening Blush, Lip Color, Pencil

For eyes, Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Bronze looks great on just about everyone. I love these pencils. I wore them this weekend in Atlantic City, and this puppy DID NOT BUDGE! She offers other shades in this collection, such as Black Chocolate, but the bronze color is perfect for summer!

For the lip category, there are 3 great Sheer Lip Color shades: Summer Nude (a warm, coral nude), Peach Sorbet (a slightly pearlized coral), Sunlit Pink (a nude pink shade with golden shimmer; think of a beautiful sunset!). There you have it. Gorgeous shades to enhance your summer vacation!

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you beauties feeling the Surf and Sand from this summer collection?

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- Erin Sutera, Senior Editor & Makeup Artist | Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24

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