Category: Yves saint laurent

BeautyLip Gloss Love Story: Stuck on The Gloss Stick

How many lip products do you carry in your purse? Me: currently…well, six. Why so many? I just can’t bear to throw away the little losers that I bought, I tried, and I hated. So there they stay, occasionally slicked on for the grocery store or some other mundane activity when I don’t really care if my lips look pristine. It’s true; I’m uncommonly picky about my lip gloss, but when you think about it, how many other makeup products do you actually end up eating???
 
 
But luckily, there is hope! Nestled delicately into my lip gloss graveyard is the rock star of all lip products: Yves Saint Laurent’s Gloss Volupté Sheer Sensual Gloss Stick. I treasure this exquisite little golden tube of lip product nirvana. Available in eight sheer colors (Tangy Orange is my favorite), I adoringly describe this gloss stick as a kind of luxurious chapstick. And I mean this in an entirely praiseworthy way. Not goopy, sticky, cakey, slimy, or any other indicator of lip product unpleasantry.
Though the color in the tube appears blindingly bright, this silky, lightweight formula glides on smoothly and provides the perfect punch of sheer color. It is transparent, which is great for daytime, but I’ve been known to wear a stain underneath for a little extra splash of color at night.
 
Best of all, the mango scent is perfectly delightful. It’s fruity without being too Bonne Bell, and the taste is similarly satisfying. It has a mango-y sweetness minus the waxy lipstick taste I’ve grown to loathe in other products.
 
Now, the downside: the $30 price tag. Though I would absolutely love to slather this little wonder on my lips ten times a day, my pocketbook shrivels up at the thought, which is why I was thrilled to discover Cover Girl’s new NatureLuxe Gloss Balm.
 
 
You ladies may have seen the ads featuring Taylor Swift’s spokesmodeling debut. Though I’ve been noticing more and more copies popping up, Cover Girl’s was one of the few I could afford to take a gamble on, at $6-$8, depending where you shop. It has the smooth, balm-y feel that I like, and mango and shea butter give it a mild and pleasant enough taste/smell.
 

Even better, you have sixteen juicy flavors and colors to choose from (I like coral). Though it is slightly more lipstick-y than the YSL gloss stick, the price slash makes it more than worth your while. Plus, if you buy online, Cover Girl’s website has a neat little feature that helps you find the most flattering shades for your coloring.
 
Have you guys tried any of the other gloss stick/balm products out there? How do they compare?

FashionColor Theory: Bazaar UK February 2011 Rocks Our Sense of Color!

Embracing the key trends of Spring 2011 and spurred mostly by Gucci’s Spring 2011 Ready To Wear show, this editorial for Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2011 really does rock our sense of color theory. Photographer Nobert Schoerner hits the spot in every photo! 

Above, model Ruby Aldrige, sets the scene of sophisticated luxury in a satin Gucci jumpsuit. 

Hot, on and off the runway, this Yves Saint Laurent gown is gravity defiant and out-of-this world cool. 

In contrast with the blues and greens of the outside world, the interior life of this woman is wrapped in the warmth of Miu Miu and all shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. 

Chloé is helplessly 70′s and should be presented as so. Here, I can barely tell that this was actually shot this year! 

Who wouldn’t want to take a mid-day stretch in a chartreuse gown in a luxury house this beautiful? 

Walks outside are made easy in this split Lanvin maxi dress! I wish!

I never thought I’d see a Dolce & Gabbanna mini dress used for a mid-day cool off… but then again why not? 

In my favorite shot, a brilliant shade of blue and the exquisite cut out panels on the side of this gown are framed in parched desert browns. 

FashionSalma Hayek: Red, White and Gorgeous!

Salma Hayek was one classic dame at the New York premiere of Grown Ups on Wednesday. I love how she paired this creamy white, Yves Saint Laurent Dress with my favorites: a candy red belt, ladylike pumps and bold, red lipstick! The look was both classic and fun.

Take a hint from Salma and get some roses for yor toeses. This sizzling hot new pump from Mixx just popped up online today!