Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom

the Luna Twilight Makeup Collection icon has some interesting items with neat packaging. One that really intrigued me was the Luna Twilight Duwop Lip Venom, so I eagerly went out to Nordstrom to see it and fully planned to buy it if I liked it. I ended up coming home empty handed.

Luna Twilight Lip VenomThe idea of the Twilight Lip Venom is that there is lip stain at the bottom and clear plumper at the top. In theory, you dip the the applicator into the bottom for stain, only in the top for clear plumper, or shake it up to get both. That is it in theory. I had a hard time getting it to work well in practice. When I tried to just get stain, I still ended up with oily plumper as well that washed the stain away. When I shook it up, I had better results, but the stain still sat on top of the plumper, making it hard to get an even stained look. Here it is on my hand which, unfortunately, was as even as I could get it. This is taken outside in natural light after it dried.

Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom Swatch

I ended up disappointed, in part perhaps because I had such high hopes for this product. The overall shade of the stain is nice, but I don’t want to battle with a product to get an even color application. You can get a more even look with a standard lip stain. Then, if you want plumping, add regular Lip Venom or your other favorite plumper over it.

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YSL Fall Color Collection Swatch: Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Volupté’ Lipstickicon has a new shade out for fall that is gorgeous! I love this lipstick in general, but often the shades are a bit out there for my tastes. However, the new Exquisite Plum shade is perfect. It looks rather dark in online shopping color swatches, but it isn’t quite so extreme on the skin, especially since you can apply it on the sheer side if desired.  Below is a swatch, along with a couple of lovely shades from  a Yves Saint Laurent ‘Ombres Duolumières’ Eye Shadow Duo in anise green and intense plum. I’ll review those at some point on Beauty and Fashion Tech.

YSL Rouge Lipstick Exquisite Plum Swatch get-the-look-fall2009revised

YSL Rouge Volupté  lipsticks are creamy, smooth, and packed with pigment. You can do a sheer swipe with them (which I did in the picture), but add a layer or two and you can also get a more intense look.  I assume the model in the picture is wearing the shade, but honestly, it was much more sheer for me in the store (which I prefer, so I didn’t try to get it too dark).

The packaging is also gorgeous. Personally, I think YSL makes some of the best lipsticks around (Dior is another favorite), but the price does reflect that.

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Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives: Lip Items

Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives iconare available for preorder with shipping starting on July 17, 2009. These exclusive items will be available only through Nordstrom for a limited time. there are a number of lip items available. Here is a sampling. for more visit the Nordstrom website.

The Bobbi Brown Must-Have Set , includes a great lip palette.

Bobbie Brown Cosmetics Kit Nordstrom

You can get this beautiful Chanel Pink Lip Gloss .

Chanel Pink Lip Gloss Nordstrom

With its little keychain and glosses, I think theicon Clinique Best of Clinique Lip Gloss Set icon is adorable.

Clinique Keychain Lip Gloss Set

I saved my favorite for last. I think I might buy this one. The Giorgio Armani Summer Sheers Set iconis a great way to obtain a pretty sheer summer lip look. From the picture I love the shades! It is a bit pricey for my budget though, so I’ll have to ponder it!

Armani Lip Set Sheer Nordstrom

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