Nude lip palette perfection: The New Nudes by Decorte

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

I raved about the Decorte Cream Foundation a few weeks back and I am raving again today about this Japanese brand that is found exclusively at Saks – this time, it’s their lip palette that has me swooning.

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Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Normally, I am not a lip palette gal. I like lipsticks and lip glosses, but anything that takes an extra step – which to me means using a lip brush – goes unused and unloved. The Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette ($95) has defied all of my lip product parameters by being so freaking awesome, both in terms of color and wear.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

The shades in The New Nudes Palette go from very light pink/beige to light peachy brown. They are all gorgeous, wearable, and mixable colors. They look great alone or in combination with one another. The formula has great pigmentation and lasting power. The finish is semi-matte and leaves lips nicely hydrated. I’m not a huge fan of the brushes that are included in the palette, so I would recommend using your own. Otherwise, I think this is a perfect palette.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Saks says, “EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. It’s a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying. Made in Japan.”

If you aren’t into nudes, or if you want your nudes AND your reds, this palette also comes in bright shades in the palette called The New Reds.

Decorte The New Reds

Decorte The New Reds

It looks fantastic and I have my fingers crossed that I get to try this soon!! In the meantime, I know this palette is spendy, but if it fits into your budget I can’t think of a better combination of shades and a more elegant collection of lip products for the season than the Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette. I hope you check it out.  – Lisa

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Runway Rogue is embracing my lips

Runway Rogue

Runway Rogue

I need to tell you all about RUNWAY ROGUE, a lip product line by Patricia Hartman, but before I do I have to share that this is a F.I.N.D.!! I’m loving the 4 lip products I have and want to share all about them with you but first I need to tell you more about Runway Rogue.

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Patricia Hartman

Patricia Hartman

Runway Rogue is a cruelty-free line that is also talc free, paraben free, sulfate free, and gluten free. It’s safe for everyone. What makes this unique on the market is Patricia Hartman, a former model who has always had a passion for cosmetics, in particular lip products. She put her creativity to work and crafted a lipstick line that is unusual as well as luscious. When you look under “SHOP” on the website it shows how you can shop by attitude, such a great quirky touch.

Runway Rogue Designer's Muse

Runway Rogue Designer’s Muse

RUNWAY ROGUE lipsticks ($21) have so much goodness. While they have a variety of trendy matte lipstick they stole my heart with the line of satin lipstick. Not everyone loves matte or can even wear matte lipstick no matter if it is what’s in. Old dogs can learn new tricks but when we have a new line with satin lipsticks, this old dog loves it even more.

  • Jojoba Oil to hydrate and soften the skin without clogging your pores!
  • Safflower Oil to enrich your lips with hydrating vitamin E!
  • Aloe Vera to sooth and hydrate your pout!
  • Vitamin E to combat free radicals with potent antioxidants!
  • Green Tea Extract to rejuvenate skin with anti-aging properties and polyphenols for sebum control!
  • White Tea Extract to hydrate your pout with anti-aging compounds that promote longer moisture retention for skin!
  • Chamomile Extract to soothe your lips!
Runway Rouge Chic Lipliner and Designer's Muse satin lipstick

Runway Rouge Chic Lipliner and Designer’s Muse satin lipstick

You can feel the hydration as soon as you apply this lipstick. There is zero fragrance and plenty of moisturizing. The formulas are loaded with hydrating oils and extracts which will pamper your lips and keep them supple and soft. I was so thrilled the first time I applied this because of the feel on my lips.

There are currently 4 Satin lipsticks on the site. Designer’s Muse is described as a soft rosy pink with beige undertones. If I wear it without the lipliner (coming up) then that’s a perfect description. With the Chic Precision Lip Pencil it becomes more of a coral pink. Fashionista is a burnt dusty rose, Photo-Op is a true soft coral, and Stilettos is described as a bright red with coral undertones. Don’t they all sound spring and summer ready?

Runway Rogue Lookbook Lips gloss, Chic Lip Pencil, Designer's Muse satin lipstick

Runway Rogue Lookbook Lips gloss, Chic Lip Pencil, Designer’s Muse satin lipstick

RUNWAY ROGUE PRECISION LIP PENCILS are available in 5 matte shades ($18) that I’ve found to be so creamy that I didn’t believe it when they said it was matte. I have Chic, a peachy pink bright liner that doesn’t disappear. It was created to work well with Designer’s Muse Lipstick and Lookbook Lips gloss. These are all perfect together and I also wear each alone or in combination for some fabulous looking and feeling lips.

rumnway rogue all on cardThere are 7 gorgeous RUNWAY ROGUE LIP GLOSS colors ($19) for you to choose from. Patricia Hartman has shades that can be used with her other lip products or with any others that you are attracted to.

Runway Rouge Look Book Lips gloss

Runway Rouge Look Book Lips gloss

Look Book Lips is described as peachy pink perfection and that is a spot on description. It’s not too dark and it’s not too light, it’s right on. It enhances lipstick or can be worn on its own for sheer but beautiful color.

What you need to know about Runway Rogue gloss is that it’s not the least bit sticky. Not even a tiny bit. It feels amazing on my lips while bringing out a pretty shine. When first applied I notice a vanilla fragrance but then it’s gone in an instant.

Runway Rogue Bride in Show gloss

Runway Rogue Bride in Show gloss

Bride in Show is the other gloss I have and it’s perfect for any lip product you own. I’ve tried it with half a dozen lipsticks and have grown to love it more each time. It’s a pearly pink with just a touch of iridescence. It has a touch of shimmer that is for enhancement but you’ll never notice that you have this shimmer on. This has become my new favorite gloss since it’s so unglosslike!

Chic Lip Pencil, Designer's Muse satin Lipstick, Look Book Lips gloss, Bride in Show gloss

Chic Lip Pencil, Designer’s Muse satin Lipstick, Look Book Lips gloss, Bride in Show gloss

I love showcasing independent brands and Runway Rogue reminds me why I have this love. The products have all the right ingredients, feel magnificent on my lips, look even better, and are good for me and the environment. I can’t ask for more other than that you check out Runway Rogue to find this goodness for yourself.  —  Marcia

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Spring lips with DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX

DHCHere at the BIZ we have been getting springy with it thanks to DHC and their lovely lip glosses called DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX ($18).  We have some longtime DHC favorites, such as our constant re-buy and holy grail Silky Cotton Squares so we were very intrigued with the new lip glosses that promise beautiful lips just perfect for spring.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color

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DHC says that their Liquid Lipcolor does “double duty” as skincare infused lip shine that is ultra hydrating. It gives lips sheer color with just the right amount of pigment and shine within a long-wearing formula. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid for mega hydration, along with peptides and marine collagen to plump lips and soften fine lines. The end effect: soft lips with lots of shine and a perfectly polished look.DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color 31

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX comes in five shades:  Lotus Pink PK101, Tea Rose RS103, Plum Currant RS104, Soft Citrus RD106, Orange Blossom OR108.

LISA HAS Tea Rose RS103, Plum Currant RS104, Soft Citrus RD106.

As advertised, the Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX is sheer but beautiful. It gives a light color and tons of shine, which is a nice change of pace from the opaque matte colors I have been wearing for the past few months.

DHC RS103

DHC Tea Rose RS103

Tea Rose RS103 is the lightest of my three shades, giving a slight rosy tint that is great for daytime. It’s one of those shades that you throw on before running around doing errands and it’s also a great option for the workday. If you like a low maintenance, soft makeup look you are going to love this one.

DHC RS104

DHC RS104 Plum Currant

Plum Currant RS104 has a bigger color payoff than the Tea Rose with a soft plummy shine. It’s still subtle and feminine and has tons of shine which makes my thin lips look bigger. I love this one all day and all night – the slip is great and it keeps my lips soft and hydrated.

DHC RD106

DHC RD106 Soft Citrus

Soft Citrus RD106 has a burnt orange tint with a shimmery, shiny finish. This isn’t a color I usually wear. I tend to go for cooler shades, like pinks and plums. So Soft Citrus is a nice addition to my collection and is a great choice when I wear warmer colors. This is the deepest shade of the three I have, although it’s still relatively sheer and definitely super shiny.

Top to bottom: Plum Currant, Soft Citrus, Tea Rose

Top to bottom: Plum Currant, Soft Citrus, Tea Rose

Overall I really like these lip glosses. If I had one complaint, it would be the solid color tubes – I never know which shade I am grabbing if I have a few in my purse! But it’s a minor complaint that is outweighed by the wonderful shine and hydration of these soft springy shades.

MARCIA HAS Lotus Pink PK101 and Orange Blossom OR108.

Before I begin describing these two shades you need to know that these feel like silk on my lips. They are incredibly moisturizing and not one tiny drop sticky. The feel of these keeps me from snacking without thinking because I love how my lips feel when wearing these.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101

Pink Lotus PK101 is the lightest of the 5 available shades. It’s the sweetest soft pink with a tiny amount of shimmer. You can’t feel the shimmer and you can barely see the shimmer so why is it there? To give your (my) lips texture and make them looking luscious. There is color but it’s a very light color, I love that kind of look!

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

Orange Blossom OR 108 is a beautiful peach with pink undertones. I could wear this daily and never get tired of it. The texture is thicker than my pink one so it feels like it’s imparting more color on my lips. It too has that eensy bit of shimmer that makes my lips look a little plumper (a miracle).

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

The wand on these looks familiar but it feels different than other wands. It’s very soft and bendable so you need to look in the mirror when applying so that it applies properly. I don’t need to double dip with these hydrating lip glosses since one wand is enough to beautifully fill in my lips.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

I rarely wear a gloss on its own but the way DHC feels makes me so happy that foregoing a lipstick is just fine. Since I’m the one who always describes the scent I’m happy to report that there’s no taste and no fragrance. If I sniff the wand alone I notice a slight aroma but once on my lips all I notice is soft as silk lips and shiny beautiful color.

You can’t go wrong with any of the 5 shades. They’ve created some universal shades that are going to make your spring and summer even happier. DHC is mostly known for skincare but these liquid lipglosses prove that there’s a lot more to DHC than first meets the eye.

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Pretty red lips with ZuZu Lip Gloss in Caliente from Good Earth Beauty

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If you are looking for excellent natural and organic beauty products, you’ve got to check out Good Earth Beauty. We have tried quite a few products from this online store, including some from their own line, and we haven’t been disappointed yet. They recently sent a lip gloss by ZuZu, which is made by Gabriel Cosmetics, and it’s a winner.

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

The ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss ($18.15) is a luscious lip gloss with lots of pigment and lots of shine. The wear is pretty good – it lasts several hours and has great slip. It comes in 12 different colors and I have Caliente, which is an orange-red. I don’t typically reach for red shades because they tend to make my lips look even thinner, but this is a very pretty shade that is bright and somehow works for spring.

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

Like most natural and organic products, the ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss is a little more expensive than regular lip glosses. However, when you consider the ingredient list and the fact that it’s cruelty free, I think the extra cost is justified.

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Caliente

You can find tons of treasures like the ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss at Good Earth Beauty. It is always fun to check out the cool boutique lines that you can’t find anywhere else. Head on over to goodearthbeauty.com and take a look!  – Lisa

Ingredients:

Castor Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Caprylate, Bisabalol, Candelilla Wax, Glycerine, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Glycerides, Aloe Vera Extract, Chamomile Extract , Jojoba Esters, Grapeseed Extract, Bixane Herb, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, St. John’s Wort Extract. – VEGAN

Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Color in Angelic

Jesses Girl Angelic

I’m not much for matte lips, but I am definitely liking Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Color ($3.99) in Angelic. Angelic is a ‘caramel nude shade’, which on me is more of a muted rose.            sample
It has a doe foot applicator, applies evenly and dries quickly to a nice matte finish. I find that it wears well – it may be matte, but it isn’t super dry and uncomfortable like other matte lippies.
Jesses Girl AngelicJesses Girl Angelic swatchJesses Girl Angelic onThe Matte Finish Lip Color comes in five shades including Sultry, a classic red; Sassy, a bright fuchsia; Feisty, a vibrant violet; and Sweetie Pie, a bubblegum pink.
If you like matte lips…or even if you don’t… at this price I think you should check out Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Color. I am very interested in trying the other shades. If they are as comfortable and wear as well as Angelic, they are going to be winners.  – Lisa
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Great picks from Good Earth Beauty: nvey eco Lip Gloss and Gabriel Blush

nvey eco and GabrielAfter reading all of Marcia’s reviews about the fabulous brands available on Good Earth Beauty, I decided to take a few of the products to try for myself. This is an amazing website that features wonderful brands that focus on natural, organic ingredients. I guess I can’t blame Marcia for always loving the samples we get!

Marcia reluctantly parted with two beautiful items:  nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby and Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush. I loved the colors and thought they went well together.nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby is a great gloss – it’s not sticky but it sticks around. I love the Ruby shade and the organic beeswax is great for lips. This one has gone into my purse and I wear it all the time. It’s a great shade that goes with everything.Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink BlushGabriel Color Vibrant Pink BlushGabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush looks extremely bright…and it is! Go easy with this one or you will be instantly transported back to 1985. If you use a light hand, it gives the best pink flush that perks your skin right up. It’s a lovely blue-based pink that I am very happy to have in my collection.

Now I am thinking I need to arm wrestle Marcia more often for the opportunity to test the natural organic beauties from  Good Earth Beauty! Head over to this awesome website to check out all the wonderful options for yourself. – Lisa

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Don’t you wish that you had Jesse’s Girl? Check out the Glow Stix and Liquid Glass Lip Gloss

Ok, how many of you immediately thought of this guy??Rick Springfield

That’s who I thought of when I first got my hands on some gorgeous lippies from Jesse’s Girl…but now I just think about shiny, shimmery, glowing lips.                                                                                                                  samples

Recently, Marcia and I were sent quite a few products to try from Jesse’s Girl, a fashion-forward yet budget-conscious cosmetics line, and I couldn’t wait to try out these gorgeous lip glosses.

Jesse's Girl Liquid Glass and Glow Stix Lip Gloss

All of Jesse’s Girl products feature high intensity colors with a low intensity cost. They have everything from nail polish to eyeliner but the lip products are what caught my attention. I’m not going to lie…the colors are more vivid in the packaging than they are on the lips. It was not easy to take these pics and they don’t really do the products justice. The effect is subtle but definitely there and the colors are tons of fun.

Glow Stix Lip Gloss ($4.99) is an iridescent, holographic topcoat lipcoat. I took pics wearing just the lip gloss, but where these really shine (pun intended) is over other colors.  There are three colors available.Jesse's Girl Glow Stix in Red DawnRed Dawn is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (orange with red shift) topcoat gloss.’ This is gorgeous over a contrasting shade like a matte medium pink.

Jesse's Girl Glow Stix in WickedWicked is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (green with blue shift) topcoat gloss.’ This is more of a yellow/green on me at first, but after reacting with my body temperature it favors more blue. The slight blue tint really makes teeth look super white.

Jesse's Girl Glow Stix in TangerineTangerine is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (yellow with green shift) topcoat gloss.’ I love this one…it ends up as a tangerine tint that looks especially pretty over warm matte lip shades.

matte lipstick without Jesse's Girl Tangerine

matte lipstick without Jesse’s Girl Tangerine

matte lipstick with Jesse's Girl Tangerine

matte lipstick with Jesse’s Girl Tangerine

As you can see, if you have lips like mine that don’t naturally have much color, Glow Stix don’t do a ton on their own. However, they are all kinds of interesting when layered over different lip shades. At $5 a pop, it’s worth the small investment for so much entertainment, and they certainly give your existing lippie collection some new life.

I also tried one shade of the more traditional lip gloss, the Liquid Glass Lip Gloss ($4.99).Jesse's Girl Liquid Glass Lip Gloss in Idyllic

Idyllic is a light lavender purple with pink and silver glitter. I adore this shade! It’s girly and feminine without looking too young for my middle-aged lips. Love it, and I’d love to try the other 8 shades that are available.

Don’t you wish that you had Jesse’s Girl? I know your lips will love the Glow Stix and Liquid Glass Lip Gloss! Stay tuned for more reviews of the eyeshadows, eyeshadow primer, and contour products. – Lisa

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