Friday, July 29, 2016

#FrenchFriday : YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, my first impressions

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YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain: photos, swatches, review

Happy Friday and welcome to your weekly French beauty rendez-vous! How is your summer going? Here it's now really hot every single day, and I'm so glad I just started a job in an air-conditioned office! Anyways, this week I want to show you photos, swatches and share my first impressions of a brand new product by Yves Saint Laurent, the Vinyl Cream Lip Stain.

I'm sure you've heard of YSL's iconic Glossy Stains, one of their best-sellers. They're highly pigmented glosses that last and last because they leave a colorful stain on the lips. The new Vinyl Creams launching for fall are a creamier, more comfortable version.

Let me start by saying that I don't own any of the YSL original Glossy Stains, for a good reason: I just don't like them. They burn my lips and dry them out horribly. So a comfier version sounded like something I might really enjoy, and I was hoping they would work as well for me as the lighter, sheerer Pop Water version (see my review of that one). I bought it a couple weeks ago when it was still only available directly from YSL's website, in the shade 410 Fuchsia Live - I wanted 407 Carmin Session but it was out of stock when I ordered.

So was it a hit or a miss? Let's find out!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

#MacStarTrek makeup collection: swatches & first impressions

MAC Star Trek makeup collection: limited edition packaging

After telling you everything about my trip to far away makeup galaxies at the Comic Con MAC Star Trek experience last week, I'm ready to show you the products I bought from the collection, which officially launches online at the end of August.

I'm not usually able to access big makeup collection previews so I was pretty excited! I tried to refrain from buying all the shiny stuff though, and I mostly succeeded. But I did purchase the following items: the gorgeous Trip The Light Fantastic Powder in Highly Illogical, two lipglasses, Khaaannnn! and Set To Stun, and a lipstick. So, about the lipstick... I had selected Kling-It-On, a black-based deep plum with pink glitter, but at checkout I was mistakenly given Where No Man Has Gone Before instead, and I didn't realize the error until I got home. I was a little bummed initially - I chose Kling-It-On because it's an unusual shade that would have been unique in my collection - but Where No Man Has Gone Before is also pretty nice, much more wearable, and according to the makeup artist it was the collection's best-seller. She actually applied it to my lips during the event. So I decided to keep it, but I'm planning to get Kling-It-On when the collection hits the stores.

Without further Klingon blabla, let's take a look at the pretties!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Inside the MAC Star Trek Experience at San Diego Comic Con

Inside the MAC Star Trek Experience at San Diego Comic Con

If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I went to this fun MAC event last week, but I wanted to tell you all about it here on the blog. Originally I intended to do one single post about the experience and the makeup collection, with photos and first impressions of products I purchased, but I realized it would be an extremely long post (even for my standards!) so I decided to break it off into two different ones. Today is the story of my visit to the MAC Star Trek space station, and I have a detailed post about the makeup products I bought.

Set course for downtown San Diego, California. Engage!

Friday, July 22, 2016

#FrenchFriday - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Selection of French Beauty Products

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French beauty skincare makeup sale nordstrom anniversary deals discount

It's this time of year when all shopping addicts try to get rid of as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time, also known as Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. To help you navigate this huge sale I selected the best deals from French beauty brands, whether you're looking for makeup, skincare or fragrance. The sale started today (unless you have a Nordstrom credit card and had early access) and will last until August 7, but don't wait too long, the best deals will sell out much sooner! There are also many gift-with-purchase offers, including gifts from Lancome and YSL. You can click on the images or product names to be taken directly to the product page on (affiliate links, so your clicks help me keep Beaumiroir running!).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Unboxing: Sephora Play! July 2016

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Review Sephora Play! July 2016 beauty subscription box!

Last month's Sephora Play! box was a let down for me, so I was really hoping to get more exciting products this time. Because I like surprises I didn't look at any of the sneak peeks online I had no idea what this box contained, except that it had a summer theme. Let's unbox it together!

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