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NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil

NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil on Belle Belle Beauty

One of my most favorite fellow beauty bloggers, A Little Bit Etc…, has been raving about NUDE Skincare forever. So I don’t know why it has taken me so long to jump on the bandwagon. But I have now, and I don’t see getting off any time soon. I can’t wait to try out the rest of the range. But for now, I will tell you about my first product from NUDE and a reason to love them on its own.

Summer doesn’t really sound like time to try out a face oil. But my dry skin loved this ultra-sheer version. My skin felt revived but not greasy. Plus, the antioxidants help out while we are subjected to summer’s rays. The antioxidants are thanks to omegas 3 and 6 and vitamin C – all great for environmental protection.

Also included in the formula is bakuchiol which works to repair and refine texture. Coleus root and rosemary helps unclog pores – something I am grateful thanks to a few blackheads that I blame on aggressive SPF application (a necessary evil).

I use about a third of a dropper and apply using the tips of my fingers. I am able to detect a very slight botanical and almost spa-like scent. After it is on my skin, I can’t smell the fragrance (which is all natural by the way). The oil soaks immediately into my skin and soothes any redness – I love applying after my evening walk.

I also appreciate that the rescue oil contains no petrolatum, synthetic color, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, and silicones. ProGenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. Made in the USA.

Available at Sephora.

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NARS Holiday Soleil D’Orient Lipgloss

NARS Holiday Soleil D’Orient Lipgloss on Belle Belle Beauty

I’ve been wearing a lot of bold lip colors lately. There is something about a red or plum lip that gets people talking. Outfits seem to look a little bit more put together, a little more sophisticated. But even so… lipstick can be a drag. I have a pet peeve with it getting on wine glasses, teeth and that rare (okay maybe not so rare) rogue smudge on my face. So, I am fully embracing the new NARS lip gloss for holiday.

Today marks the day you fanatical NARSissts can get the holiday collection (I am included in this group). The entire collection is inspired by bold design and the “future femme”. The custom packaging is sure to be a collectors item with designs by architectural designer Chris Kabatsi. The digitally-rendered Nebula print appears on all the products.

Soleil D’Orient is a shimmering pink champagne that adds more than a regular dose of iridescence. But the effect is slightly more nude than glitter. I can officially call this the perfect holiday cocktail party lip.

Stay tuned for more reviews of the NARS Holiday 2014 Collection. You can find the NARS Holiday 2014 Collection today on www.narscosmetics.com and at department and specialty stores beginning November 1. The gift sets and palettes will be available on November 1 as well.

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NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection LE Cinematic Eye Shadow in Mississippi Mermaid

NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection LE Cinematic Eye Shadow in Mississippi Mermaid on Belle Belle Beauty

No secret I have a soft spot for all things NARS. But one little gem from the holiday collection has stolen my heart. This eye shadow, in my book, is the universally beautiful base and highlighting shadow. Texture and formula have me reaching for it every single day. And as a beauty blogger with an arsenal of makeup, that’s saying a ton.

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Naked Shine Luscious Lipgloss

 Naked Shine Luscious Lipgloss // Belle Belle Beauty

Leave it to a brand all about sexiness to come up with a great nude gloss. This feminine collection of eight shades are what I reached for all during New York Fashion Week. First, a little about Naked Princess: a new brand that is all about subtle and sexy. The line includes lounge wear, books, bath & beauty and makeup. And they have a new flagship store opening in March 2014. Frankly, I wasn’t ready to like them. I find myself drawn towards brands devoted to beauty. But these guys did something different.

The Naked Shine Lipgloss have a certain lightweight slip that makes them a joy to wear. They aren’t tacky in the least and come with a sheer wash of color. Technically lip plumpers (which I tend to get irritated by), I don’t get any tingle in the least from these glosses. But I can definitely see an illusion of fuller lips with the mirror-shine. All the shades are sheer and either are or border on nude.

Naked Shine Luscious Lipgloss Swatches // Belle Belle Beauty

The formula also has skin care properties. Peptides can help reduce fine lines and hydrating ingredients like shea butter and sweet almond oil add shine and hydration. And I adore the scent. It is sophisticated, subtle and gourmand with a hint of vanilla.

You can find their goodies now at qualified retailers or www.nakedprincess.com. And of course at my beloved birchbox.

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Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo // Belle Belle Beauty

As I’ve come to know Hourglass Cosmetics, the brand more and more just screams sexy to me. Their packaging, products and luxury send me directly to a sultry place. So I wasn’t surprised to see their newest launch “Notorious Nudes” Femme Nude Lip Stylo is particularly seductive.

This set of six nude lip crayons have a creamy, medium to full-coverage formula and satin finish. The texture is close to lipstick and not unlike the NARS Velvet Lip Pencils. Like other Hourglass products, the packaging is nothing less than ultimate luxury. The heavy metal tube is modern and robust. There is no sharpening this guy – the actual product is retractable making precise application a breeze. Even on my dry lips, the vitamin E packed formula doesn’t cake or flake. It is also paraben, phthalates, fragrance and sulfate free and not tested on animals.

The six shades span quite a range, ensuring all skin tones can find their perfect match. I’ve been wearing Nude No 4, a pink beige nude with a touch of deep rose. It looks like a very slightly lighter shade than my natural skin tone with more pink. Other available shades:

  • Nude No 1 – A pale pink nude, the lightest of the collection.
  • Nude No 2 – A honey beige nude with a warm tint.
  • Nude No 3 – A medium rose nude with a hint of pink.
  • Nude No 5 – A golden peach nude with luminosity.
  • Nude No 6 – A mauve nude, the deepest nude of the collection.

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NARS Bilbao Lipstick

It is no secret that I love NARS Lipsticks, especially for a pop of color. But the new Spring collection offers a peachy-nude lipstick that is remarkably pretty – feminine and demure, delicate but polished. I like it because it just has that touch of plum that gives some definition to a nude pout.

Doesn’t hurt that it is named after one of my most favorite spots, a city on the Northern coast of Spain. How could you not love a massively exotic langage (Basque), Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Basque sidra, an effervescent, only slightly sweet apple adult beverage? I need a return visit, wearing my Bilbao lipstick, naturally.