Buy or Bye? A Look At NARS Mini Orgasm Set

Hi everyone! In today’s video I’ll be reviewing the NARS Orgasm Mini Set, which contains mini versions of the Blush, Highlight, Oil-Infused Lip Tint, and the Afterglow Lip Balm. I’ll compare the quantity of product found in the mini’s, to their full-sized counterparts and to determine if this one is worth picking up.

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xx,
Nathalie


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Celebrating National Lipstick Day W/ An Epic SWATCH Video!

July 29th is National Lipstick day. I launched this blog about 2 years ago today. While it’s been on hiatus for a while, it’s back and with more content than ever!

To celebrate NLD I compiled of all the lipstick swatches I’ve done to date. Hope you’ll enjoy!

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Nathalie


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The Perfect "Gloss" For A No-Makeup Makeup Look

Hello and welcome back to the blog! On today’s YouTube video I'm reviewing the NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints. These are super hydrating and give the lips a shiny tint of colour - perfect for those who like a subtle lip or no-makeup-makeup look. Makeup sure you click on the video above for the full review + swatches.

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Nathalie


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NARS OIL-INFUSED LIP TINTS (limited edition)

- ORGASM (iconic peachy pink)
- DISCO INFERNAL (vibrant purple)
- HIGH SECURITY (fuchsia)
- PRIMAL INSTINCT (light beige pink)


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Givenchy Lipstick, pH Lipgloss + New Volume Disturbia Mascara & Liner

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Givenchy has always made some of my favourite lipsticks. Not only are the formulas richly pigmented and creamy, but the packaging is badass and chic, the quintessence of the brand.

Shade No.332 Fearless from the Le Rouge collection is a vivid-orange shade that comes in gorgeous ombre leather case. It’s also limited edition which honestly, makes me love it even more.

Shade No.16 Noir Revelateur looks appears to be a shimmery soft black in the tube but once applied to the lips, this Inderdit Lip Gloss produces a custom colour, adjusting to one’s unique pH. On me it’s a sheer berry tone. For those who prefer a lipstick, Givenchy also makes one in this shade.

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For the eyes, Givenchy recently launched their Volume Disturbia Mascara & Eye Liner.

The mascara is volumizing, curl enhancing, enriched with vitamin E, and will not clump. The eye liner is a pure black, 24-hour wearing waterproof, felt tip liner that’s easy to apply and will not budge. The perfect melt-proof makeup duo this summer.

Photography by Nathalie Martin


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STILA Beauty Boss Lip Gloss review + swatches

Happy July everyone! Another LIPSICK video is here and this time we’re going to be looking at Stila’s new Beauty Boss Lip Gloss collection.

These shimmer, duo chrome glosses are awesome on their own or layered overtop of other lipsticks. They give the lips a plumping effect thanks to the hyaluronic filling spheres and luminous oils.

Make sure you hit play above for the full review and swatches and as always, please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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L'ORÉAL x ISABEL MARANT: THE ENTIRE WANTED COLLECTION

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The collaboration I’ve been waiting for since it’s announcement is finally here - L’Oréal x Isabel Marant!

Called the WANTED collection, it consists of seven matte lipsticks, a lip gloss in a universally flattering pink, clear brow/lash mascara, a duo eyeshadow palette, and a peachy-pink highlighter/glow product that comes in a little pot for on the go application.

I feel like the Parisian designer stayed true to her voice in her first ever makeup line and even though the collection feels small, it makes a lot of sense. Like her eponymous fashion line, all of the shades can be easily dressed up for evening, or dressed down during the day.

Think of a nude lip and rosy cheek for a Sunday afternoon, or, a red lip and soft black eyeshadow for a night out. The shades celebrate woman without being too overt or sexy and focuses more on her individuality to bring the makeup to life.

Honestly, I’m just relieved all of the shades are flattering and wearable for every day. It’s my biggest pet peeve when makeup brands collaborate with someone only to come out with unwearable crayon-coloured shades that barely suit anyone.

As a big Isabel Marant fan myself (she’s honestly one of my favourite designers), I can safely say that everyone will enjoy these incredibly chic shades.

The limited edition collab is out now at loreal.ca and at retailers where L’Oréal Paris is sold.

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ISABEL MARANT MATTE FINISH LIPSTICK SMILE

Seven matte lipsticks can be found in the Isabel Marant WANTED collection.

BASTILLE WHISTLE - nude pink
LA SEINE SHADOW - brown pink
BELLEVILLE RODEO - dark purple red
PIGALLE WESTERN - bright red pink
SAINT GERMAIN ROAD - true blue red
PALAIS ROYAL FIELD - warm red
LA BUTTE MARSHALL - medium red

Each matte lipstick says “SMILE” on one side and “WEAR NOTHING BUT A SMILE AND YOUR STYLE” on the other side. Sooooo Isabel Marant!

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ISABEL MARANT MAGIC BEAUTIFIER LIP GLOSS AMAZE

The product I turned out to really be impressed is the AMAZE lip gloss that comes in one shade - a sheer soft magenta-y pink shade that can be used on the lips and cheeks and that’s said to be universally flattering but I’ve only tried it on my light-medium olive skin and I freakin’ love it!

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ISABEL MARANT DUO EYESHADOW

The duo eyeshadow pan created for the WANTED collab features a matte black which is perfect for using as eyeliner, and an iridescent black/teal shade that has an elegant pop to it. Use it with makeup brushes or apply it with your fingers for a “perfectly imperfect” look.

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ISABEL MARANT UNIVERSAL HIGHLIGHTER SHINE

Since this entire collaboration is so, so good, I almost hate to admit that the highlighter is the one product I could do without. It’s a said to be a universal illuminator but it’s on the matte side and there’s hardly any reflects it in. It feels like a silicone based product and has that silicone texture I don’t like.

I applied it over top of my cheeks on a day I was wearing a light powder foundation and it actually disturbed my makeup. Honestly, I can’t figure out how to use this product or what it’s for. If you figure it out, please leave me a comment! Maybe I’m using it all wrong!

Disclaimer: The L’Oréal X Isabel Marant collection was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.


LANCÔME L'Absolu Lacquer

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At LIPSICK, we’re guilty of carrying multiple lip products with us on the daily. When you leave the house you may be in the mood for gloss, but after lunch, sometimes you want to go matte. Decisions, decisions.

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When we first received Lancôme's L'Absolu Lacquer, we were immediately impressed by the gorgeous range of colours. After trying them, we were blown away the gorgeous triple threat formula – it’s a gloss, lipstick and stain all-in-one!

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The lightweight, ultra-thin formula coats your lips with bold colour and a gorgeous lacquered shiny finish. Use one coat for a sheer, natural look, two for more intensity and three for a dramatic look with serious, mega-watt shine. We put it to the test, and wow does it last, even after a drink (or two, cough, three).

L'Absolu Lacquer is available in 30 shades – from classic nudes to vivid, showstopping colour. They’re made in France and now available everywhere Lancôme is sold.

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Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.

New Glosses from NARS: The Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Collection

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It's all about statement glossy lips and NARS is making us crave shine all day, every day. The brand released their Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers earlier this month which feature bold intense colour and high-shine with the benefits of moisture thanks to the vitamin E rich formula. 

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The Lip Lacquers are versatile and layer beautifully with each other. My favourite trick is to add the shade Orgasm to the center of the lips to create some dimension while adding a touch of shine. 

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NARS has released ten shades in total on narscosmetics.com, and seven shades on sephora.com, including the limited edition shade, Orgasm, a peachy-pink with gold shimmer. 

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NARS FULL VINYL LIP LACQUER

ORGASM - peachy pink with gold shimmer
EVERGLADES - black with gold shimmer
SANTO DOMINGO - light mauve pink
MISSISSIPPI - dark black cherry
AT FIRST SIGHT - clear with gold shimmer

$34 Canadian, $26 USD

Available at: nars.com, sephora.com (and in some stores), nordstrom.com (and in some stores)

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For summer, we also get the iconic Orgasm, a peachy-pink shade with gold shimmer, as part of the Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer collection. If you're not a gloss person, be sure to check out the Orgasm After Glow Lip Balm. The moisturizing formula is sheer and leaves the prettiest sheen on bare lips, but we like it best on top of a matte lipstick to soften the look. 

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BAREMINERALS Gen Nude® Patent Lip Lacquer

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No one does nudes better than BAREMINERALS. This spring, the brand has launched a flattering collection of eighteen super-glossy nude liquid lipsticks. From mauve, pink, peach, and beige, there's something here for everyone.

The formula feels super moisturizing on the lips thanks to the jojoba oil and algae in the formula. It gives us a supremely comfortable wear that never feels dry. 

One coat is all you need for full colour but if you really want this glossy lipstick to last, be sure to line your lips with a lip liner first. 

Gen Nude Patent Lip Laquer retail for $23 CND and $19 USD. They're available now at bareminerals.com, Sephora, and Ulta. 

 
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BAREMINERALS Gen Nude® Patent Lip Lacquer
 

BEAUTIMUS - soft dusty mauve
GIRL BOSS - light pink nude
CAN'T EVEN - cool light pink
BESTIE - soft petal pink
DAHLING - cinnamon pink
PERF - rich chestnut
HYPE - muted burnt peach
BAE - toasted mid-tone nude
IRL - spiced beige

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Make your GEN NUDE lipstick last longer by first lining your entire lips with a matching colour lip liner. It'll intensify the colour in addition to making your lipstick last. For a more natural look, just apply straight onto the lips!
If you're like me and have light-medium skin with yellow undertones, check out the shades IRL, HYPE, and PERF. Pair it with BAREMINERALS Gen Nude Powder Blush in the shade Beige For Days.
 
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For more BAREMINERALS, check my post on woahstyle.com, This New Concealer Covers Up Everything While Leaving Skin Looking Natural! 

Disclaimer: The products in this post are PR samples. All opinions and photography is my own.

 

What's In Your Bag Nathalie? "An obscene amount of red lipstick."

 
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What's in my pink Glossier makeup bag - lots and lots of orange-red lipsticks and Armani's new SÌ Passione scent

 

When Diana and I started the What’s In My Bag series I thought; A) it would be a cute and fun way to show you guys what we actually use in our lives, and B) it would be interesting to see how our lip products change month to month and season to season. 

What I’m most surprised about is B.

In January I was all about neutrals and nudes.

In February I started to introduce reds back into rotation.

Now in March, I don’t seem to want to wear any other shade than red. Whether it’s fully pigmented colour or a sheer wash on the lips, red is the clear winner for me this month. 

 
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WHAT'S IN MY BAG

CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Blush in 412 Orange Explosif; sheer orange-red lip blush that can also be applied as blush.
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 63 Rebel (Discontinued. See Rouge Coco Shine 138 Orange Poppy for similar shade); sheer orange-red.
GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lipstick in 304 Mandarine Boléro; semi-matte orange-red.
FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Punch (new shade); sheer red-orange.
FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Tinted Lip Treatment in Dream (new shade); sheer rosy pink
CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink in 164 Entusiasta; semi-matte red-orange liquid lip ink.
GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit (old packaging. Similar shade, 14 Redlight); sheer orange-red.
GLOSSIER Birthday Balm Dotcom; a clear hydrating universal salve with bits of shimmer. 
NYX Pin-Up Pout in 12 Fiery; saturated orange-red lipstick.
BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask, original clear formula. Excellent for keeping lips hydrated.

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The best pairing for a red-orange lip: CHANEL nail polish in 634 Arancio Vibrante | CHANEL blush in 380 So Close | Giorgio Armani in SÌ Passione | Milani Luminoso blush | NARS x Man Ray Fetishized blush

 
 

HOW TO WEAR RED LIPSTICK WHILE LOOKING EFFORTLESS

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To bring a red lip to life and make it look effortless and less precious, I like to add a pop of red to the fats of my cheeks. I do this by first applying my blush as normal. Milani’s Luminoso is an all-around flattering peachy shade that flatters most skintones. Then I take a bright orange-red blush, like Chanel’s 380 So Close and I apply it only to the center of my cheeks. It brightens my complexion instantly and pulls together a red lip.  Finally, I like to keep my eye makeup to a minimum by only using mascara. This keeps the vibe more casual and not at all overdone.