Monday, July 31, 2017

Makeup Wars! Summer Lip Colors to Covet

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I was so excited when the Makeup Wars! Team decided that we would feature our favorite summer lip colors, and my choices were immediately obvious to me. I just took one look in my makeup bag and knew that I would feature Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipsticks and Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté. These beauties are my current most-reached-for lippies, and therefore I knew that they would be the subject of this collaboration.
As I have mentioned repeatedly in these virtual pages, I have been madly in love Linda Rodin's entire Olio Lusso line since I began using it years ago, and Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil steadfastly remains one of my all-time favorite luxury face oils. Therefore, I knew that her lipsticks would be a must-have for me.

According to Rodin Olio Lusso,

As Linda Rodin sees it, glowing skin and the right lipstick negate the need for other types of makeup. Linda's so simple, yet so luxe, her morning routine goes like this: First she spreads a few drops of RODIN olio lusso Face Oil on her still damp face. Next Linda applies one of her five pigment-rich lipsticks, depending on her mood and sometimes her outfit, then she’s out the door.
Available in 5 stunning shades:
So Mod: Pink Nude 
Winks: Hot Pink
Tough Tomato: Orange Red
Billie on the Bike: Violet Berry   
Red Hedy: Hollywood Red

So Mod: "Linda's nod to her Twiggy moments in the Mod 1960w and her simultaneous infatuation with Brigitte Bardot. So Mod is a nude yet rosy pink that evokes another look with the same impact as the other shades but in a very different way: Linda knows the power of a change up and So MOD was invented for those moments."

Winks: "A shockingly hot pink named after Winky, Linda's constant companion– her adorable and charming silver grey poodle. Optically exciting, winks2 is a showstopper and a very alive and striking shade.”

Tough Tomato: "A fabulous bright orange red makes most skin tones come to life. Tough Tomato emanated confidence and glamour and is one of Linda's favorite go-to colors."

Billie On The Bike: "Inspired by Linda's mother Beatrice, aka "billie2," this violet berry is the shade she wore to ride her bicycle, work in the garden or do just about everything! She was forever glamorous!" This universal shade can be worn in one layer for a sheer stain of color or multi-layered for a darker, more statement mouth."

Red Hedy: This is a classic Hollywood red named in honor of Hedy Lamar, whom Linda has always found to be completely compelling for her surprising double careers as an accomplished film star in the 1930s and '40s, and as an inventor of technology that helped defeat the Axis power's gaming of Allied radio communications during World War II. Brains and Beauty! Beauty and Brains!"
Key Ingredients:
• Jasmine & Neroli Olio Lusso blend, the purest luxury oils available
• Rose Flower and Lavender Flower Wax
• Vitamins C and E for nourishing and healing delicate lips
• Apricot, Argan and Meadowflower seed oils
Left to Right: So Mod, Winks, Tough Tomato, Billie On The Bike and Red Hedy

$38.00 for 0.14 oz. from Rodin Olio LussoNordstromBarneys New Yorkb-glowingNet-A-Porter and Beauty Habit
According to Linda Rodin,

I feel a bit naked without lipstick. My mother never left the house without it. She’d be putting on lipstick in her nightgown and coat driving us to school at eight in the morning! She made me aware of the beauty of lipstick at a young age. I personally curated every aspect of this collection from the lipsticks’ brilliant, richly pigmented colors, to their creamy soft matte texture, to the chicly modern, clear square case. Naturally, they are infused with my luxury oils, the cornerstone of RODIN.
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipstick in So Mod is a stunning pink nude that is Linda Rodin's chic nod to the iconic mod 1960s of Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot. 
This gorgeous lipstick, which is infused with Olio Lusso, boasts an ultra creamy texture, stunning pigmentation, and a dries down to a soft matte finish with dimension. Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipsticks glide across the lips effortlessly, deposit color evenly, melt into your lips perfectly, and they neither bleed, nor do they settle into lip lines. RODIN Olio Lusso Luxury Lipsticks are long-wearing, very comfortable on the lips, have the perfect amount of cushion, and aren't in the least bit drying. In fact, the blend of 11 oils, that are used in Olio Lusso, provide luscious hydration and nourishment. There is no discernible taste or fragrance, and therefore this lipstick formula should pose no problem for those among you with a sensitivity or aversion to fragrant lipsticks.
The chic clear packaging echoes Linda's love of vintage Lucite.
I have always loved lip glosses, but I really prefer them to be lightweight, non-sticky and beautifully shiny. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that I absolutely adore the Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté formula, and among my favorite, most-used shades are: 2 Or Saharienne, 19 Rose Orfèvre and 20 Nude Carat. All three of the shades that I selected are more sheer-leaning glosses that do impart a lovely wash of color. They can be worn alone, or top your favorite lip liners and lipsticks.

2 Or Saharienne is a dusty rose with golden shimmer
19 Rose Orfèvre is a warm pink with golden shimmer
20 Nude Carat is a golden peachy nude with golden shimmer

The Gloss Volupté formula is very lightweight and comfortable on the lips, it boasts the perfect amount of cushion, but it is able to cling to the lips without the least bit of stickiness. Furthermore, it boasts a gorgeous shine that is punctuated by a luminous shimmer that is tastefully done, rather than overdone. I get several hours of wear out of a single application, and find that the novel shaped applicator lends itself to easy application. The pointed tip is perfect for lining the lips, while the wider area fills in the lips effortlessly. It should be noted, however, that the Gloss Volupté formula has the distinct fruity scent and taste for which YSL is known. I do find that the taste fades fairly quickly, but if you are sensitive to fragrance, then you should go smell them before making the purchase.
According to YSL,

Yves Saint Laurent premieres the first light weight non-sticky lip gloss. A precious liquid, light yet intensely glossy, its ethereal texture is a celebration of pleasure that invites indulgence. In a breath of life, lips are filled with a reflective and radiant color. The unique patented applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise application.

Tips: Apply the Golden top coat to add a dazzle of glitter, Pure top coat  for intense shine, or the Smoking top coat for a day to night look. The unique patented applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise application. Gloss Volupte is available in 23 irresistible Shades.
Top to Bottom: 2 Or Saharienne, 19 Rose Orfèvre and 20 Nude Carat
Top to Bottom: 20 Nude Carat, 19 Rose Orfèvre and 2 Or Saharienne
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythriyl Tetraisostearate, Tridecyl Trimelliatate, Dddsistearyl Malate, Vp/Hexadecane Copolymer, Thihydroxystearin, Hydroxystearic Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Caluim Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Silicate, Fragrance. May Contain: (+/-) Mica, Ci77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci77492, Ci77499/Iron Oxides, Ci45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci15850/Red 7, Ci15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci15850/Red 6, Ci19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci75470/Carmine, Ci42090/Blue 1 Lake.
Overall Assessment: These are my most reached for lipsticks and lip glosses this summer, what are yours?

Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipstick $38.00 for 0.14 oz. from Rodin Olio LussoNordstromBarneys New Yorkb-glowingNet-A-Porter and Beauty Habit

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté $32.00 each for 0.20 oz. from YSLBarneys New YorkNordstromSephoraNeiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanBloomingdale'sSelfridge'sBlue Mercury and Saks Fifth Avenue (Affiliate Links).

Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Your lippie colour selections are impeccable, as ever. I see so many I'd be happy to wear.

    1. Thanks, Erika! And happy you would be– the formula is lovely!

  2. The Rodin lipsticks are simply gorgeous! So Mod, Winks and Tough Tomato are must haves for me! The shade names are so cute too!

    1. They really are, Cindy! So Mod is my all-time favorite, but they are all stunning!

  3. Such stunners. So Mod is a shade I'd love too. I never thought that Rodin lipsticks were in my future but that shade is changing my mind.

    1. You need So Mod, Marcia! It is as though it was made for you and me!

  4. OMG, I adore the Rodin Olio Lussa Luxury Lipsticks, every single one of them! True summer lippie colors xoxo

    1. Aren't they absolutely gorgeous?! I think that you would really love wearing them!

  5. Wow, I adore the fully-transparent packaging of those Rodin lipsticks!

  6. I haven't tried anything from Rodin, they all look lovely

    1. They really are lovely, Kath! I think that you would really love the formula as well.

  7. Such perfect shades! There is just something about a pinky-nude I can't resist.

    1. Aren't they lovely?! Pinky-nudes are my very favorite!

  8. Those YSL glosses are ADDICTING! They are one of my faves!


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