Battle of the Brands: Lip Stains: YSL vs Dior

Hello beautiful people!

Have you ever found yourself unable to decide between similar products from different brands? This new series- Battle of the Brands – is here to help.

For my first installment, I am bringing to the ring, two brands in a category that I am OBSESSED with for Spring/Summer: Lip Stains. The two that I have been wearing most recently are the Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain & the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo.

Let’s start with YSL:

Here are the key specs from sephora.com:

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

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“What it is:

A lightweight lip stain with a revolutionary formula for ultra-matte, high impact color and a lightweight, naked-lip feel.”

  • Lightweight
  • Non-drying
  • Up to 8 hours of wear
  • Tattoo-like color
  • Applicator allows for precision outlining & filling in

After months of wearing this product I can definitely say…

To read the rest of this brand battle, check out the full post over on Everyday Royal

Sephora Spring 2018 VIB Sale Haul

Hello beautiful people!

It has finally begun! Yesterday marked the start of the Sephora Spring VIB Sale open to all VIBs!

For all the not makeup obsessed out there, twice per year, Sephora holds a sale on ALL of their products: hair, makeup, skincare, fragrance. Everything. Since Sephora only carries higher end brands, this means that you get major savings on some of the most expensive beauty items.

In the Spring, the sale is 15% off across the board over 2 weekends. The first weekend (which started last week, 4/13) is only for Rouge VIB members—VIB members who have spent at least $1000 in the past year. AKA-the obsessed. The second weekend allows all other VIB members (Rouge included) to get in on the savings.

Since I am one of the truly obsessed, I spent DAYS pouring over my “loves” list and looking at all the new products. By the time the sale opened last Friday morning all I had to do was hit “Checkout.” However, turns out, that I wanted to give myself one more week to MAKE SURE that I had gotten everything that I wanted— #YOLO. Long story short, after another week of going to my local stores & testing even more products, I ended up going back this morning to pick up a few additional items.

So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your own shopping list to get in on the action before the sale ends on Monday, here are some of the items that I purchased. I have organized it by use, so feel free to skip around to what interests you. (Also, please note that I have combo-oily skin. So, my purchases reflect my skin type & concerns.)

Once I have received & had a chance to test out all of my products, I will definitely give a haul review.

Haircare

BRIOGEO, Roscarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray, reg. $20

Skincare

BOSCIA, Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser, reg. $20

DRUNK ELEPHANT, C-Firma Day Serum, reg. $80

HERBIVORE, Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, reg. $39…

….To see the rest of my huge haul list, including some gift ideas for Mother’s Day AND Father’s Day, head over to Everyday Royal

Guide to Shopping the Sephora Spring VIB Sale

It’s here guys! The Sephora VIB Sale is upon us.

Even for a well-seasoned shopper like myself, this sale can have my head spinning with all the beauty-buy possibilities.  Shopping from my loves list doesn’t help, because that is a mile long. So, how does one manage to make the most of this semi-annual sale without also going bankrupt? Well, take a deep breath and check out my list of tips for shopping without regrets.

1. Limited edition items

These sales are the perfect time to grab some of the limited edition items, such as seasonal eye shadow palettes or collaborations. Once these items are gone, they just are. Everyone else will be using this time to grab these kinds of items. So, don’t be left out in the cold wishing for a product that will never be available again.

2. Makeup collection staples

All of the products…Continue reading here

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