Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Those Lips…Those Eyes: Flirt! (review)

Besides the opening (mentioned below); Atlanta is also home to my best friend from high school (I've known her since I was twelve). Besides being my friend, Kim has been and still is one of the savviest bargain hunters ever. She's also extremely stylish and unbelievably picky (um, I mean discerning…sorry Kim). Her house looks amazing. She looks amazing. But she doesn't spend amazing amounts of money.

One of her absolute favorite go-to places is Kohl's. I'd never been, so when I visited her in Atlanta, she took me and I was amazed at the deals. Amazed. We looked at everything. Of course, I made sure to take a nice long look in the beauty aisle and was really impressed. Since then, I've gotten a chance to try out some shadows and glosses from one of the beauty brands, Flirt! Cosmetics.

Plushious Liquid Velvet Lipcolor

Blurb: A liquid lipcolor that applies like a gloss but covers like a lipstick for incredible color intensity with a shellac shine finish.

This gloss comes in 22 shades ranging from sheer to highly pigmented. I love the little bag-friendly tubes and the very high shine. "La-La Land" looked at first like it would be too bright for me. It’s a shimmery coral that looked almost fluorescent in the bottle. But when I tried it, it was actually a soft, fresh coral that looked bright without being harsh. "Nude Kiss" is exactly what it sounds like - a sweet, pale neutral that can be used by itself for a natural shine or layered over a deeper color. “Sexy” is a more pigmented shade. It’s a warm flattering plum that stands out a little without being overpowering.

Eyes Rock Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes (limited edition)

Blurb: To swoon for: color that's soft, yet there. Go ahead, obsess.

More great packaging (very bag worthy). A tidy little rectangle when closed. But it slides open to reveal a convenient mirror, shadows and brush. Each palette has a really complete look with four excellent colors that work well together or separately. These were great quality shadows with excellent staying power.

"Poppin Peach" - Four neutrals: a pale champage, a pale peach, gorgeous bronze and matte brown.

"Boombox Bronze" – My favorite: sophisticated and subtle metallic shades. A pale gold, a darker gold, a deep bronze and a gorgeous dark copper. All of these colors looked great by themselves and worked together flawlessly.

"Rockin’ Purple" - Pretty and feminine without being overly cute. A super pale pink, a darker pink, a shimmery plum and a deeper plum. Enough color to pop, but something you could still pull off for daytime.

Besides being excellent values, these products performed really well, had great packaging and an impressive color selection. You can buy them at the Kohl's Website or in Kohl's stores. If you buy online right now, you also get a free sample of Vitamin C Power Brightening Cream SPF 25 with any American Beauty, FLIRT!, good skin™ or grassroots™ purchase. Use the store locator if you want to browse and sample in person.

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