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A Luxurious Look For Fall by Kjaer Weis

Don’t miss the gift with purchase today only mentioned below!

Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Pretty Purple, Cream Blush in Abundance, Lipstick in KW Red

When I think about fall hues for makeup looks, I’m always drawn towards richer, lush shades. (And brands.) Let me tell ya, if you love luxury and clean beauty, Kjaer Weis is your best bet. I mean, for the love of all things luxurious, will you look at the packaging?

(If you haven’t actually held a Kjaer Weis compact in your hand, you are in for a treat. Heavy and gorgeous, like little pieces of artwork.)

I have used several of the Kjaer Weis eyeshadows and cream blushes for a few years, but the brand recently debuted a line of lipsticks, of which I’ve fallen hard. Specifically, the shade KW Red, which I’m absolutely obsessed with.

Now you folks know I’m a red lip aficionado, right? I’ve tried them all, and I have to say that this particular lipstick has shot to the top of my list. In fact, I just returned from a weekend trip to New York City, where I wore the lipstick every day and received many, many compliments.

This formulation is a true matte. And what I mean by that is you need to work the lipstick into your lips. This formulation is not a one-swipe affair, as it’s activated by the warmth in your lips. It doesn’t apply super creamy and moist, so if you are looking for that instant gratification/one swipe color, I would pass on this one. It is definitely a velvety finish, yet my lips never feel dry throughout the day. I personally love it because once it’s on, it’s on.

So. If you want a gorgeous shade that stays put all day with very minimal transfer, I cannot recommend this one enough. I could go for hours and hours eating and drinking without this guy budging. And like I said, it’s a true matte. So unbelievably gorgeous, you guys. It is The One for me.

Okay, okay, enough about the lipstick. I tried two other new shades for fall – the eyeshadow in Pretty Purple and the cream blush in Abundance. I adore these two colors – so perfect for cooler weather. The Pretty Purple shade is great for bringing out golden tones in the eyes (brown, hazel, and green-eyed ladies, this one’s for you.) It gives so much depth to the eye without looking too purple.

Abundance blush is a plummy taupe with an iridescent finish. “A rich color that gives cheeks a modern glow.” And I have to agree. This is a shade that I would not usually go for, as I’m almost always drawn to pops of pink and cooler-toned blushes. This shade gives such a warm glow to the skin. On me (see above), it doesn’t pull plum on me, but actually a beautiful bronze. Loving this color.

You can check out the Kjaer Weis line and all of the beautiful shades at Citrine. And remember, 10% off your purchase by using the code whoorl10. (And psst, today only! Make a Kjaer Weis purchase of $125 or more, you will receive a mascara refill and deluxe sample of the Beautiful Oil. Holla!)

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Odds and Ends

1. I posted this to my FB page a week ago, but it’s good enough for Odds and Ends, methinks. (He still is cute, right?)

2. THIS. I need to get to know this 3rd grader. I’m a knowledgeable rich pie too. #fistbump

3. Dude. I knew this was the truth. Do not enjoy sleeping in unfamiliar places.

4. Best soccer mom text thread EVER. The trolling was perfection.

5. Sometimes the food hacks go a little too far, and the Food Network got roasted for it.

6. This is so awesome. Forget the Kardashians…these librarians killed it.

7. This relaxing tea better fucking work is all I’m sayin’.

8. Okay. Who has tried these magnetic eyelash things?? I’m not buying it.

9. I can’t believe I’m going to talk about the holidays, but yeah, it’s almost time. Perfect clean, little trio for gloss lovers.

10. Best rain/mushy weather boot alert. (I’ve grown tired of wearing my Wellies and these fit the bill!)

11. This guy wins my undying appreciation. Chart-making is my fave, and he is hilariously spot on.

12. On this week’s Selfie podcast, a great interview on the art of detachment, but not before Kristen and I take it waayyyy too far in regards to our pubic hair management. #tmi

Happy weekend!

image credit: landon metz

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Have You Tried Axiology Lipsticks?

I’ve got a steal for you guys happening right now. Have you heard of Axiology lipsticks? Made with just 10 organic and wildcrafted ingredients, each lip product in the Axiology line provides earth-based pigments and long-lasting hydration. The secret to the lip stains’ staying power is avocado butter and candelilla wax, a vegan alternative to beeswax, and each lipstick is encased in a chic, gold vessel.

This month, the Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery includes three full-sized lipsticks and/or lip crayons for $45. (Normally would retail for $86, so once again, Beauty Heroes is serving up quite a steal.)

You can choose between three boxes, Bright, Daring, or Natural. (You can see the color choices here.)

I, of course, chose Daring. I mean, did you even have to ask?

top to bottom: Valor Matte Lip Crayon, Worth Matte Lipstick, Infinite Sheer Balm Lipstick

Matte Lip Crayon in Valor

Matte Lipstick in Worth

Sheer Balm Lipstick in Infinite

My thoughts? These colors would look good on many skin tones. (I honestly think my very cool skin tone is the hardest match for warm colors, but the shades didn’t look too off on me.) I almost always go for blue or neutral-based reds and pinks, so these shades were a new frontier for me, and I’m glad I gave them a try! In general, from my experience, Axiology lipsticks run warm and brown, so if you gravitate towards those tones, you are going to love these.

And you know what? For those of you who might be scared off by the “daring” name, never fear…they are wearable. (Especially Infinite, which is really sheer.) The darkest (and not surprisingly my favorite) is Valor, and I would say the most “daring” is Worth, which is orange orange orange on me.

Of course, there are also the Bright and Natural discovery boxes, so you are covered on all fronts. Check out all the shades here, and as always, leave any questions for me in the comments!