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Friday, July 12, 2013

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

Like yesterday's post, I always say, if you can get buy your products around a holiday or see a group of them on sale like this next one I'm featuring, do it! The value is always worth it and you get to try a couple of products that you might not have normally bought.

Tomorrow on QVC, one of my favorite brands, IT COSMETICS, will feature a set of 6 full size products at a very reasonable price as part of their Today's Special Value tomorrow, July 13th. 

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It's called Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection and it comes with the following items and a guide to help you get the most out of them:

  • Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator (retail $24)
  • Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Lip Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi (retail $24)
  • Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer (retail $24)
  • YBBB Your Brows But Better (retails $24)
  • Dual Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation & Concealer Brush (retail $48)
  • Luxe Pointed Airbrush Complexion Brush (retail $38)

If you bought these all separately, they would add up to $182. So how much will the set be tomorrow? Get over to qvc.com starting at 12am EST to see! 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review+Swatches - Nyx Cosmetics Wonder Pencils

Nyx-Wonder-Pencil-close-upWhat can these two pencils be used for? I think the question should be, what can’t they be used for because they are so versatile. The soft light beige and medium beige pencils from NYX COSMETICS called Wonder Pencils are just that. As in, “I wonder what else I can use these for?”

Nyx-Wonder-Pencil-in-light-and-mediumCorners of eyes, cupids bow, under eyebrows, waterline, conceal a blemish or scar, lip liner and probably so many other ways I’m not thinking of right now. These are a must have staple for your makeup collection. $4.50 @ nyxcosmetics.com.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Is this the Concealer You've Been Looking for Your Whole Life?

Temptu-Pro-Concealer-WheelIt’s hard to tell what concealer shade is best for you and let’s face it, the color on our face changes throughout the year. That’s why I recommend buying a product that gives you a selection to choose from like this TEMPTU PRO Concealer Wheel ($26 @ temptu.com). This allows you to mix and match depending on your tone for the time of the year. I started using a brush with these but resigned to my fingertips in combining the colors as it’s just so much easier! The shades are really creamy but not too soft and they are easy to blend together. And remember, always apply concealers after foundation.

 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

*New Review* Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect

Dolce-&-Gabbana-The-Foundation-Perfect-Luminous-Liquid-FoundationHow hard is it to find a good foundation? I mean, what do you look for in a foundation and do you try a lot of them out or have one you use just at night vs day? I tend to nest with mine and only fluctuate between maybe one or two liquids and one kind of mineral powder.

Out this month from DOLCE & GABBANA is The Foundation Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation and Perfect Matte Concealer. Long gone are the days you have to worry about shiny skin from a foundation! Remember those days? The foundation is a soft matte that contains their own Matte Adapt Complex that self-corrects signs of imperfection with illuminating particles of light-reflecting mica. A thinking foundation?? While this technology is not new, I found that this one gave me light coverage and really didn’t look like I was wearing anything on my face; it just evened out my tone, which I think we are all always looking for with foundation. Available in 15 shades.

The Perfect Matte Concealer also contains the complex and is available in 6 shades. $59/1oz @ sephora.com.

Will you be adjusting your summer makeup?

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Makeup Helper Must Haves

Spring-Basic-Makeup-Must-HavesWhat are your go-to products for highlighting or un-highlighting areas on the face or helping it last throughout the day/night? Here are some I’ve been using and love.

To Make Eyes Pop - PIXI BEAUTY Extra Eye Bright Liner ($17 @ pixibeauty.com) – this super thin waterproof liner is meant to be worn on the water line or inner rim of the bottom lid. The pale white/pink/lavender color really brightens up any eye look.

To Highlight - ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heatwave ($40 @ esteelauder.com) -  highlight your cheeks, under the brows and even the décolletage with this new one from their Bronze Goddess Collection. Gorg.

My Go-To BB Cream - TARTE BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($34/1oz @ sephora.com) – sunscreen (check), longevity (check), slight tint (check), nourishing ingredients (check). Available in 4 shades.

Banish Under-eye Circles - ORLANE Highlight Care Brush ($40 @ orlane.com) – I’d put this one up against this cult favorite any day! If you’re going to rock the Spring look, dark circles and rough under eyes won’t cut it. Get your glow on with this one.

Hold On Eye Shadow - SENNA COSMETICS Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer ($24 @ sennacosmetics.com) – there’s nothing worse than your eye shadow sliding off your lids from the heat, so this season, vow to wear an eye shadow primer every time. This one contains antioxidants and peptides and available in three shades.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Benefit's Fakeup Hydrating Crease-Control Concealer

Benefit-Fakeup-Crease-Control-Hydrating-ConcealerThis new Fakeup Hydrating Crease-Control Concealer from BENEFIT is interesting. Not because it is a concealer but because it combines both a concealer and anti-aging/moisturizing ingredients. I guess I have just never associated the two together before as I’ve always applied them separately. Things that make you go hmmmm… Anyway,the color concealer sits inside of a hydrating ring of vitamin E and apple seed extract to help moisturize and helps fight aging.

Now I know that the area around the eye is very delicate so tugging is not recommended so this 2-in-1 is great so you’re not messing with the area to much. I’ve used it about 4 times now and got about 5 hours of wear before it started fading and it didn’t cake or crease during this time. And like those good foundations, this one uses that special light diffusing technology. Available in 3 shades. $24/3.5g @ benefitcosmetics.com.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Let's ALL Get Red Carpet Ready With Benefit Cosmetics

We’re in full-on award show season and even if you can’t live like a star, you can primp like a star, with BENEFIT COSMETICS’s Primping with the Stars All-Time Greatest “Fake-It’s” Kit.

This one includes the following:

  • .08 oz Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers and Eyeshadows
  • .12 oz Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation in Medium
  • .13 oz Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
  • .25 oz The Porefessional Pro Balm
  • .25 oz Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face
  • .1 oz They're Real! Beyond Mascara in Black

I can’t rave about these kinds of kits enough as they let you try quite a few of the different products (deluxe sample sizes) for a super reasonable price. And let's face it, how often do you actually use up a full size product? This one is just $32 @ sephora.com.

And be sure to investigate their other kits under this moniker: Do the Bright Thing and The Bronze of Champions.

Benefit-Cosmetics-Pimping-With-the-StarsAnd know that these sets also make great Birthday gifts! I had three parties this week alone. Lots of January babies for some reason.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A More Tinted Tint from Votre Vu

Votre-Vu-Love-Me-Deux-I admit that I like a little more coverage than the average tinted face moisturizer offers and I think I found it with VOTRE VU’s Love Me Deux Nourishing Moisture Tint & Concealer, from the French Accents line. The packaging is reminiscent of this one, which is muy convenient for toting it around. I mean, how many of us actually carry a concealer with us at all times? Lipstick? Yes. Face Powder? Yes. But concealer? Mmmm, not really, so when you’re giving your face the once over with the powder, dab a little concealer that’s in the cap, under your eyes for an instant perk-me-up. And the Tint has some great ingredients in it like jojoba oils, aloe vera, and honeysuckle extract as well as vitamin E and pure minerals and botanicals in the Concealer. Available in 6 shade duos for $43/25ml Tint, 1ml Concealer @ votrevu.com.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Face Corrector Pick - Benefit Perk Up Artist

Benefit-Cosmetics-Perk-Up-ArtistLoving BENEFIT’s new Perk Up Artist – Custom Complexion Correctors. It’s three products in one compact – Correct for any discoloration with this yellow neutralizer, Cover for dark circles and blemishes and Brighten for pink perk up like around eyes.

And I love the handy duo brush and instructions that come with it, the latter showing how to get the most out of each shade.

But tell me Benefit, who is the dude on the front of the box and compact? Is the model this famous drummer? $30 @ benefitcosmetics.com.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Cover It While You Heal It With CoverAid

CoverAid-Therapeutic-Concealer-for-AcneHow many times have you woken up to a nice sized red blemish that you wish would just disappear? I know you can cover it up with makeup but I’m always wary as concealer could make it worst. Thankfully COVERAID has you well, covered! Their CoverAid Therapeutic Concealer for Acne contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, which is the same strength found in popular brands like Clearasil, and comes in three shades – Light, Medium and Dark.

The tip at the end is a unique pencil point/frosting tip applicator and while the Medium shade I tried helped conceal the blemish while it healed, know that formula is not highly pigmented like you’d find in a regular concealer. I’d call this one more of a tinted acne fighter. $19.99/14g @ coveraidtherapy.com.

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