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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What I'm Loving Right ... Now, The Makeup Edition

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From L to R clockwise:

Matte Lippie Love - CAILYN COSMETICS Extreme Matte Tint in #3 Illusionist - $19 @ cailyncosmetics.com – matte lippies are my thing right now, what can I say and this rosy nude goes great with everything.

Shadow Love - DOLCE & GABBANA Perfect Mono Cream Eye Color - $36 @ dolcegabbana.com and nordstrom.com – this is the first go-around in the category of cream shadow for the brand and I must say they’ve done a good job – 14 long-lasting shades with great textures and finishes like matte and pearls to choose from. Color picks: Dahlia (shown here) and Cocoa.

Hot Pink Lippie Love - SHU UEMURA Vision of Beauty – Rouge Unlimited in Fuschia - $30 @ shuuemura.com – I’m a sucker for hot pink lippies and this one from Shu, with its hybrid pigment, is a really nice surprise for fall.

Nude Gloss Love - AERIN Weekday Lip Gloss - $30 @ aerin.com – it’s not often that I reach for a lip gloss but for some reason, a true nude lippie makes your look, well, look the most polished. And this nude gives color! Nothing worse than a nude that skimps on the pigment.  

Primer Love - COVER FX Calming Primer - $38/1oz @ coverfx.com – if your skin is sensitive or you have Rosacea, this face primer was made just for you. The Endothelyol inside relieves redness and they’ve also included St. John’s Wort inside to handle inflammation.

Face Illuminator Love - MIRABELLA Faerie Sparkle Swirling Pearl Brilliant - $40 @ mirabellabeauty.com – holiday parties are upon us, so why not add a touch of pearly glow to your cheeks and décolletage? This mineral-based highlighter is one of the better quality ones I’ve seen in some time.  

Monday, October 06, 2014

What I’m Loving Right … Now!

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From L to R clockwise:

Nail Love - CUCCIO Colour Nail Lacquer in Java Va Voom and Cream & Sugar from the Café Cuccio Winter Colour Collection - $8.50 @ hbbeautybar.com - a really great quality nude is seasonless and this Java Va Voom one is the perfect shade of coffee with 2 creams in it and when you need a little extra zhoosh on tips or toes, Cream & Sugar is a darker nude with tiny flecks of multi-colored sparkle.

Cheek Love - BENEFIT Majorette - $28 @ benefitcosmetics.com and macys.com – and blush that gives you that sexy flush is never out(it) of season and this pinky-peach, cream-to-powder one will give you an instant boost. Wear it alone of under other blushes. And I love the slight tangerine scent to it!

Primer Love - NYX 'Honey Dew Me Up' Primer - $17 @ ulta.com – it’s certainly no secret that I love honey and seek products out that contain it, this one that uses it in a primer surprised me. First it’s in the gel form and it has tiny gold flecks that help with overall radiance. Ok I guess! What really impressed me is the way it felt while applying it and after applying it. Unlike most face primers, this one didn’t instantly disappear into my skin and actually did make it feel a tad dewy until it set. My skin really felt soft, smoothed out and “prepped” for the next step, which is an overall first. Big recommendation.  

Face Love - PACIFICA ‘Perfect Lotus’ Universal Powder - $16 @ pacificabeauty.com and beauty.com – this buildable pressed mineral powder really brightened up my complexion and I was really surprised how universal the Light shade was! It blended in nicely and didn’t sit on top of any lines in my face.

Fragrance Love - CARVEN L’eau de Toilette - $79/1.7, $104/3.3oz only @ saks.com – I’ve become quite the eau de parfum snob in that I feel I’m sort of wasting my time by choosing an eau de toilette as that scent is not as concentrated as a parfum version. Well this one may change my mind.
Aside from the lovely fresh, grassy, and totally feminine fragrance this one imparts, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it’s the more concentrated version as it certainly wears like one! This release is considered the “younger sister” of the Le Parfum that came out in 2013 as they share the same bottle design and some of the same composition like sweet pea, freesia, white hyacinth and white woods, among others, this one is considered the “sweeter,” of the two.

Zit Love - COVER FX Blemish Treatment Concealer - $38/2.5g @ coverfx.com – I’m always so hesitant to put any makeup on a blemish for fear of making it worse but thanks to CFX, they want to take that fear away. The formula contains 10% Salicylic Acid to treat and Babchi Seed Extract to increase cell renewal. Check out the other new products in the blemish treatment collection.

More Nail Love - MILANI Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Mauving Forward $3.99 @   milanicosmetics.com – I’m finding myself not quite ready to jump into the fall just yet but am inching my way towards it with this shade of purply-mauve. 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Probably the Only CC Cream You Ever Need to Try!

Are you buying in to the whole BB/CC cream madness that has cropped up in the past year+? Even though I’m not a big fan of them, I’m glad I came across this one. This is a CC (color correcting or color control cream) cream and is made for those looking to get rid of redness or sallowness and this one has some added benefits than your average CC cream.

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COVER FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 ($45/1oz @ coverfx.com and sephora.com) is tinted, as the name states, and also contains anti-aging ingredients that are released for 8 hours in a time-release fashion. Not even sure how you can get a cream to do that! This one also has a built-in primer and nice high sunscreen of SPF30.

The only negative I can find with this one is the smell. While it’s not that strong and doesn’t last long at all, I do notice a chemical smell when I’m applying it to my face. Kinda like self-tanner.

Available in 9 shades. Not sure which one you would be? Try their wicked cool shade conversion chart here

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

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Keep Your Makeup On with Cover FX and Pixi

You’re look ain’t nuthin’ if your makeup is sliding off your face! Here are two that will help keep color where it belongs.

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COVER FX Protection Primer SPF 30 ($38/1oz @ coverfx.com) – just like the name states, this one is great for daytime as it contains a SPF 30, it’s vegan and contains those light refracting elements to blur the appearance of lines.

PIXI BEAUTY Flawless & Poreless ($29/1oz @ pixibeauty.com) – if you have prominent pores then you  should try this primer. It helps smooth them out and this one is shine controlling and oil-free. Comes in only one shade – No. 1 Translucent.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Cover FX Gets Pressed with Their Mineral Foundation

Cover-FX-Pressed-Mineral-FoundationNew from the COVER FX line is their Pressed Mineral Foundation and this is only the second press mineral foundation I have ever tried, so I guess it’s hard to make a mineral foundation powder in a press form … or am I reading too much into this?!

Anyway, I just love the coverage I get from mineral foundations and a pressed formula is much more convenient to tote around than the loose version.

And is it shallow to be in love with the application sponge? Love when a company splurges in this department!

This pressed one is a medium to full coverage and is available in 24 different shades and you can find your perfect match just by knowing what your undertones are (google it) and then use that info to find your shade: P = Pink, N = Neutral and G = Golden. I think that if there is any part of beauty that is confusing, it’s the whole, “What are your undertones?” part but once you have that down, the rest is pretty easy. $35 @ sephora.com and coverfx.com.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Prevent Makeup Melt Down with CoverFX

Cover-FX-SettingFX-PowderI’ll do just about anything these days to prevent makeup meltdown/fall out/fade away, or whatever you’re calling it so I find myself always reaching for the finishing powder to seal it all in. Lately, I’ve been reaching for COVER FX’s Setting FX Translucent Setting Powder. It’s mineral-based, talc-free and oil-free and comes in Translucent and Dark. $32 @ coverfx.com.

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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cover FX BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer

I’ve come to pretty much expect some products to do double-duty and I’m adding makeup primers to that list. And this one is really doing triple-duty so it’s raising the bar! COVER FX BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer & Photo-Aging Defense ($45/1oz @ coverfx.com) is not only a primer but contains a SPF 50 - A SPF 50 PEOPLE! - as well as those properties that blur lines and pores using what they call Dermaveil. And they’ve also added Bearberry Extract to help with skin discoloration, which I think we can all use help with.

Have you jumped on the primer bandwagon yet? There’s still room, ya know!

Cover-FX-Brite-FX-PrimerDisclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.



Thursday, September 02, 2010

Cover FX Makes Choosing Easy

I really like to shop online but sometimes what you see on the monitor is not what you get so you have to get used to doing your research on just about every aspect of a product, especially color. What I really like about COVER FX’s new The Big Cover Up 3 Step Essentials ($75 @ sephora.com) s there really isn’t a way to mess it up as all you have to do is choose from four color kits. FOUR!

What it is - a complexion perfection kit and it contains 5 items to help you get it right:

  • Skinprep FX – primer and anti-aging serum
  • Cover FX – Total Coverage Cream Foundation (3 different shades)
  • Setting FX – Translucent Setting Powder
  • Their #170 Precision Foundation Brush (this normally sells for $36!)
  • How-to Instructional video

You know my love of all-in-ones when it comes to beauty and the compact that houses the cream foundations and setting powder is in one container!

The overall kit really is a novices dream come true and shop with confidence online when it comes to this product.

Cover-FX-The-Big-Cover-Up-2Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One Under, One Over With Cover FX

Cover-FX-Clear-Prep-and-Skin-Tint We’re getting into the warmer months and that means slip slidding away as in, you makeup seems to slide off when the temps rise. COVER FX Clear Prep FX ($39/1oz) to the rescue! Not only does this one mattify your skin but it contains ingredients to heal blemishes and blur skin imperfections so this is a good one for those on the oily side. Magic!


Scared of commitment? Their Skin Tint FX Moisturizing Treatment & Tint SPF 30 ($42/1oz) is a double-duty-er. The forumla evens your tone out with pearlized minerals while giving your skin nourishing ingredients and that all important SPF. Available in six shades. Both @ sephora.com.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Cover FX Gives Us A Multi-Use Brush

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It’s not often, actually, I don’t think ever, that I”ve been blown away by a makeup brush but I am by this one from COVER FX. I don’t think it is even best for what it is made for! Their Cream Foundation Brush ($38 @ sephora.com) is 7” of usefulness but I'm really like using it for applying blush and I’ve even used it a few times for mineral foundation. It’s made of natural goat hair so it’s perfect for powders.

Now correct me if I am wrong but what I always thought is that cream cosmetic products should only be applied with synthetic bristles and real hair should be applied with natural bristles. Hmmm, I’m confused but what I’m not confused about is how much I love this brush!

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