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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Trend Alert – Cleansing Balms

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Cleansing Balms – This is one category that has exploded, which, I’m glad to see it! I consider the cleansing balm like a better-for-your-skin cold cream. What started with this from Cailyn Cosmetics, went to this face-off of the one from Clinique and Cailyn to now with Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm ($38/2.82oz @ itcosmetics.com, qvc.com) from IT COSMETICS and Nourishing Cleansing Balm ($20/3.04oz @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) from PIXI BEAUTY’s Skintreats line.

These balms are superior at taking the whole day off, makeup and all, in a gentle and quick way.

Are you interested in trying a balm to take off your makeup at the end of the day? Do tell in the comments!

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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Get Your Superhero on with It Cosmetics

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Mine came in this cute pouch with pins on it!


I’m not sure how I feel about shimmery/glittery eye shadows these days. I’ve been so all about mattes that I almost forgot they existed! So when the new IT COSMETICS ‘Superhero’ Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette ($42 @ ulta.com) was sent my way by their PR team, I thought, “ok, time to move out of the mattes!”

This uniquely shaped palette is quite fun in the packaging department and serious about the product inside. Each superhero-inspired shade was developed with plastic surgeons (not sure which one/s) and infuses anti-aging properties inside. Hmmm, not sure if I’m applying enough of it on my lids to reap that benefit, am I? Well it sounds fancy.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get Matte with IT Cosmetics

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I don’t think you could get a shimmery eye shadow on my lids right now if you tried. Well, if you held me down perhaps but I’m just not feeling them these days, along with lip gloss.

That’s why the IT COSMETICS Naturally Pretty Essentials ($28 @ itcosmetics.com and qvc.com) eye shadow palette is so up my alley; it’s all mattes all the time and one radiatingly gorg highlighter.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Beauty Favorites

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As we come to the close of April, I’ve been frantically testing out products I think are worthy of getting the favorite of the month tag. Here are a few I recommend. 

1. FRESH Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 ($25 @ fresh.com, sephora.com) – Since it’s in a stick form, you can slide it in your purse and never worry about spillage. Now there’s no excuse for not wearing SPF, right?

2. IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe You Sculpted! #18 Contour & Highlight Brush ($34.50 @ itcosmetics.com) - So why don’t I have a brush like this in my collection? I didn’t realize how much I needed one in this shape until I saw this one! Isn’t that always the case? Love this one for (trying) to sculpt my cheeks and to brush under the jaw line. 

3. KISS USA Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in Red Mangrove ($2.99 @ kissusa.com) – Wait, did you even know this brand made anything beside lashes and fake nails? I didn’t! I saw a few YouTube videos raving about their matte lipsticks so I had to try them and they are really all that. If you like a little moisture with your matte lippies then these are for you and how about that price?? I picked mine up at my local beauty supply store.

4. BENEFIT COSMETICS Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter ($26 @ benefitcosmetics.com) – This is such a nice matte pinky nude highlighter that can be use anywhere on the face. Lately it’s been ruling the tops of my cheeks.

5. CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50 @ clinique.com and sephora.com) – I’ve never needed an eye cream more than in the last few months for some reason. #aging. This one is light on the skin and on the purse strings. It hydrates, depuffs and really seems to wake me up.

6. ELIE SAAB ‘Le Parfum Rose Couture’ Eau de Toilette ($80/1.6oz, $108/3oz only @ nordstrom.com) – Anything rose always welcomes springtime for me and I’ve worn this one non-stop since I got it. Orange flower, jasmine, rose nectar, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, mandarin tree blossom, gardenia and warm honey rose. Every note says feminine.

7. TARTE COSMETICS Rainforest of the Sea Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette ($45 @ tartecosmetics.comsephora.com) – You don’t need to suffer from any kind of discolorations on your skin anymore! Color-correcting is all the rage for a reason. It works! This one has 6 creams shades to get your skin on point.

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

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

IT Cosmetics Gives You Brow Power!

One of my all-time favorite brow liners is now in a super skinny casing. IT COSMETICS Brow Power Super Skinny ($24 @ qvc.com) and I believe it’s replacing their YBBB Your Brows But Better. This original liner was a universal shade in that the harder you pushed while applying, the darker the color would appear. What they’ve done here is created a pencil for each hair color: Auburn, Blonde, Dark Brown, Grey, Medium Brown, Warm Blonde.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

5 February Faves + 1

These were my favorite beauty products for February! See any you’ll be trying?

From L to R:

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EYLURE Brow Crayon in Nº 20:Mid Brown $8.99 @ ulta.com.

L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Continual Crimson $12.99 @ drugstore.com.

IT COSMETICS Hello Lashes Extensions $24 @ itcosmetics.com.

NUDESTIX Lip & Cheek Pencil in Flesh/Soul $24 @ sephora.com.

BOBBI BROWN Brightening Brick in Coral $46 @ bobbibrown.com and nordstrom.com.

ULTA Oval Blending Sponge $2.49 @ ulta.com

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

Friday, December 05, 2014

Is IT My Hall of Fame Brow Product?

It seems like every makeup photo I see on Instagram tags Anastasia’s DipBrow in the list of products used. It’s definitely reach cult status in the short time it’s been out, I wasn’t completely blown away by it in the handful of times I’ve used it. So in my quest to find my Hall of Fame brow liner, I bring you IT COSMETICS’s new Build-A-Brow 24hr Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain ($26.36 @ qvc.com).

Did it end my quest? Click after the jump to find out!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Laura Mercier VS IT Cosmetics – Who Wins?

It's a foundation showdown between Laura Mercier and IT Cosmetics! Two that seem to be very similar but one may have something a little extra, so who will take it? See the details on each below!

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First up -- 

LAURA MERCIER Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide ($48/1oz @ sephora.com and lauramercier.com)

What It Is: A 12-hour wear, oil-free foundation that blurs the appearance of imperfections for a smoother-looking complexion. What it does:Laura Mercier’s lightweight foundation leaves skin with a natural-looking matte finish. It works on all skin types, visibly evening skintone and minimizing the appearance of pores. Infused with Hydro-Brilliant Technology, featuring reflective waters and natural silica that create brilliant color-true shades, it is humidity-proof, sweat-proof, and water-resistant for longer, carefree wear. Available in 24 shades. 

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Makeup Brushes You Need to Know About

Do yourself a favor this week and give your makeup brushes the once over. Do you have the ones you need? Do you like them? Are there ones you need to toss? If you need to pick up some new ones, I recommend giving the new Heavenly Luxe Brushes that just came out from IT COSMETICS a visit.

Made from synthetic hair, the brand really seems to have looked at what kind of brushes we women need or what’s missing in the market place. Here are my favorites from the collection:

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1. Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush ($24) – this is a great one for the purse as it comes in its own case. One side is fluff for buffing color on lids and the other can also be used for shadows but as the name states, also concealer under the eyes (they could have done better with the cap on this side though. It catches some of the bristles and bends them when I put it on).

2. Mega Fan Brush ($48) – for applying bronzer under the jaw or for using powders. Still getting used to wielding this one!

3. Wand Ball Powder Brush ($48) – this one’s fibers measure 2” long at their longest and is so soft! You’ll get a nice application of face powder with this one.

4. Pointed Precision Complexion Brush ($38) – get into any creases and harder to reach areas like around the nose with this pointed baby.

5. Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush ($48) – I can’t resist a flat-top brush as I feel like I have the most control with one.

6. No Tug Dual Eyeshadow Brush ($24) – the longer bristled-side will become your go to eye shadow brush! It’s the perfect size and everything. The shorter side is great for smudging.

7. Tightliner 10-in-1 Dual-Ended Brush ($24) – one side is an angled brush to help get color in between lashes and the other side is for lining the water line with color.

8. Jumbo Powder Brush ($58) – they say the bigger the brush, the closer to … ok, wait, that’s heels, but if you like a big luxurious brush, this is your answer.

So tell me, now that you’ve looked at your brushes, will you be picking any of these up?

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

5 Favorite … Face Contouring/Sculpting Palettes

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1. MOTIVES Mavens Sculpt Series
- $35 @ motivescosmetics.com

2. IT COSMETICS My Sculpted Face Contouring Palette - $38 @ nordstrom.com

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit - $48 @ sephora.com

4. REVLON PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette - $12.99 @ amazon.com

5. ANASTASTIA BEVERLY HILLS Contour Kit - $40 @ macys.com

 

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