Top Ten Summer Lips

Top Ten Summer lips

Top Ten Summer lips

Top Ten Tuesday has chosen summer lip products and this was so hard to do. How do I pick out 10 (or in my case 11) lip products out of dozens in my collection? I decided to choose the ones I reach for the most even if a few are really new. My palette of shades consists of nude, pink and peach. Nothing too dark, nothing too bright for me.

Top Ten summer lipsticks

Top Ten summer lipsticks

LIPSTICK CHOICES:

1. URBAN DECAY REVOLUTION LIPSTICK in NATIVE – pale pink

2. URBAN DECAY REVOLUTION LIPSTICK in NAKED – nude pink

3. MARC JACOBS NEW NUDES SHEER LIP GEL in HAVE WE MET? – shimmering warm pink

4. SURRATT BEAUTY LIPSLICK in FEE SOIE – a glistening sugar pink

Urban Decay x2, Marc Jacobs, Surratt Beauty

Urban Decay x2, Marc Jacobs, Surratt Beauty

Urban Decay Native and Naked

Urban Decay Native and Naked

UD Native, UD Naked, Marc Jacobs Have We Met, Surratt Fee Soie

UD Native, UD Naked, Marc Jacobs Have We Met, Surratt Fee Soie

5.  DIOR ADDICT LIPSTICK in CHARMANTE – soft coral

6.  BARE MINERALS MODERN POP MARVELOUS MOXIE LIPSTICK in DREAM BIG* – nude peach

7.  CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in PENELOPE PINK – pink brown nude

Dior, bareMinerals, Charlotte Tilbury

Dior, bareMinerals, Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink, bareMinerals Dream Big, Dior Addict Charmante

Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink, bareMinerals Dream Big, Dior Addict Charmante

LIPGLOSS CHOICES:

8.  DIOR ADDICT FLUID STICK in KISS ME 389 – bright pink

9.  IT COSMETICS VITALITY BUTTER GLOSS in PRETTY IN PINK* – pink mauve

10. BEAUTY ADDICTS LIP ADDICTION LIP GLOSS in PLAYMATE* – irridescent shade to brighten any lipstick

11.  PIXI BEAUTY LIP LIFT in ICE* -clear lip plumper

Beauty Addicts, Pixi Beauty, IT Cosmetics , Dior Fluid Stick

Beauty Addicts, Pixi Beauty, IT Cosmetics , Dior Fluid Stick

Beauty Addicts Playmate, Pixi Beauty LipLift Ice, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Pink, Dior Fluid Stick Kiss Me

Beauty Addicts Playmate, Pixi Beauty LipLift Ice, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Pink, Dior Fluid Stick Kiss Me

Beauty Addicts Playmate, Pixi Beauty LipLift Ice, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Pink, Dior Fluid Stick Kiss Me

Beauty Addicts Playmate, Pixi Beauty LipLift Ice, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Pink, Dior Fluid Stick Kiss Me

These are the lip choices that will get me through until I’m tempted by more which I surely will be. What lipsticks and glosses are your favorites for summer? Any shades that I “need”? Join the fun by seeing what the other Top Ten bloggers have chosen.  — Marcia

*indicates sent for editorial consideration, rest were purchases

 

Beauty Addicts celebrates the BIZ Anniversary with a giveaway

As we come to the end of Beauty Info Zone’s Anniversary giveaways I’ve saved one of the best for our last cosmetic event. We love Beauty Addicts products and have reviewed many so that you can learn about this independent brand. The best news is that they’ve offered to have a giveaway for 2 Beauty Info Zone subscribers. Two of you are going to be doing somersaults if I’m able to email you that Rafflecopter chose you as a winner.

The two prizes are

1st Giveaway: Motivate Solution Eyes, Motivate Glimmer Sheer, & Lipstick/Lipgloss of choice

2nd Giveaway: Express Solution Eyes, Express Glimmer Sheer & Lipstick/Lipgloss of choice

Now let’s learn about these so you can decide which amazing set you want to win.

I reviewed Motivate SolutionEYES with all its purple goodness last summer. It’s a beautiful subtle palette so you don’t have to worry about being stared at for wild & crazy colors, just for your beauty being brought forth.

Motivate SolutionEYES by Beauty Addicts

Motivate SolutionEYES by Beauty Addicts

Beauty Addicts Motivate SolutionEYES

Beauty Addicts Motivate SolutionEYES

Beauty Addicts divides their line into categories and this is how they’ve categorized MOTIVATE products, Motivate:  classic, edgy, evening shades. While this beautiful palette is suggested for evening, I think it’s daytime perfect too. I love the muted shades.

Lisa chose the EXPRESS palette when we received these and she has nothing but praise for it. Express colors are described as “Express:  casual, elegant, earth tones” which is perfect for what you’ll find with this beauty.

Beauty Addicts Express Solution Eyes

Beauty Addicts Express Solution Eyes

Beauty Addicts Express Solution Eyes

Beauty Addicts Express Solution Eyes

These go a step beyond the typical nude range with shades of peach, copper, brown and a creamy white. Great for work, wonderful to darken and wear out on your special evenings.

Not only will you receive an eyeshadow palette but you’ll receive the matching Glimmer Sheer. These are magical. Check out Lisa’s Beauty Addicts Glimmer Sheer review and I know you’ll agree with me. Express, a yellow/beige tinted gel with a champagne luminizer. Motivate, a pink tinted gel with a baby pink luminizer.

Motivate Glimmer Sheer

Motivate Glimmer Sheer

Express Glimmer Sheer

Express Glimmer Sheer

GLIMMERsheers swatched, left to right: Motivate, Seduce, Express, Glow

GLIMMERsheers swatched, left to right: Motivate, Seduce, Express, Glow

Last but not least which group you decide to try to win, you’ll receive a lipstick or gloss of your choice. Beauty Addicts has gone out of their way to make this a very special giveaway.

MOTIVATE LIP CHOICES:

Beauty Addicts Motivate Vintage lipstick

Beauty Addicts Motivate Vintage lipstick

Beauty Addicts Motivate Peep Show

Beauty Addicts Motivate Peep Show

Beauty Addicts Pin Up Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts Pin Up Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts Tease Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts Tease Lip Addiction gloss

EXPRESS LIP CHOICES:

Beauty Addicts Shy lipstick

Beauty Addicts Shy lipstick

Beauty Addicts Toast lipstick

Beauty Addicts Toast lipstick

Beauty Addicts St. Tropez Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts St. Tropez Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts Naked Lip Addiction gloss

Beauty Addicts Naked Lip Addiction gloss

I’ve given you a lot to think about. Right now though you only have to decide between the cool tones of Motivate and the warmer tones of Express. Not too hard since you can’t make the wrong choice. If you win you’ll be thrilled and have some quality cosmetics to help with your BEAUTY ADDICTs addiction.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION – This giveaway is being provided by Beauty Addicts and will be sent directly to the winners by the company. This is for US only. All options will be verified. The Beauty Addicts giveaway is open through 5/12/15. If comments close towards the end of the giveaway you should email me at [email protected] Label your email Beauty Addicts Giveaway and tell me your choice of Motivate or Express. Then you can continue on with other options. Lots of luck!

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Shades for a perfect nude lip

Nude lips 3The nude lip look is everywhere – it’s definitely not a trend that is going away any time soon!  I am always on the lookout for products that creat a perfect nude lip.  I have thin lips without much pigment, so I have to be careful the nude isn’t too white (makes me look like a zombie) or too brown (makes me look DOA).  Here are some products that were sent to the BIZ that together give a ton of different gorgeous nude lip looks.

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

1.  Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter ($15)  Are you surprised?  No, this doesn’t give lips a yellow cast…in fact, it doesn’t have any color at all. But this little pot is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, including Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracuja, and Acai Oils, plus Cupaucu, Murumuru, and mango butters. This is a dual functioning lip treatment that can be used as either a light exfoliator or a lip moisturizer. It leaves lips healthy and flake-free, ready for liner and gloss. It comes in two flavors:  Laranja, a juicy citrus flavor, and Acai-Acu, berry chocolate.

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

2.  beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner ($16)  beautyAddicts Lipliner is a creamy, self-sharpening liner that locks in lip color and fights off feathering. Perfect base colors are Express, an earthy terracotta, and Glow, a natural peach. If these look familiar, you probably saw they were recently featured in Lucky Magazine!

The perfect prescription for nude lips

The perfect prescription for nude lips

3.  Gabriel Cosmetics Inc.’s Shades of Nude Lip Palette ($19.95)  This beautiful lipstick palette has removable pots and an accompanying lip brush. Ingredients include jojoba seed and aloe for mega moisturization.

Nude lips shade 1

The first pot has just a light nude tint with shimmer. This is awesome in the middle of lips to give depth and to make them look more lush.

Nude lips shade 2

The second pot is a pretty matte peach.

Nude lips shade 3

The third pot is a muted rose.

Nude lips shade 4

The fourth pot is a shimmery light grape.

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

These are all amazing on their own or layered to create a whole array of beautiful nude looks. They are lipsticks, so the staying power is great.

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Yes, you can rock a nude lip, no matter how thin or thick your lips are!  Invest in Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter, beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner, and Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Lip Palette for everything you need to create a perfect nude lip.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration