Welcoming fall with the Beauty Spotlight Team

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Thinking about trying bayalage? Check out Pammy Blogs Beauty‘s transition from full foil highlights to a much more natural bayalage color with highlights and lowlights.

Amber from daydreaming beauty has the scoop on a few new Fall beauty releases, including a gorgeous new palette from butter LONDON!

Cindy from Prime Beauty thinks the butterLONDON Beauty Clutch lives up to it’s name of Glitz and Glamour. See what you think!

Fall is here! Phyrra’s got the Makeup Geek Fall 2016 Collection to share with you. You’ll love these gorgeous colors!

Never Say Die Beauty is already thinking holiday shopping. And she’s got some fabulous small gift ideas for you from the natural, cruelty-free skincare brand, FarmHouse Fresh.

Beauty Info Zone is another blog obsessed with Farmhouse Fresh and Marcia gives you the recipe for perfection.

Pumpkin spice ALL the things with the ColourPop Terracotta Fall Edit and be ON TREND this Autumn!

Christa from Perilously Pale shares a review and swatches (including lip swatches) of the full 18 shade range of Bite Beauty Multisticks.

Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is a huge fan of high quality exfoliating cleansers that are gentle and effective, and that do not strip the skin. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Colbert MD Balance Purifying Cleanser ranks among her all-time favorite Holy Grail cleansers!

Getting the most out of your skincare is important from the inside and out! Blushing Noir is currently using these products from BeBe & Bella will get you there – and there’s a 20% off code involved!

Fall has arrived and Justina’s Gems has beautiful fall makeup for you from Jane Iredale that you don’t want to miss.

Brooke from Blushing Noir shares her IT Cosmetics favorites with a giveaway!


If you’ve ever had a hard time choosing exactly what you need to try first from IT Cosmetics then you’re in luck! Brooke from Blushing Noir has chosen her Top 5 products and even threw in a little giveaway to get your collection started (or help it grow!). Click here to check out her top picks and enter to win!

Pick just 5 products from Pixi Beauty? Ooh that’s hard.

It’s Marcia’s turn to be Queen for the Day with the Beauty Spotlight Team. We’ve each chosen a brand that we love to showcase for our readers. You’ve read Never Say Die Beauty’s Too Faced picks along with Justina’s Clinique favorites. Now that it’s my turn I’m picking Pixi Beauty because I wear something from Pixi every single day.pixi-favorites-all

Pixi Beauty is in a class of its own. It’s an independent beauty company that has reasonable mass market prices with department store quality. You can buy most of their line by going to your closest Target or by ordering online through Target.com or on Pixi’s website where you’ll find even more products from them.                                                                       press samples, personal products

Choosing just 5 was a chore since I easily could have chosen a dozen but I narrowed it down as I’m a rule follower. All of my choices are so reasonably priced that your wallet will barely weigh less after picking these up.

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi by Petra has many great palettes so why did I choose the Summer Glow palette (Palette Bronzette) when summer is coming to an end? Two reasons – 1) it’s a great quality palette with eye shades and face shades and 2) it’s being discontinued so I wanted you to get in on the fact that this $28 palette is now only $14 while it lasts. With 12 shadows and liners and 3 facial products this works all year round. “Gilded bronzes, taupes & peaches for eyes + matte bronze, golden beige highlight & pink sheen for complexion.” I have gotten more use out of this Bronzette Palette than any of my Pixi Palettes. Perfect for travel and at $14 you don’t want to miss out.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

This brow palette is my most used item from Pixi and I’ll soon be buying a backup. I’ve tried so many brow products and liked most but I love the Pixi Brow Powder palette. As you can see from this recent picture there are two shades that get tons of love while the others get used once in a while but those two shades are perfection for me. It’s hard for me to believe that this 6 color palette is only $12. My hair color changes every 3-4 weeks so it’s easy for me to vary the color of these powders. They are thick enough to stick around, they aren’t powdery meaning no fallout, and this removes easily with water which means less hair to lose. If I had to pick just one item of the 5 this Pixi Brow Powder Palette would be my keeper.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms are my newest love from Pixi Beauty. (Be sure you enter my giveaway to win them!) I’m a huge fan of cream products and almost always pick a cream blush over a powder blush. I’ve been wearing one every day since I received these. There’s one for every color wardrobe and one for every mood. If you twist my arm to ask my favorites I’d pick Watermelon Veil and Wild Rose. At $12 each you can have several for the price of one from a different brand. The Multibalms are great for an easy on the go lip color too so you’ll look coordinated. These are infused with aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil adding to my love for these.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Picking out just one lip product from the many wonderful ones that Pixi Beauty has was the hardest task of all. I love the shea butter lip balms, tinted brilliance balm crayons and Mattelustre lipsticks. But the product that gets used daily is the Nourishing Lip Polish. Another $12 product that is a 2-in-1 lip exfoliator and nourisher. Not only does it protect my dry lips but it has a circulation factor with the unique applicator. You massage the sweet nutrient rich formula onto your lips with the applicator. You’ll want one in every bathroom, your purse, and nightstand.

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Nobody ever talks about Pixi’s Nail Colours and I don’t know why. They are terrific. They are 3 free and chip resistant. There are 42 shades for only $8 each. These slim bottles last for many manicures yet take up a small amount of space in my collection. Shown above are Gilded Garnet, Amethyst Amore, Fuchsia Dew and Sweet Strawberry. I’ve found some on sale at my local Target so I’m always checking for them. Like all products from Pixi they are cruelty-free. A Pixi polish is always a fun addition to my life.

While these are my favorites they are just at the top of a long list of products I recommend from Pixi Beauty. What about you? Any favorites from Pixi? Any you know you need to add ASAP?  —  Marcia

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Beauty galore and 2 giveaways to learn about with The Beauty Spotlight Team

A stage with colorful spotlightsPhyrra has the details on the new Urban Decay Holiday 2016 collection! Which items will go on your wish list?

Justina’s Gems has been trying a lot of foundations lately and has picked out 3 that you should try this fall!

There are all kinds of beauty, and Allison from Never Say Die Beauty loves the beautiful new Gather collection of dark chocolates infused with local honey, handmade by Harbor Sweets Chocolates, to help support honeybees. In fact, she’s giving away a box on her blog to one lucky winner. Yum!

Prime Beauty has a peek at what’s new for fall with the Jane Iredale Fashion Forward Take Flight Collection!

Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Laura Mercier’s 20th Anniversary Iconics Box. Lots of awesome items inside!

Blushing Noir says when one of your favorite palettes DOUBLES in size with all-new shades you buy it. The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is an “almost” all matte must-have!

Curious about the NEW Wet N Wild $2.99 liquid lipsticks? Read how Shipra from Taneja’s Bride thinks these affordableWet N Wild Beauty Color Icon Liquid Lipsticks stand out.

15 Minute Beauty has searched high and low for a drugstore foundation to recommend, and she finally found one! Here’s her favorite drugstore foundation you must try!

The Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Beauty Bag Event is happening September 7-11, and as usualLola’s Secret Beauty Bloghas all of the details on the #AmazingGiftBag and all of the phenomenal Step-Up Gifts. You will want to bookmark this page since it gets updated all of the time.

Have you missed Max Factor Cosmetics? They are back for a limited preview and Beauty Info Zone has all the products to share with you. Read all about Max Factor X mascara, eyeliner, and lipsticks before it’s too late.

Christa at Perilously Pale is having an amazing giveaway. Visit her blog for a chance to win two of the new Bite Beauty Multisticks!

Come see why the Scentbird Perfume subscription is a must have for all fragrance lovers this week on daydreaming beauty.

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BeautySpotlightLogo4-700x499Blythe from Prime Beauty gives us the scoop on the Fall Fortune Cookie Soap Box. You can’t imagine all the goodies they came up with for the Princess Bride theme!

Do you use Vitamin C serum? Why not get a little more by adding a Vitamin C Cleanser? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has added OZ Naturals Vitamin C Cleanser to her skincare routine to really attack those dark spots and uneven skintone!

Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has created a Step-by-Step African Botanics At-Home Luxury Spa Day Tutorial that includes in-depth product reviews. You can easily recreate this ultra-luxe treatment for yourself, and you will be shocked by the extent to which it’s transformational! You can also substitute products that you don’t have for products that you already have in your collection.

Shipra of Taneja’s Bride encourages you to take a break with these Triple Decker Brownies

Are you a candle lover? Do you look for certain scents for different rooms? Beauty Info Zone has shared a collection from Soap and Paper Factory that will appeal to your nose and beautify your home.

Amber from daydreaming beauty has a few unique indie fragrances on her Favorite Summer Perfume post this week.

Want to know what products Phyrra would take to a desert island? These are my Ride or Die Beauty Must-Haves!

The NARS Audacious Collection is bringing us some new shades of one of the most outstanding lipstick formulas on the market. Perilously Pale shares more info on the collection, along with her review!

Are you ready for Fall Makeup? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out the gorgeous NEW Rouge Rouge lippies from Shiseido.

Justina’s Gems has been testing out Maskcara Beauty products. Check out what she thought of the HAC on her blog!

Oily and riddled with pores? There’s a drugstore foundation for that and Blushing Noir has all of the shades swatched right here!

What has Allison chosen as her 5 favorites? You’ll want these too.


This week, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her favorites from one of her all-time favorite brands, Too Faced! Hope over to her blog to read Five Faves from Too Faced and find out why she thinks they rock.

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Theater stage with blue curtain and spotlights.Need help with contouring? Phyrra’s got the ultimate guide with tools and tips on how to contour for your face shape. Check out the Pale Girl’s Guide to Contouring!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is utterly smitten with the gorgeous NEW Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipstick Collection, and has all of the details and swatches for your enjoyment!

A beautiful and useful palette for summer and fall all for $10? Impossible. But is it? See which palette Beauty Info Zone thinks you should have for a fun little splurge.

There is still time for Summer color! Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out KBShimmer’s Summer 2016 Collection to find unique and pretty shades for a late summer mani/pedi!

Prime Beauty is thrilled with the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for July. It’s full of summer fun and fabulousness!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty really needed her mid-summer DIY pedicure with the Amope Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File, innovative Soakees Slip-On & Tie Foot Baths, and her favorite polish, Milani Pink Beige.

Did you see IT Cosmetics has a fab new eyeshadow palette out? Check out the new Superhero palette on daydreaming beauty.

Justina’s Gems has been loving the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops this summer. Check out what some of her favorites are and see swatches of all the shades!

Shipra from Taneja’s Bride is ready for sweater weather with the KBShimmer Fall 2016 Collection!

15 Minute Beauty made a huge hair mistake. She forgot to clarify after swimming all summer! After hitting a critical point in build up, she found a shampoo and conditioner that can fix it, in one wash! Check out her new must have clarifying shampoo!

Christa from Perilously Pale has found her perfect fall lip shades from the MAC It’s a Strike! Collection.

Blushing Noir shows off the Brilliant Blush & Bronze collection from Senna Cosmetics + a few other picks from the brand that she bought home from The Makeup Show – including a MUST HAVE eyeshadow!