Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway

valentines day blog hopFor this super-awesome Valentine’s-themed blog hop, 38 fabulous bloggers have teamed up to give away some epic prizes, all beauty-related, of course! If you’ve been wanting to splurge on some fun items for yourself…you’re in the right place!

Here’s How it Works: Each of the blogs participating are giving away their own prize on their blog. Yes, you heard that right — this blog hop has 38 separate giveaways that you have a chance to win! So after you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure you hop to all the other blogs (linked below) for more beauty products that you could win!

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Because we like to spice it up a bit, we didn’t stop at 38 giveaways…we wanted to make it a nice, round 40 with an epic grand prize that you could win! So, if you go around the blog hop and enter all the giveaways, you’re eligible to enter to win a $400 eGiftcard to Sephora or Ulta (winners choice!). If you live in a country that Sephora or Ulta doesn’t ship to, no worries! You’ll be given the money via PayPal to use at whatever beauty store you have nearby!

International Readers: There are some blogs who do not have their giveaway open worldwide, but you can still enter to win the grand prize giveaway! Here’s how that will work — for all the blogs in this hop that do not have their giveaway open worldwide, all you have to do is check out their giveaway, complete the ONE required entry, and leave them a comment on their giveaway post letting them know you’re international but still did the required entry so that you can have a chance to win the grand prize! Then click the link below that will take you directly to where you can fill out the form to enter the grand prize giveaway.

You got all that? Any questions, just ask below! Let’s get into this hop!

From My Vanity // Cosmetish // XO, Noelle // All Things Beautiful, XO // Geniabeme // Colorsutraa // Painted Ladies // Vanity Rouge // Beyond Beauty Lounge // My Highest Self

Nail Polish Society // Beauty Info Zone // Notes from My Dressing Table // Norah Loves Makeup // Collective Beauty // NikMakeupJunkie // Beauty by Miss L // Color Me So Crazy // Makeup Obsessed Mom // Style, Decor & More

Lit From Within // Glamorable // Olive & Ivy // KellieGonzo // TheFabZilla // Clumps of Mascara // PolishGalore // Polarbelle // Belleza Kisses // Grow It Girl

Beauty in the Geek // Mina Slater // LVMAKEUP // Cybelesays.com // ShearGlamLife // Casual Contrast // Everyday Beauty Blog // Prime Beauty

GRAND PRIZE: $400 GIFT CARD to ULTA, SEPHORA, (OR PAYPAL)

 

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow, bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Pink Passion

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow, bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Pink Passion

Beauty Info Zone is taking this seriously when it comes to Valentine’s Day – if it’s not heart related we wouldn’t be happy. Our prize is a Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in CANDY GLOW and a deluxe sample size of bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion. We love our pink around here.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow is a baked blush with three different shades that you can use separately or swirl together to create a beautiful flush.

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow

bareMinerals Pop of Passion  Lip Oil Balm  in Passion Pink (deluxe sample size) is described as a youthful pink. This is a hydrating lip product with the feeling of a balm but the color of a lipstick. The good news is that both of the products offered in Beauty Info Zone’s prize are from cruelty-free brands.

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion

The two mandatory items on our Rafflecopter is to subscribe to Beauty Info Zone and leave a comment. All the other options on the Rafflecopter are to give you extra chances to win, win, win. The Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is open until February 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Each blog will have a separate entry form so be sure to visit all. Our giveaway is open internationally unless prohibited by law. Lots of love and luck!  –  Marcia

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*affiliate links, product purchased for this post

Celebrate the new year with IT Cosmetics TSV “New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin”

#yourmostbeautiful2016 IT Cosmetics TSV

#yourmostbeautiful2016
IT Cosmetics TSV

#yourmostbeautiful2016

Saturday, January 16th is one special day on QVC since it’s Beauty Day. The best part of Beauty Day for us is that it means a TSV for IT Cosmetics. And what a great TSV it is. Lisa and Marcia are thrilled to have received a sneak peek to share with you so you can see what special items are in IT COSMETICS NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLLECTION, 6 piece set.

IT Cosmetics TSV Your Most Beautiful Skin #yourmostbeautiful2016

IT Cosmetics TSV Your Most Beautiful Skin #yourmostbeautiful2016

LISA is sharing CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation and 2 brushes

IT Cosmetics stole my heart a long time ago and it continues to be one of my favorite cosmetics line. This set is really a fantastic value and so much fun!

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin foundation and brushes

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation in Medium

IT Cosmetics CC Veil Foundation in Fair

IT Cosmetics CC Veil Foundation in Fair

The CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation is a sponge-worthy foundation (for all you Seinfeld fans!) that has just about everything. It has a 50+ SPF, an anti-aging serum, a moisturizer, a primer, and a sheer to medium foundation, all in one. If you have oily skin you will still want to use a separate primer, but otherwise this is definitely a multi-tasker that will make you very happy.

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation refill

IT Cosmetics CC+Veil Cushion Compact Foundation refill

The squishy sponge houses a creamy liquid foundation that goes on like gossamer, it’s so lightweight. The coverage is sheer but buildable, and what I really love about this set is it includes a refill! I’m not sure how long the sponge will last, but I’m glad to know that once I’ve used it up I have another one ready. My shade is medium, and it’s a neutral tone that is a little on the light side for a medium shade.

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

While the foundation comes with an application puff, I prefer the Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush. This brush is oh-so-soft, but it’s densely packed so it gives great control.  The large end is perfect for applying the Cushion Compact Foundation and the small end is great for those hard to cover areas like around the eyes and nose.

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

Angled Radiance Creme Brush

The other brush included in this set is the Angled Radiance Creme Brush. It has an angled edge that really hugs your cheekbones. The bristles are fabulous for cream blush application, blending the blush so naturally it creates a beautiful, glowy flush. I think my three products alone are worth the $59.96 price tag, but there are even more goodies included that Marcia has for review.

MARCIA is sharing Je Ne Sais Quoi! Lipstick and Creme Blush

Once you open this fabulous TSV you’ll find two Je Ne Sais Quoi products – one brand new and one revamped. Let me start with the revamped lipstick.

Just the other day when I wrote about Pantone 2016 Colors I showed you a picture of Je Ne Sais Quoi Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Lipstick. When I opened my new lipstick I found that the color wasn’t the same but the technology was. Originally the lipstick was almost clear and your body’s chemistry changed it to suit you. Now the lipstick is tinted pink and comes in a special iridescent white case. So pretty, so nourishing, full on color that has collagen and hyaluronic filling spheres to make your lips look your most beautiful ever.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick for the TSV

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lipstick

Now to the exciting part for me (don’t get me wrong though, I adore the foundation too). A creme blush!!!! I am a creme blush fanatic so I was especially excited to find this in the QVC TSV. This too is named Je Ne Sais Quoi, officially IT COSMETICS CC+ VITALITY BRIGHTENING CREME BLUSH in JE NE SAIS QUOI. Call me thrilled.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Creme Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Creme Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

The blush tries to trick you but you’ll be thrilled with its trickiness. It appears as a pink in the compact but when I swatched it I found it look very light. So light in fact that I worried that it wouldn’t show up. But like the lipstick it’s a color correcting anti-aging creme blush. It starts off light (see picture below) but then deepens on its own to a very natural pink. It never gets too deep on me but it’s not too light either. It’s, to quote Goldilocks, “just right”. The Angled Radiance Creme Brush described above is a great tool to smooth this onto your cheeks.

IT Cosmetics  Je Ne Sais Quoi swatches, top blush, bottom lipstick

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi swatches, top blush, bottom lipstick

If you add up the products in this TSV they’d cost you $214.00. But like all IT Cosmetics TSV’s the price is amazing at $59.96. The TSV number is A272018 for a one time buy and A276946 for auto delivery. Don’t miss out on this great deal and the opportunity to have your most beautiful skin ever.

#yourmostbeautiful2016

*sent for editorial consideration

Think Pink with Osmosis Blush in Pink Pearl

Think pink

Think Pink

A new year and it’s back to Think Pink. I get so excited when I find a pink cosmetic product to share with you and today I have one that I just can’t get enough of: OSMOSIS COLOUR BLUSH in PINK PEARL. I haven’t stopped wearing this blush since I was lucky enough to receive it to test out. I don’t generally lean toward powder blush but Osmosis has changed my mind.

When I look at my pictures of this blush I see some peach to it but on my cheeks it’s the perfect pink. With some blushes I have to worry about the intensity of the color that will end up on my cheeks but that’s not the case with this Osmosis Colour Blush. It glides on giving me the perfect dusting of blush the first time. I can build upon it if I want but I don’t have the dreaded fear of blush overdose.

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

Osmosis Colour uses mineral pigments that are safe for you. This blush gives me a natural luminous appearance. It contains green tea extract to neutralize free radicals and moringa seed oil which hydrates and nourishes. Also Vitamins A and C to boost firmness and elasticity.

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

Pink Pearl is described as a soft pink. It’s silky soft and lasts a full 8 hours without fading. It’s not the least bit chalky nor is it difficult to blend. The shade is a warm pink so it’s not going to make people turn their heads to see if you stuck bubble gum on your face. It’s soft and enhances my features.

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

Osmosis Colour Pink Pearl blush

The blush comes in 5 shades: Nude Bliss (nude-mauve), Summer Rose (berry pink; looks gorgeous!!), Spring Crush (soft coral), Pink Pearl and Plum Blossom (soft purple tones with satin finish). Right now on Dermstore these $27 blushes comes with an Osmosis Concealer (a $33 value). There are 4 other shades available but I haven’t found them.

Osmosis Pink Pearl blush

Osmosis Pink Pearl blush

A perfect blush to start the year and continue making me Think Pink. — Marcia

 

*sent for editorial consideration, affliate link

Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate , Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Powder, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinyl Palmitate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract , Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).

 

Think Pink with Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush

Think pink

Think pink

The hardest thing about Stila’s Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush is picking a color you want to buy. Everything else is super easy since it’s a cinch to use and wear.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

There are 5 shades available and the online swatches all looked beautiful so I took a stab in the dark and picked Water Lily since it looked fresh and vibrant.

Stila Water Lily Aqua Blush (beauty.com)

Stila Water Lily Aqua Blush (beauty.com)

This Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush is totally different than any blush product I own because it really is watery. The formula says it’s a water based gel but I find it more watery than gel-like. It’s packaged in a small jar with a mesh top. You need to shake it very well and then be careful with the amount of product you use.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush mesh top

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush mesh top

It feels like nothing when you apply it yet you will feel a slight cooling effect. This is a sheer blush that you can build up but my advice is to start with a very small amount, dab it on your cheek where you typically use blush. Then do the other cheek. Now stand back and check your face. If it’s not enough then go back and build it up but not too much.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

Water Lily is a warm pink shade (although beauty.com calls it a rose pink) that goes on sheer but lasts well throughout the day. I’d say I get about 6 – 8 hours wear before needing to refresh it. It’s a great blush if you have “Disappearing Blush Problem” aka DBP. People who are affected by DBP find their blush vanishes easily. But using this Stila Aqua Glow as a base and then following up with a powder is the answer to longer lasting blush. While this is not a medically proven problem, it really does happen to too many people. I’m working on a foundation to study this phenomenon (not).

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

I’m not sure if I’ll buy another shade of this or not but I am attracted to the coolness of Water Blossom described as Pink Violet.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush  in Water Blossom (beauty.com)

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Blossom (beauty.com)

What’s your vote? Should I think pink and buy this $26 Stila Water Blossom?? — Marcia

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Mica, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, May Contain (+/-):, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 7791), Carmine (CI 75470)

Think Pink with Sleek Creme to Powder Blush

Think pink

Think pink

When I think pink I’m usually thinking blush or lip products. I do love a light pink eyeshadow though and hope to share one with you in this series. But today I have a blush from SLEEK MakeUP that pushes all the right buttons for me.

Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Blush

Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Blush

press sample

First button: Crème to Powder Blush! I love creme/cream blushes more than the average bear. If you give me a choice between cream and powder I’m going to pick cream.

Second button: Crème to Powder Blush again. I usually don’t believe companies when they call their cream blushes “cream to powder” but this Sleek MakeUP blush is actually what it says it is. The blush starts off as a cream with an intense shot of color but blends down to a light powdery effect. It’s dewy upon application but becomes a powder soon after blending.

Sleek Creme to Powder Blush in Amaryllis

Sleek Creme to Powder Blush in Amaryllis

Third button: this isn’t greasy or moist. It’s a dry cream yet it blends without a problem. With some creme blushes your finger can practically sink down getting lost in the cream. But Sleek’s version is on the firm side while still easy to apply. There’s no problem getting the pigment onto your finger (which I use) or brush.

Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush

Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush

Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush

Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush

Fourth button is the price which is only $8.99 US. Even though Sleek MakeUP is a UK company, the prices are in US dollars and they ship quickly. Shipping is also free with a $35 order (I’ll have more reviews of Sleek MakeUP coming so it will be easy to find $35 worth of gorgeousness).

Sleek Amaryllis official swatch

Sleek Amaryllis official swatch

Sleek Amaryllis Crème to Powder blush swatch

Sleek Amaryllis Crème to Powder blush swatch

Fifth button is the color. While Sleek’s official swatch isn’t what I’ve found, I love how this looks on me. When I first apply it the color is as bright as my hand shows but then I blend with my finger and I end up with a bright yet subtle long lasting blush. I mostly wear neutral eyeshadows with lots of golds, browns, taupes and creams so you’d think I’d want a warmer blush – but I love the coolness of a pink blush on me. Sleek Crème to Powder blush is available in 6 shades (French Rose, Amaryllis, Gerbera, Carnation, Pink Peony and Crimson).

Sixth button is the ease of use. It’s recommended that you use your finger with this blush and that’s the way I use it. I blend with my finger or a sponge after. I try not to start with too much on my finger but if I do, it’s easy to blend down without starting over.

6 buttons + 6 shades + 1 reasonable price = a baker’s dozen of reasons you’ll like this as much as I do! — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Silica, Ozokerite, Beeswax, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba ) Seed Oil. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 ( Titanium Dioxide ), CI 77492 ( Iron Oxide Yellow ), CI 77499 ( Iron Oxide Black ), CI 77491 ( Iron Oxide Red ), CI 15850:2 ( D&C Red 6 Ba. Lake ), CI 15850:1 ( D&C Red 7 Ca. Lake ), CI 19140:1 ( FD&C Yellow 5 Al. Lake ), CI 45410 ( D&C Red 28 Al Lake ).

 

Crème

Votre Vu is back and adding color to our lives! A double dose of Votre Vu Cosmetics, Side by Side

Votre Vu is a long time favorite at the BIZ – our first review was way back in 2010! We are always up for a little more French fashion finesse in our lives, so a recent box of Votre Vu goodies had us jumping for joy (but in a very sophisticated way, of course!). Surprisingly, this time around Lisa went for the eye products and Marcia went for lippies.

Votre Vu Eyeshadow and Eyeliner

Lisa’s Side:

I think the fact that the eyeshadow and eyeliner were both in chocolate shades influenced my choice…I have a difficult time resisting anything chocolate!!

Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Swatch of Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Swatch of Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Votre Vu eyes

The Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single ($19) is a buttery soft eyeshadow in a beautiful plummy brown shade. It has a tiny bit of golden shimmer, just enough to make this shade different from any other in my collection. I love this as a crease shade because it sheers out beautifully yet also packs on nicely for more drama. Ingredients include vitamin E, jojoba oil and kaolin clay, which make the texture soft and crease-resistant. 

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Le Jolie Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

The Le Jolie Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat ($23) is a perfect companion to the Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single.  

This is a gel pencil that is so soft it almost feels like a liquid liner at first. One end has a sponge blending tip and the soft liner gives lots of play time before setting into a nicely smudge-proof line. The liner comes with a really nice sharpener, although this is a liner for soft lines, not precise ones.

The Chocolat shade is a terrific medium brown – described as a ‘semi sweet chocolate’ – with tons of pigment. It lasts all day on the lid and a decent amount of time on the waterline.

Votre Vu eyes

My Votre Vu FOD

My Votre Vu FOD

I’m very happy with these Votre Vu eye products and definitely recommend both of them.  Somehow I think they would probably pair perfectly with Marcia’s lip and cheek products….

Marcia’s Side:

Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, Lip Liner in Spark

Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, Lip Liner in Spark

We switched places for today’s Side by Side review. I’m always the one who “politely” grabs the eye products out of Lisa’s hands while I say Merci but this time I was intrigued by the lip products as well as the cream blush which is always a favorite of mine. I’ve been using Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, and Lip Liner in Spark since I think these are great fall shades.

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in the shade Tatiana ($23) is a beautiful fall color. I’m not used to wearing dark shades especially just coming off summer so I decided to use a lip brush to apply this instead of right from the tube. I’m really glad I did it that way because the lipstick became more of a stain and lasted for a longer time. I love that this isn’t fragranced except for a touch of vanilla mint which surprises me since it’s a French company and they always seem to use a floral fragrance. Tatiana is delightfully described as “A warm and joyful tomato red that’s ideal for your first tryst rouge.” French Kiss Lipsticks are hydrating lipsticks so they are more flattering (on me) than a matte lipstick. Brushing it on though gives a more matte look than applying from the tube.

Votre Vu Tatiana from website

Votre Vu Tatiana from website

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark brushed on

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark brushed on

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark with clear lip balm on top

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark with clear lip balm on top

The perfect companion to a French Kiss lipstick is Votre Vu’s Drawmatic Lip Liners ($21). I have it in Spark which is described as a mid-tone rose. It’s a great shade not only for Tatiana but for so many of the fall and winter lipsticks I’ll use. This is a wind up lipliner so no sharpeners are needed. I love this kind of liner since there’s no waste. This very flattering shade glides on and doesn’t tug at all. I’m sure I’ll use it up to the very last drop.

Votre Vu Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark along with swatches of Spark, Tatiana and Vu On Ma Cherry

Votre Vu Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark along with swatches of Spark, Tatiana and Vu On Ma Cherry

Last is my very favorite product of this trio – Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry. This makes me want to sing along with Stevie Wonder. I am a huge fan of cream blush and can’t resist them. Votre Vu has 4 shades of the Vo On Rouge ($29) and I’d happily own all 4. Ma Cherry is a “sweet and classic cherry blue-red hue that becomes every skin tone”. You can see it blended in above but when I swipe it across my cheeks it’s so intense that my fair skin just can’t take it so this is how I apply it…

Votre Vu Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry

Votre Vu Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry

I dot it on my face and then blend with my fingers or a sponge. I can add more if I want which I usually do. This way I can build the intensity rather than have to remove some of it. This dries down beautifully and never feels sticky. It’s also a perfect purse blush since no tools are needed. This lasts about 8 hours on me unless I start with a powder blush and then the duo would last for 12 hours. Vu On Rouge can be used on cheeks and lips and they say even eyes. It’s blended with hydrating shea and exotic antioxidant-rich mango seed butters so it not only looks good but it’s good for your skin. I’ve been wearing this several days a week and I know I need Amourette next. Even Stevie Wonder would approve if I had them both and would happily sing “Ma Cherie Amour” to me.

*items received for consideration

Think Pink with Too Faced Love Flush blush

Think pink

Think pink

This week’s Think Pink post is about how I like to blush – which is pink. I prefer pink blushes with my fair skin and cool undertones. I tried really hard to talk myself out of buying a Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting blush ($26) but I finally caved because of the packaging. I did not need another blush. I have enough blush for everyone in my subdivision and beyond. But the packaging is a HEART and there’s not much I like more than hearts.

Too Faced Love Flush in Justify My Love

Too Faced Love Flush in Justify My Love

Isn’t this the cutest? A pink heart. I do know that it’s what’s inside that counts though and that is just as cute as the outside.

Too Faced Love Flush in Justify My Love

Too Faced Love Flush in Justify My Love

The heart and bunnies of Justify My Love are a bright cool toned pink with very fine gold shimmer. The shimmer just adds some dimension for me. Even with my large pores I don’t find that it sticks around. There are 6 shades in the Love Flush collection and I’m pretty sure they are limited edition.

I really had no plan to buy this when I bought the Too Faced Love Palette ($49). I was sure that would satisfy my craving for the hearts. But I started reading reviews and before you knew it I “needed” the blush. I’m much happier with this too than I am with the palette which can be too shimmery for me.

Too Faced Love Palette

Too Faced Love Palette

Too Faced Love Palette

Too Faced Love Palette

I look at the palette but wear the Too Faced Justify My Love pink blush. That’s what I call Thinking Pink. — Marcia

Too Faced Justify My Love swatch

Too Faced Justify My Love swatch