Makeup Revolution The One Stick

makeup-revolution-one-sticks

Makeup Revolution The One Sticks are the newest revolution in town. These will add a vibrancy to your face that you won’t believe. Let’s see what $9 can get you from Ulta!

*press samples

Makeup Revolution The One Stick

Makeup Revolution The One Stick

There are 4 different The One Sticks so picking out just one is going to be a challenge. Makeup Revolution thought of everything with these sticks. First is Contour and Perfect with its counterpart Highlight and Perfect. The two Blush Sticks are both matte shades that can be used on cheeks or lips: Matte Rush (coral) and Matte Malibu (tan). With all 4 of these ONE Sticks directions say to use them dry for Hi Intensity and wet for Smooth Sheer Finish. I don’t find them efficient wet. I can’t blend them properly if I try so all my comments are about using these dry.

Makeup Revolution The ONE Stick x4

Makeup Revolution The ONE Stick x4

THE ONE SCULPT CONTOUR STICK is meant to Contour and Perfect. This stick is a matte contour that goes on intensely when applied straight from the tube. On someone super fair (aka me) I dab it on and then blend with my fingers or a beauty sponge. The color appears to be a very dark brown without any orange tint to it. But once blended it is lighter and workable. For contouring purposes apply this down the sides of your nose and blend, then under the cheekbones or jawbone and blend. A contour brush is also a great tool for this particular stick.

Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick

Makeup Revolution The One Sculpt Contour Stick

Makeup Revolution swatches for Highlight and Contour blended

Makeup Revolution swatches for Highlight and Contour blended

THE ONE HIGHLIGHT CONTOUR STICK is made to highlight and perfect. This stick is the only one of the four that isn’t matte. It has some sparkle to it giving it the ability to illuminate what you want illuminated. It’s very creamy, much more so than the other sticks. When you see my pictures I hope you won’t gasp. I dropped mine and made a big mess trying to put it together. I still use it but it’s not a pretty sight.

Makeup Revolution the ONE Highlight Contour Stick

Makeup Revolution the ONE Highlight Contour Stick

Makeup Revolution the ONE Highlight Contour Stick

Makeup Revolution the ONE Highlight Contour Stick

THE ONE BLUSH STICK in MATTE RUSH is a beautiful bright coral. I almost fell over the first time I used it because of the intensity of the color. But it is too pretty to ignore and I think it’s very flattering once blended properly. Some people may find that they need several strokes but if you are fair this covers beautifully in ONE. The key with these all is to blend, blend, blend. To wear as a lip product apply with a lip brush or your finger since the wideness of the top isn’t quite lip shape.

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Rush

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Rush

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Malibu and Matte Rush

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Malibu and Matte Rush

THE ONE BLUSH STICK in MATTE MALIBU is the warm tan companion. I have a lot of cream blushes but nothing in this shade. While it’s not one I’ll use often, it does come in handy for me. I think a darker skintone than mine would love using this.

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Malibu

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Stick in Matte Malibu

Now you’ll see what I mean about intensity. The following is one swipe but done heavily.

Contour, Highlight, Matte Rush blush, Matte Malibu blush

Contour, Highlight, Matte Rush blush, Matte Malibu blush

I’ve found so much from Makeup Revolution to buy. The brand is affordable and Ulta often has it on special – right now it’s BOGO 1/2 for the entire line so you could get 2 of these for just $13.50 or one and something else from them. If you are always complaining that cream products get eaten by your skin then The ONE Stick in any of the iterations are the ones for you to try. They glide on easily, blend wonderfully, and are creamy as can be. Which color would you pick?  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration, affiliate links

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

some products were sent for consideration, some are purchases, also some affiliate links used

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 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

Pur Minerals Cheek Stains – soft, cool and lovable

pur minerals stick blushes

Have you ever seen anything so cute? When I saw these Pur Minerals Cabernet Cheek Stains I couldn’t help but crave them and happily I was sent two to try out. In my world cream blushes rule and I already knew that Pur Minerals knew what to do with them when I wear the two Chateau Cream Blushes that I have.

Pur Minerals Cabernet Cheek Stains

Pur Minerals Cabernet Cheek Stains

What makes these unique is that these blush tints have an attached brush on the opposite end. It makes it so handy for travel purposes. I had these in my cosmetic bag the entire holiday weekend since I was on the go more than usual. Not only are the colors beautiful but the brush makes them apply easier than ever. The brush is soft and feels lush on your cheeks. You’ll want to use it with other blushes too.

Pur Minerals Cheek Stain in Peach Bellini and Rose'

Pur Minerals Cheek Stain in Peach Bellini and Rose’

The Cheek Stains are described by Pur Minerals as “Blush Tint and Brush Duo” ($26). I think that’s a better description than stain. The sticks go on with a refreshing coolness that is irresistible. I love the way they feel upon application. The colors aren’t as intense as I’d expect from something called a stain. Instead they are easy to wear shades that look so pretty once applied.

There are 4 shades available: Prosecco is a beautiful rose shade that will show up darker than Rose’ that I have.

Pur Minerals Prosecco

Pur Minerals Prosecco

Cabernet is a wine shade that appears to be quite cool toned.

Pur Minerals Cabernet

Pur Minerals Cabernet

Rose’ is a baby pink that’s almost Barbie Pink but it’s such a soft and flattering color that it doesn’t remind me of a doll.

Rose' from Pur Minerals

Rose’ from Pur Minerals

Peach Bellini is the only warm shade in the group but it’s not overly warm. It looks like a slightly scary orange in the tube yet in actuality it’s a gentle peach that isn’t too dark.

Pur Minerals Peach Bellini

Pur Minerals Peach Bellini

Cheek Stains have a dewy glow. They contain skincare benefits with anti-oxidant wine extract to help with signs of aging.  Besides being cool to the touch, easy to use with luscious shades they also have a fruity fragrance that reminds me of bubble gum. I notice the fragrance at first but within about 10 minutes it’s gone.

Pur Minerals Cabernet Cheek Stains

Pur Minerals Cabernet Cheek Stains

These are blush sticks that I can easily recommend for you and in the lighter shades they’d be great for a teen since they are almost impossible to overdo. Pur Minerals is found on their website as well as at Ulta stores and online.

What have you tried from Pur Minerals? And don’t tell me nothing since you are missing out big time if that’s your answer! — Marcia

Ingredients:

Butylene Glycol, Aqua, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum), Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 40 (CI 16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090).

*sent for editorial consideration

Vapour Organic Beauty now has a carmine free line

If you know about Vapour Organic Beauty then you know that this is an independent brand founded by three people who only create and sell what they believe in. It’s made entirely from pure minerals, essential oils and organic plant ingredients. Many consumers that are interested in Vapour Organic Beauty only use cruelty free products and vegan lines. Carmine is a beetle that is found in South America. The beetle is a parasite that lives on the prickly pear cactus. Their dye is used in clothing dye, food dye, and in cosmetics as well as other items. The beetle is basically boiled to remove the color. Knowing this, it makes sense why many want to only use carmine free products.

Vapour Organic Beauty carmine free products

Vapour Organic Beauty carmine free products

Vapour Organic Beauty has a big line of carmine free cosmetics and they sent 5 of their newest ones for us to share with you. These glosses, blush sticks and eyeshadow were newly added to Vapour in the spring. You’re going to want them all.

Vapour Organic Beauty Multi-Use Blush in Charm and Cheeky

Vapour Organic Beauty Multi-Use Blush in Charm and Cheeky

Vapour has created some fabulous Aura Multi-Use Blush ($36) sticks that I’ve reviewed before. The two new shades are fabulous and I can’t get enough of them. I love a cream blush so these make me very happy.  I have normal skin that is only oily in the t-zone. The Vapour Beauty Blush sticks work beautifully on me. They glide on, are easy to blend and last well. I like to have a thin layer of translucent powder on my cheeks on the days that I use a cream blush since that’s going to make them blend better and last longer.

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Cheeky

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Cheeky

Cheeky Multi-Use is a soft cool pink that looks great on a cool skintone as a blush but also as a lip color. You can use these sticks on your eyes too. Charm Multi-Use is a warmer, peachier tone. Vapour describes it as “peaches & cream”.

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Charm

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Charm

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Charm

Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush in Charm

Vapour also makes cream eyeshadows called Mesmerize Eye Color ($20) or Mesmerize Eye Shimmer. This is my first experience using their cream eye color and I have the shade Ace. This is a beautiful plum tone brown described by Vapour as “smoky plum”. It’s a very subtle shade that can be used alone or with other shadows for more definition. I use an eyeshadow primer with this so it doesn’t crease on me but I think without one it would probably crease and/or fade. I apply it with my finger and then use a taklon brush to smooth it out.

Vapour Mesmerize Eye Color in ACE

Vapour Mesmerize Eye Color in ACE

Vapour blush in Charm and Vapour Mesmerize Eye Color in ACE

Vapour blush in Charm and Vapour Mesmerize Eye Color in ACE

If you love lipgloss then you need to know about Vapour’s collection, Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss ($22). The two new carmine free shades are Flutter and Tickle and both make my heart flutter and tickle my fancy. These are cool toned so they work best for me with Cheeky blush stick. There’s a slight sweet fragrance to them at first and the plumping action is non-stinging. You’ll notice your lips but you won’t feel any discomfort. Elixir Lip Gloss contains Vapour’s unique lip-specific nourishing blend of healing ingredients such as vitamin-rich Lecithin, Jojoba Oil, restorative Lemon Balm, and antioxidant Green Tea.

Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Flutter and Tickle

Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Flutter and Tickle

Tickle is the lighter of the two and could be considered to be a pink nude shade. Vapour describes it as a sugary sweet shimmery pink. When they say shimmer though, it’s not glitter, it’s a luminous quality that makes it look shimmery. Flutter is more pigmented and is described as a “multi-dimensional mauve with a hint of pink” and also “grown up sexy pink”. This is a non-sticky formula that feels very comfortable on because it’s so hydrating. My lips just feel soft when I wear these and never gooey.

Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Tickle and Flutter

Vapour Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Tickle and Flutter

Elixir Lipglosses and Aura Multi-Use Blush

Elixir Lipglosses and Aura Multi-Use Blush

Kudos goes to Vapour Organic Beauty for being so socially aware and releasing carmine-free products. This collection is beautiful and filled with ingredients good for you and good for the earth. Do you have a favorite amongst these? — Marcia

You can find Vapour at online at www.vapourbeauty.com, www.spiritbeautylounge.com, www.b-glowing.com

Follow Vapour Organic Beauty #VapourOrganicBeauty on Facebook

*sent for editorial consideration

Cuepido Cosmetics – a hidden delight on Amazon plus a BIZ giveaway

Did you know that Amazon is filled with hidden stores? Some companies send their inventory to Amazon and have them handle the shipping. A brand that does that is CUEPIDO Cosmetics. There’s so much we don’t know! Cuepido offered to send us a few products to try and even better they are offering a giveaway for one of our readers. We didn’t say no and we think you won’t either.

CUEPIDO has 13 types of products at their Amazon store. They range from face to lips to eyes. Cuepido uses natural ingredients that are infused with plants and flowers extract, and minerals.
What is Cuepido All About?
With the mission to create SIMPLE yet HEALTHY makeup that is good for every woman’s skin, CUEPIDO, a brand carrying the love and care for your skin started its operation in 2013 Valentine’s Day.

 

MARCIA and OHH BLUSH

Cuepido OHH Blush

Cuepido OHH Blush

There was no doubt in my mind what I’d pick from the Cuepido Store once I saw that they had a liquid blush. As a huge fan of all cream products I looked no further. The shade I was sent is Peony and it’s the exact shade that I love wearing in the summer.

Cuepido Ohh Blush

Cuepido Ohh Blush

Since it’s a liquid/cream you have to be careful that you don’t overdo it. The first time you pump it, you’ll get way too much out so beware of that. But after that use a light touch to get out a small amount. I usually pump it onto my hand or a flat steel palette I have and then pick it up from there. I prefer my fingers for application and then I’ll use a sponge to make sure it’s blended softly.

Cuepido Ohh Blush

Cuepido Ohh Blush

They say it’s waterproof though I haven’t tested that but it’s definitely humidity proof and lasts for a good amount of time. There are light reflecting pigments to help with a natural looking glow. You could build it up if you wanted though I don’t do that since my skin is so fair.

Cuepido Ohh Blush Peony Swatch

Cuepido Ohh Blush Peony Swatch

Cuepido Ohh Blush Peony Swatch blended

Cuepido Ohh Blush Peony Swatch blended

OHH BLUSH Cheek Stain comes in 3 shades with Peony appearing to be the lightest. Camellia appears to be more coral while Rose is a dark rose. For our giveaway there will be a $30 discount/g.c. to the Cuepido store and at $29.99 one of these shades would be a great choice.

Cuepido Flaws Away

LISA and FLAWS AWAY

I am always on the lookout for a great concealer, so Flaws Away ($26.99) got my attention. It promises maximum coverage with a lightweight formula and my dark undereye circles need more than average – actually MAJOR coverage.

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer

I had mixed results with Flaws Away. This is a liquid concealer with a brush applicator. I went with the Cream shade, one of five available. While Cream is the second lightest shade, I found it to be darker than expected with a strong yellow undertone. The yellow is actually a plus as it works well covering blue/purple tones. Those of you with fair skin probably have more green tones under the eyes, so you would want a red-toned concealer shade.

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer applicator

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer applicator

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer in Cream

Cuepido Flaws Away Concealer in Cream

My first mistake with Flaws Away was using way too much. Too much does not blend well; it just sort of sits on top of the skin. So I cut way back and slowly built up coverage. A few small dots blend in nicely, and I found using fingertips to be preferable to using a brush. The warmth from fingers helps it meld into the skin for a natural look. The Cream shade definitely counteracted the blue under my eyes…but I can’t seem to get the amount of coverage I need before it stops blending in. I think this is a great concealer for those with normal undereye issues. If  you have major blueness like I do, it just isn’t heavy duty enough.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Cuepido is giveaway away a $30 discount to their Amazon store. That means you could buy a product like OHH BLUSH, FLAWS AWAY or a lipstick, lipgloss, mascara or eyeliner without having to add to the g.c. amount. There are other products that would cost you extra though if you wanted one of those. In our comments we want you to go to the CUEPIDO STORE and pick out what you’d want to win if you are the lucky one. Of course you can change your mind when it comes down to ordering.The giveaway is US only due to company mailing restrictions. It will be open through June 17th at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close before the end of the giveaway please email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Cuepido or Amazon. You can send your comment and consider that done! Good luck and good picking.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* sent for editorial consideration, prize will be supplied by the company