E is for Eddie, F is for Funkhouser, A is for Eddie Funkhouser face products

I’ve been trying to keep my rendezvous with Eddie Funkhouser under the covers but I think it’s time to come clean again. Eddie, that rogue, is now following me on Disqus and Twitter. I’m following him with Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation, Luxlight Hydrating Primer plus Luxlight Illuminator Pen. When these were sent for review I knew that Eddie Funkhouser was only sending me a little extra loving. That’s how it is with the two of us.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer

Luxlight Hydrating Primer ($14.99) comes in one shade, Candlelight. It was created to leave your skin dewy and delicious. It’s described as having a luminous glow with a golden peach undertone. What I like about the primer is that it is a beautiful glow and one that I can wear any day, any time, with any foundation (shh, don’t tell on me). With my fair skin I was a little leery about wearing a tinted primer but that feeling was dispelled once I started using it. It can be used alone for those of you who prefer not wearing a foundation. Or you can mix it in with your foundation or just wear it as a primer under foundation (preferably Luxlight Revitalizing).

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer

But why do you want to use this? For starters it has Glycerin in it for skin softening. It also contains Castor Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil to condition and smooth. Other ingredients are Squalene, Vitamins A, C and E. And the best part is that you can wear it alone on your arms and/or legs to give you a soft glow that won’t rub off.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation

Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation ($14.99) comes in 6 shades (fair, light, medium beige, medium, medium tan and golden dark). I have this in Light which is for light skin with yellow-olive undertones but I think when I rebuy it I’ll try Fair since I have cool undertones. Even though this is a little warm on me the foundation is so lightweight that the color still works great. Eddie’s website describes this as “ultralight, creamy, and buildable formula enhances skin’s natural radiance for a flawless, light-diffused finish throughout the day”. I can’t put it any better. I’m using this in a single layer and not building up the coverage. I really prefer it as a light coverage natural looking foundation.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation in Light

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation in Light

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation in Light

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation in Light

This foundation may not be for everyone though because of the ingredients. It contains Talc to give it a soft focus, diffused light finish. It also contains silicones to extend the wear. I know both of those can be a problem for some people although they aren’t for me. Other ingredients are Volatiles (long wear properties and fast drying application), Resins (long wear properties), Glycerin and Vitamin E. I’ve worn this in winter, spring and summer and am enjoying how my skin looks. Sometimes I wear the Primer, sometimes I don’t. Eddie doesn’t seem to mind. He told me he likes me both ways.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

The other facial product I have is the Luxlight Illuminator. This is a pen like product with a brush. You’ve seen them before for a whole lot more money than the $11.99 this costs. This is available in two shades (Candlelight for a cool luminous glow and Arclight for a warm glow).

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

This versatile pen will add illumination to any area of your face you want. Highlight your brow bone, the bridge of your nose, the cupids bow of your lips and the tip of your chin to make sure the light catches you at your best.  It’s not a concealer but it is a wonderful highlighter/illuminator. This contains: talc, volatiles, light reflecting pigments, glycerin and peptides.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator in Candlelight

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator in Candlelight

Since Eddie Funkhouser and I first got together he’s spread himself out a little more. We are lucky enough to be able to purchase his products at a variety of places like gloss48.com, blush.com, nastygal.com and urbanoutfitters.com. Also some of you incredibly lucky ladies can see the line in person at a variety of Rite Aid stores (if only that were me!). As for me, I’ll just keep hangin’ with Eddie and make my move when the time is right!

Have you been introduced to Eddie Funkhouser cosmetics yet? He might be just the man and brand you are looking for to stretch your pennies while remaining beautiful as always. — Marcia

*products sent for editorial consideration

Bella Mari Natural Mineral Makeup

I have several items from the Bella Mari Natural Mineral Makeup line to share with you today. They kindly sent a variety of the facial items they carry. Their motto is Bella Mari All Natural Mineral Cosmetics will Help You Look Beautiful Without Chemicals. There are no synthetic ingredients in the products they have created. They don’t use dyes or preservatives or fillers that are often common in cosmetics that are called Natural.

I tested 3 types of items from them: Moisturizing Foundation, Blemish Concealer and Herbal Choice Mari Tinted Face & Body Lotion.

Bella Mari Moisturizing Foundation

Bella Mari Moisturizing Foundation

Moisturizing Foundation (on sale for $24.25) is available in 28 shades. The chart on the Foundation Page is a good indication of the depth and shades available but even then it’s a little hard to choose. I have sample sizes of Light Ivory and Light Honey along with a full size of Light Beige. One thing I really like about Bella Mari is that you can buy sample ($1) or travel sizes ($8.95) which I praise them for. Buying from an online swatch is difficult so this is a major plus for Bella Mari.

Bella Mari Moisturizing Foundation, Light Beige

Bella Mari Moisturizing Foundation, Light Beige

Bella Mari Light Ivory

Bella Mari Light Ivory

Bella Mari from top: Light Honey, Light Beige, Light Ivory

Bella Mari from top: Light Honey, Light Beige, Light Ivory

Besides being free of everything that you can think of, this is a vegan foundation and it’s gluten free. The foundation is called Moisturizing Foundation and it’s definitely moisturizing. If you have dry skin this is a brand to consider. The foundation is full coverage on me so it’s good to have on those days that my skin just won’t cooperate. I recently purchased Face Atelier’s Ultra Zero Minus ‘foundation’ which is white. This lightens up foundations that are too dark normally so it’s just right for the shades of Bella Mari I received. I apply this using a lightly dampened Beauty Blender sponge and I’ve been careful to use a light layer since I don’t want maximum coverage. I finish with Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish powder to set it perfectly. (Bella Mari has a translucent mineral veil powder in their line.)

Herbal Choice Mari tinted face & body lotion

Herbal Choice Mari tinted face & body lotion

Herbal Choice Mari tinted face & body lotion in Light Ivory

Herbal Choice Mari tinted face & body lotion in Light Ivory

Light Ivory

Light Ivory

For a much lighter finish I’d suggest their sister company, Herbal Choice Mari. They have a Tinted Face & Body Lotion ($17.95) that is lightweight and is SPF-30. It contains 21% zinc oxide which is an excellent sunscreen. This only comes in 3 shades (Light Ivory, Medium Beige and Dark Honey). The packaging is a dark glass container to protect the ingredients. The consistency of Tinted Face & Body Lotion is very thin so it’s easy to spread. Since it’s a tinted moisturizer and a sunscreen it’s one of those items that helps you get out of the house quickly. While Light Ivory is still a little dark for me it does blend easily so I can get it to appear lightly on my face.

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer in Light Beige

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer in Light Beige

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer - Light Beige swatched heavily

Bella Mari Blemish Concealer – Light Beige swatched heavily

The last item I have is their Blemish Concealer ($7.95). This comes in the same 28 shades as the Moisturizing Foundation so you can find a perfect match. Blemish Concealer is a stick concealer so it’s very easy to pop in a makeup bag to take with you. The consistency is firm but it softens up once on skin. I’d recommend this as a spot treatment for pimples, scars, freckles and spots you want to cover up. It’s also SPF-30. It’s not for under eye use (IMO) because of the consistency but it is good for extra coverage. For under eye use they have a cream concealer (Natural Under Eye Makeup Concealer with SPF-30).

from wrist: Light Beige Blemish Concealer, foundations in Light Honey, Light Beige, Light Ivory; Tinted Face & Body Lotion

from wrist: Light Beige Blemish Concealer, foundations in Light Honey, Light Beige, Light Ivory; Tinted Face & Body Lotion

Bella Mari and Herbal Choice Mari tick off all the right boxes when it comes to natural makeup. It seems to me that people with a lot of allergies would do well with the brand since they avoid using so many ingredients that you might find elsewhere. With their sample program too it’s easy to take a chance to find what products they carry that would fit your needs.

It’s always great to find a natural makeup company that is willing to share all the necessary information on their website. You’ll easily find everything you want to know about their philosophy and products, making it easier to choose. You’ve got to love a company that is willing to let you test with those $1 sizes too. — Marcia

 

Face Stockholm’s unique BB Natural Beauty Balm

courtesy of facestockholm.com

courtesy of facestockholm.com

I am in love with 2 things – Face Stockholm BB Natural Beauty Balm with SPF 30 and their statement “Everything you want to BB!”. Cleverness gets me all the time but what makes me stick around is quality. Face Stockholm sent this BB Cream ($38) for review and I was immediately attracted to it because it’s different than any others in my collection.

FACE Stockholm Natural Beauty Balm

FACE Stockholm Natural Beauty Balm

This is a compact BB Cream while others are in squeeze tubes. Depending on your skintone this will be different things to different people. It only comes in 2 shades (light and dark) which is the only downfall of the product if you are looking to wear it as a foundation. But even with just two shades there are so many other benefits that it is a wonderful BB Cream.

In actuality BB Creams weren’t truly developed to be foundations but in the US it seems that most are tinted enough to take care of the category. Face Stockholm intends this to hydrate, prime, conceal, and correct. For me it hits all these high points and more.

 

Face Stockholm BB Natural Beauty Balm

Face Stockholm BB Natural Beauty Balm

Hydrate: This contains vitamin E which provides moisture plus antioxidants. It also uses Spilanthes Flower Extract in order to help relax our fine lines.

Prime: You can use this as your primer if you want. It wears well under other foundations and is your SPF and hydration system. It contains SPF 30 (Titanium and Zinc Oxides provide UVA/UVB sun protection). face stockhom bb back box

Conceal: Use this as a spot concealer, especially under your eyes.

Correct: I love this as my foundation and find that it imparts a very healthy glow while providing a good amount of coverage to my skin. I wear this in Fair which is said to be for fair and light skin tones.

Face Stockholm Natural Beauty Balm

Face Stockholm Natural Beauty Balm in Fair #1

The Natural Beauty Balm is very creamy and easy to apply. I’ve used my fingers many times but my favorite application method is a fluffy foundation brush. The one I use most is by Urban Decay (Optical Blurring Brush). For me a traditional flat foundation brush doesn’t give it the softness that a fluffier one does, plus I like using a synthetic brush with a cream product. Looking over Face Stockholm’s brushes I’d choose the Contouring Brush #31 to use with this.

Contouring brush #31

Contouring brush #31

I’ve been wearing this for almost 10 months so I’ve experienced it in every season. When it was bitter cold this winter I found it to be comforting and to give me plenty of coverage. In the warm weather it doesn’t melt away on me which is what I love most about it.

Face Stockholm BB blended onto hand

Face Stockholm light BB blended onto hand in the dead of winter

I already had a love affair going with Face Stockholm so to be able to use their BB Natural Beauty Balm with SPF 30 just adds to the infatuation. If I took a recent picture of this you’d see how much it’s been used and will continue to be used.

Face Stockholm did right – yet again! — Marcia

(sent for review consideration)

Ingredients:

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxyde, Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Squalane, Oryzanol, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

It’s lovely being a Beauty Addicts foundation fan with Face2Face

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation

There’s something quite fascinating about a company whose motto is “Beauty made simple” that actually adheres to that motto. Beauty Addicts is a cosmetic company that has been around for quite a while yet they don’t have a million items. They keep it simple by creating ONE foundation, one tinted moisturizer, one concealer. Their goal isn’t to flood the market but to improve the market.

Technically Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation is a crème to powder foundation. I say technically because it never becomes powdery. Instead it gives me a soft slightly dewy appearance. There’s nothing dry or chalky about it. It’s a lightweight formula even though Beauty Addicts says that it’s full coverage. I find that the coverage is more medium than full though I can build it up.

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation comes in 7 shades. I was sent Shades 01 and 02 to test. I probably can wear them both well on my fair (MAC NW15) skin but as soon as I applied Shade 01 I was sold. It’s a great match for my neutral to cool toned skin. Shade 02 would be great for people who have warmer undertones than I do (MAC NC15-20).

Shade 01

Shade 01

Shade 02

Shade 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 (top) and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 (top) and 02

While it comes with a sponge, the magic for me is when applying it with a foundation brush. I have tried it with a variety of brushes but almost always go for the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush. It picks up the perfect amount of foundation and blends it seamlessly on my skin. The sponge is great if you carry the foundation around since it fits in the compact perfectly.

Sponge

Sponge

Even though I haven’t worn Beauty Addicts crème foundation in hot weather, it has survived cold, cool, windy and warm weather. It’s even stood up to a few hot flashes. Face2Face Foundation contains Vitamin A and E plus Green Tea in order to soothe and protect. It also has Dermaxyl for hydration and something called Advanced Microsphere Technology to help diminish the look of fine lines. All in all I’d say that Beauty Addicts Face2Face Crème to Powder Foundation has surpassed all my expectations of it. I’m truly enjoying wearing this foundation every day.

Have you ever used anything from Beauty Addicts? Now that I’ve started, I don’t want to stop! — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Susan Posnick knows how to give good face with ColorFlo and ColorCorrect

Susan Posnick ColorFlo Foundation

Susan Posnick ColorFlo Foundation

Susan Posnick has created some great innovative products but what really stands out about the line is her method of delivery. We’ve been sent some Susan Posnick products for review and are impressed with what we’ve found. ColorFlo is an unusual foundation because the packaging is mineral foundation in a self-dispensing refillable brush. With 12 foundation shades from Porcelain to Chestnut you are sure to find a match. And to make it even easier if you look at the link you’ll see models and the right shade for them. On those same models they will also picture the ColorCorrect Pencil that works best for your skintone.

ColorFlo is a natural mineral foundation that helps block the sun. It has a natural SPF so no numbers are assigned. This foundation is so gentle that it’s recommended to be used even if you’ve recently had dermalogical work done like facials, light peels or photo facials. There are many benefits that Susan Posnick shares about the foundation.susan posnick awardBenefits: 

  •  Invisible finish with flawless coverage-your skin….better
  •  Quick and easy application and sun protection
  •  Compact and portable-great for travel, even goes with you on the plane
  •  Enriched with Vitamins A and E to nourish the skin
  •  Softens fine lines and doesn’t crease
  •  Water and sweat resistant
  •  Hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic, and anti -bacterial
  •  Environmentally thoughtful, with a refillable container

Lisa’s ColorFlo review

SIMPLY BRUSH AND GO COLORFLO mineral foundation ($68) is a truly terrific mineral powder foundation. I am completely in love with the ingenius packaging and refill option. The mineral makeup is in the base of the brush; just one flick of the wrist and the brush fills with the powder foundation.

Susan Posnick foundation

Susan Posnick ColorFlo foundation

the brush

the brush

fills with loose powder foundation

fills with loose powder foundation

pull the brush protector up so the brush doesn't splay

pull the plastic sleeve brush protector up so the brush doesn’t splay

This is THE perfect foundation for traveling thanks to the amazing packaging. The foundation gives medium coverage as well as sun protection. It does not look powdery on, more along the lines of smooth and creamy. The finish is beautiful and glowy. I find it does a terrific job of covering redness in particular. I use this on my face, neck, chest…it even works on arms, hands, and legs to cover up veins and discoloration. It also works great as a finishing powder.

shade

Susan Posnick Simply Brush and Go COLORFLO in shade M3

There is great depth in terms of shades offered, with 12 shades from Porcelain to Chestnut. My perfect shade is M3, Light Neutral. The foundation has nine ingredients, including zinc oxide to block UVA rays and lots of antioxidants like vitamins A and E. It does have Bismuth in it, which I know bothers some people, but I have been using the foundation for several weeks and it hasn’t broken me out at all.

my Susan Posnick FOD

my Susan Posnick FOD

Overall, I really love this foundation and throw it in my purse every morning. It’s great over other foundation or just by itself!

Marcia’s ColorFlo shade and ColorCorrect review

I was sent ColorFlo foundation in M1 Porcelain, their lightest shade. I probably should have gone with M3 aka Light Neutral since the porcelain is so light and ethereal. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not using Porcelain. M1 Porcelain is a shade I’d recommend to you as a finishing/setting powder. It’s great for me to use at home or out & about. The packaging keeps it from spilling and I don’t need any other tools when I want to “powder my nose”.

Susan Posnick ColorFlo in MI

Susan Posnick ColorFlo in MI

I also received ColorCorrect ($22) which is a dual ended brightening/correcting pencil. While there are only 4 pencils, it’s possible to match every shade of their foundation. To help match the company has a great Shade Selector but you can also use this chart:

  • Use C1 with COLORFLO shades M1-M5
  • Use C2 with COLORFLO shades M5-M8
  • Use C3 with COLORFLO shades M8-M11
  • Use C4 with COLORFLO shades M9-M12

    Susan Posnick ColorCorrect (C1)

    Susan Posnick ColorCorrect (C1)

I have the pencil in C1 and it too is a great tool for home or out & about. One side has the Brightener and the other side the Corrector.

The Brightener has so many uses for me. I’ve used it under my eyes as a concealer; on my browbone as a highlighter; and as an ‘almost’ lipliner to help with making my lips look fuller. I especially like it on the inner corner of my eye since it camouflages the darkness there.

The darker side is the Corrector and that’s very useful for neutralizing discoloration wherever they are. I always have redness by the side of my nose so I can pinpoint this area easily with the pencil. Dot it on a leftover pimple mark, small sunspots and broken capillaries. I use my finger after I’ve applied it and just hold it on the corrector to warm it and then lightly melt it into my skin.

ColorCorrect swatches for C1 (corrector and brightener)

ColorCorrect swatches for C1 (corrector and brightener)

With these Susan Posnick babies I’m ready to go at any time. I think they are a great travel companion (and they never talk back).

You can purchase Susan Posnick products online or go to their finder to see if there’s a store near you that carries the line.

ColorFlo ingredients

ColorFlo ingredients

ColorCorrect ingredients

ColorCorrect ingredients

*sent for editorial consideration

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

I often wonder, why doesn’t FACE Stockholm get more blog press? This is an utterly fantastic line with top-notch products and shades. Spring 2014 at FACE Stockholm is right on trend with natural, peachy-pink shades and a hint of some sassy purple.

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 look

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 look

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

FACE Stockholm sent us four items from the latest collection: Mineral Foundation, Pearl Eyeshadow #36, Toffee Lipstick, and Worship Blush.

FACE Stockholm Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

FACE Stockholm Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Synsk swatch

Synsk swatch

The Liquid Mineral Foundation ($36) is a thin, lightweight foundation that provides medium coverage. I have issues with an oily t-zone, but not when I wear this oil-free matte foundation. It comes in a sleek-looking glass bottle with a built-in spatula. I don’t apply the foundation using the spatula – to be completely hygienic I scoop some out onto my metal palette, then apply the foundation using my Beauty Blender. It gives a gorgeous finish that lasts all day. I have Synsk, which is a great shade for those who have that not quite light, not quite medium skin tone.

FACE Stockholm Pearl #36 Eyeshadow

FACE Stockholm Pearl #36 Eyeshadow

Pearl #36 swatch

Pearl #36 swatch

Pearl #36 on

Pearl #36 on

The Spring 2014 Collection features Pearl Shadow in #36 ($19), which is described as a ‘greige’ shade. It just might be the prettiest eyeshadow I own – it’s no mystery to me why this is one of FACE Stockholm’s most popular eye shadow shades. It goes on as a mixture of pink, taupe, grey, and purple, and it seems to become more purple as the day goes on. I have worn this every single day since it arrived! This eyeshadow is a perfect pop of color in the otherwise neutral palette of the spring collection.

FACE Stockholm Cream Lipstick in Toffee

FACE Stockholm Cream Lipstick in Toffee

Toffee swatch

Toffee swatch

Toffee on

Toffee on

The Cream Lipstick in Toffee ($22) is a feminine, soft coral that is perfect for spring. The creamy lipstick is opaque, with great lasting power and just enough shine. It really complements the blush in the collection, Worship.

FACE Stockholm Blush in Worship

FACE Stockholm Blush in Worship

Worship swatch

Worship swatch

The Blush in Worship ($20) is a velvety, shimmery peachy-pink. The pigment is amazing – FACE Stockholm is one of the few brands that has powder blushes that will last all day on even the most oily skin. The texture is to die for, buttery and fabulous. Worship is a fantastic spring shade and is one of the most popular shades they offer.

My FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 FOD

My FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 FOD

I am absolutely loving the Spring 2014 Collection. Other items featured in the collection include the Precision Eyeliner, Cream Eyeshadow in Apricot, Tinted Brow Fix, and the terrific Luxe Lash Mascara. The Spring 2014 Collection from FACE Stockholm is a fantastic way to say hello to the new season.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

One day sale! tarte Shades of Clay Collection, February 4 on QVC

The tarte Shades of Clay Collection, a one day only sale on QVC, is definitely one of the best sales/collections I have ever come across. The Today’s Special Value® is only available at its special price until 11:59 p.m. PT on February 4, 2014 while quantity remains. The TSV Price is $59.96, and the total value of this terrific collection is $202.00.

tarte shades of clay collection

tarte shades of clay collection

inside the shades of clay collection

inside the shades of clay collection

The Shades of Clay Collection includes:

  • 0.68-oz colored clay SPF 15 liquid foundation and 0.51-oz colored clay CC primer in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Deep
  • 0.31-oz clay blush bronzer in Pink Bronze
  • 0.27-oz LipSurgence Lip Gloss in True Love, a sheer raspberry shade
  • 0.10-oz clay eyeliner in Black
  • 0.24-fl oz lights, camera, LASHES mascara in Black
  • Bamboo foundation brush
  • Bonus Makeup bag
all the goodies inside

all the goodies inside

I have been using every single item in this collection every day since receiving it and it gets an A+ from me. This set is a seven-piece collection that features colored clay for a whole routine that creates a natural, glowy look. The set is pretty much everything you need for a full face of gorgeousness. It’s fantastic.

I also found a little gift inside, a crystal stone necklace from @Akitching ‘s jewelry line, Crystal Cactus. Wow, is this stunning!!

crystal stone necklace from @Akitching ‘s jewelry line, Crystal Cactus

crystal stone necklace from @Akitching ‘s jewelry line, Crystal Cactus

wearing my gorgous necklace

wearing my gorgeous Crystal Cactus necklace

Amethyst is my birthstone, so I was really happy to find this jewel inside that huge raspberry makeup bag.

What else was inside?  The truly unique colored clay CC primer.

CC Primer

CC Primer

CC Primer

CC Primer that includes color correcting lavender and green

CC Primer swatch

CC Primer swatch

Mine is in shade light. This is a color-correcting stick that neutralizes imperfections, brightens the complexion, and primes skin for foundation. Just smooth it on and then tap it in with fingers. The CC primer melts right in and creates a perfect canvas for foundation application.

Once you have primed with the CC primer, next up is the colored clay liquid foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (a World-wide Launch, by the way!) using the bamboo liquid foundation brush.

colored clay liquid foundation

colored clay liquid foundation

colored clay liquid foundation - see the mesh?

colored clay liquid foundation – see the mesh?

swatch of Light shade

swatch of Light shade

bamboo foundation brush

bamboo liquid foundation brush

The colored clay foundation with broad spectrum SPF 15 coverage gives medium but buildable coverage with a satin finish. The bamboo foundation brush is stellar – just press in onto the mesh sifter inside the foundation container then buff onto skin, going from the center out.

Follow that with the colored clay bronzer blush in pink bronze (yet another World-wide Launch).

colored clay bronzer blush in pink bronze

colored clay bronzer blush in pink bronze

colored clay bronzer blush up close

colored clay bronzer blush up close

colored clay bronzer blush in pink bronze swatched

colored clay bronzer blush in pink bronze swatched

I can hear all the oohs and aahs and this beaut certainly deserves it! It’s a combination of pinks and golds that warms the complexion and adds a natural glow. Dust it all over for instant warmth, and layer it on the cheeks as a blush.

Moving on up to the eyes, line with the colored clay eyeliner in black (woohoo, another World-wide Launch!) followed by two coats of the stupendous lights, camera, LASHES™ 4-in-1 mascara in Black.

mascara and eyeliner

lights, camera, lashes 4 in 1 mascara and cc eyeliner

CC eyeliner in black

CC eyeliner in black

eye look with eyeliner and mascara

eye look with CC eyeliner and lights, camera, LASHES mascara

For my eye look above, I am wearing a wash of MAC Painterly. I defined and lined my top lash line and waterline with the new colored clay eye liner in Black, which is a velvety eyeliner that truly glides on easily. Then, I finished with two coats of  lights, camera, LASHES(TM) 4-in-1 mascara. This is a seriously fantastic mascara, one of my top mascaras ever.  It gives great length, volume, and curl, plus it never smears on me. Love it.

The final touch for your tarte Shades of Clay look? The golden raspberry LipSurgence™ lip gloss in true love (can I get a World-wide Launch here?)

lip gloss

LipSurgence lip gloss in true love

eyeliner and lip gloss swatched

CC eyeliner and LipSurgence true love swatched

lip gloss on

true love lip gloss on

LipSurgence(TM) Lip Gloss in true love is a wonderfully flattering sheer raspberry shade with tiny golden shimmers. It has great slip and feels terrific on – this has found a permanent home in my purse.

My tarte shades of clay FOD

My tarte shades of clay FOD

I think every product is a winner and the shades are incredibly flattering. Plus, at this price you just can’t go wrong! Set your timer, leave yourself a note, do something so you don’t miss this sale. Again, the Today’s Special Value® is only available at its special price until 11:59 p.m. PT on February 4, 2014 while quantity remains. You will be glad you remembered!  - Lisa

*pr samples