It’s time for IT Cosmetics TSV the CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin on 3/27

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Hey ladies – look what’s coming our way!! IT Cosmetics is gracing us with a new TSV on QVC. There is nothing better to make this season perfect. This is a one day event on Friday March 27th and these sell out so quickly that you need to get on it right away.
Let’s take a look at what’s in this IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin TSV. Some of these items are favorites already and some are brand new and destined to be favorites.
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I’m going to start with the product I’m most excited about – Your Skin But Better® Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Illuminating Foundation. I bought the Full Coverage Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer on the IT Cosmetics website and it was the price of this entire TSV so I know this kit is a bargain. I’m so excited about this new addition that has everything I love about IT Cosmetics that you know I’ll be buying the kit even if it’s just to get this Illuminating Foundation. It’s available in 5 shades:it skintones
Every IT Cosmetics brush I’ve tried has been like a dream and this one sounds amazing too. There’s a brand new Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand in this set.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe® Radiance Wand Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe® Radiance Wand Brush

This brush is going to be perfect for the foundation and for what’s next…..

The Anti Aging Vitality Face Disc is everything you need – a matte bronzer, glowing highlighter and beautiful blush. Your complexion is set with these three products alone.

It Cosmetics Anti Aging Vitality Face Disc

It Cosmetics Anti Aging Vitality Face Disc

But there’s more (said in my best announcer voice)! It Cosmetics has several Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Trios and they’ve created a new one just for this TSV. This will be your chance to own Pretty in Spring. The three shades are infused with IT’s special anti-aging ingredients that help blur any imperfections.

IT Pretty in Spring trio

IT Pretty in Spring trio

What’s an eyeshadow without a brush? Nothing… so the last item you’ll find in this TSV is the No-Tug® Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush. This is a dual sided brush is soft as a kitten yet blends perfectly. As with all IT products it’s cruelty free. I find the most economical way for me to collect IT brushes is through their TSV kits. march tsv it

More good news, this entire kit is under $60 (but worth $172!!!) and QVC has lowered their shipping costs to just $3. No more high shipping and handling. I’ll be one of the first to order even though I own the Anti Aging Vitality Face Disc. I don’t have the other 4 items and I W.A.N.T. them. Don’t you?? — Marcia

*nothing to disclose other than lust

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The 5 product challenge for Makeup Wars

Makeup Wars 5 Product Face Challenge #beautyinfozone

Makeup Wars 5 Product Face Challenge #beautyinfozone

This week’s Makeup Wars is a 5 product challenge. The ladies involved seem to have different ideas of using 5 products so it will be especially fun to read everyone’s blog posts to see their interpretation. I took this pretty seriously and only allowed myself to use 5 products on my face. I did use some brushes too to accomplish my goal but I tried to keep that number low too.

Here’s my typical face:

*skincare of course

*I start with eyes and use an eyeshadow primer first, 3 eyeshadow shades (brow bone, lid, crease), eyeliner, mascara and eyebrows.

*For my face I’ll use 2 different concealers most days, foundation or CC Cream, loose powder or Mally Poreless Face Defender. Blush comes next and lips are last. For everyday lips I usually start with a balm and apply a lipstick straight from the tube. If I really want to take the time I’ll also use lipliner and gloss.

That total is 16 cosmetic products and a lot of skincare and brushes. Yep, I’m a high maintenance woman. (I love doing my makeup with that many products.)

Makeup Wars 5 product challenge plus brushes #beautyinfozone

Makeup Wars 5 product challenge plus brushes #beautyinfozone

My 5 product face includes:

Milani Fierce Foil liner in Brown, Bare Minerals Lash Domination mascara, IT Cosmetics CC+ Compact Cream with SPF 50, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, and Mineral Fusion Colorstick in Berry Glow.

I used the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner in Brown Foil for my entire eye. I started by using the MAC 242 brush and applying it on the lid. I blended it down so that it wasn’t that dark brown. I also used what was left on my brush and blended upwards so that I had a little bit of an ombre look. I lined top and bottom lash lines using the Paula Dorf Eyeliner brush and smudged it a little with the MAC 242. Last I used the amazing IT Cosmetics Eyebrow brush and did my eyebrows with the same Milani. There is some sparkle to the Fierce Foil eyeliner but it wasn’t over the top.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner in Brown Foil

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner in Brown Foil

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner used for entire eye

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner used for entire eye

To finish my eyes I used Bare Minerals Lash Domination mascara which has been a favorite of late. So far I’ve used 2 products and 3 brushes so I was on a roll.

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

For my Face I used the other 3 products and no brushes. I started with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye just under my eyes. The one I used is a favorite because one side is the Brightener and the other the Concealer. But I didn’t cheat and use the Brightener. Since IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream is a favorite I had no problem choosing the new compact. It applies like a dream and I don’t feel I need to powder over it.

It Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

It Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

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Mineral Fusion Berry Glow is a double duty product for me. It makes a beautiful blush that I blend with my fingers. Plus it can be used on my lips. I regret not using a lip brush and just using my finger when I took pictures though so my lips didn’t look quite as finished as I’d like.

Mineral Fusion Berry Glow

Mineral Fusion Berry Glow

Mineral Fusion Berry Glow

Mineral Fusion Berry Glow

I didn’t really have any problem picking out these items. They are all in constant use and pulled together well for a 5 product face.

What 5 products would you use? – Marcia


What are your favorite blushes for spring?

It’s blush time for Top Ten Tuesday. There are so many amazing blushes from low end to extremely high end. It’s easy to covet blush we don’t have but it’s a little disconcerting to open a drawer and find it crammed with blush. Does that stop me? No but I’m getting better. Here are 7 of my favorite blushes that I’ll be wearing this spring and 3 that are on a wishlist. What are your favorites? — Marcia
1425854102_rapture-resizeRITUEL DE FILLE in RAPTURE is the first of my wishlist blush. My blog partner had the opportunity to review this beautiful cream blush ($24) and it is so up my alley. I love this gorgeous pink and I love cream blush. Gloss48 picked a winner!

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

Rituel de Fille Rapture Blush

1425853994_0607845055037NARS ADORATION DUAL INTENSITY BLUSH ($45) has been on my wishlist since they were first announced. I love the sparkling baby pink and shimmering hot pink. Of all Nars’ blushes I know this is the one that would get the most use.
1425853888_62d56e5f-ce6e-4e12-9b1f-a87bf8e9c73a_90120.pngPAULA’S CHOICE BLUSH IT ON CONTOUR PALETTE seems to have it all. 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. At $36 the price is right.The blush shades are Delicate Coral (vibrant peach), Peony (light to medium muted pink), Dusty Rose (medium pink with a hint of coral), and Soft Mauve (rich, medium berry-pink). The highlighter is Pearl and has a luminescent quality while the Bronzer is a warm brown. This is probably the next item I’d buy.

1425853814_head-over-heels-compact_2MAKEUP GEEK HEAD OVER HEELS powder blush ($9.99 pan, $12.99 compact). I have a few of the Makeup Geek blushes and they are packed with pigment. Head over Heels is the lightest of them all, it’s a soft bubblegum pink with a little shimmer. Great price and quality.
1425853732_2275337__detail_?1425853732L’OREAL VISIBLE LIFT BLUR BLUSH ($12.99) is available in 3 shades though I found it nearly impossible to locate in stores. Luckily Meijers had this in Soft Peach along with a $2 coupon so I scooped it up. The texture is very silicone like so it may not work for some people but I’m enjoying it. It uses an opti-blur technology and contains anti-aging benefits. I’m happy that it’s not fragranced. Soft Peach is a pinky peach and a lovely spring shade.

1425853644_chateau-cheeks-cream-blush-flirt-opencpt-.08oz-72dpiPUR MINERALS CHATEAU CHEEK CREAM BLUSH in FLIRT ($18) has stolen my heart. This cool pink that leans toward the blue side of the spectrum wears wonderfully, glides on, and dries down to a perfect finish. I love the blush in Coy too but Flirt is spring in a compact.
1425853584_secret-admirer_2MAKEUP GEEK BLUSH IN SECRET ADMIRER is the perfect spring blush. It’s a matte orchid that is packed with pigment. I keep a powder puff nearby since it can be intense but that intensity means it’s going to last all day. If I had to pick one MUG blush Secret Admirer would be the one.
1425853513_2268213__detail_?1425853513TARTE CHEEK STAIN in Blushing Bride ($24) is another pink favorite. The tarte cheek stains are unique in many ways and all the colors are gorgeous but it’s Blushing Bride that I’m currently craving for warmer weather.

Tarte Blushing Bride

Tarte Blushing Bride

1425853435_2264082__detail_?1425853435IT COSMETICS VITALITY BLUSH STAIN in Radiant in Rose ($24) is probably the most long lasting of any blush. It’s true to its name as a blush stain. It’s loaded with anti-aging ingredients and anti-oxidants. I love everything from IT Cosmetics and this blush stain is an example why. (Available at Ulta)
1425853344_tarina-tarantino-parasol-openTARINA TARANTINO DOLLSKIN BLUSH in PARASOL ($25) shouldn’t be a surprise to Beauty Info Zone readers. I chose it as my favorite blush of 2014 and it continues into 2015. I love this pinky peach shade more than any blush in my collection.

Click on the icons below to find out what products are making our bloggers blush this spring.


*some products have been provided for review, those are noted in the original review

Update on IT Cosmetic’s 1/19 TSV

IT Cosmetics It's a New Year, Most Beautiful Skin promo picture

IT Cosmetics It’s a New Year, Most Beautiful Skin promo picture

I’m sad to say that the IT Cosmetics TSV from January 19th is sold out. It is such a wonderful kit. I received one from PR but too late to show the products but I also bought one for myself that will soon be for my very excited sister.  Most of the products will be available individually though so I want to share my update with pictures.it january tsv card

There were 5 fabulous products that were new to the kit. I have the kit in Fair and it’s a great shade for my fair skin.

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream –
I’ve been a fan of IT Cosmetic’s Concealers for years and I own them all. This fuller coverage concealer is a treat because of the packaging (and of course the product). The packaging is called Cold Spoon Technology and it’s a refreshing touch of cool when you apply it. Just don’t squeeze too hard since a little goes a long way. This blends in beautifully and lasts. Plus it’s giving much needed SPF 50+ coverage.

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream in Fair

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream in Fair

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is the product I was most anxious to try and it was definitely worth the wait. This isn’t the cushion product that we’ve started to see. It’s their wonder CC+ Cream in compact form. Push the button and the product comes out. I use the sponge it comes with to apply. It’s wonderful for packing and it’s wonderful because it’s a fabulous CC Cream.

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact in Fair

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact in Fair

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is a talc free hydrating powder. It is beautiful over every foundation I’ve tried it with but especially over IT’s CC Cream. Not all powders are light enough for me but this is whisper soft.

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder  in Fair

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder in Fair

The CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is the a terrific brush for the products in this kit and for all the other facial products I use. IT Cosmetic brushes are amazing and I wish I owned them all. Like all products from IT, they are cruelty free. If you read a lot of raves about them it’s because they are uniquely wonderful. This Angled Buffing brush is great for buffing in foundation as well as for use with a powder product. It’s also great for blending your blush so it looks seamless on your face.

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE.  What a pretty shade this is. Love is described by IT as a nude pink but I don’t find it to be nude at all. To me it’s a more universal sheer shade of a rose/pink. It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients that are meant to hydrate your lips: shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

You need to watch for these 5 items when they become available for purchase again. One of my favorite things about IT is when they have a TSV on QVC. The value is uncomparable.

IT’S A NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN  collection

IT’S A NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN collection

Don’t miss the next time IT has a collection like this. I know I won’t. — Marcia

*provided for review and also purchased a second one

To read more about these products see my previous article.

Top Ten Eyebrow Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday is back and this time we’re emphasizing eyebrows as well we should. Eyebrows are the frame for the look on your eyes and I’ve realized that this is a category I’ve previously ignored. When we started Beauty Info Zone I never touched my brows except with a tweezer. I’ve got years worth of pictures that I have no eyebrow makeup on and years with pretty crappy makeup on them. I’ve recently become obsessed with learning how to do my eyebrows right. One of these days I’ll get it too!

Top Ten Eyebrow products

Top Ten Eyebrow products

1422210472_ihwx.94f8369c-d5b0-4ea7-b07a-5e1b87c8bf65.300.200.pngPAULA’S CHOICE BROW DEFINING DUO ($20) is my top choice when I’m really putting effort into it. I had received a preview of this during testing through a program from PC that sends people (not just bloggers) new products to test and review. Mine looks different but it works the same. It has two shades to use alone or together. I love the cream finish and think it fills in my brows better than any product I own.
1422210616_natural-brow-duo-group-withswatch-06feb14-webPIXI BEAUTY NATURAL BROW DUO ($16) – I just did a whole article on this duo because it’s great for me for everyday. It comes in three shades (natural brown, brunette and soft black). Natural Brown is an easy to wear color with cool undertones. I love the matching gel side and plan to buy it in the Brunette too.
1422210878__6054294SMASHBOX BROW TECH TO GO ($28) – My first ever brow product was the original Smashbox Brow Tech. A friend taught me about QVC and raved about it. I had it in several shades and used it whenever I felt I should do something. They’ve changed it plus added this Brow Tech To Go. It’s one product that I totally used up and I never use anything up. It wasn’t until I was almost done that I realized there was a gel on the opposite end. I felt like a fool about that but I still have it and use it. This is easier to use than the original but it can become hard so I usually had to warm it up first.
1422211220_browpoweruniversalIT COSMETICS BROW POWER UNIVERSAL PENCIL – I have nothing but love for this pencil. The color is a neutral to cool brown and there’s a spoolie at the opposite end to make sure your eyebrows are nicely formed. The most wonderful thing about this is that for every Brow Power Universal Pencil sold ($24) one is donated to Look Good, Feel Better to help women with cancer regain their self esteem. What a wonderful charity and I love IT Cosmetics for doing this.
1422211278_el_universalbrowOFRA COSMETICS UNIVERSAL EYEBROW PENCIL ($13) is one I received in two of my subscriptions. I gave away the first but luckily I have the second. This is an ultra smooth soft pencil that is very easy to apply. It’s a neutral brown that was created to work for all skin and hair tones but I think it’s probably best for brunettes.
1422210524_818MILANI COSMETICS BROW TINT PEN ($6.49) is one I recently bought. I’ve only been able to find it in Natural Taupe so far. I like this a lot because the tip is fine and it’s great to draw in hairs to make your brows look natural. I just ordered it in Dark Brown (the only other shade available) because I’m too impatient to drive around town trying to find it. Taupe is a warm brown that is almost a universal shade.
1422211714_60329PIXI BEAUTY LASH AND BROW BRUSH ($8) is a spoolie that helps with brushing your brows before you apply anything on them. Brushing them up and making them even is an excellent and easy way to prepare your brows for makeup. It’s also great to use after your brows are done to make sure they look perfect. In addition you can use this on your eyelashes to brush out those clumps.
1422211140_59270MAKE UP FOR EVER ANGLED EYEBROW BRUSH #270 ($21) is the best brush I’ve ever used on eyebrows. In spite of not doing my brows much prior to the last year, I still have several brow brushes. When I received this brush I realized that it blew my others out of the water. This is a very firm brush that can be used with powders, gels, creams and pencils. I highly recommend this brush.
1422210938__45048SMASHBOX ANGLE BROW BRUSH is the other brow brush that I reach for. It’s hard to find but it used to be part of the Brow Tech set so I have two of them. I found them on cutandblow.com for a reduced price. I’m very glad I have these now that I’m back to brows.
1422211594__6622425TWEEZERMAN SLANTED TWEEZERS – I must have a minimum of 6 of these in my house. I feel lost without my tweezers and Tweezerman are the ones I’ve trusted and used the longest. The original slanted full size tweezer is the best.
1422211440_265x265xclear_brow_gel_.jpg.pagespeed.ic.rl7gjw77v4ANASTASIA COLORLESS BROW GEL ($22) is something you should have in your arsenal of tools. I like MAC Cosmetics clear brow gel too. I just have a mini Anastasia one from a kit right now and it comes in handy to tame the bushiness.
I’ve read two Brow Tutorials lately that are excellent for shaping your eyebrows and want to share them with you. The first is from INTO THE PALETTE and the second from PHYRRA. Both are great guides that I recommend. With these tutorials and the right tools you are on the road to perfection.

Pixi Beauty, Milani Taupe, Michael Marcus brown, Ofra Universal, It Cosmetics Brow Power

Pixi Beauty, Milani Taupe, Michael Marcus brown, Ofra Universal, It Cosmetics Brow Power

Nars and Smashbox eyebrow brushes, Pixi spoolie

Nars and Smashbox eyebrow brushes, Pixi spoolie

Now join the other bloggers to see what they have to share and want us to spend money on. — Marcia

Tune in January 19th for a wonderful new TSV for IT Cosmetics

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I don’t think anything on QVC gets me going like an IT Cosmetics TSV. It’s time to get out your credit card because IT’S A NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN time. This collection contains 5 brand new products that you need in your life. Not just want but NEED.

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

1)  CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream is a concealer developed to conceal skin discoloration while hydrating your under-eye area. It has a new type of cooling tip using a unique Cold Spoon Technology . You want your eyes nourished since it’s the most delicate skin on your face so you’ll appreciate that it’s made with hyaluronic acid, peptides, hydrolized collagen and silk + grape seed oil. It’s a full coverage cream and it contains SPF 50 to protect your eyes even more!

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

2) CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is the most exciting product in this set. I absolutely adore IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream so to find this in the compact form is a thrill. The compact is airless. You push the button and a precise amount of CC+ Cream is dispensed giving you skincare, sun protection and full coverage. With SPF 50+ UVA/UVB sunscreen it makes it the ideal product for you year round. Your pores will be minimized, it helps correct dark spots, it has an anti-aging serum and a brightening color corrector. I say this is worth the price of the TSV alone.

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

3) CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is next. This is a lightweight, hydrating powder. It was formulated to help erase the look of fine lines and pores. You’ll end up with an airbrushed look while using a talc free powder infused with hydrolized silk, hydrolized collagen, niacin and peptides. Nothing finer!

It Cosmetics Lipstick in Love

It Cosmetics Lipstick in Love

4) A new lipstick has come to town with IT’s Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Lipstick in Love, a nude pink shade. Why not have the look of smoother lips while adding a great color? It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients that are meant to hydrate your lips: shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid. IT Cosmetics is always trying to up the ante and they’ve done that with a lipstick that helps smooth the look of lip lines.

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

5) If you’ve never tried IT’s brushes then you are in for a huge treat. This new brush is their CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush. Like all IT brushes this is a luxe, soft brush that does the work for you. It’s custom cut by hand with over 80,000 hairs. You can seamlessly buff your makeup to help the look of pores and fines lines look almost invisible. All IT Cosmetics products are cruelty-free as is the new Angled Buffing Foundation Brush. I can promise you that you’ll love this brush and want to start collecting more from IT.

While I don’t have this TSV yet, I will share pictures once it’s mine. These pix are all from QVC where you can see the set now, A256971. The regular price is $72.50 but on Monday, January 19, 2015 there will be a special TSV price of $59.94. With 5 brand new products of the finest, cruelty free ingredients, this is a bargain. I can’t wait to get mine!!! — Marcia

Workout favorites with Makeup Wars

When Makeup Wars decided that they would do a post about workout favorites I was sort of stumped. I’m not a gym rat. As a matter of fact I scurry away from the gym. But since August I am in a gym at least 3 times a week though it’s for physical therapy. It’s the most workout I’ve gotten since writing those checks for my gym memberships that I never actually used.

At first I had nothing on my face other than sunscreen but now that I’m out and about I’m usually coming from somewhere or going somewhere so I do some makeup after all. This list is what I usually chose from when going to do my exercises.
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LAVANILA HEALTHY DEODORANT in Lemon Vanilla – Lavanila’s deodorant comes in 7 different fragrances and two sizes. It’s a solid stick deodorant and never sticky. I find it gets me through my therapy sessions no matter how long they last and I still feel fresh as the day goes on. A full size is $14 (mini’s are $8) and I’ve barely made a dent in the months I’ve used it.
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WAXELENE LIP TUBE is the product I’ve been using since the weather changed. There’s no color but I don’t usually want much color when I’m working out. This is a great protectant. I have a giveaway going on for a tube if you want to enter.
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PIXI BEAUTY SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM comes in 5 sheer shades plus clear. If I want just that touch of color then I like to wear it in Natural Rose. I get the comforting lip balm with Vitamin E and color in one little tube.
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IT COSMETICS CC CREAM is one of several CC Creams that I reach for. I also like Pur Minerals CC Cream and the pick of 2014 CoverFX. I’m on my second tube of the one from IT Cosmetics and I’ve completely transformed my sister into being a fan of this CC Cream and the brand. This gives me plenty of coverage, SPF50, anti-aging benefits and hydration. Plus when I’m done working out my skin isn’t dripping color.
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PURELY COSMETICS DIAMOND PERFECT FINISH POWDER is what I use to set the CC Cream. This silky soft powder gets raves from me every day. It works wonders setting any foundation or CC/BB Cream and it makes my skin look finished. I rave about this all the time and I’m doing it again!
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MAYBELLINE COLOR TATTOO - I have several shades of Color Tattoo eyeshadows though I tend to wear the base shades like Nude Compliment or Barely Beige on workout days. These wear like iron on me so they are perfect for any time I want color that isn’t going to budge.
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MAKEUP GEEK GEL EYELINER is one of my favorite brands of gel eyeliner. I think a gel is perfect for the days you want to wear some makeup yet need your exercise. They never budge on the top lashline though sometimes they’ll wear off a little on the bottom lashline. Makeup Geek makes this in 8 shades, I wear Mobster (brown) all the time.
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EDDIE FUNKHOUSER QUATRO VARIABLE LASH MASCARA is my OMG mascara. I am in love with this mascara and always have one open. I usually buy mine from Dermstore. This dark black mascara has an innovative tube that allows you to go from “nice lashes” to “va va voom”. Eddie always notices when I’m wearing it.
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MILANI TOTAL LASH COVER MASCARA is my favorite mascara that I can pick up at the drugstore. It sells out quickly so when I see it I’ll usually pick one up just in case. It’s not va va voom like Eddie’s is but it doesn’t smudge and gives me well defined eyelashes.
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PERRICONE MD NO BLUSH BLUSH was supposed to be reviewed way back in the summer. My best makeup friend raved about this line so much that I had to buy it and see what the fuss was about. Since then I’ve used it constantly. I prefer this liquid blush on the days I’m going to be getting ‘moist’ because it’s more like a stain. It doesn’t ever wipe off. It stays where it belongs. It will fade during the day so I sometimes have to refresh it but in general it lasts really well.
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PIXI BEAUTY SHEER CHEEK GEL makes me look like I already have that workout glow before I even get in the gym. I have it in Rosy which was on one of my wishlists a long time ago. I love the stain and I love the ease of it. It’s easy to pop into my bag in case I feel the need to touch up but I rarely have to.
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Considering that this is all new to me, this post made me realize what has become important on the days I want to remain fresh and need to do my therapy. I’m sure my fellow Makeup War warriors have some great suggestions including what clothes to wear and I can’t wait to read them. What would you recommend that I add to this list? — Marcia

*some products sent for editorial consideration while others are purchases