Your perfect pink lips for 2017 from IT Cosmetics!

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lippiesHere’s a great resolution for 2017:  find your perfect pink lippie! The best place to start is with IT Cosmetics since they have many Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products and one is bound to be the perfect pink for you. Here are just five of the wonderful possibilities you can find at IT Cosmetics:                                                                              samplesIT Cosmetics YLBB All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi

  1.  Your Lips But Better All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain ($20):  This long lasting lip liner comes in nine shades, but your perfect pink is probably Je Ne Sais Quoi. It’s not just a lipliner, it’s also a stain so I love to wear this with a bit of clear gloss for fuss-free lips. Ingredients are amazing, including Peptides, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, hydrating Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe, and Jojoba so lips stay soft and supple.  Another bonus?  Lots of Anti-Aging antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect against free-radicals.Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi
  2. Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($20):  Want a soft, natural pink that works as a lipstick, balm, and stain? Look no further than this beauty. The clear formula works with your body chemistry to create the perfect pink flush. Anti-Aging Antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe and Jojoba all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips. This is available in five other colors as well.Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment
  3. Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment ($24):  The original and still one of my favorites, this clear balm interacts with your body chemistry and morphs into the perfect pink flush for your complexion. It’s the mood ring of lip treatments! A blend of essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants smooth the look of lip lines and give you soft, kissable lips every time.Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick
  4. Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick ($24):  Who can resist a lipstick that color-corrects, revives, and fights aging? This is a truly gorgeous lip smoothing lipstick with terrific ingredients like Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract. Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill is available in 9 other colors, with Je Ne Sais Quoi the latest in the collection. Je Ne Sais Quoi is brighter in this incarnation than it is in others and is a truly perfect medium pink.Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Lip Gloss Soft Stain
  5. Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Lip Gloss Soft Stain ($24):  Perhaps your perfect pink is this non-sticky lip gloss that has a great wear time. The Je Ne Sais Quoi shade is a soft, milky pink that gives a light stain of color with lots of shine and slip. There are three shades that are 50% the stain amount of their original stains, which means a more natural flush of color. I adore how this feels on my lips – massively hydrating with the best slip ever.
    Left to right, with YLBB Lipliner between:

    Left to right, with YLBB Lipliner between:  Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment, Vitality Lip Flush

    Whatever your perfect pink is, I am confident you can find it in IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products.  Celebrate 2017 with a resolution to discover your pretty pink pout!  – Lisa

    *sent for editorial consideration

New ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter review and giveaway

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No matter how unready you are for a change of season, it’s coming and there’s nothing to do but prepare. A perfect preparation is stocking up on ChapStick since you know that everyone in your family needs this and everyone loses them all the time. ChapStick was nice enough to send me their newest launch with enough for a few people to be able to win.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

What stands out to me about these 100% Natural Lip Butters is that they don’t feel like the lip balm you grew up with. These are super smooth, extremely moisturizing, and last for hours. ChapStick created 3 new natural flavors for this new product: Sweet Papaya, Green Tea Mint, and Pink Grapefruit.

ChapStick Lip Butter

ChapStick Lip Butter

The ingredients feature naturally sourced oils and butters like Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Beeswax, Mango Butter, Avocado Butter, Jojoba Butter, and Olive Butter. Can you see why I tell you it’s super moisturizing?

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

Ingredients for Green Tea Mint: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, jojoba esters, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, caprylic /capric triglyceride, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopheryl acetate,butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter,octyldodecanol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, flavor, tocopherol, hydrogenated soybean oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, glyceryl stearate

These flavors are unique and more fun for me to use than some others I’ve tried. I’m especially drawn to Pink Grapefruit since citrus is a favorite flavor for me. It’s not a sweet fragrance, there’s a little tartness to it. While the flavor doesn’t last 8 hours, the moisturization can last that long.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

My lips want to tell you that these feel more like a lip conditioner than a balm and they want you to know that these $2.49 Lip Butters can be found at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid. Sweet Papaya is exclusive to Walgreens.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We will have 5 winners for 2 ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters. For the comments it asks which 2 flavors you’d like to win but I only have 2 Pink Grapefruit FYI. This is an international giveaway for subscribers only. If you aren’t willing to subscribe to Beauty Info Zone daily emails then please don’t enter. We have a very wonky WordPress site and towards the end of our giveaways comments often close. If that happens then email me at [email protected] and label your comment ChapStick. That counts as your entry so that you can gain more. We encourage you to come back and tweet daily for more chances. My lips tell you that you want to buy these plus enter to win two. —  Marcia

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Think Pink with Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Think pink

Think pink

As soon as I received Korres’ new Mandarin Lip Butter Stick I started to “think pink”. Actually I’m thinking very light pink for this one. Korres has been known for their Lip Butter for quite a while and people love them BUT they come in a pot which isn’t always to everyone’s liking. Now though there’s a lip butter available using their hydrating and softening lip ingredients in stick form and it’s so easy to use.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Four colors plus untinted are ready to conquer chapped lips and keep them away. The Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks are available in Rose, Purple (berry tint), Pink and Peach. The tint is very light on the Pink and I’m sure the Peach too. It gives my lips just the tiniest hint of color but it feels so good!

 

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Let’s talk about these great ingredients:

*Mandarin Oil refreshes and soothes dry lips, especially chapped lips

*Shea Butter and Sunflower Wax deeply nourish your lips for long lasting comfort.

*Vitamin E is for healing and known for its advanced antioxidant properties

*There are no Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates,  and these aren’t tested on animals

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

At first I was going to call this a warm pink but the tint is actually too sheer to give my lips much color. It enhances my natural lip color so it’s perfect for wearing when I don’t want to wear lipstick. I’m healing my lips at all times when I wear this.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

For me this is a great alternative to a regular lip balm. There is no fragrance or taste which is perfect for me personally. Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick isn’t sticky which equals happiness in my book. Each of the 5 Lip Butter Sticks have their own great packaging. My pink tube has found a permanent home in my cosmetic bag and brings a “smize” when I open and use it. If you are looking for softer lips and sheer color then Korres should be in your future. — Marcia

 *sent for consideration

INGREDIENT LIST: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octocrylene, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D”abeille, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Limonene, Aroma/Flavor, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491/Iron Oxides, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake].

Waxelene – a winter savior giveaway

Waxelene Lip Balm

Waxelene Lip Balm

Earlier today I did a Top Ten post about winter saviors and Waxelene was one of my choices. There’s a very good reason for that. This is a product that you need for your dry winter lips. I received it this summer and used it sporadically. I forgot about it until my first cold of the season struck. Suddenly my lips were dry and hurting. I needed relief.

Waxelene

Waxelene

Waxelene is a name that doesn’t draw me in but the product is worth overlooking that. This is an all natural lip gel that has no petroleum in it. It isn’t greasy but you can feel it on your lips. It’s very soothing. I don’t wear it under most lip colors but as soon as I’m home for the day, on it goes.

Waxelene calls themselves “the petroleum jelly alternative”. It gives you the relief that you think of with petroleum jelly but the texture is much more pleasant to use. According to their website: Waxelene® is revolutionizing skin care. It creates the same waterproof barrier that doctors recommend petroleum jelly for but contains no petroleum or hydrogenated oil. Instead we use our patented aeration process that won’t clog pores and makes Waxelene® highly effective for any kind of dry skin. Not only that, it can be used for hundreds of other things just like petroleum jelly.”

Waxelene

Waxelene

There’s no fragrance from Waxelene and it’s cruelty free. The main ingredients are Organic Soy Oil, Beeswax, Natural Vitamin E Oil and Rosemary Oil. The size I have is the lip tube ($3.99, 0.25 oz) and it also comes in a flip top tube ($4.99) as well as in jars ($8.99/2 oz and $17.99/9 oz).

2 oz jar of Waxelene

2 oz jar of Waxelene

Now why would you want a jar of this? Because it’s not just for lips. Waxelene is good for dry skin, baby bottoms, after shave, anti-chafing. removing makeup and much more. Rub it on the heels of your feet or your elbows and you’ll notice the difference within days. You can find Waxelene online or at stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, CVS and Whole Foods.waxelene back

For this giveaway we’ll have 2 winners of a lip tube for an international giveaway. It’s a small prize but one you’ll adore if you win it. The giveaway ends on 1/11/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close please comment on our Facebook page or email me at [email protected] so you can continue adding your Rafflecopter options. I know you’ll love this if you win or if you purchase it. — Marcia

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Shades for a perfect nude lip

Nude lips 3The nude lip look is everywhere – it’s definitely not a trend that is going away any time soon!  I am always on the lookout for products that creat a perfect nude lip.  I have thin lips without much pigment, so I have to be careful the nude isn’t too white (makes me look like a zombie) or too brown (makes me look DOA).  Here are some products that were sent to the BIZ that together give a ton of different gorgeous nude lip looks.

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

1.  Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter ($15)  Are you surprised?  No, this doesn’t give lips a yellow cast…in fact, it doesn’t have any color at all. But this little pot is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, including Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracuja, and Acai Oils, plus Cupaucu, Murumuru, and mango butters. This is a dual functioning lip treatment that can be used as either a light exfoliator or a lip moisturizer. It leaves lips healthy and flake-free, ready for liner and gloss. It comes in two flavors:  Laranja, a juicy citrus flavor, and Acai-Acu, berry chocolate.

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

2.  beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner ($16)  beautyAddicts Lipliner is a creamy, self-sharpening liner that locks in lip color and fights off feathering. Perfect base colors are Express, an earthy terracotta, and Glow, a natural peach. If these look familiar, you probably saw they were recently featured in Lucky Magazine!

The perfect prescription for nude lips

The perfect prescription for nude lips

3.  Gabriel Cosmetics Inc.’s Shades of Nude Lip Palette ($19.95)  This beautiful lipstick palette has removable pots and an accompanying lip brush. Ingredients include jojoba seed and aloe for mega moisturization.

Nude lips shade 1

The first pot has just a light nude tint with shimmer. This is awesome in the middle of lips to give depth and to make them look more lush.

Nude lips shade 2

The second pot is a pretty matte peach.

Nude lips shade 3

The third pot is a muted rose.

Nude lips shade 4

The fourth pot is a shimmery light grape.

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

These are all amazing on their own or layered to create a whole array of beautiful nude looks. They are lipsticks, so the staying power is great.

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Yes, you can rock a nude lip, no matter how thin or thick your lips are!  Invest in Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter, beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner, and Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Lip Palette for everything you need to create a perfect nude lip.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

YBF $100 luscious lips giveaway featuring Define and Quench

One of our favorite ways to get gorgeous lips is with YBF Define and Quench and we are thrilled to have both a coupon code for you as well as a giveaway with two lucky winners! First, the code and giveaway info, then you can read our reviews so you’ll know why we are so excited about both.

The coupon code is for the YBF (Your Best Face) online store (shop.ybf-skincare.com), and the code is BIZLips.  With this code, you get a free Define trial size (value $32.50) with a minimum $35 purchase. The trial sizes are big – 6.5 ml which is close to half the size of the full size version of Define. It lasts quite a while and is great for travel. The code is good until July 15, 2014. This is a one-time use per customer and cannot be combined with other codes. Read our other YBF posts so you can see how much we love this brand.

The giveaway is amazing! There will be two winners, each receiving a Define and two Quench. Each winner gets a prize with a retail value of $100. Pretty fantastic! If you aren’t familiar with these two fabulous YBF lip products, here are the reviews so you can learn all about them.

Lisa’s Side:

YBF Define

YBF Define

Define ($70) is a moisturizer specifically for the lip area. It treats wrinkles and helps lips appear more full. This isn’t  your typical stinging, irritating lip plumper. It’s an elegantly formulated moisturizer full of antioxidants and brighteners. I loved the old version and now YBF has released a new and improved version.

YBF Define 2

airless pump

airless pump

The new Define is an even better version of their already fantastic lip cream. It still comes in the same total perfection packaging – that airless pump couldn’t be improved in any way! Here’s what is new…and what is still there from the earlier version:

(new to the formula)
Matrixyl Synthe-6
Syn-Hycan
TegoPep 4-Even
(continuing to use in the formula)
Syn-Tacks
Hilurip

We’ve also added these botanicals to Define:
Quercetin
Licorice Leaf Extract
Rosehip Seed Oil

And we added these antioxidants and vitamins:
B6 (coenzyme B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
CoQ10

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YBF Define

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this feels SO GOOD on the lips!

If you have thinning lips, wrinkles, or loss of definition around the lip area, you need Define. I am amazed at the terrific results I get with this, particularly in terms of lessening those horrid vertical wrinkles. I definitely notice a difference in how my lipstick wears – lipstick bleed is much, much less of an issue for me. The formula is just full of excellent botanicals and peptides that moisturize lips and increase collagen, making for fuller, younger looking lips.

I massage a little of this in every single morning, and at night I put on extra as a ‘lip mask’. I find myself putting some on during the day too, just because the soft and silky lip cream feels so darn good. Define is really and truly great stuff and I can’t recommend it highly enough – it is perfection for prevention or for treatment of the lip area!

Marcia’s Side:
YBF Quench and Define

YBF Quench and Define

I totally agree with everything Lisa wrote about YBF Define. Not only does it come from a company we love and respect but it does what it says. Sadly for both of us, our lips are getting thinner as we age. Using Define helps us stop time in its track.

Quench Lip Treatment ($15) is the perfect sidekick to Define. I’ve used Quench for years but now there’s a newer version. Just like Define was updated, so was Quench Lip Treatment. This is a softer version so that it’s easier to apply.

YBF didn’t just stop at making this more comfortable for lips, they added in more antioxidants for protection.

YBF Quench

There are 3 things that Quench Lip Treatment does: Heal, Refresh and Protect.
HEAL: this contains Vitamin E, meadowfoam and blueberry seed oils to make your lips more supple. Softer lips, softer kisses.
REFRESH: YBF uses the gentlest form of vitamin C they could find in order to make your lips a little brighter and to boost the collagen level. They also use some peppermint and clementine oils to wake up your lips and give them a slight tingle when you first apply it. No stinging allowed though, it’s just to refresh not to jolt you out of your seat.
PROTECT: pharmaceutical-grade beeswax is used in Quench to seal in moisture. You want your lips protected from environmental factors so all these ingredients and antioxidants help do that job.

You are going to love having two Quench Lip Treatments if you are one of our winners – one for home, one for your purse. You’ll be reaching for this often. There’s a reason the company’s name stands for Your Best Face – products that work and keep you looking and feeling your best.

YBF Quench Define giveaway

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is for US subscribers of Beauty Info Zone. Two lucky winners will receive 1 Define lip cream and 2 Quench Lip Treatments. It’s open through 6/2/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.

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Define ingredients:  reverse osmosis water, xylitol, olivem 1000 (cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate), ethylhexyl palmitate, Hilurlip™ (isohexadecane, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 dimethicone, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, tripeptide-1), Matrixyl® synthe’6™ (glycerin, water, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Syn®-Hycan (tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate (and) magnesium chloride (and) glycerin), TEGO® Pep 4-Even (tetrapeptide-30 (and) glycerin (and) water), Syn®-Tacks (glycerin (and) palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyloyl hydroxythreonine (and) palmitoyl dipeptide-6 diaminohydroxybutyrate), ethoxydiglycol, olivem 800 (ceteareth-6 olivate), vitamin e acetatemeadowfoam seed oil, olivem 900 (sorbitan olivate), Sensolene® (ethylhexyl olivate), rosehip oilniacin, licorice leaf extractspin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sodium hyaluronatequercetin dihydratecoenzyme Q10vitamin B6 (coenzyme B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), absolutes of vanilla and fir balsam, essential oils of spearmint and nutmeg, paraben DU

Quench ingredients:  beeswax, cupuacu butter, ethylhexyl palmitate, meadowfoam seed oil, triglyceride, vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate/ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), vitamin e, blueberry seed oil, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), peppermint oil, clementine oil, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol)

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B.Kamins moisturizes and protects: Matte Moisturizer SPF 15 and Lip Balm SPF 20

It sure is hot here – 87 degrees today!  With this sweltering heat I want a light moisturizer that keeps my skin hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy plus of course I need sun protection. I also need something to keep my oily t-zone in check. And I need a lip moisturizer to keep my lips soft, smooth, and hydrated. An excellent line to turn to for summer moisturizing is B.Kamins.

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B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer

B.Kamins sent the BIZ some absolutely perfect moisturizing solutions for hot weather skin issues. The Matte Moisturizer SPF 15 ($50) is a super lightweight but effective moisturizer that also provides sun protection. It doesn’t have anything in it to irritate my skin – no oil, lanolin, or fragrance inside this one.

B.Kamins

love this lightweight moisturizer!

I love the weight and feel of this – it smooths on beautifully and sinks right in, leaving my skin soft and moisturized but not wet. It does a great job of priming my skin before I put on my makeup and it leaves my nose shine-free. While I don’t think it would be moisturizing enough for me in the winter, I find it’s perfect for summer time. It is a particularly good option for those with oily skin.

B.Kamins

B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20

My go-to summer lip balm is my B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20 ($19). This lip balm is awesome. It keeps my lips soft, moisturized, and protected from the sun. I have absolutely no problem with chapped lips when I use this regularly thanks to the maple and essential oils. I don’t have issues with lip sores, but B.Kamins says this lip balm actually helps to prevent breakouts.

B.Kamins

great slant tip applicator

The lip balm is a thick, emollient balm that has a wonderful slip. I really like the applicator, the slanted tip makes it easy to apply without needing a mirror. It’s a staple in my beach bag.

If you are looking for some great moisturizers that work well in hot, humid weather, be sure to take a look at B.Kamins.  – Lisa

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B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer ingredients

B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer ingredients

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B.Kamins Lip Balm active ingredients