Mermaid or Unicorn? Hard Candy can make your Halloween a beautiful one

 

 

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Hard Candy has created a 2017 collection of products that are perfect for Halloween and beyond. Everything I was sent can be used year round but Halloween is such a special time and these products (plus more) can make your look dazzle. And it’s not too late to pick these up at your local Walmart.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray, Just Glow Illuminating Liquid, Poppin Pigments, and Wet Ever Unicorn Gloss Topcoat

 

Let’s start with eyes for your Unicorn, Mermaid, Fairy etc look. In stores there are two palettes ($6 each) to unleash your mythical look: Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette and Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette. These each have 10 shadows that can be mixed, layered or worn alone for your look. If you want to get glitzier though then look for Glitter Gel Palettes ($6). These will really add razzle dazzle to your cheeks or eyes with their shimmering glitters in a non-stick clear base. 

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter Gel Palette

For your face there are several items like the Poppin Pigments ($6 each), Just Glow Illuminating Liquid ($6 each) and Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter ($6). These limited edition products are great for many fun occasions so it’s the perfect time to pick them up.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

Poppin Pigments are a set of 3 small pigment shakers with loose glitter. The vivid glitters are specially formulated with extremely fine-textured tiny pearls of pigments. A little goes a long way. The set I have contains a pale pink, a sparkly white (reminds me of Christmas too), and a beautiful purple that turns iridescent on my skin. The other set appears to contain gold, coral, and purple.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

I’m totally crazy about the Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust. It’s the prettiest pink highlighting shade. Dab it on your cheeks, eyes, or lips for prettiness galore. It’s also available in peach, cream and sky blue to bring a glow to skin. I’d love to see the sky blue as an eyeshadow topper. This mixes in nicely too with a primer to give you a glow from within.

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

My absolute favorite of these though is the Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat. OMG this is what I’ve wanted for my lips.

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

It’s magic, just like a unicorn. While what you see is white what you get is this stunning iridescent shade:

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

Can’t you just picture this on top of a lipstick?? Go with a light lipstick and you’ll find it looks iridescent, use it over a darker shade for a holographic effect. I’m dying over this. It’s available in 3 other shades too but Aurora is perfect for me!

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat, Aurora

OK, you think you are set but your really aren’t. You don’t want this beautiful makeup disappearing and that’s why one of the Hard Candy Setting Sprays should be in your collection. There’s a new Illuminating Setting Spray ($6) that is going to enhance your skin’s radiance and luminosity while locking in your makeup. Or try the one I have, Long Wear Makeup Setting Spray.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray

Long Wear Setting Spray is a weightless spray that does a great job of making my face last. It’s a pump mist that I hold about 8″ away since it comes out wet. A very easy way to use it though is to spray it on one of your beauty sponges and dab it on your face to lock in your makeup look. It’s safe for setting even your eye makeup (which is why I prefer to dab it on). It’s basically fragrance free with the first ingredient being water.

It’s not too late to create a Halloween look but it’s getting late to pick these up before they are gone. I need to get to Walmart again to see about the other shades of Wet Ever and their variety of Setting Sprays. What will you be for Halloween? A unicorn or mermaid maybe?  —  Marcia

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Hard Candy products are cruelty free.

 

Pixi does lips right with GelTint and SilkGloss

Pixi GelTint and SilkGloss

Do you love a simple stained lip? How about lovely gloss? Or a wonderful stain with a quick gloss over top?  Pxi Beauty has you covered on all fronts with their Pixi GelTint & SilkGloss ($12), a really terrific combo lippie that gives the best of all worlds in one package. There are three different combos available:  Hollywood Pink, Muted Clay, and Budding Orchid.

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Pixi GelTint and SilkGloss

One end has a lip stain that gives lips a matte stain that lasts for hours. It has a nice minty flavor and scent. The other end has a complimentary lip gloss that gives the stain depth, shine, and slip. Together they make a fabulous duo, although both the stain and the gloss can be worn alone so you are really getting three looks in one.

Long-lasting lip tint gives a beautiful stained effect
• Gloss keeps lips hydrated & nourished
• Adds a natural brilliance
• Use separately or layer
• Doesn’t dry lips out, hydrating
• Paraben free
• Not tested on animals

Hollywood Pink:  BerryTint and SweetGloss

Hollywood Pink:  BerryTint and SweetGloss

Hollywood Pink is a pink combo with a berry stain and a lighter pink gloss. This is a gorgeous combination that is actually perfect for transitioning into deeper fall colors. I probably reach for this one more often than the other three because it just seems to go with everything. It’s pink yet it has enough red tones to be very versatile.

Muted Clay:  BeachTint and FreshGloss

Muted Clay:  BeachTint and FreshGloss

Muted Clay is very fall season to me – what an interesting color combination! At first I thought no way is this going to work on me, but it’s actually quite flattering. I tried it on a few friends and was wowed every time too. BeachTint is an orange/brown tint that has some red tones, and FreshGloss is a lighter peachy/orange. It’s really beautiful – pick this one up for sweater weather!

Budding Orchid:  PinkTint and PrettyGloss

Somehow the computer ate my photo of Budding Orchid so I am using a stock photo until I can get another pic up. Budding Orchid is a gorgeous girlie combo of a bright pink lip tint and a clear gloss with little tiny shimmers. This is super feminine and super fun.

Left to right:  Muted Clay tint and gloss; Hollywood Pink tint and gloss; Budding Orchid tint and gloss.

Overall, I think Pixi GelTint & SilkGloss are wonderful lip stains and terrific lip glosses, and I love the versatility of having both together in one package. The price is great and the shades are beautiful.

You can find these lovelies at Target and PixiBeauty.com.  Pick up all three for some very happy lips!  – Lisa

GelTint INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hexyldecyloctadecanol, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Xantham Gum, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate. [+/- FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake (CI 42090:2), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), D&C Red No.27 Al Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow No.6 Al Lake (CI 15985)]. SilkGloss INGREDIENTS: Petroleum, Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate. [+/- D&C Red No.6 Ba Lake (CI 15850:2), FD&C Yellow No.6 Al Lake (CI 15985), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)]

Makeup Wars and lipstick = perfect combinations

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Makeup Wars is always a fun time because you get to see what many bloggers enjoy in one topic. When you mention lipstick or liquid lipstick or lip gloss to a blogger you get some happy women. I’m sharing some of my recent acquisitions to see if there are colors or brands that will make your lips and heart go pitter patter.

Models Own, PUR Cosmetics, Jane Iredale

Not to play favorites but it’s typical to like some colors and formulas better than others and one that really has my attention is Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot. I love easy and to me lip crayons are easy personified.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayons are available in 7 shades. They are so creamy and just glide on. There’s no fragrance or scent to these and they are cruelty free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and oil-free. I don’t normally choose a red lip but Hot can be applied with different intensities to make it look more of a pinky red.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

These are moisturizing, nourished with Vitamin E, and make my lips feel comfortable. I can add a gloss over it for more fun. I may be showcasing this in summer but it’s going to be an all year round lippie for me.

Next up PUR Cosmetics has two formulas I’ve worn this summer: Velvet Matte and Chrome Glaze. They are as different as night and day but each has its special attributes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick and Chrome Glaze Lip Gloss

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte has a mousse like texture so it’s not as drying as I find many matte lipsticks to be. While it’s definitely a matte on my lips it feels very pliable and my lips don’t shrivel up. I have this in Obsessed which is considered a soft pink, it’s not a pastel though. Any time I wear a liquid matte I have to take my time to apply my lips since it’s not slapdash. A liner helps keep it in place so I don’t make mistakes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte in Obsessed

PUR Cosmetics also has Chrome Glaze High Shine Lip Glosses and this is more my style. I have this in Heartbreaker and it’s an amazing shade for me. I can wear this gel formula alone or even better apply it over my Velvet Matte lip for shiny beauty.

PUR Cosmetics Chrome Glaze in Heartbreaker

PUR describes Heartbreaker as “perfect pink” and it is the perfect pink for me. Not too bright, not too pale, just right! It’s a longer lasting gloss formula but like all glosses it’s going to have to be reapplied.

PUR Cosmetics Obsessed Velvet Matte and Heartbreaker Chrome Glaze

I don’t know how long PUR’s special lasts but using the code LIPSTICK can get you 3 lip products for $20 so that’s a deal you want to hop on.

As you may know ULTA has enhanced their stores and website with some amazing new brands. One of those brands is Model’s Own. This British brand has stormed the US with some innovative products. The prices are great so it’s a fun brand to explore.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

Model’s Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick comes in 6 shades for only $7.99 each. If you love matte you’ll love Model’s Own. It’s the mattest of any matte I’ve ever tried. It has a minty fragrance to it that I find refreshing but there is a tingle with it that you’ll notice for a few minutes. Make sure your lips are exfoliated before wearing LIX since something this matte is going to show everything. The smoother your lips are, the better Models Own LIX will apply.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I love the packaging of these. It surely attracts attention. They also have some heft to them. Strawberry Mojito is a bright red on me with orange undertones, I mostly see the red once on. Raspberry Mojito is a dark berry on my lips though it swatches with more purple. LIX are very intense on me. You have to really like a bold matte lip to appreciate these two shades.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I’m going to put a plug in for Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lipsticks that I just reviewed since these are the lipsticks I’m getting a lot of use out of this summer. Plus I have a giveaway going on so you could win some!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

What do you think of this very long lipstick post? Have you discovered any products that will make up your own lipstick wardrobe? If mine don’t enchant, then be sure to click on my friend’s posts to see how we can all spend money!  —  Marcia


Eddie Funkhouser lipsticks and glosses have us head over heels plus we have a giveaway

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Every day of the week there’s a national something day – National Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Cat Day, National Pretzel Day – but for us every day is National Lip Day not just the recently celebrated one that all the cosmetic companies have had specials for. And what are we choosing for National Lipstick Day? Eddie Funkhouser of course. We’ve had a long standing relationship with Eddie but he disappeared on us for a while. We are celebrating his reappearance with him and his line by sharing some of his lip products and he’s celebrating with you by offering a giveaway for 3 Beauty Info Zone subscribers.

Eddie Funkhouser

There are 3 types of lip products that Eddie has created: Chromographic Lipsticks (Saturate lips with vibrant hues and light reflecting particles for a creamy finish and eye-catching multi-dimensional effects. The color collection ranges from neutrals to brights for a subtle or stand-out pout. Lips stay hydrated and nourished with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E.), Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color (Update the classic lipstick with intense pigments, a boost of hydration, and a lightweight yet luxurious finish. The creamy formula is enriched with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E to keep lips looking luscious long after application.), and Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss (A lightweight, low-tack formula that provides a brilliant, color-rich, multidimensional finish to lips in universal shades. Vitamins A, C & E nourish and brighten and Aloe Vera moisturizes and soothes.).

Today we have the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color and Hydrating Lip Gloss to introduce you to but you’ll also have a chance to win the Chromographic Lip Color too.

MARCIA LOVES LIPSTICK SO SHE’S SHARING EDDIE FUNKHOUSER HYPERREAL NOURISHING LIP COLOR

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

There are 6 lipsticks in the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color line, 3 warm and 3 cool shades. These are what I think lipsticks should look like and feel like. They are definitely nourishing so the name is apt. They have a shiny look so lines aren’t emphasized. No they aren’t matte, which is the rage now, but I’d rather have comfort personally than a lipstick that looks dry on me but is considered hot. As a moisturizing lipstick they last on me about 4 hours which is a happy amount of time.

Let’s check out all these colors:

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Ignition, Quiet Riot and Rumor

At first when I opened these I was sure that Ignition would be my favorite but I’m so drawn to Quiet Riot that it surprises me. Ignition is a beautiful cherry red and the truest red in this group. Quiet Riot is also a beautiful red but one that leans more purple while Rumor is a deep dark red that is siren like. I’m surprised how much I like both of the red ones but they are bright and striking.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown sort of look alike in my photos taken in indoor light but they are really uniquely different. Innuendo is my kind of color, it’s a great nude that looks especially good on me with pinky peach blush. Again I was surprised with Model Citizen since I normally only go for the lightest shades but Model Citizen kicks the nude up a notch and looks like I actually have real lipstick on! Foxy Brown is a truer brown shade.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

I’m happy to recommend these lipsticks which are only $11.99 and provide fragrance free color, moisture and beauty for your lips. You won’t be able to resist them.

LISA LOVES LIP GLOSS SO SHE’S SHARING EDDIE FUNKHOUSER HYPERREAL HYDRATING LIP GLOSS

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss

I am a lip gloss girl.  I love the ease of lip gloss.  I need some slip on my lips and I always want a little color even if I am just kicking around the house.  Eddie Funkhouser’s Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Glosses range from barely there shades to totally there, and they give lots of slip without any sticky yuck that can ruin a good lip gloss.  The formula is truly lovely because it includes vitamins A, C, and E to nourish lips, as well as aloe vera to keep lips super hydrated and soft.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right direct light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right indirect light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

I tested seven of the twelve shades available.  Broadway Babe is clear with silver shimmer; Meow Meow is a light vanilla shimmer; Unapologetic is a light creamy pink; Mirror Kisses is a shimmery peachy pink; Love Rush is a shimmery medium pink; Stolen Kisses is a metallic mauve; Belle de Jour is a creamy fuchsia.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Broadway Babe

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Meow Meow

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Unapologetic

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Love Rush

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Stolen Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

If you have pigmented lips, you can wear Broadway Babe and Meow Meow by themselves.  If you are like me and you don’t, then these goes beautifully over lip liner or matte lipstick.  All the other shades have enough pigment to stand on their own.  My favorites are Mirror Kisses and Belle du Jour…but honestly all the shades are beautiful!!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Wearing Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Eddie himself has offered a giveaway for 3 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. And your picks are going to be marvelous. Grand prize winner will receive all three Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, 1st runner-up will receive two of the Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, and 2nd runner-up will receive one of the trios. Your job is to look at the Lip Kit Trios so you can tell us the order in which you’d want to win them if you are a winner. It’s not very hard since you can look right HERE. Now this giveaway is a little different because we are asking you to sign up for Eddie Funkhouser’s website as well as his Instagram page. Our giveaway is open through 8/14/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. We hope you are as excited about these lip sticks as we are and that your lip dreams come true by winning.

We also have a 20% discount for you for the entire Eddie Funkhouser line. Just use BIZ204U at check out.

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Nude lip palette perfection: The New Nudes by Decorte

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

I raved about the Decorte Cream Foundation a few weeks back and I am raving again today about this Japanese brand that is found exclusively at Saks – this time, it’s their lip palette that has me swooning.

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Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Normally, I am not a lip palette gal. I like lipsticks and lip glosses, but anything that takes an extra step – which to me means using a lip brush – goes unused and unloved. The Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette ($95) has defied all of my lip product parameters by being so freaking awesome, both in terms of color and wear.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

The shades in The New Nudes Palette go from very light pink/beige to light peachy brown. They are all gorgeous, wearable, and mixable colors. They look great alone or in combination with one another. The formula has great pigmentation and lasting power. The finish is semi-matte and leaves lips nicely hydrated. I’m not a huge fan of the brushes that are included in the palette, so I would recommend using your own. Otherwise, I think this is a perfect palette.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Saks says, “EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. It’s a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying. Made in Japan.”

If you aren’t into nudes, or if you want your nudes AND your reds, this palette also comes in bright shades in the palette called The New Reds.

Decorte The New Reds

Decorte The New Reds

It looks fantastic and I have my fingers crossed that I get to try this soon!! In the meantime, I know this palette is spendy, but if it fits into your budget I can’t think of a better combination of shades and a more elegant collection of lip products for the season than the Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette. I hope you check it out.  – Lisa

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Runway Rogue is embracing my lips

Runway Rogue

Runway Rogue

I need to tell you all about RUNWAY ROGUE, a lip product line by Patricia Hartman, but before I do I have to share that this is a F.I.N.D.!! I’m loving the 4 lip products I have and want to share all about them with you but first I need to tell you more about Runway Rogue.

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Patricia Hartman

Patricia Hartman

Runway Rogue is a cruelty-free line that is also talc free, paraben free, sulfate free, and gluten free. It’s safe for everyone. What makes this unique on the market is Patricia Hartman, a former model who has always had a passion for cosmetics, in particular lip products. She put her creativity to work and crafted a lipstick line that is unusual as well as luscious. When you look under “SHOP” on the website it shows how you can shop by attitude, such a great quirky touch.

Runway Rogue Designer's Muse

Runway Rogue Designer’s Muse

RUNWAY ROGUE lipsticks ($21) have so much goodness. While they have a variety of trendy matte lipstick they stole my heart with the line of satin lipstick. Not everyone loves matte or can even wear matte lipstick no matter if it is what’s in. Old dogs can learn new tricks but when we have a new line with satin lipsticks, this old dog loves it even more.

  • Jojoba Oil to hydrate and soften the skin without clogging your pores!
  • Safflower Oil to enrich your lips with hydrating vitamin E!
  • Aloe Vera to sooth and hydrate your pout!
  • Vitamin E to combat free radicals with potent antioxidants!
  • Green Tea Extract to rejuvenate skin with anti-aging properties and polyphenols for sebum control!
  • White Tea Extract to hydrate your pout with anti-aging compounds that promote longer moisture retention for skin!
  • Chamomile Extract to soothe your lips!
Runway Rouge Chic Lipliner and Designer's Muse satin lipstick

Runway Rouge Chic Lipliner and Designer’s Muse satin lipstick

You can feel the hydration as soon as you apply this lipstick. There is zero fragrance and plenty of moisturizing. The formulas are loaded with hydrating oils and extracts which will pamper your lips and keep them supple and soft. I was so thrilled the first time I applied this because of the feel on my lips.

There are currently 4 Satin lipsticks on the site. Designer’s Muse is described as a soft rosy pink with beige undertones. If I wear it without the lipliner (coming up) then that’s a perfect description. With the Chic Precision Lip Pencil it becomes more of a coral pink. Fashionista is a burnt dusty rose, Photo-Op is a true soft coral, and Stilettos is described as a bright red with coral undertones. Don’t they all sound spring and summer ready?

Runway Rogue Lookbook Lips gloss, Chic Lip Pencil, Designer's Muse satin lipstick

Runway Rogue Lookbook Lips gloss, Chic Lip Pencil, Designer’s Muse satin lipstick

RUNWAY ROGUE PRECISION LIP PENCILS are available in 5 matte shades ($18) that I’ve found to be so creamy that I didn’t believe it when they said it was matte. I have Chic, a peachy pink bright liner that doesn’t disappear. It was created to work well with Designer’s Muse Lipstick and Lookbook Lips gloss. These are all perfect together and I also wear each alone or in combination for some fabulous looking and feeling lips.

rumnway rogue all on cardThere are 7 gorgeous RUNWAY ROGUE LIP GLOSS colors ($19) for you to choose from. Patricia Hartman has shades that can be used with her other lip products or with any others that you are attracted to.

Runway Rouge Look Book Lips gloss

Runway Rouge Look Book Lips gloss

Look Book Lips is described as peachy pink perfection and that is a spot on description. It’s not too dark and it’s not too light, it’s right on. It enhances lipstick or can be worn on its own for sheer but beautiful color.

What you need to know about Runway Rogue gloss is that it’s not the least bit sticky. Not even a tiny bit. It feels amazing on my lips while bringing out a pretty shine. When first applied I notice a vanilla fragrance but then it’s gone in an instant.

Runway Rogue Bride in Show gloss

Runway Rogue Bride in Show gloss

Bride in Show is the other gloss I have and it’s perfect for any lip product you own. I’ve tried it with half a dozen lipsticks and have grown to love it more each time. It’s a pearly pink with just a touch of iridescence. It has a touch of shimmer that is for enhancement but you’ll never notice that you have this shimmer on. This has become my new favorite gloss since it’s so unglosslike!

Chic Lip Pencil, Designer's Muse satin Lipstick, Look Book Lips gloss, Bride in Show gloss

Chic Lip Pencil, Designer’s Muse satin Lipstick, Look Book Lips gloss, Bride in Show gloss

I love showcasing independent brands and Runway Rogue reminds me why I have this love. The products have all the right ingredients, feel magnificent on my lips, look even better, and are good for me and the environment. I can’t ask for more other than that you check out Runway Rogue to find this goodness for yourself.  —  Marcia

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Spring lips with DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX

DHCHere at the BIZ we have been getting springy with it thanks to DHC and their lovely lip glosses called DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX ($18).  We have some longtime DHC favorites, such as our constant re-buy and holy grail Silky Cotton Squares so we were very intrigued with the new lip glosses that promise beautiful lips just perfect for spring.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color

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DHC says that their Liquid Lipcolor does “double duty” as skincare infused lip shine that is ultra hydrating. It gives lips sheer color with just the right amount of pigment and shine within a long-wearing formula. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid for mega hydration, along with peptides and marine collagen to plump lips and soften fine lines. The end effect: soft lips with lots of shine and a perfectly polished look.DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lip Color 31

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX comes in five shades:  Lotus Pink PK101, Tea Rose RS103, Plum Currant RS104, Soft Citrus RD106, Orange Blossom OR108.

LISA HAS Tea Rose RS103, Plum Currant RS104, Soft Citrus RD106.

As advertised, the Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX is sheer but beautiful. It gives a light color and tons of shine, which is a nice change of pace from the opaque matte colors I have been wearing for the past few months.

DHC RS103

DHC Tea Rose RS103

Tea Rose RS103 is the lightest of my three shades, giving a slight rosy tint that is great for daytime. It’s one of those shades that you throw on before running around doing errands and it’s also a great option for the workday. If you like a low maintenance, soft makeup look you are going to love this one.

DHC RS104

DHC RS104 Plum Currant

Plum Currant RS104 has a bigger color payoff than the Tea Rose with a soft plummy shine. It’s still subtle and feminine and has tons of shine which makes my thin lips look bigger. I love this one all day and all night – the slip is great and it keeps my lips soft and hydrated.

DHC RD106

DHC RD106 Soft Citrus

Soft Citrus RD106 has a burnt orange tint with a shimmery, shiny finish. This isn’t a color I usually wear. I tend to go for cooler shades, like pinks and plums. So Soft Citrus is a nice addition to my collection and is a great choice when I wear warmer colors. This is the deepest shade of the three I have, although it’s still relatively sheer and definitely super shiny.

Top to bottom: Plum Currant, Soft Citrus, Tea Rose

Top to bottom: Plum Currant, Soft Citrus, Tea Rose

Overall I really like these lip glosses. If I had one complaint, it would be the solid color tubes – I never know which shade I am grabbing if I have a few in my purse! But it’s a minor complaint that is outweighed by the wonderful shine and hydration of these soft springy shades.

MARCIA HAS Lotus Pink PK101 and Orange Blossom OR108.

Before I begin describing these two shades you need to know that these feel like silk on my lips. They are incredibly moisturizing and not one tiny drop sticky. The feel of these keeps me from snacking without thinking because I love how my lips feel when wearing these.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101

Pink Lotus PK101 is the lightest of the 5 available shades. It’s the sweetest soft pink with a tiny amount of shimmer. You can’t feel the shimmer and you can barely see the shimmer so why is it there? To give your (my) lips texture and make them looking luscious. There is color but it’s a very light color, I love that kind of look!

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

Orange Blossom OR 108 is a beautiful peach with pink undertones. I could wear this daily and never get tired of it. The texture is thicker than my pink one so it feels like it’s imparting more color on my lips. It too has that eensy bit of shimmer that makes my lips look a little plumper (a miracle).

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX PK101 and OR108

The wand on these looks familiar but it feels different than other wands. It’s very soft and bendable so you need to look in the mirror when applying so that it applies properly. I don’t need to double dip with these hydrating lip glosses since one wand is enough to beautifully fill in my lips.

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

DHC Moisture Care Liquid Lipcolor EX OR108

I rarely wear a gloss on its own but the way DHC feels makes me so happy that foregoing a lipstick is just fine. Since I’m the one who always describes the scent I’m happy to report that there’s no taste and no fragrance. If I sniff the wand alone I notice a slight aroma but once on my lips all I notice is soft as silk lips and shiny beautiful color.

You can’t go wrong with any of the 5 shades. They’ve created some universal shades that are going to make your spring and summer even happier. DHC is mostly known for skincare but these liquid lipglosses prove that there’s a lot more to DHC than first meets the eye.

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