Elegant beauty with BESAME Cosmetics

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There is something so unique about Besame Cosmetics. It’s in a class of its own with their elegant packaging and glamorous shades. It’s always been a small independent brand but now it’s starting to be available at Sephora so hopefully more people will be introduced to the wonder of Besame.

Besame Cosmetics by Gabriela Hernandez was influenced by her grandmother from Buenos Aires. She considered her to be a sophisticated beauty and wanted to emulate her. Gabriela’s dream came true when she created the cosmetic brand of her dreams, Besame, in 2004. It’s always been a cult favorite especially in places like Hollywood.

We were sent two of her wonderful products for this article and we feel that much more sophisticated ourselves now!

MARCIA’S PRODUCT:  Apricot Rouge

Apricot Rouge from Besame

Apricot Rouge from Besame

When we received the package from Besame, Lisa didn’t have to ask me which product I wanted. She knew that I love cream blushes and that this would be made for me.

Besame Cream Rouge packaging

Besame Cream Rouge packaging

Besame Cream Rouge is available in 2 shades, Apricot and Crimson ($22). You can’t help but be swept away by the timeless packaging. It’s such a pleasure to have this on your dressing table and know that inside you’ll have the finest of products. These are made to be worn on both lips and cheeks but I really only use it on my cheeks. If I were to put this in an evening bag though this would serve double duty.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

I don’t have the best of cameras so my photo shows this as scarily bright, actually though it’s a beautiful and soft shade of apricot. I’d say it’s more of a neutral shade than cool or warm. There’s a pink undertone that comes through making this a pleasure to wear.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

The things I really appreciate about the blush are that it has no fragrance, applies easily, the tin is big and will last a long time. My past experience with Besame made me stay away from lipsticks and creams because I noticed a fragrance but, to my delight, this is fragrance free. I’m thrilled that the tin is large enough for my finger since that’s a rarity in itself. The wear is not as long as I’d like but it does last about 6 hours before I notice fading. In addition it doesn’t make my pores look like craters.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

LISA’S PRODUCT :  Debutante Pink Lipstick

No one does vintage like Besame Cosmetics. The exact shade reproductions and spot on packaging make this line one of my favorites. The lipsticks are dreamy…a red velvet pouch envelops a golden bullet-shaped lipstick which is neatly nestled inside. The pouch is a perfect carrying case for the small tube, which holds more lipstick than you’d think.

The elegant packaging for Besame Lipsticks

The elegant packaging for Besame Lipsticks

Besame Lipstick

Besame Lipstick

Debutante Pink is a shade from 1967. It’s a light pink silver shimmer with a semi-matte finish. One coat gives lips full coverage because of the high amount of pigment.

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I love this shade because it’s feminine and flirty. The silver shimmer gives lips depth and it doesn’t get frosty even though it’s a 1967 color! Plus I am a huge fan of the lipstick’s shape – the flat top is exactly what I prefer.

Besame Debutante Pink Lipstick swatched

Besame Debutante Pink Lipstick swatched

The shade may be vintage, but the coverage and wear is definitely modern-day. The formula includes mod ingredients like squalene, vitamin C, and aloe. I love getting the best of both worlds, the past and present. There is no doubt that more Besame is in my future, too!

Be sure to check out besamecosmetics.com for their rouge, lipstick, powder, mascara, and pencils in vintage reproduction packaging with exact vintage shades.  Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @BesameCosmetics for daily tips and the latest product information.

*sent for editorial consideration #BesameCosmetics

Eddie Funkhouser lips invade the Makeup Wars team

Eddie Funkhouser Lipsticks and Lipglosses

Eddie Funkhouser Lipsticks and Lipglosses

For our latest version of Makeup Wars we were all sent lipsticks and lipglosses from Eddie Funkhouser. Now you can learn about some of the available shades and we can share what we love about them. Eddie Funkhouser and I have had a long time relationship. I’ve written many posts about his products because I luv them. I even did an entire Makeup Wars article starring Eddie. He’s a pretty amazing makeup artist and I love his cruelty free and indie products. It’s hard to make it in the cosmetic world without a big backer but Eddie is doing it and I stand behind him (probably pinching that cute tush) in his efforts.

I was sent two lipsticks and three glosses to revel in.

Eddie Funkhouser lips

Eddie Funkhouser lips

RUMOR is a dark cherry from his Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color line. Nourishing Lip Color is the most pigmented of his two lines. Rumor is very pigmented and is nicely moisturizing. This isn’t a heavy finish although with such a saturated color you’d expect it to be.

Eddie Funkhouser RUMOR Nourishing lipstick

Eddie Funkhouser RUMOR Nourishing lipstick

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Seach and Rumor

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Seach and Rumor

STRIP SEARCH is part of his Chromographic Lip Colors. Strip Search is a bright magenta but because of the light reflecting particles and creamy finish I feel comfortable wearing this even though I’m basically a light lipstick babe. Strip Search looks very creamy on me so I can wear it with or without a gloss.

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search lipstick

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search lipstick

Strip Search

Strip Search

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search and Rumor swatches

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search and Rumor swatches

My three Hyperreal Hydrating Lipglosses:

EF Girl Gone Bad, Broadway Babe, Belle de Jour

EF Girl Gone Bad, Broadway Babe, Belle de Jour

BELLE DE JOUR Hyperreal Hydrating Lipgloss is both the perfect accompaniment to Strip Search lipstick and a great bright fuchsia lip color on its own. If you prefer a gloss then this saturated shade is perfect for spring. I’m more of a lipstick girl with a touch of gloss on my bottom lip.

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search lipstick and Belle de Jour lipgloss

Eddie Funkhouser Strip Search lipstick alone and with Belle de Jour lipgloss

EF Strip Search and Belle de Jour gloss

EF Strip Search and Belle de Jour gloss

GIRL GONE BAD Hyperreal Hydrating Lipgloss is a mauve berry gloss that has great pigment. It works well with Rumor lipstick and I also like it alone with just a lipliner.

Girl Gone Bad

Girl Gone Bad

Belle de Jour top, Girl Gone Bad bottom

Belle de Jour top, Girl Gone Bad bottom

BROADWAY BABE is the one not to miss no matter what shades you like on your lips. This clear sparkle gloss is going to make your lips shine. You really want this for evenings out or party time since the subtle sparkle is going to catch people by surprise when it flashes in the light. There isn’t glitter so you don’t feel anything other than a smooth gloss but there is sparkle that makes you gleam like the best of the babes out there.

Eddie Funkhouser Broadway Babe Lipgloss

Eddie Funkhouser Broadway Babe Lipgloss

Now onto the other Makeup Wars ladies to see how they can tempt you with their Eddie Funkhouser. (I’m good at sharing.)

*products provided for review. Available at eddiefunkhouser.com, dermstore (blush.com), gloss48.com, and urban outfitters. (I’ve bought from both eddiefunkhouser.com and blush.com personally)

A hit and a miss from Wantable Cosmetics

I’ve been a subscriber to Wantable’s Cosmetic boxes for several years now. Occasionally I receive a box for review which I did with the two boxes I’m going to share today. I’m grateful when that happens and hate to bash them if there’s a miss but one of these two boxes is a total miss for me which is unfortunate. Let me know if either of these would be a hit or a miss for you.

FEBRUARY’S COSMETIC WANTABLE BOX:

Wantable Cosmetics for February

Wantable Cosmetics for February

As usual there are only full size cosmetic items in this package. A subscription costs $36 per month and this February box has a value of $77 which is makes it worth twice as much as paid.

1) BODYOGRAPHY LOOSE COMPLEXION POWDER in PORCELAIN ($24) – this has a very smooth and silky texture and the color is perfect for my fair skin.

Bodyography Loose Complexion Powder in Porcelain

Bodyography Loose Complexion Powder in Porcelain

2) BODYOGRAPHY MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES ($12) – this contains 50 wipes. I’ve never seen a package of wipes this big. It’s double the typical size. I won’t use this on my eyes even though it says it can remove waterproof makeup but these will get used. It should last me for months and months.

Bodyography Makeup Remover Wipes

Bodyography Makeup Remover Wipes

3) LORD & BERRY LIQUID EYELINER in BLACK ($24) – I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliner though I do have enough black liners for the next few years. This is a truly waterproof liner. I couldn’t get it off my hand with water even hours later. It’s not my favorite type of packaging since I tend to be more messy with a short brush but when I want long lasting, this will be it.

Lord & Berry Inkglam in Black

Lord & Berry Inkglam in Black

4) FRANKIE ROSE LIPSTICK in PINK MELON ($16) is the prize in the package. My blog partner Lisa has reviewed several Frankie Rose products but this is my first experience with them and it’s a winner! This lipstick is beautifully pigmented and has a beautiful shine all on its own. It’s creamy and moisturizing.

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick

What a gorgeous color!

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick  and Lord & Berry black liquid eyeliner

Frankie Rose Pink Melon lipstick and Lord & Berry black liquid eyeliner

WANTABLE COSMETIC BOX FOR MARCH

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

WANTABLE for March

My March box has me confused and you’ll soon see why. The value of this box is $66.50 and contains 4 full size products.

1) BODYOGRAPHY NAIL LACQUER in FANCY FREE ($8.50) is a very pretty spring peach cream polish. Even though it’s a full size, Bodyography’s polishes are a little smaller than most.

Bodyography Nail Lacquer in Fancy Free

Bodyography Nail Lacquer in Fancy Free

2) AU NATURALE LIP & CHEEK TINT in PARISIAN PINK ($22) is a conundrum. The color in the pot is very appealing.

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

The color once applied is basically invisible. I like a light lip but this is totally clear on my lips. And it doesn’t show up on my cheeks. I got one swatch seen below to photograph and never could recreate it.

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Parisian Pink

3) and 4)  BILLION DOLLAR BROWS BROW POWDER in LIGHT BROWN and in TAUPE ($18 each) – UM, why did I get the same product in two shades? And since my hair is dark brown can I really use Light Brown?

Billion Dollar Brow powder in Taupe and Light Brown

Billion Dollar Brow powder in Taupe and Light Brown

I’m sure the idea behind this is to mix the colors but this just doesn’t work for me. I’ve got it already in Taupe (which they couldn’t possibly have known) and I like it in Taupe but I really wish they had sent me a totally different product instead of the Light Brown.

I don’t think you’ll have a problem knowing which is the hit and which is the miss. The great thing about Wantable though is that they have a no hassle return policy. On your packing slip you’ll find the actual cost and the price you’ll get if you return any items. So I can return the ones that don’t work for me and get a credit toward my next box or a refund for the value. Wantable makes a shopping experience easy and fun. You can change around your profile preferences as often as you wish to get the customized box of your dreams. I’m removing powders and brows for now since I’m overloaded and will add back in highlighters which was off my list for a while.

I’ve certainly got some winners from Wantable and even the ones I won’t use might be great for someone else. Which box do you think was my HIT? Are you ready to hit with Wantable? If so please use the Beauty Info Zone affiliate link to sign up.  — Marcia

 

Disclosure – affiliate links, sent for review using affiliate credits

Have you discovered Frankie Rose Cosmetics yet?

frankie rose cosmeticsIn the vast sea of cosmetics lines, a major stand out is Frankie Rose Cosmetics. This Los Angeles based line is a relative newcomer to the makeup scene, created in 2013 by professional makeup artists who know what works and what doesn’t. The Frankie Rose Cosmetics focus is on perfecting the basics needed for every cosmetics collection.

A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness

A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness

A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

I first tried Frankie Rose Cosmetics back in November of 2013 and I fell in love with their super pigmented eyeshadows, creamy lipstick, and shimmery lip gloss. This time around I have different shades of the lippie products, as well as an eyeliner and their famous foundation.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryNormally, I don’t test a product until after I have taken photos.  It has been so cloudy and dreary in Michigan the past few months that good photography light has been hard to come by. It was about a week before I could take pics of the Matte Perfection Foundation ($32), but I was so curious about this foundation that I tried it before taking pics. Then I tried it again…and again and again! I couldn’t stop wearing it.  I realized very quickly why so many people swear by it and actually consider themselves ‘addicted’.

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation in VintageMatte Perfection Foundation is a long-wearing liquid foundation with buildable coverage.  It is matte enough to keep me from getting shiny but it doesn’t have that super flat look that is a drawback for many matte foundations. I love the coverage and it doesn’t settle into my pores. This really is one of the best liquid foundations I have ever tried. It’s available in nine different shades, a great variety for different skin tones. Vintage is the perfect shade for my ‘somewhere between light and medium’ skin tone.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff

The Powder Foundation ($30) does everything a good pressed powder should do, but with more coverage. It has a creamy texture so it doesn’t look dry on the skin. When I buff this over the Matte Perfection Foundation I achieve skin nirvana – I still look natural but all those imperfections are gone, gone, gone.  Throughout the day I take out my compact to powder my nose…then stop, because it doesn’t need it! I am completely addicted. With 12 different shades you are sure to find your match. Buff Powder Foundation over Vintage Matte Perfection Foundation is my exact skin match.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil

Infinity Eye Pencil ($16) goes on smoothly and has some play time for smudging out before it dries.  It lasts for a few hours on the waterline. I like it best on the upper lid…I have some issues with smudging on the lower lid, especially if I am having problems with my contacts drying out. It comes in four shades. I tried the matte Black, which is a very dark black. I’d like to try Rebel, a dark blue shimmer, which looks beautiful.

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryThe Lipstick ($16) in Soft Cranberry is a shiny mauve with shimmer. It’s a beautiful shade that I know I will wear all year. I love the lipstick tube; it is chic with just enough heft to feel substantial without being too heavy. The lipstick is nicely moisturizing with jojoba and canolin oils. There are 14 stunning shades available, so if you are looking for a new lipstick you will want to check out Frankie Rose Cosmetics.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower

The Lip Gloss ($16) is excellent, a staple everyone should have. There are 12 shades, including Pearl, Sugar, Pressed Flower, Gala Pink, Cotton Shimmer, Raspberry Dazzle, Valentine, Sunset, Sangria, Crushes Berries, Winter Plum, and Tangerine.

Frankie Rose Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower swatchedPressed Flower is a neutral pinky/brown with lots of shine. Since the lip gloss is a combination of a lipstick and a gloss it has beautiful pigmentation and lasting power. I am very impressed.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

For my face of the day, I used a silicone based primer first, then applied the Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage with my hands. I put two pumps into my palms, gently rubbed together, then patted on the foundation. I followed this by buffing in the Powder Foundation in Buff.  No concealer….didn’t need it! Lips are Soft Cranberry Lipstick with Pressed Flower Lip Gloss.  roducts from other lines that I used include Makeup Geek Powder Blush in Hanky Panky, Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, and tarte lights, camera, LASHES mascara.

You can find Frankie Rose products online at FrankieRoseCosmetics.com, on Pinterest @FrankieRoseCo and Twitter @FrankieRoseCosmetics #FrankieRoseCosmetics, and they have a gorgeous Facebook page at facebook.com/frankierosecosmetics.  Be sure to give them a look – you won’t be sorry.  – Lisa

*samples sent for editorial consideration #FrankieRoseCosmetics

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks from Bare Minerals

Bare Escentuals Modern Pop Magnificent Moxie Lipsticks

Bare Minerals Modern Pop Magnificent Moxie Lipsticks

When you have moxie, you need the lipstick to match – and Bare Minerals has the perfect answer! Modern Pop is their  Spring 2015 limited edition collection that features creamy peach lips. They sent us the three beautiful neutral Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks, along with a transforming lip gloss that instantly gives each shade a new personality. If you love nude lips, this is a must-have collection.

Modern Pop Magnificent Moxie lipstick case

Modern Pop Magnificent Moxie lipstick case

First let’s talk packaging.  Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks ($20 each) come in a super cute white polka dot pink lipstick case. This case snaps shut and stays closed, but easily opens to a handy mirror. The lipsticks themselves are in gleaming silver bullets with an ingenious locking system. Definitely no worries of lipstick-streaked purse pockets!

Check out the fabulous packaging!

Check out the fabulous packaging!

The three peachy lipsticks in the Modern Pop collection includes Express Yourself, Fall in Love, and Dream Big, along with the Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat. The lipsticks are creamy and very pigmented. They have an opaque satin finish. I find them to be nicely moisturizing, which also means the wear is not as long as more matte lipsticks. The ingredients include Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids to soften lips, as well as antioxidants vitamin A, C and E complex.

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Dream Big

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Dream Big

Dream Big is a nude peach, the lightest shade of the three. It’s the quintessential nude lippie. If I didn’t have such thin lips I would love this, but I need a little more lip real estate to do the color justice.

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Express Yourself

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Express Yourself

Express Yourself is a bright peach. This is darker and brighter than Dream Big and is a great shade for spring. I love that it isn’t a brown-based peach, which always makes me look washed out.

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Fall in Love

Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Fall in Love

Fall in Love is a tawny peach that is the deepest shade in the trio. This is a very interesting shade that leans orange. I love this one and I don’t have anything else like it in my collection.

Modern Pop also has a lip gloss to go with the lipsticks called Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat. This is a cream gloss with pearl.

Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat

Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat

Fall in Love swatched with and without Topcoat

Fall in Love swatched with and without Topcoat

As you can see, the Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat totally transforms Fall in Love from a deeper tawny peach to a shiny lighter pastel. It works on all the Modern Pop lipsticks, as well as any other lipstick you have. It is great for softening colors that are too deep for your skin tone, as well as giving matte lipsticks a whole new look. What a great way to increase the versatility of your lipstick collection!

I adore the packaging for the Modern Pop collection and the peach shades are perfect for spring.  f you only get one thing, be sure to buy the Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat, which saves any lipsticks that aren’t quite right for you and gives old favorites a new look.  – Lisa

*samples for editorial consideration

Does Stix lipstick live up to its cute packaging?

Stiks Cosmetiks lipstick

Stiks Cosmetiks lipstick

Call me shallow but I love the packaging of this lipstick by Stiks Cosmetiks. It’s so different from the norm and it totally intrigues me. Urban Outfitters sent one for review and I’ve been loving on it.

Stiks Cosmetiks

Stiks Cosmetiks

Stiks has created this in just 6 shades and if they are all as nice as Nude is then it’s a winning line. I do wish they had a pink that was light though since the other colors are all darker than I prefer.

Stiks Cosmetiks in Nude

Stiks Cosmetiks in Nude

NUDE is a creamy peach nude shade. It looks more peach on me than it appears in the tube. Other shades ($20 each) are:

Cinnamon Stiks Cosmetiks

Cinnamon Stiks Cosmetiks

Mauve Stiks lipstick

Mauve Stiks lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Red lipstick

Stiks Cosmetiks Red lipstik

Burgundy Stiks Lipstik

Burgundy Stiks Lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Lipstik in Tangerine

Stiks Cosmetiks Lipstik in Tangerine

I didn’t spell lipstick wrong, Stiks sticks with their stik and calls it a LIPSTIK.

The packaging is so unique because Stiks wanted a lipstik that could fit anywhere including your back pocket, a flat wallet or a tiny clutch. What’s also interesting is that the top is a flip-top cap that’s easy to open with just one hand. You can actually hear the click when you want to move it up.

Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik

This “lipstik” is long lasting especially if you use a lipliner with it. I like to put a light gloss over it to make it look more creamy but I’ve worn it without since I don’t usually carry gloss with me.

Nude Stiks

Nude Stiks

Wearing Stiks Nude Lipstik

Wearing Stiks Nude Lipstik

I like that this is moisturizing and that the color isn’t too light. Some nudes make you look corpse-like but Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik makes me feel comfortable and sweet as a peach. Have you heard of Stiks? Do you love the packaging as much as I do?? — Marcia

*provided by Urban Outfitters for consideration

Drugstore Makeup Wars – Eddie Funkhouser rules

Eddie Funkhouser Cosmetics

Eddie Funkhouser Cosmetics

Makeup Wars has chosen Drugstore Brand Favorites this week and it took me zero seconds to decide that EDDIE FUNKHOUSER had to be my choice, I’m in love with Eddie so excuse my familiarity when I don’t use his full name.. While I buy a lot of drugstore items I don’t have a lot of any brand other than Eddie Funkhouser. Many of these items were sent for consideration but I’ve also bought (and rebought) quite a few. What I’m sharing today are the Eddie products I could find since some are hiding from me.

Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara, Graffiti Liquid Liner in Haze, Ultra Defining Eye Liner Stylus

Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara, Graffiti Liquid Liner in Haze, Ultra Defining Eye Liner Stylus

Eddie Funkhouser liquid liner and variable mascara

Eddie Funkhouser liquid liner and variable mascara

1) Eyeliner and mascara – This is what started me on the road to my love affair with Eddie. Of all the liquid eyeliners I have, this black Ultra Defining Eye Lining Stylus EF is the best ever. I wasn’t taking any chances of not having it even though it’s lasted forever so I bought a back up. And the Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash Mascara is so fabulous that I have two backups as well as one in use. Ultra Defining Lining Stylus ($10.99) has a thin felt tip that I can control with ease. Quattro Variable Lash Mascara ($12.99) has 4 settings so you can build it up to get the volume you desire. I forgot to put a picture of the Graffiti Cream Eye Pencil in Black but it too is a wonderful eyeliner for all pencil lovers. The fun of Eddie’s liners are in the Graffiti Metallic Liquid liners. This comes in 3 metallic shades and add a spark to your eyes.

Hyperreal Eye Color Shadows from Eddie Funkhouser

Hyperreal Eye Color Shadows from Eddie Funkhouser

2) Hyperreal Eye Color Shadows ($8.49) are the cream of the crop. These single shadows have rich pigmentation, are long lasting and smooth to the touch. I’ve got 8 shades and don’t want to play favorites but ….

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

Shadows shown above are Stage Beauty, Femme Fatale, Dreamcatcher, Stage Beauty, All Nighter and Lavender Sky. Below are The Benjamins and New Boheme (review).

Eddie Funkhouser The Benjamins and New Boheme

Eddie Funkhouser The Benjamins and New Boheme

3) Pro Brushes are the newest addition to the Eddie Funkhouser family. I bought three from Dermstore but I didn’t see one in the box and now it’s gone (dang it). What I do have to enjoy are the All Over Eye Brush ($8.99) and Tapered Shadow Brush ($10.99). The All Over Eye Brush has a medium head that’s great for shadow placement and the browbone area. The Tapered Shadow Brush has a fluffy, full tapered head that I love for blending.

Eddie Funkhouser Tapered shadow Brush and All Over Eye Brush

Eddie Funkhouser Tapered shadow Brush and All Over Eye Brush

Like all Eddie Funkhouser products these are cruelty free brushes. “Artisanal quality crafted brush, featuring hand-scored premium hair, expertly-sculpted head integrated with premium aluminum ferrule and hardwood handles painted with hard-as-nails, multi-layered high-gloss black lacquer.”

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Primer, Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Primer, Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation

4) Luxlight Hydrating Primer and Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation are the two face products I enjoy from my beau. The Hydrating Primer ($14.99) comes in one shade, Candlelight, which adds a luminous peachy glow. Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation ($14.99) comes in 6 shades and is a lightweight foundation that is buildable. This has a light diffused finish to it. I actually used up my Luxlight Illuminator in Candlelight ($11.99). This can be used the same way you’d use Touche Eclat. I like it under my eyes to brighten up and make the end of the day circles look lessened.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Illuminator

5) Ultra Intensity Cheek Color ($8.49) only comes in 4 shades and I’ve been whispering in Eddie’s ear that he needs to add more. I have it in A Little Toasted which is described as a matte pale crimson. I find this to be a neutral shade on me though if I apply it with a soft brush. It can be deepened too.

Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted blush

Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted blush

6) Chromographic Lip Color and Hyperreal Hydrating Lipgloss are the two lip products I bought. It’s a little hard to tell the colors online so this was the hardest choice I had to make. Eddie has two formulas of lipstick, Chromographic Lip Color which has some sparkle to it to light up your lips and Nourishing Lip Color which is more pigmented ($12.99 each). Lovefroze is a sparkling pinky peach that has a more dimensional finish because of the light sparkle in it. There are 12 shades of Hyperreal Hydrating Lipgloss ($10.99) and I went safe with my first buy of Meow Meow, a nude beige pink that brightens up any lipstick I apply it over.

EF Meow Meow gloss and Lovefrozen Chromographic lipstick

EF Meow Meow gloss and Lovefrozen Chromographic lipstick

I have a list of future Eddie Funkhouser buys like the 16 Hour 4 Way Liquid Concealer ($10.99) in Light and Hyperreal Eye Color Palette in Bedroom Eyes ($14.99). I need to keep my boyfriend happy after all.

Now it’s time to visit the other drugstore brands to see what favorites those ladies have. — Marcia