Double your chance of winning – Pacifica giveaway and #PacificaMuse Contest

Pacifica Must Contest

Pacifica Must Contest

What’s not to love about Pacifica? They sell cruelty free, vegan makeup, skincare, and fragrances. The emphasis being on cruelty free. They are sponsoring a big giveaway on Instagram to find a Pacifica Muse, a person who represents beauty in their own way. To inform Beauty Info Zone readers about this contest they’ve sent us some products that we’re going to be giving away to one of our readers.

First the Pacifica Muse Contest:

1  Take a video that’s 30 – 60 seconds long explaining why you should be the #Pacifica Muse

2  Upload the video to their Instagram

3  Be sure you tag it #PacificaMuse

Pretty easy directions to hopefully win $15,000 in cash and prizes

Beauty Info Zone Pacifica Cosmetic giveaway

Beauty Info Zone Pacifica Cosmetic giveaway

The two items we have to share with our winner are the beautiful Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette. These are coconut-infused mineral eyeshadows that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

This is a neutral plus palette with all the colors you probably wear on a daily basis yet pops of color to make it more fun. They are all velvety with a combination of matte, satin, and pearl shades. This $20 palette from ULTA is sure to make your days more lovely.

The second delight you’ll receive is Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in the shade Beach Goth. The Devocean Natural Lipsticks come in 6 shades and are deeply pigmented, hydrating lipsticks. They are loaded with anti-aging ingredients that will help nourish your lips.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in Beach Goth

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in Beach Goth

Do you have the gumption to be the next Pacifica Muse? There will be a variety of prizes given out to those who enter but that main prize of over $15,000 in cash and prizes plus more is going to be perfect for someone. Will it be a Beauty Info Zone reader?  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Today’s giveaway is open to US and Canada subscribers. If you don’t subscribe to Beauty Info Zone by email then you aren’t eligible to win. The winner will receive these two beauties and maybe a little more. The giveaway continues through 8/8/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close just email your comment to me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it PACIFICA. Make your comment in the email and then go on to do more entries. Remember you can tweet daily on our giveaways so that’s even more chances to win. We will check all entries so keep it honest.

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*product for giveaway sent by @ilovepacifica
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I got Tyra mail! Tyra Beauty Light in a Stick and GET LIPPY Lip Color + Lip Liner Set

Tyra Beauty Tyra Beauty impressed me with the B.I.G. Lash Extension System that I reviewed HERE. Today I am happy to tell you about a few Tyra Beauty products that will set off those gorgeous lashes – Light in a Stick Highlighter ($25) and the Get Lippy Set ($38).                                 samples

Tyra Beauty Light in a StickLight In A Stick is a creamy highlighter that is applied right from the stick. There are two shades available: SINsational City, a pearlescent champagne, and Glow With The Flow, a golden bronze radiance. I tested Glow With the Flow.

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow Light in a Stick

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow Light in a Stick

What a pretty highlighter! I like the stick and the shape of the rounded end, although I am certain that it will eventually become flat. It goes on super smooth thanks to the ‘TY-Glide Technology’. What is that, you ask?

TY-Glide Technology features a polymeric structure, which releases a uniform ratio of micronized pigments infused with fine oils, which provide a luxurious glide onto the skin, leaving the perfect amount of blendable color and the appearance of a flawless face.

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow swatch

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow swatch

At first, Glow With the Flow looks pretty intense, but it sheers out into a nice glow. I like to use this on my cheekbones and straight down the bridge of my nose, along with darker shading on the sides of my bridge. This is also beautiful on top of lipstick, especially the shades I got in my Get Lippy Set.

Tyra Beauty Get Lippy SetThe Get Lippy Set ($38) includes a coordinating mechanical lip liner, MakeOUT Line, and a Smooch as Silk Lipstick. MakeOUT Line keeps lip color from feathering and is waterproof. The Smooch As Silk lip color has a satin finish, and it is definitely long wearing. Once blotted, it doesn’t transfer and feels very comfortable on.

The color combos available include Hi, Felicia + Hey Girl, HEY, a vivid pink duo; This Ain’t Palm Beach + Plastic Flamingos, a pink coral duo; Retire Your Husband + LOMO, a smoky mauve duo; and Tyra’s Favorite Red + Runway Red, a true red duo.

Tyra Beauty MakeOUT Line in Runway Red

Tyra Beauty MakeOUT Line in Runway Red

Tyra Beauty Smooch as Silk in Tyra's Favorite Red

Tyra Beauty Smooch as Silk in Tyra’s Favorite Red

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow, Tyra's Favorite Red, Runway Red swatches

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow, Tyra’s Favorite Red, Runway Red swatches

Hmmm…maybe it’s my particular skin chemistry, but Runway Red and Tyra’s Favorite Red aren’t very red on me. They are more of a deep reddish pink. Regardless, I love the color, especially with the Light in a Stick in Glow With the Flow layered on the center of my lips.

My feeble attempt to smize.

My feeble attempt to smize.

Wearing Tyra Beauty Light in a Stick, Tyra's Favorite Red, and Runway Red

I am impressed with all of my Tyra Beauty products…Tyra knows her makeup and has done an excellent job of creating high quality, beautiful products. If you haven’t tried this line yet I think it’s about time you did – you will be thrilled with your Tyra mail!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Tyra Beauty Runway Red and Tyra's Favorite Red

bareMinerals The Instant Attraction Palette and Chase Your Dreams Marvelous Moxie Lipstick

Bare Minerals

I am really into neutral warm shades for eyes and lips this season and bareMinerals The Instant Attraction Palette ($30) and the Marvelous Moxie Chase Your Dreams Lipstick ($18) from the Lovescape Spring 2016 Collection are exactly the colors I want.                              pr samples

Bare Minerals

Both come in pretty gold packaging. The lipstick is in a special edition gold tube with a push-button release, which means this lipstick will not lose its top in your purse, thank goodness. The eyeshadow palette has four shadows:

Bare Minerals The Instant Attraction Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Instant Attraction Eyeshadow Palette

Whirlwind – matte light peach

Happenstance – shimmery yellow gold

Anticipation – golden rose

Meant to Be – shimmering espresso

Bare Minerals The Instant Attraction Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Instant Attraction Eyeshadow Palette, left to right:  Whirlwind, Happenstance, Anticipation, Meant to Be

I think these shades are stunning, particularly together – they just look like a summer sunset, don’t they?? They have a rather powdery texture and the shimmery shades definitely have fallout. To lessen that pat them on, don’t sweep them onto your eyes. If you are going to be in the sun, know that you will probably have sparkle on your face, not just your eyes.

That said, the eyeshadows are so pretty I don’t mind dealing with a bit of fallout. They are very nicely pigmented and blend well. I love that bareMinerals gave a great diagram for that ‘sunset’ look:

Bare Minerals The Instant Attraction Eyeshadow Palette

The shades are stunning together and make a perfect palette for summer. For lips, I am loving the Chase Your Dreams shade of Marvelous Moxie Lipstick.

Bare Minerals Chase Your Dreams Lipstick

bareMinerals Chase Your Dreams Lipstick

Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Chase Your Dreams is a warm, brown-toned rose. This is a quintessential summer shade that works for day or night. I always love the texture and wear of the Marvelous Moxie lippies – buttery smooth, long-wearing full coverage.

Bare Minerals Chase Your Dreams Lipstick swatch

bareMinerals Chase Your Dreams Lipstick swatch

Wearing Bare Minerals Chase Your Dreams

Wearing bareMinerals Chase Your Dreams

Marvelous Moxie Lipstick has a slight minty taste at first, but that goes away quickly. It leaves lips hydrated with a nice slip thanks to the ‘moisture-loaded hydrating complex that helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness.‘ In addition, encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex work hard as antioxidant defense.

This summer, don’t ignore The Instant Attraction and be sure to Chase Your DreamsbareMinerals will make it a season to remember!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Real lipstick, real philanthropy with RealHer Makeup

Beauty Info Zone is all about empowerment. When a cosmetics line promotes love and has a positive message, we take notice. An outstanding philanthropic cosmetics line with an inspiration take on all things beauty is RealHer Makeup, a cruelty-free line that walks its talk by supporting the women’s advocacy group, the AAUW.
RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick
RealHer was founded on the idea that our make-up rituals deeply affect the way we view ourselves: imbuing positivity and motivation into our makeup gives us the power we need to take on the day. RealHer is a line of cruelty-free cosmetics that feature empowering quotes on each item, celebrating the individuality and power that all girls have. RealHer wants make-up to act as a source of confidence, not insecurity. Regardless of how we look on the outside, we’re beautiful because we have the power to be impactful. Each purchase of RealHer donates $3 to the AAUW – a women’s advocacy group, donating to scholarships, legal funds, and causes central to furthering women’s advancement.
 
All that AND beautiful lipstick??  We couldn’t ask for more. RealHer sent us all five of their Moisturizing Lipsticks ($12.99), which have excellent ingredients including shea butter, jojoba seed oil, macadamia oil and vitamin E.  Every lipstick also comes with its very own inspirational quote that will make you smile even before you put that beautiful color on. Read on for Lisa and Marcia’s take on the five shades.
RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick
RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick
Lisa’s shades:

Marcia is the light-colored lipstick queen, so I happily tested the three darker shades of the five.  

RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick

RealHer Women Rule the World Moisturizing Lipstick

RealHer Women Rule the World Moisturizing Lipstick

Women Rule the World / Pink is a beautiful matte medium pink. It’s deeper than a Barbie Doll pink, but is still bright and feminine. This has quickly become my favorite pink lippie because it’s super creamy, pretty, and I definitely do think women rule the world!!

RealHer Be Yourself Be RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick

RealHer Be Yourself Be RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick

Be Yourself Be RealHer / Deep Red is a beautiful orangey red. I didn’t think my thin lips could wear this shade, but it’s very flattering on since it has just enough shine to give it some depth. 

RealHer I am Powerful Moisturizing Lipstick

RealHer I am Powerful Moisturizing Lipstick

I am Powerful / Wine  is probably my least favorite of the three as it’s a tad too dark for my complexion and my thin lips. If you have slightly more lush lips you will rock I am Powerful. I think it will really be striking with very pale skin or very dark skin.  

Marcia’s shades:

Real Her lipstick tubes

Real Her lipstick tubes

It seems that lately lipstick brands are creating beautiful shades but ones that are too dark for my personal taste. That’s not the case at all with Real Her. They’ve created 5 shades that make it easy to find one that works perfectly for everyone. I love the packaging, I love the names of the lipsticks, and I love the wear of these.

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself and I Love Myself

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself and I Love Myself

I Love Myself / Nude is a peachy nude that is definitely on the light side. I can easily throw this on and go about my life knowing I’ve added some color but not enough that makes me uncomfortable. Applying a lipliner first adds more depth and can change the color to one that’s more noticeable. The look of I Love Myself is almost metallic. It’s very satiny and glistens.

Real Her I Love Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

Real Her I Love Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

Real Her I Love Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

Real Her I Love Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

I Define Beauty Myself / Mauve has become a favorite. This beautiful pink mauve is the shade I look for when I’m going out and want a lipstick that looks like I’m wearing lipstick yet still makes me feel comfortable. I think it’s a universal shade that most women could wear.

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself

My lip picture was taken under bathroom light but in real life, it’s looks more like my swatch. Just the right amount of pink.

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

Real Her I Define Beauty Myself Moisturizing Lipstick

I Define Beauty Myself has a totally different finish than I Love Myself. This is a true cream finish that is full bodied. I feel this covers my lips beautifully and completely. It lasts several hours on me before I have to reapply.

Real Her Cosmetics I Love Myself (top) and I Define Beauty Myself

Real Her Cosmetics I Love Myself (top) and I Define Beauty Myself

If you are looking for a fragrance free moisturizing lipstick that’s on trend Real Her is a brand to consider. If you want a lipstick that’s enriched with shea butter, jojoba seed oil, macadamia oil, and vitamin E, then for sure Real Her is the brand to consider. And if you are thrilled to learn about women centric companies that want to empower girls and women then the answer is Real Her Cosmetics.

*sent for editorial consideration

Cruelty Free, paraben free, no petro chemicals, synthetic fragrances, lead or phthalates.

Follow Real Her Cosmetics on Instagram @realhercosmetics

D. Benoit leads the way to liquid matte lips

d benoit

Matte lips are here to stay. At first we thought it was a trend that would be gone with the wind but we were obviously wrong. It’s stronger than ever and we expect it to keep on coming. Now that we’re resigned to it Beauty Info Zone is going with the flow and we’re starting that flow with D. Benoit Matte Lip Colour, Lux Collection.

D. Benoit Liquid Matte Lipstick

D. Benoit Liquid Matte Lipstick

D. Benoit Cosmetics Inc is a company based in California, a product of the dreams, cosmetic creativity, and passion of its founder, C. Marie Danzy. D. Benoit Cosmetics. High-end custom-made cosmetics with a not so high-end price tag was the vision C. Marie had when she began planning D. Benoit Cosmetics. With 9 years as an Investment Banker, our founder used what she knew about finance and business structure to figure out a way to do just that.

“I truly believe every woman is entitled to some amount of luxury. D Benoit’s vision is to be affordable for all, without compromising quality” says CEO C. Marie Danzy.

The name D. Benoit is derived from Danzy’s French background and inspired by her profound love of her grandfather who passed away from cancer. He was of French heritage.

“I remember my grandfather teaching me the importance of doing what you loved and being good…no being the best at it. It was that passion that encouraged me to resign from my cushy job and devote my life to my dream. Cosmetics. I hope to give you a product you will love as much as I do. D. Benoit’s products are sourced, manufactured, and made in the US” continues Ms. Danzy.

Customers can support PETAs crusade for a cruelty free world through our Beauty without cruelty program. Clients can choose from a full line of bold pigments and shades while supporting animal rights. Some of our products are vegan friendly and 100% of products are cruelty-free. In purchasing D. Benoit, you are also supporting job development in the US.

Danzy states, “We believe in quality and want our customers to fall in love with each new product we develop and then fall head over heels when they find out it is all cruelty free! D. Benoit Cosmetics was created by a woman, designed by woman, and operated by women.”

We were sent all 6 of the current Liquid Matte Lipsticks to share with you. These lipsticks don’t test on animals; they use high end avocado, jojoba oil and other essential oils in their formula and they are gluten free. There are no parabens in any of their products.  The most important thing to know about wearing these lipsticks is that you should be applying in thin even layers. If you apply these too thickly they will crack which is the opposite of the beautiful lips that D. Benoit can provide for you. It’s also crucial with a matte liquid lip to be sure you’ve exfoliated your lips so you end up with smooth lips before applying.

D. Benoit Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches

D. Benoit Matte Liquid Lipstick swatches

MARCIA’S D. BENOIT SHADES:

I have 3 of the Matte Liquid Lipsticks from D. Benoit that I’m wearing for my trendy “Kylie” lip. Two of the shades are shades I’d pick out in a minute, the third is beautiful but not exactly for me.

D. Benoit

D. Benoit

Chocolate Tsunami is the shade that’s not a Marcia shade yet it’s a beautiful chocolate with a warm chocolate. My skin is way too fair and cool for this to work for me but I appreciate its beauty.

D. Benoit Chocolate Tsunami

D. Benoit Chocolate Tsunami

Perfection II is the chameleon of the bunch. In some of my photos it appears to be a mauved brown while in others it’s a lighter warm mauve. I’m very careful when I apply Perfection II since it’s darker than I usually wear; I make sure my lips are well exfoliated and take my time applying this in a thin coat so that it looks more mauve. I think Perfection II is the most universal of all 6 shades and one that most people can wear. I also think this is the shade that is the most popular for the KJ look.

D. Benoit clockwise from box: Chocolate Tsunami, Perfection II, In the Bare II

D. Benoit clockwise from box: Chocolate Tsunami, Perfection II, In the Bare II

My favorite of these is In the Bare II, a cool toned light pink. I regularly choose colors in this tone since I feel it’s the most flattering on my skintone. In the Bare II is the one that I’d repurchase.

D. Benoit In the Bare II

D. Benoit In the Bare II

I was surprised that these were so comfortable to wear. I also liked the feeling of not thinking about my lip color and having to reapply it. Once it dries to its matte finish it lasts for at least 5 hours. But I don’t have to reapply since it fades down to a stain.

 

D. Benoit Matte Lipsticks in Chocolate Temptation, Perfection II, swatches, In the Bare II

D. Benoit Matte Lipsticks in Chocolate Temptation, Perfection II, swatches, In the Bare II

LISA’S D. BENOIT SHADES:

D. Benoit Matte Liquid Lip Color

My three shades were French Merlot II, Mon Cherie, and Temptation. Honestly, matte lips are a challenge for me – my lips are thin and matte lips aren’t usually flattering for me. While all three of my shades are beautiful, two of them are standout colors that even I can wear.

D. Benoit Temptation

D. Benoit Temptation

Temptation is a deep true red that some people can absolutely rock. It makes me think Gwen Stefani. This is the kind of shade that makes teeth look whiter and lips look so sexy…unless they are as thin as mine. This shade is too dark for me, but I know lots of you lucky ladies will love this.

D. Benoit French Merlot II

D. Benoit French Merlot II

French Merlot II is a softer shade of red, actually more of a coral shade. I love this; it’s easily my favorite shade of the three. I don’t have anything quite like it, and it’s so pretty for spring. The doe foot wand, by the way, is soft yet quite firm and rather narrow, so it makes for extremely accurate application. These matte liquid lip glosses dry down completely so you can’t exactly apply them without a mirror or a care in the world. With the wand it’s easy to get a precise application that doesn’t need any sort of liner.

D. Benoit Mon Cherie

D. Benoit Mon Cherie

I also love the Mon Cherie shade, which is a beautiful pink that leans purple when it’s dry. In the tube it looks like a Barbie pink, but it’s actually more of a berry pink.  It’s an elegant, grown up shade that is definitely flattering.

D. Benoit Mon Cherie and French Merlot II

D. Benoit Mon Cherie and French Merlot II

If you want a terrific matte lip look, don’t forget to check out the Matte Liquid Lip Colors by D. Benoit. These liquid mattes have a terrific, easy to apply formula and come in gorgeous shades that are right on trend.

*sent for editorial consideration

Sleek lips with Lip VIP Lipstick from Sleek Makeup

Sleek Cosmetics Lipstick

Sleek Makeup VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Lip VIP Lipsticks

Matte lips….they are all the rage these days, but to be honest, matte is tough for me to wear. I love the look of matte lips, but they can definitely be aging. I am definitely more of a semi-matte gal, so the Sleek Lip VIP Lipsticks from Sleek Makeup are right up my alley.

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Sleek Makeup VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup VIP Lipsticks

VIP doesn’t stand for Very Important Person – nope, it stands for VERY IMPORTANT POUT. But of course! The VIP Lipsticks are semi-matte with tons of pigment. They are truly full coverage lippies. They apply evenly and have better than average staying power. These cream lipsticks are good for lips too, with vitamin E, shea butter, and coconut oil to keep lips nice and moist.

I tried all six available shades:  Reserved, Private Booth, Backstage, Night Spot, Guest List, and Flaunt It.

The lighter three of the six shades are Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage.

Sleek Makeup Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage Lip VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage Lip VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Private Booth Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Private Booth Lip VIP Lipstick

Private Booth is a warm nude shade that leans a little more peach than pink. It’s extremely pretty although it doesn’t work for me — too light for my thin lips, although you can see my daughter can rock this color. Private Booth is more Marcia than Lisa so this shade is going to her!

Sleek Makeup Reserved Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Reserved Lip VIP Lipstick

Reserved is a very pretty peachy pink. More color so I can do this one!  I really like it – it’s springy and feminine, and the semi-matte formula keeps it from looking too flat.

Sleek Makeup Backstage Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Backstage Lip VIP Lipstick

Backstage is a soft coral red. I love this shade, in fact I think it’s my favorite of the six. It’s different from any other color I own and is just beautiful.

Sleek Makeup Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage Lip VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Reserved, Private Booth, and Backstage Lip VIP Lipsticks

The darker three of the six shades include Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot.

Sleek Makeup Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot Lip VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot Lip VIP Lipsticks

Sleek Makeup Guest List Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Guest List Lip VIP Lipstick

Guest List is a medium warm red shade. I wear this one quite often.  his is a great daytime shade – just picture it with a crisp white blouse and blue skinny jeans.

Sleek Makeup Flaunt It Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Flaunt It Lip VIP Lipstick

Flaunt It is a bright tangerine. It’s pretty, although orange is never my favorite lip shade on me. Those with medium to dark skin tones will find this very flattering.

Sleek Makeup Night Spot Lip VIP Lipstick

Sleek Makeup Night Spot Lip VIP Lipstick

Night Spot is a beautiful berry red  So pretty!! This actually would have been my favorite shade but once my daughter put it on, she refused to give the lipstick back. She wears it all the time and it is gorgeous.

Top to bottom: Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot Lip VIP Lipsticks

Top to bottom: Guest List, Flaunt It, and Night Spot Lip VIP Lipsticks

If you like the matte look but want just a bit of sheen, the Lip VIP Lipsticks from Sleek Makeup are an excellent choice. The texture is velvety, the pigment is terrific, and the colors are lovely. Check out the sleek offerings at sleekmakeup.com.  – Lisa

*samples for editorial consideration

Ingredients:  RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CERA ALBA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA, SILICA, CANDELILLA CERA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, KAOLIN, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE MAY CONTAIN +/- FD & C YELLOW 5 AL. LAKE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, D&C RED NO.6 SODIUM SALT, D&C RED NO.28 AL LAKE, D&C Red 7 CA LAKE, FD&C BLUE No 1 AL LAKE, PERFUME

We’re taking a peek at Peeks Cosmetics lip formulas

Peeks Cosmetics lips

Peeks Cosmetics lips

A new brand that we expect you’ll be hearing about is PEEKS COSMETICS. This fun company makes something for all cosmetics lovers. The Beauty Info Zone team decided to concentrate on their variety of lip products and we were sent quite a few to share with you. All Peeks Cosmetics products are gluten-free and cruelty-free which sweetens our smile.

Among the lip products from Peeks are Matte Lipsticks, Lip Gloss, and Lip Blasters. Colors range from soft to wild. The textures of the products make them easy to wear and look great on our lips.

MARCIA’S LIPS WEAR:

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

I profess all the time that matte lipsticks aren’t my favorite and I still mean it. But I really enjoy wearing Love Thang from Peeks. This is a very soft nude with pink undertones. It won’t suit a lot of people but it suits me perfectly. I don’t draw attention to my lips but I want something that will give me a finished appearance. While Love Thang and Quik Sand (light brown) are matte, they are totally comfortable and feel moisturizing on my lips. I can even wear them when I haven’t prepped my lips with an exfoliator and my lips don’t look flaky!

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

If you wear blue lipstick I think that After Dark would be amazing. At my age though I’d be put in the ER to see what’s wrong with me!

Peeks After Dark

Peeks After Dark

Lip Glosses in Control and Dollhouse are shiny and very hydrating. Lip glosses from Peeks are enriched with Vitamins A, C, and E so you aren’t just looking good, you are helping your lips retain moisture. Control has the prettiest iridescent look, I love twirling the tube to see the orchid shade transform. This lovely orchid shade can be layered if you want a darker look. Dollhouse looks more opaque in the tube than it is on my lips. This is a soft, very shiny pink that is quite light on its own but will enhance most any lipstick. Actually my favorite look is to apply Dollhouse over Love Thang. My lips look juicy without being the least bit sticky.

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

One more category of lip products from Peeks: Lip Blasters. These are high intensity colors that are loaded with pigment. There’s a minty smell to them which I notice for a few short minutes.

Peek Cosmetics Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

Peek Cosmetics Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

I have Lip Blaster in Purple Kisses which I’d describe as a liquid lipstick. The Lip Blaster is very long wearing especially compared to the Lip Gloss. This formula is my favorite of the three. While they call Purple Kisses a light purple, I call it a deeper violet. It’s the texture of this that makes me want other shades like Sexy (soft pink) and Jersey Flower (lavender). As pretty as Purple Kisses is, it’s even better with a light coat of Control to make a va-va-voom lipshade.

Peeks Cosmetics lip glosses and lip blaster

Peeks Cosmetics lip glosses and lip blaster

Peeks Cosmetics Control LIp Gloss, Dollhouse Lip Gloss, Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

Peeks Cosmetics Control LIp Gloss, Dollhouse Lip Gloss, Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

LISA’S LIPS WEAR:

Peek Lipsticks are really, really nice – and the colors surprised the heck out of me.  Yes, they are matte lipsticks, but they have a velvety texture and aren’t too drying.

Peeks Chocolate Cake and My Way Lipsticks

Peeks Chocolate Cake and My Way Lipsticks

Chocolate Cake is a pretty brown that I never would have thought I could wear in a million years. And, ironically enough, that isn’t me wearing it in the photo! It’s my daughter – she has gorgeous lips so you can see the color much better. It looks fabulous on her and I wear it too…in fact I can’t believe how much I reach for this.

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick swatch

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick swatch

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick

My Way is a beautiful burgundy shade that veers toward berry on me. This is a typical ‘Lisa’ shade and I love that I can do the trendy matte thing without my lips looking dry, which can be very aging.

Peeks My Way Lipstick swatch

Peeks My Way Lipstick swatch

Peeks My Way Lipstick

Peeks My Way Lipstick

In terms of lip gloss, I went with two extremes – extreme matte and extreme shimmer. The Lip Blasters have a mega punch of color and intensity. These stain the lips so once the shine wears off, the color is still there. They have a pleasant minty taste that I like.

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Blasters

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Blasters

Jersey Flower is a matte lavender shade that I have to admit is not for me, although I need to experiment with it more and pair it with other shades. My 16 year old daughter rocks it by itself, though.

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss

Sexy is a truly stunning shimmery pink that I love love love. I wear this all the time, although I have to be careful because the shimmer can be a little too intense for daytime.

Peeks Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Sexy Lip Gloss

The Lipsticks and the Lip Gloss are $12, and the Lip Blasters are $14. We both love our first peek at Peeks Cosmetics — this line is definitely worth a look!

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