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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REALHER- A natural alternative to standard liquid lipsticks

Real Her Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Deserve the Best (image courtesy of realher.com)

Real Her Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Deserve the Best (image courtesy of realher.com)

Liquid lip products are immensely popular now as I’m sure you all know.  I was very pleased to get this certified cruelty free and paraben free REALHER matte liquid lipstick to try along with an Expert Advice lip liner. Both products have natural ingredients and are infused with shea butter, jojoba seed oil and hyaluronic acid. The company offers eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and brushes too. I love the promise which is “RealHer was founded on the idea that, with each application, it can help to inspire the wearer: to be herself, to love herself, to be powerful, to rule the world. It doesn’t ask us to be perfect, to be a mother, to be a CEO, to be the perfect beautiful doll, but rather invites us to continue being ourselves, and that which defines us as an individual—and it’s liberating.” What’s even nicer is the birth of the daughter of the company’s founder influenced him to develop this brand with her in mind.   And- get this- the company donates 20% of all proceeds to charity.  

Marcia sent me I Am Loved lip liner and I Deserve The Best matte liquid lipstick that she’d received in a Boxycharm sub box. The website describes I Am Loved as a plum color and I think that description is right on the money. It glides onto your lips smoothly without any skipping. The color is very pigmented and can easily be worn as an all over lip color without an accompanying gloss or lipstick. It goes perfectly with I Deserve The Best lipstick. The website describes the color as a deep mauve. In the container the color looks more like a medium toned brownish pink. It looked that way when I first applied it to my lips. In fact, the liner was darker than the lip color upon initial application  REALHER recommends you apply the lipstick to bare lips with the wand. Allow up to 5 minutes for it to dry to its matte finish and avoid oily foods.

Real Her I Deserve The Best

Real Her I Deserve The Best

Real Her I Deserve The Best

Real Her I Deserve The Best

I have pretty dry lips so after application, I was able to see the product settle into some lip lines. Even after lining my lips with the pencil, I found it hard to ‘color within my lip shape’. I had better success when I used a lip brush and smoothed the color that way, waited the requisite 5 minutes and the product did become matte but it also became sticky. I felt it particularly if I rubbed my lips together which I tend to do. If you don’t have this habit, you won’t notice the stickiness at all.  

Real Her I Am Loved lipliner

Real Her I Am Loved lipliner

Real Her I Deserve The Best liquid lipstick and I Am Loved lip liner

Real Her I Deserve The Best liquid lipstick and I Am Loved lip liner

Real Her I Deserve The Best liquid lipstick and I Am Loved lip liner blended

Real Her I Deserve The Best liquid lipstick and I Am Loved lip liner blended

The color seemed to darken on me to a deep mauve (just as the website stated) and matched the liner perfectly. I did avoid oily foods for lunch and there was no transfer onto my smoothie cup.

REALHER keeps their promises.  –  Phyllis

Hurry up because time is running out for the LE CoverGirl Katy Perry Katy Kat Pearl Collection!

CoverGirl Katy Kat Pearl Collection

CoverGirl Katy Kat Pearl Collection

Katy Perry has some beautiful products in her CoverGirl line and her limited edition Katy Kat Pearl collection for spring won’t be around much longer! Every item costs under $10 so if you find something you love snap it up now. Coty sent me some samples of a few products and my oldest daughter was happy to model them for me (she has MUCH nicer lips than I do!). This spring is all about shimmers and pastels, trends that work right into summer. Here’s what I was sent to test:

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter ($8.99):  This is available in Tiger’s Eye and Tiger Rose. My shade is Tiger’s Eye. This has an interesting texture that is bouncy and gel-like. You use your fingers to apply, so to avoid bacterial contamination scoop some out onto a steel palette then pat it on with fingertips. The soft, spongy gel dries down quickly into a sheer shimmer that is very pretty as an eyeshadow or a cheek highlighter. I think this is a product for younger faces…those of us with a few wrinkles won’t do well with the creamy texture and the amount of shimmer, but those in their teens and twenties will love it.

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner ($6.99):  This is available in Kitty WhisPURR (silver) and Purrmaid (green). I have Purrmaid, a beautiful shimmery teal green. This pencil eyeliner is different from others because it’s easy like a pencil liner, but it has the intensity of a liquid liner. It also lasts all day – a good eight hours for sure. It has this really neat-o smudge tip – I have to admit, I use it with all of my pencil liners, not just this one!

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Eyeliner

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Eyeliner

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter and Covergirl Katy Kat Eyeliner in Purrmaid

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick ($8.99):   This is available in four shades – Blue-tiful Kitty; Apricat; Purrty in Pink; REDdy to Pounce. I have Blue-tiful Kitty and Apricat.

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty and Apricat

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty and Apricat

So let’s start with Blue-tiful Kitty.

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty

This was the major reason I asked my daughter to model for me. She has better lips, and there is NO way I can get away with blue lips. Trust me, when I am three breaths away from kicking the bucket I’ll be putting on some pink lip gloss. So, we went full-on blue for a photo, but I don’t think it’s the best way to wear this lipstick at any age.

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Blue-tiful Kitty

I actually think it’s sublime when paired with Apricat, which I’ll show you in a minute.

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat

Here is full on Apricat, which is a really exquisite shimmery apricot. This is soft, pretty, shiny, and hydrating. The price point is fantastic and if you only buy one thing from this collection, I would recommend this fabulous lippie. Now, check it out with some Blue-tiful on the inner portion of the lips, blended outward:

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat and Blue-tiful Kitty

Covergirl Katy Kat Pearl Lipstick in Apricat and Blue-tiful Kitty

So pretty, right?? I love it!! The more I play with these products and shades the more I love them. The Katy Kat Pearl limited edition spring collection won’t be around much longer, so be sure pick some up at the drugstore or Ulta when you are out. Once again, Katy Perry doesn’t disappoint!  – Lisa

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When is a matte lipstick not really a matte? When it’s The Only 1 Matte by Rimmel

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Earlier today I reviewed the Magnif’Eyes Shadow Palettes but what’s your face without a beautiful lipstick? You’ll want one to wear with your gorgeous eyeshadows and Rimmel London has so many to choose from. I was sent a variety of their THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICKS and these will pair perfectly with their eyeshadow palettes.

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

These beauties are housed in a bright red slanted tube so they won’t get lost when digging through your purse for them. There are 10 shades available altogether so you’re going to want to go to Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and other stores to find them. At $6.97 (Walmart) to $7.99 (and often sales) you may not be able to resist a few.

I’m not a big fan of matte lipstick but I do wear them on occasion and Rimmel’s The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks have full pretty tones that don’t dry my lips out if I’ve exfoliated them first. These are described as a velvet matte and they do have good staying power. They have a candy fragrance that takes about 20 minutes before I stop noticing it. I’m sure most people won’t be as sensitive to the fragrance as I am.

Now onto sharing!

#200  SALUTE is the pinkest of the group I have, it’s a true pink that is summer ready.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #200 Salute

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #200 Salute

#600 KEEP IT CORAL is a gorgeous true coral, it’s bright but not overly dark.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #600 Keep It Coral

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #600 Keep It Coral

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick top #200, bottom #600

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick top #200, bottom #600

#610 HIGH FLYER  is a rose shade, softer than red. I can picture this being the most popular.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 High Flyer

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 High Flyer

#700 TRENDSETTER is one I’d describe as a mauve nude. There’s a touch of brown to it but it’s got more mauve tones to keep it more feminine.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #700 Trendsetter

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #700 Trendsetter

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 and #700

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 and #700

There’s always room in your repertoire for a new lipstick and Rimmel The Only 1 Matte would be a wonderful addition.  —  Marcia

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick 700, 600, 200, 610

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick 700, 600, 200, 610

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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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Add Macy & Mia to your life for wonderful cruelty free fun!

macy and mia bag frontMacy & Mia was created by artist DJ Victory and it’s such a fun exciting brand. We were lucky enough to receive products from this cruelty-free line and we’re having a ball using them. Even better though is introducing you to the brand knowing that they donate 10% of retail sales to Pay It Forward For Pets, a 100% non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need. DJ Victory is a hero to us in that way.macy and mia card

MARCIA HAS A UNICORN BRUSH COLLECTION AND THE SILICONE SPONGE

Macy & Mia Silicone Sponge Makeup Applicator

Macy & Mia Silicone Sponge Makeup Applicator

I’m sure you’ve read about the new Silicone Sponges. These work to help you with your foundation application. Macy & Mia’s is the only one I’ve tried and I love the bright pink of it. The silicone sponge has a thermoplastic polyurethane outer shell and is filled with silicone. It’s soft and pliable and it’s PINK!!

Macy & Mia Silicone Sponge Applicator

Macy & Mia Silicone Sponge Applicator

There’s a learning curve with this kind of applicator that can be frustrating but once you have it down you’ll find that just a drop of foundation is enough to cover your entire face. ($7.99)

The 5 PIECE NEON BRUSH SET is the cutest item I have in my collection. These cruelty-free magical brushes have added some fun to my vanity.macyandmia unicornMacy & Mia have a variety of Unicorn brushes that would make the best graduation gift for someone in your life. They are fun, colorful, vegan, cruelty-free brushes that will bring a smile to someone’s face.

Macy & Mia Neon Unicorn Brush Set

Macy & Mia Neon Unicorn Brush Set

The 5 piece Neon Unicorn Brush Set is on sale right now for $14.99 which is a great price, regular price is $24.99. There are 4 face brushes and 1 eyeshadow brush with neon synthetic bristles. These are super soft so they are lovable!

Macy & Mia Neon Unicorn Brush Set

Macy & Mia Neon Unicorn Brush Set

In addition to this set there are others like a 5 piece Pastel collection and a 5 piece Multi-colored collection (3 face, 2 eye brushes, $14.99), a 10 piece Unicorn collection (6 face, 4 eye, $$24.99), and their 11 piece Original Brush set in a makeup pouch ($49.99)

Macy and Mia Original Brush Set

Macy and Mia Original Brush Set

The vibe I get from Macy & Mia is a “girls just wanna have fun” one and I love that fun.

Macy & Mia Lip Liner in Samantha and Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner in Samantha and Tristan

LISA HAS CRUELTY-FREE LIPSTICK/LIP LINER SETS 

Ok, true confession:  when I first saw the colors of these lip sets, two words ran through my mind:  OH NO.  I never thought in a million years that these shades would work for me…plus they are matte.  That alone is usually the kiss of death for my thin, skinny lips.  My MO is to brighten my lips up as much as possible and give them all the thickness I can get without needles full of Restalyne, typically with tons of shine and shimmer and pinky/rosy/peachy shades.  But I was very happy to give the Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner Sets a whirl, especially after I read this quote from DJ Victory:

“It’s my hope that each morning when women apply their makeup that they will remember that they are beautiful with or without it. I try to be always grateful for what I have. Sometimes that is difficult when we live in a society that makes us feel less than if we don’t meet certain beauty standards. I hope these beautiful colored lipsticks and fluttery eyelashes remind women to always see the beauty within themselves and others as well as to show compassion, teach gratitude, and remain humble.”

How can you not adore her??

Macy & Mia Liquid Lipstick in Samantha and Tristan

Macy & Mia Liquid Lipstick in Samantha and Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner in Samantha and Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner in Samantha and Tristan

Ok, so back to the Matte Liquid Lipstick and Lip Liner Sets ($24.99).  The Lip Liner is a gel liner that glides on and creates a perfect canvas for the Matte Liquid Lipstick.  Matte lipsticks are notorious for showing every crack and wrinkle, so a matching creamy lip liner that also acts as a moisturizing balm is a total bonus.  Lucky for us, the liners come free with these!  The shades are very interesting – the two I tested are most definitely throwback shades to the 1990’s, which is a lot of fun.  If you wear them full on, they dry matte and stay on for a long time with strong opaque color.  Or, as I discovered, you can blot blot blot right after application, and they are the shy sister of the full on bold color – pretty, feminine, still unique but oh so wearable at any age.  Yay!!!!  These are sets that my 17-year-old steals when I’m not looking, but I still want them enough to refuse to give them up.  They are pretty terrific.

Macy and Misa Tristan Liquid Lipstick (macyandmia.com)

Macy and Misa Tristan Liquid Lipstick (macyandmia.com)

 


Tristan Liquid Lipstick is a cool coco brown that takes me right back to 1996. Interestingly, I see this shade on the high school girls all of the time now…it’s definitely making a comeback.  I never thought I could wear it, and when I first put it on I was like, oh hell no.

Macy & Mia Liquid Lipstick in Tristan

Macy & Mia Liquid Lipstick in Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner and Liquid Lipstick swatches in Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner and Liquid Lipstick swatches in Tristan

Wearing Macy and Mia Liquid Lipstick in Tristan

Wearing Macy and Mia Liquid Lipstick in Tristan

Luckily I grabbed a tissue and did the classic lip blot three times, which was the exact magic formula to make this shade work beautifully for me.

Macy and Mia Samantha Liquid Lipstick (macyandmia.com)

Macy and Mia Samantha Liquid Lipstick (macyandmia.com)

The Samantha Liquid Lipstick is a smokey lavender with grey undertones.  Again, I thought oh no way can I pull this off.  But guess what?  With the three magical blots I not only pull it off, I love it!!  It turns into a soft grey purple berry shade that is different and feminine.  So pretty and it reminds me of spring lilacs.

Macy & Mia Liquick Lipstick in Samantha

Macy & Mia Liquick Lipstick in Samantha

Macy & Mia Lip Liner and Liquid Lipstick swatches in Samantha and Tristan

Macy & Mia Lip Liner and Liquid Lipstick swatches in Samantha and Tristan

Wearing Macy and Mia Liquid Lipstick in Samantha

Wearing Macy and Mia Liquid Lipstick in Samantha

I am just shocked that I love the shades Tristan and Samantha, and I adore the moisturizing lip liner and liquid lipstick combo.  In fact, I would go so far as to say I am rather obsessed.  I really want to try Jennifer, which is a deep pink; Jessica, which is a pale peach; and Heather, which is a mauve/neutral nude.  I honestly can’t wait to try them all.

A the BIZ, we love animals as much as we love cosmetics.  So it’s no surprise that we adore the super fun Macy & Mia line and are thrilled that part of the profits go toward Pay It Forward For Pets, a 100% non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need.  We really hope you check out this whimsical yet practical line for yourself!!

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