I’m Fully Charged with Pur Cosmetics newest mascara

Pur Fully Charged Mascara

Pur Fully Charged Mascara

There are days when looking in the mirror is a pleasure. Lately those days are the ones where I’m wearing Pur Cosmetics newest mascara, Fully Charged. When this was sent for consideration I wasn’t sure how it would be for me since I was using a few mascaras that I liked a lot. Little did I know that it would become a mascara that I couldn’t wait to apply.

Like many of you, I have wimpy lashes. No curl, no length, nothing to write home about. I do use a growth serum on them to give me a little more excitement but without mascara my eyes disappear on my face. Pur Fully Charged Mascara is the magician that makes my lashes stand out.

Pur Cosmetics Fully Changed Mascara

Pur Cosmetics Fully Changed Mascara

You might have read about this mascara since it’s so unusual. It has a magnetic polymer matrix that wraps a “positively charged elastic veil around each lash to instantly lift, separate and define each lash for long-lasting performance.” While that statement isn’t one that most of us go around talking about it does make sense once you start wearing Fully Charged.

The wand is on the long side with bristles that are made of fibers, not plastic. The first time I used it I found that I had mostly well defined lashes with some great separation. As time has passed though the volume is coming through since it’s thickened up a bit.

Pur Fully Charged mascara

Pur Fully Charged mascara

No one needs smudging, clumping, or flaking and I’m lucky that those aren’t part of the game with this mascara. I wear glasses and sometimes my lashes don’t show at all – but with Fully Charged they are dynamite!

Pur Fully Charged Mascara

Pur Fully Charged Mascara

Key Ingredients and Benefits:

  • Pro-Vitamin B5: deeply nourishes and conditions broken, aging lashes
  • Tripeptides: promotes and stimulates healthy lash growth
  • Carnauba and Beeswax: maintain mascara hold and help retain moisture
  • Paraben-Free, Certified Cruelty-Free

It’s terrific to wear an anti-aging mascara that lasts through the entire day and evening. Just give me my eyelash curler and a tube of Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara and I’m set. —  Marciapur fully charged eyes

*sent for consideration, affiliate link

Ingredient list: Aqua, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cyclopentasiloxane, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Alcohol Denat., Palmitic Acid, Nylon-12, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Polybutene, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyquaternium-10, Polyvinyl Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

 

Expand your mascara wardrobe with Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling MascaraYou know how you have a different wardrobe for each season – sweaters and boots for winter, shorts and sundresses for summer? I think it’s a great idea to also have a mascara wardrobe. Sometimes I want tons of drama, sometimes I want super length, and sometimes I just want some definition and a guarantee of no smudging whatsoever. Osmosis Curling Mascara ($25) is the mascara for those low-drama but hard-working days.                                                                                               PR Sample

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara

What makes the Osmosis Curling Mascara an eyelash curler is the Cobra head wand. It is curved and it picks up every single lash, gently coaxing them upward. I use an eyelash curler anyway — my eyelashes are stick straight and they need all the curling help they can get. I do find that this mascara really sets that curl and helps lashes stay curled longer.

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara wand

Osmosis Curling Mascara wand

The mascara is only available in black. I find that this is really a mascara for added definition and a bit of tint. It does not create big, thick lashes, but it gives enough volume and color to emphasize eyes in a natural way. The other huge benefit is the Osmosis Curling Mascara doesn’t smudge at all. In fact, I think this is probably the most tenacious mascara I have ever tried! It takes eye makeup remover and regular cleanser to fully remove it from lashes. If you are going to work out and you want something that brings out your eyes but isn’t overdone, this is the mascara for you.

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Get some variety in your mascara wardrobe with this natural looking and tenacious mascara. You can find Osmosis online at www.osmosisskincare.com.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients: Water, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera(Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Acacia Senegal Gum, PVP, Triethanolamine, Sorbitol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxides.

WIN a PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection!

Pur Minerals Freedom Collection

Pur Cosmetics Freedom Collection

To continue celebrating our sixth year of blogging, we have a fabulous giveaway for the Limited Edition Freedom Collection by PUR Cosmetics. This beautiful set that was inspired by The Divergent Series: Allegiant –  The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.”                                                                                           PR sample

Win a PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection!

Win a PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection!

This set is an amazing value at just $39 and contains these nude essentials:

PUR Cosmetics Air Perfection Foundation in Medium

PUR Cosmetics Air Perfection Foundation in Medium

  • Your shade of Air Perfection – a compact cushion foundation perfect for lightweight, long-lasting coverage with effortless application
PUR Cosmetics Double Ego Eyeliner in Tasmania

PUR Cosmetics Double Ego Eyeliner in Tasmania

  • Double Ego Eyeliner in Tasmania– a 2-in-1 dual-ended chocolate eyeliner ideal for creating your favorite looks from sultry smoky eye to a well-defined cat eye
PUR Cosmetics Lip Gloss Stick in Berry Pretty

PUR Cosmetics Lip Gloss Stick in Berry Pretty

  • Lip Gloss Stick in Berry Pretty– a glossy finish to a nude lip for high-shine lips to lust over
PUR Cosmetics Mini Volume Vixen Mascara

PUR Cosmetics Mini Volume Vixen Mascara

  • Mini Volume Vixen Mascara– a powerhouse of nourishing hydration for a visibly thicker, fuller lashes from root to tip
Swatched from top to bottom: Tasmania chocolate pencil liner, Berry Pretty Lipgloss Stick, Tasmania black felt tip liner, Air Perfection Foundation in Medium

Swatched from top to bottom: Tasmania chocolate pencil liner, Berry Pretty Lip Gloss Stick, Tasmania black felt tip liner, Air Perfection Foundation in Medium

The Air Perfection Foundation is a favorite of mine. This cushion compact foundation convinced me that the cushion is far more than a gimmick and I’ve repurchased it twice. It comes with a refill, and the foundation is fragrance-free. The Double Ego Eyeliner in Tasmania is outstanding. I love using black eyeliner on my upper lid and brown on my lower, so this is perfect! The pencil side is great for the waterline too. The Berry Pretty Lip Gloss Stick is indeed pretty and you can layer it for deeper color. The Volume Vixen Mascara is the only mini-sized product and it’s a wonderful mascara that creates long, thick lashes. The brush has a full side and a flat side, making it great for both upper and lower lashes.

Wearing the PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection

Wearing the PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection

I can’t believe this collection is only $39. By itself, the Air Perfection Foundation is $43, Double Ego Eyeliners are $21, and the Lip Gloss Stick is $18. Plus there’s the mini mascara. Purchased separately these items would cost over $82.  AND, here is a link for a coupon:

20% OFF your next order with code 20SPRING16 at PUR Cosmetics. Offer expires April 10th.

You can purchase this Limited Edition set at Purcosmetics.com.  In the meantime, enter our giveaway!

The winner of our PUR Cosmetics Freedom Collection will get to pick their foundation shade – Light, Medium, Tan, or Dark.  To win this you must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber from the US. This ends on 4/15/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Since comments are closed please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it PUR; leave your comment in the email and continue on.   Good luck!!  – Lisa

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*items reviewed and giveaway prize courtesy of PUR Cosmetics.  Affiliate links.

More than a mascara…Peter Lamas Lash Masque

Peter Lamas Lash MasqueI am usually a ‘bigger is better’ girl when it comes to mascara – I want longer lashes, thicker lashes, all the drama I can get. So I didn’t think I would like the Peter Lamas Lash Masque ($22) as a mascara…but surprisingly this has quickly become a favorite of mine.

Peter Lamas Lash Masque

Peter Lamas Lash Masque

The Lash Masque actually does three things:

  1.  As a mascara, it slightly tints lashes with natural extracts, separates, lengthens, and gives a very pretty natural look. It’s not drama, but it’s way better than my lashes on their own. I really like this on weekends or when I am in a hurry because I don’t have to be careful when I apply it and it goes on quickly and easily.
  2. It’s a great primer and lash conditioner. If I am feeling fancy, I use this first then use my mascara. Then it does give me even more drama! The masque doesn’t have any chemicals to dry out lashes, so it conditions them, promotes healthy lashes, and reduces lash fallout.
  3. Lash Masque is a terrific brow gel! I have been using it every day to darken my brows and brush them into place.
Peter Lamas Lash Masque

Peter Lamas Lash Masque

Ingredients include Spirulina, Biotin, Panthenol, and natural proteins to repair, strengthen and improve lash growth and thickness. Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Almond Oils coat each lash to condition and protect from damage

The Lash Masque is 100% vegan, sulfate-free, petrochemical-free and paraben-free. With three great reasons to try out the Lash Masque, why wait? Head on over to peterlamas.com to get a tube for yourself.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Superhero Mascara from IT Cosmetics comes to the rescue

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for: National Lash Day!! The day to show the world just what our lashes look like or maybe the day to finally discover what your lashes could look like. Don’t you want a mascara that is volume-boosting, lengthening, and ultra conditioning? Don’t you want a mascara that envelopes your lashes in a black cape of power and color? Don’t you want your lashes to be the strongest, longest, thickest and most defined lashes? That’s why SUPERHERO MASCARA from IT Cosmetics will come to your rescue.

*sent for consideration

it cosmetics superheroLet’s talk about how these superheroes help our lashes. We’ll start with Superman: “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRETCH VOLUMIZING MASCARA has some of Superman (or Supergirl’s) powers. It takes your lashes to new heights as it takes a single bound to lengthen and volumize your eyelashes. Superman would be proud to prove how tall your lashes can look. This mascara gives me the definition and length that I look for when I’m wearing mascara.

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Batman and Robin have made sure to cover your IT Cosmetics Superhero lashes with a black cape of power and color. There’s never a moment to say “Come on, Robin, to the Bat Cave! There’s not a moment to lose!” in order to redo your mascara. This lasts the entire day without flaking or smudging. IT’s Superhero is the blackest of black, just as Batman would prefer. Holy Blackness Batman.

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara wand

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara wand

Then there’s Spiderman who wraps your each lash with the proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology. He spins that web to boost the volume using peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash lifting polymers and plumping collagen. “Go web. Fly. Up, up, and away web! Shazam! Go! Go! Go web go! Tally ho!”

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

All fun aside, this is one terrific mascara. My lashes have looked terrific for the last few months that I’ve used this. It gives me everything I want without clumping or flaking. It’s buildable although I only do two full coats. It lasts the entire day keeping my lash curler curl in place. It’s easy to remove and I don’t end up with mascara all over my face when I do it. The mascara is $24 and available at the itcosmetics.com website, Ulta and Ulta.com and in a duo on QVC.

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara

It Cosmetics Superhero mascara

Make a difference – to your eyes – on National Lash Day with Superhero. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

INGREDIENTS:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, CERA CARNAUBA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ORYZA SATIVA CERA/ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS, ALCOHOL DENAT., PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, CHLORPHENESIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERIN, ASCORBIC ACID, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BIOTIN, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PANTHENOL, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, IRON OXIDE (CI 77499).

 

Tonight’s the night!! The latest and greatest from IT Cosmetics – watch QVC at 11 p.m. EST

This week Beauty Info Zone learned about a new product that IT Cosmetics has brought out and today one arrived on my doorstep. IT Cosmetics has a new mascara called SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRETCH VOLUMIZING MASCARA that will be introduced for the first time ever on QVC’s Friday Night Beauty segment. This segment starts at 11 p.m. EST and we’ll get to see this revolutionary new product.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

As a big fan of Hello Lashes from IT, I’m excited to see how Superhero performs. Here’s the information shared with us about this mascara:

“Want to know more about IT? Our proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening and ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color, for your strongest, longest, thickest and most defined lashes. The super buildable formula puts lash power at your fingertips; simply apply more coats to add volume and length to lashes. You do IT all…now your mascara does too!”

The new mascara regularly costs $29 but is on special (Item #A266445) for $26.36. I can’t wait to try this out and report back but in the meantime be sure you watch and learn! Right now QVC is the only place to satisfy your superhero eyes. — Marcia

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Brow and lash love for 2015

Make-up, applying mascara

As I was doing my makeup for New Year’s Eve I realized that the biggest change in my cosmetic life for 2015 was that I absolutely can not go without doing my brows anymore. A combination of age and illness created eyebrows that just didn’t cut it anymore. I went for most of my life not touching my eyebrows with much more than a tweezers. They had a great natural shape and were filled in nicely. That’s not the case any more. That’s why I decided to share the 2015 eyebrow and eyelash products that have made a difference for me.

PIXI BROW POWDER PALETTE  –  Shades of Brows

Pixi Beauty Brow Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Palette

This is my most used brow product for everyday. My hair isn’t necessarily the same shade from color to color so I appreciate having a choice of shades that I can use straight or mix. Right now I’m dipping twice into the darkest shade and once in the one lighter since my hair is very dark at the moment. I’ll get it colored soon and can reevaluate how I want to use the colors. One of the best buys at $12 I’ve found. *

PIXI ENDLESS BROW GEL PEN

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

The Endless Brow Gel Pen is another best for me from Pixi. This is not a universally loved product but I like it so much that I bought 3 the last time I ordered from Pixi. It’s not really a pen, it’s a pencil that is gel-like in texture. It’s a heavier look than the brow palette because the gel is thicker. I like wearing this when my brows really need attention.

SENNA COSMETICS BROW SHAPER

Senna Brow Duo in Brunette

Senna Brow Duo in Brunette

I love Senna Cosmetics but I hadn’t tried their eyebrow products before because I just didn’t care about my eyebrows. Now that I have this Brow Shaper with the plumping brow shade and pomade I really appreciate why Eugenia Weston, owner and cosmetic guru, is so well known for eyebrows. These powders really cling to my eyebrow hair and fill in naturally where I’ve lost some hair. Another reason to love Senna. *

IT COSMETICS HEAVENLY LUXE BUILD A BROW BRUSH

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Eyebrow brush

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Eyebrow brush

OMG, this is the best brush ever for eyebrows. It was created for IT’s Build a Brow Creme Gel Stain and it’s great with that but it also shines with every gel or cream brow product I’ve tried. The bristles are staggered so they really get into your brows to deposit color. This is totally unique and totally worth every penny of the $24 price.

BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Officially named Roller Lash Super Curling and Lifting Mascara, this is one of my favorites of the year. I find Benefit Cosmetics to be hit or miss but after reading the raves for this I caved and I’m glad I did. The curved wand really does help curl your lashes although I always use an eyelash curler. The combo of the eyelash curler and Roller Lash gives me eyelashes that stay curled for a good 12 hours. This was good for me for a solid three months staying easy to wear and easy to remove.

CATRICE LASH MULTIMIZER VOLUME MASCARA

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand

At $7.99 this is 1/3 the price of the Benefit mascara and almost as good. The Multimizer is a volume and definition mascara. While it doesn’t help add curl, it holds it well. The older this gets, the better it gets. Which means a new one is in my future.

BARE MINERALS LASH DOMINATION VOLUMIZING MASCARA

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

BareMinerals Lash Domination

BareMinerals Lash Domination

2016 was the year I realized I loved volume mascaras. Before that I always thought I was looking for length and definition but the mascaras I like best this year turned out to be volumizing. Who knew? Besides charming me with the polka dot packaging, Lash Domination * charmed me with the twisty turny brush and lashes that looked great. They call this a 10-in-1 mascara since it Volumizes, Lengthens, Thickens, Separates, Lifts, has All-day wear, is Mineral fortified, Resists clumps, Fights Flakes, and is Smudge-resistant. After reviewing * this, I bought another.

SURRATT BEAUTY RELEVEE LASH CURLER

Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler

Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler

Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler opened

Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler opened

I didn’t need another eyelash curler but I wanted this Surratt Beauty one after reading all the raves. Everyone has different shaped eyes and the lash curlers that a lot of people rave about (Shu, ELF etc) pinch me. This Surratt Relevee has been a delight to use. It opens widely, does a great job fitting my eyes and creates a curl that really lasts. If I want to use the method of inching up my lashes I have to use a magnifying mirror so I can see my lashes better.

As usual with a list like this, I’m sure I left out other wonderful products that I discovered in 2015. Even if I did though I know I’m recommending the ones that really have stood out to me. Have you tried any of these? What would you say stood out the most for you this past year?  — Marcia

*items were PR samples, rest were self purchased  **affiliate links used