Are you ready for Covergirl’s Katy Perry collection, Katy Kat?

Summer 2016 brings us a Covergirl collection that is unlike any other. Together with Katy Perry they are developing a line that combines Katy’s creativity and with their beauty expertise. Covergirl has been shining for the past year and the Katy Kat Collection is one-of-a-kind.

Covergirl - be a Katy Kat

Covergirl – be a Katy Kat

Katy Perry has been a superstar for Covergirl for a long time so it’s fun to see what she’s experimented with to bring her own touch to a normally staid line. It starts with the Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks, includes products that she’s helped spruce up, and ends with a new mascara. With her pizzazz there’s a lot more to be excited about with Covergirl. This week Covergirl is Buy 2 Get 1 Free at Ulta which you’ll want to take advantage of with all these beauties.

*pr samples

Let’s start with her line of Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks. There are 11 shades that cover the gamut of colors that you’d love. These lipsticks are a demi-matte finish so they don’t look drying, instead they have the qualities of matte (being longer lasting and trendy) but still enough softness that they are moisturizing. I love the names of these lipsticks (Kitty Purry, Pink Paws, Cat Call, and more). I was sent the least Marcia color but the most Katy color: Perry Panther.

Covergirl Perry Panther from Katy Kat

Covergirl Perry Panther from Katy Kat

I’m not exactly a black lipstick wearer but I now know enough to purchase a shade like Katy Purry for $6.99 – 8.99. It isn’t a harsh matte, it has a soft fragrance, and it applies easily. The lipsticks are all moisturizing and great shades that you can wear with comfort. The packaging is new and doesn’t look like a drugstore product at all.

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

The next product developed for Katy Kat is their newest mascara which comes in both black and Perry Blue. KATY KAT EYE MASCARA is due soon and will be $6.99-$8.99 depending where you find it. This is a long wear mascara although it’s not considered to be waterproof. Covergirl says this has 10x the volume thanks to a helix shaped twisted wire brush. The brush’s bristles aren’t too long in order to make it easier to comb through and then pull your lashes up and out. Concentrate this on your outer lashes to get that cat eye look that Katy is famous for.

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara in Perry Blue

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara in Perry Blue

Katy says it best on the back of the package:

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye

Next up is the wonderful Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil which has been around for a while but when you take this newer shade of Blue Boom and put it with Katy Kat Perry Blue Mascara you’ve got a winning combination. Liquilineblast lasts about 8 hours but only on my top lashline. I smudged it on the bottom and it oversmudged and didn’t last that long for me. I advise using a very sharp sharpener with these, the best you have, so you don’t waste this unique shade.

Covergirl Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil

Covergirl Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil

Covergirl Katy Kat Mascara in Perry Blue and Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil in Blue Boom

Covergirl Katy Kat Mascara in Perry Blue and Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil in Blue Boom

At Ulta you’ll find a new foundation called Ready Set Gorgeous.This is available in 12 shades and I was sent 3 to test: 115 Buff Beige, 205 Natural Beige, and 210 Medium Beige.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Oil Free Foundation

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Oil Free Foundation

covergirl ready set gorgeous foundation swatches

Even though these are all darker than I normally wear I was still impressed enough with the oil-free finish and how easy it was to blend on my face. I added a little bit of my Manic Panic Dreamtone White Foundation to lighten 115 and it worked beautifully.

Now that you have your Katy Kat eyes and lips plus a new foundation you need their Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer – really you do!

Covergirl Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer

Covergirl Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer

Tru Blend Blush is available in three swirly shades: Light Rose, Medium Rose, and Deep Mauve. I was sent Medium Rose and it’s just beautiful. I can apply it with a feathery brush to create a light pink or use my regular blush brush for a deeper pink. Whichever I’ve done has been perfect.

  • Ultra blendable
  • Blends instantly – no blush lines
  • Baked minerals refined into a powder formula
  • Oil-free & suitable for sensitive skin
    Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush from Covergirl

    Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer is just as easy to wear as the blush. Both the blush and the bronzer are baked and the pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no shimmer but there’s a satiny finish that gives me some glow. What I love about this is that there’s no orange at all – just a beautiful golden bronze that I can lightly use to perk up my ghostly skin.

    Covergirl Tru Blend Medium Rose blush and Bronzer

    Covergirl Tru Blend Medium Rose blush and Bronzer

    One last Covergirl product that I think you should definitely be picking up is their Trunaked Nudes eyeshadow palette. I’ve previously reviewed this and continue to wear it often. It is such a great basic palette to have, one you could count on for every occasion.

    Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette

    Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette

    Covergirl Nudes - Shell, Buff, Fawn, Champagne on top - Coffee, Mink, Sable, Cocoa on bottom

    Covergirl Nudes – Shell, Buff, Fawn, Champagne on top – Coffee, Mink, Sable, Cocoa on bottom

    With the holiday weekend coming up it’s always fun to have a few new cosmetic items and Covergirl won’t break the bank. They are on trend with quality formulas and fun. Katy Perry fun!  —  Marcia

*sent for review, affiliate links

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