Powdering our noses the Painted Earth way

Painted Earth calls themselves Cosmetics from Nature for a good reason – all products are organic, non-toxic and natural. They don’t want us to trade our health for our beauty. They are especially known for their skincare but we’ve found that their cosmetics are pretty terrific and we want to share two of them with you today. You’ve hopefully already read about the Hint of Mint Lip Glosses that have Marcia smiling. Well we have more smiles for you with Magic Powder (it’s compelling just for the name!!) and a beautiful Silk Radiance Mineral High Lite Powder.

MARCIA’S POWDER:

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder compact

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder compact

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder in Seychelles

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder in Seychelles

I’ve been lucky enough to use Painted Earth’s Mineral Silk Radiance Powder in the shade Seychelles ($34). Now some people like bronzer but I prefer a soft powder like this instead to give my face a healthy glow. I’m as pale as can be and in general I embrace my paleness but in the dead of winter especially there are days that I look like the dead of winter! This Mineral Silk Radiance Powder is made up of powders in shades of peach, cream, pink and a rosy lavender. These are soft shades that combine to give a beautiful soft glow on my face.

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder in Seychelles

Mineral Silk Radiance Powder in Seychelles

The powder contains great ingredients: Argan Oil to hydrate skin, Rice Silk to absorb excess shine, Multi-Mineral Complex from Painted Earth along with Vitamins A, C and E to help product skin from the environment. There is no talc in this powder and it’s mineral oil free.

After I’ve got my “face on” I love to take a big fluffy powder brush, sweep it over the powder and finish with it to set my makeup. It’s just enough to make me look alive while imparting a brightened look without ever looking powdery. This is just one of the many Painted Earth products that I’m thrilled to have.

LISA’S POWDER:

This is one of the weirdest products I have ever tried. And I mean that in a good way!! Magic Powder ($39.95) is the strangest, neatest finishing powders ever.  It really is magical!

Magic Powder

Magic Powder

Painted Earth says, “it’s a powder that magically turns into moisture when it is applied to your face. A difference you can see and feel. The Mineral Difference drawn from natures wonders, formulated into an unparalleled line of mineral cosmetics resulting in a more natural, beautiful YOU!”

check out the magic inside

check out the magic inside

This loose powder – and it does look exactly like a loose powder – somehow turns into a cool sort of liquid when it hits your face. The powder is still there, it still absorbs oil and finishes your makeup – but it also hydrates and gives skin a pretty, youthful glow.

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looks like powder, feels like water!

I use this on my face and neck using a big powder fluff brush.  It’s perfect for days when I feel super dry thanks to indoor heating. I can’t wait for this summer because I know I am going to love that cool, moist feeling when it’s really hot out.

what's inside that makes it magic?

what’s inside that makes it magic?

I can’t figure out how they did it, but it really works. Magic Powder starts as a loose powder, then becomes cool hydration for your skin, then works as a finishing powder to complete your look. I keep expecting David Copperfield to pop up next to my vanity…

My Magic Powder FOD

My Magic Powder FOD – David Blaine loves this look!

Painted Earth’s products were created to give you a healthy, youthful glow, and their powders live up to our expectations.  Check out this great line for unique, interesting products that really work!

*pr samples

MAC, Archie, Betty and Veronica – what a heartful team

Each year as Valentines day approaches the urge to buy something with hearts on it becomes stronger and stronger. I’ve got a beautiful collection of crystal hearts and don’t have room for more. So I turned to cosmetics, what a shock!  The last two years Stila had some beautiful blush palettes and this year MAC surprisingly came through. Their new Archie collection is loaded with hearts attracting me until I could take it no longer and I ordered MAC’s Archie Girls Flatter Me and Veronica’s Blush plus a mirror.

Flatter Me and Veronica's Blush

Flatter Me and Veronica’s Blush

I grew up with Betty and Veronica. My sister and I always loved the dark sultry looks of Veronica since we are brunettes. Neither of us fell for Archie though. Having these three items is like reliving my youth (and a good excuse to buy).

MAC Veronica's Blush

MAC Veronica’s Blush

The Pearlmatte Face Powder designed for Veronica is called Veronica’s Blush and the colors are a soft peach with coral hearts. Betty’s powder is Flatter Me and the colors are a very soft pink with scarlet hearts. The two beauty powders are beautiful and silky soft. The colored hearts are too tiny to be used as blush but they give you an option when using the compacts. You can use just the base shade for a very soft glow or you can sweep a brush over all of the colors and add more color to your face.

MAC Flatter Me

MAC Flatter Me

My big disappointment though is that I wasn’t aware that I actually had the beauty powders from before. If I’d known that I probably would have passed them up in spite of those little hearts. Veronica’s Blush is actually Play it Proper Beauty Powder with Frankly Scarlet blush while Flatter Me is Shell Pearl Beauty Powder with Foolish Me blush in the hearts. But when you run your blush or powder blush over the entire compact you’ll find that you get more color than the original Beauty Powder’s did. There’s a subtle sheen to these powders. If you notice they are called Pearlmatte, not Pearlmate, so even though they are similar to the original they aren’t exactly the same.

MAC Archie's Girls mirror

MAC Archie’s Girls mirror

The mirror is a good purse size and comes with a slightly larger pouch to carry it safely in. Of course I didn’t need it but it just was too cute to pass up. The mirror is about 3″ x 3″ and the adorable vinyl case it comes in is about 4 ½” x 4 ½”. I forgot to take a picture of the inside but it’s red with white hearts. For someone as addicted to hearts as I am, this is just the most fun to own and pull out. So far I’ve only had a few strange looks!! Now my big question is where is Reggie?  Maybe he and Jughead need to ask MAC to feature them next.archie mirrors

No surprise that this is a limited edition collection with some things selling out instantly. You can often find the products online at Nordstrom or in the stores. Are you a Betty or a Veronica? Did you get lured into Archie’s Girls? — Marcia

Check out Blushing Noir’s blog for some beautiful photos of these beauty powders.

What makes Make Up For Ever Pro Finish foundation so wonderful?

Make Up For Ever is a huge favorite at Beauty Info Zone so we were really excited about their first new foundation launch in four years – it’s called Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation ($36). This is an extremely unique multi-use compact foundation that you can use wet or dry. Wet, it gives sheer, satin coverage. Dry, it gives full matte coverage. Yes, you read that right – it’s just the opposite of most dual finish powder foundations! Dany Sanz, Make Up For Ever’s creator, tested more than 70 different formulas before perfecting this one. She wanted to create a foundation that could be used wet or dry, that would work for all skin issues, give buildable coverage, be portable, and give professional results in just minutes. Let’s see what Lisa and Marcia found as they tested the Pro Finish Foundation for this Side by Side review.

Pro Finish Foundation

Pro Finish Foundation

Lisa’s Side:

There is a lot to love with Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish Foundation. The color selection is pretty amazing, with one of the most extensive shade ranges on the market. There are 25 different colors broken down into four undertones (golden, olive, beige and pink). I am in between fair and medium with neutral coloring, and my shade is #120.

three parts:  mirror, foundation, then sponge

three parts: mirror, foundation, then sponge

This is like no other powder foundation I have tried.  I have been leery of powder foundation ever since I was wearing an Armani powder foundation at the mall, and an MA stopped me. She said, “Can I please update your look for you? Your foundation looks so powdery it’s old fashioned.” The best part? She was representing the Armani line! There is much less talc in this foundation so it doesn’t make you look powdery. I like using it dry best since it gives a fuller coverage, although wet is a good option as well.

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shade #120

I find that this foundation is perfect for touch ups throughout the day – over other foundation or even by itself.

swatch

#120 swatched

The reason it works so well dry is because the pigment has a patented vegetal lecithin coating that makes the pigment look really natural on the skin.  Plus, it’s long wearing, and water resistant so using the powder wet doesn’t ‘wreck’ the compact.

the sponge gives a great finish

the sponge gives a great finish

If I use this wet, I get the sponge a little damp and then wipe across the powder, then I pat it on my skin. Dry, I prefer to use a kabuki-style brush. It’s super easy to build and covers freckles, dark areas, and veins with ease. The finish is lovely, it looks very natural on. This foundation is superstar wet or dry, it’s a great versatile foundation that should be in your stash.

My Pro Finish FOD - I used it dry for a full coverage

My Pro Finish FOD – I used it dry for a full coverage

Marcia’s Side:

What I like best about Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish powder foundation is how versatile it is. I can use it wet, dry or as a finishing powder. It’s wonderful for all 3 types of application. While Lisa seems to like it best dry, I prefer it wet.

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation #110

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation #110

I’ve been using Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Coverage Foundation liquid since it first came out. I went to Sephora and was color matched to shade 115, described online as “Ivory – for light skin with pink undertones”. When Make Up For Ever color-matched me for the new Pro Finish I also needed those tones –  the description for #110 is Pink Porcelain. I really don’t find this to be that pink personally, I think they are both on the warmer side of pink. They both seem to help eradicate the redness on my face that I dislike so that makes me very happy.

#110 Pro Finish, #115 HD Invisible Coverage

#110 Pro Finish, #115 HD Invisible Coverage

The foundations are very different and don’t look the same on my face. Pro Finish gives me more coverage than HD Invisible Coverage does. Both though are flattering to my skintone and wear beautifully throughout the day. Pro Finish is a semi-matte finish while HD Invisible Coverage is dewier. The coverage of Pro Finish is also fuller.

#110 Pro Finish, #115 HD Invisible Coverage

#110 Pro Finish, #115 HD Invisible Coverage

I tested Pro Finish first by using it dry. I used my MUFE kabuki but felt the coverage was too heavy for me. Since my skin is dry in the winter it wasn’t the correct method of application as it made me appear more dry. I then used it as a finishing powder over their HD Invisible Coverage liquid and preferred that. I’ve since tried it over other liquids and like the light coverage it gives me with a powder brush. But I wanted perfection and that wasn’t achieved until I tried it wet. I love the finish I get when I use a wet sponge.

Pro Finish comes with a thin sponge that fits in the bottom of the compact perfectly. My preference though is to use a firmer sponge like the Beauty Blender. I get it quite wet and wring it out, then rub it on the compact to pick up the color. Then I pat that on. Done! And I mean completely done – I don’t need to top it with anything else. It’s perfect as it is. The sponge it comes with is great to use but only when it’s in my makeup bag, at home I love the Beauty Blender. As the “hot flash queen” I can attest to the fact that when I use it wet, it lasts. It doesn’t streak or become chalky. And finally, even after using Pro Finish wet, I can still use it dry. The finish isn’t compromised by wetting it.

Sponge for Pro Finish

Sponge for Pro Finish

Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation is available at Sephora and Sephora.com for $36. Our advice is to try to get to a Sephora store to be color matched; if that’s not possible then take a look at their color descriptions online since those seem accurate. Once you have it, experiment. Find your perfect finish because it’s there! Wet or dry you’ll find that one of these methods is going to be the proper one for you. Let us know once you’ve found it because we’re sure you will.

*Pro Finish provided for review *HD Invisible Coverage was a purchase

It Cosmetics Hello Light Radiance Powder – side by side review and giveaway

It is no secret – Beauty Info Zone LOVES It Cosmetics. It Cosmetics is the brainchild of creator Jamie Kern and a fan favorite on QVC. There’s a reason this line has a huge fan base – it is really terrific. They have amazing products, and our review today happens to be a personal favorite for both Lisa and Marcia. Want to look younger? Get moisturized? Banish oily skin? Check out this BIZ treasure, Hello Light Radiance Powder ($24), and then enter to win one for yourself!

Hello Light

Hello Light Radiance Powder and brush

It Cosmetics Hello Light Radiance Powder back of box

It Cosmetics has come up with a highlighter that not only provides a youthful glow, it also treats the skin with wonderful anti-aging ingredients.  It Cosmetics tell us that it has “micronized pigments of light, plus skin-loving ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C, & E and is free of all of the ingredients that make skin appear older like talc. Anti-oxidants hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long!” Younger looking skin plus nourishment at the same time?  Beauty Info Zone says ‘sign us up’!

Lisa’s Side:

WOW.  That one word pretty much sums it all up for me.

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Hello Light Radiance Powder

This is a really gorgeous highlighter that has a beautiful soft, silky texture. It’s hard to overdo application of this heavenly highlighter – while you can use it on your cheeks, forehead, and under your eyes I am pretty indiscriminate about my application. I slap it on all over and just love it. The powder gets rid of my shiny spots and absorbs oil and makes my skin look perfect. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines and it doesn’t make me look powdery or dry.

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Hello gorgeous!!

This is a golden, shimmery highlighter that I think would work for most skin shades.

swatched

soft buttery goodness

I can’t get over the texture of it. It’s a powder but it’s so moisturizing it feels almost buttery on. Beautiful! It Cosmetics, you have done it again.

Marcia’s Side:

Do you believe in magic? I’m not sure I did before but with Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder I do now. This is like magic on my skin. I’ve always been fascinated by highlighters and have a small collection of them but I’ve never found one prior to this that I could say I L.O.V.E. This is absolutely amazing on my skin.

Unlike Lisa I’m very discriminate about where I place this. I pretty much follow the illustration back of the box. I especially use this around my eyes and on my cheek bones. I love it as a highlighting color on my brow bone. I love it on my cheek bones. Where don’t I love it?

There’s no glitter! There’s no sparkle! Yet it magically brings light to places I want light. The powder itself is very light with a golden tone to it. My skintone is extremely fair and it works perfectly for me. Lisa’s is more of a medium tone and it works perfectly for her. You aren’t going to look at either of us and ask “what’s that powder on your face?” You’ll just notice a youthful glow.

Now let’s talk about the brush you see in that picture on the top, the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush ($48). It is only amazing. Like all It Cosmetic’s brushes it’s cruelty-free, soft as all get out, yet does the job. Read this information from It Cosmetics and tell me you aren’t melting!! “This ultra-luxe plush specialty brush is designed for perfect application, and an esthetically pleasing experience. Its unique wand ball brush head is uniquely crafted, and starts its life by going through a tedious process where each hair is sculpted and trimmed, forming a perfect round ball shape. This creates a unique pick-up and distribution process of powder, for an invisible airbrush finish. Perfect for anyone who wants luxurious application of both pressed and loose powder products, including setting powders, illuminators, bronzers, or blushes.” it heavenly light brushWe have really good news for one US subscriber. One person is going to win both of these. Someone will be able to experience the luxurious brush and the perfect illuminating powder thanks to the generosity of It Cosmetics who not only sent both of us these to review but an extra for one of you. Allow the Rafflecopter to load in order to enter. US only, open through 1/23/13 at 11:59 p.m.

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Side by Side: Poise Int’l Makeup and a giveaway

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go to a spa in Beverly Hills and be treated like royalty? While Beauty Info Zone can’t take you there (nor can we afford to go there) we can bring a little of it to you with Poise Int’l Beverly Hills. This is a company that’s been in the beauty business for many years and has been trusted by celebrities to give them services and products they can rely on. Not only does Poise Int’l have a full line of spa products but they also have state of the art make up. Today for Side by Side we’re going to introduce you to their pressed mineral powder and HD cream foundation. Later we’ll be sharing with you other products that from them. In addition we have a giveaway for you. Let’s get to the reviews first….

Marcia’s side:

I’m reviewing Poise International’s Cinema Touch HD Cream Base palette. Lisa and I are showing you professional palettes so you’ll have an idea of the wide range of shades in Poise Makeup’s line.  You don’t need to be a makeup artist though to buy Poise Makeup since they sell all products individually. While this entire palette with 15 shades would cost $213.75, an individual Creme Foundation is just $19 for .11 oz or $34 for .5 oz . In total there are 21 shades of the Creme Base available.

Poise Foundation palette

Swatches taken with flash

swatched without flash (click to enlarge)

What makes this Cinema Touch HD Creme Base so good is that it can be used as concealer as well as foundation.  This is a high pigment foundation that contains a balance of minerals, botanicals, peptides and vitamins. It’s recommended for all skin types. It’s recommended for covering tattoos in one pass. What I’ve found is that the foundation goes on so effortlessly. You can use just about any tool you like from your fingers to a dampened sponge to a brush. All give a striking finish. If you want your skin looking more airbrushed then using a dual fiber brush that is lightly dampened and then buffed into your skin works beautifully. For my fair, cool toned skin I’ve found three shades that work well for me as concealer and foundation: Neutral Beige 0, Neutral Beige 1, and Olive Neutral 0.

Individual packaging for Poise Makeup

Individual packaging for Cinema Touch Base

The intense pigment makes this a great choice for photography as well as everyday use. Of course Poise Int’l believes you should follow with their Pressed Powder which Lisa will now tell you about.

Lisa’s Side:

The Mineral Pressed Powder Palette (palette $120 retail, pressed powder $29) is a great choice for several reasons:  1. it gives you six options for powders, so you can use them for contouring or have choices for changing skin color due to faux tanning; 2. it’s fabulous for makeup artists; 3.  the colors pop out so you can refill them and/or replace with other colors.  Here’s what you get:

Poise Mineral Pressed Powder palette

close up of powders

Six huge pans, with colors ranging from Translucent to Deep Tan.  The powder is finely milled and leaves a nice finish that isn’t powdery.  It does a nice job of keeping the oilies at bay.

swatches

Pictured above are swatches of each color.  Translucent is pretty invisible and would work for all but very dark skin.  Fair is perfect for lighter skin tones, and Soft Beige, Deep Beige, and Bronze are all great for medium skin tones.  Deep Tan is for darker skin tones, and can also be used as a bronzer and for contouring.  These are beautiful pressed powders that have no fragrance, and the amount of product you get is terrific.

GIVEAWAY:

Even though we have two more reviews upcoming on this great brand, we are beginning a giveaway for you today. Come back on Tuesday, April 17th to learn about more of the items when Lisa reviews all the cream products from Poise and then again Friday, April 20th to learn about the cream blushes from Marcia. Rest assured, you’ll like these items. Products were sent by Poise and will be mailed by Beauty Info Zone. This giveaway ends on Saturday, April 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST and is open to subscribers in the US and Canada. Wait for the Rafflecopter to load. We have two mandatory requirements (subscribe and comment) and several optional ones that can be done daily. Good luck!!

 


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Side by Side with YBF Beauty’s primer and powder

In the beginning of December Beauty Info Zone was happy to introduce you to a gorgeous red lipstick by YBF Beauty. YBF Beauty, Your Best Friend, is the brainchild of Stacey Schieffelin the former creator of Models Prefer.

YBF Beauty has sent Beauty Info Zone their two top selling products for another Side by Side review. These two constantly sell out but they are currently back at HSN.com so we wanted you to find out what we’ve learned by using them.

Marcia’s Side:

I chose the Perfect Prep Primer  as my preference to review. I have several primers in my rotation and am happy to welcome YBF to the group. This primer is one that makes my skin look so smooth and lineless. It’s amazing. Sometimes when I’m at home I still want to have a finished look in case someone drops in, I’ll put on the Perfect Prep Primer and a little concealer and I’m set to go. It fills in those fine lines so I don’t look haggard! I also like to wear it under foundation and find that my foundation just glides on.

YBF Beauty Perfect Primer

Perfect Prep Primer has the most interesting packaging. If you can tell from my picture, the top is a sponge and the primer squeezes out through a hole in the sponge. You can use the sponge to apply it to your face (or you can use your fingers). When you recap it, there’s a tiny tip that fits into the hole in the sponge so that it doesn’t become clogged. I was impressed with that especially after using other products that become hardened with a sponge top.

applicator for Perfect Primer

instructions and ingredients

The primer contains vitamins (A,C, E) and antioxidants plus it’s paraben free. It is a silicone based product though which I know is a little tricky for some people. I’ve had no problems at all with it. I have one warning with this – don’t twist the lid off, just pull it off. I probably looked like a clown show when I was twisting and turning! Allow the primer to set a little bit before you apply your foundation of choice and you are set to go. The 1.35 tube of Perfect Prep Primer sells for $27.50 on HSN.com.

Lisa’s Side:

I got to try the ybf neutralizing pressed powder, and I absolutely love it.  Mine has a red case, it feels very substantial and solid.  This particular version is found from time to time, right now it isn’t for sale anywhere but there are other styles you can get instead.  Online, they offer the same amazing powder but in a different compact, called the regal and royal crown compact ($24.95).  Here’s what that one looks like:

Here is the case for the one I have:

 It’s really a beautiful, classy compact.  Inside is a great mirror and a black applicator sponge.

The compact is gorgeous, and the powder is pretty awesome.  It’s yellow, but it applies translucent.  The yellow in it covers any red in your skin, though, so it gives a natural but almost flawless appearance to your skin.  The powder is extremely finely milled, and  a little goes a long way.  I don’t ever use the applicator included, I actually like pressed powder better when it’s applied with a small kabuki brush.  That sort of application gives a super smooth appearance.

The powder is nice and light, and doesn’t get cakey even after several nose blottings.  It certainly helps to control oil and shiny spots, and it doesn’t give your skin that overly dry powdery look.  If you have pretty good skin to begin with, you can use this as a foundation by itself.  For me, it’s a fantastic setting powder, and is also terrific for setting concealer under the eyes.  This is such a cool line with terrific packaging and wonderful products.  If you are going to try it out, be sure to put the neutralizing pressed powder on your list.  – Lisa

*products reviewed were pr samples

Getting Wild & Chic with Make Up For Ever’s Best of Kit

With Make Up For Ever’s WILD & CHIC BEST OF kit you will have all the essentials you’ll need for a special look. All you’d need to add is a foundation or concealer and you’d be set. This is a terrific kit that gives you a taste of Make Up For Ever without breaking the bank.

image from Sephora.com

Look at all the incredible products inside:

0.17 oz HD Microfinish Powder

0.21 oz Aqua Cream eyeshadow in #13 – a champagne shimmer

0.04 oz Travel size Aqua Eyes liner in Mat Black

0.09 oz Lab Shine gloss in Star Collection S4– a pearly pink beige

0.5 oz HD Microperfecting Primer

0.23 oz Smoky Lash Mascara in Extra Black

If you know the MUFE line just reading that list you can see why this is named the BEST OF kit. They are well known for every one of these products.

Let me start with the two HD products.  The HD Microfinish Powder started a mini revolution in the cosmetic field. They were the first ones to come out with a super refined powder that is great for high definition photography. This powder gives a slight matte finish that blurs your imperfections. It’s made of 100% mineral silica powder. I’ve owned this particular size for over a year and it’s still going strong since you need such a small amount. This powder won an Allure Best of Beauty Award.

MUFE HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Microfinish Powder

The other HD product is their Microperfecting Primer. In the set you get Neutral which adds a natural luminosity to all skintones. (The primer is exclusive to Sephora and it’s also available in 6 other colors.) The primer is great for moisturizing and softening your skin.

Three products for your eyes are going to wet your whistle for more Make Up For Ever. They’ve included the most popular of the Aqua Cream Eyeshadows. These shadows get amazing raves for a reason – they are easy to work with and come in fabulous colors. #13 is called Warm Beige but it’s really more of a champagne color. This is the full size which retails for $22 so when you pay $55 for the set you are really getting a bargain. These shadows last the entire day. I never need a primer under them. They are perfect from start to finish. This is a luminous finish which brightens up your face if you wear it alone or adds a nice shimmery touch if you decide to wear a powder eyeshadow with it.

#13 Aqua Eyes cream shadow

Aqua Eyes eyeliner is a mini liner but it gives you a great idea of how beautifully these glide on and how long lasting these pencils are. It’s a terrific travel or purse size. Mat Black is obviously black, a deep dark black.

Smoky Lash mascara is also a full size product ($22). Smoky Lash is an incredible mascara that does it all – lengthens, curls, volumizes and gives you fantastic pigment. Start at the base of your lashes, wiggle the wand up and you’ll end up with really striking eyes.

image from sephora.com

MUFE Smoky Lash mascara

Last but certainly not least there’s one of the prettiest Lab Shines that Make Up For Ever has. This too is a full size product ($18). MUFE makes 3 formulas of Lab Shines. The included gloss is from the Star Collection which gives a medium coverage to your lips. S4 is a pearly pink beige. I love it on its own or over a lipstick. Not only are you getting a great versatile shade but you’ll be doing good for your lips by adding hyaluronic acid for intense hydration. This is slightly sweet, they call it an apricot scent. I notice it at first but as time progresses I don’t notice the scent at all.  

gloss swatch

Not only will you love this set for yourself but it makes a wonderful gift. You could introduce someone to the best that includes 3 full size products and 3 nice size travel products for $55. It’s sold exclusively at Sephora. Whether you buy the whole kit or some of these individually, I don’t think you’ll be sorry. There’s a reason they are in the WILD & CHIC BEST OF MAKE UP FOR EVER kit! — Marcia