Purely Cosmetics and IT Cosmetics have some amazing powders

When pulling out powders for the latest edition of Top Ten Tuesday I found that everything I use is either from Purely Cosmetics or IT Cosmetics. I hadn’t thought about it before but all the other powders I have from Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin, Scott Barnes, MAC Cosmetics, and more just sit waiting to be chosen. But when you find things you love, that’s what you use. These don’t add up to 10 but they are what gets used constantly and that’s more important than a number.
1432000173_makeup-wars-pores-powder-300x225PURELY COSMETICS DIAMOND PERFECT FINISH POWDER is my favorite finishing powder by far. I use this constantly. I finish nothing ever as far as cosmetics go but my current Diamond Powder is ready to say bye-bye but I will surely BUY BUY it again.I’ve been using this for years and plan on always using it. The packaging is ideal with a top that opens to get out the amount you desire plus you can close it up to prevent spilling. It costs $20 and will last you for years. No shimmer involved, just a soft diamond finish. *
1432001448_byebyepores_new2IT COSMETICS BYE BYE PORES SILK HD ANTI-AGING MICRO POWDER – I’m a huge IT Cosmetics fan obviously and this is my number 1 powder that they sell (and they have a lot of great powders). After I discovered IT Cosmetics this is the second product I bought from them (after Bye Bye Undereye) and I’ve rebought it several times. It keeps me shine free and gives me a more youthful appearance. It’s a Win-Win powder.
1431999940_goldpackagingPURELY COSMETICS SKIN SMOOTHING FOUNDATION and PURE MINERALS FOUNDATION – There are two formulas that are made by Purely Cosmetics. Both are wonderful and I recommend buying sample sizes of each. That way you can test the two products and check for your color.  Skin Smoothing Foundation is the newer of the two. It’s very hydrating because of the silk powder added to it. Plus it helps absorb oil, blur fine lines, nourish your skin (with jojoba) and reduce the look of your pores. It’s great for dry to slightly skin but not very oily skin. Pure Minerals Foundation is their original formula. It’s free of all chemicals and talc as is Skin Smoothing Foundation.  Pure Minerals Foundation is good for all skin types and especially so if you have acne or oily skin since nothing will clog your pores. And the nice thing is that you can add Silk Powder to it if you want. I have several shades in sample sizes which are perfect for finding that perfect match. *
1431999676_mac-blot-powderMAC BLOT POWDER used to always be in my Back2MAC pile since I used it exclusively for probably a dozen years. I always have one in my stash even though I don’t use it as often as I used to since discovering PC and IT. It’s the one MAC product I whole heartedly recommend when asked.
1431999578_it-hello-light-open-300x225IT COSMETICS HELLO LIGHT RADIANCE POWDER - A pressed powder that’s all sort of goodness. If you want that extra radiance to your complexion, this is the answer. As with all IT powders it’s finally milled and never looks powdery. It gives just a hint of glow but isn’t overpowering at all. I think this has been changed to the Illuminating Powder though. *
1431999502_it-cosmetics-new-year-collection13-1-290x300IT COSMETICS CELEBRATION FOUNDATION ILLUMINATION is actually one of two powder foundations from IT.  It’s hydrating, anti-aging, and gives just a subtle radiance. I prefer this to the original Celebration Foundation since it looks and feels more moisturizing.
1431999413_it-cosmetics-qvc-foundation-300x225IT COSMETICS CELEBRATION FOUNDATION is a more matte foundation with great coverage. It’s loaded with all the anti-aging ingredients that IT is known for. I wear this in Fair which is for the lightest skintones; it’s also available in Light, Medium, Rich and Tan. Mine is from a TSV (don’t miss their QVC specials!). *
1431999296_it-january-tsv-powder-compactIT FOUNDATIONS CC+ AIRBRUSH FOUNDATION is the newest powder foundation from IT. This too was part of a QVC TSV. It needs to be sold separately since it’s fabulous when used with their CC+ Cream.
What are your favorite powders? Am I missing something? — Marcia


*items were sent for consideration

Update on IT Cosmetic’s 1/19 TSV

IT Cosmetics It's a New Year, Most Beautiful Skin promo picture

IT Cosmetics It’s a New Year, Most Beautiful Skin promo picture

I’m sad to say that the IT Cosmetics TSV from January 19th is sold out. It is such a wonderful kit. I received one from PR but too late to show the products but I also bought one for myself that will soon be for my very excited sister.  Most of the products will be available individually though so I want to share my update with pictures.it january tsv card

There were 5 fabulous products that were new to the kit. I have the kit in Fair and it’s a great shade for my fair skin.

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream –
I’ve been a fan of IT Cosmetic’s Concealers for years and I own them all. This fuller coverage concealer is a treat because of the packaging (and of course the product). The packaging is called Cold Spoon Technology and it’s a refreshing touch of cool when you apply it. Just don’t squeeze too hard since a little goes a long way. This blends in beautifully and lasts. Plus it’s giving much needed SPF 50+ coverage.

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream in Fair

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream in Fair

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is the product I was most anxious to try and it was definitely worth the wait. This isn’t the cushion product that we’ve started to see. It’s their wonder CC+ Cream in compact form. Push the button and the product comes out. I use the sponge it comes with to apply. It’s wonderful for packing and it’s wonderful because it’s a fabulous CC Cream.

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact in Fair

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact in Fair

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is a talc free hydrating powder. It is beautiful over every foundation I’ve tried it with but especially over IT’s CC Cream. Not all powders are light enough for me but this is whisper soft.

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder  in Fair

CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder in Fair

The CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is the a terrific brush for the products in this kit and for all the other facial products I use. IT Cosmetic brushes are amazing and I wish I owned them all. Like all products from IT, they are cruelty free. If you read a lot of raves about them it’s because they are uniquely wonderful. This Angled Buffing brush is great for buffing in foundation as well as for use with a powder product. It’s also great for blending your blush so it looks seamless on your face.

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE.  What a pretty shade this is. Love is described by IT as a nude pink but I don’t find it to be nude at all. To me it’s a more universal sheer shade of a rose/pink. It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients that are meant to hydrate your lips: shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick ™ in LOVE

You need to watch for these 5 items when they become available for purchase again. One of my favorite things about IT is when they have a TSV on QVC. The value is uncomparable.

IT’S A NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN  collection

IT’S A NEW YEAR, YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN collection

Don’t miss the next time IT has a collection like this. I know I won’t. — Marcia

*provided for review and also purchased a second one

To read more about these products see my previous article.

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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