See the beauty of Araza Natural Beauty eyeshadows

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Araza Natural Beauty was founded by Lindsey who has a story to tell us: “As I began doing more research on the chemicals, fillers, and artificial junk that our processed foods contain, it also occurred to me that what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and it absorbs 70% of everything that we put on it! That being said, why would we take the time to eat healthy but then not put healthy products on our skin? Being a bit of a makeup junky myself I realized the products I loved and used were incredibly harmful and toxin filled. Heck, cosmetics are not even regulated by the FDA like food is. It is our responsibility to read labels and understand what we are using.”

Well the ladies at Beauty Info Zone wanted to know more about Araza Natural Beauty and we are lucky enough to have received 4 eyeshadows to wear and share. Since Lindsey wanted a healthy, high quality makeup line, made from the best natural and certified organic ingredients, we were excited to join her on her mission. She’s one smart lady who has created some beautiful eyeshadows (and more we’re sure).

The eyeshadows are called Long-Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color. You have 15 beautiful choices ($18 each) with excellent descriptions and photos of the colors so you won’t be surprised when they arrive – well you will but it will be because you are so delighted.

“Blendable and buildable eye color, Araza’s Long Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color glides on lids smooth and effortless, creating stunning color that enhances natural beauty and lasts until the day is done. Orange Peel is nutrient packed with vitamins and minerals, Raspberry fights free radicals, tones skin and soothes irritation. Certified Organic Jojoba locks in moisture and aids in reducing puffiness around the delicate eye area, keeping lids healthy and diminishing the look of aging.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

My two shadows are MIRAGE and ROSE GOLD.  These are the best choices! They go on so beautifully that they are a pleasure to apply.

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

MIRAGE is described as “rosy brown matte demi-matte”. I would never have guessed this was considered a matte shadow when I opened it or when I wore it. It has a satiny finish and isn’t flat in the least.

On the website it appears lighter than in my photos but I don’t find it to be that light. It’s a mid-tone brown with no shimmer even though you can see a bit in my pic. The finish is soft yet there’s no powdery kick back to this at all.

Azara Mirage

Azara Mirage

ROSE GOLD EYESHADOW is simply stunning even on old eyes like mine. It’s described as “shimmery rose with hints of gold brown”. Is it shimmery? Not really, it’s more on the surface but now that I’ve used it for so long I only find that it’s a metallic rose gold. If you love rose golds you are going to want to snatch this up. This pairs up beautifully with a darker brown shadow in the crease or a smudged thicker brown eyeliner.

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

I’m so impressed by the amount of pigmentation and the soft feel of these shadows. They wear beautifully (I always use an e/s primer first). They are definite winners in my book.

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

Sorry Marcia…I think ABALONE and JAVA are the best choices!!

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

 Abalone is a shimmery, subtle pearlized pink. I simply can’t explain how pretty this is. It has a hint of peach to it and it brightens up the eyes like crazy. I think this is an especially great choice for those with deep-set or hooded eyes. Just be careful not to pack too much on or it becomes a little frosty.

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Java is a subtle sparkle warm chocolate-brown demi-matte. The sparkle is very light, but it makes this deep brown a standout shade.

Araza Java Eyeshadow

Araza Java Eyeshadow

I blend this in lightly as a crease shade and it also makes a fabulous contour shade as well as a liner. Together, Abalone and Java make a beautiful pair that I find myself reaching for all the time.

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

With an eye primer these colors stay true all day and don’t crease on me.  They are definitely winners!!

So which shade do you think is the best?  In addition to these four, there are eleven more beautiful shades available.  Head on over to Araza and take a look!

Strict Ingredient Standards – Only the Highest Quality 100% Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients -No Parabens – No Chemicals – No Unnecessary Fillers – No Sulfates – No Phthalates- No GMOs – No Gluten – No Triclosan- No Mineral Oils – No Synthetic Derivatives – No Artificial Fragrances. Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free

Go to Araza’s eyeshadow web page to see all the amazing ingredients that are used. http://arazabeauty.com/collections/all

*received for editorial consideration

Revive your skin with these 4 Reviva Lab products (and enter the giveaway)

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs has been a favorite of Beauty Info Zone for a very long time and with these newer products it not only remains a favorite but is climbing the ladder higher and higher into sainthood. We received these from the company for review and we’ve both been enjoying the difference these have made in our skin. You’ll hear about the Skin Energizing Gel and 5% Glycolic Acid Cream from Lisa while Marcia will give her side about the Nasolabial Fold Multi-peptide Cream and Elastin Serum. Then at the end you’ll be able to win one of the products reviewed.

MARCIA’S PRODUCTS:

I’ve been using the High Potency Elastin Serum ($27) for months and months. My run dried up for the months I was laid up but when I got back upstairs and into my skincare regimen again I couldn’t wait to use Elastin Serum again.

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

Our bodies contain a supply of Elastin but sadly we start to use up that supply when we’re about 25. To replenish it and the firmness of your skin, Elastin Serum comes to the rescue. You can test the elasticity of your skin with a pinch, the looser your skin is the more you need this!

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

As with all Reviva Labs products the ingredients are great. I use this all over my face and throat but it can also be used as a spot treatment on just the areas you want to see less sagging (crow’s feet, sides of lips, and under eye bags are examples). It’s recommended that you alternate this with DMAE Serum. When I pinch, I notice that my skin is firmer and more resilient than prior to use.

NASOLABIAL FOLD+ MULTI-PEPTIDE CREAM ($49.99)is a new formula and name for a prior Reviva Labs product.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

I have to tell you that I was thrilled to get this product. As I age (yikes) the folds from the side of my nose to my mouth lines are rebelling. They tell me all the time “you aren’t as young as you think and we’re going to prove it”. It’s a horrible conversation but one I’ve calmed down from a roar to a whisper now that I have Nasolablial Fold Cream in my arsenal. I love having this thick luxurious cream to apply exactly where I need it.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

The Nasolabial Folds are caused not only by using a lot of expression when we talk, smile, etc. but also by aging and loss of cheek fat. This cream is loaded with an advanced combination of peptides that will help soften and plump up the folds. Have they disappeared? Not yet but I’m planning on continuing with Nasolabial Fold+ Multi-Peptide Cream for as long as it takes. I want to keep those darn lines and my conversation with them at whisper level.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

LISA’S PRODUCTS:

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

 Skin Energizing Gel ($10):  Reviva Labs calls this ‘the gel that makes creams come true.’  Oh come on – you want this just because of the amazing tag line, don’t you?? I know I did! It has a very short ingredient list – basically algae extract and purified water – which help your regular night cream absorb more fully into the skin, improving the efficacy. This means it makes all of your skin care actually work better. So, it’s like a Wonderbra. It takes what you’ve got and makes it a little more impressive.

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel 2

At night, after cleansing and toning I smooth a little of this on before my serum and night cream. It feels good, and my products are working great. This is a pretty inexpensive way to ensure you get the most of your skin treatments.

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

5% Glycolic Acid Cream ($25) This is an awesome AHA product that exfoliates and keeps skin clear of blemishes and blackheads. It’s a great way to get your skin used to AHAs. Once this jar is gone, move up to the 10% version for even more dramatic results. What makes this treatment cream great is Reviva Labs uses full strength glycolic crystals, so it is an extremely effective AHA product. For beautifully clear skin, after cleansing and toning use the Skin Energizing Gel, then the 5% Glycolic Acid Cream, then a night moisturizer (I like their Elastin & DMAE Night Cream for Firming).

Now for the GIVEAWAY, we have an extra SKIN ENERGIZING GEL for a US or Canadian subscriber. Use the Rafflecopter to enter (be honest). This is open through Sunday January 25th at 11:59 pm EST. If WordPress gets nasty and refuses to allow comments then email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and continue on. Good luck and Good Skin.

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*products sent for editorial consideration

Seasons Greetings with KB Shimmer nail polish

KB Shimmer Winter 2014 Polishes

KB Shimmer Winter 2014 Polishes

KB Shimmer has put Beauty Info Zone into the holiday zone with their festive nail polishes! We discovered this cool indie line last year and we have so much fun with the unusual nail polishes. KB Shimmer specializes in creative color combos including holographics, hex glitters, circle glitters…you name it, these polishes have it. The Winter Polishes are so beautiful we had to do a Side by Side to showcase them for you.

first two: Pine-ing for Yule, second two: Let's Sleigh Together, Mauve on Over, Merry Pinkmas

first two: Pine-ing for Yule, second two: Let’s Sleigh Together, Mauve on Over, Merry Pinkmas

Lisa’s Side:  Let’s Sleigh Together

KB Shimmer Let's Sleigh Together

KB Shimmer Let’s Sleigh Together

KB Shimmer Let's Sleigh Together

KB Shimmer Let’s Sleigh Together

Let’s Sleigh Together is a really interesting color – pale gray with hex glitters in green, navy, and mint, plus circle glitter in blueberry and micro holographic glitter. I can easily say I have nothing else like it in my collection! I think the light gray is perfect for winter, and the glitters make it look like a snowstorm on my nails. I had no problems getting a fabulous array of glitters without having to go ‘fishing’ for more. Two coats is all you need for the full effect.

Pine-ing for Yule

KB Shimmer Pine-ing for Yule

KB Shimmer Pine-ing for Yule

KB Shimmer Pine-ing for Yule

KB Shimmer Pine-ing for Yule

Talk about festive! Pine-ing for Yule is an homage to the Christmas Tree with tiny holographic green trees and red stars. KB Shimmer will donate $4 from every bottle sold as their 2014 Toys For Tots ® charity polish. Get one now and with rush delivery it will arrive in time for Christmas. Or, buy one to save for next year! I love this polish over red polish (pictured above on the nail wheel) or over white polish as pictured on the website. I decided to try it over gold polish and it turned out beautifully. In fact, just today at the grocery store the check out lady told me it was the neatest holiday manicure she had seen yet. The glitter is very thick, so you will need at least two (maybe even three) coats of clear topcoat to get a smooth surface.

Marcia’s Side:  Mauve on Over and Merry Pinkmas

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas and Mauve on Over

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas and Mauve on Over

Look at these two fun polishes. These are wonderful shades all year long but especially now. The polishes we’re showing you today are from KB Shimmer’s Winter 2014 Polish Collection. They aren’t just holiday shades as you’ll see with my polishes.

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas

kb shimmer merry pinkmas

Merry Pinkmas has a variety of glitter shapes. All the particles in it though are small and easy to move if they end up in the wrong place. I found this polish to be thicker than my Mauve on Over and when I first used it, I overdid it. I tend to be heavy handed but I learned that a thin coat makes for a better application. The glitter in this is mostly green, red and white with a touch of yellow thrown in.

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas on accent nail, my bad first attempt

KB Shimmer Merry Pinkmas on accent nail, my bad first attempt

With MAUVE ON OVER I used the lesson I learned when applying Merry Pinkmas. I used two thin coats and the results are beautiful. The polish wore well but be forewarned that since it’s a glitter polish, it’s harder to remove.

KB Shimmer Mauve on Over

KB Shimmer Mauve on Over

KB Shimmer Mauve on Over

KB Shimmer Mauve on Over

The glitter in Mauve On Over is mostly metallic blue and red with some neons thrown in. They go from micro to medium in size. This is a polish that will be great most of the year so get it while it’s still available.

KB Shimmer has a wonderful website loaded with gorgeous polishes. Each collection they bring out makes us want more and more.

 *sent for editorial consideration (we’ve both bought from KB Shimmer though!!)

Let your skin breathe with Proderma Breathable Foundation

Proderma Anti-Aging Breathable Foundation

Proderma Anti-Aging Breathable Foundation

Have you heard about Proderma Breathable Foundation? It’s been on our radar for a few years because we’d heard about how great it is when used following any cosmetic or dermatological procedures. When we were given the opportunity for PR to send us the foundation for a Side by Side review we happily accepted.

Proderma has two types of foundation plus a brand new serum. Besides the Breathable Anti-Aging Foundation ($49) they also have one specifically for blemished skin. The foundation comes in 6 color choices: Almond, Creme, Ivory, Beige, Honey, and Taupe. There’s a chart to help you find the right shade on the Proderma website and they even have a sample kit with 2 shades to try this out.

Proderma Breathable Foundation helps with anti-aging benefits. They use a proprietary oxygenation peptide complex plus potent vitamins and antioxidants to fight off free radicals. The formulas incorporate ingredients that help increase blood circulation as well as others that help increase elastin and collagen production. We all want a more youthful appearance and that’s Proderma’s goal.

The foundation can be used immediately after procedures or later to cover bruising, scars and redness. It soothes inflammation and swelling plus it helps with the healing process.

Let’s see what Marcia and Lisa’s experiences were like with PRODERMA BREATHABLE FOUNDATION.

MARCIA’S SIDE – Proderma Breathable Foundation in Creme

The main reason that I was eager to try this foundation, besides being crazy about foundation, is that I had heard what a great brand it was for sensitive skin. While I rarely see a dermatologist and haven’t had a cosmetic procedure done, I knew that it was receiving raves.

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Cream

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Cream

The only regret I had with this foundation is that I chose the wrong color. I didn’t notice the chart to help pick the right shade or I’d have known to choose Ivory over Creme. It’s not that Creme doesn’t work for me, it does, but I think it’s a little warm for me.

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Cream

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Cream

Cream swatch

Cream swatch

That picture isn’t totally representative of the foundation because it blends nicely once on my face. The amount I put on my hand for a swatch was double what I need on my face.

I’ve applied the foundation in a few ways: Beauty Blender sponge, foundation brush and my fingers. I prefer using my fingers since that seems to give me a more flawless finish. This is a liquid that is slightly on the thicker side so a little goes a long way. It gives me a very natural look and is one of the foundations I reach for regularly. I especially love that I have it in case of emergency flare ups. It’s a gentle formula that feels and looks good.

Proderma Breathable Foundation

Proderma Breathable Foundation

LISA’S SIDE: Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige

Like Marcia, I have been interested in the Proderma line for a while.  I figure that any foundation formulated to work for people who have had a cosmetic procedure should definitely work on my skin that just NEEDS a cosmetic procedure!  My skin is somewhere between light and medium and the Beige shade works well for me.

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige

My skin tone is decidedly neutral, so I can wear both warm and cool shades.  Beige is definitely on the warmer side.  I really like the coverage it gives, which is not full coverage but enough for a natural look and a more even skin tone. The finish is slightly dewy but not greasy – I guess I would say it’s matte with a bit of luminosity.

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige

Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige

The texture of the liquid foundation is a little thick, so I find the best method of application is just using my hands.  I put one pump into my palms, rub them together to get a little warmth going, then pat over my face.  If I go a little too thick in an area I just blend it out with my Beauty Blender.  I am very happy to have this beautiful foundation in my rotation.

Proderma Breathable Foundation gets a thumbs up from both of us.  This is a winner in the liquid foundation category and is a terrific option for those with sensitive skin or with skin issues like rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema. If you are planning any sort of cosmetic or dermatological procedure, definitely check this out!

*received for editorial consideration

 

Introducing Orico Streetwise Cleansers

Orico is a new brand for us at Beauty Info Zone. It’s a British brand that has become award winning for designing skincare that helps with the demands of the environment on our skin. Without realizing it everything we encounter (pollution, air-conditioning, heat and stress) all dry out our skin removing the freshness from it.

Orico is all of these!

Orico is all of these!

We were sent two different cleansers to try out, both from their Streetwise collection. Lisa will be reviewing Gentle Antioxidant Organic Face Wash while Marcia will tell you about Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes. These cleansers are pure and organic. As Orico says “Each formula is a unique and synergistic blend of natural active ingredients and essential oils to protect and rejuvenate the complexion and give a lift to the senses.”  When we read about Orico it felt like a brand that our readers would be interested in.

MARCIA’S SIDE:  Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes

Orico Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover

Orico Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover

What appealed to me about ORICO Streetwise’s Make-Up Remover ($27)is that it could be used for eyes as well as the face. I have a lot of cleansers that aren’t comfortable for me to use to remove eye makeup so I wanted to try something to use that would take off everything with one product.

This Make-Up Remover comes close although it’s not perfect. A lot depends on the mascara that I’m wearing. If I’m wearing a lot of mascara or a heavy one then I need to remove that separately. If I’m wearing just a daily coat then I reach for Orico Streetwise.

It was created to work for all skintypes even dry and sensitive skin so I knew that was a plus. Plus I love the ingredient list and that the company is cruelty-free and Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert standards.

Orico Natural Ingredients

Orico Natural Ingredients

I personally love the fragrance of this. I’ve become addicted to citrus aromas lately in my products so it’s a pleasure to find a makeup remover that has such a pleasant smell as well as one that works well. It removes my makeup easily without leaving any dry areas behind. My eyes aren’t the least bit irritated by this, it never stings. It removes all but the toughest mascara or eyeliner with ease. This is hydrating as its name implies and it’s packed with powerful antioxidants and essential oils to soothe and clear skin of impurities. The fragrance I enjoy so much is an aromatherapy blend of tangerine and orange essential oils added to de-congest and increase circulation.

Orico ingredients

Orico ingredients

LISA’S SIDE – Gentle Antioxidant Organic Face Wash

I usually love gel facial cleansers because they work really well with my Foreo Luna Sonic Cleansing Brush.  Orico’s Gentle Antioxidant Organic Face Wash is a perfect partner for sonic cleansers, and it’s excellent on its own.

Orico Streetwise Face WashI find that while it’s quite gentle, it also removes makeup like a champ.  It has lots of antioxidants that seem to just melt away dirt and calm skin at the same time.  This cleanser also has Gingko Biloba, which is an anti-bacterial that keeps blemishes at bay.  The fragrance is a light, clean citrus that is very pleasant.

For a real treat, Orico recommends double cleansing.  First, wash with the Streetwise Hydrating Make-up Remover to dissolve face makeup, then cleanse with the Streetwise Gentle Antioxidant Face Wash for a deeper cleanse and to guard against breakouts.  Both of these products make for a great introduction to this British brand!

*sent for review consideration

 

Get In the Buff with Beauty Addicts

Beauty Addicts lippies are getting nude

Beauty Addicts lippies are getting nude

For summer beauty ADDICTS has combined products from their line to create IN THE BUFF, a collection of skin toned items that are great for a no-makeup makeup look. The tones are based on peach, brown and tan that look more like what we look like before we put on makeup so they enhance our beauty without making us look all dolled up. We were happy to receive these lipsticks, glosses and their tinted moisturizer to share with you.

Beauty Addicts lip addiction

Lisa’s Side:  Hello, my name is Lisa and I have a lippie addiction. I have so many lipsticks and lip glosses that I refuse to reveal the exact number – a number so high it is beyond embarrassing. Beauty Addicts only feeds my addiction with their Beautifull Lips Lipstick ($18) and Lip Addiction Lip Gloss ($17).

Left to right:

Left to right:  In the Buff, Toast, Shy

Left to right:

Left to right:  Playmate,  Addict, Naked

The Beautifull Lips Lipstick is a cream lipstick that keeps lips quite moist. Ultra-moisturizing ingredients include Vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Plus, the formula has natural peptides that keeps lips healthy and plump. The lipstick has nice pigmentation and a rich satin finish.

The Lip Addiction Lip Gloss ($17) is a moisturizing, shiny gloss that isn’t the least bit sticky. In fact, the slip is terrific and I love how it makes my lips feel. Plus, these have my favorite doe-foot applicator and the same natural peptides as the lipstick. The formula for both the lipstick and the lip gloss is great, and the nude shades are outstanding.

It’s not easy for me to pull off nude, in every sense of the word. When it comes to my lippie addiction, I am constantly searching for the right nude lip that doesn’t wash me out or make me look like I stopped breathing about ten minutes ago. I have to say that the In the Buff  collection has awesome shades that look great alone and even better when combined. Here are my favorite combinations.

In the Buff Lipstick

In the Buff Lipstick

Naked Lip Gloss

Naked Lip Gloss

Top to bottom:  In the Buff Lipstick, Naked Lip Gloss, then Naked over In the Buff

Top to bottom: In the Buff Lipstick, Naked Lip Gloss, then Naked over In the Buff

In the Buff Lipstick is a peachy/brown cream nude. It actually applies a little darker than I expected, which is good because too light and my already thin lips disappear. Naked Lip Gloss is a creamy, milky peach. I can’t get away with wearing it alone – but I adore it layered over In the Buff.  This combination creates a fabulous peach that is glossy and understated – the perfect partner for a smoky eye.

Toast Lipstick

Toast Lipstick

Addict Lip Gloss

Addict Lip Gloss

Top to bottom:  Toast, Addict, then Addict over Toast

Top to bottom: Toast, Addict, then Addict over Toast

Toast Lipstick is a warm rosy brown that really shines. Addict Lip Gloss is peach with golden shimmers…it brings me right back to a few years ago when the Pantone color of the year was tangerine.  Layer Addict over Toast and it creates a fantastic neutral tangerine that is super flattering.

If you already has a lippie addiction like I do, you have been warned – Beauty Addicts is only going to feed that addiction. And if you aren’t already addicted, you will be soon!

Marcia’s side:  I’m not as addicted to lipstick as Lisa is, as a matter of fact I often forget to put on lip color and only realize it when I’m out and about. But a nude lipstick is my favorite and that’s what I normally choose.

I have the Beautifull Lipstick in Shy and with the Lip Addiction Lip Gloss in Playmate. Sort of contradictory terms but that doesn’t make these any less beautiful.

Beauty Addicts Shy lipstick and Playmate lipgloss

Beauty Addicts Shy lipstick and Playmate lipgloss

Beauty Addicts: lipstick alone, gloss alone, combo

Beauty Addicts: lipstick alone, gloss alone, combo

This is a great combination for me whether I want to be “in the buff” or I just want to be me. Easy to wear, moisturizing and they make me feel comfortable.

What I’m really hear to discuss though is the rest of In the Buff: beauty ADDICTS Mineral SheerTINT. This is a true Tinted Moisturizer that isn’t making any pretense about being a BB Cream or a CC Cream (although it has the same qualities).

Beauty Addicts Mineral SheerTINT

Beauty Addicts Mineral SheerTINT

Mineral SheerTINT is color, moisturizer and sunscreen (SPF20) all rolled into one. This fragrance free product has surprisingly good coverage, much better than any TM that I’ve come across. It contains a blend of Ginseng Root Extract, Vitamins A, C, and E and powerful antioxidants. It’s available in 7 shades from Porcelain to Dark. I have it in Light which is actually too yellow for my skin so all you porcelain princesses should be looking at the lightest shade. I love to wear it, but I have to mix a little Face Atelier Zero into it to lighten it for my complexion.

Beauty Addicts SheerTINT in Light

Beauty Addicts SheerTINT in Light

Tinted Moisturizer in Medium

Tinted Moisturizer in Medium

As you can see from the two swatches, it runs dark and a little on the yellow side so keep that in mind when ordering. Mixing in Zero makes this a great shade for me.

Light with some Face Atelier Zero mixed in

Light with some Face Atelier Zero mixed in

The interesting thing that I’ve found when wearing Mineral SheerTINT is that it lasts a long time on my face. It’s surprising to me just how natural and long lasting this is. I’ve been using Skindinavia’s Primer Spray and Kiehl’s Micro Blur so I’m sure that helps but I’ve used those with other BB/CC creams without this success.

Beauty Info Zone is giving double thumbs up to beautyADDICTS for their summertime items. Whether you are in the mood for gloss, lipstick, tinted moisturizer or ALL you’ll be in the right place with these products.

*provided for review

Beauty Addicts wants to Motivate your eyes

Beauty Addicts photo credit: http://www.beautylish.com/b/beauty-addicts

Beauty Addicts photo credit: http://www.beautylish.com/b/beauty-addicts

I’m a little late on reviewing this beautiful Beauty Addicts SolutionEYES palette in Motivate. Exactly one month ago my blog partner Lisa started what we call a Side by Side review. Normally we do these together but Lisa was so thrilled with her Beauty Addicts Express palette that she wanted to let it shine alone. I understand that now after wearing Motivate for many weeks. When Beauty Addicts sent both palettes we didn’t know who would get to review which one. Once we picked though we were both hugging the one we ended up with.

Beauty Addicts divides its shadows and lip products into five different color families:

Glow:  youthful, flirtatious, shimmery

Express:  casual, elegant, earth tones

Motivate:  classic, edgy, evening shades

Seduce:  sexy, sultry, smoky

Play:  creative, liberated, colorful

Beauty Addicts SolutionEYES in Motivate

Beauty Addicts SolutionEYES in Motivate

While Motivate SolutionEYES may be considered evening shades, I’ve been wearing it both day and night with ease. The four shades coordinate perfectly and it’s one of the few palettes that I can easily use every color to create different looks. That’s the beauty of it. You can use anywhere from 1 to 4 of the shades and the combinations are wonderful.

Beauty Addicts Motivate SolutionEYES

Beauty Addicts Motivate SolutionEYES

The shadows themselves are soft and blend easily. I find that the best way to apply them is to pat them on, not rub. If I pat then I don’t get eyeshadow fallout so I definitely recommend that. I’ve been using a taklon brush like the MAC 242 for application. You absolutely need an eyeshadow primer with this palette since the shadows are so soft.

Clockwise from the top the shades are a light pink, an orchid that I’ve seen described as radiant orchid, a dusty lavender and a deep blue toned purple. The darkest shade can be used as your eyeliner. The lightest shade, pink, is a great shade to brighten your eyes. It’s not a rabbit type pink, it’s soft and lovely.

Motivate SolutionEYES by Beauty Addict

Motivate SolutionEYES by Beauty Addict

The pink and dark purple are both matte shades and have more pigment to them than the other two which have very subtle shimmer in them. You won’t see shimmer when you open the palette (or at least I don’t) but I do see it lightly come through when blending.

Beauty Addicts Motivate - how I really look

Beauty Addicts Motivate – how I really look

Motivate eyes with Beauty Addicts

Motivate eyes with Beauty Addicts

Whether you choose to be MOTIVATED with these soft purples that can become more intense for a smokey night look or you want an EXPRESS look with warm earth tones, you won’t go wrong. Beauty Addicts has the solution for your eyes. — Marcia

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