Elegant beauty with BESAME Cosmetics

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There is something so unique about Besame Cosmetics. It’s in a class of its own with their elegant packaging and glamorous shades. It’s always been a small independent brand but now it’s starting to be available at Sephora so hopefully more people will be introduced to the wonder of Besame.

Besame Cosmetics by Gabriela Hernandez was influenced by her grandmother from Buenos Aires. She considered her to be a sophisticated beauty and wanted to emulate her. Gabriela’s dream came true when she created the cosmetic brand of her dreams, Besame, in 2004. It’s always been a cult favorite especially in places like Hollywood.

We were sent two of her wonderful products for this article and we feel that much more sophisticated ourselves now!

MARCIA’S PRODUCT:  Apricot Rouge

Apricot Rouge from Besame

Apricot Rouge from Besame

When we received the package from Besame, Lisa didn’t have to ask me which product I wanted. She knew that I love cream blushes and that this would be made for me.

Besame Cream Rouge packaging

Besame Cream Rouge packaging

Besame Cream Rouge is available in 2 shades, Apricot and Crimson ($22). You can’t help but be swept away by the timeless packaging. It’s such a pleasure to have this on your dressing table and know that inside you’ll have the finest of products. These are made to be worn on both lips and cheeks but I really only use it on my cheeks. If I were to put this in an evening bag though this would serve double duty.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

I don’t have the best of cameras so my photo shows this as scarily bright, actually though it’s a beautiful and soft shade of apricot. I’d say it’s more of a neutral shade than cool or warm. There’s a pink undertone that comes through making this a pleasure to wear.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

The things I really appreciate about the blush are that it has no fragrance, applies easily, the tin is big and will last a long time. My past experience with Besame made me stay away from lipsticks and creams because I noticed a fragrance but, to my delight, this is fragrance free. I’m thrilled that the tin is large enough for my finger since that’s a rarity in itself. The wear is not as long as I’d like but it does last about 6 hours before I notice fading. In addition it doesn’t make my pores look like craters.

Besame Apricot Rouge

Besame Apricot Rouge

LISA’S PRODUCT :  Debutante Pink Lipstick

No one does vintage like Besame Cosmetics. The exact shade reproductions and spot on packaging make this line one of my favorites. The lipsticks are dreamy…a red velvet pouch envelops a golden bullet-shaped lipstick which is neatly nestled inside. The pouch is a perfect carrying case for the small tube, which holds more lipstick than you’d think.

The elegant packaging for Besame Lipsticks

The elegant packaging for Besame Lipsticks

Besame Lipstick

Besame Lipstick

Debutante Pink is a shade from 1967. It’s a light pink silver shimmer with a semi-matte finish. One coat gives lips full coverage because of the high amount of pigment.

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I love this shade because it’s feminine and flirty. The silver shimmer gives lips depth and it doesn’t get frosty even though it’s a 1967 color! Plus I am a huge fan of the lipstick’s shape – the flat top is exactly what I prefer.

Besame Debutante Pink Lipstick swatched

Besame Debutante Pink Lipstick swatched

The shade may be vintage, but the coverage and wear is definitely modern-day. The formula includes mod ingredients like squalene, vitamin C, and aloe. I love getting the best of both worlds, the past and present. There is no doubt that more Besame is in my future, too!

Be sure to check out besamecosmetics.com for their rouge, lipstick, powder, mascara, and pencils in vintage reproduction packaging with exact vintage shades.  Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @BesameCosmetics for daily tips and the latest product information.

*sent for editorial consideration #BesameCosmetics

Pacifica is Alight with their BB cream and Purify Coconut Wipes (and giveaway)

 

Pacifica Alright BB Cream and Purify Coconut Water

Pacifica Alright BB Cream and Purify Coconut Water

Did we hear you say Vegan? Did we hear you say cruelty-free? If we heard you right then you need to know about PACIFICA. We learned about them when they sent the products you see above for us and enough for two of our readers to win.

What you need to know about PACIFICA is that they have a goal to serve women by meeting their needs. They consider animals too when they create products that are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and certified by PETA. Since the planet is so important to their company they use recyclable materials, sustainable ingredients and help create less waste.

Today we’re going to share two products with you so that you can learn more about the brand.

MARCIA’S SIDEALIGHT MULTI-MINERAL BB CREAM

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

Pacifica’s Alight BB Cream is made in one shade that contains special mineralized pigments that helps it adapt to different skintones. It’s a very lightweight cream that is both brightening and luminizing.

PACIFICA ALIGHT

PACIFICA ALIGHT

Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream contains ingredients that will help the signs of aging like fine lines, pores and uneven skintone. The main ingredients are Jojoba Esters which are known to increase moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Sweet Iris Leaf Cell Extract to help cell repair, Damascus Rose Leaf Cell Extract which helps firm and tighten, Coconut Water to promote elasticity and helps prevent sagging,  Kelp Extract for circulation and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration.

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

As you can see this is a very sheer finish so that it will help you maintain a dewy, radiant bare finish. Even though the color is supposed to adapt to your skintone it only works for most people not all. I can wear this sometimes because it does adapt but not perfectly. But I have one of the lightest skintones so I’m pretty sure it will be better on those who are more light/medium and medium. If I mix this with my SPF it lightens up and becomes more natural looking on me. I can wear it to run around during the day but not if I want more coverage.

Alight is only $16 which is a terrific price for a BB Cream. It’s sold on Pacifica’s Website as well as at Target.

LISA’S SIDE: PURIFY COCONUT WATER CLEANSING WIPES

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

I have a ‘thing’ for cleansing wipes. I have a package in every bathroom, plus I always keep a pack at work, too. Really good ones are indispensible…they are perfect when I am too lazy to wash my face at night. They instantly cure makeup ‘oops’ like too much blush or obnoxious lipstick. And let’s not forget the necessity of a ‘Queens bath’ when that alarm doesn’t go off so there are only five minutes available to get ready for work!

Pacifica Purify Cleansing WipesPacifica Purify Coconut Cleansing Wipes

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are wonderful. They smell of delicious coconut. They gently clean whatever needs to be cleaned, removing oil, makeup, and dirt with ease. Ingredients include papaya for exfoliation, aloe vera for calming skin, and calendula as a soothing anti-inflammatory.

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are $8 at Target, and I also found them for $6 on the Pacifica website.  Definitely affordable and worth having a pack in every bathroom!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Two lucky winners will receive both of these products in their package. You don’t even have to choose! You’ll have the experience to test them out yourself and see how nicely they work. This is open to US and Canadian subscribers through April 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the comments close before the giveaway is over the solution is to email me with your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com, label it Pacifica, click “I commented” and proceed to whichever options you want to use for more entries. Good luck!!

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*all products provided by Pacifica

We’ve caught Spring Fever with Sinful Colors spring polishes

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With winter fading away and the calendar telling us it’s spring, we’re excited to share some of the new Sinful Colors Nail Polishes in their SPRING FEVER 2015 collection. Beauty Info Zone was sent 5 of these gorgeous shades and they’ve really helped us believe that spring is peeking out – even when it teases us at times.

The gorgeous shades that you can find at Walgreens and other mass retailers for only $1.99 are

Cloud 9: Perfect orange                                            Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red                Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold                  Innocent: Green apple
Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow                               Let’s Talk: Royal purple
Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua                        Navy I Do: True navy blue
Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue                                Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
Tempest: A subtly seductive purple                       Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral

Why Not: A clear sky blue

OPALESCENT TREND TOPPERS

Flight To See: Prismatic plum

Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue

Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

CITRUS TWIST TOPPERS

Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red

Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine feather blue

Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

BLOOMBLAST GLITTERS

Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia

Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti

Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks 

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

We are very excited to share our polishes. Just wait til you see what Flight to See is all about!

MARCIA’S POLISHES

Sinful Colors Let's Talk and Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk and Cream Pink

LET’S TALK is one of the most beautiful metallic purples I’ve come across. Pictures sometimes make it look more blue than it is but believe me, it’s a dark purple that you’ll lust after. What makes this belong in the spring collection is the immense shine of this royal purple. All Sinful Colors polishes last extremely well on me and this was no exception. Compliments galore on this polish.

Sinful Colors Let's Talk

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk

Sinful Colors Let's Talk under very bright light

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk under very bright light

CREAM PINK is described as a bubble gum pink but it’s darker than that once applied. It is a shade that Mother Nature is allowing to pop out of the ground to make us believers in the weather changing. It calls for a pedicure so get out all your pedi tools because once you wear it on your fingers, you’ll want it on your toes.

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

LISA’S POLISHES:

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

FLIGHT TO SEE:  Flight to See is one of the Opalescent Trend Toppers. This works great on its own as a sheer plummy purple that is fabulous for spring. One coat would be beautiful over a french manicure. I have pictured three coats, which is how many needed for a more serious purple shade.

Sinful Colors Flight to See
This also works as a ‘topper’ to change up another color.

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over some of the polishes

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over Cream Pink and Let’s Talk

It really works best over similar pastel cream shades. I didn’t even take a pic of what it looks like over Sail La Vie because that was a combination best left unseen!

Sinful Colors Sail La Vie

SAIL LA VIE:  Speaking of Sail La Vie, here it is – a Cerulean sea blue. This is definitely a bright pop of spring. I thought it clashed with my skin tone, but I have to say I really got a lot of compliments on it!

Sinful Colors Gold Medal

GOLD MEDAL:  This is a really, really pretty metallic gold. It has a beautiful shimmer, and one coat looks amazing. I love Gold Medal and can’t wait to wear it with open-toed shoes!

Sinful Colors has wonderful, affordable options in their spring collection. Which shade will you choose to celebrate the arrival of spring??

*samples for editorial consideration

Battling wrinkles Side by Side: Derma E Firming DMAE Eye Lift and Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30

The more we test derma e® products, the more impressed we become. derma e® is not just a big faceless corporation, it’s a company that has been family owned for over 30 years. This skin care line focuses on products that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. derma e® features over 80 products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. They definitely walk the talk – derma e® products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan, plus their manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power. All of this, plus super effective products, make derma e® a line easy to review.

In January, derma e®, launched its new Firming DMAE Eye Lift and Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30. Doctor-developed, clinically-tested and consumer-tested, these healthy, safe, naturally advanced formulas deliver real visible results.

“derma e® is raising the bar for natural skin care performance with the launch of these two new products,” says Jennifer Norman, Vice President of Marketing for derma e®. “In pre-launch consumer testing, Firming DMAE Eye Lift and Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30 showed significant skin firming, lifting and wrinkle smoothing results. They deliver high-end benefits without compromising the health of your body, the health of your skin or the health of the environment.”

So how did our results compare to the results of the 8 week study?  Read on to find out!

LISA’S SIDE:  derma e® Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer SPF 30 ($45)

Derma E Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer

I tested the the triple-action, daytime moisturizer that is designed to smooth and relax deep wrinkles while also protecting skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Key ingredients include advanced peptides Argireline®, Matrixyl® synthe’6® and Clear Zinc Oxide chemical-free sunscreen.

DermaE Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer

In their study, after 8 weeks the participants saw some pretty impressive improvements. 100% reported less fine lines, 96% reported less wrinkles, and 96% reported less sagging.

DermaE Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer swatch

I used this moisturizer for two months, applying it every morning. This is a very thick cream – so thick, in fact, I had some trouble getting it out of the airless pump tube packaging. I found that I needed to squeeze the tube while also pressing the dispenser in order to get enough product. Other than that small note, my experience was terrific. Sometimes day moisturizers with sunscreen leave a white or gray cast to my skin, but this doesn’t. There is no fragrance and after two months I can say I feel that my fine lines are less noticeable and I have less redness. I am very impressed!  The Deep Wrinkle Peptide Moisturizer is a real winner.

MARCIA’S SIDE:  derma e® Firming DMAE Eye Lift ($24.95)

derma e DMAE Eye Lift

derma e DMAE Eye Lift

Lisa knows that I need to try every single eye cream on the market so she happily let me test this out when we received two products. I didn’t see the following results but….

Improvements reported by participants after eight weeks of use:

  • 95% reported less sagging
  • 95% reported less wrinkles
  • 90% reported less droopiness

Participants experienced soft, smooth, tighter skin around the eyes:

  • “Skin seems to have more elasticity”
  • “The skin around my eyes feels tighter”
  • “Skin is softer and smoother”

… what I did find is that my eyes did look firmer after use. I’ve used this both night and day and prefer it for daytime. I love seeing the results of the firming since I wake up with puffy eyes most days.

The ingredients in this helps to lift and firm the area around my eyes. It works to smoothe the crow’s feet that I am not happy seeing. The key ingredients include DMAE and advanced peptides Matrixyl® synthe’6®, Argireline® and InstaLift®Goji Berry.

derma e DMAE Firming Eye Lift

derma e DMAE Firming Eye Lift

derma e®  Firming DMAE Eye Lift is one of the most reasonably priced ($24.95) products you can find that include such great ingredients while also being 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

With Earth Day/Month coming up quickly derma e® is a great resource for you to find products that you’ll be happy to use for both you and the planet. Visit  www.dermae.com, follow on Facebook at derma e® Natural Skincare or Twitter @derma_e for more information.

*products sent for editorial consideration

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey eyeshadows are making us swoon

ARDENCY INN Modster Maruka Honey Enriched Pigments

ARDENCY INN Modster Maruka Honey Enriched Pigments

Ardency Inn is a newer makeup brand and one that’s captured the hearts and eyes of the bloggers of Beauty Info Zone. When Urban Outfitters sent us some eyeshadows to test we just about plotzed. These are true beauties ladies and are covetable. Ardency Inn has its roots in the downtown New York music scene but it’s reached out to us in the hinterlands and grabbed us. It’s an extremely creative line that resonates with people in the arts and with us too.

The eyeshadows are called MODSTER MANUKA HONEY ENRICHED PIGMENTS but they aren’t loose pigments. What they are is a group of 10 highly pigmented eyeshadows ($21 each) that will knock your socks off.

“Innovative makeup from Ardency Inn’s Modster line featuring Manuka honey, a mono-floral honey produced in New Zealand and Australia. This all-natural ingredient makes Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Pigment seriously super creamy with superior color pigmentation. This luxe, creamy color glides on effortlessly and stays put all day.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

Ardency Inn Heaven and Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Heaven and Rose Gold

I am 100% in love with the two eyeshadows I have from Ardency Inn. I wear them constantly and each time I do I want more. I have Heaven and Rose Gold and already ordered 3 more.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey pigment in Heaven

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey pigment in Heaven

HEAVEN is well named because I find it heavenly in all ways. Heaven is a metallic champagne with both silver and bronze undertones. I wear this with different shades of brown and beige or with a khaki eyeshadow. It’s a metallic finish that absolutely shines. There is no glitter, no sparkle, it’s just this great metallic shade of gold. These eyeshadows have basically no fall out. I may get a little under my eyes when I’m applying them but it wipes away and stays away. I don’t have any color that’s wandered throughout the day. As much as I love this with a very dark brown (that’s why I ordered it in Hell), it’s amazing with a khaki or a green that’s on the warm side.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka shadows in Heaven and Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka shadows in Heaven and Rose Gold

ROSE GOLD is exactly what the name describes. If you crave a rosy gold shade then this is one stop shopping. It’s a metallic rose that reflects a warm gold.

Ardency Inn Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Rose Gold

The combinations are endless with this shade. I like to use a matte cream shade on my browbone, wear Rose Gold on the lid, and anything from a charcoal to a dark brown to even a purple on the outer crease. It’s one of those shades that makes you want to be creative.

I’m in love and I bet Lisa is too!

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

I do, I do! I love these eyeshadows just as much as Marcia does. The pigmentation is out of this world and the colors stay true and bright all day even without an eyeshadow primer. My two shades, Royal and Sunday, are about as far apart on the color spectrum as you can get.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Royal

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Royal

ROYAL is a deep purple that I would indeed describe as ‘royal’. It has red undertones and slight blue reflects. I love this as an eyeliner, both dry and wet. After I used this eyeshadow a bunch of times I noticed that on the website it warns not to use Royal near the eyes. I don’t know why, and it certainly hasn’t caused me any eye problems. I don’t see the warning on the Sephora website, so I am not sure what the story is…but I can say that I use it on my eyes with no issues, and it is a gorgeous, gorgeous color.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Sunday

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Sunday

SUNDAY is a beige pearl with gold and pink undertones. On me, this is a soft gold with a metallic finish. It is just to die for as a lid shade and is perfect for those with deep set eyes. Sunday is a glorious shade indeed, one that is neutral yet glamorous at the same time.

Ardency Inn Royal and Sunday swatched

Ardency Inn Royal and Sunday swatched

I am beyond impressed with my Ardency Inn Modster Eyeshadows and am dying to try more. At the top of my wish list are Tangerine, Disco, and Hell – together they sound like quite a party!!

While you are at Urban Outfitters check out their SALE PAGE for many of our favorites including Beaute Weightless Lip Cream and some Paul & Joe products.

*sent for editorial consideration

Paul & Joe Spring polishes bring a spring to our step

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 collection

Paul & Joe Menagerie Spring 2015 collection

We are sure that you are drooling just looking at this picture. Paul & Joe has the best packaging. They appeal to cat lovers all the time but now they are reaching out to other animal lovers as well with their MENAGERIE collection for Spring 2015. Flamingos, elephants, zebras, giraffes – oh my!

Beauty Info Zone is pleased to share the two nail polishes that we received out of these five:

Paul & Joe Spring 2015 nail polishes

Paul & Joe Spring 2015 nail polishes

The five limited edition polishes ($16) are

  • 001 Kangeroo (kangaroo) – elegant beige
  • 002 Ours Polaire (polar bear) – creamy white
  • 003 Perroquet Rose (pink parrot) – pastel pink
  • 004 Tortue Verte (green turtle) – pastel green
  • 005 Plumes de Paon (peacock feathers) – rich turquoise
  • Paul * Joe Spring 2015

    Paul & Joe Spring 2015

MARCIA’S POLISH is Plumes de Paon.

packaging for Paul & Joe spring polishes

packaging for Paul & Joe spring polishes

When I opened the package I was instantly entranced with the packaging and couldn’t wait to see what was inside. And what did I see?

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

I found this gorgeous metallic turquoise polish that begged to be applied to my nails.

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Paul & Joe polishes are formulated with organic plant oils to treat nails and keep them healthy and beautiful as well as a long-lasting, quick-dry formula for a perfectly even finish without the fuss.  This gorgeous Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the Menagerie and Plumes de Paon specifically by the peacock.

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

Plumes de Paon by Paul & Joe

This vibrant, almost metallic polish wore beautifully for a week with no signs of wear & tear. What a pleasure it was to be a peacock for that week.

LISA’S POLISH is Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Marcia’s polish is gorgeous and so is mine! I have Perroquet Rose, a stunning peachy pink that screams warm weather. I like pretty, feminine shades for manicures and this is a perfect shade for me.

Paul and Joe Spring Nail Polish 2

Paul and Joe Spring Nail Polish 4

Can’t you see this at poolside on spring break with a pastel bathing suit, big sunglasses, and a trashy novel? That is exactly where this nail polish is going to be come April.

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

Paul and Joe Perroquet Rose

We are completely impressed with our nail polishes from the Paul & Joe Spring Collection, and the other shades look drool-worthy as well. This collection is a must have for the upcoming season.  Paul & Joe’s Spring Collection can be found at Beautyhabit.com.

*sent for review and gorgeous nails

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows are unique in all ways

Makeup Geek, also known as Marlena, is known for her outstanding tutorials and her quality products. Marlena’s latest line of eyeshadows are her Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for a pan) and they do not disappoint. There are 10 shades available and we were sent 5 to share their beauty with you. We are both gaga over these fantastic eyeshadows and can’t wait to share their beautiful new discoveries.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Lisa’s Side:  Grandstand and In the Spotlight are two of the most beautiful eyeshadows I own. They are just gorgeous.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows:  In the Spotlight and Grandstand

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows:  Grandstand and In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight and Grandstand swatched

In the Spotlight and Grandstand swatched

Grandstand is a medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones and a foiled finish. In the Spotlight is a soft peachy-pink with coral undertones and a foiled finish. They are fantastic together, particularly with brown eyes.

I love the pans because they fit into palettes – they are the perfect size for MAC palettes – so I can mix and match shades to create a perfect combination. The pigment on these are crazy good and the texture is silky soft. I don’t even need a primer with these and they stay bright and true all day long. And the price? Wow. Eyeshadows don’t get any better than these!

Marcia’s Side:

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

As you can see I have some of the brighter shades of these Foiled Eyeshadows. If you like a bold eye then these ultra pigmented shadows need to be in your collection.

Makeup Geek Foiled shadow in Jester

Makeup Geek Foiled shadow in Jester

MUG Jester under bright light

MUG Jester under bright light

Jester seen above is total love for me. This is the one that I’ve worn over and over. It’s rightfully described as “Bright mossy green with slight gold undertones and a foiled finish”. I find the gold to add a magical touch to the green.

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow

I can wear this day or night by playing with the intensity of the shadow. The Foiled Eyeshadows work best by patting them on, not smoothing them on. I use either a flocked sponge or a dense taklon brush like the MAC 242.

Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage under bright light

Makeup Geek Center Stage under bright light

Center Stage is easily the prettiest and most unusual blue shadow that I own. It’s a bright royal blue that I’ve only worn at night. If I try to tone it down then I lose the beautiful sheen of the foiled look. It makes a gorgeous smokey eye by keeping it close to the lashline like a thick liner.

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Purple lovers need to rejoice about Caitlin Rose. This is a bright amethyst purple that stands out from the crowd. Even if you have a wardrobe of purple eyeshadows you don’t have this amazing shade.

Makeup Geek Center Stage, Jester and Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Center Stage, Jester and Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek took the work out of foiling for us. As she tell us: “This cutting-edge formula offers a creamy texture that is a hybrid between a powder shadow and a cream shadow that is on a level of its own.
The intense pigmentation combined with an opaque, metallic finish make these shadows a dream to work with. These can be applied effortlessly in just one swipe with no primer required! Our lineup includes a diverse array of rich colors and a smooth silky formula that we believe help elevate pressed eye shadows to the next level of exceptional quality.”

These unique Makeup Geek eyeshadows should be in your shopping cart soon or at least on your wishlist!

*sent for editorial consideration and an honest review