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

Beyond beauty, sheer science: DNA RENEWAL SHEER DEFENSE

DNA logoHere at Beauty Info Zone, we are all about products that multi-task. So the prospect of testing the DNAEGF Renewal line always has us thrilled. This line addresses the past, present, and future! Dr. Ronald L. Moy created it based upon two scientific breakthroughs: plant-based Barley Epidermal Growth Factor and DNA Repair Enzymes. His products not only restore damaged skin, they also protect it from any more damage. The products are also made to work fast, creating a very visible difference within months.

For this go-round with DNA EGF, we tried their version of BB Cream – the DNA Sheer Defense Medium ($65).

DNA in Sheer Medium

DNA in Sheer Medium

Lisa’s Side:

I tried out the DNA Sheer Defense Medium. I am not one to often reach for BB or CC Creams because they typically don’t offer much in terms of coverage, but this one does a really nice job. Plus, it does so many other things I almost feel guilty not using it!

DNA Intense Moisturizer in Sheer Medium

3 in 1 BB DNA Repair Cream in Sheer Medium

This is a creamy fluid that provides sheer to medium coverage. I find it goes on very silky and definitely smooths out skin texture and skin tone. The medium shade is actually a little light on me and my skin is somewhere in between light and medium. I use this by itself on weekends and during the week I use it as a tinted primer. What I really love about it is that is has an SPF of 50+ and protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Plus it also has DNA Repair Enzymes to fight the good fight against any damage that my skin has already suffered.

Looks like a test tube...

Looks like a test tube…

DNA Intense Moisturizer

My only gripe about this great product is the packaging. The bottle is designed to look like a test tube, which is cool, but…it makes it difficult to store. So I kept the box and just keep it in that, and problem solved. Overall, though, I would say this is a real winner.

DNA in Sheer Light

DNA in Sheer Light

Marcia’s Side:

I rarely finish anything other than mascara and cleansers. It’s the nature of blogging that you move on after 30 days of testing to another product. But when I reviewed DNA EGF in 2011 and 2012 I actually got to the bottom of the tubes. Receiving this 3-IN-1 BB-DNA Sheer Defense Light that contains the same skincare ingredients as the others has been a pleasure.

3 in 1 BB DNA Repair Cream in Sheer Light

3 in 1 BB DNA Repair Cream in Sheer Light

This is an all inclusive, broad-spectrum skin protectant with active DNA repair enzymes that attack damaged skin cells. Since I have skin damage, from years of no sun protection, I know it’s important for me to use a sunscreen. DNA Intense Moisturizer uses ingredients that absorb and block the broad spectrum of damaging UV rays.

I find this to be a very light and sheer coverage. I’m the opposite of Lisa and use it alone many weekdays yet on weekends I’ll use it mixed with other foundation to give myself more coverage. (I also love the packaging because it stands out from the crowd.) Reasons I like using this include the fact that it has no fragrance and it’s never heavy or greasy feeling.

Active ingredients

Active ingredients

other ingredients

other ingredients

This skincare based BB Cream can be found online at the DNA Renewal website for $65. As much as I enjoy using it now, I know that in the summer it’s going to be an even better find for me.

*received for editorial consideration

INGREDIENT BENEFITS:

DNA REPAIR ENZYMES: Engineered from marine and botanical sources, these powerful enzymes intensify skin’s ability to repair and defend cellular DNA by stimulating the recognition and elimination of damaged DNA. They have also shown to improve the thin skin around the eye area for a more youthful contour.

Zinc Oxide: Micro-fine physical sunscreen that easily disperses and absorbs into skin to provide sheer (no whitening), high-performance protection from harmful UVA & UVB light.

Vitamin E and Vitamin A: These vitamins provide the skin with additional antioxidant protection against damage from free radicals.

Broad Spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays.

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