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

araza logo

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