Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick, Liquid Lip Lure, and Eye Crayon are wonders and so is this giveaway

wonderwomanThe recent SkinStore survey got me thinking…most women’s go to lipstick for enhancing confidence is a nude shade, not a colorful one. I must be abnormal, because I grab the colorful option every time. Add some black eye liner and I am as confident as Wonder Woman.

Illamasqua has some beautiful options that I reach for time after time, including the Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch, Liquid Lip Lure in Embers, and Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.E.                                                                     samples

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick, Lip Lure, Colouring Pencil

Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch ($19.50) is a gorgeous cool toned blue-based pink. The formula is incredibly creamy and the lasting power is just insane.  Illamasqua KitschIllamasqua Kitsch

Rocking no makeup except Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch

Rocking no makeup except Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch

This lipstick leaves my lips soft and hydrated and the color gradually wears off without leaving a nasty ring around the edges or cracking and peeling. The medium pink is just bright enough to give me a quick boost of ‘don’t even think about messing with me’!

Illamasqua Liquid Lip Lure in EmbersIllamasqua Liquid Lip Lure in EmbersIf I am feeling more warm than cool, I reach for Illamasqua Liquid Lip Lure in Embers ($19.50). This hot orange is truly hot, hot, hot, and I am absolutely on fire when I wear it. It has a very intense pigment and, like the lipstick, the wear time is incredible. If you want a slightly less intense look, blot right after application. You’ll still be throwing elbows and taking names for hours.

Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.EIllamasqua Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.ESome bright lipstick and eyeliner are all I need to make me feel like I can do anything. I love eye pencils because they are so quick – and I am ALWAYS running late – and the Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.E. is a wonderfully sooty black that gives my eyes definition without being overly dramatic – just enough so that everyone knows I mean business. This eye pencil glides on and doesn’t smudge. I love it.

I am sure you can find your own Illamasqua power colors – just head on over to SkinStore and take a look!  – Lisa

And now for a giveaway and it’s WW this time. We have three lip products for one Beauty Info Zone subscriber.

Illamasqua Lip Lures in Nebulus and Virtue

Illamasqua Lip Lures in Nebulus and Virtue

Nebulus is a dark blue gloss while Virtue is a bright red. You can see there’s depth to the Lip Lures. There’s also a lot of pigment in the Glamore Lipsticks as seen in the Virgin lipstick.

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Virgin

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Virgin

Our giveaway is open WW through 12/29/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comments close (SPEAK YOUR MIND) before the giveaway is over please email us at [email protected] and label it Lip Lure. Be sure you click I commented so Rafflecopter counts your entry. All entries will be verified. You’ll be the belle of the ball with these three winter beauties.

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Feeling fairly average and like nothing special? Read on.

Recently I was sent the results of an astounding survey from  I personally think of beauty products as a way to enhance my natural beauty and to provide an outlet for my own self expression, which is why I decided to become a beauty blogger. I guess I never thought about the fact that many women feel so insecure about themselves they turn to beauty products strictly for some confidence. In honor of National Improvement Month, did a survey of women to measure how they felt about their own natural beauty.

skinstore-graphicWhat floored me in their results?  Just 2% of women would describe themselves as ‘gorgeous’, yet 60% feel ‘fairly average and nothing special’. This makes me so sad! I see such beauty in women. Why is it so hard to see that beauty within ourselves? Here are some more shocking stats:

  • A surprising 1 in 3 reveal they would never leave the house without make-up.
  • 50% wouldn’t even go to work if they couldn’t wear a full face of make-up
  • When it comes to choosing just one product for self-confidence, over half choose Foundation to ‘cover up’.
  • Over 75% say their nose is their most detested feature
  • 3/4 women vote nude lipstick as the most confidence-boosting shade – the iconic pillar box didn’t even make the top 5
  • 80% refuse to go make-up free no more than 1 day per week
  • Only 15% are confident with their natural beauty, and wouldn’t change anything
Rocking no makeup except Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch

Rocking no makeup except Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kitsch

I can’t help but think that if we all celebrated the beauty in one another, we would be much more confident in our own skin. Let’s concentrate on appreciating one another and actively showing that appreciation. What if every day you had this on your ‘to-do’ list: Give a female stranger a sincere compliment every day. Let’s do that for the rest of the month – spread some kindness and appreciation to your fellow fierce females.  Because we are special and we DESERVE it.  – Lisa

*Thank you for the thought-provoking survey and graphic.