It’s gift time and giveaway time at Beauty Info Zone. I’ve got a terrific set sent by Beautycounter for review that would make a great gift for one of the beauty lovers in your life. Plus to introduce you to the cosmetics that Beautycounter has created, they’ve offered a giveaway that I’ll explain at the end of the review.
Beautycounter has an interesting beginning. The founder, Gregg Renfrew, is the mother of three young children as well as the past CEO of The Wedding List and CEO of Best & Co. She wanted to use only the safest ingredients in her personal life so she began investigating how she could provide chic products that were also safe and effective. She also wanted to be able to empower women to have a business that they could be proud to be partnered with. Beautycounter began with skin care and body care. Cosmetics are newer to the line starting in October 2013.
What I received is a beautiful set that’s available all the time but for the holidays you can also order it in a special cosmetic bag which adds even more value to the set. The set is called The Quintessential Collection and contains two beautiful lip sheers and a lip shine. Mine came packaged in a great gift box that I’d be thrilled to get as a gift. It contains 2 Lip Sheers (Twig and Plum) and their Lip Shine ($75 for the set).
As pretty as this all is, the Lip Sheers are what makes it so special. This set contains two of the most universal shades – Twig and Plum. Twig is an easy to wear nude that gives just the right amount of color to your lips. Since it’s so moisturizing too it doesn’t give you that dreaded ‘does she feel okay’ look.
Plum may look dark in my photo but since it’s a sheer shade it’s extremely easy to wear. I don’t find it to be that plummy on me actually. It’s similar to the color of the red grapes from the fruit market. As a sheer lipstick I find these to be slightly glossy and luscious looking. They last a few hours if I’m not eating or drinking but they will wear away after that. The fun is in reapplying anyway as we all know.
With The Quintessential Collection you have day and night covered plus a clear lustrous Lip Shine for an extra dose of sheen. These have a vanilla fragrance that isn’t intense plus the fragrance doesn’t last that long.
Beautycounter provides safe, chic and effective products. What sets them apart is the fact that they are 100% transparent, no hidden secrets or ingredients. Beautycounter prides itself on strict ingredient screening and an honest message.
Now for the giveaway. This is open for US subscribers only. You will have your pick of one of the 6 Lip Shines as your prize. You can see the Beautycounter Lip Shines on this website so look and choose. It’s going to be hard with a choice of Petal, Twig, Coral, Rose, Current, or Plum but I’m sure you’ll love whichever you’d win. This is open through December 9th at 11:59 P.M. EST.