RUIMIO eyeshadow palettes will bring light to your eyes with this giveaway

You may not have heard of RUIMIO but once you read about these and see some pictures you’ll be eager to enter this giveaway. RUIMIO by Pixnor can be found on Amazon with a variety of cosmetic products. Two of their favorites are the Ruimio Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Colors and Ruimio Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Shimmer Colors.

RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Colors

RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Colors

RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Shimmer Colors

RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Shimmer Colors

Both of these palettes ($18.99) have 35 shadows (obviously) with a variety of matte, satin and shimmer shadows. The difference between these isn’t quality since they are both amazingly well pigmented. The difference is more with the colors. The top palette called Warm Colors is much warmer and has more matte shades. The bottom one called Warm Shimmer Colors has more neutrals, is darker, and has mostly shimmer shadows.

RUIMIO EYESHADOW PALETTE WITH WARM COLORS

Ruimio Warm Eyeshadow Palette

Ruimio Warm Eyeshadow Palette

As you can see the warm eyeshadow palette leans very warm. This one has shades like orange, light peach, browns, tans, coral, golden browns, dark peach, and many variations of these shades. Of the 35 shades 2/3 of them are matte while the other 1/3 are lightly shimmered. The variety of colors give you many opportunities to create dozens of looks. There are maybe 3 shades that have a little more shimmer but they aren’t over the top at all. There are a lot of dark brown shadows and some appear similar but none are exactly the same.

lightest shades from the warm palette

lightest shades from the warm palette

Warm palette from rows 2 and 3

Warm palette from rows 2 and 3

RUIMIO EYESHADOW PALETTE WITH WARM SHIMMER COLORS

Ruimio Warm Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette

Ruimio Warm Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette

Ruimio RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Shimmer Colors

Ruimio RUIMIO Eyeshadow Palette with 35 Warm Shimmer Colors

Sadly my Warm Shimmer palette came with one shadow (a favorite) broken which makes my pictures look unprofessional. It’s my favorite of the two though so it’s not a problem. There are two major differences in the palettes: Warm Shimmer has none of the colors in the orange family and it’s a darker palette without many light highlights. Also all the shades have some amount of shimmer even if very lightly done.

Warm Shimmer lighter shades

Warm Shimmer lighter shades

Ruimio Warm Shimmer swatches

Ruimio Warm Shimmer swatches

The shadows from the warm shimmer palette swatched above are done without primer but with some pressure. All the shadows from both palettes have great pigment and are so smooth to use. There is some fallout since they can be dusty so I always start with my eyes to prevent eyeshadow color ruining my facial makeup. Once applied there won’t be fallout and with an eyeshadow primer they’ll last you the day. While the Warm Shimmer palette is my favorite of the two, there’s some overlap in colors between the two palettes. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION  The good news is that Pixnor has offered to send to 3 of the Beauty Info Zone subscribers for our giveaway. The bad news is that this is another US only giveaway. You have to decide which of the two palettes you’d like to enter to win: Warm or Warm Shimmer. Both are pretty wonderful so you can’t lose on your choice. Two requirements are constants in our giveaways 1) You MUST be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and 2) you must comment. All other entries in the Rafflecopter are extra chances to win. You can enter daily with Twitter too. This is open through 1/27/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments (Speak Your Mind) close early you can email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Eyeshadow Palettes. Please remember that we check your entries. Here’s to beautiful eyes with Ruimio.

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Start your year with PÜR Cosmetics for some purely great skincare and cosmetics

There are so many products from #PURBEAUTY that get overlooked in our rush to share the latest and greatest. Since it’s a new year we decided that it’s time to share some of these with you to start the year off properly. We have 5 products that get overlooked but shouldn’t.                                                                     samples

SKINCARE:

There are three steps in the PÜR skincare family. Step one is In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser.

PÜR In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser

PÜR In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser

“Clear skin starts here. In The Clear is a multi-action cleanser that gently exfoliates with lactic acid, clarifies with tea tree oil and soothes extra oily, irritable and problem-prone skin. This clarifying cleanser calms and cools with lavender, peppermint and aloe vera, and is never harsh or over-drying.”

Step 2 is PÜR Dirty Girl, a great detoxifying mudd masque.

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR Dirty Girl

Marcia says: This is a great mudd masque. It contains Pascalite Clay which really helps to detoxify skin. It’s great for pore cleansing. I get clogged pores which make them look larger than I prefer so using a mud masque is perfect for clarifying them and keeping the ickies at bay.

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR uses soothing botanicals along with this detoxifying pascalite clay. It contains Calcium Bentonite to unclog pores and eliminate impurities; Cucumber Extract to soothe and calm the skin; and Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate and renew.

PÜR Dirty Girl first applied

PÜR Dirty Girl first applied

It dries down quickly. It doesn’t crack off though it does feel dry once set. You decide how long you want to keep it on – from 5 to 20 minutes. I usually leave it on for 10 minutes.

PÜR Dirty Girl dried

PÜR Dirty Girl dried

I have to use a washcloth to completely remove it and then follow with a toner like Step 3.

Step 3 is Miracle Mist, to hydrate and set.

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Lisa says: Miracle Mist is a hydrating spray that also helps set makeup. It has over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to pamper your skin. I find that I prefer it for setting mineral makeup over any other type of makeup – it’s pretty impressive for giving a polished appearance, giving mineral foundation and eyeshadow a fresh appearance and extending wear time.

Benefits:

  • Contains over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids
  • Instantly infuses the skin with vital moisture
  • Soothes and refreshes dry skin and hair with fulvic acid
  • Locks down mineral makeup for all-day perfection

If you have extremely dry skin this is a great product. It’s also very helpful for those times when powder makeup looks a little too powdery. If you need lots of hydration and love mineral makeup, Miracle Mist is effective, refreshing, and convenient to use.

Now that you know about these skincare items there’s a set that you can get to try them all out. It’s a PÜR Skincare Starter Set at ULTA that is only $29 and contains Simplicity Soothing Gentle Cleanser (0.5 oz.), Soak It Up Intense Hydrating Moisturizer (0.5 oz.), Miracle Mist Hydrate & Set (1.0 oz.), and Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque (0.5 oz.). A great way to start a new year and refresh your skin.
Free Shipping on all U.S. orders over $40 at PurCosmetics.com – No promotion code needed!

PÜR Skincare Sampler Set

PÜR Skincare Sampler Set

COSMETICS:

Lisa says: While Marcia is getting her skin care on, I am getting my makeup on with PUR Volume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin and Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy.

Volume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with KeratinVolume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with KeratinVolume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin ($21): This is my go-to mascara. I only need one coat for tons of drama. I love the separation, the fullness, and the length – plus this jet black mascara doesn’t smudge. I also love how my lashes are soft, not stiff, which I think is a much more attractive look. Do lashes really look as good as false eyelashes like the claim? Not really, but they are as close as I’ve ever gotten with a mascara. This is a real winner.
Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in GlitzyChateau Kisses Lip Gloss in GlitzyChateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy

Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy ($18):  I love this lip gloss. It has wonderful slip without being sticky, and the color lasts a nice long time. I think Glitzy has just enough shimmer to make my lips look bigger without looking like I am trying too hard. Isn’t Glitzy a gorgeous shade? There are seven more shades available and I swear I want every single one.

Wearing my PUR Cosmetics

Wearing my PUR Cosmetics

Marcia says: One last cosmetic item that just never gets talked about are Perfect Fit eyeshadow trios. There are a dozen different trios to provide beautiful colors for your eyes. Whether you like greens, browns, purples, or brights there’s a set for you. I have Wild Child which fits into my cosmetic life perfectly.

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

I buy too many neutrals so having this purple toned trio is a great change of pace and a reminder of why I wore purple on my eyes for years and years. With built-in firming ingredients and light-diffusing mineral spheres, each shade helps create a velvety smooth, crease-free finish.  My new favorite way to wear shadow is to use the darkest shade buffed smoothly onto my lid, take the middle shade from the lid up into the crease, and apply a highlight shade on my browbone. Wild Child fits perfectly. I love the lighter purple to give the illusion of lift. I use the highlight shade too in the inner tear duct. This is just right to give me the cool toned purples I like.

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

We hope to be back with more PÜR and some of their newest products but we’re happy to remind ourselves why we like the brand.

PÜR is sold at ULTA as well as their own website and Kohls. Samples sent for consideration, affiliate links in use

Don’t stress out – shop The Body Shop for awesome last minute gifts!

lastminuteheroI cannot believe that Christmas is only three days away! My shopping isn’t done yet…is yours? Fun fact from The Body Shop – 43% of people globally find buying presents very stressful, and interestingly, men actually stress about it more than women. The Body Shop makes it easy to pick up some quick, fun gifts that take the stress out of last-minute shopping. Seriously, they have something for everyone on your list!                                   samplesThe Body Shop

Actually, being a procrastinator pays off on the holidays because the prices just keep getting better and better!

The Body Shop is celebrating their 40th anniversary and their dedication to their campaign against animal testing with more than 120 gift sets – and every single one helps restore the rainforest and protect endangered species.

A never fail gift for those who celebrate Christmas is an ornament. The Body Shop has some super cute ornaments and some wonderfully practical ones, too.  The Body Shop Ornament

Committment Sponge Reggie Jr. ($6)  This cute little guy makes for a super fun ornament…and then an even better bath sponge! The Limited Edition Reggie Junior Commitment Sponge is a perfect gift for a niece or nephew. The Body Shop Strawberry Festive Butters BaubleThe Body Shop Strawberry Festive Butters BaubleThe Body Shop Strawberry Festive Butters Bauble

Strawberry Festive Butters Bauble ($10, on sale right now for $4!) Now here’s a perfect gift for a teacher or friend – the ornaments holds a yummy smelling Strawberry Body Butter as well as a hydrating Strawberry Lip Butter. This is a terrific buy because it’s a $14 Value!

The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask DuoThe Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo

The Body Shop The Finest Facial Mask Duo ($39, on sale now for just $15!) I adore these masks, and this gift duo is a great combo of deep cleansing and deep moisturizing. At this price, you will want to put two in your basket – one for a friend and one for yourself!

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of SunThe Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of SunThe Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Drops of Sun ($20, on sale now for $12)  Give the gift of holiday glow with this fantastic liquid bronzer and highlighter! A few drops in foundation brighten up your look, and it’s also wonderful mixed with body lotion for softly glowing arms and decolletage. I know I would be thrilled to find this under the tree.

The Body Shop Color Crush Matte LipstickThe Body Shop LE Down to Earth Eyeshadow QuadThe Body Shop LE Down to Earth Eyeshadow QuadIf your giftee loves makeup, I am a big fan of The Body Shop’s new collection, which includes Colour Crush Matte Lipsticks ($12.50, on sale now for $7.50) and LE Eyeshadow Quads ($24 on sale now for $14.40).

The bottom line is, don’t stress out!  Shop online – free shipping now, yay! – or head over to the mall for some amazing gifts from The Body Shop that will make everyone on your list happy happy happy.  – Lisa

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Natural cosmetics from Cleure and a giveaway

If you have sensitive skin that reacts to many ingredients found in haircare, skincare, and cosmetics then it’s time to learn about CLEURE, a hypoallergic brand that is free of harsh chemicals and ingredients that can cause reactions. CLEURE is an organic brand made in the US and provides you a healthier beauty alternative.cleaure-giveaway

I was sent a variety of their cosmetics to give to one Beauty Info Zone reader and that reader just might be you!

Cleure Midnight Kiss eyeshadow duo

Cleure Midnight Kiss eyeshadow duo

Midnight Kiss is an eyeshadow duo that can be used anywhere on your eyes. Use it as eyeshadow, eyeliner, and for eyebrows. The two colors in here are a dark matte brown and dark matte gray. This makes a perfect staple for your cosmetic bag. The silky texture makes it easy to apply. Right now this is on sale for 50% off so it’s just $10.

Cleure Mineral Blush in First Kiss

Cleure Mineral Blush in First Kiss

Loose Mineral Blush from Cleure comes in 2 shades –  First Kiss and Velvet Rose. First Kiss is a soft pink with just a touch of peach to it while Velvet Rose is a merlot wine shade. Having both would be ideal since you could mix them in different proportions to create an entire wardrobe of mineral blush. These cruelty free blushes are gluten free, bismuth chloride free as well as being paraben and salicylate free. These are finely milled and easy to apply.

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

For a beautiful fall lip you’ll fall in love with Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry. Cleure only makes this in two shades which is a shame since it’s a very moisturizing gloss that’s made with 100% pure shea butter, minerals and Vitamin B5. Since it’s gluten free and vegan it can be used by everyone without a problem.

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure has other cosmetics like Flawless Mineral Lipstick. The Cabernet shade just screams fall, Thanksgiving, winter! These lipsticks are available in 6 shades which is good news. You can choose Kiss Me (soft candy pink), Darling (soft rosy pink), Cabernet (plum wine), Flower (adobe plum), Burlesque (red rose) or Almost Nude (deep parfait hint of orange/bronze). With the wind and cold on their way you’ll love this moisturizing lipstick.

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

CLEURE is also a skincare line that focuses on being as clean & pure as your natural skin should be while also being non-comedogenic, non-irritating, fragrance free and fully backed by the Mayo Clinic. CLEURE is fragrance free and doesn’t add harmful ingredients such as salicylates, gluten, parabens and formaldehyde. It’s a line that deserves to be on your radar and in your makeup bag.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: The winner of this giveaway will receive the Midnight Kiss duo, Berry Lipgloss, and Kiss Me Mineral Blush. This is for US only (I can’t drive to go to a post office). As usual you must be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment according to the Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open through November 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Lots of luck~~

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The best Halloween candy? Hard Candy!

Hard Candy Halloween!
Halloween is almost here, so hurry up and head to Walmart for the best candy…Hard Candy, that is! I am having so much fun with some great new shades that are fantastic for Halloween and beyond. Check out the latest and greatest!                                                                                                                                                                    *samples

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Lap of Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Hard Candy Top 10 Satin in Lap of Luxury, $6:  10 – yes, count them, 10 – beautiful neutral shades from creamy tan to deep brown in a variety of finishes. You just can’t go wrong for this price. I love the tufted pink fabric compact, as well as the range of colors, although the shimmery shades have a tendency towards fallout that can be avoided by using an eye primer. It has everything you could need for any costume and this is a palette you will use all year round.

Hard Candy Halloween doesn’t stop at eyes – where it truly excels is LIPS.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lip Gloss, $5 – Now this is some daring lip gloss! This super intense lip gloss has a great brush wand and is full of argan and citrus oils to moisturize and soften lips. There are 16 different shades available – absolutely everything you could want for any Halloween costume.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Skyfall, Hey DJ, So Fresh, Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss: Hey DJ, Trophy Wife, So Fresh, Skyfall

I was sent four different shades to test: Hey DJ, a bright purple/pink; Trophy Wife, a stunning orangey-bronze; So Fresh, a shimmery light green; and Skyfall, a creamy sky blue. My daughter tried all four shades to see which would best compliment her costume this year.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Hey DJ

Ok, so her last photo is pretty scary, but really Hey DJ is so pretty you can wear it year round. She might be using this for Halloween but I am totally taking it for myself for everyday!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife is certainly the most tame of the four shades, but the color is still intense and oh-so perfect for fall. Really gorgeous and for just $5 I highly recommend you pick up this one!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss So Fresh

So Fresh is a little more tricky to apply – it goes on rather streaky, but if you are looking for a crazy shade for Halloween it’s pretty scary. I wouldn’t recommend it for every day just because it’s tough to get it applied evenly. Plus it’s not the most flattering shade!

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Daring Lipgloss Skyfall

I have to say I liked Skyfall way more than I thought I would. It’s a costumey color, of course, but for a pastel it certainly applied far more evenly than I expected. This is a great Halloween shade.

Hard Candy also sent me one of their newest lipstick shades to test – and I am in love.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick, $5 is awesome. The packaging is adorable – love the crystal studded tube! The lipstick is moisturizing with lots of shine. My particular shade, Twisted Metal, is a new shade – gunmetal grey with tons of silver shimmer. The shimmer can migrate, but otherwise this is a fantastic lippie.

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Wearing Hard Candy Twisted Metal Fierce Effects Lipstick

Sooooo pretty!! Awesome for Halloween, of course, but think how gorgeous this could be paired with a lighter lip gloss, like a soft purple or pink? I am definitely going to be playing around with this lipstick.

Hard Candy products are available for purchase only at Walmart and Walmart.com.  Happy Halloween!!!  – Lisa

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My first Your Bijoux Box – October jewelry fun!

Your Bijoux BoxIt’s been way too long since I’ve happily discovered a subscription box on my porch, and I forgot how much fun they are!  I recently received the Your Bijoux Box for review, and it is a pretty neat little box of sparkly stuff – this month the box had jewelry AND cosmetics.

One of the best parts of a subscription box is opening it up.  This box is on the smaller side, but I definitely did a little dance of joy when I saw all the pretty bags inside.

Your Bijoux BoxYour Bijoux Box

Your Bijoux Box

Your Bijoux Box

Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women.  The boxes are curated by stylists, although these are customized – everyone gets the same jewelry each month.  A monthly subscription is $36, and there are options for a three month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription.  They ship to the US and Canada.

The October Your Bijoux Box has three jewelry items PLUS an eyeshadow palette – extra fun!  But first, the jewelry:

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

The Ombre Tortoise Pendant is right on trend.  I am seeing these long necklaces with square pendants everywhere.  This one has color crystals in beautiful fall amber, gold, and orange.  This is exactly what you need to pull together an outfit with a crew or boat neck sweater.

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

The Tortoise Layered Bracelet goes perfectly with the other items.  It’s a combination of chunky gold and tortoise-shell, and I love the easy adjustable fit.

Ella Amber Earrings

Ella Amber Earrings

The Ella Amber Earrings are sooo pretty.  The amber is sparkly enough to stand out with my dark hair, but these babies are still casual enough for every day.

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Since this is my first Your Bijoux Box, I didn’t realize that every month there is a bonus item in addition to the 3 jewelry items.  The bonus in the October box is a Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color ($9).  The fall colors are beautiful!  All of these shades are metallics so they all have some sparkle.  The pigmentation is ok, but with a primer or some mixing medium they last a long time and the colors really pop.  It’s a fun palette to play around with.

 

Overall, everything matches – even the eyeshadow palette – but it isn’t too ‘matchy matchy’, you know what I mean?

Good news:  Your Bijoux Box has coupons!  Sparkles10 gives 10% off any order, so your best value for this one would be the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.  Or, use the coupon WELCOME for an extra piece of jewelry!  Only 1 coupon per order.  They also host a monthly style contest. #YourBijouxBoxStyle a photo wearing or displaying the jewelry to win an overflowing box of sparkles! Share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the Your Bijoux Box Blog.

And if you want a single box without the automatically renewing feature, they offer gift options. And don’t you think you deserve a little gift?  I do!!  – Lisa

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Dual finish eyeshadow with Raul E New York – Fashionista Signature Shadow Quad review and swatches

Raul E New York Signature Shadow Quads

Raul E New York Signature Shadow Quads

I often imagine the hustle and bustle of New York…I’d love to be in the mix of the fabulous fashion, beautiful hair, and gorgeous cosmetics. Sitting on the wraparound porch of my house in Michigan I am about as far from New York glam as I can get – but perusing the Raul E New York website I can daydream, since the site includes apparel, accessories, and cosmetics. They recently sent me the Fashionista Signature Shadow Quad to review, which is a combination of cream and purples.

Raul E New YorkRaul E New York’s designer is Silvana Penavi.  She “prides herself in offering an elegant, timeless and classy selection of mineral based makeups. Silvana understands first hand just how important is to use makeup that supports balance & harmony in one’s daily life, which in turn promotes conscious living.

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad

The Signature Quad has four color coordinated eyeshadows, each with a different texture: shimmer, metallic, pearl, and matte. There are 6 different palettes currently available, but four of them are being discontinued because they contain parabens (Bliss, Provocative, Enchanted and Hypnotic) so buy up if you are interested. The remaining two, Fashionista and Naturalist, are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and Passover approved.

The four shades include a matte cream, a metallic taupe, an iridescent reddish-purple, and a deep pearl purple. All of the shades have a dual finish, which means they have a sparkling surface with a soft matte base.Raul E New York Fashionista Signature QuadRaul E New York Fashionista Signature QuadRaul E New York Fashionista Signature QuadRaul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad

This is a nice quad. The matte shade isn’t too powdery and is highly pigmented. It actually has a pearlescent undertone so it has more dimension than a typical matte. The other shades are more sheer but they are buildable. I definitely recommend using an eyeshadow base and the colors have more ‘oomph’ used with a mixing medium. The texture of them all is creamy and they blend well. The purple colors are a little challenging for me to wear…they tend to give my pale eyelids a bruised look. I think those with a deeper skin tone would appreciate this particular color combo more and I wish I had gone with the Naturalist quad instead.

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad swatched in indirect outside lighting

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad swatched in indirect outdoor lighting

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad swatched in direct outdoor lighting

Raul E New York Fashionista Signature Quad swatched in direct outdoor lighting

Considering the eyeshadow singles are $24, the quad (at just $44) is the way to go if you like the shade combination. Hopefully Raul E New York will come out with some new quads to replace the ones that are being discontinued, because I think the dual finish concept is pretty cool.  – Lisa

www.raulenewyork.com

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Ingredients: Tricaprylin, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA. Sheer Satin Shadow Talc, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Tricaprylin, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol (Lanolin), Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ascorbyl Palmitate. Polychromatic Shadow Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Tricaprylin, Ceresin, Water (Aqua), Lanolin Alcohol (Lanolin), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin. Matte Shadow Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Tricaprylin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxides Greens (CI 77288), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).