DECORTE Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

If you are a regular reader of the BIZ, you know I am a HUGE fan of DECORTE Cosmetics. The color cosmetics are simply incredible. I wear something from this line every single day, no exaggeration – the foundation, concealer, primer, and lip palettes are fantastic. Kate Moss happens to also be a big believer as well as the brand ambassador and she has selected her favorites to create a must-have Makeup Kit ($190) that is available for a limited time only. When she was in Tokyo, Kate was totally blown away by the complete line which isn’t available in the states. She proposed curating her own personal selection to get the secret out and personally chose the items for this kit.

This kit includes a carry case; a palette with four shades, four eyeshadows, two cheek and face powders; a brow pencil; a lip pencil; a liquid eyeliner; and three brushes.  Spoiler alert:  the DECORTE Kate Moss Favorites Makeup Kit is worth every penny.

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Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

The carry case is a sleek back case that holds everything in the kit with room to spare.  One side zips open half way and holds the palette case. It has pockets on each side to hold lipsticks or smaller containers in place. The other side of the case has a full zip and opens flat. The left side has a hidden pocket and in front has covered storage for brushes and lip, eye and brow pencils. The right side has a clear pocket for even more storage. This is an awesome case – small but mighty.

There are three brushes included in the kit. The largest brush is for the two cheek and face powders. It’s ok…I can’t say that it is something I would use normally, but it works in a pinch. It’s really too small for all over and too big to get into small areas, so it’s the only thing in the whole kit that doesn’t do much for me. The other two brushes are great. The middle brush is an excellent eyeshadow brush, particularly for defining the crease. The smallest brush is fantastic lip brush. You will want to supplement these brushes with some of your own to make the kit complete, and there is plenty of room in the carrying case for more brushes.

Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

So let’s dig into this gorgeous palette, shall we???  There are four lip shades, four eyeshadows, and two face/cheeks shades. Starting with the lip shades, we have four beautiful ‘amazing mattes’ as Kate calls them, ranging from neutral nude to deep wine.

They are creamy wonderfulness! Oh I love these. They are matte but somehow they make my lips look larger. They have a wonderful texture and the lasting power is terrific. They leave my lips soft and hydrated. I love each color by itself, but usually mix and match and layer for fun.

Moving on to the powdered products – the four eyeshadows are beautiful – lovely, buttery, richly pigmented and simply gorgeous. Kate’s favorite shade, the one that gets all the buzz is the ‘moss’ green shade, but they are all truly lovely.

The top photo has the moss-green eyeshadow on the left, which has a touch of yellow to it. I think it pairs beautifully with the creamy yellow next to it which has a bit of shimmer – fabulous. The deeper shades are below – a dark metallic purple-brown, and a midtone golden brown. I love the shades and the texture is incredible.

These two are the cheek/face powders. On the right is the overall face powder, a translucent illuminating powder that gives skin a beautiful soft glow. On the left is the cheek powder. It’s interesting – it’s really a highlighting powder, with more luminescence than the creamy white one. The yellow powder is even more brightening, and it looks spectacular against deeper or tanned skin tones. I wish there was a blush shade but I do love the two face powders and there is plenty of room in the carrying case for my own blush, that’s for sure.

Three other goodies inside include the Lip Pencil in PK820 Nude, the Brow Pencil in GY002 Neutral, and the Liquid Eyeliner in BK001 Noir.

The Lip Pencil in PK820 Nude is a twist up refillable non-sharpening pencil. The color is universally flattering, a neutral pink that looks good on just about everyone. The pencil is soft and glides on and makes for a great base for those amazing lip shades in the palette. I love this lip liner and carry it in my purse when I’m not taking the whole case with me.

The Brow Pencil in GY002 Neutral is supposed to be the right shade for everyone, but those with light blonde hair will find it to be too dark. It’s a great brow pencil though – it draws on perfectly, like true brow hairs. I do need a spoolie for my brows, and there is one on the opposite end – I forgot to get a photo!

I am in love with the Liquid Eyeliner in BK001 Noir.This comes with a separate cartridge that you load up, and the liquid saturates the brush with a few clicks. Inky black liquid liner that can be as demure or as dramatic as you wish. Fantastic!

Pictured above, top to bottom:  Noir Liquid Eyeliner, Nude Lip Pencil, Neutral Brow Pencil.

Overall, when you put everything together the look is fresh-faced with a bit of glam.  Here’s how mine turned out:

I also used DECORTE Priming Essence, Creme Concealer, and Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory.

Overall, I think this is a truly standout collection. My only small comments are the face brush is nothing special and I wish there was a blush shade. Other than that, I am completely impressed and will use this palette down to the shiny pans!

The  DECORTE Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit won’t be available for much longer so get yours from Saks soon before they are gone forever!!  – Lisa

Limited Edition Holiday Treats from Kaplan MD!

Kaplan MD Limited Edition Holiday Gift SetsPersonally, I think the very best part of the holidays are Limited Edition gift sets. LOVE this — great collections at amazing prices. When I’m shopping I often don’t even do the ‘one for you, one for me’ thing…it ends up just being ‘one for me’!
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While doing your holiday shopping, you’ve got to check out the Kaplan MD Holiday Gift Sets. I was sent a few samples from their fantastic Perfect Pout Gift Set and the Nude Series Gift Set (the Nude LIP 20 Treatment ($30) and Liner ($28)).
 Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask The Perfect Pout Lip Mask and Lip Balm Duo ($24.00, Lip Mask 0.35 oz, Lip Balm 0.17 oz) is a wonderful deluxe size set of Kaplan MD’s best-selling lip plumper treatment. The lip mask is a thick cream that you put on clean, dry lips for 3 minutes. It doesn’t taste like anything, although it has a slightly menthol scent. This mask contains “Papaya Enzymes, Two Forms of Hyaluronic Acid Acid and Adipofill’in, a patented amino acid that naturally plumps the lip contour.
The Lip 20 Mask hydrates dry, cracked lips and plumps up your kisser – just in time for some mistletoe!

Follow the Lip 20 Mask with the Lip 20 Balm for super nourished, luscious lips. After exfoliation, it’s essential to hydrate. “LIP 20 Balm is an ultra-hydrating formula that moisturizes, nourishes and protects with SPF 20 – all in one.  Using a soothing blend of Beeswax and Sunflower Seed Wax, LIP 20 Balm gently glides onto the lips, while nourishing the skin with 22 Organic Extracts. It also contains a powerful lip plumping peptide, Maxi-Lip, along with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, to give lips added hydration and natural fullness.

I love this set.  I am rather lip-challenged myself so any boost in volume is a good thing!

kaplan-md-the-nude-seriesAnother outstanding set from Kaplan MD is The Nude Series ($45, a $208 value!!).  There are 7 items in this set, including 3 anti-aging lipsticks, 3 lip glosses, and a lip liner.

3 x Sheer LIP 20 Treatments in:

  • Peach
  • Nude
  • Natural

3 x LIP 20 Treatment Glosses in:

  • Peach
  • Nude
  • Natural

1 x Matte LIP 20 Liner in:

  • NudeKaplan MD The Nude Series

Kaplan MD The Nude SeriesKaplan MD Nude LipstickKaplan MD Nude Lip Sheer and Lipliner swatchesThis set is final sale and I can see why – what an amazing value! I tried the Nude Sheer Lip 20 Treatment and the Nude Matte Lip 20 Liner. The lip liner is creamy and strikes a good balance between brown and peach. I adore the Nude Sheer Lip 20 Treatment. The lipstick case is a gorgeous silver and is wonderfully dramatic, which contrasts with the super hydrating lipstick that is a sheer light peach.

Wearing the Kaplan MD Nude Lipstick and Lipliner

Wearing the Kaplan MD Nude Lipstick and Lipliner

“Beeswax and Shea Butter to gently glide on the skin, without leaving a sticky or tacky residue.  Products contain our exclusive complex of 22 Organic Extracts to smooth and soften skin, along with Seabuckthorn Berry Extract, clinically proven to be 20x more moisturizing than Vitamin E, to provides intense moisture.  Maxi-Lip ®, a powerful patented tri-peptide, combined with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, work to instantly smooth and plump fine lines and wrinkles for a visibly smoother, more youthful appearance.  LIP 20 Treatment & LIP 20 Treatment Gloss include SPF 20 to help prevent premature skin aging caused by sun damage.”

This is a fabulous set and you really can’t beat that price. These two gift sets are just the tip of the iceberg. Visit Kaplan MD online at kaplanmd.com and check out the limited edition sets before they are all gone!  – Lisa

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The best kind of Valentine chocolate with the Made With Love Gift Set from MIYU

MIYU Valentines Day set

Chocolate is a given on Valentine’s Day…and the beautiful limited edition Made with Love set from MIYU Beauty is a little bit of chocolate, a little bit of beauty, and a whole lotta love.

MIYU Beauty is a fabulously elegant niche line from Canada. It is all about beauty from the inside out, pairing artisanal teas with skin care products. The Made with Love set ($50.00, retail value $65) is a great way to get acquainted with the line if you haven’t already.

The LE set includes:

• 1 – hydrate mi beauty essence, 2.7 f. oz. • 1 – hydrate mi beauty tea, 16 sachets • 1 – love sweet love chocolate chai loose tea, 25 g pouch • 1 – heartstrings loose leaf tea infuser • 1 – mini wooden spoon

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I was lucky enough to be sent the love sweet love chocolate chai loose tea, mini wooden spoon, and heartstrings loose leaf tea infuser to try.

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The love sweet love chocolate chai loose tea has a great mix of ingredients, including zingy ginger, warming green cardamom, and actual chocolate chips. The best way to make this tea is to scoop some out with the adorable mini wooden spoon into the super cute heartstrings loose leaf tea infuser.

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MIYU Beauty Made with Love 6The tea infuser has a little latch so the heart doesn’t sink to bottom of your cup as the tea steeps. Drinking this tea is like getting a big hug from the inside out.

While I didn’t get the entire Made with Love set, I actually reviewed the other items in the set last December.

The Hydrate Mi Essence is a spray mist serum. It is a primer for moisturizer, as well as a primer for makeup, too. It hydrates and smooths skin, creating an optimal canvas for makeup application.

The Hydrate Mi Beauty Tea is the matching tea blend for the Hydrate Mi Essence. This is an elegant, citrusy tea that smells as delicious as it tastes. After I drink the tea, I put the bags in the fridge and use them later as a de-puffing eye treatment!

MIYU Beauty Made with Love is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. This is limited edition and once sold out it is gone, gone, gone – so be sure to order yourself one today!  – Lisa

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