Korres Pomegranate wipes and lip butter make fall that much better

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What evokes Fall more than pomegranates? Winter fruits abound year round but only two make you think of autumn and all it consists of. Pomegranate and pumpkin pictures immediately take your mind and taste buds directly into the cool, brisk weather and holidays of fall.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes and Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes and Lip Butter

KORRES knows we love the sweet and pungent taste and smell of pomegranate so they’ve created a variety of products containing this wonderful ingredient. I was sent two to test and that only makes me want to try others. The question is why pomegranate as an ingredient? Among other things it offers us antioxidant protection and that’s a good place to start.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes are a wonderful way to get the antioxidant protection of pomegranate as well as the benefits of tightening the appearance of pores while it tones and refreshes your skin. There are 25 premoistened sheets in the package. This is specified for oily to combination skin yet it works for all skintypes. My skin is oily to dry and they work well for me. The fragrance isn’t artificial yet it’s noticeable. With some fragranced wipes I can’t use them at night but I have no problem with these.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

The wipes also contain Vitamin E which helps their moisturizing property. My skin feels soft and well cleansed when using these. They are especially refreshing at the end of the day when I just want to wipe away all the makeup sitting on my skin before I sit down for TV time.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES LIP BUTTER in Pomegranate is one of my favorites that I’ve used from Korres. This lip butter melts on my lips leaving a soft sheer coral tint. It’s perfect for bumming around the house or for doing my daily chores. I love the balm in this since it’s moisturizing and lasts well. “Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES changes their Lip Butters with different tastes. Right now both Wild Rose and Pomegranate are available so it’s best to get ahold of this before it changes again. The color is perfect for those of us who like a light look.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

I’d love to find this $12 Lip Butter in my Christmas stocking. It’s going to suit every woman you know.

Other Pomegranate items exist too. One that fascinates me is the Pomegranate Soap ($10.50) which is a mild glycerin soap good for face and body. “Remove skin impurities effectively with this mild, glycerin-based soap. Pomegranate extract, with its antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tone the skin—making this the perfect cleansing solution for oily, congested skin.” This soap is said to be 95.9% natural.

KORRES Pomegranate Soap

KORRES Pomegranate Soap

You can’t go wrong with KORRES products since they are cruelty free and use natural ingredients. Most of their products can be used by vegetarians and vegans (the Pomegranate Lip Butter) and they don’t contain the no-nos like Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, etc. Do yourself a favor and add KORRES Pomegranate to your shopping list. With Sephora’s VIB sale going on now you’ll get 20% which makes this even sweeter.  —  Marcia

*provided for consideration, affliate links

Wipe ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Olus Oil, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2-Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Zea Mays Germ Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Calendula Ofcinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

Lip Butter ingredients: Polybutene, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyethylene, Hydroxystearic Acid, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopherol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide.

New ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter review and giveaway

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No matter how unready you are for a change of season, it’s coming and there’s nothing to do but prepare. A perfect preparation is stocking up on ChapStick since you know that everyone in your family needs this and everyone loses them all the time. ChapStick was nice enough to send me their newest launch with enough for a few people to be able to win.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

What stands out to me about these 100% Natural Lip Butters is that they don’t feel like the lip balm you grew up with. These are super smooth, extremely moisturizing, and last for hours. ChapStick created 3 new natural flavors for this new product: Sweet Papaya, Green Tea Mint, and Pink Grapefruit.

ChapStick Lip Butter

ChapStick Lip Butter

The ingredients feature naturally sourced oils and butters like Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Beeswax, Mango Butter, Avocado Butter, Jojoba Butter, and Olive Butter. Can you see why I tell you it’s super moisturizing?

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

Ingredients for Green Tea Mint: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, jojoba esters, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, caprylic /capric triglyceride, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopheryl acetate,butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter,octyldodecanol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, flavor, tocopherol, hydrogenated soybean oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, glyceryl stearate

These flavors are unique and more fun for me to use than some others I’ve tried. I’m especially drawn to Pink Grapefruit since citrus is a favorite flavor for me. It’s not a sweet fragrance, there’s a little tartness to it. While the flavor doesn’t last 8 hours, the moisturization can last that long.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

My lips want to tell you that these feel more like a lip conditioner than a balm and they want you to know that these $2.49 Lip Butters can be found at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid. Sweet Papaya is exclusive to Walgreens.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We will have 5 winners for 2 ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters. For the comments it asks which 2 flavors you’d like to win but I only have 2 Pink Grapefruit FYI. This is an international giveaway for subscribers only. If you aren’t willing to subscribe to Beauty Info Zone daily emails then please don’t enter. We have a very wonky WordPress site and towards the end of our giveaways comments often close. If that happens then email me at [email protected] and label your comment ChapStick. That counts as your entry so that you can gain more. We encourage you to come back and tweet daily for more chances. My lips tell you that you want to buy these plus enter to win two. —  Marcia

*sent for giveaway and review consideration

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Ellovi – the “6 only” lip and body butter company

ellovi BUTTER and Tinted Lip Balm

ellovi BUTTER and Tinted Lip Balm

ELLOVI is a company that I’ve been using on and off for the last few years. It’s an all natural and vegan skincare company that is manufactured in California. Their philosophy is one that they are proud of and it’s obvious why.

Purity  Ingredients so pure you can eat them

Compassion  No animal testing or ingredients

Sustainability  Wildly harvested, reusable glass jar

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ellovi hand makes all their products. They are created in small batches, they are cruelty-free and sustainable, and the 6 ingredients used are so pure that they are edible.
 
ellovi BUTTER

ellovi BUTTER

 

ellovi uses exactly 6 ingredients in their body butter. There are 4 fragrances (original, vanilla, mint chocolate, and blossom) and I’ve tried two of them. I was sent the full size Vanilla BUTTER and a mini Original to test and it reminded me of why I used up my first jar of BUTTER.

INGREDIENTS:
Macadamia, Hawaiian coconut, shea, hemp seed, African marula, and non-GMO corn starch.

Macadamia Coconut Shea Hemp Seed Marula
The creators of Ellovi are obviously purists. Normally when we say something is a Butter we expect it to be a body butter but Ellovi’s BUTTER is more than that. According to Ellovi it’s also good as –
  • All-over body butter (great for massages)
  • Night-time facial moisturizer
  • Natural sunscreen (SPF 5 – 10)
  • Makeup remover (try it on a cotton ball)
  • Great for sensitive skin, eczema, and rosacea

    ellovi BUTTER

    ellovi BUTTER

When you open this jar you’ll see a product that looks solid.  But scoop some out and you’ll find that it softens to the point where it’s almost an oil. The ingredients are great: Macadamia nut oil is full of fatty acids to fade fine lines, while coconut oil is a time-tested moisturizer and hemp seed oil wards off pollutants. Ghanaian marula nut oil helps nourish aging skin, and shea butter deeply hydrates. The result: a rich, handcrafted cream with that won’t clog pores and is safe for sensitive skin. Bonus: The butter’s intrinsic sun-blocking abilities are equal to an SPF 10.
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I like to apply this as soon as I get out of the shower to give my skin the chance to absorb the richness and protect my body from drying out. Scoop some out of your full size jar and keep it next to your bed so you can apply it to your feet to help keep them moisturized too. While I haven’t used it as a makeup remover that does sound pretty interesting.

ellovi Tinted Balm

ellovi Tinted Butter

There are 5 Lip Butters that Ellovi produces too. I have the Tinted Balm which you can see is looks like it’s tinted red. Individual Lip Butters are $5 each while the Collection ($18) has Tinted, Original, Vanilla, and Blossom plus it comes in a cute tin.

The Tinted Lip Butter lightly tints my lips with just a hint of red. It’s a very natural look that adds moisture with a small bit of color. The color is provided by a Mediterranean flower called Akanet. Here’s what you’ll find with Ellovi’s Lip Butter –
  • Intense lip moisturizer
  • Excellent for chapped lips
  • Soaks in deep and and lasts
  • Lead free color (so pure you can eat it)
  • Oval tube (comfortable in your pocket)

The tube is 0.15 ounces and will keep your lips intensely hydrated for months. They recommend using Lip Butter within 1 year. Just like the Butter it also contains just 6 ingredients: Sunflower, macadamia, Hawaiian coconut, shea, Alkanet root, and African marula.

SunflowerMacadamia Coconut Shea Alkanet Root Marula
ellovi Lip Butter Tinted swatch

ellovi Lip Butter Tinted swatch

Just think 6 and you’ll come up with ellovi, a natural, vegan company you can be proud to enjoyably use.  — Marcia

Ellovi Butter can be found at the Birchbox shop and on the Ellovi website. Lip Balms are available on Ellovi.com
*sent for editorial consideration

Think Pink with Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Think pink

Think pink

As soon as I received Korres’ new Mandarin Lip Butter Stick I started to “think pink”. Actually I’m thinking very light pink for this one. Korres has been known for their Lip Butter for quite a while and people love them BUT they come in a pot which isn’t always to everyone’s liking. Now though there’s a lip butter available using their hydrating and softening lip ingredients in stick form and it’s so easy to use.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Four colors plus untinted are ready to conquer chapped lips and keep them away. The Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks are available in Rose, Purple (berry tint), Pink and Peach. The tint is very light on the Pink and I’m sure the Peach too. It gives my lips just the tiniest hint of color but it feels so good!

 

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Let’s talk about these great ingredients:

*Mandarin Oil refreshes and soothes dry lips, especially chapped lips

*Shea Butter and Sunflower Wax deeply nourish your lips for long lasting comfort.

*Vitamin E is for healing and known for its advanced antioxidant properties

*There are no Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates,  and these aren’t tested on animals

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

At first I was going to call this a warm pink but the tint is actually too sheer to give my lips much color. It enhances my natural lip color so it’s perfect for wearing when I don’t want to wear lipstick. I’m healing my lips at all times when I wear this.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

For me this is a great alternative to a regular lip balm. There is no fragrance or taste which is perfect for me personally. Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick isn’t sticky which equals happiness in my book. Each of the 5 Lip Butter Sticks have their own great packaging. My pink tube has found a permanent home in my cosmetic bag and brings a “smize” when I open and use it. If you are looking for softer lips and sheer color then Korres should be in your future. — Marcia

 *sent for consideration

INGREDIENT LIST: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octocrylene, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D”abeille, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Limonene, Aroma/Flavor, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491/Iron Oxides, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake].

Shades for a perfect nude lip

Nude lips 3The nude lip look is everywhere – it’s definitely not a trend that is going away any time soon!  I am always on the lookout for products that creat a perfect nude lip.  I have thin lips without much pigment, so I have to be careful the nude isn’t too white (makes me look like a zombie) or too brown (makes me look DOA).  Here are some products that were sent to the BIZ that together give a ton of different gorgeous nude lip looks.

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter

1.  Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter ($15)  Are you surprised?  No, this doesn’t give lips a yellow cast…in fact, it doesn’t have any color at all. But this little pot is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, including Buriti, Brazil Nut, Andoriba, Maracuja, and Acai Oils, plus Cupaucu, Murumuru, and mango butters. This is a dual functioning lip treatment that can be used as either a light exfoliator or a lip moisturizer. It leaves lips healthy and flake-free, ready for liner and gloss. It comes in two flavors:  Laranja, a juicy citrus flavor, and Acai-Acu, berry chocolate.

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

beautyAddicts Luscious LipLiners in Glow and Express

2.  beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner ($16)  beautyAddicts Lipliner is a creamy, self-sharpening liner that locks in lip color and fights off feathering. Perfect base colors are Express, an earthy terracotta, and Glow, a natural peach. If these look familiar, you probably saw they were recently featured in Lucky Magazine!

The perfect prescription for nude lips

The perfect prescription for nude lips

3.  Gabriel Cosmetics Inc.’s Shades of Nude Lip Palette ($19.95)  This beautiful lipstick palette has removable pots and an accompanying lip brush. Ingredients include jojoba seed and aloe for mega moisturization.

Nude lips shade 1

The first pot has just a light nude tint with shimmer. This is awesome in the middle of lips to give depth and to make them look more lush.

Nude lips shade 2

The second pot is a pretty matte peach.

Nude lips shade 3

The third pot is a muted rose.

Nude lips shade 4

The fourth pot is a shimmery light grape.

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Palette

These are all amazing on their own or layered to create a whole array of beautiful nude looks. They are lipsticks, so the staying power is great.

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Shade of Nude Lip Palette swatched; plus Glow and Express Lipliner

Yes, you can rock a nude lip, no matter how thin or thick your lips are!  Invest in Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter, beautyAddicts Luscious Lips Lipliner, and Gabriel Cosmetics Shades of Nude Lip Palette for everything you need to create a perfect nude lip.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Total Beauty Collection’s new program starring Revlon

Total Beauty Collection

Total Beauty Collection

Total Beauty Collection has had subscription boxes for sale since May of 2012 when they became so popular in the world of beauty. As with most boxes the items in the boxes were sample sizes. To celebrate a different kind of sampling program they’ve sent several blogs their newest box to share with you. Beauty Info Zone received this new collection and we’re excited to give you the news about it. This goes on sale on April 8, 2013 and is $15 which includes shipping. You don’t have to subscribe either so I shouldn’t have called it a subscription box. Instead I’ll say it’s a collection of beauty products that’s new and unique.

Opening the Total Beauty Collection

Opening the Total Beauty Collection

This first box is called the Total Beauty Collection Revlon Edition. Every one of these great products is full size and represents the newest products that Revlon has brought out. It was curated by Revlon’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman for spring. There are 4 products plus a booklet with looks from the new Pacific Coast collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Spring 2013. All the colors are perfect for spring and colors that were prevalent on the runways recently.

Contents of Total Beauty's first brand box for Revlon

Contents of Total Beauty’s first brand box for Revlon

There are four full size products in the box including 2 Revlon Lip Butters. I’ve previously reviewed other Lip Butters with raves because they are my favorite lipstick that Revlon has ever put out. The colors are Pink Lemonade and Sorbet. There’s also a beautiful Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow palette, Sea Mist, with 4 colors that are gorgeous for spring. In addition there’s a Revlon Colorstay nail polish in a nude shade called Trade Winds. The booklet illustrates four looks using these and a few other Revlon products.

One of the looks, Emma, in the accompanying booklet

One of the looks, Emma, in the accompanying booklet

The two Lip Butters, Pink Lemonade and Sorbet, are beautiful and 2 of the 4 newest shades released by Revlon. Pink Lemonade is sweet and light and refreshing, like a glass of fresh pink lemonade would be. It’s very light and may not show up on everyone but it can also be used to top another lipstick to lighten it up without making it look frosty. Sorbet is a fabulous bright pink that has been shown on the gorgeous Emma Stone in advertisements. It’s a very cool tone that can be tempered with Pink Lemonade if it were to be too cool or too bright for you. I personally love wearing them together. Revlon Lip Butters are sheer and moisturizing on my lips.

Pink Lemonade and Sorbet

Pink Lemonade and Sorbet

Revlon Pink Lemonade

Revlon Pink Lemonade Lip Butter

Revlon Sorbet Lip Butter

Revlon Sorbet Lip Butter

Sorbet

Sorbet

Sea Mist Colorstay eyeshadow palette has 4 great shades that remind me of the ocean. The shades are Emerald, Teal, Peach, and Aubergine. All 4 of these shades have a satin finish which is my favorite. Emerald is my favorite shade in this quad since I’m loving all greens lately. The way I like to wear it is Emerald on the lid, Teal in the outer crease about halfway across and Peach on the browbone. Peach is very light and didn’t show up well in my swatches but it’s a beautiful shade on my eyes and has a great subtlety to hold the look together. Aubergine looks darker than it actually is on the eye. I liked it as an eyeliner with the other shades in this palette (I use Trish McEvoy’s Finish Line to give it more depth and staying power).

Revlon Sea Mist Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette

Revlon Sea Mist Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette

back of the Sea Mist palette

back of the Sea Mist palette

swatches from top: Emerald, Eggplant, Teal, Peach

swatches from top: Emerald, Aubergine, Teal, Peach

 

Revlon Sea Mist eye using emerald, teal and peach

Revlon Sea Mist eye using emerald, teal and peach

Revlon Sea Mist eye using emerald, teal and peach

Revlon Sea Mist eye using emerald, teal and peach

Trade Winds Colorstay Nail Polish is a nude polish which gives the mannequin look to nails. It’s a warmer shade of nude than I feel comfortable wearing which is why I just have it on a nail wheel. The brushes on Revlon nail polishes are fuller than most and apply polish very well. I’ve always had great experience with Revlon nail polish since they last well.

Colorstay Nail Polish in Trade Winds

Colorstay Nail Polish in Trade Winds

Colorstay Nail Polish in Trade Winds; three coats on left, 2 light coats on right

Colorstay Nail Polish in Trade Winds; three coats on left, 2 light coats on right

This is a fun new way for Total Beauty to do a subscription box. By sticking with one brand and including only full size products you are getting the newest from the brand with items you can actually use. Hurray to Revlon and Gucci Westman for putting together such beautiful colors and looks in the first collaboration, Total Beauty Collection Revlon Edition. The box can be purchased on the Total Beauty Collection website starting today, April 8th. — Marcia

Gucci Westman

Gucci Westman

*sent by Total Beauty for review consideration