After reading all of Marcia’s reviews about the fabulous brands available on Good Earth Beauty, I decided to take a few of the products to try for myself. This is an amazing website that features wonderful brands that focus on natural, organic ingredients. I guess I can’t blame Marcia for always loving the samples we get!
Marcia reluctantly parted with two beautiful items: nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby and Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush. I loved the colors and thought they went well together.nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby is a great gloss – it’s not sticky but it sticks around. I love the Ruby shade and the organic beeswax is great for lips. This one has gone into my purse and I wear it all the time. It’s a great shade that goes with everything. Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush looks extremely bright…and it is! Go easy with this one or you will be instantly transported back to 1985. If you use a light hand, it gives the best pink flush that perks your skin right up. It’s a lovely blue-based pink that I am very happy to have in my collection.
Now I am thinking I need to arm wrestle Marcia more often for the opportunity to test the natural organic beauties from Good Earth Beauty! Head over to this awesome website to check out all the wonderful options for yourself. – Lisa
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Ok, how many of you immediately thought of this guy??
That’s who I thought of when I first got my hands on some gorgeous lippies from Jesse’s Girl…but now I just think about shiny, shimmery, glowing lips. samples
Recently, Marcia and I were sent quite a few products to try from Jesse’s Girl, a fashion-forward yet budget-conscious cosmetics line, and I couldn’t wait to try out these gorgeous lip glosses.
All of Jesse’s Girl products feature high intensity colors with a low intensity cost. They have everything from nail polish to eyeliner but the lip products are what caught my attention. I’m not going to lie…the colors are more vivid in the packaging than they are on the lips. It was not easy to take these pics and they don’t really do the products justice. The effect is subtle but definitely there and the colors are tons of fun.
Glow Stix Lip Gloss ($4.99) is an iridescent, holographic topcoat lipcoat. I took pics wearing just the lip gloss, but where these really shine (pun intended) is over other colors. There are three colors available.Red Dawn is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (orange with red shift) topcoat gloss.’ This is gorgeous over a contrasting shade like a matte medium pink.
Wicked is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (green with blue shift) topcoat gloss.’ This is more of a yellow/green on me at first, but after reacting with my body temperature it favors more blue. The slight blue tint really makes teeth look super white.
Tangerine is ‘a stunning iridescent, holographic (yellow with green shift) topcoat gloss.’ I love this one…it ends up as a tangerine tint that looks especially pretty over warm matte lip shades.
As you can see, if you have lips like mine that don’t naturally have much color, Glow Stix don’t do a ton on their own. However, they are all kinds of interesting when layered over different lip shades. At $5 a pop, it’s worth the small investment for so much entertainment, and they certainly give your existing lippie collection some new life.
I also tried one shade of the more traditional lip gloss, the Liquid Glass Lip Gloss ($4.99).
Idyllic is a light lavender purple with pink and silver glitter. I adore this shade! It’s girly and feminine without looking too young for my middle-aged lips. Love it, and I’d love to try the other 8 shades that are available.
Don’t you wish that you had Jesse’s Girl? I know your lips will love the Glow Stix and Liquid Glass Lip Gloss! Stay tuned for more reviews of the eyeshadows, eyeshadow primer, and contour products. – Lisa
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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
There are three steps in the PÜR skincare family. Step one is 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a great resolution for 2017: find your perfect pink lippie! The best place to start is with IT Cosmetics since they have many Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products and one is bound to be the perfect pink for you. Here are just five of the wonderful possibilities you can find at IT Cosmetics: samples
- Your Lips But Better All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain ($20): This long lasting lip liner comes in nine shades, but your perfect pink is probably Je Ne Sais Quoi. It’s not just a lipliner, it’s also a stain so I love to wear this with a bit of clear gloss for fuss-free lips. Ingredients are amazing, including Peptides, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, hydrating Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe, and Jojoba so lips stay soft and supple. Another bonus? Lots of Anti-Aging antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect against free-radicals.
- Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($20): Want a soft, natural pink that works as a lipstick, balm, and stain? Look no further than this beauty. The clear formula works with your body chemistry to create the perfect pink flush. Anti-Aging Antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe and Jojoba all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips. This is available in five other colors as well.
- Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Lip Treatment ($24): The original and still one of my favorites, this clear balm interacts with your body chemistry and morphs into the perfect pink flush for your complexion. It’s the mood ring of lip treatments! A blend of essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants smooth the look of lip lines and give you soft, kissable lips every time.
- Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick ($24): Who can resist a lipstick that color-corrects, revives, and fights aging? This is a truly gorgeous lip smoothing lipstick with terrific ingredients like Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract. Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill is available in 9 other colors, with Je Ne Sais Quoi the latest in the collection. Je Ne Sais Quoi is brighter in this incarnation than it is in others and is a truly perfect medium pink.
- Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Lip Gloss Soft Stain ($24): Perhaps your perfect pink is this non-sticky lip gloss that has a great wear time. The Je Ne Sais Quoi shade is a soft, milky pink that gives a light stain of color with lots of shine and slip. There are three shades that are 50% the stain amount of their original stains, which means a more natural flush of color. I adore how this feels on my lips – massively hydrating with the best slip ever.
Whatever your perfect pink is, I am confident you can find it in IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lip products. Celebrate 2017 with a resolution to discover your pretty pink pout! – Lisa
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The 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.
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.
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’!
If 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.
Some 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.
And now for a giveaway and it’s WW this time. We have three lip products for one Beauty Info Zone subscriber.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Buxom Cosmetics has gone all out this holiday season with 2 Lip Sets that are stunning, wantable, and usable. These were sent for review but I’ve been too busy wearing them to review. Now that the holidays are coming up in 2 weeks I better share so you can see what’s available by them.
6 Degrees Below Sexy is an affordable and beautiful set of 6 plumping mini Full On Lip Polishes. The shades are sparkly and are party perfect. They range from clear to dark so you’ll find a shade for every occasion. All of these gorgeous shades are named after femme fatales: Dominique (glittering ice), Amy (golden nude), Celeste (prismatic soft peach), Clair (starry plum haze), Starr (brandy cordial), Jasmine (black cherry)
Not only is this beautiful for under the mistletoe but it will make your lips look even more stunning at the strike of midnight.
“This sheer, high-shine lip polish creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips with a refreshing tingling sensation and gentle plumping effect. Infused with vitamins A and E, the lip formula helps keep your lips soft, supple, and protected to ensure your smoothest moves ever. ” Sold at both Ulta and Sephora.
Can’t you just hear the screams of delight from someone who receives this? The 15 products are one of 3 formulas: Full On Lip Polish which are sheer plumping glosses, Fill On Lip Cream which is also a gloss formula yet they are opaque and last longer, then there are the Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks and those are a combo of matte and cream.
Full On Lip Polish shades are Emma (opulent opal), Sandy (almost naked), Sugar (pink truffle), Nicole (shimmering strawberry) and Jane (huckleberry jam). As you can see they have a sheerness to them and look great over a coordinating lipstick. These have a nice plumping effect and there’s a rich caramel fragrance to them.
Full On Lip Cream shades are White Russian (pink nude), Dolly (dusty mauve), Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia), LE Sangria (ripe cherry), and Berry Bramble which is LE to the set (rich boysenberry). The Lip Creams are more opaque and last longer on my lips. They have a vanilla fragrance to them.
Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipsticks bring you the depth and longevity you are looking for all year round. They have a matte like finish but they have a buttery look and feeling to them. They aren’t ultra matte so they don’t look drying. Buxom says they have the pigment of a lipstick with the comfort of a gloss.
The shades are Devious Dolly (sultry mauve), Criminal (black violet), Centerfold (warm nude), Lover (raspberry) and Dominatrix (true red). I don’t notice a fragrance with these.
Buxom Cosmetics has created some 5 star sets that I’d be thrilled to give and get. They are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and remain on the cruelty free list. Give someone a thrill (and get one for you at the same time). — Marcia
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