I got Tyra mail! Tyra Beauty Light in a Stick and GET LIPPY Lip Color + Lip Liner Set

Tyra Beauty Tyra Beauty impressed me with the B.I.G. Lash Extension System that I reviewed HERE. Today I am happy to tell you about a few Tyra Beauty products that will set off those gorgeous lashes – Light in a Stick Highlighter ($25) and the Get Lippy Set ($38).                                 samples

Tyra Beauty Light in a StickLight In A Stick is a creamy highlighter that is applied right from the stick. There are two shades available: SINsational City, a pearlescent champagne, and Glow With The Flow, a golden bronze radiance. I tested Glow With the Flow.

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow Light in a Stick

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow Light in a Stick

What a pretty highlighter! I like the stick and the shape of the rounded end, although I am certain that it will eventually become flat. It goes on super smooth thanks to the ‘TY-Glide Technology’. What is that, you ask?

TY-Glide Technology features a polymeric structure, which releases a uniform ratio of micronized pigments infused with fine oils, which provide a luxurious glide onto the skin, leaving the perfect amount of blendable color and the appearance of a flawless face.

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow swatch

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow swatch

At first, Glow With the Flow looks pretty intense, but it sheers out into a nice glow. I like to use this on my cheekbones and straight down the bridge of my nose, along with darker shading on the sides of my bridge. This is also beautiful on top of lipstick, especially the shades I got in my Get Lippy Set.

Tyra Beauty Get Lippy SetThe Get Lippy Set ($38) includes a coordinating mechanical lip liner, MakeOUT Line, and a Smooch as Silk Lipstick. MakeOUT Line keeps lip color from feathering and is waterproof. The Smooch As Silk lip color has a satin finish, and it is definitely long wearing. Once blotted, it doesn’t transfer and feels very comfortable on.

The color combos available include Hi, Felicia + Hey Girl, HEY, a vivid pink duo; This Ain’t Palm Beach + Plastic Flamingos, a pink coral duo; Retire Your Husband + LOMO, a smoky mauve duo; and Tyra’s Favorite Red + Runway Red, a true red duo.

Tyra Beauty MakeOUT Line in Runway Red

Tyra Beauty MakeOUT Line in Runway Red

Tyra Beauty Smooch as Silk in Tyra's Favorite Red

Tyra Beauty Smooch as Silk in Tyra’s Favorite Red

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow, Tyra's Favorite Red, Runway Red swatches

Tyra Beauty Glow With the Flow, Tyra’s Favorite Red, Runway Red swatches

Hmmm…maybe it’s my particular skin chemistry, but Runway Red and Tyra’s Favorite Red aren’t very red on me. They are more of a deep reddish pink. Regardless, I love the color, especially with the Light in a Stick in Glow With the Flow layered on the center of my lips.

My feeble attempt to smize.

My feeble attempt to smize.

Wearing Tyra Beauty Light in a Stick, Tyra's Favorite Red, and Runway Red

I am impressed with all of my Tyra Beauty products…Tyra knows her makeup and has done an excellent job of creating high quality, beautiful products. If you haven’t tried this line yet I think it’s about time you did – you will be thrilled with your Tyra mail!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Tyra Beauty Runway Red and Tyra's Favorite Red

Votre Vu is back and adding color to our lives! A double dose of Votre Vu Cosmetics, Side by Side

Votre Vu is a long time favorite at the BIZ – our first review was way back in 2010! We are always up for a little more French fashion finesse in our lives, so a recent box of Votre Vu goodies had us jumping for joy (but in a very sophisticated way, of course!). Surprisingly, this time around Lisa went for the eye products and Marcia went for lippies.

Votre Vu Eyeshadow and Eyeliner

Lisa’s Side:

I think the fact that the eyeshadow and eyeliner were both in chocolate shades influenced my choice…I have a difficult time resisting anything chocolate!!

Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Swatch of Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Swatch of Votre Vu Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single

Votre Vu eyes

The Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single ($19) is a buttery soft eyeshadow in a beautiful plummy brown shade. It has a tiny bit of golden shimmer, just enough to make this shade different from any other in my collection. I love this as a crease shade because it sheers out beautifully yet also packs on nicely for more drama. Ingredients include vitamin E, jojoba oil and kaolin clay, which make the texture soft and crease-resistant. 

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

Le Jolie Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat

The Le Jolie Smudge and Set Soft Eyeliner in Chocolat ($23) is a perfect companion to the Beaujolais Eyeshadow Single.  

This is a gel pencil that is so soft it almost feels like a liquid liner at first. One end has a sponge blending tip and the soft liner gives lots of play time before setting into a nicely smudge-proof line. The liner comes with a really nice sharpener, although this is a liner for soft lines, not precise ones.

The Chocolat shade is a terrific medium brown – described as a ‘semi sweet chocolate’ – with tons of pigment. It lasts all day on the lid and a decent amount of time on the waterline.

Votre Vu eyes

My Votre Vu FOD

My Votre Vu FOD

I’m very happy with these Votre Vu eye products and definitely recommend both of them.  Somehow I think they would probably pair perfectly with Marcia’s lip and cheek products….

Marcia’s Side:

Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, Lip Liner in Spark

Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, Lip Liner in Spark

We switched places for today’s Side by Side review. I’m always the one who “politely” grabs the eye products out of Lisa’s hands while I say Merci but this time I was intrigued by the lip products as well as the cream blush which is always a favorite of mine. I’ve been using Vu-On Rouge for lips and cheeks in Ma Cherry, French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana, and Lip Liner in Spark since I think these are great fall shades.

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in Tatiana

Votre Vu French Kiss Lipstick in the shade Tatiana ($23) is a beautiful fall color. I’m not used to wearing dark shades especially just coming off summer so I decided to use a lip brush to apply this instead of right from the tube. I’m really glad I did it that way because the lipstick became more of a stain and lasted for a longer time. I love that this isn’t fragranced except for a touch of vanilla mint which surprises me since it’s a French company and they always seem to use a floral fragrance. Tatiana is delightfully described as “A warm and joyful tomato red that’s ideal for your first tryst rouge.” French Kiss Lipsticks are hydrating lipsticks so they are more flattering (on me) than a matte lipstick. Brushing it on though gives a more matte look than applying from the tube.

Votre Vu Tatiana from website

Votre Vu Tatiana from website

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark brushed on

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark brushed on

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark with clear lip balm on top

Votre Vu Tatiana French Kiss Lipstick and Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark with clear lip balm on top

The perfect companion to a French Kiss lipstick is Votre Vu’s Drawmatic Lip Liners ($21). I have it in Spark which is described as a mid-tone rose. It’s a great shade not only for Tatiana but for so many of the fall and winter lipsticks I’ll use. This is a wind up lipliner so no sharpeners are needed. I love this kind of liner since there’s no waste. This very flattering shade glides on and doesn’t tug at all. I’m sure I’ll use it up to the very last drop.

Votre Vu Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark along with swatches of Spark, Tatiana and Vu On Ma Cherry

Votre Vu Drawmatic Lip Liner in Spark along with swatches of Spark, Tatiana and Vu On Ma Cherry

Last is my very favorite product of this trio – Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry. This makes me want to sing along with Stevie Wonder. I am a huge fan of cream blush and can’t resist them. Votre Vu has 4 shades of the Vo On Rouge ($29) and I’d happily own all 4. Ma Cherry is a “sweet and classic cherry blue-red hue that becomes every skin tone”. You can see it blended in above but when I swipe it across my cheeks it’s so intense that my fair skin just can’t take it so this is how I apply it…

Votre Vu Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry

Votre Vu Vu On Rouge in Ma Cherry

I dot it on my face and then blend with my fingers or a sponge. I can add more if I want which I usually do. This way I can build the intensity rather than have to remove some of it. This dries down beautifully and never feels sticky. It’s also a perfect purse blush since no tools are needed. This lasts about 8 hours on me unless I start with a powder blush and then the duo would last for 12 hours. Vu On Rouge can be used on cheeks and lips and they say even eyes. It’s blended with hydrating shea and exotic antioxidant-rich mango seed butters so it not only looks good but it’s good for your skin. I’ve been wearing this several days a week and I know I need Amourette next. Even Stevie Wonder would approve if I had them both and would happily sing “Ma Cherie Amour” to me.

*items received for consideration

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

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain – just say wow!

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain

It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain

It’s no surprise to anyone that reads Beauty Info Zone that we are going to rave about the 6 It Cosmetics Lip Liners that they sent us for review. It’s hard to even think of anything about It Cosmetics that we don’t like. We could easily be satisfied living a life of It products only – well almost, we are beauty junkies obviously. Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stains are automatic lip liners that are infused with a stain. These are multi-tasking cosmetics at their best. Lip primer, lip liner, and lip stain all in one terrific pencil.

What makes these Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stains so different from other brands of lip liners? We’re glad you asked!

1) These are infused with peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, hydrating avocado oil, shea butter, aloe, and jojoba.

2) The ingredients all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, soothe and nourish your lips while minimizing the appearance of lip lines.

3) They are loaded with anti-aging anti-oxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea to protect and ward off free-radicals all day long.

4) No need to sharpen, just twist the bottom and voila – more lip liner. However, if you want a point on the end, just use the handy dandy tool that is stored at the bottom of the lip liner.

Built in sharpener

Built in sharpener

What more can you ask for? How about great colors that will look good with your lipsticks and glosses? Now let’s take a look at these colors with Marcia and Lisa.

MARCIA’S TRIO OF LIP LINER STAINS:

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It was very cute to see the two of us deciding who reviews which lip liner stain. It reminded us of little kids flipping coins to see who went first. I grabbed Pretty in Pink first and then Lisa got a pick; we were back in childhood glee. But the best part is that as adults we each get to share 3 fabulous pencils with you.

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

It Cosmetics: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink

The 3 I’ve got for you are Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink. One of the reasons I wanted these was because I knew how well these would look with the 3 Vitality Lip Flush Butter Glosses that I recently reviewed. Pretty in Pink gloss along with Pretty in Pink Lip Stain pencil are the perfect match. I couldn’t ask for better.

It Vitality Lip Butter Glosses and Lip Liner Stains

It Vitality Lip Butter Glosses and Lip Liner Stains

We’ve already listed the reasons why these are unique so I don’t want to bore you with repeating those facts; I do want to say though that I’m very impressed with these lip liner stains. I’m not the person that applies and reapplies lip products throughout the day. I leave the house with a lipstick on but I never return with one on. I just don’t think of it. It goes way back to when my sons were young and I’d hear “don’t kiss me, you have lipstick on” and it continues today when those same sons who are young adults say “don’t kiss me, you have lipstick on”. I never got back into the habit of constantly reapplying therefore having a lip liner that adds color that isn’t going to disappear midway through the day is ideal. I like to start with these all over my lips and then add the color of the day.

Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink

Buff Nude, Spicy Nude and Pretty in Pink

The liner called Buff Nude appears to be the same liner that is sold as Nude/Light Medium. Originally It Cosmetics sold just two shades of these liners in Nude. These have now morphed into 7 shades total on their website: Buff Nude, Blushing Nude, Spicy Nude, Romantic Rose, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Red and Cherry Flush. They must have heard our pleas for more.

LISA’S TRIO OF LIP LINER STAINS:

YLBB swatches, left to right:  Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink, Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, Perfect Red

YLBB swatches, left to right: Buff Nude, Spicy Nude, Pretty in Pink, Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, Perfect Red

Pictured above are swatches of all six lip liners. It should be no surprise that Marcia picked the lightest shades and I picked the darkest ones!! The shades I tried are the last three in the row:  Romantic Rose, Cherry Flush, and Perfect Red. I love these lip liners. They are creamy but are so long wearing because they are stains, not to mention they are waterproof. They all look great on their own or make a terrific base for any lip gloss or lipstick.

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose

Romantic Rose is what I wish my natural lip color was – it truly is my lips but better (waaay better). If I wasn’t such a big baby about pain I think I would have this shade permanently tattooed on my lips. It’s a perfect matte rose that I love to wear on its own or as a base underneath a shimmery clear or light beige lip gloss.

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush

Cherry Flush is a bright, cheerful red. While my daughter has lips that can carry this color, it’s too bright for my thin lips on its own. However, I definitely like it with a warmer toned shimmer gloss over it. A warm tone calms the brightness enough so I enjoy wearing it. Let me tell you, if I had lips like my daughter I would totally be rocking this out all by itself.

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red

Perfect Red is pretty perfect. It’s not too blue and not too brown so any skin tone will find this a complimentary shade. It truly is one of the most gorgeous red lippies I have tried in a very long time.  Even if you have problems wearing red you’ve got to check this out – it just might become that one red lippie you can wear!

It Cosmetics never fails to impress us and the Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain is yet another home run. These creamy, waterproof, long-lasting lip liners are absolutely worth your attention.

*pr samples