What comes to your mind when you hear the name TIGI?

TIGI is mostly known for their hair care. If you’ve been around for any length of time the first thing that probably comes to your mind is BedHead since that’s what made TIGI famous. It’s doubtful that cosmetics come to mind first since the line just doesn’t get the attention that it used to. Well the Beauty Info Zone team is here to change that for you and show you some of the beautiful cosmetics that TIGI creates and let you know why you need to change your mind and think TIGI Cosmetics.

If you are lucky enough to live near a CVS Beauty Store you’ll find TIGI available for you there on their Trend Wall. For those of us not lucky to be near one we can order online at CVS.com as well as Tigi’s Cosmetic site.

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Whatever you like when you shop cosmetics can be found from TIGI – concealer, eyeshadows, foundation, lipstick and lipglosses, bronzer. Even basics like foundation primer, eye makeup remover, micellar water are available.

MARCIA loves eye makeup

At one point in my life you could look under my sink and see it loaded with TIGI BedHead products. I had so many and either used that or Vidal Sassoon. I wouldn’t budge from those. Times have changed and while I would use those products again I’ve moved on. I was excited to learn that TIGI Cosmetics was back and even though times have changed, I’m not going to stop using these.

TIGI has 4 variations of High Density Eyeshadow Quads ($24) and all are beautiful. I was very happy to receive one in Love Affair since they are the colors I crave.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Just look at those colors! Those shades are what I want to wear day in and day out. But I’d only wear them if the quality of the quad was great. And it is! I’m stoked about the intensity of the shades, how smoothly they apply, and the way they seamlessly blend.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

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The colors are wonderful and I’ve been wearing this quad at least once a week for the last several months. I know you are looking at it and thinking “I have that already” but you really don’t because what you don’t have is a quad that works together so perfectly that you don’t need much else in your life. What you don’t have are colors that blend so well that there are no lines of demarcation. What you don’t have is a quad that has minimal shadow fallout because the colors are so silky. What you don’t have are silky soft shades that last the entire day.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Shade 1 is a soft creamy beige. It’s a great base shade and works perfectly on my browbone especially. Shade 4 is the one you don’t expect in a neutral palette but it adds a pop of color that takes it beyond boring basics. I have often mixed shades 1 and 4 together to get a softer pink or I’ll use 4 in the crease above shade 3. This mauve-pink is a great shade.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

Shades 2 and 3 are the workhorses of the quad. 2 is a beautiful taupe that I just love on my lid. Shade 3 is a darker brown but it’s not too dark. Shades 2 and 3 blend together like a dream. They were made for each other.

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

TIGI High Density Eyeshadow Quad in Love Affair

I also have a TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen ($17) that is terrific. I know that a black liner is a black liner is a black liner. But the tip on this TIGI liquid liner is excellent. I love a thin line, especially when I’m wearing black, and that’s what I get with this liner. I can even do a flip for a cat eye which is pretty amazing since I’m not good at that normally.

TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen and Love Affair eyeshadow quad

TIGI Precision Black Eyeliner Pen

If only this eyeliner pen came in brown I’d marry it. In the meantime I’m enjoying both of these eye products and want to explore more from TIGI Cosmetics. I hope more CVS stores start carrying the line.

LISA loves lipstick and gloss

I am always looking for a beautiful new lippie and TIGI Cosmetics has lots of them! I love the packaging…the lipsticks come in these gorgeous geometric silver tubes that shiny enough to work as a mirror. The lip gloss is no slouch in the packaging department either with a cool see-through cap and one of the best applicators I’ve tried.

Tigi Diamond Lipstick and Luxe Lipgloss

The TIGI Diamond Lipstick ($19) comes in eight shades. I love the texture of this lipstick – it’s super smooth and feels fantastic on the lips, lovely and buttery. Ingredients feature Shea butter, vitamin E and rose hip seed oil so it’s a very moisturizing lipstick but it still has a great wear time.

The shape of the lipstick is angled – diamond-shaped, just like the name, which helps for a more precise application. I actually wish all lipsticks were this shape. I was very pleasantly surprised at what a difference it made – I always end up flattening out the traditional bullet shaped lipstick anyway and this flat diamond shape makes precise application a piece of cake.

Tigi Diamond Lipstick in Loyalty

Tigi Diamond Lipstick in Astonish

Tigi Diamond Lipstick swatches top to bottom: Loyalty and Astonish

Loyalty is a medium matte brick-red that is truly lovely. I often have a tough time with reds turning pink on me, but this one stays true and is wonderfully wearable. I love it by itself and with the TIGI Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy over it, but I am getting ahead of myself! Astonish is a cherry red shade that has a bit of shimmer in it. I love to wear this one straight from the tube because it’s a pretty glamorous shade; or sometimes I blot it and it makes for a delightful stain that is more subtle and pretty. I want more of these lipsticks for sure – the packaging is fantastic and I am a huge fan of the texture and wear.

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

I am just as impressed with the Luxe Lipgloss ($17.00) as I am with the Diamond Lipstick. Luxe Lipgloss comes in eight shades and is a very hydrating and super shiny lipgloss. It has a fabulous slip – not sticky at all, and it lasts a decent amount of time for a lip gloss. This is a lip plumping gloss although it doesn’t have the ‘lip tingle’ that you get from other lip plumpers.  

Luxe Lipgloss gets extremely high marks from me for the packaging. The tube is a very sturdy plastic with a super cool see-through cap. I adore the hourglass shaped applicator – it somehow hugs the lips and makes for a fabulous application.  Genius!  The Luxe Lipglosses have a vanilla scent and taste – almost like a cookie or baked good, although it’s very mild and pleasant.

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

Tigi Luxe Lipgloss in Foxy

Foxy is a shimmery, shiny peach. I love it. For my lips, it’s best over a lip liner or lipstick – I adore it over my Loyalty Diamond Lipstick. The contrast of the red lipstick and the peach lip gloss makes for an amazing combination. If you have pigmented lips, Foxy will be fine on its own.

So there you have it. From now on, when you think about TIGI, don’t let your mind stop at great hair care – remember the awesome cosmetics and check out these fantastic eye and lip products. We promise you won’t be sorry!!

Visit www.tigi-cosmetics.com or get social with the brand on Facebook (@TIGICosmeticsUS), Twitter (@TIGI_Cosmetics) and Instagram (@tigicosmetics).

Go Buxom for the best lips around

Buxom lips

If you are a lip product fan then you probably already know about the amazing array of lip products created by BUXOM COSMETICS. If you aren’t a lip product fan then you need educating. Either way the Beauty Info Zone team is ready to show you the many types of lip products so that you can begin your Buxom knowledge.

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Here’s a list of what’s available from Buxom:

VA-VA PLUMP SHINY LIQUID LIPSTICK

FULL ON LIP POLISH

POWER PLUMP LIP BALM

PLUMP LINE LIP LINER

FULL ON LIP CREAM

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK

METALIX LIP GLIDE

TRUE NUDE LIP FOUNDATION

SHIMMER SHOCK LIPSTICK

WILDLY WHIPPED LIGHTWEIGHT LIPSTICK

FULL ON LIPSTICK

Now multiply that by the oodles of colors available in each formula and you can see why we say to go to Buxom!

Today we have a smattering of some BUXOM formulas and colors so that you can see what you are missing.

MARCIA IS USING Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick, PlumpLine Lip Liner, Power Plump Lip Balm, and Full On Lip Polish

I hit the jackpot! When Lisa and I meet we decide who is going to review the products we get sent. I really fell for these lip products so Lisa let me pick what I wanted. I did good!

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK ($22)

Buxom Big & Sexy Gel Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

This comes in two formulas and Buxom makes it easy for you to tell which formula they are with their packaging. The Matte lipsticks are houseD in a matte finish tube while the Satin finish is in a shiny tube. To make it even better the tubes are terrific since they have a strong magnetic closing. These aren’t coming apart in your purse or pocket so they can spend the whole day with you.

Lipsticks in Evocative Petal, Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

EVOCATIVE PETAL is my matte gel lipstick, it’s available at Ulta who describes it as a matte deep rose. This is actually a softer rose than that description implies. For a matte lipstick it applies very smoothly due to the gel formula. It looks like a matte but it doesn’t look dry.

BURNING DESIRE is a satin finish, which on me is more flattering than a matte. It too has an easy glide on formula. The shade is a blue red and it fits the Big & Sexy name. It’s a very striking color and one that would be flattering to most red lip lovers. It’s a gorgeous shade. (available at both Ulta and Sephora)

NUDE EXPERIENCE is my personal favorite of the three (with Evocative Petal close behind). It’s described as a nude beige or a peachy pink and I see a lot of peach in it. It’s a light shade which is my preference but when I add a liner or a gloss it intensifies. I love this satin formula since it’s a gloss and lipstick in one. It feels light and moisturizing on my lips.

Satin lipsticks: Burning Desire, Nude Exposure

PLUMP LINE LIP LINER ($17)

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth

Not only am I excited about these lip liners but if you spend $30 on Buxom at Ulta thru 2/17 you’ll get one as a gift with purchase. The Plump Line Lip Liners are different than my other lip liners. It’s plumper! The point is plumper, your lips will become a little plumper, and it’s available in 20 matte shades. They make for a great lip crayon or liner. Use it all over your lips as a base and your lip color will last longer.

There’s a lip brush on the opposite end of each one so that you can smooth the color especially when using it all over. Here’s what they have to say about the ingredients: “Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.”

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner brush on one end

The three shades I have are great with the Big & Sexy Bold Gel lipsticks or just on their own. My favorite is Ransom, a pink nude which is great for Nude Experience and half the lipsticks I own. Next is Stealth, a warm nude, also great for Nude Experience and the other half of the lipsticks I own. The stand out though is InfraRed which is an orange red that’s much more red than orange. If I apply this and use the brush I can make it look like a cherry popsicle lip.

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liners in InfraRed, Ransom and Stealth

FULL ON LIP POLISH ($20)

There are 100 shades of Buxom Full On Lip Polish that Ulta carries. 100! If all are as pretty on as Dolly is then I’d want them all. Dolly is described as a shimmering sultry mauve and it sure is sultry.

Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish is the best-selling gloss from the lip plumping authority in a tingly shimmer-sheer finish. Lips reach their full potential with this ultimate lip plumper. A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous pout while pampering and moisturizing lips with Vitamins A and E. Lips stay lusciously soft, plumped, and seriously sexy. Unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to stimulate collagen, build volume, and plump to perfection – without irritation.

This is a lip plumper so if you don’t like that tingle you won’t like these but I don’t mind it at all. My lips are tiny so seeing a fuller look is a delight.

POWER PLUMP LIP BALM ($17)

Buxom Power Plump Lip Balm in Big O

Power Plump is unlike any other lip balm. It’s big, it plumps your lips, it tingles, and it reacts with your own lips to create a unique shade for you. When I apply it I see all the pink that I wish my lips naturally had. Some lipsticks that react like this turn more fuchsia on me but this is pink and makes me much happier. The original shade is Big O but now they’ve added 3 more (Glowing, Fiery, and Flushed). I’m sitting here wearing it and I can still feel the tingle after 3 hours.

 

LISA IS USING Full-On Lip Polish, Full-On Lip Cream, and Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish, Lip Cream, and Gel Lipstick

BIG & SEXY BOLD GEL LIPSTICK ($22)

DEFIANT BLOOM sounds like one rebellious lippie, doesn’t it?? Normally I don’t go for matte lipsticks because I have thin lips and matte lipsticks make them look so thin it’s like they aren’t even there. But a gel matte sounded intriguing and I love pink so I went for this one.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Buxom Bi & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Defiant Bloom

Defiant Bloom is indeed a matte classic blue pink, and it has a fantastic wear. While it’s matte it isn’t dry, and while this turned out to be too bright for me to pull off, those of you who can rock this shade will be very, very pleased with the texture and longevity.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie

FULL ON LIP POLISH ($20)

Celeste and Trixie are my Full-On Lip Polish shades, and they are gorgeous. Celeste a is sheer peach with prismatic shimmer – perfect for those with pigmented lips. Trixie has a lot more pigment and is a pretty pink with beautiful shimmer. These lip plumping glosses give lips lots of tingle…I mean it, after an hour my lips still feel it. I love these lip glosses and reach for them all the time.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly

FULL ON LIP CREAM ($20)

Now, if you are looking for some lip plumping without the shimmer yet you still want some shine, the Full-On Lip Cream is right up your alley.  White Russian is a gorgeous creamy nude pink that has all the lip plumping power but more of a glassy shine. For a deeper shade, I love Dolly which is described as a sultry mauve. This is a pretty tenacious lip gloss, sticking around longer than most, and it has a nice slip – not too sticky. Nicely done, Buxom!

 

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste, Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, Full-On Lip Polish in Trixie, Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly

Now that you see the variety of lip products available from Buxom be sure you go online to Sephora or Ulta or get thee to a store to check out all the pretty shades for yourself. You won’t be sorry but you will look amazing.

Vivienne Sabo lips and more lips with a giveaway you want to win

We previously introduced you to Vivienne Sabo when we shared their mascara and eyeshadows. Now it’s time for lips. We’re doing this side by side review a little differently today since we wanted to have enough products to have a 3 person giveaway. Lisa will be sharing the lip products she’s been using while Marcia will describe others and show you what’s in the giveaway.

There are a variety of lip products from Vivienne Sabo, many from the Mon General Collection. Today we have a sampling of lip products.

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LISA: LET’S SEE SOME VIVIENNE SABO LIPPIES!

I have samples three different types of Vivienne Sabo lippies – Rouge Charmant Matte Lipstick, Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES, and Brilliance Hypnotique 3D Effect Lip Gloss.  

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Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709

The Vivienne Sabo Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 709 ($24) is a pretty matte pink shade. This is a lovely lipstick that is matte with a velvet texture. It does need to be reapplied every 60 minutes, but it wears off evenly which is nice for a matte shade.

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES brush

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES in light pink and coral

The Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES is a vinyl gloss that has a high shine and an opaque finish. The squeeze tube sends the gloss up through the brush for easy application. The gloss is slightly sticky and has lots of slip. It smells fruity and tastes yummy, and has very nice lasting power. There are some great four packs available on Amazon in different color combinations.

Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss, top to bottom:  21, 32, 42

Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss top to bottom:  21, 32, 42

The Vivienne Sabo Brilliance 3D Hypnotique Gloss is a clear or tinted shimmering gloss that gives depth and shine to your lips, whether by itself or over another lip color. If you have pigmented lips this is a great stand alone lip gloss. If you are like me and have basically colorless lips, you will want either a lip liner or else a lipstick for underneath these glosses.  21 is pure silvery shimmer, 32 has a light baby pink tint and tiny golden shimmer, and 42 is medium pink tint with a mix of golden and silver shimmers.

MARCIA: LET’S SEE WHAT’S IN THE GIVEAWAY!

One winner will receive 3 of the sparkly Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses. These are beautifully sparkly. Without opening them let’s see how I do describing them. 101 is a nude shade that will look great to sparkle up any lip color. 102 is a peach shade that’s got a touch of pink to it while 103 is more pink with a touch of peach to it. These look like they’ll stand up on their own if you don’t want to apply them over a lipstick. I think they’d be great with just a lipliner.

Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses

Winner two will get what I call the red package. There’s the lovely Rouge Charmant matte lipstick 714 ($24), Brilliance 3D Hypnotique gloss which is a sparkly true pink, and Matte Magnifique liquid lipstick in 216 a beautiful cherry red. None of these three are easily found so this combination would make you look magnificently unique.

Vivienne Sabo 714, Rouge Charmant

Vivienne Sabo Brilliance 3D Hypnotique, Matte Magnifique liquid lipstick, Rouge Charmant 714 lipstick

The third package is the pink package. The lipstick is a pink/lavender Rouge Charmant lipstick in 602 and has some shimmer to it (I think this is my favorite of all of these), Champs Elysses Gloss in pastel pink (108) which isn’t as sparkly as the first batch plus one of the Colouers Fraiches glosses (04) in that adorable polka dot packaging.

Vivienne Sabo COULEURS FRAICHES 04, Rouge Charmant lipstick 602, Champs Elysees 108 gloss

Vivienne Sabo Champs Elysses glosses

So which is your favorite? Think about that before you enter our giveaway.

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Lustrous Lips with Pixi by Petra: Mattelustre Lipsticks and Shea Butter Lip Balm

If you want some color and some slip on your lips but you aren’t really into fully rocking a major bold shade all the time, I highly urge you to check out Pixi by Petra.  I love, love, love her lippies. They are subtle but have just enough pigment to make an impact. They are buildable so you can get drama if that’s your thing, but if you are more into keeping things soft and natural, you can have that no problem. I honestly think my Pixi lippies are my favorites of all time. Here are a few you really should check out.

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Left to right: Rose Naturale, Peach Blossom, Bitten Rose

If you want a traditional lipstick, be sure to try the Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipsticks ($12).  Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipsticks are lip plumpers that go on soft and build nicely for more drama and more vivid color. The matte colors are awesome – not so matte that lips looks flat and small and every tiny peel or flake looks massive. It has some shine so lips look luscious and beautiful. I think that’s because the ingredients include peptides and hyaluronic acid to keep sensitive lip skin hydrated and to increase collagen production. If you want a completely matte look just blot with fingers and the finish turns totally matte.

It’s not often you can find a matte lipstick that feels like a lip balm, but here you go! There are eleven shades available, ranging from Honey Bare to Plum Berry. The tubes themselves are Pixi green but the outer packaging is a covering of a bright fuchsia color to keep the lipsticks sealed. They are a chunky tube but the lipstick itself is the normal size. These lovelies are Target exclusives.

Left to right: Peach Blossom, Bitten Rose, Rose Naturale

Peach Blossom and Bitten Rose are for those of you who look better in warmer shades, while Rose Naturale is an excellent neutral nude shade. I was just gifted a $50 Target gift card from a student and I plan to pick up Petal Pink when I go in next time. Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipsticks are some of the few matte lipsticks I purchase regularly.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm left to right: Natural Rose, Sweet Peach, Ripe Raspberry

Now, if you are more into lip balms and want a fabulous slip with a tint of color, then the Shea Butter Lip Balms ($8) are right up your alley.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these fantastic tubes of sunshine!!

I am a bit of a lip balm addict…right now I am counting six lip balms sitting next to my computer and believe me I use them all. I can’t stand the feeling of dry lips so I am constantly putting some ‘slip’ on them. Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms come in clear and six different tints. The major ingredients are shea butter, which is a wonderful moisturizer that also heals skin, and Vitamin E, a powerhouse antioxidant that protects the skin. This lip balm glides on easily and has a marvelous slip that makes my lips feel terrific.

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

The Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm was such a surprise to me…typically tinted lip balms are very, very sheer, but this one give an excellent dose of color along with the great slip and moisture. It gives lips a beautiful raspberry stain without gloss, but it still feels as moist and slick as a regular lip gloss. I love it.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm top to bottom: Natural Rose, Sweet Peach, Ripe Raspberry

Swatched above are Natural Rose, a pinky nude; Sweet Peach, a light peach; and Ripe Raspberry.  Other shades available include Pixi Pink, Scarlet Sorbet, and Honey Nectar. Guess what? I want every single one of them! If you love lip balms, this is a collection that needs to be on your radar. You can find them at Target or online at Pixi Beauty. – Lisa

MatteLustre Lipstick Ingredients:  Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl/Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Silica, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Shorea Robusta Resin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Stearyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzophenone-3, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Water/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tribehenin, Hexylene Glycol, Ceramide NG, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12. [+/-Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)]. 3.6 g / 0.13 oz

Shea Butter Lip Balms Ingredients:  Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)].

Four great stocking stuffer ideas for the beauty addict!

I love stocking stuffers…fun little items that I might not normally buy for myself but are wonderful little extravagances that often end up becoming staples, whether I am able to buy them year round or only during the holiday season. Here are four favorites that have come to my attention so far this season that are perfect for any beauty addict’s stocking – she will be your friend forever when she finds these on Christmas morning!

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Good Earth Beauty has fantastic products that are cruelty free, organic, natural and vegan, and they also offer 40 brands of indie other popular brands on their site, goodearthbeauty.com!  What I am loving as stocking stuffers are these adorable roll on fragrances in Pumpkin Chai Tea ($18) and Almond Cream ($18).

Good Earth Beauty Pumpkin Chai Tea

Good Earth Beauty Almond Cream

I can’t even choose which one I like better  Pumpkin Chai Tea smells warm and delicious with creamy pumpkin, spicy cardamom and sprinkles of sugared cinnamon, and did you know that the number one scent that turns men on is PUMPKIN??  For real!!  So wear this one out on a date when you are in the mood for some action. Almond Cream is just dreamy…it has a hint of vanilla mixed with sweet almonds, sugar cane, and fresh cream.

There are lots of other scents and many other great stocking stuffers at the Good Earth Beauty website so check it out.  Here’s a coupon code for you – BEAUTY10 – and they offer free domestic ground shipping 365 days a year!

Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votives

If your giftee is a candle lover, please consider The Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votive Gift Set ($24). I can’t tell you how amazing these votives smell — just like Christmas!! The notes are Siberian fir, cilantro and citrus, so the fragrance is fresh, clean, and outdoorsy. I have been burning these candles ever since I got them and I have more on order because now I can’t imagine the season without them!! They are just adorable and a fabulous stocking stuffer.

Soap and Paper Factory Roland Pine Soy Candle Votives

I can’t have a stocking stuffer list without a primer because I think I get more excited about primer than any other kind of makeup. I know. I’m weird. Anyway, Pop Beauty has a really cool primer that makes a great stocking stuffer because it’s all about bling!  24K Face Base Radiance Blurring Primer ($16).

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

Pop Beauty 24K Face Base

This is a spray-on primer that diffuses light with micronized gold pearls while also smoothing out skin to create a great base for makeup. It has hyaluronic acid to keep in moisture and vitamin B3 to keep skin luminous. I’m loving this primer and I know the beauty addict in your life will be thrilled to find this in her stocking!

Sassy Lips Lipsticks

Ok, how adorable are these lipsticks?? These three lovelies are from the Sassy Lips Make the Moment Color Changing Lipsticks. They all turn different shades of pink depending on your body chemistry and they all have these cute little flowers inside. They make for great conversation starters!

Sassy Lips Lipstick in When You’re Playing Hard to Get

When Your Playing Hard to Get turns pink with a slight blueish tint on me, which actually makes my teeth look really white – a great side effect!

Sassy Lips in When the Party Gets Going

When the Party Gets Going turns a medium pink on me, very pretty – no yellow tint at all. If you go to the Sassy Lips website they have photos of different people wearing the lipsticks to give you an idea of someone with your skin tone and natural lip color looks like wearing each particular shade.

Sassy Lips in When Bae Looks Your Way

When Bae Looks Your Way is the deepest pink on me. In fact, this one is the least sheer of the bunch. They are all super pretty and I wear every single one.  These are lipsticks to pull out when you want attention because you will be asked questions, I can guarantee it!  And a beauty addict who find these in her stocking will truly squeal in delight.  You can find these lovely lipsticks online at www.sassylips.us .

Happy shopping, and enjoy the wonderful holiday season! – Lisa

Makeup Wars and lipstick = perfect combinations

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Makeup Wars is always a fun time because you get to see what many bloggers enjoy in one topic. When you mention lipstick or liquid lipstick or lip gloss to a blogger you get some happy women. I’m sharing some of my recent acquisitions to see if there are colors or brands that will make your lips and heart go pitter patter.

Models Own, PUR Cosmetics, Jane Iredale

Not to play favorites but it’s typical to like some colors and formulas better than others and one that really has my attention is Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot. I love easy and to me lip crayons are easy personified.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayons are available in 7 shades. They are so creamy and just glide on. There’s no fragrance or scent to these and they are cruelty free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and oil-free. I don’t normally choose a red lip but Hot can be applied with different intensities to make it look more of a pinky red.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

These are moisturizing, nourished with Vitamin E, and make my lips feel comfortable. I can add a gloss over it for more fun. I may be showcasing this in summer but it’s going to be an all year round lippie for me.

Next up PUR Cosmetics has two formulas I’ve worn this summer: Velvet Matte and Chrome Glaze. They are as different as night and day but each has its special attributes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick and Chrome Glaze Lip Gloss

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte has a mousse like texture so it’s not as drying as I find many matte lipsticks to be. While it’s definitely a matte on my lips it feels very pliable and my lips don’t shrivel up. I have this in Obsessed which is considered a soft pink, it’s not a pastel though. Any time I wear a liquid matte I have to take my time to apply my lips since it’s not slapdash. A liner helps keep it in place so I don’t make mistakes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte in Obsessed

PUR Cosmetics also has Chrome Glaze High Shine Lip Glosses and this is more my style. I have this in Heartbreaker and it’s an amazing shade for me. I can wear this gel formula alone or even better apply it over my Velvet Matte lip for shiny beauty.

PUR Cosmetics Chrome Glaze in Heartbreaker

PUR describes Heartbreaker as “perfect pink” and it is the perfect pink for me. Not too bright, not too pale, just right! It’s a longer lasting gloss formula but like all glosses it’s going to have to be reapplied.

PUR Cosmetics Obsessed Velvet Matte and Heartbreaker Chrome Glaze

I don’t know how long PUR’s special lasts but using the code LIPSTICK can get you 3 lip products for $20 so that’s a deal you want to hop on.

As you may know ULTA has enhanced their stores and website with some amazing new brands. One of those brands is Model’s Own. This British brand has stormed the US with some innovative products. The prices are great so it’s a fun brand to explore.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

Model’s Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick comes in 6 shades for only $7.99 each. If you love matte you’ll love Model’s Own. It’s the mattest of any matte I’ve ever tried. It has a minty fragrance to it that I find refreshing but there is a tingle with it that you’ll notice for a few minutes. Make sure your lips are exfoliated before wearing LIX since something this matte is going to show everything. The smoother your lips are, the better Models Own LIX will apply.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I love the packaging of these. It surely attracts attention. They also have some heft to them. Strawberry Mojito is a bright red on me with orange undertones, I mostly see the red once on. Raspberry Mojito is a dark berry on my lips though it swatches with more purple. LIX are very intense on me. You have to really like a bold matte lip to appreciate these two shades.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I’m going to put a plug in for Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lipsticks that I just reviewed since these are the lipsticks I’m getting a lot of use out of this summer. Plus I have a giveaway going on so you could win some!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

What do you think of this very long lipstick post? Have you discovered any products that will make up your own lipstick wardrobe? If mine don’t enchant, then be sure to click on my friend’s posts to see how we can all spend money!  —  Marcia


Eddie Funkhouser lipsticks and glosses have us head over heels plus we have a giveaway

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Every day of the week there’s a national something day – National Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Cat Day, National Pretzel Day – but for us every day is National Lip Day not just the recently celebrated one that all the cosmetic companies have had specials for. And what are we choosing for National Lipstick Day? Eddie Funkhouser of course. We’ve had a long standing relationship with Eddie but he disappeared on us for a while. We are celebrating his reappearance with him and his line by sharing some of his lip products and he’s celebrating with you by offering a giveaway for 3 Beauty Info Zone subscribers.

Eddie Funkhouser

There are 3 types of lip products that Eddie has created: Chromographic Lipsticks (Saturate lips with vibrant hues and light reflecting particles for a creamy finish and eye-catching multi-dimensional effects. The color collection ranges from neutrals to brights for a subtle or stand-out pout. Lips stay hydrated and nourished with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E.), Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color (Update the classic lipstick with intense pigments, a boost of hydration, and a lightweight yet luxurious finish. The creamy formula is enriched with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E to keep lips looking luscious long after application.), and Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss (A lightweight, low-tack formula that provides a brilliant, color-rich, multidimensional finish to lips in universal shades. Vitamins A, C & E nourish and brighten and Aloe Vera moisturizes and soothes.).

Today we have the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color and Hydrating Lip Gloss to introduce you to but you’ll also have a chance to win the Chromographic Lip Color too.

MARCIA LOVES LIPSTICK SO SHE’S SHARING EDDIE FUNKHOUSER HYPERREAL NOURISHING LIP COLOR

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

There are 6 lipsticks in the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color line, 3 warm and 3 cool shades. These are what I think lipsticks should look like and feel like. They are definitely nourishing so the name is apt. They have a shiny look so lines aren’t emphasized. No they aren’t matte, which is the rage now, but I’d rather have comfort personally than a lipstick that looks dry on me but is considered hot. As a moisturizing lipstick they last on me about 4 hours which is a happy amount of time.

Let’s check out all these colors:

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Ignition, Quiet Riot and Rumor

At first when I opened these I was sure that Ignition would be my favorite but I’m so drawn to Quiet Riot that it surprises me. Ignition is a beautiful cherry red and the truest red in this group. Quiet Riot is also a beautiful red but one that leans more purple while Rumor is a deep dark red that is siren like. I’m surprised how much I like both of the red ones but they are bright and striking.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown sort of look alike in my photos taken in indoor light but they are really uniquely different. Innuendo is my kind of color, it’s a great nude that looks especially good on me with pinky peach blush. Again I was surprised with Model Citizen since I normally only go for the lightest shades but Model Citizen kicks the nude up a notch and looks like I actually have real lipstick on! Foxy Brown is a truer brown shade.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

I’m happy to recommend these lipsticks which are only $11.99 and provide fragrance free color, moisture and beauty for your lips. You won’t be able to resist them.

LISA LOVES LIP GLOSS SO SHE’S SHARING EDDIE FUNKHOUSER HYPERREAL HYDRATING LIP GLOSS

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss

I am a lip gloss girl.  I love the ease of lip gloss.  I need some slip on my lips and I always want a little color even if I am just kicking around the house.  Eddie Funkhouser’s Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Glosses range from barely there shades to totally there, and they give lots of slip without any sticky yuck that can ruin a good lip gloss.  The formula is truly lovely because it includes vitamins A, C, and E to nourish lips, as well as aloe vera to keep lips super hydrated and soft.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right direct light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right indirect light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

I tested seven of the twelve shades available.  Broadway Babe is clear with silver shimmer; Meow Meow is a light vanilla shimmer; Unapologetic is a light creamy pink; Mirror Kisses is a shimmery peachy pink; Love Rush is a shimmery medium pink; Stolen Kisses is a metallic mauve; Belle de Jour is a creamy fuchsia.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Broadway Babe

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Meow Meow

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Unapologetic

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Love Rush

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Stolen Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

If you have pigmented lips, you can wear Broadway Babe and Meow Meow by themselves.  If you are like me and you don’t, then these goes beautifully over lip liner or matte lipstick.  All the other shades have enough pigment to stand on their own.  My favorites are Mirror Kisses and Belle du Jour…but honestly all the shades are beautiful!!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Wearing Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Eddie himself has offered a giveaway for 3 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. And your picks are going to be marvelous. Grand prize winner will receive all three Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, 1st runner-up will receive two of the Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, and 2nd runner-up will receive one of the trios. Your job is to look at the Lip Kit Trios so you can tell us the order in which you’d want to win them if you are a winner. It’s not very hard since you can look right HERE. Now this giveaway is a little different because we are asking you to sign up for Eddie Funkhouser’s website as well as his Instagram page. Our giveaway is open through 8/14/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. We hope you are as excited about these lip sticks as we are and that your lip dreams come true by winning.

We also have a 20% discount for you for the entire Eddie Funkhouser line. Just use BIZ204U at check out.

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