When is a matte lipstick not really a matte? When it’s The Only 1 Matte by Rimmel

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Earlier today I reviewed the Magnif’Eyes Shadow Palettes but what’s your face without a beautiful lipstick? You’ll want one to wear with your gorgeous eyeshadows and Rimmel London has so many to choose from. I was sent a variety of their THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICKS and these will pair perfectly with their eyeshadow palettes.

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

These beauties are housed in a bright red slanted tube so they won’t get lost when digging through your purse for them. There are 10 shades available altogether so you’re going to want to go to Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and other stores to find them. At $6.97 (Walmart) to $7.99 (and often sales) you may not be able to resist a few.

I’m not a big fan of matte lipstick but I do wear them on occasion and Rimmel’s The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks have full pretty tones that don’t dry my lips out if I’ve exfoliated them first. These are described as a velvet matte and they do have good staying power. They have a candy fragrance that takes about 20 minutes before I stop noticing it. I’m sure most people won’t be as sensitive to the fragrance as I am.

Now onto sharing!

#200  SALUTE is the pinkest of the group I have, it’s a true pink that is summer ready.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #200 Salute

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #200 Salute

#600 KEEP IT CORAL is a gorgeous true coral, it’s bright but not overly dark.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #600 Keep It Coral

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #600 Keep It Coral

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick top #200, bottom #600

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick top #200, bottom #600

#610 HIGH FLYER  is a rose shade, softer than red. I can picture this being the most popular.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 High Flyer

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 High Flyer

#700 TRENDSETTER is one I’d describe as a mauve nude. There’s a touch of brown to it but it’s got more mauve tones to keep it more feminine.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #700 Trendsetter

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #700 Trendsetter

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 and #700

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick #610 and #700

There’s always room in your repertoire for a new lipstick and Rimmel The Only 1 Matte would be a wonderful addition.  —  Marcia

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick 700, 600, 200, 610

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick 700, 600, 200, 610

sent for consideration

 

Pixi’s Perfect for under the tree, in your stocking, and looking pretty

Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty

PIXI BEAUTY has something for everyone no matter what time of year it is. I was sent several of their holiday specials along with pretty Pixi products that work perfectly for a party look. The best news is that it’s not too late to order from Pixibeauty.com and there’s time to go to Target to find some Pixi. It’s a winning situation.

PALETTE ROSETTE will make you one popular person if you gift this. But make sure you buy one for yourself.

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

This face palette has it all. 11 shades for eyes and 3 for face. Every shade is beautiful and will help you look radiant.

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

For your cheeks you’ll find a subtle pink all over Glow that rivals the more expensive ones I bought from other brands. There’s a rosy cheek Blush that seems universal to me. Last is the enhancing Contour that can be used a bronzer or contour shade. But that’s not all …

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

For your eyes are 3 different highlight shades: peach, cream and white. I’ve used the peach on my lid too but Pixi also made sure that there were 2 lid shades, one for day and one for night. I don’t necessarily believe in rules so I give you permission to use these interchangeably. There are 3 eye contour shades in the brown family. There’s a dark brown matte and two satin shades that are tones of taupe (forget my very dark picture). Last they didn’t forget eyebrows since there are 3 shades for that. I love Pixi’s eyebrow powders and I like to mix shades so this is perfectamundo IMO.

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

FAIRY DUST FAVORITES contains 5 of Pixi’s favorite loose pigment shades. I used to live for pigments but I had pretty much stopped until I discovered Pixi’s. These don’t get all over. I’m not a glittery mess with these. Of course I use an eyeshadow primer but I always have – these just love eyes. They are a satin finish.

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

This is a bargain at only $12 for these 5. I have Metallic Warmth and there’s also a Matte Classic.

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

The shades are Sheer Peach Glow, Sunkissed Amber, Ruby Sheen, True Bronze, and Black Pearl. Just picture Ruby Sheen in the center of your lips to add dimension! Ooh la la.

ENDLESS SILKY PENS have won beauty awards galore since they are the right price, the right colors, and they glide on your eyes like no other. pixi-endless-silky-eye-pen

Opal Overcoat is the shade sent for the holidays. On me it has a very gold cast but it’s not garish, it’s just brightening.

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

We can not forget lips! Pixi has an amazing formula in their Mattelustre lipsticks. They fit in with the trend of matte but with a lustre that makes the lipstick comfortable and not drying. There are 11 shades of Mattelustre Lipsticks but there should be no surprise that Classic Red is the featured shade. Classic Red is a cool blue red, a very merry shade.

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Classic Red

Classic Red

So what’s your pleasure? Face, eyes, lips? Whatever you choose it’s going to become a favorite. Whoever might receive these will be thrilled and you’ll become their favorite gift giver. Christmas is going to be a lot more merry with Pixi.  —  Marcia

*sent for review, affiliate links in use

#PixiBeauty @PixiBeauty

Highlight your lips with HIGHLIGHT Liquid Lipstick

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One of our favorites things about Sunday is the chance to introduce you to brands that are new to us and possibly to you. This week is a special brand because it’s a liquid lipstick that we’ve been introduced to and has made us glow with happiness.                                   #prsample

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire and Sandstone Cashmere Matte Liquid LipstickHighlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire and Sandstone Cashmere Matte Liquid Lipstick
Highlight Cosmetics
is a new brand on the market that’s made in California. The brand consists of 10 matte Liquid Lipsticks which are all the craze right now. You can find matte lipsticks at every price point nowadays but it’s rare to find a brand that contains amazing ingredients that are not only good for your lips but also for your insides. HIGHLIGHT COSMETICS’ philosophy is “Highlight your inner beauty“. When we first read that we knew that there had to be more to this than just beautiful colors.

Just look at this list of ingredients. It would make this post too long to list all the pros about them so we’ll narrow it down:

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil
improves lip softness,prevents the appearance of dry and chapped lips, has antibacterial properties

Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract
improves the moisture barrier of skin, is an antioxidant, reduces the appearance of lip inflammation

Camellia Oleifera Leaf (White Tea) Extract
Contains carotenoids and vitamins that build the appearance of damaged skin, dimishes the look of dry skin

LAMINARIA Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract Prevents appearance of skin damage caused by the sun, aids in skin moisturization

Benefit Peptide called Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide reduces the appearance in lip wrinkle depth and volume

Now onto the two Highlight Liquid Lipsticks that we received and our reviews. See all 10 HERE.

MARCIA IS A FAN OF SANDSTONE CASHMERE

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere liquid lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere liquid lipstick

As someone who doesn’t normally choose dark lips Highlight Sandstone Cashmere is a terrific shade for me. Not everything that’s described as nude is truly nude – we all have different skin tones so that makes sense. Sandstone Cashmere though is the kind of light nude that I picture in my head when I think of nude. Highlight doesn’t describe the shades but their website gives you accurate pictures of what you’ll get.

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

This lipstick surprised me from the get go. It is the most comfortable matte I’ve ever used. It doesn’t show fine lines easily, it doesn’t crack, and it lasts. I’ve been wearing this often because of the lightweight feel of it on my lips. I don’t feel like I’m wearing lipstick and I’m not afraid to eat or drink wearing it. If I have to reapply it goes on smoothly without disturbing the color left on my lips.

Sandstone Cashmere

Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

Highlight Cosmetics Sandstone Cashmere

While there’s a touch of pink in Sandstone Cashmere on my lips it only shows up if I use a pinker liner with it. But this goes on so smoothly and evenly that I prefer it without a liner. If you are looking for a true nude and an on trend matte, Highlight Sandstone Cashmere needs to be on your lips.

 LISA IS A FAN OF PINK SAPPHIRE

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid LipstickSo this Liquid Lipstick was certainly a surprise for me too. I had a heck of a time when I first tried to open it because I thought for sure it was actually a  lipstick…it took me more time than I’d like to admit to realize it was lip gloss with a twist off cap! The Pink Sapphire shade surprised me too…it looks fuchsia pink in the tube and swatched, but it is surprisingly more subtle and very pretty on.

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

I love the color and the formula impresses me too. It is extremely pigmented and wears for hours without fading or settling into lip lines. After a few hours I typically add a clear gloss over top just because I like the feel of some slip on my lips, and doing so doesn’t compromise the color or wear at all. Nice! The formula is water-resistant and it doesn’t transfer to my coffee cup or my husband’s lips, which is a huge bonus. Pink just isn’t his shade.

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

Highlight Cosmetics Pink Sapphire Matte Liquid Lipstick

What a find – a matte liquid lipstick that has beautiful shades and excellent wear time is awesome, but one that also conditions and keeps lips soft thanks to turmeric and safflower oil is fantastic.

We are big fans of the Highlight Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick.  Be sure to check them out – we just know there is a perfect shade for you!

*sent for editorial consideration, opinions all ours.  Affiliate links.

Are you ready for Covergirl’s Katy Perry collection, Katy Kat?

Summer 2016 brings us a Covergirl collection that is unlike any other. Together with Katy Perry they are developing a line that combines Katy’s creativity and with their beauty expertise. Covergirl has been shining for the past year and the Katy Kat Collection is one-of-a-kind.

Covergirl - be a Katy Kat

Covergirl – be a Katy Kat

Katy Perry has been a superstar for Covergirl for a long time so it’s fun to see what she’s experimented with to bring her own touch to a normally staid line. It starts with the Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks, includes products that she’s helped spruce up, and ends with a new mascara. With her pizzazz there’s a lot more to be excited about with Covergirl. This week Covergirl is Buy 2 Get 1 Free at Ulta which you’ll want to take advantage of with all these beauties.

*pr samples

Let’s start with her line of Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks. There are 11 shades that cover the gamut of colors that you’d love. These lipsticks are a demi-matte finish so they don’t look drying, instead they have the qualities of matte (being longer lasting and trendy) but still enough softness that they are moisturizing. I love the names of these lipsticks (Kitty Purry, Pink Paws, Cat Call, and more). I was sent the least Marcia color but the most Katy color: Perry Panther.

Covergirl Perry Panther from Katy Kat

Covergirl Perry Panther from Katy Kat

I’m not exactly a black lipstick wearer but I now know enough to purchase a shade like Katy Purry for $6.99 – 8.99. It isn’t a harsh matte, it has a soft fragrance, and it applies easily. The lipsticks are all moisturizing and great shades that you can wear with comfort. The packaging is new and doesn’t look like a drugstore product at all.

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

The next product developed for Katy Kat is their newest mascara which comes in both black and Perry Blue. KATY KAT EYE MASCARA is due soon and will be $6.99-$8.99 depending where you find it. This is a long wear mascara although it’s not considered to be waterproof. Covergirl says this has 10x the volume thanks to a helix shaped twisted wire brush. The brush’s bristles aren’t too long in order to make it easier to comb through and then pull your lashes up and out. Concentrate this on your outer lashes to get that cat eye look that Katy is famous for.

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara in Perry Blue

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara in Perry Blue

Katy says it best on the back of the package:

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye mascara

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye

Covergirl Katy Kat Eye

Next up is the wonderful Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil which has been around for a while but when you take this newer shade of Blue Boom and put it with Katy Kat Perry Blue Mascara you’ve got a winning combination. Liquilineblast lasts about 8 hours but only on my top lashline. I smudged it on the bottom and it oversmudged and didn’t last that long for me. I advise using a very sharp sharpener with these, the best you have, so you don’t waste this unique shade.

Covergirl Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil

Covergirl Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil

Covergirl Katy Kat Mascara in Perry Blue and Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil in Blue Boom

Covergirl Katy Kat Mascara in Perry Blue and Liquilineblast eyeliner pencil in Blue Boom

At Ulta you’ll find a new foundation called Ready Set Gorgeous.This is available in 12 shades and I was sent 3 to test: 115 Buff Beige, 205 Natural Beige, and 210 Medium Beige.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Oil Free Foundation

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Oil Free Foundation

covergirl ready set gorgeous foundation swatches

Even though these are all darker than I normally wear I was still impressed enough with the oil-free finish and how easy it was to blend on my face. I added a little bit of my Manic Panic Dreamtone White Foundation to lighten 115 and it worked beautifully.

Now that you have your Katy Kat eyes and lips plus a new foundation you need their Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer – really you do!

Covergirl Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer

Covergirl Tru Blend Blush and Bronzer

Tru Blend Blush is available in three swirly shades: Light Rose, Medium Rose, and Deep Mauve. I was sent Medium Rose and it’s just beautiful. I can apply it with a feathery brush to create a light pink or use my regular blush brush for a deeper pink. Whichever I’ve done has been perfect.

  • Ultra blendable
  • Blends instantly – no blush lines
  • Baked minerals refined into a powder formula
  • Oil-free & suitable for sensitive skin
    Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush from Covergirl

    Medium Rose Tru Blend Blush from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer from Covergirl

    Tru Blend Bronzer is just as easy to wear as the blush. Both the blush and the bronzer are baked and the pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no shimmer but there’s a satiny finish that gives me some glow. What I love about this is that there’s no orange at all – just a beautiful golden bronze that I can lightly use to perk up my ghostly skin.

    Covergirl Tru Blend Medium Rose blush and Bronzer

    Covergirl Tru Blend Medium Rose blush and Bronzer

    One last Covergirl product that I think you should definitely be picking up is their Trunaked Nudes eyeshadow palette. I’ve previously reviewed this and continue to wear it often. It is such a great basic palette to have, one you could count on for every occasion.

    Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette

    Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette

    Covergirl Nudes - Shell, Buff, Fawn, Champagne on top - Coffee, Mink, Sable, Cocoa on bottom

    Covergirl Nudes – Shell, Buff, Fawn, Champagne on top – Coffee, Mink, Sable, Cocoa on bottom

    With the holiday weekend coming up it’s always fun to have a few new cosmetic items and Covergirl won’t break the bank. They are on trend with quality formulas and fun. Katy Perry fun!  —  Marcia

*sent for review, affiliate links

We’re taking a peek at Peeks Cosmetics lip formulas

Peeks Cosmetics lips

Peeks Cosmetics lips

A new brand that we expect you’ll be hearing about is PEEKS COSMETICS. This fun company makes something for all cosmetics lovers. The Beauty Info Zone team decided to concentrate on their variety of lip products and we were sent quite a few to share with you. All Peeks Cosmetics products are gluten-free and cruelty-free which sweetens our smile.

Among the lip products from Peeks are Matte Lipsticks, Lip Gloss, and Lip Blasters. Colors range from soft to wild. The textures of the products make them easy to wear and look great on our lips.

MARCIA’S LIPS WEAR:

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

I profess all the time that matte lipsticks aren’t my favorite and I still mean it. But I really enjoy wearing Love Thang from Peeks. This is a very soft nude with pink undertones. It won’t suit a lot of people but it suits me perfectly. I don’t draw attention to my lips but I want something that will give me a finished appearance. While Love Thang and Quik Sand (light brown) are matte, they are totally comfortable and feel moisturizing on my lips. I can even wear them when I haven’t prepped my lips with an exfoliator and my lips don’t look flaky!

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

Love Thang and Quik Sand Matte Lipsticks

If you wear blue lipstick I think that After Dark would be amazing. At my age though I’d be put in the ER to see what’s wrong with me!

Peeks After Dark

Peeks After Dark

Lip Glosses in Control and Dollhouse are shiny and very hydrating. Lip glosses from Peeks are enriched with Vitamins A, C, and E so you aren’t just looking good, you are helping your lips retain moisture. Control has the prettiest iridescent look, I love twirling the tube to see the orchid shade transform. This lovely orchid shade can be layered if you want a darker look. Dollhouse looks more opaque in the tube than it is on my lips. This is a soft, very shiny pink that is quite light on its own but will enhance most any lipstick. Actually my favorite look is to apply Dollhouse over Love Thang. My lips look juicy without being the least bit sticky.

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

Peeks Cosmetics Control and Dollhouse lip glosses

One more category of lip products from Peeks: Lip Blasters. These are high intensity colors that are loaded with pigment. There’s a minty smell to them which I notice for a few short minutes.

Peek Cosmetics Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

Peek Cosmetics Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

I have Lip Blaster in Purple Kisses which I’d describe as a liquid lipstick. The Lip Blaster is very long wearing especially compared to the Lip Gloss. This formula is my favorite of the three. While they call Purple Kisses a light purple, I call it a deeper violet. It’s the texture of this that makes me want other shades like Sexy (soft pink) and Jersey Flower (lavender). As pretty as Purple Kisses is, it’s even better with a light coat of Control to make a va-va-voom lipshade.

Peeks Cosmetics lip glosses and lip blaster

Peeks Cosmetics lip glosses and lip blaster

Peeks Cosmetics Control LIp Gloss, Dollhouse Lip Gloss, Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

Peeks Cosmetics Control LIp Gloss, Dollhouse Lip Gloss, Purple Kisses Lip Blaster

LISA’S LIPS WEAR:

Peek Lipsticks are really, really nice – and the colors surprised the heck out of me.  Yes, they are matte lipsticks, but they have a velvety texture and aren’t too drying.

Peeks Chocolate Cake and My Way Lipsticks

Peeks Chocolate Cake and My Way Lipsticks

Chocolate Cake is a pretty brown that I never would have thought I could wear in a million years. And, ironically enough, that isn’t me wearing it in the photo! It’s my daughter – she has gorgeous lips so you can see the color much better. It looks fabulous on her and I wear it too…in fact I can’t believe how much I reach for this.

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick swatch

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick swatch

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick

Peeks Chocolate Cake Lipstick

My Way is a beautiful burgundy shade that veers toward berry on me. This is a typical ‘Lisa’ shade and I love that I can do the trendy matte thing without my lips looking dry, which can be very aging.

Peeks My Way Lipstick swatch

Peeks My Way Lipstick swatch

Peeks My Way Lipstick

Peeks My Way Lipstick

In terms of lip gloss, I went with two extremes – extreme matte and extreme shimmer. The Lip Blasters have a mega punch of color and intensity. These stain the lips so once the shine wears off, the color is still there. They have a pleasant minty taste that I like.

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Blasters

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Blasters

Jersey Flower is a matte lavender shade that I have to admit is not for me, although I need to experiment with it more and pair it with other shades. My 16 year old daughter rocks it by itself, though.

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss and Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss

Peeks Jersey Flower Lip Gloss

Sexy is a truly stunning shimmery pink that I love love love. I wear this all the time, although I have to be careful because the shimmer can be a little too intense for daytime.

Peeks Sexy Lip Gloss

Peeks Sexy Lip Gloss

The Lipsticks and the Lip Gloss are $12, and the Lip Blasters are $14. We both love our first peek at Peeks Cosmetics — this line is definitely worth a look!

*sent for editorial consideration

Introducing Sheena Sujan lipsticks and the 11th Day of Christmas giveaway

 

Sheena Sujan Lipstick Collection

Sheena Sujan Lipstick Collection

We were recently sent the Sheena Sujan Cosmetics lipstick collection to test and to share for our 11th Day of Christmas giveaway. Sheena Sujan is a new name to me but she’s not unknown in the world of cosmetics and handbags. Sheena Sujan  is a Beverly Hills based company created by this international model, designer and entrepeneur.

So far her cosmetic company consists of 9 beautiful lipstcks that are cruelty-free, paraben free and made in the USA. While they are normally $16 each, they are currently on sale for a limited time for $8. In addition to the lipsticks she has 9 pairs of false eyelashes, all named after old time movie stars like Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Sophia Lauren (also on sale for $4.50 from $9).

Sheena Sujan

Sheena Sujan

I tried 3 of these lipsticks. These are matte lipsticks so I always make sure I use a scrub first and usually a lip balm so that they feel comfortable on my lips. This way I have no dryness with them though I’m sure the lip balm shortens the longevity of the color but I’ll pick comfort over time.

Sheena Sujan lipstick collection

Sheena Sujan lipstick collection

CLOUD 9 is my favorite because it’s pink. It looks lighter on my lips than my photo. It isn’t too light though which makes it easy for me to wear.

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9 lipstick

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9 lipstick

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9

Sheena Sujan Cloud 9

FIRST LOVE is a great nude on the warm side. It doesn’t make me look like a corpse though which can happen with this kind of shade.

Sheena Sujan First Love

Sheena Sujan First Love

Sheena Sujan First Love

Sheena Sujan First Love

BACKSTAGE is the life of the party since it’s a hot pink with a tad of fuchsia in it.

Sheena Sujan Backstage

Sheena Sujan Backstage

Sheena Sujan Backstage

Sheena Sujan Backstage

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION –  There will be three winners of two lipsticks each. This is open internationally through December 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. You probably won’t receive these before Christmas but hopefully before New Years. To enter you MUST be a subscriber and leave a comment. After that you can keep on with the Rafflecopter.

Let me give you my best description of the giveaway lipsticks that weren’t swatched and just photographed.

SET 1 – Light shades

Sheena Sujan Once Upon A Time

Sheena Sujan Once Upon A Time

Sheena Sujan Once Upon A Time is a light pink with a lilac undertone.

Sheena Sujan Beachy Keen

Sheena Sujan Beachy Keen

Sheena Sujan Beachy Keen is a beautiful light Georgia peach with just a touch of pink.

SET 2 – Medium shades

 

Latin Lover

Latin Lover

Sheena Sujan Latin Lover is a great looking coral.  (My picture turned out too pink while this shows it a little darker than it really is)

Sheena Sujan Speak Up

Sheena Sujan Speak Up

Sheena Sujan Speak Up is a true red  that is blue based.

SET 3 – Dark shades

Sheena Sujan Twilight

Sheena Sujan Twilight

Sheena Sujan Twilight is a true purple lipstick that is so chic this year.

Sheena Sujan Red Bottoms

Sheena Sujan Red Bottoms

Sheena Sujan Red Bottoms is a vampy dark red. It’s going to be so striking on the right person.

Now pick your favorite set, enter the giveaway and cross your fingers for some 11th day of Christmas Sheena Sujan lipsticks to be yours.  — Marcia

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*sent for editorial consideration and giveaway

 

 

Dipping into the world of Osmosis Cosmetics with their Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipsticks

Osmosis Cosmetics Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipstick

Osmosis Cosmetics Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipstick

We’ve been fortunate to be able to learn more about the world of Osmosis Color. We’ve long known it is an excellent skincare line with many products that are not only organic but also oncology friendly. This is the first color brand we’ve reviewed that talks about being safe for people with oncology problems so we’re proud to be able to help you learn more about them.

    Brazilian Nut    

Brazilian Nut

 

    First Kiss    

First Kiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Forget-Me-Not    

Forget-Me-Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Passion    

Passion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Sassy    

Sassy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Show Stopper    

Show Stopper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Skinny Dip    

Skinny Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Vintage    

Vintage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osmosis Color has a variety of cosmetics from face to eyes to lips. We love our Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Shadows and get a lot of use out of these unique eyeshadows and now we are able to share 2 of the 8 Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipsticks that were sent to us.

These lipsticks are available for $22 each at SkinTrends.com. Choose from Brazilian Nut, First Kiss, Forget Me Not, Passion, Sassy, Show Stopper, Skinny Dip and Vintage.

Osmosis lipsticks are chock full of wonderful ingredients: Green Tea and Vitamin E as antioxidants, vegetable based Castor Oil for eco-friendly hydration, and it includes Silica to help affix the pigmentation so that there will be no feathering or smearing.

MARCIA’S LIPS:  FIRST KISS

Osmosis First Kiss Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipstick

Osmosis First Kiss Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipstick

As many of our readers know I’m the light lipstick one of the group. Both Lisa and I have small lips, much to our dismay. I like a light lipstick with more drama on my eyes while my pal Lisa is the opposite. Therefore I chose First Kiss as my favorite and it’s a great shade for my taste. This is the lightest of the lipsticks and can run either pink or peach depending on your skin chemistry.

Osmosis First Kiss

Osmosis First Kiss

On me this is a pretty peach shade that has more pink in it than is shown in my photo (under poor lighting). It’s not often that I like a matte lipstick since they show every line but this doesn’t feel like a matte on. It’s not drying on my lips and applies smoothly and evenly. It does have a good life too. I’m a lip licker and scraper but even Osmosis First Kiss lasts through my many tics. It stays on me until I start eating a meal which is pretty amazing for me.

Osmosis Passion and First Kiss swatches

Osmosis Passion and First Kiss swatches

LISA’S LIPS:  PASSION

This color is HOT HOT HOT. Makes me totally think of Buster Poindexter…anyone remember him??

Osmosis Cashmere Matte Lipstick in Passion

Osmosis Cashmere Matte Lipstick in Passion

Passion is a very passionate hot hot hot pink. This is a beautiful berry pink that isn’t neon, but it is a strong color. The Osmosis Cashmere Matte Longwear Lipsticks are aptly named – they are definitely matte and they are definitely long wearing. In fact, mine is so pigmented that I prefer to use a lip brush to apply.

Osmosis Cashmere Matte Lipstick in Passion

Osmosis Cashmere Matte Lipstick in Passion

Straight from the tube is just too much for my thin lips, although those of you with more in the lip department will probably find the straight application route just fine. For me, I need to blot a few times to get the color to a level my face can handle. And the whole time I wear this color I just can’t get that song out of my mind because I am feeling HOT HOT HOT!

Buster Poindexter
Osmosis Colour

*received for review consideration

Ingredients:

Castor Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Silica, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Extract (and) Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol, Flavor. May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue # 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red # 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red # 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red # 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow # 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate (and) Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (and) Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (CI 77019).