Glitter lovers giveaway with Models Own Celestial Collection

MODELS OWN has a collection that is going to be a glitter girl’s dream. It’s called Celestial and is out of this world with unicorns and fantasy galore. The pieces include the Celestial Enchanted Palette, Celestial Lip Glitter Kit, Celestial Face Glitter Kit, and Celestial Chrome Lip Topper. If you or someone you buy for loves the fun of cosmetics then you’ll want to know about these and enter our giveaway.

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LISA HAS THE CELESTIAL CHROME LIP TOPPERS TO SHARE

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Looking for ethereal, shining, glittery lips that won’t budge through that magical evening? Well, look no further because I have the prize at the end of the rainbow!!  Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper ($8) is a fabulous lip product that had me fooled – at first I thought these were horrible, but then I realized I was using them all wrong.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust and Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers are lip TOPPERS. That means use them over lip product, not on their own! On their own, they don’t have much effect, they look odd and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want them. But over a matte lip color – oh my my. Unicorns and rainbows and magical bunnies everywhere!! The effect is shimmery, glittery like diamonds lips – almost unreal.

While the dry down is still odd since there is no slip at all, the wear is fantastic. Also you don’t apply this like regular lip gloss. You need to dab it on so the glitter and shimmer is even, sort of placing it properly. Then it dries matte and stays put. This stuff lasts and lasts forever. It won’t kiss off – my husband and I tested it with a really slobbery, teenage-type makeout session in the back of his truck. Success! He had NO evidence of feminine wiles on him and I did not look like I was about to embark on a walk of shame.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet and Stardust

Try Stardust for beautiful silvery shimmer and Rose Comet for gorgeous pink shimmer.  And I am so sorry I ever disparaged these super cool unicorn awesome lippies! They are the bomb!!

MARCIA HAS THE CELESTIAL ENCHANTED PALETTE AND LIP GLITTER KITS TO SHARE

“Be the queen of hearts with Models Own Celestial Enchanted Palette. From ladylike hues to fairytale blooms, live happily ever after!” Oh to be young enough to wear this pretty pastel eyeshadow/highlighter palette.

Celestial Enchanted Palette

10 shimmery glittery shades that will make someone’s going out face radiate ($8.99). Let me give my best descriptions since this is a prize for the giveaway so it’s only been opened and not swatched.

Top row: PURITY white, MAGICAL cream, GRACEFUL pinky brown, ENTICE peachy pink, ALLURE gold

Bottom row: CHARMING dark brown, WITH LOVE rose gold, DOVES silver, ANGELIC denim blue, DIVINE purple

Models Own Celestial Palette

When I look at these colors I so want to wear it but I know that it’s not right for me. The nudes are shimmering, the pastels are iridescent, and it all looks perfect for the right person. The Ulta reviews say that it’s not highly pigmented but that it adds a fun sparkle to eyes and that it should be used with an eyeshadow primer.

Celestial Lip Glitter Kit

There are 3 Celestial Lip Glitter Kits available and these are extremely sparkly. Cute as can be with Cerise Star (hot pink), Moon Dust (iridescent white), and Rose Meteor (peachy pink).

Models Own Cerise Star

Models Own Celestial Lip Glitter Kits

What you’ll find is a the latest trend of glitter on your lips: loose lip glitter, a lip glitter sealer, and a dual ended applicator. At only $3.99 each they will make someone in your life squeal when they find this in their holiday stocking/gift pile. They can be worn alone or over a lip color for a hot look.

Models Own Glitter Lip Kit colors

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: First place prize is the Celestial Eyeshadow Palette and one Lip Glitter Kit of your choice, second place will win the 2 Lip Glitter Kits left. This is open for US and Canada through 10/21/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you are young yourself, have gifts to give for young at heart friends and family, or just love trying the unusual then this is a giveaway for you! Just decide which is the Lip Glitter Kit you want to try if you win first place and use the Rafflecopter for your entries.

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Have a beautiful day with Models Own A.M. Kit

Good morning America (and everyplace else), it’s time to get up and face the day and Models Own is here to help. Their A.M. KIT DAYTIME EYES & CHEEK PALETTE is a great one to make you look and feel your best.

Models Own A.M. Kit

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This is a palette that I’d say is more on the cool side of the spectrum but it’s also a neutral palette. It contains 6 eyeshadows and 1 blush. All the shades work so well together making it an easy one to create many looks.

Models Own A.M. Kit

I think of this as the palette I could wear early in the morning for work, yet brighten up for a night out. It’s also a palette I’d keep in a drawer at work since you never know when a great opportunity may arise and you want to improve your looks. (ignore the blush in the picture above since my camera just won’t capture the beauty of it)

Models Own A.M. Kit

What’s wonderful about this palette is that there isn’t a drop of glitter in site. There are 3 matte shades and 3 slightly metallic shadows but no glitter will appear on your eyes.

As you may know, I’m all about eyeshadows, so of course this review is mostly about the eyeshadows!

Models Own A.M. Kit

  1. Creamy beige that has a teeny amount of sparkle in the pan but I don’t see it on my eyes. This is a great lid or brow shade and works with every color in this palette.
  2. A peachy pink matte that is so flattering on. There’s never the appearance of rabbit eyes even though this has a good amount of pink to it. Even though I’m saying it’s a matte there’s no dryness to it.
  3. Metallic shade that is a chameleon. In some lights I see a lot of lavender, in some it looks taupe, and it can even look pink. It changes with the colors that accompany it on my eyes. While it’s a metallic it’s not that shiny once on.
  4. This dark brown applies lighter than it appears. It’s also a metallic in the pan but more of a satin once on your lid. Because I like a dark defining shade on my eyes this is the color that already has a slight dip in it. For me it pulls everything together.
  5. A matte very light nude shade. This highlights my browbone although it works well on the lid and as a light transition shadow.
  6. Another chameleon, this light taupe can look purple or more brown. I’ve worn #3, 5, and 6 together with #4 as a liner and that way it’s more purple. But if I wear #1, 6, and 5 together it all looks more brown.

These shadows need a primer as the pigmentation is lighter than a lot of shadows. Whatever you use to intensify and hold shadow should work well. A good budget brand is Milani Eyeshadow Primer or I like TF Shadow Insurance. I also love this palette with a liquid base like ELF Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow or Inglot Aquastic Cream Eyeshadow.

Now about the blush – it’s fabulous and I don’t have a good picture of it. It’s a beautiful pinky peach with loads of pigment. And surprisingly the brush in the palette works really well with it. I never find a brush in a palette like this that I like but this one actually is decent even though I prefer a real blush brush.

Models Own A.M. Kit

The blush is much softer and pinker than this picture. It’s a great shade for the palette and for life.

This is one of Models Own better palettes. The shadows are nicely pigmented though not darkly pigmented. They aren’t powdery and I don’t get much fallout from the shadows. They last well all day for me with zero or minimal touchup for night but they absolutely need an eyeshadow primer to show up. The blush is terrific and one I’d love with or without the rest of the palette. It’s very long lasting and very flattering on light to medium skin.

This is an Ulta exclusive and Models Own is often on sale there so keep your eye out for this for yourself or as a gift for a teen just getting into makeup.  —  Marcia

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


Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own is a UK brand that I must admit I hadn’t heard of until Marcia told me about it and I saw her pic she snapped at Ulta. Love the display…this just looks like tons of fun, doesn’t it??

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Models Own at Ulta

Models Own at Ulta

I got to test out the Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand. I thought it looked too young for me. Swatched heavily, it looks quite shimmery and more like something my daughters and nieces would swoon over…but not like something that my middle-aged face would find very flattering.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

I was in for a surprise because this sheers out to be more of a glow than a shimmer. It is possible to put on too much and get shimmery, but a few brush strokes and skin gets diffuse, glowy, and happy. Golden Sand smooths edges out better than an Instagram filter and instantly brightens dull, sallow skin. It also really lasts a long time. Most powder highlighters seem to stick around for about two or three hours on me, but this one doesn’t seem to fade – I can still detect it even after 8 hours of wear. I used to have a similar highlighter from Chanel that was LE and I remember almost crying when I ran out. Now I feel like I finally have my replacement!

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

I am guessing the other shade that is available, Peach Pearl, is just as gorgeous.  The pan is huge and price point is fantastic.  Next time you are wandering through Ulta, wander over to that Models Own display and definitely check out the Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder.  Golden Sand is beautiful, glowy fun.  – Lisa

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A reason to be thrilled – Models Own has come to Ulta

Models Own

Models Own

I am not a dancer but I was doing a jig when I received four Models Own products. I hadn’t even realized that the brand was going to be readily available at Ulta. The thrill continued when I made a trip to Ulta and saw the beautiful line there for me to purchase as well.

Models Own at Ulta

Models Own at Ulta

Models Own is a UK line that had me drooling over their nail polishes years ago. Trying to get my hands on one was a real effort but I was finally able to swap with someone to send it my way and I wasn’t disappointed. Now though we can get our hands on all their amazing products – all 650 eye, face, and lip products can be ours. Their goal is to put fun and creativity back into cosmetics. As they say BRAVERY IN BEAUTY.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder

The very first product I needed to use was Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand. I can’t resist highlighters and I prayed that this wouldn’t be shimmery. I danced for sure once I applied this beautiful light gold powder for no sparkles were to be found. Just pure beautiful color that glowed and glowed. I can wear this day or night because it’s subtle enough that I’m not a disco ball nor do I look greasy.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand

Regularly priced at $11.99 it’s on sale now for $8.99 and you can use a $3.50 coupon on Models Own!! This also comes in Peach Pearl which looks stunning.

Models Own Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Fresh

Models Own Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Fresh

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick comes in 6 brave and bright shades. The pigmentation on Coral Fresh is absolutely amazing. Your lips are covered with this gorgeous shade in one coat. It practically applies itself. It’s not a lipstick that I can apply without a mirror since the color has intensity and will stain. I wore it this week and had Chinese food and it didn’t stand up to the soup but it left a pretty stain behind. As all mattes go this is drying so make sure your lips are exfoliated and balmed for lasting beauty.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Fresh

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Fresh

Besides Coral Fresh you need to look into Raspberry Mojito, Berry Cool, Candy Cane, Strawberry Mojito, and Eucalyptus Pink. Each of these have a light minty taste but no stinging is involved. On sale now for $5.99 you absolutely won’t believe that they aren’t a higher end luxury lip product.

Models Own I-Definer Eyeliner Duo in Midnight

Models Own I-Definer Eyeliner Duo in Midnight

I not only danced when I used Models Own I-Definer Eyeliner Duo in Midnight but I did a somersault which for someone in my shape is actually impossible! But this has everything I could possibly want in an eyeliner. The two sided liner has a smooth as can be roll up pencil on one end and a perfect felt liquid liner on the other. I’m a fool for liquid liner but I’m very picky about the tip of them. Models Own did it right. The tip is firm and glides on.

Models Own I Definer Eyeliner Duo swatches

Models Own I Definer Eyeliner Duo swatches

It’s also available in Umber (which I ordered!!) and Azure. I hope they add a purple in the future. On sale for $7.49 right now makes it a steal. If you like wearing a cat eye then you absolutely need this pencil/liquid for a perfect look.models own ulta palettes

As an eyeshadow maven I was thrilled to see the array in Ulta. On sale right now it’s the perfect time to add to your palette wardrobe. Look at my pretty Models Own Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Palette.

Models Own Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Palette.

Models Own Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Palette

A palette that I think was made especially for me. If you like cream eyeshadow then you are going to love this!! With 10 gorgeous shades I can play to my hearts content. I could almost be on Dancing With The Stars since I got so excited to use this.

Top row swatches of Models Own Colour Chrome: Platinum, Electrum, Rose Gold, Emerald, Superior

Top row swatches of Models Own Colour Chrome: Platinum, Electrum, Rose Gold, Emerald, Superior

Platinum is a bright white with sparkles, the color isn’t intense. A good way to use this is to pat it over other shadows with your fingertip.

Electrum is a khaki shade that can be applied lightly or can be build up to a truer khaki.

Rose Gold is a stunning rose gold, not orange like my picture.

Emerald is the color of the turquoise sea.

Superior is a beautiful cool toned blue.

Bottom row swatches of Models Own Colour Chrome: Pure Gold, Nickel, Iron Oxide, Pewter, Slicked

Bottom row swatches of Models Own Colour Chrome: Pure Gold, Nickel, Iron Oxide, Pewter, Slicked

Pure Gold is exactly that, a bright yellow gold.

Nickel is my favorite, it’s more of a bronze than a copper. It looks beautiful paired with Pure Gold.

Iron Oxide is a light silver with sparkles.

Pewter is a charcoal shade with a navy undertone that I love.

Slicked is a sparkly light gray. It’s similar to Platinum in the amount of sparkle in it.

My personal favorites are Rose Gold, Superior, Pure Gold, Nickel, and Pewter. Platinum and Slicked are too sheer and sparkly for me personally.

Models Own Colour Chrome cream eyeshadow palette

Models Own Colour Chrome cream eyeshadow palette

Models Own Colour Chrome cream eyeshadow palette

Models Own Colour Chrome cream eyeshadow palette

Since this is a cream palette it may or may not crease on you. I always use an eyeshadow primer which prevents it from creasing on me. Using a light sheer powder shade over the cream can also help with creasing. While cream shadows can be a little harder to blend, they are so easy for me to use so I love them.

Models Own

Models Own

Models Own is a line you want to discover. These are quality cosmetics that will enhance your looks and your attitude. Feel Brave, Be Beautiful!  —  Marcia

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