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Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Review

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Review

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIf a makeup world of matte everything is feeling a bit dull, you need to add a gleaming highlight with Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid! Make Up For Ever offers five shades of this incredible liquid highlight, that applies like a nail lacquer for the cheeks!  Each little glass bottle comes with a small brush applicator.  Simply brush it on the areas you want highlights, and blend with your fingertips! This buildable water-based highlighter is even gentle enough to use on the eyes!

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Review, Swatches

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Swatches

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Swatches

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Swatches from left to right:  03– a gleaming bronze-gold, 01– an icy pale white, 02– a warm rose gold.  Colors not swatched include a peach shade that sounds incredible, and a cool-hued silver.

Retail price is $24 per bottle.  You can snag one at the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy from Sephora.

The products in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Review

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Review

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Review

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogThe very first product I tried when I received a giant tower of press samples from IT Cosmetics was the new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation.  Why?  When it comes to complexion products, IT Cosmetics has consistently delivered superior product.  My aging skin is always searching for a foundation that will give it a boost, and this formula simultaneously works as an anti-aging treatment!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Review and Swatches

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Swatches

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation Swatches

Upon trying IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation, I was hooked.  This full-coverage formula conceals all imperfections like a champ, and also hydrates the skin!  The formula also contains hydrolyzed collage,n, peptides, caviar extract, argan oil and vitamins.  It’s working to improve the appearance of your skin while you’re wearing it!

Swatches above from left to right:  Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich, and Deep.

Retail price is $38.

Retailers of this foundation will include ITCosmetics.comUlta, and QVC.   Sephora also sells the brand, but it appears they won’t carry this particular product.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.  Keep scrolling for more images!

BareMinerals Serums For Every Skin Type

BareMinerals Serums For Every Skin Type

BareMinerals Serums For Every Skin Type

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIf you’re looking to amp up your skincare routine, serum is a must. Serum is a highly-potent formula designed to be the first step of your skincare routine, and depending on the ingredients it can help you achieve a number of different goals!  Shown above are three bareMinerals serum formulas I recently had the opportunity to try.  In my mind, from left to right above, they are a chronological progression of skincare needs from youth to maturity.  If you’re looking for a serum perfect for you, there are bareMinerals Serums For Every Skin Type!

At left is bareMinerals Blemish Remedy– a great choice for youth through early adulthood, this serum contains acne-busting salicylic acid, licorice root and meadowsweet extracts, and zinc.  The formula is intended to treat breakouts, minimize oil production and calm inflammation. Retail price is $42.

Next is bareMinerals Brilliant Future– targeted to deliver radiance to adult skin, and keep the signs of aging at bay.  Topical vitamin C is essential for keeping the skin looking youthful!  Manganese, chai hu extract, and peptides all work to ward off mother nature’s wrath. Retail price is $55.

Finally at the right is bareMinerals Ageless Genius– for mature skin, this serum helps to reduce the appearance of lines and increase firmness.  Vitamin A is the miracle-worker in this formula, supplemented by mineral gold and peptides. Retail price is $60.

Overall, I have loved each of these serums, although the best fit for my 40-something skin is absolutely bareMinerals Ageless Genius.  Normally I think of serum as an evening ritual, but not these formulas from bareMinerals!  These feel lightweight and comfortable enough to wear even under makeup during the day!

BareMinerals products can be purchased directly from BareMinerals.com.  Other retailers of the brand include Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.

Love a steal? Be sure to check out the brand’s sale section, with some original retail prices marked down to over 50% off!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

The Latest From Make Up For Ever

The Latest From Make Up For Ever

The Latest From Make Up For Ever

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogOoooh la la readers! Make Up For Ever has sent me some of their latest launches, and I can’t wait to share the gorgeousness with you! Featured in the flay lay above, are three of the latest and greatest from the Make Up For Ever brand!

Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder– Available in three shades, this powder can be used to blur imperfections and remove shine from the skin. Retail price is $37.

Star Lit Powder–  Available in a rainbow of shades, these high-pigment loose powders can be used ANYWHERE!  Eyes, lips, cheeks… you name it!  The finish gleams in the light, adding an opalescence to the skin.  Retail price is $21.

Star Lit Liquid– Like a nail lacquer for the skin, these vials of liquid highlighter can be brushed to the top of the cheekbones (and even the eyes) to add a gleaming radiance. Retail price is $24.

More details to come!  To check them out today, visit the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy from Sephora.

The products in this review were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

In Memorium September 11 2001

Ground Zero, December 2001

Ground Zero, December 2001

I generally don’t post about heavy topics or current events here on Raging Rouge. I generally like to think of this as a place to escape from harsh realities. Today, I wanted to stray from that rule just a bit, to share with you a poem I wrote shortly after 9/11/01, that expressed my feelings about the events of that day and the response by Americans in the aftermath.

September Eleventh

A clear day in September,
Eclipsed by smoke and ash.
Three monuments of strength,
Our freedom here has crashed.

Both structure and inhabitant,
Were cut down in their prime.
And in their wake a country,
Left reeling from this crime.

No American can understand,
Terrorisms true intent.
Only twisted reasoning could lead
To mass graves of cement.

But I see the true lesson here,
With heroes in our sight.
For each soul led by darkness
One thousand led by light.

-Jennifer Sesta