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Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes

Smashbox recently collaborated with famed YouTuber Casey Holmes on this adorable little collection of highlight palettes.  The new Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette is available in both pearl and gold, ensuring there’s a perfect choice for you whether your skin is fair or dark.  Each palette comes with three shades (one pale, one intense, and one that is amazingly shimmery) and complete instructions on how to achieve a subtle or dramatic look using the palette.

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette Swatches

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes, Gold Swatches

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes, Gold Swatches

The Smashbox Spotlight Palette in Gold is more subtle than you would imagine.  The palette includes the following shades swatched from left to right in the photo above:  Turn It On Gold (a pale creamy gold), Crank It Up Gold (a medium bronze-gold), and Blow A Fuse Gold (a shimmering medium gold).  Overall this palette delivers a warm, goddess-golden glow that’s ideal for darker complexions or tanned skin.

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Pearl Spotlight Palette Swatches

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes, Pearl Swatches

Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes, Pearl Swatches

The Smashbox Spotlight Palette in Pearl actually delivers a more amped-up highlight than the gold version, in this blogger’s humble opinion.  The overall look is more in line with strobing, and the shades in this palette lean peach and pink.   The palette includes the following shades swatched from left to right in the photo above:  Turn It On Pearl (a pale peachy ivory), Crank It Up Pearl (a medium frosty peachy pink), and Blow A Fuse Pearl (a super shimmery peach).

Each Smashbox + Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette retails for $35.  These palettes are a fantastic tool to get your glow on this summer!

Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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

FOREO Luna Mother’s Day Steal!

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin #spon

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin

Before I even get into talking about the FOREO LUNA 2 and how to use it, I want to let you know that the extremely coveted FOREO skincare technology is currently available for 15% off for Mother’s Day!  From now until 5/14/17, you can score 15% off all devices with the promo code FOREO4MOMFOREO Mother’s Day Promo! 15% Off All Devices Valid 5/1/17 – 5/14/17 Using Code: FOREO4MOM.  It’s not too late to order for Mother’s Day!  Orders typically arrive between 3-5 business days.

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin Cleansing Side #spon

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin Cleansing Side

FOREO LUNA 2 Facial Cleansing Mode

Each FOREO LUNA 2 features a two-sided design for both cleansing and anti-aging.  The cleansing side of the device, photographed above, features a bumpy, textured surface that vibrates against the skin using T-Sonic technology.  This cleansing gently removes makeup and exfoliates the skin.  The texture of this cleansing side will vary,  depending on your skin type.  My FOREO LUNA 2 is designed for sensitive skin, so this model features smaller nodules for gentler cleansing.  Courser textures are offered for oily skin.

To use the FOREO LUNA 2, first you must charge the device. The device comes with a USB cable, so you can even charge the device using your laptop! No worries for business travelers, the FOREO LUNA 2 doesn’t require frequent charging. One charge can last for up to 7 months!

The FOREO LUNA 2 is waterproof, so it can be toted into the shower with you in the morning, used by the sink in the evening, or even perched at the side of a warm bath if you’d like to indulge in this very pampering skincare ritual while you enjoy a hot soak.

To turn on the device, simply press the indentation on the front.  This will launch the FOREO LUNA 2 into cleansing mode, with slight pauses as a reminder to move to a different section of the face.  Start at the forehead, move to the nose, and then each cheek (including the chin).  Remember this isn’t designed to be used as a scrub-brush! Simply glide the device gently over the surface of the skin in small, circular motions.  The device will pause three times rapidly when this portion of the routine is over, signaling you to turn it off briefly while you rinse cleanser off of your skin.

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin Anti-Aging Side #spon

FOREO LUNA 2 Sensitive Skin Anti-Aging Side

FOREO LUNA 2 Anti-Aging Mode

After applying your anti-aging products, the device can be turned back on.  The flip side of the FOREO LUNA 2 is now utilized.  It features a ridged texture, shown in photo above, and the vibration is more of a percussion-style.  The device should be held against wrinkle-prone areas of the face.  Focus on frown lines, crow’s feet, and other trouble spots.  Once again, the device will pause three times rapidly when this stage is complete.  If the intensity during any phase of this skincare regimen is too vigorous or too gentle, it can be changed using the plus and minus buttons on the front of the device.

What do I think of the FOREO LUNA 2? Simply put it’s a brilliant tool, that happens to be very effective!  When I finish cleansing using this product, my skin feels positively clean with no tightness or dryness.  The low-maintenance gal in me appreciates the fact that it doesn’t have parts that need replacing, or any special treatment at all.  Simply clean it off with soap and warm water after each use and you’re all set!

The FOREO LUNA 2 is available in models for combination, normal, oily, and sensitive skin types!  Every LUNA cleansing tool comes with a 2-year limited warranty and 10-year quality guarantee.  Your skin will thank you, and Mom would  be thrilled to have one as a gift!

The FOREO LUNA 2 Retails for $199, but don’t forget the FOREO Mother’s Day Promo! 15% Off All Devices Valid 5/1/17 – 5/14/17 Using Code: FOREO4MOM

This post was sponsored by FOREO and the product in this review was a press sample.  Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks

Consumers who love little details will always be a fan of brands like Make Up For Ever.  Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks don’t only deliver intense, fabulous color.  They also feel incredible on the lips, and are housed in a sleek lipstick tube shaped like a bullet.  This formula delivers long-wearing, high-pigment, creamy color that truly stands out.  Don’t forget Rouge Artist Lipstick is also available in a matte finish!  Keep scrolling for a close-up look at some of the colors available in this collection.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Bold Shades

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Bold Shade Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Bold Shade Swatches

First I wanted to feature some of the boldest shades of Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème I had the opportunity to play with.  From left to right C503 a white-based lavender pastel, C306 a vivid pink coral, C405 a true red, and C407 a deep blood red.  These colors won’t be ignored, and are perfect for a night out clubbing, or a romantic date.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Neutral Shades

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Neutral Shades

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Neutral Shade Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Neutral Shade Swatches

This collection of shades are my “go-to” neutral  picks that are perfect for wearing anywhere and any time of day!  From left to right C104 a warm beige, C302 a peachy neutral, C210 a warm pink, and C303 an orange with a touch of peach.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Pink Shades

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Pink Shades

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Pink Shade Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Crème Lipsticks, Pink Shade Swatches

There are so many different luscious shades of pink to choose from, I decided to group these four together for a bit of an ombre effect!  From left to right above: C205 a cool-hued bubblegum pink, C206 a vivid hot pink, C207 a scorching fuchsia, and C208 a deep magenta.

Retail price is $22 per lipstick.  Thirty two shades are available, ranging from black to white!

To read more you can 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.

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil

Butter LONDON is well-known for their collection of superior nail lacquers, but did you know their color cosmetics lineup is equally impressive?  I recently had the chance to test-drive the newly launched butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil, and WOW was it an amazing experience!  If you have a parched pout, this product will be your new best friend.  The formula is a blend of Tahitian, Prickly Pear Seed, Chia Seed, and Cloudberry oils to nourish and moisturize the lips.  It also contains Green Tea Extract, to protect the lips from damage.  Each buttery lip oil is laced with color, ranging from a deep wine to a pale neutral.  There are six colors available, so you’re sure to find at least one you love!

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Applicator

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Applicator

The lip oil dispenses through a pillowy-soft applicator with the click of a button.  It’s really easy to control the amount of product used, and the overall experience is very luxe and downright decadent!

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Swatches

While butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil feels like a lip treatment once applied, it also delivers a deliciously sheer shiny color!  Swatches above from left to right: Dusty Mauve– a medium rose pink, Royal Blood– a deep earthy wine, and Cinnamon Spice– a medium sheer cinnamon.  Other shades in the collection that aren’t pictured include Buff– a pale beige, Ballet Blush– a pale pink, and Rich Nutmeg– a sheer chocolate brown.

Retail price per oil is $22.

Click HERE to check it out at butterLONDON.com!  Other retailers include Ulta and Nordstrom.

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

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Your favorite MAC Lipglass isn’t going anywhere, it just got a bit of a facelift! The original plain-Jane tube is now a super-sleek double-walled vial much more deserving of this amazing gloss formula! There are a total of 57 shades now available in the permanent collection.  Allow me to introduce you to three you may enjoy!

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass Swatches

Blissful, New Galaxy, Chestnut MAC Lipglass Swatches

MAC Lipglass swatches (left to right): Blissful– an innocent girl-next-door peach, New Galaxy– an iridescent gloss that leans silvery blue, laced with shimmer, and Chestnut– a deep sophisticated brown.

Retail price is $17 per tube.

Click HERE to shop MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

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