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Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogLiquid matte lipstick is all the rage right now, and Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick nails the trend!  These liquid lipsticks offer that modern multi-dimensional matte finish you crave, and the long-lasting wear time you need.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Swatches: 101, 103, 109, and 203

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick Swatches: 101, 103, 109, and 203

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick is available in six different shades that I’d say fall solidly in the “neutral” family.  Swatched above are four of them (from left to right): 101 Cream Beige– a pale beige with a hint of peach, 103 Warm Beige– a warm nutmeg, 109 Praline– a toasty reddish brown, and 203 Cold Pink– a medium cool-hued pink.  Most notable about this product are two things.  Firstly, they deliver incredible, intense color!  You don’t need to worry about this product disappearing on your lips.  Secondly, they feel incredible when you apply.  The formula has an airy, whipped-cream feel to it that is positively weightless!

Retail price is $20 per tube.  For more information you can surf on over to the Make Up For Ever website, or Click HERE to buy them from Sephora.

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

Gap Friends And Family Sale March 2017

Gap Friends and Family Sale March 2017, Gap Friends and Family March 2017

Gap Friends and Family Sale March 2017

Gap Friends And Family 2017

I’m not ashamed to admit it, I’m still a Gap girl. I ditched my 7s for Gap denim years ago, and never regretted it!  Not only is GAP clothing affordable, but so comfortable!  My lifestyle is active and casual, so Gap style works well for me AND my entire family!  If you’re the same, now is the time to stock up. The Gap Friends and Family Sale March 2017 has started! You can earn 40% off of everything online and 50% off of your purchase in-store. The promo code is FFSALE for online purchases. Click HERE to shop Gap! There are no exclusions online, but in-store purchases exclude marked down merchandise. Sale ends on March 27, 2017.

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Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Eye Liner, and Lid Primer

Since we are on the topic of Smashbox, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at a couple of future Raging Rouge posts:  Smashbox Always On Gel Eye Liner ($18), and While ($21).

Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Eye Pencils, and Lid Primer

Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Eye Liner, and Lid Primer

While I adore makeup and collect it, when it comes to application I’m no pro!  In particular, I’m a bit of an eye pencil spaz, so I love forgiving gel formulas like this line offered by Smashbox.  The color is amazingly intense, and the product is smudge-able for a while after application, so you can smooth out any errors to perfection with a smudge brush.  The brand boasts this product is tug-free, and I concur!

If Smashbox is anything, it is the pro of priming.  Their lid primer creates the ideal canvas for your eyemakeup application, intensifies the color of your shadow, and helps it stay in place!

A closer look at both of these products is soon to come!

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.

 

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Family

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Family

One of my must-haves for a perfect makeup application is most certainly the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.  Did you have any idea there were so many iterations of this cult-favorite?

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Lineup

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Lineup

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Family

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Family

Many of my readers are acquainted with the well-known Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.  This product is the first step in a makeup application routine, and delivers smoother skin for foundation application while increasing wear-time.  It’s truly superb!  Retail price is $36.  In the years following the wild success of the original Photo Finish Primer,  Smashbox has launched a wide selection of additional primers for consumers with more specific needs.  Let me tell you more about them!

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer ($39): This recently-launched addition to the Photo Finish Primer family includes hyaluronic acid to moisturize and get your skin glowing!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil ($42): Lightweight and moisturizing, this product’s claim to fame is the 15 different oils used in the formula that help treat dry skin day and night!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ($32):  This mist can be used before and after makeup application.  Prior to application it acts as a very sheer primer.  Post application it helps give your makeup staying power!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light ($36):  This oil-free formula is the potion of choice for people with oily skin.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer ($39): For those with more troublesome texture issues, this formula is a bit thicker to really minimize pores and fine lines.  It also offers oil control!

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer ($42):  For those with very dry skin, this formula contains Hydraplex, an intensely-hydrating plant extract.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Adjust ($39):  The greenish hue of this primer is ideal for reducing the appearance of dark patches and redness.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Blend ($39): The apricot shade of this primer is ideal to cancel yellow hues or sallow-looking skin.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Broad Spectrum SPF20 ($42):  If you’re looking for sun protection and priming in one step, this product is ideal!

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control ($42):  If you’re prone to breakouts, this breathable formula with salicylic acid won’t clog pores, enabling your skin to heal while you conceal!

I’ve been having a blast playing with the samples Smashbox passed my way.  My aging skin has many concerning issues: redness, dark patches, increased more size, and fine lines.  Many of these formulas are helpful to me, and I hope this post helps you find one that meets your needs!

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.

 

 

IT’s All About You!

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection #ITsAllAboutYourFavorites

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

One of the things I LOVE about IT Cosmetics is the fact they are continually launching new QVC TSV deals where customer can replenish their favorites and simultaneously discover new ones!  The latest TSV–IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection–contains four products at a very special TSV price of only $59.94.

Included this Customer Favorites Collection are:

Supersize CC+ Illumination with SPF50+: To this day, I use this product often, and get many compliments when I wear it!  This CC also contains the high SPF50 that the scorching Arizona sun requires.

Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color-Awakening Lip Treatment: This tried-and-true lip balm is now available in a new color… Rose!  The buttery formula will keep you coming back for more, particularly if you have very dry lips.

Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara:  This mascara delivers, length,  volume, and even a conditioning treatment to lashes!

Heavenly Skin CC Skin-Perfecting Brush:  I have raved and raved about the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin brushes for years now, and will reiterate here that they are truly world-class.  This brush is perfect for buffing the CC in this collection to a perfect, natural-looking finish.

Five different CC+ Illumination shades are available: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich.  In my opinion, these shades run a bit on the light side.  I wear medium, when normally I would consider myself to be of a light complexion.

Click HERE to access the exclusive PRE SALE on this collection!  The TSV price will be live for everyone else on 3/18/17, and you can bet it will sell out fast!  This TSV is QVC item #A287725 and #A292918 (auto-delivery).  More pics are below for your viewing pleasure!

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection #ITsAllAboutYourFavorites

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection #ITsAllAboutYourFavorites

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV Pre-Sale: IT’s All About You! Customer Favorites Collection