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CARGO Swimmables Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Makeup

Press SampleBeautiful colors, waterproof formulas. That’s what the CARGO Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Makeup line is all about! Here in the desert, we enjoy summer weather for about 10 months of the year. As a result, the opportunity (and desire) for water activity is high. To be prepared to partake in the fun, makeup lovers must wear waterproof formulas, or they’ll look like a melty mess.

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush

Cargo Swimmables Bronzer and Blush Swatches

WOW.  Can you even believe the glowy color the CARGO Swimmable Bronzer and Blushes deliver?  Talk about multi-dimensional!  The finish plays amazing games with the light, making it a perfect choice for a day at the beach.  Click through the jump to see more Swimmables swatches, and the waterproof testing results! [Read more…]

Essence Cosmetics Summer Picks

Essence Cosmetics Makeup Perfect For Summer

Essence Cosmetics Makeup Perfect For Summer

Press SampleEssence Cosmetics is a fabulous budget-brand with great options for you to get SUMMER READY!  Vivid bright color? Check.  Tanned and luminous skin?  Double check! [Read more…]

Borghese Linea Precisa

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Borghese Liquid Eyeliner

Press SampleI’m such a liquid liner spaz, so when I find a product that can draw a line looks like a pro applied it, I always write about it for my beauty-loving readers!

Borghese Linea Precisa, is a liquid liner that operates much like a large felt-tip pen.  The firm, marker-like tip is saturated with inky-black eyeliner.  You simply glide it over your lash-line, and you’re done!  Precision is simple, no tugging and no mess!  Naturally you can layer product to achieve the perfect look and saturation.

Retail price is $19.  Click HERE to shop Borghese.com, and don’t forget to check out the Eclissare collection!

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

MAC Is Beauty Makeup Collection

MAC Is Beauty

MAC Is Beauty

Press SampleThe MAC Is Beauty makeup collection recently hit shelves, and the color palette is just want you need for spring!  The main collection features a collection of soft pastels.  MAC Is Beauty Lips pulls together a wide selection of fun lipstick color in every finish under the sun.  MAC Is Beauty Eyes focuses on the Fluidline product, and introduces you to a broad array of new colors for lining the eyes. [Read more…]

Estee Lauder Courréges Collection

Estee Lauder Courréges Makeup Collection 2015

Estee Lauder Courréges Makeup Collection 2015

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Packaging

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Packaging

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Collection

Estee Lauder Courreges Makeup Collection

Estee Lauder Courréges Products 2015

Estee Lauder Courréges Products 2015

Press SampleHave you seen this other-worldly makeup collaboration between Estee Lauder and Courréges?  Packaged in spage-age mod packaging housed in astronaut-worthy vacuum sealed bags, this cosmetics collection is totally mod, and looks like something my Mom would have wanted in the 60s. [Read more…]

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Review

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Review

Press SampleEver since I first saw photos of the Smashbox Double Exposure Palette I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  There are so many winning palettes to pick from these days, but one of my top picks is the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette that contains 14 neutral shades in shimmer and matte finishes.  It’s the ultimate modern palette!

The Double Exposure Palette is neutral with a twist.  Dusky purples and silvery blues add a hint of subtle color to an otherwise completely neutral shadow palette.  The twists don’t end there, however.  Want to know why it’s named “Double” Exposure?  Click through the jump to find out!

If you’ve already seen enough, click HERE to shop Smashbox.com. You can also shop the brand at Sephora, Macys.com and Ulta.

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IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Review

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Review

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Photo

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Photo

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Collection

IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful Collection

Press SampleI wrote about the IT Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful value set back when it was a today’s special value over at QVC. I wanted to circle back with more details on this collection, because even at the regular price of $72.50 this collection is quite a steal! Click HERE to visit QVC’s IT Cosmetics Department if you’re already in love with this beautiful makeup collection! [Read more…]

MAC Julia Petit Collection

MAC Julia Petit Collection, Spring 2015

MAC Julia Petit Collection, Spring 2015

MAC Julia Petit Makeup Collection

MAC Julia Petit Makeup Collection

Press SampleMAC Cosmetics has launched so many new collections lately, and one I’ve recently played with is the MAC Julia Petit Collection!

Morganite, MAC Julia Petit Collection

Morganite, MAC Julia Petit Collection

Morganite Swatches, MAC Julia Petit Eyeshadow x 2

Morganite Swatches, MAC Julia Petit Eyeshadow x 2

I love MAC Eyeshadow x 2 palettes, and this Morganite duo from the MAC Julia Petit makeup collection is no exception! Two warm shades–one a sparkling champagne, the other a deep chocolate–can be used to create an incredible eye look with some creative blending!

Sold out online. Retail is $22.  Other colors include Sagu and Moving Sand (both are still available).  Click through the jump for photos of MAC Julia Petit Boca Lipstick, and MAC Julia Petit Linda Blush! [Read more…]

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow

Press SampleEveryone and anyone can use a great neutral eyeshadow palette filled with soft, warm shades like these from Borghese!  The Borghese Eclissare Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow Palette feature deep shades of brown punctuated with warm vanilla and champagne for highlighting and blending! [Read more…]

Borghese Five Shades of Sultry

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow Palette

Borghese Five Shades Of Sultry Eye Shadow Palette

Press SampleThe ever-popular cool-hued smoky eye is a breeze using the Borghese Five Shades of Sultry five-pan palette.  Part of the Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Collection, this shadow palette also features a new modern look.  Housed in a chic, black quilted palette, this shadow palette features pigment-rich blendable shades in a modern mix of finishes.  Keep scrolling for swatches, pricing, and where to buy! [Read more…]