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Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIf you’re looking for subtle, move along. There’s nothing here for you. Today’s featured product, Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder, gleams as if the brand used a spacecraft to closely follow the path of a comet and package crystals from its icy trail!  This gleaming loose powder inspires you to play, because it can be used everywhere! Eyes, cheeks, and lips! The only thing stopping you is your own imagination.  The brand offers dozens of shades, ranging from black to a frosty silver.  I have a few of them to share with you today, but do keep in mind that there is a veritable rainbow of options!

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder Swatches

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches from left to right:  19- Ultramarine, 22- Turquoise, 25- Pink, 26- Old Silver, 27- Gunmetal.  These five shades are bolder options, but can still be used every day.  The color payoff here is simply incredible.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

There are actually six different shades in this collection that appear to be stark white when they are in the jar.  Don’t let that first glance fool you!  Three of them are above, and when they are applied each has a different undertone for you to enjoy.  Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches from left to right: 2- Frozen Gold, 3- Frozen Orange (that really has more of a peachy look), and 4- Frozen Green.

Overall this product is so incredibly versatile!  Do try one of the subtle shades for a highlight.  Grab bolder shades for date-night, or even for Halloween!

Retail price is $21 each.  They’re addicting! You can grab a handful 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.

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.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Product Review

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Product Review

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Product Review

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogThis season, brows remain a focal point in the beauty world, and some ridiculous trends have cropped up as a result.  So far I have seen photos of feather brows, wavy brows, braided brows… ugh.  I am channeling my inner Regina George and saying “stop trying to make fetch happen” to the Gretchen makeup artists who are simply trying too hard.  That being said, perfect shape, zero sparse areas, and every single hair in place are absolutely how you nail the trend.  IT Cosmetics already had a super selection of brow pencils, but they’ve added three new weapons to their brow power arsenal for Fall 2017.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all three!

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Product Review

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade Applicator

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade Applicator

The IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade is a super-star product.  This completely clear brow gel can be applied to the brows easily with a teensy little applicator brush.  The formula provides a tiny bit of hold to unruly brows, without making them look stiff or glossy.  Retail price is $24.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Transforming Taupe

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Transforming Taupe

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Powder is available in a shade named “Universal Transforming Taupe” that apparently adjusts its color based on the pressure used during application!  Not sure how anyone else feels, but this color does indeed work perfectly with my brow shade.  Using the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Brow Power Universal Brow-Transformer Brush No. 21, you can brush the powder beneath your brows to fill in sparse areas and correct any misshaped spots. The dual-ended design means you can apply the product and shape the brows with one tool.  Retail price is $24 for the compact, and $24 for the applicator brush.

Retailers include ITCosmetics.com, Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.

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

IT Cosmetics Fall 2017 Product Launches

IT Cosmetics Fall 2017 Launches

IT Cosmetics Fall 2017 Launches

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogMy favorite season of the year is undoubtedly summer.  Even here in the desert, where temperatures can reach 120, I still love hot summer months and long sunny days.  In the world of makeup, however, my favorite season is fall.  Brands launch so many amazing new products for the fall/back-to-school season!  IT Cosmetics is no exception to this rule.  This year the brand sent me what I affectionately call the “tower of power”… a stack of boxes that was about the height of a small child.  Each box was filled with new product launches for fall 2017.

IT Cosmetics Fall 2017 Product Launches

IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner

IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner

IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner Swatch

IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner Swatch

To kick off one of MANY posts about these new launches, check out IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner.  This formula is waterproof for 24 hours, and delivers that gorgeous look of a liquid liner with the easy application of a felt-tip pen.  When I say easy, I mean easy.  I generally shy away from liquid liners, but this pen design delivers a precise line in a deep glossy black that will turn heads.  Once the product sets, it’s smudge-proof.  Retail price $24.

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Applicator

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Applicator

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Swatches: Radiant Light, Radiant Neutral, and Radiant Honey

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Swatches: Radiant Light, Radiant Neutral, and Radiant Honey

Just a couple of clicks of a button will dispense product through the brush of the new IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand, a concealer that also acts to brighten dull skin.  Swatched from left to right above:  Radiant Light- a neutral pink, Radiant Neutral- a pale skintone, and Radiant Honey- a medium skintone.  This product also contains a cocktail of anti-aging ingredients to keep your skin looking young and healthy!  Retail price is $29.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Radiant Translucent Powder and Sweet Cheeks Blush

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Radiant Translucent Powder and Sweet Cheeks Blush

To really get that complexion gleaming, IT Cosmetics offers new solutions for all-over face application, and for the cheeks!  Swatched at left above is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination, a translucent pressed powder that acts to camoflage the appearance of pores and deliver a soft-focus look to the skin.  The finish delivered is a radiant opalescence.  Retail price is $29.  

Swatched at right above is a new shade of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush.  Sweet Cheeks is a universally flattering glowing golden pink that really makes those cheeks pop!  Other shades available include Je Ne Sais Quoi (a deep berry pink) and Naturally Pretty (a peachy tan).  Both formulas are talc-free, and are formulated to not settle into fine lines and pores.  Retail price is $24.

Retailers of these new launches include ITCosmetics.com and Ulta.

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

Smashbox Autumn 2017 Makeup

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Ablaze Swatches

Smashbox Ablaze Swatches

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI first introduced you to the Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette when it launched back in December 2016.  This palette was part of the launch of a HUGE selection of eye shadow palettes, but the colors in Ablaze caught my eye immediately. To me, this palette captures the beauty of a desert sunrise. Interestingly, the brand itself even said the palette was desert inspired.  That being said, it’s undeniable that these colors also resemble fall foliage.  The rusty reds, golden oranges, and deep browns in Ablaze almost perfectly mimic the colors of a forest turning in the autumn season.  So it was time for me to remind you this palette is a super choice for Fall 2017.

Ablaze Eye Palette Swatches: Left to right starting at top: Relaxed, Moccasin, Siesta, Nirvana, Delirious, Torch, Throwback, and Dark Horse.  Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette retails for a mere $29.  Don’t forget there are seven total palettes to choose from!

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

If you’re looking for other items to add to your Fall makeup routine, this incredible Smashbox Contour Palette is a must!  Each palette contains one contour shade, one bronzer shade, and one highlight shade to add shape and dimension to your complexion.  I love the subtle contour you can create with this palette.  It’s not an overdone “insta-face” look.  The Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit is on sale for $35!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Spectacle and Fireball Matte Swatches

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Spectacle and Fireball Matte Swatches

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick is the creamiest, high-pigment lip color!  It delivers color and sophisticated texture.  Shown above are Spectacle (a bright orange) and Fireball (a matte red). Either would be a terrific choice for Fall 2017.  Retail price is $21 per lipstick.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, Bang Bang and Out Loud Swatches

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, Bang Bang and Out Loud Swatches

Of course, matte liquid lipstick is still very on-trend.  If you’re looking for lip color in that category, Smashbox suggests Bang Bang (a true red) or Out Loud (a rusty brown) as the perfect shades to complete your Autumn makeup look.  Retail price is $24 per tube.

Retailers of Smashbox Cosmetics include Smashbox.com (of course), Sephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

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