My greatest recent discovery has been the brand IT Cosmetics, and their incredible line of cosmetics and tools. Currently, IT Cosmetics is offering a value set on QVC named “CC Your Way To Beautiful”. It’s a great way to try out the brand, as this kit contains some beauty basics that many women use regularly.
New from tarte! Colored Clay CC Primers! This new product applies to the skin easily, in a chunky crayon-like format. This CC Primer is available in five shades: fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. But there’s a twist! Colored Clay CC Primer also contains a purple highlighting shade to brighten the appearance of the complexion, and a green shade to neutralize redness.
Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer Review
If you have nearly-perfect skin, you can use this new primer stand-alone, as a glorified concealer. Personally, I use it as a first step prior to applying foundation and a powder. I love how this primer neutralizes the redness that I battle daily, with ease! Because the colored clays are kept separate in the product like adorable colorful wedges, you can also focus application on one shade more than another, depending on your complexion needs. Click through for swatches from this new tarte launch!
Laura Mercier has so much to offer, even the most critical beauty lover would find something to love. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (photographed above in shade 03) features a powder foundation in the top layer of the compact, which flips upward toward the compact mirror to reveal an application sponge.
This particular shade of powder has a hint of pink, so it’s great for gals with a bit of pink undertone. This powder foundation delivers some great coverage, and I noticed immediately that it cancels the redness my cheeks, a huge pro! The finish is simply matte perfection.
Retail price is $45.
This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
True story: in the late 90s, I couldn’t find a foundation to match my skin! Back then, my skin was the picture of perfection, and looked like alabaster. I visited counter after counter, and couldn’t find a shade pale enough to look natural! Once I finally found a brand that offered the perfect match for my skintone, I was so utterly angry at the other brands, I purchased items ONLY FROM THAT BRAND for years. I was fiercely loyal, as I knew they created cosmetics with consideration to my complexion.
MAC must be aware of this phenomenon, as they recently announced a shade extension to their permanent Prep+Prime Beauty Balm collection. Six new shades of skin perfection have been added ranging from light to dark, and this beauty-lover is thrilled to hear it! [Read more...]
Feast your eyes on the Laura Mercier Undercover Pot (in shade UC-2). This ingenious little container has a compact housed in the lid that contains two different shades of concealer and camouflage product. Don’t forget to visit the loose setting powder to set your makeup when application is complete! It resides in the underside of the compact. [Read more...]
Pure CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF40 is a color complexion correction cream. Complexion Correction products are very popular these days! Seems like everyone is in the market for a BB or a CC, or other alternatives to traditional foundation. What is special about a CC cream, is that while you’re wearing it, the product is also working to correct the flaws in your complextion. As an example, some product works to improve hyperpigmentation and/or discoloration while you wear the product.
In particular, the goal of this CC is to brighten the complexion, and improve radiance. Pur Minerals CC cream is a full coverage product, for sure. If you generally wear a tinted moisturizer, this will be a lot more coverage than you are used to. Also worth mentioning is that this product runs on the light side. I’m a pretty pale person, but have been wearing the shade “medium” which you can see swatched above, with much success. So if you generally consider yourself to have a medium complexion I think you might want to steer toward a shade darker, to ensure you get a good match.
Retail price is $38. Click HERE to buy yours at PurMinerals.com.
The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is legendary in the cosmetics world, and has been a cult favorite for years. So I was thrilled when I learned the brand was launching a compact version of their tinted moisturizer formula, and passed along a sample for me to review. [Read more...]