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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

press-sampleFunny, a friend of mine was just asking me to recommend a great Lancôme full coverage foundation, and then these beauties arrived on my doorstep a few days later!  The new Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is an oil-free, fragrance-free, full coverage foundation in a portable stick form!  Each tube contains creamy full coverage makeup with an SPF.  These apply so beautifully and can be blended with fingertips or a makeup brush after application.  TWENTY different shades of this new makeup stick foundation are available, so it should be pretty easy to find a match for your skin!  The very dark and very fair will both smile, as options are available for both!

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick swatches above (from left to right): 260 Bisque N, 140 Ivorie N, and 250 Bisque W.  As you can see this foundation applies very smoothly.  The swatches above feature only one swipe with each stick!  The formula feels moisturizing, and delivers a soft, matte finish.

Retail price is $42 per foundation stick.  Get creative!  These can be used as concealers, or for contouring too!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

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

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

press-sampleYou know I have a LOT of experience testing makeup. One pattern I’ve noticed is when a skincare line launches color cosmetics, their foundation is always a superstar. Juice Beauty’s Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation is no exception to this rule. One of the reason I always loved Juice Beauty moisturizer was the lightweight feel of it, and this silicone-free foundation is similar. The skin feels bare, and definitely looks more beautiful!  This multi-tasking foundation contains plant-derived Phyto-Pigments, hydrating coconut alkanes, and antioxidants!

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, applied

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, applied

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, blended

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, blended

Swatched above is Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation in the shade “Rosy Beige“. Ten different shades are available ranging from very fair to deep. Rosy Beige falls into the fair/medium area of the shade assortment, and has a pink hue to it.  This foundation buffs into the most natural-looking finish!  It’s perfect for everyday wear, but can also be layered to work as a full-coverage foundation.

Retail price is $42 per bottle.

NEW Click HERE to shop the Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS™ Makeup Collection Other retailers include Ulta.com.

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

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Retail price is $45 per compact.
Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.
The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

 

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI became a fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer the moment I first applied it, and have purchased it over and over again in the four years it has been available.  For those of you who also love that product–but crave a modern matte finish–you’ll be happy to hear that the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint fills that void!  Similar to the original tinted moisturizer, this new NARS foundation provides medium streak-free coverage that perfects the complexion while still looking natural.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

My shade of choice is Alaska, a warm-hued shade for fair to medium skin tones. The yellowish tone of the makeup helps to cancel out the redness of my cheeks, a quality I love!  The swatches above show NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Alaska when first applied, and then after being blended.  As you can see, this product leaves that perfect, age-forgiving eggshell finish.  This makeup softens the complexion, and doesn’t settle into fine lines.  You can absolutely apply this SPF formula with your fingers, but use a foundation brush to really make it sing.

Retail price is $44 per tube.  Available in 12 shades.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

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

 

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV TODAY!

IT Cosmetics, New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin!

IT Cosmetics, New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin!

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIn the world of beauty and shopping, today is a big day! IT Cosmetics has launched another one of their Ahhhhhhmazing value sets, and today it’s a QVC TSV, which means you’ll save even more on a collection that’s a steal!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

One of the treats included in this set is the brand new IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation.  This innovative compact-design features an internal sponge saturated with foundation!  Also included is a refill sponge sealed tight, so this product is ideal for travel!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Creme Blush, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics CC+ Creme Blush, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

Swatches: Je Ne Sais Quoi Lipstick and Blush

Swatches: Je Ne Sais Quoi Lipstick and Blush

Two new shades for your lips and cheeks!  IT Cosmetics CC+ Crème Blush and Blurred Lines Lipstick are now available in Je Ne Sais Quoi, a warm apricot-pink that is universally flattering!

IT Cosmetics Foundation Refill Sponge

IT Cosmetics Foundation Refill Sponge

IT Cosmetics Angled Radiance Creme Brush and Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush

IT Cosmetics Angled Radiance Creme Brush and Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush

The icing on the cake is always the Heavenly Luxe brushes, that will spoil you on other makeup brushes forever!  The Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush works perfectly with the compact foundation.  Dab the brush into the foundation and then buff for a flawless finish! As always, recommending IT Cosmetics to my reader is a no-brainer. Great price, superior results. If you haven’t tried the brand yet, I urge you to go for it!

The price for all of this?  A MERE $59.96!  Be sure to Click HERE to shop QVC and check out this one-day-only price!

IT Cosmetics can also be found at ITCosmetics.com or Ulta.

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

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To-Go

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To-Go

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To-Go

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogNot that you’re the violent type, but if you were to hold a gun to my head and force me to tell you what my favorite Estee Lauder choices are, it’s simple. Foundation, foundation, foundation.  Well late last year, Estee Lauder launched yet another foundation favorite.  The new Double Wear Makeup To Go product features liquid foundation in an innovative compact design.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Compact

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Compact

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup Compact

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup Compact

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation To-Go

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation To-Go

To apply, simply rress the button to dispense some product, and then use the included sponge!  It quite literally can’t get any easier than that!  At home, I use my foundation brush to apply.  The pan is also great for mixing, if you want to add in a highlighter or mix with your own moisturizer.  This product isn’t just practical, it’s downright fun!

Double Wear Makeup To Go is available in 20 shades, and boasts a formula more moisturizing than the original Double-Wear Stay-in-Place foundation.  The result is a youthful, dewy, long-wearing finish.  I’m quite smitten, and I’m betting you will be as well!

Retail price is $45 per compact.

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com! Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.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.