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CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Review

Press SamplePrepare yourself, as the NEW Cargo Picture Perfect CC Cream doesn’t look exactly as you’d expect.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Applied

That’s right.  Dispensed from the tube, it looks white as snow.

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

CARGO HD Picture Perfect CC Cream, Medium Swatch

After blending the product, the color changed to match my skin tone!  So how does it work?  The Cargo Cosmetics Picture Perfect CC Cream formula contains “self-adjusting” pigments that transform to match the underlying skin tone.  How truly unique!  What’s notable about this product is how amazing it is as a moisturizer.  It feels soothing and leaves skin looking healthy and dewy while also protecting from sun exposure with an SPF 20.

Available shades include Light, Medium, and Medium/Dark.

Retail price is $34 per tube.  Click HERE to check it out at CargoCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Ulta, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

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

Algenist Repairing Tint

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer

Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer

Press SampleAlgenist is one of the skin care brands I’m obsessed with.  Obsessed!  The brand has taken your favorite skin care one step further, and now offers Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30.  This tinted moisturizer boasts a formula that serves three purposes: improving the appearance of the skin over time, providing broad spectrum sun protection, and covering imperfections.  It’s the trifecta of tinted moisturizer! [Read more…]

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…]

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Stowaway Makeup Review

Press SampleIt seems like lifetimes ago, but I was once a road-warrior. Trust me, those of us flying regularly deserve to use the term “warrior”.

I rose in the early AM on Monday to hop a jet, sometimes having to wake as early as 3 am. By the time I landed, it already felt like I had worked a full day, but no. There was at a minimum a 9 hour workday facing me before I got to check into my hotel room. Sometimes I was up a full 24 hours before I had the opportunity to sleep.

Among the many challenges of travel is missing the creature comforts of home. This long-time makeup lover had to abandon a vast selection in favor of a succinct collection that would suit my daily needs and fit easily in my carry-on. Each week I had only two lip colors to choose from, two or three eye pencils, and a tiny neutral shadow compact (or no shadow at all).

The founders of Stowaway Cosmetics are familiar with this conundrum. It doesn’t only affect frequent travelers, but women who exercise at a gym, need to reapply at work, or heck, anyone who wants to tote an assortment of cosmetics with her day-to-day. The brand is working to reduce makeup bulk by offering a line of petite products with luxe formulas.

Click through the jump for an up-close look at each product available in the Stowaway arsenal. If you’ve seen enough, click HERE to shop StowawayCosmetics.com! [Read more…]

Beauty Bloggers Go-To Products

Press Sample, Affiliate LinkAs I mentioned in my Beauty Blogger Essentials post yesterday, I really couldn’t fit all of my Beauty Bloggers Go-To Products choices into only one post.  Here’s part two, a post filled with my tried and true skincare and beauty items.  All of these items are available at Nordstrom.com (and to give credit where credit is due, the images used in my collage are also from Nordstrom). Enjoy! Don’t forget that right now there are some incredible deals at the Nordstrom Clearance Sale.

Beauty Bloggers Go-To Products

Beauty Bloggers Go-To Products, #makeup #beauty #musthave

Beauty Blogger Go-To Products

  • NARS The Multiple: This product is the holy grail of cream cheek color, so much so that many consumers forget why it’s named The Multiple in the first place. This NARS product can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. It’s a tube of makeup versatility that’s perfect for any beauty-lover in a hurry or needing to travel light. Retail price is $39.
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple: This cleanser is the perfect balance of price and effectiveness, and I’ve been using it for so long I tend to hoard it when I can get a discount (like the XL sizes offered at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale). Retail price is $11-36, depending on size you select.  Shopping tip for Philosophy lovers: the larger the bottle, the less you pay per ounce!
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural are my all-time favorite MAC products.  I love instant gratification, and applying this all-over face powder instantly delivers a look of youthful radiance.  Retail price is $32.
  • Laura Mercier Smudge Brush:  In just about every makeup brush category, I can rattle off a few brands that offer great choices.  In the smudge brush category, the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush always clearly rises to the top in my mind, and I reach for it routinely.  This small domed brush features dense bristles that smudge an eye pencil application to perfection.  Retail price is $24.
  • Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil:  That soft, sultry eye makeup look you’ve been seeking out?  Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil delivers.  It also comes in almost-black color choices for beauty lovers who want to add a slight touch of color to their makeup routine.  Retail price is $24.
  • MAC Lipstick: I hate to just say “MAC Lipstick” without being specific.  If I was forced to name a favorite at gunpoint, I would probably scream out “Cremesheen” but the truth is I simply love my MAC Lipstick, in every and any finish!  Retail price is generally $16, but varies if an item is a limited-edition shade.
  • Algenist Genius Anti-Aging Cream:  The team at Algenist once passed along their Genius Anti-Aging Cream, and it’s been quite the remedy for my dry, aging skin.  It feels great when I apply it at night, and also really brings the skin back to life making it look more youthful and healthy.  Retail price is $110.
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick:  Bobbi’s Shimmer Brick is the gold standard if you really want to glow.  Pink Quartz is my all time favorite, but I’d happily grab any Shimmer Brick shade I can get my hands on!  Retail price is $44.
  • Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Foundation: I’m going to be honest and tell you I was torn on which Estee Lauder foundation to include in this list.  Last year the brand simply won me over with their new Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup, but since I haven’t replenished that bottle yet using my own $, I’ll write about Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme, a product the brand sent me to sample many years ago and I’ve purchased many times since.  Resilience Lift Extreme contains a cocktail of ingredients that boost collagen production and instantly make skin appear firmer (and therefore younger).  Retail price is $42.

Click HERE to grab these goodies at Nordstrom.com. The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.