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Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Press SampleAvon recently launched their new line of lipsticks! Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick is a brand-new formula that will keep parched lips happy! The product is formulated with hydrating gels, and feels more like a lip treatment than a lipstick once applied.  It doesn’t only feel fabulous, though!  These lipsticks deliver the most incredible, smooth color!

It’s available in 12 gorgeous, color-rich shades, and retail price is a mere $8 per lipstick!  Click through for some swatches, and more information! [Read more…]

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…]

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Vivicin Cold Sore Cream

Press SampleThis product crossed my path with perfect timing. My children had both been suffering with really dry lips, and for the first time in years mine were feeling parched too!  Our lips were so dry, my usual arsenal of lip balm did nothing!  Thankfully, Vivicin cold-sore healing balm happens to be an incredibly emollient lip treatment, that simultaneously helps prevent cold sores from even forming!

Vivicin was born in a lab–the collaboration of a team of doctors from MIT and Harvard–but the product is actually 95% natural ingredients, including: Argan Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Baptisia Extract, Natrum Muriaticum, and Arnica Extract.  The formula is free of parabens, DEA, TEA, Gluten, benzyl alcohol, and behenyl alcohol.

Retail price is $16.95.  I can’t speak to the healing of cold sores, but if you have dry lips this teeny little tube is miraculous!

Click HERE to read more about Vivicin, or to buy a tube.

The product in this 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…]

MAC Mia Moretti

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Makeup Collection

MAC Mia Moretti Lipstick and Casual Color

MAC Mia Moretti Lipstick and Casual Color

Press SampleThe limited-edition MAC Mia Moretti color collection has been on shelves for a while, so pardon my delayed attention to this collection!  It just so happens that not only did I get my hands on a few samples from this makeup collection, I found a new favorite red lipstick as well!

Maria Moretti Amplified Lipstick, MAC Mia Moretti

Maria Moretti Amplified Lipstick, MAC Mia Moretti

Here she is!  Maria Moretti lipstick, from the MAC Mia Moretti collection!  Gorgeous, right?

Maria Moretti Swatch, MAC Mia Moretti

Maria Moretti Swatch, MAC Mia Moretti

Check out this amazing color!  Maria Moretti is a true red in an Amplified finish.  It’s so creamy, so vivid, and is the perfect red for anyone.  We’re all the same where red lipstick is concerned, aren’t we?  Not many of us think we can pull it off.  Maria Moretti lipstick will convince you that you can.  Retail is $16.  Find it!

PS I Like You Swatch, MAC Casual Color

PS I Like You Swatch, MAC Casual Color

MAC Casual Color can be worn on the cheeks and/or the lips, for perfect creamy color every time!  The consistency feels light and almost whipped to me, and Casual Color delivers the most incredible texture to the lips!  The shade above is P.S. I Like You, and is described by the brand as a Carnation Pink.  This pink leans warm, and wears well paired with other warm shades.

Retail price is $22.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.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.

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Makeup

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection

Press SampleThe hottest beauty trend is subtle natural beauty, and the NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral makeup collection is a great way to get the look.  Barely-there neutrals punctuated by subtle pops of color is what this collection is all about!

Right away I’m going to tell you that the products included in this review were Ahhhmazing, and you need to get your hands on them while you can! [Read more…]

Borghese Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Review

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Review

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Press SampleWhat a serious thrill it has been to get to sample and review the fabulous Borghese Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick collection. This modern, elegant collection truly redefines the Borghese brand. Take an up close look at the spectrum of color available in this new lipstick lineup.

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Lineup

Release Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Release, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Release is a medium neutral pink.

Halo Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Halo, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Halo is a neutral bronze.

Farside Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Farside, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Farside is a vivid, shimmery pink.

Departure Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Departure, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Departure is a mythical, shimmery mauve.

Dare Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Dare, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Dare is a sizzling, shimmery fuchsia.

Beyond Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond Swatch, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Beyond, Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipstick

Borghese ColorStruck Lipstick in Beyond looks dark brown in the tube, but delivers a deep, sophisticated burgundy to the lips.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipsticks

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Lipsticks

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Ombre Tubes

Borghese Eclissare Lipstick Ombre Tubes

Borghese ColorStruck lipstick from the Borghese Eclissare color collection applies smoothly, delivers pigment-rich color, and feels simply divine on the lips.  A total of 12 shades are available.

Retail price is $25. Click HERE to shop Borghese.com.

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

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…]

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…]