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If you do a search on this site, you’ll find that I am a huge fan of Beauty Junkees.  While I’ve been a little out of sorts lately, there is one thing for sure… I’m loving the new goodies that Beauty Junkees has rolled out over the last few months.  Since May I’ve been testing out some new finds and I’m very excited to share them with you.  If you haven’t tried anything from Beauty Junkees yet, seriously – what are you waiting for?

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Beauty Junkees collection of goodies really has evolved over the last year and I’m always excited to share with all of you what I’ve had the opportunity to try.  This post may be a long one because I have a lot to share, so be prepared for that.  It’s picture heavy – but hey, we all love a little makeup and eye candy, right?  Let’s get into it.

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Let’s start off with Beauty Junkees brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  They retail for $14.97 each and are very different from others on the market.  They are water resistant so these make the perfect selection for hitting the beach without sacrificing color on your lips.  They’ll last you all day.  They are lightweight and feel really comfortable on the lips.  They go on smooth, dry fast and are non-sticky.  I love that they offer 3x the pigment than other liquid lipsticks currently available and offer a strain that feels good on.  Made in the USA and paraben-free, gluten-free and of course – cruelty-free.

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The shades I have swatched for you above are (left to right):  Soul Mate, Metallic Sorbet and Dinner Party.

These liquid lippies are available in six gorgeous colors – Amaretto, Caramel Latte, Dinner Party, Metallic Sorbet, Soul Mate and Vampirette.  There’s a color for anyone and a small but perfect range of shades for most if not all skin tones.

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These lippies come in pretty fun frosted packaging and have easy to use doe foot applicators.  The application is a breeze and I didn’t notice any streaking or smudges once it set on the lips.  I like that you can top these with a gloss if you want a shiny look or wear on its own.  These lippies are quite long lasting and overall, considering the price point and how nice they feel on, I’m pretty impressed.

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Lip gloss sets and a great Vitamin E lippy are also on the list of lusts from Beauty Junkees new roll out.  Let’s start with the Vitamin E Moisture Stick since it literally has been a favorite thing for me to use lately.  Perfect for dry and chapped lips, this lip balm (retailing for $10.00) has been my go-to.  Made with Vitamin E to help soothe and heal the lips and provide you with relief from minor sunburns while protecting the lips so you can enjoy fun in the sun.  With long term use, the Vitamin E helps to block free radicals from damaging the skin cells and leaves your lips hydrated and moisturized.  Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty-Free as well as made in the USA.  While this lip balm is in simplistic packaging, I think you’ll find that it will literally be a favorite once your lips feel it.  No funky tastes or feel… just soft smooth lips.  This has also been a favorite for me to use on top of any of my drying matte lipsticks to help rehydrate.

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Because these are minis, they are travel and purse friendly, but there is still a lot of product that you can get out of these beauties.

The mini lip glosses also come in a 3pc. set.  Mint Lip Gloss Sets are available in two different selections – Kissable and Loveable.  I got the Loveable collection.  I’m not a big gloss fan, if you have been around here a while, you know this about me.  But I love a gloss that is perfect on the go, hydrating and not sticky.  Well, these definitely do all of those for me.  Retailing for $14.97, you get a 3 piece set that includes:  Mint Sugar Glaze (matte finish) which goes on clear with a slight hint of peach, Mint Blossom (matte finish) has a mauve plum tint and Mint Charming (shimmer finish) that has a rose mauve pink tint.  They are sheer glosses that go on smooth and are non-stick.  These have been perfect for me to wear alone or to top my favorite matte lippy.

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Beauty Junkees also released Eye Shadow Quads that includes four single shadows in magnetic refill pans.  Each pan is 26mm (the perfect size to fill your makeup kit) and while they do not currently come in a quad, they are ready to be placed in a magnetic palette of your choice.  (You can check out the one that Beauty Junkees offers here)

This particular collection of shades is called:  From The Stars Metallic Collection Eye Shadow Quad

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The colors you see swatches above (left to right) are:  Star Gazing, Star Bright, Constellation, and Star Field.

These gorgeous metallic shades are some of my favorites from Beauty Junkees and I love how buttery and pigmented these shadows are.  If you are looking to try some gorgeous neutral shades from the brand, I definitely suggest checking these out.

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The Totally 80’s Collection Eye Shadow Quad offers fun and bold shades that are perfect for the rocker in your or for summer eye looks.  This collection includes 4 single eye shadow pans in Break Dancing (Matte), Leg Warmers (Pearlized), Totally Awesome (Matte) and That’s So Rad (Matte Pearl).

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Swatched above from left to right:  Break Dancing, That’s So Rad, Leg Warmers, Totally Awesome.  These particular shadows apply nicely on the eyes and are beautiful and bold over a good sticky base.  I apologize for how soft the swatches look on my arm.  Because I’m a little darker skin and I swatch without primer, the colors did not show up as well.  But, they are quite pretty on the eyes for sure.

Each Quad retails for $19.97.

Now, let’s talk Blush and Highlight Duo, shall we?  I’ve added these gorgeous beauties to my collection of blushes and highlights from Beauty Junkees (which you can see) but I wanted to let you know that if you purchased the Matte Blush and lightly frosted highlighter as a duo, that would cost $14.97 – a major steal.

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I currently have the Peach Petal Collection (Peach Petal Blush & Pow! Highlighter) and Mauve Mist Collection ( Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter)

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Peach Petal Collection – Peach Petal Blush & POW! Highlighter.  This is the perfect summer blush and highlighter duo for me and I’ve been getting a ton of use out of these gorgeous beauties.  If you are looking for some color with a hint of shimmer, these would be perfect for you.  I think these shades look especially nice on a warm skin tone.

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Mauve Mist Collection is also gorgeous. It includes Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter.  I love Mauve Mist blush on me because it works so well with my deeper skin tone, and offers the perfect flush of color.  Pink Parfait is a cool toned highlighter – I tend to use warmer tones or a blend of golds, but it’s still gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It offers a gleam of highlight without looking too “Bam! What?!” when wearing it.  It does have a little more shimmer than POW!  but it’s still gorgeous nonetheless.  If you’re interested in frosted highlighters but you want something that you can build up – you’ll enjoy this one.

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Each blush and highlighter offer a great range of color for a lot of skin tones and I love that they are super pigmented.  The highlighters can be a bit dusty and have fall out, so make sure you tap off the excess before applying to the face.  Also – since the highlighters are so pigmented, I highly suggest using a fan brush or light hand when applying.  The blushes while pigmented can be applied with a light hand for a flush of color to the cheeks or with a little more pressure for a bolder look.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s no secret that Beauty Junkees is a brand I truly love.  Their brushes are my go-to’s and I haven’t bought any high-end brushes since.  I love the overall quality of their cosmetic line and I absolutely enjoy seeing a small, woman run business expand their products to include some of my favorite tools and makeup items.  If I had to choose one favorite item to try, it would be near to impossible.  I hope that providing you with a few of the ones I’ve been working and playing with the last several months will help.  Oh – let’s not forget about their sponges too… I won’t buy another expensive beauty blender again thanks to Beauty Junkees.

Check out some of my past posts I’ve done on Beauty Junkees products:

Eye Shadow Singles

Empty Magnetic Palette, Lip Exfoliator, Contour & Highlight Pencils and more

Makeup Brush for Eyes and Face

So, how about you?  Do you have any of Beauty Junkees products on your radar to try?  I definitely suggest heading on over to their website (listed above) to check out what they have to offer.  There are many items I have tried from the brand that I can’t stop raving about and I highly suggest checking them out.  If you’re interested in something but need a little advice, feel free to comment or message me and we can discuss personally.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

 

 


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When it comes to makeup – I have an overall love relationship with most of the things I’ve tried.  I pride myself in the fact that I have favorites from both the drugstore and high end, luxury items.  There’s no doubt, I’m a makeup lover with an extreme cosmetic addition… hehe!  Don’t judge me, lol!  I have been using Pixi Beauty products for a few years now, but today I’m sharing with you a few of my current Pixi Beauty favorites.  Recently I received a little green box of treats and I have been loving them all so much that I just had to share it with you.  Let’s chit chat about each one shall we?

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All of the products I got in my little sweet green box were “new to me” treats so I was very excited to dive in and check it out.  The Nourishing Cleansing Balm is something that I’ve had my eyes on since seeing it on the website a few weeks ago.  This deep cleansing balm-to-oil cleanser immediately caught my attention because I cleanse and moisturize with oil daily, so it was something I really wanted to give a try.  The balm melts aware makeup and impurities to leave you with clear, glowing skin.

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Retailing for $22.00 (90 mL/3.04 fl.oz.), this nourishing balm has sweet almond oil and cocoa butter and leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized after each use.  I love that it includes skin loving ingredients and is not harmful to my sensitive skin.  If I had to choose one of my absolute FAVORITE products from Pixi that I’ve tried, this balm right here, would be at the top of my list.  I LOVE IT!  It’s very rich in texture, but smooths onto the skin so nicely and cleanses so quickly.  It nourishes my skin with sweet almond oil, shea butter and vitamin E to leave my skin feeling plum and nourished.

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Behenate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance.

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To follow the Nourishing Cleansing Balm, I use the Pixi Glow Tonic (100mL / $15.00).  Now – they call this a cult favorite and I’ve been hearing my blogger friends swoon and rave about this product for a while, so I just couldn’t wait to try it out.  This toner is an exfoliating toner that helps give you brighter, more radiant skin.  I have a secret to share… I can’t use Toner often and hardly use it because it causes my skin to get irritated.  I was afraid to try this, even if I had only heard great things about it.  This miracle in a bottle toner helps to bright the complexion while resulting in a healthy glow.  It’s formulated with 5% glycolic acid and helps to exfoliate, brighten and smooth your skin.  With Aloe Vera, ginseng and botanical extracts working together, you are nourishing and treating your skin while revealing an improved complexion.  I also LOVE that this is alcohol-free.  I use this after cleansing and apply with one of my favorite reusable rounds from Facekins.  I don’t notice any burning or irritation while using this product and my skin looks brighter after using it for a few weeks.  While I’m not the toning kind of gal, I think this will be one I’ll continue to use.

Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20.

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The Pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend ($24 – 30 mL/1.01 fl.oz.) is also a product I have not tried before.  It includes a botanical blend infused with powerful complex of youth-preserving oils to help improve skin’s elasticity and glow.  Formulated with sweet almond, rose hip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils to help nourish the complexion, leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated… but most importantly – soft to the touch.  If you’ve been following me a while, then you know I’m an oil moisturizer gal – I use coconut oil to moisturize each night with my regular skin care routine, so I’m always excited to try out new oils.  I love this one.  I love the packaging – but the oil applies and soaks into my skin so quickly and easily.  I love mixing this with my standard skin care regimen for moisture that lasts all day and night and my skin feels so incredibly soft.  The oil soaks into my skin quickly, it doesn’t sit on the surface like others can do.  It doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily at all – but moisturized and half a dropper full is more than enough to cover my entire face, neck and decollete area.  If I want to have that dewy/glowing skin look, I will blend the Rose Oil Blend with my regular moisturizer and apply to my face.  It leaves my skin looking and feeling like I just stepped out from under a waterfall – fresh and glowing.

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil.

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Ah, of course – I can’t leave out a gorgeous highlight, because we all know that Honey loves to glow.  The Beauty Blush Duo & Kabuki in Peach Honey ($18 – 10.21 g/0.35 oz.) is GORGEOUS.  I love a great highlight but I have a skin tone that is not quite dark but not light at all – an in between.  So because of this, a daily highlighter and blush with shimmer is hard to find… well, until now.  This gorgeous blush and highlighter duo is perfect for that lit-from-within look for fuss free beauty in just a few seconds.  Simple swirl the kabuki brush (which is included – woohoo), into the compact and pick up the color to apply to your cheeks for a great and gorgeous glow.  Both powders are super silky and provide your cheeks with a flawless and fresh finish.  I LOVE these for everyday use because it provides me with the glow I want in an everyday product, without looking like I just came out of the disco era… but still enough color to be show stopping.

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The natural mineral formula of these powders is infused with vitamin E and mica, so it treats your skin as you wear it.  You get hydration and long wear with light diffusing capabilities.  The Kabuki brush that is included is also a steal.  It’s soft and applies the product nicely to the skin.  Definitely a great duo to have for every day use or those days you are feeling you want a little more glam.  I love golden hued highlighters so this takes the cake for me and the peachy toned blush is perfect for my everyday look.  The blush is a tad bit too light for my skin tone, but that excites me more because it makes for a great everyday flush of color without looking like I just plopped rose colored paint on my face.  I love both shades – both pigmented and gorgeous.

Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)].

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It seems as if I have covered everything except for lips.  I want to introduce you to the Pixi Beauty Liplift Max ($14 – 2.7 g / 0.09oz).  A volume-maximizing lip treatment with peptides to hydrate and plump the lips… YAAAASSSSS… sign me up!  This volume-maximizing lip treatment has a cooling sensation with a glossy finish.  It is formulated with peptides to hydrate, firm and plump the lips.  You also get an added benefit of aloe to  heal, jojoba to moisturize and chamomile to soothe.  With a fresh mint flavor, you simply can’t go wrong.  I have the Liplift Max in Honey Sheen – a gorgeous nude shade.  All of the three shades (including Honey Sheen) are sheer, but they make perfect toppers to your favorite lipsticks or liners and wear nicely.  I’m not a huge gloss fan but I do tend to wear glosses in the winter months and this one is perfect for such.  It helps to hydrate my lips while leaving them looking plump and full.  I am a huge fan of Buxom lip glosses so I had used those to compare to this one.  It seems like this one offers the plumping without the sting and I like the minty flavor.

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I think the LipLift Max is perfect for topping off your matte lippies and while it is a bit sticky, it’s not that bad and still wearable in my book.  I’ve been getting lots of use out of this product for a daily lip gloss and I find that it works as I would expect.  It’s a little thick, but still workable and leaves a gorgeous sheen on the lips.  If you are a fan of glosses, you may like this one.

Ingredients: Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Triisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Octyldodecanol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Fragrance, Menthol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Isostearate, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tetrabutyl Ethylidenebisphenol, Mica (CI 77019), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Linolenic Acid, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Carmine (CI 75470), Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38.

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I love when I have the chance to try out new products from a brand I already love.  It’s especially fun when these new products work well with my sensitive skin.  I’ve always been a fan of Pixi Beauty and have talked about many of their products in the past.  I’m loving trying out some things that are new to me.  I’m sure there will be more products in the future that I’ll try and love because Pixi is one of those brands that offer good quality.  Pixi products are a little more costly than your average drugstore finds, but I am so excited to have Target near me now that I can browse through and pick up my favorites.  If you haven’t tried Pixi before, I highly suggest checking them out.  If I had to choose just one item from all of these I featured, I highly suggest the Nourishing Cleansing Balm – seriously, it’s a favorite for sure.

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You can purchase any of these products and more at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.

Have you tried any of these products from Pixi?  If you have, what are your thoughts on them?  If you haven’t, do you see any in this post that may make your list of must-try products?

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In my opinion, nothing says natural radiance, sexy and empowered like a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.  There’s just something about a woman who takes charge and makes things happen.  That’s what immediately intrigued me about Raul E New York Mineral Cosmetics because it is a brand that is offers gorgeous cosmetics that are perfect for the empowered women in the world.

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I received three products from Raul E New York to try out for myself.  Immediately upon receiving the items, I fell in love with the sleek black packaging.  It’s simple, shiny packaging with a Copper Gold logo imprinted on the cover, but I love it… very sleek and chic.  I received the Mineral Silk Radiance Powder, Signature Eye Shadow Quad in Hypnotic and Creamy Blush in Sangria.  Raul E New York offers a variety of cosmetic items to create a stunning and powerful look… from eye shadows to cream liners, lipsticks to gloss and everything in between – you get a wide variety to choose from and can create a whole look from base to highlight with this brand.

Our designer,  Silvana Penavić prides herself in offering an elegant, timeless and classy selection of mineral based makeups. Silvana understands first hand just how important is to use makeup that supports balance & harmony in one’s daily life, which in turn promotes conscious living.

You can consider this brand to have a highend price point.  Their single shadows are $24 each, mascaras are $30 each and their mineral liquid powder foundation is $44, so the costs are what you would expect to spend for a highend cosmetic line.  Raul E New York also sells apparel and clothing, gifts, etc. so it is a brand that offers a variety of products at your finger tips.

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Let’s talk highlight since it’s one of my favorite cosmetic products.  The Mineral Silk Radiance Powder $44 (net wt. 0.28oz / 8g) comes in two different shades.  I got the shade Seychelles.  This gorgeous mineral powder has become one of my favorites over the last few months (I’ve had these cosmetics in my possession now for a few months) and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it.  It has a floral embossment that offers different shades that you can either pick individually to use or swirl your brush all together to create a different shade.  I absolutely love how silky this powder feels on the skin and how nicely it wears.  It offers my tan skin tone a gorgeous highlight that can either be showstopping or soft and subtle depending on how heavy handed I am.

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Mineral Silk Radiance Powder Swatched dry – heavily without blending.
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Mineral Silk Radiance Powder Swatched dry – blended out

The Mineral Silk Radiance Powder applies smoothly onto the skin and blends out well but it can leave glittery shimmer on the skin.  It’s not the type that will leave much fall out and doesn’t feel gritty, but it will enhance lines as you can see in my photo above.  I highly suggest using a light hand when applying this product for that soft and “lit from within” kind of glow.   The radiance powder is quite pigmented and a little goes a long way.  Tap your brush into the product and swirl – then tap your brush before applying to the face to dust off some excess product.  Apply to the cheek bones for a gorgeous glow.

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Next is the Signature Eye Shadow Quad in Hynotic $44 (net wt. 0.25 oz / 7g).  This particular quad is gorgeous… though Raul E New York offers the quads in four different shade ranges (including this one).  The colors offer a selection of four shades that can create a gorgeous look of greens and golds.  I particularly loved this color range because greens are so gorgeous year round and something that can play up any eye look.  Each shade is shimmery so you do not have any matte colors, but creating a look is simple.

The colors are very pigmented and gorgeous.  They can be used wet or dry and apply with gorgeous color in one swipe.  Because these are mineral shadows, they can kick up a bit of dust (especially since they are shimmer), but they pack on the eye lid really nicely, blend out well and have great longevity over a primer.  I love the colors in this quad because you can opt to use one of the green shades all over the lid, in the crease or on the lower lash line as a pop of color.  They are gorgeous and offer bold color but can also be used as wearable shades for an every day look.

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swatched dry, without primer or base. One swipe each shade.

The Raul E New York Creamy Blush $29 (net wt. 0.10 oz. / 2.8g) is a gorgeous blush.  I have mine in Sangria which is a lovely shade, especially for my particular skin tone.  I LOVE that it has golden shimmer within, but the cream blush is very comfortable on the cheeks, blends well and leaves my skin with a gorgeous rose hue for a soft pop on the cheeks.  You can build the color up as you see the need for more pigment or use naturally for a little touch of color on the skin.  This cream blush really is creamy and feels so wonderful to the touch.  I love to apply this with my fingers and the blend or use a small stippling brush like my ELF Small Stippling brush to stipple the color on and blend it to look effortless.  This is a great blush for me to use year round and Raul E New York offers four gorgeous shades to choose from.

You can easily have all day wear with this cream blush if used over a primer or over your foundation.  I found that it faded on me after about 6 hours on my bare face.  The blush itself is quite pigmented but offers a sheen from the gold shimmer.  The shimmer looks very nice, not cakey or glittery so the blush can be used on its own to add some color to the cheeks and illuminate your cheekbones as well.

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applied to the skin with my finger, one swipe – no blending.
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applied to the skin with one swipe and blended out using my finger.

Choosing which of the three products I’ve tried from Raul E New York as my favorite would be a bit of a challenge.  I enjoy all of them, but I think I like the Mineral Silk Radiance Powder the best.  Let’s be honest here, we all know that when it comes to highlight… I love to glow and highlighters are some of my favorite makeup products.  I have been enjoying the cream blush to use on its own or under a powder blush and I really think the eye shadow quad has gorgeous shades.

The cosmetics I’ve tried so far are quite nice and I’ve been enjoying them.  They are a bit on the costly side, but considering the quality I think it’s fairly reasonable.  They are definitely not Yves St Laurent or Tom Ford, but if you are looking for quality mineral based products, I would check them out.  It’s a little high on the price scale than what I would pay – even if the quality is nice, but overall I think I’ve tried some really good products from the brand.  It’s nice to see that there are so many cosmetic brands out now that offer mineral cosmetics.  I love when products feel great on the skin and are good for you too.

You can purchase Raul E New York Cosmetics here: https://www.raulenewyork.com/product-category/collections/raul-e-new-york-mineral-cosmetics/

Have you heard of Raul E New York brand before?  If so, what are your thoughts?  If not, do you think it’s something you’d check out?

Signature Honey

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I know that Summer is coming to an end shortly, but let’s face it, we can use water resistant cosmetics year round – not just during the summer months.  One of my favorite brands offering a variety of water resistant products is Cargo Cosmetics.  Cargo Swimmables collection includes an array of products for anyone and offers great color and high pigmentation for those that are active or just looking for longevity in their makeup.  I’ve been a huge fan of this collection over the years and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites with all of you today.

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The Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush (0.10 oz / 2.83g – $26.00) and Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer (0.45 oz / 13g – $29.00) are some of my favorites from the collection.  They are blushes and bronzers I have repurchased time and time again over the last 6 years or so and some of my favorites in my entire makeup arsenal.

The Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush offers you color that won’t streak or fade and provide you with long lasting sweat-proof and weatherproof color on your cheeks.  I have Bali (a medium rose pink with an iridescent sheen) which is newly added to my collection and Los Cabos (soft tangerine with a coral hue and golden sheen).  I have had Los Cabos for over a year and have purchased it several times for friends that love coral toned blushes.  You get a lot of product in each pan and it is so pigmented a little goes a long way.  Los Cabos offers my cheeks that beautiful glow I love to wear during the summer and is a perfect “every day” blush choice for me.  The powder is silky and has a formula that glides onto the skin for a subtle wash of color that you can easily build up to the intensity you are interested in.  While it appears sheer with one swatch or swipe, you can manipulate the powder easily to provide the coverage you are looking for.

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swatch of: Bali, Los Cabos & Water Resistant Bronzer – taken with natural light
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swatch of: Bali, Los Cabos & Water Resistant Bronzer – taken with ring light

Features and Benefits

  • Silicone-coated pigments provide better adhesion to the skin and help withstand water for extended wear.
  • L-Lysine, an amino acid found naturally in the skin, helps increase the blush’s long-wearing and water-resistant properties.
  • Paraben free.

The Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer is a silky powder formula that also glides over the skin for a subtle radiant glow.  It is one of my favorite bronzers I own and in fact, I have 4 different bronzers in my collection from Cargo because I always enjoy them.  This bronzer will not streak or fade, is sweat-proof and waterproof too.  It’s natural looking and doesn’t look orange on my skin or change color or oxidize like some bronzers have done to me in the past.  It’s comfortable on and I love that it has a golden sheen to it.  This is not the type of bronzer I would suggest or use for contouring, but it gives my face and body a sunkissed glow that makes me look like a goddess.  It’s one of my favorite bronzers for a reason and I love it.

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Features and Benefits

  • Silicone-coated pigments provide better adhesion to the skin and help withstand water for extended wear.
  • L-Lysine, an amino acid found naturally in the skin, helps increase the bronzer’s long-wearing and water-resistant properties.
  • Paraben free.

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The Cargo Better Than Waterproof Mascara was something definitely fun for me to try.  Retailing for $20.00 (0.33 fl.oz. / 10 mL), I honestly wasn’t sure how I would like this product.  If you know anything about me, it’s that I prefer waterproof mascaras (though I don’t use them all the time) because my allergies are so bad, a normal mascara usually doesn’t stay in place all day for me.  This mascara states it is “better than waterproof!”  So I honestly wasn’t sure about the claims… until I tried it.  This is truly a water resistant mascara but still gentle enough to be worn on my eyes every day.  It stays put and in place all day long.  Now, I haven’t gone swimming with this mascara yet – but let’s just say, my sweat was rough enough the last few weeks to really give this a good test.

The wand is really basic so I didn’t think it would offer my lashes much of anything… but it did give me some volume and length.  This is the kind of mascara I would particularly select when at the pool or going to the beach and want to make my lashes stand out without putting on a full face of makeup.  It offers a tubing formulation which allows the mascara to stay put during the day, but yet it is easily removed with warm water or gentle pressure.  I was able to remove the mascara with my Garnier Micellar Water (the regular one) and my Simple Micellar Water without any issues.  No heavy eye makeup remover or oil based remover was needed.  No smudging or running and long lasting awesomeness all day long.  I would love to see this formulation with a different wand aimed specifically to help with length and volume too.  The formulation is also quite black which make it stand out nicely on my short lashes.

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As most people know, I’m a fanatic for colored eye liners and these Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencils (net wt. 0.04 oz / 1.2g – $18.00) are quite the find.  I have six of the twelve shades available from the line.  Each pencil is creamy (very creamy), waterproof and smudge proof with a formula that glides on with ease.  This product claims that it can last up to 14 hours and while I can only attest to 10 hours of total wear, I do love that they last that long.  I have very watery eyes so a product that can hold up to my teary and watery eyes while still looking vibrant is wonderful.  I love that I can wear the shades on my waterline and they stay without budging.

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Left To Right – Top to bottom: 08 Lake Como, 07 Lake Geneva, 10, Dorado Beach, 05 Pfeiffer Beach, 11 Shelly Beach, 04 Loch Ness

I haven’t particularly worn these in the pool or ocean and haven’t gone swimming with them but they lasted 10+ hours without the need to touch up through my sweaty days and allergy prone watery eyes without an issue.  I just love how small the tip is and how easy it is to get a precise line, especially since the formula is so creamy, it makes it easy to wear and apply.  Once you apply and let it set, it will stay all day until you take it off.  You can sharpen your pencil (I like twist up pencils better but I’ll take it) and it’s paraben free.

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Now, I couldn’t possibly leave out the lippies so I would also like to share with you the Cargo Essential Lip Glosses (0.08 oz / 2.5mL – $16.00) available in 15 shades.  I have three of them in the colors:  Rio, Sahara and Belgium.  Now, if you have been following me a while, then you know I am not a huge fan of lip glosses and I have my select favorites.  These essential lip glosses actually amazed me in that I didn’t expect to like them as much as I do.  They are creamy and moisturizing with a formula that glides over the lips easily and doesn’t feel sticky at all.

Super high shine lip gloss delivers intense, lasting color! The creamy, moisturizing formula glides over lips, and most importantly it never feels sticky.  I’m really liking how these feel on my lips and most importantly, I love how they are not sticky so it makes wearing them easy to do.  Since I haven’t been using matte lippies at all this summer, I’ve been enjoying pairing Sahara with my favorite nude lipsticks to give them a little shine.  These seem to last fairly long on the lips which is a plus and they are also gluten-free and paraben free.

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Top to Bottom, left to right: 04 Jaipur Swimmables Lip Pencil, Rio, Sahara and Belgium

If you’re not into gloss that much or need a great lip liner, don’t worry – I got you covered.  The Cargo Swimmables Lip Pencil (0.04 oz / 1.2g – $18.00) is a long lasting pencil that offers great lip definition, high pigmentation and is waterproof.  It’s pretty long lasting in my opinion.  I love that it sharpens, it’s soft on the lips and applies very easily and I haven’t noticed any feathering or transfer providing me long lasting color.  Through eating and drinking, I have really noticed how long this lasts so it would make a great base for your favorite lip color.  I also love that it sharpens which is a big plus.  I have the color Jaipur which is a nice mauve rose hue that seems to pair well with many of the lip colors I already own and I’ve been enjoying it this summer.

Well, that’s all I have to share with you today.  I have a new palette I ordered from Cargo not too long ago and hope to share that with you here as well.  Overall, I’m always impressed with Cargo Cosmetics and the products they offer.  I have purchased products from Cargo off and on over the years and I’ve always been a fan of their quality.  It’s a shame you don’t hear as much about them as you would other brands, but if you are looking for some great quality products or something new to try, I highly suggest checking them out.  I have been a fan of theirs for over 6 years and it’s always good to see when a brand keeps the quality and improves for the better in time.

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You can purchase these products and so much more at: http://www.cargocosmetics.com/ or Ulta Beauty.

Have you tried anything from Cargo before?  If so, what are your favorite products or your experience with the brand?  If not, do you foresee something from the Swimmables collection in your future?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent for review consideration while others were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything you see on this site, whether sent to me or purchased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

 

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I must admit, I’m a terrible blogger sometimes.  For example – I have been sitting on these beautiful products from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics for months now, and I’m only getting around to writing and featuring them now.  Life tends to get the best of me and I find myself consistently playing catch up on many things.  But, the plus side to waiting months to write about these gorgeous cosmetics, is that I have had the chance to really try them out, test them out and really figure out how they work for me.  Today I share with you a look I created using some of the products from Youngblood Cosmetics as well as swatches of the products I received.  This is a brand that you may read about in the blogger realm, but it is not talked about much in the YouTube community.  I’m not sure why – the products… they’re gorgeous.

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics offers a wide range of cosmetic product from eye shadows and blush to bronzer and foundations.  They are a high quality brand offering pigmented products that are luxe and gorgeous.  Created and founded by Pauline Youngblood, these products were formulated to help conceal and correct imperfect complexions while offering products that would be good for the skin.

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After years of working with patients who suffered from traumatized skin from harsh laser treatments, acne, rosacea and cosmetic surgeries, Pauline Youngblood decided it was time to create a line of cosmetics that were not just mineral based, but good for the skin.  Youngblood provides the healthiest, highest quality products while empowering women to look and feel their best.

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So let’s chit chat about some of the products I’ve been testing out and using and my thoughts on each one.  I love when I can try a range of products from a brand and since I has not tried anything from Youngblood Cosmetics before, this was my opportunity to see what they had to offer.

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The Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in Shanghai Nights ($43.00) comes with 4 gorgeously pigmented eye shadows and a Net Wt. of .14 oz / 4g.  The four complementary shades come in a sleek and stylish mirrored compact and are perfect for your vanity or on the go.  I love that each compact comes ready for a look and includes matte, pearl and shimmery finishes that blend perfectly together.  There are 7 different eye shadow quads to choose from so you can easily find one that will be perfect to suit your style.

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Left to Right – Shitake, Beige-Ing, Cherry Blossom, Bamboo

I tend to gravitate to warm shades vs cooler tones, but I really enjoyed using this palette.  The shade range offered you everything from a crease and transition shade to a lid and browbone / highlight shade all in one palette.  Each color feels like silk and applies easily.  I especially love that they are mineral based, but they are in pressed form which make using these really easy.  Used over a primer I can easily get hours of wear out of the shades – I wore them for at least 8 hours over a primer and they lasted and was as vibrant as ever.  The compact is well made with a sturdy magnetic closure so this makes for a great palette for travel.

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The Youngblood Cosmetics Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pen in Noir ($26.00 Net Wt. 0.59 mL/0.02 fl.oz.) is Vegan and a showstopper.  This liner has a precision tip and offers great control and beautiful bold color in one swipe.  I love a great liquid liner with a tip that will allow me to create a wing easily and this is definitely it.  The liner dries quickly and stays put for hours.  Even with my watery eyes, I found that I could wear this eye liner all day without smudging.  I was quite impressed with its staying power and loved the precision point.  But what I love the most is that creating the perfect wing was easy with this liner, it applies nicely and made my job perfection.

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If you are looking for a liquid eye liner that is easy to use and control with bold color in one swipe and no streaking, I think you’ll definitely enjoy this one.  I love that it’s so long wearing and perfect to create a thick or thin line.

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The Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick in Vain ($19.00 – Net Wt. 4g. / 0.14oz) is also Vegan.  I have a beautiful burgundy shade that is an absolute show stopper.  I can’t wait to really get some use out of this color during the Fall and Winter months.  This lip color is super-rich and provide high-impact payoff with ultra pigmentation.

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This color is bold, so I would love to see how vibrant the more neutral shades are.  From what I can see on the site, there are 9 shades available and all in beautiful tones from pinks and nudes to plums, corals and reds.  There is a shade for everyone.  Vain was absolutely comfortable on the lips.  While it is a matte shade, it was very comfortable on my lips and left my lips still feeling hydrated and moisturized.  The formulation on this lip color is awesome.  Like with most lipsticks, they do come off with drinking or eating – but where time offered quite a few hours on its own and I love that my lips were so soft after removing it.

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Youngblood Mineral Radiance in Splendor is probably one of my favorite product sin the bunch I have tried.  Retailing for $43.00 (Net Wt. 9.5g / 0.335 oz.) the compact includes Vegan and Gluten Free products and is an absolutely gorgeous product.  These products represent a mesh of colors that are reminiscent of a tropical vacation and used together on your face or body or individually will give you a great and wonderful glow.

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Each shade in this compact is gorgeous.  I love to pick out the colors I want to use and use them separately on my cheeks or as a highlight and when I’m feeling like I want to go bold and shimmery, I swirl my brush over all the shades to create a gorgeous shade.  This compact is super pigmented and offers rich color with lots of great staying power.  If I apply this over a primer or use on its own – I get great lasting power for hours without needing to touch up.  I love blushes with a golden hue and a few of these shades have a gold sheen offering the perfect glow on my cheeks.  I can build up the color for a punch of pow or lightly tap my brush into the compact for a soft summer glow.

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My entire look (above) was created using the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics I featured in this look (with exception to my eyebrows).  These photos were taken with my phone (as with all of the images on my blog lately) and as you can see – the colors are soft but gorgeous.  The lips are bold, but still wearable.

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The wing liner in my look was done using the Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pen, which I absolutely LOVE.  And, I am looking forward to trying out many more cosmetics from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.  Overall – I think the quality of these products are superb and I love how they feel against the skin.  I have naturally sensitive skin, dry and eczema prone so some cosmetics can really dry out my eyelids or cause my skin funky flareups.  I love a product line that offers quality ingredients and great products.  Yes, the price point on their products are quite high – but considering the quality and “good for your skin” feel you get when using these gorgeous products, I would buy them in a heartbeat.

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I can’t wait to order and try more products from Youngblood Cosmetics.  I find that I pull for this brand’s products often because I don’t have to think about what to pair with my eye shadows – I have the colors I want and need for a soft summer look without having to overthink the whole situation.  If you are a blush and highlight lover like I am – I highly suggest checking out the Youngblood Mineral Radiance Compacts – they come in a few gorgeous colors for you to choose from.  And, if you are looking for a great liquid liner – check out the Eye-Mazing Liquid Liner Pen.  Heck, check out all of their cosmetics, I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.

You can check out Youngblood Cosmetics on their website to see what else they have to offer: https://www.ybskin.com/

Have you heard of or tried anything from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics?  If so – what are your thoughts?  If not, are there any products you are interested in checking out?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products featured and mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.  Thank you Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics & PR for all your patience in waiting for me to feature these products.  I truly love them and apologize for taking so long to post about it.

 

 

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Too Faced always comes out with the most eye appealing cosmetics along with show stopping packaging that absolutely sucks me in each and every time.  However, as cute as the packaging is on this particular product, I was really intrigued to get this palette because it included the shades available from the Love Flush Blush collection which I haven’t had the opportunity to get my hands on just yet.  Today I share with you the Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe Palette and my thoughts and swatches on this product.  Just a little note, when I checked the Too Faced site yesterday, this palette was still in stock, but as of this morning, it is labeled Sold Out.

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The Too Faced Love Flush Wardrobe ($36.00) includes 6 gorgeous blush shades that are long wearing, fade proof, smudge proof and keeps your cheeks perfectly flushed for up to 16 hours.  This palette includes high impact shades that will provide a pretty pop of color an any skin tone.  Each blush applies to the cheeks easily and is very pigmented providing color that is show stopping.  The shades include a range of nudes, pinks, corals and berries so each tone of blush you could need is included in this selection.  The blushes have a net wt. of 2.0g/0.07 oz each which is quite a bit considering the price point for the whole palette.  If you were to buy these shades individually (as they are sold on the site) it will cost you $26.00 each blush so the palette is not only convenient but it also offers you great quality and product for the price.  My biggest issue with this palette is not the quality, but that it is listed as a limited edition product.  I think it would be a great deal if it was permanent.

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The packaging is really nice.  The palette is much larger than I thought it would be which gives you a great amount of product for the price.  But I also enjoy that it comes with a mirror which makes this perfect for travel.  Each blush is housed in a cute heart shape with the Too Faced logo imprinted on it (with use that will eventually disappear) and the names of each blush are posted right below the pan which make it easy for reference.

The blush shades work well layered together and that is how I have been using them over the last several weeks, though Love Hangover has become my favorite of the set and one I find I’m using consistently.  The shades in the palette include:  Love Hangover, Baby Love, I Will Always Love You, How Deep is Your Love?, Justify My Love and Your Love is King
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While Baby Love is a bit light against my skin and sometimes does not show up, it makes a great base and blending shade for sheering out a color that may be too bold for me – like Your Love Is King.  Ultimately, I’ve been able to get great use out of this entire palette and I’m so glad I decided to pick it up before my Makeup Spending Challenge began.  It’s a great little palette that includes 6 of Too Faced Popular blushes so I think it’s a great buy overall.  I wasn’t immediately intrigued with the single Love Flush Blushes and I think it was just meant for me to wait a while because this baby was released for me to try them all.
Each of the blushes have really nice pigmentation, so when applying them (especially the deeper and brighter shades) I suggest a lighter hand or a fluffier brush so you are not packing color onto your cheeks.  Since there is so much color that comes off – honestly, a little of the blush goes a really long way.  I love that these blushes are long wearing.   I wouldn’t say that it last 16 hours since I don’t wear my makeup that long normally.  But, after applying in the morning, by late afternoon and into the evening, I notice that I still have remnants and a hue of the color left on my cheeks.  That is great since many blushes wear off on my skin in a matter of a few short hours.  I definitely think these offer long wear in comparison to blushes I have used in the past.
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I am using the Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover on my cheeks in the look above.  That color lasted on my cheeks all day and into the evening.  I truly enjoy how these blushes work so well with my skin tone as many times I do not use certain blushes because they can cause my skin to look too white or too ashy.  These worked so well – I’m loving them.  For a GRWM style video as well as a look at the products used in that look, click here.
The packaging is just absolutely cute and adorable as is most and anything that Too Faced offers.  I love the details and how sweet and feminine it is but I also enjoy the fact that it really is sturdy.  As I mentioned before, if you are one who loves to travel with your blushes, I think this would make a great companion.  Everything seems nicely compact and sealed in its packaging well.  Even after I have dropped it many times, I didn’t notice any chipping or breaking which is a huge plus.
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I’m bummed to see that this palette is sold out online after just seeing it in stock yesterday.  I’m hoping that Too Faced will restock it soon or make it permanent.  As I mentioned above, this palette includes shades that Too Faced already offers in the Love Flush Blush collection so if there is any particular color you are interested in or want to have as a single, you can find those available on the website.
Head on over to my YouTube channel and check out the video I have talking about the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and this one – the Love Flush Blush Wardrobe – here.
Overall – I really enjoy this palette, a lot more than I thought I would.  Do you own any of the Love Flush Blushes or this palette?  If so, what are your thoughts on it?  If not, is this something you may have your eyes on?  Comment below and let me know.
xo
Signature Honey
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It is absolutely no denying it – when it comes to blushes, some of my absolute favorites are the Milani Rose Powder Blushes.  Come on now, no lie – I own every single one that has ever come out.  They are some of my favorites and absolutely stunning to look at.  Recently I shared with you two of the three Limited Edition Rose Powder Blushes rolled out – Awakening Rose & Blossomtime Rose and today I’m showing you the last of the three – American Beauty Rose.

American Beauty Rose - Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush

Retailing for $7.99 – the Rose Powder Blushes from Milani Cosmetics  are gorgeous in the pan and on the face.  They come in a beautiful compact with Milani’s signature gold look.  Petal soft, natural finish with the ability to help contour, highlight and add gorgeous color to the cheeks.  American Beauty Rose is a True Rose Pink with soft gold pearl hue.  The powder is silky and soft and not only pretty to look at but offers stunning pigmentation on the cheeks.  You get a lot of product for the price – Net Wt. 0.60 oz/17g and while this is a limited edition shade, you can find them at select Walgreens, Meijers and online at Milanicosmetics.com

American Beauty Rose - Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush

On my cheeks – this pink hue is perfect and I am pretty sure it will be gorgeous and super bold and bright on someone with light skin.  If you are wondering if the other two shades in this Limited Edition collection is perfect for you – you can read about those here.

American Beauty Rose - Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush

So – do you have a love for the Milani Rose Powder Blushes like I do?  Have you tried any of these new Limited Edition shades and if so, which ones are for you?  If not – are there any of them on your mind that you have been eyeing?  Check them out and more here at milanicosmetics.com and don’t forget to check out swatches and more of the other shades from this limited edition line, here.

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There is absolutely no denying it… when it comes to Colour Pop – I’m absolutely happy, ecstatic and in love with this brand.  Come on now – I own over 50 of their eye shadows and more than 15 of their lippy stix, so it’s quite obvious I have major crush issues.  As soon as I heard that Colour Pop was bringing in blushes, highlighters and bronzers, I had to snatch a few of them up in heart beat.  Last year (2014), I actually used several of my favorite eye shadows from ColourPop as blush and highlighter so knowing I could get the real thing had me dancing in the streets… literally.  I have been playing with some of the new highlighters now for a bit and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on them.  So were the new ColourPop highlighters love at first sight for me?

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I ordered:  Lunch Money, Spoon, Wisp, Most Necessary and Butterfly Beach.  Wisp, Butterfly Beach and Lunch Money all looked like shades that would compliment my warm skin tone and something I could use for a gorgeous highlight for summer and Spoon looked like a shade that I could use year round offering a great highlight for me at night.  Most Necessary – while I thought would be a great blush – I purchased because as I tan in the summer months, it would offer a sunkissed glow.

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Left to Right: Butterfly Beach, Most Necessary, Wisp

Each highligher is just $8.00 and comes in the usual ColourPop packaging.  They have 4.2g/0.15oz of product in each and the highlighters have that same mousse like texture we have grown to love with CP.  I find that they are best applied with my fingers, but also enjoy blending them out for a subtle highlight with my ELF Small Stippling brush.  The embossing on these highlighters are different from the blushes, bronzers and shadows and each one I ordered has a gorgeous shimmer and glisten to them.

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Left – Right: Lunch Money & Spoon

It’s obvious that I was gonna jump on these as soon as they were released, let’s face it – I’m addicted to the brand and price point… but I had high hopes for these and while they work for me, I was a bit disappointed with them overall.  While my skin is normally dry, as the summer heat hits Hawaii, I find that my skin lends to be a little on the oily side during Summer months.  Because of this – I noticed that when my skin is oilier than usual – these offer a VERY subtle highlight – not nearly what I would expect from a brand I have grown to love.  If I use it on my normal/dry skin – the highlight is deeper and much more pigmented.  While I know these will work well for me as an every day highlight, I find that it still doesn’t give me that “look at that highlight tho” kind of look that I crave.  Honestly, I get better highlight from Girly (a CP shadow) blended onto my cheek bones – then I do with these.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ll still use them and use them often, but I’m disappointed that they are not that “wowzers” kind of highlight I had expected.

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Left to Right: Butterfly Beach, Lunch Money, Most Necessary, Spoon, Wisp

I do not use Foundation or Concealer so I’m not sure how these would perform over face products like those.  I find that applying these first and then adding some of my favorite powder highlights like BECCA Shimmering Powder in Moonstone offer a really nice effect.  Keep in mind that I found these highlighters to flop for me when my skin was oily… when my skin was on the drier side, I noticed the highlighters all showed up fairly okay on me, so I don’t know if oily skin is the factor.

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In the photo above I am using Lunch Money blended onto my cheek bones, on my cupid’s bow and lightly on the bridge of my nose and forehead.  As you can see – it offers a subtle highlight in this photo.  I am using a moisturizer with SPF so my skin is a little more on the dewy side and even when applied with my fingers or my ELF Small Stippling brush, I found that the color faded on me within a 30 minute time frame.  If I set the highlighter with a powder, it will give me longer staying power and if my skin is dry that day – I can get a few hours of longevity out of each one.

Overall while I’m a bit disappointed with the longevity and staying power of these on oily skin – they worked well with my dry skin and I love the shades I have.  I pull for these a lot because application is fun and easy and I do not have to worry about dirtying a brush to apply them.  I love the color range available from ColourPop and the five shades I ordered are really pretty.  You can’t beat the price and they work well as a base for your powdered highlights.  Are they a complete miss for me?  Nah, I am sure I will make them work… but I think that if you normally have oily skin, these may not give you the pigmentation you would expect of ColourPop.  If you use Foundation/Concealer these may offer you a little longer staying time, but I use these on bare skin.  I have not tried them over a face primer.

ColourPop Bronzer Carry-On

I also wanted to share the one ColourPop bronzer I have in Carry-On.  This bronzer is the perfect shade for me and offers a subtle bronze look.  It’s matte, creamy in texture like the other mousse like products from CP and retails for $8 with 4.2g/0.15oz of product. I am using this bronzer for a subtle/light contour in the photo above and it works.  If I use this bronzer alone, it works well and while it fades, it still gives me that bronze look I desire.  If I apply a powder bronzer over this product, I notice that there can be light oxidation after having the product on for several hours.  Applying this with your finger in the hollows of your cheeks can be a bit of a challenge if not careful so I definitely suggest a synthetic contour brush.

Just figured I would throw this in since it is only one product.  Have you tried any of the highlighters or bronzers from ColourPop?  What are your thoughts on these items if you have?  If not, do you have any on your wishlist?

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.  All opinions are honest, 100% unbiased and my own.  I was not paid to provide this review or my thoughts.  There are affiliate links through out.

I’ve been sitting on some new Jordana Cosmetics products now for a few months and little by little a few of these have been appearing here on the blog or in makeup looks and tutorials on YouTube, but I haven’t really posted about them in a whole.  Today I figured I would share a few of them with all of you in the case that you decide you want to check them out for yourself.

Get the whole run down and a little chit chat in my recent video which you can watch embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

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First on my list are the Jordana Cat Eyes Liquid Eye liners.  I discussed these on my blog a week or so ago and also listed swatches which you’ll find here.  These are just $2.99 and come in fun colors for those summer looks that are not only bright and playful but runway ready.  These shades are fun, funky and I love the price point.

Jordana Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks

Next up are the Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks.  I have six out of the twelve shades that are available and these are priced just as awesome as the eyeliners.  At just $2.99 each, these make great cream blushes or a base for your favorite powder blush.  While they apply smoothly and I enjoy how nicely they blend on the skin, I find blending with my finger is probably the best bet in application and these do really well as a base offering good longevity.

Jordana Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks
Left to Right – 10 Sunkissed, 11 Rouge Romance, 12 Golden Sheen
Jordana Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks
Left to Right: 07 Baby Pink, 08 Hot Hot Hot, 09 Peach Nectar

If you wear these on its own – they will give you a great flush of color (or vibrant color depending on the amount you apply) but they will fade.  The color will last – but you may need to apply.  Nonetheless, these are fab for the price point and I love using them.

Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara

Another fun addition to Jordana’s every growing line up are the Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascaras.  These come in fun and bold shades and retail for $2.99.  I was really excited to check these out and as much as I loved the bold colors, unfortunately – due to my small eye lashes, the brush was not ideal for applying as I would regular mascara.  They didn’t show up on my lashes as well as I had hoped so I had to find another purpose for them.  I took out the shades and tested them on my hair and found that they worked well as a temporary brush in color.

Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara

The dramatic effects mascaras applied easily to my hair with one swipe and worked just as other “hair mascaras” have in the past for me.  While this may not have been the thought behind them when it was formulated, it’s the only way I can get use out of these.  It’s not Jordana’s fault that I have short itty bitty lashes – so I just make due in anyway I can.  Just a quick note for anyone who uses it this way – while the colors did wash out when I shampooed my hair, the green shades or blues may take a little effort in taking the color off.  It didn’t stain or ruin my hair, but did take a little more elbow work to get it off.  I find soaking my hair with a hair mask makes it easy and effortless to remove.

I did post a full review on the Jordana Modern Matte lipsticks – however, new colors were released around the same time as these products.  You can find swatches on the new shades here and my thoughts and swatches on the original release here.

Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

These new products can be found at various stores like Walgreens and CVS (I’ve been seeing them pop up here in my local stores) and you may also find them at your nearest Kmart.  Of course – check out jordanacosmetics.com because all of these products can also be purchased online.  Have you tried any of these yet?  What are your thoughts on them?  Don’t forget to stop by my video as I chit chat about the products – click here.

xo

Signature Honey

 

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NOTHING TO DISCLOSE

 

Well well, Spring is definitely in the air!  Between my love for the florals and fauna you can find through out Hawaii and the gorgeous weather we’ve been having I can’t believe how quickly this year is already flying by.  Besides the bright shades surrounding me (and my allergies that come with the season), I am drooling over the gorgeous cosmetics that companies are rolling out this year.  Bright hues of pinks and corals, I’m in awe over the pretty of it all.  It’s absolutely no secret that I am a huge fan of ColourPop.  It’s been about a year since I placed my first order for the squishy and pigmented treats that I adore so and I have been enjoying all of the products I currently own.  I’m so addicted, that when I seen the ColourPop In Bloom Collection rolled out, I knew I just had to have it.  The collection was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg and includes a combination of bright shades that are Red Carpet ready for Spring and Summer.

Colourpop In Bloom

This gorgeous collection is packaged together in a beautiful box (perfect for the theme).  In Bloom is definitely a “bloom” of wonder and a great gift for yourself or anyone who loves makeup.  It sports three full sized blushes and three full sized lipsticks that are limited edition to this collection.  Retailing for $39.00, this set is a great starter for anyone looking to try out the blushes or lipsticks from ColourPop for the first time.

Shades included in the set:

Cheeks –

  • Tongue Tied (described as a bright/warm coral shade with a matte finish)
  • Double Dip (described as a soft peach with subtle highlights – satin pearl finish)
  • Hysterical (described as a cool-toned plum pink with a matte finish)

Lips –

  • Sweet Thing (described as a cool-toned medium true pink/cream finish)
  • Freshman (described as a hot pink/cream finish)
  • Frenemie (electric warm toned coral/cream finish)

Colourpop In Bloom

While I did own quite a bit of shadows and lipsticks, I haven’t had the opportunity to try out any of the new blushes since their release, so I was really excited to take them for a test drive.  Like their shadows, the blushes have a squishy, cream like texture and I have found that while applying with my fingers work well, I have had a lot of luck and easy application with my ELF Small Stipling brush for a nice airbrushed look that leaves my cheeks looking sunkissed and flushed.  Like the eye shadows from ColourPop these blushes have pretty nice staying power as I can apply in the morning without setting it and find hours later that you can still see them on my cheeks.

Colourpop In Bloom
Left To Right – Tongue Tied, Double Dip, Hysterical

Double Dip has been a favorite highlight for my cheeks and cupid’s bow the last week and I absolutely love Hysterical on my cheeks.  Since I don’t use coral shades as often, I am still using Tongue Tied with a light hand, but overall – I’m impressed with these blushes and have been enjoying them.  If you were or are a fan of the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes, I think you’ll like these.  The texture and application process remind me of those a lot and they were a favorite of mine for quite some time.  I think these will be taking its place.

A little insider tip from Jamie?
“Mix Double Dip with both  Hysterical and Tongue Tied – this creates a very glowy, bright cheek. Also, the lip colors can go on super full or just dab them for a lighter stained look!”
ColourPop In Bloom
Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing is my favorite out of the three lippies included in this collection.  It is a gorgeous pink that works well with my skin tone and is a wearable, everyday type shade that could be used by any skin tone.  Out of all the shades, I think this one will be a favorite of mine to come.  As described it is a cool toned medium pink with a cream finish.

ColourPop In Bloom
Freshman

Freshman is a fun hot pink lipstick with a cream finish.  This lipstick offers a gorgeous look that is bold but not overdone, over powering or too much.  I think this particular lippy could lend for a great supplement if you don’t like red lips but want a punch of color.  This is a gorgeous shade for my fair skinned friends.

ColourPop In Bloom
Frenemie
Frenemie is a gorgeous warm toned coral shade that has a cream finish.  I do not use coral tones as often but I find that this one is much deeper in hue than a regular coral shade.  It’s really pretty and I like the finish.
ColourPop In Bloom
Left to Right – Frenemie, Sweet Thing, Freshman

Overall I think this collection is definitely a great one.  Offering you great color payoff, gorgeous shades and fun to use product, the In Bloom collection has been a favorite of mine now since I received my order.  I would love to see ColourPop offer some of these shades (if not all of them) in their permanent line so that it can be purchased individually – especially since I know I’ll be using up some of these products now that they are favorites.  You can’t beat the price point that this brand offers and the selection of shades in such a short time since the company was founded is great.  While using the product may take a little getting used to, I enjoy them all nonetheless.

ColourPop In Bloom

Have you seen this collection?  Have you tried any of the ColourPop blushes or lipsticks?  You can purchase or check out this set here: Colourpop.com

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products discussed and mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  In no way is this a sponsored post and all opinions are my own, honest and 100% unbiased.

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by.  In all honesty, I think I blinked or closed my eyes for a nap like Rip Van Wrinkle and woke up a year later.  So much has happened this year and I have had the awesome opportunity to try out so many different products newly released.  While I have tried out so many wonderful products, I also found that I stuck with a few favorites from last year as well.  With the end of 2014 so quickly approaching, myself and the gorgeous beauties from the Beauty Council bring to you our Best of Beauty 2014.

best of beauty

My list includes a variety of Cosmetics, skin care, face and body products as well as hair and perfume.  My favorites range from Drug store products to high end and include a wide variety for all.  I know I’m a little earlier than usual this year, as I normally make this post or video in January – but I wanted to share this information with you in case you are looking for ideas for Christmas presents for that Beauty lover in your life.  I’ll have a video and maybe a revised post sometime in January.

[Some of the products mentioned in this post include Press Samples & Affiliate Links.]Best of Beauty 2014

This year I tried out a lot of new skin care items and while some didn’t quite work for me, others have become favorites of mine.

skincare

  • Coconut Oil – this has been a favorite of mine a few years now and still something I just can’t live without.  It is the number one item in my skin care arsenal.
  • Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Face Masks – I have tried several of these this year and so far I’m loving them all.  They are not harsh on my sensitive skin and really affordable.
  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – this is my HG facial cleanser and one I’ve been using for years now.
  • Japanese Konjac Sponge – I have used a few varieties of these Konjac Sponges this year and they have been great for my face and a separate for my body.
  • Valentia Skin care Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Serum – We all know I’m a serum addict and this one is one of my favorites.
  • Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing System – I have only been using this the last few months but it is my favorite cleansing tool to date.
  • Be Delectable by Cake Beauty Body Lotion – yummy, delicious scent and great moisturization.  One of my favorite lotions – EVER!
hair care

For hair care this year, I wanted to be able to use products that would offer my hair more moisture so I could embrace my natural curls.  I also needed products that would protect my hair from sun damage and help tame my frizz.

  • Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – When used in combination with my Coconut Oil and/or Argan Oil, this dry oil has helped to keep my hair soft and frizz free.  This product also smells yummy!
  • DermOrganic Argan Oil Hair Care line – these products, all of them from this line have become favorites this year and I don’t know what I would do if I lost them or couldn’t buy them.  They leave my hair feeling so soft, my curls are gorgeous and my hair is frizz-free.

best of makeup 2014

I can’t believe the amount of products I have had the opportunity to test out and use this year.  While I had to narrow my list down quite a bit, I chose out a few items that I knew I tend to pull for more than others.

  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams – I wish my local stores sold all the shades available, but nonetheless, I stock up on these when I can.  They apply like a liquid lipstick, feel nice on the lips and their matte.
  • J.Cat Wonder Lip Paints – these very affordable lip gloss like products are fun and come in a variety of shades.  I own six of them and really have been enjoying wearing them the last 6 months or so.
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes – these lippies were just recently released within the last few months.  They are creamy, feel wonderful on the lips and they don’t dry my lips at all.
  • Milani Color Statement Lipsticks – there’s no secret there that I am in love with these lipsticks.  Nuff said. lol
  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencils – ah, these are so awesome.  Full with pigment and color, feels wonderful on the lips and non-drying.
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows – I love how easy these are to apply to my eyes and they are so easy to grab and use for days when my makeup application has to be quick. So affordable too.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – I have a few favorite palettes from this year, Lorac Pro 2, Lorac Mega Pro and so many more… but if I had to choose one palette I thought really hit it home for me this year – it was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. And, I’m not gonna lie… my Semi Sweet palette is on its way – so I am excited for that too.
Best Face Products 2014
It’s no secret that I have a thing for blush and highlighters.  Well, let’s face it, I have a thing makeup in general. lol  But this year I tried out some new products and ventured on to new goodies to play with.
  • Benefit Porefessional – While I don’t use many face products, I do sometimes look to primers to help minimize pores.  This is still one of my all time favorite face products.
  • Maybelline Baby Skin – Instant Pore Eraser – I love the way this product feels on my skin.  Just like the Benefit Porefessional, this is a product I do not use often, but when I do – it helps my products in longevity (like blush and bronzer) and minimizes my pores
  • NYX Sunkissed Radiant Face Powder – One of my all time favorite highlighters I used this year, this product feels so soft, is finely milled and blends great on the skin.  It can be used as an all over face powder or on special areas on your face.
  • NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep – This is one of my favorite Matte bronzers from the drug store.  This product is the right shade for me and the shade range is nice for a drug store brand.  It blends nicely, doesn’t look patchy on and works as a great all over bronze or contour.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders Palette – this palette is well worth the cost for the amount of product you get.  If you are interested in diving into Hourglass – this is a great way to try three of their powders.  I love Radiant Light as one of my favorite sunkissed highlights though all of the shades definitely have a place in my heart.
  • Milani Baked Blushes – Come on now… we all know I love Milani and I am a huge lover of Milani Baked Blushes.  They are available in gorgeous shades and are very pigmented, have awesome staying power and are some of my favorite blushes to bat.
Best of Fragrance 2014

I love sweet smelling scents and this year no matter how large my collection of fragrances, I still found myself consistently pulling for these.

  • Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Eu de Toilete – this scent is unlike any I have smelled before.  It’s unisex so man or woman can wear it.  It’s a musk like scent but has a soft hint of feminine touch.  I can’t explain it.  I love layering it with some of my favorites for a custom blend.
  • Coach Love – this is one of my signature scents and it makes so much sense seeing as I love the brand Coach.  Definitely one of my favorites.  Soft with a hint of sexy.
  • Aquolina’s Pink Sugar – There is just something I love about a sugary sweet or vanilla scent and this one really takes the Cake. lol

Best Mascaras and eyeliners 2014

I am always looking for the perfect mascara and eye liners and while I have quite an extensive collection, I tend to gravitate to the same ones over and over again regardless of my selection available for use.  These are some of my favorites from this year.

  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara – I really love that this mascara gets all my tiny little lashes and makes them visible.  For the price tag, I think it offers great volume and some length that work for me.
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara – this one has been a favorite now for about two years.  Since I have short lashes, I love that this coats my lashes, gives them great volume and make them visible for me.
  • Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara – still one of my favorites into the second year of use and I have continued to purchase over and over again.  Gives me length, volume and doesn’t flake.
  • New York Color Liquid Eye liner – while this isn’t waterproof, I still love that it lasts on me for quite a while, definitely a favorite of mine and under $3.00 – it can’t be beat.
  • Mally Beauty Evercolor Waterproof Liners – Midnight is probably one of my favorite liners, though I do have a few other colors and love them.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Liquid Pencil Liner – these are some of my favorites and I have them in every color available.  They work well on my waterline, apply smoothly and hello – they are under $3.00

I know my list of products is long and I would be lying if I didn’t say that I actually narrowed it down quite a bit.  Truth be told, I had a lot of fun testing out and trying new products this year and it definitely reflects on the products I enjoyed using and selected.  I think the joy in beauty products and makeup for me is that the options are definitely endless… from drugstore to high end brands, now a days you have so many choices available for you – it really is difficult to narrow down favorites when so many of them are close calls.  Did you notice I left out nail polish?  If I included those… I would need a whole new post. lol

I’m definitely looking forward to 2015 and all the new releases and products that will become available soon.  Brands are constantly developing new formulas and shades, colors and textures that it makes for a great selection.  I hope you all stick around and read or watch about those products here as I love to share them with you.

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday season.  And, don’t forget to stop by the other lovelies posts from the Beauty Council and see what made their top picks for 2014.

Signature Honey

I have always been a pretty big fan of Wet n Wild and I’m always checking out their products if they catch my eye.  A few weeks ago, I came across a display in Walgreens that offered these Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palettes in two shades that I have not seen a part of their permanent collection.  I’m still not sure if they are Limited Edition, but consider them so since the girl at Walgreens said that they were not getting them back – once sold out, they were gone.  Since they may possible be an LE, I figured I would share them with all of you as quickly as possible so you have the opportunity to go out and get them if you can.

SELF PURCHASED

wet n wild center stage shimmer powders

These face powders from Wet n Wild retailed at Walgreens for $6.99 and also included a kabuki brush.  While sold separately – I considered it to be a pretty reasonable price, especially since these powders retail for about $6.99 – $8.99 at my local stores here on Maui.  I have never seen these before anywhere in other stores and noticed how different they were to the other three that are included in Wet n Wild’s permanent Fergie collection.

Check out my review video and live demo embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

The first palette I tried out was Video Bomb.  This palette has a pretty cool marbleized look to it like the other To Reflect Shimmer Palettes that are permanent in the Centerstage collection from Fergie.  It has a blend of a soft pink, chocolate brown and soft brown and when blended together, it has a soft pinkish brown that works really well as a blush/cheek shade.  I loved this palette, but because it is a bit on the powdery side, it can leave your skin looking ashy or muddy – especially if you use too much of it.  A little goes a long way – so tap off the excess from your brush before applying and sweep gently on your cheeks for a soft and sweet summery color.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

What I love about this palette the most is that it is perfect on those days you are looking for a little color – but are not keen on truly using a blush or bronzer.  It will give you a slight bronzed look with a soft pink hue without going overboard.  Keep in mind that the palette has a golden sheen to it – so it can look a bit sparkly and shimmery on the skin if you put too much – again, a light hand is key.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Video Bomb

The next palette I tried out was Photo Bomb.  This one automatically caught my eye in the store because it is VERY different from the original three Shimmer Palettes Wet n Wild offers.  It is all one shade, golden and what I thought would be perfect for highlight.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

This palette offers a gold sheen, soft but still packs a punch of color.  While this is great for a highlight – a little of this product definitely goes a long way.  Like Video Bomb, this can offer a powdery texture, but blends nicely if you are looking for a great highlight.  I love how both of these powders feel really nice – even when blended on the skin, it feels soft and both palettes are super pigmented.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

I think that the Photo Bomb would work well on light and dark skin tones and in most skin tone shades.  I was very amazed to see how nicely it looked against my skin and how it offered me a great glow but can see how nice it would work for someone with cool toned skin as well.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

There is a lot of product in each palette – 0.4 oz / 11.3 g and I know that a little will go a long way so considering the cost of these palettes, you are getting a great deal for a very affordable price tag.  I have read reviews and seen videos on the packaging for the original Shimmer Palettes where it fell apart for some and honestly, I have dropped mine a few times and they have stayed in tact reasonably well.  The only thing that worries me is that I may drop it really hard one day and the actual powder will crack – but so far, so good.

Wet n Wild Centerstage Shimmer Palette Photo Bomb

Now the one downfall for these sets is the Kabuki brush that is offered with it.  I think it is great that Wet n Wild included a Kabuki brush with each of these but after washing one of them, the quality and brush in general was a fail for me.  While washing, the kabuki brush shed a lot and during the first use, I felt like the brush was quite rough on my skin.  The brush hair felt soft at first but with use, it was uncomfortable and continued to shed.  Ultimately – that was not a great selling point for the kit, but it also allowed the powders to stand alone.

Check out your local Walgreens and see if these are in stock.  I haven’t tried any of the permanent line shimmer palettes, so I honestly don’t know how they would compare and if these have a different texture.  If you are on a budget and interested in trying something fun for the summer months – this may be something you will like.  Overall – well I’m not too keen on the shimmer these palettes offer, they are still pretty cool and I’ll make use of them for sure.  Don’t forget to check out my video review along with demo on how these look directly on the skin – you can find that video here.

benefits hervana blush 11

I had the opportunity to try out my first Benefit Blush – Hervana.  I have been using this blush over the course of the last couple of months and find myself grabbing for it pretty often.  At first glance of this blush I honestly did not think that it would work very well with my skin tone but I was very amazed at how natural the color looked on my skin and how nicely it highlighted and added that perfect touch of glow to my cheeks.

Benefits hervana blush and brush

Benefit always captures my eye with their awesome packaging.  I have had my eyes on Coralista for a long time but opted out of buying it after swatching it in Sephora last year.  When this blush was released, I had already been drooling over the cuteness of the packaging and all the purple.  “Rockateur is my next crush! lol” I love the little brush included in the blush package and while it is not ideal for me in applying blush, it is great in a pinch and will do it’s job when required.

swatch Benefit Hervana blush

As you can see from the swatch on my hand, it is not a very bold, hot pink blush which is why I love it so much.  By blending the different colors in the blush together it gives me such great color on my cheeks for such a pretty rosy glow.  Of course, if you want you can take a small brush and “try” to pick out each individual color to place on your face (hey, I rhymed. lol) but swirl all the colors together with a blush brush or your choice in applicator and it will just give off the prettiest pink for your cheeks.  Honestly – this gorgeous hue is perfect for any skin tone.  Because of the blend of colors from peach and rose, berry and “shell” it blends together effortlessly for the perfect color combo.

benefits hervana blush 2

This “Good Karma” Face Powder / Blush is available for purchase at Sephora.com (or Sephora stores) and Benefitcosmetics.com for $28.00 USD.  There is 8.0g / 0.28oz. worth of product in each which means that this will definitely last a while even with daily use.  hervana blush brush

The box of blush also includes a built-in mirror for on the go applications, as well as the blush brush (previously mentioned/pictured).  There is a little insert in the blush box that sits nicely above the blush to fit the little brush.  The brush itself is super soft and very little shedding occurred after washing.  It is a great companion for travel whether used along with the blush or with other products.

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By the time I took the photo above I had lost some of the color in my cheeks – but I’m using Hervana blush in this look.  It was a soft flush a color and that’s why I enjoy it so much, perfect for me to use daily without looking overdone or like I have Clown cheeks.  It’s a great blush for an every day flush of color. I LOVE IT!

benefits hervana blush 3

Here’s why I decided to actually review this awesome blush… seeing as I have been contemplating it for a while.  Since 2014’s Pantone color of the year is Radiant Orchid, I just couldn’t resist adding this to a favorite I’ll be rocking and swooning over for the year.  First off – come on now, Purple is my favorite color… and blended together… Lucky Shell, Divine Peach, Heavenly Rose and Berry Delight (the four colors in this blush) make up a gorgeous Orchid Blossom Blush with a satin finish.  This blush is easily blend-able, feels great on my skin and of course… it’s super pretty to stare at. lol

good karma benefit hervana

Oh and a little hint to my “Snow White” skinned beauties.  This blush is absolutely perfect for your skin tone (especially during this time of year when it is cold and you tend to have rosy red cheeks).  Due to the purple hues in this blush it will really bring out a gorgeous flush of color with pink tones instead of reds that some other blushes may do.  Swirl the colors in the blush together, sweep onto your cheeks and you’ll have gorgeous pink flushed cheeks without the red cheeks you can get from other colors.

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