Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20

Have you tried a BB Cream yet? Makeup, skincare and SPF in one.  What is not to like about BB Creams!

Check out the newest launch from Finnish skincare brand, Lumene! Perfect your complexion and delay signs of aging the NEW Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20. It is affordable and easy to find!

The Claim: What separates this BB cream from the others? Arctic cloudberry. This amber-colored berry contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and offers superlative anti-aging benefits, while also rejuvenating and visibly brightening skin. Lumene is renowned for its expert formulations developed with only the most resilient Arctic ingredients to illuminate your natural beauty. The utmost efficacy of the Arctic cloudberry is unlocked by handpicking the berries when they are most ripe in order to deliver optimum levels of uniquely beneficial nutrients, which are infused in the new Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 to achieve smooth, perfect skin.

The innovative Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 harnesses the power of Arctic cloudberry to deliver six essential benefits: it brightens like a primer, evens skin tone like a foundation, hydrates like a moisturizer, corrects blemishes like a concealer, delays signs of aging and offers sun protection. In addition, this powerful cream uses Arctic cloudberry nectar to enhance skin’s luminosity and improve elasticity for an overall more youthful appearance.

Available in two shades Light and Medium, the Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 can be used alone, after applying day cream, or under foundation.

What I think:  This is one of my favorite BB Creams so far. I have it in light and it is fairly close to my skin tone.  Most “light” BB Creams are too dark or orange for me. It melts right into my skin and gives a very natural, dewy finish. A little powder and concealer and I’m good to go.  I have also noticed with use my skin is clearer and looks a bit firmer!  Great product for the price!

Available at CVS/ and



Pretty Makeup To Brighten Your Fall And Winter

I love deep fall colors, but sometimes I just want a light, classic colors.  The products below will be pretty all year long, not just for the fall!

Lip Bliss

Lip Bliss™ by What’s Your Virtue was founded by a mother of teen and preteen daughters who was shocked at the explicit and suggestive names found on numerous brands of lip gloss. She didn’t feel it was appropriate for her 13-year-old daughter to put such messaging in her pocket, much less on her lips. Now, choose from vibrant colors with names such as Kindness, Generosity, Devotion and Curiosity.

Lip Bliss™ bundles fortifying castor, cranberry, and safflower seed and peppermint oils to smooth and nurture, plus the protecting properties of anti-oxidants, green tea extracts, and moisturizing vitamin E.  Lip Bliss™ offers radiant shine and subtle color without stickiness, is gluten-free, not tested on animals, and contains no parabens.

What I think:  These pretty glosses have a light, minty taste and lots of shine!  I think the names and colors are so sweet.  The glosses are a little sticky, but are moisturizing as well.  Good glosses! To purchase, visit

FLIRT! Big Flirt Lipgloss

FLIRT! Big Flirt Lipgloss ($15.50 USD)Turn on super-fabulous shine with this lip gloss. It features a sheer and shiny look that looks great alone or paired with a darker lipstick. Dotted design on tube adds a cute touch.

What I think: These are fun glosses, very sheer and not too sticky. The applicator is big, but it covers my entire lip in one swipe!  There is a lot of product in the container as well. Purchase at Kohl’s stores or

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — Each Baked Palette features 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows so you can achieve a flawless look whenever, wherever. The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!

What I think: This is available in two different palettes – California soft, bronzey colors and NYC, smoky colors.  I have California (in the photo above) and I really like the soft colors.  There is a bit of glitter in some them, so I have to be careful how much I use.  You can purchase at or Target stores.

Essence Multi-Action Blackest Black Mascara

Multi-Action Blackest Black Mascara by Essence ($3.99 USD) offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments for more volume, length and curve. This multi-talented lash lover offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments to ensure more volume, length and curve for the deepest black lashes! A must-have for dramatic eyes!!

What I think: I like this mascara.  I get a nice look, but it is pretty natural, not dramatic.  My lashes are a little longer and thicker.  Perfect for everyday wear! Purchase at  Ulta stores

Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal

Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal ($30 USD) — This multitasker includes a brightening & flaw-fixing tinted moisturizer on one end, and a perfectly coordinating full-coverage, easy-to-blend concealer on the other – both infused with potent botanical extracts & vitamins to perfect skin from the inside out.

This multipurpose beautifier does triple duty, acting as your moisturizer, sunscreen, and tinted treatment to provide sheer coverage that makes skin appear flawless & lit from within. Super-hydrating ingredients and protective SPF 20 keep your skin pampered. The perfecting tinted moisturizer in the tube goes on feather-light, leaves your skin looking naturally radiant, and can be layered for extra coverage. Take off the clear lid to reveal the full coverage concealer – a creme-to-powder formula that masks imperfections with a skin-loving combination of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

What I Think:  I love this!  It is so great to have your concealer and foundation in one tube!  So convenient!  This is just like a BB Cream, but the colors are very natural looking.

**Deal Alert** Pixi is offering my readers 25% off until November 20th with the code: pixiflirty.  Purchase online at


Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream

Garnier introduces Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector that immediately and effectively fulfills your skincare expectations. Save time worth just one multi-benefit product that combines advanced skincare + immediate skin perfecting coverage.


  • Instantly – Skin looks naturally more even, radiant and smooth.
  • After just one use – 90% has a more even complexion, 93% saw a more healthy glow, 96% saw smoother skin.

BB Cream Innovation B.B. Cream (Beauty Balm Cream) is a hybrid formula that offers advanced skincare + immediate skin perfecting coverage that is becoming popular all over the world.  It combines several beauty routine steps in one single product.

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector is a miracle all-in-one product with results you can see and feel instantly.  Skin appears airbrushed, beautifully smooth and even.  Its light-weight and comfortable texture blends perfectly into skin for a sheer flawless finish.  This all-in-one formula combines intense moisturizing skincare with vitamin C + Mineral Pigments for an instant skin transformation:

  • Renews radiance
  • Brightness complexion
  • Evens skin tone and blurs imperfections
  • Hydrates for 24-hours
  • Protects with SPF 15 UVA/UVB sunscreen against harmful effects of the sun – the #1 cause of skin aging.

I really like the coverage this gives.  It evens skin tone and covers dark spots.  I like to use a little translucent powder (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores) over it to cut the shine and give me a matte finish.  I also use a little concealer where needed, but the bb cream covers very well. I also love the SPF!

This can be purchased at mass-market retailers everywhere.  Learn more at


3LAB Perfect BB Cream Receive Flawless Skin And Give To Breast Cancer Awareness!

3LAB Perfect BB Cream

I have been waiting for a while to try a BB Cream.  Big in Asia, BB creams are touted to be a combination moisturizer, primer, light foundation, SPF and to control oil (bb either stands for beauty balm or blemish balm).

I recently tried 3LAB’s Perfect BB Cream. Infused with 3LAB’s signature bio-engineered growth hormone and apple stem cell technology, PERFECT BB CREAM SPF 40 is a sheer tinted moisturizer designed regenerate new skin cells, brighten, moisturize, and protect the skin with a hint of sheer color.  A proprietary blend featuring Beta White, a biomimetic peptide that whitens, provides added benefits to illuminate the skin.

As an alternative to foundation or as a foundation primer, BB  CREAM will protect the skin from harmful sunrays, sooth and calm irritated skin and illuminate the skin while fighting the signs of aging, It is available in three shades: Shade #01, Shade #02 and Shade #03.  Each shade blends smoothly into the skin and provides a translucency and clarity with a non-greasy and quick absorbing formula.

What I think:  This cream has a fairly thick consistency, and a little goes a long way. I dab just a bit around my face and smooth it on with a sponge or brush.  I then take the included sponge roller and smooth it over my face to basically melt the product into my skin for a natural finish.  This gives me a matte look.  This is full coverage, so make sure you get the right shade.  I have shade #2 which is a beige that is a bit too yellow for my skin.  I do like how this feels and looks and love the high SPF.

Purchase at 3LAB joins the fight against breast cancer by donating 10% of the profits from Barney’s New York to CEW’s Cancer and Careers when purchasing the new Perfect BB Cream during October and November.   Enjoy!