Brand Review — Flower Beauty

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Happy Monday!  I was recently sent Flower Beauty products for my honest review. Flower Beauty was founded by Drew Barrymore to give women the best quality makeup at affordable prices.

I haven’t reviewed Flower Beauty for a few years, and have been wanting to try some of their current products.¬†IMG_0977

I was so excited to try this foundation! I’ve heard really good things about it.¬†Light Illusion Liquid Foundation ($13.99 USD) —¬† This claims to have buildable coverage, while imparting your skin with the most flattering soft luminosity imaginable. All with a weightless, nude skin feel. Imperfections and uneven skintone are diminished. Only a flawless, smooth, and incredibly natural complexion is revealed.

I do really like this!¬† I received the four lightest shades (above)¬† They all kind of look the same in the bottle.¬† But they are different.¬† Right now my perfect shade is a mixture of Ivory L2 and Nude L3.¬† The L2 is a bit light and the L3 is a bit warm, so together, they are perfect!¬† I think Warm Beige L4 will work when I faux tan, and I’l probably give Porcelain¬†L1 to my daughter.

This is about medium coverage, which I like.¬† I don’t enjoy full coverage, it feels like I’m wearing a mask.¬† ¬†It does have a little bit of an illumination, but it doesn’t make my skin shiny.¬† My skin has felt dry lately, and this is so comfortable on.¬† And it lasts for hours, too!

Available in 12 skin-perfecting shades.

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I love trying new concealers.¬† These are the Flower Beauty¬†Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer¬† ($9.99 USD). This contains blurring pigments to help diffuse dark circles under the eyes.¬† It’s full coverage, dries down quickly and gives a hint of illumination.¬† The formula contains an infusion aloe, chamomile extract and caffeine.

The shades above are Fair on the left and Light on the right.  I am using Fair now and will probably use Light in the summer, when I have a bit of a tan.  Four darker shades are also available.

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FLOWER Beauty’s Seal The Deal Long-Lasting Setting Spray¬†($12.99 USD) creates a sweat-proof & rub-resistant barrier that maintains your makeup for a fresh just-applied look that lasts all day. The invisible formula will keep your skin looking beautifully matte all day long.

This has a fine mister and feels so good when applied. I have noticed that it helps keep my makeup fresh.¬† I’ll probably use it more in the summer, when it’s hot and humid and I need to mattify.¬† My skin is usually a little dry, but not in the Kansas City summers!

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Lift & Sculpt Contouring Palette ($14 USD) is the perfect all-in-1 tool to define your face in a flash! The powders blend easily and layer together seamlessly for a professional sculpted effect.

I have the Light to Medium kit.¬† I believe it’s also available in Medium to Deep.¬† Here are swatches:

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The bronzer and blush are a bit powdery and there’s some kick up in the pan.¬† They are really pretty, though, and look nice on my cheeks.¬† The highlighter is gorgeous!¬† It’s a creamy powder and can be very blinding!

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FLOWER Beauty’s Petal Pout Lip Colors ($8.99 USD)¬† Pure color pigments apply smoothly, while conditioning & protecting lips with healthy antioxidants. Available in a soft matte and cream finish that wear comfortably all day long. With a spectrum of luxurious shades from bold to nearly nude, there is a perfect shade for every look and occasion.

I love the packaging of these, and all of the Flower Beauty products.  They are an amazing mix of fun and elegance.

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The shades are 015 Peachy Nude, a cream and 120 Fuchsia Flush, a matte. Peachy Nude is more my shade, because I like lighter colors.  The formula is very hydrating.  The matte one is nice, too.  I might pick that up in a lighter shade.  There is a matte color called Naked Blush that looks amazing!

Flower Beauty is available at Ulta Stores and Ulta.com

Have you tried anything by Flower Beauty? What’s your fave Flower Beauty product?

Switch Up Your Look This Spring With Fresh New Makeup!

I have been testing lots of new (and new to me) makeup this spring.¬† I tend to go more glowy and fun in the spring.¬† I’ve put away my dark shadows and lipsticks, lighter and brighter is better!

Here are some of my new faves:

 

essence fresh & fit awake primer
essence fresh & fit awake primer

essence fresh & fit awake primer ($5.99 USD) —¬†This is a shimmery, glowy primer! It is a lightweight formula with fine, light-reflecting pigments preps skin for a flawless finish and helps makeup stay put. It contains vitamins and cranberry water. It’s areally nice affordable primer.

Purchase at  Ulta.com/ Ulta
Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($48 USD) — This is not a new product, but there is a new shade, BB4,¬†Medium light with neutral undertones.¬† There are 10 shades total.¬†Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes the appearance of pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.

  • Water resistant to 40 minutes.
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores and helps disguise fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smoothes and brightens skin.
  • Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested.

Purchase at janeiredale.com

RIMMEL LONDON Insta Duo Contour Stick
RIMMEL LONDON Insta Duo Contour Stick

RIMMEL LONDON InstaPur Duo Contour Stick ($6.99 USD) —¬†Swipe and blend, that‚Äôs all you need to do with¬†RIMMEL LONDON INSTA DUO CONTOUR STICK. Regardless of where you are, keep this portable duo on hand to define and highlight your features.¬†Formula & Benefits:¬†Selfie approved formula,¬†Dual sided applicator,¬†Ultra-smooth formula, available in three duos to¬†work with your skin tone.¬†Available Shades:¬†Light, Medium and Dark. The color I have and that is in the photo above is Light.

Purchase at a mass market retailer near you.

 

Elizabeth Ardern Limited Edition Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick
Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick

Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($26.50 USD) —¬†Chosen by brand Storyteller-in-Chief, Reese Witherspoon, this statement-making red shade is soft and comfortable to wear.¬†‚ÄúRed lipstick can be incredibly powerful‚ÄĒit makes you feel like you can take on the world,‚Ä̬†notes Reese.¬†‚ÄúThe March On lipstick channels this power to help actually change the world.‚ÄĚ*¬†Clinically proven to keep lips moisturized all day, Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick is infused with moisture-enriched pigments that provide rich, lasting color. Volulip‚ĄĘ helps to seal in moisture to give lips a fuller,¬† appearance.¬†Natural emollient Shea Butter locks-in moisture, soothes and protects lips, and a powerful blend of Vitamins A, C, and E help keeps them looking moisturized and healthy.

*100% of the proceeds of the limited edition red lipstick will go to UN Women, a global champion for gender equality and female empowerment.

Purchase at http://www.elizabetharden.com

One of my favorite quick-dry polishes, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Formula has a new formula and new shades! The newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built in base and top coat, boasts an updated bottle, a revamped formula and fabulous shade additions.  The shades above included muted and bold shades.  The pink metallic on top is called Petal to the Metal and it is gorgeous!  One coat looked amazing, but two coats was more opaque and it lasted for days!

Purchase these at a mass market retailer near you

What are your favorite spring products?  Leave a comment and let me know.  And i will be doing some hauls and more eye shadow palette reviews soon!