Visit Target For Spring Products From Pixi and JK Jemma Kidd

Just in time for Spring, Target has released new products in some of the prestige cosmetic collections that they carry. These products are bright and shimmery, which makes it so much to change up your look! Enjoy these products:   
JK Jemma Kidd Glitterati Eye Shadow Dust Duo ($18.00 USD) —  Jemma Kidd’s super on-trend answer to this seasons shimmering seventies eye. A mega hold liquid shadow with powder glitter dust.

Features Include:

  • Water based, hydrating liquid shadow with a fast drying, crease proof formula
  • Added silk proteins for a lightweight and flawless application
  • Complementary roll on glitter dust for added “day to night” glamour

This shimmery shadow is available in 3 shades — Paparazzi (gold), Debut (silver) and Shadow (taupy bronze).

JK Jemma Kidd In Vogue Perfect Blush ($18.00 USD) Tailor make your cheekbones with Jemma Kidd’s brand new versatile and ultra flattering powder blush.

Features Include:

  • Powder blushers with complementary shades from one colour family
  • Mix colours together to create your own unique shade or use individual shades alone

available in 3 color combinations — Rodeo Drive (pinks), South Beach (bronze) and 5th avenue (corals).

Pixi Flawless Beauty Powder ($30.00 USD) — This powder looks like real skin, just better. It evens out skin tone and keeps skin shine-free for hours. Containing an innovative mix of translucent, coated air-light pigments, Vitamin E and strong UV-protection, it enhances and helps to protect the skin. Leaves an invisible, smooth, shine-free and youthful finish. Suitable for all skin types & ages due to its unique light-diffusing pigments and re-hydrating formula.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  1. Vitamin E nourishes and protects
  2. Silica conditions and softens skin

You can purchase this in Fair, Natural and Warm. It is easy to use — it comes with a little sponge — or your can apply with a brush.

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin ($18.00 USD) — Give yourself a lip-loving treat with this duo lip nourisher. The natural oils and extracts condition and protect your lips – all while adding a quick tint of face-awakening colour with our unique lip & cheek tint (conveniently located in cap).

In the tube: Multi-purpose lip balm to soothe & heal dry lips. In the cap: Solid lip & cheek tint for when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  1. Aloe Vera soothes and heals stressed skin
  2. Jojoba Oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
  3. Lavender extract heals and calms skin
  4. Vitamin E nourishes and protect
  5. Shea Butter nourishes the skin

Available in 4 shades — Nude Lilly, Coral Camellia, Pink Peon, Poppy Red. The balm gives lips a pretty tint, and the gloss gives more color and shine.  

Visit www.target.com to learn more and purchase!

Hot New Product — Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain

Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain

I have been excited to try Hourglass’s new Aura Sheer Cheek Stain ($45.00 USD).  I have seen ads for it for the last few weeks, and it is even a featured new product on the Sephora website.

So does it live up to the hype, you ask? I think so.

The Aura Cheek Stain is a water-based stain that give cheeks a subtle lit-from-within glow and to last all day. Spring makeup is about looking effortlessly beautiful, and this product embodies this by being so easy to apply. Aura’s unique click mechanism dispenses the perfect amount of product for convenient on-the-go application, and has a sponge applicator which makes it easy to blend.

This product is enriched with Vitamin E to help improve skin’s moisture retention and is free of oil, fragrance, and phthalates. Available in three shades: Rouge (sheer rose); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer).  I have tested Petal and love the color. It is a soft pinky coral with a subtle shimmer. Anti-aging tip: pinks and corals are perfect for us women who want to look younger. A soft flush is extremely youthful. Pinks and corals are also perfect as a lip gloss for a younger-looking pout!

This blush is currently available at www.sephora.com and www.hourglasscosmetics.com.

TINte Cosmetics Match Book — A Full Face of Makeup in a Handy Palette

Blushed Beauty Match Book
Blushed Beauty Match Book

According to the website, “TINte Cosmetics was created from a feeling, a feeling of a simpler time, a time we all cherished, a memory of pure innocence, the essence of youth and freedom. The Creator of TINte Cosmetics is a modern day woman who remembers her first encounter with a lip gloss, a lip gloss with the color, aroma and flavor that launched her and a generation down the road to femininity.”

The TINte line includes lip glosses and pigment powders. Their latest addition is a the Match Book ($28.00) — a palette that includes two eye shadows, one eye liner, one blush, two lip glosses and two brushes in one cute little package. This gives you all you need (besides a killer mascara), to give you a complete look for day or night. The back of the palette includes illustrated steps.  The shades are:   

Blushed Beauty — A pink vanilla base eye color and a natural brownish plum contour shade, a deep plum cream eyeliner, medium pink blush, frosty rose and plum lip glosses and two brushes. They are quick and simple to use. Just follow the five instructional steps on the back to achieve a gorgeous new you!

Natural Beauty — A vanilla base eye shadow and a natural bronze contour shade, a deep chocolate brown cream eyeliner, peach blush, peach and cocoa lip glosses and two brushes.

Smoky Eyes — A light grey base shadow and a deep grey contour shade, a black cream eyeliner, sheer pinky-nude blush, nude and pink lip glosses and two brushes.

Visit www.tintecosmetics.com to purchase these great makeup kits!

Palladio — Natural Cosmetics at an Affordable Price

Palladio Beauty creates affordable makeup that is actually good for you. The products are enriched with herbs and vitamins and come in quite a variety of products and shades.

Some of the products I have tried are:

Herbal Lipstick ($6.00) — This vanilla-scented lipstick’s formula contains “diamond clusters” that are touted to create an irresistible look of frost and glimmer on the lips. Out of the 40 shades, I tried Precious, a rosy pink. It is shimmery, but not glittery and the color was subtle and was moisturizing too.  

Mosaic ($10.00) — is five harmonizing hues of pinks, tans and browns combined in one powder kit. They can be used individually or blended together to create a single shade to match your skin type. They can be used as an overall bronzer, blush, eye shadow or an overall face highlight. I tried Sun Kissed, a light bronzer. It is very soft and pretty, and is available in 8 kits of blush or bronzer.

One of may favorite Palladio products are the Baked Eye Shadows ($7.00 for single colors; $8.00 for trios). These are highly pigmented, shimmery and last longer than regular shadows.  They are available in 12 single shades and 8 trios. I love the glimmer and choices of colors that these shadows offer. Fun!

Visit www.palladiobeauty.com to learn more about these great products and to find a store that carries them.

beautyADDICTS

Looking for a luxury cosmetics line that you may not have tried before? I love discovering beauty lines that many people haven’t heard about and introducing them to you, my fab readers. There are so many great ones that are not for sale at department stores or Sephora. Like beautyADDICTS.   

beautyADDICTS takes a unique approach to makeup. All of their products fit into 4 color families: Glow — soft pinks and lavenders, Express — bronzes and creams, Motivate — berries and plums, and Seduce — rubies and silvers. I tried the following products:
 
SolutionEYES in Motivate($35.00) — This eye shadow quad is incredibly pigmented and the colors glide on so smoothly. A friend of mine who doesn’t usually wear makeup, fell in love with the flattering shades of pinks and berries in this palette. I think these colors would look great on all skin tones because they are so highly pigmented. The mix of shimmers and matte shadows make it great for day or evening.
 
SleekCHEEKS in Express ($28.00) — This blush duo includes a shimmering cream and a sheer matte powder to create lots of looks. The formulas are  oil absorbent and include advanced antioxidants. The Express colors are coppery and are a little to warm for my skin tone, but they go on smoothly and give a subtle hint of glow.
Visit the website at www.beautyaddicts.com, where you can purchase these items and more. 

The Nautical Collection by Bobbi Brown

The Nautical Collection
The Nautical Collection
Bobbi Brown has introduced the Nautical Collection for a sheer summer look. The colors are corals, pinks and mauves and they impart a soft shot of color that is great for warm weather looks!
 
Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($20.00 USD) — This is a glossy sheer color that looks dark in the tube, but almost clear with a hint of color on. It has a brush applicator, which I love for lip gloss and smells faintly of vanilla. I have Marina Pink, which is cross between fuscia and berry. It is quite pretty on. The gloss is a bit sticky, but the shine is worth it! It is available in 4 colors; Marina Pink, Cabana Coral, Popsicle (bright pinky-red) and Sailor (a softer pink).
   
Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($22.00 USD) comes in a cute, chubby little tube that fits perfectly in my purse! The product swivels up like lipstick and I like to apply iton the apples of my cheeks, then blend it up with with my fingers. I have Sheer Mauve, but it also comes in 5 other colors:  Sheer Blackberry, Sheer Coral, Sheer Lilac, Sheer Pink and Sheer Raspberry. This is an easy and fast way to get some color this summer! 
 
Perfectly Defined Mascara ($22.00 USD) I have not had a chance to try this product, but the website touts, “This new formula lengthens, separates and curls lashes for perfect definition with one easy sweep. The secret? A unique multi-comb brush and equally innovative formula, working together to enhance each and every lash. The flexible, long-wearing formula doesn’t flake or smudge and stays in place all day long. And best of all, when you’re ready to take it off just use warm water! Available in black, Perfectly Defined Mascara is both Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested and is safe for contact wearers.”
 
To check out the Nautical Collection and other fabulous Bobbi Brown products, visit www.bobbibrown.com.

Pur Minerals Pur Perfection Starter Kit

Pur Perfection Starter Kit
Pur Perfection Starter Kit

Looking for to try quality mineral make-up for a reasonable price? Pick up the Pur Minerals Pur Perfection Starter Kit (35.00 USD).

This kit includes all you need for a flawless face:

Application of the 4-in-1 makeup is easy; you take the chisel brush, swirl it in the makeup then draw circles in the makeup lid. This ensures that there isn’t loose powder on the tip of the brush and that the application yields smooth skin. I brush it all over my face, and use a little extra under my eyes for concealer. Don’t forget to blend, because if not, mineral makeup can look a little powdery on and set into the pores.

After I apply the 4-in-1, I take a powder brush and dust the Mineral Glow bronzer on my temples, forehead, nose and chin. I then brush the Universal Marble Powder on the apples of my cheeks and my face looks glowing and pretty.

So if you’re looking for a new foundation, give this kit a try. You can find it at Ulta or visit the website at www.purminerals.com.

Makeup Innovations from CARGO

CARGO cosmetics creates extremely innovative products. They are always coming out with high-tech but beautiful makeup. I was intrigued by their blu ray collection, PlantLove and the very cool The Reverse Lip Liner and was lucky enough to try these fun products! 

blu ray, is “a revolutionary collection developed for make-up artists filming in high-definition, as well as all women who want to achieve a flawless face. Ideal for filming, photography, weddings, special events and for everyday beauty because life happens in high-definition.” This collection includes a pressed powder, blush/highlighter, mascara, lip gloss palette, and a high definition mattifier.  I have the blu ray Blush/Highlighter ($28.00 USD). This peachy blush has a little sparkle and brings a warmth to my face. I brush it on my cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin and gives a healthy glow.  It contains, “photochromatic pigments that adjust with ambient lighting to provide a natural finish day or night. For perfectly glowing skin, the irregular particle size diffuses light and creates an optical blurring that gives the look of a softer, more refined complexion. This ultra-soft formula is oil-free and suitable for all skin types and complexions.”

The Reverse Lip Liner ($14.00 USD) is my favorite product of the three. This is a natural colored pencil that comes in two shades; light and medium dark. You line the outer edges of your lips, and blend. Then apply your favorite lip gloss or lipstick and the color stays in place! Really! Lipstick has always moved to underneath my lower lip as my day progressed, and this liner has helped tremendously. This can also be used in the inner lower eyelid to brighten the eye. Just line the inside of your lower lids and you don’t look as sleepy. Very nice!

The PlantLove Botanical Lipstick ($20.00 USD) is infused with Orchid Complex™ and meadowfoam seed oil as well as jojoba and shea butter. Not only that, but it’s environmentally friendly, containing no mineral oils or petroleums. It comes in wide variety of shades. I have Sagamaratha a sheer rosy-beige cream. The lipstick tube is “made entirely out of corn – a renewable and abundant resource. This environmentally-friendly innovation also emits less greenhouse gases, which many scientists believe to be the major cause of global warming. The outer carton is made of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds. Simply moisten, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow!” That is very cool, but what also is cool is that the lipstick is moisturizing and fairly long-lasting, especially with the Reverse Lip Liner underneath.

Another great thing about the PlantLove Botanical Lipstick is that CARGO is donating two dollars from the sale of every shade to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit  their website at www.cargocosmetics.com to find out more and to locate a retailer.

Brighten Your Look This Winter with Stila’s Convertible Color

Stila Covertible Color
Stila Covertible Color

 

I recently received some wonderful Stila products. Once of the standouts is Convertible Color ($25.00 USD), a creamy compact that can be used on cheeks and lips.

The colors look dark in the compact, but go on sheer and are very blendable. I think this product works well for winter because of its creamy texture. Also, it probably would be good for most seasons because it is not at all greasy.

The two shades that I own are Rose, a pinky-red that leaves a naturally rosy lip stain as well as a complexion brightening blush; and Camellia, a neutral beige color that looks wonderful on my pale skin.

If you visit Stila’s website (www.stilacosmetics.com) you will find a great variety of nine colors for sale. You can also find these products at Ulta and Sephora. The quality of Stila’s products are fantastic, so have fun trying out the brand!

Lots of Looks in a Little Package — Too Faced Glamour To Go

Too Faced Glamour to Go 2
Too Faced Glamour to Go 2

I treated myself to this wonderful little makeup kit with a gift card I received for Christmas.  It is always fun to try out new makeup colors.  I have been using this palette all week and have been creating great eyeshadow and lip gloss combinations.

The Too Faced Glamour to Go kit ($19.50 USD) includes 8 eye shadows, four lip colors and a blush. It comes in a little mirrored compact with the eye shadows on top, and the blush and glosses sliding out on the bottom.

The eye shadows contain shimmer, but aren’t too glittery which is perfect for me. Their pigments are okay, but not the most concentrated. I find if I use an eye shadow base or concealer under it, then layer the shadow, it will last me all day. The colors come in cool grays and pinks and warm golds and browns for a variety of looks.

The blush is a lovely peachy-pink with just a hint of shimmer. I only need a little of this because it is a bit bright on my pale winter skin. I really like it, though because the shade matches the cool and warm eye and lip looks.

The lip glosses are almost the consistency of a soft lipstick. They are a little sticky, but not too bad. They are very shiny and shimmery, so it might be more of an evening look if you work in a conservative office. I work in a non-profit, so a little glitz is fine!

The best part of Glamour to Go is that it is so small. I do my face in the morning, then toss it in my purse. I then have it on hand for touch ups at work. It does not come with applicators, so I just use my fingers or bring a brush or two along. Fun!