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’s 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. “Red lipstick can be incredibly powerful—it makes you feel like you can take on the world,” notes Reese. “The March On lipstick channels this power to help actually change the world.”* Clinically proven to keep lips moisturized all day, Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick is infused with moisture-enriched pigments that provide rich, lasting color. Volulip™ 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!

March 2018 Beauty Favorites

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It’s so crazy that it’s already April!  March went by so fast!  I did enjoy trying new products and I have lots more to test and review.  I’m always looking for new favorites. Here are the ones I used again and again in March:

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette in Newtrals 2.  ($7 USD).  I talked about this in an ULTA haul, and I still haven’t swatched and reviewed it.  My bad! I am going to try to review it in the next week or two.  I can say that this is so pigmented and the colors are gorgeous, especially the shimmers. I think that it is definately worth the price and am looking forward to trying more Makeup Revolution eye shadows.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (12.99 USD) — I have been using this for weeks now and I have been loving how my skin looks!  It includes 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. Also includes hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin. I use this once or twice a day and love how smooth my skin is! It helps my makeup to apply more evenly, too!

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum — I recieved this in a TSV kit on QVC.  It is infused with butters, oils, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants.  It starts out very light pink, then adjusts to a bright pink on my lips.

Zoella Beauty Sweet Inspirations ($12.95): This is inspired by the sweet scent of macaroons.  To me, it smells like vanilla and is a warm scent.  It smells so yummy and I love wearing it for work because it isn’t overly floral or cloying.

Jane Iredale Limited Edition Snap Happy Makeup Kit ($58 USD) — This is a cute little makeup stack that includes:

PureMatte® Finish Powder – translucent
Whisper PurePressed® Blush – shimmery peachy pink
Brown Sugar PurePressed® Eye Shadow Triple – warm brown, shimmery peach, shimmery copper eggplant

I love all of these products and they work well together.  The powder is translucent and works well as a finishing powder.  The blush is light and a little sparkly, nice for spring and summer.  These are all shimmery and so nicely pigmented.  This kit will be good for traveling, too.

Julep No Limits  ($24 USD) — This creme can be used on face, hands or body.  I like to keep this in my purse.  It’s so hydrating for my hands.  I think it would be to heavy for my face.  I received this in my November 2017 Julep Maven box.

What were your most reached for products this month?

 

 

Jane Iredale Spring 2018 Collection

jane iredale Spring 2018 Collection

I am so excited that it’s spring!  I received the jane iredale spring collection and it’s bright and gorgeous! Jane iredale is a natural beauty brand that has beautiful cosmetics that wear really nicely.

One of my favorite products from this collection is the Limited Edition Snap Happy Makeup Kit ($58 USD) — This is a cute little makeup stack that includes:

PureMatte® Finish Powder – translucent
Whisper PurePressed® Blush – shimmery peachy pink
Brown Sugar PurePressed® Eye Shadow Triple – warm brown, shimmery peach, shimmery copper eggplant

I love all of these products and they work well together.  The powder is translucent and works well as a finishing powder.  The blush is light and a little sparkly, nice for spring and summer.  I have been wearing warm eye shadows lately so it was so nice to get a cooler toned palette! These are all shimmery and so nicely pigmented.  This kit will be good for traveling, too.

I have also been loving the Content Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss ($32 SD) — The new shade Content is a stunning matte pink and clear shimmer duo provides the perfect versatility to change up your look from day to night. The color side applies really well and dries down, but not too matte or hard.  The shimmery gloss is a fun top coat.

I also received two new PureMoist Lipsticks in Jamie and Tricia ($25 USD each) — Jamie is a rosy terra cotta and Tricia is a nude shade. These lipsticks are very moisturizing and contain natural oils and superfruit extracts.

What also made me happy is that they released two new Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner ($24 each) The shades are:

Sapphire — A vibrant blue cream-to-powder liner to define eyes with precision.
Emerald — A beautiful emerald green version for dramatic smoke with all-day staying power.

I really enjoy these liners and have them in a few shades.  They are creamy and pigmented and look so nice on.  I wore the Emerald one on St. Patrick’s Day and it lasted all day long.

I think this is a fun collection for spring and like that it includes classic shades as well as pops of color. These products can be purchased at http://www.janeiredale.com.

Are you a jane iredale fan? Are you going to pick up any of these products?

My Beauty Favorites — January 1-7 2018

I hope your new year is going well so far!  So far this year I have signed up to a gym (yuck!), started a skincare project pan and decluttered lots of makeup!  I’m trying to organize my large stash and get fit.  Oh and read more.  LOL!  We’ll see what happens!

My faves this week include skincare to brighten dull winter skin and natural eye makeup for a bold eye:

KORRES Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser ($28 USD) — Brightening exfoliating cleanser powered by wild rose oil to improve skin’s overall radiance and texture. This cleanser exfoliates skin naturally using a dual-action process to uncover even, luminous skin.

KORRES Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser ($45 USD) — A lightweight, silicone-free priming moisturizer infused with super C, nature’s most powerful form of vitamin C.

What I think:  First, the fragrance of these are so nice.  They smell lightly of fresh roses, not a synthetic smell. The exfoliating cleanser really sloughs off the rough skin revealing soft and smooth skin.  Plus it is gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin.  The priming moisturizer does double duty as it hydrates and smooths my skin, getting it ready for makeup.  I love that both of these are natural and help brighten my skin.

Purchase at Sephora and other fine beauty stores

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Soft Kiss ($30 USD) — From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly-pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended eye shadows can create any look. Use them wet or dry; they’re gentle and safe for sensitive eyes.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in Blue Hour ($22 USD) — Enhance the color and shape of your eye with our light-diffusing, highly-pigmented pressed eye shadow. Easily blended, it glides on wet or dry and stays crease-free. Safe for sensitive eyes.

Jane Irdale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner in Onyx ($24 USD) — Create the sexy look you love with new improved Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners! The built-in brush makes a perfect line or smudged-out smoky eye. The powder/cream formula makes a shadow that won’t fade, crease or smear.

What I think:  Dramatic eye looks are easy with these gorgeous, natural products. The shadow triples and singles come in tons of different shades, so you can create the perfect look for you.  They are very smooth and well pigmented, too.

I also LOVE the Mystikol eyeliner.  I have this in a few shades and I love how easy it is to use.  It glides on so easy and the brush can help draw thick or thin lines.  It lasts all day, too.

Purchase at janeiredale.com/us

What products are you loving this week?