Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Fall 2017 Collection

Today the new Naturally Glam collection from jane iredale has launched! The collection includes rich, vibrant neutrals that are fantastic for day or night! The colors are on trend for fall, deep lips and neutral eyes. Even the packaging evokes the trends for the season, with the eye shadow palette housed in a stunning rose gold compact. Here are the products:

Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush  – ($30 USD) A cheerful wash of color that creates a just-blushed look to define and highlight cheekbones. Formulated with minerals and antioxidants, non-comedogenic, and free of chemical dyes and irritating ingredients. This shade is Bubblegum Pink with a subtle Golden Shimmer.

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit ($59 USD) – These highly-pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested, and stay put for gorgeous, crease-free, long-lasting eye color. The compact is sized to fit recommended application—a generous base shade, plus perfectly sized detail shades. For added intensity, use a Hydration Spray or water with PurePressed Eye Shadow to amplify the color. Adding to the glam experience is an elegant rose gold mirrored compact with a dual-ended applicator.

Gwen PureMoist Lipstick (Apple Red) ($25 USD) – Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look, and taste amazing. Moringa Oil saturates the lips with Vitamins A & C while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Orange Peel Wax protects the delicate lip area while ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils give a luxurious conditioned and quenched feel to the lips. Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts deliver luscious flavors that stimulate the senses. Sleek tube is designed for easy and precise application.

Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper (Sheer Light Port Wine) ($25 USD)– Top-selling Just Kissed formula delivers moisture and contributes to the appearance of a fuller lip. Tinted lip plumper with unique, time-released peptides designed to increase hydration. Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, and Avocado Oil soften and hydrate. Essential Oils of Lemon and Tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Beeswax for antioxidant protection.

What do you think about this gorgeous collection?  Are you picking anything up?

Available now at janeiredale.com

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 7-13, 2017

It is getting hot again here in Kansas City, and humid.  Our backyard is a swamp because it has been raining and the bugs are out, so I say inside.

This has giving me a change to try new products. My faves this week  include two new breakthrough skincare items and a cool foundation:

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvinating Retinol+Superfood Oil and Pads

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvinating Retinol+Superfood Oil and Pads ($75 USD) — the nighttime solution specifically formulated to help combat key signs of aging including lines, wrinkles, discoloration,
pores, roughness, firmness and radiance. this nourishing nighttime formula delivers clinically proven anti-aging power.

What I think:  To use this product, pour the entire bottle over the pads.  Then, this it to be applied every night after cleansing and before hydrating skin.  After using,  skin feels firmer and pores are visibly reduced. This is easy to use and really tightens skin and gives a youthful glow!

Purchase at http://www.philosophy.com

StriVectin Multi-Action Active Infusion Youth Serum

StriVectin Multi-Action Active Infusion Youth Serum ($89 1 oz) –Visibly smooths lines, firms and unifies overall texture. Instantly infuses skin with sophisticated luminosity. Clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier 2x.

What I think:  First of all, the product in the bottle is so pretty!  This is gorgeous for morning and/or evening use before moisturizer.  Once applied, skin is brightened and looks smooth and clear.  This definitely makes you look younger!
 
Julep Cushion Complexion

Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric ($30 or $24 if you are a Julep Maven) — This multitasking skin perfector has a natural, demi-matte finish with buildable medium-to-full coverage that conceals, corrects, illuminates, blurs & brightens. The convenient cushion tip applicator allows for easy and precise application, even on the go. Use it to spot correct and conceal, or all over as a foundation.

What I think:  This product is unlike anything I have tried before!   I received it in my August Maven box.  I have been subscribing for years (I usually don’t review the box, because I only get a couple of items in it a month).

This has a sponge applicator, which is not new, but the fact that this can be a full face foundation is, plus it dries down to a matte finish almost immediately.  If is full coverage and really pretty on. You only get a few minutes of play because it sets too, and I have found that I don’t need finishing powder with it.  There are 18 shade available, so there’s a shade for almost everyone!

Purchase at http://www.julep.com

 

 

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Stay Shine-Free And Glowing This Summer With LORAC!

LORAC Cosmetics is currently one of my favorite brands.  Their color cosmetics are gorgeous and have great staying power.

I was recently sent products to test for my honest opinion that are keeping me fresh and glowing this summer.  They are:

LORAC TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder

LORAC TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder ($32 USD) — Discover your inner glowing goddess with LORAC Los Angeles TANtalizing Buildable Bronzing Powder. Highly pigmented and formulated to offer long-lasting, natural-looking warmth for radiant skin from sun up to sundown. Featuring finishes and hues in matte, satin, high-shine, warm, and cool, there’s a sun-kissed color for every shade of skin.

What I think:  The color above is called Pool Party and it is a light color with a matte finish.  I’m letting my (faux) tan fade away, so this is perfect for lighter skin.  It is warm toned and really pretty on.  I can see myself wearing this in the cooler months when I am pasty white and need some warmth.  It blends really well, too.

These come in 5 shades with different finishes, so if you like a shimmery bronzer — I like both matte and shimmer — there is one for you!

LORAC PRO Blurring Translucent Loose Powder

LORAC PRO Blurring Translucent Loose Powder ($32 USD) — This innovative formula contains natural peppermint and brightens, absorbs oils, and keeps your skin cool and shine-free throughout the day. The silky texture of the finely milled formula applies smoothly and evenly, and helps makeup stay fresh all day by instantly blurring pores and imperfections.

What I think:  I use a setting powder every day, so I was excited to try these powders.  This applies smoothly and doesn’t settle into pores or lines.  I like how it goes on clear and it is not cakey and doesn’t discolor my makeup.  It sets my face and helps the makeup last!

LORAC PRO Blurring Translucent Pressed Powder

LORAC PRO Blurring Translucent Pressed Powder ($32 USD) — This formula is the same as the loose powder, but in pressed form.  Because this paraben-free, weightless formula is translucent, it works on every skin tone and refreshes makeup throughout the day by absorbing excess oils without looking chalky.

What I think:  I love to throw this one in my purse.  Since it is solid, it doesn’t make a mess and is so easy to take out and refresh my makeup. Like the loose powder it applies seamlessly and looks like I don’t have any powder on!

LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain

LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain ($19 USD) — This sexy and playful stain coat your lips in highly-pigmented color and hydrates with nourishing Jojoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Seed Butter for all day pigment, shine and hydration. Embrace your every identity and dress up your lips with LORAC.

What I think:  These lippies are so hydrating, I think they are somewhere between a stain and a tinted lip balm.  They are very pigmented and look like a cream lipstick on, but last a longtime and feel amazing on. They are available in 10 gorgeous shades.  The one shown is Activist, a pretty berry shade.

LORAC products are available at loraccosmetics.com

Have you tried any of these? What’s your favorite LORAC product?  I know they have new Pro Satin Lip Colors and POREfection Complexion Pens that I hope to try.  Here are my reviews of LORAC’s Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean collections.

My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 19-25, 2015

It’s finally cooling down in Kansas City!  Yay!  I’m excited about the cooler weather so that I can wear new sweaters and boots.  I was also getting tired of the heat.  Cooler weather feels festive, too, which I love this time of year!

This week I am featuring two brands that I am loving — Yes to skincare and Makeup Academy Cosmetics. I am sharing my Yes to favorites and new Makeup Academy products:

Yes to is one of my go-to skin care brands.  I like to mix and match the different lines as they are always introducing inventive products!  The three below are my current favorites:

Yes to Coconut Cooling Lip Oil ($4.99 USD) — This lip oil provides long lasting nourishment, softness, and fits just about anywhere (talk about a triple threat!). This new lip oil will quench dry lips with decadent oils, that also cool while it moisturizes. Formulated with a plethora of oils: Virgin Coconut, Olive, and cooling Eucalyptus, your lips will be intensely moisturized and soft. Throw in an added hint of natural shine, and you will be ready for coconut kisses (under the sun!)

Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes – 25ct ($5.99 USD) –These Cleansing Facial Wipes are formulated with Blueberries and Coconut to gently cleanse, remove makeup, and moisturize skin all in one. With Lemon Peel and Apple to help brighten skin, these are a great addition to our Age Refresh collection. They leave your skin feeling clean, youthful, and glowy!

Yes To Tomatoes Acne Clearing Facial Toner ($9.99 USD) — Prepare to be “toned” away! Our first-ever toner sweeps away excess dirt and refines skin with witch hazel, our all-time favorite natural astringent (’cause it keeps pores nice and tight!). It also penetrates pores to eliminate acne with salicylic acid and nourishes with a proprietary blend of tomato, blackberry, and watermelon extracts. That’s right, it has all the “swipe” moves!

What I think:  The lip oil is awesome!  It is refreshing and moisturizing at the same time!  The wipes are my all-time favorite!  They are cleansing and hydrating.  And the toner is new.  I like to use it when I have the occasional break out, or when my skin is very oily.

Available at http://www.yestocarrots.com

Makeup Academy
Makeup Academy

MUA Makeup Academy has released fun new products for fall.  Here are the products in the photo from left to right:

  • Complete Brow Kit ($14.50)Expertly defines, grooms and set brows for all-day wear. Comes with two universal brow shades, clear brow wax and gel, and a double-ended brow brush.
  • Amp-Up Adjustable Mascara ($10.50) Unique, adjustable mascara with a four way adjustable brush head and a buildable, volumizing formula.
  • Dual Ended Cat Eye Liner ($11.50) Dual-ended eye liner with a flexible, precise felt tip on one end, and soft crayon tip on the other.
  • Eyeshadow Palettes in Nude, Metallic, and Smoky ($16.50)Artist inspired collections of 10 intensely pigmented shades that work beautifully together.
  • Intense Gel Color Eye Liner ($9.50)Long-wearing, waterproof liner glides on with creamy precision. Available in six shades: Aubergine, Chocolate Brown, Emerald, Gunmetal Metallic, Midnight Black, and Sapphire.
  • No Crease Eyeshadow Base ($13.50) – Preps eyelids to enhance staying power of eyeshadow and eyeliner, offering sheer and long-lasting coverage.  
  • Color Drenched Lip Butters ($9.50) – Velvety lip butters nourish lips while providing opaque, creamy coverage. Available in 10 shades: Bare, Brick, Cashmere, Honey, Mulberry, Nude, Plum, Red, Rose, and Spice.
  • Retractable BB/CC Cream Brush ($19.50) – Travel-friendly version of the original MUA Pro BB/CC Cream Brush.
  • Brush Cleansing Balm ($11.50) – Made with gentle goat milk, this balm dissolves makeup and impurities from brushes and makeup sponges.

What I think:  I have been testing the mascara, gel eye liners and lip butters.  The Mascara is really fun to use and you can adjust it to the look that you want.  The gel eye liners glide across my lid and gives great color.  The tubes that the lip butter come in are very elegant, but the lip butter itself is a bit drying on my lips.  They give a good butter payoff, though.

Available at CVS stores and http://www.cvs.com

Try A Bold Smoky Eye And Soft Lip Look With FLOWER Cosmetics

Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER Cosmetics line is an affordable way to build a great makeup look. The products are very innovative, but also work very well.

I was sent the following products for my honest review:

FLOWER That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs
FLOWER That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs

FLOWER That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs ($7.98 USD) Kohl It! This super luxe and creamy kohl eyeliner glides on effortlessly for the ultimate color payoff and intensity. Create the ultimate smokey eye with a built-in velvety, suede-like smudger that allows you to easily create a smokey eye; build, blend, and smudge to perfection. Medium-to-High coverage ensures the ultimate intense eye effect that will last up to 12 hours. Use the “Illu-min-eye-zer” to illuminate the eyes for a fresh, bright, look. Paraben-free, talc-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free and sulfate-free.

What I think: I used this liner to give my friend a bright smoky eye for a wedding she was going to.  It was gorgeous alone, but also really nice with the palette below.  Add a bit of the  Pink or Gold shimmer over it or add the black for a darker look.

FLOWER Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in From Dusk Till Dawn
FLOWER Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in From Dusk Till Dawn

FLOWER Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in From Dusk Till Dawn ($8.98 USD) — From the new cosmetics range by Drew Barrymore, the Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad offers four gorgeous shades with color that blends evenly and flawlessly on the eyelid. Ginko biloba extract makes lids soft and supple.  It smoothes and brighten delicate eyelids and gives a luminous finish.

What I think: Such a pretty palette!  It can give lots of different looks, soft daytime looks and glamorous night looks.  Plus, it’s long lasting when used with an eye shadow primer.

FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Black
FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Black

FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Black ($7.98 USD) — Transforming lashes to appear dramatically longer, fuller and defined, this mascara has a unique adjustable brush that twists into 3 different shapes (on the right side of the photo) to let you customize lash volume and length. D-panthenol helps to smooth lashes and stimulate growth while rice wax provides smudge-proof color. Contains a naturally derived gellifying agent for ease in application. Ophthalmologist tested.

What I think: This is an interesting mascara.  The more you turn, the shorter and twistier the brush becomes.  When it is at is longest, it gives length and the shorter it gets, the more volume.  I use two coats, length, then volume and my lashes look amazing!

 

FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in A-coral-ble
FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in A-coral-ble

FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in A-coral-ble ($12.98) — An exclusive, innovative formula that features exclusive “Liquid Powder” Technology which transforms loose powder into a crème by simply applying to the skin. The result is a flawless, airbrushed, soft-focus effect for face & cheeks. Pigments are encased by “Hydrophobic” powder and give a non-messy, mattifying, medium coverage.  It is infused with essential oils to hydrate the skin and sets a quick and non-tacky finish.

What I think: Another cool product!  I have used cream-to-powder blushes before, but not powder-to-cream.  A little goes a long way with this product.  I use it with a brush and blend it in well.  So pretty on, and long-lasting.

FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Baby Buttercup
FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Baby Buttercup

FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Baby Buttercup ($6.98 USD) — A hero product, this high-shine luxury lipstick is infused with emollient oils to help improve shine and allow for a rich, creamy application. It will leave your lips with a pure, intense color payoff.

What I think: I usually favor lighter colors, and this is perfect for me all year round.  I wear it with softer makeup in the spring, shimmery summer makeup and bold and darker looks for the fall and winter.  It’s super creamy and lovely. LOVE!

FLOWER products are available at Walmart and Walmart.com/Flower

Have you tried FLOWER?  Leave a comment and let me know!

It’s Time For Gorgeous Fall Makeup!

Tomorrow is the first day of September!  Yay!  I love Fall and am so excited for the beautiful new makeup — I always love to change at least some of my makeup up with the seasons!

I am going to be doing another Fall makeup post in a couple of days (and more to come I hope) to get the word out on my favorite new fall products.

I would love it if you left a comment telling me what you are loving or are looking forward to this Fall.  It could be beauty related or otherwise.

jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection
jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection

jane iredale’s 2015 Fall Collection  Ready to Wear! It’s a new, playful collection for the skin, eyes and lips filled with rich color to complement any wardrobe and mood for the upcoming season.

The collection includes:

  • PlayOn Lip Crayon: The brand new lip crayons are available in seven irresistible, long wearing shades, from classic reds to bright bubble gum pink, and include moisturizing oils keeping lips soft and conditioned for the perfect pout.
  • Smooth Affair for Oil Skin Facial Primer & Brightener: All the benefits of the award-winning Smooth Affair now formulated specifically for oily skin. Noticeably reduces appearance of pores, shine and fights blemishes and clogged pores for a smooth, matte skin tone.
  • PurePressed Eye Shadow Singles: Mineral based pressed shadows designed to enhance the color and shape of the eye, with four new bold, yet wearable shades from pinks to violet to deep and soft greens.
  • PureLash Lengthening Mascara: Now with a new dual sided brush to create longer, fuller looking lashes. The proprietary formula of seaweed lipids and wheat protein thicken, curl, strengthen and condition lashes for eyes that pop.

What I think: I have been testing the new eye shadows and mascara.  The eye shadows give gorgeous pops of color for your Fall look.  I love the matte Iris (purple) and Forest (deep green). So pretty as liners, in the crease or as a fun smoky eye all over the lid.  The mascara gives tons of volume and length, but it smears a bit.  I use it first, then place a coat of a waterproof mascara over it.  That works very well.

Available at http://www.janeiredale.com

Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette
Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette

Mehron E.Y.E Powder Palette ($43.95 USD) — eye shadows never cake or crease. Creamy powder blends easily and evenly to create dynamic eyes for stage and screen. Convenient 8-color palette includes White, Natural Wheat, Cocoa, Toffee, Fawn, Cinnamon, Espresso and Black.

What I think:  These shadows give a neutral eye that is not boring at all!  They are matte shadows that have a creamy texture and lots of pigment.  You can do a natural day eye with Natural Wheat and Fawn, then smoke it up in the evening with Cocoa and Espresso.  Gorgeous!

Available at http://www.mehron.com

Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto
Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto

Add a POP of color this fall with three new MANIC PANIC Lethal Lipsticks ($15.50 USD each). Made with a unique formula that enriches the lips with antioxidants, Lethal Lipsticks are long-wearing and gorgeous. Lethal Lipsticks come in a variety of textures like true mattes, creamy and dreamy sheens, precious opals and metals to the core. One use is guaranteed to glam up and soften lips for a punk rock pout!

 Alien: a dark, matte formula in a cool, gunmetal shade

Glamourose: a deep merlot spiked with hints of glitter

Stiletto: a light silver with a bright metallic sheen 

What I think:  I have tested Glamourose and Stiletto and they are both so fun!  Glamourose is a deep color sure to infuse drama into your look.  Stiletto is fun for going out and I think it will be amazing for Halloween.  Very cool!

Purchase at manicpanic.com

Freshen Up Your Summer Look With Products By Tarte, Pur Minerals, Mineral Fusion and Jane Iredale

I get tired of turning to the same products all of the time.  When I think that my look has become predictable, I like to change it up. I’ve been trying out some great new makeup from some of my favorite brands — tarte, Pur Minerals, Mineral Fusion and Jane Iredale — and I am loving my new look!

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 USD) — Turn back the hands of time with tarte’s new timeless smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula infused with vitamins C & E and green bean extract gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. You’ll love the lightweight texture and fresh powder scent as it provides the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup. It can also be worn alone as part of your skincare regimen, blurring out skin imperfections and signs of aging for a flawless, soft-focus finish.

What I think: I love the new blurring primers and this one is exceptionally good! Just a little evens my skin tone and smooths lines and the appearance of pores.  Perfect under makeup or by itself, for a fresh, polished look.

Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette
Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette ($38 USD) —  Inspired by the deep orchid hues of the Rainforest at dusk, this palette has everything you need to create sultry, sophisticated looks to take you from day to night. Each pigmented, flattering shade is infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it helps control oil for longer, truer wear. This next generation ingredient from the mountainous regions of Brazil brightens, evens and soothes skin while the velvety formula glides on and delivers rich color without settling into fine lines or wrinkles.

New limited-edition and iconic shades inspired by sultry Amazonian adventures include:

• bare to explore (pink beige)
• make a mauve (plum mauve)
• plum away with me (dark plum)
• up to no gold (gold)
• tan-gled up in you (tan)
• don’t turn a-brown (dark brown)
• unleashed (nude rose blush)
• champagne (highlighter)
• park ave princess™ (bronzer)

What I think: This gorgeous palette will give you great day and night looks.  The eye shadows are so flattering and will work well now, and as we go into fall. Plus, Park Avenue Princess is one of my all-time favorite bronzers.  It’s a subtle, lighter shade, but is really pretty on!

Available at http://www.tartecosmetics.com

Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black
Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black

Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black ($20 USD) — Fortified with Argan Oil, this game-changing mascara formula envelops lashes in nourishing, knockout colour with endless build and dewy sheen. And with our exclusive, clump-resistant mascara wand, getting smooth, evenly coated lashes is easy — even in tough inner corners! Now, that’s a stroke of genius.

What I think: I love trying new mascaras!  I love that this has Argan Oil in it.  The brush is molded plastic and is medium-sized.  I tried it and — wow!  I noticed instant separation and length and since it is very buildable, in a couple of coats I had tons of volume as well.  It is so good — and good for my lashes!

Available at www.purminerals.com

Mineral Fusion Lip Tints
Mineral Fusion Lip Tints

Mineral Fusion Lip Tints ($9.99 USD ) — This sheer, hydrating formula composed of natural ingredients smoothes lips with moisturizing cocoa butter while delivering vibrant color with staying power. Its sleek automatic packaging allows for easy application, buildable color and an always-rich pout for chic, on-the-go women. The lip-firming peptide locks in moisture for luscious lips and a perky pout while the natural Vanilla Mint flavor leaves fresh breath for any occasion.

What I think: I have been testing this in the shade Glisten, which is a shimmering nude.  The vanilla mint flavor is tasty and the color is sheer and pretty.  I like this as an everyday lip color since it moisturizes and does not dry out the lips.

Available at http://www.dermstore.com

Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine
Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine

Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine ($24 USD) — If you’d rather have a gloss than a tint, this is perfect! This has a luxurious formula that feels lusciously creamy on the lips with Moringa butter and avocado oil that make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished. It is remarkably long‐lasting and is free of petroleum‐based products.

What I think: I do love my lip gloss!  This is such a pretty soft, coral and it’s perfect for the summer.  The gloss itself does last a long time and is makes my lips soft — and isn’t sticky.  Yay!

Purchase at shop.janeiredale.com