Brighten Up Your Makeup Looks For Spring and Don’t Forget To Enter My Giveaway!

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Bright is right this spring!  At least with makeup.  With all of the sad things that have been happening, a little bright color can help perk your mood – and your look – right up!

Cargo ColorStick
Cargo ColorStick

Cargo ColorStick ($28 USD) — An oil-free, cream color stick that blends effortlessly to eyes, cheeks and lips, for a natural, monochromatic look.  The velvety, ultra-light texture blends flawlessly onto the skin for an “airbrushed” finish.  Cheeks appear smooth and flawless.  The cream-to-powder formula sets for an exceptionally long-wearing finish and never settles into fine lines.  The dial-up stick makes application a breeze. Available in 5 shades.  Santorini, Key West and Maui give a natural and pretty color to the cheeks, eyes and lips.  St. Tropez offers a sheer bronze glow perfect for giving a soft tan glow or sculpting the cheekbones.  Champagne is a warm highlighter that is ideal for highlighting the key areas of the face.

I have been using Santorini which is very bright coral/pink color.  I love the creamy formula for my cheeks and lips, but the shade is a bit bright for me.  I would definitely try this in a lighter pink or bronze.

http://www.cargocosmetics.com

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche ($9.99 USD) This lightweight lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine finish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). Never heavy and never drying, the weightless formula glides on for a unique lip color experience. Colour Caresse Shine Stain has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.

I have been testing Stubborn Plum, a violet-pink almost mauve color.  It is a bit 80’s for me, but it’s pretty.  For a stain it is very moisturizing, but it has a funky taste.  I think that if you do want a long-lasting lip color, this is a good choice because it is not drying at all.  Plus it comes in lots of shades!

Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads ($7.95 USD) – Color authority L’Oréal Paris is proud to expand its Colour Riche franchise to include a new collection of eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look – but endless statement looks for your every mood. The shades are grouped in three families to help you easily find the palette that is right for you. Available in both pearl and matte finishes, the sophisticated shades vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich.

These are beautiful quads of bright or smoky colors.  The four shades can create so many fun looks.  Really great pigment payoff!

Price:$7.95,Available atwww.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

 

Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice

Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice ($12 USD) High-fashion shadows are packed with pigment to give you maximum color pay-off in a single swipe. Duo-chromatic pigments and pearlized powders create multi-dimensional effects with a satiny-smooth finish.

This is a gorgeous color on.  The lavender is shimmery, but not glittery, which I love.  Great alone with a dark liner.

Available at www.merlenorman.com.

Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy

Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy ($15 USD) The name says it all! Soft, beautiful and oh-so-yummy lips are yours with this nourishing, light formula that provides sheer, luscious color and shine with moisturizing benefits.

This is my favorite lip gloss at the moment.  So pretty and light and very moisturizing.  Not sticky at all.

Available at www.merlenorman.com.

Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner

Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner ($17 USD) — This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter. Twist-up, non-sharpening precision point pen makes it easy to use and adds a brightening effect exactly where you want it. The pale white-pink-lavender colour enhances the whiteness of the eye white, giving the illusion of larger, more bright and awake eyes – your own little wakeup makeup secret! Hypoallergenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Suitable for the most sensitive eyes.

This works really well to brighten my tired eyes!  It can also be used at the inner corners of the eye and under the browbone for extra light.

Available at www.pixibeauty.com and Target stores and online.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm ($17 USD) — Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips).

Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Jojoba oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
  • Peptides plump fine lines
  • Vitamin E nourishes and protects
  • Shea butter nourishes the skin
  • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
  • Rose extract nourishes & repairs

I have this lovely balm in the newest (and lightest) shade Lucent Glow.  It is a sheer rose-gold color with a pearly glow.

Available at www.pixibeauty.com and Target stores and online.

ck one Street Limited Edition
ck one Street Limited Edition

The new spring collection from ck one color is a limited edition street collection in collaboration with graffiti artist Miss 163.

ck one Street Limited Edition Powder Eyeshadow Quad ($28 USD) — High intensity eyeshadow formula with the purest, brightest pigments for intense brilliance. Can be used as an accent color to highlight, brighten eyes.
Illuminate: Pearlized shades for a shimmering finish. Can be used all over lid for sheer sparkling finish or blend with other colors to add intense shine.
Define: Ultra-fine micronized powder to blend and obtain a deep color effect. Soft matte even finish. Can be used to contour and add depth to the eye.
Contour + Line: Provides saturated intense color in one sweep. Super matte dramatic finish. Color remains pure and flawless for hours on hours. Can be used wet or dry – to contour, line, shape eyes.

  • Buildable color intensity
  • Vibrant color impact
  • Longwearing – wears up to 10 hours
  • Matte, satin, high pearl effects
  • Soft, silky smooth texture
  • Ophthalmologist tested
These are fun, high-pigmented colors.  They are perfect for spring and summer!  I really love the brown, it is perfect for all eye colors.

Street Limited Edition Shine Lipstick ($16 USD) Pure Shine Lipstick by ck one Color for hydration + shine. I have Painted, a sheer violet and it is gorgeous.  It gives so much moisture and a sheer shine.

Available at ulta and www.ulta.com.

Enjoy!

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 http://whatsyourvirtue.com.

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 www.kohls.com.

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 www.eyeslipsface.com 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 www.ulta.com

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 www.pixibeauty.com.

ENJOY!