IT’s time to stock up at IT Cosmetics! The Friends and Family sale has been extended through the end of the day! Everything is 25% off and all orders over $30 ship free. Use the code “ITFRIENDS” to save! I’ll be stocking up on Bye Bye Redness, Bye Bye Under Eye, and all my other faves! Are you picking anything up?
Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving how La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar system is keeping her skin clear and fresh!
Find the perfect gift with Phyrra’s Best Makeup Brush Sets for Gifting!
TATCHA AGELESS Revitalizing Eye Cream is an ultra luxurious, silky-smooth, mid-weight eye cream that Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog thinks you need to add to your must-have list. It leaves skin soft, supple, hydrated, and it diminishes the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and under-eye puffiness. It ranks among the holiest of holy grail eye creams, and you must try it to believe it!
Got a sweet tooth? Wait until you see the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Holiday Collection, on Prime Beauty. You’ll want ALL these treats!
If you love makeup with a vintage flair, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty thinks you must check out Besame Cosmetics Mini Lipstick Set with 5 mini-lipsticks in a variety of iconic shades from the past.
Holiday shopping for the snarkiest person in your life isn’t always easy so Blushing Noir put together a list of essentials to make gift giving easy!
There’s nothing Christa from Perilously Pale loves more than some beautiful holiday ballz. Check out her review of the Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection including the stunning Météorites Perles de Légende.
If you’re looking for a new Fall fragrance, you should check out daydreaming beauty’s review of the new Norell Elixir perfume.
Beauty Info Zone has gone giveaway crazy this month. We have something for everyone with 5 current giveaways open. Who doesn’t like to win?
Shipra of Taneja’s Bride knows how important it is to keep your kids busy
AND healthy during cold/flu season. See her DIY Pillow Pal activity – fun anytime – rain or shine!
Justina’s Gems loves the shade Wisteria from Becca’s limited edition Blushed with Light Palette. Check out her review!
15 Minute Beauty took a trip to her local drugstore and created an entire makeup kit! Are your favorite drugstore products in it?
The incredible variety of products available from MAC Cosmetics can be pretty overwhelming. Christa from Perilously Pale shares her Top 10 MAC Products that she can’t live without in both her professional kit, as well as for personal use. Do you share some of her favorites?
I don’t hear a lot about makeup artist Fiona Stiles range of cosmetics available at ULTA. Everything I’ve tried from her line has been quite impressive. This new eye & Face Contour palette is a fantastic way to try the brand, and also would make a great holiday gift.
The Eye & Face Contour palette includes the bronze toned Canyon Artist Eyeshadow Quad, Western Bronzing Sun Veil, two highlight shades from the Light Illusion Prism palette, and Lex and Maiden Lane Soft Cheek Veils. Each pan contains a full size product, making this palette an incredible deal at $39.
I have two other artist eyeshadow quads, and really love them. The pigment is incredible, with no fall out, and has beautiful shades that blend well. What I found with this Eye & Face Contour palette is that it’s quite warm toned. The bronze and copper shades look great on my blue eyes, but the bronzer and Lex blush are too warm toned for my neutral/cool skin. I do like the illuminating powders. They are very subtle, and not sparkly. I tend to like a very tame highlight on my oily skin. I would love to see Fiona Stiles come out with a cooler version of this palette.
Another must have from this brand, is the Radiant Aqua Eye Veil. They are hands down the most pigmented, long wearing cream shadows I’ve tried. I love them! Have you tried anything from this brand? Let me know your thoughts on Fiona Stiles if you’ve tried.
If you’ve ever had a hard time choosing exactly what you need to try first from IT Cosmetics then you’re in luck! Brooke from Blushing Noir has chosen her Top 5 products and even threw in a little giveaway to get your collection started (or help it grow!). Click here to check out her top picks and enter to win!
Happy Tuesday my fellow beauty lovers! It finally feels like Fall in New England this morning. It was in the 40s last night, though I expect another unseasonably warm week to come. I’m torn between being ready for Fall, and wanting to squeeze the last bit of Summer fun out of my days! I have a few new products to share with you today. It seems I am not keeping up with new releases as well as I used to, so I’m planning on sharing a sneak peek of some new beauty items that perhaps haven’t gotten a full trial yet. If you’ve tried any of these, leave me your thoughts below as I’d love to hear your experiences!
butter LONDON has a new eyeshadow/blush clutch called Glitz & Glamour. If you love cool purple tones, GRAB it! The purple-taupe shade has been my go-to for an easy wash of eyeshadow. The sparkly burgundy shade makes a great smudgy eyeliner. It also comes with a dusty pink matte blush, and On The Glow highlight pen in Moonstone.
Jane Iredale’s new Fall collection includes six shades of Smooth Affair for Eyes cream to powder shadows. These creamy shades can be used alone or used as a shadow primer. I’ve been testing Petal (sheer pink) and Canvas (sheer champagne), and can tell you the creamy formula doesn’t work alone on my lids. I’m going to have to do more experimenting to see how they work layered under a powder shadow. If you are new to eye makeup, and feel intimidated by a palette with many shades, these may be a good option. They are easy to apply and blend with your fingertip.
Touch in Sol Metallist liquid Foil & Glitter Shadow Duo, that’s quite a mouthful for a small double ended tube of glittery goodness, isn’t it?! THIS is my new eye brightening BFF. It’s no secret I love a good shimmery eyeshadow, and if it’s purple? Even better! I have shade #5, Lottie, which has a sparkly purple taupe cream shadow on one end, and loose red-violet glitter on the other end. If I’m being honest, I have mostly been using the purple cream shadow alone. It’s beautiful! If I do want a more bling-y look, I’ll gently pat a little glitter on the center of my lid. It’s a bit messy like all loose glitter, but sticks nicely to the cream shadow once it’s applied. I didn’t get any irritation on my sensitive eyes either. I want to try the other shades out asap.
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer – I’m thrilled to be testing this concealer, which I will use over my HG Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. This lightweight, water rich concealer contains mica pearls to brighten skin and give a radiant look. With my oily skin, I won’t be using this on blemishes or redness but if you love a good Becca glow it’s going to be perfect. I have tested this on my under eye circles once, and I can tell you I love the light texture and powerful pigment. A light dusting of setting powder is a must for my under eyes to prevent creasing. I like this powder for setting.
Did you hear that Max Factor is back in the US? As a child of the 80s that started her love for makeup at a young age, this has me feeling all kinds of nostalgic! Max Factor was the first makeup brand I ever tried. I’m thrilled to see the brand back in US drugstores. The lipsticks are creamy and pleasant feeling, with an old school lipstick scent. Simply Nude is a pretty pinky nude shade, and Maroon Dust is the perfect Fall deep nude shade. Masterpiece MAX High Volume + Definition mascara has been my go to since I opened it. If you layer your mascaras to get the look of length and volume, give this a try. I haven’t heard if the brand is expanding beyond the current lipsticks, liquid liner, and mascara, but I am hopeful we will see eyeshadows, blush, and foundations from Max Factor eventually!
Clinique is another long time love for me, especially their mascara formulas. They have a new mascara, Lash Power Flutter-to-Full which has a dial tube allowing for a light coat of mascara or full on bold volume. I’m also excited to try out the new smoother High Impact Custom Black Kajal liner. 12 hours of lasting power from my eyeliner is like music to my ears, considering my Fall allergies are in full swing! I’ll have to check back with you on the new Clinique products, as I’ve only swatched them for now.
What new releases are you excited for this Fall? Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Holiday Beauty sets?!
Becca’s new Champagne Splits feature a pan of creamy pigmented blush on one side, and powder highlight on the other side. The duos come in the following combinations: Flowerchild/Champagne Pop, Hyacinth/Champagne Pop, Amaretto/Prosecco Pop, and Pamplemousse/Prosecco Pop. Each blush pan contains 0.15oz of product, and the highlight side contains 0.13oz of product.
If you didn’t get the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop LE face palette earlier this summer, you can now grab some of the shades from it. Amaretto, Pamplemousse, and Prosecco Pop are from that palette. Hyacinth and Flowerchild are from Becca’s existing Mineral Blush shade range. I’ve been reaching for the Flowerchild and Amaretto duos often lately. The nude tones work well on my current tanner than usual skin tone. You know I love a good shimmery eyeshadow, and both Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop work really well as eyeshadows.
The LE Champagne Collection Highlighting Brush is super soft, and the perfect size for blush. Personally I like a small blush brush, and an even smaller highlight brush. I’d grab this $28 brush while it’s still available. I wish BECCA would put out a few shadow brushes along these lines.
This week, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her favorites from one of her all-time favorite brands, Too Faced! Hop over to her blog to read Five Faves from Too Faced and find out why she thinks they rock. Have a beautiful weekend!