More brands for BCA!! The next one up is E.L.F! They are donating 100% of all profits from their new Peony Petal make-up wipe removers, which smell heavenly, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Go buy a few packs and know you are helping a worthy cause and with a worthy product.
The holiday collections are here or at least on the way out the door. One item from Stila’s 2012 Holiday collection that I’m itching to get my hands on is their Luxe Eye Shadow palette, which I tested this weekend. The colors are gorgeous and look perfect for the holiday season. The colors are buildable, velvety smooth, and overall….very luxe. I became instantly enamored with this palette.
Today is October 1st, which means it’s the kick-off off to National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a woman, breast cancer is near and dear to my heart and I’m find myself buying a plethora of pink products throughout the month of October where the proceeds go to breast cancer research and/or awareness.
Every year, Clinique produces a special bottle of their fan favorite moisturizer that comes with the Clinique signature key chain and a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Charm, which they did again this year. However, this year they have also released a limited edition version of another fan fav, their pink Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. I love the Chubby Stick! It gives you buildable color and moisturized lips. Yay! Plus, $3 from every sale of the limited Plumped Up Pink Chubby Stick goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I’m all about rich purples and pinks right now, when it comes to make-up. So, Estee Lauder’s new Vivid Shine collection is fabulous to me!
The collection features bold and bright shades of purple and pinks for eyes, lip, and nails. However, the one item I’m fascinated with and geeked to try are the Lipstick Luminizors.
You apply the luminizors over your lipstick for to add a new and color, finish, and overall dimension to your lipstick. The lipstick luminizors are available in 4 different shades; Gunmetal ( turns color deep, dark, dramatic), Lame’ (adds warmth with a golden finish), Pearlescent (lightens color with a pearly glow), and Foil (adds a cool silvery finish).
When it comes to blush, some people love it or hate it. For me, I used to hate blush, because I was all about not wanting to look like I had makeup on and blush was just a flashing sign that had makeup on.
However, I eventually learned its not the product itself, but the color and the application of the product. Light shades and strokes, ladies.
Well, this past weekend, I decided that I needed to do a mini-retail therapy to help soften all the stress and mess I’ve been dealing with and although the last thing I needed was more makeup…well.
Anyway, I’ve known for a while that Laura Mercier makes some amazing makeup, especially foundations, concealers, and powders, but I never really delved into her color makeup, until this weekend. On a whim, I decided to test some of her blushes, the second skin ones, to be particular. Obviously, the name says it all, because in the end, that’s all we want makeup to look like, second skin and not layers of colors.
This blush is the epitome of what blush should be; light, natural, velvety smooth, and down-right awesome. I was instantly sold on the Lotus Pink for a natural pink flush, the Lush Nectarine for soft peachy glow, and Soft Clove that makes a great contour powder for my complexion. I’m blushing for these blushes!