Review & Swatches: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in “Bronze Lustre”

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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Bronze Lustre

Availability: Elizabeth Arden, Macy’s
Price: $18.50

Company’s Description

Rooted in NYC with more than 100 years of beauty expertise, Beautiful Color Eye Shadows were developed in shades that are trend driven and in a formula that is good for your skin. The outcome: smooth, crease-free shadows that combine long-lasting color with luxurious skin care benefits. Vitamin enriched. Oil-Free.

Elizabeth Arden has released a new eye shadow formula that includes 32 shades. This formula is said to be smooth, crease-free, and give long-lasting color. This review is for the shade Bronze Lustre–a soft, medium, gold-fawn brown.


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Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection – Summer 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s

Company’s Description

A heat wave of color. An exotic oasis of lush, sun-drenched color and sensuous bronze beauty. Skin is luminous with a sun-kissed glow. Bold eyes mesmerize. Luscious lips entice.

Here is a sneak peek into Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection for Summer 2013. Keep reading for color descriptions and images!


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Review & Swatches: Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

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Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Tarte
Price: $34.00

Company’s Description

An innovative B.B. treatment with multiple skincare and makeup benefits in one eco-chic tube. Indulge your skin with this powerful multitasker that works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, antiaging treatment, and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow. Worn alone or as the perfect base for makeup, this 12-hour, age-defying, oil-free primer offers light-to-medium, buildable coverage that helps even skintone and other skin imperfections while diffusing light to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. The creamy, silky formula goes on smooth and blends easily, leaving you with a natural-looking, flawless finish with a broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 30 that offers ideal protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Tarte’s BB cream is said to work as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, anti-ager, and sunscreen, all in one product. This product comes in four (4) different shades. My shade and the one depicted, below, is Light.

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Zoya PixieDust Collection Spring 2013 Video

Here is the video overview of the nail polishes from Zoya’s PixieDust Collection for Spring 2013. The video includes live application of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formula.

If you’d like to see photos and swatches of each of the colors, please see this post.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 65 “Lazy Afternoon”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 65 Lazy Afternoon

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 65 Lazy Afternoon–a matte white beige.

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Dior Addict Gloss Collection – Spring 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: March 2013
Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

Dior is releasing 24 new shades of its Dior Addict Gloss for Spring 2013. Keep reading for images and to find out what the color names are.


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China Glaze Hologlam Collection – Spring 2013

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Limited-edition
Release Date: April 2013
Price: $14.00 each
Availability: Sally Beauty, ULTA & Salons

Company’s Description

3…2…1…Blast off! Take your summer manicure out of this world with China Glaze Hologlam, an all new12-piece collection of shimmering holographic nail lacquers. China Glaze established itself as the leader in holographic nail lacquer with the 2007 OMG! collection, one of the most popular collections in the brands’ history. Fueled by that success and back by popular demand, China Glaze Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects. With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun, China Glaze Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.

Keep reading for color and product information, as well as some photos I took of the bottles and swatches at CosmoProf last year.


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Review & Swatches: OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in “Slag”

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OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in Slag

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

A bright flash of shimmer in the form of color pigments for the eyes, cheeks, or lips. Apply shimmer on the eyes, lips, cheeks, and anywhere else on the face or body for a sleek, bright look. These micronized colour pigments are fused with light-reflecting mica to maximize their eye-catching effect. Whether for smoky, shimmering eyes; highlighted cheeks; or even a dramatic, metallic lip, Loose Colour Concentrates are the ultimate product for customizable color.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has recently expanded its makeup line to include loose pigments, cream lip & cheek colors, and nail polishes. Its new line of Loose Colour Concentrates can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks and includes 36 different shades. This review is for the shade Slag–a red brown with green.

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 13 “Curacao Punch”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 13 Curacao Punch

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 13 Curacao Punch–a bright aquamarine with silver glitter.

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Review & Swatches: Willa Face The Day SPF 30 Tinted Face Protection

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Willa Face The Day SPF 30 Tinted Face Protection

Availability: Drugstore.com
Price: $14.50

Company’s Description

Face the Day is genius. It’s for all skin types. A lightweight, oil-free natural SPF 30 formulated with just enough tint to camouflage super white Zinc – Nature’s most powerful defender against the Sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays. Anti-oxidant green tea fights free radicals as natural moisturizers keep skin feeling soft and healthy. With such silky-smooth and flawless absorption, you’ll reach for this SPF 30 every day, rain or shine.

Willa is a skincare line for girls (though, of course, anyone can use it) that is paraben-free. This review is for Willa’s Face The Day SPF 30 Tinted Face Protection, which provides the skin with sun protection and antioxidants.

Save 20% on everything in the beauty department at drugstore.com! Offer ends 03.08.2013.

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