Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in “Pink Escape”

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape

Availability: Sephora
Price: $22.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An innovative coconut water-infused cheek gelée with up to 14 hours of color and hydration. This buildable, blendable blush hybrid provides the natural look of a cream blush with the long-lasting hydrating color of a gel stain. Infused with 50 percent-pure coconut water, it instantly hydrates while nourishing with the powerful benefits of vitamin E-rich argan oil. Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your skin, this moisture-packed blush instantly drenches cheeks in a cool veil of color.

Josie Maran’s newest cheek product is a gel-formula blush that comes in six (6) shades. This review is for the Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape–a cool-toned pink color.

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Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

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Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An innovative 99%-natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion. One creamy oil, infinite possibilities. This makeup-artist must-have delivers all the moisturizing benefits of argan oil in a portable, nongreasy, creamy oil form. The innovative formula starts as a cream and melts into an oil, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation. Use it to hydrate and gently soothe undereyes, smooth flyaways, keep eyebrows in place, and condition lips. Mix it with powder blush or eye shadow to instantly transform it into a cream.

Josie Maran’s Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil is said to be a versatile hydrating product that utilizes argan oil as its key ingredient.

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Review & Swatches: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

Availability: Sephora
Price: $35.00

Company’s Description

An oil-free, color-correcting, perfecting formula to create a natural glow while hydrating and protecting the skin. This must-have color-correcting formula smooths the complexion and creates an ultranatural radiance. It instantly corrects a range of complexion concerns including dullness, sallowness, and redness. Perfect for wearing alone or under foundation and recommended for all skin types, the lightweight, oil-free cream moisturizes and protects with sunscreen, leaving the skin soft, fresh, and flawless.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream is said to provide color correction, hydration, and sun protection. This CC Cream comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade Light Medium.


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Review & Swatches: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in “Diffused Light”

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

Availability: Sephora
Price: $45.00
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A universal finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light. Create your perfect light. Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer, younger, and lit-from-within. The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography. With six universal shades available, you can create your desired effect—not unlike having a personal lighting technician. Ambient is free of talc, gluten, fragrance, and nanoparticles. It is available in six universally flattering shades from least pearl to most pearl.

Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder touts “state of the art technology” to create the “perfect light” on your skin. This powder comes in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Diffused Light–a soft, warm pale yellow powder.


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GlossyBox July 2013: Unboxing & Review

Here is my unboxing and review of the makeup items found in GlossyBox‘s July 2013 special edition box. Come unbox with me!

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Review & Swatches: Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in “Plum Splendor”

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Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Plum Splendor

Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom
Price: $49.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An all-in-one five-shadow palette for brightening the eyes. These alluring palettes feature silky, lustrous, long-wearing powders that transparently wrap the skin resulting in a seamless layering of pure color and a radiant finish. Build with absolute precision and apply the shades in five simple steps (all over, lid, crease, highlighter, and liner) to design your customized eye look. Contour, sculpt, and lift with soft day colors or intensify your look with dramatic evening hues for smoky effects.

This review is for Lancome’s new Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Plum Splendor, which includes four (4) eye shadow shades (in pinks and purples) and a black eye liner shade.


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Review & Swatches: First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes

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First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes

Availability: Sephora
Price: $15.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A convenient packet of towelettes that gently remove makeup, surface oils, and impurities. Perfect for use any time of day, whenever your skin needs instant refreshing, FAB Gentle Cleansing Wipes clean the skin and remove all traces of makeup, surface oils, and impurities. The combination of chamomile, aloe, and bisabolol calm and soothe the skin, while botanical antioxidants stave off free radical damage.

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Review & Swatches: Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in “Ladybird”

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Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Ladybird

Availability: Sephora
Price: $36.00

Company’s Description

An all-in-one palette with eight matte, rich pigment shadows and an Autograph Pencil liner. This stellar matte eye shadow palette is formulated with rich, long-wearing pigment that prevents creasing, smudging, and fading all day and night. Smooth velvety shades glide onto eyelids, while colors layer seamlessly to create an array of customized neutral looks. The long-wear, on-the-go pencil liner glides onto eyelids for a flawless finish and is perfect for creating everyday neutral looks or intense smoky eyes.

Kat Von D’s newest True Romance palette in Ladybird features a mix neutral eye shadows in the following shades:

  • Für Elise
  • Vespertine
  • Renholdër
  • Siouxsie-sioux
  • Unrequited
  • Harlow
  • Wölf
  • Cleopatra
  • Immortal Love Mini Autograph Pencil

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Swatches: Zoya Satins & Cashmeres Collection

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Zoya Satins & Cashmeres Collection

Availability: Zoya Online
Price: $8.00 each

These photos and swatches are for Zoya’s Satins & Cashmeres Collection. The following shades are shown:

Cashmeres Nail Lacquers

  • Livingston: Fall red cream
  • Pepper: Brick red cream
  • Sailor: Dark navy cream
  • Hunter: Dark sea cream
  • Louise: Chocolate brown cream
  • Flynn: Camel brown nude

Satins Nail Lacquers

  • Channing: Rust red copper metallic
  • Mason: Red violet “Fandango Pink” metallic
  • Claudine: Meteorite gray metallic
  • Neve: Sapphire blue metallic
  • Giovanna: Lush emerald green metallic
  • Maria-Luisa: Sparkling cellophane gold topper

All the colors shown have one (1) coat.


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Review & Swatches: LORAC Mint Edition Palette

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LORAC Mint Edition Palette

Availability: ULTA
Price: $42.00

Company’s Description

A retro-cool eye and cheek palette inspired by classic, feminine style. The Mint Edition Eye/Cheek Palette contains a variety of eight matte and shimmer eye shadows and a blush and face highlighter, all made with Lorac’s original velvety-smooth formula. This full-face collection also features a limited-edition exclusive Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Retro, a nude-pink shade that flatters all skintones.

This review is for LORAC’s limited edition Mint Edition Palette, which includes eight (8) eye shadows, two (2) cheek colors, and a lip gloss.


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