Monday, May 22, 2017

Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze and Invisible Glow Review and Swatches




Medium Invisible Glow

Fair-Light Invisble Glow

Medium Invisible Bronze

direct sunlight
Medium Glow, Medium Bronze, Fair-Light Glow
indirect sunlight


I have always been a fan of Bare Minerals, not so much their loose mineral products anymore but I love their pressed makeup line and liquid foundations.

Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze and Invisible Glow are newer products to the line which are baked. 
Which means they start off as a cream product and are baked on a terracotta tile for 24 hours. The outcome is pure pigment without any binder or fillers.

The bronzer and highlighter both come in four shades; Fair to Light, Medium, Tan and Dark to Deep.

I bought the medium in both bronzer and highlight as a set from QVC which is way cheaper than buying at Bare Mineral retailers. 

Both Retail for $28.00 each.

I like the medium bronzer even though it does have shimmer particles in the formula which I am usually not a fan of but of it works for me in this particular powder. 

Now Invisible Glow which is the highlighter ( medium) just blends into my skin and shows shimmer no highlight at all. well maybe thats why it's name is invisible....haha

 I ended up purchasing the Fair to Light Invisible glow and to my surprise that works well for me. 

Even thought these are marketed in four color ways, you can definitely mix and match the bronzer 
and highlighters.

Buying them in the set from the Q definitely didn't work for me since I needed to mix and match my shades.

This is not my go to bronzer but this is a nice change for the summer for added glow.

Have you seen tried either of these products yet?

I would love to know your thoughts.

XOXO,

Vicki












Monday, May 15, 2017

Marc Jacobs Enamored with Shine 4 piece travel sized collection





French Tickler, Hey You, Pink Flamingo, Allow Me


Last month when Sephora was having their VIB sale I bought this Marc Jacobs 4 piece travel lip gloss collection.

Marc Jacobs has one of the best lipgloss formulas on the market, so I knew for only $32.00 this was a  must have set and saving 15% on top of that, hell yeah!

I hadn't seen any reviews about this prior to purchasing it, which surprised me.
Because like I said these glosses are so good.

I like the color assortment this set has and all four colors are permanent to his line so if you like a certain color you can go buy the full size.

The texture on these is smooth and silky feeling on the lips, not tacky or goopey at all.
Even the micro glitter shades are not gritty.

Like I said before I am a fan and really love all the colors.

This set is limited edition so if you want it you better get it fast because this will sell out.

Have you tried Marc Jacobs lip glosses before?? 

Let me know your thoughts?

XOXO,

Vicki







Thursday, May 11, 2017

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Warm Glow Review and Swatches



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Swatched individual / Blended together

Confidence in Your Glow takes your skin to a whole new level of gorgeous with soft radiance, the flush of youth, and the warm glow of beautiful skin in one step.  

It Cosmetics markets this powder to be used with the new brush (pictured) for an all in one sweep of all three products but I don't agree using them all together unless that is the look you are going for.
  I think it is a bit too much for my liking. 

It is beautiful all mixed but definitely not the look I go for.


"With the formula's Drops of Light Technology, see a beautiful radiance to your skin without glitter or shimmer, just the look of luminous skin. Each palette includes three harmonized shades carefully chosen to work with every skin tone, adding the look of radiance and warmth. It's formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, and a vitamin C derivative. Plus, it's talc-free and glitter-free, so you don't have to worry about it falling into fine lines and wrinkles or looking dry on your skin."


I love using the highlight, bronzer and blush separately.

This gives a awesome sun kissed glow and the blush is gorgeous!

This comes in three shades: Nude Glow, Natural Glow and Warm Glow ( my favorite).

Warm glow will be suitable for all skin tones , Natural Glow probably would too but Nude glow would definitely be too light for medium to dark skin tones.

Over all I am happy with the Confidence in Your Glow in Warm Glow and highly recommend it.

The blush is super soft but it is not a must have. It Cosmetics has so many other great brushes I would get instead of this one. 

I might be picking up Natural Glow in the future.

I purchased mine from QVC since it came with brush but you can buy is separately at Ulta, Sephora and everywhere else It Cosmetics is sold.

XOXO,

Vicki 



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches


Last month when Ulta sent out the 20% off coupon for platinum members , I was determined to use it only on prestige brands (high end brands), which are usually excluded in most of their coupons.

I bought a few items from the Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Collection (which will be in a future post) and the Tarte Sex Kitten Palette. 

This is a pretty cooled toned palette compared to their Man Eater palette which I own already.





The colors are very good for everyday use and can be used from day to night.

I like most of the colors except for Prowl which is a navy color but it basically looks black, which is a bummer because the color that it looks in the pan would have been awesome if it transferred on the eyes that color.

Rawr is another color that doesn't perform so well, not much pigmentation. The swatch is seriously like 3 or 4 swatches. 

The rest of the colors perform good.

Secret, Rawr, Sly, Paw


Feline, Cunning, Prowl, Wildcat



Aside from that, I really like the palette.

I would definitely recommend it it you're on the market for a new travel friendly palette.

Retail is $29.00

What do you think of this palette??

XOXO,

Vicki 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sephora Favorites Give Me Summer Lips 2017 / JC Penny Exclusive Review and Swatches



If you have been a reader of my blog or follow me on Instagram than you know what a fan I am of the Sephora Favorites Li kits.

I have reviewed several on my blog here , here and here just in case you missed them and this is just a few. I have several more reviews on Various sets like this.

This set is a Sephora inside JC Penny exclusive and I had to drive 45 minutes away to track down this baby! The two others closest to me were sold out already!! 

Yes I needed it that bad and I love when they do the bright colored lip sets.

What it impressed me the most about this particular set, besides the colors was that you get two full sized products in here.

Rarely do they ever have two in a set, it's usually one full size and the rest deluxe sample size.



Nars Orgasm(full size),Urban Decay Trivial (full size), Anastasia Rio,Kat Von D K-Dub and Fetch.




2 Full size products and 3 deluxe sizes, Hell yes please!!

I love all the colors in this set and all are perfect for spring and summer , hence the name.

So you pay $28.00 bucks for the entire set , The Nars Orgasm lip gloss alone is $26.00 bucks and Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick is $18.00.

Ummm......HELLO!

Don't miss out on this set and hopefully you won't have to drive so far to find one.

I forgot to mention I did pick up two, yes one for me and one for one of my readers!!

That giveaway will be coming in the next few weeks. 

May is my Birthday month and I will be having a few giveaways.

Will you be picking up this set?

XOXO,

Vicki