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With summer parties and get togethers happening almost every night, it’s important to be able to take your look from day to night. Enter the NEW Rimmel London Wonder’Fully Real Mascara.
This new mascara will help you achieve fuller, longer looking lashes in an instant. Its keratin infused formula as well as its specially tapered brush create lashes that will last longer than your summer fling.
- Stunning volume & length
- Rich & creamy formula with keratin for luscious lashes wears all day
- Tapered, easy to control brush extends each & every lash
Stay tuned for my review of this amazing new mascara!
I am a makeup addict! Whenever I discover a brand as amazing as
Hikari Cosmetics, I go a little crazy. Hikari cosmetics has everything that I love when it comes to high-quality, long lasting cosmetics.
Hikari Cosmetics was founded on the principles of delivering glamorous, sophisticated makeup to women around the United States at a reasonable cost. They may be an up and coming brand, but they plan to take the makeup world to the next level of high-class! From their high-shine, vivid lip gloss collection to the perfect eye color combinations they have something for every woman to fall in love with.
Hikari provides avid customer service and want to make sure that their customers are satisfied with everything they stand for. They specialize in helping women find their perfect go-to looks or even spicing it up a bit for a spontaneous night out on the town. At Hikari, they hand pick and personalize their colors to fit any ideal look a woman could be aiming for. They believe woman should feel beautiful in their own skin and a little makeup could enhance your favorite features!
I was given the chance to review some of Hikari's fabulous cosmetics. I couldn't be happier with my selection!
I was in the market for high pigmented eye shadow. Have you ever bought a pretty palette only to find out after you get it home that it doesn't look the same on your eyelids as it does in the package? I was curious to see if my Hikari eye shadow colors would look as vivid on my skin as they did in the palette. Hikari has several gorgeous eye shadow quads in perfectly complimentary colors.
These beautiful eye shadow quads have the colors that work perfectly for me. I am very impressed with the highly pigmented shades that stay true all day after I apply them. I am having so much fun with all of the looks I have been able to achieve using these pretty combination of colors. I am able to go for a natural, neutral look for day, and then go bolder for night looks.
In the photo below, I am wearing a brown shade on my lids from the Amber palette (above) and on the outer corners, I applied a dark grey from the Gwen palette. I love this look for myself.
I am a huge fan of lip color as well. There's nothing I love more than to play up my lips and make them look fuller and sexier. I am blessed with naturally plumper lips, so adding a pop of color is always fun. My favorite shades range between a soft shimmery nude to a caramel brown, to a bright festive pink!
I was sent a few of Hikari's best selling lip formulas to try out. In the photo above, I am wearing Hikari's lovely long lasting Merlot lip gloss. It is a dense, beautiful color that looks amazing with just one application.
For a flawless complexion, I use a primer before I apply my foundation. I was in the market for a new favorite primer, and Hikari's
primer smooths and perfects my skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. I love it! As you can see in my photo (above) my skin really does look dewey, young and blemish-free.
Hikari Cosmetics go above and beyond my expectations for high quality makeup. And as excellent as Hikari's products are, they are completely affordable! I was shocked at how low their prices are!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Hikari Cosmetics prize pack which includes the following products:
- Cotton Candy Lip Crayon
- Romance Lip Stick
- Tonya Eye Quad
- Latte Cream Pigment
- Fairytale Cream Pigment
- Iris Liquid Liner
- HD Powder
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
To learn more about Hikari Cosmetics or to place an order, go to: http://www.hikaricosmetics.com
* Product received. All opinions are my own.
Feeling tired from your daily beauty routine? Give your look an instant wake-up call with Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara and newly revamped Glimmersticks! Filled in a cute eyelash mug that’s perfect for gift giving, you’ll find mascara and a selection of new and classic eyeliner shades to give your eyes the jolt they need.
Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara ($5.99) – Made with Avon’s Lift&Lock Technology, this new mascara provides intense color, length, and volume in just one swipe!
Avon True Color Glimmersticks ($7 each) – Loaded with pure-color pigment, these long-lasting eyeliners give your eyes a shot of sexy sparkle with ease and precision.
I love Avon. I am a lifelong fan. My grandmother used to sell it. My mom always bought it when I was growing up. I trust Avon because I know that their products are of the highest quality. Avon mascara was my first mascara. I have always loved it, and I will always use it. Who doesn't LOVE Avon?
Happy Spring! The new season calls for a change in your makeup routine, and BeYu cosmetics offers affordable and colorful ways to do so. Celebrity makeup artist Lindsay Ebbin provides his top tips for spring using his favorite BeYu products below! (BeYu has become one of my newest favorite brands as well!)
A Soft Pout: For spring, you need color that is rich in moisturizing that will give you a pop of color. If you are fairer or darker, use a pink or coral shade with BeYu’s Care & Shine gloss stick with shades like Cupcake Topping, Strawberry Splash, and Rosy Blossom Tasty Pomegranate.
Matte is Back: Apply BeYu’s Velvet Mat Oil Free Foundation immediately after you apply your moisturizer -- your skin will feel silky soft and you will have a flawless complexion without the oiliness.
Dense Upturned Lashes : Gently curl your lashes by pressing first three times, then from the base of the lash apply BeYu’s Power Volume Mascara with boosting effects in an upward zig- zagging motion to the tip of lash . This technique will amplify the thickness of your lashes. By brushing the mascara upwards, you will softly define and arch the lashes up for that dense, upturned, thick-lash look.
Retailing for $30 and under, BeYu products are available at CVS.com
Disclaimer: Product received to facilitate post
I have always had less-than desirable eyelashes. It takes me about 3-4 coats of my regular mascara to achieve any kind of satisfactory fuller lashes, and even then, my eyes don't look right. I like the look of falsies, but they are very inconvenient.
I was so excited to have discovered Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ mascara!
Introducing, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+. This hypoallergenic formula brings life to tired lashes. Its two international patents pending leaves little wonder about why women are talking about which lash enhancer they use.
*Averaged results observed in independent laboratory testing—384.5% increase after one application; greater than 2,000% after three applications when compared against bare lashes.
I love Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+! It is certainly a very unique product. There are two tubes that come in a little black cloth bag. There is a tube of the Transplanting Gel, and a tube of the thickening Fibers.
First I apply a coat of the Transplanting Gel, and while that is still wet, I apply a coat of the thickening Fibers, which stick to the gel. I repeat this process until I have achieved my desired lash fullness, length and thickness.
Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ truly makes such a remarkable difference in the way my lashes look. They definitely look better than ever to me!
For more information go to: https://www.youniqueproducts.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that this Friday, February 19th, is National “Lash” Day? Well, now you know! In celebration of this, I wanted to let you know about the newest mascaras from NYC New York Color and Rimmel London—let’s all celebrate big bold lashes!
NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR GET IT ALL MASCARA
THINK: A mascara that visibly lifts and curls lashes up to 70°, lengthens lashes up to 65% and builds up to 2 times the volume
WHAT IT IS: NEW NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara contains candelilla wax known to enhance film formulation and stiffness, yielding better curl. It g lides on easily, won’t smudge and won’t irritate sensitive eyes and is i deal for contact-lens wearers
AVAILABLE SHADES: 001 Extreme Black
WHAT IS COSTS: $3.99
CREATE ULTRA-CURVACEOUS LASHES IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
WITH NEW 24 HOUR SUPERCURLER MASCARA FROM RIMMEL LONDON
THINK: It’s time to lose your lash curler.
WHAT IT IS: New 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara from Rimmel London is a revolutionary mascara and lash curler in one, giving you dramatic, even curl and volume that lasts all day and all night. No more pulling or tearing at your lashes—with its built-in curling power, the mascara gives lashes a “perm” effect. The patent-pending formula features a revolutionary polymer, a spherical micro-sponge, and a soft gel. When combined, the breakthrough formula curls, volumizes, and pushes lashes up to a phenomenal 90 degrees. Lashes are visibly transformed as soon as you apply, and set to a flawless curl in seconds.
With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into the contours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara.
Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal.
AVAILABLE SHADES: Black, Extreme Black
WHAT IT COSTS: $6.49
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products in exchange for this post. Any opinions are my own.
ARE YOU READY? INTRODUCING DEMI LOVATO’S CAPSULE “LOVATICS COLLECTION” WITH N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR THAT WILL HAVE LOVATICS FEELING CONFIDENT
What’s wrong with being N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR confident? Lovatics can now bring out their inner beauty and look like a star with Palette Eye Shadow, Lip & Cheek Tint, Mascara & Eyebrow Liner created exclusively by Demi Lovato.
As N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR’s ambassador since January 2015, Demi Lovato is celebrating her first anniversary by launching the highly anticipated “Lovatics Collection,” as a thank you to her loyal fans, the Lovatics. Demi seamlessly manages to emulate her cool and fashionable lifestyle through the collection allowing fans the ability to create their own unique city approved looks.
“I am so excited to share my first makeup line with N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR. The Lovatics collection is a true representation of my bold style and provides endless opportunities to rock your own individuality. One of my personal favorites, the Palette Eyeshadow, is a must-have that allows you to create your own unique look with 12 versatile nude shades!” – says Demi Lovato.
The new fashionable Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99) features 12 nude shades and allows you to channel Demi’s confidence all while showcasing your natural beauty. Your eyes will look naturally effortless with the Natural shades.
I cannot believe that all of my favorite eye shadow shades are all in one pallette! I have waited all of my life for this!
Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint ($3.99) will have you blushing because of its’ unique see-through texture and color. Go ahead, apply two strokes on the apple of your cheek with a brush or your fingers and blend it in for an instantly upbeat look. Then apply on your lips, adding more coats to build color to create a bolder, sexier look.
You will radiate as the long lasting formula adapts to your unique skin tone, matching your cheek and lips without missing a New York minute. N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint comes in these four seductive shades: 001 Cheeky Pink, 002 Cheeky Red, 003 Cheeky Strawberry, 004 Cheeky Berry
I love how these tints blend perfectly into my skin and look completely natural. And for my lips? The color is subtle and stays on all day long.
No collection is complete without Mascara. Up to 11X more volume and up to 64% more length will have you shouting for a Broadway encore. Get iconic length, extreme volume and Demi’s seduction in one stroke with the exclusive shaped Dual-Fiber Brush. The brush’s small and rigid black bristles catch and reveal even the smallest unnoticeable lashes, while long and flexible red bristles instantly pump up the volume lifting the curtain on your lashes. A high wax formula enriched with beeswax to build volume and carnauba wax further enhances your lashes for the stage. Lovatics by Demi Volume & Length Mascara($4.99) is available in black.
Want that little detail that changes it all? The secret is out with new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner ($1.99). Complete your perfectly poised look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in shades Medium Brown and Dark Brown.
I am LOVING Lovatics by Demi Lovato for NYC New York Color! The eye shadow colors complement me perfectly, as if they were made just for me! I love the natural, earthy tones. The cheek/lip tints give me a fresh and natural pop of color without being overbearing. The eyebrow pencil is great, too. I love the little brush on the cap that grooms any unruly brow hairs. And the mascara makes my lashes look full and lush.
Here is a photo (below) of my finished look that I have achieved using the Lovatics by Demi Lovato for NYC New York Color collection.
N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR Lovatics Collection by Demi Lovato is available at Target and Walmart.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, actress Lupita Nyong’o looked unique on the red carpet. The Lancôme ambassadress captured eyes in a statement making look. “The hint of red in the eye shadow added an unexpected touch to the ruby monochromatic look. The key in wearing an unusual color like this is to wear it in small doses for a statement making, but wearable eye makeup look,” says Barose.
- Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
- La Base Pro Pore Eraser
- Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in 550 Suede
- Blush Subtil in Shimmer Midnight Rose
- Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in 211 Ruby Affair
- Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara
- Artliner in Noir
- Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
- Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in Deep
- Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream in 06 Noir
- Color Design Lip Color in 388 Bow and Arrow
- Le Crayon Lip Contour in Plum
I love Lancome! I was sent a sample of their Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder to review. Just as I had hoped, it is the best, highest quality pressed powder I have ever used. It keeps shine at bay, makes me look matte all day long and also seems to cover my fine lines. It really helps to give me a flawless complexion!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Rimmel and NYC New York Color have their eyes on you with amazing products that are sure to amp up your look instantly.
With the NEW Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Lift Me Up Mascara and the new NYC New York Color Big Bold Precise Liquid Eyeliner, your eyes will instantly pop. Add the new NYC New York Color 24 Hr Eyeshadow and your look is complete!
ENERGIZE YOUR LASHES
WONDER’LASH LIFT ME UP MASCARA WITH CUCUMBER & VITAMINS
FROM RIMMEL LONDON
THINK: Give your eyes a wake-up call.
WHAT IT IS: The latest mascara from Rimmel London makes it easier than ever to camouflage missed beauty sleep. New Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara with Cucumber & Vitamins is like an energy boost for your lashes, perfect for hiding tell-tale signs of that late-night party. Infused with cucumber extract and bursting with vitamins, the nourishing formula helps lashes feel perfectly conditioned throughout the day. The cleverly-designed Precision Brush pushes lashes up and out from the lash line, delivering smooth, clump-free, totally uplifting volume. Define each and every lash with eye-opening volume. Its light and refreshing cucumber scent instantly refreshes your eyes, and its unique formula gives you a morning energy boost!
Packaged in a sleek, twisted tube, this vivid mascara is sure to stand out in your bag. The shockingly green color with a sparkling metallic finish reflects the cucumber-fresh formula, and the zesty orange lettering makes the packaging pop.
Open your eyes to volumized and lifted lashes.
AVAILABLE SHADES : Black, Extreme Black
WHAT IT COSTS: $8.99
GO BIG AND BOLD WITH THE NYC NEW YORK COLOR 24HR WATERPROOF EYE SHADOW AND NEW BIG BOLD & PRECISE LIQUID EYELINER
THINK: Everything you need for the ultimate eye looks
WHAT THEY ARE:
BIG BOLD & PRECISE LIQUID EYELINER ($3.99): A daring, 2-in-1 eyeliner that switches from thick to thin. Take your liner to the next level with NYC New York Color’s latest breakthrough, Big Bold & Precise Liquid Liner . Rock the heavy liner look or go for a more refined line—this liner can do it all. The secret is its revolutionary felt tip with a uniquely slanted edge. Use the wide side to draw on the drama, or flip to the narrow edge for a seduc-tive, precise line. With a high-performance formula in a jet-black shade, this liner lets you change up your look without changing your applicator. Available in Extra Black.
24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow ($2.99) : This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect. Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush, Murray Hill Champagne, Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips, East River Romance and Madison Square Park.
My thoughts: First of all, I absolutely LOVE the Rimmel's New Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara with Cucumber & Vitamins. I have never had a mascara that smells so wonderfully refreshing! And the formula makes my eyelashes perfectly long, lush and gorgeous!
I also love the liquid eyeliner, which stays put all day without smudging. And the waterproof eye shadow pencils give me a beautiful smokey eye that doesn't fade or smear at all. My eye makeup looks fresh all day long!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever needed to apply or touch up your mascara in the dark? I have discovered the perfect solution! It is the new Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara. This luscious black mascara is designed to lengthen lashes, and simplify application. The wand includes a light and mirror, so you can easily apply your mascara on the go.
• Packaged in a lighted case with mirror
• Press button on top of cap to turn LED light on and off
• Rich black pigment
• Flake Free
• Silicone brush evenly coats lashes without clumping
My thoughts: I love this mascara! The formula is wonderful. It makes my lashes look nice and long without getting clumpy. I am thrilled that I can use it to apply or touch up my mascara in the dark. I am definitely all set if the power ever goes out!
Win! One winner will receive a tube of Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara (ARV: $12.99)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
$12.99 Available at www.beauty9.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.