Ever since an amazing makeup artist in Minneapolis used Koh Gen Do Cosmetics on me for a shoot, I have been obsessed. The Moisture Foundation and Face Powder both felt really light, gentle and incredibly luxurious on my skin and my face looked uber flawless and amazing. A few weeks ago I noticed that Koh Gen Do was on Hautelook so I figured it was the perfect time for me to try the Fresh Face cheek color.
The Fresh Face cheek color has the most perfect packaging. It is just absolutely gorgeous, yet simple and sophisticated. The Fresh Face cheek color itself is just heavenly! It just glided on my skin like a dream. It felt silky, soft, smooth and positively splendid. It left my cheeks with color that truly looked like it was radiating from within, just as if I were actually blushing or had just come back in from being out in the cold. In addition to gorgeous color, the Fresh Face cheek color also gave my skin the most lovely glow. Read more
Did you know that some women with gluten sensitivity need to avoid gluten not only in their food, but also in their cosmetics? If you react to gluten in your food, you will react to it in your makeup as well. This is something I’ve been hearing a ton about lately as a couple of my cousins were recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant. After digging a little deeper, it’s incredible to learn just how many things contain gluten … including most cosmetics. Some women develop intestinal, skin or emotional symptoms, depending upon the severity of their gluten intolerance. For those who aren’t familiar – Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
If gluten is something you have sensitivity to, this review is just for you. Gabriel Cosmetics line is Certified Gluten-Free & Vegan . . . and fabulous! Read more
Part of the LORAC Pro Collection, LORAC Pro Powder Cheek Stain ($20) is a blush that promises 12 hours of wear.
These beautiful blushes pack a real color punch! They are VERY pigmented so go easy when applying. I would suggest using a skunk or fan brush to diffuse the color a bit–especially for us fair beauties. I didn’t get quite 12 hours of wear, but a good 10 and that works for me!! I think even on oily skin you should be able to get at least eight hours of wear. In fact, these are SO long lasting ‘stain’ is an appropriate description. I find some gel or liquid stains hard to blend, but that is the beauty of these stains–they are powder so they blend easily and evenly. You get the intensity of a stain with the flexibility of a powder–it’s genius I tell you! Read more
Launching in October, Shiseido’s newest blush palette, the Camellia Compact ($36), is a work of art. As the colors of autumn begin to emerge, the colors of this flower live brilliantly. Read more
I find myself in the market for a new blush only every so often. Like most women, I have my staple products that I know and love (hel-lo Nars Torrid blush), but I do like to test out new products once in a while to make sure Iâ€™m not missing out on anything.
I was excited to learn about GloMinerals products. A beauty brand comparable to the beloved Bare Escentuals line, GloMinerals promise flawless skin with oil-free, light reflecting pigments, and SPF of 15 in most products.Â Personally, Iâ€™ve always felt mineral makeup is the way to go. Â Itâ€™s good for your skin and always leaves a natural, radiant finishâ€¦not to mention itâ€™s incredibly easy to apply.
Thanks to my Irish roots, I have very fair skin with naturally pink undertones. For this reason I tend to select peach-toned blushes to play down any redness and add a hint of bronze glow to brighten up my face (especially during those sun-deprived, vacation-less winter months).
I selected GloBlush in Nectar â€“ a peachy powder with a nude shimmer. When applied to my cheekbones and blended out to my temples, it highlighted my face nicely and gave a nice natural glow for daytime. I loved the color as a simple everyday look, and am definitely planning on trying their powder cheek stain (yes, a powder stain!) for a more bold look in the future.
Check out the GloMinerals website to view all products. If you need another reason to go shopping, the site promises a free gift with purchases over $150.00. Have you tried any of GloMinerals makeup?