Vault is based in Newport Beach California, and they wanted to make products that work with an active lifestyle- meaning simple to open, close (one handed) and easy to apply. And Vault Lip Gloss is just that! You just push to open and reveal brush-like pen, pump for more gloss and click to close. All of Vaults products are made with natural ingredients found on the pacific coast and are all also cruelty free. Vault’s glosses are formulated with jojoba oil and vitamin E. This lip gloss lasted for a good amount of time without having to reapply. Read more
The next time you’re perusing the aisles at Walmart looking for eggs or bread, take a detour at make a stop at the makeup section (like you don’t already). Don’t let the glittery, teenybopper display fool you, there is some good stuff there. Seriously, Hard Candy has some awesome products and even more awesome prices!
Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner ($6) is an extremely long wearing liquid eyeliner with TONS of glitter– too much for my taste. The colors are beautiful however. I tried Turquoise but I think it much more of an emerald shade, regardless it is a rich deep jewel tone. Read more
In the past, I’ve flirted with the Shiseido brand, but this year I started a full fledged love affair. Their cream eye shadows are fabulous, the fall Camellia Blush Compact was absolutely stunning and there is NO better Sunscreen than the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42. Add the new Lacquer Rouge Glosses ($25) and Shiseido has a winning lineup!
Inspired by Japanese Laquerware, one coat of this liquid lipstick provides intense color and deep luster. There are 8 luscious shades all with Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE to keep lips kissable. These liquid lipsticks are saturated with color and glossy but not what I would call high shine. This type of formula allows for very long wear. They act as a stain with a nice sheen on top so when the sheen wears off, you still have some color left on your lips. I got 5 hours of wear from Savage, a brown nude which I thought would look awful on me but I’ve used quite a lot this fall and winter. Nocturne is by far the most popular color, a rich deep red. Read more
These pretty neutral shades are perfect for any skin color offering sheer to medium coverage. Lip Junkie Cooling Lip Gloss is also a gradual lip plumper. If you use the gloss everyday, Urban Decay claims that the gloss will plump your lips by 40%. I personally haven’t used it everyday to notice that effect, but the gloss does feel silky smooth and isn’t tacky or sticky at all.
While this is a cooling gloss, it felt more warming than cooling to me…definitely not burning or tingly the way most lip plumpers work. The mint scent is oh-so-delish. Read more
Confession time beauties, I kind of have a girl crush on Mally Roncal. She is so delightful! Pretty, vivacious, a fabulous makeup artist, a Mega-Star in the cosmetics world and yet so down to earth I can actually tweet with her! How does the woman have time to interact with her customers, fans, work on her celebrity clients, work fashion week, and host on QVC? Sorry, I don’t the have to that, but Mally has the answer to the Perfect Pink Lip or as she calls it “The Perfois Pink” lip. If you’ve ever seen her on QVC you know she adds a “ois” or “wah” to just about everything–she’s so damn cute!
Everyone knows Mally loves a great pink lip. Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one, and sometimes picking the wrong shade can dull the entire face. Mally has made it so easy with these customized pink shades. With a range of shades to choose from in the same family, the perfect tone can be found. Read more
Hoola, Bella Bamba, Dallas – no, these aren’t the names of fad dance crazes! They’re some of Benefit’s best-selling boxed powders – from blushes and bronzers to shimmery luminizers, and beyond! And if you’re a fan of Dandelion’s baby pink highlighting sheen, Coralista’s tropical flush, or Sugar Bomb’s universally-flattering sheer glow, just to name a few of Benefit’s blessings, you’ll likely be thrilled to know that the San Francisco-based beauty brand has just released a 6-piece set of lip glosses to match each of their fan-favorite face powders! Read more
The Vegas-based beauty brand has a lot to live up to. The line was inspired by the cityâ€™s glamorous nightlife, and they even refer to themselves as â€œThe Sexiest Makeup in the Worldâ€â€¦.so when I tested out their Blood, Sweat, and Tears lip trio, I was hoping to be nothing less than amazed.
Naturally, each product in the trio serves a different purpose. While you can definitely wear each of the shades alone, I prefer using the three together for the best effect.
Blood: Blood is a red lip stain. Stains can be tricky, but this one is an awesome product for first-time users because it isnâ€™t too dark upon first application. I prefer a darker lip, so I put on about 2 or 3 coats. TIP – Make sure you exfoliate your lips before applying ANY lip stain! If your lips are dry, youâ€™ll wind up with uneven color that is hard to remove.
Sweat: A shimmery champagne sparkle, Sweat adds some needed dimension to Blood. I found that when wearing alone, this product wears off pretty quicklyâ€¦so for best results pair with Tears to lock the sparkle in.
Â Tears: Tears is a standard, slick high gloss. The sheen lasted longer than other clear glosses and added the finishing touch to Blood and SweatÂ that will make your lips pop.
I was very pleased with the collection and it has officially been added to my daily beauty routine – a girl can never have too many red lip stains! The set retails for $30.00. Check outÂ www.raincosmetics.com to learn more about other products in the collection.
Have you tried Rain Cosmetics products before? What was your experience?
MAC CosmeticsÂ Dazzleglass, Glitter and Ice, is just what I need for some shimmer…especially since this winter has practically been snow-less and nothing else seems to be glistening around here. OK, maybe the lake in front of my house is…but I don’t want to make you jealous.
The colors in Glitter and Ice are just small pops of color with lots of dazzle and naturally, most of them are currently sold out on the website with the exception of Love Alert. Did you scoop them up before they disappeared? You can also call your local MAC store to see if they have them in stock local to you. Love the colors? Let me know in the comments!
In my experience, whenever a product is touted as a lip or cheek anything, it normally works best on either the lip or the cheek, but never both…not true of the Eyeko Fat Balm in Strawberry.Â The balm looked great on my cheeks (it’s a sheer pink that gave my cheeksÂ a really natural looking flush)and managed to stay put after a walk down Lincoln Road in South Beach, Miami on a 96 degree day.Â When applied to my lips, it felt very moisturizing, not heavy and also stayed on my lips in the Miami heat and humidity.Â The color on my lips was a natural shade of pink with just a touch of gloss…not super shiny at all, just very soft and pretty…I guess dewy and fresh would be good words to use.
I have been dying to try one of the brighter shades of pink glosses and lipsticks this summer but have not been able to find one that was flattering on my skin tone until I came across the Eyeko Liptastik Glossy Lip Pen in Loud Mouth.Â The lip pen is a lip liner, color and gloss all in one.Â Loud mouth is aÂ vibrant pink that very weirdly manages to look both vibrant and soft on the lips.Â It is a great blend of a gloss, linerÂ and a lipstick…not as heavy as a lipstick, but also lasts much longer than a gloss.Â I am sure it is not intended to be used as a blush, but I did use it as such and I loved it. I love that it functions as so many different things because I can definitely leave my entire makeup bag behind and just carry the lip pen around in a teeny clutch.
I normally shy away from liquid liner…or eye liner for the most part, unless a professional is doing it because it is such a pain for me to apply.Â I can never seem to get both eyes to look the same and will normally remove everything and forgo the liner altogether, which is a huge bummer because I love the Sophia Loren/Eva Mendes bombshell/cat eye look, I just can never get it right with the liquid liners I’ve tried.Â This struggle is all over now because the Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in jet black was really easy for me to use. I managed to control the eyeliner pen during my entire eye lining application…a first.Â The liner also stayed put (again in the Miami heat and humidity) until I used makeup remover.Â I loved that on the Eyeko website they give tips on how to best apply the eye pen because I definitely needed it and it made things a lot easier for me.
On the Eyeko website it says that Eyeko means love in Japanese so here’s my stab at speaking Japanese…with a bit of English thrown in, I absolutely eyeko Eyeko! I forgot to mention how incredibly affordable every product from Eyeko is…so go forth and get the love, spread the love and maybe…big maybe, share the love.