Sunday, September 25, 2016

It Cosmetics Color-Infused Skincare | Exclusively at Sephora

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Have you heard the NEWS? It Cosmetics has launched at Sephora!! Whether you are already a die hard fan of IT or have been dying to try the brand - now its easier than ever to get your hands on their products via Sephora stores nationwide as well as Sephora.com

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Not only can you find their amazing best sellers, but IT Cosmetics has also launched their Color-Infused Skincare line featuring new "Bye Bye" products that are exclusive to Sephora.
This line includes:

I was fortunate to receive this box of goodies c/o It Cosmetics to try out! So I have filmed an overview and demo of all of these products! Be sure to check out that video at the end of this post, so you can learn more about each product as well as see them in action. ♥
One of the reasons I LOVE It Cosmetics products is because they contain amazing skin loving and benefiting ingredients! Did you know that IT Cosmetics was developed with leading plastic surgeons to create clinically proven, problem-solving, anti-aging makeup and skin care products!? Being that I am a skincare junkie, this is music to my ears. Especially now that I am in my 30's and want to keep my skin looking and feeling as youthful as possible for as long as possible!! 

Here is a look as a couple of my favorites from this line:
The lovely Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment!! Thi is an innovative, lip-reviving, color-infused balm that provides hydration and a naturally flushed lip color. Ingredients include:
-Vitality Lip Flush Technology™: Reacts with the warmth of your lips to create a beautiful pop of color.
-Essential Butters and Oils: Impart and help the skin retain moisture.
-Hyaluronic Filling Spheres: Attract water into the skin for the appearance of smooth, hydrated, volumized lips.
-Antioxidants: Protect against free-radical damage, which causes skin inflammation and aging.

I'm also a lip balm junkie, and this one has been by my side since the day I got it! I apply it several times a day and it leaves my lips soft, smooth, hydrated and with a perfect natural pink flush of color. Also, I must say, I adore the beautiful and sturdy packaging. The lid even has a magnetic closure and clicks close. ♥
Another stand out product to me is the Anti-Aging Armour Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid SPF 50+. This is game-changing, multitasking beauty fluid with SPF 50+ that protects, hydrates, and evens the look of skintone. Its formulated with  universal color-correcting pigments even the appearance of all skin tones!

When I first saw this I thought it was simply a sunscreen, but I was surprised to find that it had color to it! Whats nice is that it is a very fluid product so it feels very light weight and natural on the skin! yet the coverage it has is incredible! I was wow'd by how it well it concealed my dark circles and redness. Be sure to watch my video to see for yourself! ♥ And apparently its universal to match all skin tones. Thats incredible innovative and I am curious to see how it actually looks on darker and lighter skin tones than mine. I personally thought it looked a touch light for my skin... But overall was a nice match once I finished applying the rest of my makeup. 
Another stand out product was the Bye Bye Lines Serum Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate!! This has already become my new favorite and go to serum to use at night as well as before makeup application. It absorbs so nicely and leaves my skin feeling so smooth!! An it includes a whole host of amazing ingredients and vitamins that are meant to improve, repair and hydrate your skin. 

♥ Other honorable mentions would be the eye cream - its SO thick and luxurious. And the bye bye pores primer! You will see a demo in the video below a before and after using this primer! What a difference it makes!! 

What products are you looking forward to trying or buying? If you got your hands on any of these products yet, I would LOVE to know your thoughts too. Be sure to leave a comment and tell me all about it. Also if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!





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Friday, September 23, 2016

5 Favorite Fall Lip Products | Beauty & The Vlog Collab

Hey, hey beauties babes!! Its officially Fall now and regardless of the weather I am jumping right into the typical Fall "appropriate" colors! Warmed toned shadows (yum) and dark vampy lips (yes please)! What about you??

 Today I am sharing my Top 5 favorite Fall Lip products!! Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post to see lip swatches of them all! This is actually another collab with several beauties from the Beauty & the Vlog Facebook group. There are 23 of us (myself included) sharing our 5 favorite fall lippies - so if you're not quite in the Fall spirit yet, these ladies will definitely inspire you!! My video below is set to play all the gals in this collab if you just let it run. OR I have got them all listed individually below if you would like to choose who to watch!


BTW if you are a beauty youtuber/IG-er/Influencer, you will want to join the B&TV Facebook Group! Its run by Erika Viera who has an am amazing podcast that you will DEFINITELY want to listen to. It has been SO helpful in learning tips and tricks to better my youtube channel and grow as an influencer. Check out the podcast on her website (here)!

Individual Links to each of the girls in this collab:

Mahek

Lipsticks Mentioned:
♥MBA Cosmetics HD Lip Paint in Rebel
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♥Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in 'Vintage'
♥LuxePineapple Liquid Lipstick in Spritz (available for pre-order)
see all the LuxePinapple Liquid Lipstick Swatches
♥Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Metallic in 'Mattely in Love'
♥Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick in 'Disturbed'


WHAT I'M WEARING:
Jacket: Maurices
Jewelry: Litva's jewelry

See all 5 of my lippie picks swatched in the video below!
Let me know your favorite Fall Lip Products!



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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cover | FX Custom Blot Drops & Clear Cover Invisible Sun Screen

Hello beauty babes, welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!! Today I have a review of a couple new products I received courtesy of Cover FX. They sent me their new Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen and Custom Blot Drops. Both of which I have using and loving for almost a month now. Ok so, I know we are just ONE day away from the first day of Fall (omg!) and these products and photos are very Summer-esque.... BUT here in Northern California its still swimming weather!! Its been in the 90's most of the week, with an expected temp of 100 this weekend. So these have been skin and makeup savers for me lately. Even still, I know these will be wonderful products to include in my (and your) routine all year around. Read on to learn more...
The Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 is a totally transparent sunscreen that moisturizes, brightens, nourishes, and protects all in one ultra-lightweight formula. Because this is completely clear, you wont get that dreaded white cast like with other sunscreens! It also doesnt have that typical sunscreen smell, in fact, as far as I can tell it doesn't have any scent at all (which I appreciate). The consistency is very unique too - its a weightless gel that's not at all greasy and absorbs into the skin quickly leaving behind a smooth finish. 

I also noticed that it has a very similar feeling to silicone based primers...  After I noticed that, I checked out the ingredients and found that one of them happens to be silica. Which makes this sunscreen the perfect base or primer for makeup application! I absolutely LOVE multi-purpose products. And considering I (regrettably) often forget to apply both primer and sunscreen, this product has been a time and skin saver for me!!

The second product I was sent is even more unique!! These Custom Blot Drops are literally like LIQUID BLOTTING PAPER! It seems like the strangest thing, but these truly work! Whats even more unique and revolutionary about these custom blot drops is that they can be used 3 different ways. 
-For a matte base, apply to bare skin by pressing into the skin (avoid rubbing), before you apply your foundation. 
-To control excessive oil and create a matte finish, mix the drops into your moisturizer, primer or foundation! With these drops you can truly customize your liquid products to work best with your complexion... More drops means more matte. 
-Touch up your makeup throughout the day by carefully pressing the product onto the oily areas of your skin. They literally work just like blotting paper!

So weather you really need to control excess oil on your skin or just touch up your t-zone, these are going to work wonderfully for you! I have not tried the first 2 ways of using it because I don't get a lot of excess oil on my skin. I usually just get some shine in my t-zone after a few hours. So I gave these drops a try, by touching up my makeup later in the day. I was skeptical that these drops would work and also thought they would probably mess up my makeup! However, I was shocked by how quickly they really did mattify my skin without disturbing my makeup. Of course you must be sure to pat the product onto your skin and not rub - otherwise that for sure will mess up your makeup. Whats nice about these drops in comparison to actual blotting paper, aside from the fact that they can be used in multiple ways, is that I didn't need to apply more powder and set my makeup after using them. Once I applied these drops my makeup looked fresh again! 
Have you tried either of these new products yet? If so, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on them!! These are actually the first ever products I have used from Cover FX and I am so very impressed. A huge thank you to Cover FX for these amazing goodies. I cant wait to try more! For anyone else who may not be familiar with this brand, Cover FX creates vegan and cruelty free products. ♥

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