IT Cosmetics “Hello Beautiful!” 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection

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While you’re perusing the beauty blogosphere, do you keep a mental “must try” list? I know I do – and mine has long included IT Cosmetics. As luck may have it, last week IT sent me their “Hello Beautiful!” kit. This 5-piece collection is a lovely introduction to the brand. It contains three products that IT calls their “hero products”: Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush, Celebration Foundation, and Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara.

It also includes two brand new products: Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer and Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lip and Cheek Stain Stick. Both are exclusive to this kit.

“Hello Beautiful!” will be featured on QVC on Monday, March 18th. For just one day, it will be available for a special price, announced the day of. Retail value is $155.00.

I’ve never followed QVC, but for this kit, I’d tune in! CONTINUE READING…

Eye-Catching Products of Winter 2013

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Makeup for Busy Mornings: MILANI The Multitasker Face Powder

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If you’re like me, your mornings can feel like a mad dash to get out the door on time. Makeup becomes an exercise in efficiency – throw on some moisturizer, a dusting of powder, a few coats of mascara, and GO (grabbing your fruit smoothie and tinted lip balm on your way out)…

Sound familiar? If so, allow me to share my newest discovery in my quest for a streamlined morning routine: Milani’s The Multitasker Face Powder.

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HG Status: Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15

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Update 5/7/13: Laura Mercier is no longer cruelty-free.

Laura Mercier states they are cruelty-free and I have no information to indicate otherwise. Gingerrama has a great post showing Laura Mercier’s responses to animal testing inquiries (she calls their reply “exemplary” and I have to agree!) However, they are currently not on PETA or the Leaping Bunny’s lists, so I don’t have confirmation of their animal testing stance from an independent party. I will update if/when I learn any additional information. Laura Mercier is manufactured by a Stafford, TX-based company called Gurwitch Products.

I’m really excited to write this post, because Laura Mercier is one of my favorite brands, and Laura Mercier Mineral Powder is one of my all-time favorite products. This powder has been a staple in my makeup routine since I first tried it, about two years ago. I’ve gone through probably 3 or 4 of these by now… it’s such a versatile, multi-use product. I’ve used is as a powder, as a foundation, cheek highlight, eyeshadow, under eye brightener, and concealer.

OK, back to the review… I have three shades of this powder which I tend to mix: Real Sand, Natural Beige, and Rich Vanilla. CONTINUE READING…