My New Favorite Lip Product – The Lip Enhancer by Zelens

Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Zelens Lip EnhancerZelens is one of the best skincare brands available today and recently they launched an anti-aging makeup collection that will allow us to continue with our skincare regimen 24/7.

I love my New Lip Enhancer, you can wear it alone for a hint of color or you can layer it underneath your favorite crimson.

I layered mine today and my results are picture perfect. My lips are enhanced, smooth and pouty.

$52

@Barneysnewyork.com

Friends & Family 25% Off at It Cosmetics

Beauty, Makeup

itcosmeticsWell, this sounds like the perfect time to stock up on your favorite makeup essentials, or try something completely new.

I don’t usually promote specials etc, but this is one of my favorite makeup brands and it’s worth sharing.

Happy Early Holidays!

@Itcosmetics.com

 

Red Red by Butter London

Beauty, Makeup

RED REDWhat can I say, I love this shade of Red Red by Butter London.  It’s a pink red and the pigment has long-lasting color.

So many times I buy a new shade of crimson only to be disappointed in the texture and lasting power.

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So if you’re looking for a lipstick that has long-lasting color, good texture and hydration you want to look at Butter London’s Moisture Matte Lipstick collection.

A few key benefits:

  • Full coverage in a velvety matte finish.
  • Specialized pigments extend colour wear.
  • Long-lasting, non-drying formula does not feather or bleed.
  • Revolutionary gel-capsule technology delivers colour and moisture for smooth, silky application and maximum comfort.
  • Triple Butter Complex for rich, creamy, lasting moisture – Mango Seed Butter, Murumuru Seed Butter, and Cupuacu Seed Butter.
  • Vitamin E and minerals smooth the lip surface for a flawless application.
  • Subtly scented with creamy vanilla.

There are 12 shades in all, one for you and every makeup junkie on your holiday list.

@Butterlondon.com

$22

Are You Addicted to Red?

Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

FullSizeRenderFlipping through the latest magazines I came across this mini article in Lucky Magazine.  Naturally it caught my attention and I have to say that I spent years trying out other shades before I realized that red just suited me best.

I learned my lesson hundreds of dollars later and stick to crimson, what about you?

Your Beauty BFF Brushes by IT Cosmetics

Beauty, Makeup

untitledLadies, these are the 12 makeup brushes that every girl needs in her makeup bag.

They are ergonomic, and made with tender love and care.

A few features & benefits:

Ultra Luxe®, plush, cruelty-free hair
Custom cut brush heads
Great for the makeup newbie or makeup Pro

I love that the pigment of my favorite foundation or blush takes a hold on the brush and is easily diffused or blended.

FullSizeRender1They were created by IT Cosmetics exclusively for Ulta.

Available in two sets of 6, they make the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.

@Ulta.com

 

 

 

 

My Makeup Routine

Makeup

photo-1Since the Skin Veil from Ellis Faas landed in my lap I’ve been unable to put it down, why? Because it’s the closest foundation I’ve tried that actually mimics my skin tone.

It’s natural looking in a way that doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup.  You may be asking yourself how can this be? It doesn’t look like I have piles of foundation and powder caked on my face, yet my skin is luminous and my imperfections are concealed without artifice.

Ellis Faas mascara is another beauty tool that enhances your natural lashes without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Naturally I’m also in love with MAKE, they make the most amazing Glossing Powder that leaves your skin glowing even  more if that’s possible.

And last but not least I am addicted to my Brow Powder eyebrow pencil by iT Cosmetics, it’s not only natural looking, but it doesn’t come off until you take it off.

Ladies, this was just my canvas, this doesn’t include my skincare regimen or my red lipstick.

What beauty items are you currently using?

Reds to Consider by Nars

Makeup
Carmen

Carmen

I found three new reds to consider, after all a girl can never have too many.

Annabella

Annabella

The New Audacious collection by Nars has a hue for everyone, there are nudes, reds and every color you can imagine.

Rita

Rita

I found these three and once I’m at my Neighborhood Nars on Fillmore Street I’ll even consider the nudes.

Which do you recommend?

@Nars.com

Playing With Colour – MAKE COLOUR

Beauty, Makeup

Celeste-e-Verde-Palette_1_1000_WhiteI don’t know about you guys but I love playing with colour, layering, mixing and matching. A new brand I mentioned awhile ago is by MAKE.

The colours are bold, look-at-me colours that can be applied subtly or with dramatic flair.  Everything is in the wrist and your favorite makeup brushes, although I have been known to use my fingertips.

This palette is called Celeste e Verde, Blue & Green and the colours are sublime.  The pigments have long-wearing colour, they don’t come off until you take them off.

I can’t wait to try these with one of my various shades of crimson and guess what? If you forget to take your tried&true red, there is a red inside that not only compliments the shades but various skin tones. Plus, if you’re not in the mood for red there are other shades available.

Truly a collection of fiery brights and gorgeous earth tones.

$40

@MAKE.com

Also available at Barneys New York

ELLIS FAAS – Exclusive for Net-A-Porter

Makeup

ELLIS FAASI love early birthday presents, thank you! I eagerly opened up the box like a little girl and was so excited over the amazing colours. Especially the Hot Lips L401, I immediately applied the color over my Dragon Girl and am in love!

cb01e4d9-ac8a-4e44-9d98-221065542c04It’s like an orange-red that can be deepened for a darker-red. I may not be describing it right and trust me, my picture is not doing it justice.

All three shades are perfect for summer and after summer. I thought about applying the color to my hand to show you, but even then it wouldn’t do it justice.

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*The set contains:
  • Milky Lips L207, Nude Pink: high-pigment lipstick with an incredibly lightweight feel
  • Glazed Lips L304, Sheer Orange: super high-shine gloss
  • Hot Lips L401, Bright Red: pigment-rich formula with a non-greasy finish
  • long-wearing, paraben-free, packed with pigment, moisturising Candalila Wax and Vitamin E, and of course no animal testing, because these products are “Only Tested On Supermodels”.
I have never been so in-love over a new shade of red like I am right now. The pigment is comfortable, non-drying and just gorgeous for this Leo girl.
You can purchase the colours individually or keep an eye out at Net-A-Porter.