Sneak Peek: IT Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Aging 5 Piece Collection QVC Today’s Special Value for 7/27/12


Over the past year, I’ve really grown to love IT Cosmetics—and I’ve reviewed several of their products in the past. Bye Bye Pores, Hello Lashes! Mascara, and the Vitality Lip Flush have all been hits on the blog, as the products I’ve tried from the brand have been consistently terrific. Since I’m always happy to pass along a great value on fab beauty goodies, here’s your sneak peek of this Friday’s Today’s Special Value on QVC from IT Cosmetics!

From the IT Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Aging 5 Piece Collection QVC TSV for 7/27/12

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in 3 New Shades—Naked2, Streak, & Strip


Urban Decay is all set to release three new shade extensions in their popular Lip Junkie Lip Gloss collection this month. The lineup now consists of 14 shiny shades that range from nudes to brights, with a shiny, lacquer-like finish, featuring a cooling sensation to help plump your lips.

Unlike some lip plumping glosses on the market, Lip Junkie’s formula doesn’t sting or burn, and they’re pretty hydrating. The formula does have a cooling effect however, and it may feel a little more intense to some than on others. The three new shades are more on the nude side, so they’re going to be a good fit for most. Lip Junkie is housed in a squeeze tube component with a slanted tip applicator. Lip Junkie’s packaging features detailed metallic filigree cap that’s pretty decorative, which gives the gloss a more luxe look and feel.

Three new shades

 Streak, Strip, Naked2

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Sneak Peek: Bare Escentuals BUXOM Full-Bodied Lip Gloss for August 2012


I’m starting to receive tons of information on all of the new fall releases for 2012, and some of them look really promising! I’ve had the chance to check out a few pieces coming our way from Bare Escentuals, like these new BUXOM Full-Bodied Lip Glosses.

Shades that will be available:

  • OMG — sparkling boysenberry
  • Va Va Voom — sparkling pomegranate
  • Mwah — shimmering lilac*
  • Yoo-Hoo — shimmering nude
  • Hey Baby — shimmering fuchsia*
  • Yow — blushing pink pearl*
  • Boo-Ya — iridescent coral*
  • Sha-Bang — iridescent plum pink*
  • Oh-La-La — baby pink
  • Hot Mama — scarlet

* not pictured

I’ve got your sneak peek at five of those ten shades that are on the way!

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Review & Swatches: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream Lipsticks


SHH! I have been madly in love with someone all weekend, and it’s not my husband. Well, I mean, I still love him! But my love for Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino has grown by leaps and bounds in a short time. I have finally, in the past few days, concluded that this man KNOWS his lipstick, ladies. Like—really, really knows his lipstick, and what I want in my own daily lippies. I can’t say that about many men. Can you?

I’ve been checking out the new Too Faced ‘Art of Sexy’ Collection for fall 2012, and let me tell you…you are in for a real treat once you pick up your first La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream. With 16 shades in an array of nudes, pinks, spices, and reds—you will find a color to make your own. My problem? I found THREE to make my own, and I’ve only tested HALF the collection. Oh, brother. Here’s a peek at eight of the 16 shades!

Naked Dolly, Naughty Nude, Spice Spice Baby, Sweet Maple

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Review & Swatches: Pieces From the bareMinerals Wanderlust Tropics Color Collection


Another summer, and no real ‘fun-in-the-sun’ vacation for Mr. Beauty Junkies and me in sight! So what I’m going to do instead, is continue to bring you some bright and sunny collections—even if I have some gorgeous new fall ones screaming my name for attention over here. I’ll try to mix it up a bit though, how does that sound?

This collection from bareMinerals gives me a little bit of a vacation-feel, the Wanderlust Tropics Collection. While this is a 6-piece color collection, I am missing two of the pieces. It’s because this is an editorial sample, so no worries! Yours from Sephora should be A-OKAY!

What’s included with a colorful paisley-printed travel bag:

  • Prime Time Primer Shadow in Coral Reef (gilded soft apricot-coral)
  • Wild Orchid Eyecolor (sparkling violet)
  • Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 6 PM (jeweled violet) NOT PICTURED
  • Faux Tan Matte All-Over Face Color (sun-kissed matte) NOT PICTURED
  • Tropical Radiance All-Over Face Color (soft luminous coral)
  • Double-Ended Natural Lipgloss in Papaya Smoothie (peach shimmer) & Pink Guava (sheer fuchsia)

Wanderlust Tropics Collection, Sephora Exclusive, Limited Edition, $49

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Review & Swatches: Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista, Sugarbomb, & Dallas


I’ve long had a love affair with Benefit’s many shades of their famous boxes of blush. Back in the day, I went through boxes of Dallas and Hoola, and I’m currently enjoying wearing Hervana and Bella Bamba! Benefit is banking on us feeling the same about their new Ultra Plush Lip Gloss formula, in shades that correspond with all of those gorgeous face colors. I’ve checked out three of the six that are officially launching next month, let’s take a closer look!

Shades:

  • Bella Bamba — sheer bright watermelon
  • Dandelion — soft pearly pink
  • CORALista — sheer coral
  • Hoola — shimmering golden nude
  • Dallas — dusty rose
  • Sugarbomb — shimmering pinky nude

(I should note, the glosses do not come with the matching blushes (but what a cute set those would make). They’re photographed together in this post for illustrative purposes.)

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Review & Swatches: bareMinerals Supernatural Collection


Warmer, sunnier days are ahead with the new bareMinerals Supernatural Collection, launching in July! By mixing up with some older bareMinerals favorites with a few newer pieces, you can create a warm, alluring look that’s easy to wear this season.

Ready 4.0 in The Happy Place, Awestruck Blush, Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dreamer and Free Spirit

The pieces:

  • Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 — The Rare Find, The Happy Place
  • Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner (not pictured) — 10 PM, 11 PM
  • Awestruck Blush
  • Pretty Amazing Lip Color — Savvy, Bravado
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss — Free Spirit, Dreamer

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Review & Swatches: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss


This post is long overdue, and for that, I’m so sorry! On the bright side—I’m bringing you my latest lipgloss obsession. The bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie glosses have taken over my lipcolor world in the past few weeks and I’ve been carrying around not one, but THREE Moxie glosses everywhere I go. See, I told you this was a serious obsession. Let’s see what’s making these rock my world so much.

Marvelous Moxie is available in an array of 10 high-shine shades that not only look great on the lips—but they hydrate and leave your kisser feeling pretty smooth.

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