Brighten Up Your Makeup Looks For Spring and Don’t Forget To Enter My Giveaway!

**Don’t forget to enter my SeabuckWonders skin care GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a skincare set worth over $70!   https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/top-five-mammoth-mom-myths-revealed-plus-a-fab-skin-care-giveaway/

Bright is right this spring!  At least with makeup.  With all of the sad things that have been happening, a little bright color can help perk your mood – and your look – right up!

Cargo ColorStick
Cargo ColorStick

Cargo ColorStick ($28 USD) — An oil-free, cream color stick that blends effortlessly to eyes, cheeks and lips, for a natural, monochromatic look.  The velvety, ultra-light texture blends flawlessly onto the skin for an “airbrushed” finish.  Cheeks appear smooth and flawless.  The cream-to-powder formula sets for an exceptionally long-wearing finish and never settles into fine lines.  The dial-up stick makes application a breeze. Available in 5 shades.  Santorini, Key West and Maui give a natural and pretty color to the cheeks, eyes and lips.  St. Tropez offers a sheer bronze glow perfect for giving a soft tan glow or sculpting the cheekbones.  Champagne is a warm highlighter that is ideal for highlighting the key areas of the face.

I have been using Santorini which is very bright coral/pink color.  I love the creamy formula for my cheeks and lips, but the shade is a bit bright for me.  I would definitely try this in a lighter pink or bronze.

http://www.cargocosmetics.com

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche

L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche ($9.99 USD) This lightweight lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine finish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). Never heavy and never drying, the weightless formula glides on for a unique lip color experience. Colour Caresse Shine Stain has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.

I have been testing Stubborn Plum, a violet-pink almost mauve color.  It is a bit 80’s for me, but it’s pretty.  For a stain it is very moisturizing, but it has a funky taste.  I think that if you do want a long-lasting lip color, this is a good choice because it is not drying at all.  Plus it comes in lots of shades!

Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads ($7.95 USD) – Color authority L’Oréal Paris is proud to expand its Colour Riche franchise to include a new collection of eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look – but endless statement looks for your every mood. The shades are grouped in three families to help you easily find the palette that is right for you. Available in both pearl and matte finishes, the sophisticated shades vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich.

These are beautiful quads of bright or smoky colors.  The four shades can create so many fun looks.  Really great pigment payoff!

Price:$7.95,Available atwww.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

 

Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice

Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice ($12 USD) High-fashion shadows are packed with pigment to give you maximum color pay-off in a single swipe. Duo-chromatic pigments and pearlized powders create multi-dimensional effects with a satiny-smooth finish.

This is a gorgeous color on.  The lavender is shimmery, but not glittery, which I love.  Great alone with a dark liner.

Available at www.merlenorman.com.

Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy

Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy ($15 USD) The name says it all! Soft, beautiful and oh-so-yummy lips are yours with this nourishing, light formula that provides sheer, luscious color and shine with moisturizing benefits.

This is my favorite lip gloss at the moment.  So pretty and light and very moisturizing.  Not sticky at all.

Available at www.merlenorman.com.

Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner

Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner ($17 USD) — This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter. Twist-up, non-sharpening precision point pen makes it easy to use and adds a brightening effect exactly where you want it. The pale white-pink-lavender colour enhances the whiteness of the eye white, giving the illusion of larger, more bright and awake eyes – your own little wakeup makeup secret! Hypoallergenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Suitable for the most sensitive eyes.

This works really well to brighten my tired eyes!  It can also be used at the inner corners of the eye and under the browbone for extra light.

Available at www.pixibeauty.com and Target stores and online.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm ($17 USD) — Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips).

Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Jojoba oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
  • Peptides plump fine lines
  • Vitamin E nourishes and protects
  • Shea butter nourishes the skin
  • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
  • Rose extract nourishes & repairs

I have this lovely balm in the newest (and lightest) shade Lucent Glow.  It is a sheer rose-gold color with a pearly glow.

Available at www.pixibeauty.com and Target stores and online.

ck one Street Limited Edition
ck one Street Limited Edition

The new spring collection from ck one color is a limited edition street collection in collaboration with graffiti artist Miss 163.

ck one Street Limited Edition Powder Eyeshadow Quad ($28 USD) — High intensity eyeshadow formula with the purest, brightest pigments for intense brilliance. Can be used as an accent color to highlight, brighten eyes.
Illuminate: Pearlized shades for a shimmering finish. Can be used all over lid for sheer sparkling finish or blend with other colors to add intense shine.
Define: Ultra-fine micronized powder to blend and obtain a deep color effect. Soft matte even finish. Can be used to contour and add depth to the eye.
Contour + Line: Provides saturated intense color in one sweep. Super matte dramatic finish. Color remains pure and flawless for hours on hours. Can be used wet or dry – to contour, line, shape eyes.

  • Buildable color intensity
  • Vibrant color impact
  • Longwearing – wears up to 10 hours
  • Matte, satin, high pearl effects
  • Soft, silky smooth texture
  • Ophthalmologist tested
These are fun, high-pigmented colors.  They are perfect for spring and summer!  I really love the brown, it is perfect for all eye colors.

Street Limited Edition Shine Lipstick ($16 USD) Pure Shine Lipstick by ck one Color for hydration + shine. I have Painted, a sheer violet and it is gorgeous.  It gives so much moisture and a sheer shine.

Available at ulta and www.ulta.com.

Enjoy!

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