Can’t live without… Jane Iredale Eye Gloss!

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I don’t even know where do start on how absolutely fabulous the Jane Iredale Eyegloss are! They are one of my cannot live without products. The Jane Iredale Eyegloss is a liquid eye shadow that offers a creaseless, sheer, shimmery wash of color. It is a beautiful shadow for those who like a natural look and it is also an incredible shadow base!

I used the Jane Iredale Eyegloss as a light eye wash on its own and as an eyeshadow base. What really stood out for me was the remarkable wearing power of the product on its own, and how it made shadows last for hours that would usually have been off in a jiffy!

I started using them when I went to the south of Turkey in August, the hottest time of the year, 40 degrees celcius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and soooo humid. I had 3 huge events which lasted from about 10 am- 1 am the next day. They were all outside in the sun, heat and wind- which led to the rest of my makeup slowly melting away as the hours went. The Jane Iredale Eye Gloss saved the life and beauty of my eye shadow, every time! They come in a convenient sponge tip applicator, which actually blend the color very well, they are also in a tube so you can get out every last bit!

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I tried 3 beautiful silk shimmer Eye Gloss, but they come in 7 other colors!

  • Champagne Silk – A beautiful light champagne/cream color that acts as a perfect neutral base for light-medium skin tones. Champagne silk was my favorite eye gloss, simply because of the color. It worked so beautifully to offer my eyes that beachy, wet look and works with any shadow over top because it is a totally neutral color.
  • Peach Silk– A sheer peach/pink color that gives a soft illuminating effect to the lid. Also a great neutral for light-medium skin tones. I used Peach silk under some of my cooler shades of shadow and loved the way it brightening anything that went on top!
  • Grey Silk– A Gorgeous cool slate grey color that adds depth and dimension to the lid. Perfect as a soft wash of pigment on the lid or as a base for your darker shadows. I used Grey Silk with dark colors, and loved the way it held my smoky eye in place!!!

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(Above from bottom to top ~Champagne Silk, Grey Silk, Peach Silk) Sorry the swatches are not very good!

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I will never go without the Jane Iredale Eyegloss! It is the ultimate base for long wearing your eye color, and a beautiful, sheer, beachy wash for an everyday easy look!

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Have you tried these Gems?! Let me know below!

 

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Bare Minerals High Shine Eye Color

photo 3The ultimate high shine eye color- hence the name High Shine Eye color! I seriously love these eye shadows. Super shiny, extremely pigmented- foiled metallic gleam! Simply gorgeous for those who love their eyes to glisten!

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I used the Bare Minerals High Shine eye colors as full shadows and as liners- They were so smooth and spectacular. The colors were all so lovely- and really brought bold attention to my eyes.

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-Colors from left-right~ Moonshine (Plum/Pink), Glisten (Light Golden), Frost (Silver), Patina (Khaki green with gold sheen)-

They come in a convenient cushion tip- on the go applicator but I did not find that the best way to blend the color. I used the cushion tip to apply the pigment- and would blend with the brush of my choice- depending If I was wearing it as a full lid color or liner! It was so long lasting- even without a shadow base it lasted from the morning until the evening!

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Ingredients : Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI77007).

*Please note ingredients will vary from color to color- for a full ingredient list of each color please visit www.bareescentuals.com

I am in love with… Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

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I go through makeup fazes where I love to wear certain things. Sometimes I love bold eyes, and Ill wear every crazy color, other times a simple coat of mascara does me good. Same thing with my lips, I will sometimes go for all the bright bold colors, and other times, I will want close to nothing on them. I have been going through a more long term naked lippy faze, and have preferred lip balm, gloss or lipstick with more muted color. One day I picked up one of the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms and the next day… I owned them all.

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They are the perfect hint of color to complete any look, and they are so creamy and moisturizing and smell delicious! With lip loving nourishing oils and natural waxes such as coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and jasmine wax; your lips will love you long time for using these amazing balms!

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The swatch picture below does not do these balms ANY justice, as they are on pasty white skin in terrible lighting. But to give you an idea on how sheer and beautiful they are, I attempted…

From the bottom up- Honeysuckle (Peachy Coral), Caramel Daisy (Nude), Petunia (Soft Pink), Red Dahlia (Brown Red), Hibiscus (Peachy Red), Pink Blossom (Pink) , Sweet Violet (Plum Pink), Rose (Red), Blush (Light Nude Pink), Tiger Lily (Nude Peach Coral).

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I strongly recommend going out and trying one of these lovely Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms, I doubt that you will be disappointed!

Ingredients:

cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera wax, cire de candelilla), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, aroma (flavor)*, lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cananga odorata flower wax, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower wax, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza). May contain: alumina, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *natural flavor

Silk Naturals Loose Mineral Eye Shadows

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I have not done many makeup reviews thus far, mainly because I have been loaded with so many amazing skincare products, and I am a skincare junkie; but I just had to write about this one!  I was introduced to Silk Naturals through my fellow Green Beauty Bloggers, and whilst calmly browsing through the site I found my self drawn to purchasing a large slew of shadows! I am really happy I did because these shadows are so unbelievably beautiful! They are so affordable and gorgeous that it makes it easy to make the switch to Natural! The Loose Mineral Shadows retail for $4.50 and come in 5 gram jar of goodness.

Another thing to mention is that the customer service was personal, speedy and wonderful; that makes such a great difference to me! They also give a little gift with every order!
I ordered mostly neutral tones since I seldom go bold with my eye makeup, and I seriously love them all! You can use them wet or dry; wet for bold color and dry for a more subtle wash. Keep in mind that the below pictures were the shadows dry, look at the amazing bold color! The pictures below give the shadows no justice! They are so gorgeous and I could not seem to capture their beauty in a picture!

All colors listed from bottom to top!

1.  Shell (Matte Nude) , Sinner (Gold Shimmer), Blessings (Dark Green Copper Shimmer), Mazel Tov (Shimmer Light Gold) , Silhouette (Matte Brown) , Miss you (Light Tan Matte) , Kickstart (Grey Shimmer Bronze)

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2. Bonanza (Twinkling Gold Silver), Colt (Deep Brown Suede), Forgery (Purple Chocolate Shimmer), Earth (Taupe Shimmer), Race (Teal Blue Shimmer)

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3. Lake (Grey Blue Shimmer), Cutie Pie (Light Matte Tan), Tru Luv (Rose Brown Matte), Exposed (Tan Matte), Loop (Pink Purple Gold Shimmer), Goddess (Cream Shimmer)

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4. Danny ( Muted Green Velvet), Dubloons (Light Golden Copper), Dig it (Deep Copper Shimmer), First Kiss (Pink Tan Matte), Latent (Creamy Taupe Matte), Catalyst (Deep Grey Taupe) , Jump (Neutral Plum Shimmer)

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If you love the colors but are not one for loose shadow because you consider it messy? Remember to poke only 2-3 of the holes so you can control the amount that comes out more effectively! I recommend using them with an eyeshadow primer to increase pigment, lasting power and prevent creasing. I truly recommend trying these gorgeous shadows. With so many choices, from matte to shine finish and bold and neutral colors, you will for sure find some that you love! These are a staple in my daily makeup, and I am going to keep ordering more and more! I simply love them!!!

Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

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This will be my first kind-of makeup review. I begin with Jurlique, a company from Australia that makes wonderful natural skincare with bio dynamically grown ingredients. The Jurlique Rose Silk finishing powder is essentially a translucent face powder. What makes this product unique and really great is the fact that it is infused with tons of skin nourishing ingredients, such as Witch Hazel, Calendula, Daisy flower and glycerin etc. Therefore it is more of a skincare product than a makeup.

I used this product in 3 different ways. The first was underneath my powder mineral foundation, over top my moisturizer and liquid foundation. I usually use a translucent powder underneath my mineral foundation to ensure I have no excess oil that may change the color of the foundation or make it cakey. I used the Jurlique Rose Finishing powder as such and noticed immediately how softened my complexion appeared. It is so finely milled and feels so soft, my complexion was totally airbrushed, I did not even need my mineral powder foundation over top! After I did apply my mineral foundation, it looked flawless, actually! My complexion was radiant for the entire day, and it did not give me a totally matte look, which I am happy about. I secondly tried it underneath my mineral foundation and over top. This result was more matte than the first, obviously, because I applied it twice. I also found that my makeup was literally untouched 12 hours in, I typically see fading in 6-8hrs, so that was a pleasant surprise! Lastly, I applied it simply on its own for my day off face (almost no makeup, except for the necessities so people don’t think I am ill) and it was perfect! Right overtop of my moisturizer, it diffused pore size, redness and took away all shine. It also kept my skin fresh looking for almost the entire day. I will recommend not to over apply because although it is translucent, if you over do it you will have a slight white residue.

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The container is also wonderful especially if you want to throw it in the purse for touch ups, and comes with a high quality pouf! You can use a big round brush to apply too. As an added bonus,  it has lavender and rose essential oil, so it smells delicious for an overall beautiful experience.

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Zea mays (Corn) Starch, Oryza sativa (Rice) Starch; Silica; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Iris florentina (Orris) Root Extract; Salvia officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract; Arnica montana Flower Extract; Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract; Calendula officinalis Flower Extract; Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract; Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract; Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal) Flower Extract; Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract; Lauroyl Lysine; Glycerin, Aqua (Water);Alcohol; Cinnamyl Alcohol*;
Citral*; Eugenol*; Geraniol*; Linalool*; Benzyl Benzoate*; Citronellol*; Limonene*.

* From Natural Essential Oil (Rose – Rosa damascena; Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia)