Get your glow on

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IT Cosmetics Hello Light Illuminating Powder

What IT Cosmetics says: “Natural radiance and a youthful, vitality-filled glow are just an airbrush away! An anti-aging powerhouse for naturally pretty, lit-from-within skin, this innovative formula is all about the look of vitality, radiance and illumination without glitter or shimmer. The formula is infused with micronized pigments of light, plus skin-loving ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C, & E and free of all of the ingredients that make skin appear older like talc. Anti-oxidants hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long! Free of talc, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates., the Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder absorbs oil and shine while blurring away the look of pores, and fine lines without settling into wrinkles! The perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination, the convenient compact makes it easy for your to brighten, hydrate, and awaken your skin all day long! Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, this translucent powder is completely colorless, making it perfect for all skintones.”

I’ve been using Youngblood’s Champagne Life creme blush as my highlighter for the past two years, along with various eye shadows if I’m in a rush. However, I soon realized that eye shadow can have too much glitter or accentuate my pores much more than I want-hence it being eyeshadow and not face highlighter- so I went on the hunt for the perfect powder highlighter.  I still love my creme from Youngblood but I wanted a powder version. I’ve always loved IT Cosmetics and I use their Bye Bye Under Eye religiously, and as soon as I saw this gorgeous illuminator and swatched it, I knew it was just what I was looking for.  Continue reading

Orange is the new red.

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

What Revlon says: “Pamper your lips with a gel formula that provides super-charged hydration and glides on buttery smooth. In fact, 94% of women’s lips felt were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated”

In fashion, they say orange is the new black but in terms of lip color, orange is definitely the new red. From full on bright orange like MAC Lady Danger to a pigmented balm like Revlon Tutti Frutti, orange has taken the makeup world by storm. If you’re looking for a hint of color without sacrificing moisture, this is it.  Continue reading