These Cosmetics are shockingly unique (you’ll want them all)!!
Cosmetics can be utilitarian, luxe, or fun, or a combination of all of these. but the cosmetics we’ve selected to share with you are more than all three, they all have something special to offer and they are truly, almost shockingly , unique! Once you try these, we think you won’t want to live without them. You really will want them all!
Alexa Chung is a British television presenter, model and contributing editor at British Vogue. Contents.Vogue ’s Anna Wintour has described Chung as “a phenomenon” and the New York Times has declared her “the Kate Moss of the new generation.” Many designers have used Ms. Chung as a muse, so it’s not a surprise that the cult classic UK-Based eye makeup brand Eyeko has Alexa Chung as Creative Consultant.
Sometimes simple things are simply the best! Recently, Eyeko has expanded their range of liners and mascaras and they’ve added new shades of Me & My Shadow dual-ended shadow sticks ($19.00 try the new Topaz, Quartz and Bronze). Try one of these dual-ended, swivel-up creamy eye shadow/liners with a blending brush on the other end and you will take them everywhere. “Paint” on a color as you would with a crayon, then use the blending brush — the shadow will smooth out but it stays on waterproof, long lasting and crease-resistant for hours. These take up so little room you can bring a handful of colors in less room than a palette or individual pans, and so they’re great travel items, and we keep at least one in our handbag for touch-ups, although with this shadow you won’t need it often. For more information visit the Eyeko Web Site.
- How to Apply Liquid Liner in Three Easy Steps (courtesy of COVER GIRL)
STEP 1: Stand 6 inches away from a mirror and tilt your chin up, so that when you look down your nose into the mirror, you can see your entire eyelid. Dab concealer or dust translucent powder on your upper lids. Blend well with a sponge or lightly pat with a fingertip to cover veins and prevent creasing. STEP 2: Gently pull your eyelid taut at an upward angle. Beginning at the inner corner, draw small, connected dashes along the top lashes. Be sure to stay close to the roots so there is no skin visible between the lashes and the liner. To make eyes look bigger, extend the liner slightly beyond the outer corners. STEP 3: Use a cotton swab to fix mistakes. For larger messes, dip it in makeup remover.
Do you have a product you simply can’t live without? For me, one of these cosmetics products is the Kaplan MD Lip 20 Gloss Moisture Therapy + SPF ($30.00) . The striking, slanted wanded tube is so user and travel-friendly, it even has a bona-fide mirror in the top of the applicator wand. The semi-sheer colors are just part of the allure (a good part, due to a subtly shimmery formula that makes lips look pouty and plump). But don’t be fooled by the pretty presentation because this lip Gloss is shockingly unique — it’s an anti-aging lip treatment powerhouse. It has the Kaplan MD signature of over 10 Active ingredients including: – Seabuckthorn Berry Extract, a moisturizer 20 times more effective than Vitamin E alone; Patented Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, which are micro-injected into the lip tissue to immediately smooth fine lines and wrinkles; Exclusive Phytogenic Triactive Complex of Soy, Grapeseed, and Black Cohosh Extracts, for superior anti-aging benefits; C10-30 for extraordinary skin conditioning and repair; Patented Peptides & Marine Collagen to contour and redefine the lip line and SPF 20 to help protect your lips from the sun’s damaging rays. Actives are 5% Octisalate; 7.5% Octinoxate and 3% Octocrylene. We can’t recommend colors because all of them from nudes to berries and everything in-between are beautiful. I’m addicted to this Lip Spf 20 Treatment Anti-Aging Gloss — now that I’ve found Tangerine Sparkle (a great sheer orange with shimmer for Summer), I’m not leaving home without it! You can find this fabulous LipGloss/Treatment at many fine department stores and online, but for more information visit the MD Kaplan Web Site
Shocking , but allsix of these cosmetics will fit in the palm of your hand and still give you every cosmetic items you need for a face full of makeup. Truth!The Stowaway Kit from Stowaway Cosmetics ($75.00) features all six of Stowaway’s mini-sized cosmetics. They’re not just cute, they are perfect for those who need to pare down their cosmetics on the go, but refuse to live without a full face of beauty products. In this kit you’ll get: Radiant Complexion BB Cream, Creaseless Concealer, Cheek & Lip Rouge, Creme Lipstick, Effortless Eyeliner, and Defined Lash Mascara (you customize the color choices)! Even better the products are paraben, phthalate, and cruelty-free.
We tried everything! We loved the Radiant Complexion Beauty Balm ($22.0 if sold separately). The slim, .85 fl. oz. tube offers a mostly matte finish that goes from sheer to medium. The tube is mini but it’s packed with good-for-your skin ingredients including Glycerin and hyaluronic acid and Red Algae extract for hydration and silica to naturally absorb excess oil and reduces the visibility of pores. All you need is a pearl-sized drop on moisturized skin (start at your nose and blend outward-add more if you want more coverage). Four shades from light to medium deep. (photos show you what flatters different complexion). There’s a tiny tube of Creaseless Concealer ($16.00 if purchased separately) that helps cover flaws. In the same four tones. Doubly useful as a way to hide blemishes.
Add some Cheek & Lip Rouge ($15.00 if purchased separately) in one of three colors: mauve, peach or pink. The half-dollar sized compact even has an interior mirror.The cream to powder formula stays put, and has cocoa seed butter, shea butter, and apricot kernal oil (natural emollients for conditioning and to provide slip” for smooth application). Grape seed oil is a natural antioxidant. It’s nicely pigmented and build-able so you can smooth it onto your skin as a natural blush, or add more color — also works well as a matte lip stain. The cream to powder finish keeps the color fresh on your face. TIP: use this as a base under your powder blush for those days when touching up again isn’t really an option, or to adjust the color of a powder blush. The Creme Lipstick ($15.00 if purchased separately) is available in red, mauve, pink and nude.They’re no bigger than your pinky, but the pack a highly pigmented punch on your lips with a hydrating formula featuring a butter derived from wild mangoand additional emollients for glide and lip conditioning. If you’re the type who needs to carry more than one lipstick color these will be your new favorites! The red is particularly ravishing! While there are no eye shadows offered, Stowaway Cosmetics also offers an Effortless soft pencil, swivel-up Eyeliner ($10.00) no larger than the size of a tiny twig, and two tiny Mascaras (Defined and Extreme -$12.00 each) with a small tube but a full sized wand for maximum help in coloring your lashes. Defined has a curved wands and tiny fibers to plump up the volume, Extreme has a straight wand and no fibers.
These minis might be pricey, but it’s more expensive to pay overweight fees for luggage, and if you want to carry a complete set of cosmetics in your handbag, Stowaway Cosmetics are priceless! We are totally sold on Stowaway Cosmetics for convenience, color, and performance! For more information visit the Stowaway Cosmetics Web Site
Colorful? Check! Super Hydrating? Check! Affordable? Double Check!
These colorful Keep Calm and Lip Balm lippies from Rimmel London ($2.50) make us excited! You’ll want the entire collection, and you’ll be able to afford all of them for the price of just one regular lipstick.
Perhaps that “Keep Calm” saying is a bit over-used, but we like the …shop, kiss, rock, play and party sayings on the tubes, the bright colors that make us feel happy, These long wearing lip balms enriched with moisturizing oils help us deal with dry, cracked lips by day so we can wear deeper, darker lipsticks by night, and these are just little luxurious that make us delighted. Seriously, these can increase moisture in parched lips by 22% so they’re not just a pretty face (although they are quite pretty)! Available shades are: Keep Calm and Shop: clear; Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush; Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush; Keep Calm and Play: rose blush; and Keep Calm and Party: violet blush. Don’t expect a lot of color, just a sheer wash that you can wear “au natural” or over or under another lip color for added moisture. The one with the most color is Keep Calm and Rock, a berry blush that is a fabulous, berries lip stain. There is a hint of fragrance, kind of floral and powdery, but not unpleasant. I’d prefer unscented, but I’m ok with this waxy-ish scent on a lip balm. These are a beauty bargain that are just a whole lot of fun and that is what we call them shockingly unique! Get these and other Rimmel goodies at Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit the Rimmel London Web Site for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel’s exclusive Virtual Makeover Tool.