Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bare Minerals Modern Florals Lip Quickie Collection Swatches

Just received this cute little set from QVC and thought I would post some swatches.
After shipping this set will run you about $35 as of right now, but it is on special price, and will be $5 more at some point in the future. 
It comes with a cute little red clutch that has a tiny round mirror inside.
Closer look at the Lip Quickies:

Swatches, left to right: Azalea, Carnation, Orchid, Dahlia, Poppy, Tiger Lily

And here is my wearing Orchid with Dahlia in the center:

These are more matte than I am used to since I typically wear Silk Naturals lip colors which have a very glossy shine and these are more of a typical lipstick finish. But nothing that can't be remedied with some lip gloss or even just a glossy lip balm used in conjunction with these.

My first thought are that there is such a huge variety of color, you most likely will find at least one shade that works for you, but on the other hand you may only find one or two shades that work for you. I think it is pretty rare for one person to be able to pull off all of these colors, so most likely there will be colors you will not use. You can try mixing some of these to try and make them more useable if you wanted.
The pigmentation is really great, your typical full coverage lipstick. Have not had a chance to test longevity yet since I just received these, but will update on that.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Conservatorie Pressed Mineral Makeup

I'm excited to share this video review with you, it has swatches of the following products I purchased and tried from The Conservatorie:
Foundation: Porcelain and Ivory
Blush: Purple Blossom, Parfait, Cerise Rosetta, Persian Rose, Bellflower, Crystaline, Summer Glow
Bronzers/Highlighters: Sunshine, Golden, Passion, Naked Truth, Summer Skin

This is a super affordable and all natural pressed mineral brand of makeup, so I am excited to share it with you. I have been really loving the pressed foundation, Ivory is the best match for me, and I've been wearing it a lot since I got it. Really excellent pressed foundation in my opinion.
Check out the awesome ingredients list:

Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Squalane, Fractioned Coconut oil, Lauryl Lysine, Allantoin, DL-alpha -tocopherol acetate, Grapefruit (Citrus racemosa) Extract , Origanumvulgare leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomumzeylancum bark extract, rosmarinusofficinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandulaangustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastiscanadensis (golden seal) root extract May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines. 

So excited there is no jojoba! I know it works well for a lot of people, but it breaks me out, and a lot of companies like to put it in pressed all natural makeup.

They currently got rid of the min order, so great time to try their makeup. They will eventually go back to $100 min order, not sure when. 

Anyways, here is my video:
All products purchased by me.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How Cute are These Lippies?

Saw this Bare Minerals Modern Florals Lip Quickie collection on QVC and couldn't resist an order!

Sorry I have not blogged recently, but on the bright side I have been doing lots of YouTube videos! :)