Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush

I have been dying to master the art of the contour.  Don’t get me wrong: I used to be able to do this like a CHAMP.  BUT I quit tanning and spend less time outdoors in general so I find it hard to find a product that is light enough and the right tone to give me a really natural looking contour.  I think I have finally found something that gives me exactly what I want and that is the Dolce & Gabbana Tan blush.

Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush

Yep.  I have been contouring with a blush.  The shade Tan is the perfect beige-tan goodness that I have been seeking.  It isn’t too warm and it isn’t too cool.  It is a lovely neutral shade that is PERFECT for contouring.  It contains no shimmer but the finish is quite satin/skin like.  It also applies like a dream.  No patchiness, no streaking, no skipping.  Just a smooth application of color.

Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush

Here is what Dolce & Gabbana says:

The Blush Luminous Cheek Color is a blush powder with subtle luminosity.

Highlight cheekbones and bring depth and a contoured look to the complexion with this blendable blush. Cheeks go radiant with a subtle glow that perfectly complements smooth, perfected skin.

“There are two ways to wear this blusher. For day, brush soft rose or peach color high on the cheekbones in a circular motion, using a large powder brush. This will give the look of flushed cheeks signifying health and outdoor activity. For evening looks, contour the face with a blush that is slightly darker than natural skin color. Brush the contour along the cheekbones, temples, and chin for a subtly sculpted effect.”–Pat McGrath, Global Creative Advisor

Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush

As you can see in the swatches below, the Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush is a few shades darker than my skin and looks very natural and flattering in tone.

Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush

Oh, and can we talk about the STUNNING packaging on the Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush?  A shiny gold compact? YASSS!  The mirror inside the compact is large, too.  It provides a brush that I think would work well for contouring in a pinch but I do prefer a full sized brush for every day application.

Dolce & Gabbana Tan Blush is gorgeously packaged, has fabulous pigmentation, seamless application, and works as a blush and a contour.  I think I need the rest of the shades in the line.  What do you think?  haha  You can find these at Sephora and Nordstrom.


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IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin TSV

You guys may have seen the recent Today’s Special Value from IT Cosmetics come across your screen if you tuned into QVC any time during Monday January 19th!  I am here to share with you some details on the product and some swatches for you of the set that is lovingly called New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin.  This set actually is debuting 5 brand new, never before seen items and I am so excited to try them for myself.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin

IT Cosmetics says:

This new five-piece collection is the perfect way to start the new year, taking the power of skin care and coverage innovation to a whole new level!  Be one of the first to experience all five brand new worldwide launches , including CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact, CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick, and the CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush.  Together, it’s your anti-aging skincare, SPF 50+ and full coverage for your most beautiful skin.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin

CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is your award-winning, cult favorite CC+ Cream in an innovative airless dispensing compact.  With one push of a button, this compact releases a precise amount of CC+ cream, giving you skin care, sun protection and full coverage with each application.  After trying this compact and comparing it to the one I have in the tube, I can absolutely say that it is the same FANTASTIC formula.  I don’t know that I prefer a compact over a tube but it is nice to have a mirror I suppose.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin

The CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is your lightweight hydrating powder that is formulated to help erase the look of fine lines and pores, leaving your skin with the look of airbrushed perfection.  Formulated talc-free and infused with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, you can wear this skin loving powder over your makeup or on clean skin.

The CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is an ultra luxe, plush makeup brush that does the work for you making application simple and effortless. Custom-cut by hand and made with over 80,000 hairs, this brush flawlessly buffs makeup to help visually erase the look of pores and fine lines, airbrushing your skin to perfection.  This is no less quality than the Heavenly Luxe brushes.  So very soft and feels fabulous.  I am excited to have a brush by IT that is an angled flat top.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream instantly helps to conceal skin discoloration from view, hydrates your under-eye area and features a unique Cold Spoon Technology cooling tip.  Formulated with hyaluronic acid, peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and grape seed oil, this full coverage color correcting cream is formulated to nourish the most delicate skin on your face.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin

The new Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick smooths the look of lip lines and adds color to your lips, giving you a natural-looking, pretty pop of color to revitalize your entire complexion!  This lip-loving lipstick is formulated with nourishing ingredients including shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.  The shade in this kit is called Love and I do absolutely love it.  It is the PERFECT MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade and is PERFECT for any makeup look!

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin  Swatches

The swatches above are from the IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin TSV set in the shade Light.  I normally wear Medium/Beige but I am quite pale as it is the middle of winter and this Light shades suits me perfectly.  I have a lot of redness in the face and I feel like these yellow tones cancel out the redness perfectly.  I am excited to get to using this heavily.  I will likely be making a YouTube video very soon creating a look with it.

Tell me in the comments below:  Did you pick the IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin TSV up?  What were your thoughts?  What are you most interested in trying?


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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

I am fairly OBSESSED with the brand new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.  Not only is it gorgeously packaged but the claims are sort of amazing.  A weightless foundation that can build to full coverage with just ONE DROP?  WHAT?  I don’t know about you, but I normally use 2-3 pumps of my foundation to get the look I am going for.  So this is the full review and swatches of the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

NARS says:

Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that’s completely natural looking.

 

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Like I mentioned before, NARS claims this will give you full, natural looking coverage with just one drop of foundation.  I have been using just my fingers to apply this and work from the center of my face outwards.  I am amazed that the claim is real.  This one drop of foundation is completely pigmented and the consistency is think enough that I can work this all over my face (in sections, blending as I go) and I achieve the nicest medium to full coverage affect.  I am experiencing breakouts right now and NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation did a FANTASTIC job at canceling out the redness.  It also evened out my discoloration.  It isn’t drying and it isn’t overly hydrating.  I think that this foundation could really appeal to the masses.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Can we just talk a minute about the gorgeous packaging.  The frosted glass bottle with very little writing.  The fact that there is a pump to make getting the foundation out of the bottle easy.  The chic-ness of the matte top of the bottle that is the same rubbery plastic finish as most of the line.  It is a thing of beauty, people!

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Take a minute to watch the short YouTube video I created.

You can find the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation at Sephora, NARS online and Saks.  There is a large variety of shades to choose from so I know you will find yours.

So tell me in the comments below:  What do you look for in a foundation?


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MILANI Fierce Foil Eyeshines

I am a pretty big Milani fan.  Out of all the drugstore products I own Milani has found a home in my top 3 favorite brands.  That being said, when a new release comes out I am definitely going to take interest.  The Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines were the most recent exciting new thing to be released and I have all four quads to review and swatch for you.  Forenote: They remind me a lot of the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows without the need of a special primer liquid.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

Milani says:

This isn’t a shadow, it’s a shine. This extraordinary eye-enhancing, game-changing gloss can be swept on bare lids. Just tap the applicator onto the color and glide over the eye, starting close to the lashline. From there, simply blend and build with the applicator or your fingertip. In fact, it’s so easy to get glowing with this gloss, your hardest task will be picking a palette. Available in four shade quartettes named for Italy’s starriest, most beloved cities, the lineup includes Milan (soft pinks and taupes), Rome (a pack of rich lavenders and purples), Florence (think copper, bronze, gold) and Venice (icy white and cool blues). Sexy and glamorous, but an effortless addition to your makeup routine, Fierce Foil Eyeshine is runway inspired, “real way” designed.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

For obvious reasons (mainly Taupe) 01 Milan is my favorite quad out of the bunch.  The shades included in this set are the most wearable and most flattering on most people.  I think the shades in these make for PERFECT highlights.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

The purples in 02 Rome are very pretty.  If you are a purple lover this is a MUST TRY.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

The 03 Florence quad reminds me of summer and warmth.  I think it will be gorgeous on those golden toned beauties and especially during the summer.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

If you are a person that loves to rock blue, 04 Venice is actually quite stunning.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines

My overall thoughts on the palettes are this:  They are nice for a highlight in the center of the lid or inner corner highlight, but not much else.  If you are trying to use all 4 shades in one quad for an entire look it will be shimmery, shiny overkill.  IF that is the look you are going for, then GO FOR IT.  You can find them on Milani.com and at your local drugstore.

Milani Fierce Foil Eye Look

I do like the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshines, but only as a finishing touch.  I have been using the Tarte Tartelette Matte Eyeshadow palette and popping these on the center of my eye just for a fun pop of shine.

Tell me in the comments below:  Which quad would you buy for yourself?


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