2018 Holiday Gift Pick - IT COSMETICS Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream Mini Confetti Popper

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream Mini Confetti Popper
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream Mini Confetti Popper 


One of my favorite skin care brands has created something totally unique for the holiday season.  IT Cosmetics has taken their best selling cult favorite moisturizer, Confidence in a Cream and turned it into a fun holiday gift for the beauty lover.






IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream
Mini Confetti Popper 
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream is an ultra hydrating, skincare repairing formula  infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid, niacin, and a super ceramide complex, for plumper, smoother and healthier looking skin.  

With this mini size, it's perfect to keep in the car, a travel or gym bag, or the office for a hydration refresh during the winter months.









The IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream is contained within a fun confetti popper.  When opened, the confetti (large and small pieces) shoot out and you're left with a mini version of the cream inside the tube.  There's a LOT of confetti inside (shown, above), but it's very easy to vacuum if you're in a party setting, or you can simply open it over a trash can or into a plastic bag.  However, opening it up with lots of friends and family taking pics/videos is a lot more fun!


Don't wait to order a few IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream Mini Confetti Poppers for stocking stuffers.  The're also on sale now for only $8! - RLB

Purchase Here: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream Mini Confetti Popper 0.5 oz/ 15 mL NOW ON SALE FOR $8

Drugstore Buy of the Week - e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer



e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer 


File e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer under a great, essential beauty product you didn't realize you needed - and won't break the bank either!



e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer is a two-sided product that has a cream stick side which allows you to prime your lids for long lasting eye shadow and a liquid side to be used under or over eye shadow used as liner, and eyeliner for more staying power.  Each side of the e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer has a lightweight formula that didn't feel sticky or dry  lid area or cause flaking/fallout with my eye makeup.



e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer 



I got very nice results with the e.l.f. Eye Primer by either applying directly in a swiping motion on my lid, or by rubbing my finger over the tube and then patting on my eye lid.  The texture of the primer was smooth and creamy - not too dry or slick feeling.

The e.l.f. Eye Primer shade is a beige out of the tube, but after blending it on my skin, it was almost translucent and didn't alter my eye shadow colors.  Any and all of my power and cream eye shadows stayed firmly in place all day.  The colors stayed true and they didn't bleed or fade away.







Since I often wear eyeliner without shadow, I was very eager to see how well the Liner Sealer* would do, and I was very impressed.  *Take care with opening the liner side, which says "seal" above it, as it can spill if you open the cap while upside down.



I used the Liner Sealer over pencil and liquid liner.  I applied the liner first, and then swiped a thin line of the sealer over it. The Liner Sealer didn't alter the liner and it only took a few seconds to set and dry.  Once it did, my liner didn't budge all day Note: The Liner Sealer per their directions, is designed to be mixed with eye shadow to line the eyes as a liquid liner, which did work for me, but I used it both ways. 

For just $3, e.l.f. Eye Primer + Liner Sealer  is the secret weapon that should be in every makeup artist and makeup lovers kit.  Order a few more for holiday beauty stocking stuffers too! - RLB

2018 Holiday Gift Pick - Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette


Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette 
For many makeup lovers, the news that Urban Decay had retired it's original Naked Eyeshadow Palette, (the one that started all the other incarnations), it was a sad day.


But lucky for us, Urban Decay had another surprise in store with their new Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette which uses warm cherry, burgundy and pink shades.

All the colors are extremely wearable and flattering (especially Young Love, a metallic cranberry).  The neutral colors on the far left of the palette are perfect for a simple eye look, or for blending.  Of course, the cute cherry packaging makes this a no-brainer beauty gift for the holidays as well!




Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette 
As with all the Urban Decay Eyeshadow palettes, the shadows have an amazing velvety, pigment rich texture, which made blending them a breeze.

Some of the other stand out shades in the palette are Bing, a deep mauve matte and Drunk Dial (love that name!), a metallic burgundy I loved using for a smoky eye or as an eye liner.

For those of you who like some night time - or day time shimmer, there's Bang Bang, a pretty shimmery pink with gold and micro sparkle and Turn On, a light metallic rose shimmer.  I loved both of these and they blended well with all the matte and metallic shades.
The palette has 12 shadows in all, and the crimson colored compact includes a full sized mirror and a double sided brush.  And yes, you probably should also get yourself one when you buy this as a gift! - RLB

Purchase Here: Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette 12 x 0.038 oz/ 1.1 g


Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette palette contains:
- 12 x 0.038 oz/ 1.1 g Eye shadows in Hot Spot (ivory matte), Caution (soft neutral beige matte), Bang Bang (shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle), Feelz (soft dusty rose matte), Juicy (soft warm peach), Turn On (pale metallic rose shimmer), Ambitious (metallic rose copper), Bing (deep mauve matte), Devilish (reddish plum matte), Young Love (metallic cranberry), Drunk Dial (deep metallic burgundy), Privacy (deep brownish-plum matte)