Beauty Find - GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY Lip Maestro, Sandstone

I'd heard so many great things about Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro I was actually nervous that I would love it and become adicted to it....and guess what?  That's exactly what happened.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro 102 Sandstone in shade and formula is hands down the best liquid lipstick and now one of my all-time favorite lipsticks I've ever tried (and I've tried a LOT over the years for this blog).

The new shade 102 Sandstone is part of the Lip Maestro  Matte Nature Collection, which includes nudes in 10 universally-flattering shades inspired by Earth’s beauty.

First, for someone like me with constantly dry lips, the Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro formula is a dream come true.  It is so creamy, yet lightweight and locks in moisture for hours and hours.  It never flaked or became sticky, and it's so pigmented that just a dab or two is all I needed for a natural lip tint.

I could also layer the gel-cream liquid for a bolder lip and I loved how pretty Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro 102 Sandstone was for a medium brown-based lip that had a touch of warm pink in it.  Even when applied with more layers, I still couldn't feel it on my lips it was that lightweight. 

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro
102 Sandstone
The finish is also stunning.  It's a creamy matte that has a touch of shine and is perfect for any daytime look.  During the day, while some of the color wore off with eating and drinking, I still had a nice stain and hydrated lips well after six hours.  

The packaging is sleek and very "Armani" is design, and the doe-shaped applicator applied the color on my lips perfectly and easily.  Make Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro 102 Sandstone your next lip me you won't regret it (and you'll come back for more) - RLB

Beauy Find - IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

I think this must be a first! IT Cosmetics' new Lash Blowout Mascara is a collaboration between IT Cosmetics and Drybar. Inspired by the technology used to create Drybar barrel brushes, this mascara’s specially-designed wand features microspheres to gently catch all of your lashes for beautiful separation, lift, and volume. The clump-free, flake-free formula’s saturated black pigment helps create a bold lash look. 

The IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara packaging is so unique and bold - and will cause you to give it a second glance.   But it's not just the packaging. This is the perfect mascara to give your lashes separation and volume.  With it's biotin-infused formula, the mascara also coats lashes with saturated black pigment, leaving them very dark and glossy.

I usually applied 3 coats of IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara and really saw the incrase in volume.  It was very easy to apply and clump free.  Lash Blowout Mascara dried within a minute and it was also very easy to layer without any sticking or clumpting.  The formula is not too wet, so there was no smudging or dripping.  I loved the definition that IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara gave my lashes, and with the third coat, I also saw inceased lash length.

IIT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

During the day my lashes kept their volume while not being too stiff or hard, and there was no flaking or wearing off and the deep black color stayed true.

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara  was very easy to remove with any eye makeup remover or crream/oil facial cleanser at the end of the day.

The barrel shaped design is not just for looks either.  The barrel wand fit in my hand more easily than most mascaras and made applying it precisely to any edge or side of my lashes a breeze.

This is the new mascara you need in your life for full, lush and glossy black lashes! - RLB

Purchase Here: IIT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara 0.24oz/ 7mL

Beauty Find - FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler Soft Black

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler Soft Black 

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna has created a product to address one of the most important - and yet still sometimes tricky parts of the face, the brows.  I've become very picky about my brow pencils over the last few years.  I need a good, natural looking shade with the right undertone, a creamy, blendable texture that resists smudging and sweat, and a intuitive tip which allows me to fill in the brows easily.

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP 
Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler Soft Black 

I was once again impressed by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna when I tried the FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + StylerThe formula is lightweight, buildable, and blends perfectly when applied. The brush tip is brilantly designed and works even better than any spoolie I’ve ever used. 

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler comes in (14! - including 4 different red) shades, and is waterproof, and resists smudging, fading, and transferring. The built-in paddle brush combs, shapes, and blends perfectly for natural-looking brows.

I use FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 410 and my shade was Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler in Soft Black  The tip made It very easy for me to fill in my brows and looked hair-like.  The warm Soft Black  shade was perfect for my undertones and also made my brows look completely natural and polished.  While the brush tip looks like it might wipe away the pencil, don't worry - it doesn't, it just gives a perfect "fluffing" and blended effect.  

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVPUltra
 Fine Brow Pencil + Styler Soft Black 

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler is just one more product from FENTY BEAUTY that's now a staple in my daily makeup routine.  Once you try it, you won't want to use anything else! - RLB

Purchase Here: FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil + Styler Soft Black 0.0024 oz / 0.07 g