Beauty Find - Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil 

Josie Maran has created another Argan-oil based product that will give you a luminous glow, and intense hydration.

Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil are highlighting drops which can be either mixed with foundation, added to lips for a glowy sheen or added to points on the face for highlights.

The Moonstone Drops are made with 100% pure Argan Oil and PhytoVie Defense which helps fight against free radical damage and extends makeup wear.

I loved how lightweight and silky the Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops felt on my skin.  I usually used this as a primer after cleansing or mixed in my foundation to give me skin a beautiful glow without shimmer or too much shine.   I applied using the dropper after shaking well (Note:  If you don't shake it well, the mica will settle at the bottom of the jar). The Moonstone Drops smelled amazing, with the blend of lavender and lemongrass, and lingered just a few minutes. 

The highlighting sheen had a touch of warm pink, which will work with most skin tones, especially during the summer with tanned skin.  It had a holographic glowing effect - no over the top shimmer or glitter.  It just gave my skin a natural,yet noticeable noticeable glow.  

My skin felt soft and smooth and was hydrated on my drier areas, while not making my t zone overly oily.  I loved also using the Moonstone Drops on my bare lips when I wanted just a touch of glow or over a light tinted balm.

I also loved how the Moonstone Drops worked well mixed with matte or satin finish foundations to give them a boost of glowy effect.  It also did a great job as a primer, keeping my makeup fresh throughout the day, along with nice, smooth skin.

If you're a big highlighting fan, Moonstone Drops can also be using on key points like cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and brow bones over makeup, or on bare skin for a natural- but-better casual beauty look for the weekends.   I only needed a pea sized amount for highlighting or mixing, so this will also last a long time, making it a must have makeup secret weapon for your kit - RLB

Purchase Here: Josie Maran Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil 

Beauty Find - IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

Sometimes the heavens align for us beauty writers.  At the exact moment we have a beauty "issue", there's a new beauty product on our doorstep to treat it!

In my case it was the new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer.  I had just starting treating an "out-of-the-blue blemish" on my cheek and was in need of some additional cover up.

Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer was truly impressive.  It is weightless and at the same time, very concentrated and pigmented.  This concealer not only covers up blemishes and pimples, but it also includes ingredients to treat the acne and help shrink the size of active pimples.

How is it able to do this?  It's made with proven acne fighters: salicylic acid, kaolin, sulfur, retinyl palmitate (a retinol derivative), and glycolic acid to smooth skin. These ingredients are combined with soothing ones, like zinc oxide (a skin protectant), hyaluronic acid (which keeps moisture in the skin), as well as vitamin E, ceramides, and aloe.

My color match was perfect for summer, Deep, and the texture was creamy and smooth.  I loved the tiny sponge applicator included in the cap, which made dotting  a pin-drop sized amount it on my blemish simple and quick (it also works well with a concealer brush if you prefer).  The formula dried down within seconds and my blemish was completely covered.  It worked well both over my foundation, as well as on bare skin when I had a natural look on the weekends.

After two days of using it, my blemish was almost completely gone, but during those two days, the concealer covered it so well, I almost forgot I had one until I washed my face at night! During the day, the foundation didn't smudge or rub off, and it didn't make the area dry or flaky.  Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer. is on it's way to becoming a beauty classic you must have in your makeup collection. - RLB

Note: While this can be used as an under eye concealer (and it did a good job covering under eye circles too), it is primarily meant for the most common areas where pimples form, cheeks, nose, chin and forehead.

Purchase Here: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer

*This product was provided courtesy of IT Cosmetics for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base

BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base 

BECCA has launched some of my favorite products over the last year, and their new BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base is proof that great primer innovations can make all the difference in a makeup routine.

BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base is perfect for oily and combination skin, which also needs some enhancement.  The formula is perfect - featherlight and silky with lots of slip to it, so it glides and absorbs into skin effortlessly.  It provides blurring and skin enhancing soft focus with a velvet matte finish.  This is perfect to wear under your matte foundations and BB Creams, and in the summer, also helps absorb excess oil and extend the wear of your makeup.

BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base starts out a peach colored liquid and becomes clear when in contact with skin.  Within seconds after applying it to my skin with my fingers or a Perfecting Brush, it became a thin, transparent powdered layer.  It was invisible, and instantly gave my skin an airbrushed look even before I added my foundation.

I loved how easily my makeup applied over the BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base and my oil breakthrough in my t zone were noticeably reduced.  The velvet matte finish meant that my skin still had a healthy look and not a flat chalky matte appearance.  

For those of you concerned with your pores, BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base also minimizes the look of pores without clogging them or leaving a noticeable film on the skin.  There is no fragrance and the product is concentrated - so don't be put off by it's size, a pea-sized amount is all that's needed!  BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base is another must have for your makeup kit. - RLB 

Purchase Here: BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer - Perfecting Base 1 oz/ 30 mL