Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Natural Makeup I'm Hooked On...RMS Beauty, Revolution Organics, Jane Iredale & Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty

These are some random natural makeup items that I'm loving right now:


I think I own pretty much everything that RMS Beauty makes, unless it's a color that completely won't go with my skin tone.  But even then, trust me, I'm tempted in a major way.  My latest purchase has been Lip2Cheek in Modest.
It was sold out for a while, but I finally got it! This is a berry pink  (as you can see from the swatch here).  The reason I love this, as with all of the RMS products, is that it really becomes a part of the skin and doesn't look like you're wearing blush.  It just looks like your cheeks have a rosy nature intended.   I don't use this on my lips because I really like a glossier look, but I would definitely wear it if I had some clear gloss to throw on top.  The ingredients are pure and it will last forever.  $36


For some reason, it took a while for me t purchase a Revolution Organics' lip gloss, but now I'm all in.  Truth is a hot pink (second from left), but it's not too bright and It's perfect for daytime.   It gives you that hot pink look, but it's still sorta sheer and not sticky.   I also love the consistency it's super smooth and stays on.  The smell?  I love it, but some people may not.  You see, the ingredients are super pure and I think I'm smelling the shea butter, which is a scent that I really like.  Since I've gone natural, I don't like synthetic fragrance in my products.  In fact, I can't stand it in cleaning products or anything for that matter.  So, I really love this gloss and have a stash in case I run out.  $26


Some things you just love.  Jane Iredale's PureLash Conditioner is one of them.  It's a lash conditioner and extender that you apply before you put on your mascara and I just love it.  I think that it really makes the lashes look fuller and thicker.  I wish I had more to say about it, but I don't.  It's not something you'll desperately need, but I love using it! $16.50 

While we're on Jane Iredale, I also love their Eye Gloss.  It goes on shiny and moist, but quickly dries and still stays shiny and pretty.  I have it in Grey Silk and it's such a pretty metallic grey.  It's an excellent highlighter, too, if you just want a little shine.  $15.50


I'm really, really into pink lipsticks and glosses.  I mean, I have a bin of them and I alternate all of the time.  I saw this on a website and was immediately draw to it's pretty pink.  It just came in the mail and I love it!  The color is just thee perfect pink and this photo is a great representation of it.  It goes on so smooth, the ingredients are clean and it smells heavenly.  From what I understand, this is the only color it comes in...lucky me.  I'm so used to everything being in nude or brown.  This is gorgeous for Spring.  I have a feeling that this is going to be in heavy, heavy rotation starting tomorrow!   Get it here for $16

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Oh, my word! Studio 78 is rocking my world! Natural Foundation & Concealer City!

Because I perform on stage, there's been a few "dirty" products out there that I haven't been able to shake, mostly due to their staying power and finish.  These two products are concealer and foundation.   Now, I have a daily foundation that I love and has been a favorite of mine, but I'm always in the market for trying out new stuff.

Out comes a post from No More Dirty Looks in which they review a clean makeup line called Studio 78.   They've apparently been around since 2010, but no one was carrying them until the magnificent online natural beauty boutique, NuboNau started carrying them. I love NuboNau, by the way.

So, I went and did what I always do when a new line comes out and I'm intrigued...I ordered the foundation and the concealer.  Girls...I am so happy I did.

I must admit that I do love my RMS Beauty concealer, but because I find that it smudges my mascara a bit when too close to my lower lashes, I find that I only use it in certain areas under my eye.  The other concealer that I've been using on a daily basis has been Cle de Peau, which is not green by any means and super, super expensive.

I was very eager to try Studio 78.   Okay, so on to the concealer.  Because I'm fair and like a yellow base, I ordered the lighter, At Dawn color.  It goes on powdery, but it's not drying, oddly enough.  It's so much like the consistency of my Cle de Peau.  It's not dewy like RMS, but it has great coverage and I haven't seen any creasing and I haven't had to re-apply several times a day.  If you like the dewy look, I say you mix it with a little RMS.  This definitely has a matte look to it, fyi.   As mentioned by the girls on No More Dirty Looks, the packaging is also great as the cover has a little mirror inside, so it's so easy to touch up.   Get it here for $31

I love, love, love this foundation!  As you can see from the picture to the left, this foundation needs to be shaken.  It comes with a little makeup sponge, but I preferred just shaking it and applying with my fingers.  You need so little of it and it gives you a flawless look...but your skin is still showing through.  It's not dry looking and it's just so pretty.  I throw a little RMS blush (love Smile & Modest) and Living Luminizer, and my skin is glowing.  As I said, I'm fair, so I got the lighter one called, "Energizing Mist."  This is wonderful and I really hope that I works for all of you.  It's not thick at all and it goes on like water, but just creates a pretty, balanced look on the skin.  I'm not sure this would work for people who have lots of blemishes to cover up.   I would say it's light to medium coverage.  Let me know if you get it and love it!  Get it here for $50.

* I purchased these products myself and all opinions are my own, gosh darn it!