Benefit Hello Gorgeous has been my BFF for a while now. I truly adore this powder especially for warm Summer days when my best friend Jai is using my forehead as a mirror…you know what I mean right? You have those days too dontcha?
I recently discovered Cover FX Powder FX and I’m thinking that Benefit Hello Gorgeous and myself could still be friends just not BFF anymore……oh hai Powder FX wanna go steadies?
Jump for the review.
Well wow I do believe that Cover FX Powder FX is possibly the most richly pigmented powder I’ve come across to date. I’m talking seriously pigmented. I’m talking covering up everything and the kitchen sink pigmented. I’m talking making me look all fresh and gorgeous with under 5 hours of sleep. Oooo I want to hug and pet it and maybe sleep with it tonight.
Seriously, loves it!
Cover FX Powder FX is a mineral foundation available in some ridiculous color line up. I swear if anyone complains they can’t find a correct color for their tone available from this line up we can no longer be friends. With 20 or so shades to choose from I’m going to go with, yes they have your color.
The powder is deeply pigmented as I stated so it’s going to work double duty at creating an incredible canvas for makeup. It makes me skin so very smooth and…well it makes me look perfect. The powder is supposedly enriched with oil absorbing qualities and I can account for that as it sticks around on my face for a nice long wear without a crop up of nasty shine, sorry Jai best find a new mirror! Cover FX calls the finish sheer to medium matte coverage I call them crazy. What? You can totally get heavy coverage from this! The powder is totally good enough for heavy, medium, or light coverage depending on how wild you go with your sponge or brush. It is a mineral foundation but it wears lightly and doesn’t feel like a mask nor does it cause an outbreak of the itchies (I’m talking to you BE!). It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free so you’re getting smooth, even coverage minus the gunk.
With proper prepping and priming I can get about 5 to 6 hours wear from the powder without touch ups in between. It wears incredibly well for a powder. It manages to not only even out my complexion but create a flawless finish to my skin. The powder is thick enough to conceal large pores, minor acne, and other flaws. It’s ideal for oily skin as it mattifies so very well.
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with Powder FX and do believe we’ll have many adventures together the remaining weeks of Summer. If you’re looking for something to mattify your skin while creating a picture perfect canvas for makeup, Powder FX is the way to go. Loves it!
Muse Approved for purchase. Finally a foundation powder to love!
P.S. If you noticed my skin looking all kinds of nice in some of my recent FOTD’s you can blame it on this powder.
The Muse is a mighty fan of The Beatles, John in particular. She does so believe that the sun rises and sets around Lennon, truly a gift to this world.
Anyway, Let’s talk Revolution, Revolution Organics that is. Come out, come out wherever you are you green friendly makeup lovers.
Revolution Organics are a new set of products that are made with certified organic ingredients and without harmful synthetics or chemicals. 100% healthy color with the benefits of a skincare the brand new Revolution Organics Glow Beauty Balm is a naturally moisturizing beauty stick for lips and face the leaves behind gorgeous, healthy color. A perfect little treat for the Summer me thinks!
Jump ahead for a review and swatches!
Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm are 100% natural and created with 85% certified organic ingredients. If you’re conscious of what goes into your make up you’ll be happy to add these multitasking sticks to your beauty regime.
Each color stick can be used on lips, cheeks, or eyes to add a radiant touch of dewy color. The balms are highly moisturizing, pigmented, and pretty enough for a natural, fresh faced Summer look. The easy to use stick is a snap apply, simply twist, apply, and blend!
If you’re a fuss free makeup user or you prefer lighter makeup in the Summer these are ideal for creating a gentle flush to lips and cheeks (I haven’t tried on my eyes as the colors aren’t really meant for lids) for a quickie flushed look on the fly. The balms are moisturizing and blend easily onto cheeks. They are richly pigmented and leave behind a dewy finish. The results are very natural and pretty. I wouldn’t say these are sweat or warm weather proof as the formula is a tad too moisturizing to wear long on the face but the packaging is nicely portable for quickie touch ups and go!
Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm are available in three shades. Sunkissed (Peach), Blushed (Rose), and Bronzed (Warm Golden Bronze). My favorite of the three was blushed which gives a just pinched pink look to cheeks and a bitten look to lips (I’m wearing the shade in my pictures below).
If you’re looking for blush with organic, natural, good for you ingredients or just a simple blush for Summer wearin’ and tearing that multitasks for both lip and cheek use, these cute blushes fit the bill perfectly!
My one experience with NP Set was pretty darn good and I was quite happy with the brand but never really further explored the line further until now. Recently NP Set has released a slew of handy little palettes that give you everything you need to create two complete looks including step by step tutorials. For those of us who aren’t so handy with color and blending, instructions like these are always a blessing.
Jump ahead for a peep at the new NP Sweater Set Cheek, Eye, and Lip Palette!
As I mentioned above NP Set has released a slew of these little palletes to suit your individual sense of style and personality. Each palette features lip, eye, and cheek makeup to create two separate looks. The palettes are $29 each and available on the NP Set website at http://www.npsetcosmetics.com. I haven’t seen this particular line in Target as of yet but I’m sure it’ll be released soon as back to school is right around the corner and what better time to market a new line of palettes.
There are a total of three palettes which are NP Denim Set, NP Sweater Set, and NP Career Set. Each palette creates a certain look which can be used for work, play, or for a glamourous night look!
NP Career Set Is a palette for work-appropriate makeup. Elegant and chic this palette is for those who like a more neutral, natural makeup that’s understated yet elegant.
NP Denim Set Is a palette to hang out with. It’s the girl next door but with a flash of bold. Shades of purples create a super chic night or day look.
NP Sweater Set This is the palette I’ll be reviewing for you today. This palette is the softest of the three with shimmering golds and pinks to create a soft, cozy look a la your favorite sweater!
The palettes all contain 5 eye shadows, one blush, three lip glosses, a dual side applicator, and instructions for creating two looks. You can of course create any number of looks using the palette but I found the instructions ideal for creating just the right looks without any guess work on my part. I blend shadow pretty well and I don’t have too many major problems applying makeup however I can use all the help I can get when pairing up colors. That’s why palettes like this are such a blessing. Pairing up all the shades I need in one neat palette keeps things simple so it’s a no brainer to create your look!
Although I was thinking that NP Sweater Set would be more of a softer, pastel look it ended up turning into quite a nice work or night time look. I was partial to the night time look which really did something for my eyes. The palette is a nice size white plastic compact with full size mirror. The shadows are all nicely pigmented, nothing dramatic mind you but they blend nicely, have a good soft texture, and are smooth enough to apply without having fall out all over your face. The glosses I wasn’t particularly partial to as I didn’t like the colors all that much but overall they do complete the look nicely. And finally the blush was a sheer color but again it perfected the look created. The shadows included are a sheer matte cream, shimmering gold, matte lilac rose, shimmering golden brown, and shimmering dark pewter. The glosses are a light bronze, tangerine, and pale iridescent pink. The blush included is a dusky rose.
The instructions are pretty basic with a diagram of the palette labeling each item with a number and following up with instructions detailing which “number” to use on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. The daytime look is a simple smoky brown look with a contrast of shimmering gold. The nighttime look consists of golden brown contrasted with the darker pewter shade. The looks are all suitable for either day or night looks in my opinion and perfectly work safe. I did improvise slightly with my night look by applying a deeper shade of blush to my cheeks but my day time look was created using everything in the palette.
If you’re new to makeup and would like a simple, no nonsense palette to practice a few looks will I highly suggest nabbing an NP Set Palette as they are ideal for creating simple, practical looks that are quite pretty.
Overall, you get alot of product for your dollar and the results of the palette are very nice. Count me impressed, likey!
Yes well I know you’ve had to listen to me biatch myself blue about how the Balm Cabana Boy mysteriously disappeared off the shelves of Sephora soon after I told you about. What the hell? It’s a total conspiracy they so didn’t want me to have this blush!
Well the bad news is you’ll have to listen to one more post about the Balm Cabana Boy before I finally bring you a review of it.
Yes, yes you guessed it. It’s available at Sephora! OMG! Everyone rejoice! All hail Cabana Boy! Thank gawd. I was liable to throw myself off a roof in protest if I didn’t get me some of this soon. The baby jebus finally heard my prayers.
Spoiled Pretty has the deets on the new Twilight inspired cosmetic collection. We already knew that DuWop was busy creating something special for us in the works that was Twilight themed but I don’t think ANYONE has realized how big a collection this is turning out to be.
Click it below to read the deets!
Yes well call me what you will but I’m a fan of Twilight so I’m excited to see how this line turns out. My original thought was DuWop would create a small selection of items to pair up with the new V Gloss they introduced earlier this month. Nope, not the case. It’s even bigger and better than that!
The beauty line actually consists of two separate collections. It’s actually entitled Twilight Beauty so they are taking this above and beyond a simple release from one brand.
Twilight Beauty will launch two different lines of cosmetics which will be entitled Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The two lines will be available with the second film’s release this Fall.
Spoiled Pretty reports that Esmy Manica and Kimbery Clark of All About Beauty and Cristina Bartolucci, the founder and Creative Director of DuWop Cosmetics, are part of the development team behind the Twilight Beauty Cosmetic Line.
The line will include over 70 products!!!!!! Holy cow! That’s a brand all in itself so you can see how interesting this is shaping up to be.
Luna Twilight is inspired by the female characters of the books with an array of soft, natural beauty looks and stunning, fierce ones. Some products will include First Light Body and Face Glow and Gleam Metallic Mascara.
Volturi Twilight is inspired by the Volturi family crest. The line features Foreshadow Primer which is coupled with a loose glitter dust called Labrynth Shadows. These loose powder shadows are supposedly highly pigmented and are housed in stackable pots providing the ability to mix and match colors.
Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillardís and Nordstrom. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both brands.
I’m highly interested in checking this out for myself as I’m curious about colors, products, and prices.
What do you think?
Love the idea of an entire line dedicateto Twilight?