FYI : Brand updates, Launches, and Events….
Ring in the New Year with new color.....Melt Cosmetics is about to release their eyeshadows! Check out the flyer they posted and visit www.meltcosmetics.com
Monday, December 29, 2014
My Top 5 of 2014!
For the final week of 2014, I wanted to recap my top five buys and mini reviews.
If you haven’t read them or want to get more info just click the dated link to take you to the On The Shelf for that specific product. Of course I could have picked a dozen products but these were the ones that got some of the most attention not only by me but readers and visitors of the Cootie Beauty Closet.
Thanks for a wonderful year!
beautyblender micro-mini 9/22/2014
Purchase Price $17.95 + tax
Check out www.beautyblender.com for more product info
Beautyblender has done it again, these mini bundles of joy will truly change your life. Made of the same great open cell structure, water absorbing, soft and spongey quality material that doubles in size (just like its much bigger sister) that allows you to apply your favorite products in tighter places. Since size matters, believe me when I say being little in this case is a good thing, it fits perfectly in any cosmetic bag making it ideal for touch ups.
Lime Crime Lipstick Great Pink Planet 7/21/2014
Purchase Price $18 (Purchased NYC IMATS 2014)
Check out www.limecrime.com for product info
This lipstick applies very well as it is super creamy. And of course a yummy scent of sweet vanilla always helps. This is one of those colors you’d see Barbie wearing, fun loving summer pastel pink with a unique twist. The formula is perfect in my opinion long wearing without drying your lips or staining which seems to happen with a lot of long wear colors.
Seaweed Night Cream 7/14/2014
Purchase Price $20 (1oz)
Retailer www.mariobadescu.com (Nordstrom, Ulta)
Check out www.mariobadescu.com for product info
The cream itself is not greasy or oily in any way and instantly made my skin feel so much softer to the touch. Overnight as it worked its magic I woke up to soft supple radiant skin fully feeling moisturized and ready for the morning sun. This is one of those magic in a jar potions that anyone with sensitive skin or concerns of moisture loss would highly benefit from.
Vera Mona Color Switch Duo 5/26/2014
Purchase Price $19.99 + S/H
Check out www.veramona.com for product info
When it comes to switching colors this nifty tool has so far beat any wipe or cleaner with no wait time to dry. As the dirty bristles come into contact with the sponge and are agitated back and forth you can see a little cloud rising to makeup heaven, oh we will miss you colorful particles!
MAC Candy Yum Yum Matte Lipstick 6/09/2014
Purchase Price $16 + tax
Retailer Local MAC
Check out www.maccosmetics.com for product info
Being a bold neon hot pink with slight blue tones makes this the perfect color for medium, tan, and ebony skin complexions. Do not think this color is merely going to fade or not be as vibrant once applied.
Monday, December 22, 2014
12 Wants of Christmas!
Trying to find that right shade of lip color can be overly complicated. So with this week’s wants I looked beyond the drugstore counter and found three I would love to find in my stocking this year!
Luscious lip products:
1. Gerard Cosmetics Buttercup Lipstick
This lipstick apparently not only leaves an easy to apply nude color but has a distinct “creamsicle scent” that anyone would love. Jacklyn Hll, beauty guru and YouTube star, had a hand in creating this specific color as she has teamed up with Gerard Cosmetics and has her own line with them.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture
YSL has been an iconic name in the fashion and beauty industry for decades. I came across this lipstick and fell in love with #10 Beige Tribute. Highlights to this designer lipstick are; “stay-true color”, “all day” wearability, and a “radiant satin finish”. Having so many shades you will find one you love as well!
3. Jeffree Star – I’m Royalty
What more could you ask for if you are a Diva?! I don’t know…THIS LIQUID LIPSTICK!! Truly one color that will make a statement. “100% vegan & cruelty free” are great selling points but the best ones to me are it being “paraben” free as well!
Monday, December 15, 2014
12 Wants of Christmas!
For this week’s wants I thought about products that are for the face. Of course a foundation made the list but the other two are focused on skin care.
Flaunting face products:
1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray – Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
$7 - $12 www.mariobadescu.com
“A refreshing hydrating mist to use anywhere, anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater for a pleasant pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for boost of hydration or use it to set makeup.“
2. MAC Studio FIX Fluid – NW10
“A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium buildable coverage with broad spectrum uva /uvb spf 15 protection. Applies, builds and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother more flawless look and finish.”
3. Lush – Mask of Magnaminty
$12.95 - $24.95 www.lushusa.com
This is a deep-cleansing face and body mask made from China clay and fresh peppermint. Giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation knowing the mint is working. Lush adds loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe. “This formula has been expertly rebalanced so there’s no need to add any synthetic preservatives- it’s completely self- persevering.”
Monday, December 8, 2014
12 Wants of Christmas!
For this week’s wants I thought about products that are focused around keeping fresh and clean. So here are my Come Clean Top Three wants!
Keep It Clean
1. Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream
$24 + shipping www.sephora.com/pink-marshmallow-buttercream-trio-P389065
Indulge in a marshmallow buttercream scent with this trio including; shampoo shower gel & bubble bath, body lotion, and high gloss high-flavor lip shine. The moisturizing formula leaves skin and hair feeling soft, while the sweet creamy scent wraps you in this holiday delight.
2. Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove
$35 + shipping www.sigmabeauty.com/Brush_Care_s/177.htm
The Sigma Spa Brush Glove was specifically designed as a quick, easy, and effective way to deep clean your makeup brush collection! This revolutionary device offers a variety of necessary textured surfaces for removing all the makeup from the bristles while only using a small amount of cleaning solution.
3. Makeup Eraser
$19.97 + shipping www.makeupearaser.com
This cloth seems like a no-brainer as we all have to remove makeup from our faces. The Makeup Eraser is 100% machine washable and REUSABLE! Why buy makeup removing wipes that have chemicals? The Makeup Eraser uses no chemicals to remove products that include waterproof, smear-proof, and mascara.
Monday, December 1, 2014
12 Wants of Christmas!
Like last year, December’s posts will all be my most coveted makeup and beauty wants. These are products I have not yet tried but hope Santa delivers under my tree this year!
Eyes & Brows
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Creamy, waterproof brow color ideal for defining and sculpting precise, smudge-free brows. Use with brush #12 for a completely effortless application.
2. Melt Cosmetics Promiscuous
A beautiful color changing blue-violet. Use it alone for a wonderful purple shadow or combine it with a black base to reveal a completely different shade!
3. NYX Doll Eye Mascara
Hello doll-face! For irresistibly fluttery eyelashes try this mascara on for size. Doll Eye mascara uses a unique blend of natural oils, vitamin E, and nylon fibers to extend eyelashes to almost faux proportions. Choose from lengthening, volumizing, or waterproof versions.
***All pictures from IG or found on the internet.