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Makeup Of The Day 136 With ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow

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I’ve been waiting my whole life for a bronze as gorgeous as ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow. This bronze, tho!

Makeup Of The Day ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow

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Prep Your Face And Soothe Your Hands With Touché Cosmetics

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For skin that’s soothed and perfectly primed for makeup, consider Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer and Supercharged Hand Crème.

Touché Cosmetics Review

Created by makeup artist Thomas Charles to simply skincare, Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer ($28.50). and Supercharged Hand Crème get you great results with fewer steps. The Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer adds a nice level of lightweight moisture and gets your skin fully prepped for makeup with a couple of easy spritzes.

Review Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer

I’ve been using the Moisturizer & Primer before my makeup applications and love how easy it is to distribute this primer. Not only does it sink into my skin immediately,  it’s also very soothing and can be stored in the refrigerator for even more cooling on warm days. It’s ideal for use after chemical, laser, or exfoliating skin treatments that can leave your skin feeling raw!

Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer Ingredients

Now when it was time to take to Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Hand Crème ($24.50) on a test drive, I enlisted the help of some friends.

Review  Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Hand Crème

The responses were positive – the fragrance described as earthy and familiar.

Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Hand Crème Review

The lightweight texture was also a favorite and it was generally agreed that the hand cream absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a film.

Touché Cosmetics  Supercharged Hand Crème Ingredients

This hand moisturizer is in my purse at the moment, which tells you it’s gotta be a goodie!

My Final Thoughts: Touché Cosmetics Supercharged Moisturizer & Primer and Supercharged Hand Crème are both lovely skincare products. They both add a nice level of moisture to your skin and the primer preps for makeup applications. I have not experienced any irritation with either products with multiple uses, but be aware if your skin has a sensitivity to Dimethicone.

Rating: A

Price: $24.50 – $28.50

Availability: www.touchecosmetics.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Bronze Eyeshadow Lovers! Get A Look At ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow!

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ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow recently came into my life, and it’s pure bronze eyeshadow love.

ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow

I say this about every single ColourPop Super Shock Shadow I purchase, but this time I really mean it – it’s THE best! Say hello to smooth bronze perfection. It’s rich, shimmery, buttery, and layers beautifully.

ColourPop Game Face

 

ColourPop’s eyeshadows are unique in that they have a spongy texture and are best applied with your fingers.

ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow Swatch

You can use a flat synthetic brush, but the pads of your fingers are truly the best way to apply and layer these colors.

ColourPop Game Face Super Shock Shadow Eyeshadow Inspiration

Can you believe there was a time in my life when I completely eschewed bronze and brown eyeshadows? As a colorful eyeshadow lover I straight up refused to have anything to do with these colors! It was a different time and place in my life, but I’ve since come to learn how to truly appreciate these hues. And that’s a good thing, because Game Face is really something special.

My Final Thoughts: I have to admit I love ColourPop Super Shock Shadows. ColourPop Game Face is a beautifully rich, shimmery bronze that looks great as a smoky eye color and will be perfect for the coming

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com 

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

It’s A Party On Your Lips With ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix

I Bought It

ColourPop, my favorite online beauty brand, has been bringing out some major hits lately! The ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix are brand new and today I have swatches of Juice Bar, Whip, BYOB, and Tiger to share with you.

Review ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix

At the low price of $5, it’s easy and affordable to snap up any of the 8 lovely sheer lip colors. And lovely they certainly are.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix Review

The main difference between the new Sheer Lippie Stix and the original ColourPop Matte, Cream, and Glossy Lippie Stix has to do with the moisture factor. ColourPop Lippie Stix are formulated with coconut oil, and I find these to feel a lot smoother than the other ColourPop finishes.

The ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix have lots of shine as well as the same long wear time as the other finishes. I love the way these feel on my lips, and I love that I don’t have to worry about them fading away quickly. I’m definitely picking up more of these colors.

Here’s a look at the colors I purchased:

Juice Bar – berry pink.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix Juice Bar

Whip – blue violet.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix Whip

BYOB – neon pink.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix BYOB

Tiger – rich plum.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix Tiger

My Final Thoughts: ColourPop has hit the mark with the new ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix. These are winners and offer lots of moisture, shine, pigmentation, and they wear extremely well.

ColourPop Sheer Lippie Stix - www.painted-ladies.com

Rating: A

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

5 Reasons Your Naturally Curly Hair Will Love Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

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Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo came into my life recently, and I love it this much.

Lush Curly Wurly Review

This unique shampoo has impressed me so much, it’s definitely worthy of awe and respect. My curls? Revitalized!

In Love With Lush Curly Wurly Review

Why exactly am I so gaga for this entirely unique shampoo that eases frizz and dryness? I have 5 reasons why your naturally curly hair will love Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo so much.

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo Review

1. It’s fresh.

Lush Curly Wurly is so fresh, it contains fresh free-range eggs. That’s fresh! It harkens back to egg shampoos of days past that cleanse and strengthen hair.

Review Of Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

2. It’s nourishing.

Besides eggs, Lush Curly Wurly contains good-for-you ingredients including Lemon Juice, Papaya, Cocoa butter, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, and Organic Extra Virgin Oilve Oil. That’s a whole lot of nourishment!

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo Ingredients

3. It has actual chunks of coconut.

Yes, coconut!

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo Lathered

4. It smells like a tropical vacation.

It might be a tad bit on the strong side, but your shower and shampoo experience will be completely transformed by the freshness of Lush Curly Wurly.

5. Bouncy, long lasting curls. Enough said.

Anything that helps encourage this kind of frizz-free curl, especially in the midst of major Summer heat and humidity, is a keeper.

Lush Curly Wurly Review and Results

Lush Curly Wurly

The only downfall to the fabulousness that’s Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo? The chunks of coconut. It can be worrisome whether or not you’ll be able to get the coconut completely out of your hair. However, I typically comb my hair out after shampoo and after conditioner and find that’s enough. Also, keep in mind that you don’t need a lot of the shampoo to thoroughly cleanse your hair.

My Final Thoughts: I’m really pleased by the nourishing benefits of Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo. While the chunks of coconut might be a tad distracting, I’ve found that just a small amount is needed and it leaves me with nourished, bouncy curls.

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo Painted Ladies Review

Rating: A

Price: $25.95

Availability: Lush stores, Lushusa.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Enjoy No-Makeup Days With Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1%

Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.

As a woman who is deeply devoted to and loves makeup, I have a confession to make: I also love, enjoy, and wholeheartedly cherish my no-makeup days. There’s something to be said about being off guard, and it’s because of extra care taken with skincare that I’ve been able to embrace my no-makeup self.

Galderma

Throughout my life I’ve dealt with many skincare challenges, including rosacea, that make no-makeup days impossible. Covering up my sensitive skin is a must on those occasions, and I’m never without my foundation essentials. That’s often the case with those who experience rosacea and have to constantly battle redness, flushing, and what look like acne breakouts – but are actually the bumps and pimples of rosacea.

Over 16 million Americans live with rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that commonly appears as facial redness and bumps. When self-diagnosed as acne (a common mistake) and left untreated, rosacea can lead to a lot of life stress. Thankfully, there are several prescription options available from Galderma Laboratories, L.P. that treat rosacea and may help keep it under control. These treatments address the symptoms and may help you feel comfortable to break up with your makeup.

Soolantra

For example, Galderma’s SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is a once-daily, prescription topical treatment for the inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Soolantra Cream may start working as quickly as week two, with continuous improvement with long-term use. The basis for Soolantra Cream is Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream, a dermatologist-recommended formula that is fragrance-free, mild and non-irritating.

Now for your chance to win! Galderma’s Break Up with Your Makeup program empowers anyone who struggles with rosacea, or thinks they might have it, to kick their makeup to the curb and share a no-makeup selfie. Three lucky readers now have the chance to win a $500 gift card by voting on their favorite no-makeup selfie and skin confidence story here!



Important Safety Information – Soolantra® Cream

Indication: SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1%, is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Adverse Events: In clinical trials with SOOLANTRA Cream, the most common adverse reactions (incidence ≤1%) included skin burning sensation and skin irritation. Warnings / Precautions: Not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Urban Decay, Borghese, Nail Butter, and Smashbox

Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition covered last week in the world of beauty.

My Instagram Life, 7-25-2015

Here’s a look back at the week on Painted Ladies, as seen on Instagram!

Summer = the season for peaches and nectarines. My favorite!

Peaches

On a visit to CVS, I saw that the NYC display was replaced by e.l.f. Cosmetics, including some products I haven’t seen at Target stores.

elf Cosmetics display at CVS

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is the awesome highlighter so many of you told me it would be!

theBalm Mary -Lou Manizer

Sweet green eyeshadow alert! This is Shimmermint by Makeup Geek. 

MUG Shimmermint

 

A look at a new contouring palette by Wet n Wild that’s exclusive to Walmart.

Wet n Wild Contour

My cuticles are loving Nail Butter in a big way!

Nail Butter

If you love gel pens, try the Yoobi brand available at Target stores. It’s a bit patchy at first, but I love the resulting smoothness.

Yoobi Gel Pens At Target

I spilled the beans on my favorite tricks for getting my skin super clean.

How To Shrink Pores

Per request, I shared my tips for growing out eyebrows, which boils down to one key ingredient: castor oil. 

How To Regrow Eyebrows

Sometimes you have to have fun with your photo props.

Sweet Tarts

A look at the Disney Dare To Dream Ariel Eyeshadow Quads.

Disney Dare To Dream Arial Eyeshadow

Summer is for inflatable hippo pools and slip n’ slides.

Summer

Details on this awesome StriVectin cream and details on how you can win!

StriVectin Givewaway

Here’s to a fantastic and blessed week ahead!

Makeup Of The Day 135 With Disney Dare To Dream Ariel Eyeshadow Quad in Sea Darling

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One thing about the two Disney Dare To Dream Ariel Eyeshadow Quads is that the names don’t quite make sense to me. Sea Witch didn’t look so Urusula-like, and I wouldn’t quite call these blues Sea Darling, but, oh well! The Disney Dare To Dream Ariel Eyeshadow Quad in Sea Darling sure makes for a darling blue eye!

Disney Dare To Dream Eyeshadow Quads Ariel Sea Darling MOTD

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Skin That Gleams! StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate Giveaway

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StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate recently came into my life, and my skin has been gleaming ever since.

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate Giveaway

Years ago,  I worked in a high end department store that carried StriVectin products, and I can tell you one thing for sure: anything and everything StriVectin related flew off the shelves all day every day! The StriVectin brand is known for high quality products that make visible difference in your skin, and I can vouch for that from experience!

I’m not only using StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate as the final step of my nightly skin routine on my face, I’m also using it on the tiger marks, aka stretch marks, on my belly. I so wish I was one of those women who gets through pregnancy free of stretch marks! While I’m not ashamed of my stretch marks, I’m definitely happy to try anything that will help diminish their appearance. I’ve noticed an improvement in the texture of that skin, but I haven’t noticed a major difference which might be because my stretch marks are 8 years old.

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate

When it comes to my face, I’m definitely seeing a resulting glow and gleam from using StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate on a nightly basis for the last 3 weeks.

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate Review

This powerful moisturizer is chock full of nourishing ingredients like Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, NIA-114, and Collagex-CE Complex™ that’s designed to target Collagen III, aka ‘youth collagen’, for noticeable anti-aging benefits. Studies have shown that this high-tech cream not only only hydrates and enhances the skin’s texture, but it’s also been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At age 36 1/2. I’ll take all of that!

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate Ingredients

 

I’m so excited to share this lovely StriVectin skincare product with one lucky reader. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada and ends 8/15/2015 at 11:59 PM PST. To enter, follow the instructions in the Gleam widget below.

Strivectin Giveaway

Good luck!

My Final Thoughts: I’m loving the way my skin looks and feels with regular use of StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate and I’m planning to keep using it on both my face and the stretch marks on my tummy. There’s definitely an improvement in the texture of my skin!

Rating: A

Price: $79

Availability: drugstore.com

Paraben-free? Yes