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Pacifica The Power Of Love Collection Exclusively At Target

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If you’ve been to your local Target lately, you may have noticed a display of the Pacifica The Power Of Love Collection. This collection is exclusive to Target stores and is part of their Made to Matter program. The “Made to Matter: Handpicked by Target” is a collection of various products from brand that are natural, organic, and sustainable.

Pacifica Power Of Love

I was sent a couple of products to check out and I’m really excited to share them with you. First, the Pacifica Power Of Love palette ($19), which is a collection of 10 coconut-infused mineral colors.

Pacifica Power Of Love Eyeshadow Palette

The shadows are a mix of satin and shimmery textures and each have really nice color payoff. The finish is soft and creamy, and as you can tell I’m going to be having a lot of fun playing with these lovely colors.

Pacifica Power Of Love Swatches 1

Pacifica Power Of Love Swatches 2

And let’s talk about the box. Isn’t it so super cute?! Best of all, it’s recyclable and printed on soy ink, making it good from beginning to end. From product to packaging, this is good stuff!

Pacifica Power Of Love Eyeshadow Design

To take off your makeup at the end of the day, you’ll want to try the Pacifica Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes ($6.99). I am a big fan of Pacifica’s wipes and have to say Coco Pure has a little extra oomph when it comes to makeup removing power. These wipes are infused with coconut milk, jojoba oil, and oil, making them gentle and perfect for all skin types.

I stop by Target most days of the week to get my coffee and other necessities, so you know I was really excited when I saw some Pacifica pretties up front and center.

Target Made To Matter Pacifica

All Pacifica products are 100% cruelty-free and vegan and made without parabens, SLS, phthalates, gluten, and peanut oil. I’ve found that the Pacifia products I’ve used in the past – like their perfumes, Alight BB Cream, and body wipes – offer top notch quality at prices that are definitely budget friendly.

And now for a fun surprise: One very lucky reader will win a Pacifica Power Of Love palette!

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Entry is easy – simply leave a comment letting me know how often you visit Target and fill out the Gleam widget. You can gain extra entries by following Painted Ladies on social media. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and ends Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. Good luck!

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My Final Thoughts: Pacifica has become one of my favorite brands and I really appreciate their commitment to making high quality products that are good for you and for the environment. Head over to Target to check out the exclusive Power Of Love palette and Coco Pure wipes!

Rating: A

Price: $6.99 – $19.99

Availability: Target

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Yes

Makeup Of The Day 107 With Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner

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Yesterday I featured a few of the Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliners and I have to say I’m having a lot of fun working with the versatile colors – it’s fun to mix and match, which is exactly what I did with today’s FOTD.

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Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!

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April 2015 Beauty Favorites

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It’s Cinco de Mayo and I can’t think of a better day to look back at my April 2015 beauty favorites. Of all the products I tried last month, these are the ones that stood out and are really that great. And there were quite a few!

April 2015 Beauty Favorites

e.l.f. Studio Ultimate Blending Brush

The e.l.f. Studio line has some fantastic brushes for $6 and under and this is a must have. It’s similar, but not a total dupe for the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush.

Review of e.l.f. Studio Ultimate Blending Brush

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution

I had serious doubts about this micellar water but they turned out to be completely unfounded. This is fantastic in so many ways and removes alllll of your eyemakeup in one easy sweep.

Stemology Cell Reboot Ageless Mask

This mask  is easy to use and provides instant brightening results. It’s an at-home spa night must have!

Review Of Stemology Cell Reboot Ageless Mask

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess

This was the  month of the luxury lipstick and Kat Von D’s Countess is definitely a new favorite. Richly pigmented, it wears for hours and has a lovely matte finish.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick In Countess Review and Swatch

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

So smooth, so moisturizing, and such the perfect YLBB (“your lips but better”) lipstick color.

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

Stilazzi Eyeshadow

I learned about these shadows from The Makeup Show and I’m so glad I did! These shadows are $3.50 and under and are super, super pigmented. A bargain best!

Stilazzi Eyeshadow Swatches

Glo Minerals

The bloggers from The Beauty Council got together to create looks for Spring with some gorgeous colors from Glo Minerals. The products are lovely and give a great glow!

GLO Minerals Spring Makeup Tutorial The Beauty Council

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

These concentrated foundation drops are pure genius! I am in love and think it’s a wonderful idea executed to perfection.

Glamcor Hand Palettes

Removable hand palettes that are a makeup artist and makeup lover must have! Another great idea that I’m glad is in existence!

Glamcor Hand Palette Swatches

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater

This spray is a long-time beauty industry favorite and for a good reason. It’s multifunctional, and best of all, smells absolutely lovely.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

This is seriously one of the best liquid liners I’ve ever used. Richly pigmented, it is smooth sailing and perfect for creating that perfect cat eye liner.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper Brush

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate

This is more of a rediscovery, but it’s definitely a keeper. There’s a reason makeup artists stock up on Embryolisse, and that’s because it’s a perfect primer for a flawless makeup look. I am loving it with my Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing

Now THIS is a red lipstick. Enough said!

Smashbox Donald Robertson Be Legenday Lipstick in Bing

Paula’s Choice Skincare

I did not expect to like this skincare so much, but I’m in love. Really and truly. My skin has transformed thanks to these top notch, A+ products.

Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Eyeshadow Palette in Milano

This palette is a bit of a challenge to find, but it’s worth the wild goose chase as it’s just as good (and even better) as the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer

Your nails will shine for days on end, and that’s the truth. A luxury nail color that delivers results!

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Review

What were your April 2015 beauty favorites?

Eye Makeup Is Double The Fun With Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner

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As a makeup lover who cannot do without eyeliner, ever, you know I was excited to learn about and try the new Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner.

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner

This nifty eyeliner pen gives you both a liquid liner as well as a pencil liner. It’s pretty genius, as far as I’m concerned.

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner Review and Swatches

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner is available in eight shades. I have three to show you: Queensland, Madagascar, and Milan.

Review Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner

Here the liners are swatched left to right: Queensland, a vivid peacock blue; Madagascar, a khaki olive; and, Milan, a dark coffee.

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner Swatches Queensland, Madagascar, Milan

Here’s a look at the liquid liner felt tip pens:

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner Liquid Liner

And here are the pencils:

Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner Pencil Liner

I created a look with all three colors on both the upper and lower lid.  Very peacock-y!

Review and swatches Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner

Now, here’s the deal on the liners: The Pur Minerals Double Ego pencil liners are easy to use and are long wearing on the waterline. The liquid liners are heavily pigmented and easy to apply, but I find I encounter turbulence when I flick the liner outwards to create my signature winged liner. Things can get downright bumpy and I find myself having to correct that area upon every application. Also, I find the liquid liners to stain my lids, which isn’t the biggest deal because it fades quickly, but it is something to be aware of.

My Final Thoughts: Pur Minerals Double Ego Eyeliner aren’t perfect, but I think they’re a fun product to work with and I love the fact that you have a lot of different creative possibilities available with these liners. You  might have some issues working with the liquid liner, but the pencil liners are easy to work with.

Rating: B

Price: $21

Availability: Ulta

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

My Instagram Life, 5-23-15

Here’s a look in review and  behind the scenes of Painted Ladies from the past week!

Given my past, smudgy history with Maybelline mascara, I never thought I would consider of of theirs a holy grail, but Lash Sensational truly is fantastic. Living Proof’s Leave In Conditioner also gets grail status. It’s that good!

Living Proof

I am a rosy gold eyeshadow fanatic and these 3 are some of my favorites.

Rose Gold Eyeshadow

If you’re looking for a red statement lipstick, Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing is your sure shot!

Smashbox Bing Lipstick

Paula’s Choice skincare has rocked my world, in a positive way! This stuff is really good and I have a 20% coupon code for you to use.

Paula's Choice

The Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Milano palette is as great as you’ve heard. I have one to giveaway to a lucky reader!

Wet n Wild Milano

The excitement of it all! The Baby Sitters Club is on Netflix!

Baby Sitters Club Neflix

Another fun giveaway – 2 lucky readers will win a set of 4 Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquers.

Butter London Giveaway

The face of a child who like his sugar cookies with sprinkles.

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3 ways to use that light brown lipstick you’ve had lying around for ages.

How To Use A Light Brown Lipstick

A #throwbackthursday photo. Somehow I had it in me to drive up to San Francisco from LA with my then 2-year old. I lived to tell the tale and share a photo of the Japanese Tea Garden.

Japanese Tea Garden

Jolen has been a staple in my life forever. I love to use the Original Creme Bleach to lighten my brows.

Jolen To Lighten Brows

I had a makeup-full Friday. I love makeup-full days!

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A smoky brown makeup of the day with a pop of aqua.

Smoky Brown Eyes

I placed my order for these Stilazzi shadows on Friday and they arrived on Saturday! I’m so excited to try these shadows!

Stilazzi

Here’s to a blessed week!

 

Manicures, Tarina Tarantino, Beauty Tutorials, and Makeup Giveaways

Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition have been writing about this past week!

 

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Beauty Gift List

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Mother’s Day is around the corner – a little over a week away on Sunday, May 10th! If you’re shopping for a mother, grandmother, or other mother figure in your life, there’s still time to pick up a sweet treat or two. If you’re in need of some ideas, I’ve compiled the ultimate Mother’s Day beauty gift list, and think you’ll find some great choices that are sure to please.

The Ultimate Mother's Day Beauty Gift List

1. A Luxury Lipstick

I always use the occasion to treat myself to a little something fun that’s on my wish list. Right now I’m all about luxury lipsticks, so I might just pick up a tube of the new Bite Beauty Butter Lipsticks ($28) or another shade of Nars Audacious Lipstick ($32). I recently reviewed Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte, which is the perfect “your lips but better” shade for a variety of skin tones.

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

2. ColourPop

Since their shipping takes about a week or more, it might be a bit too late to order anything from ColourPop, but it’s a brand to keep in mind if you’re looking to treat yourself. ColourPop is budget beauty at it’s best, and they have some cute sets available. The Not A Box Of Chocolates ($30) set of six eyeshadows is adorable! I just might treat myself to their new highlighters, which are $8 each.

For individual colors eyeshadow and lipstick colors ($5 each), my recommendations for ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are Quiche and Amaze, and I Heart This is a fuchsia lippie must have.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze
3. A Beauty Blender

The Beauty Blender is a must have miracle sponge that makes your foundation look like skin, and never cakey. This is a nice treat to give to any beauty lover. Now, the Beauty Blender is available with a fancy stand that is all kinds of irresistible ($29). It’s super bling-y and cute!

4. Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquers

Who doesn’t love a good mani or pedi? I have to say the new Butter London Patent Shine 10x ($18) polishes I just reviewed are allllll that (and a bag of chips) and a total splurge-worthy treat for some lucky mama.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Review

5. A Few Great Brushes

Brushes are my favorite gift to give and receive, and the e.l.f. Studio brushes are some of the best in the beauty biz. There’s a set available for $30, which is a great deal for some fantastic Taklon brushes.

6. Scentbird Subscription

For just $14.95 per month, you receive a 30-day supply of the perfume of your choice with your Scentbird subscription. In terms of subscription boxes, this is one of my favorite ideas, and who doesn’t love perfume?

scentbird

7. Michael Todd Soniclear

This is definitely a luxury item, but my Michael Todd Soniclear ($149) is essential to my skin care routine. It takes exfoliation to the next level!

Michael Todd Soniclear

Do you have plans for Mother’s Day? I’m going to wear a cute sundress and go out to lunch with Andre to our favorite burger joint, and that is an awesome Mother’s Day in and of itself.

Happy shopping!

Makeup Of the Day 106 With NYX Prismatic Shadow in Mermaid

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I love a good smoky eye and especially so when it’s a good smoky eye with a pop of color on the lower lid. I haven’t taken proper photos of NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid, but it surely one of the most gorgeous aqua shadows I’ve ever seen. This is the only Prismatic Eyeshadow I own, but needless to say, I’m going back for more!

Wet n Wild Milano Palette NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow Mermaid FOTD

Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!

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Get Summer Ready & Bleach To Bare With Jolen

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Jolen Review

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3 Ways To Wear Light Brown Lipstick

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So, you’ve purchased a light brown lipstick, and you’re wondering what to do next. Let’s face it, sometimes a plain old light pastel lip color can seem intimating, but they don’t have to look like light pops of lipstick on your face.  A light lip color is actually handy to have in your makeup collection, and I’m going to show you 3 ways to wear light brown lipstick.

3 Ways To Wear Light Brown Lipstick Tutorial

The light brown lipstick I’m using for this tutorial is Vanity by Youngblood Cosmetics. I’ve reviewed Youngblood lipstick in the past and they’re some of my favorite colors. Offering smooth, richly pigmented color, Youngblood lipsticks add a nice dose of moisture to your lips.

Youngblood Cosmetics Vanity Lipstick

3 Ways To Wear Light Brown Lipstick:

1. Add Dimension With A Liner & Gloss

To give your light brown lipstick a little life, use a medium brown lip pencil and blend it into the outline of your lips with your fingers or a lip brush. The pencil I’m using is MAC Stone.

3 Ways To Wear Light Brown Lipstick 1

Add your lipstick and blend it into your lip pencil with a lip brush.

3 Ways To Wear Light Brown Lipstick 2

Finish the look with gloss for the perfect nude lip. The gloss I used is Milani Brilliant Shine in Bare Secret.

MAC Stone Lip Pencil Youngblood Vanity Lipstick Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Bare Secret

2. Enhance A Darker Lip Color

Adding a lighter color to the bottom of your lip is a great trick to make your lips look fuller. It also gives a bit of added dimension. The lip colors in this post are MAC Mahogany Lip Pencil and Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Bing MAC Mahogany Lip Pencil

Pat on your light brown lipstick with a brush.

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And you have a gorgeous 3-D lip.

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3. Boost Your Eyeshadow

Obviously, I do not recommend using the same lipstick between your lips and your eyes, but a dedicated tube of a creamy lipstick is actually a nice base for your matte shadows. I use it sparingly, and keep the cream to the lid only.

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Pat on your matte shadow, and hello, enhanced eyes!

Wet n Wild Smoky Eye Milano Palette

What are some of your favorite light brown lip colors?