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The Pur Minerals Chateau Collection Will Leave You With Plump Lips And Glowy Cheeks

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A little bit of wine extract is all it takes for the Pur Minerals Chateau collection to leave your with shimmery, smooth, and plump lips and glowy cheeks.

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss and Chateau Blush and Chateau Lipstick Review

I recently had the chance to review a few items from Pur Minerals that use two vital ingredients harvested from wine extract: Resveratrox and Vitisin. Resveratrox works to renew your skin’s cells and Vitisin combats UV damage and improves hyperpigmentation.

Review of Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush and Chateau Kisses

Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush ($18) in Flirt gives my cheeks a lovely, long-wearing glow. Just a touch is all you need and I do find that this wears for about 3 hours or so. This is available in 2 shades.

Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush in Flirt

Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush in Flirt Swatch

Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush in Flirt Review

Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick ($18) is available in 10 shades and is one of the smoothest, glossiest lip colors I’ve ever used. I’m slightly obsessed with Shopaholic, which is such a pretty light pink color that smooths and soothes.

Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick in Shopaholic

Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick in Shopaholic Swatch

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss ($18) in Glitzy and Exposed are two of the 8 colors available in this lovely shimmery gloss. While I don’t find them to be entirely plumping, these are defintely gorgeous glosses that are light weight and not sticky at all.

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss REview

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss in Glitzy

Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss in Exposed

My Final Thoughts: Chock full of good-for-you ingredients, the products in the Pur Minerals Chateau line are simply lovely. I’m really impressed with the products in this collection and have to say Shopaholic just might be my current favorite lipstick.

Rating: A

Price: $18, each

Availability: www.purminerals.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes


Makeup Of The Day 87 With ColourPop Amaze

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ColourPop Amaze deserves its name, because it’s truly something special! Here’s a look I created using ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze and ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze Makeup Inspiration

Details on what I used for this look after the jump!

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Amaze Is The Shimmery Rose Gold Of Your Dreams

I Bought It

No, I really can’t get enough of the bargain beauty indie brand ColourPop these days, and so I had to indulge in ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze, which I’ve heard nothing but great things about from everyone who owns it.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze

Amaze reminds me of a souped up version of MAC’s Woodwinked. Shimmery rose gold goodness, but oh, so much better.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze Swatch

Baby, I’m amazed by the way you shine so bright. When worn out in public, be prepared to field tons of compliments on your eyeshadow. It’s an eye catcher, for sure!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze Eyeshadow Inspiration

Amaze reminds me a bit of ColourPop’s So Quiche, but I’d say Amaze is a bit lighter, gold instead of bronze, and is missing the fuchsia reflect glitter.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow So Quiche

My Final Thoughts: If you’re contemplating a ColourPop order, you HAVE to have Amaze in your collection. This is an universally flattering eyeshadow that’s pairs well with a wide variety of other eyeshadow colors.

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Introducing ColourPop Super Shock Cheek

I Bought It

Last month, ColourPop Super Shock Cheek colors were released, sending ColourPop fans (such as myself) into a state of pure excitement. There are twenty gorgeous colors in the Super Shock Cheek collection, and today I have two to share with you: Pie and Swift.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek

The ColourPop Super Shock Cheek are a bit larger than the Super Shock Shadows and that is reflected in the price of $8, a bit higher than the $5 for the shadows. The blush colors have a similar bouncy texture as the shadows, but they seem a little more creamy.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Size Comparison

The concept behind the blush and the eyeshadows is the same – while you can use a synthetic brush to apply the color, you get the most impact with the use of your fingers. The colors are so incredibly pigmented, a little bit goes a long way and you just need a dab. You have a few seconds to blend out the blush before it sets, and when it does set, you’ll find the blush to last all the live long day. Seriously, these cream blushes offer incredible staying power.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Review

Pie is a neon pink with a matte finish. I chose this color because I find that bright colors, applied with a light hand, lend a natural looking flush.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Pie

Swift is a warm, deep brown matte. It works well as a bronzer and for contouring, which is exactly why I had to have this shade.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Swift

Together they’re a gorgeous combination. I layered a bit of Swift under my cheekbone as a contour, and then blended some Pie on top.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Makeup

My Final Thoughts: ColourPop Cosmetics did cream blush RIGHT! I’m really impressed with how easily the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek colors I tested blend and last. With twenty shades to choose from, you know I’ll be back for more.

Rating: A+

Price: $8

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Cutex Twister With SPA Formula Is One Little Jar With Powerful Results

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Cutex Twister With SPA Formula is one powerful and unique jar of nail polish remover and pretty much one of the coolest beauty contraptions I’ve used in recent times.

Cutex Twister Spa Formula

A brand new product in the trusted Cutex nail care line up, Twister is the solution to all the glitter nail polish that ever drove you crazy when it came time to remove. We have all been there. Tears may have been involved, as well as a resolution to never ever, ever buy another bottle of glitter nail polish. Like, ever!

Cutex Twister Spa Formula Nail Polish Remover

As I’ve experienced, the Cutex SPA Formula Nail Polish Remover is a powerful agent to easily get rid of glitter. The Twister contains the SPA Formula, along with a sponge designed to eliminate cotton pads, and a bristle brush that will have glitter and other nail polishes off your nails in a couple of minutes.

Cutex Twister Spa Formula Nail Polish Remover Review

As you’ll see in the short video I put together, I found that the most effective way to remove the glitter polish is to dip your finger in the jar, let it set for a few seconds, and then twist a few times.

What really impressed me about Cutex  is that it does work quickly and removes all of the polish you have on your nails, which is no small feat. The polish I was wearing previously needed a lot of elbow grease to remove when I used a regular polish remover with a cotton pad.

Starting this month you’ll be able to find four top-selling Cutex products at Target stores nationwide, including Cutex Twister. In honor of this occasion, one very lucky Painted Ladies reader will win Cutex Twister, along with a prize pack of Cutex nail care products valued at approximately $20. Except for the Regular Polish Remover, I’ve reviewed these products in the past and LOVE each and every single one. Seriously, Cutex rocks it in the nail polish remover category!

Cutex Nail Care Package Giveaway

Contest ends March 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm, PST  and is open to residents of the USA.

Enter Competition
My Final Thoughts: I am really impressed with the difficult nail polish remover power contained in the jar of Cutex Twister. It’s definitely going to make my life easier, and I’ll need to pick up a backup jar!

Rating: A

Price: $4.99

Availability: Check you local Target stores, which will be stocking Twister and other Cutex products in March 2015.

Cruelty-free? Yes

ColourPop Lippie Stix In Go Fish Is Hot Pink, Glossy Amazingness

I Bought It

Well, hello there, ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish.

ColourPop Cosmetics Go Fish Lippie Stix

I do believe you are one of the most gorgeous hot pink and glossy lipsticks I’ve seen in a quick minute.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish Review and Swatch

Le sigh.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish Swatch and Review

I’m slowly but surely building up my ColourPop Cosmetics collection, and the Lippie Stix I purchased in my last order had to be Go Fish, which has a hyper glossy finish. While I call it hot pink, ColourPop describes Go Fish as a vibrant coral red. Either way, it’s pretty perfect.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish Swatch

As with the matte ColourPop Lippie Stix, Go Fish is opaque and long wearing, some of the longest wearing lip colors I’ve ever seen.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish Makeup Inspiration

There are coordinating Lippie Pencils available, but I find any neutral lip pencil works well. I tend to reach for Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner, which is clear.

My Final Thoughts: If you’re in need of a bold, glossy hot pink lip color, ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish is your best bet!

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes


My Instagram Life, 3-1-15

A look back at the week in Painted Ladies and my life, as seen on Instagram!

If you visit Painted Ladies on your smartphone or tablet, you may have noticed the new mobile site, which is way overdue!

Painted Ladies Mobile Site

This week I showed you how Dove Quench has been nourishing my curls.

Dove Quench

Lashes and lips!

Koko Lashes Foxy ColourPop Tipsy

It was a good month for Ipsy.

Ipsy February 2015

Can’t you just smell this jasmine?


The best nail care products under $10.

Best Nail Care Products

I always look forward to the personalized notes from ColourPop. :)

ColourPop Personalized Note

The Pur Minerals Pout Pens are something awesome!

Pur Minerals Pout Pens

My February beauty favorites (is it really March 1st?).

February Beauty Favorites

There’s nothing like a fresh pack of crayons.

Crayola Crayons

Adventures in Mascara! A look back at the mascaras I loved (and didn’t love) recently.

Adventures In Mascara

Here’s to a blessed week!

Chantecaille, Sisley, Jordana, and Wedding Day Beauty Tips

Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition discussed this week!



Adventures In Mascara 2015

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I was thinking it was about time for an Adventures In Mascara post, but didn’t realize it had been an entire year since the last post! Time! Flying by!

Adventures In Mascara

Every once in a while I like to do a collaborative post showing you the different mascaras I’ve reviewed here on Painted Ladies. It’s fun to look back and see which ones have stood the test of time.

Tarina Tarantino Fleur De Lash

Full lashes are my thing. I love a good volumizing mascara, and Fleur De Lash has a full wand that gives the kind of lashes I just can’t help but love.



NYC City Proof

A bargain beauty surprise, this $4 mascara offers impressive volume that I wasn’t expecting. It’s a great overall mascara and one to check out.



Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara

I wasn’t expecting much from this mascara but the results were fantastic. My eyes are a bit sensitive, and I found that something in the ingredients really irritated my eyes, so I haven’t been using it much.



L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess

As much as I love L’Oreal mascara, this particular one proved to be an exception to the love. It’s a stinker! It didn’t do much for my lashes and was quickly tossed.



Milani Total Lash Cover



2014 was the year of extremely unique mascara wands, and I have to say Total Lash Cover took the cake! It’s about $5, which is an exceptional value to a mascara that provides major results.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

I’ll admit it- I was really amazed by the way Younique made my lashes look. Alas, the fibers that are an integral part of this mascara system irritate my eyes to the point I cannot use it at all.



L’Oreal Miss Manga

My mascara love of 2014, I can’t imagine a more perfect mascara than Miss Manga. I’m sure I’ll find something I like more at some point, but Miss Manga has a hold on my heart for sure.



L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza

A step up from the original L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara, I was definitely impressed with Intenza, which has a super fancy wand that creates defined, full, lush, long-wearing lashes.



Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Mascara

This is definitely one of the coolest mascaras I’ve ever used. You twist the wand to create four different wants and layer accordingly to create extremely full, lush lashes.




This mascara is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It’s the mascara that’s currently in my purse and layers to create lovely lashes.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara Review

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara Swatch

From this list the mascara that won my heart was clearly L’Oreal’s Miss Manga. I have repurchased this so many times and it’s a never fail, which is funny because I really was so doubtful about this mascara at first.

Adventures in Mascara Collage

Here’s a look at past Adventures In Mascara posts:

Adventures In Mascara 2012, Part 1

Adventures In Mascara 2012, Part 2

Adventures In Mascara 2014

What are your current favorite mascaras?

February 2015 Beauty Favorites

Even though February is a short month, it’s hard to believe we are encroaching upon March! Here we are and I have to say it was a great month of beauty finds of every variety. My February 2015 beauty favorites include eyeshadow, foundation, nail polish, and lots of lovely lip colors.

February 2015 Beauty Favorites

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks

I was actually really suprised by how much I liked the $0.99 lippies that are in newly revamped packaging in drugstores right now. These are not the waxy lipsticks from years past, and they’re definitely worth trying out.

Manna Kadar

I sampled a couple of Manna Kadar lip products via Gloss 48 and I have to say I was more impressed than I anticipated. The Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in Manna Babe has pretty much become one of my favorite fuchsia lip colors!

Lush Cosmetics

In February I gave you a peek at some Valentine’s goodies from Lush. By far the favorite in my house was the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar, which offers tons of awesomely scented bubbly bath time fun.

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Palette in Magical

This purple eyeshadow palette was made just for me because these colors and textures are exactly what I love. Purple eyeshadow = true love!

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

Pretty pinks and coral blushes galore are offered in this blush quad. It’s my go-to blush choice of the moment, with long-wearing shades that flatter skin tones across the board.

LATHER Tinted Lip Balms

These balms are pretty, moisturizing, and offer a really nice, shimmery tint to lips. They’re cruelty-free and carmine-free, and have a really soothing and light minty feel.

Hourglass Modernist Palette

The Modernist palettes get many mixed reviews, but I was really impressed with the Exposure palette, finding it fully of silky, pigmented, and blendable colors. It’s also a work of art and display-worthy!

Black|Up CC Cream

I reviewed and loved many Black|Up Cosmetics products this month, but the CC Cream was by far my favorite. With incredible coverage and a gorgeous finish, it’s definitely hitting my foundation rotation in a big way.

Sugarpill Hug Life Loose Shadow

Sugarpill released a slew of new loose shadows for 2015, and Hug Life is definitely my best bet. Seafoam green eyeshadow = true love!

Ardency Inn Spring 2015

Designed for rock stars, the Ardency Inn line offers top quality makeup products that wear for hours and hours on end. Their smooth, shimmery, and long-wearing MODSTER liners are a must to check out.

Esqido Lashes

These are luxury mink lashes that cost a bit more than synthetic lashes, but are also the most natural looking falsies I’ve ever worn and can be reused multitudes of times. I’m saving my pairs for my wedding to a man I haven’t met yet. LOL.

LAQA & Co. Polishes

With a rainbow of long=wearing colors at your selection and the prettiest packaging I’ve ever seen, LAQA & Co. nail polish is a fun treat!

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tipsy and Yasmin

ColourPop can do absolutely no wrong in my book, and this month I showed you two of my favorite $5 lip colors, Tipsy and Yasmin.


From the actual makeup bag to the hair, skin, and makeup products within, it was a good month for Ipsy and I’m already anticipating my March shipment.

Pur Minerals Pout Pen Lip Stain and Hydrating Balm

For seriously pigmented lips that will NEVER fade, these lippies are something you have to check out! But, for serious, they will never fade!

And there you have it! I’m entirely pleased with the beauty products I picked as my very favorites from February and I’m excited about some products I have on slate to review in March. Spring and the time change is almost here! Plus, I have a few super cool makeup giveaways to share with you, so stay tuned. March is going to be an excellent month!

What were your beauty favorites from February 2015. I wanna know!