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Tag Archives: Cream Shadow

Review BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow!

4 Aug

I wasn’t super excited when I received the BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow in my Ipsy Glam Bag for July.

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I am normally not a fan of cream eye shadow.  My eyelids are naturally oily, so adding oil to them is a disaster.  And cream shadows are normally oily.

I eyed this suspiciously for a few weeks, but finally decided to give it a go.

So, how was it? 

Well, I was surprised how not oily it was.

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From Ulta’s website:

 Details
Meet the next generation in eye shadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.

Benefits:

12-hour long-wearing color
Supercharged primer
Powerful brightening benefits
Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Clinicals/Claims:
100% of women agreed their eyelids looked brighter instantly & over time.*
100% of women said their eyes appeared more youthful upon application.** Based on an independent consumer study
My review:

The BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow is more of  a liquid than a cream.

I’m not sure what shade I received because it is not indicated on anywhere on the container.

Why I like it

It goes on wet, and quickly dries.  You apply it with a wand applicator.

 It has great staying power.  The color payoff is intense.  It helps your eyelids look really smooth.

Why I don’t like it

You have to work really fast to blend it with your finger or sponge, otherwise it settles and dries and then you are stuck with it unless you remove it.

And I mean, FAST!

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No flash

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Flash

My thoughts

I think this is a great shadow to use alone for a pop of color.  I love how deep and flat the color is!!!!  I’m thinking my shade is one of the darkest of the collection, and I am curious about the lighter shades.

I did wear it with a primer, but I am going to try it without.  I think it will hold very well.

This retails for $18 at Ulta, so it isn’t cheap, but it’s not terrible for the quality.  I am already planning on buying  a different shade.

Have you tried the bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB cream shadow yet?

~Anna

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Paul & Joe Limited Edition Fairy Tale Collection

1 Aug

These beauties showed up in my email this morning and I swooned hard.  I love anything Fairy Tale themed because I am forever a silly 10 year old girl.

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Fairytale

As children, we were fascinated by Fairytales. The most exciting stories featured radiant colors that fired our imaginations. The gold coins that appeared in one story, the shiny antique-gold cover of another book…

Find your own Fairytale this fall with Paul & Joe’s new collection inspired by classic, whimsical tales.

As soon as you open the new Eye Color Set CS from Paul & Joe, your Fairytale begins! Available in three charming color schemes, casting your best beauty spell has never been more enchanting. Each set is comprised of a Cream Eye Color CS, an Eye Color CS and an Eye Color Powder CS that make for the prettiest palette.

Pucker up for Prince Charming with a selection of robust, romantic shades from Paul & Joe! New for autumn 2013, the Lipstick CS collection is comprised of three fanciful, vibrant hues that complement the colors of the season.

This fantastic and sweetly enchanting Autumn Collection is for adult women who can still remember the feelings they had as a girl. “

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Of course I need these, especially the purple one.  Hello, Gorgeous!

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They retail for $38.00 USD.

Are you Lovelies excited for any new Fall collections?

~Anna