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Swatches & Review of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate

Disclosure: Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate Links.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate review

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands, especially when it comes to highly pigmented, colorful products for both lips and eyes, which is exactly what the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate exhibits. I already love the golden shade ‘Icarus’, which I’ve reviewed here previously.  Now, I bring to you six other shades, which are from the Fall 2013 ‘Modern Craft’ Collection (read post here).

How to use Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate?

I am not kidding when I say that the uses for the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate are limitless.  They can be used for the following:

- Eyeshadows

- Lip colors

- Eye liner

- Eyeshadow base to make your eyeshadows “pop”. Try ‘Vice’ under your favorite eyeshadow.

-  ‘Grasshopper’ can be used to correct redness

- ‘Discipline’ is a pretty nude for my lips

What do I like about the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrates?

Besides the fact that the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate have limitless uses, I love them because the color pay-off is amazing.  With  just a small amount, no primer or any other kind of base, you can see from the swatches below, just how pigmented and opaque the shades are.

The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrates are creamy.  If you have oily lids, or lids with lots of folds, the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate may not work too well for you as a shadow, since it may crease.  Creme Color Concentrates  are non-drying, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free, and, of course, cruelty-free and vegan.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate Swatches
The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrates can be found at Sephora or purchased from the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ website for $20.  The price sounds steep; however, for the amount of product you get, plus the small amount you’d use each application, you’re definitely getting your monies worth.  Try ‘District’ as a lipstick, or use ‘Bauhaus’ to create a smoky eye, either way, have fun with it, and let me know what you think.

 

Disclosure: Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate Links.


One Direction Where We Are Tour Concert Ticket & Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

One Direction Where We Are Tour Ticket Giveaway
 

My tweenage nieces are in-love with One Direction.  In fact, they’re headed to their Where We Are Tour concert at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on August 4th.  One Direction has just finished the European leg of their Where We Are Tour, and are making their way to the US  in just a few days.  Wow, did August come quickly!

Apparently, the One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014 is supposed to be their “biggest yet.”  Wouldn’t you, or your teenage son/daughter would love to win free tickets to see One Direction in concert on August 8, 2014 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass?  Imagine, if you won how cool of a parent you will be. Your kids will love you for days.  You’ll go down in history as the best, and coolest parent of all time.

To top if off,  One Direction debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International – the name behind brands like Wet n Wild and Physician’s Formula – launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide.

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components. The winner of the tickets will also take home two of the One Direction Makeup tins.  Awesome!

 

***Giveaway***

To enter visit: https://promosimple.com/ps/520e or use the widget below

Each winner will receive two(2) tickets to the One Direction “Where We Are” Tour Concert at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for Friday, August 8th, 2014, at 7:00pm.

Note: Transportation to/from the concert and lodging not included.

Winners will also receive two (2) Makeup by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin.  Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage.  The two makeup tins will be randomly selected from the 3 available collections:

  1. Midnight Memories
  2. Take Me Home
  3. Up all Night

One Direction Makeup 2 One Direction Makeup 1
Details on the three Looks Collection tins: http://bit.ly/1DMakeupLooksCollection

 


 


Anti-aging Prevention starts now with Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Disclosure: Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50  provided for review purposes only via my membership with iFabbo.  All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links.

 

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery
I work in the field of health, and in my world, we know that prevention saves lives.  At the tender age of 29, I also know that when it comes to aging skin, prevention is key, too, which is why I’ve started using some form of anti-aging skincare product.  Recently, I’ve begun using the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, and couldn’t be happier.

Dermalogica claims the Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 helps minimize skin-aging triggers.  It is described as a medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50.  It has “Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities.”

Benefits

  • Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light.
  • Helps control the triggers that lead to skin aging.
  • Blends smoothly into skin for a perfected finish.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery spf50
The Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 offers the best of both worlds – moisturizer and sun protection.  Both of which are needed to aid in preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, and sun spots.  Plus, it takes out the hassle of using a moisturizer, and then reaching for your SPF product.

The Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is lightweight, and non-greasy, which is perfect for my combination oily skin. It blends into my skin well, and unlike other SPF products, it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin. Although I can’t attest to the anti-aging claims of the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, I have noticed that after a month’s use, my skin is softer, supple, well-moisturized, and youthful.

I like that the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 does not contain parabens, artificial colors or fragrance.  Yes, there’s a light scent (I can’t place my finger on) to the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50; however, it dissipates quickly.  And again, you can barely smell it.

I know some people may love the pump dispenser packaging of the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, but, my concern comes when I fast forward to later on down the line when I’m close to the last drop.  How will I be able to get it out? It’s a small concern, but a concern, nonetheless.

The Dermalogica is a great product to add to your skincare regimen if you are in the market for a moisturizer that helps fight the signs of aging, and protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  The Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is available on the Dermalogica website for $65/ 1.7 oz, Ulta or Walgreens.com.  If you’re interested in purchasing this product, or any other Dermalogica product, there’s a deal for $25 off any purchase of $150 or more at Dermalogica.com with code: Summer25 (valid until 7/31/14).

 

Disclosure: Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 provided for review purposes only via my membership with iFabbo.  All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links.


Review: Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio – Luna Beach {Swatches}

Disclosure: Affiliate links. Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach
Vincent Longo Cosmetics is a brand that I’ve heard a lot of great things about thanks to my fellow makeup artists and beauty bloggers.  Ever since reading reviews on Vincent Longo Cosmetics, I’ve wanted to try at least one product from this brand, and luckily for me, waiting in my The Makeup Show Blogger Preview gift bag was a Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio  in shade Luna Beach.

Description: This unique, out-of-this-world formula opens new vistas in eye makeup. Pearl X eyeshadows spread cool to warm tones throughout a sophisticated multi-textured product, to create shades of matte and shine that effortlessly blend and shift as you apply. The galactic multi-textures of matte and pearl encourage a personalized, creative application style (source).

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio is unlike any eyeshadow I’ve tried.  It’s a “trio” of three  eyeshadows of varying textures that can be used singularly or together, which means the looks you can create with it are endless.

What I like about the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow is the versatility of it; I was able to create soft looks, bold looks, and use it as a liner.  Vincent Longo Cosmetics recommends using their #18 brush (I forgot to snap a pic of) to apply the eyeshadow to achieve a soft application. I also like that I was able to mix the colors, which allowed me to get a different look each time.

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow are extremely soft; they’re like butter.  I experienced little to no fallout, too. Can you say, AMAZING! It applied well (at least to my liking) when a using a dense, flat shadow brush.

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach Swatches
The flecks of metallic copper in the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow in Luna Beach, as you can tell from my photos, was my favorite.  The green and purple were a hit, too.

Just in case you were wondering, the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow wears well throughout the day, especially with a primer.  This is even on a hot, humid New York City Day.

Overall, I am happy with my first Vincent Longo Cosmetics experience, and can’t wait to explore more items from the brand.

 

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach Eyes

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows come in a shiny, sleek black compact with a mirror (a plus) that is embossed with an almost Tiffany blue Vincent Longo logo.   The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows can be purchased for $25 on the Vincent Longo website or Nordstrom.com, and are available in four additional shades:Code 6 Pink, Novalei, Destiny Rose, and Etherea.

Have you tried Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows or anything from the Vincent Longo line? What are your thoughts?

Disclosure: Affiliate links. Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.