Although I have been trying to use mostly organic natural products, I do mix it up and use a variety of cosmetics from different brands. One that I like is CARGO. The mascara is amazing, the makeup is light and colorful and it doesn’t bother my skin. When I saw the spring products, I was very excited!
The CARGO ColorStick is an oil free creamy stick of color that can be used on lips or cheeks. The cream to powder formula blends beautifully and adds as much or as little color as you need. I was not a big fan of creamy blushes until this one which lasts for hours!
The smooth and silky Lip Gloss comes in a variety of colors- I’m partial to the lighter shades. The formula is lightweight and gives a brilliant shine!
Want the perfect blend of blush and bronzer? This one is ideal for this time of year when you want to look just a little flushed and healthy, is the CARGO BeachBlush. If you want to skip any pink or peach color and head right to bronzer then check out the Water Resistant Bronzer. This color will keep you looking bronzed and beautiful in and out of the water. It contains Micronized Light Diffusers to scatter the light and give you a glow. My favorite way to apply is with a big fluffy brush, lightly all over my face, chest and arms.
Want something exciting for your eyes? Then look no further than the Color Palette that includes four quality eyeshaows in one sleek compct! There are so many shades to choose from including the bright blues above to tans and grays. Check them out here!
by Kristen Docker
The sunny glow of a bronzer made especially for the eyes! Cargo Eye Bronzer is is a brilliant and shimmering pure shadow pigment the gives some serious bronze impact for your eyes. The sponge-tipped wans applicator makes for fool-proof application every time you use Eye Bronzer.
I’ve been adding Cargo Eye Bronzer to different colors of eye shadows all week. It gives my deep purples a gorgeous summery bronze finish and my browns a rich, earthy look with some shimmer. I’ve also experimented with adding just a dab of Cargo Eye Bronzer to the center area just under my brows. It gave my brows a little more depth and a warm sun kissed glow to my eyelids.
It couldn’t be easier to apply. I just dab the spongy wand in the center of my lids, then use my finger tips to distribute shimmer any where I want it! Perfect for summer!
by Caroline Leavitt
Sun-kissed skin, by way of Borghese Summer’s about to heat up and if you want a rosy glow without the sun damage, Borghese has the answer.Their all over body bronzer is sort of a genius product. It’s got a brush attached to it and it’s filled with mineral powder which you can sweep over your body to look like you just spent a few hours in the south of France.
If you prefer a lotion, (I’m partial to the powder), try their Brightening Body Glow, a light diffusing lotion that brightens your skin and adds a voluptuous hint of shimmer, too. Even better, it’s boosted with vitamins A and E to moisturize and protect your skin. I also loved the bronzing face power, which contains three different shades to give you a shot of color on your cheek shoulders, or anywhere you please.
And for summer-parched skin, Borghese offers Summer Glow with SPF 20, a terrific oil-free tinted moisturizer. Of course, since it’s Borghese, one of my favorite product lines, everything glides on and feels terrific–plus I love the kiss of color all the products gave me!
I can’t get enough of these new shades from bareMinerals. Presenting the bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 Duos plus two bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 Quads. I like these for the highly pigmented, smooth and long lasting color plus anti-aging benefits. How can you go wrong with these? There are colors for every mood and shades that compliment every eye color. For those creative girls, I’m sure you can blend and mix and come up with your own signature shades. These blend very nicely, in part I think due to the excellent texture.
My favorite has to be duo titled The Phenomenon which includes the shades of Golden Iris + Azure Iris. Each of the compacts are named then the colors inside are also named. Someone was sure busy coming up with all these names of shades!
Available in May, the new shades include the following-
The Phenomenon (Golden Iris + Azure Iris)
The Cliff Hanger (Suspense + Awe)
The 15 Minutes (Page Six + Most Requested)
The Alter Ego (Wicked + Daring)
The Last Call (On the Rocks + Shaken Not Stirred)
The Hidden Agenda (Stealth + Undercover)
The Winner Is…. (Chart Topper + Hit Single)
Please go here to check out all the bareMinerals Ready EyeShadows and keep checking back for the new additions!
by Kristen Docker
I love the mission behind Pixi cosmetics: “simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better.”
Pixi is a brand I’m newly familiar with so I was really excited to play around with the Pixi Glow Fairy Face Palette and a few other goodies from the Pixi Glow collection. I’m a sucker for cute packaging so right away I was in love with the products. “A whole face in a case”, the Fairy Face Palette is inspired by budding roses, berry nectars & dew at dawn. The shades are universally flattering and perfectly pigmented!
I loved the Straight on till Morning Liner in 2nd Twinkle Star, a deep khaki green sparkle green paired with some of the pink hues from the Fairy Face Palette. A swipe of the super-nourishing gel crayon Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink over my lips and I was ready to go.
I also recommend dusting on some Pixi Glow Fairy Dust, Catching Shadows in Beaming Reflection (a cream-to-powder eye crayon) and Pixi’s sparkly pink nail color Pirouette Pink! There are so many amazing and adorable products from Pixi! I encourage you to check out the Pixi website here to see for yourself!
Pixi is also available at Target!
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