Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour {Review}

I would probably say my beauty session lately is definitely with lip products. I still love blushes and eye shadows, but I can't seem to resist lipsticks and lip products lately! That's why I'm very excited whenever a new lip product comes out, especially from a brand like Laura Mercier! Their new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour has really got me impressed!

The first thing I noticed was that I really liked the sleek design of the product and the second thing I noticed was just how vibrant the color was. I was ready to jump right in to test out the claims of this product! I was sent a bright orangey red color called Vermillion Red. First off, this was super easy to apply. The applicator is baby soft and has just enough flexibility to make your application perfection. This is especially appreciated with a bold red lip where any mistake is painstakingly obvious. The color was really true to the color in the bottle. I found it to be bright and highly pigmented. It definitely made an impact! I only had to apply one thin layer for full pigmented coverage. 
  About: Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour, $28
· Creamy formula envelops lips in richness with a demi-matte finish
· Lightweight, comfortable, all day wear
· Multi-functional paddle brush for one stroke colour application
· Available in nine rich, intense and creamy colours
I was very curious to see how this lasted throughout the day. I'm usually pretty tough on my lip products and have found a lot of them do not live up to their wear claims. This product claims to be lightweight, comfortable and have all day wear. I definitely found those claims to be true. This product lasted seven hours on me! Those seven hours included a lunch of yogurt and then some greasy delicious chicken for dinner. I kept looking at my lips throughout the day to see how it was holding up and each time I looked I thought, well it still looks absolutely perfect! It wasn't until about an hour or so after dinner that I did notice it starting to fade. 

I did notice it started to fade a little unevenly, meaning I had more product around the outside of my lips than the inside. This wasn't quite as noticeable as I've had with other products. I hate when you have to constantly worry about your lipstick and whether or not you have a ring around your lips. I really wouldn't worry too much about this as it is super long lasting. I also did notice a slight stain after. My lips were a little dry after this faded, but that's probably due more to winter than the actual product (it is currently 15 degrees here but feels like 6!). 

This product once applied didn't fully dry on my lips throughout the day. The upside to that is that it remains super comfortable on your lips unlike a true liquid matte lipstick which usually drys quicker and can cause a tight and uncomfortable feeling. However the downside is that I did have some transfer throughout the day onto things like a coffee cup. I really liked the demi-matte finish of this product. It wasn't too shimmery or shiny, it did appear somewhat matte with just a little bit more comfort and gloss to it. It really is a finish that I was impressed with. I think the closest product I can compare it to is Too Faced Melted Liquified lipstick. I do love those, but I'm loving Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour even more! I'm excited to check out the other colors in this line. This product is definitely a win in my book!

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's a LUSH Cosmetics Valentine

Valentine's day for me has always been about a celebration of love, regardless of if I'm single or not. It's also a great day to really take some extra time out for yourself and do some pampering. I'm always excited to see what LUSH Cosmetics has for Valentine's day as you can always count on them to have the cutest products with the sweetest scents. Here are a few of my favorite picks this Valentine's day! If you're looking for some gift ideas for the woman or love in your life, I highly recommend checking out LUSH's Valentine's day offerings. My absolute favorite body wash scent of all time is Prince Charming, so I definitely recommend picking that up especially since it's limited edition!
Floating Flower
Relax, it’s nearly Valentine’s Day and this flower is sure to please! Gently place this multi-layered Bath Bomb in the water and watch as it floats and slowly fizzes away, releasing a sensual jasmine fragrance. Its vivid, colorful layers create a bouquet of pink, orange and green froth on the water, so get in and soak up all its goodness, and leave the tub feeling relaxed and smelling irresistible.
Unicorn Horn:
Sink into a magical bath filled with beautiful essential oils, colorful candy stars, sparkling glitter, rainbows and dreams. Gorgeous pastel colors and a shimmering luster create enchanting pink waters with silvery trails sparkling through it – just like the dazzling pools in magical forests that unicorns can be found bathing in. Lavender, ylang ylang and neroli create a unique and uplifting fragrance as you surround yourself with mounds of bubbles that will leave you feeling perfectly serene.
The Kiss Lip Gloss:
This limited edition gloss is vegan, self-preserving and leaves behind a pretty pink color and loads of shine. Its whipped buttery base of Fair Trade shea and cupuaƧu butters melts on to soften and hydrate lips, and almond and mandarin oils leave a lip-smacking flavor behind. 
Prince Charming Shower Gel:
Get cozy with our limited edition Valentine's Day body wash! Just like its namesake, this pretty pink gel has everything you've been dreaming of: an intoxicating fruity perfume, skin-softening oils and a gentle touch. Get in a lather and luxuriate in the indulgent blend of fresh pomegranate juice, Fair Trade vanilla pod infusion and almond oil. You’ll emerge with royally soft, beautifully moisturized skin—it’s almost too good to be true!

So there you have it-four perfect picks for a perfect Valentine's day. And remember whether you're single or not, be sure to celebrate the love you have in your life on this day and take a little extra time to take care of yourself too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Drugstore VIP: Very Important Products

High end beauty items don't automatically guarantee that a product is better quality or works better. There are instances where drugstore products perform just as well if not better than their pricier counterparts. In thinking about this list of my most reliable drugstore items, I thought about the makeup I chose to pack when I'm traveling. When I'm traveling I'm obviously more limited in the makeup items I can chose to bring and therefore must carefully select those prized items. Oh yes, it can be a difficult decision but there tends to be some drugstore items that are always guaranteed a place!

Drugstore VIP

L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara is my favorite drugstore mascara on the market and probably one of my favorites overall. This has the perfect sized brush and formula for long voluminous lashes.

Elf $1 Eyeshadow Primer has been a product I've repuchrased many times as this $1 find holds up and actually even performs better than pricey high end products.

Rimmel London BB Cream applies like a dream and provides the perfect amount of coverage for my low key days!

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm provides the perfect splash of color on the go with added nourishing benefits. 

Burt's Bees Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment has been my savior in this cold winter weather. I always keep this in my purse. One application greatly improves the condition of my lips. 

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow is one of the easiest to use eyeshadows with intense gorgeous color that lasts. 

Scunci Bobby Pins are always a must, especially on the go! I always pack Scunci  hair ties as well but can always use a Bobby Pin to pin back some fly aways or do a quick up do!

What is your favorite drugstore travel item? Comment and let me know, I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Get Them While You Can! My favorite Limited Edition sets!

When you see a product that is limited edition that catches your eye, your heart immediately starts beating faster and the intense debate over whether you actually need this or not begins. Especially around the holidays there are so many great releases at great prices that it's hard not to want to scoop every single one up. I did my fair share of shopping and browsing and lusting this holiday season so that I could make it easy for you! Here are my hands down top picks for limited edition sets that you can still get now...but not for long! 

Limited Edition Beauty Loves

Contains 3 Eye Shadow Palettes with a total of 12 shades ~ 0.06 oz each, 2 Blush & Bronzer Palettes of "Chocolate Soleil Bronzer" and "Who's Your Poppy Blush" ~ 0.14 oz each, 1 Deluxe Sized "Better Than Sex Mascara.

This set was a holiday set from Too Faced but you can still find it online at places like Amazon. I recommend picking this up while you still can. I was very torn on purchasing this but there were a few pieces in there that I knew would be perfect for certain people as gifts. With six pieces to this, it makes it easy to gift to others and keep something for yourself. I kept a blush and bronzer and an eyeshadow palette. These are super easy to travel with and I'm loving the selections. I wasn't in love with this at first sight but it certainly has grown on me! 

Each of the six exclusive eye shadow shades is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, long-lasting power, and blendability. The creamy, award-winning 24/7 Eye Pencil glides on smoothly and dries down to leave a fade-free finish. The full-size lip gloss is created with nourishing rosehip seed oil and infused with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™, vitamin E, avocado oil, and shea butter to condition lips. The triple-black pigments in the Perversion Mascara leave lashes with deep, bold black color. It’s formulated with Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids (including marine glycogen), which is known to support lash growth.

My boyfriend got this for me for Christmas and I'm loving it more than I even thought I would at first glance. The eyeshadow colors are just perfect for me with the shimmery pink shade being my favorite. At first glance I thought the pairing of colors was a bit unusual but when I play with these on the lid, the work so amazing well together. My favorite way to wear them is to wear Dive (metallic rose/gold micro-shimmer) all over the lid with Fix (soft taupe matte) in the crease and Stun (metallic bronze/light gold micro-shimmer) on the outer lid. For a more dramatic look use Dare (medium brown matte) in the crease instead of Fix.

A rich, creamy body lotion, Celebrate deeply hydrates and softens with almond oil and cocoa butter, while its intoxicating blend of orange flower, lime, benzoin and cognac oil perfumes the skin with a champagne fragrance that lingers for hours. Indulge in this decadent cream before going out for the night or after a relaxing bath with our Golden Wonder Bath Bomb.

Included in the buy one get one free sale! I've already stocked up on this limited edition lotion as it has quickly become a must have in my stash. The scent of oranges is so uplifting and the lotion is creamy and thick yet lightweight. Luxurious and uplifting is how I'd describe it!

it Cosmetics Holiday Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Stain 6-Piece Kit
Special limited edition collection of 6 full-size Vitality Lip Flushes housed in a beautiful gift box complete with ribbon, bow and gift tag. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, this truly innovative, formula contains IT Cosmetics® Hydra-Luxe technology, including ingredients such as Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe and Jojoba that all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your lips. Good-for-you ingredients drench your lips with lasting hydration and color and the naturally pretty shades work on all skin tones. Made in the USA, Paraben-free.

These are some of the easiest lip products to wear and they have great staying power. I've found all to look incredibly natural and flattering. The color in the tube is not necessarily how it will appear on your lips. Testing these out to see how they would appear on my lips was really fun and I fell in love with every shade. These have become a staple in my purse and briefcase. I always need at least one within reach! I did find these to be slightly hydrating and I love that they leave a stain after the initial finish is gone. This is also a great deal at $49.50 because you get $120 worth of lip products!

What is your current favorite limited edition set? Comment and let me know, I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Josie Maran Today's Special Value on QVC!

Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection exclusively available on QVC’s Today’s Special Value! This set is on sale today for the one time price of $69.96 but it is a $213 value!

This collection of skincare and face beautifiers infused with argan oil will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin this New Year! Argan Cleansing Oil removes dirt, while the 100% Pure Argan Oil hydrates your skin. The Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation and Brush provides even-toned skin care benefits and finally the Argan Color Stick adds a pop of rosy pink to your lips and cheeks!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays from InTruBeauty!

Happy Holidays to all my readers out there! Thank you for your support this year. I hope you've enjoyed my holiday posts and reviews. As I take some time away this holiday with my friends and family, please check out my top five favorite holiday themed posts. I will return with lots more to come in the new year!

My Top Five Post this Holiday Season:

Monday, December 22, 2014

LUSH Cosmetics Holiday 2014 Top Picks

LUSH Cosmetics always has the best holiday and seasonal items! Even better for Christmas, they have a bunch of great gift sets with all of your favorites in every combination you could ever wish for. I love that they are already pre-wrapped in gorgeous packaging which makes holiday shopping a little bit more fun and a little less stressful! If you have someone on your list that loves bath, body and beauty items and loves to try new things, I highly recommend stopping into a LUSH Cosmetics store. Here are some of my top picks for this holiday season!

It's really hard to pick just one scent from LUSH as there are so many amazing unique scents. If I had to chose a favorite I would probably pick Rose Jam. I made sure to stock up on some extras of the shower gel as it is available only for a limited time. This has a deep rose scent that is relaxing and romantic. I love it as it's not a scent I would typically reach for but it is so luxurious and really makes me feel great after use! I pair this with Ro's Argan Conditioner which contains cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals. 

Snow Fairy
Oh how we've missed lathering up in those fluffy pink bubbles! We crave Snow Fairy's bubblegum and sweet vanilla fragrance all year, and just can't imagine the holidays without her. Our famous fairy contains a smattering of biodegradable shimmering luster (or as we like to call it, Fairy Dust), so she won't harm the earth one little bit! Sparkly, pink and candy scented - what more could we ask for?!

Rose Jam *limited edition
You begged and pleaded with us to bring Rose Jam back for Christmas - and it's here for a limited time! A decadent, rosy shower gel made with vanilla pod infusion, goji berry juice and nourishing argan oil, Rose Jam leaves your skin soft, hydrated and sweetly-scented. Lovers of our Rose Jam Bubbleroon and Ro's Argan Body Conditioner will recognize its gorgeous rose absolute and lemon fragrance. Lathering up with this shower gel is a truly indulgent way to wash!

So White *new in shower gel form
So White Bath Bomb has been a LUSH Christmas favorite for years, and this holiday we've invented a gorgeous shower gel that shares its mouthwatering apple perfume! With fresh, gently cleansing apple infusion, soothing rose water and uplifting bergamot oil, a shower with So White will most certainly leave you feeling as fair as can be. We've added a touch of nourishing rice bran oil and tincture of benzoin to soften and calm the skin through the chilly winter months, and its freshly picked apple perfume will stay with you all day long.

Hot Toddy *new
Ruby red and cinnamon scented, our sparkling Hot Toddy shower gel will transport your senses to the warmest reaches of your mind. Come in from the cold and lather up with a fresh ginger infusion and cinnamon leaf oil mix that will keep you cozy on the chilliest days

Ocean Salt
The minerals in sea salt soften as it scrubs away dirt, dead skin and blockages for a bright, fresh face. We mix in fresh avocado and coconut to hydrate thirsty skin, leaving it balanced and soft. The cleansing effects of lime and vodka are ideal for blocked pores, blackheads or blemishes and leave skin visibly brightened. It's no wonder Ocean Salt is so enormously popular! 

I also highly recommend checking out Rub Rub Rub which is described as a scrubby sea salt and minosa shower wash. It has a dash of lemon juice with the tropical scent of minosa blossoms and it is just heaven! If you like scrubs that are finer, I would recommend that one as Ocean Salt does have some coarser larger salt particles. If you're not sure you can always ask for a sample in-store to test out which you prefer! I'm almost out of Ocean Salt and out of Rub, Rub, Rub and my skin definitely notices the difference without these! 

And for that special man on your list I recommend Dirty Shaving Cream which contains oat milk, shea butter, honey and lavender cream. There is nothing like a soft clean shaven face to kiss on Christmas morning! 

Check out my picks and reviews from last Christmas as well! Happy Holidays!


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