InTruBeauty: February 2015

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!


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