Category Archive: Beauty Review

Jul 12 2017

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Instant Natural Glow review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I bought this. A flushed, glowing look in one sweep? I couldn’t resist that, so I picked up an IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow at The Makeup Show NYC in May. This blush, bronzer and highlighter combo product, in which the bronzer fades into the blush, which fades into the highlighter, is beautiful. The …

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Jul 03 2017

Beauty Products I’m Using for my 4th of July

Kryolan red eye liner and bdellium tools Matte lipstick in scarlett Oh beautyjudy

Some PR samples, affiliate links. See bottom for full disclosure Independence Day is always an excuse to do something fun with my nails and makeup – bring out the red, white and blue everything! This year, I thought I’d put together a post with some of the products that are essential for me to have …

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Jun 28 2017

Making an Unflattering Lipstick Shade Work

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Carbon swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. As much as I play with color, I know what does and doesn’t look good on me. I’m generally not comfortable with bright blues, greens, yellows or other nontraditional lipstick shades. I’m also not comfortable wearing nude shades that contradict my skin tone. I’ve just never thought of myself as able …

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Jun 26 2017

FACEatelier Ultra Matte Mist

Faceatelier Ultra Matte mist review on BeautyJudy

I bought this. This isn’t a long review with lots of pictures, but I think it’s worth a quick overview! At The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the FACEatelier booth. I can’t for the life of me remember who recommended it, but someone told me about their mattifying mist and since I’ve been struggling with an …

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Jun 19 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Lipsticks

Zoya Wanderlust lipstick review and swatches beautyjudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. Zoya released three new, fresh pops of color with its Wanderlust collection and guys I am here for these feminine lippies! Gloss is heading back into style, and these lipsticks are the perfect way to begin the transition back from the matte liquid lipstick! Kirby Kirby is a semi-sheer watermelon …

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Jun 16 2017

Mehron Goes Mainstream While Staying Pro

Mehron Beauty The Makeup Show NYC BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom. (Makeup Artist Jinny at the Mehron booth creates an amazing body look during The Makeup Show NYC) While at The Makeup Show NYC, I stopped by the Mehron booth and chatted with Creative Director Stephanie Koutikas. Mehron reached out to me prior to the show to set up the appointment …

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Jun 14 2017

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Moisturizer and Foundation

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR Sample, see bottom. I’ll warn you here: This is a long one! There’s a lot of information to share about these products! In recent months, I’ve been having trouble with my facial skin. I’ve had more bumps and redness from my rosacea and I’ve battled flaky skin, dryness but yet also an oil slick …

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Jun 12 2017

A Look at Veil Cosmetics

Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light Primer Serum Mixing Base review BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Some PR samples. See bottom for disclosure. Sebastien Tardif, an internationally acclaimed makeup artist, founded Veil Cosmetics a few years ago out of a passion for skin and the desire to help achieve a revealed – not masked – complexion. Complexion is Tardif’s focus with Veil, he told me recently during an interview at The …

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Jun 09 2017

Today was a “Fairytale”

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Fairytale Lime Crime Diamond Crushers in Strip lip look BeautyJudy

I bought this As much as I will do bold colors on my lids, I haven’t gone too deep into the colorful lip trend. It’s just not something I’ve been interested in. Until around the time I turned 40, last month. Sure, I’d tried a dark blue lippie prior to that, and some deep, dark …

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Jun 05 2017

Straight and Curly Hair with White Sands

Disclaimer: PR Sample; see bottom I’ll be honest, before Allison of Never Say Die Beauty wrote about White Sands, I’d never heard of the brand! Her thorough review piqued my interest. I’d been looking for hair products that would help me have a shiny, silky straight do, and a more evenly curled curly do that …

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