Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just Natural Anti-Aging Nutritive Serum | Review

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My love of luxury beauty oils continues to be unquenchable, and I continuously seem to find what I consider luxurious golden elixirs at all price points. Therefore, I am always thrilled when I am able to introduce you to affordable oils that don't sacrifice lovely textures, scents and efficacy.

Just Natural Anti-Aging Nutritive Serum is a lightweight and fast absorbing beauty oil that effortlessly nourishes, hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It is filled with beautiful organic oils, of extraordinary quality, that leave skin velvety soft, supple and luminous. Furthermore, it is affordable, has a lovely texture and the bottle is long-lasting.
According to Just Natural,

Many serums on the market are made mostly of water (90% +-) with a very tiny amount of active ingredients. This serum has no water, silicone, alcohol or any other filler.

Every drop of this serum has powerful vital natural nutrients to help lift and firm your skin from the inside, correcting wrinkles and increasing firmness as this weightless serum is instantly absorbed.
Claimed Benefits:       
  • Anti-wrinkle ingredients made by nature.
  • Serum can be used alone or under make-up.
  • Firms and moisturizes for softer, smoother velvety skin.
  • For a more radiant, healthy glow with enhanced skin tone.      
  • Gentle, non-irritating formula reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful and healthier appearance.
  • No Mineral Oil, No Petrolatum, No Silicone, No Water, No Alcohol, No Fillers.
  • Erase away the appearance of fine lines, blotches, and discolorations naturally.
I warm a couple of drops in my hands and massage it into warm and damp freshly washed skin, and it sinks in immediately. My skin is immediately softened, hydrated and luminous, but with sustained use lines are softened and skin appears more eve in tone. 

The scent is an intoxicatingly hypnotic warm fruity floral kissed by Frankincense, and it is so pleasant and calming that it does wonders facilitating a good night's sleep.

Just Natural Anti-Aging Nutritive Serum is: Alcohol Free, Chemical Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Handmade Fresh. Made in the USA. Natural & Organic. GMO Free, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free & Vegan.
Attributes of Key Ingredients:

Avocado Oil: "contains essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins A, D, E and B6, magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids, folic acid, as well as potassium known as the youth mineral which nourish your skin. Avocado oil has high levels of plant sterolins are well known for rejuvenating skin and reducing signs of aging."

Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca): "is cold-pressed from the seeds of the fruit. It is easily absorbed without being greasy. Apricot kernel oil contains essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, and oleic acid and also vitamins A, C and E. This oil is also rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, which comes from essential fatty acid omega 6. The GLA helps in firming and toning your skin. It enhances skin
elasticity and works well in anti-wrinkle skin care."

Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica granatum): "is cold pressed from the seeds of pomegranate fruit. This oil is known for its moisturizing, nourishing, and protective qualities. This oil can also help retain and improve skin elasticity. It is rich in punicic acid, an Omega-5 fatty acid, to fight free radicals that age your skin. High in levels of Vitamin C, Pomegranate Seed oil may help promote regeneration of
the skin."
Overall Assessment: A lovely, nourishing, hydrating and affordable face oil. It simultaneously delights the skin and the senses,and gives the skin a lovely ethereal glow.

$37.99 from Just Natural Skincare (Unaffiliated Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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Pink Ribbon Beauty Finds for BCA | Drugstore to Luxury

Essie 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Cube 
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many companies are currently selling products from which a portion, and in some cases all, of the proceeds are being donated to a variety of Breast Cancer organizations. If you are pondering pretty pink purchases for a worthy cause, here are a few lovelies to consider. Whether you are strolling the aisles of your local drugstore to replenish your deodorant or lip balm, or planning a luxury purchase for yourself-- there are a plethora of choices that proudly display the Pink Ribbon, and are worthy of your consideration.
Here are but a few:

Essie 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Cube 
A quartet of mini long-lasting nail polishes

Essie 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Cube features 3 limited-edition shades of nail polish to benefit breast cancer awareness and create a perfect at-home manicure. These feminine lacquers feature a safe recipe without the use of toluene, formaldehyde or DHP to protect nails with a chip-resistant finish. Mix and match for a personalized appearance or toss in your purse for touch-ups. 

Essie 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Cube includes:
  • Pink Happy - bright pink (0.16 fl. oz)
  • Pinking About You - baby pink sequin (0.16 fl. oz.)
  • I Pink I Can - pastel pink (0.16 fl. oz.)
  • Grow Stronger Base Coat (0.16 fl. oz.)
$17.00 from Dermstore and Nordstrom.
EOS Limited Edition Pink Smooth Sphere and Smooth Stick Lip Balm and Hand Lotion Set  

Includes Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, Limited Edition strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick Lip Balm, and Berry Blossom Hand Lotion.

Lip Balm Flavors: Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere, Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick
USDA-Certified organic formula; 100% natural.

Enriched with nourishing shea butter and soothing jojoba oil
Provide long lasting moisture for sensationally soft and smooth lips.

Soft-touch, ergonomic, recyclable packaging on Smooth Sphere lip balm is easy to find in even the largest of bags.

Superior Hand Lotion is 96% natural providing 24 hour miniaturization. Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, so hands are super soft and silky smooth.

$7.99 Available from and Ulta.
Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink 
professional quality makeup brushes

Beautiful eyes are works of art, and here's how you create them. This set of Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink professional quality makeup brushes come with clean white handles, chic silver accents and pink plush bristles. And it's all wrapped in a silver carrying case with pink lining. Set includes powder/blusher brush, concealer brush, eye shadow brush, crease brush and bent eye liner brush.

Target is donating 15% of the purchase price (excluding sales tax) from the purchases of this item at Target and to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  For more information about BCRF, visit

$15.99 Available from Target.
Soft & Dri Aluminum Free Deodorant Solid, Powder Fresh 

Soft & Dri® Aluminum Free deodorant provides highly-effective all-day protection from odor only, with a gentle fragrance that gives you that confident feeling of clean.

Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Stearate, PEG-6, Methyl Ether, Triclocarban, Red 33, Fragrance. Made in Canada.

$2.29 from
Jane Iredale Smell the Roses Hydrating Spray

All profits from the sales of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Smell the Roses Hydration Spray by jane iredale gives you a quick pick-me-up whenever you need it. The facial spritz contains rose flower oil and extracts to calm and support your skin’s function while its rosy fragrance refreshes and lifts your mood. Organic rose damascena flower water is an excellent skin tonic, cleansing the skin without disturbing its natural protective shield, while rose damascena flower oil and extracts penetrate deep into the layers of your skin, nourishing, tightening, cleansing, detoxifying and increasing blood circulation all while calming and supporting the skin’s functions.
How to use: Lightly mist onto your face from about an arm’s length away whenever your skin feels dry or when exposed to a drying atmosphere. It can also be used to set minerals and help conceal pores and fine lines, to moisturize oily skin, to use on makeup brushes to intensify eyeshadows or as static control for your hair.

$29.00 Available from Nordstrom and SkinStore.
Arcona Magic Pink Ice

ARCONA will donate $2 for every Magic Pink Ice sold in the month of October to Cancer and Careers.

Daily hydrating gel moisturizes deep within the dermis without clogging pores, to protect against environmental damage and leave skin fresh and dewy.  Moisturize skin with white cranberry complex, hyaluronic acid and mucopolysaccharides.  Neutralize free radicals with a proprietary mineral complex of beta-carotene, vitamins B-5, C and E.  Clarify skin with anti-microbial totara extract.

Like all products in ARCONA's skin therapy regimen,  Magic Pink Ice  is cosmeceutically formulated with pure, natural ingredients, cold-pressed in small batches to keep them fresh, active and super-effective.  For optimal results, we recommend using this product within six months of opening.  change may be immediately noticeable;  however, full benefits are derived as skin is brought into balance by regular use. All Skin Types. Made in the USA.

$40.00 Available from Arcona, SkinStore and
Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection (Limited Edition)

Gloss for a cause — four ultra-pretty pinks that will make lips shimmer: Pretty Pink Sheer Lip Gloss, Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss; Bright Lilac Lip Gloss and Soiree Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss.

When you purchase this gorgeous limited edition set, Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bobbi’s award-winning Lip Gloss gives lips beautiful, brilliant dimension and stays color true without that sticky feel. Enriched with emollients and Vitamins C and E, High Shimmer Lip Gloss will condition, protect and moisturize lips.

Wear it alone or on top of your favorite Lip Color — either way our new tapered applicator lets you apply like a pro.

Clarisonic Mia 1

InStyle Editor's Pick - Best Beauty Buy (Best Face Tool)

It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level. Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind—cleansing 6X better than your hands alone. In just 60 seconds, the sonic action removes impurities from pores so creams, serums and moisturizers absorb better. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas and blemishes. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.

The perfect compact cleansing system for use at home or on the go. Mia 1 is the, go-anywhere Sonic Skin Cleansing System in a great compact size. The one-button, one-speed Mia 1 fits your active lifestyle for beautiful, glowing skin wherever life's adventures take you.

$99.00 Available from SkinStore
NuFace Trinity Value Set - Petal Pink 
A portion of the proceeds from every NuFace Trinity Petal Pink will be donated to the Look Good...Feel Better campaign. This organization is dedicated to improving the self–esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Known as the 5 minute face lift, the NuFace Trinity delivers beautiful, unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. Built on the same soft wave microcurrent technology that made the NuFace Classic the best-selling handheld device to lift and tone your face, the NuFace Trinity will gently stimulate the facial muscles to improve your skin's appearance. The NuFace Trinity is beautifully engineered with an improved ergonomic design to deliver an amazing user experience.

With the addition of the Wrinkle Reducer and ELE attachments for added functionality, the NuFace Trinity will make it even easier to achieve beautiful results in as little as 5 minutes a day. Trinity's included Microcurrent Facial Trainer attachment easily removes and is interchangeable with the Trinity Wrinkle Reducer or ELE attachments. The Wrinkle Reducer and ELE attachments are sold separately.

In a Recent Clinical Study:

85% of clinical study users experienced significant improvements in facial contour.
80% of clinical study users said their face felt more toned.
73% of clinical study users experienced significant improvements in skin tone.

$325.00 Available from SkinStore.
100% of net proceeds through October benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for women's cancer research and creating awareness of the importance of early detection.
Stella & Dot Benefits Breast Cancer Research STRENGTH BRACELET

Strength is beautiful. Inspired by the power and loyalty of the elephant. Shiny gold plating on a malleable brass bar with cutout elephant detail sits atop a hot pink leather band. Easily adjusts to fit SM-LG wrists with buckle closure.Adjusts to SM-LG with buckle closure.

$39.00 from Stella & Dot.
Stella & Dot Benefits Breast Cancer Research INSPIRE BRACELET

Delicate can be so powerful. Inspired by the strength and design of a braided rope. Shiny rose gold plating on a malleable brass bar with cutout rope detail sits atop a neutral metallic leather band. Easily adjusts to fit SM-LG wrists with buckle closure. Adjusts to SM-LG with buckle closure.

$39.00 from Stella & Dot.

Have you made any Pink Ribbon purchases in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? If so, what wonderful products did you find?

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The Beauty Spotlight Team Gives You A Front Row Seat Viewing of Phyrra's Spectacular Eyeshadow Hoard!

Some people are goo hoarders, but Courtney is an eyeshadow lover. Check out her eyeshadow hoard at!

Friday, October 24, 2014


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Marula by John Paul Selects Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion | Review

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Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion is non-foaming lotion-based cleanser with a light gel-like consistency. It feels wonderful against the skin, and thankfully leaves behind no greasy film or residue. It has a lovely sweet earthy scent that is pleasant, but not overpowering. One only needs to apply a small amount and massage it into the skin to see wonderful results. It leaves skin thoroughly cleansed, soft, smooth, exfoliated, hydrated and serum ready. 

Repair environmentally damaged skin and prevent future damage with the Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion from Marula by John Paul Selects.

This 100% natural formula contains a base of pure Marula oil - a superior anti-aging moisturizer that tests 50% higher in antioxidants than the leading argan oil and grapeseed oil. A faster absorption rate and longer lasting moisture retention make it the superior skin care oil for age-defiance and healthy skin.

Combined with the highest grade of aloe that contains 20 biologically active components and no solvents that can irritate skin, this omega-rich, gentle treatment supports natural cell turnover, moisturizes the skin, and prevents signs of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion powerfully and gently cleanses and naturally exfoliates dead skin cells without drying out my combination skin. Its base consists of Aloe Vera and Marula Oil at the top of the list of ingredients which prevent drying of the skin, but if you have very dry skin be advised that the exfoliating qualities of this cleanser may prompt you to use it periodically rather than daily.  

Glycan Technology promotes collagen production to protect and strengthen. An Alpha Hydroxy Acid complex derived from 5 natural sugars and fruit extracts helps to improve cell turnover for clean and even-toned, softer, smoother skin.
  • Cleanses away makeup and impurities without over-drying 
  • 100% natural surfactants and Eco-Certified 
  • Plant Peptides and 5 Fruit Acid AHAs help to tone and soften skin 
Suitable for all skin types.

Suggested Use: Gently massage cleansing lotion onto face day and night to remove make-up and impurities. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry for soft, fresh, radiant skin.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cocoglucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Hydrolyzed Lupine Seed Extract, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Cetyl Esters, Beta Glucan, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Blood Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Red) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Wood Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Benzyl Alcohol, Water/Aqua/Eau, Potassium Sorbate. 

Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Overall Assessment: A nice cleanser, indeed. I should note that I use a separate eye makeup remover before using this cleanser because I have sensitive eyes and it contains fruit acids.

$38.00 for 4.23 oz. from Marula by John Paul Selects, Sephora and Skin Store (Affiliate Links).
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia Comparison Swatches (Including Black Orchid)

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As I noted yesterday, Neiman Marcus now has the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia ($50.00) available, and if you want one I urge you to get it sooner rather than later since it is among the Limited Edition pieces in the Holiday Collection.  You can see that its intensity is akin to Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum, but Black Dahlia is a bit more purple and intense. It is likewise darker, richer and deeper than Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Velvet Cherry. 
Black Dahlia definitely comes the closest to the illusive discontinued Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid. Therefore, if you continue to mourn missing out on Black Orchid I would suggest getting Black Dahlia while you still can!
The Lip Color Mattes compared to the Tom Ford Lip Color lipsticks.
Overall assessment: Just like Black Orchid, Black Dahlia is destined to become a lipstick unicorn. Get yours while you still can!

Available online at Neiman Marcus, or contact Michelle Weinstein at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills and she can send you whatever you need! (310) 550-5900 x2517.

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Artist Touch New York Mascara: For the Look of Falsies Without the Effort | Review

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Ordinarily I don't spend much time thinking or writing about mascaras, but when I find one that stands out it is definitely worthy of discussion. Artist Touch New York Mascara was created by a makeup artist who sought the look of luscious thick and long lashes that mimicked the appearance of false lashes without all of the time and trouble necessary to apply them. Furthermore, unlike many commercial mascaras, with their chemical-laden formulas, Artist Touch New York Mascara is filled with lots of lash-friendly conditioning ingredients that actually treat the lashes. Lashes look amazingly full, long and gorgeous! This is undoubtedly an impressive mascara that will give you cause to bat your lashes!

Not only does this mascara deliver on its claims to create beautiful long and full lashes, but it also has tremendous staying power. Once applied it stays put until you remove it, and I use a dual-phase makeup remover to to get every last bit of this resilient high performing formula. It's both catwalk and office ready!
According to Artist Touch New York,

Artist Touch New York Mascara is the ultimate secret to have the false lash look. It is designed with an innovative treatment formula, enriched with vitamins and natural ingredients that create the blackest lashes and most dramatic volume, length and curl. Its unique miracle brush thickness lifts lashes from root to tip with an instant eye opening effect. Artist Touch New York Mascara is a treatment and mascara in one. It contains major natural ingredients that enhance lash growth. Artist Touch New York mascara is the ultimate secret to have the false lash look.
Main Ingredients: Vitamin B5, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract and Algae Extract.
Ingredients (Click to enlarge):
Overall Assessment: Artist Touch New York is a very impressive mascara, and it can go from subtle to full-throttle lashes with a simple stroke of the wrist! Very well done, indeed.

$23.00 from Artist Touch New York (Unaffiliated Link).
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 Tom Ford Beauty
Black Dahlia Lip Color Matte ($50.00) (Affiliate Links)

Holiday is definitely here in the land of Tom Ford Beauty, and Neiman Marcus now has Black Dahlia, Platinum and Spice available online. Furthermore, they already have the iconic sets featuring lipsticks and nail polishes!
 Tom Ford Beauty
LIMITED EDITION Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($42.00)
Tom Ford Beauty
LIMITED EDITION Spice Cream Color for Eyes ($42.00)
Tom Ford Beauty 

Tom Ford presents a sensational gift of lush, alluring color. Four shades of Tom Ford Lip Color are offered in an elegant black box. 

Matte Set Includes:
Plum Lush
Velvet Cherry
Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford presents a sensational gift of lush, alluring color. Four shades of Tom Ford Lip Color are offered in an elegant black box.

Best Sellers Set Includes:
Pink Dusk
Spanish Pink
True Coral
Nude Vanille
Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford presents a wardrobe of eight lip colors and eight nail colors, showcased in a beautiful black box. A sumptuous gift for the discerning woman.

Lip and Nail Box Includes:

Lip Colors: 
Pink Dusk, Spanish Pink, Bruised Plum, Nude Vanilla, Casablanca, Indian Rose, True Coral
and Cherry Lush.

Nail Colors: 
Toasted Sugar, Mink Brule, Bordeaux Lust, Smoke Red, Carnal Red, Pink Crush, Viper 
and Fever Pink.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For the Love of Beautiful Brows | RevitaLash, IT Cosmetics and Milani

For the Love of Beautiful Brows (Press Sample and Affiliate Links)
Eyebrows are undoubtedly among the most important facial features because of their ability to frame the face, enhance or create the illusion of facial symmetry, and offer an overall polished look. Eyebrows also serve the more practical function of protecting the eyes from dirt, sweat and debris. Furthermore, eyebrows are among the most expressive parts of the face and can easily indicate mood or one's state-of-mind by their slightest raising or furrowing. While these strategically placed strips of hair serve an important function, they are also valuable beauty assets, and as such they are worthy of some pampering.

When it comes to caring for my brows, I have a few favorite products that are well worth trying.
1) RevitaLash Cosmetics RevitaBrow AdvancedRevitaBrow® Advanced delivers a proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced peptides, revitalizing extracts and nutritive vitamins to help beautify and enhance the look of bold, defined brows. High impact technology, peptides and botanicals saturate the eyebrows with moisture, keeping them soft, luxurious, & healthy-looking.
RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced is one of my greatest discoveries because it does a truly amazing job conditioning, thickening. It leaves brows softer, fuller and more beautiful. It comes with a doe-foot applicator, like those found in many lip glosses, and it applies effortlessly. 

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Disodium Phosphate, Glycerin, Biotin, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Phosphoric Acid, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare Protein, Pentylene Glycol, Swertia Japonica Extract, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Octapeptide-2.

$110.00 (4 month supply) from RevitaLashNordstrom, Dermstore, Skin Care RX and select salons/spas nationwide.
2) IT Cosmetics Brow Power®The original phenomenon! This transforming, long-wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting-edge, brow-enhancing ingredients and adheres to skin to look like real hair! The oval shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows, and helps you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking shape. This exclusive universal shade adjusts to every hair color, including grey. A complete brow lift instruction diagram is included with each pencil to ensure the look of full, natural-looking brows with every application!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power is my new Holy Grail eyebrow pencil for a number of reasons. First,   this is a very long-wearing eyebrow pencil because the consistency is waxy enough to really adhere to the skin effortlessly, but not so waxy as to be uncomfortable or too stiff. Second, the brilliant oval shaped tip makes it easy to draw in individual hairs that are thin or thick. Finally, it has the added convenience of a twist-up applicator (thank you) with a spoolie at the other end to brush the brows.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract (Saw Palmetto), Biotin (Vitamin H), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Powder (Nettle), Iron Oxides (77492), Ceresin, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Lecithin, Pantothenic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Microcrystalline Wax, BHT, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A).

$24.00 from ITCosmeticsUlta, Dermstore, and QVC.

3) Milani Cosmetics Brow Fix Brow Shaping KitWhen it comes to brows, perfection is key. Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit has you covered with one easy to use compact, ensuring seven measurements of precision from prep to voilà! Comprehensive of Milani’s Mini Tweezer, 2 Toned Brow Powders, 1 Mini Brow Brush, 1 Highlight Powder, 1 Brow Bone Sponge Applicator, and Magnifying Mirror, this all-inclusive kit arms you with the tools you need to expertly shape, groom and define your brows! The Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit comes in three color varieties to take your beauty skills to another level of supreme expertise!
Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit is a perfect all-in-one kit that even comes with high quality mini tweezers. From filling in the brows, to highlighting them, to tweezing strays-- this wonderful kit does it all. Furthermore, the powders are finely milled and are silky smooth. I will never understand how it is that Milani is able to create products of such extraordinary quality so affordably!

Ingredients: HI-LITE: Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163). +/- May Contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 1: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 2: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289).

$6.79 from Milani Cosmetics, and CVS stores nationwide.   

4) IT Cosmetics Brow Power® LiftA lifting, illuminating pencil of light! Wherever you apply this creamy formula on your ace, the micronized pigments reflect light to instantly make that area look more lifted and youthful. When applied to the deepest part of a fine line or wrinkle, it instantly erases and blurs away its visibility making it the perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination. Plus it’s packed with skin-loving ingredients or younger looking skin!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Lift is a wonderful dual-ended pencil that highlights and enhances brows and blurs fine lines through the use of micronized pigments that create the illusion of light on the face. The matte end is an effective tool to create the appearance of a more sculpted brow, particularly when applied both above and below brow and then blended. This one little unassuming pencil contours and highlights in all of the right places.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Lanolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carmine (CI 75470), Silica, Soluble Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phytonadione, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk.

$24.00 from IT Cosmetics, Ulta and

5) RevitaLash Cosmetics Hi-Def Tinted Brow GelHi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is a multi-tasking, breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps tame unruly brows to control, enhance and condition while instantly filling in any areas that appear sparse or thin for immediate, dramatic results. Unique styling brush helps sculpt the perfect brow. Versatile, semi-translucent shade compliments most hair colors and allows for buildable color intensity.
Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is, as described by Revitalash, "a multitasking breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps to tame unruly brows...." Its mineral pigments fill in sparse or thin brows, and it shapes and tames errant hairs effortlessly. Furthermore, it enhances the color of the brows without looking unnatural. It's a definite must-have for me.

Ingredients: Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aqua, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Propanediol, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate/ipdi Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Ricinus Communis Oil, Glycerin, Tribehenin, Phenoxyethanol, C4-24 Alkyl Dimethicone/divinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-hexanediol, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Beta-glucan, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17. May Contain: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491.

$32 (3 month supply) from RevitaLash, Nordstrom, Dermstore and select salons/spas nationwide.

6) Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear WaxThe best things in life don’t come easy – until now! For bushy brows, achieve a tamed natural look with this paraben-free, gel-like formula in just a few painless swipes. The wax provides a matte finish and medium to strong hold, and easily sharpens with the Milani Duo Sharpener, proving beauty doesn’t have to hurt. Available in Clear.
Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear Wax is such a brilliant brow tamer. Rather than having a stiff waxy consistency it feels a bit more like a gel. It spreads effortlessly and is a great spot treatment for unruly hairs that otherwise refuse to stay in place.

Ingredients MicrocrystallineWax Cera Microcristallina, Polyisubutene, Cetyl Palmitate, Talc,VpHexadecene Copolymer, Myristyl Lactate, CaprylicCapric Triglyceride, EuphorbiaCerifera Candelilla Wax Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Octyldodecanol, MyristylAlcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja Soybean Oil, PropyleneCarbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

$3.99 from Milani Cosmetics, and CVS stores nationwide.
Overall assessment: 6 beautiful ways to care for an important asset that frames the face!

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