Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two great tastes that taste great together

I really like Ulta cheek colors, they're inexpensive but still go on smooth and clean. Their cheek colors are infused with chamomile extract to soothe and moisturize the skin. (Right now they're buy 2 get 2 free!) Today I put on one of my favorites- the color Adore. It's a brown with a hint of burgandy, but the thing I really like is the microscopic gold flakes in it! They're tiny tiny tiny, but add this neat shimmer effect. For those shy types, this would be a great blush to come out of your shell with some evening.

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I found that with this striking cheek color, a lighter lipstick is good to balance it out. I found the perfect match in Tarte's vitamin infused lipstick in Hatha,
a golden neutral with rosy undertones. This is a universal shade that should work well on anyone, and it's natural enough to not be blaring but does add a dash of color. This is a great daytime color, and with the addition of some darker lip liner will go straight into evening. (Any time I wear a neutral or light color after sunset people think I've gone insane, so I will usually add something to pop the color a bit.) It has a bit of a shimmer to it, but again it's very subtle. It's extremely moist and feels like some amazing balm. The only down side is that I find it to be a bit short lived compared to some other (less green) companies . In enviromentally friendly packaging and infused with a jillion nutrients though, it's a great lippie.

From the Tarte website:

acai berry extract: antioxidant rich super fruit helps fight free radicals, promotes cell regeneration,
has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties and combats premature signs of aging

beeswax: as an alternative to synthetic waxes, natural beeswax is used as a waterproofing agent,
a protective barrier between the skin and the environment and it has also been know to naturally
stimulate collagen production which plumps the skin and decreases the appearance of fine lines
and wrinkles

chamomile extract: rich in essential oils this natural plant extract is antiallergenic and
anti-inflammatory, and has been known to treat and heal dry or damaged skin

vitamin A: beneficial antioxidant that helps remove free radicals, promotes collagen
production and retain moisture, which plumps fine lines and wrinkles to give the appearance
of younger skin

vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and
premature signs of aging, while brightening skin

vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient
and protects against free radical damage

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