RMS Beauty Sublime Lip Shine

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RMS Beauty Sublime Lip Shine is my new favorite lip color for Summer! When I first spotted the fuchsia, hot pink color in the pot, my first thought was “there is no way I can pull off that strong color!”. It seemed so bold. Boy was I wrong!  It is incredibly flattering on all skin tones and it instantly brightens the complexion. If you are scared of it being too pink, don’t be! It’s very buildable. You can wear it sheer to create a slight baby pink color or add more layers to make it more pigmented. It never looks like too much product is on my lips no matter how many layers of this I apply and the best part is that IT IS SO MOISTURIZING. It feels like a lip balm + lip tint all in one. It also lasts throughout the entire day on me and I find that by the end of the day while some of the pigment may have lessened, the pink color still lasts and looks natural and beautiful on my lips. You could also wear this on your cheeks as well!

Ingredients: castor seed oil*, coconut oil*, moringa oil*, carnauba wax*, cocoa seed butter*, beeswax*, centella asiatica extract, rosemary extract*, vitamin e. may contain + / – : red iron oxide ci 77491, yellow iron oxide ci 77492, black iron oxide ci 77499, titanium dioxide ci 77891, mica ci 77019. *Certified Organic. This product is gluten-free.

Where to buy: I purchased my Lip Shine on Spirit Beauty Lounge for $25.00!

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What do you think of this color? Have you tried any of the Lip Shines from RMS Beauty?

xoxo,

Britanie

*This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. All opinions are 100% my own, as always!!*

Makeup Look: Gypsy Goddess

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I recently came across this beautiful hair piece from asos that I had lost amongst my many hair accessories for quite some time. When I found it I felt really inspired to do a dramatic gypsy goddess look. Although it’s Spring here and bright lip colors are what’s “in”, I still like to rock a good dark lip every now and then!

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Prep + Prime: Start by moisturizing the skin with a light but hydrating oil. I used Sibu Beauty SeabuckthornSeed Oil and added a light layer of Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Cream (review here) on top.

Correct + Conceal: To combat my stubborn dark circles I applied Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in “Like Porcelain” (review here) to the under eyes and on the eyelids to act as an eyeshadow primer. I also used the Kjaer Weis foundation as a concealer around any other areas that needed covering (ie: nose, chin). I blended everything out with a beauty blender.

Bronze + Illuminate: Who doesn’t want dewy skin? For an extra “glowy” look I dabbed RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (for those sensitive to coconut oil – I also use and love Ilia Beauty’s Polkadots & Moonbeams Illuminator) to the highest part of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow. To add some color to my cheeks I blended RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer (again if sensitive to coconut oil, try Ilia’s Sway Bronzer) and Lip2Cheek in “Smile” to the apples of my cheeks.

Eyes: I started off by applying a light layer of Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow in “Porcelain” all over my lid and brow-bone. I then applied Alima Pure Eyeshadow in “Orchid” all over the lid, making sure not to go into the crease. For my crease color I used Red Apple Lipstick’s Pressed Eyeshadow in the color “Vamp”. I blended all three colors together and lined just the outer part of my eye with the Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner. To bring out the purple from the Alima Pure eyeshadow I applied two coats of Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara in “Aubergine” and added false lashes using EcoTools non-toxic glue.

Lips: I prepped my lips with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lipbalm and added two layers of Ilia Beauty “Ink Pot” Lipstick. I used the actual lipstick to line my lips before coloring in.

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What do you think of this look? Would you wear a dark lip color in Spring? Would you rock a hair piece like this!? Share your thoughts in the comments! xx

 

 

Makeup Look: Dark Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

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I recently did an entire green beauty look for Organic Beauty Talk and I wanted to also share it on my blog as I think it’s a perfect look to wear with Valentine’s Day approaching! The dark lip is perfect for a sexy night out.

For this look I wanted to do something dramatic and yet wearable for this winter season. I combined a purple silvery eye shadow with some dark browns to balance out the color, warm rosy cheeks with a subtle glow, and of course, dark lips to complete the look! I’m also wearing some new false lashes from EcoTools and am very excited that they have a non-toxic eyelash glue. Finally, I can wear false lashes again without having to compromise my health standards. Of course, the lashes are optional but I like them on special occasions to add a little more drama to the entire look.

To see the full look and products used go here! or just keep reading below!  [Read more...]

Green Beauty Makeup Look and Healthy Expectations

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying 2014 so far. I’m back with my first makeup look for 2014!

I wanted to quickly talk about healthy expectations. With the pressure so many of us put on ourselves for New Years Resolutions, let’s each begin with a few important small steps. Changing over just one mainstream makeup item for a new clean product. Drinking an extra glass of water. Having a healthy vitamin packed green smoothie for breakfast to start our day right. Making an honest effort to keep our thinking positive. Smiling and laughing more. Just begin now. You’ll be amazed at what you will have accomplished within just one week.

Now onto the makeup… :)

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Get This Look:

1. I prepped my face with Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector and then applied the new Kjaer Weis Foundation in the color “Like Porcelain”. I started out using the Kjaer Weis Foundation Blush to apply to smaller areas on my face like around my nose and my eyes. I then blended everything out with a damp Beauty Blender.

2. Instead of adding a blush I decided to mix together my RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer and Living Luminizer which created a very subtle warm glow to the cheeks, cheekbones and temples.

3. For the eyes I used the Bdellium Tools Green Bambu Smoky Eye Brush Kit to apply two colors from the Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette and Kjaer Weis Wisdom Eyeshadow. I started with RMS Beauty Living Luminizer as an eyelid primer and base all over the lid using my fingers. I then applied Wisdom (a metallic taupe shimmer) with the 777B Shadow Brush and lightly applied Merlot (a matte eggplant color) to the crease of my eyes with the 781B Crease Brush and blended really well. I then used a 760B Liner Brush to apply the Zuzu Luxe Raven Liquid Liner. Using a liner brush can help to give you a more sturdy line. To make my eyes pop I added Hush (a sheer shimmer pink color) to the inner corners of my eyes using the 716 Smoky Eyeliner Brush. I curled my lashes, applied one coat of Kjaer Weis Mascara and applied EcoTools Eyelashes

4. For my brows I used the Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit in the color “Brunette”.

5. For my lips I wanted to use one of my absolute favorite lip products and colors: Kjaer Weis Sensuous Plum Lip Tint – it gives the perfect almost nude plum tint to the lips and I found that W3LL People Paganist Lipgloss in #2 wears very well over top! It adds a warm glow to the plum that is very flattering.

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a few photos of me wearing this look with my best friend Natasha from the other night :)

What do you think of this look? Have you tried any of the products mentioned? Leave your thoughts in the comments section!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Organic Makeup Look: Holiday Rapture

Hello Green Beauties!

Today I’m sharing a really simple and classic look that is perfect for the Holidays!

I can’t believe it took me this long to discover the gorgeousness that is RMS Beauty’s “Rapture” Lip2Cheek. I’ve tried many other of the Lip2Cheek’s but recently received a sample of this color and decided to bring it out and I must say, I fell in love! It is the PERFECT red. Not too bright, not too dark. I would imagine this color would compliment anyone!

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The rest of the look is very classic. I only used two eye shadows, one a light warm beige all over the lid and the other a darker cocoa brown to add depth to the eye. Liner and lashes are a big part of this look as they add a sexy and pin-up vibe to this look.

I used a black eyeliner pencil and lined the upper eyelid only. For the lower lash line I swept the same darker brown color that I used in my outer crease along the lower lash line. This is great for those who want to achieve a more “wide awake” look as black liner can tend to close the eyes if applied to the lower lashes.

I also used many (three!) coats of mascara on the upper and lower lashes. The red in the lip color is not too overwhelming and would be perfect for a Holiday look or an every day look :)

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Products Used:

Jane Iredale DreamTint Tinted Moisturizer

Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Foundation

RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Rapture

Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit

Kjaer Weis Charmed and Magnetic Eye Shadows

Zuzu Luxe Obsidian Eyeliner

Dr. Hauschka Volumizing Mascara

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What do you think of this look? Would you wear this shade of red on your lips? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Makeup Look: Divinely Sensuous

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I reviewed Kjaer Weis’s Sensuous Plum Lip Tint a few days ago and this is the full look I wore in that review. I am a huge smokey-eye fan but it’s been quite awhile since I actually have dabbled with grey tones. I usually go for more brown colors but lately I am really, really loving grey, dark blue, purple and even black colors for a beautiful smokey eye look.

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If you want to see how I achieved this look just read below :)

The Look:

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Face:

I prepped my skin with a moisturizer and then added Christopher Drummond Duo-Phase Concealer in “Fair” on any areas that needed concealing. Next up I contoured my face with RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer.I used my fingers to apply this creamy bronzer first and then blended it out with a contour brush. To add some color to my face, I dabbed Kjaer Weis Desired Glow Cream Blush to the apples of my cheeks using my fingers (this is my favorite way to apply this blush).

Brows:

I filled in my brows using Jane Iredale’s Brow Gel in “Brunette”

Eyes:

I used the Duo-Phase Concealer as a primer for my eyelids (this works really well) and applied a light wash of Kjaer Weis Cloud Nine Eyeshadow (a universally flattering light beam) all over my lid, focusing on the inner corners of the eyes and the brow bone. I then applied Kjaer Weis Divine Eyeshadow (a matte smoke graphite grey) all over the lid, staying under the crease. After blending Divine out very well I then added Kjaer Weis Wisdom Eyeshadow (a metallic taupe shimmer) to the crease for added definition. I also applied this on the lower lash line. To add a more dramatic look to the eyes I applied Zuzu Luxe Raven Liquid Eyeliner to the outer third of my upper lash line (this is a good tip if you have small eyes and want to wear liner without making your eyes appear even smaller.) I finished with two coats of Pure Anada Mascara on my lashes.

Lips:

Using a lip brush I applied two layers of Kjaer Weis Sensuous Plum Lip Tint

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What do you think of this look? Have you ever used any of these products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section! xo

xoxo,

Britanie

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Color Combination Love: RMS Beauty “Moment” and Kjaer Weis “Desired Glow”

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*I am wearing Kjaer Weis “Desired Glow” on my cheeks and RMS Beauty “Moment” on my lips. I didn’t want to wear any other makeup (including concealer or foundation) so that the colors in each could show through more appropriately although they are even more beautiful in person!*

Every now and then I find a combination of colors that just mesh together so beautifully. Lately I have been loving wearing RMS Beauty’s Lip Shine in “Moment” on my lips and Kjaer Weis’s Cream Blush in “Desired Glow” on the apples of my cheeks. These two products alone are wonderful, but together are something else entirely. They compliment each other so well that lately it’s been difficult for me to reach for one without the other!

Moment is described as a light rose-brown shine that enhances every lip color.” while Desired Glow is described as a natural deep tan.”

Funny enough I was actually apprehensive about both of these products at first due to their more brownish hues. With having such fair skin I just figured I would not be able to pull them off correctly. Boy was I wrong. In person these two colors make me look more awake even when not wearing a speck of anything else on my skin. I sometimes just curl my lashes, dab some Desired Glow on my cheeks and a little bit of Moment on my lips and am out the door! I absolutely love this combination.

Have you ever tried either of these products? What color combinations are you currently loving?

xoxo,

Britanie

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Earthy Smokey Eye and Nude Peach Lip

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I love a good smokey-eye and lately my favorite eyeshadow combination has been using RMS Beauty Cream Shadow in “Seduce” with Kjaer Weis “Earthy Calm” layered on top of it. It not only sets the cream shadow but it adds more depth and the two just bring out the most beautiful brown shade that I think would be complimentary to all eye colors.

I also used some brand new products in this look that I am super excited about. RMS Beauty’s new Buruti Bronzer and Juice Beauty CC Cream. Read below for all products used!

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PRODUCTS USED:

Juice Beauty CC Cream in “Natural Glow”

I just received this product and have used it two days in a row now and absolutely LOVE it. It covers redness very well but lets my skin breathe. It contains a chemical-free SPF of 30 and is a true multi-purpose product. It has gotten rave reviews lately and I now understand why! I applied this product using my fingers.

SukiColor Correct Coverage Concealer in “Buttercream”

I mentioned this concealer here in my top four favorite natural concealers post. I really do love this concealer. It’s great for under the eyes because it’s super moisturizing and it also works great for covering blemishes because it contains salicylic acid. I used this under my eyes, around my nose and blended out with a fluffy brush.

RMS Beauty Buruti Bronzer and Lip2Cheek in “Smile”

This new Buruti Bronzer is exceptional. It works so well with my fair skin and is really easy to apply. I showcased it in my recent look over on Organic Beauty Talk but in this look applied a lot less because I wasn’t going for a full contoured look. I like to use it to contour my cheekbones, temples, and also the apples of my cheeks mixed in with a little of “Smile” Lip2Cheek which added a nice peach bronze color to the cheeks.

RMS Beauty Cream Shadow in “Seduce”

I applied this cream shadow all over my lid and just above the crease.

Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in “Earthy Calm”

This color is such a beautiful rich, brown that is extremely flattering and so perfect for Fall. I applied this all over the lid, on top of Seduce. I also brought this shadow to the lower lash line and set it with a black shadow.

Alima Pure Eyeliner in Black

I used an eyeliner brush to apply this black shadow liner to my upper and lower lash line.

Ilia Beauty Lipgloss in “The Butterfly & I”

The perfect nude peach color that works wonderfully with a smokey eye look

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What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of the “Smokey Eye” look?

xoxo,

Britanie

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My Top Four: Favorite All-Natural Concealers

When I first embarked on my natural beauty journey and made the decision to switch all of my products over to only non-toxic options, one of the main products I was the pickiest about replacing was my concealer. Between chronic under eye dark circles and allergy-induced redness around my nose, concealer is something I have always relied on.

I can and often do go without foundation but I love to have a concealer with me just to cover up the basics: darkness, redness and the occasional breakout. My staples used to be MAC Pro-Longwear and Benefit Bo-ing concealers. They were what I used on a daily basis and they worked at covering up what I needed to so I was very skeptical about finding a decent natural alternative to them. I decided that I would try out as many all-natural concealers as I could get my hands on (and afford) in order to find the best clean replacements.

I can honestly say that I have found absolutely fantastic concealers that do the job and don’t leave me ever missing my old chemical-filled choices anymore! I narrowed my picks down to four staples of mine and will give a quick review of each so you can decide which would suit you best if you are looking for a good natural concealer!

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1.) RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up -

“Formulated to reveal and enhance healthier looking skin…not just cover it up. Completely lightweight and hydrating to the skin, the ‘un’cover-up will reveal more youthful and radiant skin. Minimizes the appearance of pores and rejuvenates the skin.”

I use the shade “11”. I love this product and enjoy using it as an all-over foundation as well as a concealer. The only complaint I have ever had with this product is that it is a tad bit too yellow for me. I have very fair skin and sometimes when a concealer is too pink or too yellow it comes off as a little dark on my skin tone. But if you are a fair-skinned girl like me you will be excited to hear that RMS is coming out with an even lighter shade soon! The main ingredient in this concealer is organic coconut oil. For me I find it helps to moisturize my skin and gives a beautiful and natural glow to the face. The coconut oil has never made me break out, if anything it seems to help with breakouts which I think is due to the anti-bacterial properties found in coconut oil. This product is a must-have for me and one that I will always recommend to everyone.

2.) SukiColor Correct Coverage -

“sukicolor is active skincare meets pure mineral color. this super light concealer begins with sukiface balancing day lotion plus 100% pure mineral pigment & adds advanced actives – caffeine for anti-puffiness, redness & circles & salicylic acid for reducing bumps & swelling. whipped matte formula creates a line-free look, providing flawless coverage without a greasy feel.”

I use the shade “Buttercream”. This concealer is my latest purchase and discovery. I love Suki’s entire skincare line and am very impressed with the sukicolor line as well. The tinted moisturizer is one of my favorite products so I was tempted to try out this concealer. Firstly the packaging is wonderful. It comes in an easy to carry and portable compact with a mirror (love that!). The product itself is very creamy and has an almost mousse-like texture. When applied to the skin with fingers, it blends beautifully and when set with a light powder, lasts all day with little to no creasing. It also contains salicylic acid which is great for fighting bacteria so it is ideal for applying on blemishes. I also love that this contains caffeine which is wonderful for those with puffiness!

3.) Christopher Drummond Duo Phase -

“Duo-Phase Concealer is a nourishing spot treatment that provides opaque coverage to any discoloration, including acne, age spots, and dark circles. This lightweight formula offers amazing coverage and blendability in any area it’s applied. This product has the perfect slip that melts into your skin and has the capability to adjust to your skintone.”

This was the first all-natural concealer that made me believe in natural concealers altogether! I truly fell in love with this product immediately after using it. It offers the highest amount of coverage of any other natural concealer I have used thus far. If you are looking to really cover up something, this is your best bet and definitely the best at covering my under eye circles! It doubles as both a foundation and concealer. This concealer also lasts all day and has never once creased on me.

4.) MyChelle Concealer -

“This heavier coverage concealer makes flawless skin a simple reality. Its convenient compact design and creamy, non-powder consistency ensure an easily accessible, on-the-go spot treatment that blends perfectly with your skin’s changing needs. Therapeutic ingredients such as grape seed oil and passionfruit extract boost its effectiveness by protecting and nourishing the skin.”

I use the shade “Creme”. Though described as “heavier coverage”, I find this concealer to be extremely natural looking and is one I would recommend to those who are looking for a lighter coverage. With that said, this concealer is very buildable and layers well over other concealers. This is probably my favorite concealer out of the bunch for specifically brightening my under eye area. It also smells delicious. Like fresh fruit. It’s super convenient for travel and carrying around in your purse. It is my favorite for on the go touch-ups.

In Short:

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up is my favorite all-around base product for coverage and hydration.

SukiColor Correct Coverage is my favorite blemish and redness treating concealer.

Christopher Drummond Duo-Phase is my favorite higher-coverage concealer.

MyChelle Concealer is my favorite for brightening and touch-ups.

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Have you tried any of these concealers? Please share your thoughts and favorites in the comments!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Look Of The Day | Burgundy Bohemian

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I’ve said it a million times before and I will say it a million times again: Fall is my favorite season. I love to change up the colors I wear and darker lips are definitely in right now. I came up with this really easy vampy look using only a handful of beauty products, a hat and some handmade lotus jewelry. This look is very relaxed (yet glamorous) and easy to achieve. Perfect for day or night. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you all enjoy it! I love darker lips for Fall and have my eye on the limited release of Diabolique from RMS Beauty. I also really want to try Ink Pot from Ilia Beauty. You can’t go wrong with Purple’s and Red’s in Fall!

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How can you not absolutely love Fall? The leaves, the colors, the feeling in the air…. It’s just perfect.

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What I Used For This Look:

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Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

I love this tinted moisturizer because it sinks into the skin fast and doesn’t leave over any white cast. It also has just enough coverage.

W3LL People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick

I used this as a concealer under my eyes on redness around my nose.

W3LL People Universalist Stick in “Creamy Peony”

Used on the apples of my cheeks. This is such a flattering shade for any skin tone. Adds the perfect amount of flush to the cheeks.

RMS Beauty Cream Shadows in “Seduce” and “Magnetic”

I used Seduce (an earthy brown) all over the lid and up to the browbone and blended out. I then added Magnetic (a taupe/silver shadow with a hint of mauve) on the inner part of my lid and to the outer crease. I like to apply these cream shadows with my fingers first and then lightly blend with a fluffy brush.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

I keep finding more uses for this product. For this look I used Living Luminizer in the inner corners of both eyes and right underneath my browbone. I also added a tiny bit down the bridge of my nose and at the highest part of my cheeks to add a beautiful glow.

MAC Brow Set in Show-Off

Definitely -not- natural in any way but a very good eyebrow product. This is a gel that is easy to brush on and literally makes your eyebrows stay in place all day. I have yet to find a natural dupe for this or for Anastasia Brow products but am on the hunt!

Burt’s Bees Lipgloss in “Starry Night”

I am very much impressed with these lipglosses. This color is so gorgeous, especially for Fall. It has subtle shimmer and is very build-able.

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What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of darker shades of Lipstick? What looks are you loving for Fall?

xoxo,

Britanie

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