Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team For April 22, 2018

If you are seeking a face primer that has truly earned its holy grail status, then Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is worthy of your attention. Not only is the consistency perfection, and the finish flawless, but it plays well with all of the foundations and tinted moisturizers that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has paired it with, and it really extends the wear-time of your makeup.

Prime Beauty is keeping her blonde tresses free of brassiness with the new AGEbeautiful Topcoat Toners! See her before and after pictures!

Have you heard that Makeup Geek will now be carried at Ulta? It's exciting news for beauty lovers. Beauty Info Zone reviewed some MUG Showstopper Creme Stain lipsticks that would make a great start to your list.

It may be Spring in the Northern hemisphere, but it isn’t exactly feeling that way for many of us! If you haven’t been taking the best care of your skin and want to get your hands and other dry parts petal soft for Spring, Jen from The Jedi Wife has the perfect solution for you! She tested out Zoya’s Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal System and was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked from the very first use!

Every launch from Fenty Beauty seems surrounded by so much hype! If you're considering the new Body Lava Luminizers or Fairy Bomb sparkling powder puff as part of your Sephora VIB sale purchases, you might want to see Polarbelle's demonstration to help you decide.

It is time to start thinking about Teacher Gifts and Mother's Day Gifts! Pammy Blogs Beauty has some great ideas from the Soap & Paper Factory's NEW Block Party Collection.

The new Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer is perfect to tackle the humidity and sweat of the upcoming warmer months. Christa from Realizing Beauty shares a review and swatches of all 14 shades of this new lightweight, yet full coverage concealer formula.

Do you ever wonder what ingredients are best to look for in your skincare products. Makeup Obsessed Mom has a list for you based on your skin type.

BeautyJudy picked up six of the new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses worn and reviewed this week - which one do you like best?!

What is it about glitter polishes that make them so appealing? 15 Minute Beauty shares her favorite polishes that will catch your eye.

Friday, April 20, 2018


You guys!!! Fenty Beauty has another release that is creating a lot of hype...the glowing Body Lava body luminizer and the accompanying powder puff called Fairy Bomb.  If you'd like to see a demonstration to help you decide on your potential purchase, you can view the video I made below. I had played with both the Body Lava in Who Needs Clothes and the Rose' On Ice Fairy Bomb several times before I created the video because I wanted to tell you my initial impressions and a few subsequent thoughts.   I found that I needed to apply it in a heavier application for the colors to show on film than how I actually wear it in real life.

Someone had mentioned to me that these would be great for prom season, (festival season, too!).  If you have teenaged people wanting to glow at prom, all they'd need is one Body Lava to split between about 20 kids.  It retails for $59 and contains a full 3 fl oz.  And a very little goes a long way.

I'd love to hear your thoughts below and if you'd sampled either of these two or your favorite way to achieve body glow.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads - Mid April 18

Beauty Info Zone has some beautiful Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Glosses to show you. The good news is that they are on sale at the moment too.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t stop singing the praises of Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation because this lightweight, light to medium coverage, foundation has a luminous finish that is neither matte nor dewy. It also hydrates the skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and it lasts all day. It’s perfection! #CHARLOTTETILBURY

BeautyJudy has swatches and details of the new Pixi Beauty Influencer collaboration goodies - and she wants to know, which one appeals to you the most?!

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets her pout ready for Spring with some super fun new lip products from Jesse's Girl!

If you are looking for a new and innovative Vitamin C topical treatment, check out what Polarbelle experience using Vitabrid C12.

Prime Beauty is loving the beachy vibes she's getting from the newest Deck of Scarlet/Roxette Arisa face palette!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares the dynamic skincare duo from Kiehls that she relies on for smoother, more hydrated skin!

Are you getting the most out of your expensive skincare? 15 Minute Beauty shares the correct order to apply your skincare. It really does make a difference in how well your skincare works!

Do you wish you had longer, thicker lashes without having to turn to false lashes or lash extensions? Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her experience with RapidLash and why she can't live without this lash growth serum.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Proof Is In The Vitabrid C12 Bottle - Not All Topical Vitamin C's Are Created Equal

A little over two and a half years ago, I started using topical vitamin C products and found that my dry skin improved in texture and began to have a natural healthy looking glow.  When combined with a vitamin E cream, the changes I saw in my skin were remarkable.  I recently had the opportunity to try a relatively new form of topical Vitamin C by the brand Vitabrid C12, (.11 oz/ $60).  This innovative product had been awarded the 2016 Trendsetter Award at Cosmoprof North America.

Brightening, skincare

Vitamin C is used in skincare for brightening and firming of the skin.  In order to be effective, the ingredient has to be potent, stable and able to penetrate the outer layers of the epidermis.  It's not an easy task to create an effective vitamin C topical.   The first problem many vitamin C treatments have is stability.  You may have tried vitamin C serums in the past that oxidized, or turned yellow-orange, in the bottle with time.  It's difficult and expensive for companies to use a form of vitamin C that is stable while being effective.

The second issue many of these blends have is the ability to effectively penetrate the skin.  Not all vitamin C topical skincare treatments are created equal.  Vitabrid has developed a patented technology that combines the C with zinc to stabilize it while allowing the active vitamin to penetrate the skin over a 12 hour period.

In the bottle is the product, delivered in a powder form.  I like that there is a see thru window to keep track of how much is left in the bottle.  To use, pour a small amount into your hand and mix with a serum or moisturizer and apply.  There's a little trial and error as you find the right amount for you.  This bottle should last a month and I'm kind of a miser, so the amount I've used is small, slightly less than an American dime.  Apply in the morning and evening to face and neck.

Put simply, this is the best vitamin C product I've ever used.  As I stated above, vitamin C had radically changed the look of my skin.  It's tighter, brighter and glows from within.  I already felt like I'd found a secret by using vitamin C serums but nothing prepared me for my experience with Vitabrid C!!  In the course of 2 short days, I saw a dramatic reduction in a hyper pigmentation spot that I have on my face.  A dramatic reduction!!  People, I mean the results were even huge in just two days and notably visible.  Continued use made my skin look brighter and less lined.  This product is truly outstanding.  It's definitely worth testing it out to see for yourself.

You can purchase this award winning skin changing product as well as the rest of the Vitabrid line at Barney's.   Do you use vitamin C topicals in your skincare?  What kind of results have you had?

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