Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Morphe Brushes

I have seen Morphe Brushes at Trade Shows and never stopped at their booth. This year my friend Koren Zander also know as Enkore Makeup was at the booth demonstrating the brushes and selling his brush soap,  so of course I had to stop and say Hello and get my hug.  So he showed me one of the brushes I will be talking about about here. I was introduced to the owner and his sister who run Morphe Brushes, 2 very nice people! They were gracious enough to give me a few brushes to take home and play with. They must know my weakness for brushes.  I will be talking about 2 of them right now. one Koren gave me to try out, (he knows his brushes).

 It is the  C439 DELUXE ROUND BUFFER. This brush feels good in the hand, nice weight and picks up mineral foundation well and does not have it flying all over when applying it. The bristles are soooo soft and dense. Job well done with this brush! Morphe Brushes if you are listening you need to make a kabuki with these bristles.

The other brush that I like is C330 BLENDING CREASE.  What I like about this brush is that it is softer than most I have used and I can get a good blend without having to keep buffing. I have noticed on the brushes I did get that they are softer than most brush I use. I generally tend to use a stiffer brush, but they work well.   

I do have a few more that I will be talking about, but if you are in the market for some new brushes at reasonable prices, they give them a try.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Smashbox PHOTO FINISH HYDRATING UNDER EYE PRIMER

I have a hard time using concealer under my eyes, by mid day it is either cakey, gone or separated. So I asked on a forum I am on what to use to stop this. I received a lot of answers from professional makeup artist and this seemed to be the favorite of many of them.

I bought it from the Smashbox site and have been using it for about a month or more. I have to say it works!!! I have used it with the concealer we carry on line  at Fusion of Color Cosmetics, have used it with OCC Concealer, Smashbox Concealer, Kett Creams, Yaby Concealer, Kryolan Dermacolor  to name a few. All of them work equally as well with this primer under neath. My concealer stays put all day doesn't look dry.  I have to admit this is a winner product.  The texture is very light and and has a thin consistency. Goes on smoothly and feels great! It is very moisturizing without feeling greasy or heavy. I pat it on with my fingers, let it soak in for about 10 min before I add concealer. then set it with our Impeccable Finishing Powder.    The price is 29.00 for the tube and will last for a long time. 

This information was taken off the Smashbox website
DESCRIPTION
Introducing the first primer dedicated to the delicate skin under eyes! We've taken our signature silky primer texture and infused it with 10 breakthrough benefits to address everyday eye woes. Plus, it keeps concealer looking fresh-never cakey or settled into fine lines-so eyes will always look well-rested.

10 under-eye benefits, 1 primer breakthrough for:
• Hydration, dark circles, puffiness, radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, skin tone, age spots, clarity, soothing

• Wear alone to instantly brighten
• Wear under concealer to keep it looking fresher, better
• Unlike moisturizer, signature silky primer texture prevents concealer from slipping off and settling into fine lines
• Infused with anti-aging, good-for-your-eyes ingredients such as caffeine, peptides and optical diffusers

• Key immediate benefits:
o 69% increase in hydration-so don't worry about skipping moisturizer!
o 56% improvement in clarity
o 46% improvement in radiance

• Key benefits in 8 weeks:
o 37% decrease in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
o 28% reduction of dark circles
o 21% decrease of puffiness

TIPS
Wear alone to instantly brighten, or under concealer to keep it looking fresher, better.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bloggers to follow

 Follow my blog with Bloglovin
We have a new member to our Fusion of Color family. http://ileanamakeup.blogspot.com/
Ileana, she is in Panama and is going to do some looks for us during the year!

Also we have our wonderful Canadian Blogger Nikki  http://www.makeupjunkienikki.com/
She does some wonderful looks with our products and other makeup lines and does tutorials, so you can duplicate the look.  Check out both these wonderful gals, follow them o Facebook and follow their blogs!

You can find them on facebook at:
Makeup Junkie http://www.facebook.com/MakeupJunkieNikki?ref=ts&fref=ts
Ileana Recommends https://www.facebook.com/IleanaRecommends?ref=ts&fref=ts

Of course you can find us there also! Come check out all of us and follow us 
Fusion of Color Cosmetics at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fusion-of-Color-Cosmetics/72051690452

Thursday, January 24, 2013

To enter the giveaway below please enter here. Ok I did this backwards!    




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Luminous Lacquer: LuminousLacquer.com Turns One Giveaway!


LuminousLacquer.com Turns One Giveaway!

Hello Lovelies!!!

Can you believe it?! Its been a year since I decided to make a New Year's Goal to start a blog about something I enjoy. It has been an awesome year since then! I have learned so much and made some fantastic friends along the way! This has become something that I am truly passionate about!

As a big THANK YOU to all of you, I have put together a HUGE giveaway with some amazing fellow bloggers! All they ask in return is for a few follows and likes!




Prize Number 1


Jamie of Kawaii Nail Lacquer was kind enough to made this duo a trio of her amazing lacquers!
Kawaii Nail Lacquer - Birthday Surprise, Beriwinkle, and Let is Shine (A spectraflair top coat!)

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Prize Number 2



Sally Hansen HD Laser and Hi-Res
1 pack of OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Polish Strips 
1 Glass Nail File (sleeve not puctured)

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Prize Number 3



Zoya Carly & Reagan ( Both of my favorites!)
1 Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm (I LOVE this stuff!)

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Prize Number 4


From the lovely Kathy of Fusion of Color Cosmetics
3 - .50gm Eye Shadows from Fusion of Color
Winner of this prize may choose their colors, and with, or without sifter.


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Prize Number 5


From the awesome Dahlia of datyorkLOVES

Rimmel Celebrity Bash & Grape Sorbet 
Plus some awesome Heart Glitter!!



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Runner-Up!




From the amazing Justina of Justina's Gems

One Light Up Lipglosses in the shade of Kiss Me will be awarded to 10 lucky runners-up!



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The Details
  • All products in this giveaway are new and unused. 
  • Prizes are awarded in the order that they are drawn via Rafflecopter. After all 5 prizes are drawn, 10 additional winners will be chosen for the lip gloss. 
  • US Entries only
  • There are only 3 mantatory entries. Your free to submit any additional entries after that. Winning entries WILL be verified. If the information is incorrect, a new winner will be drawn
  • You must be a follower of www.luminouslacquer.com via Google Friend Connect
  • An email address needs to be provided. Emails will ONLY be used to: 
    • Contact the Winner
    • Emails will be given to Beauty for Real for marketing purposes. As a return for offering 10 of their lip glosses they ask that they receive emails to share their newsletter with. They WILL NOT share or sell the information, and will be using it for these purposes only.
  • In return for the 10 lip glosses, Beauty for Real asks that we Like their Facebook page. 
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or another winner will be chosen. 
  • Giveaway ends on Feb 1st at midnight. Winners will be drawn and contacted shortly after.