NYX Bronzer & Blusher Combos for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

A couple weeks ago I reviewed one of the new NYX Bronzer & Blusher Combos in the shade Ibiza.

Since then I received a few more of them so you could see them all next to each other and compare. There are five in total and the one I do not have is Bora Bora, which I believe is the deepest and warmest one.

These compacts feature a bronzer on the left side and a corresponding blush on the right side.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencils for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

Urban Decay 24 7 Concealer Pencils

TGIF!

I *may* have found my holy grail concealer in the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencils!

I have had a long hate/hate relationship with concealer. I’ve tried so many brands and types from creams, to pencils, to liquids to powders and nothing made me happy for more than a short time period. Even tried a myriad of “potions” under the eye to prime it before concealing and nothing lasted long.

The main problem I have with concealer is I am, ahem, at that age where I have a lot of fine lines under my eye area. Concealers tend to immediately gravitate into those lines, settling and making me look older, rather than well rested and bright-eyed. No bueno!

These pencils aren’t new per-se, they actually are the same ones they’ve had, but in new packaging and they added four new darker shades. They are however new to me since I’ve never tried them!

They come in eight different shades now, from very light to a deep cocoa. They contain Vitamin E, are long-wearing, creamy, tug-free, thick but not too thick, and blend easily into the skin. Seriously you barely have to press them onto your skin and they glide right over it. They’re also formulated with Microsponge, which is a technology that absorbs excess oils throughout the day.

  • CIA – very light/creamy ivory
  • DEA – light/peaches and cream
  • FBI – light medium/beige
  • NSA – medium/beige
  • ATF – medium dark/golden beige
  • DOD – dark/warm tan
  • KGB – darker/olden caramel
  • MI6 – deepest/cocoa

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SpaRitual Water Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

New for spring 2012 is SpaRitual’s Water collection.

This collection is a little special because SpaRitual is supporting an organization called Surge, which is a non-profit company that improves access to clean, safe water for communities around the world. 20% of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to Surge.

“The Water Collection represents the importance it has for our physical wellbeing (up to 70% of the human body is composed of water) and our emotional health (it’s a proven fact that water provides soothing benefits). Sadly, communities around the world lack access to clean drinking water,” says SpaRitual founder, Shel Pink. “We’re pleased to be involved with Surge, and to support the foundation’s efforts to help provide clean, safe drinking water worldwide.”

Aside from the fact that this is a really great cause, the collection has some amazing colors!

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Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Lipsticks for Spring 2012 Swatches & Review

Physicians Formula Glow  Mood Booster Lipsticks

Guess what? Valentine’s Day is not too far away now and Physicians Formula has some new items that would be perfect.

Or you can be like me and buy them because they are super cute, and Valentine’s Day be damned! ;)

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Urban Decay 24 7 Glide On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay has three new 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils out now that have been added to their arsenal!

These three colors previously were only available in their gift sets, but now you can get these beauties on their own.

  • Demolition – dark chocolate brown matte
  • Woodstock – fuchsia pink shimmer with silver glitter
  • Perversion – deepest carbon black matte

Perversion was released last year in their 15-Year Anniversary Pencil set and due to such high demand, they decided to add it as a permanent color. I TOTALLY approve of this decision because this black liner is pretty gosh-darn amazing.

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