Lights, makeup, action!
Yes, I said “lights”!
It all started when I tried Beauty For Real’s True Color lip cream in “Always There”. It arrived in a goodie box from FabFitFun. The luscious lip cream’s opaque better-than-natural-pink hue allured me as it layered on moist color that gave my lips a full and healthy look. I loved the highly pigmented long lasting color that glided on smoothly with a doe foot applicator that really lifted the color out of the tube. (No double-dipping here!) And then I said, “What’s this button here? At the end of the cap...”
Let there be light!
The illumination got me so excited I dropped everything – well not the lipstick! – and made this video. I had to show the world how my prayers were answered – not just because this was a light-up lipstick – but because there was a mirror on the side of the tube too!
It ain't yo' momma's lipstick!
I admit, I was born with a deficiency. I lack the gene that allows me to apply lipstick without using a mirror. (And you thought all females were wired with this talent…no!) Now I no longer have to hunt in my bag for a mirror or hope there’s enough light in my car as I use the mirror on the back of my sun visor to reapply my lipstick. Yes, I never leave home without lipstick on. I believe in being a girly girl, and my lips are my vice. Plus, I love leaving lip prints on napkins, it’s a great way to identify my wine glass (Yes, mine’s the one with lipstick on it!), and a kiss isn’t just a kiss when a man can go “mmm” and wonder what that delicious taste is on my lips. (Beauty For Real’s lip creams, and as I learned, lip glosses, smell and taste scrumptious, too!) (Don’t you just hate it when you get a lip product and no matter how much you love the color, you can’t stomach the scent and it’s not lickable! That’s just not like-able! But with Beauty For Real – they’ve got it all goin’ on the right way.)
They have an assortment of complimentary colors for every complexion.
I posted and tweeted and did all that social media-riffic stuff you do when you get excited about something, and the awesome people at Beauty For Real allowed me to try an Illuminating Lip Gloss in Starlust which made my normal lipstick sparkle as I layered it on top for a bedazzling effect, that left a lickable touch of minty flavor upon kiss-pact. (Kiss-pact is just one better than impact! *~mwah~*) I have to say it was kiss-met, that I encountered this light-up lip gloss that now does double duty in my bag, when I want to click it to shine a light on my keys which always seem to hide in the great abyss of my purse.
It gets better.
They have Miracle Mascara!
Mascara for me has to past 3 tests. First, it needs a straight-ish brush; not one of those curvy brushes that’s going to poke my eye out.
Check! The hourglass shape of Beauty For Real’s wand stands straight so I won’t have any makeup mishaps.
The second test is passed when the wand in conjunction with the formulation of the mascara can coat my lashes in less than a minute and make an honest-to-goodness difference in their length, and fullness. Size matters!
And I don’t want to be there all day doing it!
The almost-gel formula of Miracle Mascara glides on lashes thick enough, so all you need is two to three strokes for luscious lash length. The spacing of the bristles on the magic wand allows enough of the mascara to rest on it so it can deliver the long-lasting, non-smudging color to accentuate my eyelids. (P.S. It’s paraben and nasty chemical free so it’s safe for those with sensitive eyes like me!)
Oh, and the coolest part – it lights up! Yes!!! Check it out! Lash illumination!
The last amazing product I got to try was Get Glowing Cheek Tint & Luminizer in Goldrush/Afterglow. What’s that you ask? It’s a slightly bronze shade that helps contour your cheekbones while imparting a glow radiating from within. It glides on like a cream, right over your foundation or on bare skin, and it wears all day long. I was surprised, but it really makes a difference in the way light reflects off of your face in a flattering way. If you’ve got fairer skin, try Get Lit / In the Pink for a rosy pearlescent luminescence. Just like their ad says, “You. Glow. Girl!”
Beauty For Real has innovative practical products. They’ve even got light-up nail polish, and the only lip liner you’ll ever need in a universal shade that complements every skin tone and lipstick! Instead of supplying you with a range of obscene colors that you’ll never use, they focus on real shades for real women, that make you real-ly beautiful.
Beauty For Real has teamed up with TheLadyinRed to offer all of you a discount code that you can use on any order that you place! You can get 15% off with the code THELADYINRED at checkout!
Oh… and it gets better! One lucky reader will win a brand spanking new Miracle Mascara! So light up those eyes with some stellar lashes and enter the giveaway below!