Monday, October 19, 2015

Breast Cancer Beauty, 2015 Edition: Belli, HydroPeptide, The Organic Face, and Jane Iredale.

By Laura Medina

In honoring of breast and reproductive cancer patients and survivors who keep on keeping on and want some ease and comfort; and most importantly, a much-needed boost of self-esteem,  this striving survivor has personally test-drove these following products for several weeks and months for you all.

Thank god for expecting moms for testing out this ultra-effective yet gentle as a lamb Belli Skincare.   After dealing with screwed-up skin and complexion a couple of years ago, this sick scribe turned to Belli Skincare by chance and never felt better externally with an improved complexion which, in turn, boost self-esteem.

When skin is on fire, nothing felt good as Belli Skincare's Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator for a radiant glow without choking oils clogging pores.  Nary a zit in sight.

During and after a cancer flare-up, this scribe stills uses this refreshing Vitamin C serum that soaks right in, without a greasy layer floating on top.


HydroPeptide Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Kit,

 $5.00 dollars of every HydroPeptide Pink Kit set sold goes to Look Good Feel Better, helping the quality of life & self-esteem for people in cancer treatment.

Can't deny the ingredients of this duo set of Full-size Eye Authority Cream, Full-size Island Bloom Perfecting Gloss.

Just like in it's namesake,they're rich in oil-free peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and trusty-old Niacin...

The Island Bloom Perfecting Gloss is rich in volumizing Peptides, Niacin, Triple Hyaluronic Acid, restoring lip fullness, volume and definition within minutes while enhancing long-lasting suppleness and hydration. This Perfecting Gloss will perfect your pout with a refreshing, cool-tingly sensation and a luminous gloss.  The 4 peptides including Plumping Peptides, Retinoic-Like Peptide and a Warming Peptide to immediately improve the lip area and build long-term suppleness and fullness overtime.  Immediate fullness is enhanced through a stimulating, non-irritating chili pepper and niacin.

The Authority Eye Cream has multi-performance Peptides, Pearl Peptides, and antioxidants.  This four-dimensional eye cream immediately brightens dark circles while diminishing the look of expression lines, wrinkles and puffiness.  Triple-sized hyaluronic acid improves elasticity, hydration and smoothes the appearance of wrinkles for immediate and long term benefits. Meadowfoam estolide provides hydration that lasts all day without causing dryness and irritation.

 Luxe Premier Eye Shadows Palette in "Rosette" - 0.7 oz

What this on-the-go scribe loves is when they include skincare into makeup..;and that makeup is multi-purpose yet so naturally flattering such as warm and naturally-shaded Luxe Premier Shadows in Rosette Eyeshadow Palette by Skinn Cosmetics by Dimitri James.

The Luxe Premier Shadows in Rosette are pure luxury full-treatment eyeshadows that deliver rich anti-aging actives, anti-oxidants and collagen-boosting peptides to the eyelids. These advanced shadows are talc-free so even lined or crepey eyelids will look glossy smooth and beautiful.  Used dry for a soft-focused, sheer wash of color or used damped wet for a richer, thicker texture or as an eyeliner, colors included: matte ivory, pink champagne with shimmer, orange champagne with shimmer, light matte taupe, pink with shimmer, copper with shimmer, matte mauve, warm pink with shimmer, brown with shimmer, light brown/purple with shimmer, deep purple with shimmer and deep warm purple with shimmer. 

With the collagen and anti-oxidants, not only do you look and feel good, the rosy blush template is the indicator of Pantone's Color of the Year 2016, next year, blush.  With Skinn Cosmetics' Luxe Premier Shadows in Rosette, you are ahead of the curve while looking sexy and being healthy!


Femme Fatale Organic Eye Shadows: Mesa,

When this scribe first encountered The Organic Face Cosmetics in the hectic backstage of Fashion Week Los Angeles, this writer knew this has to be tough and edgy to meet the demands of the designers' visions and those trendy-hungry hordes waiting to mac those fashion-forward looks.

A eight-teen years veteran makeup-artist also knows it has to be equally healthy for the models' skin and her skin as well.  This is how Noreen Diani whipped up The Organic Face Cosmetics.

As a eight-teen years makeup professional, she couldn't just quit makeup but she couldn't deal with the horrible and painful reactions she got from using and absorbing conventional, mainstream makeup.  As a professional makeup-artist who wants to be in the game, she was disappointed by the lack of color spectrum and the weakness of traditional organic/all-natural makeup that failed to meet the avant-garde demands of upscale, editorial fashion shoots that set the standards for the upcoming trends.

So, Noreen took it in her own hands, literally, and whipped edgy, fashion-forward makeup colors in food-grade ingredients with benefits in her kitchen.  Basically, she's like any other makeup inventor, she turned her kitchen into a lab.  In the process, she removed the conventional toxins, irritants, chemicals and cheap fillers such as talc, synthetic dyes, parabens, and bismuth oxychloride out of makeup without compromising on performance or durability.

She came up with pure mineral cosmetics that are weightless, long wearing, water-resistant and offer protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The Organic Face Mineral Powders provide complete coverage without clogging pores, or irritating sensitive skin, making the line suitable for skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and acne-prone skin.

The male models and actors are rest assured that the Mineral Powders cover and heal shaving and acne scars while still looking natural and masculine.

The Organic Face's Femme Fatale Organic Eye Shadows in Mesa is Rice Powder and Cinnamon Bark base with extracts in Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, and Golden Seal.

The Mesa Palette is a smoky and earthy palette of earth and olive tones adds a certain je ne sais quois to day looks and shimmering subtlety to evening or night looks; makes every eye gleam.  What's really awesome, The Organic Face Eye Shadows can be used both dry for a more subtle daytime look then dampen wet for a more dramatic, opaque look or dampen wet as eyeliner.

Used dry with a kabuki brush, this scribe has fluffed Cocoa Eyeshadow, from the Mesa Eyeshadow, as a bronze-rose blush for a daytime look then swept the darker Rose Gold as a Seventies-Disco cheek contour streak.

Love it, when it comes to all-natural eyeshadows, that makeup artists are thinking ahead, healthy eyeshadows that can be used wet or dry as eyeshadows or as eyeliner.


Addiction Lip Gloss in Maple,

The Organic Face's Addiction Lip Gloss in Maple, may describe it as a "deep, sheer burgundy with a touch of glimmer" but for this scribe, it's a milk chocolate-nude that looks what it's made from...cocoa & shea butter-based non-sticky gloss.  It's not totally "candy."  It's a mixture of: Vitamin E, Thyme, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Lavender, Golden Seal, Lemon, Grape Fruit, Tumeric Powder, Carrot Oil, and Kaolin.

Unlike most organic makeup, not only is The Organic Face is edgy enough to be fashion-forward but it's wallet-friendly.  At $24.99 for the Eyeshadow Quad Palette and $16.99 for the Addiction Lip Gloss, even your tween can afford to dabble in healthy makeup, which makes for a good habit.

PlayOn Lip Crayon,

The pioneer of all-natural makeup, Jane Iredale hasn't rested on her laurels.

While inventing new products while sticking to her all-natural approach, she grew a legion of loyal fans who are women industry players and producers in film, tv, and entertainment.

Her latest are the PlayOn Lip Crayons with Wheat Germ Glycerides in current colors of peachy-orange Charming,  bronze-nude Blissful, and the classic dark red Naughty.

A elegant, all-natural classic.

See, you can still have fun with healthy makeup to add benefits to your skin while bumping up your self-esteem, perhaps giving the courage to be confidentially edgy and bold to face the world and keep on keeping on.














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