Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite beauty products for January and February 2015
By Carla Snuggs
One of my favorite parts of my job at Posh Beauty Blog, is trying a host of incredible products and showcasing the things I LOVE. Here is the latest monthly roundup of the some of the BEST products tried by myself (or contributors) throughout the month of January and February in the categories of skincare and makeup (that were not otherwise featured this month). What were some of your faves? Leave your comments below!
Skinn Cosmetics’ Hollywood Velvet Lip Palette
No matter the season, bright, smoochable lips are always the answer. Skinn Cosmetics’ new Hollywood Velvet Lip Palette gives you access to six lushly pigmented shades of fuchsia to use alone or custom blend to create the perfect color to match any skin tone or look. These anti-aging lipsticks feature collagen-boosting peptides to help keep your lips looking plump and full for years to come, which means you can wear these stunning shades with confidence. Amp up an otherwise simple makeup look, add an instant pop of color in a quick and easy way, and look nothing short of stunning when you use the Hollywood Velvet Lip Palette ($22.50).
Skinn Cosmetics’ Contour Sculpting Compact
Beauty is all about understanding the structure of your face and the ability to bring balance and symmetry to your fabulous features. Using only two cream colors, this highlighting and sculpting palette makes contouring your face extremely simple. The light shade can be used to draw light onto the skin, which will brighten and lift the face. The dark shade subtly defines and contours bones. Blending well is essential in giving your face a flawless finish ($34.50, Skinn.com).
Dermarie Advanced Skincare
I couldn’t wait to sing the praises of Dermarie’s Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream and Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream! Dermarie’s Neck and Decolettle Firming Cream helps improve the appearance of the skin that covers your chest from your neckline down to your cleavage. It helps prevent the loss of skin elasticity and reinforces the skin’s natural tightness because it boots type 1 collagen synthesis cells. If you have wrinkles and/or loose skin around the neck, this is must-have. Posh Beauty Blog also recommends Dermarie’s Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream for winter and spring brides – for women who want their décolleté to look it’s best on their special day.
Dermarie’s Retinol Wrinkle Repair Anti-aging Night Cream has also become a great addition to my nightly skincare routine. This exciting new cream delivers a flood of retinol and antioxidant revitalization to radically stimulate the production of collagen and protect from future damage. It helps increase elasticity and firmness and improves the texture of skin.
Milani’s Fierce Foil Collection
Milani’s Fierce Foil collection was released this January 2015. It’s the first of its kind with buildable, highly-metallic, foil finish that creates a look unlike anything on the market today. From eyes to nails to lips, the Fierce Foil collection includes:
Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shines – A first! This isn’t a shadow. It is a shine. Milani’s groundbreaking gloss technology created especially for eyes instantly imparts a beautiful multidimensional foil finish. Available in four shade quartets named for Italy’s starriest, most beloved cities, the lineup includes Milan (soft pinks and taupes), Rome (lavenders and purples), Florence (coppers and gold), and Venice (icy whites and cool blues ($9.99).
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner – Each liner is handmade with an innovative blackout base that allows rich shimmer to shine through. This versatile product can be used as a smoldering eyeshadow or as an eyeliner to rock a classic cat eye. Available in four rich, jewel-like shades ($6.99).
Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer – This luxe lacquer is laced with genuine gold for a long lasting shine that looks like it is lit from within. Available in eight chic, Italian city-themed shades ($3.99).
Milani Fierce Foil Lipgloss – A never-been-done-before gloss that softens, smoothes and shines with a glimmering, multidimensional foil finish ($4.99 – coming March, 2015).
Synergie Anti-Aging Starter Kit
Synergie, is a fabulous line of ‘Clean Science’ skincare and mineral makeup. CleanScience combines the best of botanicals with cosmetic science – but leaves out any questionable ingredients (including parabens, polyethylene glycol, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates, petroleum derived products). Synergie Skin’s Anti-aging Starter Kit contains Ultracleanse, Ultimate A serum, Vitamin B Serum, Pure C Crystals, SuperSerum and Reclaim. The kit comes with instructions, but it’s super simple and only 3 steps: cleanse, apply serums, wait 5 minutes then moisturize. This anti-aging starter kit also makes a great Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift. More on each product:
Ultracleanse: a rinse-off foaming gel cleanser, ideal for all skin types. Designed to gently remove surface pollution, cell debris, and makeup – without over exfoliating or stripping the skin of natural oils.
Ultimate A serum: The unique ingredient in Ultimate A regulating serum, Retinol Molecular™, represents the next generation in vitamin A technology, and is extremely active and penetrative. Ultimate A addresses skin concerns such as sun damage, ageing, fine lines, pigmentation, and blemishes with high stability – but without the irritation and ingredient breakdown typical of other vitamin A products.
Vitamin B serum: contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), the latest ingredient hailed by skin professionals to rejuvenate and strengthen skin against a broad range of skin conditions, including dehydration, fine lines, pigmentation, and excess sebum (as occurs in acne).
Pure C Crystals: contain the highest pharmaceutical grade of pure vitamin C, 100% pure L-ascorbic acid microfine crystals, Pure C Crystals should be mixed with either Hydrogel or SuperSerum to treat pigmentation, inflammation, scarring, and fine lines
SuperSerum: a revolutionary new anti-ageing serum that harnesses the power of DNA-repairing peptides and marine biotechnology to trigger our skin to produce its own:
• epidermal stem cells – renew and repair ageing and damaged skin
• collagen – reduces the appearance of fine lines
• hyaluronic acid – increases skin volume and hydration.
In addition, SuperSerum contains a peptide that relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of the fine lines of movement, plus a peptide that reverses cell aging and repairs DNA damage.
Reclaim: an age management moisturizer, is a potent blend of antioxidants, peptides, and other leading edge cosmeceuticals designed to minimize fine lines and restore ageing skin. Trylagen™ peptide complex promotes new collagen and prevents its breakdown, for long-term reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. Marine phytoplankton tightens and lifts sagging skin for a firmer and more youthful appearance.
Press samples were provided by the brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.