New Releases Radar // 18

New Releases Radar // 18

 

Wow, I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I’ve chatted about new releases out in the green beauty world! Of course there have been lots of amazing products on my radar in the past few months, but here are a few that are at the top of my list:

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Last-Minute Green Beauty Holiday Gift Ideas with Credo Beauty

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‘Tis the season…and I’m still rounding up some last-minute gifts because I’m a total procrastinator. In any case, I always enjoy any opportunity to sneak in some green beauty gifts for my family and friends! I selected a few of Credo Beauty’s show-stopping green beauty products (available in-store or online,) that will surely impress even the biggest humbug out there:

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The Perfect Last Minute Holiday Gift From The Detox Market!

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If you’re still scrambling to find something perfect for someone who has everything, for a fellow green beauty junkie (especially for #thegreenbeautyexpert), or just want to add a super nice gift to your own list (you deserve it), I think The Detox Market’s Best of Green Beauty 2015 Box* definitely fits the bill!

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Under the Beautiful Spell of Rituel de Fille

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There are some makeup brands that pride themselves on beautiful, daily-wear products and there are others with products that go beyond the norm. The first time I laid eyes on the natural mineral pigment products from Rituel de Fille*, I knew that these were not your average natural beauty products. The dark black packaging, mystical-inspired design, out-of-this-world variety of colors, and unique product textures had me under a spell. The brand’s unique variety of cosmetic colors are quite rare in the natural beauty realm and for this, Rituel de Fille’s products definitely stand out in the crowd.

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ILIA Beauty Silken Shadow Sticks & Pure Eyeliner

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Every new release that ILIA Beauty makes tugs on my heart strings and my wallet. Of course, with their newest Fall 2015 Collection featuring eyeshadow sticks, eyeliners, liquid foundations, and makeup brushes, I couldn’t resist. I’m always drawn to eye products and while I wanted to snatch up all twelve new eye products, I restrained myself and only picked up three. I bought mine as soon as I saw Credo Beauty had them in stock. Here are my thoughts:

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The Cult Favorite: Kjaer Weis Mascara

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This post is definitely long overdue but some products just hold on to my heart like none other and then a year goes by and I realize I probably should have written a review about it. Sorry dear readers, I’m working on it. (I’m also working on taking better photos of my eyelids too which is mostly the reason why this post is so delayed. #bloggerfail) Today I’m finally talking about the love of my eyelashes, the cult favorite: Kjaer Weis Mascara.

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What Natural Makeup Dreams Are Made Of: La Bella Figura Beauty’s More Than Makeup Line

LBF2LBF3Luxurious all-natural skincare powerhouse, La Bella Figura Beauty recently forayed into the makeup world with their More Than Makeup line, and it’s nothing less than amazing. Once I set eyes on the clean, simple formulas and sexy, luxurious mirrored-compact packaging, I knew I had to try these new products. Featuring highly-pigmented, cream blush, highlighter,  eyeshadow, lip tint, and now 2 limited edition products for the holidays: a blush and an eyeshadow duo, La Bella Figura makeup is enough for any beauty junkie to swoon. The pretty, universal colors tempted me but so did the fact that the product formulations focused on nourishing, skin-healing ingredients. It seemed revolutionary that these makeup products could still perform as makeup, but could heal your skin while beautifying it. I found that these beauty products are indeed what natural makeup dreams are made of.

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ILIA Beauty Releases New Spring 2014 Collection

Although it may not look like Spring outside (at least here in the New York area), ’tis truly the season! And what better way to envision a warm and sunny Spring season than brand-new bright lip products from ILIA Beauty’s Spring 2014 Collection! The Collection introduces 2 new Tinted Lip Conditioner colors and a refillable, translucent powder product which are now available for purchase today on the ILIA Beauty website.

Since I’m a beauty product hoarder–erm blogger, I jumped to pre-order the new translucent powder from Spirit Beauty Lounge last week and hovered, drooling over the new tinted lip colors because I wasn’t able to order them yet. My undying love for the ILIA Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioners (see my review here) is due to their ultra hydrating, pigmented, balm-like formulation and as a devout ILIA convert, who am I not to pick up these new color offerings? Someone please hide my credit cards, it’s going to be a rough month…

Between Jump, a bold fucshia shade and Hold Me Now, the perfect pastel pink, I might have to add both of these new Tinted Lip Conditioners to my collection, pronto! 

ILIA describes Jump as, “a bright pop of magenta, mixed with hints of electric, blue undertones. The intensity of the color can be layered to a bold hue and sits on trend with the purple movement of 2014.”
Hold Me Now is described as, “a soft pastel pink lends some similarity to our multi-stick Tenderly, which has been requested repeatedly to be made into a lip shade. The lightness of this white-pink hue pairs beautifully with some of the stronger eye looks of the season.”

As for Fade Into You, the new translucent powder product, here is how ILIA describes it: “Soft to the touch, Fade Into You is a light universal finishing powder, packaged in a refillable brush component. The translucent base is a blend of organic powder and oils including Aloe Leaf Extract, full of minerals and vitamins to help keep skin looking soft and supple. Passion Fruit and Rosemary Oil contain anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe the skin.” Sounds like another must-have, right?

Will you be picking up anything from the Spring 2014 ILIA Beauty Collection? What are your favorite ILIA Beauty Products?

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Gressa Skin Lip Boost in Bare Review

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If there’s one thing I appreciate most from natural beauty products, it’s something that will keep my dry lips hydrated throughout the day and also gives a lively pop of color to my face. Gressa Skin’s newest line of natural lip colors, Lip Boosts do just that. Available in 3 pretty colors that are perfect for everyday wear, the Lip Boosts are composed of 100% vegan, natural ingredients that will help treat your lips and give your pout a healthy glow at the same time.

Lip Boost Ingredients: 100% Vegan trademark formula spotlights Castor oil, Carnauba Wax, Cacao Butter and Coconut Oil, proprietary blend of precious oils and tops it off with Sea Buckthorn Oil and CoEnzyme Q10 for ultra boost to your delicate pout.

Gressa Skin kindly sent me a Lip Boost in Bare to try out. At first swipe, I was immediately struck at how hydrating and soft the product felt on my lips. The Lip Boost ($21/0.24oz) has the texture of a silky lip balm, not sticky at all, is lightweight and beautifully pigmented in color. Bare is a gorgeous pink-nude color with a hint of shine. I initially wrote off the dull, mauve-pink color in the jar and thought it’d be too sheer and pink to show up against my dark lips but was pleasantly surprised at how flattering and noticeable Bare was once applied. It is a beautiful, everyday lip color that I think would look great on anyone. This sheer, nude lip shine wears beautifully alone or as a lip base underneath other lip products that lasts for hours.

Bare your lips to a new, glamorous you. Sheer, nude, and sexy, Bare requires no additional lip color for its shimmery glamour.

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I first mentioned this Lip Boost in my post about preventing chapped lips here, and I still love using this product as a nourishing base for my lips, as a tinted substitution for my lip balm and as a dependable lip product that’s always in my makeup bag. I found that using this product before lipstick and lip gloss keeps my lips significantly hydrated, pigmented and helps my lip colors last.

I‘d definitely try out the other Lip Boosts in Lavish and Brilliant which also seem to be stunning colors. Keep up the amazing products Gressa Skin! A little birdy told me there will be more amazing “non-toxic glamour” products from Gressa Skin and I can’t wait to experience more!

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Have you tried any skincare or beauty products from Gressa Skin? Read my review of Gressa Skin products here and my beauty chat with Gressa Skin’s founder, Svetlana here.

*Product generously provided to me for consideration. All reviews are based on my honest opinion and personal experience using the product. I am never compensated for my opinions.

Berry Sultry: ILIA Beauty Arabian Knights Lip Conditioner Review

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I confess, I’m a bit of a lipstick addict. Lip products get me excited because just adding a little bit of color to your lips can completely change your look without a total makeup overhaul. I’d been lusting over ILIA Beauty’s Arabian Knights Tinted Lip Conditioner ($24, 0.12 oz/3.5 g) for a while and finally purchased it during an online promotion a few months back. I thought it would be a perfect color for Fall and Winter.

Most lip colors that I tend gravitate to are in the berry or red hues and for Fall, I’m all about dark lips. Arabian Knights appears to be a deep, bold red in the tube however when applied to my lips it is a gorgeous, lightly tinted berry red. As this is a lip conditioner, Arabian Knights is very moisturizing and sheerer than most lipstick products. Castor seed oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and other natural ingredients contribute to the lip conditioner’s nourishing formula.

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I love the texture of Arabian Knights, because it’s light while also hydrating, reminiscent of a lip balm but also very pigmented and buildable in color.  This product did not make my lips chapped or dry and I can still apply lip balm underneath for added moisture though it’s not necessary.

“Arabian Knights offers a fantasy of mystery and seduction. The deep tones of violet, and burgundy melt together forming a beautiful berry stain. An ideal shade, easily carried from day to night.”

The scent of this lip conditioner is heavenly, very minty and fresh smelling. Arabian Knights lasts on the lips for quite a few hours but the best part is that it leaves a beautiful tint on lips. I can wear this color on my lips for about 3-4 hours until the full amount of color applied fades. Arabian Knights can be built up to a gorgeous darker berry-red hue or worn sheer for a hint of color. ArabianKnights4.jpg

I love wearing Arabian Knights during the day and in the evening. It looks great as a sheer berry tint for the day and with a few extra coats of color, I can turn that sheer color into a deeper, sultry red. I so enjoy the Tinted Lip Conditioner formula and the product’s versatility that I can’t wait to try more from ILIA!

Have you tried Arabian Knights or any other ILIA lip products? What are your favorite natural lip products?

Purchase Arabian Knights for $24 (0.12 oz/3.5 g) at ILIA’s website here  or at Beauty SageSpirit Beauty Lounge and Eco Diva Beauty.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Seasame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dixoide, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140. *Certified Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Certifiés Biologiques.

*Product was purchased by me and all opinions are my own. This post is based on my own experience with the product. Contains affiliate links that do not cost anything to click but purchasing through these links help support this site. All photos are copyright by Kasey Michelle unless noted.

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