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Get your skin’s glow back with Artistry Time Defiance Illuminating Essence

November 1, 2008

Artistry Time Defiance Illuminating Essence

The fall & wintery weather can be absolutely brutal on your skin. The damage range from dryness, dullness, & losing your skin’s glow. With Artistry’s Illuminating Essence, you can regain that youthful glow within just two weeks. Illuminating Essence can prevent & help repair discoloration (such as redness & dark spots), aging, as well as visibly making your skin brighter. This product contains a special blend of antioxidants that helps protect skin as well as preventing discoloration & signs of aging. Just apply a small amount on on your face & neck area in the morning & at night and watch your skin transform.

Artistry Illuminating Essence retails at $62.85 (for a 1 oz. bottle). It’s a $27.15 price difference from Lancome’s Bright Expert Intense Brightening Spot Correcting Serum ($90 for 1 oz.) & a $62.85 price difference from Shiseido’s White Lucent Concentrated Brightening Serum ($118 for 1 oz.). Artistry’s Illuminating Essence is one of the most inexpensive (but still high end) skin brightening serum out on the market.

Get your youthful glow black with Artistry Illuminating Essence & get the fast results you want today.


Spotlight Product ; Artistry Lip Colours

May 16, 2008

artistry lipsticksLately, I’ve been all about lipsticks and lip liners! I’ve been raving about Artistry Lip Colours since I got some in the mail. When it comes to certain lipsticks, they tend to dry out my lips and make them feel chapped. Artistry lip colours do just the opposite. They keep my lips hydrated and the color is so long lasting. Studies even show that when using Artistry lip colours for 2 weeks, they can reduce the appearance of fine lines on your lips up to 70%. What other lipsticks can do that? This is the perfect lipstick for women over 50. Artistry provides 25 different lip colours with 3 different finishes (creme, metallic, and shimmer). My favorite lip colour has to be Neutrale. It’s hard to find nude-ish lip colors for women of color because some nude colors can be too pale for darker skin. What I like about this color is the fact it’s got a pink-ish tone to it. I like to pair Neutrale lip colour with a clear gloss (for shine) and line my lips with Wet n Wild Creme lip liner in Brandy Wine. Lipstick Tip: For long lasting lipstick, apply lipstick with a lip brush instead of applying it straight out of the tube. This lipstick will set you back $17.55, but worth every penny because of it’s unique benefit.


Spotlight Product ; Artistry Essentials Lip Shines

May 1, 2008

I’m one of those girls who can never have too many lip glosses. I always carry at least 3-4 different ones stashed in my handbag on a typical day. One of the biggest issues with lip glosses that I face is that either the gloss is too sticky or it makes my lips peel. Not when it comes to Artistry Essentials Lip Shines. These lip shines go on smooth and doesn’t drag on the lips like some lip glosses do. Not to mention they don’t do the dreaded lip peeling like some lip glosses cause. The lip shines have the right amount of shimmer to the color. What’s even more great about these lip glosses is that they have lip colors to match light, medium, and dark complexions. Artistry Essentials takes the guess work out of trying to find which lip gloss looks good on your complexion. For only $13.50, these lip shines are definitely worth a try.


Spotlight Product ; NYC Color Eyeliners

April 15, 2008

I must admit at times…I can be a make up snob. I have to remind myself before using all these higher end brands I use now, I used the cheaper brands at drugstores in my earlier years. I was in Target the other night cruising by the make up aisle because I wanted to check and see if my Target had the new Target brand brushes that Yummy411 blogged about. Of course they didn’t! I didn’t want to leave the store empty handed, so I checked out the NYC Color section. I needed new eyeliners to tie me over til my shipment of Artistry liners came in, so I decided to buy a white pencil and a eyeliner duet that had purple on one side and black on the other side. I was skeptical that these pencils would have a good color pay off for only being $ .94. As soon as I came home, I had to play with these eyeliners. I applied the white eyeliner to my lower waterline and to my surprise, the white showed up. A lot of drugstore brand white eyeliners I’ve tried before had such bad color pay offs, but not this eyeliner. The eyeliner went on so smoothly too. I tried the the duet and both the black and purple had great color pay off as well. They both seemed like they could smudge easily though, so it’s best to apply a powder eyeshadow that best matches the color of the eyeliner on top to set the pencil eyeliner. Needless to say, I’m now a fan of NYC eyeliners and expect me to buy more of their liners!


Spotlight Product ; Artistry Essentials Mineral Foundations

April 6, 2008

There seems to be a high demand for anything mineral (cosmetics) now a days. I was excited to find out Artistry finally jumped onto the mineral make up bandwagon with their Artistry Essentials line. I wanted to try their mineral foundation since I haven’t even tried any brand of mineral foundation since the whole craze started. I ordered the medium shade and at first, I thought it wouldn’t look good on my skintone because I figured it would be too light. As soon as I put it on my face, it adjusted to my skintone instantly. It feels light on the skin, it doesn’t make your skin look cake-y, and it’s fragrance free. On some days, my skin isn’t always ‘up to par’ so to speak so, I like to use this mineral foundation to set my liquid foundation. It works wonderful as a setting powder for liquid foundations. Artistry Essentials mineral foundations is perfect for the Spring/Summer season. Who wants to be bogged down with heavy foundations during the warmer months? Try this light and good-for-your-skin foundation instead. For only $19.50, it’s a small price to pay (cheaper than the widely known brand for mineral foundations) for a natural and breathable foundation.

Keep checking in for more of my Artistry Essentials reviews!


Spotlight Product ; NAO never accept ordinary® Mascara in Carbon

October 12, 2007

I decided to try out NAO’s mascara and give my favorite Artistry mascara a break. I’m glad I did, this stuff is wonderful. NAO’s mascara seperates my lashes, thickens them, and no matter how much you clumps. One of my favorite tricks to thicken up eyelashes even more is by applying a loose powder on your lashes after the first coat of mascara and re-apply your NAO mascara. The mascara has the right consistency. It’s creamy and not too thick. NAO’s mascara is only $15.95 and that’s a steal considering how great the quality is. Don’t forget to check out NAO’s eye color duos, eye color singles, and the loose mineral pigments. If you want to make a bold statement and never accepts ordinary® when it comes to your make up, this cosmetic line is just for you.


Spotlight Product ; Artistry® CityWear Trend Colour Collection in Urban Chic

October 1, 2007

Artistry® CityWear Trend Colour Collection in Urban Chic

This make up palette is perfect for women on the go or for women who want to update their look for the fall/winter and don’t know where to start. I got this as a present from my parents and I love it! It comes with 3 eyeshadows (lid, crease and, highlight shade), 3 lip colors and a highlight shade that works as a lip color and/or cheeks. There are many ways to wear the eyeshadows. Try using the darker shade as an eyeliner on either your top and/or lower lashline (use an eyeliner brush that’s a little dampen). The darker shade is just dark enough to be used as an eyeliner but yet, it’s soft and won’t look too harsh on your skintone. I’ve been using this palette for two days straight and I just can’t get over how smooth/velvety the eyeshadows glide on. Artistry Cosmetics are known for their high quality cosmetics. The eyeshadows are very well pigmented (a little goes a long way), crease/fade resistant and the lip colors would look good on any complexation. The eyeshadow & lip colors are in a black sleek compact with a mirror. It also includes a two ended lip and eyshadow brush,a perfect multi-tasker brush. I’m going to order some more palettes and use them on my clients (and more for myself ;]). It’ll set you back $40 but, it’s one of those make up palettes that is actucally worth the money. Here’s a picture of me wearing the Urban Chic palette (the eyeshadows);