Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gloss48.com Haul

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Gloss48.com Haul

I recently discovered a fun new beauty site called Gloss48. This site features some of the top beauty brands offering special sales, exciting brands and a blog too!  If you love shopping for makeup, you are definitely going to want to check out this site. They feature different beauty brands at a special price each week so that you can try out that new lip gloss everyone is talking about at a fraction of the price.  Gloss48 was kind enough to send me a gift card so that I could pick out some products to try and review for you guys. The site currently features a large variety of cruelty-free brands that I love such as Christopher Drummond Beauty, Senna Cosmetics and Armour Beauty. 

Above look using Senna Cosmetics Palette
and Armour gloss in Lucy

My shopping experience on the site was fun and simple. You can search by brand or product type, and each product has a description as well as a little blurb about what makes the item unique and special. I purchased 2 items from the site so far.  The first item I got is from Senna Cosmetics. Their Haute Nudes Sultry Multi Makeup Palette includes 6 eyeshadows, a blush, a highlighter, mirror and 3 brushes for application. I've used other products from this brand before and everything is professional quality. If you aren't a pro, don't worry, this palette comes complete with a guide showing you how to create two distinct looks. There are a lot of "nude" eyeshadow palettes on the market, and I probably have most of them. I can honestly say this is one of the best nude palettes out there. You get five matte shades, and one shimmer shade for eyeshadow choices, all of which are super pigmented and blend like a dream. The palette also includes a sheer matte blush and powder face highlighter.  While I don't typically  use brushes included with palettes, the ones included here are actually usable and especially helpful for travel.  The small eyeshadow brush is quite nice to apply eyeshadow along the lower lash line, and unlike most palettes, they included a brush for lining the eyes if you want a bolder look.  I think this palette is especially useful for women over 30 years old, like me who have a need for more sophisticated makeup choices.   Again, I can't express how easy the eyeshadows are to blend. It can often be difficult to find good matte eyeshadows that are of this texture and pigmentation. The color selection chosen here really allows  you to create an effortless look for day or night.

 Everything you need in the palm of your hand!
 Eyeshadow colors from top left to right: New Moon, Sand, Tiger Lily, Palomino, Tigress (shimmer), Havana
Bottom left: Blush in Passion
Top left: Sunkissed highlighter

The second item I purchased is from Armour Beauty. I own several lip gloss colors from this brand, and they are by far my favorite lip gloss of all time. The color I chose is called Lucy. It's a brightly pigmented orange that wears more like a high shine liquid lipstick. The color is long lasting and when it does eventually fade, I noticed that it fades evenly leaving a flattering stain on the lips. This is THE color for Spring & Summer and will look good on just about every skin tone. If it is too bright for your personal taste, you can sheer it out for a light stain of color, but I think the pop of color on the lips just brightens up the whole face. 

 My order arrived nicely packaged with the Gloss48 logo on the box and a little personal note.
The first picture, and the picture above show me wearing Lucy gloss applied to bare lips. 

Overall, I am very happy with my first shopping experience with Gloss48, and I look forward to trying out more exciting products from this site. For a full list of brands offered by the site you can click here: 

Have you checked out Gloss48 yet? Share your beauty buys in the comments below. 

*I was provided with a gift card to explore the site. I chose the products myself, and all of my reviews are completely honest. I do not accept compensation in exchange for positive reviews. 

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