Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream

Hi beautiful!

I hope you all had a great week! I'm not ready for summer to be over, I have so much to get done before the school starts! Anywhos, I went to Ulta and finally found the  Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balms. I was super excited when I saw it because I have heard so many great things about this moisturizing lip glosses! I picked up the shade Cantaloupe Cream because I felt like it was a very pretty kind of coral/peachy shade that would be perfect for the summer as well as spring! I wasn't expecting them to be super pigmented like a liquid lipstick so I thought it would be a perfect natural shade.

I purchased one for $5.99+tax at my local Ulta, but since I purchased other things that totaled more than $10, I was able to use a $3.50 off $10 purch. coupon that they sent me with their catalogue, so make sure you become a member to get sent those great deals! Otherwise, there's always a coupon on their website so you can always go to ulta.com to check that out.

They state that this product is highly moisturizing and hydrating for your lips because of Vitamin E and oils such as avocado oil. It is also stated that this product will add color and is also in fact gluten-free, and hypoallergenic.

*On the ulta.com website, the color of "Cantaloupe Cream" is not true to color. The website shows a really vibrant and bright coral shade, but below is a more peachy, almost milky peach/coral color.

Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream
The Claims:
ALMAY color + care liquid lip balm
  • Drenches lips with 2x hydration
  • Sheer shiny color
  • Combines the comfort and care of a balm with the flirty color and shine of a gloss
  • Instantly more than doubles lip hydration so lips feel twice as moisturized after use
  • Nearly triples lip hydration when worn throughout the day
  • Nourishes lips with oils like avocado and vitamin E
  • Available in 10 shades
Source: Ulta.com 



#700 in the shade Cantaloupe Cream
The color swatched on my wrist is a beautiful and fun peachy shade, almost coral. Before blending it out the color pigmentation appears very rich, dense, and creamy. 
When I blended it it because more sheer and very shiny, especially when worn on the lips. It is still the peachy/corally shade.  

This is the applicator. It is a soft and basic doe-footed applicator.

The ingredients list, if this image is hard to see, click to enlarge it. Otherwise, I will post the ingredients list below.

Ingredients:
Polybutene, Petrolatum, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Tribehenin, C10-30 Cholesterol, Lanosterol Esters, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower ) Seed Oil, Cera Alba ((Beeswax) cire d abeille), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Calcium aluminum Borosilicate, Palmitic Acid, Synthetic Wax, Aroma ((Flavor), Benzoic Acid, BHT.

MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 47090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).
Source: ulta.com 

Almay is known for having hypoallergenic products, which is a total bonus for me. I didn't have any kind of reaction to this product and I love it! It is super moisturizing, and the color is very sheer and light, but noticeable. The sheer peachy/coral shade really brightens up my face giving me a somewhat "glow". I feel as though this is perfect for school, or just going out since it is more on the natural side. It really is true to what it says, a liquid lip balm. I can't wait to purchase more!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

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*Disclaimer: I purchased everything myself, all opinions are my own

Thursday, August 1, 2013

NEW SIGMA AUGUST 2013 DISCOUNT CODE+SALE

Hello gorgeous!

I can't believe it's August! Time has flew by so quickly and soon enough it's time to pack up the books and go back to school. As school supply shopping is coming around the corner, don't forget about beauty shopping! I absolutely love purchasing brushes, and I am in LOVE with my Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush  (review here). If you love saving money, then you'll love this 10% off coupon for sigmabeauty.com which is valid on all purchases!

The AUGUST 2013 sigmabeauty.com 10% off discount code is: MNSF2013 

Also, I was looking around the sigmabeauty.com website and found a SALE SECTION! Click here to be directed to their sale page to save even more on some of their products! I believe you can also use the 10% off coupon on sale items!

To be directed to the SIGMA WEBSITE click here. 

Happy shopping!(:
Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

*Disclaimer: All opinions were my own, and I was not paid by this company. However, this post contains affiliate links