Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy Cosmetics Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

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Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy Cosmetics assortment

Talented makeup artist Carmindy brought her expertise and wonderful use of color to the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy line.  I had never tried anything from this particular branch of Sally Hansen until I was sent some items to review.  Let me share my thoughts with you on some exciting products that could be just right for you!

The Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes are incredible.  Besides their beautiful neutral color schemes taken from the earth, these eye shadows adhere to your lids like a velvet with ginko-biloba extract and skin-retexturizing dog rose extract. 

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Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy Cosmetics Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes
The Stone Palette that I received was a pale cool brown, a deeper berry shade of plum-brown with a pale gold-yellow highlight shade.  The Amethyst Palette with jewel-like tones in varying degrees of plum, violet, and soft pink is probably the most intense choice of the group.  In the photo below, the Stone Palette is on the left and the Amethyst is on the right.

I also tried the Lift & Define Mascara in Black/Brown.  This conditioning mascara did a nice job of bringing out my lashes without any harshness.  

As to foundation, I received a bottle of Your Skin Makeup Foundation in Ecru Beige.  This is the second lightest shade in this line.  If you have difficulty finding light skin colors and beiges, you need to check this line because you'll probably find a good match.   Nonetheless, you get a more accurate view at the clear glass bottom instead of judging by the frosted glass bottle to see the true shade.  

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Your Skin Makeup Foundation and The Truly Translucent Loose Powder


I thought the medium coverage in this bottle that dispensed with a pump was great and perfect for a smooth matte finish without weighing your skin down with a product.  My skin is on the normal to the dry side and this worked wonderfully for me.  Those with oily skin probably would also be interested in trying this with its noncomedogenic ingredients.

The Truly Translucent Loose Powder in Light (Claire) has a fine, silky texture to the touch.  When I dusted this over my foundation, I set my makeup with this beautifully sheer powder without caking or looking greasy throughout the day.  

To throw in your handbag, you would love the Luminous Matte Pressed Powder in Light (Claire) as well.  Both loose or pressed, these powders have natural bamboo to keep your complexion fresh and soft due to pomegranate and papaya throughout the day.

The Natural Powder Blush in Poppy bolstered health without looking artificial with its really fine pigment.  I loved the natural deep pink-peach shade infused with bits of gleaming gold for what it did to rev up my cheeks.  Pomegranate and other beneficial ingredients to nourish the skin such as papaya and natural bamboo up this one in the blusher game.

I also was sent the Natural Highlighter in Pink Luster.  This is very nice way to cast soft pink light over cheekbones to flaunt them except for the sparkles that come with it, which makes this powder better for evening wear.

I was more than happy with these products to achieve the looks you want--and at affordable prices!  I suggest the next time you need some cosmetics, then look for Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy that I mentioned in stores and visit their website because these are worth your money!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

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