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Inspired by makeup and beauty since a young age, Drew Barrymore, the renown actress, producer, director, and former Co-Creative Director of her own CoverGirl campaign, elaborated on her philosophy “You no longer have to spend a lot of money to get the quality cosmetics you want and deserve.” For the FLOWER beauty cosmetic line, Drew wanted to enhance a person’s natural beauty with long wearing makeup products. Drew believes in “[being] self-diligent and [being] true to yourself.” While caring a lot about what people think, she lays more emphasis on how they feel. So, through the FLOWER beauty line, Drew created products she really wanted to give to women.

I am a fan of Drew and have followed her career, to include her CoverGirl campaigns, for a long time now. I feel like she is very down-to-earth and easy-going so who better to create a makeup line! I love how Drew has a simple, light beauty while adding some "rebellious" flare to her look when needed. She has natural beauty so it's only fitting she creates her line FLOWER in the same tone. When first encountering the makeup line I loved how simplistic and easy to use the packaging was. Why spend all your money on the packaging of products instead of the quality and effectiveness of the actual product?! 

FLOWER beauty face the world tinted moisturizer hydration foundation liquid makeup drew barrymore certified fabulous

I experienced the FLOWER: Face the World Tinted Moisturizer which was a lovely soft moisturizer that did indeed give me a perfect hint of tint. It was very hydrating to my skin and felt like my face was fresh and clean, no makeup feeling at all or greasy moisturizing afterglow. If I wanted sheer coverage I could easily reach for this and apply quickly before I run out the door to the beach or lake. The sun is so drying to my skin that this is such a welcoming addition to my summer beauty regimen to help keep it nourished throughout the day and still providing coverage for an even skin tone. Even if I was looking for more coverage I would apply this tinted moisturizer before any other foundation just so I had moisturized skin with a perfect base layer of color. I also love mixing it into my actual foundation of choice for the day, it just has so many benefits and uses! A summer must-have for sure :)

Now that we have achieved the light coverage on our face we can jazz up the makeup to be ready for what the night will bring us for an adventure! The FLOWER: Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in "Time Willow Tell" is the perfect spice needed for romantic, shimmer eyes. I am already obsessed with creme shadows so I was very pleased to apply this one easily across my lids and have it flow and function perfectly! It was very soft, cashmere like texture felt airy and wore very comfortably on my eyelids for many...many hours! LOVE! The color was a steely, green bronzy shimmer that made my blue eyes pop! The color was buildable too so if I wanted more dramatics I just added more layers. Creme shadows are perfect for creating smoky eye and be as dramatic or as subtle as you want them to be. They are very versatile and I am starting to prefer them over powder shadow...although I still have a few fave powder ones ;) A HUGE plus in regards to creme shadows, and FLOWER beauty was no less of a hero in this category, they never crease and last forever! Long lasting beauty is ideal to me because I hate fussing and fighting to maintain my makeup look all day once I perfect it in the morning. No need to worry once you apply this shadow...no touch-ups ever! 

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Happy Friday Everyone!  So now that we're past the first major holiday of the year, it's now only a slippery slope into December.  Walmart, like many other retailers already has their Christmas decorations on the floor ready for purchase.

 

As many of you know, I'm addicted to trying the newest beauty products but I also love the new vibe of small beauty companies.  There are so many companies that have amazing products.  So I thought that I would give all my new finds a shout out this week.

 

Willa Wash MobileOne morning I was listening to the Today Show and the ladies were talking about Willa Skin Care (www.willaskincare.com) and their  tinted moisturizer.  They were raving about it and said that they had it at Target.  So I went and thought, I'm always up for trying a new tinted moisturizer, especially if it protects the skin with an SPF 30 rating!  Sure enough all their ranting and raving was correct.  It is very light weight, no odor (which I love and often with a zinc oxide you'll have a odor)and blends with your skin tone.  I really like to wear this moisturizer when I run, because it doesn't move and sweat off.  Better yet, it doesn't clog your pores either!

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