Yesterday I received my Beautycounter Desert Sunrise Collection in the mail. It looked nice on line, however, it’s much more beautiful in person. It’s so beautiful that I’m staying home from yoga this morning to put this post together for you.
This is what I discovered when I originally opened my order:
For some people palettes seem like a commitment. In my experience, palettes rock. Here’s why:
- They’re great on the go (in your purse, carry-on or gym bag).
- They’re extremely versatile (see #3).
- All of the colors work well in relation to one another so you can create different looks without the anxiety of choosing colors that go together.
- They’re more affordable than buying the shadows and blush individually.
By the way, the Khaki eye shadow is my favorite of the shadows. It’s an olive green with a gold undertone. It has a friendly amount of shimmer without alienating us ladies with fine lines. You know what I’m talking about. 😉
Okay, let’s talk about these lip glosses!
When I saw pictures of of these glosses on the Beautycounter web site I thought, “Hmm. I’m not sure if those colors are for me.” Here’s what I learned about each color when I saw each in person…
The Coralbell gloss is the more opaque of the two. Like the name suggests it’s a coral color. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time for a lip liner, lipstick or lip sheer* this gloss will give you a nice amount of color.
*Full Disclosure: I don’t like lipstick. I just don’t. I’ve always been a lip liner and gloss girl. And when I’m busy? Just a gloss girl. However I do like Beautycounter’s lip sheers. They strike me as a lipstick and gloss hybrid.
The Beeblossom gloss was the biggest surprise for me. It’s a warm sheer with sparkly gold undertones (evocative of the Khaki eye shadow in the Dessert Sunrise Palette). This would be a great gloss to wear over a lip sheer for a little color variation. It brings the perfect amount of shimmer (if you zoom in on the picture above you can see what I mean).
As an aside, when you first open your palette you’ll see this insert:
Here’s what the back of the palette looks like:
The verdict? I definitely recommend the palette. I think the colors would look great on many different skin types and colors. It’s beautiful and fun. I think the Coralbell Lip Gloss is lovely but I would recommend trying it on before buying (unless you normally can rock a coral color – which sometimes I can and sometimes I cannot). I love the Beeblossom Lip Gloss. In fact, I’m mesmerized by it.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I have not received any compensation for the post, however, I am a Beautycounter Consultant (although I prefer Consumer Educator). That means that if you decide to purchase from my site I will receive a commission from Beautycounter. That does not mean that you will pay more. It will also mean that I am one step closer to achieving my decade-old dream of out earning my husband.
Beautycounter has a fantastic social mission, their products are safer and their products perform well. I wouldn’t endorse them over other brands if those three things weren’t true.
Thanks for reading Dear Reader!
Reconcile Your Style!
xo Whitney (The FIH)
P.S. Any questions? Something I missed? Let me know! I’m happy to help.
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