Urban Decay Feisty Kitten Lip Palette

Looking for holiday gifts? Here is a unique one!

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How cute is this? The Urban Decay Feisty Kitten Credit Card icon (above) contains six lip shades in a credit card type case, complete with a little brush. At only $10, it is a great budget gift. Although I might order this one just for myself!

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Cargo Blu_ray Lip Gloss, A New Favorite!

I may have found my perfect shade of lip gloss. Awhile back I got a sample of Cargo Blu-ray gloss from a Cargo Blu_ray Lip Gloss Quad. The Blu_ray line is promoted as “high definition makeup” that was designed for make-up artists to use for high definition filming. Of course, Cargo promotes and sells it to the everyday buyer too.

Cargo Bluray high definition lip gloss
Anyway, according to the literature that came with the sample, the lip gloss contains hyaluronic acid (moisturizing) and peptides (anti-aging) to plump and fill fine lines. It also has transparent pearl pigments to  provide an even color.

The gloss is packaged in a four color palette, but I received a sample of only the rosy pink shade. That shade turned out to be absolutely perfect for me.  You will often read that for a natural, lightly tinted lip, look for a shade that matches the skin on the inside of your lip. The cargo shade was a perfect match for me. The gloss itself is pretty well pigmented and a bit thick, but not sticky. I’m always impressed with high tint that avoids stickiness, it is a hard combination to find sometimes.  The gloss also has a very light and pleasant peppermint scent and flavor.

The look of the gloss is fabulous. It is not too shiny, but not totally matte either. Basically it is a nice even and natural looking color that feels great.

I liked this one so much that I ordered the quad online the same day that I tried the sample. I’ll swatch it when it arrives and post up the picture. Cargo Blu_ray gloss will also be making my best of 2008 list.

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Pixi Lip Palette

Pixie cosmetics are now being carried by Target. Among the wider range of products are some very nice palettes, including a set of lip palettes, each containing 8 Pixi lip glow cremes. I bought the Perfect Rose palette one and found it to be a fairly nice palette.

pixi cosmetics lip palette

The palette itself is made of light green plastic, which felt a bit cheap to me considering the price, but it still was of decent enough quality. A mirror and a small serviceable brush are included. The lip shade are all quite nice, with some being quite sheer and a few being more of a medium sheer. They feel great on the lips and last fairly well. Below are swatches of the shades in the same order that they appear in the palette:

pixi cosmetics target lip gloss

As you can see, the top row is much more sheer than the bottom. On the whole, this palette provides a great way to obtain eight useful shade in one color family. Besides the Perfect Rose palette that I tested, the company offers the Perfect Bronze and Tan Topper Palettes with additional shades.

Look for Pixi in the Target beauty aisles or online.To read abut the eye shadow palettes, take a look at my review on Beauty on Fashion Tech.

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