When I first received the lovely package of cosmetics to sample from beautyADDICTS, the first thing that struck me was the packaging. Each sleek, black package was presented in it's very own pink, beaded metallic organza bag. Wow! This made me feel like I was about to be really indulged. Once I opened each little package, I realized that I was definitely in for a treat.
beautyADDICTS is a new line of cosmetics whose philosophy is “beauty made simple”. They have a truly unique approach to color. They have devised systems of palettes using shades and textures that complement each other with both a timeless style as well as a modern edge. beautyADDICTS replaces the “seasonal color story” with a system of color families designed around the moods and attitudes of today’s woman – be it flirtatious, casual, professional or downright glamorous.
The very first time I used beautyADDICTS, I had an impromptu girls' night out (all too rare these days), and I was in a hurry to touch up my make-up and head out the door. I dared to try the SolutionEYES in the Motivate palette. It was a soft and pretty mix of lavenders and plums, some matte and some with a bit of shimmer. I found them very easy to use and was quite pleased with the result - especially since I had just a few minutes to apply it. The EffortlessEYES pencil in Motivate was a wonderful plum hue and I used it on the inner rim of my upper lid. The pencil was soft enough to go on smoothly with even color, yet firm enough to stay put. This lavender color scheme is supposed to be universally flattering no matter what your coloring.
The icing on the cake was the LusciousLIPS lip palette in Motivate. This was a nice surprise. When I put it on, I was expecting lipstick. What I got was so much more! I would call this a lip glaze because it went on so smoothly. It's thicker than gloss (but not goopy at all) and has a real impact with it's rich color and shimmer. My girlfriends loved it and immediately wanted to know where I had found it! It made me feel very glamorous.
All in all, I would highly recommend beautyADDICTS products. They've created a great balance between sophisticated cosmetics and ease of use. These are not products to be intimidated by, but to empower you to be a bit more daring. Trusting that the color palettes are designed to work together, you can create a great look that's just right for you. Whatever your mood, there's a palette to suit, and with beautyADDICTS behind you, you can't miss!