Universal Radiance: Gressa Skin Luminous Complexion Fluids and Lip Boost in Jolie – Plus a *GIVEAWAY*

Gressa Skin is on a mission to steal the hearts of every beauty enthusiast with their one-of-a-kind line of clean cosmetics. Well, they have certainly stolen my heart and continue to amaze me upon every new release. Consider me a die-hard Gressa fan! Each unique product boasts tantalizing colors and unique formulations, without ever compromising our health in the name of beauty. The “Minimalist Glamour” line from Gressa Skin, offers high-performance beauty products that nurture your complexion with an array of skin-healthy ingredients.

Now meet Gressa Skin’s newest releases and my latest obsessions…

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Au Naturale Lipstick in Sangria* and Innocence*

Today I am excited to share with you another gem from the Au Naturale line of clean cosmetics.

In keeping in line with the Au Naturale ‘good for you’ cosmetics standard, the Pure Pro Lipsticks are composed of only clean, natural and organic ingredients. While delivering a high dose of pigment, the Pure Pro Lipsticks coat your lips in nourishing oils. Organic castor oil, cocoa seed butter, meadowfoam seed oil, wildcrafted candelilla wax, organic sesame oil, and avocado oils combine to lend this lipstick a deliciously balmy texture that hydrates like your favorite balm. The formula is virtually weightless with long-lasting wear.

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The formula is a great option for those with dry, parched lips. They feel wonderful on, and deliver a healthy dose of moisture. It takes a few swipes of the Pure Pro Lipsticks to gain their full pigment potential, although they have a surprising longevity.

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Innocence 

The shade Innocence* is a top-seller among the Au Naturale line of lipsticks and it’s no surprise. Innocence is an ultra-flattering soft nude-pink that offers a ‘my lips but better’ appeal. Personally, I’ve been wearing this shade daily, even in place of my balms.

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Sangria

Sangria* is an fuchsia pink with an iridescent finish. A perfect option for a no-fuss, bold-lip that requires minimal touch-ups.

  Au Naturale Pure Pro Lipstick $22 at aunaturaleglow.com and thechoosychick.com 

Click here to see my review of their gorgeous Organic Cream Bronzer.

*PR Sample – All thoughts expressed are my own and are always true to my personal experience.

au naturale Organic Cream Bronzer Stick*

The Au Natural line of cosmetics features a full range of luxury, professional-grade clean beauty products. Each product is hand-crafted, using only organic, natural and ‘good-for-you’ ingredients. All products are organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan and safe for those suffering from sensitive skin conditions. I’m excited to share with you today, the very exquisite Organic Cream Stick Bronzer*.

First the ingredients;

Ingredients: Organic Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Organic Castor Oil, Mica, Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Organic Simmondsia Chinsis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Castor Wax, Tapioca Starch, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides, Kaolin.

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The Organic Creme Bronzer Stick will nurture your skin, as it deposits a luminous, natural tan. Apply straight from the stick, and blend with your fingertips. The creamy formula blends like a breeze. A metallic finish imparts the most natural glow, and the warm bronzed shade leaves behind a subtle tan, perfect for light to medium complexions. It also wears beautifully on the eyes, and layers well for a more intense look.

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 Wearing Au Naturale Creme Stick Bronzer on cheeks, forehead and eyes and Au Naturale Lipstick in Innocence..

 Au Naturale Organic Creme Bronzer Stick $32

 aunaturaleglow.com

*press sample

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library

The Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library from Bite Beauty features 12 mini glosses inspired by the scent, color and beauty of the delicate rose flower. This collection features shades raging from soft sheer pinks to deep and vibrant reds to suit your any mood. Each gloss is infused with antioxidant and mineral rich Rose Otto essential oil. Bite lip products contain only food-grade ingredients and are free of any chemicals. They’re good enough to eat and if you care to indulge yourself, they taste as good as they look.

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The Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss set features a stunning selection of 12 shades. The deeper the shade, the richer the pigment and coverage. Shades seven on, apply like a liquid lipstick, leaving behind rich color. Some of the lighter shades apply very sheer, although can easily be layered for more coverage. The gloss is on the stickier side and does take some manipulation from the doe-foot applicator to spread the formula across the lips. Some tackiness wears away and lips are left feeling soft and nourished. It wipes off clear and leaves no stain behind. The fragrance is lovely and smells of the purest form of the rose and not of a perfumed re-creation. I’m loving the new glosses which makes my lips feel healthy and moisturized. The only problem is choosing just one shade to wear.

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 shade in order from 1-12

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  • One – cool-toned milky pale pink
  • Two – light rosy pink
  • Three – pale peach
  • Four – raisin
  • Five – light mauve
  • Six – dusty rose
  • Seven – dusty coral
  • Eight – cherry red
  • Nine – cool red
  • Ten – berry red
  • Eleven – brown red
  • Twelve – deep purple

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 Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library $49 

available at sephora.com

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance

Kjaer Weis is a brand that was born out of a desire to bridge the gap between the quality and performance of green cosmetics and their chemical-laden counterparts.  Over eight years of extensive research, founder Kirsten Kjaer Weis created a line where quality, luxury, and aesthetics bring a uncompromisable standard to the green beauty industry.

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As the layers of packaging are revealed, you are met with an undeniable quality each time. All starting with the red lacquered, grain textured box, resembling leather. Onto the compact itself, it’s unique and innovative design is considerably pure luxury. The reflective silver compact is weighty and substantial and swings open sideways with a flick of the thumb. Refills are available so as nothing gets wasted.

kjaer-weis-abundance-2The formula is easily on par with the design aesthetic. Comprised of 95% organic ingredients, including caster seed oil, beeswax, jojoba seed oil, rosa rubiginosa Seed Oil, and gardenia florida fruit extract, Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes nourish and protect the skin. Its creamy, yet firm texture is best applied across the cheeks using a tapping motion with your fingertips. If you wish you can continue to blend the product using a synthetic brush. The blush provides a natural finish that wears incredibly well throughout the day.

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Abundance is a plummy taupe with and an iridescent finish. The shade clearly shows an amount of iridescence when photographed using a flash. When applied to the face, its translates more to a luminous, healthy-skin finish. I like to apply Abundance in more concentration under the cheekbones for a more contoured look. The shade works perfectly to create a more defined look as the texture helps to deliver color more concentrated to one area. Abundance also works beautifully as an eye shadow.

Kjaer Weis is a Green Beauty brand to know. Their Cream Blush is one to try, whether you’re seeking a natural makeup alternative or not. I certainly look forward to discovering more from the brand.

Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Abundance $54 (for blush and compact) $16 (refill only)

Any thoughts on Kjaer Weis?

ILIA Cosmic Dancer ‘Limited Edition’ Iluminator

ILIA’s new ‘limited edition’ highlighter in Cosmic Dancer will deliver an enviable glow to your complexion this holiday season. 

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Cosmic Dancer is a warmed up version of ILIA’s best-selling Illuminator Polka Dots and Moonbeams. This golden-hued highlighter delivers the most believable glow as it nurtures and conditions the skin. It contains all natural and organic ingredients, including Rose Hip Oil, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E to keep skin healthy and happy.

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Cosmic Dancer perfectly illuminates the high points of one’s face. Apply is to cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow, bridge of nose and the inner corners of the eye’s. Cosmic Dancer is not well suited for paler complexions.

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I suggest to hurry and pick up Commic Dancer before its gone. It is also available to purchase in a duo along with the complementing golden gloss in White Rabbit.

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ILIA Cosmic Daner $34

I got mine at beautyhabit.com