Wednesday, December 31, 2008

J.Lynne Cosmetics

Jess, the creator of J. Lynne Cosmetics sent me a lovely batch of samples to try out and review.

J.Lynne mineral makeup products are cruelty-free and 100% natural. The J.Lynne Cosmetics collection includes mineral foundation & powders, mineral blushes, mineral eye shadows, all-natural lip products and more!

I was sent some samples of the Satin Pearls e/s, the Gloss FX Natural Lip Glaze, and the primer and finishing powder, which I haven't try yet because my skin is a little crazy right now.




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This is the entire Japanese Garden Collection, which I LOVE!


Samples are $1.25: 1/16 tsp. in a 5 gram jar
Full Size are $8.00: 10 grams net vol (2-3 grams net wt) sifter jar

These are some of the nicest pigments I've ever tried. They are perfect if you don't like lots of shimmer but still want something that is just a little reflective and glowy. They go on like butter, very smooth and soft. The colors are soft but easily layered for a stronger look. Its very easy to blend and I haven't gotten any fall out. As soon as I used up these samples I'll probably buy a few of the full size colors.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). May Contain Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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This is the lipgloss samples, all of the neutrals, peaches, and reds


Samples are $2.00: 1/4 tsp (approx.) in a 5 gram jar
Full Size are $12.00: .35 oz net vol. tube with wand applicator

These glosses are pretty sheer, only the darkest colors show up on my lips. They have lasted half the day without disappearing and are pretty moisturizing. The biggest con for me is the strong orange-sugary smell that lasts forever. I wouldn't mind so much if the faded but it seems to last just as long as the gloss does. Over all I do like these glosses, but I won't use they very often because of the smell.

Ingredients: Lanolin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil. May Contain Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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This look was done with:
UDPP
Kuzu (inner 2/3)
Mikage (outer corner)
Mokuren (highlighter)
Avon Daring Curves mascara
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This look was done with:
UDPP
Mimoza (all over lid)
Fuji (crease)
Kuzu (outer crease)
Mokuren (highlighter)
Rimmel black e/l
Avon Daring Curves mascara
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2 comments:

Tanya Annette said...

Ooh, everything looks so pretty! I'm also getting some samples :)

Nanzy said...

those look pretty, but kinda pricey for 1/16 tsp imo.... =) glad you like them!! I love EG Minerals pigments.