Showing posts with label Flower Cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flower Cosmetics. Show all posts

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Drew Barrymore And the March Cover of Harper Bazaar Get the Look


Drew Barrymore graces the cover of Harper Bazaar’s March issue that just hit stands. The actress, producer author and now -- beauty magnate proves herself a timeless beauty. Flaunting a rosy pink lip and luminescent skin, Drew sports FLOWER Beauty’s latest cosmetic launches on the cover look and The Makeup Examiner Team has the full beauty breakdown for Drew’s beauty cover!



Face:
FLOWER E.E. Erase Everything Ultimate Foundation ($12.98 – available in Sheer Tint, Porcelain Tint, Ivory Tint, Buff Tint, Honey Tint). Erase Everything Ultimate Foundation helps to fill in uneven skin texture and fine lines while also hydrating the skin. This cream-like balm formula is mixed at a slow speed resulting in a creamy whipped texture, resulting in sheer coverage for a natural finish. Light diffusing pigments blur out skin imperfections, allowing for an even, smooth complexion with long wear properties.

FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush ($12.98) in Tickled Pink. An exclusive, innovative formula that features “Liquid Powder” Technology, which transforms loose powder into a crème by simply applying to the skin. The result is a flawless, airbrushed, soft-focus effect for face & cheeks.



Lips:
FLOWER Color Proof Long-Wear Lip Crème ($7.98) in I’m Blushing. This high-intensity color wears flawlessly throughout the day and won’t feather or fade. The creamy texture has an opaque, satin finish and the soft angled tip allows a precise application, perfect for emphasizing lips.



Eyes:
FLOWER Endless Wear Eye Color Ultimate Eye Color ($7.98) in Sheer Sands. Create a variety of beauty looks with five beautiful shades of shadows. Providing sheer and lightweight color with true staying power up to 12 hours, the cushion-y texture goes on silky and shimmering, lasting all day without creasing or fading.
     
FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara ($7.98) in Intense Black. Transforming lashes to appear dramatically longer, fuller and defined, this mascara has a unique adjustable brush that twists into 3 different shapes (pictured below) to let you customize lash volume and length. D-panthenol helps to smooth lashes and stimulate growth while rice wax provides smudge-proof color. Contains a naturally derived gellifying agent for ease in application.

Brows: 
FLOWER Brow Master All in 1 Brow Mascara ($6.98) in Medium/Dark. A complete brow tinting and sculpting tool for creating and finishing the perfect look for your brows. The sheer brow mascara tames unruly eyebrows while adding a subtle tint of color to fill in sparse areas.

FLOWER Beauty is a cruelty-free beauty brand that is made in the USA! All FLOWER Beauty products are available at Walmart






Monday, April 6, 2015

Budget Beauty Flower Cosmetics Spring and Summer 2015




We here at The Makeup Examiner know that each season brings an amazing array of fun beauty products. We also know that sometimes the collections are out of reach for our readers. Everyone needs to stick to their budget … even with beauty products. However, staying within your beauty budget does not mean that you have to sacrifice staying on-trend or sacrifice quality. Check out the above picture of Drew Barrymore. Drew looks stunning and the picture proves the versatility of our favorite budget beauty line … Flower Beauty!

Team TME has tried just about every product from the Flower Beauty line and this budget-friendly brand never ceases to amaze us with its high quality. Who’d have thought that a cosmetic line carried at Walmart would have a single product that we’d fall in love with? Certainly not us! TME has covered Flower Beauty since 2013 and we are happy to share that quality and style hasn’t wavered! So, without further ado here are the gorgeous new products from Flower Beauty for Spring/Summer 2015!



Eyes -

Outstretched Lengthening Mascara ($7.98) - False plush-lash effect mascara features a NEW 3-Way brush that provides360 Degree lash coverage. Won’t smudge, flake, or run. Longwearing formula leaves lashes soft and supple. Thermal sensitive formula is easily removed with warm water. Shades: Deepest lack, Black, Black Cherry

Intensif-Eye Volumizing Mascara ($7.98) - A “New & Improved” version of our current Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara. The perfect finishing touch for a smoldering, smoky eye, with Upper, Lower & Corner Lash Coverage! Shades: Deepest lack, Black, Black Cherry

That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner ($7.98) - Super luxe and creamy Kohl Eyeliner glides on effortlessly, for the ultimate color payoff and intensity. Create the ultimate smoky eye; build, blend, and smudge to perfection! Built-in smudger allows you to easily create a smoky eye. Medium-to-High coverage ensures the ultimate intense eye effect. No preservatives, D5 or Talc. Longwearing formula lasts up to 12 hours! Shades: Electric Volt, Illumin-Eye-zer, Tell Me No Lilacs, Espresso, Total Blackout

Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad ($9.98) - 3 new, professionally tailored eyeshadow quads in Flower’s best-selling formula. Collections feature on-trend, right off the runway shades adapted in a timeless, elegant, and wearable way. Shades: After Dark, Dusk 'Til Dawn, Eye-Sea-You

Take A Brow Complete Brow Kit ($9.98) - A complete kit to beautifully tame, structure and cleanly define eyebrows. Featuring a clear brow taming wax to combat unruly or bushy brows and 3 universal brow powder colors to fill in sparse areas from thinning or over-plucking.



Nails -

Gold Top Coat ($4.98) - Molten metals add shine and shimmer to your mani! Applying the new Gold Top Coat over your favorite FLOWER nail color allows you to create gradient ombre nails, or use alone and apply multiple coats for extra impact.




Face -

Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush ($12.98) - The innovative formula features exclusive’ Liquid Powder’ Technology, which transforms loose powder into a crème by simply applying to skin! The result is a flawless, airbrushed, soft-focus effect for face & cheeks. Shades: Tickled Pink, A-Coral-Ble

D.B. Daily Brightening Undereye Cover Crème ($8.98) - Specifically targeted for undereye brightening, our high-coverage D.B. Daily Brightening Undereye Cover Crème conceals dark spots and fine lines, while the cooling rollerball helps to soothe and gently de-puff. Great for everyday use or when your eyes just need a little brightening boost. Available in four shades, DB1 through 4.

Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit ($12.98) - Conceal, Correct, Brighten & Lighten! Perfect for under eyes and concealing skin imperfections. Included is an undereye-brightening base; apply before concealer to lighten dark under eye circles and provide a light base for concealer.

Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush ($9.98) - Win Some, Rouge Some Crème Blush shades are now in a larger component with a unique tufted sponge applicator. Shades: Pure Petunia, Peach Blossom, Forget-me-not, Primrose & Proper



Lips -

Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer ($7.98) – Flower’s new Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer is ultra-luxe and highly pigmented. Won’t fade, feather, or bleed, and lasts all day. Enriched with natural oils, natural butters and Vitamin E to heal and soothe dry, chapped lips. Shades: Autumn Rose, Cherry-O!, Classic Nude, Give Peach a Chance, Pink About Me

Lip Service Lip Butter ($6.98) - Same ultra luxe Lip Service Lip Butter with new shades! Shades Bare-ly There, Nice Bloom-ers, Sweet Peach

Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color ($6.98) – Brand New Shade: Cactus Flower!

There you have … the newest lineup from Flower Beauty Spring/Summer 2015! The new collection is currently available at Walmart and Flower Beauty is a cruelty-free brand that is made in the USA.



Monday, April 21, 2014

Flower Beauty Summer 2014


The Makeup Examiner has tried just about every product from the Flower Beauty line and this budget-friendly brand never ceases to amaze me with its high quality. Who’d have thought that a cosmetic line carried at Walmart would have a single product that I’d fall in love with? Certainly not me! Dear Drew, I’m sorry that I doubted you. I, digress …

In November 2013, TME wrote a preview of Flower Beauty’s offerings for 2014, so please check that out -- “Flower Beauty 2014 Product Preview Exclusive” -- for full view of what Flower has out right now. Let’s move onto a few spring/summer must-haves!


Recently, TME was sent more products to check out, one of them being Flower Nail It! Nail Lacquer ($4.98). Flower nail lacquers are free of DBP, toluene and camphor; are available in 24 on-trend shades, are cruelty-free, made in the USA and … actually work! The formula allows for a quick two-coat application that is both chip resistant and long lasting. TME was sent Aster Place NP20, which is the perfect matte rose and on-trend for every season! But if you’re looking for a few shades to sizzle this summer, try Cosmos-Politan NP11 or Thistle or That? NP7.


Next up, Flower Beauty Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quads ($9.98). The Eyeshadow Quads are available in four palettes, contain Ginko Biloba extract to help keep lids supple and the color delivery is insane. The highly pigmented shadows offer the versatility of going for an intense eye or an ethereal subtle look, the later of which is very hot for S/S 2014.


Moving on to the last, but far from least, two products to grab for the warmer months … Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby ($9.98), available in three hues, features a sheer, illuminating highlighter with a long-lasting glow that can be used over makeup or alone for a natural glow. TME is addicted to this highlighter! Goodbye Benefit Cosmetics' Watt's Up ($30)! Rounding out the mix is Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby ($7.98), available in five shades, but “Life’s A Peach VC1” is a must-have for this season.

I have to mention … again … that Flower Line & Shine Lip Liner ($6.98 - 5 Shades) is still a TME favorite. Aside from the ease of application, the liner glides on and offers all-day wear via a water-resistant formula. I was fortunate to have been sent all five shades and normally I share what hits my desk, but that’s not gonna happen with MY Line & Shine Lip Liner! Readers know that it’s not often that TME goes full-tilt for a product, but the liner is seriously that good!

All the issues that are important for me to support and all the things that I want to stay away from are so beautifully incorporated into Flower Beauty. And, again, TME is compelled to emphasize the price point. With products that are very affordable and offer an array of on-trend hues, one has the opportunity to play. Can we ask for anything more? You can find Flower Beauty at Walmart.

@ypmazzy


Monday, November 18, 2013

Flower Beauty 2014 Product Preview Exclusive



Happy Monday lovelies! And what a happy Monday, Nov. 18 it is, as The Makeup Examiner has an exclusive preview of Flower Beauty 2014 for readers! In September, The Makeup Examiner had the opportunity to do a full range review of Flower Beauty and was rather surprised by the superior quality of this budget friendly beauty line. Flower Beauty’s Line & Shine Lip Liner has become a staple and TME has continued to discover new products from the brand like Flower’s BB Cream. So when Flower Beauty reached out with new products for 2014, TME was thrilled.
      

Are you ready for what’s in store for 2014 at Flower Beauty?

  • Eyes On The Prize Eye Shadow Chubby ($7.98) available in five creamy, blendable, and luxurious shades that are conveniently packages in a self-sharpening chubby. Eye Shadow Chubbies are paraben and talc-free, offering incredible buildable color.
  • Double Take Eye Maker & Crème Eyeshadow ($9.98), available in three on-trend shades, features a felt-tip eye marker on one end and Crème Eyeshadow on the other with the Crème Eyeshadow featuring sesame seed extract! Available in three duos that are paraben, fragrance, talc and D5-free.
  • Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara ($9.98) features a luxurious felt-tip eye marker on one end and Flower Volumizing Mascara on the other. The Eye Marker has FDA, JP, & CEE approved Carbon Black and will be available in two shades.
  • Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby ($9.98), available in three hues, features a sheer, illuminating highlighter with a long-lasting glow that perfectly brightens and accentuates both cheekbones and eyes. Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby can be used over makeup or alone for a natural glow.
  • Perfect Canvas Creme Foundation ($12.98), available in four shades, features a tonic peach infusion and is oil, paraben, fragrance, talc and D5-free.
  • Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby ($9.98), available is five shades, does double-duty (which TME loves)! The versatile formula provides full, beautiful coverage for lips and sheer buildable color for cheeks. It’s self-sharpening, containing spherical silicone powder and Ceramidone to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and helps plump up skin. Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubbies are paraben, talc and D5-free.
  • Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby ($7.98), available in five shades, is self-sharpening and delivers intense color with a silky, satin-matte finish! The formula is super hydrating containing a papaya and orchid hydrating complex, but is free from fragrance, talc, parabens, and D5.

There you have … the newest lineup from Flower Beauty! The Makeup Examiner has been informed that Eyes On The Prize Eye Shadow Chubbies are currently available at Walmart and all other products have an expected availability of January. You can also expect new shades, like “Nude Nectar” in the Shine On Lip Gloss line and as always, Flower Beauty is a cruelty-free brand that is made in the USA.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore Budget-Friendly Cosmetics Review


Most beautynistas know that Drew Barrymore launched Flower cosmetics for Walmart in January of this year. And perhaps dear readers, you, like The Makeup Examiner, blew off the line as just another celebrity beauty product endeavor. If we’re all truthful you know that as soon as you see a celebrity’s name attached to a product line, the skeptic in you rears its head. This would be why when TME caught the news of Drew’s makeup line; she just rolled her eyes and kept on moving.

Curiosity got the best of me, especially since Flower is a budget-friendly brand and The Makeup Examiner has recently reviewed several other budget-friend cosmetic lines. I started to investigate, first stop the Flower website. The Makeup Examiner spent quite a while perusing the sight and fell in love with the brand’s philosophy of “Love The Way You Look”. I could really feel this conveyed throughout the website.

Drew Barrymore, 38, gives these amazing tutorials for real women, which is what led The Makeup Examiner to take a slightly different approach to this review, enlisting my mother (with a 27-year age difference between us) in the review process. Now, 38-years-old is hardly older, but gorgeous Drew has a few lines, which I completely adore. Drew is a real woman creating a line to meet the needs of real women. Of course, who cares how lovely Drew is or how beautiful the website looks, if the products suck?

When The Makeup Examiner reviews products, what I’m searching for is a consistency, quality of pigment, and overall product quality. These factors are always important, but more so with a budget-friendly line like Flower with products ranging from $4.98 for nail lacquer to $13.98 for foundation. After all, whether you’re spending $5 or $50, if a product is horrible then you’ve wasted your money.

The Makeup Examiner was sent a plethora of products from the line … everything from Flower Easy On The Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner ($5.98 - 5 Shades) to Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow ($7.98 - 12 Shades) and was beyond thrilled to see each product labeled “Proudly Made in the USA” and “We never test on animals”. Two phrases that warm The Makeup Examiner’s heart! There is no doubt that the brand offers a complete line of makeup products and fashion-forward palettes. But again, who cares if they don’t perform? Let’s look through the list of products to find out!

Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow
Flower Color Play Creme Eyeshadow ($7.98 - 12 Shades) is so beautiful from packaging to product. This eyeshadow may be budget-friendly, but performs just like a high-end brand. The Makeup Examiner isn’t found of creme shadow formulas, but Flower creme shadows are so smooth, offer weightless application with no “dragging,” and all-day wear! TME’s mom loved the fact that the shadow offered a crease free finish, which is vital for mature skin.

Flower Easy On The Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner
Flower Easy On The Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner  - The Makeup Examiner is a liquid liner woman, with that said, Flower Easy On The Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner ($5.98 - 5 Shades) glides on easily and is great for both soft and high-intensity looks.

Flower Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara
Flower Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara ($6.98 – 4 shades 1 waterproof) has an amazing wicked wand that quickly coats lashes and the Red Seaweed formula offered mega-lashes. TME’s mom has sparse lashes, which can happen as we age, so she was highly satisfied with the lengthening formula.

Flower Win Some/Rouge Some Creme Blush
Flower Win Some/Rouge Some Creme Blush - The name definitely shows Drew Barrymore’s playful side. Flower Win Some/Rouge Some Creme Blush ($7.98 - 6 Shades) was another product in line that both TME and her mom could use and fell in love with. With a soft velvety feel, Win Some/Rouge Some Creme Blush offers the perfect kiss of color for older skin and buildable color for younger skin.

Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color ($6.98 - 9 Shades) offers intense color, silky feel and nice hydration. TME’s mom gave the stamp of approval for this one as there was no feathering and that was sans lip liner.

Flower Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color
Flower Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color ($6.98 - 9 Shades) is very similar to Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color, but offers a major gloss. And if you’re looking for the perfect fall lipstick shade, check out this formula in “Rose Bud”.

Flower Line & Shine Lip Liner
 Flower Line & Shine Lip Liner ($6.98 - 5 Shades) is now a TME favorite. The liner was a two-second perfect application! Aside from the ease of application, the liner glides on and offers all-day via a water-resistant formula.

Flower Lip Service Lip Butter
Flower Lip Service Lip Butter ($6.98 - 9 shades) is a true lip butter that glides on easily and offers mega-moisture. TME’s mom gave this the stamp of approval for an amazing moisturizing lip product.

Flower Sheer Up Lip Tint
Flower Sheer Up Lip Tint - The Makeup Examiner first applied Line & Shine Lip Liner and then Flower Sheer Up Lip Tint ($7.98 - 5 Shades) and fell in love! Although the Flower fact sheet states, “sheer pigment,” paired with the liner, Sheer Up Lip Tint was mega-color, mega-moisturizing and offered a fabulous high-shine finish. For those seeking a kiss of color, like TME’s mother, the tint by itself is perfect.

Flower Shine One Lip Gloss
The Makeup Examiner hates to disagree with Redbook, as Flower Shine On Lip Gloss ($6.98 - 10 Shades) was named a Redbook “Most Valuable Product 2013,” but my experience with this lip gloss in Lovely Lotus was less then impressive. TME found Sheer Up Lip Tint to offer a much higher gloss. But, before I deem this product worthless, The Makeup Examiner intends to try a few more shades.

Conclusion: The Makeup Examiner definitely declares Flower as an outstanding makeup brand, period. The fact that Flower is budget-friendly is simply a bonus and The Makeup Examiner has found a new love in Flower’s lip pencil. Thank you Mizz Drew for creating such an amazing line! Flower Beauty is available exclusively at Walmart.

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