Sunday, February 28, 2016

Be Red Carpet Ready with Borghese

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers, and happy Sunday! I know I don't post often on the weekends, but I had to make an exception for this post. The red carpet is rolling out tonight for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. I certainly look forward to watching this event, not only to see who will win an Oscar, but to also see the clothing, makeup and nails! In preparation for the event, Borghese kindly sent me some makeup samples so I could be red carpet ready myself!

Now I won't be at the Academy Awards any time soon, but that doesn't mean I cannot enjoy creating a fabulous look! I created my look for a lunch outing with my husband.
I've been loving more neutral looks overall lately, so I kept my look a little more toned down. Let's look at each of the products I used and I'll share my thoughts on them. Let's do this!

Artista Exact Match Concealer
A soft-focus sensation, this kit contains three shades which allow you to custom-blend for a professional finish.  This eye-brightening formula applies evenly, easily.  Diminishes dark circles, blemishes, and perfects. Squalane and Vitamin E help moisturize and protect.  Concealer brush included.

Retail $30

This concealer is so smooth and creamy, and I love that it came with its own brush! A little dab here and a little dab there, and my main flaws are, well, concealed! I liked the colour selection although I would have liked for there to be a green option to better cover up my red blemishes.

Eclissare Color Eclipse
5 Shades of Desire
5 Shades of Desire – Seductive and sensual. An assortment of shades in hues of mahogany and wood in shimmer, matte , satin and metallic finish.
Whim- pale soft yellow satin
Yen- warm beige matte
Yearn- warm cocoa satin
Seek- dark chocolate brown with multi-dimensional shimmer
Crave- bright, chestnut shimmer

Retail $29

This is a fabulous palette because it includes several finishes. Sure, I have palettes of just shimmers and just mattes, but I never wear one finish exclusively on my eyes at a time. I don't always have a lot of time in my beauty routine to be digging through my makeup to find the finish I need, and I like having it all in one place. I'm also going to be doing a little bit of traveling soon, and since I have to haul kid stuff as well, I love that I can bring this one eye palette for me and know that my needs will be met. The shadows also applied really nicely with no fallout, and I need to add the other Eclissare Color Eclipse palettes to my stash!

Eclissare ColorEdge Eye Pencil
Pure, intense and true to color
Long-wearing, zero smudge
Rich and creamy formula for a ultra smooth, easy application
Perfect for subtle definition and bold smoky look
Retail $21.50
I don't wear a lot of pencil eye liners because they are either too hard to apply on my soft eye area or they smudge like crazy. I was really impressed at just how smoothly this eye liner went on my eyes! I admittedly was expecting to have smudging in no time, but I was pleasantly surprised that this eye liner stayed in place all day long. I'm going be using this eye pencil regularly from now on!

Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara
Looking for lashes that go to great lengths? We found the perfect brush that lifts and separates, coats and curls. We combined it with the perfect formula; a silk powder and panthenol-fueled mascara that creates full, almost endless and intense coverage. Provides superior volume, definition and extension.

Retail $19.50

Does any one else have a drawer full of mascara? I have so many tubes with different formulas and brushes that I have tested out, and it is so difficult trying to explain to my husband that not all mascaras are created the same. The Borghese Superiore State-of-the-Art mascara is certainly a nice mascara! Just one coat and my eyes really popped! I use an eye lash curler, so I didn't notice any extra lifting or curling, but I did like the brush and the formula. I'm also happy to report that I didn't have any flaking by the time I took this off at night.

Eclissare ColorRise Blush
Wearable, neutral shades perfect for any skin tone
Exceptionally pure pigments for an even distribution and a more natural glow
Color glides on smoothly, perfectly providing a flawless finish
Sculpts, contours and defines cheekbone
Retail $30
This photo is making this blush look a little tan, but it is more of a soft peach. It is a gorgeous shade and perfect for a hint of colour on your cheeks. It wasn't very noticeable on me because of my skin tone and naturally semi-flushed cheeks, but it should be more obvious on paler skin tones.

Eclissare ColorStruck Lipstick
Dare and Edge
Vibrant, color-saturated lip crème. Multi-dimensional infusion of pigment and pearl for a fuller lip illusion. Shine, smooth, creamy, radiant and available in 12 tantalizing, color-rich shades.

Retail $25

While both these shades are beautiful, I wanted something a little between the two. Dare is packed with sparkle, and I feel a little silly with that much sparkle on my lips during the day. Edge is a little too nude for my taste. In the end, I decided to wear Edge with a little bit of Dare blended in to give a hint of colour and sparkle. The combination was fantastic! Both of these are so creamy, and I did have to touch up a little throughout the day. I really liked the way these felt on my lips and have added several of the other shades on my wish list.

I may not be walking on the red carpet, but Borghese made me feel beautiful for my lunch date! I was impressed with the quality of the products, and I see more Borghese in my future!

You can pick up your own Borghese makeup products from the Borghese website here. You can also use their website to find the brand in stores near you!
Be sure to be following me on Instagram this evening when I share some Borghese products I have to give away to a lucky follower! Rest assured, the ones I have for the winner are new and still in their boxes!

Have you tried makeup by Borghese? What are your favorites? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a fabulous day!


  1. I love that nail bloggers have started branching out to more beauty! Lovely!

    1. It's been a long time since I've included beauty products on my blog, and that is something I wanted to start including again this year. :D

  2. You were definitely able to get a nice, neutral look with these products - great job!

    1. Definitely! It's a nice change from the darker lips I used to wear all the time! Thank you!

  3. Beautiful makeup and you look gorgeous. :-) Excellent post. <3

    1. Thank you! There are other palettes I now have an eye on!

  4. Beautiful! I like the looks of these, I've never used a Borghese product that I can recall.

    1. This was my first time using their makeup, and I was really impressed!

  5. That is such a nice look, you are super beautiful!

  6. These are some lovely neutrals that look fantastic on you!

  7. Great review. I'm such a makeup junkie.

    1. Thank you! I love makeup as well, and I'm not sure why I haven't posted it more often on my blog!

  8. I've never tried this brand before. I love the neutral look as well.

    1. I'm really happy with the quality of their makeup, and I look forward to trying more!

  9. I've used some of their polishes, but this was the first I used their makeup. I really like it!


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