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I have the great pleasure to be doing a Review on a Online Mineral Make up Company, Providence and Grace.
To use: Simply remove applicator from bottle and dab a small amount onto eyelid. Wait until it is almost dry and then apply your eyeshadow as usual. Alternately, dab a small amount of primer onto the back of your hand and use your eyeshadow brush to mix in a small amount of desired powder and apply as usual.
Comes packaged in a lip balm style tube.
Providence and Grace Lip Glaze
Queen is an interesting color...it is very similar to a deep wine or burgendy but has the metallic hint of copper or gold. Thus giving it more of a rust looking color swatched on my skin. Putting this color ontop of Bite lipstick really gives that ultra metal red lip...but worn on its own it is still quite pretty.
The texture itself isn't like any other lipgloss that I own, it's not at all sticky...it actually glides on your lips very easily. It does make me wonder if it will slip too much and get all over my lips (and more) if too much is applied.
borrowed picture of Lip Glaze Queen from Providence and Grace Website
What I want to point out is the flavoring that I chose for this lip glaze was Mega Melon..which it literally tastes exactly like a Melon. Very sweet, it is very hard to not want to constantly lick my lips due to how much I enjoy the taste.
What is nice about the Providence and Grace lipglazes is you have your choice of what flavor that you want your glaze to come in. They have a total of 25 different flavors to choose from, anything from a wonderful fruity flavor (ie Peach) to a sweet and mixed flavor (ie Pumpkin Cheesecake). So for all those lipgloss junkies who prefer flavored gloss you are definitely going to be pleased with these glazes!
This can be purchased for $5.99, but is currently on sale for $4.49 (as of Dec 26th)
*Queen Lip Glaze is a beautiful dark red colored lip gloss. This coats your lips with the perfect amount of color to accentuate your already beautiful lips and adds a huge dose of shine! Beautiful miniature golden flakes will adorn your lips.
Providence and Grace Eyeshadows
I chose three different shadows to review from the website, which is broken down into sub categories depending on what color shadows you are most interested in trying out. There are a total of 101 different shadows available on the Providence and Grace website, the most shadows being in the Pinks and Brown sections.
What also makes the website easy, especially if you are new to the brand is checking out the side bar that has the Top 9 popular products, 8 being eyeshadows and 1 being a lip glaze. It actually works out to where one of the shadows that I will be reviewing is in the Top 9 popular products...and that honestly wasn't on purpose (just a fluke...but I suppose it works out to my benefit).
Shadows can be purchased from the website in a couple different forms, the one I am listing for price and what most purchase are the basic 5 gram jars (come with shifters). With shifters placed in jars, you won't get a full 5 grams of product..more than likely 2 to 2.5 grams of product (but do not quote me on this, as I have not asked).
If you do want to try out the products (as some people want to get a feel for the products) they are also available in sample sizes. The sample sizes come in a "small clamshell container", though I am uncertain of the amount of product you receive in it.
**Please not that Providence and Grace offer Stakers of eyeshadows available in 3,5, or 7 high. This will allow the make up lover (aka addict) to pick and choose their favorite colors and get a discount on the price. Plus the fact they are in an easy to carry and travel with, as all your eyeshadows are in one place is a huge perk. Please refer to the website for more prices and information.**
I want to point out that I received 2 shadows in the sample size and 1 full sized of the shadows (the full sized one is Baby).
In regards to the swatches they were done on top of the Providence and Grace Eyeshadow Primer that I received for this review
Providence and Grace Shadow in Antique Copper
Antique Copper-Satin bronzey Copper with golden shimmer.
This color is very very pretty, I can see why it is rated #8 most popular product from the website as it is just perfect. Not too deep of a brown, but not too much metallic so that it can be overwhelming or too much for a basic every day look.
This could be a great crease color or a lid color, possibly a pretty nail polish as well. The reason why I chose this color is I thought it would be a good color to use to create a pretty neutral or pin up look.
This can be purchased for $3.99, but is currently on sale for $2.99 (as of Dec 26th) full size
This can be purchased for $.99, but is currently on sale for $.74 (as of Dec 26th) sample size
*Antique Copper is a beautiful brown copper color with a touch of sheen. This can be worn by itself or as a highlight to other eyeshadows. It can also be used as eyeliner if applied with a brush. This is a highly pigmented eyeshadow so a little bit goes a really long way.