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August 25, 2016

Beauty For Real Essential Collection Review

Beauty For Real has been one of my favorite beauty brands ever since trying out their amazing lip creams. They were blazing the liquid lipstick trail before it was cool. Since my first review BFR has revamped their packaging and added some new products to the lineup. Today I have the Essentials Collection to share. Four of their hottest products that happen to be perfect for Summer looks!

 Beauty For Real's new packaging is so stylish. I love the logo revamp and how you can see exactly what you're getting right on the product boxes.

Try 4 full-sized BFR products, because we know you will #love it.  Featuring the essentials for cheeks, lips & lashes.  Effortless, high-performance, long-lasting makeup for glam-on-the-go curated for you by pro makeup artist & BFR Founder Leslie Munsell.
Essential Collection includes:
  • HI-DEF Mascara (Black)
  • BLUSH + GLO (In the Pink/Get Lit)
  • D-FINE Lip Pencil (Universal True Tone)
  • LIP GLOSS + SHINE (Kiss Me)
Not Included but you should totally get too: Lip Cream & (TOTAL) Glo

HI-DEF Mascara ($19)
The perfect combination of a volumizing and lengthening formula with a micro brush which has a hollow inner chamber, providing a large reservoir of product which coats every single lash. Amplify your lashes with a smooth, flexible and defined finish that stays perfect all day, even in extreme humidity and heat – inspired by the Miami weather! This mascara is one of my go-to every day mascara's in the Summer. It does't clump, flake, and stays put it. It gives excellent volume! The small brush lets you easily reach and coat even the most inner lashes.

BLUSH + GLO (In the Pink/Get Lit) ($24)
Featuring the patented ingredient, Luminera with a diamond core complex. As the transparent particles come into contact with the skin, the diamond core complex transforms invisible UV light and works to dramatically diminish the expression of wrinkles, discolorations, and imperfections. Vitamin E and grape seed extracts provide anti-aging benefits and antioxidant protection. Pomegranate extracts along with organic minerals contribute to this standout formula to maintain its consistency in all climates and provides exceptionally long wear.

This is the ultimate effortless blush and highlight duo. The blush is insanely pigmented and such a beautiful warm shimmering pink. I like to apply both with my fingers to get a touch of color. The highlight is softer giving your skin a believable glow. I have been using this all Summer, it's just so quick and easy and doesn't require brushes. Perfect for travel, I will be tossing this one in to my bag for my upcoming beach vacation.

(TOTAL) GLO Bronzer ($24)
Light reflecting pigments diffuse imperfections and leave the skin luminous and lightly scented with notes pikaki, lily of the valley and citrus. Combining shea and cupuacu butter with aloe leaf extract for hydrating moisture, providing the benefits of a luxurious body cream with the subtle, natural glow of a bronzer.

This liquid bronzer isn't a part of the collection but I received a sample size so I wanted to include it. Total GLO is a bronzing lotion that imparts a touch of color and shimmer. Even on my pale skin this looked amazing. I loved using this lotion on my legs to give them a little sheen and golden glow when they're looking pale and drab. Total GLO is worth getting a full size because it is a gorgeous glowing body moisturizer.
D-FINE Lip Pencil Universal True Tone ($14)
The soft, creamy texture delivers beautifully defined lips without the telltale lip liner look. You can either line or shade in the entire lip and pair with your favorite gloss or cream. The lip pencil can also be worn alone for matte, natural color finish. No sharpener required.

I first received this lip pencil in one of my subscription boxes a couple years a go and it has been a staple ever since. I use it almost every day with all of my natural/pink/coral lip colors. The new design is retractable which is an upgrade to an already fantastic lip liner. This is the one lip pencil I think everyone needs in their collection. It perfectly enhances your lip line and blends in to your natural lip color with out any effect on the lipstick shade.

Lip Gloss + Shine in Kiss Me ($18)
 Keep your lips feeling silky smooth with hydrating aloe vera and avocado oil. Grapeseed oil and green tea extract provide essential vitamins that work as antioxidants to protect your lips. Marine collagen and peppermint oil will plump your lips while feeling minty cool. The high-tech packaging has a convenient mirror on the bottle and an LED light in the lid that illuminates lips for easy application.

 Not being a huge lip gloss fan, even I love these. They are not sticky at all and have a cool minty taste. The color Kiss Me is a sweet soft shimmering medium Pink. I pop this in the center of the lips for some shine and love how it looks with nearly all of my pink lippies.

Light Up Lip Cream in Barely There ($18)
This Lip Cream provides bright, vibrant color while nourishing and moisturizing. Your will be soft, smooth conditioned lips thanks to natural cupuacu butter, the most hydrating nut butter from the rainforests of Brazil. Great ingredients deliver high performance Mother Nature would be proud of.

While this isn't included in the essentials collection if there is one lip cream to start with Barely There is the one I would reccomend. A beautiful wearable nude shade that looks so natural and gorgeous on. I absoltuely love the formula of the lip cream, they are super lighteweight, non-sticky, and give the lips such a soft look and feel. I have almost every shade of these now and hope they make more! They are some of my favorite lip products EVER.
I just received one of the newly released Shadow Stix in my August BOXYCHARM. I wore Ever Starstruck today and it stayed put in 90 degrees weather! They definitely have another winner on their hands with these eyeshadow pencils. Gorgeous color and bulletproof staying power. I will be getting the other two shades of these for sure, they are amazing!

 Find the BFR Essentials Collection ($39) at

sample provided for review consideration