TAKE 5– For Cosmetics and Beauty on the Run!! WellAboveAverage's Stella Reviews Hot Beauty Line !!

Take 5 Cosmetics — A fabulous face in less than five minutes?

by Stella Louise, WellAboveAverage.com

Yet another makeup artist has created their own cosmetics line–Emmy-nominated Judy Twine, former model turned makeup artist turned cosmetisc entrepreneur has come up with a selection of products designed to show women that there is a celebrity in everyone.  The line has been used on the hit ABC show, “Ugly Betty” and now it’s available to make us regular folk “red carpet” ready.

The premise of the line is that it should only take five minutes to create a fabulous look.  I’m all for that–but don’t get the idea that this is a minimalist line. 

The selection of products is very impressive–four different types of foundation, five different highlighters/bronzers, ten different lip products just for starters.  The word is that this cosmetics line is a make-up fanatic’s paradise–and I would have to agree with that assessment.

I was able to sample only  a handful of the products, but here’s the 411 on a few items from this extensive line:

Shimmer Tints — I sampled this in the Soft Gold shade.  This silky feeling, silicone based highlighter lives up to its name imparting a soft golden shimmer.  This product was designed to be worn alone to accentuate cheeks, eyes and lips or mixed with foundation for a subtle glow.  I tried it both ways–sweeping a bit across my eyelids for a bit of polished glimmer one day and another day mixing it with my sunscreen to give my complexion a golden glow.  It’s a very subtle look–not glittery or fake.  .5 oz. retails for about $19.00.

Lumi-shine – A brush on lip gloss with a hint of sparkle, I tried this in a shade called “Belladonna.” It is a nude, sheer shade that reminded me of MAC’s Lust.  This gloss is soft and non-sticky.  Like most glosses this needs frequent reapplication, but unlike most gloss, it feels soothing and moisturizing to the lips instead of drying them out.  Retails for about $13.00.

Indelible Eyes eyeliner — Waterproof, automatic pencil.  I tested this in a classic shade called “Brownie.”  It goes on very smoothly–no pulling or dragging.  The smudge-tip on the end of the pencil is quite useful.  And while it’s not “indelible” it is fairly long wearing.  I give this product a big thumbs up.  Retails for about $14.00.

Color Release w/ Vo-lip-tuous Lip Enhancer  – A ceramide-enriched lip color to define and plump lips.  I tried this in a shade called “Runway”–a sheer blush of pink.  Like most of the Take 5 products tested, this also was infused with a bit of shimmer.  The twist up delivery system coats the sponge tip no-muss, no-fuss application.  I didn’t notice much in the way of plumping, but it was a very pretty, wearable lip color.  Retail is about $14.00.

There are many, many more products to play with from cream eye shadow quads to complete face palettes.  To indulge your inner starlet, check out Take 5 at http://www.take5cosmetics.com/

This review was written by WellAboveAverage.com’s Stella in March 2007 .
My apologies that the byline got cut when I moved this blog from Fashiontribes to the solo location for www.LA-Story.com

Stevie Wilson

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