Big thank you to QVC for compensating me for this post. As always all opinions are my own!
So I’ve been keeping a little beauty secret from you gals… Over the last two months I regularly wore products from a cosmetics brand that I had to keep hush hush… until today! I’m so happy that I now can finally spill all the details about Carmindy Beauty— QVC’s first exclusive makeup brand. You may recognize Carmindy from your TV screen! She’s a world renowned makeup artist best known for her role on TLC’s “What Not To Wear.”
I first got the scoop on Carmindy Beauty at the beginning of the summer. The QVC team reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in testing the line and depending on if I liked the products, potentially partner with them on the launch.
In the last year I’ve become a big fan of shopping QVC for all things beauty (they always have the best deals!) so of course I said I’d give the line a go. In my early 20s I was semi-addicted to makeup and nothing was more fun to me than playing around with new products. Receiving the full Carmindy Beauty line in the mail definitely brought back some of that familiar excitement!
PRODUCTS PICTURED // Carmindy All In Good Prime Universal Primer | Carmindy Carmindizing Foundation | Carmindy Tap On Concealer | Carmindy Carmindizing Highlighter | Carmindy Sheer Whisper Powder | Carmindy At First Blush | Carmindy Eye Enhancer Eyeshadow | Carmindy Into It Eyeliner | Carmindy Eye Got You Mascara | Carmindy Universal Love Lipstick | Carmindy Look Over Here Lip Crayon | Carmindy All-in-One Makeup Sponge | Carmindy Double-Ended Highlight Brush
My makeup philosophy today is much different than when I was younger. I’m more focused on quality over quantity. I’d rather have a small collection of cosmetics that I love and know work for me, rather than a plethora of makeup that I’ll never be able to use and finish. I also like to keep my routine quick and easy. The fewer layers of makeup I have to wear = the better!
I’m excited to share Carmindy with you gals because when I use the products my routine is exactly as I described above: short, simple and stress-free. I love how this line feels on my skin– it’s not too heavy and highlights my features without feeling like a mask. When I wear Carmindy Beauty I feel like my best version of me… If that makes sense? 😛
Every Carmindy Beauty product is cruelty-free and the prices are affordable– especially when you shop one of the line’s three sets. More on these below!
Carmindy Beauty Carmindizing Skin System 4-Piece Collection
+ Carmindy All In Good Prime Universal Primer
+ Carmindy Carmindizing Foundation Shades Available: 8
+ Carmindy Tap On Concealer Shades Available: 8
+ Carmindy Sheer Whisper Powder Shades Available: 2
This 4-piece set is priced at $69.50 and has all that you need to make your skin look flawless without appearing like you have on layers of heavy makeup. The universal primer blends into skin creating the perfect canvas for foundation. What I like most about the Carmindizing Foundation is that a little goes a long way– you can use it like a tinted moisturizer or if needed as a full coverage foundation.
The formula is sweat resistant, long-lasting and leaves skin with a flattering dewy glow! My favorite product in this set is definitely the concealer. It’s super creamy, easy to blend and the crayon-like packaging is so easy to use on the go. I’ve actually been keeping it in my purse! Once I’ve applied all three of these products, I set all the areas where I used concealer with the Sheer Whisper Powder. The formula is translucent, lightweight and helps my face makeup last all day long.
Carmindy Beauty 5 Minute Face 5-Piece Collection w/ Highlight Brush
+ Carmindy Carmindizing Highlighter
+ Carmindy Into It Eyeliner
+ Carmindy Eye Got You Mascara
+ Carmindy At First Blush
+ Carmindy Universal Love Lipstick
If you like to keep your makeup routine quick and minimal then you need the Carmindy Beauty 5 Minute Face set in your life! So get this– all 5 products in the set [highlighter, eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipstick] come in just one universal flattering shade for $59.50. Have you ever been to a makeup counter or in Sephora and felt completely overwhelmed by all the color options of just one blush? Well Carmindy has done that work for you. The sheer pearlescent highlighter gives skin a healthy glow without too much sheen or sparkle– I like to use it in the corner of my eyes too and under my brow bone!
The eyeliner is super creamy and I love the espresso color– it makes eyes pop without looking too harsh. I’m OBSESSED with this mascara! The wand is super skinny so you can really grab every single little lash on the top and lower lash lines. The formula doesn’t clump and is water and sweat resistant!
I was really excited that the blush is a pretty sheer coral and a little goes a LONG way. Just a light swipe gives cheeks a healthy flush of color! The lipstick is another one of my favorites from the line. I prefer lip colors in a simple mauve or rosey pink and the shade of this one is just the perfect combination of the two. I’ve actually been using it as my daily lipstick that I keep in my purse. Love how it brings out the natural color of my lips!
Carmindy Beauty Eye Enhancer 3-Piece Kit with Eye Shadow Brush
+ Carmindy Eye Enhancer Eyeshadow
+ Carmindy Into It Eyeliner
+ Carmindy Eye Got You Mascara
The final set in the Carmindy Beauty collection is all about the eyes. The Eye Enhancer kit includes the eyeliner and mascara I mentioned above, plus a 3-shade eyeshadow palette. I rarely ever wear colors outside of the nude family so this has become a go-to product in my routine! The colors blend easily and can be worn alone or together. When doing my everyday makeup look, I like to use the lightest shade on the inner half of my eyelids and the medium shade on the outer half. For just $34.98 you get all three of these products!
You can shop every Carmindy Beauty products individually, however I’d definitely recommend going for the sets because you get way more bang for your buck. Together all four products in the Carmindizing Skin System have a value of $129 aka a 46% discount! At this point in my life I’m most focused on finding products that are versatile enough for everyday wear and can be applied quickly and easily, so if you’re like me I have a feeling you’re really going to love this line!