Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Makeup By Ren Ren July 2013 Beauty Favorites & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Time for monthly favorites!  I've got quite a few goodies to share with you this month that i'm absolutely loving.  And guess what, i'm doing a giveaway as well.  Check it out!
Check out the video!


The pores on my nose are definitely my problem area.  I've tried everything from pore strips to exfoliators to face brushes.  This combo works the absolute best from declogging my pores and shrinking them.  The cloth really exfoliates more than your hands or any face brush and the scrub has such fine particles that it really gets in there without harming your skin.  You've got to try it!

I've been using these blushes for years on my clients.  I love the color range, finish and that they're in conveniently in palettes.  I had an extra palette so I incorporated it into my personal collection and wow, I love it even more.  It lasts all day, and photographs really nicely.  I'd definitely say they're comparable to Tarte's Maracuja blushes but they're more affordable.

I kind of love and hate this palette.  The mattes are amazing but the shimmers are tricky.  They are a bit missy and stick to the eyelid weird.  They remind me of the L'Oreal Infallible Shadows with their semi-wet creamy texture.  They look nice on but they're tricky to apply

I don't know why I never thought to mention these before, but I have Z Palettes in pretty much every size and type and they are truly kit must-haves.  They have really helped me downsize and effectively organize my kit.

I don't usually like rose scents but in this case it's not too strong.  Rather the spray and fragrance is very refreshing and hydrating, leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized.  Much better than MAC Fix + and Charged Water in my opinion and it's way cheaper.  I'm sold!

I really love these liners and first noticed them when I reviewed the 2013 Summer Collection here.  They come in Ultra Black and Ultra Brown.  They are intensely pigmented and super dark which is great.  They are also retractable and have a comfortable rubber grip - it's all in these details that separate it from the rest. 


Giveaway Time!
I'm continuuing on with my favorites giveaway.  Today I'll be giving away a 4U Z-Palette in Black.  I love this for travel and keep one in my luggage for trips, so easy!  Here's how to win:

  • Follow my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • Open internationally
Good luck!


FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.  Z Palette sponsored for giveaway.  I am not being paid to make this post.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

43 comments:

Hope2nou said...

I am not sure if here is where I am suppose to leave a comment for the Z palette but if it is. I would like to have it because I can't afford one and tried a DIY and failed.I have been traveling a little in the car my mother in law has is losing her memory we won't say that old peoples diease word.And my hubby wants to spend time with her before she forgets him all together. I would just like to take the things I need but don't have the room.Thanks even if I don't qualify because this comment is in the wrong place and I love your channel.

Chris said...

I would love to win because I hear you and so many others rave about these palettes! Plus they would be a great space saver. Thx for the giveaway!

Kat said...

I'd love to win the Z-palette to help organize my makeup and save some space. They are hard to find where I live, too!

Love when you review products, they are always informative and I love the way you speak, it's so easy and relaxing to watch ^^

Ty for this giveaway.

RNstudent said...

I would like the ideal of being able to interchangeably switch out products when I travel and not have to worry about bringing three different palettes for a few looks.

Meshell Pak said...

I would love to win the Z palette because that would be one less palette I would have to purchase for my kit. I have one already and I love it. I have to agree I like it better than the new MAC palettes because they are lighter weight. And as a makeup artist you are on the go all the time and the lighter you can make your bag the better.

Supriya Patel said...

I would love to win to organize my drugstore eyeshadow and blushes that are small and all different shapes so they would fit in here perfectly!! thanks!

sizlin said...

I would love to win so that I can put my cheeks shadow powder in one case that is easily portable. It would be easy to do makeup on the go.

iheartCOLOR said...

I would like to win that so I could make my own custom travel palette with all of my favorite powder products.

Dessy GT said...

I like to win this because i want to depot some of my wet and wild and nyx single eye shadows. I would put this to good use for my new kit.

Stephani Glam said...

I've heard so much about the z palette. I'd love to win because I definitely need to organize and this would help.

Tammie Weiss said...

I would love to win this z-palette because I need something that I can take with me when I go somewhere that isn't too big. I've been looking for one like this because it's PERFECT !! Thank you for the giveaway!

Becca May said...

Hey lady! I follow your blog on GFC(Becca May) and Bloglovin(Rebecca May Boring)! I love your channel. I didnt know until recently that you had a blog so I've really been enjoying reading your posts! Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to have a z palette! xo

Melina said...

I'd like to win!!

Small Town Gal said...

Heard so much about this awesome palette. It will be great for traveling.

Following via GFC (Small Town Gal)
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Drea J. said...

I'd love to win the zpaalette because I loooove Z palettes! I have 2 of them in my kit and the 4u size is perfect for personal use & traveling!

Annie Cate said...

I saw on another post how you use this palette to organize what you've used on a client and I thought it was an awesome idea and would love this so I could do the same.


beba said...

I would love to win this because i am starting to do freelance makeup and I would love these products for my kit

Olivia said...

I'd love to win the z palette! I have so many smaller e/s palettes that I would like to depot and this would be a perfect solution! Thanks Ren for another giveaway!

Stacie said...

I would love to win because I really need to downsize my MUA kit and I think that this will help in making me faster when doing large parties.

pytrell said...

I would love to win because I have been building my kit but recently lost my job and can't afford to buy one. So I've been holding my shadows in a medium size pouch. It gets messy and doesn't look professional. If I won it would help with apperance and organization. I've been booking a lot more gigs so this would help a lot!

Makeupaddict716 said...

I'd love to win so I can depot my shadows and blushes for my freelance kit! Thanks Ren!

Ginney said...

I hope to win a z-palette for my pro kit! Thanks Ren!

I am Big and Beautiful said...

Hi!!! I would loke to win the Z palette because I have a lot of refills I cannot use ase they are not in palettes!

Love from France

its MEluhhKNEEE :) said...

I would like to try the z palette because ii want to try to depot some one ny makeup because theyre taking up so much space lol! Thanks for the video and giveaway :)

TrailerHood Chic said...

I'd love to depot all of these Wet N Wild palettes I have. I love them, but rarely use them because I have to search every time for the one I want. Not to mention they take up a good amount of space.

Angel Eyes said...

I would love to win the z-palette because I keep hearing so much about them and I don't want to spend the money for it only to discover that I don't like it.

Trista said...

I have very limited space to store my makeup and I think a zpalette would be a great way to get rid of a lot of excess packaging.

Sheryl Sangarios said...

I would love to win so I can already use my Coastal Scents hotpots which I bought a long time ago. Being organized reinforces my drive to become a great makeup artist like yourself. Thanks for the inspiration makeupbyrenren!

Tracy Buenafe said...

I would LOVE to win the Z-palette for my kit! I find the Z-palette so useful and just so convenient!

Bibiana Alonzo-Sandoval said...

I would love to win as I am an aspiring makeup artist and I know that this will make it much easier to bring the colors that I need.

Nicole Clark said...

I would love to win the Z Palette! I recently depotted my L'Oreal HiP Duo Shadows, and it was so easy and convenient. I never thought to use a Z Palette as a travel palette for my makeup. That would be so convenient. Thanks!

MannaB said...

I want to win because I have wanted one of these for so long and I haven't been able to afford one. Thanks! crazywithatwist at gmail dot com

Maureen Smith said...

Hi renren,
PLEASE RENREN PICK ME!!!!!!!!!
I would love to win this z palette so I can give it to my neighbor who is in the navy. She loves makeup and she often does makeup to pretty much all the girls in the entire neighborhood for free. She never wanted anything in return, she just does makeup for us out of kindness. I know she travels a lot cause of her job in the navy and I know she can truly use this z palette. So please renren pick me! I follow your blog and YouTube channel. I have seen every single one of your videos. You are my most favorite makeup guru.

Belle said...

Would really love to win the z palette. My local makeup from the Philippines would be really happy to have a SOSY home :) My ever bilena blushes, fanny serrano's :) oh they'd love this one, and my eyebrow, eyeshadow palettes would be so posh housed in this. Bongga to the 10th power ito!

Thanks Ren.. Hoping I'll win!

fabiola rangel said...

Hi Ren! I've been following you on YouTube for a while and I've seen your videos on depoting and ever since I've gotten my vanity (which has small drawers) I've been wanting to depot some of my palettes to be able to make some room in my drawers lol but I don't have anywhere to put them afterwards and I'd love to give the Z palette a try :) Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

Marlisa Cornitcher said...

I'd love to win because I'm a freelance MUA and love these palettes but have yet to have one of my own. Because I'm on the go all the time, the Z palette would be a great space saver in my kit. Plus I think you're fab. Been watching your videos for years.

whitewallet04 said...

I'd love to win this because i'm having a hard time doing my makeup in a quick way for my everyday look, because I have to find my favorite shades of shadows but they're in a different palette. I've always wanted to have this to depot my shadows,blushes and other stuff.

NREnger said...

I would like to win because I am building a kit right now & this would be helpful!

Jay Del Rio said...

I've been on a de-potting spree!! lol I'd love the extra storage space basically. Plus I just love you!! ;-)

Alyssa Rivera said...

I would love to win because I am just starting out as a freelance makeup artist and I want to save room and be organized.. I feel like being professional is important and this will help to be clean and organized and not waste clients time. <3

mimi_m0nr0e said...

I would def love to win this Z palette. It would really help me minimize my makeup bag which is currently very big and very heavy. Combining all my everyday products into one Z palette would reduce not only the size of my makeup bag but the heaviness as well. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. Thank you very much RenRen for this opportunity! You ROCK!

...An Eye Makeup Addicts Blog... said...

I would live tontrynit. It will be perfect for travel.

Szappanbubi said...

:) My sister would be happy for that palette -to organise her makeup stuff so I'd love to win it for her!

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