Linking up with The Nail Files, hosted by Jennie Shaw!
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Disclaimer: I purchased this. Links provided for convenience only.MAKE's Satin Finish Powder Blush features jet-milled pigments that really do give the finish of this blush a lovely translucent glow. Seriously, I love the finish of this blush! The formula also contains lecithin and lauroyl lysine, an amino acid derivative, to help hydrate and nourish skin, and Vitamins C and E to provide anti-oxidant protection. Form and function :-)
Barney's site, where I bought it.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Disclaimer: I purchased this.Sunday Lip Color by Sunday Riley is a sheer but buildable coral red with pink undertones, and I'm quite enamoured with it. It's such a wearable red for me, and apparently Sunday Riley's founder signature lip color choice. I can see why.
"uses a highly advanced pigment delivery system, which attaches high-impact pigments to soothing base molecules for long-lasting color. Vitamin C increases collagen levels and gives antioxidant protection to maintain youthful plumpness and repair the effects of UV exposure and other environmental damage while nourishing shea butter continuously hydrates the lips."
Monday, May 26, 2014
Disclaimer: I won this.A few months back I was fortunate enough to win two Vincent Longo products in a giveaway hosted by Amber of DayDreaming Beauty. Having never tried anything from Vincent Longo, I was quite excited to try these out, and I've got to say I haven't been disappointed!
Friday, May 23, 2014
Here are a few of the looks I've created using Almay's Shadow Softies. As I noted in my review of them yesterday, they produce soft washes of color. Applying with my finger worked the best, although I was also able to use a firm brush to pick up color.
|Cashmere + Honeydew + Moss + Smoke|
|Smoke w/Maybelline's Inked in Pink|
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Disclaimer: I purchased these.The word on the beauty blogging street is that Almay's Shadow Softies are a much less expensive ($4.49) version of Dior's Fusion Mono Matte eyeshadows ($30). Both have a moldable not quite powder and not quite cream formula, with sheer color payoff.
Peach Fuzz looks terra cotta in the pan, but all of these apply much lighter in color than they look. For some, that will be a no go, but I actually like the subtle effect they give. Peach Fuzz has a slight shimmer.
Moss is a metallic green gold. I'm a sucker for this kind of shade and always veer towards it. Again, this applies sheer but can be built up to a point. I found using my finger worked the best.
Petal is a delicate pink matte.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I do believe I've only got 2 more months left to receive my VIP subscription boxes from Le Métier de Beauté. Would I sign up for this service again, knowing what I know now? Absolutely, in a heartbeat! I've discovered some great new products from Le Métier de Beauté, and while there were a few misses in the mix, almost everything I received was top quality and imminently usable.
May's offering are two of the True Color eyeshadows, Peachy Keen and Goldstone. I recently reviewed two other shadows from Le Métier de Beauté, Naked and Tamarack, and I'm pleased to see that the quality is just as great with these two.
Peachy Keen is a flesh toned satin/matte, and makes for a nice all over lid shade. I've got a discoloration (sun damage?) on one of my lids, and Peachy Keen does a nice job of evening things out without looking chalky or dry.
Goldstone is a lovely gold shimmer that I'm happy to say does not go metallic on me. I love gold shadows for the contrast they give my blue eyes, so Goldstone is right up my alley. The true beauty of these shadows is enhanced when I layer Goldstone over Peachy Keen - it's très bien!
|Peachy Keen, Goldstone|