Browsing Posts from March 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Prevent Makeup Melt Down with CoverFX

Cover-FX-SettingFX-PowderI’ll do just about anything these days to prevent makeup meltdown/fall out/fade away, or whatever you’re calling it so I find myself always reaching for the finishing powder to seal it all in. Lately, I’ve been reaching for COVER FX’s Setting FX Translucent Setting Powder. It’s mineral-based, talc-free and oil-free and comes in Translucent and Dark. $32 @ coverfx.com.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Exploring Minerals with Mineral Hygenics

So how do you feel about mineral makeup? There are quite a few lines that have come out over the years and I’ve explored some of them here and even though it’s an old story at this point, I’m still intrigued by lines I come across, especially by this one here, MINERAL HYGENICS.

I really like their website and how clear they are about the ingredients inside their makeup. I mean, it is(it) all about what’s inside and what’s not(it) inside the powders. And you really need to get to know your mineral makeup, especially if you have sensitive skin because some ingredients have been known to be irritating. If you are a sensitive type, you may have some luck with this Mineral Hygenics line of foundation powders as each contains just 4 ingredients: mica, iron oxides, zinc oxides and titanium dioxide. That’s it and they break down other mineral makeup lines as well so you can see side-by-side what contains what.

Mineral-Hygenics-Mineral-MakeupSo this MH has sun protection (zinc oxides and titanium dioxide), is water resistant and lasts quite a long time on the skin.

They have some nicely priced sets to choose from as well as blushes, eye shadows and lipsticks but as usual, I tend to judge a mineral line by its powder foundations first and then the rest and I’m giving this line a thumbs up. Starter kits startat $29.99 @ mineralhygenics.com

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* Illuminare Fantastic Finish

Illuminare Fantastic FinishIlluminare Fantastic Finish – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – the first liquid mineral foundation.
Cons – not really any.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review+Swatches - MAC Cook MAC Collection

In trying to keep up with MAC (I might start calling KUWM for short), comes the Cook MAC Collection. Again, super cute sleeves over the standard packaging. I tried the Tendertones ($15) in Tread Gently (soft lime green with yellow pearl) and Fluidline ($15) in Wholesome (blackened brown).

Wanna see pictures and swatches? Click after the jump!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review+Swatches - MAC Shop MAC Collection

How does anyone keep up with MAC? They have a new collection every few weeks, which is great if you are a girl that needs new makeup stimulation frequently but me, I just can’t keep up. Anyway, I had to get my bearings and come up for air with some products from two of the latest, the Shop MAC Collection and the Cook Collection. Let’s take a look-see at Shop MAC first …

I love the colors of the sleeves the products come in with this collection; Andy Warhol would have loved the graphics. I tried two of the products, MAC Cremeblend Blush ($20) in Florida (bright fuchsia) and Kissable Lipcolour ($19) in Flaunting It (grey mauve).

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Review+Swatches - Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense

I’ve had some pretty great luck when it comes to eyeliners lately. Then again, I think that the makeup companies are really going all out at creating long-lasting and richly-pigmented colors and the new CLINIQUE Quickliner for Eyes Intense are getting high marks from me.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* NARS Body Glow

Nars-Body-GlowNars Body Glow – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – cult favorite body shimmer.
Cons – a tad pricey.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Hall of Fame *review* Davines NouNou Pak Hair Mask

Davines NouNou Pak Nourishing Hair MaskDavines NouNou Pak Nourishing Hair Mask – Hall of Fame Worthy?

Pros – a deep conditioner for dry, stressed hair.
Cons – can only be found online.

Does it stay in the Hall of Fame?

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Review+Swatches - Lancome Rouge In Love

LANCOME just came out with a new launch called Rouge in Love ($29 @ nordstrom.com) Have you spied these yet?

Fall in love with lipstick again as Lancôme launches its longest wearing lipstick yet – Rouge In Love. Wrapped in delectable shine, this wardrobe of high potency color is the perfect high fashion accessory for your lips. The petite silver case houses a full-sized bullet, while stocking-inspired red stitching accents the back. Lancôme’s new ambassadress, Emma Watson, is the fresh face of Rouge In Love. The ideal embodiment of modern romanticism, Emma continues to enchant us with her spontaneity and style.

Choose from three different color collections – Jolis Matins (natural shades ideal for the morning), Bourdoir Time (punchy hues for the late afternoon) and Tonight Is My Night (intense colors perfect for a night on the town).

#292N Cocoa Couture – deep reddish brown, #278B Divine Seduction – deep coppery brown, #185N Rouge Valentine – clean warm red.

So how did they wear? Click after the jump to see!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review+Swatches - Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick

I got my hands on two more of The Lipsticks from the KANEBO line. Yes, they are on the expensive side but what you are paying for a truly a great quality with skincare-grade ingredients inside. If your lips get dried out from most lipsticks, these are a great one to try.

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