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Friday, January 31, 2014

New from Tarte! Colored Clay CC Primer

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just came out with a bunch of new products for spring and today I want to show you the Colored Clay CC Primer.

What It Is: A multi-tasking complexion corrector. Made with super anti-oxidants and Amazonian colored clay, this primer brightens skin, blurs imperfections and neutralizes any redness and discolorations. Use this one before foundation as your primer.  

My take: At first I thought this was a primer and stick foundation in one since it comes in 5 different shades but it’s not. It’s just a tinted primer and while I thankfully don’t need the redness cutting part of this product, I’m sure digging the blurring imperfections and brightening properties of it.

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This is for sure my new favorite primer. $34/.51oz @ sephora.com and tartecosmetics.com.

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

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Clinique Adds Some CC to Their SP

File this next one under, if your face can dream it up, CLINIQUE’s new Superprimer Face Primers can handle it. The brand just came out with 6 new oil-free ones that are made just for perking your skin up to be its best.

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They are:

Universal Face Primer (no color), Colour Corrects Dullness, Colour Corrects Redness, Colour Corrects Sallowness, Colour Corrects Discolourations, Colour Corrects Dullness in Deeper Skins.

I’ve been alternating between the one made for Dullness and Sallowness. Not only does it create a nice canvas for my foundation to go onto but it seemed to lessen the dullness my skin has been experiencing lately. Did it make it go away? Not quite but it helped my skin look a little more vibrant than it's been.

I bet these kind of correction primers will become quite mainstream like tinted moisturizers have.

Is this something up your alley? $27/1oz @ clinique.com

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

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Who Says A Primer Can Last 15 Hours?? They Do.

I’m always a little suspicious when a product claims “24-hour wear” or in this case, “15-hour wear.” How can they really test that it lasts that long (would love to see the procedure!) and isn’t it really just a name they can give the product? In any case, the latest long-wearing product is BENEFIT COSMETICSStay Flawless 15-Hour Primer Base ($32 @ sephora.com). This one is an invisible face primer used before any tinted moisturizer or foundation to prolong the wear.

Benefit-Stay-Flawless-15-Hour-PrimerI love that it comes in a stick form as you can see from the picture so I don’t have to waste any of it on my fingers.

So how long did it last on my skin? I got a full evening out of it the few times I tried it and that’s always good enough for me. My test is how much makeup comes off on my washcloth when I’m washing my face. So you could say I’m a fan of this stick.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Keep Your Makeup On with Cover FX and Pixi

You’re look ain’t nuthin’ if your makeup is sliding off your face! Here are two that will help keep color where it belongs.

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COVER FX Protection Primer SPF 30 ($38/1oz @ coverfx.com) – just like the name states, this one is great for daytime as it contains a SPF 30, it’s vegan and contains those light refracting elements to blur the appearance of lines.

PIXI BEAUTY Flawless & Poreless ($29/1oz @ pixibeauty.com) – if you have prominent pores then you  should try this primer. It helps smooth them out and this one is shine controlling and oil-free. Comes in only one shade – No. 1 Translucent.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Review: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Becca-Ever-Matte-Priming-PerfectorIf you haven’t incorporated a face primer into your daily makeup routine by now, you are really missing out. Might I suggest this next goodie add to your arsenal? The BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector ($36/1.35oz @ sephora.com) is recommended for two things – big pores and if you have a problem with oiliness. I don’t really have an issue with either so I can’t tell you how this helps those, however, what I really liked about this one is the overall matteness this makes my face, and they claim 8 hours of mattness, which I pretty much can agree with, which is from their exclusive ingredient inside called EverMat. And I really can feel how matte my face is after applying this. Not sure why I like that so much but it seems to provide a really nice foundation for whatever you put on next. And know that this one is free of silicones (silicones are certainly not bad but I know some try to avoid them in their everyday products), oil, alcohol and fragrance.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Let's ALL Get Red Carpet Ready With Benefit Cosmetics

We’re in full-on award show season and even if you can’t live like a star, you can primp like a star, with BENEFIT COSMETICS’s Primping with the Stars All-Time Greatest “Fake-It’s” Kit.

This one includes the following:

  • .08 oz Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers and Eyeshadows
  • .12 oz Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation in Medium
  • .13 oz Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
  • .25 oz The Porefessional Pro Balm
  • .25 oz Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face
  • .1 oz They're Real! Beyond Mascara in Black

I can’t rave about these kinds of kits enough as they let you try quite a few of the different products (deluxe sample sizes) for a super reasonable price. And let's face it, how often do you actually use up a full size product? This one is just $32 @ sephora.com.

And be sure to investigate their other kits under this moniker: Do the Bright Thing and The Bronze of Champions.

Benefit-Cosmetics-Pimping-With-the-StarsAnd know that these sets also make great Birthday gifts! I had three parties this week alone. Lots of January babies for some reason.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Touch In SOL Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base

Have you tried any of the beauty sampling programs yet? Yes, there are quite a few out there now and even though I’ve only samples a few of them, I found the selection to be eh, at best. One that stands out is a deluxe-sized item I received in the Glossybox box. It’s a Korean product from the brand TOUCH IN SOL. The product is a face moisturizer and base/primer in one called Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base.

Now this is what these sampling boxes should be, the best products from other nations. Hey, now there’s an idea!

Touch-in-Sol-Feel-Like-HOney-Moon-Skin-BaseAnyway, back to this item. Not only am I digging its double-duti-ness but it also soaks in quite quickly, so I don’t have to wait around before I apply my foundation. Even though the third ingredient listed in this is alcohol, I didn’t find it drying to my skin at any part during the day (the honey extract in this is the 13th ingredient listed, for whatever that’s worth). $20/1.6oz @ touchinsolus.com.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cover FX BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer

I’ve come to pretty much expect some products to do double-duty and I’m adding makeup primers to that list. And this one is really doing triple-duty so it’s raising the bar! COVER FX BritePrep FX Brightening Foundation Primer & Photo-Aging Defense ($45/1oz @ coverfx.com) is not only a primer but contains a SPF 50 - A SPF 50 PEOPLE! - as well as those properties that blur lines and pores using what they call Dermaveil. And they’ve also added Bearberry Extract to help with skin discoloration, which I think we can all use help with.

Have you jumped on the primer bandwagon yet? There’s still room, ya know!

Cover-FX-Brite-FX-PrimerDisclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Product Standouts – Face

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Falll-2011-Beauty-Picks-face-productsNAPOLEON PERDIS
NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer
($29/1.7oz @ target.com) – now that colder temps are here, your skin might want to act out. Keep redness away with this green primer. The formula also contains aloe and cucumber extracts to make skin feel great.

NARS Concealer ($22 @ sephora.com) – now available in a stick form, this smooth formula is available in 10 shades.

MIRACLE SKIN Transformer SPF 20 To Go ($18/.85oz @ sephora.com) – yeah a tinted moisturizer with SPF. This new size is perfect for the purse and contains micas, Saw Palmetto Extract, CO Enzyme Q10 among others to give skin a shot of anti-aging ingredients. Choose from seven shades.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall 2011 Product Standouts - Part 1

OMG, it is already September 21st and I’m not even half way through featuring all the new fall beauty products so I’m going to stretch this Fall Beauty Pick feature into October. After all, fall is one of my favorite seasons – the colors, the textures and of course the temperatures! Here are some that are singing my tune right now.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash in #6 Plum ($22 @ sephora.com) – this one claims to curl and lo and behold, I think it did! A great complement when wearing their Crayon Kohl Pencil in new shade 10k, a deep eggplant sheen.

NYC COLOR In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in Scenestealer Grey ($1.99 @ drugstores nationwide) – metallic grey is a hot color for fall and it goes with so many different looks.

NAPOLEON PERDIS NP SET False Eye Lashes in Manchester ($10 @ Target or target.com) – if you just want a little emphasis on your eyes, this style will do it subtly. If a strip is too hard for you to maneuver, there’s also Copenhagen, individual lashes.

PACIFICA Island Vanilla Perfume ($22/1oz, $12/roll-on @ pacificaperfume.com) – Tahitian vanilla, vanilla absolute, honey-jasmine and a touch of fruit and tea make up this totally wearable made from pure grain alcohol scent.

POP BEAUTY Face Magnet Primer ($26/1.18oz @ dermstore.com) – this makeup primer not only keeps your makeup on but it has UV protection, caffeine and anti-aging ingredients. Gotta love double triple duty products.

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue de Rivoli ($25 @ narscosmetics.com) – this metallic forest green will complement any eye color. Very smooth application and it has a sharpener built in the backend.

CLINIQUE Lipgloss/Lipstick Duo in Black Honey ($21 @ sephora.com) – check out what all the hubbub is about with their cult favorite Black Honey shade. It’s their best seller for a reason and now they have it in a combo Lip Gloss and Lipstick.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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