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Friday, March 24, 2017

Springtime with Physicians Formula

It’s officially springtime for PHYSICIANS FORMULA and they just came out with some cool new products. Let’s take a look at my picks from the bunch:

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($12.95/3.4oz @ physiciansformula.com, ulta.com) and #InstaReady Face Primer SPF 18 ($12.95/1oz @ physiciansformula.com, ulta.com) – We all know that along with good quality makeup brushes, prepping and finishing the face is key to having your makeup last throughout the day/evening.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Can You Really Put Confidence In a Compact?

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IT seems like IT COSMETICS is just everywhere these days, doesn’t it? I’ve been writing about them since 2008 and they were acquired by L’Oreal last year, so hopefully they were continue to put out innovative products in the market. Sometimes after a brand gets picked up the quality can fall by the wayside. So fingers crossed!

The latest release that has my attention is their Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ ($38/18g @ itcosmetics.com, ulta.com).

What It Is: Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Compact is your first-ever solid serum foundation—and delivers all the skincare benefits of the best-selling Confidence in a Cream, plus full coverage and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen, in one simple step! The groundbreaking solid serum technology combined with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants and a super ceramide cream truly transform your complexion. Available in Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Rich and Deep.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Mattes From NARS!

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Love those fat matte lip pencils? NARS just came out with 10 new shades of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27 @ narscosmetics.comsephora.com) shades. What I really like about these besides the smooth formula is the precision in lining the lips that you can only get with a pencil. The name may be Matte in the name but I feel like these are not the mattes out there in that the colors don’t look dry on my lips or dries them out. 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Are These Your Answer to the Highlighting Trend?

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If you’re looking to get in on the highlighter craze, the latest ones from PIXI BEAUTY are good ones to start with. They are the Glow-y Powder ($16 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) cheek powders put out in partnership with beauty vlogger Aspyn Ovard – two highlighters and one blush. While I’m not really on the whole highlight-on-the-cheek bandwagon, these do have a place in my routine, mainly in the inner corner of the eyes and also under the brows. And the blush? Toes the line at being too shimmery for blush (for me) but over a matte blush, it’s nice.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Baby Love, Baby Lips with Maybelline

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The Baby Lips line has done quite well for MAYBELLINE and how do I know that? Well, we have another collection of colors and a new formula! Introducing Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon ($6.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com).

What It Is - Their first oil balm for intense moisture with a pop of bright, juicy color. Available in 8 shades, the balm-like crayon combines bold, saturated pigments with moisturizing oils that melt seamlessly into lips for impactful lip color.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Are These Lippies Worth It?

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A new release from BENEFIT COSMETICS with these They’re Real! Double The Lip ($20 @ benefitcosmetics.com)! Let's check 'em out... 

What It Is: This lip liner and lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for the appearance of volume and dimension. This semi-matte lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibility fuller, sexier lips.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

I’m in the Mood for SPRING!

I think the heavy rain in LA is done for the season, which is great because I'm so ready for Spring. And here are a few products I’ve got on my radar that are getting me ready for the upcoming season. Hello sandals!

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1. IT COSMETICS Anti-Aging Armour ($38/1oz @ itcosmetics.com) – I always make sure I have a great SPF at the beginning of each new season. This one from IT contains a SPF 50, peptides, and hyaluronic acid as well as that optically blurring technology that pretty much makes any imperfections disappear while you’re wearing it.

2. SOL DE JANEIRO Bum Bum Cream ($57/8.1oz, $25/2.5oz @ sephora.com) – what is it about this product? Is it the name? Is it the cool container? Kinda both actually and more. Pronounced (boom-boom), this luxe cream contains cupuaçu butter, acai, coconut oil and the Amazonian plant guarana, which is a major player in the caffeine department. All of these combined make for skin that’s not only taut but super smooth. And the scent of this one is soo inviting! I go in and out of craving it. I know, odd!

3. WOOSH BEAUTY Spin-On Lip Gloss ($19 @ wooshbeauty.com) – I’ve decided to revisit lip gloss again this season as I’ve been pretty distant from it and I’m starting with this one. Wow. This one really performs when it comes to the application brush. It rolls as you roll it over lips with the gloss. This is a first! Shown here in Pink Natural

4. SKINDINAVIA Post-Makeup Recovery Spray ($26/4oz, $36/8oz @ skindinavia.com) – now here’s a brand new category! A product you apply after taking makeup off, which applies nutrients like mineral zinc and willow bark, which can help with breakouts. Just spray on within 5 minutes of removing makeup to reap the benefits.

5. TRUE BRIT LONDON Nail Polish in Heirloom (£12.50 @ truebritlondon.co.uk) – this metallic rose gold shade from this new brand is so fitting right now! True Brit London is only available for purchase on their UK site right now but I’m sure it will expand. 

6. HELIOCARE Dietary Supplement Sun Protection Pills ($30/60 pills @ dermstore.com) – why not fight UVA/UVB rays from the inside out? Major technology is inside these pills will not only protect it from the sun but also supply it with antioxidants. Great for all skin types!

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

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Brow Perfection By Maybelline

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It seems that brows have their season every season and this season is no exception! So let me ask you, what are your brows doing these days? Here are a few to perk them up from MAYBELLINE.

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From L to R: Auburn, Blonde, Deep Brown

Brow Precise Fiber Volumizing Mascara ($9.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, walgreens.com) - this one looks and sorta acts like a mascara for your brows. It’s a tinted gel that adds a little dimension and color to the brow area to help fill in areas and make them look fuller. And the small tapered shape of the wand is really easy to use. Available in 5 shades.

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From L to R: Light, Medium, Deep

Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, target.com) – So you’ve got your hairs styled so now make them pop by highlighting around the brow with one of these 3 shades. Just line the area around each brow and blend in or just run this just under each brow. It really does make brows standout in your overall look.

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

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latest in Liquid Lipstick

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Another day, another liquid lipstick to come into my world! The brand is D.E.N. COSMETICS and they are all about lips as it’s the only thing they sell! Lock My Lips 24Hr Lipstick ($21 @ dencosmetics.com) comes in 6 different shades and there is even a graph on their site where you look up your skin tone and it will tell you what shades will look best on you.

Their liquid lipstick is one of those rare ones that contain the color on one side and a gloss topper on the other and I’m a total fan of these types. The formula with these dries down all the way but not to a desert like some. But if you need a little moisture, yes, you have the glossy topper.

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I loved the red of Cherry Bomb. It applied evenly and wore for hours. I wish I could say the same for the Cupcake shade. It went on kind of patchy and just didn’t look right from the start so I’d pass on that color.

Is this a brand you are looking to try out?

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Big Brand Gets Into the Liquid Lipstick Game

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OMG, we have a new contender here in the liquid lipstick category! It’s from MORPHE and it’s their new Liquid Lipstick collection that just came out. So how is it? Click below to see more pictures and swatches!

The facts:

  • 22 shades
  • Full dry-down so no transfer formula
  • 5g of product
  • $12.99 @ morphebrushes.com

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