Category Archives: MAKEUP
My daughter likes the MAC LIPGLASS and LUSTREGLASS lip glosses. She uses them all the time. I find them to be very sticky. I do however love the CREMESHEEN GLASS lip gloss. It’s one of my favorites. I have problem lips and I find it to be very moisturizing and slightly creamy without any stickiness. It also goes on very light and has no heavy feel when adding two coats for a deeper color. I’m almost through using my current color in Looks Like Sin which goes perfect against my olive toned skin. I will be purchasing a new color in this style very soon. I couldn’t get a good shot for the Lustreglass and Cremesheen glass lip glosses because the sun was a little higher by the time I took those shots. Please pardon the pictures from being out of focus.
For Christmas 2011, my teenage daughter received a lot of makeup products and beauty items from family and friends. A gift that has been put to really good use has been the BEAUTIFUL EYES THE ULTIMATE EYE MAKUP GUIDE book by Rae Morris. The book has chapters on eyebrows, false eyelashes, eye colour charts, and eyes. The how to pages are very simple to follow and the book is full of pictures to make practicing the look very easy. The book was published in 2010 but the looks are still very wearable for todays trends. My daughters friend that purchased this for her spent her money well and got a great gift.
The L’OREAL PARIS INFALLIBLE 24 HOUR EYE SHADOW lives up to it’s name. This stuff comes off when you are ready to take it off. Worn alone, there can be some creasing even though it claims to have none. Paired with a really good eyeshadow primer, there’s more staying power and no creasing. I’ve used this product both as an eyeshadow and an eyeliner. It’s very easy to over do it when applying this as an eyeshadow because the color is so rich. Using very little at a time and applying softly works best. The color is too bold for a daytime look but perfect for a night out. What I love most about this product is you get high end quality for around $6 – $7.
My blush of choice for the past 4 months has been the MAC FEELING FLUSH MINERALIZE BLUSH. The color leaves me with the perfect color of pink on my cheeks. I typically swipe my blush brush once over the blush mound. This gives me more than enough color for one cheek. Paired with the MAC MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH, the combo has been great for day wear. This color can’t be found anymore at MAC because this color came out a while ago but it is available at AMAZON.COM
This product was pretty hard to find here on Kauai. It was sold out of drug stores when it first came out so I had to wait for the second shipment of lip balms to arrive. I personally didn’t like this product because it felt waxy on my lips and it didn’t seem to soften my lips like I thought it would so I passed it on to my teenage daughter. She’s been using it for a few weeks and she really likes it. It softens her lips and gives her a tiny hint of color on days when she wants to put more emphasis on her eye color rather than her lip color. She also likes that it has SPF protection in it making it a product she sometimes puts on first before applying her lipstick or lipgloss color of the day. I purchased this product for a little over $3.
I’m a big fan of the Mac mineralize eye shadow because of its sheer and lightweight powder formula. My all time favorite is the quartz fusion that came out a while ago with the perfect amount of glitter in it making it wearable both day and night. I’m also a big fan of liner sealer. I’ve found that liner sealers will sometimes seal your eye shadow color making it useless for future use. That’s not the case with the Mac mineralize eye shadow. I can use it as an eye shadow and as an eyeliner with my liner sealer and the pods do not freeze up or change it’s mineralized formula. These are available in 6 colors. The color shown is in Thunder and Rain. For more information go to MACYS.COM
Sometimes I’m in a hurry to apply makeup and when this occurs, I always go for my stick eye shadows because of it’s wide base and ability to cover my lid and under eye within seconds and the creaminess makes it fast and easy to blend and create the achieved smoky eye of the day with just my finger tips. LAURA MERCIER has crafted a unique smoky eye collection featuring the new CAVIAR STICK EYE COLOUR inspired by Laura Mercier’s CULT CLASSIC CAVIAR EYE LINER. My favorite color is the plum and smoke.
GLITTER AND ICE MINERALIZE EYESHADOW
GLITTER AND ICE TECHNAKOHL LINER
GLITTER AND ICE DAZZLEGLASS
GLITTER AND ICE NAIL LACQUER
6 SNOWGLOBE EYESHADOWS IN COOL, WARM AND SULTRY
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MACCOSMETICS.COM
I love the new LANCOME TRANSLUCENCE MATTIFYING SILKY PRESSED POWDER. August and September are the hottest months in Hawaii and this is the time when my face decides it will be at it’s all time oiliest. Prior to testing this product I was using SHISEIDO PURENESS OIL CONTROL BLOTTING PAPER which worked really well but I needed something more. After 2 weeks of use in hot, sweaty and humid weather, this product has passed the test with flying colors and is now my constant companion when out and about. It claims to have 12 hours of shine control but in my environment, I get shine control for up to 4 hours with the help of a facial primer. I love the finely milled pressed powder. I gives me coverage without looking or feeling like I have anything on my skin. After 4 hours, I do a touchup by blotting my face with the blotting paper and adding another layer of powder over my t zone. My hunt to find the perfect beauty product that will keep me shine free continues but in the mean time, this helps out a lot.
For more information go to www.lancome-usa.com
I started using E.L.F. cosmetics recently thanks to my teenage daughter who has taken an interest in the beauty world and has been purchasing makeup on a budget as she adds to her growing collection of products to be used on herself and friends. The quality of what you get at drop bottom prices are impressive. So impressive that they have been featured many times in the press. The most recent buzz on this amazing cosmetic line have been in PEOPLE, GLAMOUR, ALLURE and FITNESS magazine to name a few.
For the month of October E.L.F. is donating 100% of all profits of their top 2 best selling lip glosses to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. GLITTER GLOSS IN TWINKLE PINK and GLOSSY GLOSS IN WILD WATERMELON. Both retail for $3.00 each and shipping is at a low $1.98 on orders of $15 or more till October 9, 2011.
For more information go to www.eyeslipsface.com
Image credits to E.L.F.