Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
As a continuation segment from my original searching for an HG pencil liner, lip balms, and just about any beauty product have a long standing list with me as being both necessary and worth the search
Today's topic: Lip balms
Are all lip balms created equal? no way! But with price variances ranging from .69 cents to $60 dollars the range is huge, so here is a little abridged guide to some of the ones from my past
I too, have fallen for the trap of cheaper convenience lip balms (which I love!) and the draw of higher end lip balms for those interested in that market.
Here are my thoughts on some of the stand out's I have tried (Good and Bad)
MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners: I like these! Ok those who hate pot forms wont, but I like the subtle amount of color, spf factor, and the tub will last you quite a while. It also smells like vanilla which I don't love but its not over bearing, it's also smooth and easy to apply! They also sometimes come out with nice Limited Edition ( of course) shades
Bon belle Lip Smackers in Dr. Pepper: This product has sentimental value so I may be biased but I love the smell, the slight red tint, the smoothness, along with the price. Been buying this since I was 13 and will never stop!
Blistex Silk and Shine: Waxy, I thought all blistex was wonderful till I tried this one. They are all not created equal. At least it has SPF.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream: A celeb favorite. I got mine at Marshalls by the way…this like the By Terry, I apply at night and feel it the next day, except I personally think this is more hydrating. I also think it looks and feels like honey, but smells like a plastic factory.
If I were to repurchase one of these two, it would be the 8 hour cream, I have a huge tube instead of the jar so this is going to last me eons, but I would repurchase this. Not HG, but a nice night treatment.
So tell me
What's your favorite?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
When word of this hit the internet that NARS was FINALLY releasing a Tinted Moisturizer to the make up market well "Ecstatic" is a word that can adequately describe how I felt on this long awaited launch
I've used this for about 3 weeks now and have finally come to an opinion. I have read the upcoming growing amount of *glowing* reviews for this product but honestly, initially it was not love.
( Trust me, I was the MOST surprised at this realization)
Whatever foundations I would apply with powder by 6 hours time the area looked like it was dry, separating, and you can detect the powder easily
With this Tinted MOISTURIZER the 1 patch of my face stays looking hydrated and just normal! the whole day. This factor I love.
So everything so far sounds good, sounds like NARS! So why didn't I love it??
Keep on trucking! I wasn't going to give up on this just yet! I have tried a few brushes with this and have settled that the Sephora Platinum Airbrush 55 as my method of choice.
The HD air brush from Sephora provides a more sheer application that looks more skin like, just as glowy, and makes my skin still feel comfortable and breathable!
I also loved the finish with the beauty blender! A touch more sheer then the brush, but still so lovely!
I knew NARS wouldn't let me down!
The price is $42 in the US, which is LM's price category, aka foundation category, but again, the coverage is quite high for a TM, you do not require as much product.
I have the shade Alaska (shade 2) and it's a tiny bit too dark for me at the moment but 70% of the year it should be fine. I am an NC 25 most of the year.