Showing posts from September, 2010

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer - "Hula Hula"

After I purchased this bronzer in the shade "Tropics", I just had to go back to Wal-Mart to get one more!  A week later, after I purchased the shade "Tropics", I went back to my local Wal-Mart to get this bronzer in the shade "Hula Hula".  I read so many positive reviews about it, so I had to give it a try.  It is a nice soft tan shade, with warm undertones.  It's the shade down from "Tropics", and is less intensive, and I love both of them.  It looks soft and natural and applies so easily.  I have not had any issues with irritation or break-outs so far, so that is a plus for me.  It's nice to see that Hard Candy is back, and at an affordable price too; around $9.00 USD.

Physician's Formula Baked Bronzer - "Baked Tan"

I am very pleased with this product. It gives a nice, natural glow and blends easily. It gives a matte finish, with a subtle glow (not glittery at all). I tan in the Summer and I can even wear it as an all-over face color; it gives nice coverage too! The price is pretty good for .35 oz. of product. Also, it has a nice, light fragrance (not heavy perfume smelling), which I love. This powder looks strikingly similar to MACs mineralized powders, and is made in Italy as well (hmmm).  If I am in a hurry, I just brush on some of this bronzer, apply some mascara and lip gloss and I am good to go!  On the down side, they could improve the design on the compact so that it opens and closes a little better.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer - "Tropics"

I was so excited to hear that Wal-Mart now carries Hard Candy Cosmetics! After reading some great reviews on the So Baked Bronzer, I just had to check it out! I love "Tropics", it's a beautiful warm shade. I had such a difficult time trying to decide which shade to try. I love the packaging; really eye-catching and girlie! I also love, love, love that this product has no strong perfumes! Yay! Also, you get a large, .44 oz. of product for around $10.00, another yay for me! Another thing that I have noticed about this product is that it has very little, if any fallout, and all you need is one swipe on your bronzer brush; so, this will last me a while.  I also love that HC does not test on animals.

Prestige Fresh Glow Baked Mineral Blush - Peach

The shade "Peach" is very pretty and works well with light to medium skin tones. The finish is very "sheer" and has a nice "glow" (appropriately named). This blush is not deeply pigmented; however it gives a nice, warm and natural coverage and could even be used as a highlighter. This blush is not shimmery at all.   I am pleased with this purchase and I would recommend it. The only down side is that the size is a bit small (.05 oz.), (for around $8.00).  On the positive side, there is little, if any fallout, so I'm sure this will last me a while!  Overall, it's a very nice blush, when you are looking for something that is subtle. 

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder

This is quite possibly the best mineral powder make-up on the market.  After numerous attempts to find the best mineral foundation, my search is finally over!
Now, it takes a product to "really" impress me in order for me to write about it, and everything I say in my reviews are my honest opinions, and from my own personal experience. 
After trying several mineral make-up brands, I kept stumbling over formula's that just not work for my skin, or did not give me the finish or coverage that I wanted, until I took a gamble with Laura Mercier's Mineral Powder.  After the very first application, I was impressed!  The finish was amazing and "flawless", just like Laura Mercier claims.  
I have been using this mineral powder for almost two years now and I still love it, and that is saying a lot about a product!  I can honestly say that the look and texture of my skin has actually improved since using this product and I have received numerous compliments, and you know…