|Dolce & Gabbana "Light Blue" EDT Spray - GWP Summer 2014|
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|Pur Minerals CC Cream "Medium" SPF 40|
|Pur Minerals CC Cream "Medium" SPF 40 -- Blended. You can see how beautifully it blends into the skin.|
|Pur Minerals CC Cream "Medium" SPF 40 -- Pictured here with my Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Buffing Brush No. 130 -- this brush is fabulous for applying CC Creams or any liquid foundation!|
|Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Buffing Brush No. 130|
|Me, wearing Pur Minerals CC Cream "Medium"|
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick "Tiramisu 41" (Crystal Shimmer)|
|Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick "Tiramisu 41" (Crystal Shimmer) WITH FLASH|
|NARS Satin Lip Pencil "Isola Bella"|
|NARS Satin Lip Pencil "Isola Bella"|
Hourglass Cosmetics: Femme Rouge "Whisper"; Femme Nude "Nude No 5"; Ambient Lighting Powder "Dim Light"
|Hourglass Cosmetics: Femme Rouge "Whisper" Velvet Creme Lipstick|
|Hourglass Cosmetics: Femme Nude "Nude No 5"|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer "Custard" (medium 1) -- I have been using NARS Concealer (original stick) for years now and wanted to try his new radiant creamy concealer. I wear the shade "Custard" (Medium 1), as shown here.|
I usually tend to stay away from creamy concealers because I find a lot of them to be difficult to blend, but not this one! When I first tried it, I used 2-3 dots under my eyes and blended, but I found that you only need a teeny-tiny amount under your eyes; maybe 1 or 2 dots for beautiful coverage.
This product does every thing that it claims to do. It hides dark circles, gives a medium-to-full coverage and a luminous finish.
I really love this and so glad I picked it up.
|NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer "Custard" (Medium 1)|
|NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer "Custard" (Medium 1) -- Blended....look how beautiful that finish is!|
|Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss "Crystal Baby 69" (Shimmer) -- When I heard that Estee Lauder was coming out with a Limited Edition gloss, I had to run to my EL counter to get one! Luckily, my Nordy counter (those girls know me well, lol) still had a couple left. |
I have noticed that these LE glosses were not highly advertised and my Nordy counter did not even have a display out. so a consumer walking by would not even know it exists, without hearing about it first. These LE glosses may be gone from your EL counter by the time you read this. Everything happens so fast in cosmetic industry that it is impossible to keep up! LOL
With that out of the way, okay -- whew......well, I am loving this gloss. EL Pure Color Glosses are one of my faves (next to Chanel Glossimers and Lancome Color Fever Gloss -- which are being discontinued (me so sad).
Crystal Baby is a gorgeous warm, opalescent pink that I will be wearing all Summer long!
|Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss "Crystal Baby 69" (Shimmer) -- Shown here with EL Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Pencil in "Tawny"|
|Lumene Sensitive Touch Daily Moisture Cream SPF15 -- Lumene is a skincare brand from Finland. I've always looked at them at CVS and wanted to try their products, but just never did. I saw this face cream, which was discounted at Marshalls. It's for sensitive skin, so I picked it up. |
First of all, I love the packaging; it's very high-end and very well thought-out.
I have very sensitive skin and I am getting up there in my 40s, (another birthday coming soon) and my skin is starting to change. I have oily/combination skin, with some dryness on my forehead and cheeks. This cream is supposed to help reduce redness/tightness and calm the skin.
For a daily moisture cream, it feels quite rich. I have read that from other bloggers as well. I wish it was more lightweight. I might prefer to use this during the winter months. One blogger noted that it does not feel like it absorbs into the skin very well and feels heavy. I concur. I have not used this long enough to really tell if it is helping to calm my skin. Maybe in the cooler months, I will go back to using this again.
|Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick "Melted Peony" -- I was intrigued when I saw Too Faced came out with this liquid lipstick. Melted Peony really caught my eye, not only because Peonies are my favorite flower, but the shade is a "straight-up" shade of Peony!! It is a gorgeous color for summer -- a true pink!|
I love the packaging; the tube is so nice and convenient and the unique sponge-tip applicator makes applying this lippy a breeze. The formula is very silky-smooth and you really don't even need to use a lip liner pencil with this. It wore for about 4-hours on my lips and it sort of dries down like a lip balm, if you will. The other shade I have my eye on is the "Nude", which is a gorgeous true nude. There is a slight scent to this lippy, but not offensive. Made in Italy, so you know it has to be good!