Revlon Whipped Colour Stay Foundation Review Monday, Sep 24 2012 

Hello!
Alas Revlon has done it again, they’ve created a new Colour stay foundation which has created quiet the buzz in the beauty industry. Everyone seems to be picking it up lately and also a lot of the fans of the liquid colour stay foundation have picked this one up and have compared it. Now I don’t have the liquid colour stay foundation, but I’ve heard so many good things about it, that I actually might pick it up soon and give it a try. The first looks at this foundation was.. uhh ohh they copied the maybelline mouse foundation.. wrong! I hadn’t previously owned and revlon foundations until now, I was un sure of my shade, in drugstores I found it very hard to pick a colour. There is only one tester, which is one shade.. which makes it even more difficult to pick one shade and try and get it right. I did some research first.. I looked up people that had MAC cosmetics foundations and I had seem if they had the revlon foundation and what colour in the revlon they were if they were an NW20 in MAC , which is what I am. That made it easier.. trust me.. it did take about a week to come up with this theory and to try it and see if I could come up with a shade closet to my skin colour.. and the final result.. I did!!! I purchased this foundation in the colour 220 nude. Which seems to suit people who are an NW20 in MAC Foundations. Lets start by describing the formula of this foundation.. to me it is a whipped mousse…. if that makes any sense. It is not liquid.. not creme ( close to though) so more so like a whipped formula, if I tip the jar with the lid off upside down.. it is definitely not going anywhere it is that thick.

Colour: 220 Nude

It isn’t full of air either, the packaging is less than desirable.. because it is a heavy glass jar.. and I think if you dropped this on a hard floor.. it would break. It comes with a twist on and off lid and a white cap to keep the product inside the jar, it seems unsanitary to keep dipping a makeup brush in the product.. which I guess it is, but you can also scoop some out onto your hand each time you apply this, that way your not dipping a dirty brush in it constantly. There are a few ways to apply this foundation that seems to work for this product.. which is a way that I found works best for me and it is using a stiff stippling brush such as the real techniques stippling brush and or the sigma brushes that are very dense and are able to buff in this product very well.

220 Nude

The product claims to last for 24 hours.. I don’t know anyone that would wear makeup for 24 hours while awake.. not me! I seem to get about 8+ hours out of it, with a powder and a setting spray, such as Urban decay all nighter spray!  It seems to work for oily and or dry skin.. which makes it good and appealing to all skin types.  The glass jar doesn’t do the colours justice.. you have to take off the lid and remove the white cap to actually look at the colours available.  I picked this foundation up for $17.99 Canadian… that is expensive compared to other drugstore foundations.. but this one does work and is definitely a medium to full coverage foundation worth trying if you don’t want to spend the money on a high end foundation.  Overall I will be re purchasing this foundation in the future , continuing to love the Revlon colour stay products.
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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Beauty Tag Monday, Sep 24 2012 

THE QUESTIONS!

1. Greed: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive? -Inexpensive: Lip balm-$2.00 / Expensive- Laura mercier silk creme foundation-$55

2. Wrath: What beauty products do you have a love/Hate relationship with? -L’Oreal voluminous carbon black mascara, and Mac mineralized satin finish SPF 15 foundation

3. Gluttony: What are your most delicious beauty products? -Revlon lip gloss- Peony

4. Sloth: What Beauty products do you neglect due to laziness? -Lip moisturizers

5. Pride: What beauty products gives you the most self confidence? -Laura Mercier silk creme foundation

6. Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? -The eyes, hair

7. Envy: What items would you most like to receive as a gift? -The urban decay naked palette #2, and or La Mer Face cream

-Meaghan S.

I went shopping!! Thursday, Sep 20 2012 

I recently went shopping for makeup.. what else is new, anyways.. there has been a few things I’ve been wanting to pick up and try and also a new foundation has been released by revlon and it is the Whipped foundation. I picked it up and thought for the price it was a bit expensive for a drugstore foundation, but we’ll see how it does and what I think of it. L’oreal has new single eye shadows that are almost like a pressed pigment that has very good pigmentation, I picked up a pink coral colour called “Pepsy Coral”. You definitely have to build this colour up, it can go on sheer or you can really build it up for a bright colour.It seems to be long wearing, I will be picking up a few more of these, they would be easy to travel with too. My mascara is getting old and I needed a new one, I know maybelleine has a few that are good, I got the colossal one, in a yellow tube because I looked at the brush and that was the type I wanted to try. The formula is wet though, smudges easily Im still getting used to it. I can do pencil and or gel eye liner… but liquid.. not my forte, I wanted to try it though, my hand is a little shaky so a small tip with a brush would be too hard for me to use. I saw a few makeup artist using something similar, it is a felt tip pen that is liquid, it is fairly easy to use and I can apply it without any problems or smudging from my shaky hands. I love browsing through the makeup sections in drugstores and all other stores, when new products come out.. good or bad. I just have to pick them up, Sometimes when new collections come out , Since I live in Canada the united states gets them first, so I hear about them online, youtube, twitter.. etc. Then I can see what products are worth trying and which ones aren’t.

Beauty Haul Thursday, Sep 20 2012 

Beauty haull!

Foundation routine Friday, Sep 7 2012 

Here is my current foundation routine in a blog post, also will have a video on this soon. There are a few productions I use daily ,I use a moisturizer first before anything, I’m currently using the philosophy “hope in a jar” moisturizer. I need a redness reducing primer because I have redness on my cheek area that normally doesn’t get covered with a foundation. The primer I use is the Makeup forever HD primer #1 (green) the green covers the redness so I have an even ski tone to apply a foundation on. The second product I use is a pore refining solution, the clinique pore refining solutions instant perfectos is the one I use , it comes in 3 different shades , and all you do is smooth it over enlarged pores and it smooths them out and makes them invisible. My current foundation is the Laura Mercier silk creme foundation which is a very full coverage foundation, with the right brush it gives an airbrushed finish and looks flawless. On the really hot days I don’t use this foundation but I do use a BB cream by maybelline , the dream fresh BB cream, which gives a light coverage and adds a nice glow to the skin. This routine is what I do everyday and it seems to work for me.

What is your foundation routine?

Laura Mercier silk creme foundation review Tuesday, Sep 4 2012 

I was skeptical of this foundation because I had heard so many good things about it, but that doesnt make sense. A lot of people and youtube guru’s were saying that it is an awesome foundation and worth the expensive price. I wasn’t sure I wanted to pay $55.00 for a foundation.. but I did and I don’t regret it at all. It is a very full coverage foundation which was what I was looking for, as I have a bit of redness on my cheeks that seems to be hard to cover with drug store foundations and or BB creams. I do use a Makeup forever HD primer #1 – that reduces redness. So a BB cream  will cover the redness and give good coverage.  But for a more flawless finish a higher end foundation is needed, I find that using sponges to apply a foundation or any liquid makeup doesnt work for me because it soaks up too much product for it to look good and cover any blemishes. Brushes I find are easier to use and dont soak up so much product, the best type of brush for this foundation to go on smoothly and have an airbrush type finish is a stiff stippling brush.  It is best to shake the product up very well before using, then put a very small amount on the back of your hand and dip your brush into the foundation and starting on your nose as you should always, blend down from your nose and across your T zone, and make sure to blend under your jawline so you don’t end up with a line that is not the same color. Although this is a very expensive foundation is will last you awhile and be worth the money for it. I personally dont set it with a powder but you can to help it stay on longer.

 

How much is my face worth Wednesday, Aug 29 2012 

This is a tag I saw on a “Sprinkle of Glitter blog” I decided to do it as well: I added everything up that I would wear at once.. and I must say I was shocked! Here it goes:

How much is my face worth: Tag

-Clinque pore refining solutions-$23.00-sephora

-Philosphoy hope in a jar moisturizer-$20.00-sephora

-Microperfecting HD primer-$38.00-sephora

-sephora eye lash curler-$19-Sephora

-urban decay naked palette-$60.00-sephora

-laura mercier silk cream foundation-$55-sephora

-smashbox HD concealer-$22-sephora

-Covergirl lashblast mascara-$8-shoppers drug mart

-maybelline dream lumi highlighter and concealer-$10-shoppers drug mart

-MAC mineralized skinfinish- soft and gentle-$34-MAC

-urban decay primer potion-$24-Sephora

-covergirl lash perfection mascara-$8-Shoppers drug mart

-MAC mineralized skin finish -medium-$34-MAC

-EOS lipbalm-$6-Shoppers drug mart

-Dior ultra pearl lipgloss-$31- 257 pink trench-Sephora

-Real techniques brushes-stippling brush-$9-Iherb.com

-Real techniques- core collection-$17.99-Iherb.com

-Real techniques- core collection-$17.99-Iherb.com

=436.98

*I haven’t included in 13% tax I would pay here in canada and also didnt include the shipping on the Real Techniques brushes:

=$493.78 +Shipping ($10)=$503.98

WOW is all I can say!

-Meaghan

Has anyone else done this, Give it a try and leave comments

Maybelline color tattoo 24HR cream gel eye shadow review Wednesday, Aug 22 2012 

Maybelline has impressed me with these, these are similar to the MAC paint pots.. which I have not tried.  I’ve heard they are good, but can’t comment on them because I haven’t tried them.. so moving on.. I heard these were being compared to the MAC ones and so I decided to pick one up, the one that caught my eye was the Bad To The Bronze. These can be used as a sheer color primer for eyeshadow or they can be used alone, and they last all day!

 

Swatches: Above  (Coming Sooon!)

 

Tough As Taupe on the top

Bad To The Bronze on the bottom

 

Have you tried these?

 

Meaghan S

Favourite lip gloss’s for summer Monday, Aug 20 2012 

In the summer most girls like to have a fresh summer look, most go to the beach often and spend lots of time outside soaking up some rays. The sun can be harmful to lips as well as skin, it is important to protect your lips just as much as you would your skin. Most chap sticks do have spf in them now a days. I have a favourite Chapstick, which i just recently tried and starting liking, it was recommended by one of my friends. It is the Burts Bee’s  replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil, with even gives lips a bit of colour as well as very nourishing.  It is a little pricey for a Chapstick but does what it says it does which makes it worth the purchase. When going to the beach, the best look is a natural, not so put together look, with beachy waves, little to no makeup. I recently was in NYC and was in a few Sephora’s and saw the Christian Dior  “Dior addict ultra gloss pearl 257” I had heard a lot of good reviews about this lipgloss, and I picked one up, a light pink.. looked at the price.. and put it down. I continued to walk around aimlessly and thinking about that lipgloss that I really wanted.. I ventured back over to the display picked it up again and put it in my basket.. and happily walked away. My first Christian Dior product.. sad.. I know but I finally got something. A must have for summer is the ever so popular Nars Lipgloss in orgasm , it suits everyskin tone and looks fantastic also feels luxious on the lips. Although a little pricey, it is soo worth it, Francois Nars has done an amazing job on creating these Cosmetic products to make girls feel sexy and sassy. Drugstore lip products can be just as good as the high end makeup brands, I was grocery shopping and wondered down the makeup Isle.. as I normally do just to see whats new , I stumbled upon some revlon lip products.. which revlon is mu favourite drugstore brand, I saw a revlon lipgloss that just caught my eye. I picked it up and the color of pink was gorgeous! I had to have it, the applicator is also really well designed, it is shaped to glide along your lips smoothly. The gloss color is exactly what it looks like in the tube, the color is peony.

Clinique 3 step skincare system Monday, Aug 20 2012 

The Clinique 3 step skincare system was developed by Dermatologist, and it is made for easy use. As it gives you the 3 steps to follow, it has a Cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. For me I’ve been wanting to find a skincare routine that works for me, but didn’t really know where to start and which products I needed to use and in which order.  I was flipping through a cosmopolitan magazine and saw an ad for the Clinique 3 step skincare system, I looked it up and decided it was a good start as it gives you all 3 steps and how to use them. Also I went in the Clinique website and did the skin diagnosis test and it gave me options for my routine, which was really good.
Step 1) Using the clinique mild facial soap to cleanse skin and prepare it for the toner, the cleanser is a liquid soap that removes makeup, dirt, and sweat. Anything that has gotten into pores and will cause breakouts. How to use: (After makeup has been taken off with a makeup wipe) Wet face with water, pour a small amount of the cleanser into the palm of hand and rub together, then Rub all over the face avoiding the eye area, make sure to get right up to the hairline and also under the jawline as well, then rinse off with water. Pictures above

Step 2) The Clarifying lotion will help clear away pollution and dull flakes for smooth and healthy looking skin. It also reduces pores, and the skin can accept moisture better. The toner will help skin look healthier and younger, the formula is non-drying and comfortable.  How to use: Take a cotton pad or cotton ball.. or even your fingers and rub it all over your face after you have used the cleanser, will feel tingly.. but that is normal. Avoid the eye area and let it soak in, will dry fast on the skin. Picture below

3) Hydrating the skin is the last step in this routine to help the skin look fresh and healthy and stay looking young. It works to soften, smooth, improve the condition and texture of your skin. The lotion formula is for drier skins; oil-free Gel is perfect for oilier skins. I have heard the some people prefer the gel as it is less thicker than the lotion. picture below
This 3 step system is the easiest to use, it is straight forward and fairly priced. It is for all skin types and going on the Clinique website will help you pick out your routine for your skin type after you complete the skin diagnosis.

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