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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Inglot freedom system eye shadow palette review Sunday, Aug 12 2012 

Inglot cosmetics was created over 25 years ago, A young chemist created the Inglot’s cosmetics. All Inglot cosmetics are made within the European Union and 95% of them are factory-made in our own state of the art production facilities.  The unique Freedom System allows customers to create their own custom palettes with countless shades and color combinations of different face products.  While I was in New York I knew there was an Inglot store in Times Square right near where I was staying, the 2nd day I was in NYC I decided to go  into Inglot as I was in Sephora earlier and decided on creating my own palette. I went in and it is a small space that sits on a corner, in times square. I saw all the colors to choose from for the freedom system palette, the employee was very helpful and nice, I picked the square 5 palette and choose 5 colors, and then she took the ones I picked and went to a draw and got them for me. To buy the palette is separate from the 5 colors , the palette alone is -$11.00 which isn’t bad , the colors are $6.00 each. While at Sephora I picked up the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, and I love the colors it has, it also comes with a brush. I’m more drawn to Inglot because of the freedom system, I will post pictures in this blog post to show the 2 palettes I created for myself.  When looking at all the colors to decide I will admit I was overwhelmed with choices.. But I stopped and thought about what I would want in a palette to use for every day and also change for evening looks. The Inglot Store in times Square is located diagonally from Hershey’s store and across from the M&M store.

Palette #1

Palette #2

The palettes are all magnetized, the cover for them sticks with magnets and also the eyeshadows stick in the palette with strong magnets.

Summer makeup Favourites Sunday, Jul 15 2012 

Cosmetics:

I’ve recently with in the year 2012 just started getting into high end brands of makeup, such as :Mac cosmetics, urban decay, benefit, sephora, etc..

I had started wearing makeup in about grade 6, just a little bit of mascara, I never got too heavy into eyeliner. and sparkly eyeshadows..I kept it natural and fresh looking for my age, I recently (beginning of 2012) finally got together some money to spend on a good high end foundation, concealer powder.. well $110 later I had a Mac cosmetic foundation, concealer and a setting powder.. no brushes yet tho, I actually purchased the setting powder at a later date, about 2 months from my first purchase. Damn that stuffs expensive but addicting especially because it does look good and is better than drugstore brands, when new collections come out.. oh man its like christmas all over again for me. I’ve recently had some products that I’m realizing im reaching for everyday in my makeup routine.

Urban Decay Primer potion: This product is a must have for any girl that uses eye shadows, everyone knows that eye shadows do crease over time on skin, so this is a primer that helps the eye shadow last even longer, this product is available in different skin tone colours.

Garnier vitamin enriched cleansing cloths: These cloths work wonders at removing makeup, even waterproof mascara, they are gentle on sensitive skin and have a nice smell to them, they work well with removing all types of makeup including foudnation, powder, concealer.. etc

Mac cosmetics eye liner pencil:  This pencil is perfect for summer, it is a shimmer brown colour, less harsh then black, easy to smudge, waterline safe, and lasts on the eye for many hours. Perfect for summer makeup looks.

Maybelline dream lumi touch highlighting concealer : This is a summer must have, conceals dark spots, it is ok to use on blemishes, but isnt a heavy concealer for hiding blemishes. Does very well for highlighting/ concealing under the eye, and can also be used on the bridge of the nose and on the chin to highlight those areas. My shade is : Ivory.

Benefit SunBeam: Sun Beam is a golden bronze highlighter, also know as sunshine in a bottle. Can be used on brow bone and cheek bones, for a better effect mix it in with even parts foundation even parts Sun beam and mix together and blend that onto your skin.

Bronze highlighter

Maybelline Dream fresh BB cream : Bb creams are jsut recently becoming popular in north america and other countries, I decided to jump on the band wagon and pick this maybelline one up and give it a try. When I bought it , it was a good color for me… I then ended up tanning a bit and am now a shde darker.. except I cant find the next shade.. which sucks. This product is very light coverage, this is NOT a foundation, it says it does 8 things..it sure does, It does blur imperfections, it doesnt completely hide them though,  it does brighten your skin if buffed in properly and evenly, also smoothes and highdrates skin, it does not leave it feeling dry, it has a deuy finish to it, it does have SPF 30 which for picture taking isnt so good, but for sun protection it does work.

BB Cream, Shade: Light

Maybelline Fit Me concealer : This concealer is about a medium coverage, I only just recently got this product so I cant comment on how good it is yet, but it deffinately hides under eye circles. My shade is 15. I will soon be picking up the foundation to match this concealer.

Fit Me concealer: Shade 15

What are your summer must have makeup products?

-Meaghan S.

xoxo