Monday, October 18, 2010

L'oreal Voluminous Million Lash and Revlon Age Defying Concealer Review

Before Million Lash Mascara and Revlon Concealer


As you guys can undoubtedly tell from the pictures that speak much louder than words, these two products are pretty damn good! I was blown away as soon as I began applying the Million Lash Mascara! It was instant love, I am telling you!  This product did exactly what it claimed. It defined my lashes, truly making it look like I had a million of them, while volumizing them to the max. It was a smooth, easy application and one coat was all I needed to make my lashes look fabulous. One thing I loved was that my lashes felt soft and pliable to the touch, not hard and crunchy. I also feel the need to mention the scent of the product. I noticed in a lot of other reviews, girls complained about the scent like it was the most horrific thing in the world. Those girls need to calm themselves down because the scent is nothing obscene whatsoever. It smells better then straight up chemicals which normal mascaras smell like. And you can't even smell it unless you stick your nose to the bottle and who does that? Overall I love, love, love this product. It is definitely my HG (Holy Grail) drugstore mascara!

Now for the Revlon Age Defying Concealer. Again, a wonderful drugstore product that performs and feels like a high end product. As you can see from the pictures, this product worked wonders on my dark circles. With this product you need the tiniest amount and the product is super opaque. The product was also very moisturizing on my eye area which I loved. I will definitely recommend this to you guys if you are looking for a good under-eye concealer.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hey loves! I have been being bad and spending my money lately! I bought a couple new makeup products last weekend and it is kind of like once I start, I can't stop. I am so addicted to trying and reviewing new products!

Okay, so product number one is the newly launched L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara. You better believe I will be reviewing this in a later blog post! I have been on a mascara frenzy lately, I bought myself the new Diorshow last weekend and I am liking it so far but not fully sold on it. I have the hardest time finding a mascara that volumizes without clumping! Am I asking for the moon here? Well, the Million Lash promises no clumping so it enticed me into trying it out. I will be letting you all know what I think of it.

Next product is the Age Defying Concealer by Revlon. Concealers are always a must for me because I have dark under eye circles that need to be covered up everyday to keep me looking fresh and alive. What drew me in about this concealer was that is promises to be moisturizing like an eye cream while providing coverage.

The final product is one that I actually can say I sort of "needed." I haven't been using bronzer for months and months now but because the weather is getting more and more grey, I was feeling like I needed something to give my skin a healthy glow throughout the cloudy fall/winter months. Nars is a company that I already hold in high regards. Their Orgasm blush is a product I wear every single day and I have had it for nearly a year and have not yet hit pan. These products may be expensive, but they last! I had the associate at Sephora try the Laguna bronzer on me because I wanted to make sure it wasn't going to be too dark and it wasn't. The color was GORGEOUS on my fair skin and gave me the warmest, healthiest looking sun-kissed glow!

Tomorrow I will post reviews and pictures of these products on me so keep a look out for that. Love y'all!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rachel Bilson Think Pink Makeup

As soon as I saw this picture of Rachel Bilson I had to copy it! The look was originally done my makeup artist and blogger Troy Jensen. I love his blog and his work by the way! I know my camera quality sucks so I'm sorry you can't see the makeup as well. I am working on getting a better camera option but for now this is all I have.

Products Used:
Coastal Scents original 88 palet
Nars Orgasm Blush
Fresh Supernova Mascara
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
MAC Mineralized Skin finish in Medium
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Review

If you haven't heard of this product already, then you are missing out on the holy grail of all tinted moisturizers and it is about time you read a review on it. After receiving a sample of this TM from my local Laura Mercier counter and using it for a couple weeks, I was hooked and head over heels in love! 

It took me some convincing to purchase this product, at 42$ it is not something to pick up on a whim, but as soon as I tried the sample I knew I would be back to buy the full size. My shade is in Nude and there is quite a selection of shades to choose from so I am sure everybody could be matched to their perfect color.

The texture of this product was a bit different then other TMs I have tried, and at first touch I was skeptical of how easily this product would be applied. The product, being water based instead of oil based, is quite a bit thicker and stickier feeling than I expected. When it is in your fingers you just can't imagine it going onto your skin so smoothly. I prefer to apply TMs with my fingers because its quicker and, especially for this particular TM, the heat from your fingertips really helps to melt the product right into your skin.

Despite the fact that the product feels thick in your fingers, it applies fairly well. The application isn't as smooth and simple as smearing a moisturizer onto your face. It does require a bit more massaging with your fingers to spread the product around but the product itself blends into your skin so seamlessly it's amazing! You get a truly, flawless natural look.

The moisturizing capability of this product was also a huge deal for me. I was concerned the oil free would not provide enough moisture for my combination/dry skin and like I have said before, I enjoy TMs specifically because they are supposed to be a 2 in 1 product. I do not want to have to apply moisturizer under a TM. The consistency of the product in my fingers, again, concerned me. I urge you to try the product on your face before judging it because this product was surprisingly very moisturizing. After applying this product on my freshly rinsed face, my skin had no tightness to it and it felt refreshed and hydrated.

The other factor to this TM that amazed me was the level of coverage it gave. The coverage is what I would call light/medium. It is super light by nature but this TM is very buildable. Wherever I have some problem areas i.e. redness or dark circles, I apply a bit more product and the coverage definitely amps up. This TM has the most coverage of any other tinted moisturizer I have found without it feeling heavy like a foundation.

The staying power of this TM is also outstanding. I have no need to apply a primer or a setting powder with this tinted moisturizer and I swear it lasts all day on my skin. I love this because it definitely saves me time in the mornings not having to take those extra steps.

This product is definitely a holy grail item and I give it a 10 out of 10!