New Product Alert! Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Foundation Review

07.2.13

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I’ve heard so many great things about Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation, I was excited to try out their newest foundation, Pro Finish. A powder foundation that can be used either wet or dry, it was designed to give phenomenal matte coverage quickly and on the go if needed. Here’s how it stacked up:

Color Match: Since this was the first time with the brand, I had no clue what color to try. No worries. From just a photo, a MUFE artist was able to match my complexion with the right shade, #127 Golden Sand. The color was a perfect match….which isn’t always easy since I have such yellow undertones.

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 Application: Since this foundation can be used either wet or dry, I decided to apply it wet for a less matte finish. Inside the compact is a high quality sponge that can be wet for application of Pro Finish. I loved how quickly I was able to apply the product—I’m always late, so this is an added bonus.

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Coverage: This is an area where Pro Finish excelled. I had a small minor burn on my face from a depilatory (long story, folks) and was super self conscious about it. One swipe of Pro Finish and the mark disappeared from my face.  Flawless finish. Even when applied with a wet sponge, the coverage is still more matte then I’m used to, so I’m saving it for when I need a little more coverage. For day to day, I prefer a tinted moisturizer.

Longevity: Lasted my whole work day and longer.

In all categories, Pro Finish met or exceeded my expectations. I love the fact that it’s also purse friendly for easy touch ups on the go. It’s available at www.sephora.com, $38

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Full Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. For more information on my disclosure policy, please see my disclaimer page

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We Have to Ask: Is This Really Necessary??

06.2.13

Purse Makeup We Have to Ask: Is This Really Necessary??

 

 

Is carrying around this much makeup in your purse necessary? It’s no wonder I feel like my tote weighs 10 pounds. A quick inventory of my makeup bag reveals:

  • 9 lipsticks
  • 10 lip glosses
  • 2 lip liners
  • 1 concealer
  • 1 pressed powder
  • 1 eyeliner
  • 1 small tube of hand lotion (empty??)
  • 1 eyebrow kit

Worst part about it, is I probably use the same 1 lip gloss everyday. But I always feel like it’s better to be prepared rather than unprepared.

This week I plan to seriously streamline my makeup bag contents for the sake of my shoulders to just a few essential products. Now the trick is, to narrow down on what is “essential”!

Anybody else’s makeup bag resemble mine? Suggestions for makeup essentials?

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Valentine’s Day Products We Are Loving

05.2.13

Irresistible Sun Bum® Flavored Lip Balms

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If your perfect date is more about catching rays and waves than dinner and a movie, Sun Bum’s flavored Lip Balms are for you. This Valentine’s Day keep your lips kissable, soft and protected with these flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime, Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.

WHAT IT COSTS: $3.99

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select specialty stores and www.trustthebum.com.

 

 

Streekers in Red & Pink

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A touch of romance for hair. Roses are red; violets are blue; Streekers are the perfect hue (for Valentine’s day). This February 14th, give hair a lift with Streekers in pink and red. Streekers are easy-to-use, temporary hair colors that allow you to add vibrant, unique hue to your hair whenever you choose. Available in eight colors – including the holiday’s signature shades, pink and red. They let you express your personality and have fun with your style without fear of commitment.  Washes out after just one shampoo.

WHAT IT COSTS: $11.95

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at all Ulta stores or online at www.ulta.com and www.streekers.com

 

 

BeautyBar.com

Forget chocolates – this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a BeautyBar.com gift card for your sweetie. Whether she’s a lipstick queen or all about the smoky eye, BeautyBar.com is the ultimate online boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands. With convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan if ordered before 10 am), free samples with every order, and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy, Beauty Bar merges lux, premium selections with customer care in the convenience of a virtual boutique.

WHERE TO FIND IT: www.beautybar.com

 

 

Lavanila’s “I Love Lavanila” Gift Set

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This Valentine’s Day, say ‘I love you!’ with the “I Love Lavanila” gift set from Lavanila Laboratories. When it comes to selecting the perfect gift this v-day, look to these healthy beauty essentials. Each “I Love Lavanila” set features three Lavanila favorites – The Healthy Fragrance, Healthy Body Butter and Healthy Deodorant – in perfectly portable sizes for easy on-the-go application. Available in classic Pure Vanilla or crisp Vanilla Grapefruit, this set is perfect for gift giving (and gift getting).

WHAT IT COSTS: $49.50

WHERE TO FIND IT: Sephora.com and Lavanila.com.

 

 

Philip B® Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioning Crème and Lovin’ Pomade

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February is the month for love, so love your hair with the Philip B® Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioning Crème and Lovin’ Pomade. Revive and restore your glossy, gorgeous hair and you will be sure to beckon someone to run their fingers through your silky locks

WHAT IT COSTS: $26.00

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at www.philipb.com

 

 

Bath & Body Works’ Forever Red Fragrance

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An empowering blend of luxurious, rare, carefully curated ingredients, Bath & Body Works’ Forever Red Fragrance is the ultimate Valentine’s Day accessory. The scent combines red-inflected notes like Brazilian red pomegranate, fiery marigold, peche de vigne, and the sensual yet delicate red osmanthus for an alluring feminine effect.

WHAT IT COSTS: Forever Red EDP: $44.50; Forever Red Shower Gel: $18; Forever Red Body Lotion: $20

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at www.bathandbodyworks.com

Smell Like Spring with Guess and Heidi Klum

04.2.13

Spring is right around the corner, so why not consider changing your fragrance to bring in the new season? Here are two fresh, new scents we are loving!

 

GUESS Girl: GUESS Girl is proudly feminine, and its design is playfully pink. The fragrance is presented in a soft pink folding box bedecked with a printed fuchsia ribbon that lyrically wraps around the package and forms the letter “G.” Open this gift to discover a shapely glass flacon that embodies its curvy muse. The fragrance makes an entrance with a burst of sweet promise:  innocent Raspberry Nectar, coy Melon, and intriguing Bergamot Mist. The flirtation continues with a tease of rare Brazilian Paradise Orchid, intoxicating Acacia Flower, and alluring Lily. Finally, it ensnares you with voluptuous Vanilla and indulgent Sandalwood, leaving an impression as lasting as lipstick on a pillowcase. 3.4 fl oz./$52. Available at GUESS.com.

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Surprise! By Heidi Klum: Surprise her with the ultimate romantic gift: an unexpected, exuberant fragrance. Reflecting Heidi’s multi-faceted personality, Surprise! is built around explosive, elegant notes, creating a sexy floral fragrance.  It opens with a joyful burst of juicy Mandarin extracts and spicy Pink Pepper for a luminous and dynamic top note.  At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of Rose Petals and Magnolia creates a refined radiance.  Finally, the magnetic drydown of Benzoin and Milk of Sandalwood delivers a warm, sensual and unforgettable effect. 1.0 fl. oz./$28.00.  Available at drugstores nationwide.

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