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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation & Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder

I’m very picky when it comes to foundation and face powder.  I don’t have many (as compared to the number of lipsticks and eyeshadows I have in my collection).  So when I come across ones that I love, I love  them for life (or at least for a long time).  That’s the case with the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and the Air Brush Flawless Finish powder.  I first tried these products when I attended a Master Class at my local Nordstrom a couple months ago.  The Magic Foundation looked really good but I withheld final judgement simply because I had moisturizer and Wonder Glow underneath the foundation, which affect the true finish.  What I did fall in love with at first try was the Air Brush Flawless powder, it’s so awesome.  With that said, let’s dive into the particulars for each. Magic Foundation:  I’m in shade 7 which is a spot on match for my skin tone.  The packaging is lovely, with a frosted glass bottle in a tapered shape, and the rose gold cap – it struck me as very Art Deco and reminiscent of old Hollywood, which is consistent with Charlotte Tilbury’s branding. It has a pump (yay!), and has SPF 15 yet doesn’t have a white cast with flash pictures.  The product has a gel like feel to it, and is super creamy, yet feels completely lightweight.  It dries down to a matte yet slightly dewy finish; the best way to describe it is that it has a luminescence that gives off a lit from within look on my skin.  It can be built up to a medium/full finish without going cakey.  It does a great job of minimizing my…

Sephora & Drugstore Haul

I did a little bit of shopping and picked up some stuff.  I’m particularly pleased with the e.l.f. blush palettes and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette.  I’ll be bringing an in depth review in a couple of weeks once I’ve had a chance to give them a try.  I hope you enjoy this video featuring the items I bought, I’ve included links below! e.l.f. Powder Blush Palettes – Light & Dark:  http://bit.ly/292jA90 e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette  – Naked:  http://bit.ly/28R54Cn Ardell Lashes – 151 Soft touch natural:  http://bit.ly/28WLbuJ Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Bright:  http://bit.ly/28Rnq3J Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 25 Medium:  http://bit.ly/28TMnz8 Smashbox Always On liquid lipsticks:  http://seph.me/28QZfXf      Bawse      Girl Gang      Miss Conduct ABH Modern Renaissance palette:  http://seph.me/28UBr5i Have you tried any of these products?  What are your thoughts…

Pop of Color Summer Eye Look Tutorial

The summer heat always means minimal makeup to me, but I still like to try and pack a punch.   That’s what this colorful summer eye look is all about – easy peasy, with a pop of vibrant color.  I was nervous going with this green shade, but I ordered Maybe (plus a few others) from  ColourPop Cosmetics for that reason, I wanted to push myself out of my usual rose and warm toned rut. I decided to shoot a tutorial and post it to my You Tube channel, so if you want to see how I came about this look, have a peek at my video…

Why I Dislike “Mature Skin”

I really dislike the term “mature skin”.  It just rubs me the wrong way. I’ve given it a lot of thought over the last few months, trying to pinpoint exactly why I don’t like the term, and also trying to figure out how to express my opinion without offending (and please keep in mind this is just my opinion).  I know I won’t please everyone with this blog post, a lot of you may even be put on the defensive  by my declaration.  I also realize people are just trying to be politically correct when they use the term mature skin; that they’re trying to find a nice way to say wrinkled skin that’s seen a lot of _____ (sun, laughter, booze, pollutants, life, etc.).  To me, however, it comes across as condescending, especially coming from the younger set.  Am I the only one that feels this way?  Am I being hypersensitive?  Am I being a bitch?  Maybe.  The fact remains that I don’t like being referred to as having mature skin. Let’s face it, ladies and gents, aging skin is a fact of life and something that, in a lot of respects, should be embraced.  But masking it under the label mature skin does a disservice to what those lines, pores, and sags represent.  They represent a life lived, well or otherwise.  It is what tells the world that you’ve been here a while, and have seen a lot during that time.  You’ve fallen in and out of love, gotten married, raised a family, smiled a gazillion times, cried about half that, and have worked hard at a job.  Your skin shows that you’ve been stressed out…