Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream Review

I'm always a fan of anti-aging products. I know, I'm only 23, but I feel that prevention easier than trying to get rid of wrinkles already present. I use an eye cream every morning and night - I do have some fine lines under my eyes but I've never found an amazing eye cream that works. I've tried many different brands: Clinique, DermaDoctor, Kiehl's, etc. All were good - but none that were life changing. I recently purchased Bobbi Brown's Hydrating Eye Cream and it has become my new HOLY GRAIL eye product!
I've only been using this product for a week and have already noticed improvement in my undereye area. I've noticed that my eyes have less fine lines, look firmer/plumper and all around appear more vibrant. All you need is the tiniest amount to cover the delicate undereye area :)
As for the price - I'd say it's pretty average. It's obviously not a drugstore price but it definitly doesn't go up into the hundreds scale! (I bought mine for around $50 at Nordstrom).
Overall I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for an amazing eye cream - you won't be disappointed!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup Review

Based on the product name, I was skeptical to buy it – I couldn’t decide if it was worth the money or would even live up to it's name, but I finally gave in and I am now obsessed with this foundation!

This liquid foundation turns into a beautiful powder finish once applied to the skin, which is great for my oily skin type. I found that it is easiest to apply with your fingers, which can be messy, but it really helps blend the product into the skin to give that natural finish. However, this product is extremely LIQUIDY! If you shake the bottle, it sounds like water is inside. Since the foundation is runnier than most, you really need to work the product onto your skin quickly (which is another reason why using your fingers is best). Once I applied this product, I also noticed that my pores were no longer visible (which I love!) I kept it on for 17 hours yesterday (it was a long day!) and it held up much better than I expected. Also, I only had to blot twice throughout the long day.

I’m not sure how well this would work for dry skin – but if you have dry skin and have tried this product, let me know in the comments below!



-Natural finish

-Easy to blend

-Light/Medium coverage (that is easily buildable without looking cakey)


-Have to work fast with it

-Can be messy

Worth the money? YES

Would I repurchase? Definitely!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Favorite Fall Lip Combo

Deep burgundies and oxblood are the colors for the season but I've also been LOVING cabernet-colored lips. Just about every cosmetic brand is pushing the wine stained lip trend, but my favorite is a combination of two DRUGSTORE lipsticks.

-I first apply Revlon's ColorStay Lip Liner in Wine. This will help your lipstick stay put longer and will also help save the color from bleeding.

-Next I add CoverGirl's LipPerfection Lipcolor Lipstick in the color Smitten all over my lips. This color tones down the intensity of the lip look while giving it a purple undertone.

-Then to add a deeper red color to get the perfect wine lips, I dab on Wet 'n Wild's Fergie Creme Lipstick in the color Ferguson Crest Cabernet (which is also a dupe for Mac's Rebel - and about $12 cheaper!) This super inexpensive lipstick is a MUST HAVE for fall!

-The Final Combo:

This lip color is all over the runways  and magazines and is great to pair with a simple eye look. A bold lip is also a great way to step out of your comfort zone and jazz up your style :)