Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MEHRON Touch-Up™ Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment

I am in AWE...Mehron not only has a great product but the most courteous customer service. I attended The Makeup Show in NYC this month and purchased a tube of this product from the Mehron booth.  When I finally went through my goodies from the show I came to find that the tube was EMPTY! You can imagine my disappointment.  I can only guess that it must of been a tester that got mix in with the rest for purchase.  I than emailed Susan Small with public relations for Mehron and received an immediate response with an apology and an offer to have it replaced.  I was so excited!!! When I received my package I was happily surprised, they had sent me all three in the collection light, medium and dark!!    

Now those of you who know me know that I have oily skin so I was excited to test this product out and can honestly say that it's AMAZING!! I have tried other products before and some work and some didn't but nun lasted as long as this product did or were as inexpensive.  You can use this under your foundation or over your makeup to keep the shine away during the course of the day.  This has a primer like texture and blends seamlessly into your skin and it's not greasy or the other extreme flaky. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an anti shine product that actually works and is inexpensive. This product will be a staple in my kit and in my purse!

Thank you Mehron!!!! :) 

Mehron Product Description:
Mehron has formulated an incredible new Touch-Up™ Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment which removes shine instantly. The Tubes of Touch-Up™ Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment come in Dark Tint, Medium Tint and Light Tint. Just a dab of Touch-Up™ Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment removes the shine from makeup instantly. The Touch-Up™ Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment is one of the tricks that makeup artists keep in their bag for their on camera performers. This translucent formula developed exclusively by Mehron, Leaders in Theatrical Makeup since 1927, removes the shine with just a dab.

Price $8.95


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MAC v. MILANI Baked Mineralize Blushes

Well ladies now you can get that beautiful sunkissed glow for the summer and what's the best way to get that shimmery flush by usuing baked minerals that are refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight coverage.
I love both these products but it just makes more sense to go with the cheaper option especially considering that they're so incredibly similar.  Milani offers you 9 color options Mac offers 6 options and with Milani's product you get a mirrored compact and a brush applicator. I just want to give you options ultimately it's your decision, so go and get your glow on!!! :)  

3.5 g / 0.11 US oz US$22.00
 Mineralize Blush

NET WT. 0.12 OZ / 3.5g e
Price: $7.99


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Allure Says: The 8 Best Eye Creams

By Kayleigh Donahue, Allure.com
Wexler Intensive 3 in 1 Eye Cream
Identifying your eye issues—puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles, dryness—is easy. Finding an eye cream that will make them disappear? Not so much. This guide takes away the guesswork.

For Crow's-Feet

A wrinkle, whether on the cheek or around the eyes, has the same number-one enemy: retinol. Apply a cream that contains it at night—UV exposure can break down the potent ingredient. We like Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Eye Cream. If you find retinol too harsh on the delicate eye skin, go for a product with peptides, which, like retinol, stimulate collagen production. Try Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream

Wexler Intensive 3 in 1 Eye Cream

For Dark Circles

The only kind of punch you want anywhere near your eyes? The one-two combination of a treatment cream (long-term benefits) and a tinted formula (immediate circle masking). Olay Regenerist Eye Regenerating Cream + Touch of Concealer has niacinamide to help fade discoloration over time, while its skin-tone hue instantly tones down darkness.

Wexler Intensive 3 in 1 Eye Cream

For Puffiness

When you wake up with puffy eyes, you could soak black tea bags in cold water and place them over your eyes. Much simpler? An eye cream with skin-tightening caffeine. One that is distributed through a cooling applicator will deflate the area even faster. Estée Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator uses NASA-inspired technology to keep its ceramic tip permanently chilled.

Mega Moisture


Mega Moisturizers

If the skin under your eyes is as dry and thirsty as the Sahara, consider these creams a tall glass of water. RéVive Moisturizing Eye Renewal Cream relies on hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that can hold over 1,000 times its weight in water—meaning it'll flood your skin with moisture. And Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream helps stop the dryness cycle by decreasing your skin's level of a molecule called Serpin B3, which disrupts the creation of healthy cells and makes your skin rough and fragile.

Senstive Skin

For Senstive Skin

Skin that reacts angrily to everything it touches may make you hesitant to reach for a serious eye treatment. Don't be. Many companies now offer gentler formulas specifically made for sensitive skin. RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream slowly releases retinol over time to prevent inflammation. "The time-release concept is a winner—it will likely have similar efficacy to regular retinol, in a gentler way, since you only have so much on the skin at any given moment," says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. Or try paraben- and fragrance-free Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream; it contains chamomile and the company's signature thermal spring water to soothe and soften, dextran sulfate to reduce puffiness, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate.

UV Protection Cream

UV Protection

Because the skin around the eyes is so thin, it's extremely susceptible to sun damage—but also to turning red and itchy when slathered with regular sunscreen. To slash your chances of potential inflammation, choose a formula designed just for the eyes that uses physical (not chemical) sunblocks. Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care Ultra Protection SPF 30 fits the bill; plus, it has vitamin E to ward off free radicals.



Need a lift? You don't need surgery to firm up sagging skin. Chanel Ultra Correction Lift Eye Cream uses an ingredient called Elemi PFA to restore tensin, a protein naturally found in the skin that anchors cells and controls how they connect. "This can tighten and reinforce the skin," says dermatologist Jeannette Graf.


Natural Options

Your eyes don't have to look old just because you prefer to be green. Korres Quercetin & Oak AntiAgeing AntiWrinkle Eye Cream uses rhodiola rosea extract to reduce puffiness, as well as a yeast-derived agent to improve microcirculation, which will decrease the appearance of dark circles. Josie Maran Argan Day + Night Eye Cream gives you two creams in one jar: The day concoction in the top compartment brightens with vitamin C, while the night cream on the bottom has an amino acid to treat fine lines; both formulas contain a botanical complex that strengthens collagen.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Makeup Your Mind by Francois Nars

Finally the new book by Francois is out and available on  line or at your local Barnes & Noble.  Run and pick it up it has amazing makeup illustrations and How To's it's trylu worth every penny!

Here Nars combines his expertise in makeup and photography to create a makeover manual that transforms the application of makeup into the ultimate form of self-expression. The book celebrates Nars’s unrivaled vision as a makeup artist, providing visual and textual narratives of his cosmetic process, inspiring readers to re-create his lessons on their own, and featuring examples of the newest, freshest looks and color palettes popular today. Employing Nars’s own before and after makeover photographs of a variety of models of all different ages, races, and skin tones—and combining these images with the designer’s instructional sketches on transparent overlays—this volume is the definitive do-it-yourself guide for anyone interested in the transformative power of cosmetics.

Online Price 26.78 Barnes & Noble
List Price $45.00

Cover Image

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lip Liner Primer Dupe!!!

In my search for a colorless lip liner that will keep my lipstick and lipgloss from bleeding and also help it stay put especially with the summer coming.  Everything always seems to slide all over the place when it's warm out...lol 

I found the following and it's a steal for $3.00!!!

Lip Lock Pencil

e.l.f. Studio Lip Lock Pencil

Keep your lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner from feathering, traveling or budging with the smooth glide Lip Lock Pencil. Your lip color stays locked in place for continuous wear. The colorless formula is perfect for any skin tone and fills in fine lines around the lip.


Reverse Lipliner

Imagine being able to easily shape your lips without the harsh edges of a lip liner. DuWop introduces Reverse Lipliner, a colorless, matte pencil that when applied to the skin outside the lips produces a perfectly shaped pout while preventing lipstick and gloss from feathering.