Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio

First of all let me say Happy New Year! When I saw these I knew I had to have them. I was thinking they would be almost like my beloved shimmer strips gel cream liners that they have. I just thought that this would be easier since they are in pencil form and the words Kohl Kajal made me think the black was going to be very black. The box says Enhance and Define Brown Eyes and it says it's 100% waterproof which also made me excited. I picked the one for Brown Eyes and it has a black, Espresso (brown) and purple liners and they do have some slight shimmer to them. I have oily lids and whatever is 100% waterproof or does not budge is a must for me. OK well these totally disappointed me and they will be going back. There are good and bad things to these but here it is in a nutshell.

The Good:
  1. They are creamy and glide on very smoothly
  2. They come in pencil form which is more sanitary and easier to use
  3. The colors are very good and bright

The Bad:
  1. They DO NOT STAY ON even with a primer.
  2. The color does not last even with a primer
  3. Um, yeah they don't stay put.
I guess people can use these in the Inner rim of the eye just like the box says which is why I'm assuming they are 100% waterproof. But I'm not one to line the inner rims of my eyes that much so this is useless for me. Will you be buying these?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Almays New Makeup

It seems that there is an endless collection of new makeup. I saw this at CVS. There is a Smart Shade perfect and correct primer. It looks like it's green and purple, I'm assuming to correct redness and possibly brighten. Next is the Clear Complexion Makeup with Blemish Heal Technology. The one thing I did about this foundation is that one, there seems to be a limited arrange of shades and two, it's a little on the pricey side at $14.50. I guess we can wait for a sale. And finally the Almay Clear Complexion concealer + treatment gel with Blemish Heal Technology. This is $10 bucks and I did see this in three shades. With this makeup collection Almay is marketing better skin by providing a correcting primer and foundation and concealer that is for acne prone skin.
Will you try this new makeup?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

May you and your family has a Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you everything you want :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Physicians Formula Makeup

There's a lot of new stuff coming out and I saw this display at my CVS. The new item I see is the Happy Booster lipstick. What is also new is the bronzer and blush which appear to be a 2 in 1 product. I really want to try the lipstick. I like their blush and hopefully their lipstick will be good as well.
 Have you seen this product?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SPOTTED: New Maybelline Products at Target

I was walking in Target today and found these lovelies. I saw one blush at CVS but could not find the display so here it is at Target. I'm dying to try the blush, they look very pigmented and of course the foundation looks like a must as well. I could not help but notice that the bottle of Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation look almost exactly as the Revlon PhotoReady Mousse foundation I just bought. I'm curious to compare them. If my CVS has them you bet I'll be buying some and report the comparison right here. Have you seen these or tried them yet?

First Impression Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup

I saw this at a CVS on my way to my husband's Christmas business party. There was a huge display and the first thing that my eyes went to was the foundation. Why you ask? I'm still on the hunt for that famous Holy Grail and have not found it, I've been close but still no cigar. I picked out the color Medium Beige hoping it would have some golden tones and maybe even yellow undertones. I'm a MAC NC40 during the summer but right now in the winter it can be NC35 or 37. But I have yellow undertones and not pink. So I could not wait to get home and try it. I also picked the Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener and will review that later. I first applied my beloved L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, then I applied the foundation with my Ecotools bronzer brush. I love that brush because it's dense and makes this type of foundation a lot easier to apply. Use CAUTION when pumping it the first time, a lot of product comes out and does not stop until you stop applying pressure. It applies sheer with a brush but covers extremely well, I applied with my fingers where I think I needed more coverage and it worked perfectly at concealing what I need it to. I did notice it has shimmer like the original photoready and I wish they would STOP putting shimmer in foundations, but the shimmer is not that noticable when blended. I did conceal my eyes and a few dark spots I had and then set it with my Lancome Dual Finish Powder in Matte NU III. I then applied Physician's formula Mineral Wear correcting pebbles in Creamy Natural with a Ecotools Bamboo Finishing Kabuki so that it would apply very lightly. I finished it off with a mist of my Model in a Bottle Sensitive skin spray. If you have not tried a finishing spray you should, this is not like fix plus and it does make a difference in the way my makeup looks and lasts.  
Soft texture and I blended it toward the bottom the color disappears

This is too much product but it dispensed a lot so be careful when using the pump

Pros- The packaging is great I love the PUMP, the consistency is that of a mousse, good color for my ranging NC35-40 skin, decent price, stayed true for about 4 hrs until I had to blot, sheer but buildable.

Cons- Its has shimmer like the Original Photoready foundation, I bought it at CVS for 13.99 but I think it might be cheaper at BBB, there are about 8 colors I think to the collection but I think there should be more, The Pump can be tricky dispensing too much makeup it does not stop until you stop the pump, the longevity of the makeup can be a little longer, if you have oily skin this might not be for you unless you wear a primer.

Overall, I think this is an excellent foundation and I will wear it over the winter months. My skin is dry is some areas and I noticed it did not make those areas seem worse, although a finishing spray makes that go away as well. I think the price is fair and I think the packaging is genius, especially for those makeup artists on the go. I think Revlon makes the best drug store foundations out there including color stay and the original photoready foundation.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Spotted: New Phycisians Formula Products

I walked into my local CVS and spotted some new Physicians Formula products. If you've been hiding under a rock and don't know that CVS and I believe other drug stores have been putting makeup on clearance including a lot of PF. Out with the old in with the new. I spotted some new mineral wear products. They included some new correcting bronzer with 2 shades and airbrushing powder. These look like good products and they are talc-free mineral makeup.
What's your favorite physicians formula product?

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Cover Girl Products

Cover Girl has come out with a couple of new products. So far you can get these online on and if you buy them thru facebook you get free shipping. These look interesting and they seem to be long lasting. I personally want to try the eyeliner and the lipsticks. They might hit the stores at the beginning of the year. What do you think?

CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner
Smoothly glide on LineBlast 24HR to design your eye look that lasts for up to 24 hours!
Our long lasting formula will get you noticed hour after hour.
Bold, intense eyeliner that lasts up to 24 hours. LashBlast power, hour after hour!. Big, bold, look-at-me eyes that last. The latest from the LashBlast collection.

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipstick
Mix and match shades with a flip of a stick for Your unique look for endless possibilities with our 13 customizable shades!
Double your lip color! Multiply your shade power!. Blendable lip duos that let you customize your look. Creamy color on one side, shimmery color on the flip side. Mix them any way you like to create your own look.

CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara
LashBlast 24HR gives you bold, look at me lashes that will get you noticed around the clock!
Bold, intense volume that lasts up to 24 hours. LashBlast power, hour after hour! Big, bold, look-at-me lashes that last. The latest from the LashBlast collection.

CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

Instantly covers discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to improve skin tone over time. A foundation focused solely on tone discoloration and age spots. Provides beautiful even coverage