December 9th, 2009
Max Factor (Maximilian Faktorowicz) was one of the first movie set makeup artists in the 1920’s, and created a line of cosmetics that has flourished for over 100 years. However, MaxFactor will no longer be on U.S. store shelves starting January 2010.
To avoid the shipping costs of buying Max Factor from overseas, you should stock up now. One of our favorite must haves from Max Factor is the MAXeye Liner in shade 100 Night Club. No smoky eye is complete without a dark eyeliner, and with this one you get a true black with one stroke. This pigment rich eyeliner is also self sharpening; you don’t have to lug a sharpener around in your makeup bag. We will miss seeing Max Factor in stores in the U.S., but fortunately, it’s a top seller in countries such as the United Kingdom and Russia.
December 8th, 2009
In the summer’s hot weather, your oil glands go into overdrive, dissolving foundation way before you get home. To keep your foundation in place, we recommend Revlon’s Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer. Put it on after your moisturizer and before your foundation. The result is an all day flawless look. This product is great for women with oily skin as well women who want anti aging benefits. The gel primer minimizes the appearance of pores AND wrinkles. We thought our skin looked less oily than normal at the end of the day and our foundation was still intact. The fragrance is pleasant but light.
December 7th, 2009
Obvious makeup has no place poolside or at the beach. For women that HAVE to wear something, there is Revlon’s Beyond Natural Defining Eye Pencil. These soft pencils are very soft and easy to blend. If you’re into bronzer you’ll really like Shade 610 Brown. It’s a light bronze color that goes very well with neutral makeup
December 6th, 2009
Everyone likes the way lipgloss looks, but it fades fast. Revlon’s first longwearing lipgloss, ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze, lasts for up to 8 hours. We tried it out and found that it didn’t wear off during the day, even after a lunch. More importantly, it didn’t strip our lips of moisture like typical long wearing formulas tend to.
The gloss stays on for so long because of its mineral complex, which seals the formula on your lips. Our favorite shade is Infinite Rose, which goes on sheer and has a nice grapefruit smell to it.
December 5th, 2009
Not all of us really like long nails. Sometimes short and sweet is what you’re looking for. Although long nails might LOOK nice, they are sometimes cumbersome for everyday living. For those of us who like a short length, Broadway Nails has a Real Life French Nail Kit in “Real Short”.
The nails are really short, but they still have the look of a salon manicure. An added benefit is that they tend to stay on longer because of the shorter length. Application is made even easier with their patented self tab. You can use the tab to hold the nail while you’re applying the glue (anyone who’s gotten super glue on their finger will appreciate this). The glue is a little thicker than normal, so you have more time to get the nail where it should be.
All in all, although this product won’t last as long as acrylic nails, it’s an easy quick fix for when you can’t make it to the salon, or if you have a special event to go to.