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Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

With eyeliner you can transform the shape and the size of your eyes. And when you want a dramatic look, waxy formulas can take some serious effort to show up on your skin. We tried Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner in Blackened Black since it was advertised to give intense color. This product saves time; you don’t have to line your eyes more than once to see great color. It’s a regular pencil that must be sharpened but the liner blends easily and goes on soft. On the downside, you need to be careful when using it on the lower rims of your eyes – you can get specks or smearing. Because the eyeliner is so intense, if you’re not a pro you may want to start out light at first and then press down harder as you get more comfortable. In short, we thought this $20 was great for smoky eyes but wish it flaked less.

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Since foundation can truly transform the look of your skin, we certainly don’t judge anyone who’s willing to spend a lot on it. We tried Chanel’s latest foundation – Perfection Lumiere. At $55 it’s pricier then many of the foundations we review but we decided to give it a try. It has a very pleasant light fragrance which is a nice touch. Now, does it give you perfect skin like the model in the photo? We found that it does have a perfect mix of a natural finish with full coverage. In other words, you look like you’re not really wearing much makeup but your imperfections are covered. We think it’s most likely the finish to the makeup, which mimics the texture of skin (not too matte, not too dewy). Lumiere Foundation is also available in 20 shades, so more likely than not, they have a shade for you. This is a long-wearing foundation, but if you have oily skin, you may find this not to be so. This foundation doesn’t stop your face from being greasy. So if you have normal to dry skin, we think this is truly an amazing product! Also remember that department store makeup counters are happy to give samples (which is last for a few days to a week) so you can be completely sure before buying. If you have oily skin and want full coverage that lasts all day, we recommend Estee Lauder’s Doublewear foundation.  The only thing that stops it from being perfect is that it’s a bit drying, which is a good thing for oily skin.

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La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The primary purpose of La Roche-Posay’s Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate is to correct skin discoloration and even skin complexion. However, what we loved to most is how it improves the texture of your skin. Sometimes you don’t realize how clogged your pores are until you use a product like this. The product contains kojic acid and glycolic acid. This is one of the milder products we’ve tried with glycolic acid so it’s a good product for those with sensitive skin. The directions called for applying once a day during morning or evening, but if in the morning apply a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15. In our experience, you get the most benefit out of using this product at night under your favorite moisturizer. It seems to make your moisturizer more effective. At almost $60 this drugstore product isn’t cheap, but in our opinion the product quality is as good as high end skincare lines such as Natura Bisse.  We like to use this 3 times a week to maintain the great effects this serum has on our skin.

Click here to see our product review for La Roche-Posay’s Mela D Dark Spots, which you can use as a daily moisturizer.

*UPDATE You can now enter to win the new Spot the Difference with Mela-D Pigment Control on the LaRoche-Posay USA Facebook page

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Got2b Guardian Angel Gloss Finish Blow Out Lotion

Friday, January 13th, 2012

At the salon when you get your hair blown out your hair is lustrous and silky. At home it’s easy to get discouraged when your hair starts to get that dried out straw look every time you blow dry. And then afterwards you have to use a curling iron or flat iron just to get the same look that your hairdresser can wield with a blow-dryer. Although we’ve used many heat protectant products, we found Got2b’s Guardian Angel Gloss Finish Blow Out Lotion to be the only one where you could actually see that there was less damage. You blow dry your hair, without the smell of torched hair in your bathroom! With this product we got admirably close to salon blowout. To use, you just spray on sectioned damp hair first, and then blow dry your hair. We appreciated that it was a spray, because it’s hard to get an even application with lotions. The Blow Out Lotion has a nice scent but it’s not overpowering. Got2b also has another product, Got2b Guardian Angel 425° Heat Protect Flat Iron Balm (we tried this one too and it gives great shine and less frizz) that protects your hair from the flat iron. However, since they are both spray on products you may be able to just get away with using the Blow Out Lotion only when styling.

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Red lipstick is definitely in! We saw the Beyonce’s ad for L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in No° 315 and decided to give it a try. On the ad, the color looks like more of a brick red, but in person it’s more of a vibrant coral red. It’s very bright (although it looks subtle in the ad) so this shade is not for the faint of heart! What we liked the most about this lipstick is that it’s pigment rich without drying. If you wear true lipsticks then you know that can be a huge drawback. The Colour Riche formula contains Omega3, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil which are all moisturizing ingredients. This lipstick will kiss off and leave marks on drinking glasses, but since the pigment is so great it fades away beautifully.

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