Archive: Eyes

Save your $$: COVERGIRLS’ Shadow Pots are a dud!

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I’m ALL ABOUT saving $$ where you can, and buying affordable makeup. Some of my favorite lipsticks and mascaras cost less than $10! Every time I get a chance to tell you about a steal, I will! On the same hand, if I find that a drugstore product doesn’t work….I kind of feel like I should warn you!

I was sent two of COVERGIRL’S Shadow Pot’s to try out*, and I’ll be darned if those things barely show up! I applied layer after layer after layer of eyeshadow (at least 5) and above are the results. Can you see the shadow? Notsomuch!

They’re only $4 in stores, and I can see why. If you’re tempted to buy….just be warned….they don’t really show up all that well!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

New from Pixi: Check out Pixi’s Gel Blush and Endless Silky Eye Pen!

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I’m kind of really starting to dig Pixi Beauty. I was sent a couple new products to give a try*, and I did just that!

First I tried the Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel. I really liked this product, and I not only used it on my cheeks, but also on my lips! It is just the right amount of pink without looking completely fake and doll like. It’s just enough oomph you need to give yourself a little glow! Just use the tip of your finger and apply a dab for a completely adorable look!

I know what you’re thinking…. Sticky. Apply a small amount – and you’re good. Apply a glob – and it’s gonna get sticky!

What it is formulated to do:

This sheer, translucent gel creates a super natural flush of colour – the key to a youthful face. Applies easily with fingers for a fresh & healthy burst of colour on cheeks and lips. Keeps cheeks looking fresh and healthy all day long without the need for any touch ups. Oil free, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Hydrating, moisturizing and skin-conditioning.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Aloe vera soothes and heals stressed skin
  • Sodium PCA, a vegetable-derived humectant, binds moisture to skin

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Next is Pixi’s Endless Silky Eye Pen! I tried Copper Glow (which looks more like a purple than a copper to me, but whatevs). I love this eyeliner. Maybe it’s just my eyes, who knows, but I don’t know how anyone uses non-waterproof eyeliner. It goes on – and stays put! Not gonna lie – you have to use some good makeup remover to get this stuff off, but it comes off!

It goes on so smooth – like a gel eyeliner – and looks gorgeous. I paired this with a gold shadow – and the combination of the two was gorgeous! You’ll love it too!

Waterproof, super-long-wear, no-smudge, no-budge eye liners. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single sweep motion create a flawless, solid jewel-toned line. No retouching required all day – or night! Gentle on eyes, yet intensely coloured and super-silky. Waterproof. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Preservative-free. Hypoallergenic.

Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Vitamin E nourishes and protects delicate skin around the eye

NOTE: Use our Dual Pencil Sharpener to keep your Endless Silky Eye Pens sharpened and ready to beautify at all times – it also works with our Lid Last Shadow Pens.

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.
 

Introducing Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz!

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Fashion designer Alber Elbaz imagines “Hypnôse Show” with Lancôme, a collector and irresistible make-up collection, available worldwide in a limited edition. Unafraid to modernize the codes of luxury, he injected a healthy dose of good mood and of humanity in the Hypnôse mascaras and eye palettes. These were completely restyled with unique patterns by the creator who completes this temporary collection with false lashes showcased in collector illustrated cases.

From red hearts to electric blue stars as well as bright pink polka dots and wide green eyes, Alber Elbaz invents four extravagant atmospheres for Lancôme’s most legendary make-up products.

I got my hands on the Color Design Palette in Midnight Rush – and the Definicils Mascara. Look how GORGEOUS the eyeshadow palette is!? The blues are unbelievably gorgeous.

For the first time, the genius and boldness of Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz partners with Lancôme’s eye expertise to doll up their must-have eyeshadow palettes. Infinitely luminous and sensationally smooth, this versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye-look for day or night. Its five shades—an all-over color, lid color, crease color, highlighter, and liner—offer high-potency color that instantly brighten the eyes. The silky powders caress the skin, allowing a seamless layering of pure and intense color for a radiant finish.

Defined eyes, doll eyes, star eyes, drama eyes: which one are you? Defined Palette Mint Jolie brings a soft harmony for a feminine look. Doll Palette Rose Coquette offers a chic harmony for a playful eye look. Star Palette Midnight Rush creates a bold harmony for a sculpted eye look. Drama Palette Taupe Craze achieves a hypnotic harmony for a smoky eye look.

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The mascara is as amazing as ever! I’ve used Definicils dozens of times, and it never disappoints! Achieve lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes with this award-winning mascara known for providing the ultimate in separation. Carefully selected polymers coat each lash from root to tip to help lengthen and outline each lash for unmatched definition. This bestselling mascara’s unique brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the perfect amount of product for gradual, even application every time.


REVIEW: Total Domination Mascara by bareMinerals!

I’m loving bareMineral’s NEW Total Domination Volumizing Mascara! This is a do-it-all mascara for larger-than-life lashes.

This volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating, long-wearing mascara does it all. The exclusive ProTwist180™ Wand is spiraled 180 degrees to curve around each lash and coat at every angle with intense black color.

I love the want. It’s thick – and is twisted – so you’re sure to cover each lash perfectly! I just love how this goes on – and how it doesn’t flake – or get “soft” on me. You know I hate my mascara to go soft on me. My eyelashes look fantastic all day – and can even survive the heat and humidity!

Clinically proven to lengthen, thicken, separate, lift, curl and volumize up to 345%*

Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara is powered by nourishing minerals & quinoa protein complex for larger-than-life lashes

Long-wearing

$18 here!

Combine this amazing mascara with the Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Topcoat – and you’re SET for your water days! This invisible topcoat instantly makes mascara waterproof for lasting, locked-on wear. Made with black diamond, amethyst, sapphire, and ruby, this mineral-rich formula locks in your perfect lash look while the ultra fine bristles of the molded brush evenly coat each lash without altering your mascara application.

I LOVE the option of going waterproof! I typically don’t like waterproof mascara, but having the option to make this fabulous mascara waterproof – really entices me! Perfect for those trips to the lake! Love it!

$12