Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Starting A New Job

I will be reading blog posts, etc, but not blogging for awhile because I am busy with starting a new job! It is both incredibly exciting and stressful at the same time.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Under-Eye Concealer

Revlon Color Stay Under-Eye Concealer.

I got this is the shade 'medium'. This is so far the favorite of all the drugstore concealers I have used. I am really liking the twist-up packaging that this one has, (the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind has this too).

It has a soft sponge on the tip where the product comes out that I have found to be very soft and good for blending out the product. Very easy!

This product is a thick liquid consistency, and it dries really fast! You have to blend fairly quickly. I usually only do one click and that has enough product for both eyes. If I want more coverage, I do thin layers, letting it dry in between.

I have tried it with my Clinique All About Eyes Cream, and L'Oreal Magic Makeup Base, and both work really well as a smoothing base for this concealer. I find I don't need to set with powder.

I have heard this is true of the Revlon Color Stay Foundation as well, but I haven't tried that one.

The medium matches my skin tone perfectly.

Grade: A
Coverage: Medium

Note: I reviewed two other drugstore concealers in recent posts, and I have been pleasantly surprised with how much I like them! In the past, I always wore foundation as concealer, if at all. I didn't wear much makeup while in school. But lately I've been trying out different brands to find a good long-wearing concealer for work, which I start soon!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

November--Most Used Products

"Croc Palette" by Lorac:

 I have had this palette for 3 years ( I think) , and it is often on frequent rotation, but lately I have been using it more and more. Its small and portable, and perfect for every day looks, and this shade of blush is my absolute favorite blush. I also use at least one of the eyeshadows every day. 

My go-to work look involves the matte chocolate brown & the two shimmery top shadows--top left for eyebrow highlight, and the top right shadow on the lid with matte brown in the crease. And finished off with the blush! Pretty and simple since it's all conveniently in 1 palette. 

24/7 Eyeliner Pencil by Urban Decay in "Whisky" (Dark Brown):

I got this double sided eyeliner with my Naked Palette, one side is a dark brown color and the other is a dark black. I haven't used the black yet, but I have been wearing the brown side almost every day this month! And I have to say, I am loving it.

Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo with Cedar Bark:

I LOOOVE this dry shampoo. I was just to the point where I was convinced that dry shampoo was not for me, then I purchased this on a whim after seeing Veronika from Veronika's Blushing blog about this. It smells amazing! Not citrusy, powdery, or anything. It looks white on the hair, but brushes out.

I used it today for a human resources appointment, and it was a lifesaver, my hair needed to be washed badly. And my hair looked great for my photo.

Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation in 03 Fresh Neutral :
My go-to foundation for years when I have to look put-together.

Make Up Forever High Definition Powder:
To set my foundation. This product is new to me, but I am liking it!

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base-Face Primer:

I am loving this as a primer for my under-eye concealer. I did a review on this on my previous post. 

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser:

This concealer/brightener on me is very light coverage, and I was loving this on no makeup days.