Thursday, May 23, 2013
On the hunt for the perfect under eye concealer (which is really an unnecessary search, actually; I have two that I love already), I decided to give the CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer a try.
I purchased it at the same time that I picked up the CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation (I got them on a BOGO-1/2 off offer, actually) -- I actually think that's a pretty nice foundation for dry skin even if the color match isn't exactly perfect for me, so I was hopeful about this concealer.
It has the same kind of gimmicky formulation that the foundation does -- the concealer is swirled with Olay Regenerist Serum so that it " stays suspended over fine lines and wrinkles, for younger, firmer-looking skin," according to CoverGirl.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
(I realize that I say that about every type of makeup product under the sun these days. So it's probably more accurate to just say I'm a makeup junkie and call it a day...)
I have two that I love -- the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer for under the eyes and the Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer for spots -- but that doesn't stop me from trying every other one that crosses my path.
That's why when I heard that Tarte was coming out with a new concealer, I knew right away that I would try it.
The Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer is a companion product to Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation. My relationship with that product is somewhat complicated -- I love how lightweight it feels for a product that is so full coverage and the Fair shade is a nearly perfect match for my uber pale skin. However, it's definitely better suited for oily skin as it can look a little cakey and catch on flaky patches on my normal to dry skin.
I've been accumulating lip products at a somewhat alarming rate over the past couple of months.
Fortunately, most have been from the drugstore where I'm lured into purchases by the oh-so tempting BOGO-1/2 off offer, so I haven't spent a ton of money.
Still, I have more lip products that any rational person needs but I've come to terms with that.
This Shopping Bag also includes a couple of eye products for good measure.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Review -- Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner (Nude & Light Blue)
I'm not exactly a morning person, so when I have to get up and actually get out of the house early, I'm all about faking a bright-eyed look.
Popping a light colored eyeliner on your waterline is a neat, little trick because it brightens your eyes and makes them look just a bit bigger and you don't have to be a makeup artist to do it.
White liner is a popular choice for this trick and I have a couple that I like but it can definitely look a little stark sometimes, particularly if you're wearing a darker eye look.
Nude or skintone liners are a good alternative, and I've been trying quite a few over the past few months to try to find a shade that really works with my skintone and a formula that lasts for more than an hour.
Now, I historically have terrible luck with wearing liner on my waterline. It can disappears in what seems like a matter of minutes on my eyes -- and that's with budget-friendly options from the drugstore or high end options from Sephora or the department store.
When I heard that Rimmel had come out with a new range of liners that included some promising light shades, I decided to give them a try.