Sunday, July 23, 2017

Benefit's Boi-ing Collection Is Now in Session!

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BENEFIT COSMETICS
just came out with a collection called Boi-ing – two new products, two existing ones, and all now have cool, fun names, and they are … CONCEALERS!

And check out this cute display of the products in my local Ulta. I don't agree with the message of skipping class, I mean how could anyone, but the display itself is fun with the rulers and pink eraser colors. How about a message like, "Just apply concealer and don't skip class." Isn't that better?

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So which do you need? It can be confusing so I love on their website you can choose what area of the face you need some coverage and they will recommend which product you need to use. I also gave a breakdown of the details of each below.

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Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer – the sheerest of the bunch, this one contains vitamin E and apple seed extract surrounds the color in the stick to keep skin super hydrated. This one used to be called Fakeup.

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Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer – this is exactly as the name states! Made for spot treating all over the face and full coverage of blemishes, dark circles under eyes and random discolorations. This one is full coverage.

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Boi-ing Brightening Concealer – ideal for dark circles under the eyes, this pink undertoned cream corrects anything brewing under your lids. This used to be called Erase Paste and is full coverage.

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Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer - bluuuurrrrrr those face imperfections with this waterproof, sheer-to-medium, coverage cream. This one gives medium coverage.

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$20 each and all four are available in Light, Light/Medium and Medium @ benefitcosmetics.com nordstroms.com 

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From L to R:  Airbrush Concealer, Hydrating Concealer, Industrial Concealer, Brightening Concealer

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Everyday Minerals with Colorescience

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When I think of the COLORESCIENCE brand I think of their iconic sunscreen, face powders and the like, not an eye, lips, cheek, everything palette! But that’s what we have here with their Beauty on the Go Palette ($54 @ colorescience.comdermstore.com).

Now this one is not super crazy with all the bright colors and textures. I’ve had a couple of people write me about suggestions for an everyday palette and this is a good one to consider.

It’s 5 neutral-colored mineral powders that will flatter every single skin tone out there. And while I rarely hit pan on most of my makeup, I think I just might on this one and I view that as quite an accomplishment! What I like most about this one is the tote-ability of this. I mean, it’s eyes, and cheeks in one easy-to-carry palette.  

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L to R : Neutral Apricot (ivory), Champagne Shimmer (a light pink w/shimmer), Universal Blush (mauve), Sun Kissed Bronze (brown), Coffee Shimmer (dark brown w/shimmer).

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Is Toppik Your Brow Answer?

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I’ve been putting off getting my brows microbladed because, well, I’m kinda chicken to do it as it looks pretty serious. I know that my brows will look perfect for a while but I also won’t be able to try out brow products, which I love to do!

So have to get them in while I can. And up now is this one from TOPPIK and it’s their Brow Building Fibers Set ($19.95 @ toppik.com, dermstore.com). You’ve probably seen those mascaras with fibers in the formula to make lashes longer? Well, it’s the same idea but for brows. My issue with brow products has always been making them look natural and now powdered/penciled in.

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But don't look for any Instagram eyebrows from this set! These are all about the natural look. This 3-part system includes a wax that is applied first so the powder has something to stick to, the Brow Building Fibers and a dual-ended brush for application. With the angled side of the brush, you apply the wax along your existing brow hairs and where you want to apply the fibers. With the other rounded side of the brush, just tap some of the powder out (I used the cap) and dip the brush in and dab it on.

So how does this work? I have a scar in my left brow that I’ve always had an issue covering up completely but this one seems to cover it seamlessly and this looks so natural; probably better than the pencils I’ve been using lately.

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Available in 3 shades: Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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