Monday, October 21, 2013

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation

By all accords I am a foundation junkie. Since I started wearing make up well over a decade ago I have always been a strong believer that your foundation should add to your beauty, not mask it. I have never been a full coverage kind of gal. I've pretty much got my talent for discovering lovely foundations down to a simple touch of a tester. I believe that when you embrace your beauty, uniqueness, flaws, confidence shows through and that is the root of your beauty. It should never be masked.

My latest foundation find is the epitome of that. Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation

I have never been hyped up by a foundation, since I know what I like in texture. A brand name does not entice me. If the quality is simply not there from the moment I walk in and test it. I becomes lost on my foundation radar, if you will. 

I wanted to go and test this out because I do love Marc Jacobs fragrances, and do value the quality he puts into his products. So when I heard he was coming out with a make up line I made a mental note to check it out. 

On first appearance the packaging is refined and sleek. Most notably the pump, which is one of my most desired aspects in packaging, but can typically be hard to find.  I love the glass packaging, but the downside would be travel, as it would make you less inclined to take it with you out of fear of it breaking. But honestly has never stopped me.

The price point is $48.00  at Sephora locations, which is where I purchased mine. You get the standard 1 Fluid Ounce.

I am in shade #32 Beige Light, which is neither too dark or too light, but just spot on to my natural skin tone.

The texture is very nice, slightly runny, thin, and glides effortlessly over the skin. It does not settle into smile lines or fine lines under my eyes. The application is gorgeous, my favorite application being a single layer. It evens out my complexion wonderfully, and does not enhance my pores, while still maintaining the presence of my character building freckles. For testing and buildability I applied two layers and found it looks very perfected to where it becomes obvious that you are wearing foundation, without becoming cakey.
I think this will appeal to both light coverage and medium to full coverage foundation lovers.

I have tested numerous high end foundations and never wore one everyday simply because of the price point. But with this one I am guilty of wearing it everyday since I purchased it. Because of how simply beautiful it is.

I can not wait to test out more from this collection.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Like everyone else in the beauty world. I too have a love for the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. I have five in my collection and use them very routinely.

Now when I picked up my first one it was when they were first launched and I didn't have swatches available. So I just went with my gut and went with a shade that was safe for day to day wear. The first shade I picked up was Honey and I do not regret it one bit. It has become my go to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.

Along with Honey I also picked up Precious. This is such a gorgeous nude shade. It is buildable on my lips. I love the sheen it also has to it. Very pretty and different compared to any nude lip stick or gloss that I currently own. 

After trying out more subtle shades I decided to pick up a few bold shades. I first picked up Smitten which is more of a bright berry shade. I was honestly surprised at how bright it actually ended up being.

Next, I decided to try Crush. I had seen numerous swatches and was surprised that to me it looked a heck of a lot like MAC REBEL in stain form. So I instantly went out and got it. 

Last but not least I picked up Rendezvous I love that it is a Peach/Bright Orange shade. I even love using this under my more peach toned lipsticks. Such as, Coral Bliss from MAC or topping it off with Coral Reef Lip gloss from Revlon's Super Lustrous line. 

(L-R) Precious, Honey, Crush, Smitten, Rendezvous

I love that these stains are not drying on my lips, easily buidable, nicely priced, & long lasting.  I highly recommend these shades.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Updated Blog Sale!

Today I went through my most used makeup drawer to get rid of things that I love but that I reach for the least. Some of the items are just items I am just to pale for as well.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance:
Retail: $20
Sale: $10                                                      SOLD

Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer: (used once)
Retail: $5.99
Sale: $1.25

MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder NW15 (half full)
Retail $24.00
Sale $4.00

Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil (used once)
Retail: $7.99
Sale: $2.00

Loreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer in N1-2-3 
Retail: $8.99
Sale: $2.00

NYX Incredible Water Proof Concealer in CS04 Beige (used once)
Retail: $4.99
Sale: $1.50

Wet N Wild Cover All Foundation in 816 Fair/Light (used once)

Milani Color Statement lipstick in #25 Naturally Chic (swatched)
Retail: $5.49
Sale: $1.50

E.L.F. Baked Eye Shadow in Toasted (used once)
Retail: $3.00
Sale: $1.00

NYX Cream Blush in Tickled (used once)
Retail: $5.99
Sale: $2.00

OPI Liquid Sand in Can't Let Go (used once)
Retail: $9.00
Sale: $3.00

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner:
Retail: $12.50
Sale: $2.50

Tarte Eye Couture Natural Eye Palette:
Retail: $44.00
Sale $12.00

Maybelline FIT ME Foundation in 120 Classic Ivory (Used Once)
Retail: $7.99
Sale: $2.50

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick in Fierce: (Swatched once)
Retail: $26.00
Sale: $10.00                                                         SOLD

LE Wet N Wild Palettes: Sparkle Til Morning & Shimmer The Night Away (each used once)
Retails: $4.99
Sale $2.00 Each                                             SOLD

Wet N Wild Fergie  Shimmer Palette Rose Champagne Glow:
Retails: $5.99
Sale: $2.50                                                  SOLD

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Fair (used once)
Retails: $9.99
Sale: $2.50

Loreal Caresse Lipstick in Blushing Sequins (swatched only):
Retails: $8.99
Sale: $3.00

Maybelline Color Tattoos (used twice each):
Retail $7.99
Sale $2.50 Each 
                                                                       Fierce & Tangy SOLD

ELF HD Blush in Superstar (Used Once)
Retail: $3.00
Sale $1.00                                                           SOLD

ELF Warm Correcting Powder (Used once)
Retail $3.00
Sale $1.00

L'Oreal LipStain (Used twice) Lilac Ever After
Retail: $9.99
Sale: $2.00

Coastal Scents Go Palette in Cairo:
Sale: $3.00

Cargo Blue Ray HD Make Up Pressed Powder in #20 (gently used)
Retails: $32
Sale: $8.00

There are only 3 shades available and this on just started to pull yellow on my neutral skin tone. Bummer because I LOVE it!

The Balm NUDE'tude Palette: (gently used) Some shadows never used.
Retails: $36
Sale: $18                                                                SOLD

MAC Lip Stick in Creme Cup (Creme Sheen Finish)
Retail: $15
Sale: $6.00

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Bare Again:
Retail: $16.00
Sale: $6.00

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in #200B Lasting Kiss
Retail: $26.00
Sale: $7.00

Ben Nye Cake Eye Liner in EL-1 Black (used 4 times, love this but have others I reach for more.)
Retail: $5.99
Sale: $3.00                                                            SOLD

Sleek Make Up Blush in Coral (gently used):
Retail: $5.99
Sale: $2.00                                                    

Wet N Wild Fergie Daily Lipstick:
Sale: $1.00                                                  

 E.L.F. Maximum Coverage Concealer in Sand (swatched once, used once)
Retail: $3.00
Sale: $1.00

Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush:
Retail: $21.00
Sale: $5.00

Sigma F50 Duo Fibre-
Retail: $20.00
Sale $5.00

Sigma F40 Large Angles Contour:
Retail: $16.00
Sale: $5.00

OCC Lip Tar in Grandma (Gently Used)
Retail: $16.00
Sale: $8.00                                                           SOLD

GE X500 Image Stabilization 16 Mega Pixels: (used only for product shooting and in home.)
Retail: $99.00
Sale: $50

Shipping will vary by amount of products purchased. All items shipped will include tracking. Prices will be between $1.80- $5.00 for shipping. All items are as is and non returnable. Shipping to USA only and payment made via Paypal only.

I still have items available from my previous blog sale as well. Previous Sale Here!
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