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Review – L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™

3 Jul

I have been waiting to write this review because I’m having trouble having an opinion on this product.

  What is it?

L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™

Loreal Pore Finisher

*photo from http://www.lorealparisusa.com

It’s supposed to smooth your skin and make-up after you apply foundation.  Sort of like the Benefit POREfressional.

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It’s got a bit of a tint, but it disappears once you apply it on your skin.

Does it work?

Honestly, I don’t know.  It sort of works.  It doesn’t give you a complete poreless look, but it does help mattify your make-up.  It does help keep the shinies away.

It’s sort of pricey at just under $25.00

Because I feel that the effects are so minimal, I forget to use it all the time.  There are weeks when I don’t pick this up at all.

Would I repurchase?  I don’t know.  Honestly, I don’t really think I would miss it if I didn’t have it.

Have you tried  L’oreal Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™?

Do you like it?

~Anna

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Review – L’ORÉAL Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream!

17 Feb

1.5 steps to easy perfect skin!

I bought the  L’ORÉAL  Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream in January.  I used it enough now to do a full review.  Here are my first impressions, in case you care and/or missed it :-).

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What is it?

From L’Oreal –

Meet the Magic all-in-one skin BB cream, with Beautifying Beads; encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion with antioxidants Vitamins C&E. This mullti-tasking skin beautifier delivers 4 beautifying actions in 1: hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects. Instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless, bare skin finish. Over time, more beautiful skin

How does it perform?

Hydrates? Sort of.

Corrects? YES

Evens and perfects?  YES

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As you can see, right out of the bottle it is very white.

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Here it is blended in, without and with flash.

As you can see, it blends it really easily and completely.  I am rather pale and I am using the Fair color.  It finishes sort of glowy.  It comes out more shimmery in pictures than it is in real life.

What will it cover?  

Pores

Redness, including blemishes.  I was actually surprised how well it covers and diffuses redness.

My personal thoughts –

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do.  I find myself reaching for it almost every day.

I don’t feel the need to use anything else in addition to this.  This makes m skin look pretty good and I don’t feel like I am wearing make up.

It diffuses and blurs any imperfections.  LOVE.

I will repurchase this because it’s  a great value and really delivers what it promises.

Some hints –

L’ORÉAL  Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream works better when used over a moisturizer especially if your skin is on the dry side like mine.

If you over apply, it will look cakey.  Really cakey.  Less is more.

It dries really quickly!  So once you have it on your skin, apply and distribute fast.

If you have drier skin near your eyes, be careful about bringing the cream too close.  It may not provide enough moisture.   I work around this by applying my eye cream liberally.

The drying may not be an issue once we are out of the arctic winter.  In which case, it will probably be amazing on my oily forehead 🙂

 

Korean Make-Up Obsession – Continues

4 Feb

Hello Dears!

As you may remember, I have been craving some Korean cosmetics.  The Koreans not only launched this  BB and CC craze, but they are stepping up their game.  And creating make-up that is crazy multifunctional.  We are talking major make-up science.

I posted here about some online retailers that carry Korean products in the US and for the US market.  If you are in the glorious Europe, I have no clue about your access to these creations.

On Friday, instead of buying 1 product, I got a sample pack of 12 (TWELVE!!!!) BB and CC Creams.

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12 samples for $6.38 USD Click here to get you some.

This is coming to me from Korea, so I have no idea how long the shipping will be.  It could be up to a month, but I hope it is quicker.

Cosmetic Love is an awesome site!  SOOOO  many products.

Have you tried the Asian beauty products yet?

~Anna

Easy Contour – E and C

14 Nov

I just bought NYX Bronzer and Illuminator from Ulta because it was buy one get one half off and I had a coupon.

So I was inspired to find a handy guide on Pinterest on how to use these products.  Thought I would share.

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Juice Beauty – Green Apple Peel for Sensitive Skin

11 Sep

I just received a sample this in my BirchBox yesterday and I really like it.

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I have been afraid of peels for a long time because I have sensitive skin and most of them just turn my skin red.  I once has red raccoon eyes from one in high school and begged my mom not to make me go to school.

I used the Green Apple Peel last night and my skin looks and feels amazing today!  It says to use it 1-2 times a week but I am having trouble waiting.

I experienced no redness, tightness or itchiness.

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DIY Beauty: Instant Egg White Face Lift

14 May

Can’t wait to try this DIY Egg White Face Lift Mask!

Kinetic Fix

face-mask_LifeAuraDotComLooking for a quick and easy way to tighten skin and freshen up before a big event?

Check out this all-natural recipe from Indie Lee, founder of her eponymous all-natural skincare line Indie Lee & Co, for an at-home, instant face lift.

What you need:

  • 1 cold, fresh medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

How to make it:

  • Separate the egg, keeping the white (toss yolk and shell)
  • Whisk egg white and cornstarch together in a small bowl
  • Apply to clean skin, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off

Helpful tips:

After applying the mask, try to lie on your back or gravity may pull the mask downward. Also, as the mask hardens you will not be able to move your face very well. Don’t be alarmed; as soon as you splash warm water on your face, it’ll soften up.

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Dupe War #6 – Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge vs The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge by Sephora

7 May

Oh Beautyblender, you have such a silly name !  But seriously dear Lovelies, Beautyblender came on the market and created a craze!  There are so many tutorials and reviews for this product it made our head spin, and it made us way curious.

What the heck is a Beautyblender? – in a nutshell, it’s a funny, sort of egg shaped beauty sponge.  The kind of sponge you use to put on your foundation.  What?  You don’t use a sponge to put on your foundation.  Yeah, neither did we…and then I tried it and Kassi said “I NEED THIS”.  Go get you some!

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Pro – Tip : Radiant skin on a budget

17 Apr

Ladies, exfoliating your lovely faces is a must in your regular beauty routine. How else do you think we are able to keep our youthful appearances?

Certain friends in the med spa business have told us “Girl, you need to scrub daily!”  And because we listen to anyone in a lab coat, we do.

There are so many products on the market aimed to exfoliate and scrub and promise to reveal a more youthful you. A lot of those products are really good, but the costs add up. Especially if you are looking to do this every day. Also to keep in mind, many drug store scrubs are actually very harsh and can break capillaries causing damage to your skin. Dreadful!

Don’t fret, we found a solution in the form of raw silk!

What it is – MicrodermaMitt $27.00 for 1

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http://www.aboutfaceplusbody.com/catalog/item/8103598/8743686.htm

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