4.27.2016

Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque Review

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Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
Price$ 32.00 for 2.5 fl. oz. 
Where To Purchase: Saks, Neiman Marcus, Kiehl's

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Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Kiehl's Description
Recharge skin’s youthful glow with this naturally invigorating, skin-energizing mask. 

Kiehl’s introduces Cranberry and Turmeric Energizing Mask, this facial mask instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores skin’s healthy, rosy appearance over time. 

Formulated with Cranberry Extract, an antioxidant packed superberry rich in resveratrol and anti-inflammatory Turmeric Extract, this unique mask also contains micronized Cranberry seeds that can be used to gently exfoliate the skin while washing the mask off after use.


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Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Ingredients:
Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Sorbitol, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Silica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Simmondsia Chinesis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Polyacrylamide, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, Glycerin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Curcuma Longa Extract/Turmeric Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Laureth-7, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Camellia Oleifera Leaf  Extract, Mentha Piperita Extract/Peppermint Leaf Extract, Menthol, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract-Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil.

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Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Kiehl's launched two new masques earlier this year, I immediately picked up the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed masque. It was a easy pick, Turmeric is known for its healing properties it soothes your skin and helps fade dark spots. In some culture Turmeric is used on the bride before the wedding ceremony, its supposed to soften and give a golden yellowish hue to the brides skin. Turmeric is also rich in antioxidants, its anti-inflammatory, its great for acne blemishes and balancing the skin, the list goes on and on. That's not the only ingredients that contains in this incredible Energizing Radiance masque, there is more! This masque contains Cranberry seed oil, which is also high in antioxidants and the crushed cranberry seeds is supposed to exfoliate the skin gently. This mask is Kaolin and Bentonite Clay base, it cleanses and help controls over production of sebum. There is a strong minty fruity scent, it didn't bother me I didn't even notice it after a few minutes. At first I had a little issue with removing the mask but I think I found a way, that works the best for me. I usually leave a mask on longer than the instruction suggests but with this mask I highly recommend you stick the rule, cause if you leave it on longer than 10 minutes it can be a little hard to remove. I apply a thin layer and leave it on for no more than 10 min but I still find the Cranberry seeds are a little difficult to remove. The mask will tighten and you will know its completed and its time to rinse off. I would suggest using this mask right before you shower its much easier to remove it that way. 

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Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque


Overall
There is nothing not to like about this mask! I love how my skin feels after I use this mask it instantly brightens, firms and softens my skin. I just wish it came in a tube form instead of a jar just cause of hygienic issues. Also you can't beat the price, you're getting quite a lot of product. I've been using this twice a week for the past two months and I still have 75% of product left in the jar, so a little goes a long way. I'm loving this masque so much I want to try the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque too. If you're looking for a good quick masque that delivers instant result look no further, Kiehl's got you covered!  





4.18.2016

Tom Ford ULTRA-RICH LIP COLOR Review & Swatches

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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR
Price $52.00 each for 0.1 oz.
Where To Purchase: Tom Ford, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford Description
FULL-COVERAGE, HIGH-SHINE LIP COLOR THAT MOISTURIZES LIPS. LIPS APPEAR SMOOTHER, SOFTER AND SUPPLER, WHILE REDUCING LIP FLAKING. LUMINOUS AND VIVID LIP COLOR LASTS UP TO 6 HOURS.
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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR

Let's talk about the new Ultra-Rich Lip Colors from the Tom Ford 2016 Soleil Collection. These Lip Colors are packaged in beautiful white and gold lipstick tubes. There are total of Six shades; Solar Affair, Les Mepris, Purple Noon, Revolve Around Me, Temptation Waits & Aphrodite. I picked up three out of the six lipsticks, I kind of surprised myself when I purchased Purple Noon cause I'm not into dark shades. This new formula is very smooth and creamy, for a opaque finish you'd have to apply a second layer. These lipsticks glides on the lips easily and there is a light vanilla scent but its not too overpowering. I didn't find them hydrating nor drying but they were pretty comfortable on the lips. The pigmentation is medium to full coverage, you can layer it or you can wear it as a sheer wash of color with just one gentle sweep application. I find the Ultra-Rich lip colors very similar to the Sheer Lip Colors from last years collection. I got 4-5 hours of wear before it started fading, also The Ultra-Rich lip colors dries down to a satin finish after a hour or so. I'm officially a big fan of glossy lipsticks, if you are looking for a high shine lipsticks for this summer these might be the perfect thing for you!

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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR

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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR


Temptation Waits- Its a brown shade with gold shimmers. This dark nude fits right into the trend that we have going on right now.  

Revolve Around Me- Its a lovely peachy nude shade with some gold shimmers, Its a nice nude that everyone can wear. I would suggest using a lip liner with this lipstick if you have medium tan skin like me so it doesn't look so pale.

Purple NoonIts a beautiful berry shade with multi shimmers. It looks very dark in the tube but it comes off lighter when applied on the lips. It did leave a light magenta stain behind.


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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR
 Under the sunlight you can see the beautiful shimmer!

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TOM FORD UTRA-RICH LIP COLOR

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When I saw Revolve Around Me I immediately thought of Sable Smoke. After I swatched them side by side I realized Revolve Around me is less peachy and more beige than Sable Smoke.

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I don't really wear berry shade much hence the only one comparison swatch. Purple Noon didn't work for me it made my complexion darker and dull. I can try to use it as a light stain but that defeats the purpose of a high shine lipstick so this was a let down for me.


Overall
 I like the consistency of these lipsticks if you liked the Sheer Lip Colors you'll like these too. All though Purple Noon didn't work for me it is a pretty shade its just not for me. Temptation Waits is also a good choice if you're into dark nudes. If I have to pick one out of the three I purchased I would go with Revolve Around Me.




4.13.2016

Imats NYC 2016

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Hey guys I attended Imats NY and I was so excited about this years Imats. I got to meet someone I really admire, I follow her tips and tricks on a daily basis. This year Lisa Eldridge did a live Q&A, I made sure I got there on time to catch her segment. She also did a book signing, which I almost missed but I made it just in time. If you haven't checked out her book yet please do, the cover alone caught my attention its a really good read.

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As usual I was well prepared made my list ahead and I got everything off my list, except for one palette which was sold out. I didn't have Temptu on my list, however I was always curious about this little device. It was an impulsive purchase but I don't regret purchasing this at all, I love the idea of not having to use a brush. Which means less brushes to clean! I will test out this innovative little device before I come to a conclusion. Another brand I was excited about is Hakuhodo brushes, I love their brushes! I love the quality of these brushes its very soft and feels luxurious. I regret not purchasing more of their face brushes, next time I will definitely purchase a few more. Let's go ahead and look at the goodies but I must warn you this post is very pic heavy.

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  1. Temptu Air Cordless Makeup Airbrush Device
  2. Temptu Airpod Foundation
  3. Temptu Airpod 301 Champagne Highlighter
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  1.  Viseart Sultry Muse Eyeshadow Palette
  2.  Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler
  3.  Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX08
  4.  Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
  5.  Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil 5C

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  1. Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner
  2. Bioderma Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution
  3. Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray

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 Face Paint: The Story Of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

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Hope you enjoyed my haul, if you attended Imats this year please leave a comment below. I would love to know what you have hauled from Imats.


4.04.2016

Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé Review

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle
Price $98.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.
Where To Purchase: Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle

Neiman Marcus Description

Replenish, hydrate and illuminate skin with a rich, luxurious whipped cream that instantly re-energizes skin's appearance après-soleil. Featuring Tom Ford's Exclusive Infusing Complex, this rich soufflé formula returns radiance and vitality to fatigued skin. Small golden pearls enhance a sexy, natural glow while skin feels flooded with moisture, plump and vibrant with youthful energy.

The Tom Ford Infusing Complex infuses skin with a potent combination of specially selected nutrients that help skin stimulate its natural repair mechanisms. By helping skin cells replenish their natural energy, it fundamentally rejuvenates the complexion, so it looks and feels brighter, fresher and less tired. High-performing antioxidants help protect the skin, creating a vital-looking face. The skin is left looking renewed, resilient and smoother.

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle

Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle is housed in a thick jar with a twist cap, as always the packaging is simply elegant.
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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle

This Souffle sounds like a dream, it promises to give you a instant glow and much more. Believe it or not this is what I was most intrigued about from the entire Tom Ford Soleil Collection. I was a bit confused if this was meant for face or body, so I spoke to a beauty advisor. I was informed it is indeed a face product. I was a little skeptical to slather this all over my face cause I have sensitive acne prone skin. After contemplating I decided to give it a go, I applied it on my cheeks and forehead. Once I applied foundation, concealer and powder the shimmer was nonexistent. The consistency is a little bit thicker than a regular foundation primer. However it sinks in quickly leaving your skin hydrated and luminous. My foundation went on very smooth and as the day went by I did get a little dewy. There is a light fragrance but its very subtle almost unnoticeable. I have oily to combination skin, this might be a little too moisturizing for me but I can see someone with dry skin loving this product. Lets have a close look at the beautiful micro shimmer.

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle

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Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle



Overall
I had high hopes for this product, due to my skin type this might not be the best moisturizer/primer for me. I also wonder how this will perform during warmer season, it could be a bit too much. It didn't cause any breakouts or irritate my skin so that's something to take into consideration. Despite the glowing sheen and the rich creamy formula I still prefer my HG Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. In conclusion Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle can be a hit or miss product depending on your skin type.