Showing posts with label Primers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Primers. Show all posts

January 8, 2017

Beauty ~ Algenist Target Deep Wrinkle Minimizer

Algenist Target Deep Wrinkle Minimizer
I received a small sample of this Algentist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer from Sephora in one of my past orders.  I probably had it for months without even realizing what a great product it was.  So one day I was searching through my "Product Sample Stash" looking for a particular item when this sample caught my eye. I pulled it out and said to myself, humm.... I think i'll try this tomorrow.  Well, before I randomly try anything  now I always look up reviews.  I read a few positive notes on this item and decided to try it.  It felt amazing on my skin and left me with a very matte complexion.... and that was the selling point because I have very oily skin. 

December 12, 2015

Beauty ~ How I Organize my Skin Care Samples + Video

 How I Organize my Skin Care Samples + Video

I have to say that I love collecting skin care samples and rarely do I purchase from websites that don't offer free samples.  Samples is my way of trying out the product before I purchase the full size, which we all know can become quite expensive especially if the product doesn't work for us.  I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to organization and I like being able to find things when I need them. This is my way of organizing my samples, I use plastic ziploc bags and tape labels onto them by categories. I show this all to you in the video below and I also gave you a mini tour of my makeup and filming area as well.

November 27, 2015

Beauty ~ By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, Hydra-Face Primer, Hydra Eye Primer Review, Swatches & Video Demo on Brown Skin

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, Hydra-Face Primer, Hydra Eye Primer

Investing in good quality base products has become quite the obsession of mine as of late.  I've been reading the reviews on the Hydra-powder for quite a while and everyone kept saying how sheer it was so I really wanted to try it.  Not seeing any reviews on brown skin made me even more curious as to how it would preform and I must tell you that it did not disappoint!  Anything that is hyaluronic based automatically has anti-aging properties that prevents the early signs of line formation and wrinkles and now we're seeing it in other products besides face creams and oils. 

September 29, 2015

Beauty ~ Becca Ever Matte Poreless Primer Review on Mature Brown Skin + Video

 Becca Ever Matte Poreless Primer Review on Mature Brown Skin


I purchased my primer form Sephora right before summer.  I had heard that it was very matte and left the skin smooth and oil free.  But right after I purchased it, I began wearing powder foundations because during the summertime, my face gets too oily with liquid foundations.  Now that it's fall, I decided to give it a try underneath my MUFE  HD Foundation which is one of my favorite foundations.

April 11, 2015

Beauty ~ Hourglass Veil Oil Free Mineral Primer Review

Most of the time I don't stray away from the items that I use on my face simply because what has worked for me over the years have kept my over 50+ skin soft, smooth and free of fine lines and wrinkles.  I've been having problems with oils and I'm definitely an all matte girl.  I don't like any oils coming through my makeup and living in Los Angeles that has always been a problem because I have normal to oily skin.  On my quest to find primers that controls oils while providing a matte finish, I came across Hourglass Hourglass Veil Oil Free Mineral Primer and thought I would purchase it. Even though there's a Hourglass flagship store that recently opened in my area, I purchased mine from Sephora so I could get the points. 

January 20, 2015

Swatches ~ Lancome Dual Finish Foundation, Concealer, Skin Perfector & Mascara on Brown Skin

Lancome Dual Finish Foundation, Concealer & Skin Perfector

I picked up a few Lancome products recently to try.  My intentions was to pick up a liquid foundation and do a full makeup look using these products but I really wanted to try them while I was on my vacation over the MLK weekend. 

February 24, 2014

Beauty ~ NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base

I've had plenty of time to test drive the NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base because I received a sample (small tube in photo) inside a gift bag sometime ago.  I didn't use it right away because I was so stuck on other brands, but it was time to try something new.

My eyebrows are very sparse so I had to have them very thinly tattooed, then I fill them in with brow pencils and powders to create the shape. It's imperative that I use some kind of base so my brows will stay on all day... imperative because I don't ever want to do a makeup check and see smudges on my brows... how awful would that look!

November 13, 2012

Swatches ~ Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation on Brown Skin


Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation

The Fashion Fair Chic Cinnamon True Finish Mineral Foundation it's a lightweight mineral foundation that i've come to love, it glides on very smoothly and gives a really great coverage, it's not an extended wear foundation because it's so lightweight and it actually reminds me of a BB cream.  You can wear it alone or apply a powder foundation over it for more coverage. Since I live in California where the weather isn't that dry, I can just wear it as is.