Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ESTEE LAUDER ENLIGHTEN EE CREME


3 SHADES
$40.00

MACYS, NEIMAN MARCUS, ESTEELAUDER.COM






THE CLAIMS:


The First EE Creme: Even Effect Skintone Corrector instantly creates more flawless, luminous, even-toned skin. This ultra-sheer skin-transformer gives you a hint of healthy color and creates an overall even effect. Instantly helps minimize the look of dark spots, sun spots, post acne marks, redness and pores. Softens, smooths and hydrates. By day, delivers high-level SPF 30 protection and powerful anti-oxidants to help prevent sun damage and defend against other environmental assaults that lead to uneven skintone. In multiple shades to suit a wide range of skin tones.






THE INSPECTION:



Care for Oily SkinThis is extremely sheer.  If you have anything you want to cover, you would not want to use this. It looks pretty on and photographs well.  There are only 3 shades - light, medium, and deep----and they are so far apart in color.  The light is almost like a lotion.  It disappears into the skin. The medium is pretty dark.  And although this is sheer, if you have fair skin it needs a lot of blending to match your neck.  I like the 30 SPF in this, but I did not find the claims of minimizing red or dark areas to be true.  It is also a bit too glowing- which works in a photograph but a little too much for a daytime look.  It highlights the entire face- not just the cheekbones or other areas you would use a highlighter . I used it alone over moisturizer but it might work better under a foundation. Probably not great for oily skin.  












Thursday, November 27, 2014

IT COSMETICS YOUR LIPS BUT BETTER WATERPROOF LIPLINER STAIN

7 SHADES
$20.00

QVC
ITCOSMETICS.COM



THE CLAIMS:

A clinically proven waterproof automatic lip liner pencil that is also a stain, so it truly lasts! Hydrating primer, and long-wear stain that doesn’t dry out lips and keeps your favorite lip product in place!

Key Benefits:
  • First ever lip liner stain!
  • Clinically proven waterproof after 8 hours of wear
  • Infused with hydrating Anti-Aging ingredients
  • Prevents your favorite lip product from feathering





THE INSPECTION:

I did not find any of the claims on this lip liner to be true.  It is very dry and does not last 8 hours. Maybe 30 minutes. However, I did use it as a liner and lipstick with nothing over it. I did not see any anti-aging benefits either.  It has very little product in the pencil and lasted about 1 week.  I would not buy it again or recommend this. This did not work for me.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER SMOKEY EXTRAVAGANT MASCARA

$24.00 - SEPHORA








THE CLAIMS:

A precision mascara that adds volume, length, and curl. 

This mascara delivers long-lasting wear with no

clumping in one stroke. Using 4D technology, an

exclusive microdefining wax complex envelopes the lash

surface in ultrablack pigments for far-away impact

and up-close precision. The dual-purpose, cone-shaped

brush has a precision tip that separates lashes as the

rounded base creates extravagant volume from any

distance.


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THE INSPECTION:

The claims on this mascara is not what I experienced when using this. The brush is too big and you really cannot get to all of your lashes. It lengthens a little but if you try to do a second coat they get too clumpy. It is ok for a natural look. Nothing too dramatic. Would not purchase again. Hate the brush.