Friday, February 14, 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir Review

Hello blog readers! Today I am coming to you with a review of the new Maybelline Color Elixirs. These lip glosses have been blowing up a storm on blogs recently, so are they really worth the hype? Here are my thoughts...

These lip gloss come in a variety of shades ranging from baby pinks to bright reds. The two I have pictured above are Petal Plush and Celestial Coral. They look pretty similar in the pic, but Petal Plush is a shimmery light pink and Celestial Coral is a creamy mid-tone pink. I find that these lip glosses feel extremely moisturizing and have a lip-balm like texture. I much prefer this to the sticky consistency of your typical lip glosses. As far as the pigmentation of the glosses go, I think the shades without shimmer are much more true to color on the lips. Finally, I don't how much this will influence your decision, but the packaging is super sleek and gorgeous so that's a plus!

Overall, I would say that these lippies are worth the hype! They have even converted a non-lip gloss lover like me :)

Let me know if you've tried any of these glosses in a comment below! thanks :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Base Buddies

         I'm in the market for a new foundation and concealer at the moment, but before I start fishing, I thought I would review the base combination I have been loyal to for the past few months...

     My foundation of choice has been the Laura Mercier Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer. I find that this is a great option for everyday because of it's dewy, natural finish. I hate the feeling of a heavy foundation and this is light enough to not make me look like a cakey mess. I find that the coverage is much sheerer when applied with fingers so I like to use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for a little bit more coverage. 

     The concealer I've been using alongside the LM tinted
moisturizer is the Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer. Now this is a super full coverage product. I find that it covers dark circles and blemishes equally well. It is pretty long wearing and it doesn't clump up in the annoying creases under my eyes.

     Hope you enjoyed this post! Leave any foundation/concealer recommendations in a comment below :) Thanks