During a girls trip to the mall we made a Sephora run, and I ended up picking up a lipstick. I also used some of my beauty points and got the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Flipside. Flipside is a beautiful teal color with a hint of silver shimmer. I love anything teal so I was excited about adding Flipside to my collection. I love Urban Decay products so I was not surprised at how awesome this liner is. The eye liner really packed a punch. I swatched it on my hand, and it did not come off until I used makeup remover. I think I will have to add a few more of these eyeliners to my stash.
Beauty balm creams are the IT in Asia, and have recently made their way to the U.S. Companies such as Mac, Clinique, and Smashbox Cosmetics have entered into the world of BB Creams. I have been hearing so much about them that I decided to see what the hype was all about. I went to Sephora and bought Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in dark for $39.00.
What it does
This multitasking tinted cream formula with SPF 35 hydrates, primes, perfects, controls oil, and protects for flawless skin on set and beyond. Formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments, this BB Cream gives skin a glowing, ethereal look and provides a hydrating veil for the complexion to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin. With its ultra-smoothing finish, it instantly re-texturizes to create a smooth canvas. Especially when worn under foundation, it enhances the wear of makeup for up to eight hours. Ideal even for oily complexions, this expert formula with UVA/UVB protection helps inhibit oil to prevent the complexion from getting shiny throughout the day without the typical chalky matte finish.
I have been wearing it for a while, and I have mixed feelings about it. I love the fact that it is a multi-use product. Who would not want a product that is made to prime, moisturize, control oil, and perfect & protect the skin. I have yet to wear this product under my foundation. I normally wear it by itself like a tinted moisturizer. It is very light weight, and feels like I have nothing on my skin. I put it on add concealer, and set with powder. The BB Cream has a good wear time. It lasted all day. The one thing that I am having a problem with is that it can sometimes make my skin look ashy, and grey. I have been having a few dry spots on my face so that might be the culprit of the ashy look. I do like the product though, just not sure if I am in love with it. I want to love it because it would be perfect to use during this hot Florida Summer.
I purchased this Lorac TANtalEyes Palette earlier in the month, but did not get a chance to post the haul. The set came with an eyeshadow palette, and a travel size body luminizer. The colors in the palette are so pigmented. This has become my go to palette the last few weeks. I am definitely a MAC girl, but I am really enjoying exploring other brands. Lorac has beautiful baked eyeshadows and blushes. I purchased this set from Sephora for $36.