Tuesday, February 24, 2015
As we are all aware, this time of year there are lots of palettes, sets and kits that come out for the holidays. Sephora has several brush sets that are quite pretty and have products/brushes that are actually usable. Sometimes you get a set that only one or two brushes you would actually use, but these are all brushes that I will make part of my application daily. I have always been a fingers only girl with nearly all my products and am finding that brushes do actually work quite well.
Sephora as a brand as actually come out with some great products at great price points. The cases come in several pretty colors and in my opinion you should check them out!!!!! These are synthetic but not harsh or cheap and surprisingly don't lose brush hair all over your face. So tell me ladies, have you tried any of the Sephora brand brushes? What do you think? Do tell! Sherry
Shade: Open Secret
I absolutely adore Lipstick Queen lipsticks, glosses and now the new gloss/blush cream hybrid. Cream blushes are such a great thing for older skin like mine and I wanted to try this because it is easy to use, no glitter involved and beautiful pigmentation. Poppy King who is the creator of Lipstick Queen states that these are easy to give a glow that can be used with bold or bright lip colors because they are so sheer. They are subtle and flattering and Open Secret is a "romantic pop pink" that almost looks coral to me even in the swatches. Because I have such a red undertone to my skin and have hot flashes and rosacea, I am cautious with blush. These are perfect for my needs and I don't feel like I look like a clown!
There are 4 colors and are said that they can be used on your lips as well. I haven't tried them on my lips because I have such a huge Lipstick Queen lippie addiction :). As a blush, they work magic. Have you tried the new Oxymoron Matte Glosses? Do tell! Sherry
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I have been noticeably absent. I have had some serious personal devastation happen in my life and will be intermittent to absent for a short period of time. I thank ya'll for following my blog. There will be posts on and off for the next month. Thank you for your understanding. Blessings, Sherry
Monday, January 19, 2015
Back in the 80's I purchased my first beautiful tin of Meteorites and fell in love with them. I never repurchased because really it just isn't something that I could justify and use daily. Ladies let me tell you this product is so nice on the vanity and feels like such a present every time I use this on my face. I am careful not to over use these as it can look a bit too shiny but in small amounts it definitely gives a glow to the face that doesn't translate into oil slick or disco ball!
It makes for a lovely gift for that woman who has a luxe love. Sephora also has a LE tin with a bow but they have been sold out and I decided that the current and common tin is just as lovely and the tin will be put to good use after the product has been used up (about 3 years from now:).
Are you one of the ladies that need this in your life? Do tell! Sherry
Swatches from top:
Highlighters are something new that I started using this last year. I made some horrendous and actually quite hilarious mistakes when learning how to apply highlighters and watched a lot of Youtube videos and tutorials to apply correctly. Everybody and their mother has talked about the BECCA skin perfectors and after swatching away at Ulta and Sephora, I decided that this trio was the perfect way to try them out. They are $25 for the trio and apparently the Champagne Gold is a new and possibly limited edition highlighter.
The picture with them are swatched heavily to show them the best I could and are quite blended out. I have learned to apply this on the top of my cheekbones, below my eyebrows and also on the inner corner of my eyes. I use them sparingly and have noticed that my eyes look more awake when I use this as an inner corner perk up!
These highlighters are the perfect way to try out BECCA products and are easy to travel with and even throw in your makeup bag as the tube and doe foot applicator are wonderful to apply.
I believe that these are only a holiday set so grab yours before they fly off the shelves and you miss out on the trio of highlighting beauty! Sherry
Swatches from Top:
Oh how I love the ease of an eyeshadow cream crayon! They can be used all over the eye lid or as a liner and you can make them subtle or build them up for a great outstanding eye look. Bobbi Brown products are just absolutely luxe and although they are quite pricey, this trio is a holiday set that I found at Nordstrom for $38. I haven't had the pleasure until now of using her cream shadow sticks and they are all that a bag of chips!!!!
They apply smoothly, last a loooonnnnnggggg time and these colors are perfect for a variety of looks. The Pink Sparkle is quite shimmery but as an inner corner highlighter makes my eyes pop. The Smokey Topaz is gorgeous and that one gets the most use. I love using Espresso Bean as a liner and it makes my hazel eyes really stand out.
All in all these are a great value even though they are minis and I can definitely see myself buying some more colors! Give these a try if you like ease of cream shadows and because holiday sets give you a variety at a great price. I will definitely be thinking about a couple of people in my life these would make a great stocking stuffer. Let me know what you think and if you have used these before. Sherry
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Although I purchased these for myself after using a sample of this product, my husband asked if he could have them. He had horrible acne when he was a teenager and has some serious scarring and unevenness of his skin. I gave them to him and he started to use them once a week because he used them several nights in a row and his face became too sensitive. After a month of once a week usage he was pleasantly surprised that the skin of his face was smoother and the scarring appeared lessened. He also sunburned easily and he added daily sunscreen to his regimen (we know this happens when you use peels regularly). I was amazed that he was wanting to take care of his skin and now recommend other products for him to use. For instance he is now using an eye cream for his puffy morning eyes!
Does your significant other want to use more products because you are a beauty blogger or beauty buff? What have you seen the biggest difference in what they use? Would love to hear your thoughts on the products the men in your life use :)! Sherry