Friday, July 29, 2016

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


The Eye Art Caviar Color Inspired Palette ($55; sephora.com) is new from Laura Mercier, a Sephora exclusive Caviar Color Sticks inspired palette that features 12 powder eyeshadows, in a mix of six matte and six pearl-shimmer finishes. The packaging is sleek and very travel friendly and the palette has a nice mix of neutrals that I would reach for more often. The colors are a mix of the shades in the Caviar Sticks and some new shades. The formula was easy to blend, but some of the shimmers were a tad less pigmented than the others, while the mattes were all pigment packed. I do think the colors are slightly different from the Caviar Sticks, but they layer very well over the Caviar Sticks as a base and wear well with a primer underneath when worn by themselves. There’s a little bit of a fallout from the colors in general, but nothing too crazy and it is quite easy to clean up. I love the Caviar Sticks in cream form and think these are nice when layered over those than by themselves since the colors pop better. But if you are always looking for powder shadows in shades similar to the Caviar Sticks, do give this palette a try!

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette Review, Photos, Swatches



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L’Eau d’Issey Pure Eau de Parfum By Issey Miyake

L’Eau d’Issey Pure By Issey Miyake


L’Eau d’Issey Pure ($88; shop.nordstrom.com) is Issey Miyake’s newest fragrance launch for women, a crisp summery aquatic floral, with notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Sea Notes, Lily, Damask Rose, Cashmere Woods and Amber. Its a very light scent that starts off quite heady, though the dry down is quite light, soft and very floral. I get more of the floral notes than the aquatic notes on my skin. The Jasmine, Orange blossom and Rose are what I can prominently detect at the very first spritz, while the dry down brings out a lot of the musk, keeping it floral, woody yet crisp and light. The bottle is similar in shape to the other Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey fragrances, but has a rounded base (the bottle was designed to look like a drop of water) which I really like. L’Eau d’Issey Pure has the original Issey Miyake touch, yet is lighter, fresher and more of a typical summer scent. Overall, if you like aquatic florals or Issey Miyake fragrances in general, definitely give L’Eau d’Issey Pure a try!

L’Eau d’Issey Pure By Issey Miyake


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lancome Energie De Vie Nuit - The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask

Lancome Energie De Vie Nuit - The Overnight Recovery Mask


The Engergie de Vie Nuit Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask ($65; sephora.com) is a new addition to Lancome's Energie de Vie Skincare range. Its a gel based mask that melts onto skin and works overnight to leave skin feeling soft, bouncy and bright. I love the texture and consistency of the mask. True to the name, it definitely does melt into the skin and sinks in instantly. It is quite fragranced though, but I quite like the fragrance and the weighty glass jar packaging quite a bit. I find that skin looks instantly plump and hydrated with this mask on and there’s absolutely no greasiness. It also has a nice, cooling sensation that lasts a few minutes after application. I usually like to use it alone and sometimes over a light serum since it helps lock moisture and about 2-3 times a week is how often I use it. It can be used like a moisturizer overnight or as a thick layer depending on how hydrated or not your skin feels. I prefer leaving it overnight like a night cream. Overall, its a lovely mask for combination/dry skin types that is a nice addition to my summer skincare rotation that is lightweight, hydrating and plumping!

Lancome Energie De Vie Nuit - The Overnight Recovery Mask

Lancome Energie De Vie Nuit - The Overnight Recovery Mask



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