Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection

Laura Mericer’s Chrome Extravagance Fall Collection features a gorgeous new limited edition eyeshadow palette, the Eye Chromes Palette ($48; lauramercier.com), with a mix of four metallic, jewel toned shades that can be used wet and dry.

Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection


The packaging is rather beautiful and the shades work individually and when paired with each other. I would recommend using a flat shader brush or fingers to pack the color on. The shimmer isn’t too chunky, but there’s a little bit of fallout. The shadows work well under primer, the colors pop better and the finish is beautiful when blended subtly. Over blending can cause the colors to fade out a little resulting in just a wash of shimmer and hint of color. The textures are just right for this kind of a shimmer high, metallic finish and if you like a little more of a foiled effect, dampening the brush works to achieve that kind of finish. My favorite of the four is Aluminum Grey, which is just beautiful for a quick smokey eye. 

Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette | Laura Mercier Chrome Extravagance Fall 2015 Color Collection



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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Living Proof’s newest launch is their Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22; sephora.com), a new and permanent addition to the Perfect Hair Day line of haircare products. Its a lightweight dry shampoo that absorbs oil, odor and keeps hair smelling fresh with a time-release fragrance technology.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

I quite like the spray mechanism in this dry shampoo - its even, doesn’t spritz a lot and can be controlled well. If you have very dark hair, the resiude can look a tad powdery and white initially, so be sure to finger comb or use a paddle brush to comb it through really well. The product is relatively easy to spread and doesn’t feel heavy at all. The time-release fragrance  really does work - while the scent can be a tad strong initially, it settles down and keeps hair smelling super fresh all day long. My hair tends to have drier ends and oily roots and this worked well on second and third day hair. It does cut down a little bit of the shine though and adds a matte texture to hair, which goes away once you wash off. There’s no crunchiness and the product does a good job when used with a blow drier as well. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Pthalates and comes in travel and full sizes. 

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo



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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter

Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter


Two new launches from Vincent Longo that I’ve been recently testing out are the Lush Length Mascara ($24; vincentlongo.com) and the La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora ($32; vincentlongo.com). The Lush Length Mascara is a lengthening and volumizing mascara with a formula that features Argan and Jojoba oils. The brush is great for smaller lashes that lack both volume and length. It is amazing at adding a whole lot of length and a good amount of volume. I always use a lash curler and this mascara helps keep them curled all day long.The pigment is super black and does take a bit of effort to wash off, even though it isn’t waterproof. The formula feels hydrating too and doesn’t make lashes crunchy even after a second coat.

Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter
Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter


The La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora, described as pink pearl is a cool toned, very natural looking highlighter. The design is gorgeous and the highlighter is beautiful without any chunky glitter or shimmer. I like to use a floppy brush for application, but it isn’t too easy to go overboard because of the sheerness and luminosity. It really is a beautiful highlighter with the right amount of sheen that looks like a natural, lit from within glow! 

Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter
Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter
Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter Swatch
Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara and La Bella Luce Highlighter FOTD
Wearing the Vincent Longo Lush Length Mascara one coat and the La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora on my cheekbones, bridge of the nose & cupid's bow.



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