Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Micro Tip

Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Micro Tip


The Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Micro Tip ($22; sephora.com) is a fantastic liquid liner for anyone wanting a super fine, precise line and great control while using a liquid liner. The pen-like ultra fine tip is great for beginners too and the color is a super dark, slightly glossy black. Stila does some great eyeliners and this one is no exception. Its also a good one to have for when you want to line super close to your lash line, which makes lasher look fuller and less sparse. Also great for winging out your liner easily. It is very waterproof and needs a strong makeup remover or something oil based to get off. The tip is great for a super fine line, but can also be built up for a thicker line, if needed. Overall, easy to use, not messy, dries fast and stays put through the day! 

Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Micro Tip



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit

Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit


The Pure Genius Collection Kit ($80; sephora.com) is a great value set from Algenist featuring a few of their amazing skincare essentials. The kit comes with deluxe sixes of the Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser, Eye Cream, Day Cream and Liquid Collagen. The Genius  Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream is a beautifully light, day cream for anyone with dry skin needing a good radiance and moisture boost. It layers amazingly well under makeup too and feels undetectable. The Liquid Collagen is a nice serum to layer underneath your moisturizer and works even as a primer because of the slick texture that sinks into the skin easily. The dispenser is a little tricky to get the hang of, but Sephora has some useful tips on how to use it here. The eye cream feels similar to the Genius cream and is a moisturizing eye cream for anyone looking for a basic, yet hydrating eye cream. The Melting Cleanser is a gel cleanser that also removes makeup and leaves skin feeling moisturized without any dryness. I like to use it with a warm washcloth, as I do with all gel-cream cleansers. I do think that it struggles a little with waterproof eye makeup, but its a good skin cleanser if you double cleanse afterwards. Overall, a good value I’d say and a nice way to try out a good assortment of Algenist skincare.

Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit

Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit

Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit
Algenist Pure Genius Collection Kit





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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum Review, Photos


L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum ($89; ulta.com) is Issey Miyake’s newest fragrance this Spring. Its woody-floral, a soft, sweet floral composition with notes of Pear, Bergamot, Honey, Rose, Peony, Cashmeran, Ambergris, Sandalwood, White Musk and Violet. The fragrance this time comes in a gorgeous rose gold bottle and the notes, although quite different, does remind me a lot of the original especially after the dry down. The opening is  a lot sweeter, softer, less heady and even a tad more citrusy, but the dry down is quite the same as the classic L’Eau d’Issey, but just a touch more softer because of the sandalwood and musk. The faint hint of violet gives it a gorgeous, floral touch making this a really nice pick for the warmer season ahead. 

L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum Review, Photos



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