Sunday, July 15, 2018

L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection


L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection


Aqua Reotier is a new skincare range by L’Occitane for the summer. The skincare collection focuses on lightweight hydration and fresh looking skin without the greasy feel. I tried out a few products from the collection and here are my quick thoughts. The Water Gel Cleanser ($24; usa.loccitane.com) is a gel cleanser that foams up pretty well and cleanses to a squeaky clean feel. It doesn’t dry my skin out and is a great second cleanser too. The Moisture Prep Essence ($24; usa.loccitane.com) is a light layer of moisturizing lotion/toner that boosts the hydration levels of the moisturizer. It feels just a tad sticky, but sinks in pretty quickly. The Ultra-Thirst Quenching Cream ($29; usa.loccitane.com) is fantastic for dry/combination skin that plumps and moisturizes really well. Its a gorgeous moisturizer for the summertime as well. The Ultra-Thirst Quenching Gel ($29; usa.loccitane.com) is a much lighter gel that would be great for combination skin. Its a refreshing one for the warmer weather and hydrates without the greasiness. Overall, a great range to try out for anyone with hydration issues - the Water Gel Cleanser and Ultra-Thirst Quenching Cream are especially fantastic.

L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection
L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection
L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection
L'Occitane Aqua Reotier Skincare Collection


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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette


Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette


Born To Run ($49; sephora.com) is a brand new eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay. Its a beautiful palette with a mix of matte and shimmery shades. There’s a really nice mix of neutrals and jewel tones and I can see myself using most of these shades. The palette itself is very pigmented and the eyeshadows are very blendable. The shimmers are absolutely stunning and eye catching and look great when patted on using fingers. There’s a shade for everyone in this palette and the packaging with a huge mirror inside is great. Born To Run is a palette I can see myself using a lot all through the year and come fall, some of the neutral browns and berries will be my most used. Some of the shades do look similar to ones the brand has done with previous launches, but overall, its a great palette with a very wearable selection of shades in gorgeous textures. The collection also features three vice lipsticks and three 24-7 Glide On Eye Pencils, swatched below!

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Magnificence


Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Magnificience


Magnificence ($32; stilacosmetics.com) is a super gorgeous peachy bronze highlighter from Stila’s Heaven's Hue Highlighter range. Its a beautiful, creamy formula that feels more like a cream than a powder and looks absolutely natural on the skin. I love how versatile Magnificence is - it works as an eyeshadow and a subtle highlight on my medium-dark skin tone. The formula is easy to use on the lids - just blend with fingers since it just melts onto the skin and I like to use a fluffy brush to lightly layer it elsewhere on my face. Its a buildable formula that you cannot go overboard with. If you like a really subtle, bronzy glow sans too much shimmer, do give Magnificence a try.

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Magnificence
Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Magnificence
Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Magnificence


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