Sunday, July 24, 2016

Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water



Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($39; shop.nordstrom.com) is a new quick, easy and effective way to remove makeup. Its a lightweight micellar water that I like to use when I have little makeup to remove and also something I love using before my cleansing balm/oil. I use it just like I would any other Micellar - just pour (pump in this case) a little onto a cotton pad and swipe to remove makeup. I do find it quite effective at removing makeup, most of it, though not all. But, I follow up with a cleansing balm or oil anyways, so I don’t mind that. It is very gentle, doesn’t sting my eyes and also doesn’t leave behind any kind of a residue, so perfect to correct any small mistakes like eyeliner or mascara smudges too. Overall, its a nice addition to my cleansing routine, on lazy days or when I have little to no makeup. It doesn’t require a second cleanse, but I usually do one anyways even if I use a heavy duty cleanser.

*Press Sample 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Laura Mercier Kajal D'Orient In Noir Supreme

Laura Mercier Kajal D'Orient In Noir Supreme


Laura Mercier’s Kajal D’Orient in Noir Supreme ($28; sephora.com) is one of my current favorite products for a super quick, smudgy, slightly smokey eye. Its a creamy kohl that is jet black, glides easily and is perfect if you like that lived in, smudgy look. The kohl doesn’t actually set, but it is very easy to blend in and work with on the lash lines. I also love it on the waterline since it is quite dark and defines the eyes beautifully. When I’m in a hurry, I just smudge this along the lash lines, run over a little on the waterline, curl my lashes and add some mascara. If you are looking for something super long wearing, this may not be it, but if you like your kohl to look naturally smudgy and effortless, do give this one a try!

Laura Mercier Kajal D'Orient In Noir Supreme
Laura Mercier Kajal D'Orient In Noir Supreme



*Press Sample

The Trio That Helps Cover My Dark Circles and Brighten The Under Eye Area



Three products I’m currently loving to cover up my dark circles and brighten the under eye area when I’m in hurry and want something super quick! Burberry Cashmere Concealer ($40; sephora.com) is my current favorite concealer. I use the shade Honey No. 04, which is very brightening and has medium coverage. It doesn’t cake as much as other creamy concealers and blends beautifully without setting onto creases. It wears pretty well through the day - no fading or feathering and the formula blends well with fingers and a brush. My only qualm though is that it starts to dry pretty quickly, so you’d have to work sooner than most concealers. Other than that, I love it! To set the Burberry Cashmere Concealer, I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder ($38; sephora.com) with the Wayne Goss Air Brush ($35; beautylish.com; no longer available). The Laura Mercier powder is fantastic for the entire face and doesn’t look too powdery once it sets and keeps makeup looking fresh. The shade is a universal beige-yellow that is quite neutral when used over foundation/tinted moisturizers and the Wayne Goss Air Brush is the perfect sized brush to powder smaller areas like the under eyes and is super duper soft! Again, I’m not one looking at super heavy, 100% coverage, so this is still sheer and you can still see some of the pigmentation showing through, but I don’ mind that. The Burberry Concealer is very buildable though, so if you like heavier coverage, build away! 




*Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Loose Powder is a press sample.