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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mining in Your. . .Makeup!?

Yes! Avon has jumped on the mineral makeup bandwagon and has come out with a whole line. I mean EVERYTHING! Eyeliners, lipsticks, blush, foundation, eyeshadow, concealer and tinted lip balm! Of the products mentioned above I have an eyeliner, foundation, 2 eyeshadows, 2 blushes and a lipstick. I like everything I have. I'm going to be doing a series if reviews on the all products from the line. (that I own) I know some people can only use mineral makeup and this is a really afordable line. First up I have foundation (I'm reviewing in the order I apply things in the morning) I have the powder foundation in Trasparent Glow. I'm really pale and can carry off "transparent" shades but for darker skinned gals, try the tinted foundations. A word of warning: Use lightly. I put on too much one morning and my skin was white. Not a good thing. Other than that the coverage is about medium to light. And they aren't kidding when they named it transparent glow. It really does give a slight glow. Not shimmer, just glow. So you probs shouldn't wear this if you're going to be photographed. I like the way this blends. Just use a light hand. I have super oily skin but I haven't had any problems with the powder changing color on me. It holds back the shine for about 4 hours with nothing underneath it. (No primer, etc.) If you have any other questions about this product, just shoot me an e-mail :) A note about pictures: I lost the cord that connects my camera to my computer :( so I'll be posting reviews, and whenever I find the cord I'll post the pics.

Have a great day!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

On the Go? Try Avon's New 3 in 1 Pencil!

Avon's next new product? A Professional Multi-Pencil. AKA: a 3 in 1 FACE pencil.  Yep. One side has a color that can be used on lips and cheeks. The other side has a color that can be used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow.  And I must say, Bravo Avon! The cheek/lip shade blends like a charm on cheeks and adds a very nice tint to lips. The pencil comes in three shades: Twice the Spice, (my fave!) Sugar Plum and Rasberry Radiance. Now here is the strange thing. Swice the Spice's lip/cheek color is very moisturizing, but the other two pencils are very drying. Other than that I have no complaint about the lip/cheek side. As for the eye side, it lasts for about 5 hours when topped with eyeshadow. Now for the colors. Swice the Spice is my favorite pencil. Color and otherwise.

Swice the Spice
Sugar Plum
                                          Raspberry Radiance
Now in the last two pics look carefully at the lip colors. In real life they are the same! You really only need the two pencils. The colors are housed in a sleek black tube (sorry, no pics, my camera is, um not working)
You will need a jumbo pencil sharpener. If you have any questions, leave a comment or e-mail me :)

How to Fake a Good Night's Sleep.

Hey gals,
If you've been up late studying or reading an awesome book,  here are a few pointers on how to look well rested:
*When my eyes look a little red rimmed, so I use a white eyeliner on my bottom waterline. This makes you look more awake. For darker skinned gals, I know it might be hard to find a skin-toned eyeliner, but you might want to try a flesh-toned lipliner.
*Just use light, nude colors on your eyelid. Today I used a shimmery champagne eyeshadow (from a Maybelline pallete) on lid with a purple eyeliner (tightlined) I like having a bit of color, so using a colored eyeliner drawn very thinly adds a nice pop of color. (eyeliner I used: Avon superSHOCK gel liner in Plumful)
*Don't over-do the blush. You want a really light flush on your cheeks to make you look well rested. (I used a light bubblegum pink)
*Today I'm using a light pink gloss. (Barely Blossom by Revlon)
My camera is on the fritz, so no pics today :(