Posts From February 2012

Philosophy Divine Flawless Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Philosophy Divine Flawless Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Higher levels of SPF are typically found in tinted moisturizers. Seems like SPF remains the most stable in tinted moisturizers and wears the best. I notice anything with a high level of SPF in a foundation either gives my face a white cast or ends up separating the foundation formula.

I do think that, what I dubbed the “year of the SPF”, will continue this Summer with foundations sporting higher and higher sun protection. Last Summer, SPF took front seat and we saw SPF products with levels of 50 and above. The year before, it seemed 30 and under were the trend. Granted, this is within the US of course.

Lucky enough, someone finally woke up, and last Summer we saw some great products with higher levels of SPF than ever before.

That’s why I’m quite excited to check out the new Philosophy Divine Flawless Foundation which sports a whooping SPF 50. This is possibly the highest level of SPF I’ve ever seen in a foundation product here in the US market.

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Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Ready Powder Blush

Bare Escentuals Pressed Blush

As I suspected, I’m so damn good at predictions, Bare Escentuals has introduced several shades of pressed blush. Bare Escentuals Ready Powder Blush isn’t a great surprise as the introduction of the Ready Eyeshadows was a brief prologue of things to come.

Of course, it is an exciting release simply because people generally enjoy the BE experience but not the messy application so a pressed format of the blush will make application run a bit smoother. Buxom has new pressed blushes as well but I wasn’t particularly keen on them, dare I say they were a little too vibrant for me but I’m quite curious about these.

Take a look, see if any shades call your name! As for me, I’m hoping for a pressed version of Fruit Cocktail, my HG (holy grail) BE blush of choice!

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Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush Review & Swatches

Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra Smoothing Blush 2

If you’re heading in for a haul on the new Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush you might want to go with the Natural shade since the Rose is very close, with a minor difference, to the new MatchMaker pH Powered Blush in Rose.

Another words, you simply don’t need both products in the Rose shade *wink*!

Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra Smoothing Blush 3

Let’s take a peek at this one, see what the good news is.

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E.L.F. Mineral Face Cleanser

E.L.F. Mineral Face Cleanser

Wow so cutting age, E.L.F. has a washing powder.

Seriously.

If you’re not in the know on your Asian beauty you might not know that washing powders are fairly common in various parts of Japan, Korea, etc….

What is it?

Sounds odd right? It’s simply a powder in a bottle of some sort that you shake out (like salt or sugar) into the palm of your hand and you add a little water to it to. Once you add the water it’ll lather up and you can clean your face with it. I’ve literally tried hundreds of washing powders most of which have whitening or brightening promises. I don’t particularly love washing powders as I find they are messy to work with. As here you are jugging a wet face and hands, struggling to get a bottle open to pour a powder into your hands, etc….etc….I also don’t think many of them deliver on their promises and in a few cases they end up making my skin very tight and dry after use.

I do find it completely novel that E.L.F. is one of the very first washing powders I’ve seen in the US market.

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Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick you’re tickling me today, I want to make you my very own.

It’s not like I need another lipstick, you know right? You get it.

But your tempting, “I’ll go the distance” promise really has me at hello.

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick promises an extremely long-wearing lipstick with radiant shade. Bold lip color, beautiful shine, a plumping effect thanks to hyaluronic microspheres, and a wear that won’t quick until the lights go out.

Ok, you got me, I’ll indulge.

Available now in 15 fabulous shade some of which are exclusive to Sephora and Sephora.com

Giving in to the urge?

If the $30 price proves to pricy for you, you might want to check out the $4.99 Avon Shine Attract Lipsticks which are on sale now!

What are your current lipstick lemmings?

I actually don’t have lipstick lemmings, it’s one of the few products I don’t get so excited about that I’m hyperventilating. I’m a palette/eyeshadow kinda girl!

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