If you hit up your drugstore for Spring makeup you’ll have some rather refreshing options in the foundation department. Both Almay and Revlon have new hydrating mineral foundation available. My recent test out with Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup ended rather badly but I still wanted to test our the Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup as well out of curiosity.
The idea behind the powders is that they give a burst of cool, refreshing finish. These are ideal placements for Spring considering your face is probably dry and suffering from the Winter blues and something cool, refreshing, and hydrating as a base would be a fab little pick. Agreed?
Sadly, Almay’s version proceeded to oxidize right on contact and offered very little in the way of coverage. Let’s check out Revlon and see if they have a better product on their hands!
I’ve always yearned for day that I would wake up and fall deeply in love with Benefit That Gal, it never happened. Sad sigh. Which is why I was pretty skeptical that the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Correcting Primer probably would fall into the realms of a no go.
The new range features three shades of primer to address various issues. The one I’m reviewing for you today is the Pink Highlighter which is a 3 in 1 Corrector, Primer, and SPF. The promise of smooth, brighter skin on the box tempted me however the color and idea reminded me very much of That Gal and my downfall with the product…
What did I think?
At a 1.5 oz size and $42 my tinted moisturizer of choice from Laura Mercier is pretty costly. Better deal?
The new Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer at 1.7 oz, $38, and oh by the way an SPF 30 instead of Laura’s 20.
For Spring 2011 Rimmel has introduced an extension to its Moisture Renew Lipstick in the form of a Moisture Renew Lipgloss.
I’m not a fan of the lipstick sadly however those that are might find that the gloss is a good one to follow up with when using the lipstick however it does hold its own in the pigment department for wearing by itself if you so please.
I kinda have a love hate relationship with it at the moment after trying it out.
Here are my thoughts!
I do think the idea of “color” matching foundation formulas sounds cool but end up making us laugh a little. Foundation that magically turns into our perfect shade? Mmm always skeptical when it comes to these product eh? Almay does one as does a few other companies. In some cases they can work if they actually match your skin tone however in most cases, let’s be honest, they prob aren’t that perfect match we are seeking. Considering blushes and lipsticks also embrace this technology and fail at it, is it really any wonder that foundations can’t cut it either?
Josie Maran Matchmaker Argan Serum Foundation is the newest product to embrace this “technology” with a breakthrough color match technology that supposedly reads and instantly adjusts to match to your skin tone for your own unique shade of foundation!
Does it work?
Physicians Formula has new trios of gel eyeliners available for Spring. These basically have to look of a MAC Technakohl with a swivel up design. At a price of $10.95 for three you’re getting quite a nice deal here so if you’re a budget shopper these might be one to check out.
Jump ahead for my thoughts!
I purchased the Stila Dramatic Eye Palette during the Stila Online Warehouse several weeks ago. Sadly, it’s now gone from the site however I have a funny feeling during their next sale it’ll pop up again however if you simply can’t wait to try it after my review I do suggest E-bay as I’ve seen a few valid sellers that have it available for as little as $10!
The Dramatic Eye Palette is pretty much the same design as the $10 IT Girl Palette released a few months ago. It contains three shadows and the set I purchase also included a brush and eyeliner pencil. I can’t recall what I paid for the entire set but it was in the realms of $14 I think!?
Here’s a brief review and swatches if and when it pops back up at Stila.
Estee Lauder has teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar for the second year for their Fabulous At Every Age Contest. The contest is seeking out a few fabulous women from ages 20 to 60 to compete in the event for a grand prize of $10,000. Harper’s Bazaar and Estee Lauder teamed up to find five of America’ chicest woman for the Fabulous at Every Age search, which is inspired by one of the magazine’s pmost popular features that transforms trends into great, age appropriate looks!
To enter the contest, you can nominate yourself or other fabulous women at www.harpersbazaar.com/fabcontest or at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Five finalists, each representing a decade between 20 and 60+, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley at Hearst Tower in New York City on April 12. One grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional cash prize of $5,000.
To celebrate the search Estee Lauder has launched limited edition Fabulous at Every Age Lipstick and LipGloss which I’m about to show you today!
A week or two ago QVC had the Josie Maran Argan Oil 5 Piece Color Collection on sale. Sadly it’s now sold out but I thought I’d give you a quickie glance of the items included just in case it comes back in stock soon!
This isn’t a full review of the items. I’ll be breaking them up and reviewing each individually as I believe as Spring gets nearer you’ll probably be able to buy them this way anyway (and most are already available on QVC for purchase on their own). Needless to say the gloss, blush stick, and Argan Oil are already available for purchase on their own but those too will each get their own detailed review.
For now here’s the set, JUST IN CASE, it should make a reappearance on QVC as at least you’ll know what you are getting into!
If you’re not quite ready to give up the Holidays and all those wonderful lipgloss gift sets you see around that time of the year, no worries, embrace the fact that Cargo Spring 2011 is here!
Cargo Voyages Gloss Collection is a set of 5 mini Cargo Lip Glosses in a variety of shades named after exotic locales in the US, Europe, and Asia!
Part of L’Occitane Almond Apple Cleansing Oil’s appeal is fact it’s so readily available, cheap, and seemed like it would smell amazing! Add to that the fact that L’Occitane dubs it a great one for dull skin and hell, I was on board!
Let’s have a look shall we!