L’OREAL TRUE MATCH LUMI CUSHION FOUNDATION

Hello Beauties!

I have some great drug store foundation to share with you today from L’Oreal!





What L’Oreal says:
Liquid Foundation revolutionized – build luminous coverage in a tap. Introducing new True Match™ Lumi Cushion, a liquid foundation infused in an innovative sponge that delivers the perfect amount of makeup. Our luminous refreshing formula creates sheer to medium coverage. Tap a little for a fresh natural glow, tap on more to build a new level of luminous coverage. Liquid foundation + tap on applicator puff gives you convenient on-the-go coverage.


For those who are new to cushion foundations, they are compacts that come with a cushion applicator and a porus sponge saturated in liquid foundation.




  

Price: $16.99
Purchase at:  All drugstores, Target, Walmart, etc., and Lorealparisusa.com.
Available Shades: Comes in 12 true-to-skin shades. 
Packaging: Pretty rose gold top with a white compact. Inside the compact there is a nice size mirror and applicator. Open the second tab in the compact, the sponge is revealed and when you press down, the foundation comes out. It's very easy to use.

Finish: Fresh, natural & luminous, but I found it to be more of a satin finish after setting it with powder.

Coverage: Sheer to medium, very build-able without ever looking cakey. That is such a plus in my book!

Skin Type: For all skin types. Safe for sensitive skin and does not clog pores.

Longevity: About 6 hours.


How to use:
STEP 1: Gently press applicator into foundation cushion.
STEP 2: Tap into skin to deliver the perfect dose of foundation.
STEP 3: Build to desired coverage level.


How to clean your applicator:
The anti-microbial applicator can be washed to keep it clean.
Wash with warm water and gentle soap.
Air dry completely before using.


How to make your cushion last longer:
Remove the cushion from the compact and flip over to the reverse side for more product.







Overall: The Lumi Cushion Foundation is great! It blends into the skin beautifully. It's very build-able but never looks cakey on the skin. It also looks great when you set it with powder. One of my favorite things about this compact is the design, it's perfect for on the go use! I'm really impressed with the True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation and think its worth try!

Have you tried cushion compact foundation yet?


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*PR samples sent for review consideration.  All opinions are 100% my own. 
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Kenra Platinum Revive System

Hello Beauties!

The new Platinum Revive System from Kenra professional is a salon quality treatment that you can do in the comfort of your own home!


What Kenra says:

The Kenra Platinum Revive Collection is specifically formulated to strengthen and repair the hair cuticle from the inside out.  This system is the perfect go-to after any chemical process as it reinforces the structural integrity of the hair follicle and leaves your client with instantly stronger, shinier, and healthy hair.

 

Kenra Platinum Revive Shampoo and Conditioner: 
Penetrates the cortex to repair and improve elasticity. 



Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment: 
Saturates fragile hair with moisture to restore radiance.



Kenra Platinum Revive Oil: 
Add to any Kenra product to prevent breakage.



Kenra Platinum Revive Complex: 
Smooth and fortify dry, brittle ends to combat damage.



Overall I really like the Kenra Revive System. I have wavy, colored treated hair and these products have helped to tame my hair leaving it extremely soft. The Kenra Platinum Revive System are products that I will continue to purchase and use. If you color your hair and use heating tools I think they are definitely worth trying. It does what it claims and that's always a plus for me! 

Where To Purchase:   http://www.kenraprofessional.com/


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This is a sponsored post from BrandBacker. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara Review

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I have a new mascara to tell you about!  As a member of Influenster I was selected to receive the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara to try out, and lets just say it's pretty fabulous!




What it is: 
An ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes. 

What it does: 
Experience ultimate volume and the look of thick, false lashes with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. The lash-maximizing, curvy brush places the most volume at the hard-to-reach center lash line, and the defining tip styles lashes for major drama. The super-concentrated black pigment delivers the greatest visual impact, and the Flash Volume Complex™ creates instant, smudge-proof length and volume in three strokes or less. Velvet Noir gives you the thickest lashes in one sweep. Apply Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara on its own, or layer with O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara (sold separately). Pair it with Feather Noir Ultra-Skinny Lash-Discovering Mascara and Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara (sold separately) to style your lashes for every occasion. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens 
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know: 
Velvet Noir is inspired by Marc Jacobs’s first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibers from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes. 

Research results: 

In an instrument-measured study conducted by an independent lab on equally-sized adhesive lashes, the following results were reported: 
- 1800% more volume in three strokes 
- 300% more volume in one stroke




The Velvet Noir mascara is an almost perfect product in my opinion. I have really short, thin lashes. This mascara leaves my lashes full and long with just two coats, and it comes off easily with miscellar water, which is a plus. I love the shape of the curvy brush because it separates and defines every lash.  Oh and can we talk about the packaging, It's simply beautiful!  This is my new favorite mascara! Well done on another amazing product Marc Jacobs!





You can find the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara at Sephora, and Sephora.com. It retails for $26.00.


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* Disclaimer:
This is a Sponsored Post. Product was received complimentary from INFLUENSTER in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% that of the author. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.

FARMACY NEW DAY GENTLE EXFOLIATING GRAINS

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Today we are talking about exfoliating the dead skin cells off our skin by using the Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains. Exfoliating is a key component to my beauty regimen and is essential for all that want to have glowing smooth skin.




What it is:
 
A potent, all-inclusive skincare treatment with innovative grains that transform into a gentle, foaming exfoliating cream with the addition of water. 


What it is formulated to do: 

This gentle cleanser contains unique grains to cleanse, exfoliate, and clarify in one step for fresh, clear skin. Natural cranberry seeds provide a deep clean to lift away surface debris and promote skin clarity, while rice bran powder loosens dry skin cells and absorbs excess oils and surface impurities. A complex of white willow bark, carrot, green tea, and marshmallow soothe, protect, and calm the skin. The formula also contains Farmacy’s Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a unique, patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea that contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid, which helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen.


What it is formulated WITHOUT:
 
- Parabens 
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 


What else you need to know:
 
This product is formulated with naturally derived ingredients. It is also free of formaldehyde and artificial coloring and is not tested on animals.


Suggested Usage:
 
-Pour a quarter-size amount of grains into palm and blend with a few drops of water. 
-Mix until a smooth, foaming paste forms. 
-Massage onto skin with gentle circular sweeping motions. 
-Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.






The bottle is small and comes very beautifully packaged. I really like the wood cap on the bottle. It gives it an earthy feel, which I like!

This exfoliator left my skin feeling so nice without being irritating. It's truly an adjustable exfoliation as well. The more water you add to the paste, the more gentle the product will become. You can use it either morning or night. I like to use it at night and follow with a good serum and night moisturizer. There isn't much of a smell. When you wash it off you feel very clean but there is a softness that it leaves so you will not feel dried out. My skin looked brighter and softer after my first use.  

I'm very pleased with the Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains and highly recommend you give it a try in you're looking for a gentle exfoliator!

You can visit the Farmacy Beauty website for more information.
Retail Price: $30.00
(Available at FarmacyBeauty.com, Sephora.com, and QVC)
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* Disclaimer: 
This product was received complimentary from Farmacy and BrandBacker. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.

CONCEALER WARDROBING

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I recently discovered concealer wardrobing and how important it is in your beauty routine.  By using different concealers/powders you can target the problem areas on your skin and make it look flawless.

I teamed up with Ulta Beauty to share with you tips on concealer wardrobing to create a flawless, natural look!


WHAT I USE:
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard:  This is creamy, moisturizing, very pigmented, and everything you could ever want in a concealer. It's one of my favorites for this technique.

Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer:  This primer goes on clear, and adds a soft sheen to your skin. It hydrates your skin and allows makeup to stay put all day long.

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer:  This is great for any redness on the skin. It covers up just about everything. I like to use it to cover blemishes.

Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Stick:  This has a lightweight formula and can be used to conceal any area of the face. It's a perfect formula for highlighting and contouring. Also, perfect for touch ups on the go.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder:  This powder is lightweight, silky, and sheer leaving the skin with a flawless matt finish. This product is amazing to set your concealer with. I use the baking/cooking method which is where you pack on loose powder underneath the eye, and various parts of the face. I let it sit for about 10-20 minutes. This allows the product to sink into the skin for a smooth, pore-less, highlighted finish. This final step is so gorgeous!


I find that the concealer wardrobing steps are pretty simple and offer gorgeous results.  I’m obsessed, and will use this technique whenever applying my makeup. The last step  of “baking/cooking” brightens and mattifies the skin beautifully. Once it’s set, I like to use a big brush and dust the remaining product away, and voila, you're all done!  Hope you like my end result and thanks so much for reading!


Have you tried concealer wardrobing? Would love to hear your thoughts!
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  This post is done in partnership with Ulta Beauty. All opinions in this review are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

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I received the  #YSLRougePurCouture Lipsticks in #09 Rose Stiletto and #19 Fuchsia from my wonderful friends at Influenster and I couldn't wait to try them out.  These beauties are simply gorgeous!  The packaging is luxurious as with all YSL products. I just love it!
  


A TIMELESS ACT OF EMPOWERMENT
Lipstick is the ultimate gesture of beauty. For YSL Beauty, this gesture began in 1978, with the birth of a defining era in lip color, championed by Yves Saint Laurent who wanted to dress women’s lips in couture colors. It was then that the ROUGE PUR COUTURE legacy began; a wardrobe of iconic lipsticks able to deliver the promise of pure color, draped elegantly onto the lips. The lipstick of heroines. A product so luxurious, so subversive, that it became the ultimate weapon for uncompromising seduction. Almost 40 years later, ROUGE PUR COUTURE remains the manifesto of an audacious, free-spirited femininity that breaks the rules to reinvent them.
In just one stroke, luxurious, rich color dresses the lips with intense hydration and antioxidant care. In a signature couture jewel-like packaging, Rouge Pur Couture delivers the promise of edgy style and ultimate feminine strength.




These gorgeous lipsticks have a light floral fragrance to them. They are creamy, long wearing, and moisturizing. They feel incredibly smooth, glide right onto the lips and have amazing pigmentation. Both colors are beautiful but my favorite is the Rose Stiletto and think it's a perfect color for the fall. The Fuchsia is perfect for those times when you would like a bolder lip. It's a lovely color as well. I am officially in love with these YSL lipsticks. Simply amazing YSL!


They retail for $36 each and you can find them at SephoraNordstrom, and of course the YSL site!
Did you receive the voxbox from Influenster? Which lipstick did you like? Would love to hear your thoughts!  Thanks so very much for reading! 
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* Disclaimer:
This is a Sponsored Post. Product was received complimentary from INFLUENSTER in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% that of the author. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator

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Today I am excited to review a high end skincare product from the brand Dr. Brandt. It's the PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator, Pores be Gone! And lets just say it works wonders for your skin.


About dr. brandt skincare: (from iFabbo and dr. brandt skincare)
dr. brandt skincare is the natural evolution of Dr. Brandt's professional dermatology practice and clinical research. In an industry rife with out-sized claims and overblown promises, dr. brandt skincare will become first in the minds of women who desire the most beautiful, youthful skin possible--not because they market better, but because they develop better products! 


dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion is a unique professional grade physical and chemical exfoliator and pore perfector in one. No matter how old you are or what type of skin you have, enlarged pores are a huge concern. Shrink them down to the vanishing point while smoothing and evening skin's texture.

Suggested Usage:
-Dampen skin with water and slowly and gently massage cream for one minute.
-Leave it on for one to two minutes to activate deep cleansing.
-Rinse well and pat dry.
-This product is best if used one to two times per week. 



This is one powerful little exfoliator. The micro crystals work really well to give your skin a gentle but serious scrub that you can feel working without it being too rough on your skin.
After using this product my immediate reaction was wow! My pores defiantly looked better. It was more gentle than I expected and had a nice cool feeling on the skin. As soon as I rinsed and dried my face, my skin felt so soft and moisturized.

If you’re looking for a really great physical and chemical exfoliator, then I highly recommend you give dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator a try. It is a little pricey, but it does provide visible results and smoother skin.



Where to buy:
Follow this link to share and save! Product ships free with standard shipping. X2 loyalty points with purchase of this product. If you share with friends and they come back to drbrandskincare.com, you can both save up to $10 on your next purchase!    
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HASK Argan Oil Repairing Hair Care Collection Review


Hello Pretties!

Couple of weeks ago I received some great products and I was so excited to try them out and let you know what I think of them.  HASK company was kind enough to send me their Argon Oil Repairing Hair Care Collection & Drawstring Canvas Bag.  

About the Product
If you had three wishes from a genie in a magic lamp, what would they be? New shoes? A fancy car? Maybe you’d wish for perfectly soft, luscious hair! Well wish no more. You don’t need a genie for healthy, beautiful locks when you have HASK Argan Oil products! Also known as “liquid gold,” Argan Oil is a precious, time-honored beauty secret in its native Morocco. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, Argan Oil from Morocco repairs, strengthens and moisturizes hair, all while taming frizz and adding shine. So saunter on down to the bazaar and barter for some of that liquid gold! Or you can, you know, pick up some HASK Argan Oil products… yeah, that’d probably be easier. Oh, and genie? About that new car…. 




Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo

Strengthens and Restores
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors
Revive and restore the look of your hair with HASK Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo. Infused with moisturizing argan oil, this shampoo penetrates the hair shaft, gently cleansing while it repairs damage and breakage, leaving even the most rebellious hair frizz-free, silky-soft and super glossy. Ideal for dry, damaged or color-treated hair. 

Directions: Apply generously to wet hair. Massage into a luscious lather, rinse thoroughly and repeat as often as you like. For best results, use the HASK Argan Oil system.


Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner

Strengthens and Restores
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors
Revive and restore the look of your hair with HASK Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner. Infused with moisturizing argan oil, this conditioner penetrates the hair shaft, gently softening and detangling while protecting against damage and breakage, leaving even the most rebellious hair frizz-free, silky-soft and super glossy. Ideal for dry, damaged or color-treated hair. 

Directions: Shampoo hair and remove excess water. Apply generously, leave on for 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, use the HASK Argan Oil system.




Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner

Strengthens and Restores
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors
HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner, is a super strengthening, hydrating treatment that will restore and smooth dry, damaged, chemically treated or over processed hair. Argan oil, unique to Morocco, is known for its high absorbing, penetrating and split end qualities while leaving even the most damaged hair soft and nourished for added moisture. 

Directions: Apply a generous amount of Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner to clean, wet hair. Massage into hair focusing on damaged areas. Let penetrate for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Style as usual.




Argan Oil Shine Treatment

Strengthens and Restores
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors
This lightweight, alcohol-free oil absorbs instantly to provide frizz-free shine without leaving an oily residue. Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids and penetrates hair to restore shine and provide soft, silky results in dry, damaged hair. 

Directions: Can be used on both wet and dry hair to create a silky, smooth finish. Apply a coin-sized amount evenly throughout hair, avoiding the root area. Style as desired.



HASK haircare products are available for purchase in stores and online at Walmart, CVS, and also Amazon.com. You can find out more about HASK haircare products and collections at HaskBeauty.com.


After trying out this line, I must say I am very impressed with the HASK Argan Oil products. I love the citrus scent these products have. My favorite is the Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment. It's pretty amazing and left my hair feeling so soft and luxurious. What are your favorite oil-infused products? Would love to hear your thoughts!


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* Disclaimer:
  This is a Sponsored Post. Product was received complimentary from BrandBacker in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% that of the author. This post may contain affiliate/referral links.