Monthly Archives: January 2014

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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD BLUSH

     What it is:

This new creamy blush melts on the skin for an extremely natural flush of color with a long lasting result. Its blendable, second skin texture allows for easy, controlled application.

  Claims:

This unique formula melts on the skin for an extremely natural flush of color with a long lasting result. Its blendable, second skin texture allows for easy, controlled application. Formulated with the perfect balance of silica powder and synthetic mica, HD Blush has a soft focus effect that diffuses light for a radiant finish. Its blend of waxes and oils creates a lightweight texture that easily glides on the skin for a flawless result. Studio-tested with HD camera. Dermatologist tested. For all skin types.

Our thoughts:

Well done, Make Up For Ever! Yet another fantastic addition to the HD line of products. This compact version of their HD blush could quite possibly be my favourite cream blush ever. I have always been a fan of Stila Convertible Colour, and still am. However, these offer an airy, more blendable texture that is easy to use and feels lighter on the skin. The colour range is expansive and beautiful. I picked up #225, a versatile peachy pink that looks great on a wide variety of skin tones. I can literally wear it with everything! As most Make Up For Ever products, the HD blush is highly pigmented. A little goes a long way and stays on the skin all day. For those who are normally weary of cream blush, don’t be!! It takes very little practice to master the application and the final result is a gorgeous glow that looks like its comes from within. Your skin will look fresh, healthy and hydrated. For dry skin (especially in the winter) it is a must! Make Up For Ever HD Blush is formulated for all skin types and is Dermatologist tested.

*Application tip: Pick up a small amount of product on your finger. Press 3 dots onto the skin, starting on the apple of the cheek and moving back along the cheekbone towards the hairline. Then use a clean finger or brush to buff out the cream in a circular motion until there are no visible edges to the colour. If you feel as though the colour is too strong, take a small amount of foundation with a sponge and stipple over the blush. This will give you a lovely, natural finish!

Erin~TheLookBeauty

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ARDENCY INN MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner

What it is: 
A creamy, waterproof eyeliner supercharged with pure pigments. 

Claims:
The soft and creamy formula of Modster Eyeliner glides on effortlessly, allows enough time for blending, then sets to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge. The formula is soft enough to glide-on easily yet firm enough to draw thin, precise lines. The pigment level has been maxed out to achieve a color payoff that is second to none. 
Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

 

Our Thoughts:

FINALLY!… All I have to say is finally!

For quite some time I’ve been looking for great eyeliner pencils. I have searched high and low for long wearing, pigmented, colourful, creamy but waterproof pencils. I stumbled across this brand while in Sephora.  I saw the row of colorful pencils and swatched them on my hand. They were insane! I’ve tried Urban Decay, MAC Chromagraphic Pencils, NARS, YSL, BEN NYE..the list goes on. While the color pay off is great on most of them, the staying power is not.  

This pencil is my new favourite and I have already stocked my kit with black, turquoise and lilac (which is my fave!).  I’m definitely going back to get the entire color range.  These pencils are creamy, long lasting and come in amazing colors. The Lilac pencil stayed on  my waterline for 9 hours! The MAC Chromagraphic pencils are amazing but move so quickly that I don’t use them anymore. I do like them for a shoot if i need something that comes off quickly between looks. But as far as long wearing i haven’t used anything that ACTUALLY works. These are a must have for makeup artists or anyone who is just tired of their eyeliner smudging all over their face! 

I found the whole line extremely appealing. The counter itself wasn’t too overwhelming with a ton of products. It had cool, young, edgy visuals that weren’t overly glamorous, which was a nice change.  I must say, Ardency Inn is an amazing brand  and their products are not over priced for a Sephora Exclusive line. After accidently stumbling across it I spent a while checking out their other products. This brand is likely missed in the many aisles of Sephora and is probably the most impressive range I’ve seen in a while. I will definitely be reviewing Ardency Inn products in the future and i highly recommend checking it out. 

 

Bianca –TheLookBeauty