Saturday, August 20, 2011

Product Review-Tarte Concealer

All I can say is "wow!" I have been searching high and low for an under-eye concealer that I can stick with. I have been using the Lancome waterproof one this summer, but my eyes just seem so dry and old when I use it. 

I spent an hour in Sephora the other day (I really should write about my love for that store), and found the most amazing, brightening, creamy, perfect concealer. Tarte Smooth Operator is a simple twist up concealer that gives great coverage while not settling into any fine lines or wrinkles. It is chock full of antioxidants and Amazonian clay which balances the dryness and flakiness in our skin.

Only 3 tiny, creamy dots on my dark circles and a little pat, pat, pat, and the circles virtually disappeared! I am returning my Lancome one and purchasing this for sure!

Do you have a favorite concealer? I would love to hear about it!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Product Review-Mac 190 Foundation Brush


Well, this is what I put my foundation on with! 

It is a great investment. You can have all the most wonderful cosmetics sitting on your vanity, but without the right tools, it just won’t come out right. This brush applies my foundation evenly with an airbrushed finish. I have just recently started using a foundation brush, and am definitely impressed. Make sure to try to wash it out after each use. I have even seen an improvement in my breakouts due to not using my figures or a sponge which can spread bacteria. 

Like I said brushes make all the difference in the application of makeup. They use less product and blend everything seamlessly. Next time you see a brush that may seem a little ridiculous to buy, just remember it's an investment and will actually save you money because you won't be using as much product. I have other favorites too, so I will post about those soon!

What brushes can't you live without?

Quick tip: Use in light circular motions instead of just "painting" the foundation on your face. I find that it blends quicker and easier this way...

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!