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Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Gift List 2016: Marc Jacobs Beauty About Lash Night #MarcJacobsBeauty #AboutLashNight #HolidayGiftList2016 #partyproof

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$36 ($64 value) 

This lovely gift set contains all you need to make your eyes look lovely. It makes a great gift and is perfect for just about anyone. It contains a limited-edition essential eye trio for creating glamorous eye looks, featuring a volumizing mascara, a glittering mascara topcoat and a petite gel eyeliner. Dress up eyes in the ultimate eye makeup wardrobe with this captivating collection of Marc Jacobs Beauty eye essentials. Line and define eye with the travel size Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, in Blacquer, the blackest, shiniest black. It's the first gel pot eyeiner in a crayon that delivers amazing glide for an instant color payoff that lasts. Volumize lashes with a coat or two of O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara to give lashes smudge-proof length, volume, curl and definition. To finish off the look, make your lashes shine with a flash of Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara, the sparkling mascara topcoat that's a must have for the holiday and inspired by lustrous lamé fabric. This luxurious eye makeup set is designed for creating #partyproof looks that last long after the party ends.

This set contains the following: O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara (full size); Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Masacara (full size) and Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer (travel size) plue Marc Jacob Beauty's Holiday collection is "all about last night". Rumor is that it was unforgettable. The dress code? Snap-worthy swinging silk tassels meet shimmering skin that seduces, never-ending lashes that dazzle and creamy nude lips that last 'til dawn. 

For best results, layer Lamé Noir over top of O!Mega Lash. O!Mega Lash and Highliner Crayon are free of phthalates. 

This set is sold on www.sephora.com and in SEPHORA stores.
www.sephora.com and at SEPHORA stores. Like SEPHORA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sephora?ref=br_tf; Follow SEPHORA on Twitter: @Sephora, Follow SEPHORA on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Sephora/; Follow SEPHORA on Instagram: http://instagram.com/SEPHORA#; Subscribe to SEPHORA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YX5x_VU8gfe0Oui0TaLJg; Follow on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ Sephora/posts; Follow SEPHORA on Wanelo: http://wanelo.com/sephora and Follow SEPHORA on Tumblr: http://theglossy.sephora.com/.
 
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Studio Gear Cosmetics Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer #studiogearcosmetics #SGearCosmetics

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1 fl.oz./30mL $30.00


Studio Gear is a line that is Modern, Classic and Confident. Formulated through years of research and testing with professional makeup artists in mind, they believe in creating accessible, high quality products to encourage individual artistry, expression and confidence. You own your look so your makeup should work for you. They invite you to play, express yourself and create your own statement. With their high performance pigments and luxurious, professional grade formulas, you can be sure that whatever your look may be it will apply smoothly and stay put. Studio Gear is for today's woman.

Today I am going to review Studio Gear's Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer. This primer is a silicone-based face primer that not only smooths the surface imperfections on the face for an incredibly bright complexion, but it also includes rejuvenating ingredients such as retinol and milk protein 20 that condition, balance and protect the skin from environmental stresses. Optical diffusers further enhance the complexion by lightening and brightening. 

This is a very nice primer. It works well as priming the skin for foundation. You can wear it over a moisturizer or sunscreen or you can just wear it alone on plain skin. Personally, as an Esthetician, I would advise wearing over a sunscreen of at least a SPF 30 or higher. Because it is silicone based it glides right over the skin and helps fill in any imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. It allows for a smooth foundation base to be applied. Foundation just glides right over the primer, looking as smooth as possible. Then after you apply powder, which does not settle into any lines because of the primer, your face will look just about perfect. 

above: here I am wearing Studio Gear Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer under foundation

The primer is clear but does lighten and brighten the complexion. With the addition of the retinol and milk protein, the primer has skin benefits too. It is more than just your regular face primer. Retinol helps to even out skin tone, reduces fine lines, reduce wrinkles, even out skin texture and reduce acne. The milk protein 20 helps keep skin from being bothered by the environmental stresses that can effect the skin. 

A one time purchase of the Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer is $30.00. If you subscribe you save 10% and the price drops to $27.00. Studio Gear Cosmetics is available online at www.studiogearcosmetics.com. Like Studio Gear on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudioGearCosmetics/; Follow Studio Gear on Twitter:@sgearcosmetics and Follow Studio Gear on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/studiogearcosmetics/.

Use the letters BB to get a 10% discount on the primer. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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Holiday Gift List 2016: LORAC Rose & Revelry PRO Metal Palette Rose Gold #LORAC #RoseandRevelry #PROMetalPaletteRoseGold #HolidayGiftList2016

(product photo courtesy of www.loraccosmetics.com)

LORAC Rose & Revelry PRO Metal Palette Rose Gold $28.00
This gorgeous palette of eight metallic eyeshadows is new for the holidays and is limited-edition. It contains eight PRO Metal Eye Shadows in the Rose Gold theme to go with the Rose & Revelry holiday collection. All of the shadows are metallic and they create the hottest looks straight from Hollywood. LORAC's velvety smooth shadows are ultra-pigmented with maximum payoff to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes just like a PRO. 

These are some of the softest eye shadows I have ever had the pleasure of using. They are extremely pigmented and go on so nicely. The shadows are very creamy and are so soft it is not even funny. The colors are so bright and vibrant too. I love how all of them are metallic. I have never had a palette of just metallic eye shadows before. Below you will see some swatches of the eye shadows and a look I did with them. In this look I tried to use as many of them as I could. I also used the LORAC PRO Liquid Lipstick in Nude Rose in this look.

The website recommends doing the following for a daytime and a dramatic nighttime look:  
  • Daytime Look: Create an everyday metallic eye using QUARTZ eye shadow from lash to brow bone, ROSE GOLD or AMBER on the lid and CLOVER in the outer corner, crease and along top and bottom lash lines.

  • Dramatic Evening  Look: Get a dramatic, metallic eye using QUARTZ eye shadow from lash to brow bone, GRAPHITE or COBALT on the lid, ONYX in the outer corner, crease and along top and bottom lash lines, and QUARTZ or GILDED in the inner corner to highlight.
Here are some swatches of the colors in the palette:
above: Quartz, Rose Gold, Graphite, Onyx, Gilded, Amber, Clover and Cobalt
Finally, here is a look I did with the palette: I am wearing Clover in the crease, with Onyx in the transition and Cobalt on the inner corner of the eye. I lined the lower lid with Clover. On my upper lid is Rose Gold and under the brow is Quartz. On my cheeks is Berry blush and Moonlight Highlighter. Nude Rose PRO Lip Color on lips.



 

I was very happy with this palette and I think that it would make a great gift. It is sold out on www.loraccosmetics.com but it is still available at Kohl's, Nordstrom's and Ulta Beauty. Like LORAC on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LORACcosmetics; Follow LORAC on Twitter:@LORAC_Cosmetics; Follow LORAC on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/loraccosmetics/; Follow LORAC on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/loraccosmetics/;Follow LORAC on Tumblr: http://carolshaw.la/; Follow LORAC on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/c/loraccosmeticsinc.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration)





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Gift List 2016: MILK Makeup Desk to Dawn Set #MILKMakeup #DesktoDawn #HolidayGiftList2016

(product photo courtesy of www.sephora.com)

$68.00 ($95.00 value) online only
This desk-friendly makeup kit features all of the products you will want to take on the go, plus , a reusable acrylic box with a mirror inside.  The set has an array of makeup products for day to night makeup looks. The Natural Dry Shampoo has a refreshing formula that naturally absorbs excess oil to extend the life of a blow out while its white tea scent leaves hair feeling revived. With a lash-loving formula that won't flake and stays put all day, the Ubame Mascara has a signature blend of ubame oak charcoal and sapphire dust to bring added dimension and color depth to lashes. The two Micellar Water Makeup Remover Wipes provide a technologically advanced cleansing system that uses non-ionic micellar action to entrap and lift both oil- and water-based impurities from the skin in a single wipe. The mini Lip Color in O.G. Red is a creamy red lip color that provides full-coverage, comfortable wear, and lasts all day. The mini Gel Brow in Pilsner features a smooth, brown matte gel formula in pencil form that quickly and easily glides onto brows. The mini Eye Pigment in Silent Disco delivers a highly pigmented brown, long-wearing cream shadow in a portable tube for attention-grabbing color in one swipe. Use the Roll + Blot: Portable blotting sheets that are made with unbleached hemp fibers to absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing your makeup. With its perfect design, the Eyelash Curler leaves the full lash line beautifully lifted and curled without pinching, always a plus. 

The set contains the following: Roll + Blot Sheets; 2x Micellar Water Makeup Remover Wipes; Eye Pigment in Silent Disco (brown); Lip Color in O.G. Red, Ubame Mascara in Inked, Natural Dry Shampoo, Gel Brow in Pilsner (medium brown) and Eyelash Curler. This all comes in a smoky gray acrylic slide top box with mirrored bottom. 

If you know someone who likes makeup and who liked to keep makeup at the office, this would be the perfect gift. It has tall the essentials of a regular makeup kit and more, especially for  getting ready for a night out on the town straight away from work.  Which is often very hard to do. With this kit though, it can be done quite easily. Just fix yourself up a little bit and voila! Ready for a night on the town. Apply some mascara, eye color, lipstick, dry shampoo and some blotting papers. Easy peasy. This would be a great gift for a co-worker or for a relative. 

It is available from www.sephora.com. Like SEPHORA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sephora?ref=br_tf; Follow SEPHORA on Twitter: @Sephora, Follow SEPHORA on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Sephora/; Follow SEPHORA on Instagram: http://instagram.com/SEPHORA#; Subscribe to SEPHORA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YX5x_VU8gfe0Oui0TaLJg; Follow on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ Sephora/posts; Follow SEPHORA on Wanelo: http://wanelo.com/sephora and Follow SEPHORA on Tumblr: http://theglossy.sephora.com/.
 
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)





 




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Gift LIst 2016: LORAC Cosmetics Rose & Revelry Happy Hour Hues Lipgloss Set #LORAC #RoseandRevelry #HappyHourHuesSet #HolidayGiftList2016

(product photo courtesy of www.loraccosmetics.com)

$25.00 ($96.00 value)
This limited-edition set of Happy Hour Hues Lip Gloss Set in Rose Gold from LORAC will take you from the first toast of champagne through the finale with one swipe of highly pigmented, glossy color. It contains six shades of Alter Ego Lip Gloss in new shades. The shades include:

  • Angel-Nude with gold shimmer
  • Beauty Queen-Rose Pink
  • Ballerina-Bubblegum Pink
  • Connoisseur-Rose Brown
  • Celebrity-Brick Red
  • Provocateur-Black Cherry
The set costs $25.00 with a value of $96.00. That is a huge savings and well worth it. These are FULL SIZE Alter Ego Lip Glosses. LORAC is known for their high quality and pigmentation. See below for swatches of the shades in the set. 

above: Angel, Beauty Queen, Ballerina, Connoisseur, Celebrity and Provocateur

This set is great for anyone who loves lipgloss. Or for anyone who loves makeup for that matter. It is a great Secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer. The price is right for this gift for it to be given to a sister, friend, cousin or just about anyone. 

This set is available online at www.loraccosmetics.com and in Ulta and Kohl's locations around the country. Like LORAC on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LORACcosmetics; Follow LORAC on Twitter:@LORAC_Cosmetics; Follow LORAC on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/loraccosmetics/; Follow LORAC on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/loraccosmetics/;Follow LORAC on Tumblr: http://carolshaw.la/; Follow LORAC on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/c/loraccosmeticsinc.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration)

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Gift List 2016: Give Tata Harper Skincare For The Holidays! #TataHarper #Skincare #HolidayGiftLIst2016

(product photos courtesy of www.tataharperskincare.com)

Tata Harper Skincare For The Holidays 
All Tata Harper skincare is 100% natural without any synthetics, 100% non-toxic and with one-of-a-kind formulas. They are their own manufacturers too. This holiday season Tata Harper has two very special items that she wants you to know are very dear to her heart, that she thinks would make great holiday gifts. The two items I am referring to are The Illuminating Moisturizer ($85.00) and Illuminating Eye Cream ($95.00). Both are very special products and work great day and night. 

1 fl.oz./30mL $85.00
Diamond dust, uniquely paired with a special blend of mineral, provides a perfecting veil that imparts a subtle, soft-focus luminescence in this luxurious complexion-perfecting moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates for fresh and glowing looking skin. It instantly illuminates the subtle contours with light for skin that has the plump, glowing look of youth. It provides hydration and moisture barrier protection. The Illuminating Moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This moisturizer provides a beautiful, soft luminescence when worn over the entire face and can also be used over foundation for spot highlighting or strobing. Use AM and PM. For all skin types.  

This moisturizer is one of the best I have ever used. Having all natural ingredients and being from one of the finest lines it is a pleasure to work with Tata Harper skincare. I love this moisturizer. It goes on and sinks into the skin leaving only the diamond dust luminescence on top of the skin to make it glow. Skin looks and feels amazing. 

0.5 fl.oz./15 mL $95.00
 
This is a complete age-defying eye treatment with a soft-focus luminescence that uses real diamond dust for a highlighting effect. This cream instantly illuminates the look of the eye area. It minimizes the appearance of crow's feet and wrinkles. And finally, it reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark shadows and fatigue. It provides light coverage, so it is great for wearing on its own but can also be won over concealer. It doubles as a luminizing eye shadow when applied on the eyelid.

This eye cream is also great. It goes on easily and also sinks right into the skin while leaving eyes glowing. It only takes a small amount to do the job so the bottle should last a very long time. It takes away all puffiness, dark circles and signs of fatigue. This is one very nice eye cream.

These would make great gifts for skincare junkies, those who are really into natural skincare or those who love new skincare brands. Tata Harper is available from www.tataharperskincare.com. Like Tata Harper Skincare on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TataHarperSkinCare/?fref=nf; Follow Tata Harper Skincare on Twitter: @TataHarper; Follow Tata Harper Skincare on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tataharper/;  Follow Tata Harper Skincare on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tataharper/; Subscribe to Tata Harper Skincare on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TataHarperSkincare; and Follow Tata Harper Skincare on Google+: https://plus.google.com/107723520182539873975.

Until Next Time~ 

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent for consideration)  








 









 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Gift List 2016: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Body Boom #SoldeJaneiro #BrazilianBodyBoom #HolidayGiftLift2016

(product photo courtesy of www.sephora.com)

$55 ($70 value)
Boy do I have a great gift set for you! If you know someone who loves to take care of their body, then this is the perfect gift. Inside the box you will find a luxuriously creamy shower wash and a tightening all-over body cream. It's the perfect solution for dry skin, dull skin, uneven skintone, loss of firmness and loss of elasticity. 

The Brazilian Body Boom gift set features sol de Janeiro's Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel (13.0 fl.oz./385 mL) and Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (8.1 fl.oz./240 mL). The nourishing wash cleanses skin in a thich, cushiony lather and doubles as a shaving cream. The fast-absorbing body cream holds in moisture from the wash, hydrates, firms the skin and is infused with guaranáand a touch of mica for an instant glow. Both are enriched with nourishing cupaçu butter, antioxidant superfruit açaí, and skin conditioning coconut oil. Together they leave the skin with a lingering pistachio-caramel scent. These products are free of PECs, synthetic color, animal by-products and propylene glycol.

Sol De Janeiro came together with a mutual love of the distinctly Brazilian attitude towards beauty, their secrets, and their know-how. These products support the Brazilian philosophy that beauty isn’t a standard to reach, it’s an attitude to take. A head-to-toe sensuality that comes through in a smile, a saunter, a samba. Based in the USA, Sol De Janeiro is excited to be able to bring you the most effective, transformative, and fun beauty care experiences, incorporating the latest and greatest super ingredients from the Amazon.

You'll love how these products smell and how the shower cream makes your skin feel. Amazing. I love the body cream too, as I need some firming. I am not sure if it is working yet but it smells good and I love massaging it onto my body. I love both of these products, but I would take gallons of that shower cream...

The Brazilan Body Boom is sold on www.sephora.com and at SEPHORA stores. Like SEPHORA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sephora?ref=br_tf; Follow SEPHORA on Twitter: @Sephora, Follow SEPHORA on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Sephora/; Follow SEPHORA on Instagram: http://instagram.com/SEPHORA#; Subscribe to SEPHORA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YX5x_VU8gfe0Oui0TaLJg; Follow on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ Sephora/posts; Follow SEPHORA on Wanelo: http://wanelo.com/sephora and Follow SEPHORA on Tumblr: http://theglossy.sephora.com/.
 
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)







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