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Friday, April 28, 2017

Review: A Few Make Up For Ever Items #MakeUpForEver #MUFE

(product photos courtesy of www.makeupforever.com)

Recently I had the opportunity to try out a few products from everyone's favorite brand, Make Up For Ever. I love their makeup. Everything about it perfect. They are the epitome of professionalism. As they should be, because this is the brand that most professional makeup artists turn to when they are working. 

1.6g $21.00
Catch the light. Shine. Shimmer. Highlight. This soft shimmer powder instantly highlights with a radiant glow. Add iridescence to your eyes, highlight your eyes, lips, cheeks. This powder glows and radiates light. It's one of those products that is perfect for any look you want to do. The pigmentation is incredible. It lasts all day. For a pigment product, it can't be beat. 
Star Lit Powder in 13 Ivory

Star lit Powder in 27 Gunmetal

Star Lit Powder in 12 Copper
I really love the Star Lit Powders. They are beautifully iridescent, go on with a whisper light touch and stay on. The colors are gorgeous. They blend wonderfully too! These are the epitome of shimmer shadows. Below you will see my swatches of these colors and how bright they are. Then below that I will show you a photo of me wearing the colors and how I was able to take these three colors and make them into a look. 

Star Lit Powders in Ivory, Copper and Gunmetal
wearing Star Lit Powders in Ivory, Copper and Gunmetal

wearing Star Lit Powders in Ivory, Copper and Gunmetal

2.5 mL $20.00
An ultra matte liquid lipstick with insane color payoff and crazy long wear. This lipstick is extremely pigmented and wears amazingly well. All day long wear, I'm talking about. And it goes on like butter and does not leave your lips dry like most matte liquid lipsticks. I love the color, 107 Natural Beige. It is a beautiful color for me, a great nude beige that I can wear with anything. In fact, it is a great color for many people because of its medium tone. Below is a picture of the color on my lips as well as a swipe of the lipstick on my arm so you can see how it looks on the skin. 

Artist Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick in 107 Natural Beige

wearing Artist Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick in 107 Natural Beige

0.20 fl.oz./6mL $23.00
Ultra HD Lip Booster is a hydrating lip serum that instantly preps and smooths lips with a rush of hydration while delivering a plumped lip look. You get the ultimate in lip hydration with this product. Repair and smooth lips with every swipe of the formula. It is a multi-purpose lip product that nourishes and moisturizes the lips. It contains loofah oil and hyaluronic acid. The doe-foot applicator helps apply the product properly so that your lips are left feeling instantly moisturized. This product is ideal for prepping lips for makeup application. It comes in two shades, clear and tinted. The tinted shade is a light pink. The tinted shade mimics the natural color of the lips. It is non-sticky too.

I tried the tinted shade, and loved it. It really does look pretty on the lips while hydrating and moisturizing them. It wears well, lasting for hours. Below is a photo of me wearing the Ultra HD Lip Booster. I would have taken a swatch but the tinted shade doesn't really show up for the camera. I think this is a great product for those of us who suffer from dry lips, which is most of the population. Wear it after you have applied lip liner and you have your very own new lipstick shade!

wearing Ultra HD Lip Booster in 01 Tinted

All of the products above are available through www.makeupforever.com and www.sephora.com and Make Up For Ever stores, except the Ultra HD Lip Booster, which is only available through www.sephora.com and in SEPHORA stores. Like Make Up For Ever on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MAKEUPFOREVERUS; Follow Make Up For Ever on Twitter:@MAKEUPFOREVERUS; Follow Make Up For Ever on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/makeupforeverww/; Follow Make Up For Ever on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/makeupforeverus/ and Subscribe to Make Up For Ever on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/MakeUpForEverUSA

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These items were sent for consideration)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Laura Geller Cover Lock Cream Foundation & Quench-N-Tint Hydrating Foundation #LauraGeller #CoverLockFoundation #QuenchNTintFoundation

(product photos courtesy of www.laurageller.com

1 fl.oz./30mL $38.00
Laura Geller's Cover Lock Cream Foundation is used to create the smooth, even complexion you crave with true full coverage. This vitamin-enriched formula effortlessly blends away discoloration, scars, even tattoos, while locking out aging pollutants and environmental stressors for all-day, flawless coverage. It is a full coverage foundation. It comes in 9 shades, listed with their descriptions below.

Porcelain: Doll-like complexion. Alabaster skin. Very fair.
Fair: If porcelain is too light for you and you have a bit more warmth to your skin.
Light: If you are on the lighter end of the medium spectrum.  Medium is just a touch too dark for you
Medium: True medium.  Good default color if you are not sure what shade you are.
Golden Medium: Medium is just a little too light for you, but you don’t quite have that Mediterranean glow all year round
Sand: Tan is just a little too dark for you, but you are warmer than Golden Medium.
Tan: Golden Olive all year round
Honey: A richer Tan.
Deep: Cocoa Complexion 

I find that this is one of the better full coverage foundations I have used. It hides just about everything. And when they mean even tattoos, they aren't kidding. I am Porcelain in this shade collection. Below is a photo of me wearing the foundation with it looking very full coverage. 

wearing Cover Lock Cream Foundation in Porcelain

1.7 fl.oz./50.mL $33.00
Quench your skin's thirst with Laura Geller's Quench-n-Tint Hydrating Foundation. This intensely hydrating foundation, with a wash of color, has coverage that is as weightless and refreshing as a splash of water. It leaves skin with a natural glow. The foundation comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Deep. I wear Light, which is still a bit dark for me. See below for a picture of me wearing the foundation in Light. To use: apply a small amount to the face with fingertips, starting from the center of the face and blending outward. Repeat application until desired coverage is achieved.

Laura Geller Cosmetics are available at www.laurageller.com, www.ulta.com; www.beauty.com and fine department stores. Like Laura Geller Beauty on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraGellerBeauty?ref=br_rs; Follow Laura Geller Beauty on Twitter:@LauraGeller; Follow Laura Geller on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurageller/; Follow Laura Geller Beauty on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/lauragellerbeauty and Subscribe to Laura Geller on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraGellerUS.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent for consideration)

Review: Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Even Tone Make-Up Primer #LauraGeller #SpackleTreatmentPrimer #eventone

(product photo courtesy of www.laurageller.com)

2 oz./56g $32.00
With Laura Geller's infamous Spackle Treatment Make-Up Primer in Even Tone create a flawless canvas for extended makeup wear while color-correcting the appearance of skin discolorations, both instantly and over time. This universally flattering pinky peach hue adds a subtle soft-focus effect to minimize the look of imperfections while delivering a radiant, natural skin finish. While over time, the skincare-infused formula helps to even out the skin tone, enhance clarity and diminish the appearance of dark spots for a beautifully flawless complexion.
How to use: apply to clean skin. Follow with make-up, or wear it alone.
I like this primer over the regular Spackle. It makes skin look flawless. The pinky-peach tone adds a radiance to skin that allows it to look beautiful with or without foundation. I would rather wear this than any other makeup primer as it adds a nice look that I can have my skin look nice under my powder foundation, since lately I don't want to wear too heavy a foundation. This is definitely something that people of any skin tone could wear. It blends into the skin effortlessly. 
Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Even Tone Make-Up Primer retails for $32.00 and is sold on www.laurageller.com, www.ulta.com; www.beauty.com and fine department stores. Like Laura Geller Beauty on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraGellerBeauty?ref=br_rs; Follow Laura Geller Beauty on Twitter:@LauraGeller; Follow Laura Geller on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurageller/; Follow Laura Geller Beauty on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/lauragellerbeauty and Subscribe to Laura Geller on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraGellerUS

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent for consideration)


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: PÜR Cosmetics Vanity Palettes Eyes & Cheeks #purcosmetics #purvanitypalettes #vanitypalettes

(product photos courtesy of www.purcosmetics.com)

This portable vanity palette is perfect for your busy lifestyle. With 4 eye shadows, a blush, bronzer and highlighter, taking your look from meetings to midnight is simple with just the click of a compact. The oversized vanity mirror and color collection is perfect for creating easy everyday glam that can keep with you throughout your day.

PÜR Vanity Palette Dream Chaser $36.00
Dream Chaser has light golden colors that look very pretty on warm toned gals. It is my favorite of the two palettes because it contains more colors that are my strength.

PÜR Vanity Palette Goal Digger $36.00
The Goal Digger Palette has warm and cool tones in it for someone who wears both. It is more of a palette for someone who can wear both cool and warm tones. I like this palette a lot too. 

These palettes rock. I think they are some of PÜR's best palettes. They are available online at www.purcosmetics.com and Kohl's.  Like pürminerals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurBeautyCosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Twitter:@purcosmetics; Follow pürminerals on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PurmineralsUS; Subscribe to pürminerals on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sIrqjvZLPO5Dj3Jpa2T6Q; Follow pürminerals on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purcosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Instagram: https://instagram.com/purcosmetics.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These items were sent for consideration)

Review: Baldwin Nourishing Cream For Men #BaldwinNourishingCreamForMen

(photo courtesy of www.amazon.com)

3.4 oz./100mL $24.95
This anti-aging face cream for men is made of the best nature can give. It is very nourishing. It is made from Dead Sea minerals, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, African Shea Oil and Dunaliella extract. All of these minerals and oils make the perfect blend to nourish your man's skin and help make it look younger, sexier and healthier. This cream makes skin soft and healthy, Baldwin Cream for Men has a strong effect on the skin that makes it more vital, healty and soft to the touch. It has an extra pleasant scent that surrounds you and is sexy. You will love the scent. There is a 30 day guarantee. If you don't like Baldwin Nourishing Cream, you have 30 days to decide and they will give you your money back if you don't like it. 

Baldwin is for men who don't compromise. This nourishing cream is not made with harmful parabens. The natural oils are quickly absorbed by the skin and will guard it from the effects of the elements and make it soft to the touch, more vital, young and powerful. Here are the ingredients explained. Argan Oil is an unusual oil, produced from nuts grown just in Morocco, which nourish the hair, and the scalp. Argan Oil has the power to rejuvenate the skin and nourish it. The anti-aging extract from the Centella Asiatica leaves is known for deep skin renewal and for it's anti aging benefits. It can even repair injuries. Anti-oxidants in the form of vitamin E and C will stop free radicals in their tracks. Saving the skin from premature wrinkling and creases, as well as saving it from drying out.Dead Sea Minerals will moisturize the skin leaving it looking fresh as the morning dew. This is our secret to create the best face moisturizer for men. 
African Shea Oil, is actually known for anti aging and is hypoallergenic.
It slows the aging process of the skin so your skin looks and feels younger.
Glycerin keeps the skin moisturized on a deep level and protects the skin from
contaminants and organisms that cause damage to the skin.
Allantoin is a natural chemical compound produces by living organisms which provides
a soothing effect on the skin. If you shave and chafe yourself, then you won't
feel it. It's an anti-irritant and a natural healer.

Baldwin Nourishing Cream For Men is sold on www.amazon.com. It retails for $24.95. My husband used it and like it a lot. He found that especially in the winter this cream kept his skin from being chapped and chilled, chafed and raw. It will also work in the summer months on those who have sensitive skins. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches & BB Eye Cream #Klorane #SmoothingandRelaxingPatches #BBEyeCream

(product photos courtesy of www.kloraneusa.com)

A couple of weeks ago I did a review of Klorane's wonderful Abyssinia Oil Shampoo and Conditioner and their Dry Shampoo. Today I am going to review a couple of their skincare products, Smoothing and Relaxing Patches and BB Eye Cream. I love Klorane and every product I have ever tried from this brand. I think you will too.

7 packets of 2 patches $24.00
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Cornflower are used on the eye area to soothe and soften skin around the eye. They refresh, moisturize and brighten the eye area. The patches also help to reduce puffiness and smooth away lines in the eye area. They are hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. The patches do not contain sodium chloride, silicone or sulfates. 

The main ingredient is cornflower, which for centuries has been known for its soothing, softening and anti-inflammatory qualities. Grown exclusively in France, the cornflower is harvested during full blossom. The patches can be placed in the refrigerator to enhance the refreshing effects. They also contain decongesting arnica and soothing chamomile. They reduce the signs of fatigue and instantly soothe and refresh the eyes. They also lighten the area under the eyes, as well as reduce dark circles and bags around the eyes. 

To use, apply directly to eye area and leave on for 20 minutes. Can be used as a 7-day treatment for a long-term smoothing effect.  

I find these patches to be wonderful. They instantly refresh, cool and soothe the eye area. I love how they brighten the eyes, lighten up dark circles and moisturize the under eye area too. I think the combination of the cornflower, arnica and chamomile is a winning combination. 

0.5 fl.oz./15mL $26.00
The BB Eye Cream With Soothing Cornflower is a triple-action cream that visibly reduces puffiness, masks dark circles and illuminates the eye. The roll-on applicator enhances the effectiveness of the formulation. Eyes are brightened and the visible signs of fatigue fade away. This cream was tested under
ophthalmological and dermatological control. It has been formulated to minimize the risks of allergy. This product is paraben-free and phenoxyethanol-free.

To use: apply in the morning or evening on the eye contour, following the Klorane massage.

I use this in the mornings instead of a concealer, since my dark circles are not that bad. I find that it works well as a concealer, since it lightens and brightens the under eye area. It illuminates the eye and makes it look bright and beautiful. Dark circles actually start to fade away with use. Puffiness is minimized and if you use the Klorane massage, puffiness will stay away.

Both of these products can be purchased online at www.kloraneusa.com. It's also available online at SEPHORA, Birchbox, Beautyhabit, Net-A-Porter.com, www.soap.com and www.skinstore.com and Lovely Skin. Like Klorane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kloraneusa; Follow Klorane on Twitter:@kloraneusa; Follow Klorane on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/kloraneusa/; Folllow Klorane on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/kloraneusa/ and Subscribe to Klorane on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/kloraneusa.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)  





Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir Deep Nourishing System #DessangeParis #NutritionElixir

(product photos courtesy of www.target.com)

Today I am reviewing the Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir line. I have reviewed other Dessange Paris hair care lines before. This line is meant for hair that is dry and damaged.  Read on for my review of the shampoo, conditioner and mask. Jacques Dessange believes every woman can achieve great hair with the right care and expertise. This has been his driving passion since his first salon opening near the Champs-Élysées 60 years ago. Now you can achieve a naturally elegant salon like result every day.

Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir Shampoo
8.5 fl.oz./250mL $9.99
Inspired by deep care treatments of Jacques Dessange's Paris salons, the Nutrition Elixir System of shampoo, conditioner and mask nourishes, protects and enhances hair so that it shines and has manageability. The system is infused with precious Sacha Inchi Oil and Provitamin B5, which transforms hair into a fluid and silky texture. This is for dry and damaged hair.
How To Use: Apply evenly to wet hair. Massage and rinse. Repeat if necessary.  
My hair is damaged from coloring. I found this shampoo to be very rich and it really helped to help the damage in my hair. It made my hair silky and vibrant. All without disturbing the color. 
Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir Conditioner
6.7 oz./200mL $9.99
Also inspired by the deep care treatments given at the Jacques Dessange Paris salons, the Nutrition Elixir Conditioner nourishes, protects and enhances hair's shine and repairs damage. It is for very dry hair. The system is infused with precious Sacha Inchi Oil and Provitamin B5. It transforms hair into a beautifully fluid and silky texture. It is for very dry and damaged hair.
How To Use: Apply evenly onto wet hair after shampooing. Leave on for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse.
When used in conjunction with the shampoo, this conditioner makes hair so soft, silky and repairs damage that is done to hair by coloring, heat, etc. I love how it makes my hair feel. It also adds moisture to help dry hair.
Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir Mask 
8.5 fl.oz./250mL $11.99
When hair is really damaged, use this mask to repair the damage and to make hair soft, silky and whole again. This Deep Nourishing System Mask is inspired by Jacques Dessange's salon treatments that are done in his Paris salons. The mask is thick and rich and really helps to restore hair to its natural state. It has Sacha Inchi Oil and Provitamin B5 which transforms hair into a fluid and silky texture. 
How To Use: After shampooing, apply on wet hair from mid length to the ends. Leave on for 3-4 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use once to twice a week in place of the conditioner. 

I found this mask to be a blessing for my damaged hair. It really helps damaged and dry hair. It adds moisture to hair, repairs the damage and leaves hair feeling silky and manageable. 

Dessange Paris Nutrition Elixir products are available from www.target.com and www.amazon.com. Though they are available from Amazon, the prices are exorbitant and I would steer clear of them. They are much less expensive through Target. They are also available at Target stores nationwide.

Until Next TIme~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent for consideration)

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