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Friday, October 25, 2013

The October Hit List: 5 Products You Should Try Now! #HitList

October Hit ListWell October has come and gone. This month I tried out numerous products and found 5 that I think you definitely need to pick up. My Hit List always contains products that are the best of the best, cream of the crop products that out perform the others in their categories. These are sure fire “HITS”. This month I have discovered Radical Skincare’s Age Defying Exfoliating Pads, through allure’s Sample Society box. I loved the sample so much that I bought the product! Then there is Urban Decay chill Makeup Setting Spray, which really works and does set makeup all day long! Not to be left out is one of my favorite brands of skincare, boscia, and their Luminizing Black Mask. This mask brightens skin, leaving sun damage and age spots in the dust! My two makeup picks for the month are Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen in Blacquer  and L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara. The Marc Jacobs liner has to be the perfect liquid liner. Thank goodness I finally have my Holy Grail! The Voluminous mascara is a wonderful new mascara that provides length, volume and no clumps.


Radical Skincare Age Defying Exfoliating Pads $95.00/100 pads

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age defying exfoliating pads

Radical Skincare is a fabulous new line that believes in delivering potent skincare products. These pads: reduce crow’s feet by 50% in 2 weeks;  remove dull, dead skin to promote new cell turnover and help absorb anti-aging ingredients to accelerate results; reduce pore size; even skin tone and significantly improve firmness, texture and elasticity of the skin. The pads contain alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids with numerous botanical extract to slow or halt the aging process of the skin. Malus domestica has been shown to combat chronological aging, and preserves the youthful look and the viability of the skin. Osilift lifts and tones the skin, making it firmer and also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Witch hazel is an astringent that clears residue off of the skin and prepares it for the acids.

Immediately after I started using these pads I noticed that my skin felt softer and looked smoother and had more clarity. I use acids a lot but not daily. I usually use a chemical peel once a week. This is the perfect way to have a mild peel without the flaking. The exfoliating pads are recommended for daily use and are a great way to get acids in to your life for daily use. They are strong enough to work but not too strong that they irritate the skin. Most if not all people can use these. If you find them too strong for daily use, back off to every other day. Radical Skincare also has many other products out that I think you will want to try. I am going to review their Instant Revitalizing Mask. This is going to change the way you view masks!

Radical Skincare Age Defying Exfoliating Pads are available from www.radicalskincare.com and www.sephora.com or SEPHORA stores. Like Radical Skincare on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadicalSkincare; Follow Radical Skincare on Twitter: @RadicalSkincare and Follow Radical Skincare on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/radicalskincare/.


Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray $29.00 4.0 oz./118 ml.

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chill makeup setting spray

A spray perfect for combination/dry skin that will stop makeup from melting down or looking drab after a long day. It has temperature control technology that chills the surface of the makeup to keep it looking gorgeous and just applied for 12 full hours. Developed in conjunction with SKINDINÄVIA, it is clinically tested to hold foundation, eye shadow, blush and concealer in place! The result is vibrant makeup all day for a glowy, youthful complexion. The spray delivers a microfine mist that feels light on the skin and once applied, you won’t feel it’s there.

I have been using this for weeks now and it is a miracle. My makeup looks fresh all day long without any “wilting”. I love that Urban Decay can deliver on such great product ideas. Not only do they have the best eye shadow primer on the market, but now the best setting spray too! This stuff is truly amazing. It just takes a small spritz in the a.m. and don’t worry about your makeup the rest of the day.

Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray is available from www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.beauty.com, www.macys.com and SEPHORA, Ulta and some Macy’s stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics, Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @UrbanDecay; Follow on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/ and Follow on Google+:https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.


boscia Luminizing Black Mask $34.00 2.8 oz./80 g.

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luminizing black mask

This jet-black mineral rich peel-off mask is a great detoxifying , purifying and brightening treat for the skin. It is made with high quality Calcium Montmorillonite clay that helps to shrink and deep clean pores. This mask also exfoliates skin. Made with powerful anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C (which also brightens the skin), they firm the skin and reduce inflammation. Once the mask is dried it can strip away dead skin cells, impurities and excess oil as it is peeled away. The results are definitely immediately visible!

I adore this mask! Usually I am not a fan of peel off masks, but boscia makes them so good you cannot resist. The Luminizing Black Mask is a great way to immediately brighten and clear up the skin. It really does work. I have used it a few times and I notice that right afterwards my skin looks better, with less hyperpigmentation and my pores are less visible. This is a definite Hit List item for this month!

boscia Luminizing Black Mask is available from www.boscia.com, www.sephora.com and SEPHORA stores. Follow boscia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bosciaskincare; Follow boscia on Twitter: @bosciaskinare; Follow boscia on Instagram: http://instagram.com/boscia# and Follow boscia on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bosciaskincare/.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen in Blacquer $30.00

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen

Marc Jacobs has introduced his new cosmetic line on his website and exclusively through SEPHORA and boy is it a doozy! There are a lot of good items and some bad items. I love this item! It is a liquid eye liner inspired by the calligraphy pen. It’s waterproof and has a long felt tip that makes application very easy. That is what I love about it. The pen draws great thick and the thinnest lines for emphasizing the lash line or building up a bolder look. The never-before- seen shade (Blacquer) was developed in Japan to create the shiniest and blackest black on the market. Once on, the color lasts all day lone, without transferring and doesn’t fade. It even lasts through my awful tearing up that I happen to have with my left eye. That is why I need a good, waterproof liquid eye liner. I have my Holy Grail now!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen in Blacquer is available from www.marcjacobs.com, www.sephora.com and SEPHORA stores. Like Marc Jacobs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcjacobsintl; Follow Marc Jacobs on Twitter: @MarcJacobsIntl; Follow Marc Jacobs on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+MarcJacobsIntl/posts and Subscribe to Marc Jacobs on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/marcjacobs.


L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara $8.99

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loreal voluminous butterfly

Most of us are always on the hunt for the best mascara. And since cosmetic companies keep coming out with new mascara formulas, it leads me to believe that we still haven’t found the perfect formula yet. Well, I think I have found one that is almost perfect. It doesn’t clump, it lengthens and has great volume. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is all that and then some! I love the idea of the brush too. The idea Voluminous Butterfly mascarabehind this mascara is that has an asymmetrical brush that fans out the lashes at the outer corner of the eyes, lifting them up and giving them a “butterfly” effect. The formula is infused with 1.2mm fibers that instantly coat the lashes with a soft and delicate look for longer, thicker, silky feeling lashes. And there is no clumping either! For me that is the best thing about it. Lashes look long and lovely without any large clumps on them. They don’t smudge, flake and wear until you take off the mascara. It is a really, really nice mascara. I think I may have found my Holy Grail mascara! It comes in three shades, Black, Brown Black and Blackest Black.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is available from www.lorealparisusa.com or any mass market retailer. Follow L’Oréal Paris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorealparis; Follow L’Oréal Paris on on Twitter: @LorealParisUSA and Subscribe to L’Oréal Paris on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lorealparisnyc.


So, that is the Hit List for the month of October. I think I have found a few gems. I absolutely adore these products! These are products I know for a fact I will keep using well beyond this month, definitely for a long, long time. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or email me. I would love to hear what you think if you have tried any of these products or will answer any questions you have about the products.

Until Next Time:


I Am THE Makeup Junkie



  1. I like the Marc Jacobs liner.



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