ERIN CONDREN

Friday, May 25, 2018

COVER FX POWERPLAY FOUNDATION REVIEW AND WEAR TEST

  







I have been loving using a flat top kabuki brush to buff in the foundations that i use.
Then i will go over it by tapping with a beauty blender.


The above photo is right after i put the product on.

The below photo was about 8 hours after i applied it.




WHAT IS IT--A modern-matte, blurring foundation with weightless full coverage that provides sweat-proof all-day wear, long-lasting shine control, environmental protection, and a finish that will not oxidize.

WHAT DOES IT DO--This vegan, long-wearing liquid foundation provides sweat-proof, waterproof, and transfer-proof full coverage with a blurring, modern-matte finish. Formulated to provide invisible all-day shine control, this foundation contains a trio of ultra-fine powders that weightlessly mattify without dulling or drying the complexion. It’s available in 40 diverse shades that will not oxidize for a perfect match that stays color-true all day, on any skin tone.

WHAT I LIKE-- I love the way that this applied and stayed on. IT didn't crease at all. I do think that this has a blurring effect and i did pair it with the primer from Coverfx that came in the boxycharm box. It was lightweight feeling on the skin and i was doing a lot of errands and was sweating a bit. I was very impressed that this stayed in place and still didn't budge or crease at all.

WHAT I DIDN'T-- I did notice that at the end of the night i was a bit more  dewy in certain areas of my face. I don't think that this stays matte like it claims but if you are wanting to stay matte, i would just have a matte powder to touch up with.

PRICE-$44

AVAILABLE--COVER FX POWERPLAY FOUNDATION

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

SKINCARE FROM AROUND THE WORLD/ VANCOUVER


 Hello beauty friends,
I love skincare. While out great skincare, our makeup just doesn't look great.
SO
Here is a subscription that features one brand from different parts of the world.
This month of May is DELIA ORGANICS
The subscription box is PEARLESQUE 
Lets talk first about Delia Organics
This company is out of Vancouver Canada
Founder Alica, spent 10 years researching, designing and planning Delia Organics and their ingredients so she can help you achieve amazing healthy skin without changing how beautiful you already are. With 10+ years in the skincare industry , she is a licensed aesthetician and is the founder and editor of the beauty geek, where she has focused on bringing and discussing treatments, skincare and wellness all in one place.  She believes in the ease of a routine as well as results which made the most sense when Delia Organics was born.
Founded in 2016, Delia Organics was created to not only to enhance your natural beauty but also to get your skin to the highest form of health it can be. Formulated with all the correct ingredients, you an be sure you will see results within your first time experiencing Delia Organics.
They care about the health and wellness of every individual and they created Delia Organics to help with all different skin concerns. With the latest technology and advancements in the skincare industry,. they have made a simple, yet effective brand.. With natural, organic and vegan friendly ingredients, they know you won't be disappointed.





LIP NECTAR/ FULL SIZE/ $20--.3 FL OZ-  Unlike the rest of your skin, lips lack the sweat glands necessary to keep them healthy and protected. That's why lips are vulnerable to dryness and chapping. Free radicals cause damage to cells in the lips. Cracked and wrinkled lips are giveaway signs of aging. It may not be possible to stop your skin from aging but it is possible to slow the process down significantly. Helps heal chapped lips, moisturizing without leaving a waxy feeling, easy to apply while maintaining a youthful look.
HOW TO USE-- Roll onto lips, until hydrated  and let the oil penetrate.
MAIN INGREDIENTS-- Pumpkin see oil, Grapeseed oil, Lemon essential oil, Sweet orange essential oil, Lavender essential oil
#PEARLTIP-- Leave it in the fridge overnight and apply to your lips in the morning for a fresh pick me up and pucker.


BODY TONIC OIL/travel size/$18--.2 fl oz-- Rejuvenating your body is important and we all forget to do it on a daily basis. Massaging a little of this onto your body will help heal and dry skin issues, promote radiance and a glowing complexion and it absorbs instantly to ensure you can get dressed without the wait of it drying. Formulated with evening primrose oil, which is well known to contain high levels of linoleic and gamma linolenic acids which are essentials to healthy skin. This blend also contains calendula oil which is a renowned skin care oil that helps to soften and soothe dry skin and scented with a special blend of the essentials oils of lavendar, geranuim , tea tree and roman chamomile, this oil is truly a treat for the skin.
HOW TO USE-- Pump this oil into your hand apply all over your body, especially to drier areas. Use as much as needed to feel hydrated and glowing.
MAIN INGREDIENTS-- sunflower oil, olive oil, fractionated coconut oil, evening primrose oil, calendula oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin e, lavender essential oil, geranium essential oil, tea tree essential oil, roman chamomile essential oil.


DOSE OF C SERUM/ full size/ $40/ 1 fl oz-- Whether you are looking to take care of hyper pigmentation, the texture of your skin or even the overall health, this serum is for you. It is recommended for all skin types and has anti inflammatory properties so it has a cooling feeling after application. With continued use with this serum, you will notice a brighter complexion, healthy glow and reduction in fine lines, and wrinkles. Having a serum that has both vitamin c and hyaluronic acid will give you all the added benefits that you need in a serum for both morning and night
HOW TO USE-- Cleanse your skin thoroughly before  applying the care for maximum efficiency. Rub gently allover skin.
MAIN INGREDIENTS-- rosa damascena flower water, helichrysum italicum flower water, aloe barbadensis leave juice, glycerin, aqua (water)
#PEARLTIP-- this serum makes a great primer for  your foundation. If you have oily combo skin types, this is a great lightweight moisturizer.



BATH SOAK/ TRAVEL SIZE/ $16/ 100G--Taking time for yourself is a tough thing to get when you  have a busy lifestyle. But when you do get that chance to sit in a warm bath and indulge, you will not be disappointed with the lava mint bath soak. Your mind will feel relaxed, stress free and refreshed after your extended absence from reality. The trio of Himalayan bath salt, sea salts, and epsom salts, will leave your skin smooth, soft and toned each time you use this soak.
HOW TO USE-- add as much as you want into your bath and just let the warm of the water and salts envelope your skin.
MAIN INGREDIENTS--- epsom salts, dead sea salts, himalayan pink salts, peppermint essential oil, lavendar essential oil, dried lavendar
#PEARLTIP-- You can also add these salt to your foot bath and even a hand soak for a little extra pampering.

Here is the unboxing that i did












OVERALL THOUGHTS-- I love this box and that we get to try skincare items from around the world. I love all of these products this month and excited to continue to use this more.


XOXO
LAURIE ANN

Monday, May 21, 2018

MAYBELLINE LEMONADE CRAZE PALETTE REVIEW AND LOOKS



Hello beauty friends,
Today we are talking about the Maybelline Lemonade craze palette


Here are a few details about this palette that is perfect for the spring and summer months.
  • 12 highly-pigmented eyeshadow shades to create day to night looks; From everyday nude looks to bold color defined eyes, create your custom eye look
  • Make any eye look pop with wearable neutrals and bold splashes of color; Quench your thirst for color
  • The creamy, blendable shades apply smoothly to the lids for an intense burst of color to complete any look
  • Each shade in Maybelline's Lemonade Craze eyeshadow palette is infused with a fresh citrus scent for sensorial application
  • Create any eyeshadow look from day-to-night with this versatile pigmented Maybelline eyeshadow palette











Here are the swatches from this palette.


LOOK #1
 Coral punch in the  crease
Sweet tea in the crease
Old fashioned  in the crease
Sunnies on the brow bone
Strawberry lemonade on the  lid


LOOK #2
Coral punch in crease
Sweet tea in crease
Ice pop in crease
Berry ice on brow bone
Main squeeze on the lid




Look #3
Coral punch in the crease
sweet tea in the crease
ice pop in the crease
sherbet on the brow bone
lemonade craze on the lid
citrus on the lid

Look #4
Sunnies on the brow bone
Coral punch in the crease
Sweet tea in the crease
Old fashioned in the crease
Sugar coated on the lid



There are three other looks that are featured on the back, for more inspiration.
You can really crease so many different looks using this palette.
There is also a very subtle hit of lemonade scent.

Also my favorite shades for my crease is the coral punch and then sweet tea over the top and then topping a brighter shade over the outer part of the crease.
If you have this palette, what are your favorite shades?
I love this palette. I find that the shades are very pigmented and very easy to work with.
If you don't have this palette, Why not???

And also there is the following palette that is coming out in August.
Who else is excited about this already??
XOXO
 LAURIE ANN

Friday, May 18, 2018

GARNIER FRUCTIS NOURISHING TREAT 1 MINUTE HAIR MASK


I love trying new hair products out. I love seeing if they are going to work with my hair type.
If you don't know i have long blonde hair. It is a bit damaged from coloring it over the years.
I love using hair mask and leave in conditioners as well.
Today i am talking about the Garnier fructis nourishing treat 1 minute hair mask.

There are several different kinds so let me show you them.
The one above is the nourishing treat and  coconut extract and that is the one i got but i plan on getting all of them.



The one above is color vibrancy treat and goji extract



Strengthening and banana extract

 The one on the left is damage repairing and Papaya extract and the one on the right is smoothing and avocado extract.



 The above is the inside.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT IT DOES--This is a hair treatment that can be used three different ways. You can use it as a leave in conditioning mask which i did in the photo below. You can also use it as a conditioner and a treatment mask in the shower.



WHAT I LOVE- I love this product and plan on getting the whole line. It is super affordable and i love that you can use it three different ways. I love that i can put it into my hair and put into a messy bun and go.


PRICE $2.97 for the 3.4 fl oz/ $6.47 for 13.5 fl oz.

AVAILABLE


XOXO
 LAURIE ANN

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CLINIQUE BEYOND PERFECTING FOUNDATION & CONCEALER



 I got a sample at Sephora. Shoutout to the ladies at the Battlefield mall in Springfield Mo.
 I did use a flat top brush to stipple this foundation in the skin.
 Here is before i applied any other face makeup.
 and after applying the rest of my makeup.
 Another view
 This photo was at the end of the night.


WHAT IS IT--A 24-hour wear, oil-free foundation and concealer in one that achieves a flawless look that lasts all day.

WHAT IT DOES--This lightweight, moisturizing foundation and concealer provides full coverage without clogging pores. This 24-hour wear, breathable formula is ideal for very dry to combination oily skin types, its special polymer formula forms a flexible film that moves with the skin for lasting wear, and it dries slowly for easy blending. Get lasting coverage and give skin a perfected look that stays put, even through sweat and humidity.

WHAT I LIKE-- I really did put this to the test. I put this on in the morning and had some business to take care of at my new job. I then when for a walk at two different places with my husband. ( we are going to be joining a gym as well) and then stood outside for a few minutes visiting with some friends. The weather yesterday was so nice. Sunny and in the upper 80's. I feel like this lasted all day and didn't disappear and still looked flawless at the end of the night when i took it off. It didn't feel heavy at all. I didn't use it as a concealer but it totally could be used for that as well because it has more full coverage. This is going to be perfect for the summertime.


WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE-- I honestly didn't feel like there was anything i didn't like about this product.

PRICE-- $29

AVAILABLE--SEPHORA

XOXO LAURIE ANN

Friday, May 11, 2018

SUNDAY RILEY THE INFLUENCER FOUNDATION REVIEW/ WEAR TEST

Today i have another foundation review.
We are talking about the Sunday Riley the influencer foundation.

This photo was taken right after i finished my makeup.
It looks flawless. At this point i did like the foundation

The above and below photo was taken about 7 hours later. I don't know if you can see  but along my jaw line, it has broken up and disappeared.
WHAT IS IT-A clean, long-lasting foundation with medium to full coverage—formulated with your skin's health in mind.

WHAT IT DOES-The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation redefines the line between skincare and makeup. It provides clean, natural-looking, long-lasting coverage that doesn’t dry out as the day (or night) goes on, with a satin-matte finish that stays fresh looking even through workouts or humidity. It’s available in 20 perfectly buildable, medium-to-full coverage shades that expertly conceal redness, pores, and dark spots without ever looking cakey. With just one pump, get perfectly even skin with ultra-natural coverage. For fuller coverage and more concealing power that never cracks or creases, layer as needed—without worrying about clogging your pores. No matter what your desired coverage, you are always in control: you still look like you.

WHAT I LIKE-I like the way this looked right after i applied this. I didn't feel like it was cakey or patchy at the time. It work great most of the day

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE- For a product that claim long wearing, i expect it to last until i take it off. About 7 hours later i looked in the mirror to check my foundation and noticed that the redness that i tend to have along my jaw line was visible. This clearly was not long wearing.

PRICE--$42

AVAILABLE--SUNDAY RILEY THE INFLUENCER FOUNDATION
XOXO LAURIE ANN

Monday, May 7, 2018

FENTY PRO FILTER FOUNDATION REVIEW AND WEAR TEST

We are always looking for the next best foundation. Am i right?
I want to review several different kinds of foundation and do wear test and give you my overall thoughts on them.
IF you have something that you would like me to review then comment below and let me know, i will do a review.
Today we are starting with RIRI'S FOUNDATION.
IF you don't know by now , she has a whole line,
Check out and see everything that she has.

At this point i have put the foundation on my skin
I am using a flat brush to blend the foundation into my skin
This is before i put any other makeup on
This is after i have all my makeup on
 Here is at the end of the night. I have not retouched up my makeup at all.


WHAT IS IT--A soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of shades.

WHAT IT DOES--Finally—the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you.

WHAT I LIKE--I love that it makes your makeup look flawless and last all day. I also love that it didn't look cakey , or separate.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE-I did feel that at the end of the day, it did look more shiny. But i overall love this foundation. I have combo skin and i think that if you had more oily skin type then this might not be for you.

PRICE--$34
AVAILABLE-- Here

XOXO LAURIE ANN

COVER FX POWERPLAY FOUNDATION REVIEW AND WEAR TEST

   I have been loving using a flat top kabuki brush to buff in the foundations that i use. Then i will go over it by tapping with a...