Sunday, May 16, 2010

laura mercier secret finish mattifying gel REVIEW

so i am FINALLY doing a review of this product. i bought this product at macys for $27 about 1 month ago and i haven't stopped using it since. i absolutely love this product! it is a gel consistency just like the mac matte gel but this product actually works for me. what i do is put this on everyday after i finished my skincare routine and primer. it is the last step before makeup. i only put a tiny bit of this on my t-zone (because it is the most oiliest). i do believe that it helps my makeup stay on a lot longer because of how it blocks the oil. sometimes i can go the whole day without blotting; that is the majority of the time. on one really hot day i got oily in the late afternoon so i put this product on my oily spot and it stayed matte for a good 3+ hours before i had to blot again. overall i think this is a really great product and a necessity for me in the summer. i would highly recommend this product if you have incredibly oily skin like me.

xoxo melanie =)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

make up alley swaps!!!!

hey everyone! just a quick post about my newfound love,!!!! i am swapping items on it and if you are interested look me up. missytease =D thanks and talk to you soon!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

products i am loving!

so i am about to show you the things i've been wearing for the past week, maybe two. and i am not kidding it has been the only things i've been wearing.. i am happy to say i found a routine i really really like =D

so here goes...

i start off with my sample of the nars foundation primer with spf 20. i really like this product but i wouldn't recommend this for people with oily skin. but wait a minute i have oily skin... lol well i use this product in place of a moisturizer. that is why i really like it. if i use a moisturizer then this primer my face would be an oily mess. really really not cute. lol
so after a couple of minutes i apply this laura mercier mattifying cream on my t-zone. this product is really amazing and i totally recommend this. i will most likely do a blog post soon about this.
after a couple of minutes i apply this cheek stain from stila onto my bare cheeks. it is really pretty and looks really really natural. and it really does stay on all day.

ok so after the cheek stain dried i use this retractable kabuki brush from eco-tools and i apply my foundation. i use everyday minerals in buttered tan. love this stuff! amazing coverage for being a powder product. and even though i put a couple layers of this on the cheek stain still shows through. kinda like a glow from within kinda thing. really really like this foundation. will most likely do a review on this also. =D

ok so my eyes makeup. i start off with urban decay primer potion. i ALWAYS use this. even when i just use eyeliner. it really keeps everything looking fresh and not smudged.
for eyeshadow i usually just use either shag, scratch or underground all over my lid. ( they are the last row in the palette). i loveee urban decay eyeshadows. look amazing and shiny and it looks like you spent lots of time perfecting your eye makeup even though all you did was put on one color. amazing!
i've been tight-lining and then smudging the eyeliner really close to my lash line. looks really nice. and i've been using the urban decay 24/7 liners. these are so soft and black. hehe im trying to use up the liner since i've had it for awhile.
i curl my lashes with the shu uemora lash curler. really recommend this even though its a lil pricey. i forgot to take a picture but i use the dior diorshow iconic mascara. holy crap it is expensive (27) but holy crap do i love this product! i will definitely do a review!
lastly i fill in my eyebrow with clarins eyebrow pencil in soft blonde. no i do not have blond hair but for some reason it works really well for me =)

ok so last step is lips. i moisturize with my kiehls coconut lip balm and then finish off with revlon colorburst lipstick in 'lilac'
so that's everything i do! and everything that i use! hehe so now on to some unrelated pictures =D

xoxo, melanie