Sunday, January 21, 2018

L'Oreal Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint

I've got a lot more of  the new L'Oreal Winter launches this week and we're talking the new Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint today.

This is  a new tinted cream for face that adds light shimmer and moisture to skin. Luminous is a good word for it, as it's a little brightening boost  but the glow is minimal. You won't look sparkly or shiny. It's very subtle and acts as a nice skintone evening base .

The coverage is light with a little tint to go with the glow. It can be used alone or under makeup. For me personally, I use it under makeup as I like more coverage. You can also dab it over makeup to highlight cheekbones, brows etc. or  as a midday glow reviver.

The cream is fairly thick , goes on smoothly and with ingredients including
rice bran oil, glycerin, shea butter and vitamin E it has moisturizing properties but doesn't feel heavy on . It sinks in and sets fast. 

Now you might have seen the new True Match Lumi Glowtion that I talked abut a couple weeks ago and also recently launched. If you're wondering what the difference is, I find that Glowtion  has more shimmer, is a thinner formula and is a bit less hydrating with no coverage.  Both look good on and work well.

L’OrĂ©al Paris Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint comes in five shades  Amber, Gold, Honey, Pearl, and Rose.  Shown are Rose and Gold.

 $14.99 each, Available at , drugstores, Ulta, Target. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee

Next up in our look at  new fragrances coming out this month is Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee.

While not a fan of the original Miu Miu , I love the LEau Bleue version and wear it often, especially in warmer weather.  L'Eau Rosee looks to be one I'll be wearing plenty too.

This is a  light  and bright EDT with lily of the valley, cassis buds and musk. It's both fresh and floral/ musky . Slightly sweet  with dark berry tones at first thanks to the blackcurrant , it then gets more whispery dewy floral before the soft musk note comes in. It's sexy in a subtle way and wears fairly close to the skin with light sillage.

The bottle is as those in this line always are, very pretty. The facets meant to evoke matelasse sparkle in the light and the rose color plays well off the navy band.

Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee will be available only at now with wide distribution in February.

 $105 (100ml), $81 (50ml) and $61 (30ml) $ 28 for  travel spray ( 10ml). 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick

I've finally gotten around to trying Burt's Bees new makeup line . So far  mainly  the lipsticks.

Glossy Lipstick is proving to be a winner . I've even found a red that I can and will wear in Blush Ripple. It's been one I've reached for on many days. 

Peony Dew , Blush Ripple

While the name is Glossy, it's not that shiny or gloss like but more shimmery satin with some shine. The finish is just right and the coverage is medium . I don't get much scent or taste and it's also nicely moisturizing with oils of red raspberry, moringa and meadowfoam seed.  In this cold weather , it's worked well adding warming color and moisture.

The lipcolor is not that long lasting and I do wish that were more the case, as I need to reapply often.  At least , reapplying is easy. It never looks caked on or too much and keeps lips feeling nice in this cold weather.

Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick comes in 6 colors for $ 9 each at  Burt's Bees online and wherever the brand is sold. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Biolage R.A.W Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner

I  liked the Biolage R.A.W line when I first tried it a couple years ago.  With the New Year there's a new duo for/called Color Care with coconut milk and meadowfoam seed oil to help keep color vibrant as well as longer lasting with no sulfates.

Color Care is gentle but gets hair very clean . Hair doesn't feel stripped . It 's not  a super moisturizing shampoo, but adds a light amount and also lathers pretty well.  The conditioner is similar, adding medium moisture  . It's not heavy and hair feels soft and with some volume. If you have very dry hair you'll need something heavier or you can rely on a  leave in before styling. I used a leave in as I always do and a touch of oil to the ends when dry and was good to go. Note also, right now my ends are really in need a trim and are dry.

As with all R.A.W products, these are more natural and organic. Color Care shampoo is 86% natural origin, the conditioner 98% .  The are silicone, paraben free with no animal ingredients and are vegan.

Biolage R.A.W Color Care  Shampoo & Conditioner  is available beginning February along with an in salon treatment and are $25 each at Matrix salons and Ulta.