Thursday, April 2, 2020

L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation

L'Oreal makes  great foundations, I use Infallible Fresh Wear almost every day . They compete pretty close with my high end ones. I'm also finding that my skin is changing some over the past 6 months , it's still oily in T Zone but drier everywhere else, not very dry but enough that the mattes and even semi mattes I always used are looking  dry and cakey right now especially in cooler weather. But if I go too moisturizing I'll break out.

When I heard L'Oreal had a whole new line dedicated to more mature skin , I was right there. Yay for a huge selection of makeup for those of us fabulous and over a certain age. 

Their new Age Perfect Radiant Serum foundation is fabulous , I love it  as does The Mom.  It's got lightweight, comfy feeling medium coverage that doesn't settle into lines, looks a little dewy and brightening but isn't greasy or heavy .  It does add a welcome boosting radiance to skin but there is no shimmer, pearl or actual added "glow" in it.  Wear time is great , it looks good all day  with usually no or minimal touch ups needed. ( I am still using Fresh Wear on my nose and chin). Also it has SPF 50 with a mix of chemical and physical sunscreens .

Coverage is as I mentioned above,  medium to semi full and more natural. I would love it to be full coverage , I like my that in my foundations but a base , CC or some concealer fixes that and L'Oreal has you covered as there is also a new Age Perfect Radiant Concealer for extra spot coverage. It too is lightweight  , creamy, blends well and doesn't settle into lines etc. It's been great under my eyes . Plus there's nothing wrong with a little  "you" showing through. 

The foundation is a total win in my book, I look so much better lately since I've switched to this , it's upped my makeup game. 

L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation is approx. $ 11.99 - 15.99 depending on the outlet. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Lipstick

New lippie alert - It Cosmetics  recently launched Pillow Lips lipsticks. 

These are what I am calling old school lipstick. They've got full  coverage and  rich saturation in one swipe.  Each shade is available in Matte and Cream formula. I am not a matte fan for the most part, so I went with all Cream colors. 

Vision, marvelous, wish list ,fanciful, humble

The bullet here is firm but not hard as the formula is lightly moisturizing and creamy with a not quite satin , more semi matte finish with one,   Marvelous, being a pearl.  It does drag a bit on application and you think it'll be patchy but it's not. They blend and smoothes out easily and fast with a smush of your lips.

With lanolin ,sesame seed, jojoba and peppermint oils and shea butter they feel very comfy on and have is a light scent but no taste of peppermint. I've been wearing one the past couple days and not only do I love the full quick color but they last really well. I went from 7:30 to 10:30AM including drinking and eating a snack bar with very little wear. By lunchtime I still had a stain left.  

It  has done a fabulous job with the cases here too. Weighty and ceramic like with an embossed quilted pattern , and a solid silver tube with the brand name etched across the bottom.  A little modern and very chic . 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque Liquid Eyeshadows

Behold the new Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque eyeshadows.  I LOVE these . Love them. Yes I am that excited by new makeup. 

 I have major eye makeup melt issues and oily eyelids as I've mentioned a time or 10 and shadows that stick/last on me are thin on the ground. These metallic liquid shadows have serious grip. You only need a little bit and  blend fast as they set quickly and once on stay put. At 9pm there's still more than half the shadow left from an 8am application. For me that's amazing. 

And they look so good on. A metallic finish but not heavy or glittery. More a muted metal , so at least to me, they're very wearable anytime.   The shades are gorg with Vastness  a rich bronzed brown. Rising Sun a bright copper, Rayon is gold and Quartz Rose is a burnished rose/ mauve. 

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque Eyeshadows come in 5 shades are $ 36 at Chanel 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Chloe Nomade Absolu EDP

New from Chloe is  Nomade Absolu de Parfum. I wasn't overly into the original version. It was well done but not really me. This new version is a different story.

 Nomade Absolu is stronger ,deeper and amps up the oakmoss and florals. It's somewhat old school but done in a modern way. Freesia ,a soft rose and davana are the floral notes . They are there right off and then  sandalwood and a good bit of warm musk bring the drydown with a little of those florals still there mixing in. 

Absolus is  a little chypre and a little woodsy. It's also a warm and cozy scent but also sophisticated. Perfect for scarf and sweater weather as it will hold up to the layers  with lasting power and  good sillage . 

Chloe Nomade Absolu is $ 84 for 1 oz, $ 155 for 1.7 oz and $ 142 for 2.5 oz at Sephora , Macys and more.