Friday, August 18, 2017

Shiseido Hello From Tokyo Skincare Bonus Gift

Through Aug, 27th Shiseido has a great bonus gift going on.  With a $ 75 purchase you get this super cute tote filled with a sample set of your choice. 

I chose the Boost Radiance set, since I am all about brightening. You can also pick from Clear Skin, Tighten and Firm , Fight Lines and Fight Dark Spots. Pretty much all Shiseido skincare I've ever tried has delivered so all the sets should bring some great products to try and every one includes an Ultimune Concentrate mini. 

So what to buy ? Here are three of my top picks  including suncare and a lipstick, because  a new lipstick is always good.

Rouge Rouge Lipstick is one of my favorite lipstick formulas. Semi matte  and creamy so it has no shine but isn't flat or dry . It feels good on lips , has full coverage with many shades that are easy to wear, every day colors that you can count on to look good. I'm partial to Sweet Desire  and now there are new shade additions including Desert Quartz , a  pinkened beige nude.  The lacquer look magnetic close case is a luxe touch.  $ 28

Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF 34 - I  don't have to tell you it's not easy to find eye cream with built in SPF. I probably also don't have to tell you that Shiseido's suncare is that good  .  Sun Protection Eye Cream has both chemical and physical SPF 34. It's hydrating and lightweight, perfect to wind up the hottest Summer days and remember snow reflects a lot of sun too.  $ 32.50

Wetforce Sports BB SPF 50+ -  I mentioned above about how well Shiseido does suncare.  This BB is so good. Not only do you get high SPF but it has really good medium, smoothing coverage with a dewy finish that lasts. It holds up to water and sweat, activating their Wetforce technology to hold on even better when wet. I use this when I'm in the pool and it works.   $38

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rimmel Insta Conceal & Contour/ Insta Conceal & Correct Palettes

Rimmel makes so many great products at super price. Now you can contour, highlight and color correct with two new palettes.

Insta Conceal & Contour comes in three shade combos ( light , medium and dark)  with three choices in each pan for all your color needs.

Insta Conceal & Correct has three color correcting shades to brighten, reduce redness and cancel darkness.

Both retail for $ 5.87 each and are available now.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Touch in Sol No Poreblem

Pore filling/reduction runs my morning. I spend so much time trying to fill these Lincoln Tunnel  pores of mine. I use primers over primers , powders and still I see more spots than smoothness.  And thru the day, same. Makeup breaks down, pores visible.  Maybe I shouldn't be, but I am self conscious about them. 

I think I have finally found a primer that truly works -Touch In Sol No Poreblem .

No Poreblem is a lightweight , fairly thin pink tinted gel/cream  that smoothes and fills really well. I spend extra time smoothing to really get into the pores and then allow it briefly to set. On goes my foundation ( matte for Summer) and a dusting of powder if I feel I need it. It doesn't feel tacky or sticky on, there's no heavy silicone feel and you only need a small amount each use.

 I use a magnifying mirror to check all this ( aren't they just the greatest and scary all at once ?)  and at last I see far less noticeable pores .  I have also noticed that midday to even end of day a quick powder touch up is all that's needed and there's very little to no wear off/separation or caking up at the nose and chin like I usually have. In fact my nose looks better later in the day than I when I first apply. Everything has had a chance to mesh and set.   

It seems to help with oil control as well. I still get shiny but not as shiny . 

 Touch in Sol No Poreblem is $18 at Sephora , Urban Outfitters 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer/Treament

It's not easy to find a concealer for oily  and /or acne prone  skin.  There are more than there used to be but many concealers  are hydrating, smoothing and have anti aging properties. Good things all but not if you're acne prone/oily and need something to cover a pimple.

New Bye Bye Breakout from from IT Cosmetics delivers anti -acne medicine and helps to dry them while also concealing. Where was this was I was 25?  But hey I still get the occasional spot and currently have one on my chin.

 Bye Bye Breakout comes in what looks like a jar of drying lotion. Inside is a doe foot applicator .  This is a full coverage concealer and comes thick out  of the jar. That means you only need a very tiny dab to cover , less than what comes out on the want and it blends out very well. Wear time is good too. It stayed in place through the bulk of the workday and didn't crack .

Anti acne ingredients include  colloidal oatmeal, zinc,tea tree, sulfur, witch hazel, kaolin , glycolic and salicylic acid. Also Aloe, cucumber and licorice extract.

There are seven shades available .

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout is $ 28 and available at Ulta now.