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Category Archives: Makeup Primer

Makeup from DHC Skincare: Moist Color Base, Q10 Foundation, and Q10 Powder

DHC skincare is a Japanese skin care and cosmetics company.  I have been a long time fan of DHC skincare products, especially their Olive Oil cleanser (read previous DHC review), but until recently, I had not tried much of DHC’s Makeup. So I decide to change that and sent in an order. I decided to… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition For Fall

Elizabeth Arden has a nice selection of limited edition duo eye shadows for fall, along with a nice gel eyeliner, eye primer, and other items. I tried out one of the duos in Illusion (center left above) and loved it. Elizabeth Arden shadows are always quality. They are finely milled and have a particularly good… Continue Reading

Callas Light Up Makeup Base

Callas Cosmetics is a French Company that has cosmetics designed in Japan and France, but made in Korea. I gave a bunch of their products a try and was quite impressed. Callas Light Up Makeup Base is a rather interesting item because it can work both as a foundation or as a primer. The Callas… Continue Reading

Review: New Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Cosmetics Inspired by Carmindy

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty has released a wonderful full line of cosmetics “inspired by” Carmindy from TLC’s show What Not to Wear. I am a big Carmindy fan and I liked her book, The Five Minute Face (Read Review). I also have been pretty impressed with Sally Hansen as of late. The new Sally Hansen… Continue Reading

Chanel Foundations: Vitalumieries and Double Perfection Makeup

I know a number of women who swear by Chanel Vitalumieries Foundation. I recently got a few samples of this foundation and had mixed results. I love Chanel cosmetics, so I had high hopes for this rather expensive product. For my first try, which did not fare so well, I used the foundation over plain… Continue Reading

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer

As part of my ongoing quest to find the perfect foundation, I recently tried some Laura Mercier products. In the process, I decided to pick up some of the oil free primer, which tends to get very good reviews. The Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer is a bit different from other primers that I… Continue Reading

Pur Minerals Under Control Mattifying Gel

I was pretty impressed with the Pur Minerals Mattifying Gel for Oily Skin. I had a sample of this product sitting around for some time, and go figure that I was fairly oily during that time and forgot to give it a try! But as things turned out, on a day when I was a… Continue Reading

Benev Skin Care

I recently tried four samples from the Benev Skin Care line: Pearl Cleanser, Eye Cream, Hyaluronic Cream, and my favorite, Vitamin C Gel 20% . The Benev company aims to use pure and highly concentrated active ingredients for positive effects. I was quite happy with samples that I tried, particularly the Vitamin C Gel 20%,… Continue Reading

Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Injection Line Filler, Instant Airbrush Concealer, and No Injection Lip Plumper

I have been trying out some products from famed Dermatologist Patricia Wexler M.D. First up are some more cosmetic oriented products. I am also trying some anti-aging skin care products that I will write about in a few weeks after I have had time to use them a bit longer. Wexler’s Instant Injection Line Filler… Continue Reading