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Guerlain Precious Lights Radiance Essentials Kit Review

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Guerlain makes some of my absolute favorite products for creating a flawless luminous look, especially Guerlain meteorites. Right now, they have available a limited edition collection, the Guerlain Precious Lights Radiance Essentials Kit. the Guerlain Precious Lights set includes the following: (1)  Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator: This light concealer has gold radiance pigment to blur […]

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LORAC Pro Palette Swatches, Review, and Video

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The new LORAC Pro Palette is quickly replacing LORAC Unzipped (read previous LORAC Unzipped Review) as my my favorite overall palette! This beautiful set of 8 matte and 8 shimmer shades is everything that you need for daily natural, shimmer, and smoky looks. I seriously am in love with it! Swatches from the palette and […]

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Choosing and Using Makeup Primer

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Makeup primer is the foundation to a fresh face for hours of the day.  As Cindy Ingalls of Prime Beauty notes: “Primers are your new best friends. A good face primer will fill in wrinkles, fine lines, make pores appear smaller and even color correct your complexion! There are formulas available for all skin types […]

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The Best Makeup Primer

The best makeup primer is a multi-tasker. Makeup primer should smooth the skin, fill lines, absorb oil, and allow makeup or foundation to last longer. The magic ingredient for all of this is usually silicone, which is why the makeup primers on this list all have that as an ingredient. I find that most silicone […]

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Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

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Looking for bismuth free, high quality mineral makeup? Purely Cosmetics is the place to go. I gave several of the foundations a try and found that I got the some of the best coverage and overall look from them that I have ever gotten from a lose powder mineral foundation. The foundations are also actually […]

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Mehron Velvet Finish Skin Primer

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Mehron is a theatrical makeup company that happens to have some great products for everyday use. One of those is their Velvet Finish Primer, which combines a great makeup primer with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera Extract, for antioxidant protection, anti-aging, and moisturizing. I love this stuff. I’m a big fan of using […]

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Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel: Primer, Anti-Aging, and Light Makeup in One

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Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel is an interesting product. It basically is a tinted primer, making it perfect for a sheer smooth look or as a base for makeup. But it also adds Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamins A and E for anti-aging properties. I am rather in love with the stuff! As a primer, […]

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Etude House BB Magic Cream SPF 30 and Foundation Review

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Update! Look for Etude House, especially the BB Magic Cream at YesStyle.com or on  COSME-DE.COM.  YesStyle is my preferred source for Asian items. It is a great online store! Etude House is a South Korean cosmetics brand that sells out of stores fashioned as adorable princess type houses. If you are able to get it […]

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Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint

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Neutrogena Skin Soothing Eye Tint is a fun little cream eye shimmer, good for use as a light illuminizing base or as a targeted highlight. I find the the tint to be a pretty good way to add a subtle shimmer without going overboard.  This can also be used elsewhere on the face. I like […]

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

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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 […]