Sunday, March 27, 2011

e.l.f. Studio Brushes: 84006 and 84008

e.l.f. Studio Brushes $3

I came across these brushes at Target and only stopped to feel them because I herd about e.l.f. brushes being impressive on a youtube review video. I couldn't really imagine though that a $3 brush could be all that great but I kid you not these two are pretty much comparable to MAC brushes. The other brushes in the line were not as good such as the powder and blush brushes but these two are definitely worth any make-up mavens 6 bucks.

Umberto Beverly Hills: Dry Shampoo

Umberto Beverly Hills: Dry Clean Dry Shampoo

I am officially obsessed with this dry shampoo. If your anything like me and find that washing and blow drying your hair everyday is not only damaging but time consuming than you need to check this stuff out. I was using the trick of putting baby powder in my second day old hair which was working pretty good at soaking up oil but it makes me hair look white sometimes and I always get it all over my bathroom but Annyywaaaayyyssss I am so happy a girl who went to my beauty school told me about this Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Shampoo. Not only does my hair look clean but I have extra body , workability, and I swear it looks better than when it's clean. Oh and it smells like glazed donuts. Its only $8.99 at Target. Amazing. I'm in love. 

Here is what the can says:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Random Review of the Day: New MAC Cremeblend Blush

MAC has a new cream blush for their permanent line called the Cremeblend Blush. It comes in six colors ranging from bumble gum pink to darker more mauve colors. I asked the MAC girl how these new cream blushes differed from their Cream Colour Bases and she said that the Cremeblend Blushes are alot easier to work with because they are not as pigmented. Which normally would be a bad thing but I have two Cream Colour Bases in Madley Magenta and Movie Star Red and they are so pigmented that sometimes even when I use a little it is too much. I ended up buying the lightest of the new Cremeblends in So Sweet, So Easy and I am very happy with it . It is very workable and leaves me with a natural pretty pink glow! This color may wash out someone with a darker skin tone as it is a very light pink but all you vampires out there like me our gonna love it :) 

MAC's description of product and Colors:  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics: NEW B.right Skincare Line

     I was lucky enough to get to preview three products from Benefits new skin care line b.right: Radiant Skincare. The new line of skin care is available now on Benefit's website and will be at cosmetic counters starting in April. 

(DISCLAIMER: I received the products free and without any additional compensation from Benefit Cosmetics).

The three products I have tested out are as follows with Benefit's product info: 

MAC Quite Cute Collection for Spring 2011

Like a lot of women I am a total sucker for MAC's limited edition make-up collections. Its probably the mix of the custom packaging, the fact that the collections are only available while supplies last, and of course the high quality of MAC products that has me totally hooked. Their Spring collection is a perfect example of this. It is the Quite Cute collection and it is just that. With the adorable Easter egg pastels and the hearts that are baked into the center of the mineralized blushes I am gonna be all over this collection when it comes out! It releases April 7th 2011 in US/Canada and April 20th internationally. I am hoping this is what the Easter bunny fills my basket up with :)


Statement from MAC:

Foundation of the Gods: Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation SPF 10

    So I don't mean to sound cheesy or anything but I feel like I have found the liquid foundation I have been searching for my whole life! I myself have become a powder foundation type a girl because usually liquid looks/feels to heavy on my skin and gets weird in my lines/creases within an hour of putting it on, not to mention I feel like I can never find that perfect color. Well all that has changed now. I was given a sample from my Clarins lady ( I'm obsessed with their multi-active skin care line ) of this new Skin Illusion foundation in a color she thought would be right for me. I didn't think much about it because I had all but given up on finding a good liquid foundation but I thought 'what the heck' and gave it a try the next morning.
    As I began to blend the silky smooth goodness on to my skin the angels started to sing and my notions of liquid foundations flew out the door. Point blank: this stuff is amazing, it practically melted into my skin in a way that looks so natural but still somehow manages to have amazing coverage. It covered my blemishes and imperfections while still letting my skin breathe and felt light as air. My skin looked flawless and not a wee bit cakey. It also has SPF 10 which is oh so important for protecting our skin to keep it looking young. Oh and did I mention is smells like watermelon! I could go on about this stuff for days, its just simply perfect.

Here is Clarins description of the product:

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Hello I am Melody and this is Smudge : my blog for my constant makeup indulgences and obsessions. I am a cosmetic and skin care junkie who also happens to be a makeup artist and esthetician. But i suppose that would only make sense...

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