Posts Tagged ‘lip gloss’

Christmas e.l.f.

December 9, 2008

I was recently sent a chain e-mail telling me that Nordstrom acquired a makeup company called “Eyes Lips Face” and that the brand was now selling away all of its makeup at $1+ prices. I had never heard of Eyes, Lips, Face before, and after doing some research I discovered this:

e.l.f. Plumping Lip Glaze

e.l.f. Plumping Lip Glaze

The Nordstrom fact may or may not be true, but ELF prices have been the same for at least the last two years! Their philosophy is to provide their consumers products with the same ingredients and packaging technology as higher end, more expensive counterparts- but they sell most of their products @ $1 a pop!  I ordered a few things just to test them out (angle brush, blush brush, red “plumping” lip gloss, and brow pencil/highlighter) but I’m really not expecting anything phenomenal. They have been featured in magazines such as Allure, Okay Magazine, etc., but I’m still skeptical. The great thing is- if I’m disappointed, I’m only out $10! That can’t even buy me 1/3 of a mascara from my usual brands! Has anyone ever tried this brand? If so- leave a comment and tell me what you thought. I will be sure to update you when my shipment gets in.

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Bronze Beauty

June 18, 2008

When you are working full time, like I am this summer, it is hard to maintain a summer tan. I swore to myself to stay out of tanning beds after I graduated college, so now I have to rely on bronzers and beach time to keep a nice color. The following three bronzers are my top picks:

NARS \

 

 

I recently bought a new bronzer from NARS called “Laguna.” It has a touch of shimmer but just enough so that you can wear it day and night without looking over done. I like the compact it came in and it is long lasting – I’ve been using it daily for a month and have barely put a dent in it.

Available at Sephora, $29

 

Sugar Blush/Bronzer Duo

 

This blush and bronzer duo from Sugar is perfect for highlighting your cheeks or for all over color. Use with a nice Kabuki brush to apply to collar bone and shoulders for a night out.

Sugar Blush & Bronzer Duo 

Available at Ulta, $28

 

Prescriptives Bronzer

 

My favorite bronzer is made by Prescriptives. It is a liquid powder that goes on with a brush. When it hits your skin there is a cooling sensation, because it has a high water content. This is hypo-allergenic, and gives lots of natural looking color. Check out the Prescriptives website if you haven’t before, they have a lot of innovative beauty products that are all good for your skin. You can even create your own lip gloss in their custom blend section.

Sunsheen Cooling Bronzer Powder

Available at Prescriptives, $35