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Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette


Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.11 oz.) includes four warm, summery hues in one, limited edition palette. The shades don’t really have names, just color descriptions on the back with a finish listed underneath.

  • Beige is a pale, white gold with stronge ryellow undertones. This has a shimmer finish. There is a touch of sheerness, and it has more of a metallic sheen amongst the shimmer as well. It’s yellower than MAC Nylon.
  • Peachy Keen is a soft, orange-peach. This has a sheen finish. The color payoff was good, and the shadow itself applied very smoothly. Bare Escentuals Sundance seemed the most similar, but it’s more orange, not quite as dark.
  • Copper is a coppery bronze. This has a metallic finish. The shade itself is very smooth and nicely pigmented. It is similar to MAC’s Amber Lights.
  • Dark Brown is a medium-dark brown with bronze shimmer. This has a metallic finish. Despite being labeled a metallic finished eyeshadow, it is more shimmer than metallic sheen. The brown shade from Givenchy Candide Garden was the one that seemed similar, though it is a little darker and redder.

Most of the eyeshadows felt really soft and smooth to the touch; Beige was the only one that had a shimmery finish and felt less smooth compared to the other three–I wouldn’t call it gritty or glittery at all, though! It was also the only one that had good pigmentation, as ooposed to great, which the other three shades did have. This is a palette that coordinates really well for warmer skin tones. It’s has summer bronze written all over it. I do think that one would find the golden shade a touch too metallic to use as a regular brow highlighter, but it works well on the inner tearduct. The gradient in light to dark here is also useful, because it allows you to blend and layer the shades to create more variance between the hues.

The shades are housed in a metallic copper palette that’s slim and square, but what I did like about it was the inclusion of a miniature eyeshadow brush–an actual brush. It’s by no means the best eyeshadow brush I’ve used, but it will get the job done decently. It’s also nice to see a brush instead of a sponge-tipped applicator.  There is also a full-sized mirror when you open up the palette.

Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow


CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow ($3.47 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted blue-teal with a semi-matte finish. It has a very subtle shimmer, but it’s hardly noticeable when worn. I found the color was rather like the color in the pan–both had a dusty quality to them–so it didn’t seem in-your-face bright. The color payoff was good initially, but it sheers out very easily, which means it doesn’t apply as well on the lid as it swatches.

It has a tendency to look faded even though it has just been applied if you make an attempt to blend it out on the lid.  The color didn’t fade much over eight hours though there was a bit of fall out, but it was difficult to get true-to-pan color on the lid from the get-go.  The texture was also a little powdery and didn’t always apply evenly.  I found the best results were achieved when you packed on the product and didn’t blend too much–just stick to the edges.

Inglot #372 is more of a true teal in comparison (less blue), while MAC Surf Baby has more green. Milani Teal the Truth is similar but has a very metallic finish.

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow

C+
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #088

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Let’s see, this week I picked up a mega bottle of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, because I had a few friends recommend it (I’ve never tried), and with Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale going, I couldn’t pass up the lifetime supply of the stuff.  I figure if it doesn’t work out, my mom will be happy to take it off my hands (she’s a body cream junkie).  I also received my NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer and sharpener.
  • Weekend plans:  I’m crossing my fingers for a mellow weekend, actually!  Last weekend, we entertained my boyfriend’s’ family at our place and then for the 4th, I went up to my parents’ house for the day.  Maybe cuddling with Mellan and a movie 🙂
  • Beauty item you really want right now:  Cle de Peau Foundation/Concealer – I want to see if it lives up to the hype, but I’m not ready to spring for either yet.

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This week’s Mellan photo…


This was how I spent my 4th — throwing the frisbee 2134987234 times for Mellan!

Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask


Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask

Want to jump on the DIY trend and recreate the Bliss Spa experience at home? ‘Mask’ and you shall receive! Snag a spa-worthy experience from the comfort of your own bathroom and put your best face forward with Bliss’ NEW fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing mask.

Designed to temporarily envelop the skin’s surface, this unique rubberizing mask absorbs into the skin, peeling back to reveal purged pores and renewed skin. The brightening formula is packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants(vitamin c + bilberry to name a few!), refreshing the skin for a vibrant, even look.

Not only does the mask help you say goodbye to dull, tired skin, but the fun application is also perfect for a blog photo or video demo!

  • Empty the packet into a mixing bowl, add a scoop of water and mix with enclosed spatula into a smooth paste
  • Paint the paste onto your face and neck with the spatula
  • Allow mask to rubberize for 15-20 minutes (and paint your nail while you wait!)
  • Peel mask off in one swoop
  • Ta-da – a true at-home spa experience!

availability: bliss fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing masks contains six masks and are available in July for $38.00 at bliss spas, blissworld.com, bliss catalog (888 243 8825), and Sephora and Ulta retailers.

Anyone else curious about what a rubberized mask feels like? Hmm…

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