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- Lid: MAC Old Gold pigment with mixing medium as base
- Brow: Naked Lunch
- Inner to mid crease: Sumptuous Olive
- Mid to outer crease: Mulch
- Outer crease: Carbon
- Waterline & lower lash line: MAC Mystery Kohl pencil
- Upper lash line: Almay liquid eyeliner
- Mascara: Lancome Definicils
- MAC Face and Body Foundation N2
- Skinfinish Mineralize powder in medium
- MAC Peaceful (from Raquel Welch line)
- Liner: Kevyn Aucoin Medium Nude
- Lipstick Utter Pervette
- Gloss: Flowerosophy
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DHC recently launched a Salicyclic Acid Acne Treatment System that includes a Salicylic Acne Wash ($13.00), Salicylic Acne Toner ($14.00), Salicyclic Face Milk ($19.00), and Acne Spot Therapy ($12.00). The wash is a non-drying cleansing gel that foams to gently exfoliate, while calming skin with aloe vera and green tea. I find that it’s fairly gentle, despite being an active acne-fighting product, so my eyes handle it well if any gets in them on accident. The toner works well for those who are oilier, but I found myself skipping this part of the four-step routine when I was pressed for time (that’s probably a big oops, right?) because I felt like I didn’t need it. The Face Milk is a lightweight moisturizer that is targeted to help reduce acne because of the salicyclic acid in it, but it ensures hydrated skin while doing so. Out of the system, I think one of my favorite products was the Spot Therapy, because I felt like it did help to minimize redness caused by new blemishes in a short amount of time. Many acne-fighting products tend to dry out skin, which is why I liked the DHC system, because they recognize that and make sure to infuse their products with hydrating ingredients to give skin the balance it needs while breaking down blemishes.
What is most important to take care of, beauty-wise? Do you think that the eyes or lips or skin or even hands are the most important?
I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Up-do eyeshadow on inner lid, Passionate eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid, Contrast eyeshadow lightly on outer crease, Hush eyeshadow above crease, Royal Wink fluidline on lower lash line, Feline kohl power on lower water line. I had Fleurry blush on cheeks. I wore Fun ‘n Sexy lipstick with Squeeze It lipglass on my lips.
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Flirt! Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lipgloss ($10.00) is exactly what it says–a super shiny lipgloss–without stickiness. The colors I tested were fairly sheer, so you get more like a subtle hint of color with lots of shimmery shine. If you’ve ever wanted ultra glossy lips, this is a great solution. They have a good range of colors, so it makes it easy to find a few that would work for you. Personally, I found the tube size to be a little small for the price of a non-high end brand. On the flip side, the small size makes it perfect for traveling and tossing in purses. I do wish they were more pigmented, as that’s my general preference, but I know a lot of people like sheer glosses.
What is the craziest eyeshadow combo you’ve come up with–that’s worked amazingly? Did you ever think of using a few shadows together, and you really didn’t think they’d work together, yet they were rockin’? Share!