What product should you not be allowed to buy anymore? Is it pink lipstick because you already have 100? Is it red lipstick because you never wear it? Green eyeshadow because you have two palettes full of them?
Olay is one of those brands that everybody has heard of, but you may or may not have tried. It has been around for so many years, you may have tried it eons ago, disliked it, and written it off (or loved it and have forgotten about it!)–but now is the time to head to your nearest drugstore to peruse Olay’s Definity line.
Definity is Olay’s line for “highly defined anti-aging” products. In just eight weeks, consumers should see a difference in their skin when using Olay Definity products–from brown sputs, dullness, unevenness, and wrinkles. These days, so many products tout scientific breakthroughts, miracle ingredients, and jaw-dropping pricetags. It’s hard to keep up, and I have always found that Olay makes it easy to figure out the right skincare regimen for you. For Definity, Olay is emphasizing its usage of the Glucosamine Complex, which is meant to help your skin retain moisture better, increase the regeneration of collagen, smooth lines and wrinkles, and increase your skin’s luminosity.
What products are in the Definity range? Continue reading →
Quick look using Solar Bits. Boy, they are a bit messy. I recommend using them BEFORE applying foundation, that way you can wipe away any fall out. I used mine with mixing medium, so once it’s on, it shouldn’t have any (or minimal) fall out, but you will get some bits and pieces that fall out when you initially apply it to the lid. The Solar Bits also smudge a LOT and very easily, so you may want to use makeup remover on a swab to clean up, rather than flicking it away (which generally just smudges it all over your face).
As an aside, the lips for this look are not the ones I’d normally opt for, BUT I wanted to try out my two new Neo Sci Fi lip products anyhoo ;) I’d usually pair this dramatic eye with nude lips — think Pleasureseeker or Sunsonic and Naked Space together! Since it’s hard to visualize, I included a full face shot of me wearing Strawberry Blonde lipstick with Vital Spark lipglass–something less OTT and more in line with the look.
I used Black Ore solar bits with mixing medium all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Antiqued eyeshadow on middle of lid (could substitute Time & Space here!), Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) above crease and on brow, Black Ore solar bits on lower lash line, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, Femme-Fi eyeshadow (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Other Worldly blush (LE) on cheeks. I had Sci Fi Delity lipstick (LE) with Supreme lipglass (LE) on my lips.
** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!
Femme-fi = Shroom; Other Worldly = Honour; Sci Fi Delity = New York Apple (blotted); Supreme = Explicit
One of the few things I miss about southern California is CVS/Pharmacy, which is a national drugstore chain, but there just aren’t many locations (I think there is just one or two) in northern California. Let me first rave about CVS’ fabulous return policy–all beauty products are refundable, any time, no matter what; there is a 100% money back guarantee on all beauty products. This is one of the crucial reasons why I have preferred shopping at a department store beauty counter, because I could try and not worry about whether or not I can return. Well, times are changing, and CVS has made it easier to go drugstore by making returns easy as pie.
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OVERALL, Solar Bits are intriguing, and I think people have to play with them before they can decide they like them–they do seem fairly loose and chunky, which makes them difficult to work with. I intend to try a look today using Black Ore, so we’ll see how that goes. My store didn’t have the mask (I don’t think it’s launching, unfortunately!), and I couldn’t locate the Exfoliator, either. Besides, it’ll be hard to judge just by looking–can’t really swatch skincare! The lip exfoliator is fun, though, and it’s meant to be used as a whole, not half a side at a time. It really does make your lips feel ultra smooth and conditioned! (You can see more swatches of Solar Bits here!)
Check out detailed reviews of each Solar Bit and the Bronzing Powders… Continue reading →