Monday, February 21, 2011

Skin Care Haul

Hello everyone ... I know I have been MIA for a while but I have a very good reason .. my laptop is messed up and I havent had the time to research what laptop I would like to invest in next in the mean time I am using my sister whenever she lets me

Now on to the products I got, the 2 Clarins products are re-buys and the 2 Estee Lauder products are new spring items so it is the first time I am trying them.

This Clarins base is so awesome it is called instant smooth and that is exactly what it does.  It is a little pricey.. it retails for $32 USD... but it is worth it.  This is my 2nd one, I use it very sparingly and not everyday.. only times I really need my skin to look very even and flawless.  I used it a lot when I worked for MAC becasue it would keep the foundation out of my pores and I was less likely to break out.  Yon just need very little becaues it spreads very easily.  I usually just put it on with a foundation brush. It keeps your makup on all day and evens out any little bumps, pores, or fine lines.   
Another Clarins item I love is the Beauty Flash Balm which retails for $45 USD.  This product can be used for hydration ..radiance tighten and firm, as a mask,  it brightens the face, Olive extract and Witch Hazel tighten while Bisabolol softens, Algae extract revitalizes.  I usually like to tap it on my under eye and cheek area to get a nice glow with a tightening and lifting effect. I am not sure if this product can actually firm your skin because I dont use it all the time, but for me it has a short term (one day) firming effect.  I do not use this item as my skin care routine I just like to use it whenever my skin feels dull over or under my make up :) You need very little if you are going to put it over your make up or else your foundation will start to get clumpy.  On a hot summer day this product is great as a mask ...just place it in the fridge for 30 mins before you put it on. 

Estee Lauder reformulated their already popular daywear plus moisturizer and is now called DayWear Plus Multi protection Anti-oxidant moisturizer SPF 15.. Retails for $43 USD.  This is a preventative moisturizer it helps prevent lines and other signs of aging before they appear.  They added ingredients that help keep fighting off free radicals all day.  It still has the same fresh cucumber scent, I hate cucumbers but the scent is not to overbearing.  It is a good moisturizer for me for now because it helps hydrate just enough and is not greasy.  And I gotta have my SPF which this has.

And now to the most exciting product for me ..a NEW mascara... called Sumptous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.. it retails for $23.50 USD.  They say it has all the benefits of our best-selling sumptous, to an extreme ..its intensified formula and the biggest brush ever (which is not too big from what I am used to)makes lashes seem to multiply and magnify false lashes... I will post a pic of my lashes with ut mascara and then with this mascara and the usual drug store mascara I use.  I really fell in love with this mascara due to the advertisement.. I am a sucker for good pics... I guess I am very visual. It comes in 4 different colors but I only like black mascara ;p

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