Showing posts from June, 2014

Cover FX Blemish Treatment Primer and Total Cover Cream Foundation- Review

Cover FX is one of my favorite brands when it comes to full coverage for my sensitive skin. It's no secret that I struggle with acne and now sun damage, and I need fuller coverage and effective ingredients. I was really excited when I got the chance to try out this new, not yet released, Blemish Treatment Primer.

From Cover FX:

SKIN TYPES • Normal to Oily; Acneic. This smoothing and soothing primer helps concealer wear so imperfections are disguised longer. It shelters blemishes, allowing them to breathe underneath makeup, and Tea Tree Oil & Salicylic Acid treats them during wear. Clinically tested, Vegan, and Free of the Inflammatory 5: Paraben-free, Fragrance-free, Gluten-free, Mineral Oil-free and Talc-free.
FEATURES & BENEFITS • Acne / Blemish Treatment: Lactic Acid and 0.5% Salicylic Acid help synergistically to gently exfoliate and treat acne / blemishes • Helps prevent future breakouts: Tea Tree, Thyme, Rosemary + Lemon Peel Extracts have powerful antibacterial properties pro…

PRO Series- Mehron Pro ColoRing concealer wheel

I have noticed upon extensive research for my professional kit, that there is not a lot of information to be found on more professional type products. This series will be focusing on Pro products.

This Mehron concealer wheel is a set of five shades from light to dark, that will cover a wide range of skin tones. This formula is very creamy and blendable with a high opacity.

As you can see above, the shades are very yellow toned. I prefer yellow tones in my concealers. I love that there is a very white shade and a deep shade in this wheel. These can be mixed to create custom shades or just used alone as they are.

I have been able to use these with many types of foundations, but will be bringing you a review of the Mehron HD cream foundation soon.

I purchased this from Nigel Beauty Emporium. But it is available in nearly every pro makeup store online.

It Cosmetics, It's All About You- Review

It Cosmetics is a favorite brand of mine. I adore the simplicity of the line and the ease of use. The products work and are effective. It was a no-brainer when this TSV aired on QVC. No matter how much I tried to tell myself I didn't need this set, I had to have it!

This collection includes the essential pieces for a basic makeup application.

New waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye

Brow Power

Celebration Foundation

Buffing brush

New CC Radiance Palette

(And a sample of CC foundation)

The CC Radiance palette is definitely the star of this collection. The trio of matte complexion enhancers is equally as beautiful as it is useful. The shades are pigmented, smooth, and easily blendable.

I have previously reviewed the Celebration Foundation and Brow Power, but here are swatches of all five shades of the foundation for those who are torn on which shade they need.

Top center clockwise- Fair, Tan, Rich, Medium Beige, Light Medium
L to R- Fair, Light Medium, Medium Beige, Rich, Tan
I compated th…

Bare Minerals BB 5-in-1 cream eyeshadow- Soft Linen- review

I could not wait for Bare Minerals to have preview day so that I could finally try one of these BB cream eyeshadows out. I debated on shades and ended up choosing Soft Linen. (I also bought the Bare Skin foundation and BB primer to be reviewed on another day.)
Soft Linen is a gorgeous golden yellow sheen. You can see the soft sparkle on the hand swatch below. The formula is thin and blends easily. It dries to a soft matte finish. This shade is the perfect brightening color for those no makeup days. The yellow is just enough color to cancel out any redness on the eyelid.
I love it so far!

Have you tried any of these shadows yet? What shade is your favorite?

Mally Beauty FOTD

These are the recent Mally items I hauled from QVC. I was dying to use them. I love these shadows for a gorgois smokey eye! And the Peachy Dew cream blush is so easy to use with the brush it came with. A little goes a long way. Don't be afraid of this color, it is beautiful on the skin.

Items Used:

Mally Face Defender BB Cream SPF 15 Foundation with Brush medium
Mally Perfect Prep Hydrating Under-Eye Brightener
Mally Hydrating Diamond Powder w/Brush Auto-Delivery fair/light
Mally 24/7 Brow Express Bulletproof Brow Duo medium brown
Mally All Over Color SkinBrightening Blush Duo with Brush peachy dew on cheeks and lips
Mally Eye Opening 3 Piece Shadow System with Brush
Mally Instant Impact Mascara
Shape and Glow from the Shimmer, Shape and Glow lighter kit. I could not find it on QVC, but it is available on

Bare Minerals liquid liner from a kit (not sold anymore)

Mally Beauty Age Rebel Skin Brightening all over color review

I have a slight obsession with Mally Beauty, as you may know. These all over colors were irresistible to me, especially because of the brush that's included!
This duo included Age Rebel all over colors in Sexy Pink and Peachy Dew. Sexy Pink is a rosie pink, very natural and wearable. Peachy Dew is a bright coral that leans to the orange side. It's quite scary in the pan, but is very flattering once blended. 
This formula is very dewey and hydrating. An oily skin would need to set with a powder, but a dry skin could wear alone for that gorgois glow it gives to the skin.

I love the little details on the packaging this time. It makes the product feel special and not just thrown together.
Heavy swatches

Blended out

The brush in this set is great. I love Mally brushes in general. They do not get enough love! This one is not the heavy handle like the regular line, but a lightweight pointed handle instead. I would love to have a couple more as I can see me using this for everything.

Mally Beauty Effortless Airbrush Eye Opening nourishing eyeshadow trio review

You know I love my Mally Beauty! I was thrilled to be able to grab a couple new products from QVC this past week. The one I am reviewing today is the Effortless Airbrush shadow trio with the shades vintage taupe, antiquing, and gorgois grape. This set also comes with a double ended blending brush that is actually great quality. I have several and use them often.

I absolutely love this shadow formula! These were insanely pigmented, smooth and creamy, and effortless to blend.

Taupe lovers will love vintage taupe. A true gray/taupe with a beautiful sheen.
Antiquing is a gorgeous antique gold with shimmer.
Gorgois Grape is a deep purple with pink/red micro shimmer. 
I was concerned that Gorgois Grape would be similar to Sugarplum, but it is much darker. 
Gorgois grape left, sugarplum right
If you are a collector or addict, like me, you will definitely want to grab this before it sells out. Mally has done two other trios before and they sold out and never returned. I sadly gave mine to a f…