Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer review

I was really in two minds about posting this review. I prefer to only post about products that I really like and that I would spend my own money on. I am still not sure if I would fork out R850 for this, but stick around and you can decide for yourself. Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer Review Let’s start off with what they say: Lightweight, non-greasy primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky, luminous finish to skin. H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil help provide intense, sustained-release moisturization that locks in optimum hydration levels. A microencapsulated tint releases upon application to provide neutral coverage while Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances skin radiance. Naturally-astringent Mushroom Extract reduces pore size and appearance. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens. I received this primer shortly after it launched and I have to say, I was totally underwhelmed after the first use. It felt great on my skin, yes, BUT R850?! It did a good job blurring fine lines and making my pores look a little less huge, but I really didn’t think it was worth that price tag. It also didn’t mattify as much as I hoped. This was in March of this year while we still had lovely warm weather. And my skin could be classified as combination to oily. Then winter arrived with one moerse bang and my skin didn’t know what hit it. All of the sudden my face was tight, dry, sensitive, scaly and blotchy. Not a pretty sight. (Keep an eye out as the products that saved my skin will be...

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Prepare to fall in love! Lancôme has recently introduced the much anticipated Juicy Shakers and I am head over heels for these little cocktail shakers. So what exactly are these tubes of juicy goodness?! Lancôme has combined nourishing lip oils with beautiful colour pigment to create a gloss that glides on to your lips, leaving them looking and feeling luscious. The formula is not sticky at all. No, really. I know many glosses claim to be, but this one really isn’t. It feels light and silky on your lips and it’s quite addictive. The colour payoff is sheer, but a lot better than I expected it to be and the shine is simply gorgeous. The tube is in the shape of a mini cocktail shaker emulating the Shaker that Lancôme created in 1946. You have to give the tube a good shake in order for the oil and pigment to combine, and then you apply it to your lips using the unique cushion applicator. Everything about this product spells fun; the vibrant shades, the juicy and delectable scents, the shaker and the soft sponge applicator. Juicy Shakers are available in 8 shades, all with their own mouth-watering fragrance. Find them at your nearest Lancôme counter now for R270 each. SHAKE IT! TWIST IT! LOVE IT!...

Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadow

Bourjois launched their new Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadows at the beginning of this month and they are beautiful. Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadow In true Parisian fashion, the iconic little round pot rejuvenates its style without losing its identity. The Nude Collection consists of 4 pearly/satin, 2 matte and 2 shimmery/glitter shades. I have 03 ORIGINALE which is a a radiant shimmering beige and it is perfection. I love the shade yes, but it is the texture and application that bowled me over. It is soft and silky to the touch and applies and blends like a dream. I use this shadow all over the lid and then add my favourite cream shadow to the crease and lower lid. Even my cream shadow seems to love it as it also applies easier and lasts longer when I use this gorgeous little pot. Next on my shopping list is 06 UTAUPIQUE (a matte taupe), 07 BRUN DE FOLIE (a shimmery dark taupe) and 08 NOCTAM-BRUNE (a frosty brown). Little Round Pot Eyeshadows are available at selected Clicks stores and online from www.cosmetiquesdefrance.co.za. RSP: R125.95...

essence Valentine – Who Cares? Trend Edition Reviews, Swatches & a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

And the winner is … PoOja RamSundar! Congratulations! I’ll be in contact soon. xoxo Well done essence! Valentine – Who Cares? is a definite winner. Beautiful, wearable shades and a lip colour that I have been searching for. Valentine – Who Cares? was released mid Jan and you better get your butt to Dis-Chem ASAP. You want this. Edgy and intense, yet totally wearable. This trend edition is by far my favourite one yet. Who doesn’t love an intense black kajal eyeliner? essence brings us a creamy and easy to blend eyeliner that retails for only R39. You can’t beat that. Smokey eyeshadow sticks? Yes please. And you want the metallic beige (01 love is in the air – don´t breathe!) and the shimmering khaki (02 l.o.v.e. blah blah blah). I adore both these shades. Only R48 each. Just be warned… the eyeshadow dries extremely fast, so you better move quick with the blending. Once it’s on, it stays on. In this collection you will also find the 01 guys allowed, NOT! translucent fixing powder. It’s going to take a lot of persuasion to put brush to product as it is just so pretty. But at R58 you can grab two. This lippie. Oh my. 02 i´m not into roses has stolen my heart. It’s a deep, dark red that I’ve been longing for. It’s very pigmented, it lasts well and it’s not drying. This is a brilliant budget buy. R48. GIVEAWAY TIME! The generous people at essence also sent me some goodies to give away. The hamper consists of: essence Valentine – Who Cares? Liquid lipstick 02 I’m not into roses essence Valentine...
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows

Newsflash!! You want the new Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows! I attended a media day recently where I was introduced to these beauties and my heart skipped a beat when I saw them. I have to get my hands on (at least) Bronze and Copper Light. I swatched them at the launch and they are beautiful.     Almost 100 years after Mr. Max Factor first started selling eye shadow in 1916 – Max Factor continues to innovate with the launch of NEW gel-based Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows. Available in 6 shades, these super-blendable shimmery shadows are designed for women who want to achieve on-trend metallic eye looks, but have difficulty creating them using traditional pressed powder eye shadows which fail to build up colour. New Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows makes it ultra-easy, thanks to their smart 3D silicone gel formula which holds its high-impact metallic colour pigments in place for up to 12 hours, for intense luminosity and a smooth colour finish. These pots of gorgeousness are available at selected Clicks stores and retail for R130. Hurry… before I beat you to it ;) Happy shopping....

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