Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this!

Most of us have a holy grail mascara. I used to. My all time favourite was a tube mascara by a Japanese cosmetics company, but I stopped using it as it became way too expensive. I was devastated. I have used many mascaras over the years and I love many, but none ever came close to ‘the one’. Until I discovered the new Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara. Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this! This is what Revlon has to say: Desire oversized lashes and multiplied benefits? Introducing Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, our breakthrough formula combines buildable fibers and 360º tubes to deliver mega volume and extreme length for an oversized lash look that won’t smudge or smear! Revlon’s unique approach combines fibers and 360º tubes in one step for plumped and extended lashes that get noticed. TUBE TECHNOLOGY Unlike traditional mascaras, Revlon’s tubing mascara features a polyurethane copolymer base with the benefits of waterproof mascara without the tough removal, as it removes easily with warm water. Upon application, the copolymer binds creating an adhesive encasement around each lash (also known as a “360º tube”) that won’t wear off or flake. FIBER FORMULA Fiber formula provides additional volume and length, and when combined with tube technology, lush lashes are instantly flake-free and smudge-proof in one step. Revlon takes Mega Multiplier Mascara one step further by using two uniquely shaped microfibers, triangular and heart, for a formula that gives you an oversized lash look with both volume and length. When I received the press release about Revlon’s new mascara, I freaked when I read the word ‘tube’. I immediately phoned...

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...

Smitten with my Smitten: a Review of the Smart Mitten

I have seen many people on social media going crazy for this pretty, pink ‘waslappie‘ and as a beauty lover, I obviously couldn’t wait to try it for myself. Then I got one in a goodie bag. Score. What is this Smitten you may ask? It is a microfiber mitten that is said to deep cleanse your skin in seconds using only warm water. To be very honest, I was not convinced that using only this mitten and warm water would completely clean my skin. And 100% remove my make-up? Not a chance. A have tried many ‘fancy’ face cloths/flannels and none of them removed my makeup. They say that it can also be used with your facial cleanser, so I thought that I would definitely be using it that way. And that means that these smart mittens are actually nothing more than a pretty face cloth, right? WRONG! Boy, was I wrong! The first time I tried it, I was wearing a full face of makeup which included foundation, powder, blusher, non-waterproof mascara and Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadow. I wet the Smitten with warm water and gentle wiped my face. Then I held the Smitten over each eye for 10 seconds before wiping away the makeup. GONE. All my makeup was removed. Not even a trace of Color Tattoo or mascara left. I couldn’t believe it. Smitten removed my makeup better and gentler than some of my pre-cleansers. When I looked at the mitt and saw all the makeup covering the pink material, I thought I would have to wash it in the washing machine (which would...

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