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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I Am THE Makeup Junkie October HIT LIST #HITLIST #IAmTHEMakeupJunkie #awesomeproducts

This was a good month for me. I tried out a number of great items. So many in fact that I had to be extra choosy in the final 5 items that I picked for this list. It is often very difficult for me to keep the list to just 5 items. When I review items, I try to give positive reviews and not really negative ones. I like to make sure to give you things that you would want to use and try out. If I find something that is not worth my time then I don’t review it. That is how my process works. I assume that many people think I am a sell-out and that I just review whatever I get sent. I am sent a good number of things and often I will not review the item if it is not a good product. Why waste space on something you don’t want to buy?
So this month I have 5 great items that I have either reviewed or are products that are just super awesome! Let’s see what they are!

1) tarte away oui go holiday gift set $48.00 Available from www.ulta.com or Ulta stores.

tarte away oui go holiday gift set
This set contains an empty compact that you can fill with one of 4 interchangeable eye shadow/blush sets (16 Amazonian Clay eye shadows and 4 Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes) and also contains a deluxe lights, camera, lashes-4-in-one mascara and 3 deluxe maracuja lipglosses. There is a magnet that holds the palette in the compact, no worries! What I love about this set is the versatility. With the variety of eye shadow and blush shades, you can get a good number of looks, using the shades from the various palettes and then take them with you. Or, use from 1 palette only! The eye shadows are of great quality, with excellent pigmentation. I found that they go on smoothly, have little to no fallout and blend like a dream. This is great to keep for yourself if you don’t want to give it as a gift! See my review here: http://bit.ly/1FMf09y.

2) Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Iconic Nude Re-Shape & Re-Size Lip Liner $22.00 www.charlottetilbury.com, www.bergdorfgoodman.com and www.nordstrom.com 

Charlotte Tilbury _lip_cheat_iconic_nude_A rich, velvet lip liner to help re-shape and re-size lips. In a shade that is essential for all kits. This shade, Iconic Nude, is the perfect shade to go under any lipstick. Make lips look larger and have the perfect shape you want. Make lipstick stay in place. This lip liner is waterproof, paraben-free and does not feather or transfer. It also comes in 4 other shades: Pink Venus, Savage Rose, Kiss N’ Tell and Pillow Talk. Personally, this is my favorite lip liner and works great under all of my favorite nude shades of lipstick.

3) Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara $3.99 
Available at Ulta, Fred Meyer and some Walgreens. essence Get Big Lashes Volume and Curl Mascara
Get mega curly voluminous lashes with this mascara! I have never had lashes like this before. This mascara gives the most volume of any I have ever tried. It makes my lashes so voluminous and curly that it looks like I am wearing false lashes. The dark black color makes them look insanely intense too. I’ve had people comment that it looks like I am wearing false lashes when I wear this mascara! This is really one of the best if not the best mascaras I have ever used. And the price is great too. Also, it does not dry out quickly like many mascaras. It does not smudge, it lasts all day long and it does not clump too. How perfect is that? Perfect! I think that this could be my Holy Grail mascara!!!!

4) Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide $48.00 Available from www.lauramercier,com, www.nordstrom.com, www.neimanmarcus.com or anywhere Laura Mercier is sold. 

Laura Mercier is famous for her foundation. So I was excited to be able to try this new one out. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide is a long-wearing, oil-free foundation that magically blurs the line between real skin and makeup. It is a bi-phase (two-part) foundation designed to deliver the most natural looking color and lightweight coverage. Color true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective waters (Hydro-Brilliant Technology) float to the top. Shake the foundation vigorously before each use to ensure that the pigments get blended together to create fresh color each and every time. This foundation comes in 24 shades, with enough variations that everyone should be able to find a shade for them. It lasts 12 hours long, is humidity-proof,  sweat-proof and is water-resistant.

I am truly amazed how light this foundation is but how much coverage it gives.It really does give full coverage yet looks like nothing is on the skin. It feels great and is one of the most interesting foundations I have ever tried. I think this foundation is almost perfect. It is just about one of the best foundations I have every tried. The coverage is medium to full and can be built up without feeling heavy at all. I would recommend this foundation for any skin type, even oily skins. Laura Mercier has really pulled out all the stops on this product. I am so happy with this one that I am tempted to say that I can stop looking for my Holy Grail foundation and say that I have found it! See my recent foundation review here: http://bit.ly/1DIeHe6

5) L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil $96.00 Available from www.us.loccitane.com and L’Occitane boutiques. 

L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil_thumb[1]
L’Occitane introduces Divine Youth Oil, from the Divine Collection of skincare products. This oil helps fight visible signs of aging to deliver skin texture that appears replenished. Used daily, it maintains skin’s youthful appearance, as if plumped from within. Made with 100% natural oils, this product has a light, silky texture with a non-oily finish that melts into the skin. This formula is non-comedogenic.

When I first used this, I noticed how lovely it smells, like flowers. I warmed it in the palm of my hand then applied it to my face, neck and d├ęcolletage. I found that the oil sinks into the skin right away, leaving only a small trace of the scent and leaving the skin feeling so soft. I then applied moisturizer. The more I used the oil, every day, the more I noticed how much more I noticed that my skin looked smoother and felt softer. I think that the Divine Youth Oil is a great product for those who are in search of something to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is good for those with normal to dry skin. The formula also contains sunflower seed oil, squalane, borage seed oil, apricot kernel oil, evening primrose oil, orange oil, Vitamin E, and many other natural oils that are great for anti-aging purposes. It absorbs immediately into skin leaving only a faint trace of a floral scent. Check out my review here: http://bit.ly/ZsSxxb.

Well, these are my picks for the month of October. I tried to give a good variation of products, some makeup and some skincare. All of these products are great products that I believe are worth the money spent on them. Next month will be devoted to a gift guide, so I will not have a #HIT LIST. I cannot believe that the holidays are just around the corner! Thanks for reading and I will see you online…

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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