Monday, February 29, 2016

Milani Big and Bigger Lashes and Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel #Milani #BigandBiggerLashes #EasybrowTintedFiberGel

Milani Cosmetics Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara and Milani Cosmetics Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel 

I tried both of these products several times. I am a huge fan of Milani Cosmetics. Their products are known for having great quality and great color selection.



The Milani Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara has an interesting brush that is full and tapers toward the end only to burst forth for a full spout that can give you full, large lashes. Take lashes from full to flirty and from big to bigger to saturate each lash in rich black color with special conditioners for a show-stopping look and a lush feel. The full volume scultping brush has a flat side that deposits the right amount of mascara for clump-free results. Then the evenly spaced side bristles seperate lashes for a fanned-out look that bristles catch even the tiniest lashes from corner to corner. Apply mascara from root to tip to build up desired intensity. Use the precision tip for hard to reach lashes. It removes easily with any makeup remover. This product sells for $7.99 in stores.



Milani Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel is a great way to get color on your brows or to even put brows in place and add more color to them. Brush up to better brows! The Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel adheres to your brow hairs and skin creating thicker, fuller bros that look as natural as your own. No sparse patches or thin arches and no harsh pencil lines or smudges. They are your own brows but better! It comes in 5 shades: Soft Brown (for light chestnut to light brown hair to medium brown hair), Natural Taupe (Light Taupe for Golden Blonde to Light Ash Brown Hair), Medium Brown (Deep Chestnut for Medium Brown to Chestnut Hair), Brunette (True Brown for Chestnut to Chocolate Brown Hair) and Dark Brown (Black Brown for Chocolate Brown to Black Hair). I tried Soft Brown and Dark Brown.


To apply, use short quick strokes and brush on the color through brow hairs in the direction of the hair growth. Layer as desired. Wear alone or pair with another Milani brow product. This product is vegan. It retails for$7.99. 

I was really happy with the mascara. It made my lashes very long and lush. You can see in the photo below that the mascara makes lashes long and luscious. Especially my wimpy lashes. The special tip on the end was perfect for helpingn to get the ends of my outer lashes that were hard to coat. The brow wand definitely helps keep brows in line. I think they need an Auburn color though. I would prefer an Auburn color that looks better with my hair. I like the brownish red shade Medium Brown, which looks like it might work with my hair shade.



Milani Cosmetics are available at CVS/Pharmacy stores and Walgreens Stores nationwide. Like Milani on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Milani; Follow Milani on Twitter: @milanicosmetics; Follow Milani on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/milanicosmetics/; Follow Milani on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milanicosmetics/ and Subscribe to Milani on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Milani.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(these items were sent for consideration)







Chrissy Teigen Gets Oscar Ready With LORAC #LORACCosmetics #LORACxHollywood #Oscars #ChrissyTeigen


Chrissy Teigen has been taking her pregnancy style in full stride and tonight is no exception — the model and Cravings author looked flawless from head to toe on the 2016 Academy Awards red carpet! For Tinsel Town’s biggest night of the year, makeup artist Mary Phillips trusted none other than LORAC Cosmetics to create a neutral, natural, glow-y look to play off Chrissy's already-stunning features.


Product Details Are Outlined Below:

COMPLEXION:
LORAC SHEER POREfection Foundation ($34)
LORAC POREfection Powder ($33)
LORAC Light Source *Note, this product is part of LORAC’s Summer 2016 Collection and will be launching mid-March. Stay tuned for details!

CHEEKS:
LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush in Tinge and in Vivid ($22)

 
EYES:
LORAC Unzipped Palette ($42)



LORAC Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($23)




LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in Bronze ($20)



LORAC PRO Mascara ($23)



BROWS:
LORAC PRO Brow Pencil in Blonde and in Light Brown ($19)




LIPS:
LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color in Nude and in Rose Brown ($18)




LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Socialite ($16)



To Get The Complete Beauty Breakdown:
- For hair email Amber Zannella (amber@sirenpr.com) for Tresemme
- For skin email Meaghan Ford (MFord@webershandwick.com) for Simple Skincare



Follow LORAC Cosmetics:
- Instagram: @loraccosmetics
- Twitter: @LORAC_Cosmetics
#LORACCosmetics
#LORACxHollywood

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review: Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford

Most product photos provided by www.meaningfulbeauty.com

I am still without my computer, so please bear with me while I write my blog on my phone.

Today I am going to write about some of the Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford products I tried out recently. I tried out a cleanser, two serums and a night cream. All of these products are available as part of a Meaningful Beauty system. Cindy Crawford is famous for having made this line with French dermatologist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. She was his patient at first and was so happy with the results she had that she became his business partner.

His line is famous for having a special melon in it that is only available in the south of France. This melon has special qualities to it that allows it to not deteriorate like other fruits. Dr. Sebagh uses an extract from this melon in the Meaningful Beauty line.




Skin Softening Cleanser:
This is a mild, soap free cleanser that is non irritating to the skin. It will remove makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping the natural oils that make up the natural moisture barrier of the skin. This way skin is cleansed but it stays soft and supple instead of feeling dry and tight afterwards. It hydrates the skin and leaves it conditioned.

What I like about this cleanser is how it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple yet clean. Makeup is removed but my skin still feels great. It's a great cleanser for those with normal, dry and mature skins.




Ultra Lifting and Filling Treatment:
This is a powerful dual action lifting and filling treatment. It helps to not only helps to visibly lift the skin but it also acts to temporarily fill in lines and wrinkles. It contains a rare Orchid extract, from the Emerald Coast of France, that is designed to enhance the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Not only does it do these wonderful things, it also helps to blur imperfections with a soft focus glow.

I like this serum because after application, skin immediately looks better. Skin feels better too, it feels firmer. Skin looks more luminous and has an overall glow to it.


Glowing Serum:
This serum has been called the " model's secret". It has been designed to smooth and condition the skin while creating luminous looking skin. Use in the morning before foundation for a pick-me up or anytime you want a luminous glow to the skin. This serum will revitalize, smooth and protect the complexion. It has been formulated with soy protein, marine botanicals and antioxidants.

Glowing Serum is something you should definitely use prior to putting in makeup or even if you do t wear makeup, just use before you go out. Skin will look better after using it. This serum has an effect that makes skin look amazing. Skin looks luminous and so much younger. It is a beauty secret that Meaningful Beauty has been keeping all their own. I would love to have this to use all the time!



Anti-Aging Night Creme:
This is a night cream to use after all of your other products, such as serums. It's the last step in the skincare routine. This cream contains ingredients that will help keep your skin looking younger. A good anti-aging cream has multiple ingredients that addresses various signs of aging: collagen breakdown, elastin breakdown, sun damage, free radicals, etc.

This cream addresses things like that. It helps with sun damage, getting rid of hyperpigmentation, helping to create collagen and elastin production and to attack free radicals so that they don't attack the skin. Environmental factors start to really bother the skin as we age and these have to be addressed.

I like this cream because it is a rich, thick cream that sinks right into the skin, leaving it feeling velvety smooth. Use of this cream for a long time will show a difference in how skin looks and feels.

There are three collections you can purchase from Meaningful Beauty:

1) 7-piece Youth Enhancing System $49.95 w/ Auto Ship
Contains:

Creme de Serum, Skin Softening Cleanser,Antioxidant Day Créme Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Ultra Lifting and Filling Treatment, Lifting Eye Créme - Advanced Formula, Glowing Serum, Eye Enhancing Serum

2) 7-Piece Skin Restoring System $49.95 w/ Auto Ship contains:

Créme de Sèrum, Skin Softening Cleanser, Antioxidant Day Créme Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Ultra Lifting and Filling Treatment, Lifting Eye Créme - Advanced Formula, Pore Refining Toner, Firming Serum

3) 5-piece System $39.95 w/Auto Ship contains:

Créme de Sèrum, Skin Softening Cleanser, Antioxidant Day Créme Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Ultra Lifting and Filling Treatment,
Lifting Eye Créme - Advanced Formula

You can also get free gifts, either a radiance duo (Glowing Serum and Wrinkle Reducing Capsules or A Glowing Serum and a Skin Polishing Brush) with your order.

Do realize that they expect you to have your orders Auto Shipped every 12 weeks. There is not an option to order just once. You can call and cancel the Auto Ship if you want. Personally, I like the products but I would not want to have them auto shipped to me every 12 weeks. Order the products at www.meaningfulbeauty.com.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com
(These products were sent for consideration)



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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer

(Product photo courtesy of www.garnierusa.com)





Does your skin feel dehydrated? Tight? Dry? Garnier has the answer for you! Called Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer (http://bit.ly/1WGgXLc), this gel moisturizes and hydrates the skin like nothing you have ever experienced before. It gives you all day fresh hydration. It even smooths and softens fine lines.

This gel contains a wild berry extract, Vitamins C & E, 15% Hydra-Glycerin and an Antioxidant Complex. It has around the clock hydration, it boosts signs of fatigue and feels extremely light on the skin while allowing it to feel extremely light on the skin.

After one week of use it rejuvenates skin with an all day deep hydration. Skin appears fresh and awakened. After 1 week of use, it improves signs of fatigue and re-activates skin's radiance for a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin. It smooths skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. 86% of women agreed that after 1 week of use, skin looked revitalized and healthier.

For best results, cleanse skin with appropriate cleanser. Apply Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer. At night apply Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream.


I found this gel to really help my dehydrated skin. I had been having issues with dehydration lately due to using a lot of peels. My skin was not dry, just dehydrated. This gel really helped with the dehydration. I used it and immediately my skin felt softer, smoother and well hydrated. Fine lines and cracks in the skin disappeared. This hydrator works very well at keeping skin hydrated and moisturized.

Garnier's Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer retails for $16.99 and can be purchased online at www.drugstore.com, www.ulta.com, www.target.com, and www.walmart.com. It is also available at mass market retailers such as Ulta, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart and Target.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

(This item was sent for consideration)

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Review: Garnier SkinActive Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask #Garnier, #mask, #purifyingmask #SkinActive

(Product photo courtesy of www.garnierusa.com)














I am still without my computer, so I am writing this review on my phone.

Garnier's new SkinActive Skincare has some great new items, something for every skin type. One thing I tried out that I think is great for oilier skins (even normal skins once in a while) to use at least once a week is their new Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask (http://bit.ly/21clrzQ).

This cleanser/mask is perfect for anyone with acne, oily skin, etc. it helps to draw out impurities such as blackheads, dead skin cells and anything that will make your pores clog up. It contains two powerful pore refining powerhouse ingredients: kaolin and charcoal. The kaolin helps with oil, dirt and inflammation. Charcoal draws out the impurities like a magnet.

Use as a cleanser: just apply to face and cleanse as you normally would. Then rinse off of the skin. To use as a mask, apply to skin and leave on until dry. Then rinse off to ski that is brighter, softer, less oily, and that has been purged of dirt, impurities and anything else that clogs pores.

I love this as a mask. My skin tends toward the normal to dry range but using this once a week is not out of the question. It makes skin feel lovely and really does make the pores feel as if they've been cleaned and vacuumed out of all of their impurities. It also does not leave skin feeling too dry either, which is a huge plus.

Garnier SkinActive Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask retails for $7.99 and can be purchased online at www.drugstore.com, www.ulta.com, www.target.com, and www.walmart.com. It is available in mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, Ulta and Wal-Mart.

Until Next Time~


Marie Papachatzis


I Am THE Makeup Junkie


(This item was sent for consideration)



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Monday, February 22, 2016

TKO 4-Way Resistance Bands

My computer is not working, so I am doing all of my reviews on my iPhone with the BlogPress App.

TKO 4-WAY Resistance Bands


Adjustable Resistance Bands, such as TKO's 4-way resistance bands, tighten abs and sculpt arms and back. Resistance Bands build core muscles while enhancing strength and flexibility.




This exercise item is a smart addition to a complete upper and lower body workout. Easy to use, it is also super-portable and perfect for those on-the-go and its adjustable tension for varied resistance helps customize a daily workout.

Also retailing for $12.99, it has never been more effortless or affordable to stay in shape.
With time constraints, an emphasis on convenience and more people telecommuting, exercising at home is showing no sign of slowing. From a simple corner to an elaborate home gym, all types of equipment and accessories are as common as furniture for today's health-driven consumers. Many popular exercise routines of today, necessitate accessories such as mats, balls, and specialized products for yoga, Pilates, muscle toning and strength training. TKO makes a full home workout possible for a small sum of money.


I used these to the best of my ability (with my back issues). What is nice is that the resistance is not too hard. It is somewhat adjustable for your strength. I need light resistance and I am able to get it. If you need stronger resistance you can get that too. These bands really help tighten and tone the abdominal muscles, which are the bane of my existence. You can feel them helping too. You can do arms, back and legs too. It's almost a full body workout. Not bad for $12.99!!!

Below is the link for Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/TKO-Stretch-4-Way-Resistance-Bands/dp/B00PL7PQLA/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1456149499&sr=1-2&keywords=tko+resistance+bands

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(I was provided these for samples)

Review: Beauty.com and the Rachel Comey Bag

I am still without my computer, so bear with me while I write this blog post on my iPhone using the BlogPress App.

Starting January 21st Beauty.com started a great GWP from Rachel Comey (gift with any $99 purchase). In this GWP are a good number of beauty essentials that I know I can't live without. The bag is a while supplies last gift, so I am not sure if there are any left or not. Below is a list of what is in the adorable bag, and my descriptions of the products. The Sage Bag arrives fully stocked with 11 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe and full sizes. The retail value of the bag, with everything combined, is $120.




1. Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment (10 ml): This product is great for hair. Use to keep hair soft and shiny.

2. clariSEA De-Blemish Spot Treatment (30 ml): This product helps to treat blemishes, by drying them out.

3. W3LL People Expressionist Mascara Traveler (.12 oz): A travel sized mascara that is perfect for your purse!

4. Skin&CO Umbrian Truffle Hand cream (10 ml): This hand cream has an amazing scent and it leaves hands feeling soft and really moisturizer! I could bathe in this!!!

5. Not Soap, Radio Liquid Freud Body Lotion (35 ml): The scent on this is a little brighter but is still wonderful. It is for the whole body and does leave the body feeling soft and hydrated.

6. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask (1 oz): I've loved this mask for ages. It helps a parched face come to life. Apply, leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Skin will feel quenched. It's perfect for dehydrated skin, dry skin or any skin that needs some TLC.

7. Hugo Boss EDT VOC (.07 oz): A nice sample of scent for the man in your life. He will thank you, trust me.

8. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Crème (1.25 oz): This stuff is the best. I use it to heal the cracks in the corners of my lips. It's also great for cracked hands, dry skin, you name it. It's an all around healing cream.

9. The Beachwaver Co Half Up, Brunette (1): Use this to style hair in an updo, bun or half-up for a great addition to your hair accessories!

10. John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo (1 oz): This shampoo smells divine. It leaves hair smelling divine too. And it leaves hair feeling soft and silky, not squeaky.

11. John Masters Organics Citrus Neroli Detangler (1 oz): This also smells divine. It helps to detangle hair that is a mess. It leaves hair soft, silky and beautifully detangled.

To complement her spring/summer 2016 collection that touted a soft and "lived-in" look, Rachel Comey's Sage Bag is made of post-consumer materials. "For spring 2016, we introduced a collection of wicker and vegetable tanned leather bags," says designer Rachel Comey. "Inspired by our canteen shape, BAAN bag, we created a kid sister for the Beauty.com gift bag. We are proud to mention that it is made from post-consumer raffia and linen. Thanks Beauty.com!" The circular canteen shaped bag is perfect for toting makeup and skin care essentials while being slim enough to slip into purses and bags.

The Sage Bag can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/RachelComey and is available while supplies last.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

(This item was sent for consideration)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Backstage Beauty: Kérastase for Thomas Wylde AW'16







THOMAS WYLDE

@KerastaseUSA
#KerastaseNYFW

HAIR:Matthew Morris for Kérastase Paris

HI-RES SELECTS: Maria Valentino for Billy Farrell Agency: https://app.box.com/s/ozfnda4q46axx2nq9kzggjbahuwq6m99



INSPIRATION
The Thomas Wylde woman is polished and luxe; she gets her hair blown out at a salon and lives with it for a while, laissez-faire. With a play on that, the hair look for this season is about lived-in luxury with a hint of effortless 90’s grunge-glam.



GET THE LOOK

1. On damp hair, apply Keratin Thermique roots through to the end of the hair shaft.

2. Layer Materialiste to root area, Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil to mid-lengths, and Fibre Architecte through ends.

3. Part the hair perfectly down the center, then blow-dry the hair forward towards face with a paddle brush to smooth and allow product to produce natural, shiny volume. Embrace natural bends in the hair.

4. After the root area is dry, concentrate on the mid-shaft and ends with a large round brush, directing hair down and rounding towards the face.

5. Guide large chunks of hair vertically through a flatiron, slightly beveling the ends toward the face.

6. To finish, apply Fibre Architecte through the ends and re-flatiron pieces to maximize chunky
piece-y-ness and separation in the ends.


















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J Mendle NYFW Recap

J.MENDEL

Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO and The Beachwaver Co.

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and ARCONA

Nails: Geraldine Holford for Beauty.com using Londontown



GET THE LOOK: HAIR

· Create a clean part down the middle of the head, blow drying the hair with The Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry (coming soon to Beauty.com)

· Flair iron the hair section by section using The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron

· For added shine, smooth PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse over the front of the hair

· Lightly brush the hair to create an eye level pony tail and secure with a hook elastic

· Mist with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray and a touch of PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray

· Smooth fly-aways with PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream (coming soon to Beauty.com)


GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE

· Cleanse the skin using ARCONA Triad Pads followed by ARCONA Desert Mist pressed into the skin. For added hydration, apply ARCONA Magic Dry Ice to the face

· Finish the look with ARCONA Wine Oil (coming soon to Beauty.com) for added glow


GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to Beauty.com) throughout the face followed by Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer as needed where redness occurs
· Brush the brows upwards using Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil for a clean look
· Starting in the center of the lower lash line, apply Kevyn Aucoin Precision Eye Definer in Evergreen and blend outwards. Define the outer corners of the eyes by lining one quarter of the upper lash line using the same Kevyn Aucoin Precision Eye Definer in Evergreen.
· Diffuse the lower lash line using Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Duo in Frosted Jade
· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Eye Gloss (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the inner corners of the eye and orbital crescent to highlight
· Finish the look by pressing a bit of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer mixed with Kevyn Aucoin The Lipgloss in Nerinese for a hydrated gleam

GET THE LOOK: NAILS

· Create a custom blend of Londontown Lakur in Put The Kettle On mixed with Londontown Lakur in Chivvy Along followed by Londontown Kur Protective Top Coat for added shine


















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Review: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Actively Daily Hydrating Lotion SPF 15 #Garnier #SkinActive #skincare #MoistureRescue #moisturizer


(Product photos provided by www.garnierusa.com)



I am still without my computer, so this blogpost comes to you from my iPhone 5 via the BlogPress App.



















Garnier has introduced a revamped and reintroduced a whole new skincare line. SkinActive was designed to help skin that is affected by stress, pollution, the environment, fatigue and UV rays. All of these things take their toll on the skin. They can cause dryness, dullness, signs of aging and signs of fatigue. SkinActive was designed to be highly effective and efficient. All of the products, from the cleansers to the treatment products, are better and they are customized by skin type.

I was able to try a few products from the line. I'm very happy with what I have tried so far. I love the Micellar cleansers, gel cleansers, cleanser/mask, etc.

Today I am going to discuss the SkinActive Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion. It comes with an SPF 15. And it comes in two forms, regular and Fragrance-Free. I tried both. Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion is a daily moisturizer for all skin types, even sensitive skins. Over time our active lifestyles and environmental factors cause damage to the natural protective barrier of the skin. This moisturizer instantly adds moisture to dry skin and locks it in for 24 hours. It has antioxidant fruit water and an oil-free, lightweight formula that will help defend the skin against external aggressors such as UV rays, daily stress and pollution (all of which age the skin). It has a SPF 15 from Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5% and Octocrylene 5%. These are chemical sunscreens, so if you are sensitive to chemical sunscreens then this product is not right for you.

The noncomedogenic formula also contains glycerin to help keep the skin actively hydrated throughout the day. It also helps to protect the skin against moisture loss. It also contains antioxidants Vitamins C and E, which have been known to help the skin fight off free radicals. After one use skin feels fresh, softer and smoother. After one week of use, skin feels strengthened, looks healthier, and has an overall improved appearance. The success of this product on the skin keeps improving with continued use. For best results, use after cleansing. Apply to face and neck. Follow with makeup.

The Fragrance-Free version is exactly the same as the regular version, it just does not contain any extra fragrance that people sensitive to fragrances cannot handle. Otherwise, the formula is just the same.

I really like this moisturizer. As soon as you put it on, it sinks right into the skin. It's not greasy at all and my skin feels hydrated all day long, which is exactly what I want and is what Garnier promises. I'm very happy with this product and I could see myself buying this in the future. Yes, I like it that much.

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion retails for $12.99. It can be found at mass market retailers nationwide such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target and Wal-Mart. It can be found online at www.ulta.com, www.drugstore.com, www.amazon.com, www.walgreens.com, www.riteaid.com, www.cvs.com, www.target.com and www.walmart.com. Like Garnier on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garnierusa; Follow Garnier on Twitter: @garnierUSA; Follow Garnier on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garnierusa/; Follow Garnier on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garnierusa/; Subscribe to Garnier on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GarnierUSA and Follow Garnier on Google+: https://plus.google.com/s/garnierus/top.

Until Next Time~ Marie Papachatzis I Am THE Makeup Junkie http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com (This product was sent for consideration) -


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shiseido at Narciso Rodriguez, #ShiseidoFW, #sharebeauty







"This look was about very pure, clean, beautiful skin, with occasional brushstroke accents.”

– Dick Page, Shiseido Artistic Director












· Created By: Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page

· Inspiration: The look was inspired by the architectural aesthetic of the collection, featuring smart and subtle contrasting with a nod to the eighties. Dick Page created a clean, fresh look for the models with calligraphy brush eye details applied to only six models.

· Products:

o Eye: A calligraphy brush was used to apply a black pigment similar to the Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar (BK912) on the eyelids of six models, while the others had clean faces without any eye makeup. Pro tip: A calligraphy brush was used so that the tips of the bristles separated upon application, creating the paintbrush stroke effect.

o Lip: Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment was applied for moisture.

o Face: Faces were kept as clean and pure as possible and Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20 was lightly applied as needed. No foundation was applied near the eyes as bare skin tends to give more definition.




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NYFW Beauty Recap: Rodarte, Jeremy Scott & Just Drew

RODARTE

Nails: Alicia Torello for OPI



· Prime nails using the OPI Infinite Shine PRIMER Base Coat for real staying power and stain-free removal.


· Apply two thin coats of ultra-rich lacquer. For this show, the lacquers that were used were OPI Infinite Shine Raisin’ The Bar.


· Once the lacquer is dry, apply one coat of OPI Infinite Shine We’re In The Black.


· Allow two minutes to set then seal the look with one thin coat of OPI Infinite Shine GLOSS Top Coat.


· For the pedicures, the lacquers that were used are NEW OPI Infinite Shine Summer shades, OPI Infinite Shine Staying Neutral on This One and OPI Infinite Shine No Strings Attached.










JEREMY SCOTT

Nails: Miss Pop for OPI



· Start by applying OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.


· Apply two layers of lacquer to make sure the color is saturated. For this show, the lacquers that were used were OPI Shorts Story, OPI I Just Can't Cope-Acabana, OPI A Good Mandarin is Hard To Find, OPI Infinite Shine To Infinity & Blue-yond, and OPI Infinite Shine The Sun Never Sets.


· Once the lacquer is dry, apply a layer of OPI Kyoto Pearl.


· Allow a few minutes to set then seal the look with OPI Top Coat.








JUST DREW

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist and Co-Founder of The Warren-Tricomi Salons



· Brush the hair out with a flat brush and create a clean part down the middle of the head



· Gather hair into a low pony tail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic



· Elevate the look by wrapping one piece of hair around the elastic



· Smooth fly-aways using Warren-Tricomi Argan Oil



· Dampen the part with water, and color with electric blue chalk to create an edgy look



· Finish with Warren-Tricomi Super Hold Hairspray for added shine and hold




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NYX Professional Makeup Opens First Digitally-Enabled Store on the East Coast




NYX Professional Makeup is set to launch its first retail location on the East Coast on Friday, February 19th at the Willowbrook Mall in North New Jersey. The NYX Professional Makeup stores encourage everyday makeup artistry by offering a complete line of affordable professional makeup.

After receiving rave reviews with make-up lovers in Los Angeles and around the globe, NYX's first East Coast opening marks their continued global expansion plan. Willowbrook Mall will be the digital-native brand's fifth US store opening, following four openings throughout California, as well as globally in Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Additional openings are planned globally throughout the remainder of 2016, with stores in the Southeast and Midwest scheduled in the next few months.

"We are so excited to now offer our East Coast consumers an opportunity to experience NYX through an interactive and digitally inspired environment," said Scott Friedman, NYX Cosmetics CEO. "When consumers walk-in, they will be immersed in the colorful, creative world of NYX with a series of innovative technologies to assist in education and inspiration from the global beauty community."

NYX flagship stores serve as an extension of its current retail distribution, combining digital technology with a hands-on self-learning environment that provides consumers with a completely new NYX experience. In keeping with its heritage as a truly digital brand, the NYX stores feature a series of innovative technologies designed to assist the makeup shopper in finding education and inspiration from the global beauty community. The NYX Beauty Bar is an interactive makeup station featuring custom NYX video tutorials and products for customers to recreate new and trending makeup looks. Customers can also upload their best selfies for a chance to be featured on the Instafeed digital walls in NYX stores. The new NYX Professional Makeup stores are truly a playground for beauty junkies who love to have fun with makeup.

NYX Professional Makeup will continue to expand its retail footprint nationwide and globally throughout 2016. Additional locations include:

Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Sherman Oaks, CA
And many more!

For more information about store locations please visit http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/nyxretail.

About NYX Professional Makeup:
NYX Professional Makeup, named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night and symbolized beauty and power, is known for high-quality, professional makeup at accessible prices. A leader in the global color cosmetics industry, NYX Professional Makeup is defined by exceptional quality products with rich pigments and high payoff. Featuring a range of classic, seasonal, and on-trend cosmetics, NYX Professional Makeup is a must-have among beauty lovers and professional makeup artists. While headquartered in the heart of Los Angeles, NYX Professional Makeup is a global brand available in over 70 countries at thousands of retailers consisting of specialty beauty and fashion stores, freestanding shops, and beauty supply stores, as well as on www.nyxcosmetics.com.


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Review: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water & Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes #SimpleSkincare #MicellarCleanser #cleanser #makeupremoverwipes

(Photos courtesy of www.simpleskincare.com)



I am still without my computer, and I am writing my blog on my phone.

I have been lucky enough to try out the gamut of Micellar cleansers lately. I must say that the technology has come far from the very first Micellar cleansers I first tried a few years ago. Now they do a really good job of removing makeup, dirt, grime and anything on the skin. Skin is left fresh, extremely clean and soft.

I had the fortune of trying out the Simple cleansing Micellar Water. This cleanser is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. As I mentioned above, this is similar to other Micellar cleansers I've tried. It does an excellent job of removing makeup, dirt, grime and anything on the skin. What is special about this cleanser is that it was formulated for sensitive skins. It also hydrates the skin, so skin is left feeling very soft and supple.







The cleanser is easy to use. Squirt some on a cotton pad, apply to face/eyes and keep removing makeup until there is nothing left. It does a really good job of removing eye makeup. What is nice is that it removes eye makeup and facial makeup equally well. If you have sensitive skin this would be a good cleanser for you to use if you want to try a Micellar cleanser. It does not have irritating ingredients.

Simple cleansing Micellar Water retails for around $6.99.

Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes are another way to remove makeup that also have the Micellar cleansing solution in them. Using the makeup removing wipes is an alternative way to remove makeup that is just as good as using a liquid cleanser. The advantage with the remover wipes is that these are profusely infused with Micellar cleansing solution, they are larger and can cleanse the entire face as opposed to cotton pads and are also great for travel. I love how well these remove my makeup. They leave my skin feeling clean and fresh without feeling dry at all.







A packet of Makeup Remover Wipes contains 25 wipes. These wipes are good for sensitive skin, as they do not contain any irritating ingredients. They will cleanse skin easily, getting rid of all makeup with one wipe.

I don't have a preference for the Micellar liquid cleanser or the wipes. They both do an excellent job cleansing the skin. It all depends on personal preference. At home I think I would use the liquid more often and save the remover wipes for travel. That is just my preference though. My daughter prefers the wipes.

Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes retail for around $7.99

These products are available at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, Target and CVS. They are available online at www.drugstore.com, www.ulta.com, www.amazon.com and www.target.com.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

(These items were sent for consideration)




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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Celebrate National Lash Day with New Mascaras from Rimmel and NYC New York Color #RimmelLondon #NYCNewYorkColor #NationalLashDay #mascara

NEW NYC NEW YORK COLOR GET IT ALL MASCARA



THINK: A mascara that visibly lifts and curls lashes up to 70°, lengthens lashes up to 65% and builds up to 2 times the volume



WHAT IT IS: NEW NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara contains candelilla wax known to enhance film formulation and stiffness, yielding better curl. It glides on easily, won’t smudge and won’t irritate sensitive eyes and is ideal for contact-lens wearers



AVAILABLE SHADES: 001 Extreme Black



WHAT IS COSTS: $3.99





CREATE ULTRA-CURVACEOUS LASHES IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
WITH NEW 24 HOUR SUPERCURLER MASCARA FROM RIMMEL LONDON

THINK: It’s time to lose your lash curler.

WHAT IT IS: New 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara from Rimmel London is a revolutionary mascara and lash curler in one, giving you dramatic, even curl and volume that lasts all day and all night. No more pulling or tearing at your lashes—with its built-in curling power, the mascara gives lashes a “perm” effect. The patent-pending formula features a revolutionary polymer, a spherical micro-sponge, and a soft gel. When combined, the breakthrough formula curls, volumizes, and pushes lashes up to a phenomenal 90 degrees. Lashes are visibly transformed as soon as you apply, and set to a flawless curl in seconds.

With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into the contours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara.

Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal.

AVAILABLE SHADES: Black, Extreme Black

WHAT IT COSTS: $6.49



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Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette #LauraMercier #Candleglow




I received this palette during the holidays and thought it would be the perfect thing to use for the "strobing" craze that has been sweeping the beauty world. Most people don't want to overdo strobing, as you can look too over done. This palette is perfect. The shimmers in it are all realistic, beautiful and are not too shimmery on the face.

The palette has 6 colors in it: Glow (champagne gold), Spark (pinky gold), Light (silvery gold), Twinkle (gold), and two large shades Radiance (peachy gold) and Glimmer (beige-y gold). It retails for $58.00 and can still be found at Macy's, Nordstrom, Belk and Neiman Marcus.

Here are a few looks I did wearing the colors in the palette:



















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Shiseido Get The Look | Zero + Maria Cornejo




"I wanted to create a flushed look, to make it appear as if the girls had been outside

skiing or running in the snow.”

– Dick Page, Shiseido Artistic Director








· Created By: Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page

· Inspiration: Inspired by the romance and purity of the outside wintery elements, Dick Page created a flushed look to emulate a woman having been outside in the cold winter weather; he wanted the models to represent a very natural woman – innocent, honest and authentic.

· Products:

o Cheek: To create a frost-bitten look, Rouge Rouge in Red Queen (RD716) (NEW for Fall 2016) was smudged onto the cheeks and surrounding areas including the bridge of the nose, above the eyebrow.

o Eye: Shimmering Cream Eye Colors in Sable (BR709), Shoyu (BR623) and Yuba (BE217) were applied heavily onto the lids and were mixed with the Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment to create a glistening look. Eyebrows and lashes were left natural.

o Lip: The lips remained practically bare with a slight blistery look created using Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment and a very small amount of Rouge Rouge in Ruby Copper (RD501) (NEW for Fall 2016). A whitish pearl prototype color was applied above the lip, as well.

o Face: After applying face color on the cheeks, Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20 was lightly applied as needed.


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Alterna Haircare & Tomo Jidai - NYFW 2016 GTL

Custo Barcelona



Individuality is key to the look for Custo Barcelona, so each model has a different look.



Step one: Starting with damp hair, apply Alterna Haircare Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist. On thinner hair, substitute with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Weightless Whipped Mousse so as not to weigh it down too much.



Step two: Rough dry hair with fingers, no brush.



Step three: Spritz in Alterna Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Spray and work into hair to create texture.








Ji Oh



The inspiration for this look was mid-90s, tough and minimal.



Step one: Starting with damp hair, part it slightly off center.



Step two: Divide the hair into multiple large sections. Working section by section, apply Alterna Haircare Caviar Full & Thick Caviar Volume Mousse, then layer Alterna Haircare Bamboo 2-in-1 Volumizer on top.



Step three: Leave hair damp to maintain a wet, grungy look. Tuck the hair behind the ears to finish.








Lei Sang Bong



Flowing, relaxed waves were chosen to complement the cozy, romantic looks in the show.



Step one: Dampen the hair and divide it into multiple large sections. Apply Alterna Haircare Bamboo Weightless Whipped Mousse section by section.



Step two: From mid lengths to the ends, apply Alterna Haircare Caviar Treatment Omega+ Nourishing Oil to still-damp hair. Blow dry roughly, with fingers, to maintain texture.



Step three: Using a three-barrel curling iron (each tong should be ¼ inch), wave hair section by section, then gently brush out the waves to relax them.



Step four: For light hold and additional texture, finish with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Spray, then shake out the hair.








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KATE SPADE

Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO and The Beachwaver Co.

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and WEI

Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com



GET THE LOOK: HAIR

· Prep the hair with a bit of PHYTO Volume Intense Mousse

· Work PHYTOSpecific Thermoperfect 8 and PHYTOSpecific Integral Hydrating Mist (coming soon to Beauty.com) into the hair for added texture

· Using The Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry (coming soon to Beauty.com), dry the hair leaving it loose and undone

· Lightly gather the hair in a low pony tail at the nape of the neck loosely tied with a soft elastic

· Secure the ponytail with a velvet ribbon

· Finish the look with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray

GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE

· Moisturize the skin with WEI Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk followed by WEI Five Sacred Grains Perfect Radiance Pudding Cream for added hydration

· Finish the look with a dab of Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the center of the face and anywhere redness occurs as needed

· For extra coverage, apply Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer underneath the eyes

· To create a natural flush, mix Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow in Patrice with Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Duo in Blood Roses and apply to the apples of the cheeks

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Duo in Candlelight to the inner corners of the eyes and the orbi tal crescent to highlight the face

· For a natural, luminous glow dab WEI Lotus Blossom Hydra Fresh Eye Cream (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the eye lids

· Curl the lashes with Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler followed by Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara - Curling to create a doe-eyed look

· Gently define the lip line using Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Pencil in Hyancinth and blend with Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm to create the perfect baby lip



GET THE LOOK: NAILS

· Prep the nail with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Base Coat followed by two coats of Debora Lippmann Nail Color in Baby Love to create look one. To create look two, prep the nail with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Base Coat followed by one coat of Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in My Old Flame and one coat of Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in It’s Raining Men

· Finish the look with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Top Coat










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