Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review: MyChelle Dermaceuticals Beauty Key 3 Skincare Routine #MyChelle #Skincare #BK3

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MyChelle Dermaceuticals Beauty Key 3 Skincare Routine







THE BEAUTY KEY THREE
A dynamic daily trio integrating a powerful combination of peptides, plant stem cells, antioxidants, and retinoids.


1. PERFECT C SERUM ($44.00)
Vitamin C is one of the most important anti-aging ingredients there is around these days. Used in serums it helps to fight of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture and a lack of collagen in the skin. This Vitamin C Serum is like no other I've ever tried. It's very potent, even though it only contains 17% L-Ascorbic Acid. It's the fact that it also contains a good number of other ingredients that make this serum help boost collagen production, lighten hyperpigmentation, smooth skin and even out rough, uneven skin. Other serums claim to have higher concentrations of Vitamin C, but they don't work as well as this serum does. It also helps to protect against sun damage to the skin, which is very important as we age and have to fight off photo aging, free-radicals and the appearance of sun damage that was already done to our skin. This serum also contains Buddleja Plant Stem Cells, which  help protect against the sun damage I just mentioned. It has anti-oxidants too that help fight off those free-radicals I mentioned, and they also help to keep the skin in tip-top shape. I really like this serum, out of all the Vitamin C serums I've tried it really is the best. My skin has never looked better. 









2. REMARKABLE RETINAL SERUM ($47.50)
Retinol is another essential anti-aging ingredient. Besides Vitamin C, Retinol is used to help fight fines and wrinkles, deep wrinkles, mild acne, a lack of firmness in the skin, dark circles and puffiness around the eye area, redness of the skin, uneven skin tone and rough skin texture. Retinol can be irritating to the skin, so in some cases in cannot be used daily. It might be needed to be used every other day for best results. Personally, I love to use Retinol every day but it can be irritating to my skin so I try and use it every other day so as not to have my skin feel raw and painful. That's basically how it feels to me. Some people get red too. This patented technology is a formula that is less irritating to the skin. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A. It's similar to the prescription treatment Tretinoin. This cream also contains powerful ingredients such as Ceramide 3 and Plant Stem Cells to help fight wrinkles. It is the strongest cosmeceutical Vitamin A available without a prescription. It has been shown to reduce fine lines by 42% and redness by 70% in as little as 4 weeks. 







3. SUN SHIELD SPF 28 ($20.00)
Some people are allergic to chemical sunscreens and cannot use them. And, it has been shown that some of the ingredients in those sunscreens have been linked to cancer. Some of them, not all and I think those are not used anymore. Mineral sunscreens are difficult to find. But when you find them, they are worth it. There are two ingredients in mineral sunscreens. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Both are used equally and are very good. The ingredient in this sunscreen is zinc oxide. It's the same ingredient that is used in diaper rash cream. What makes it so effective is that not only does it block out the sun's rays but it is also an anti-irritant, it's very soothing to the skin and it can treat skin problems. Zinc oxide is a full spectrum sunscreen, meaning it will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. The sub's rays are reflected off of the skin, instead of absorbed into the skin as with a chemical sunscreen. It is also unscented, environmentally safe, and great for the face or body. This product also contains soothing aloe to rehydrate and calm sun-induced irritation to the skin. 



WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase MyChelle products on www.mychelle.com,  select Ulta stores, Whole Foods Market, and www.Ulta.com

Genetics, diet, and lifestyle play major roles in the condition of skin, but a results-focused skin care routine is vital for maintaining healthy skin. The needs of individual skin types vary, but most board-certified dermatologists agree all can benefit from a powerful trinity of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen containing Zinc Oxide.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NYX Professional Makeup Names Laura Sanchez Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards Live Show





 



On Saturday August 20th, 2016, NYX Professional Makeup announced Laura Sanchez, of YouTube channel LauraMakeup25, as its Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards Show in Los Angeles.   "I am so excited and honored to be named Beauty Vlogger of the Year," said Laura. "This competition gave me the opportunity to grow my career as a makeup artist and has opened so many doors for me in this industry. I am also grateful for the wonderful people I have met throughout this competition, and am proud to call the Top Six my friends." Laura and the five finalists revealed their final NYX FACE Awards makeup looks and challenge videos inspired by the theme, "Emotions," before a live audience of more than 1,200 beauty enthusiasts, over 100,000 viewers on the YouTube live stream, show host Kandee Johnson with emcee Charismastar, and a panel of top beauty and makeup artist industry judges at the Novo Theater this past Saturday.The esteemed judging panel included Ve Neill, one of the most renowned makeup artists in the motion picture business; Ingrid Nilsen, a top vlogger and personality on YouTube with more than 4 million subscribers; Megan McIntyre, Beauty Features Director at Refinery29; and Melissa Giannini, editor-in-chief of Nylon magazine. "The NYX FACE Awards is an empowering program which serves a wonderful representation of the YouTube beauty community," said NYX President Scott Friedman. "We are so proud of our hard-working and talented contestants. NYX Professional Makeup is grateful for the continued support over the past five years, and we look forward to continuing this program for years to come." As the Beauty Vlogger of the Year, Laura will receive $50,000 and a year's supply of NYX Professional Makeup, and the opportunity to kick-start a professional career in makeup artistry. The five runner-ups – Kristi McKee (@rawbeautykristi), Fernanda Machado (@pompberry), Brianna Fox (@missbrimarie), Alexa Poletti (@alexapoletti) and Haley Wight (@cosmobyhaley) – will each receive $15,000 and a year's supply of NYX Professional Makeup. In April, NYX received thousands of video entries; from there, a panel of judges selected the 30 semi-finalists. After creating looks inspired by the challenge themes, "Fairy tale," "Anime," and "Optical Illusion," the semi-finalists were narrowed down to the top six finalists via rounds of public voting. Between total video entries submitted and votes cast throughout the entire competition, the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards was the largest to-date.Official 2016 NYX FACE Awards sponsors included Redken, Target, LuLu*s, The Body Shop, Clarisonic, Lola Shoetique, Vans, DVE Store, EVA NYC, and Audio Network. About Laura Sanchez of Lauramakeup25: Laura Sanchez is a Latin beauty/makeup artist from Colombia, but currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where she refines her skills as an artist. Laura specializes in not only beauty but also special FX makeup. She helps teach others how to apply a variety of different forms of makeup on her YouTube channel, as well as Latin TV morning shows.

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 massive color cosmetics industry, NYX is defined by exceptional quality products with rich pigments and high payoff. Featuring a range of classic, seasonal, and on-trend cosmetics, NYX is a must-have among beauty lovers and professional makeup artists. While headquartered in the heart of Los Angeles, NYX 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.

Until Next Time~

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

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: Studio Gear Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation #studiogearcosmetics

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Studio Gear Revitalizing Serum and Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation

Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation is a true revolutionary advancement in the beauty industry. Loose minerals provide benefits that you have come to expect of a normal mineral foundation, enhanced with improved application, feel, look and performance. It's versatility that makes it the perfect makeup for all seasons. One foundation can be used four ways:
  1. Mineral Powder: Keep it simple and buff Foundation into skin on it's own or over primer.
  2. Serum Foundation: Mix it Up with Revitalizing Day Serum to create custom, super moisturizing coverage. (Tip, you can also mix with your favorite SPF)
  3. Mattifying Finishing Powder: Take it on the go to set your liquid make-up and stay matte all day.
  4. Cream Contour: Mix up darker and lighter shades with Protective Day Lotion for creamy, blendable, custom contour.
This foundation is incredibly easy to use. It either gets buffed over the skin on it's own, then blended in. Or you mix it up with the Revitalizing Day Serum to create custom coverage. Those are the two main ways to use it. It can also be used as a Mattifying Finishing Powder or create your own custom contour shades. It comes in the following shades: Bisque, Cream, Linen, Natural, Sand, Wheat, Praline and Raw Sugar. I used Bisque, the lightest shade. It comes with a Domed brush to help buff the color into the skin. 
 Studio Gear's Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation retails for $28.00. The Revitalizing Day Serum is $40.00. These can be purchased at www.studiogearcosmetics.com.
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
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Review: NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie #NYXCosmetics #LipLingerie #Lipstick

(product photo courtesy of www.nyxcosmetics.com)


NYX Cosmetics is famous for makeup artist quality cosmetics. They are also famous for having some of the finest lip cosmetics on the market today. Lip Lingerie is a seductive, weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish. Available in a range of 12 color-kissed nudes, from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige, each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

I tried Satin Ribbon, a nude beige. Below are photos of the color. A swatch on my arm as well as me wearing it on my lips. The color is beautiful. It is a light nude beige that wears well on the lips and looks good with just about anything. 

I love the Lip Lingerie line. It is an amazing line of lip products that has not only great color choices but I love the matte finish that is very long-wearing and is waterproof. Matte is huge right now. Not only that but nude lips are also huge too. They are very in. So not only do you have matte but nude, a 2-in-1 product that takes care of both trends at once. What I also like about this product is that it is non-drying to the lips. It goes on very creamy but dries to a powdery matte finish.

(above: Lip Lingerie in Satin Ribbon)

(above: wearing Lip Lingerie in Satin Ribbon)



Lip Lingerie is one of NYX Cosmetics most popular products right now. All over Instagram and Pinterest you see photos of Lip Lingerie, swatches of all of the colors and pics of the product. It's often sold out in stores and online.
   
NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie retails for $7.00. It can be purchased online at www.nyxcosmetics.com and www.ulta.com. NYX Cosmetics can also be purchased at NYX Cosmetics stores, CVS, Ulta and some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. Like NYX Cosmetics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NyxCosmetics; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Twitter: @NyxCosmetics; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyxcosmetics/; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nyxcosmetics/; Subscribe to NYX Cosmetics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nyxcosmetics and Follow NYX Cosmetics on Google+: https://plus.google.com/110336435589621384934/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Cream Suede Lipstick #NYXCosmetics #LiquidSuedeCreamLipstick #MatteLipstick #Lipstick

(product photos courtesy of www.nyxcosmetics.com)

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is a matte formula cream lipstick that comes in 24 shades. The shade range is from demure to kick-ass rockin'!What I love about this cream lipstick is not only the shade range but it's matte formula that is extremely long-wearing but non-drying to the lips. It's also waterproof. What more could you want from your lipstick?
I tried three shades: Tea & Cookies, Respect The Pink and Sway. Below  are swatches of all three along with photos of me wearing them. In a a few photos I tried some ombre looks with them.  It is a little bit harder to do ombre looks with matte cream lipsticks because they dry so quick. But I tried. They did not turn out so bad. 
(above left to right: Tea & Cookies, Respect The Pink and Sway)
 
(above: Sway and Respect The Pink mixed)

(above: Sway)

(above: Tea & Cookies on the lip rim and Respect The Pink on the inside of the lip)



(above: Tea & Cookies on the lip rim and Respect The Pink on the inside of the lip)

(above: Sway)
 
(above: Respect The Pink)

(above: Respect The Pink)



NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick retails for $7.00. It can be purchased online at www.nyxcosmetics.com or www.ulta.com. It can also be found at Ulta stores, CVS, NYX Cosmetics stores and some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. Like NYX Cosmetics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NyxCosmetics; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Twitter: @NyxCosmetics; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyxcosmetics/; Follow NYX Cosmetics on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nyxcosmetics/; Subscribe to NYX Cosmetics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nyxcosmetics and Follow NYX Cosmetics on Google+: https://plus.google.com/110336435589621384934/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent for consideration)

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: Maybelline Master Contour by FaceStudio #Maybelline #MasterContour #FaceStudio

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One of the hottest beauty trends that you have likely seen everywhere is contouring. Contouring is very hot right now. It's back from the 80's, but it's much better. Better than ever I'd say! Every company has a contour kit. Don't be scared of contouring, it's not that hard to accomplish if you know what to do. 

Maybelline Master Contour by FaceStudio is amazing. It makes contouring simple, fast and easy. It comes in three shade choices, with two shades in each stick. It's a V-Shaped Duo Stick, that contours for structure and highlights to enhance. It glides on easily and blends like a dream. I tried two of the colors, Light and Deep. It also comes in Medium. You will love using this because it makes contouring sooooooo easy and quick. There is no need to purchase a kit with six or eight colors in it, this is really all you need. And if you want, you could get all of these colors to make up your contouring kit.

When you contour, you are trying to enhance certain features and hide others. You use the lightest shade on the cheekbones, middle of the forehead, down the nose, and in the middle of the chin. The dark shade is used under the cheekbones, on the side of the nose, maybe on the end of the nose, on the side of the forehead, under the jawline and on the side of the chin. You can also take the dark shade all the way down the cheeks, making them slimmer. Once you have applied the shades, you blend them in either with a brush or a sponge. Blending is the key to successful contouring. If it isn't blended well, then you will not look right. 

Here are two of the shades, Light and Deep:
(top to bottom: Light, with the lightest shade on top; then Deep, also with the lightest shade on top) 






(above: Here I am wearing Master Contour in Light. I am showing you how the contour and highlight should be applied. You can see the darker shade easily, but the lighter shade blends in with my skin tone closely.) 

(Here my face is contoured and highlighted)
 
Maybelline Master Contour by FaceStudio retails for $10.99. It may be purchased on www.maybelline.com, or at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores and Wal-Mart. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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Review: Maybelline Master Strobing Stick by FaceStudio #Maybelline #StrobingStick #FaceStudio

(product photos courtesy of www.maybelline.com)

 

One of the biggest makeup trends right now is called strobing. What is strobing? Strobing is highlighting areas of the face, in a clean, not over-the-top way. It's about adding light to the face where it's needed. It's not about adding "excess" to the face. Areas to highlight are the cheeks, right at the top of the cheekbone, under the brows, the nose, the forehead and the chin. Strobing adds dimension to your face. It can slim your face down and it can add contours to the face with highlights.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to use Maybelline's Master Strobing Stick by FaceStudio. It comes in two shades, 100 Iridescent and 200 Nude Glow. The Iridescent shade is a light pink shade and Nude Glow is a peach shade. Honestly, I like both. For my fair skin it would be recommended that I would use the Iridescent shade and that deeper skin tones would use the Nude Glow shade. However, I also think it depends on what skin tone you have too. I think that warmer skin tones can use the Nude Glow shade and that cool tones can use the Iridescent shade. The Master Strobing Stick has micro-fine pearls and a creamy formula that make you look as if your skin was lit from within. 

What I love about this product is that it's just the right amount of glow. Not too much. Your skin looks lit from within, like it is supposed too, not overly done with highlight. You can see both in the photo below. I think it depends on your mood and what kind of highlight you are after. Personally, I love both of them.
Top: 200 Nude Glow Bottom: 100 Iridescent







(above: wearing Strobing Stick 100 Iridescent in all photos)

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick by FaceStudio retails for $9.99. It can be purchased online at www.maybelline.com and at mass market retailers nationwide, such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores and Wal-Mart. It works really well when worn with Master Contour by FaceStudio (review to come).

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: bliss triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask #bliss #oxygenfoamingmask

(product photo courtesy of www.blisspa.com)

triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask 3.4 fl.oz./100mL $89.60/Set of 2
Has your skin been looking kind of dull? Sallow? Is is not as "bright" as it used to be?  We all go through this. It is due to a lack of oxygen in our skin that happens as we age. This can happen as early as our 20's! It starts off with the "party" lifestyle and ends up increasing because of sun damage, smoking and aging due to free radical damage. 

One thing that will help keep your skin looking beautiful, bright and pink is bliss's triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask. This self-activating mask is formulated with multi-action CPR technology, Vitamins C & E and grape seed extract to instantly revitalize, energize and supercharge skin's natural defenses, resulting in healthy, glowing and youthful looking skin. bliss has poured the expertise behind "triple oxygen facial" treatment into this bottle, so you know you will get spa worthy results at home. CPR technology stands for: clarify, protect and revitalize. This mask clarifies and brightens with Vitamin C. It protects and defends skin by enhancing skin's natural moisture barrier. Finally, it revitalizes by energizing skin 's glow with three oxygen boosters.

What does the mask do for the skin? It instantly takes skin from dull to radiantly beautiful and divine looking with one application. Keep using it and you will see a huge difference in your skin. It revitalizes tired and damaged skin from environmental aggressors, aging and stress with CPR technology. And, it energizes and supercharges skin's natural defenses. 

Based on an instant consumer perception study of healthy women aged 36-62, 100% of women agreed their skin felt refreshed after using this mask. 97% agreed their skin instantly looked revitalized. 94% agreed skin instantly looked and felt smoother. 91% agreed their skin instantly looked healthy. 88% agreed their skin instantly looked radiant and clearer. 

This is one of my favorite masks. It really does work. Skin looks so much better after repeated uses, even after just one use! You will notice a huge difference in how your skin looks after you use it. It will have a beautiful glow to it. 

This 2 bottle set normally costs $112.00 but is now 20% off and is now $89.60. The mask is available from www.blissworld.com and Kohl's. Like Bliss World on Facebook.com: https://www.facebook.com/BlissSpa; Follow Bliss World on Twitter:@blissspa;Follow Bliss World on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/blissspa/ and Follow Bliss World on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bliss_spa/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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