Saturday, March 31, 2018

Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Primer, 25HR Foundation & Concealer #RimmelLondon #LastingFinish #LastingFinishBreathable25HRFoundation #Primer #Concealer #Foundation

(product photos courtesy of www.rimmellondon.com)

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Buidable Coverage Collection
There are three products in this collection. They all rest on the use of each other as a team. Basically you would use the primer first, then the foundation and the concealer last. All of them work wonderfully together. I tell you this because I have used them together and they are amazing. Rimmel London never fails to amaze me with their wonderful foundations, great products and this time they have added a great primer and a great concealer to their lineup too.

1 fl.oz./30mL $6.47
This primer extends the life of your foundation by 8 hours. The new Lasting Finish Breathable Primer is a lightweight long-lasting primer that helps to ensure the wear of your makeup, making it last longer, all while letting skin breathe. It is not heavy at all. Wear it over moisturizer or over sunscreen (I prefer the latter) and it definitely makes your foundation last longer. It even adds a little bit of glow to your skin. 

1 fl.oz./30mL $6.97
This new foundation from Rimmel London has a 25 HR formula that is breathable and is their most lightweight and longest-lasting formula yet. It perfects the skin with medium buildable coverage while enriched with breathable skin technology that doesn't clog pores. It moisturizes for up to 25 hours and has a broad spectrum SPF20. The SPF comes from Octinoxate 4%. It comes in 16 shades. I wear the lightest, Fair Ivory. This foundation goes on a bit differently from other foundations. It doesn't have a pump, instead you unscrew the top and inside is a paddle top that you can use to apply the foundation to the face then you can use your fingers or a sponge to apply the foundation. Or you can just use the paddle sponge to apply the foundation to the fingers and apply the foundation directly to the face. Whichever way makes you more comfortable. I love this foundation especially because it blends in easily and the color is perfect for my face. It is high definition finish with medium coverage. That is exactly what I am looking for in a foundation.

0.23 fl.oz./7mL $4.97
The new Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Concealer is Rimmel London's most long-lasting formula. It has medium coverage to help conceal imperfections. The cushion applicator allows for perfect blendability and on the go touch-ups. It comes in 6 shades. I tried Fair, the second shade, which is great for my face. If I were to use it under my eyes I would need the Light Ivory shade. However Fair does a great job of concealing imperfections on my face. And it works really well. I think this is now my favorite concealer. I have never really liked many concealers because most don't blend too well or they look conspicuous. This one doesn't. It actually blends in perfectly with the foundation and is why I recommend matching your foundation and concealer shade together. I have not done that enough and it is something that needs to be done if your makeup is going to work right.

Here is a photo of me wearing all three:






The Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Collection ranges in price from $4.97-$6.97 and can be purchased at can be purchased at Ulta Beauty, Meijer, Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, and www.walgreens.comLike Rimmel London on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Twitter: @Rimmellondonus; Subscribe to Rimmel London on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rimmellondonus/; Follow Rimmel London on Tumblr: http://rimmellondonus.tumblr.com/ and Follow Rimmel London on Instagram: https://instagram.com/rimmellondonus/.



Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss #UrbanDecay #HiFiShine #UltraCushionLipgloss #HiFiShineUltraCushionLipGloss #UrbanDecayCosmetics

(product photo courtesy of www.urbandecay.com)


0.23 fl.oz./7mL $20.00 each
I have been waiting all week to do this review. I have had horrible migraines all week so I put up stashed reviews that I had done already. This one though, it took time. Time until I felt better. Because it requires a lot of time to go through every lip gloss and swatch each one on your lips to show you the color. Can I just say one thing. THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!! I am so happy that Urban Decay came out with these new lip glosses. Oh my, are they nice. And the colors are freaking Oh My God gorgeous. Urban Decay has long been my favorite cosmetic company and with good reason. They rock. I lovingly remember their first lipsticks: Roach was the first i purchased. I don't have it anymore but it was gorgeous. And now they have come a long way. To being the best brand on the market. 

Now they have released the best lip gloss on the market. This lip gloss has excellent is "Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss is ultra-shiny, glides on cushiony-soft and provides long-lasting wear that’s comfortable, not tacky." What does that mean? It is laced with Vitamin E and peppermint oil so that it has a refreshing hint of mint with a hydrating formula that leaves lips nourished and an immediate plumping effect. It comes in a yummy vanilla-mint flavor. The lineup includes 20 gorgeous shades some original to the Vice Lipstick line and there are some new shades: blaring brights, soft neutrals, metallics, holographics, creams and sheer creams. Finally a gloss that is sexy and comfortable at the same time. Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss delivers ultra-shiny color that will not feather or bleed and instantly makes lips look plumper. The shade range contains sheer, sparkly and pigment-rich options to amp up your look. These chart-topping shades include everything from soft to loud. The shades look great on every skin tone. I, personally, am loving the holographic shades like SPL, Snapped, Candy Flip and Big Bang. The neutral shades are great for everyone: Naked (the must have neutral and everyone is obsessed with Obesessed! It is the universal light pink. 

The sleek modern case is clear so you can easily pick your shade out of a handbag or your makeup organizer. The iridescent, metallized frame makes the gloss look like it's floating inside. Added bonus: because the tube is flat, it fits perfectly into your pocket. The flexible, flocked-silicone paddle applicator is the newest technoloy and allows you to swipe on a generous, even layer of gloss. I find that for my purposes it takes about two swipes because I like a lot of gloss though. 

Here is a video from www.urbandecay.com describing the Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss Experience:

Here are swatches of what all of the colors look like:


above, left to right: Goldmine, Dirty Talk, Fireball, 1993, Fuel, Midnight Cowgirl, Shadowheart, Candy Flip, Jawbreaker, Snapped, Beso, Rapture, Backtalk, Naked, SPL, Obsessed, Savage, Big Bang, Snitch and Bang


Now, I am going to show you photos of the lip glosses on my mouth without lip liner so you get the full effect of how they really look. I normally wear lip liner but I want you to see how they look. Also, not everyone wears lip liner.

1993

Back Talk

Bang

Beso

Big Bang

Candy Flip

Dirty Talk


Fireball 

Fuel 

Goldmine 

Jawbreaker

Midnight Cowgirl

Naked

Obsessed


Rapture

Savage

Shadowheart

Snapped

Snith

SPL

 So those are all of the glosses on my lips. All 20 of them. I must say of I LOVE all of the colors. My favorite colors are the holographic colors. Mainly because right now we are in the midst of a hologaphic revolution. I love Candy Flip and Snapped a lot. They look gorgeous on. Not only do these lip glosses look gorgeous on but they wear very well and last a long time. The finish is a little bit sticky but I expect that from lip gloss. You want your lip gloss to have somewhat of a sticky finish otherwise it doesn't wear for very long. If it does have a sticky finish then you know it is going to wear a long time. Cosmetic chemists have not come up with a lip gloss formula yet that can wear for a long time yet be non-sticky. And glossy at the same time. It would have to be matte. 

I think you will like these too. They are all pretty pigmented. I hope they come out with more colors over time. I am very, very happy with the whole formula, color selection and the entire lip gloss itself. I would love to hear what you think of them so hit me up and let me know too.

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss retails for $20.00, comes in 20 shades and is sold online at www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com and www.ulta.com and their respective stores. They are also sold at some Macy's stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter:@UrbanDecay; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram:http://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics#; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/ and Follow Urban Decay on Google+:https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These were sent to me for consideration)









Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: Black Seaweed Purifying Peel-Off Mask #BlackSeaweed #purifying #PeelOffMask

(product photo courtesy of www.7thheaven.com)


0.3 fl.oz./10mL $1.99 each
7th Heaven makes all kinds of fun masks that you can turn to every week for fun to purify, hydrate, detoxify or infuse your skin with beneficial ingredients that will make your skin glow. I tried out the Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask the other day and loved how it made my skin feel. Not only does it contain Laver Seaweed from the Welsh countryside and crushed Buckthorn berries pressed together to make the Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask But it also Contains Sea Salt to purify the skin. It is essentially a seaside detox of the skin to cleanse skin gently and deeply, peeling off dirt and grease weekly. Peel off masks are more gentler and more effective than scrubs while also leaving skin incredibly purified and smooth. You will be amazed at how many dead skin cells show up on the on the mask when you peel it away. So jazz up your weekly scrub routine and use a peel away mask instead!

To use: apply, wait until dry and then start peeling off at the edges. It usually takes 20-25 minutes for the mask to dry. Then you start peeling at the edges and it will come up automatically. It an area doesn't come up, don't worry just wash it off. Then rinse off face with warm water to remove any residue and feel how soft and smooth skin is. Do you not notice how wonderful it feels? It is amazing how a peel-off mask does what a scrub can do without all of the damage do the skin. I would highly recommend these for those with sensitive skins and those with skin that cannot take scrubs. 

My skin certainly felt and looked better after I used it. It felt purified, softer and cleaner. My pores felt tightened and toned. My skin definitely felt detoxified. 
Here is my face while using the mask:



These masks are available at www.7thheaven.com, www.ulta.com, Kroger, Publix, Face Values, Neoteric Cosmetics Inc. Like 7th Heaven on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/love7thheaven.usa/; Follow 7th Heaven on Twitter: @Ilove7thHeaven; Follow 7th Heaven on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/love7thheaven/ and Follow 7th Heaven on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilove7thheaven/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: Somebunny LOVES You... Last Minute Personalized Easter Gifts! For Regular or Eastern Orthodox Easter! #Easter #OrthodoxEaster #SomebunnyLovesYou #Bunny #PersonalizedGifts #EasterBasket

(inage photos courtesy of www.giftsforyounow.com)


Somebunny LOVES You...Last Minute Personalized Gifts for Regular or Eastern Orthodox Easter!

Easter is Sunday, April 1st and Eastern Orthodox Easter is Sunday April 8th and it's time for the Easter bunny to make his rounds again GiftsForYouNow.com’s new Easter baskets, bunnies and gifts can be personalized or customized specifically for loves ones, making each present unique and unforgettable. Below are a couple of new Easter products; additional Easter gifts ideas can be found at https://bit.ly/2pIKM6j

·         The Embroidered Easter Basket  - The kids will have fun this Spring hunting for eggs or carrying around all their Easter treats in this Embroidered Easter Basket, available in your choice of pink or blue. Personalized with any name, in thread color and font shown, these adorable embroidered bunny baskets become a fun keepsake the kids will enjoy time and time again. $14.95 

The baskets are nice too because they are definitely things that can be kept year after year. Personally I wanted my daughter to have a stuffed rabbit because she collects stuffed animals and liked to have them to play with.



·          The ‘Somebunny Loves Me’ Bunny - This adorable personalized bunny is the perfect gift for Easter, though it will be cherished by your child long after the holiday is over. The t-shirt worn by these plush personalized Easter bunnies may be customized with any name in your choice of pink and purple or green and blue lettering. $19.98


I had the opportunity to get a Somebunny LOVES Me Bunny for my daughter for Orthodox Easter on April 8th and I got it personalized for her. Since we are Greek Orthodox and her name is Eleni, that is the name that I chose. She complains that she can NEVER find anything with her name on it (which is true, except in Greece and Cyprus), so I had them embroider her name on the T-Shirt and the bunny is adorable. It is a tan bunny with a white T-shirt and on it it says "Somebunny Loves Eleni". The T-shirt is removable if she wants to wash it. Or just take it off. I love how cute the rabbit is and how beautiful it is for the price. Stuffed animals are not inexpensive and this personalized stuffed animal is a good price at $19.98. A very good deal. It can be ordered from www.giftsforyounow.com. At the last minute if needed. 

Here is the bunny I was sent for Eleni:


I think she is going to love this bunny in her basket along with some candy. It is not really tradition for the Eastern or Greek Orthodox to give a basket but our family does. And I know other families that do too. I also have to tell you that Eleni is 17 and is still a child at heart and loves to get things like this and I love that she is still a child at heart. I don't want her to grow up and give up these things. All of these items can be ordered not at www.giftsforyounow.com. Like Gifts For You Now on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiftsForYouNow; Follow Gifts For You Now on Twitter: @giftsforyounow; Follow Gifts For You Now on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giftsforyounow/; Follow Gifts For You Now on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giftsforyounow/ and Follow Gifts For You Now on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Giftsforyounow1.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Maybelline FaceStudio MASTER Camo #Maybelline #FaceStuido #MASTERCamo

(product photos courtesy of www.maybelline.com)

0.05 fl.oz./1.5mL $8.99 each
If you have any sort of discoloration on your face, and let's be honest: we all do, then you will want to take a look at these color correcting pens. There are six of them and they do any job you want. Each pen does something that you will want covered:

  • Green covers redness (I did not get to test this one out but I know this from my experience)
  • Blue is for sallowness in fair/light to medium skin tones
  • Apricot covers dark circles in light to medium skin tones
  • Red covers dark circles in deep skin tones
  • Yellow covers dullness in light to medium skin tones
  • Pink is for dullness in light skin tones
So you have six of them and do you want to see them at work? Of course you do! I will now put all of the ones that work on my face and show you where they go and then blend them in. 

Here are photos of swatches for each one that was sent to me. I was not sent the green one but all of the others. It doesn't matter though, I was able to make everything work very well on my face even without the green. All of these are extremely pigmented and cover very well. EXTREMELY well. These are some of the best camouflage correcting pens I have ever used and these were made by Maybelline. I am so impressed by them. Well you know what I shouldn't be because Maybelline kicks ass at everything they do. All of their products are the best. 

Here are the swatches and you will see how pigmented they are:

above, left to right: Blue, Apricot, Yellow, Pink and Red

Here is a photo of me with the MASTERCamo on my face:

above: before having blended the MASTERCamo

above: after having blended the MASTERCamo
Now here is what my face looked like after I wore all of my makeup yesterday:




After you apply foundation and concealer you cannot see any of this. These products are just used to cover up inconsistencies in the skin. They are in fact great products to have around. You decide which ones you need and purchase only those or you can purchase all six. They are great products. Very pigmented, they blend well and I think they are pretty waterproof once they are set too. They come off with regular cleanser. 

Maybelline FaceStudio MASTER Camo Color Correcting Pens are available anywhere on www.maybelline.com or anywhere that Maybelline is sold, that includes: mass market retailers and at Ulta stores and www.ulta.comLike Maybelline on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maybelline; Follow Maybelline on Twitter: @Maybelline; Follow Maybelline on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/Maybelline/; Follow Maybelline on Instagram:http://instagram.com/maybelline# and Follow Maybelline on Tumblr:http://maybelline.tumblr.com/.


Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These products were sent for consideration)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Today's Look Broken Down: March 26 2018 #lookoftheday #iamthemakeupjunkie #instagram #facebook

Today's Look Broken Down: March 26, 2018
I thought today's look was rather nice, so I thought I would break it down for you. I posted it on www.instagram.com/iamthemakeupjunkie and also on www.facebook.com/iamthemakeupjunkie but sometimes people don't want to go looking there for looks.

Let's start with the photos of the look:





The look goes as follows: I used Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 HR Breathable Long-Wear Foundation in Fair Ivory over the Lasting Finish Breathable Primer with the Lasting Finish Breathable Concealer. On my eyes I used LORAC's UNZIPPED Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette: Sunrise in the crease, Sunset in the transition and lining the lower lids. Meditation was on the upper lids, it is a beautiful bright purple. And Cirrus blended out Sunrise under the brow. On my upper lids I used Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Black. Then I used the  Shayla Colossal Big Shot Mascara. On my cheeks I used the ColourPop In*Nude*Endo Pressed Powder Highlighter Palette and took Morning After on the lower part of my cheeks and Fine Line on the upper portion of my cheeks to highlight them. Finally, I used Maybelline's  Color Sensational Metallic Lipstick in Silk Stone on my lips.



Another item that I used that is not listed is Maybelline's Tattoo Studio Waterproof Brow Gel in Medium Brown. I've been using this for a few days now and I love it. It is a little darker than my normal brows but it stays on for days (under normal conditions) and is so easy to put on. This stuff is just great. 

 #TattooStudioWaterproofBrowGel #MediumBrown

So that is the breakdown of my look for today, if you have any questions just email me or send me a note via Messenger. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(some of these items were sent for consideration)

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