Happy Friday, Pretties! Here’s what I happened across this week in the beauty trenches…
1) Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow
I unpacked a box full of crisp colors from the Make Up For Ever line and expected, as usual, the hue housed within each sleek black compact to lose its pop on my lids. Not so with Make Up For Ever’s professional eye shadows; $20 at Sephora.
The shadow is said to boast “high pigment density” for maximum coverage and color clarity and my, oh my, this is so true. From a flattering chartreuse to a matte lilac, these shadows paint lids in shades that oh-so-closely resemble the colors in the compacts. And, once applied, they simply stay put. Love it!
2) Phytomer Performance Jeunesse
Best suited for mature skin, I’m probably not the ideal candidate for Phytomer’s Performance Jeunesse Wrinkle Radiance Serum. This serum contains a new vectorized marine ingredient, Seastem Ciblactive, that promises to replenish skin cells after the first application. Plus, a unique texture aims to immediately blend into skin, recreating the appearance of younger skin. At $128 per ounce it will have to work wonders to earn my love it vote. A few days into trying out this new product, I’m undecided.
3) Epic Flat Iron from ONE
Preserving energy and hair health is no small task. But, it’s one that the Epic Collection aims to tackle with its upscale line of professional-grade heat stylers that call upon an Ionic Intel System and Energy Smart Technology to not only protect your tresses but also protect the environment.
The Energy Smart system automatically decrease the flat iron temperature when the iron is idle. (Haven’t we all left our flat irons on for longer than anticipated?) Tourmaline technology seals in moisture and eliminates frizz in hair while a World Volt automatically converts between Fahrenheit and Celsius so that you can straighten locks in NYC tonight and be frizz-free in Paris tomorrow. Get it for $240 at www.onestyling.com.
4) Mirenesse’s Instant Lash Transplant
Allow me to start by saying that I swear by Latisse for long lashes. And, after using Latisse for months my lashes are long and lush. But are they long enough? Never! So, I was excited to try Mirenesse’s Instant Lash Transplant ($49.95), a two step lash extension system that the company claims will “add up to 10X the volume or lengthen lashes by up to 200% for over 24hrs.”
The system includes a transplant gel which is applied prior to applying a lash fiber product. Next, the transplant gel is applied once more. This one may take some practice and I haven’t mastered it enough to endorse it yet so stay tuned. Here’s hoping Mirenesse’s Instant Lash Transplant delivers.
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