My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 9-15, 2016

The weather has been fluctuating in Kansas City this week.  I don’t know whether to wear shorts or a sweater half of the time!  But I am very glad that my kids are almost out of school (one and a half weeks and counting) and am looking forward to the summer.

This week I’m loving luxe beauty tools and products.  Sometimes you just have to treat yourself!  The products include an amazing airbrush foundation system,  a fresh berry face peel and skincare infused with mineral water.

Luminess Air Epic 2
Luminess Air Epic 2

Luminess Air Epic 2 ($299 USD — With springtime approaching, introducing lightweight makeup into your routine is key for a dewy, effortless look. The airbrush technology found in Luminess’ Epic 2 ($299) gives you complete control over your coverage. The Epic 2 uses 10 times less makeup than traditional methods, so your makeup never looks caked-on.

The Epic 2 Advantage:

  • Five simple functions
  • Airbrush Stylus Featuring the No Mess TIP.

o   Provides ultra-definition coverage resulting in the smoothest, finest application of makeup possible.

o   Gives you complete control with no over-spray mess

o   The specially designed nozzle head creates a narrow vortex that combines air with makeup and delivers the finest mist of coverage.

What I think: This is an amazing, high tech airbrush system.  It applies makeup so smoothly.  And you only use a little at a time.  The system also has videos built in to help you use it the best that you can.  They are very informative and fun to watch.  This is a great investment!

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Renne Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel
Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($86.50) — Triple Berry Smoothing Peel by Renée Rouleau is a professional-strength, at-home exfoliant to gently peel away dullness and reveal younger-looking skin. This contains a powerful blend of antioxidant-rich berries with five skin smoothing fruit AHAs, BHAs and enzymes to clear blemishes and clogged pores, fade post-breakout marks, lift discoloration, stimulate cellular renewal and smooth surface texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores. Layer by layer, you’ll remove dullness to reveal younger-looking skin that has literally been resurfaced. Triple Berry Smoothing Peel is ideal to use a night or two before a special event to reveal smooth, glowing skin. The result? Beautiful, brighter and glowing skin by Renée Rouleau.

What I think:  I LOVE this peel!  When I applied it, it was a dark wine color and smelled (and felt, it has seeds), like rubbing smooshed berries on my face.  But you only leave it on for 7 minutes and it didn’t irritate my skin at all.  I used a wet face towel to wash it off and afterwards my skin was soft, smooth and my pores did look smaller.  And my face was glowing!  I have only used it once, but I think I will use it once a week to resurface my skin gently!  Great for sensitive skin!

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Appriya Sheer Indulgence Collection
Appriya Sheer Indulgence Collection

Appriya Sheer Indulgence Collection ($349 USD) — Jet set and be beautiful with the Sheer Indulgence Collection. This collection consists of the travel size Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream, Delicate Zone Mineral Serum, and Mineral Complex Serum. With the Sheer Indulgence Collection, experience ultimate hydration and energize your skin for your most youthful complexion.

Gently and evenly brush on one pump of the Delicate Zone Mineral Serum around the eyes, neck and décolleté, applying light pressure with your ring finger. Follow by applying Appriya Mineral Complex Serum in a circular motion on the face and neck during your day and night skin care regimen for a moisturized, youthful looking skin. Finish with protective Appriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream on the face and down towards the neck and chest, allowing the skin to absorb it fully.

What I think:  I love these products!  They are so luxe and feel amazing on.  I haven’t been using them long, but I notice that my skin looks firmer and smoother.  It is also very hydrated but not greasy.  The products sink right in and hydrate immediately.

What beauty splurges have you been enjoying lately?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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