Fall makeup is a great time to amp up the drama. To do so, it is essential that your skin looks flawless. Once that is achieved, a perfect smoky eye can create a dramatic look for evenings (holiday parties are coming).
The following products were sent to me for my honest review. They can help you look smoking’ this fall and holiday seasons!
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder ($45 USD) — Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is a breakthrough formula that promises a flawless complexion with its customizable wet and dry coverage. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a colour true finish. Details are:
· Blurs fine lines – never settles into them
· Oil free, natural matte finish
· Long-wearing, all day wear (8 hours), waterproof
· Instantly reduces the look of shine at application and smoothes away the look of lines and pores
· Feels creamy, light and fresh on skin throughout the day
· In 20 shades of extraordinary
What I think: This is a gorgeous powder foundation. Worn dry, you get a soft, natural look. Apply wet and it lasts hours and hours. Either way, you get a comfortable feel and beautiful finish.
Learn more at www.lauramercier.com.
Hard Candy Mod Quad ($6 USD on www.walmart.com) — Hard Candy Mod Quad Baked Eye Shadow Compact offers four baked eye shadows in a palette that creates sultry smokin’ hot looks. With a little bit of water, these eye shadows go from sheer to high foil metallic finish.
- Highly pigmented
- Apply dry and get a sheer finish
- Add water and get a high-foil metallic finish
What I think: I have tried the Smoke Mirrors Grey Palette. It’s really pigmented. The two lightest colors work well for days, but all four shades can be layered and wet for a high-shine evening smoky eye!
Available at Walmart stores and www.walmart.com
Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Smoky Eyes ($7.77 USD) The most colossal lashes in just one coat. Lush collagen-enriched plumping formula and Mega Brush instantly build 9X volume, without clumps
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested
• Washable, also available in Waterproof formula
Sweep brush from root to tip to plump lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with soap and water or Maybelline® New York Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.
What I think: I love the length and fullness that this mascara gave me. My lashes looked amazing! The only problem is, at the end of the day I had raccoon eyes. Which is sad! But, if you don’t mind that, this is a great mascara!
Available at mass market retailers near you.
Sensai Eyebrow Pencil ($28 USD) — Eyebrows frame the face and a well-manicured brow can enhance your look that much more. With Sensai’s Eyebrow Pencil (available in black and brown) you can easily and minimally recreate this stylish look and transform your appearance.
This special oval-shaped lead has soft, powdery consistency and a spiral brush to perfectly articulate the brows. Ideal for natural-looking lines.
What I think: This is a very nice, good quality eyebrow pencil. It is easy to apply, the lead is fairly soft and you can blend it if you need to.
Sensai products may be purchased at http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.
Beautyblender ($19.95 USD) — Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva knows that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.
Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.
What I think: This is my favorite way to blend primers, foundation, BB Creams, and even powder foundation. Gives a flawless look!
Available at http://www.shop.beautyblender.net/
What’s your new fall look this season? Leave me a comment and let me know!