Project Pan August-September 2018 – Final Update

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Hi all! I’m here with my final update on my 3rd quarter 2018 Project Pan.  I am happy to say that I used everything up!  Here is my first post, and you can see my update here.

Here is the list of the products that I panned:

Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical Radiant Recovery Fluid Eye Cream                     Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical Synant Peptide Serum                               Philosophy hope in a jar Moisturizer                                                                                           Yes to Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotics 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub & Cleanser                                                                                                                          Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz                                              Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist                                                                                      PÜR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer                                                                    Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation                                     Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit                                                       TIGI Bed Head After-Party

I have to say that it’s so much easier to use up skincare than makeup, but it soes get tedious using the same products every day!  I love variety.  But I did it, and I’m very proud.

I also want to say that I liked all of these products, but I’m not going out to repurchase  any of them right now.  I have lots of skincare to try out and I’m good for now on body butter.  I do love Lavanila and will purchase in the future.

The PÜR primer and the Rimmel foundation are both nice, but not my holy grails.  I’ve been needing a pore filling primer lately because my allergies have been acting up and my face is read and my pores are huge! The PÜR primer is very glowy and accentuates my pores.  It would be great in the winter when my skin is dry.  The foundation is light coverage, and I like more of a medium coverage.

The one product that I am really missing is the TIGI AfterParty.  It really helped control my frizz and made my hair look shiny.  I might have to go get another one!

So I am going to do one more Project Pan this year.  I’ll be posting it  in a few days. I don’t know if I’m going to do it next hear, but we’ll see!

 

 

 

 

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PUR Cosmetics Bare It All Foundation and Contour Diaries Reviews

I am a big fan of PUR Cosmetics.  I have tried lots of their products and are always excited to review them!

I have recently received PUR’s Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation and Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit for my honest review.  I love trying new products to help give me a flawless complexion!  I even did swatches, which are after the reviews below:

The Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation ($39 USD)  is a full coverage demi-matte foundation.  It claims not to settle in to lines and pores and last for 12 hours.

From the website — Formulated with agave extract, green tea, ginseng, B vitamins and PÜR’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex, this unique formula moisturizes and plumps the skin while stimulating the skin’s renewal process and fighting signs of aging.

I have found that it is a bit thick and the texture is a little dry.  It does blend out well and is full coverage.  For me it works best over a primer.  It doesn’t settle in my pores or lines, and I really like that!  It also stays looking fresh for hours.  I received the shade Porcelain, which is a bit light for me now, but will work well in the winter.  This foundation is available in 10 shades.

This is the front of the Contour Diaries.  It’s just like the outer package. I think it’s very elegant!

The Contour Diaries open to show the mirror and shades.  Here are the shades more close up:

The shades are:

Charm: Light pink/peach
Dream: Golden hue
Flirt: Warm peach
Secret: Light brown
Passion: Warm brown
Mystery: Deep brown

This palette has all matte shades.  I thought that was really interesting for the highlights. They are soft powders that blend really well.  As my skin tone is light, Secret is the best contour for me, but I can also use Passion with a bit of a tan.  Mystery is too dark for me.

The highlighting shades are too dark as well, but I do light Dream for under my eyes.  It kind of reminds me of a banana powder.  That and Charm can be used as setting powder.

These powders can also be mixed together for the perfect shade.  I think this kit would be gorgeous on someone with a medium to tan skin tone.  The lighter shades would show up nicely.

Here are swatches of the foundation and palette:

The foundation is to the left and the bottom row is Charm, Dream and Flirt.  The top row is Secret, Passion and Mystery.

I will be using the foundation in the winter when I am lighter and like more coverage.  I will definitely use Secret and Passion to contour and I will play around with the lighter shades to see how to best use them.

Have you tried either of these products?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Try A New Mascara On National Lash Day!

Today is National Lash Day!  I love this because even though I have short, straight lashes, the mascaras out today can help make my lashes look gorgeous!

Below, I have listed a long list of fabulous mascaras at various price points.  I hope you find a new one you love. Remember to change your mascara every 3 months.

To begin, though, I am highlighting three eyelash serums with natural ingredients to enhance your lashes and a great lash primer.  I love these, and they are also the perfect base for any of the amazing mascaras featured:

Talika Lipocils Expert
Talika Lipocils Expert

Talika Lipocils Expert ($57 USD) — Talika Lipocils Expert serum contains the same proprietary complex of 5 plants and silk protein as in Lipocils to condition and support the densification of eyelashes. Additional natural ingredients (peptides, Forskohlii) promote enhanced curling and color intensification of the lashes, especially to light or not very dark lashes.

The mascara-like brush ensures an optimal distribution of the serum along the lashes throughout the follicle. The foamy sponge tip allows to gently apply the serum along the top and bottom lash line without any risk. Formulated with plants and natural ingredients, the serum is safe for the eyes. Talika Lipocils Expert makes a perfect base for mascara.

Purchase at www.talika.com

ZO Skin Health
ZO Skin Health

ZO Skin Health Ossential Lash Enhancing Serum ($65 USD) — Not a mascara – but a serum containing a powerful blend of peptides formulated to help enhance eyelash thickness and length, and improve the look of thinning, sparse lashes and brows. Use once a day at bedtime.

Apply to clean skin. Use pen to apply product to upper and lower lash line, taking great care on lower lashes to avoid direct contact with the eyes. Hold pen upright and twist bottom two to four clicks per application. May also be used on brows.

Available at  zoskinhealth.com

HydroPeptide Lash
HydroPeptide Lash

HydroPeptide Lash ($96 USD) — This natural lash enhancer uses the power of a peptide complex, biotin and folic acid to visibly improve the appearance of lashes – and brows! – by strengthening them for a fuller, longer, less brittle appearance. Eyelash Fortifying and Hair-Fullness Peptides provide superior lash results, while Biotin, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, and Lemon Peel Extract prevent breakage and strengthen lashes. Soybean oil and Sodium Hyaluronate hydrate and nourish the brow and lash area. Apply at night, a few times a week, and see less breakage and more thickness.

Available at HydroPeptide.com

Merle Norman Mascara Primer
Merle Norman Mascara Primer

Merle Norman Mascara Primer ($14 USD) — The secret to long, luscious lashes is to always start with a primer.  This multi-benefit base coat forms a flexible bond between lashes and mascara to magnify results of ANY mascara. What makes this formula so effective is its hair-loving conditioners (Vitamins B, C, and E) and advanced peptides which promote lashes that are longer, fuller and healthier- looking, making flutters perfectly mascara ready!

Available at MerleNorman.com

NEW NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara
NEW NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara

NYC New York Color Get It All Mascara ($3.99 USD) — A mascara that visibly lifts and curls lashes up to 70°, lengthens lashes up to 65% and builds up to 2 times the volume.  It contains candelilla wax known to enhance film formulation and stiffness, yielding better curl. It glides on easily, won’t smudge and won’t irritate sensitive eyes and is ideal for contact-lens wearers.  In Extreme Black.

Rimmel London 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara
Rimmel London 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara

Rimmel London 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara ($6.49 USD) — With its curved-eye shape, the special brush fits perfectly into the contours of your eye, giving you flawless application every time. Its cleverly-designed fibers lift and curl lashes from the root to tip, separating each lash for defined, clump-free color. Use the mascara alone, or create an eye-opening look by layering it over your favorite Rimmel mascara. Let your lashes defy the laws of gravity with breathtaking curve appeal. Black, Extreme Black

Avon Big and False Lash Volume Mascara
Avon Big and False Lash Volume Mascara

Avon Big and False Lash Volume Mascara ($6 USD) — With its unique Fiber Blend formula, this mascara gives lashes a major boost. The mascara instantly creates the look of fuller lashes thanks to specially curved fibers, which fill in your lash line without clumping. Designed to double the look of lashes instantly, Big & False Lash Mascara gives you a dramatic look in a flash. Featuring a unique, exclusively-designed almond shaped brush with quick glide surface ensures fibers fill in and align along the lashes, following the natural curve of the eye.

Visit AVON.com to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online.

PUR Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara
PUR Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara

PUR Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara ($22 USD) — Strengthen, thicken, lengthen and separate each individual lash with this high-performance mascara. The formula uses opposing magnetic forces to strongly attract mascara to the lashes, ensuring flawless application and unparalleled performance. Includes:

  • Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 conditions lashes to help fight the follicle aging process and make lashes appear healthier and fuller
  • A blend of Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Vitamin C Ester nourishes lashes for maximum flexibility
  • The addition of Carnuba Wax and Beeswax helps define each lash with an exclusive brush that is designed for ultimate separation and lengthening

Purchase at purminerals.com and Ulta.com

Arbonne It's A Long Story Mascara
Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara

Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara ($36 USD) — Arbonne’s high-performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude and definition.  Formulated with polypeptides, amino acids, pea extract, bamboo and pro-vitamin B5, this mascara helps to condition and soften lashes.  Created with a vegan formula, this mascara is also long wearing and water resistant.

Purchase at arbonne.com

Have you tried any of these fab products?  Or, are you planning on purchasing one?  Leave a comment and let me know how you love them!