I have owned the NYX powder blush in Taupe (# PB11) for a long time and have experienced lots of issues with it, so I was so excited to try the reformulated HD (# HDB22) version. NYX HD blushes are $6.49 at my Ulta (don't forget to check for coupons/sales) and contain 4.5g of product. I am excited to see Taupe in a display in store now because the old version was not included in store displays in my area.
Unfortunately, I think NYX did a disservice here - the color and texture of the new version is quite a bit different than the much loved traditional one.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Today, I have quick swatches of the new Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balms from Bare Minerals. The line of tinted balm stains contains 8 shades and retails for $16 for .11 oz.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
The full name of this package of three eyeliners is absurdly long - the Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio in Warm Nude Eyes. Despite the name, these twist up eyeliner pencils are a great value for the price. For around $12 you get three eyeliners - a pearl copper, pearl chocolate brown, and a shimmery black. I bought mine at Ulta during a 40% off all Physician's Formula sale. I don't usually buy Physician's Formula products at full price because they are on sale frequently.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
I recently purchased the Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 in Level 1 (fair/light) while looking for tinted sunscreens suitable for sensitive fair skin. In my experience, many tinted sunscreens are sold as a 'universal' shade that is much too dark for fair skin. Paula's Choice recently changed the packaging for this product, mine is in a black squeeze tube with a transparent window on the front. The Barely There Sheer Matte Tint retails for $20 for a 1 ounce tube.