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I’m fully aware this product is designed for women in their 40s, which I am not. But I’m all about the anti-aging products so I decided to set the fact I’m only 31 aside long enough to give this product a try. And I’m glad I did, because I absolutely love it.
I first heard about the Simply Ageless line courtesy of my comedic hero Ellen DeGeneres, who so enthusiastically talks about how young and flawless it makes her skin look in the Covergirl commercials. So when I saw it on sale at Ulta a month ago, I decided to try it out. Because if Ellen likes it, surely I will to. Granted, she’s getting paid millions to like it and I’m not, but that’s besides the point.
Made with Olay Regenerist Serum -this lightweight concealer “stays suspended over fine lines,” thus diminishing the appearance of those pesky crows feet and other wrinkles. It won’t completely erase them – it’s not Botox in a jar or anything – but it really does do a better job of covering up age related imperfections than other products I’ve tried. I also really love the texture – it’s super creamy without being too greasy which makes it really easy to blend while still staying in place throughout the day. And I have to admit, I’m surprised to have found a shade that matches my skin so well. I usually need to mix at least two colors together to get a decent match, but the 220 Medium/Dark suits my olive-tan skin perfectly.
Price wise it’s a little expensive for a drug store concealer – about $11.99 – but you can usually find it on sale for much cheaper. I paid $8.99 for mine, but I’ve seen it as cheap as $7.99. To me this is totally worth it even at full price, so I plan to continue using it. I may even try out the foundation since I love the concealer so much. Either way, as per usual, Ellen didn’t steer me wrong!
Verdict: LOVE IT!
Get it: Drugstores, Covergirl.com
Over the past year a bunch of “Chola Look” tutorials have hit YouTube, and one of my lovely readers asked me to do one, since the other ones aren’t “authentic.” Now by authentic, I mean they’re more Hollywood Chola (a la Gwen Stefanie and Fergie) rather than what an actual chola would wear.
So I basically did a tutorial based on how I wore my make-up in high school, back when I THOUGHT I was a chola. I say thought becuase I doubt real hardcore cholas washed their make-up off before their parents came to pick them up from private school. Lulz.
I did the tutorial tonight, so here are a few stills until I can figure out how to work this damn video editing equipment. Why am I doing that, you ask? Cuz I finally got a real video camera…woo hoo!
I’ll include a list of the products I used below the photos so those of you who wanna try it out can pick these items up in the meantime.
- Make up Forever HD Foundation
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Stila Sheer Pressed Powder
- Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable
- Bourjois Wet/Dry eye shadow in Diamond Blanc
- Stila Eye Shadow in Black Cat
- L’Oreal Lineur Intense Eye Liner in Carbon Black
- Wet N Wild Eyeliner in Dark Brown
- MAC lipstick in Russian Red
It’s Monday once again kids (queue whining) and that means it’s time for another trip down nostalgia lane. This weeks old school epic win comes courtesy of one of my dear friends who sent me this earlier today…so sit back, tell your boss to get off your ass and enjoy!
Since I gave the original Lash Blast Mascara such a rave review, a few of you asked for my thoughts on the brand new Luxe edition. And surprisingly enough, I really like it.
Why was it such a surprise you ask? Because at first glance, this product looks exactly like Cover Girls Eye Brights mascara, and I’m generally not too thrilled about spending more of my hard earned money on something I already have.
But alas, like Britney Spears, I’m a slave for you, and decided to give it a whirl. So, as I perused the Cover Girl aisle at Target, the first thing I noticed is the color offerings for Lash Blast Luxe and Eye Brights are almost exactly the same, save the Black Emerald version of the Luxe mascara. So at this point I’m thinking, “HA! Cover Girl is sooooo busted!”
Upon further inspection however, I noticed the shimmer factor is higher with the Lash Blast Luxe, and the colors are brighter. With the Eye Brights formula, most of the color lies in the flecks of glitter, where as the Lash Blast is more of a tinted mascara with sparkles in it.
Once I got the stuff home, I put both mascaras on and did a side by side comparison to see if my findings were accurate, and indeed they were. Not to mention the Lash Blast Luxe offers a lot more volume, so in my opinion its worth the extra $1.50. And of all the colors – I tried all four – the Black Emerald is my favorite. And with St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, this one is a must have.