Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Favorite!

 "The EVE LOM Cleanser was described by Vogue as 
‘probably the best cleanser in the world' 
and is the foundation of Eve Lom’s skincare regime." - Sephora
This Eve Lom cleansing balm is where it is at people! I love it! A spa treatment every time I wash my face? Yes please! Leaving my skin comfortable and smooth as silk? Yes pleasssssseeee!

I started with this sample (below) that I received with an order from Sephora a while ago. It was a small packet of the cleanser which included a small muslin cloth you use with it to gently exfoliate. The packet lasted me about a week which just shows how little you need of it to cleanse. You may need more depending on how much makeup you wear. I didn't wear much this week so I think the packet would last half a week with more makeup to cleanse off.


If you don't like the smell of cloves then you will not like this. A lot of the reviews on Sephora were negative about the scent. I am sensitive to some smells and get nauseous in Yankee Candle on occasion (lol) but I still loved this. I love the smell of cloves so this adds to my experience every time I use it. 

The texture is an oily balm that glides over your face and then simply washes away with water. It is thicker than the Clinique cleansing balm but a similar concept. Eve Lom also has a morning time cleanser that I just purchased during the Sephora sale to try out. I will write a post on that after I've used it for a bit.

There is a certain "ritual" that you follow when using this that I think makes a huge difference. Using hot water to open your pores and then cold water at the end to close them. It kind of reminds me of the Erno Laszlo ritual that I also love. That says something about taking your time when taking care of your skin - you will get great results. 

xoxo

BH Cosmetics

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Colourpop - Shop


While we are on the topic of Colourpop from my previous post, I wanted to share another shadow from their collection. "Shop" is a pure matte coral shade. This color is perfect for the transition from Spring into Summer. It will work with so many looks whether it be a pop of coral on the lids and a nude gloss or using this shadow as a blush and adding a strip of false lashes to your eyes for a glowy glam look with a mix of flower child.  

I just want to point out again that these shadows sell for $5! What a steal! 






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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Colourpop - Where the Light is


I've really been purchasing a lot of Colourpop's products lately. They are affordable (basically drugstore pricing) and the quality is amazing! The pigmentation with their eyeshadows, blushes, and lip products is perfection. The other things about Colourpop is the texture! Their eyeshadows and blushes are something you have to feel to believe. So smooth and creamy yet powdery at the same time. It's magic.

Check out their latest collab below with KathleenLights a YouTube beauty guru. 

This collection of four shadows will be a great summer addition to your collection. These colors would work well with bright pops of color which is so in this season. The collection retails for $20.

It has an even split of matte and shimmer finishes. My two favorites from this palette are Blaze, a cocoa bronze shade with golden glitter and Cornelious a medium matte caramel color that is perfect for blending out that crease. 





xoxo

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Younique Beachfront Bronzers - Sunset & Hermosa


Spring is here and Summer is coming up in a few months. Now is the time to get your glow on! Today I have for your viewing pleasure two of the three brand new Beachfront Bronzers from Younique. They are superb and have very similar texture and finish to a Mac bronzer. 

The two colors here are Sunset, a light golden beige tan and Hermosa, a medium gold leaning more bronze brown. Hermosa is the darker of the two. I would suggest Sunset for fair ladies and maybe as a golden highlight on deeper complexions. Hermosa reminds me of Mac's Give Me Sun but with a tiny bit more pink in it than orange. It leaves me with a glow that looks super natural. I think Hermosa will be mostly used in the Summer time when I have a little more color from self tanning. Sunset will be used mostly in the Winter because it's more subtle for when my skin is on the paler side. 

These blend like a dream. They do kick up some powder when I swirl my brush in the compact but it doesn't bother me. Both bronzers have shimmer/sparkle to them. They aren't chunks of glitter but more of fine shimmer. Each compact is split into two sections, one (the left side) being the deeper portion and then the right side being lighter and more of a highlighter. Blend together and you have the perfect Summer glow!

Find them here on my site. They retail for $32 each. 



Left: Sunset   Right: Hermosa
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Younique Splurge Cream Eyeshadow - Dainty



Younique has released two of the three of their new cream eyeshadows. This is the first one I've tried and the texture was a little surprising to me. It is kind of bouncy! The consistency is super super creamy (duh it's a cream shadow) and the pigmentation is lovely. I would describe the shade Dainty as a rosy mauve, silver taupe. It is shimmery which I found to be stunning. This will work in the summer when all I want to do is throw on a wash of shadow, mascara, and go! 

You can purchase here through my page for $26. Stay tuned for the release of the third shade! It looks like a beautiful tarnished gold. 



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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Colour Explosion for Spring 2015


This palette is going a little beyond my usual comfort zone. I was really drawn to the yellow in this quad. It's yellow but not over the top because it has a little mustard in it to tone it down. Looking at the color, I pictured a cat eye with that yellow blended into the crease and then a nude lip. It screams Spring 2015 to me. Mix a bright with a nude/neutral and you are so on trend this season. 

I really can't wait to play with this and come up with looks for you guys to try out. This is my first Dolce quad and I have to say I am impressed. Besides the ultra luxe gold packaging, the texture of these matte shadows is so creamy. You can lightly touch the shadow and have full color impact. Color Explosion is not joking around with its name! 

The pale ivory is basically my skin tone so it doesn't photograph well here. It has more of a satin finish than pure matte which helps. I don't think this shade is a negative as it will make a perfect brow bone highlight to coordinate with the brighter shades. 

What are your thoughts? Will you be trying out bright colors this season?





xoxo

BH Cosmetics