Bobbi Brown 'Extra' SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Bobbi Brown 'Extra' SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

This super rich and creamy moisturizer is fabulous for my skin. On good skin days I don't need any additional coverage with it, either. On bad skin days, all I need is a dab of concealer and a pressed powder and I'm ready for the day. One of the nicest benefits to this balm is that it is very soothing and cooling to the touch. I loved the smell of this too -- very clean and crisp. Even though it’s concentrated, it feels very light weight, and the finish made me feel like a glowing, sunshine goddess everyday! For those of you with more mature skin, it also works well because it won’t settle into expression lines and is virtually undetectable. This provides light/medium coverage. Note: I found the best results by taking a little of the balm on my fingertips and rubbing together a little to warm it up before applying. If you have VERY dry skin or are in a very cold, dry climate, you will need to apply a light layer of moisturizer or primer for best results."

  • Black MAC mascara that is a staple in Kristen Stewart's make up routine. Builds volume smoothly and evenly from root to tip.

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  • The best primer ever! This is one of my staples. I use it all the time. It makes makeup stay all day long and it creates the smoothest finish for makeup application. Smashbox photo finish primer.

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  • Ah, sunscreen, so many choices…and so little time. For my face, I am very finicky about the texture, the smell, the staying power and also the convenience level of the packaging (must be travel/gym ready). This new Clarins sunsc... Ah, sunscreen, so many choices…and so little time. For my face, I am very finicky about the texture, the smell, the staying power and also the convenience level of the packaging (must be travel/gym ready). This new Clarins sunscreen was a relief in a sea of sunscreen I have been testing for the last month or so. I love the little cylinder tube which is super portable. The formula itself is very lightweight and on the thin side, but so concentrated I didn’t need much to cover my face (so it is very long lasting). There is a light fragrance, which dissipated quickly. The lotion glided on my skin without a trace of stickiness, white cast, or oil. The finish was matte. I found that it was light enough to be layered over my favorite serum and under my liquid bronzer or tinted moisturizer that I tend to favor in the summer months. As a matter of fact, this is actually the perfect skin primer before makeup application. The lasting power was fantastic on days I was working, running around outside or actually sunning at the beach. I had no breakouts or irritation from the product and it didn’t run or melt on my skin. It also left my skin soft and moisturized without feeling oily, so on the weekends I would just wear this with a little mascara and lip color and I was good to go! This is a non-chemical sunscreen which many of you will also appreciate. It’s made from 100% minerals. Yes, this is another product that is indeed worth every penny and I will be stockpiling! Note: As an added bonus if you are like me and always around computer screens, Clarins has added protection against electromagnetic waves in this formula.

  • I really need to invest in one of these. Every time I see one online I think about buying one but I haven't yet. But they are quite important to every girls make up cycle.

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  • This is one of the biggest beauty surprises for me so far all year. I actually did not know that this was part of a new MAC collection (Future Earth Collection). True to its name, it is black, gooey and grainy upon opening the ... This is one of the biggest beauty surprises for me so far all year. I actually did not know that this was part of a new MAC collection (Future Earth Collection). True to its name, it is black, gooey and grainy upon opening the jar. But any unpleasant associations end there…. When I first started applying it I noted with a smile that it really did look like I was “rolling around in the dirt”. However, that temporary visual effect was worth the spectacular results I got. When I used the scrub for the first time I used it on dampened skin and immediately felt the difference – the texture of the scrub, which is a gel based-grain scrub, changed to a velvety smooth cream and exfoliated my skin gently but thoroughly. After rinsing it off my skin looked amazing and was smooth, super clean with no dryness. I also used it as a leave on mask for 10 minutes 2x week and it always left my skin supple. With regular use, my skin was glowing, my blackheads were gone and my skin tone also evened out. This is simply an outstanding scrub and I cannot live without this one!

  • This is a great palette that offers quite a bit! This is Bobbi’s basic black square palette, with two layers of products (Lip colors on top, and the shimmer brick underneath it) and a mirror. There are two each of the Lip Glosses... This is a great palette that offers quite a bit! This is Bobbi’s basic black square palette, with two layers of products (Lip colors on top, and the shimmer brick underneath it) and a mirror. There are two each of the Lip Glosses and Lip Sheers. "Pink Mocha" Lip Gloss goes with "Buff" Lip Sheer. They are both beige-y nudes but with different texture and intensity. "Rum" Lip Gloss goes with "Rosy" Lip Sheer. Both areYLLB (Your lips but better) reds. All the colors coordinate, so that you can also layer them as well. The "Tawny" Shimmer Brick has a nice texture. If you blend properly the result is more of a glow than a shimmer. Tawny itself is this unique rose/pink/peach/bronze color that would goes with many eye shadow colors. Its got every color in there! This will work with many skin tones, up to about an Iman complexion, and is especially for those of you with the warmer undertones (yellow/orange/red). I just loved how it brightened up my face and gave me a lovely sun kissed glow! It’s easy to carry around so it’s great for travel/work/purse. This palette is also perfect for those of you who want to try out some of these new Bobby Brown colors. My only wish it that it also came with applicator brushes.

  • available in 8 shades...this isn't just lipstick...it's LIPBALM...softens your lips for those you kiss!...*S*S*S*...

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  • This is probably one of the most luxurious waterproof mascara’s I’ve ever used. Of course, being YSL, the packaging is super glamorous (yes it’s one you just like to look at!). The fragrance is also lovely (I liked the decaden... This is probably one of the most luxurious waterproof mascara’s I’ve ever used. Of course, being YSL, the packaging is super glamorous (yes it’s one you just like to look at!). The fragrance is also lovely (I liked the decadence of this). As a mascara, it is also fantastic, but it should be noted that this formula is for a lengthening effect rather than an overall volume and curling effect. I found that it gave me a very long but natural look. The brush barrel is very large and the brush itself is quite different than most on the market, made with tons of very short, thin rubber bristles on all sides which attached itself and “grabbed” on to my lashes very well. The shade of burgundy was lovely for a chance of pace. The burgundy was noticeable and very flattering with my eye color. I found it was perfectly appropriate for day time, since it’s not over the top. (This color will be more pronounced if you have lighter lashes). Most importantly, it did make my lashes look significantly longer. My lashes were not hard and brittle; they were soft and flexible. The staying power was also impressive, and it was truly waterproof. It did not run or flake when I was in humid weather, which I loved! The mascara really stayed on until I removed it with makeup remover. I will note however, that the formula is a drier one, so I had to make sure that I closed it completely after each use, as I noticed that additional air did make it drier.

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  • It goes without saying that the design of this eye palette, like many of the YSL palettes, is exquisite, unique and truly beautiful. But it doesn’t just stop there -- the colors themselves are wonderful and perfect for summer. ... It goes without saying that the design of this eye palette, like many of the YSL palettes, is exquisite, unique and truly beautiful. But it doesn’t just stop there -- the colors themselves are wonderful and perfect for summer. There are 4 colors in the palette which were inspired by various African terrains. There is a deep chocolate brown (with a touch of eggplant), a true orange (with a touch of rust), a medium creamy yellow shade and a beige shadow. The brown and orange colors are bold, but were buildable if I wanted a more dramatic look. None of the colors has shimmer, they were silky and easy to blend and were a pleasure to play with and combine. The lasting power of the shadows was also good. I didn’t think I would gravitate towards the orange shade as much as I did. The orange was very flattering and not shocking or over the top in any way. I loved combining the orange all over the lid in a light layer with the chocolate in the crease and as an eyeliner on its own or over my eyeliner pencil. I also liked using the yellow and beige for a softer look. These shades are varied enough with darks, brights and neutrals that it will work with all skin tones as well. There is a lot of shadow in the pan and each is very pigmented. This combined with the beautiful limited edition palette design makes it definitely worth the price.

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  • This is a lovely color from YSL’s spring 2008 Pop Romanticism Collection. It’s very true to the color described, as it was a very nice light gray/blue on my skin. A pastel color that did not make me look washed out. The formula... This is a lovely color from YSL’s spring 2008 Pop Romanticism Collection. It’s very true to the color described, as it was a very nice light gray/blue on my skin. A pastel color that did not make me look washed out. The formula was fantastic – light and airy on my skin and the shadow lasted all day without creasing or smudging. The pen applicator was so easy to use and quick too! About two swipes on each lid are all I needed. I sometimes finished blending with a brush, but it is certainly possible to still get a very polished look without it. Another bonus is it’s also water resistant, so it wears very well in hot/humid weather. I loved pairing this with a soft rose on the cheeks and lips, which worked well for daytime, and with an extra coat of mascara and a high shine gloss on top of the rose lip for an evening look. This grey will work with all skin tones as it’s not a pale pastel; the blue gives the grayness depth that will show up on very dark skin tones as well e.g. Serena Williams – Alex Wek. I would love to see them expand into even more colors for fall 2008!

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  • I’ve always been very pleased with Clarins skin care, so I was expecting great things from the cosmetics, and it did not disappoint. Sunny Yellow is part of their Spring ‘08 Color Fizz line. In the compact (very sleek, modern an... I’ve always been very pleased with Clarins skin care, so I was expecting great things from the cosmetics, and it did not disappoint. Sunny Yellow is part of their Spring ‘08 Color Fizz line. In the compact (very sleek, modern and I loved the mirror inside) it appeared to be as sunny a yellow as the name would suggest. When I applied the color on my lid, I found it very pigmented, smooth and very blendable. It's a great true warm sunny yellow color that really brightened my whole face. On me it showed up as a true yellow on me, but with a touch on gold. I also found that it worked well layered with bronzes and pretty caramel shades to create a soft, pretty look. I was very impressed with the staying power of this shadow, which was amazing. This can be applied lighter for a day time look that is quite appropriate for a work setting or more intensely for a more dramatic look in the evening. I also found that this color looked best with a dark brown or brown eyeliner to soften the yellow effect a bit. This color will work best on warmer complexions and up to a Gabrielle Union shade.

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  • The Cooling Eye Gel Illuminator is one of my favorite products from the LUCI collection. It’s a very light cream eye shadow that appears to be an opalescent pearl shade out of the tube, but as soon as it hit my skin it turned int... The Cooling Eye Gel Illuminator is one of my favorite products from the LUCI collection. It’s a very light cream eye shadow that appears to be an opalescent pearl shade out of the tube, but as soon as it hit my skin it turned into the most beautiful combination or soft pink, peach and apricot, reflecting different colors wherever the light hit it. It was noticeable but definitely not too over the top or distracting. I loved the effect! I used it on my brow bone on top of my cheekbones and even experimented applying it on top of a neutral power shadow. It really brought out my features. It very creamy in consistency and does have a very brief, cooling effect which was pleasant. I also applied just a little with a small brush on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten my entire eye area (great after a late night!). Because this color reflects light off of the skin, this looks great on all skin tones as well! On some people they will see more pink, others more of a peach or even violet tone at times.

  • If you are looking for a beautiful coral/pink shade this is it! I think this may be one of the prettiest shades in the whole Fafi collection as a matter of fact. Hipness gave me a natural, coral/peachy-pink glow (no shimmer)... If you are looking for a beautiful coral/pink shade this is it! I think this may be one of the prettiest shades in the whole Fafi collection as a matter of fact. Hipness gave me a natural, coral/peachy-pink glow (no shimmer) on me. It's very pigmented, so all I needed was a light swipe of the blush (with my mac 129 brush) to give me a beautiful glow. This is truly a beautiful blush with a nice, silky texture, making it very blendable. Although it is listed as a frost, I didn’t see any shimmer on my skin (but it does appear there is a small amount in the pan). What I loved about this shade is that it really brightened up my face without calling attention to the fact that I was wearing blush. This will work best up to an Oprah shade. Since this is limited edition, you may want to double up on this one!

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  • "A quad of eye shadows specially selected to complement the M·A·C Fafi color collection. Housed in a black glossy compact with the collection's three Fafinettes on the front. Features limited-edition shades of Bold as Gold, You're... "A quad of eye shadows specially selected to complement the M·A·C Fafi color collection. Housed in a black glossy compact with the collection's three Fafinettes on the front. Features limited-edition shades of Bold as Gold, You're Fresh, Shockwave and Prankster. " I love all of these colors! I will get the most use out of the gold and the black for sure! I like the pink for a fun night out! Oh and the compact is F-A-B!

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  • This is simply heaven in a tube! It’s unlike any other cleanser I've ever used. It’s a very unique concept – It started out on my face as a gel, and as I massaged it in, it turned into an oil. The oil felt soft and smelled am... This is simply heaven in a tube! It’s unlike any other cleanser I've ever used. It’s a very unique concept – It started out on my face as a gel, and as I massaged it in, it turned into an oil. The oil felt soft and smelled amazing (a lovely orange/tangerine scent), and took off every last trace of my makeup. When I added water to rinse it off, it changed yet again into a cleansing milk and came off easily, with no oily residue. I was left with a very smooth, soft, clean face. I never used anything like it. It's very pleasing to the senses. It smelled great, felt nice and left my face clean and soft, and hydrated! My skin did not feel stripped or dry, just a clean, smooth canvas at the end of the cleansing process. This cleanser contains Marula Oil, which is a "dry" oil, almost instantly absorbed by the skin. It felt so good to massage it onto my face that I looked forward to my very pleasant evening experience every night. There were even some evenings when I was so tired that I decided to skip moisturizer, and found that I really could! This is worth every penny, as it is truly a luxurious and effective product. And even better, the three-phase process allows you to pack fewer skin care products if you are crunched for space!

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  • Lockheart handbags are my new obsessions. They certainly fit my "function meets fashion" requirement. The bags are roomy and have tons of pockets inside and out. The outside pockets are cleverly hidden and oh so stylish. They can be found at Nordstrom and your higher end boutiques. Still a bit hard to find here in NY but be sure to keep an eye out for these.

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  • I have lashes that don’t need a LOT of help, but certainly with the right mascara, my eyes look much prettier! That’s why I love this mascara. It was actually my first foray into Prescriptives eye line, as I had only used the fou... I have lashes that don’t need a LOT of help, but certainly with the right mascara, my eyes look much prettier! That’s why I love this mascara. It was actually my first foray into Prescriptives eye line, as I had only used the foundations and concealers before. Now I know that it is fabulous. I found for a very nice day time look, one coat was all I needed. But I could also layer it for a more dramatic look. In either case, no matter how many layers or how quickly I used it, it never clumped, flaked or smudged. I also found that because of the way the brush was designed, I could apply this mascara so quickly! In the morning I don't want to wipe the wand or comb my lashes when I'm trying to get out the door as quickly as possible! The formula lengthened and thickened well. It held curl nicely and stayed put very well. This is a product that does to my lashes exactly what mascaras should do. Smooth application,+ No caking or clumping whatsoever, +thickens my lashes, +lengthens my lashes, +keeps my lashes soft and flexible to the touch instead of hard and wire-like, lasts for a long time before the product in the tube starts to dry out! I will definitely continue to use this – I am simply in love with the results.

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