First Impression: Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation

I am back with another first impression video (I think I’m getting the hang of these!).


I’m wearing the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation in shade Suede 500W

Technically the cushion foundation has been a hit in Korea and now it’s hitting mainstream America via Lancôme. Some brands, like Sulwhasoo, have already been available in the U.S. but are available in select retailers and they’re more niche than Lancôme. Miracle Cushion promises to deliver a fresh, luminous, rosy look plus soft, hydrated, evened out skin. It’s definitely more buildable but I found that one application was more than enough. Watch the video to see how it worked out!

From Lancôme:
Discover a liquid formula suspended in an exclusive big cell cushion sponge. The custom sponge features 800,000 pores for the ultimate soft cushion feel, greater application comfort and a one-of-a-kind lightweight, sensorial experience. Enriched with brightening actives, this fresh, weightless formula creates glowing luminosity for light to medium coverage. Symwhite and Adenosine help to brighten and exfoliate, while Ester Oil and Glycerin hydrate and nourish the skin. The formula also has an instant cooling effect once it is applied, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and glowing. And, the advanced air-tight compact maintains formula freshness, prolonging the lifespan of the compact by preventing the formula from drying.

You can purchase the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation here.


First Impression: Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review

Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation soft sableA few days ago, I attended the launch event for a new CoverGirl product launch, featuring the one and only Sofia Vergara. She’s everything you imagined her to be and more. Sofia is the face of the new Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation, available in drugstores this spring.

This is an oil-free formula that promises to give your skin a natural luminosity that lasts all day. As an oily girl who prefers a dewy matte finish, I was intrigued.
First Impression Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review

Me wearing CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation in Soft Sable

Watch my first impression video below to see how it performs and get my full thoughts!

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation is available now online and this spring in drugstores.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Is it just me or is Kat Von D just everywhere? She is just releasing product after product that are getting so hyped up and with good reason.
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Her new Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($46) is an “eye contouring” palette featuring three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades. Contouring is taking over the world!
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There are three large base shadows are above their coordinating powders for contouring, defining, and highlighting. The powders are super soft and velvety making them easy to blend and layer as needed. The colors are pretty pigmented and although there are cool, neutral and warm shades I’m not afraid to mix and dip between the three to get the eye look that I’m looking for. The shadows are long wearing so you don’t have to worry about it disappearing by mid-day.

The Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette is available now. There’s even a Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush ($29), sold separately, which works well and has soft bristles (but you definitely don’t need it).


Disclosure: I was gifted this item for editorial consideration.

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April 2015 Favorites

Hola chicas!

Another YouTube video went up on my channel after a month (yikes!) off. Check it out!

Products mentioned:
JACLYN HILL FAVORITES PALETTE welp! sold out – not restocking — sorry :( // mark. On the Edge Full Size Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner // mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara // NYX Cinnamon blush // City Color Intense Blush Quad-Collection #2 // NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush // NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in New Orleans (read my review here) // Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water // Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray // Glamglow SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser: // Murad Advanced Active Radiance® Serum // Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ // The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan


Disclosure: some samples provided for editorial consideration.

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the makeup show nyc

I’m no stranger to attending The Makeup Show NYC and this year, it’s as if the event snuck up on me! Now in its 10th year, TMS is an opportunity for pro makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts to learn new techniques, sit in on some amazing keynotes (this year Billy B, David Klasfeld (founder of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics), and Rebecca Restrepo are all set to take the main stage), and more.
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I first learned about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics back in ’09 at The Makeup Show (read more here) and now they’re available in Sephora with quite the cult following. This is THE place to discover new brands while stocking up on your kit.

Tickets are still available so purchase yours (I recommend the two day pass if you can handle crowds because there is SO MUCH to see and learn). You won’t want to miss out.

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