Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup

Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup
Price: $38
Size: 5 oz

When I'm pale I slap this stuff on and it transforms my skin tone. It has a golden tint..not orange..not brown. There's a very fine shimmer and a coverage similar to a tinted moisturizer so it helps cover flaws. I fell in love with this stuff recently at a shoot because it makes my skin bronzed and glowy. The smell is just as amazing- it smells like coconut and pineapple. I love that this lotion is so versatile. It's great for going out on the town when you are wearing a sexy dress and also great if you just want some light color during the day.

You can layer it if you want even more coverage or glow. It easily washes off, although you definitly want to be careful when wearing white or anything light. But that is a must with any type of product with bronzer in it. I tried it on my face hoping to look like J LO and I looked more like Abraham Lincoln on a penny... best for body only.. in my opinion. Enjoy!!

Review: Victoria's Secret Bronze Glow Body Tint

VS Bronze Glow Body Tint
Price: $16
Size: 4.8 oz

This is definitely lightweight and easily blends into your skin. It gives you more of a glowy, luminous look rather than a shimmery coppery finish.  Since this lotion isn't super pigmented I wouldn't suggest using when you are pale, instead it's PERFECT when you have a base tan and want to have a radiant glow. For $16 though it's worth having and it smells yummy too.

Review: Anne Marie Borlind Rode Dew Night Cream Review

Anne Marie Borlind Rose Dew Night Cream
Price: $40
Size: 1.69 oz
I'm excited to tell you that I found an "affordable" moisturizer that's worth sharing with you.  Affordable meaning $40 for a 1.69 oz jar. I did some research on the ingredients and this heavenly scented rose moisturizer is paraben free which is a major plus. Also it contains Squalane which is a huge component of our skin's own natural oil. It hydrates, smooths and softens, locks in moisture and has immune-stimulating and antioxidant capabilities. The best thing is, your body basically can't tell the difference between this stuff and it's own oil- so even sensitive and irritated skin soaks it up without a blink.

I wanted to use this product for a few weeks to see if there were any breakouts or weird skin issues and I can't complain of a single pimple. My skin is really dry so I would highly recommend this if you have a similar skin type and are looking for a protective, natural moisture.