It's been awhile since I picked up @bobbibrown eye palette so I used the shade Burnt Sugar on my lid and followed up with Chocolate on the outer lid and crease. It's been slow moving trying to finish up @diormakeup Star Foundation but I know it will happen in 2017. To set my foundation I used @narsissist Light Reflecting Setting Powder (which isn't featured) and finished it off with @guerlain Meterorites (Holiday LE). My lips also saw Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Hot Orange. Lined with @maccosmetics Lip Pencil in Chestnut to diffuse the lip line and give a nice ombré look. I normally go with a bare eye when I wear such a bold lip color but not today. Just stepping outside of my comfort zone.
@shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. I tested this out some time ago and was impressed with how it sunk into my skin without leaving it feeling tight or sticky. It claims to resolve dryness, fine lines and wrinkles plus address dullness and uneven texture. It is advertised as a pre-treatment, used after cleansing and toning. I only used it in the AM because it gelled well with my moisturizer which made for foundation application a dream. As far as its claims....it didn't do much with my lil fine lines nor my dryness but it did smooth out the skin texture. The texture of this serum is gel-like and has a very faint fragrance to it. My only complaint is that the second ingredient is SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat) which has no healthy benefits as it's not one of the friendly fatty alcohols. So knowing that I wouldn't go full-size unfortunately. While this is advertised as a serum I see it more as a thick Essence for it allowed subsequent products to sink into the skin without much effort....no balling up, no flaky skin.
I love @chanelofficial cosmetics but the skincare....not so much. I received a few of these satchel samples of their Blue Serum and thought I'd give them a try. I regret ever exposing myself to this one. Out the gate the fragrance is on the heavy side. It is so strong that it lingers long after application. I really don't understand what exactly this Serum is suppose to do because Chanel's description reads more like an exotic location rather than sharing the nitty gritty. I don't care where the ingredients come from just tell me what the heck these special ingredients are suppose to do. What I grasped is that this Serum contains antioxidants....Costa Rican green coffee, Sardinian olive oil and Greek lentils gum. Fancy words given to ingredients we can easily find at our local health food store. Lol
Did this do anything for my skin other than make for a great fragrance? No. It actually gave me tiny little whiteheads. And for testing purposes I didn't stop using because I wanted to give a solid review. Did I see a glow to my skin? No. I saw zero difference whatsoever. Only applying just a pea size amount on face and neck it left my skin feeling sticky and super tight as if I applied Elmers glue all over and allowed it to dry. It claims to smooth wrinkles, firm skin and even out the skintone. It didn't leave me with any of that. Just gave me the whiteheads as mentioned and uncomfortable facial skin. The price tag for 1oz bottle of this retails for $110.00USD and for that price I'd rather go for something that is derma/medical grade and would probably give me better results. My skin is probably rejoicing with joy since I'm done testing this out. I will add that skincare is subjective. What works for one might not work for another. Thank goodness for samples. 😊😊😊 #blueserum#beautyjunkie#beautyjunkie2012#instabeauty#instabeauty#43yearsyoung#highendbeauty#chanel#skincare#skincarejunkie#brownbeauty#chocolatebeauty
Nothing can keep this woman down. I appreciate everyone's sweet words of support during an ugly time. He was finally picked up Monday afternoon charged with violating a protection order and I was able to give a long exhale. I also want to give much love to those who shared their personal testimonies of DV. All of you are brave survivors and reminder to those who might be going thru it right now....darkness doesn't always last. #domesticviolence#beauty#survivor#antiviolence#brave#43yearsyoung#instabeauty#instablogger#selflove