Monday, September 1, 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Review

Dermalogica website says:

Help minimize skin-aging triggers with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities.

I have been using this for over a month now and it has been my skin savior for the hot summer days in the sun.
I love that it is light weight on my face  yet still lasts a long time, and I can actually put foundation over it and it doesn't get in the way.  I have used other SPF products that don't mesh well with foundations
I have hyper pigmentation and I know it is very important to use SPF daily, but to be honest I have tried several and have been disappointed.  Either it was too thick (which some higher SPF are) and some really light weight ones that need to be reapplied very often through out the day.

So I have skipped it all together for awhile and YES it made the hyper pigmentation much darker over the years.
Retail is $65.00, and that may seem steep to some of you,  but this is a quality product and works very well.
I really like Dermalogica products and would highly recommend all of the ones I have tried so far.

You can purchase it here and most other places Dermalogica products are sold.


*This product was sent to me through IFABBO for review consideration. All opinions are always 100% honest and my own*

Friday, August 29, 2014

Becca Mineral Blush Review and Swatches

Top Row: Songbird, Sweetpea , Flowerchild 
Bottom Row: Wild Honey and Gypsy

Songbird,  Sweetpea,  Flowerchild,  Wild Honey,   Gypsy

Sephora Says:

A delicate powder blush infused with micro-fine minerals that deliver a soft glow. 
Impart a soft halo of color onto the apples of your cheeks with this delicate powder that subtly reflects the light and casts a luminous glow. Formulated with a natural mineral complex and infused with antioxidant vitamins A, E, and C, this blush nourishes and conditions skin for a smooth, illuminated complexion.

I have been a little obsessed with Becca Mineral Blushes lately, as you can see.
They're FABULOUS in case you didn't already know.

Becca has been around for several years and just recently came to Sephora a year or two ago and just to Ulta in the last couple of months.

They come is 6  different shades and I own 5 of them. 
 They used to have several more colors in the range but I believe they discontinued them, which is a bummer.

These feel like buttah and blend seamlessly into your skin. 
They have great pigmentation and you don't need a ton of product to achieve a gorgeous color on your cheeks.

Flowerchild is my absolute favorite and think it's the most universal flattering shade for all skin tones.

Retail is $32.00 and worth every penny.

I highly recommend you check these babies out.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

NYC Sun 'n Bronze Bronzing Powder in Coral Samba Review and Swatches

Coral Samba 02

individual colors and mixed
Here is what NYC Cosmetics says:
A smooth, lightweight bronzing powder that provides the ultimate sun-kissed glow. The NYC New York Color Sun n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder offers a unique combination of bronzing and highlighting shades that blend together to create a custom glow just for you. The ultra-fine and lightweight texture brushes on flawlessly to cheeks and contours for a natural look. The shades: Coral Samba and Rosa Rio

 have tried only one other powder from NYC Cosmetics prior to picking up this one that I didn't really like.
 Check out my review here .

Coral Samba gives the skin such a nice glow and the pigmentation is pretty good.
Retail is $4.99,  but I had a $1.00 off coupon, which made this an even better value.

I would not use this as a bronzer because it does have shimmer but wearing it as wash of color on the cheeks looks great.

Although this collection is limited edition , I see if in a few drugstores.
So if you are interested, there is a good chance you can still find this product.