Showing posts with label effacernes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label effacernes. Show all posts

Sunday, September 4, 2016

August Favourites!

I know I say this every month, but how fast did August go by? It was a really great month for me but I'm already super excited for fall now. I didn't try out too many new products during the month of August but I really did fall in love with a small handful.

I think this was the month where I went out of my comfort zone a lot more in terms of eyeshadow and lip colours. I also went on a road trip that resulted in a fair bit of shopping. Anyway, looking through the products I used the most this month, these are the ones that stood out to me the most:

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I actually only purchased this palette this month and I'm so glad I decided to go for it. It is a very neutral palette, which is right up my alley of course. I already knew that I loved the formulation of Too Faced eye shadows so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I only wish I picked this up sooner.

Nyx Lip Lingerie in 'Exotic' 
I wanted to pick up some of Nyx's Lip Lingerie for so long now, and I finally got the chance to do so this month. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on these, but I found the formulation to be really nice. It applies very smoothly and evenly, and lasts pretty well. The only thing I did find is that it didn't fade very nicely, but if you touch up a few times a day, you won't have any issues.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Coral Berry' 
It's no secret that I am in love with Revlon's Super Lustrous lipsticks. They are my favourite lipsticks at the drugstore. This colour is such a wearable coral that goes with so many different makeup looks. Hydrating, pigmented and easy to apply.
Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Under Eye Concealer 
I wouldn't be surprised if I've mentioned this in past monthly favourites, but I still cannot get over how great this concealer is. Especially now that I'm back in school, and my under eyes are looking darker and more fatigued, this concealer has got my back. I pair it with a peachy colour corrector and my under eye darkness is virtually undetectable.

Covergirl Professional Loose Powder
I have memories of my mom using this powder when I was a little girl, and when I needed a new loose powder to set my under eye concealer, I picked this one up. It's a really good, dependable loose powder. I find that it sets my under eye area amazingly and leaves it smooth and creaseless all day, without looking too cakey or powdery.
Annabelle Smudge Liner in 'Atomic Surf '
Whenever I went for a more dramatic eye look, I loved applying turquoise liner on my bottom lash line. This liner in particular is so creamy and smooth, while also being insanely long wearing and pigmented. Annabelle never ceases to impress me with their eyeliners.

What did you love this month? Let me know! xo

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LancĂ´me 'Effacernes' Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer: Review

I will be the first to say it. I have pretty bad undereye darkness and circles. Those of you who share this same issue know how incredibly frustrating it is to deal with. Most concealers just don't have enough coverage without being dry and cakey (which just draws attention back to that area... ugh).

About a month ago, I stopped by Sephora to see what I can try out to get rid of this issue. I've tried many drugstore concealers which just didn't cut it. I also tried Benefit's Erase Paste, which was just way too cakey for that area. Anyway, this was the concealer recommended to me and it has completely changed the game for me.

This is everything you want in an undereye concealer and more. The coverage is fantastic (very comparable to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer), but since it is made for the undereye area specifically, I've noticed that it is really hydrating and never looks cakey. It is also waterproof and long wearing which is great. It has been incredibly hot and humid here lately and no matter what the conditions, this stuff stays put.

I typically apply this after using a lightweight eye cream and then set it with a loose translucent powder. Doing this keeps it from creasing and also ensures that my undereye area is super hydrated and smooth.

If you have darkness under the eyes, I cannot recommend this product enough. This has become holy grail for me which says a lot. And while I am on a pretty tight budget (college student + only working part time can do that to you!), I am definitely okay with spending the $35 for this concealer because it is THAT good.