These loose powders are soft and work beautifully leaving your skin flawless. I love the packaging for traveling or "on the run" purposes because it comes in a small canister and a small puff - how convenient! The puff is soft (usually a puff that comes with a product is too flat or hard and useless). It also has a scent that reminds me of a yellow cake batter from Betty Crocker, which I don't mind. It's describe to help control redness and dark under circle yet brightening up the complexion. It can be used on all skin types, over makeup or alone.
The Vanilla shade is for Light to Medium complexion. I like to use it over my T-Zone where I apply my highlight.
The French Vanilla shade is for Medium to Dark complexion. I like to use this on the rest of my face.
|L to R: Bright Vanilla & French Vanilla|
|Left: Ben Nye - Banana / Right: Besame - Vanilla|
|Simple and Natural look using both powders|
|Philosophy Hope in a jar eye cream|
I received a 20% discount so I had to restock on Charcoal Detox Cleanser and Antiox Serum. I wanted to try a NEW Toner since I was running low on my current as well as makeup wipes remover. In my order, I received a free traveling size hand cream - cool.
I have discussed why I love so much the cleanser and serum in a previous review (skin). The toner has been working nicely for my skin. It's an alcohol-free toner that helps remove oil and dirt while leaving the skin hydrated.
The makeup wipes remover is infused with aloe and cucumber so it smells and feels fresh on my skin. I was a bit skeptical because the towels are very thin compared to my favorite wipes made by Neutrogena. M. Todd wipes were not as moist as Neutrogena either so I had to use 2 to 3 wipes to remove my makeup. However, after using M. Todd wipes my skin felt so nice, clean and hydrated unlike the Neutrogena wipes that leave my skin feeling oily. The packaging on M. Todd wipes is nicely packaged with a clip to close and secure 30 towels. The towels never dried out even when I got to the end.
Stila Pro was giving a 1 day sale for 60% off the entire site (except items marked on sale). I had to literally jump on this special since I read my email so late in the afternoon. Most of what I wanted was already sold out, but I was able to get my hands these goodies.
|Convertible Cream Blush Palette|
I love Stila's cream blushes. It blends beautifully on your cheeks and skin. I was SUPER HAPPY when Stila came out with this palette that contains all 12 shades!!! :) These blushes can also be used on the lips. Let's not forget that LARGE mirror.
|Back of the palette|
|Magnificent Metals Eye Liner|
|NO PRIMER / Color: Metallic Black Tanzanite|
This metallic eyeliner is SUPER CREAMY. When I dipped my finger to swatch the color it glided across the pan and picked up way too much product. The swatch above is without a primer and the color is describe to be a deep amethyst shimmer.
Due to how creamy this product is, I would recommend on using or getting a good strong primer such as NARS Longer Than Life Eye Primer or Too Face Glitter Primer especially if using as a base or eyeshadow.
The closest dupe that I own is MAC Mineralize eyeshadow 'Young Punk.'
|Right to Left: Stila Metallic Black Tanzanite - MAC Young Punk (Dry) - MAC Young Punk (Wet)|
|One Step Bronzer|
I like the fact this bottle has a pump to control the quantity.
|Swatch 1 - Blended under high light|
|Swatch 2 - Blended under low light|
|Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner|
|Left: 1 coat / Right: 2 coats|
Movie - Cinderella
I really didn't care to see this movie because I didn't think that I would like it. I WAS SO WRONG!! It was a good girly movie and I enjoyed it :)