FOTD: Easy Glow

Another day with no time… so I layered cool and warm ‘sheer’ colors for this FOTD:

Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer (Tan)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (#2)
Senna Blush in Poem 
Senna Eyeshadow in Flare (lids to above crease)
Senna Eyeshadow in Buttercream (brow bone)
Guerlain Retractable Eye Pencil in Gold (#1)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
YSL Glossy Stain in Poupre Preview

FOTN: Quick Peach

I had to rush to meet a friend for dinner, and it seemed like as good a time as any to try out the Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer…

Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Blush in Fresh Peach
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Rich Cocoa (brows)
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Buff Pearl (browbone)
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Tawny Apricot (lids)
Dior Mascara in Mitzah
Shiseido Automatic Lip Crayon in LC5

Product Review: Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer

I’ve been on the hunt for a new tinted moisturizer with a little more coverage… and no gross smell (Laura Mercier, I’m looking at you). I’m waiting for the NARS versions to hit a store so I can try them in person. Meanwhile, I found this little gem while poking around Target:

Since there are no testers, I guessed that this might be my color, and plunked down $13 for it.

I was a little worried about the color… see how it swatches sort of light? But when I  blended it out, it completely merged in with my skin:

This is a really good tinted moisturizer. It has a sheer to medium coverage, and the smell is almost non-existent. The tube does dispense a LOT of product, so be aware of that. I squeezed out too much the first time I used it. But other than that… it’s excellent. It wears very well, and doesn’t break down or separate on my oily skin. Definite keeper in my book.

You can get Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer from Target.

FOTN: Fabulous Felines

A pair of twins showed up at my door Halloween night… wondering if I could make them look less human and more feline?
But of course…

Shayla wanted to look more like an actual lion.  She planned to make the hair wild… and put together her look with a little fur and a lot of flair.

Nina wanted to go a little more glam. So she just went halfway with the feline look, then topped it off with blood red lips.
Let’s forget the egregious action of NOT blending Nina’s foundation into her hairline (later corrected), and those couple spots of liptar (also later corrected). Otherwise, I thought they looked good. They both seemed very happy… so a couple of excited hugs and smooches later, they were off to party the night away!

Dior Forever Founation in 040
MAC Pigment in Gold
Stila Smudgepot in Black (brows and eyeliner)
NARS Multiple Bronzer in Rapa Nui

Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Toko
Glamoureyez White False Lashes
Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner in #1 (whiskers)

MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle (to fill in leopard spots)
Sonia Kashuk False Lashes
OCC Liptar in Vintage

Oh Sonia!

A trip to Target yielded the loveliest surprise: False Lashes from Sonia Kashuk!
I haven’t paid much attention to the brand; I understand some of her products are actually very good. I knew she did basic makeup and brushes. But false lashes? I couldn’t imagine…
Okay, so we know that all lashes aren’t created equal. And more expensive doesn’t mean better. I decided to buy a pair, to see how they perform:

The spine on the lashes is rather thick, but it’s not a problem. It doesn’t get in the way of performance. You can apply these plain (like I did for the purposes of this blog) without absolutely having to apply a liner. 

They are REALLY idiot-proof. The lashes come with glue, which takes about 2 seconds to set. Not kidding. It dries clear (like standard lash glue) in about 30 seconds. I really like these lashes.

 I only bought one pair, because I didn’t want get a bunch and then be disappointed. But I can tell you that these perform better than their more expensive counterparts. I’m fairly certain that these lashes will become a kit staple.
Sonia Kashuk… who knew?