Makeup and beauty

While I was having my makeup done today at neiman marcus with Marc Jacobs beauty team, I was told about this product and the makeup artist applied it on me. It caught my attention and I made a mental note to try it later on. Given that they don’t have a return policy, or you can return only an unused item, I am not feeling comfortable buying something like this from them, I would rather buy it at Sephora or Marc Jacobs online.

This is a stick that goes on smoothly over the Marc Jacobs primer and it covers red patches on the face. So if you have a mild rosacea, this stick is ideal. If you don’t want to use a foundation over this, I am told it is ok to use just this stick by itself.

Let’s see how and what is said about it at the Neiman Marcus website. It also comes in blue or lilac and is used for dull complexions as well as a darker peachy shade for probably darker skin. The price is $42.

 

$42.00
An easy-to-use color corrector stick in three marbleized hues to brighten, neutralize, and conceal hyper-pigmentation for an even complexion.

Demystify color correction—it’s never been easier to target imperfections, conceal and create a balanced-looking complexion. Cover(t) stick comes in three specially formulated shade filters in marbleized dual hues: Bright Now eliminates dullness, Co(vert) Affairs neutralizes redness, and Getting Warmer conceals hyper-pigmentation and cancels out dark circles. Velvety blurring pigments filter light for a soft-focus effect. the forgiving creamy stick formulation has a silky touch and can be blended all-over or targeted to create a unified-looking, radiant complexion.

Use The Shape Contour and Blush Brush (sold separately) to apply to desired areas and blend; or, apply directly to skin and blend with fingertips.

Bright Now pink-and-lilac covers and eliminates dullness. Blend Bright Now horizontally from temple to temple for an eye-brightening effect. For fair skin, apply under eyes to neutralize discoloration.

Co(vert) Affairs citron-and-lime covers and neutralizes redness. Concentrate application on the center of the face, where redness appears most. tap and blend onto blemishes. 

Getting Warmer peach-and-caramel conceals hyper-pigmentation and dark circles. Swipe and blend along forehead, cheeks and chin to even skin tone. For deeper complexions, Getting Warmer delivers a brightening effect. For best results, use The Shape Contour and Blush Brush (sold separately) to apply to skin in sheer layers and blend; follow by stippling or tapping foundation over Cover(t) Stick.

About Marc Jacobs:
The youngest designer to win the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, Marc Jacobs has been at the top of the fashion stratosphere almost from the time the first look came down the runway in 1986. He’s been credited with stylizing the so-called grunge aesthetic and has also turned out flawlessly ladylike suits and dresses. His design range is as impressive as his ability to influence trends.

Often good products come disguised in a modest packaging. Such is the case with the Honeyskinorganic moisturizer!

When my friend repeated over and over how happy she was with this product, I had no choice but to check it out. As a matter of fact, she wrote to the company and told them about me being a beauty blogger and the company wanted me to check it out and see what I think about it. So of course I did a bit of research and the more I dug the more I was impressed. In fact this is going to be my all time favorite moisturizer and I will be buying this over and over!

What a delightful surprise when I used it for the first time! All the good ingredients listed… no fillers and parabens.. that is very reassuring and comforting to know because we are more and more conscious about what is going inside our skin and our body. The more natural the better. The softness and ease of spreading it, not feeling greasy and so uplifting, not to mention the price, very affordable.

YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT HERE ON THEIR WEBSITE https://www.honeyskinorganics.com/

Here is what the creator of this product writes on amazon:

  • Our SUPERIOR, NATURAL Organic Nutrient Rich Cream uses Powerful medical grade Manuka Honey for healing, botanical ingredients like Cehami and Plumeria for pain and inflammation, as well as MSM, Aloe vera, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Blue Green Algae to soothe and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level, giving your skin what it CRAVES.

  • Non-Greasy, Absorbs for FAST, effective treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Shingles and Redness. The cream penetrates fully to work INSIDE, not on top.

  • BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS HEALTHY SKIN – Our cream contains every Vitamin, Mineral, Trace Mineral and Amino Acid your skin needs to FIX itself! HYDRATE and RESTORE the skin, pH balanced for face and eyes as well.

  • No cheap fillers – No Water – No Mineral Oil – No Petroluem – No Parabens – No Fragrance – No Harsh Chemicals – Never Tested on Animals – Non-Allergenic – Most lotions are 60% water and a chemical cocktail which are designed to dry out your skin more! Our first ingredient is Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, which is our base and a friend to your skin, transporting the other ingredients to the DEEPEST layers. Our Cream truly HELPS and FEEDS your skin what it needs.

This lovely cream feels super soft on the skin, almost like a cushion and is such a pleasure to use. In this photo I wanted to show you how it sits on the skin, the consistency and below when the cream has been massaged and penetrated into the skin of my hand. It felt very soft and pleasant to use.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF HONEY

  • Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
  • Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
  • Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.

INGREDIENTS IN THIS FACE AND BODY CREAM

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (Manuka Honey), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cehami (Centipeda Cunninghamii), Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Spirulina Maxima (Blue-Green Algae) Extract, Aphanizomenenon Flos-Aquae (Blue-Green Algae) Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit (Olive) Oil, Methylsulfynolmethane (MSM), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Oat Amino Protein, Frangipani (Plumeria) Extract, Sacchromyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment Hydrolysate, Saccharomyces/Potassium Ferment, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Starch, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Glucose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

What is the philosophy of the creators of this product?

After years of working in the cosmetics industry, the founders of Honeyskin Organics could no longer stand by and watch cheap, harmful fillers and chemicals going into outrageously priced products which claim to help your skin and hair, when in reality those products were only damaging your skin and hair further.

We decided to make a change by creating truly high quality skin and hair care products that contain some of the best ingredients the industry has to offer. Honeyskin products have developed a sterling reputation for being beneficial to your skin and hair. Our customers are the best in the industry, and thanks to you, we continue to provide an alternative to those looking for a healthier alternative.

Simply put, our promise to you is that our products will be beneficial to your skin and your hair, and will help you maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.

We use all of our products on ourselves, our kids and our pets.

We are proud of our products.

Honeyskin is an important part of our lives. From our family to yours: ENJOY!

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Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder

So you are out shopping and looking for a nice highlighter…you come across the 4 different shade of highlighters created by Dior in the category Diorskin. There is a light pink, a nude, a golden shade, and a darker bronze shade for those who have darker skin.
If I am to order one of these I would like to order the nude which is shown below and it is slightly gold-ish.. but the 03 is a bit more yellow-ish and would suit those with a slightly darker skin. The 04 is definitely for those who have a dark skin.
The texture is amazing.. which would you pick if you were able to select one?
This compact retails for $56.00 at various locations: sephora, Neiman Marcus, the DIOR website and other department stores.
Radiant Complexion Highlighter For The Perfect Glow
A highlighting powder that’s ultra-lightweight and airy, yet highly concentrated with iridescent illuminating pigments that float onto skin for a radiantly glowing complexion. The texture is virtually imperceptible; the luminosity is undeniable. Apply it with gentle touches of the included mini kabuki brush to catch and reflect light.Transparent pigments match skin tone for a subtle, natural effect. Sweet orange extract and minerals provide a healthy glow while protecting the skin. Highly concentrated pearlescent pigments provide a natural luminous glow.

How To Use:

  • Use the mini kabuki brush to apply in gentle touches to the forehead, bridge of nose, and the top of cheekbones.
  • For a sculpted effect, use a smaller brush, such as an eye shadow brush for more precise application.
  • Highlighter applied to the cupid’s bow adds a pout effect to the top lip.
  • A touch of powder on the brow bone lifts and opens the eyes.
  • For an all-over radiant effect, use a larger powder brush to dust a light layer of powder all over the face as the finishing touch.

Comes in 4 universally flattering shades:

  • 001, Nude Glow – a neutral highlight that suits all skin tones
  • 002, Pink Glow – a subtle rose tone
  • 003, Golden Glow – a shimmering gold shade
  • 004, Bronzed Glow – a deeper bronze shade

Mini kabuki brush included. With its virtually imperceptible texture, the Nude Air Luminizer Powder creates glowing skin for a radiantly luminous complexion.

About Dior:
The storied House of Dior traces its roots to 1947, when Christian Dior debuted his first collection to world acclaim. Dubbed the New Look, it established a ravishing new aesthetic that continues to influence fashion today. Exceptional tailoring and forward-thinking designs are still the hallmarks of this respected French house.

Lately I am falling in love with blushes again and this time I am going not for pinks or rosey shades but more subdued shades like brown and coral shades.

As I am browsing in search of the perfect blush, I came across the ones created by Dior and here are three shades that I think I could wear easily.

Each compact retails for a whopping $44.00 at neiman marcus or sephora. The shades shown are 943, 756 and 849.  Do you see yourself wearing these kind of shades. There are also the beautiful pinks and reds.. reds or darker pinks are meant for those who have darker skin, while the lighter shades are for pale skin.

  • It blends smoothly with the skin for a natural finish or can be layered for a bold, dramatic statement.
  • The new extended shade range includes 12 colors that flatter any skin tone including Dior’s best selling shades.
  • An exciting innovation to the packaging includes a new deluxe, angled blush brush that provides flawless and precise application.
About Dior:
The storied House of Dior traces its roots to 1947, when Christian Dior debuted his first collection to world acclaim. Dubbed the New Look, it established a ravishing new aesthetic that continues to influence fashion today. Exceptional tailoring and forward-thinking designs are still the hallmarks of this respected French house.

Le Nu Rouge Pur Couture

This lipstick retails for $37.00 at various locations: Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and of course on the YSL website
When you are shopping for a nice nude lipstick, you may come across this color by YSL. This is a high-end lipstick and it is very smooth and yet pigmented. It spreads easily on the lips and stays for a few hours. The best lipsticks are the satin lipsticks. Matte lipsticks tend to dry your lips even if you wear a lip balm underneath or a lip primer. Have you tried a YSL lipstick before? What was your favorite shade?
Here is what you read on the neiman marcus website for this lipstick.. when you try to do some research.
Reintroducing Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Rouge Pur Couture lip color. In just one stroke, luxurious, rich color dresses the lips with intense hydration and antioxidant care. In a signature couture jewel-like packaging, Rouge Pur Couture delivers the promise of edgy style and ultimate feminine strength.
YVES SAINT LAURENT HOUSE
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce, in 1966, the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter with a collection called “Saint Laurent Rive Gauche,” synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. Throughout the years, the House’s groundbreaking styles have become iconic cultural and artistic references, and its founder, the couturier Yves Saint Laurent, secured a reputation as one of the twentieth century’s foremost designers.Part of the Kering Group, the House kept true to its identity of absolute modernity and fashion authority. Under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, appointed in April 2016, the House offers today a broad range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes, jewelry and eyewear. Through a license agreement, it is also a major force in fragrances and cosmetics.

Visit to neiman marcus and what I bought

As I am using the Hourglass powder i have recently purchased after hearing so many good things about it on youtube and other media, I am also checking other powders because to get powder out of the hourglass container is a little tedious.
I came across this Marc Jacobs powder and I believe it looks like a good product. The mechanism is simple and it is only a mesh but you don’t have to tap the jar a few times so that you get some powder out.
This jar retails for $44.00 at Neiman Marcus and Sephora. Here is some information I found on the Neiman Marcus website:

A creamy, loose setting powder with five forms of coconut and cocoa butter to set makeup with a soft-matte finish for up to 8 hours.What it Does:Finish Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder instantly blurs and perfects your complexion, while setting your makeup with a soft-matte finish for up to eight hours. The loose translucent powder features five forms of coconut and cocoa butter, melting in undetectably for a healthy and hydrated look, not dry or chalky. So lightweight and creamy, the innovative formula layers seamlessly so your makeup stays looking fresh from start to finish.The mess-free interior mesh ensures the ideal amount of powder is released for application—perfect for travel or on the go.What it is Formulated WITHOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates

What Else You Need to Know:Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s love of coconut water and a radiant complexion, this product features five forms of coconut to hydrate and nourish:

  • Coconut alkanes: Help with longer wear
  • Coconut milk: Deeply hydrates
  • Coconut water: Provides refreshing electrolytes
  • Coconut polysaccharides: Help condition
  • Coconut fragrance: Lightly scented

How to Use:

  • Apply with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Face I brush.
  • Pick up a small amount of powder with the fluffy brush. Tap off excess. Sweep on top of foundation to set your makeup and mattify shine for up to 8 hours.
About Marc Jacobs:
The youngest designer to win the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, Marc Jacobs has been at the top of the fashion stratosphere almost from the time the first look came down the runway in 1986. He’s been credited with stylizing the so-called grunge aesthetic and has also turned out flawlessly ladylike suits and dresses. His design range is as impressive as his ability to influence trends.

Limited Edition Red Lip Kit

Isn’t this color appealing and attractive? I have this red and it is a superb color. Here it is paired with a pencil by YSL and you can wear it with or without the pencil. Red is a powerful color. Red is a color that says to those who look at you: I am not afraid of the world. I am daring. I am ME. Watch me.

Throughout history and across cultures, the color red has held strong symbolic meaning. Red is the color of romance—think red roses. Red is also associated with sexuality—think the Lady in Red. Red is also linked to physical aggression—think blood. But the scarlet hue may also wield a kind of psychological power—one that appears to be out of our conscious awareness.

This has a value of $67 but retails for $47 at Neiman Marcus department store.

Would you like to wear a red lipstick? Do you feel good wearing red?

Here is what you find on the Neiman Marcus website about this product.

Create a striking red lip in two easy steps! Line your lips with Dessin Des Levres’ creamy formula in #1 for a clean definition. Then follow with YSL’s iconic Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in #1 for creamy, full coverage. This duo is the essential combo for achieving the iconic, bold, red lip.

Kit Contains:

  • Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick – 1 Le Rouge (blood red)
  • Dessin Des Levres Lip Liner Pencil – 1 Le Rouge (blood red)
About Yves Saint Laurent:
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury pret-a-porter in a 1966 collection called “Rive Gauche,” synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the PPR Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties, and eyewear.

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