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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Road Test: bareMinerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner

So, we get super excited around here when we get to bust out a new cosmetic product.  Always on the lookout for the lastest and greatest in making ourselves look amazing, I guess.  We have been anticipating the launch of the new bareMinerals eyeliners for some time.  Now I, for one, actually really liked the old liners.  The twist-up function was really handy.  The liner, however, seemed a bit hard and brittle to pull across those tender lids.

This new liner, however, glides on like a little dreamboat!  It's very similar to the Smashbox liners, almost a gel consistency.  If you are used to old-fashioned eyeliner pencils, the smooth, rich texture of this liner may be a bit hard to control at first.  It finishes almost exactly like a cream liner, so it is definitely a more dramatic effect.  (I have yet to attempt the of-the-moment cat eye with this pencil, so I will keep you posted on that.) 

The big test for a liner, for me, is does it stay put when I'm sweating my pants off during my crazy workouts??   The short answer is YES.  After an hour of grunting and sweating, the only part of my appearance that did not resemble a wild banshee was my bareMinerals perfectly lined eyes. 


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Easy, Protected, Lovely Skin!

Because we love easy, fool-proof makeup with added sun protection for those looooong, hotttttt, Austin summer days!  These are one-step tinted moisturizers with SPF that make looking good easy and a five minute ordeal.  

Clockwise from top left:
1.   BECCA Luminous Skin Color SPF 25+  $42
2.   Kiehl's Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15  $24.50
3.   Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20  $39
4.   Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 $30
5.   bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF 20 Moisturizer  $30