Eye Creams Worth The Splurge: Day and Night

With so many Eye Creams on the market it is hard to tell which ones are worth the splurge. Skincare has easily become one my newest beauty addiction next to concealers (stay tuned I am testing out concealers for a future post) When it comes to beauty I will pay a heavier price tag if it works. Who doesn’t love a good investment?!!? When you search eye creams you will find many articles regarding if this step in your beauty routine is even worth it and I am here to say in my opinion it is! My skin has changed so much in recent years insert aging and kids here lol However once I started paying attention to my skincare routine and saw real results I have become obsessed! Who else is addicted to skincare? There are so many products on my skincare list to buy……Drunk Elephant I am coming for you!!!!

Since blogging I have been very fortunate to have received different types of skincare products from drugstore brands to high end skincare for reviewing purposes.  With my eye area not having any real reactions to different creams its easy for me to test multiple products in a faster amount of time. So I am here to tell you the eye creams I have tried that are worth the splurge and are in my daily skincare routine and or in my skincare rotation.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: I use this at night for hydration. My eyes have gotten so dry and I find the more hydrated they are the more awake I look and the better my concealer applies. Since its formulated with avocado oil this fatty acid helps restore the skin’s natural moisture. When it comes to Kiehl’s products you don’t need a lot of product so your money stretches ALOT!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate: Again a little goes a long way with this eye cream so dont let price tags fool you especially with Kiehls. The products work and last. The Midnight Recovery Cream is filled with essential oils that will help with fine lines, dark circles & puffiness. I like to switch this off with my Avocado cream. Sometimes I layer lol!!

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm: Ok so this one is pricey howeverrrrr again a little goes a long way. I have been using this since January almost everyday for my day eyecream and I have half of it left.  Here is how its described on Ulta’s website “…nourishing eye cream that visibly diminishes signs of aging around the eyes, while decreasing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Alguronic Acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, as well as cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps nourish and hydrate the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated appearance” I will say I have seen results and it makes concealer go on like a dream!

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff: I bought this immediately after seeing a YouTube review and fell in love!!! This will INSTANTLY brighten your eye area. I desperately needed something after my son was born because I was not sleeping and my eyes looked horrible. Its a face lift for your eyes no joke! It literally Depuffs and brightens. It just works. Period!
NEW Origins A Perfect World SPF 20 Age-Defense Eye Cream with White Tea: Another winner from Origins which is another fav skincare brand of mine. This brightens instantly, gives hydration and has a creamy texture that allows for amazing concealer application. Here is the information directly from Ulta’s website: “Help prevent the damage you can’t see yet! Origins lightweight, hydrating treatment with antioxidant-rich white tea instantly renews and brightens under eyes while providing irritation-free SPF protection. It helps defend the delicate eye area and neutralize the damaging effects of UV, Infrared Rays (IR), pollution and environmental aggressors. Plus, barrier-boosting edelweiss helps strengthen skin to prevent premature signs of aging. Oil-free. Broad spectrum 100% mineral, irritation-free SPF 20”

Olay Eyes De-Puffing Eye Roller: You instantly feel the magic of the rollers and massaging them on your skin feels amazing. My eyes do tend to be puffy in the morning in general but after rough nights of sleep (mom life!) they are extra puffy. You can see and feel the results!

Klorane BB Eye Cream with Soothing Cornflower: I was pleasantly surprised by this eye cream. It has a roller and is a BB cream (who knew that existed for the eyes??!!) It battles puffiness and dark circles and it does just that. This is another cream that instantly brightens and opens the eye in the morning.

As you can see I have a theme here HYDRATION & BRIGHTEN! If a eye cream does not give me an instant lift in the morning it gets pushed to the side and at night I need to feel the hydration working for it to remain in my rotation. For night I have only found the two Kiehl’s eye creams to work for me so far. With day eye creams these 5 have held their promises and are in constant rotation. If you are in need of hydration or to look more awake in the morning you can not go wrong with any of these fabulous options and even though they may have a larger price tag they will last and be worth your investment.

Let me know what your favorite eye creams are in the comments below.

DISCLAIMER: Some products listed in this post were sent for reviewing purposes. As always thoughts are my own and honest.  Links associate with BPAMC may be affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

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MAC Collaboration: Laura Lee & Gabriel Zamora

MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with 10 Global Beauty Influencer for an amazing MAC Collaboration for this Spring. Each Beauty Influencer created their very own MAC Lipstick for us to swoon over and to add to our MAC Collection! I had the pleasure of receiving the Beauty Gurus from the United States and let me tell you, these are the nudes we all want!!! I have been following Laura Lee & Gabriel Zamora for a long time now and could not be happier for them. Each created wearable nudes that are sure to make you want to go out and grab them! Who doesn’t love a MAC nude!??! Right???

Beauty Influencer Stats: 

Laura Lee:

Gabriel Zamora: 

It does not surprised me that these two were chosen for this collaboration. Both have amazing personalities on and off the camera aside from fabulous makeup skills and beauty knowledge. If you are not following them I highly suggest to hit follow and subscribe!

Both Lipsticks will be available on maccosmetics.com April 20th and retail for $17 (USD).

Swatches Top to Bottom:

LaLa Lee: Muted Beige (Matte) – Shop here 

Gabriel Zamora: Malty Warm Brown (Satin) – Shop here 

MAC Collaboration, Laura Lee, Gabriel Zamora

MAC Collaboration What do you guys think? Will you be purchasing these new MAC Nudes? Let me know in the comments below.

WANT MORE MAC COSMETICS? SEE POSTS BELOW:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of NEW Metallic Lipstick line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
MAC COLLABORATION
DISCLAIMER: MAC Generously sent these to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always thoughts and opinions are my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You so much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 
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Viseart Theory Palette: Swatches & Review

It is no secret that I love a neutral eye look over anything else. I am not really into colorful eye shadows and can live my life using Bronze by MAC everyday if I had to  (see my Custom Mac Palette Here).  The Viseart Theory Palette in the shade Cashmere is what neutral eye dreams are made of! There are 6 stunning shades in this palette that can be used everyday or for a glam night out. With three matte and three shimmer shades the looks are endless!

Per the Sephora Website: “Perfect for the makeup artist, these colors are a new addition to Viseart’s range of mattes and shimmers, providing unparalleled coverage, pigment, and all-day, long-lasting color. Create a neutral eye look for day and evening looks with three mattes that range from light-to-medium tones, including one basic brow and crease shade. Use the shades for a subtle shimmery eye or for a sophisticated, satin-glow finish. Use the matte shades to fill in and shape eyebrows”

Viseart Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette: Shade – Cashmere

Viseart can be found at Sephora and Muse Beauty Pro. The palette retails for $45.00. Now I know that can be a heavy price tag for some. However if you are looking to invest in a palette that can be used daily and is very versatile you wont be disappointed in this at all. They swatch beautifully as you can see below and they blend like a dream! Each shade is packed with pigment but are easy to work with. The only thing I noticed is the lightest shimmer shade had glitter fall out on me. It is not a deal breaker by any means but when I swatched it, I didn’t notice glitter but when I apply it that whats happening. Anyone else experience this?

I have oily eyelids and play around with primers a lot however the Urban Decay eye shadow primer is my Holy Grail. When I wore this palette with out my urban decay primer the eye shadow did not stay as pigmented on me through out the day. PS this happens with pretty much every other brand I have tried lol!  So make sure to not judge eye shadow quality until you use multiple primers or try all the ones you have.

Side note: a fabulous dupe for Urban Decay is the Wet N Wide Eye Shadow Primer (See Here)

Viseart Theory Palette
Swatches: Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere

Viseart Theory Palette

Would I recommend this palette or Viseart as a whole? Yes! I am so excited to have this in my collection and look forward to some of their new launches coming out. This palette comes in 3 different shades and has 2 more launching on Sephora soon!

Some Viseart wishlist items are the Theory Palette in shade MINX and NEW Theory Highlighter, Blush & Bronzer palette in shade ABLAZE (which is coming to Sephora soon. You can sign up on the site to be alerted). Would love to hear what you think about this palette in the comments below if you have it OR  What is your go to Neutral eyeshadow palette? I have slightly become palette obsessed.

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Day To Night Makeup: With Only 2 Extra Products

Do you ever find yourself having one of those months or weeks where your calendar is booked to the max? Well that has been me as of late and sometimes I don’t have time in between parties, events ect to redo my makeup or the space to carry a ton of makeup. When it comes to Day to Night Makeup we all want our application to last throughout the day and to not have to bring a huge makeup bag with us. Am I right here? Between diaper bags, presents, purse, jackets ect I don’t want to have to worry about what products I may have left behind in the midst of the chaos of life.

A couple weeks back I was headed out with my kids to my nephews birthday party which seems simple however my kids were going to sleep by my parents house that night while my husband and I attended an adult party that evening at a fancier restaurant. In between getting my kids to my parents and settled I was not going to have any time at home to reapply a fresh face for my night out.  So I went with my tried and true products that will stay in place all day and created a look that would work for a kids party and a fancier adult party that night by adding only two extra products to save space and time! YAY!!!! You all know I love to rock a red lip and a glowing highlight, so by adding just those two products I was ready for a night out!

So lets get into the products I chose to create this day to night makeup look.

Day to Night Makeup

BASE:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: Been using this for 10 years. It just works for me period lol It makes my makeup legit last allllllll day.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation: This is a new product for me however I am in LOVEEEE with the finish and how it looks on my skin so I knew I would not be disappointed and sure enough it lasted the whole day.
  • Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer: If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been on such a concealer kick. This provides great coverage with a dewy fresh finish. Just what I like! Also because its not drying I knew if I had to apply a bit more later, the stick application would makes it easy and the formula blends like a dream. PS I didn’t have to reapply. Maybelline has gotten this down I tell you!
Day To Night Makeup
Base Products: Day To Night Makeup

Eye Products:

  • Custom MAC Eyeshadow Quad: Shades –  (corduroy, bronze, naked lunch and woodwinked) I have created my own MAC Palette that you can see here. Creating a custom palette is one of the best beauty investments I have made. I know every color will be used and I can then take colors and create my own quads for situations like this. These neutral shades are perfect to create a natural eye for day and a simple eye at night with a red lip! The Shade Bronze is a staple for me. I have said it before and I will say it again. If I can only have one eye shadow color for the rest of my life it would be Bronze by MAC.  I kept it simple nothing too smoked out but just enough. Naked Lunch is also one of the best highlighting shades. So these colors together give enough shimmer for a night out but nothing over the top for the day time.
  • MAC Great Brow: Shade Lingering – Sometimes when I am out during the day I don’t bother with my brows but because I knew I would be pressed for time my brows were fully done and ready to go!
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel:  Ok this stuff is serious. Nothing will move I promise. Your brow hairs and the product(s) you used will not move with this brow gel. The hype is so real about this product. I know its a bit pricey for a brow gel but I use it for days like this where I know my makeup has to be on all day! Most certainty a high end beauty investment that is worth it!
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara Carbon Black: A true classic and a sure win to make sure your lashes look full and long.
Day To Night Makeup
Eye Products: Day To Night Makeup

Cheek & Lip Products: 

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo: Shade Flesh & Fantasy – Talk about a perfect nude blush that you can use for day but keep it soft for a red lip at night! OMG you guys this blush is gorgeous on and gives the perfect nude flush to the cheeks.

NARS Bronzer: Shade Laguna – To be honest I am just obsessed with this cheek combo. Its perfect and with Champagne Pop it gets even better. Stay tuned as I know this cheek trio is on the pricer side but I am already searching my stash to find an affordable perfect cheek trio for you guys! 

MAC Liptensity: Shade Driftwood – A perfect cool toned pinky nude. If you have not tried this line yet by MAC they are truly a must have in your collection.  These lipsticks are so pigmented and moisturizing on with an array of colors to choose from. Driftwood is seriously a perfect nude. It can be worn at night as well with a dark smokey eye. Trust me! Perfection! Swatches of the entire MAC Liptensity line here 

NYX Slim Lip Pencil: Shade Beige – For under $4 (USD) You must have these lip liners in your collection. I love Drugstore lip liners! They glide on, are super pigmented and come in sooo many colors.

Day To Night Makeup
Cheek & Lip Products: Day To Night Makeup

So that completes my day look. Its a very simple neutral look. Bronzed eyes with groomed brows and nude cheeks and lips. So all I had to do when I got home before we left? Wipe off my lipstick and put on my lipstick and highlighter. It transforms the look completely.

Night Look Products (Highlighter and Red Lips)

BECCA Cosmetics Highlighter: Shade Champagne Pop –  My holy grail highlighter always comes through for me. I popped this on my cheeks and my look changed from from added that perfect glow!

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick: Shade Lady Danger: My holy grail red lip that never fails me. Gives off an orange – red tone to set off a neutral bronzed eye / Nude makeup look PERFECTLY!  (I typically will line my lips with any red pencil I have handy or sometimes I do not even line my lips at all)

 

Day to Night Makeup

So there you have it! A full breakdown of the products I used to create the perfect Day to Night Makeup look. When these types of days come up I always reach for my tired and true beauty products. Its like when you travel with certain products you know those are the most trusted. Same rules apply for this. What products do you grab for when it comes to day to night makeup? Let me know in the comments below. I am always looking for more ways to achieve this on those oh so busy days!

 

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NEW Milani Baked Blush Shades: Get ready to add these to your collection!

Milani just added two new blushes to their very popular baked blush collection.  Its no secret that blush is my thing, my weakness, my ultimate beauty obsession so when I found out two more shades were added ANDDDD  they were on Target’s website I jumped on them fast! The Milani Baked Blush collection is priced under $8 bucks and go on the cheeks with just enough pigment. Shades in the collection range from nudes, berry and pinks to the iconic peach shade luminoso.

Milani Baked Blush
Milani Baked Blush in shades: Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica

I mean look at how gorgeous these blushes are!!! Bella Bellini is pink with a golden shimmer in it. It reminds me ALOT of Nars Orgasm (stay tuned I am working on Dupe List III … See my other dupe lists here & here). Rosa Romantica is a perfect nude peachy pink with a light golden shimmer, basically for me it is blush perfection! The Milani site states the shade is light pink but for me it swatches more peach/nude. I use to be all about the pink blushes but now I just want everything to be nude, peach or bronze lol! I cant be the only one who feels this way hehehe!!!

Shades Top to Bottom:

  • Bella Bellini
  • Rosa Romantica

Milani Baked Blush

I wanted to round up the rest of my Milani Baked Blush collection and give you swatch comparisons and just some more gorgeous blushes to swoon over! Trust me if you do not own any Milani Blushes you most certainly need at least one in your collection. Perfectly priced, you can grab them at your local target or target online, blend like a dream and the pigment is just enough!

Milani Baked Blush

Swatches top to bottom:

  • Bella Bellini
  • Rosa Romantica
  • Rosa D’Oro
  • Berry Amore
  • Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Collection

Gorgeous right? I would say if you are looking for an affordable perfect spring / summer blush the Milani Baked Blush collection has you covered! What is your favorite Milani product? Will you be adding these new shades to your collection? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Spring Beauty Lovers!!!!

Milani Baked Blush

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MultiMisting with Pixi Beauty: Why you need all four Pixi Mists

If something will make my skin look dewy, hydrated or glowy (I know its not a word but work with me here) I will try it! I prefer my skin to be dewy even though I have combination skin which means my T – Zone gets oily.  If you are anything like me keep reading to find out why you need all 4 Pixi Mists. All four Pixi Mists can be found at select Target Stores, Target Online and www.pixibeuaty.com. They retail for $15.00 and there are 4 to choose from however you can use these together to create the perfect #multimisting experience. Lets take a look at what each one does per the Pixi Beauty Website.

Makeup Fixing Mist (after makeup to set and hydrate)
• Prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores
• The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face
• Extends and refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances
• Sets makeup adds a soft-focus finish
This Mist is very similar to the MAC FIX Plus Spray (which is a holy grail product for me. See it here) You can use the Makeup Fixing Mist to set your makeup, hydrate or refresh your skin & even spray on your makeup brushes to intensify pigments and to prolong wear makeup application
Glow Mist (am & pm or when needed)
• Gives a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion
• Enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts
• Hydrates, protects and nourishes
• Sets makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin
• Refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow
Glow mist is a must have for summer. Who doesn’t want to glow in the summer? This gives you a perfect dewy glow! Yes PLEASE!!!!
• Boosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion
• The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine
• Strengthens and tones
• Adds hydration and a protective veil
• Cools, refreshes, & wakes up skin
My skin seriously wakes up after I spray this on. I have used it at night and in the morning for an extra boost and it smells amazing!
Hydrating Milky Mist (am & pm or when needed)
• This featherlight mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin
• A blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid makes this rejuvenator the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup
I have sprayed this on before and after makeup and love it!!! It gives that extra boost of hydration my skin needs right now!
Pixi Mists
If you are looking to add some glow or hydration into your skincare routine and or makeup routine these are the facial mists for you! Its hard to say which one I would say to start with because I love them all for so many different reasons but I will try to make this simple.
Need extra hydration? = Hydrating Milky Mist
Want a dewy glow? = Glow Mist
Need a pick me up? = Vitamin Wake Up Mist 
Does your face need a pick me up after makeup application? = Makeup Fixing Mist
Would love to know how you are using these mists if you have them or which ones you are thinking about picking up! Let me know in the comments below.
*Pixi Beauty generously sent these to BPAMC. As always thoughts and opinions are my own & honest. Some links associated with Beauty Products Are My Cardio are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to BPAMC
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MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR: SWATCHES & PRODUCT INFO

MAC has new shades of the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in “on-trend muted and deep tones. Each promise one thing: a big splash of color in a liquid-suede finish that’s impossible to forget” The applicator makes it easy to apply and they do not feel sticky or drying. If you are looking for a liquid lipstick that is easy to apply and will last all day these are for you!

There are 33 shades total in this range and retail for $21 (USD) Per the MAC Website:

  • Long wearing, eight hours
  • Color wears evenly & smoothly
  • Provides stay true color
  • Non Feathering Non bleeding

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Swatches Top To Bottom:

 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Swatches Top To Bottom:

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

See any you love or did you grab any from this collection? What are some of your favorite liquid lipsticks as I am still trying to get use to them lol!! Deep down I am an old fashion lipstick & gloss kind a gal. Let me know in the comments below!

WANT MORE MAC COSMETICS? SEE POSTS BELOW:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of NEW Metallic Lipstick line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here

 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

*Liquid Lipcolours were generously sent to BPAMC as always opinions and thoughts are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

 

 

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Spring Approved: Must Have Drugstore Blushes

If you know me at all you know I am a BLUSH ADDICT!!!! It all started when I was 9 and was heavily involved in dance (read more and see a picture here lol). To me no makeup look is complete without blush and when spring and summer arrive its my favorite time of the year to get my cheek all peachy and ready to glow! Drugstores blushes are some of the best out there and I adore finding affordable makeup. With some many pinks, peaches, corals and nudes to choose from how can one not get excited! Not to mention endless options of shimmers, mattes, creams and powders.

Here are some must have Drugstore Blushes to get you ready for Spring on a budget!

  • ELF Beautifully Bare Blush: Shade Peach Perfection ($4.00) This is a cream based blush that can be easily applied with your fingers or a small stippling brush. I love this one from Elf. This swatches darker than it actually looks on the cheek. Its a gorgeous sheer tint of peach!
  • Pixi By Petra Glowy Powder: Shade Rome Rose ($16.00)  Ohhhh Pixi Beauty has stolen my heart. This powder is peachy pink with gold shimmer perfection that goes on so smoothly. The most expensive out of them all but Pixi Beauty is high end at the drugstore! (see the Pixi Glowy Powder Collection with swatches and my review here)
  • Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush: Shade Apricot In The Middle ($2.99) My absolute go to blush that I know will never fail me. For everyday natural looks to a bold red lip look for a night out! You will not be disappointing plus these Wet N Wild blushes apply like high end blushes! Winning!!!!!
  • Milani Baked Blush: Shade Luminoso ($6.99) This blush pretty much has a cult following and for a good reason.
  • Physicians Formula Butter Blush: Shade Natural Glow ($12.99) Glowy Shimmer Perfection. A blush that can be worn alone or as a topper to give a more matte blush a bit of peachy pink shimmer!

Drugstore Blushes, Spring Blushes

Each of these drugstore blushes offer such soft shades of pinks and peaches to give your skin that spring glow we all want. They can be pared with nude looks, bright & bold looks and perfectly transition to day to night when you are on the go!

Drugstore Blushes

Drugstore Blushes

What are some of your favorite blushes for Spring? Do you have a drugstore blush you cannot live without? Let me know, I am always ready to add more to my collection!

 

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NEW Origins Face Wash: Active Charcoal To Clear Pores

Origins has been a favorite skincare brand of mine for about 10 years now. Most products I have tried and used do what they say and do not irritate my skin in any way, which is always my biggest struggle with finding skincare. I have used the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask and love it! Its a best seller for a reason (hint if you have not tried it you should) When I received the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder I was so intrigued for multiple reasons! One since I love the Mask I thought okay this has got to be good. Two its a powder and that is very new to me and three my pores have been looking quite gross as of late.

Per the Origins website: “See pore-fectly pure skin in just 7 days! This concentrated powder water-activates into a creamy, effervescent cleanser. Ultra-absorbent Bamboo Charcoal clears pores of deep-dwelling dirt, debris and toxins. While the exfoliating formula buffs away dull, dead cells. Skin feels soft, smooth and completely refreshed”

So does this active charcoal cleansing powder do what it promises to do?

Active Charcoal, Origins Charcoal Mask

Active Charcoal, Origins, Origins Charcoal mask

YES! My pores in just a little over a week are visibly smaller and look less gross LOL! On top of that my skin feels smoother and looks less dull! The only trouble I had at first was determining how much product to use but you only need a small amount to get the job done. The above picture is the right amount for me. I add water and start rubbing my hands together to create the creamy cleanser. One thing to remember: less water = more exfoliation. So on some days I do this when I can tell my skin needs a bit more scrubbing! My skin type is combo with dry skin on my cheeks and side of forehead with an oily T Zone.  Therefore my T Zone typically suffers the most with unwanted clogged pores due to the oiliness.

I have been using this cleanser in conjunction with my La Roche – Posay cleanser which I absolutely LOVE by the way.  I switch off between morning and night with both and its just working. When you see results on your skin its such a good feeling. Since my skin is loving it I am going to add in the Origins Charcoal Mask in my rotation to combat my pores to the max hehe! I have tried many face washes before and this is by far the best for pores in my opinion.

What face washes are you loving? What are your must have products to combat pores? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

*BPAMC was sent this cleansing powder as a PR Sample. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support

Active Charcoal

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NEW MAC Metallic Lipstick Collection: Swatches & Product Info

“Cast your lips in new M∙A∙C Metallic Lips, lipstick for a trailblazing matte, metal-plated look. Rich colour melds with smooth pearlized chrome, and is available in a luxurious formula in a full spectrum of copper, bronze and titanium colour-infused shades. Vibrant, intense, explosive: A little alchemy goes a long way” The metallic lip trend is not slowing down and I am not complaining one bit about it! I prefer nude and everyday wearable colors even if they are metallic or shimmery. Not only does the New MAC Metallic Lipstick collection give you everyday wearable metallics but also some fun bold colors that I know people are going to love! Since receiving these I have played around with the nudes and I am in love! MAC Lipsticks are my all time favorite. This collection is the best of both worlds of a lipstick and a shimmer gloss!

Availability:

Online & in-store March 23 through May 4, 2017

Product Information:
18 shades ($17.00 US/ $21.00 CAD
 (Click Shade Names for easy shopping!!)
Metal Headblackened purple with multi-coloured pearl
Act So Cool  – deepened brown with gold metal pearl
Zero Coolmetalized emerald green
Royal Hourdeep royal purple with blue pearl
Foiled Rosebrightened blue pink
Hades Firecool red burgundy
Pale Rosecool muted neutral pink
Modern Midasmuted gold with pink and green duo pearl
Devotional – metallic purplish brown
Cold Frontfrosted periwinkle blue
Silver Spoonmultidimensional silver
In Lustlight warm neutral
Digging For Goldlight brown with gold glitter
Jupiterbronzed neutral
Pearly Oneconfettied white frost
Disobedientdeep burgundy red wine
Nightly Ritual blackened navy
Anthony Onceblackened blue with multi – coloured pearl
MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC lipstick
Shades L – R: Foiled Rose – Disobedient – Hades Fire – Metal Head – Royal Hour – Cold Front – Anything Once
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Swatches Top – Bottom: Foiled Rose – Disobedient – Hades Fire – Metal Head – Royal Hour – Cold Front – Anything Once
MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC lipstick
Shades Top – Bottom: Silver Spoon – Pearly One – Nightly Ritual – Zero Cool

 

Are you ready for the nudes? I kept gasping with each swatch. Jupiter immediately stole my heart and when I put it on my lips I just fell in love!!! The bright and bold colors are just as gorgeous do not get me wrong but if you have been following me for some time you just know nude is my thing lol

MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick
Shades L – R: Jupiter – In Lust – Modern Midas – Devotional – Pale Rose – Digging For Gold – Act So Cool
MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick
Shades Top – Bottom: Jupiter – In Lust – Modern Midas – Devotional – Pale Rose – Digging For Gold – Act So Cool

MAC Metallic Lipstick - MAC Lipstick

So what do you think of the Metallic lip trend? Are you happy to see MAC come out with these lipsticks and which shades are you picking up?! Let me know in the comments below!
WANT MORE MAC? SEE POSTS BELOW:
* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
***MAC generously sent these to BPAMC for reviewing and testing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio
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