Japonesque Blush Collection: Swatches and Product Info

I have been using the Japonesque Blush in Shade 2 for almost 2 years now. I saw Manny MUA pair it with  Benefit Hoola on a video of his and I knew I had to have. Hoola and Shade 2 are just perfect together!!!! I immediately fell in love and it has since become one of my all time favorite blushes and that is saying a lot as I am a HUGE BLUSH junkie. Its my biggest makeup weakness so I have tried many! When Japonesque sent me their entire Blush Collection for review I was beyond excited and of course had great exceptions.

Their Velvet Touch Blush Collection comes in 6 shades and are $22 per blush. I find this price to be fair and reasonable as the pans are fairly large and the quality is on point!!! Super pigmented and they blend effortlessly on your cheeks and the packaging is just so fun and colorful!!

Japonesque Blush - Japonesque Blush Shade 2
Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Lets get to the swatches!!!

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade names to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade name to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

As you can see there are shades available for everyone and can be multipurpose which is always a plus!!! I have been loving shade 5 as a bronzer for my skintone. Do you have a Japonesque blush you are loving? Or do you see any shades you want in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

 

*Japonesque generously sent their blush collection to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Shopable links are affiliate links. 

 

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Colourpop Swatches: My first Colourpop haul

Hold the gasps ……………………….. but this is my very first Colourpop order! I know you are saying “What??!!! How can this be?” But its true and I can already tell you I am hooked! Being a beauty blogger I see Colourpop swatches daily and I swoon over them constantly. I am so happy that I finally decided to jump on the Colourpop Train.

Cheek products are my ultimate weakness so I knew I wanted to pick up a couple. I searched swatches online and when I saw wisp and might be I fell in love. But I was not prepared for how deep my love would be lol Just look at these?!

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Wisp Swatch - Colourpop Might Be swatch

Colors Top – Bottom: Wisp (gold) – Might Be (Rose Gold)

Shop Highlighters Here

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Wisp Swatch - Colourpop Might Be Swatch

Next up are the Ultra Matte Lippies. I knew I wanted to try these as I am just breaking into liquid lipsticks and from hearing how much these are loved in the blogging world it was an easy choice. I grabbed two from the fall edit collection (Love Bug and Time Square after seeing swatches on Makeup.Just.For.Fun youtube channel ) and two classics (Avenue and Beeper) since my co- worker said they are some of her favs.

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

Colors Top – Bottom: Avenue, Love Bug (Fall Edit), Time Square (Fall Edit), Beeper

Shop Lippies Here

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Beeper - Colourpop Time Square - Colourpop Love Bug - Colourpop Avenue

I am already figuring out my next order (Highly Waisted highlighter must be in my collection)!! Leave in the comments below your must haves and tell me what I must try!!!

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DUPE LIST: BPAMC Drugstore Dupes

For those of you that are new to Beauty Products Are My Cardio when I started my Instagram I ran a series called Splurge VS Steal. Who doesn’t love a good beauty steal right??!!?? Call it splurge vs steal, drugstore dupes or just good ole dupes, being able to save money on a product that works just as well (sometimes better) than an expensive one is a win in my book.

So I thought it would be fun to move this series over to my blog. Its now called DUPE List. I will dedicate blog posts that will consist of my finds in a list form so I can give you multiple dupes at once! (YAY!!!!!)  Below you will see my dupes from the last 9 months on Instagram along with some new ones. I hope you are just as excited about this new blog series as I am! I already have the 2nd one in the works so stay tuned! Lets get started!!!!

DUPE LIST:

Makeup Dupes - Becca Dupe - Becca Foundation Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation: $44

Loreal Cushion Foundation: $14.99

I found the coverage, luminous finish and longevity to be almost identical.

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Benefit Hoola: $29.00

NYC Sunny Bronzer: $3.62

Hoola is a holy grail bronzer of mine so for me its worth the splurge however if you are on a budget and looking for a great matte bronzer you can not go wrong with Sunny Bronzer. The colors are a bit different so please keep that in mind.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Blankety Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Blankety $17.00

Loreal Fairest Nude: $5.99

Blankety is a more pink toned brown nude where I found fairest nude to come off a bit more brown. Loreal lipsticks are fabulous (except the smell/taste) so if you are looking for an everyday nude on a budget this is the shade to look into. This has also been said to be a dupe for MAC’s HoneyLove but I found it to be a bit closer to Blankety

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown: $46.00

Makeup Revolution: $7.00

Bobbi Brown is noticeably darker in color but the concept of a fun shimmer brick highlight to use in multiple ways is the same. Bobbi Brown offers a color range of the shimmer bricks and I have a few and love them however you can not go wrong at all with Makeup Revolution!

Makeup Dupes - Nars Multiple - Nars Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Nars Multiple Stick: $39.00

Wet N Wild all in one highlight stick: $3.99

I can not tell you how excited I was to discover this dupe. With the shades being almost identical to the formula being pretty darn good for $3.99. They are not any where as creamy as Nars but they are good for $3.99

Makeup Dupes - NYX Gotcha Covered - Tarte Concealer Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

These two concealers are so identical they have the same ingredients except for 2!!!  The NYX Gotcha covered concealer is AMAZING. Its one of my Ride or Die products (see my full list here)

Makeup Dupes - Makeup Revolution - Tarte Hella Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Revolution – The One For All: $5.00

Tarte: Hella: $20.00

Formula is different as the Tarte is not sticky and is very comfortable on the lips but color match is almost identical!

Makeup Dupes - Nail Polish Dupes - Just Nothing Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

All I can say is the Christian Louboutin polish chipped before the Wet N Wild one.

Makeup Dupes - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Dupe - Eyeshadow Primer - Drugstore Dupes

Urban Decay Primer: $20.00

Wet N Wild Primer: $4.69

Read my blog post  here with swatches

Drugstore Dupes - Rockateur Dupe - Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Wet N Wild new formula blushes are amazing! Drugstore price with highend results. All three of these blushes are fabulous however Wet N Wild stepped up the game. You need them in your collection!

Drugstore Dupes - Covergirl Lash Blast - They're Real Dupe

All I can say here is Lashblast is my Holy Grail mascara and if Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash and They’re Real had a baby it would be Lash Blast.

Drugstore Dupes - IT Cosmetics Dupe - Milani Dupes

It Cosmetics Brow Power Lift Pencil: $24.00

Milani Brow & Eye Highlights: $6.99

The Milani comes in three different shades but this was the closest to the IT Cosmetics one that only comes in one shade. I prefer the shades to the IT Cosmetics for my skin tone however if you can find a Milani Brow & Eye Highlight that fits your skin tone its a fabulous product!

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - MAC Lady Danger Dupe

MAC lipsticks are by far my favorite lipsticks however Milani’s matte lipsticks are up there for me. They are just as comfortable, long wearing and do not have a funky smell or taste (big deal breaker for me with lipstick) Matte Passion is honestly the best dupe I have discovered because its almost identical.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC fix plus dupe - Elf Makeup Spray

MAC Fix + Spray: $23/12

Elf Makeup Spray: $3

The Elf one has a smell that is hard for me to get past. It provides hydration well and works but because of the smell I do not use that often.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Pretty Please Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Pretty Please: $17

Revlon Sky Line Pink: $4.99

I am bias with Pretty Please it was the shade I wore on my wedding day lol and its the perfect pink for me but in all honesty if you are looking for a pretty pink lipstick that shimmers and dont want to break the bank the Revlon one is going work!

Makeup Dupes - Drugstore Dupes - Dr Brandt Pores No More Dupe

Dr Brandt: $45.00

Catrice: $7.99

Both keep you matte, refine your pores and keep oil at bay. Dr. Brandt does have a nude color to the primer where the Catrice Primer is white

 

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Clinique Chubby Stick: $17.00

Revlon Jumbo Gloss Balm: $8.99

Some of the shades are not an exact match as you can see but the idea behind this glossy tinted balm are the same. So if you can find a shade you love that is less expensive you cant go wrong with the Revlon Balm!

 

I truly hope you enjoy this new series  DUPE LIST.  What is your favorite dupe find? What dupes would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay tuned for more!!!

 

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MAC NUDE LIPSTICK: SWATCHES & PRODUCT INFO

Nude Lips are always in season in my book but I love experimenting with different nude tones in the Fall. MAC Nude Lipstick options are some of my absolute favorite.  I wanted to swatch my top 8 nudes from my MAC Collection to give a good look at color comparisons.  Pictured below are MAC’s Limited Edition Liptensity Lipsticks (see swatches of the entire line here and my review here) and MAC’s permanent collection lipsticks.

Colors Top – Bottom:

**Shop by clicking shade names**

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK - MAC HONEYLOVE - MAC MYTH - MAC BLANKETY - MAC DRIFTWOOD- MAC STRIP ME DOWN- MAC SPIRIT - MAC SMOKED ALMOND - MAC TOAST AND BUTTER --

Close Up: Colors Top – Bottom:

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK - MAC HONEYLOVE - MAC MYTH - MAC BLANKETY - MAC DRIFTWOOD- MAC STRIP ME DOWN- MAC SPIRIT - MAC SMOKED ALMOND - MAC TOAST AND BUTTER --

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK - MAC HONEYLOVE - MAC MYTH - MAC BLANKETY - MAC DRIFTWOOD- MAC STRIP ME DOWN- MAC SPIRIT - MAC SMOKED ALMOND - MAC TOAST AND BUTTER --

Close Up: Colors Top – Bottom:

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK - MAC HONEYLOVE - MAC MYTH - MAC BLANKETY - MAC DRIFTWOOD- MAC STRIP ME DOWN- MAC SPIRIT - MAC SMOKED ALMOND - MAC TOAST AND BUTTER --

MAC NUDE LIPSTICK - MAC HONEYLOVE - MAC MYTH - MAC BLANKETY - MAC DRIFTWOOD- MAC STRIP ME DOWN- MAC SPIRIT - MAC SMOKED ALMOND - MAC TOAST AND BUTTER --

 

Spot any favs or any on your wishlist? What are your go to Nude Lipsticks? I would love to hear in the comments below?

 

Want More MAC Cosmetics posts? See below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* See the entire Shadescents line here 

*MAC Cosmetics sent the LIPTENSITY collection for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RCMA No Color Powder: Review and Information

The Hype is real. WOW the hype is real. When I received the RCMA No Color Powder from Frends Beauty I was hesitant to be honest. I have seen, read and watched everything about this powder but I try not to fall into too many beauty trends at once.  Before I started to use it I went back and watched Jaclyn Hill’s video on baking with this powder (which is a great instructional video FYI) and I decided I wanted to try it as a setting powder under my eyes and my t-zone first.

RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Powder

This RCMA no color powder is now my go to as an under eye setting powder as it has stopped every concealer I have tried with it from creasing. I also set my T- Zone with it and it combats my oil throughout the day. In terms of baking its also a winner. It brushes off easy and does not leave any white residue on my face. Some makeup brushes I have used with it are my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge and my Morphe M554 brush to set under my eyes, My Elf Contouring Brush to make my contour line more sharp and my MAC Brush to wipe away for baking.

RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Powder

I know the packaging is nothing glamorous but I actually appreciate the simplicity and no fuss about it. I simply take the cap off and pour a little powder in the cap and then dip in whatever tool I am using in the cap and it has worked out well. I have also seen multiple bloggers take a used up powder container they have and place some powder in there if the packaging does not fit your needs.

This powder can be found at Frends Beauty for $12.00 but when you sign up for Frends with Benefits discount program you get 10% off EVERY order. Yes every order! How fabulous is that?!! All customers worldwide are eligible to join for free and they offer a pro and non pro discount program. Click here to learn more!

Below is an amazing chart from Frendsbeauty.com that helps you find a face powder that they have in stock that will work best with your skintone.

RCMA No Color Powder

Have you tried the RCMA No Color Powder? I would love to hear your what your experience has been with it in the comments below. If you have been thinking about it I would most certainly recommend trying it!

*This post is sponsored by Frends Beauty. As always opinions are honest and my own. 

 

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NEW MAC STROBE CREAM SWATCHES

“With M∙A∙C In The Spotlight, reach radiant skin in a flash, no matter what the lighting conditions. M∙A∙C introduces extended shades of Strobe Cream — including the iconic original, now named Pinklite — destined to incite the next cult craze. Super-powered with potent botanicals, antioxidants and iridescent pearl particles…” With 4 new shades of the iconic MAC Strobe Cream you can now create looks that fit your skin tone and or personal preference. I love the pink pearl in the original but now having the gold available it has been a go to of mine. I personally love wearing the strobe cream as an all over glow but by adding just a pop on the cheeks and setting it with MAC’s skinfinish will give you that extra pop to keep you glowing all day and night!

Benefits:

  • De-stresses
  • De-snoozes
  • Hydrates
  • Boosts the look of dull, tired-looking skin

Availability

Online November 3rd and in stores November 10th (in permanent collection) / International: November 2016

Strobe Creams: available in 5 shades / $33.00 USD – $40.00 CAN

**Shop Strobe Creams here**

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH

COLORS TOP – BOTTOM: Pinklite, Peachlite, Silverlite, Redlite and Goldlite

MAC STROBE CREAM

Extra Dimension Skin Finish: available in 4 shades / $33.00 USD – $42.00 CAD

Soft Frost: white that breaks violet / Show Gold: peach that breaks pink

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH SHOW GOLD - MAC SKINFINISH SOFT FROST

COLORS TOP TO BOTTOM: Soft Frost, Show Gold (colors not shown: Beaming Blush & Double Beam. See them here )

**Shop Extra Dimension Skin Finish here**

MAC STROBE CREAM - MAC SKINFINISH SHOW GOLD - MAC SKINFINISH SOFT FROST

So what do you think about MAC expanding the strobe cream line? Will you be picking up one of the new shades? Let me know in the comments below!

Want More MAC Cosmetics Posts? See below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
*See the entire Shadescents line here

*MAC Cosmetics generously sent these products to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are honest and 100% my own. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links 

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Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge

Real Techniques has done it again!!! For $5.99 this is a beauty tool you need in your collection. I am a huge fan of the original Real Techniques sponge so it was not a surprise when I fell in love with this one. So what is it exactly and what does it do? The Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge is for Highlighting and Contouring. It can be used damp for a dewy glow or dry for a more full coverage finish and has a large and small flat edge.

Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge

Per the Ulta Website:

Features:

  • Small side for precision highlighting
  • Large side for controlled contouring
  • Latex free
  • Replace every 1-3 months
  • Ideal for powders, creams, and liquids

Six surfaces to complete your sculpt:

  • 2 flat edges to apply
  • 2 rounded sides to blend
  • 2 tapered ends for precision application

I personally love it for a liquid highlight. The small flat edge helps with precise application and it keeps my hands clean (I usually apply liquid highlighter with my fingers). The small tip is also fabulous for brow bone and upper lip highlight.

Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge

Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge

In terms of the large flat edge side I found this most useful for blending my liquid contour as opposed to blending with my contour brushes. I have also used it to help blend bronzer when my line is too strong after applying with a brush.

Do I recommend you try this new Real Techniques Sponge? Yes!! This is a Fab Find that is $10 or less for sure! Have you tried this new RT sponge? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Shop Here

*This was sent to me for reviewing purposes by Real Techniques and Octoly. As always my options are 100% honest and my own.

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Sneek Peak: New MAC Strobe Cream & Skinfinish

Introducing MAC In the Spotlight!

“With M∙A∙C In The Spotlight, reach radiant skin in a flash, no matter what the lighting conditions. M∙A∙C introduces extended shades of Strobe Cream — including the iconic original, now named Pinklite — destined to incite the next cult craze. Super-powered with potent botanicals, antioxidants and iridescent pearl particles, Strobe Cream de-stresses, de-snoozes, hydrates, fresher and boosts the look of dull, tired-looking skin. Add to the beaming effects with silky, weightless Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Whatever formula you choose, take your place… in the spotlight.”

Availability

Online November 3rd and in stores November 10th (in permanent collection)

International: November 2016

Collection: Strobe Cream and Extra Dimension Skin Finish

Strobe Creams: available in 5 shades / $33.00 USD – $40.00 CAD

 

Iconic Original – Pinklite (Pink Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Peachlite (Peach Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Redlite (Red Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Goldlite (Gold Pearls)

MAC Strobe Cream
Silverlite (Silver Pearl)

MAC Strobe Cream - MAC In The Spotlight

Extra Dimension Skin Finish: available in 4 shades / $33.00 USD – $42.00 CAD

Beaming Blush: pink that breaks gold

MAC Skinfinish Beaming Blush
Double Beam: beige that breaks silver

MAC Skinfinish Double Beam
Soft Frost: white that breaks violet

MAC Skinfinish Soft Frost
Show Gold: peach that breaks pink

MAC Skinfinish Show Gold

How stunning does this line up look?!!!?? Are you excited to see the strobe cream now offered in various shades?

What do you have your eyes on? Beaming Blush and Goldlite are calling my name! Let me know in the comments below!

MAC In The Spotlight - MAC Strobe Cream - MAC Skinfinish

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False Eyelashes with Battington Lashes

Who doesn’t love a fabulous pair of false eyelashes?!!? Well if you are looking for quality and affordability these Battington lashes are for you! Each pair costs $24.00/$26.00 but can be used up to 25 times. Yes 25 times!!! They are 100% silk lashes, cruelty free, handmade and for all US orders they offer Free Shipping!

Battington Lashes offer 6 styles to meet all of your needs, including 3D Lashes. From everyday, glam to full on drama Battington Lashes has you covered.  So lets jump right in with the styles they offer, the packaging and my review with demo pictures.

Styles:

They offer options from everyday to dramatic.  The first three styles are their Silk Lashes that I believe are best for everyday depending on your personal style.  The last three styles are their 3D Silk Lashes line that offers all the drama you want for your lashes!

Silk Lashes: Earhart

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Silk Lashes: Hepburn

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Silk Lashes: Kennedy

Everyday False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Monroe

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Harlow

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

3D Silk Lashes: Bardot

Dramatic False Eyelashes - Battington Lashes

 

Packaging:

With all white and shiny gold packing you feel like you have a bit of luxury in your hands. Each pair of lashes comes in a beautiful yet very sturdy box to store your lashes with a perfect quote on each box “If All Else Fails Bat Your Lashes” How cute is that? I love it!!!

Everyday False Eyelashes / Dramatic False Lashes

Everyday False Eyelashes / Dramatic False Eyelashes

 

Review:

These False Eyelashes are very comfortable to wear, easy to work with and have amazing quality. The lashes I have been trying are Earhart. They are perfect for everyday so it’s the first pair I gravitated towards. I had to cut them down a bit as they were too long for my eyes. I used lash glue I already own and used a pair of tweezers to assist in applying them.

Everyday False Eyelashes, Dramatic False Eyelashes, Battington Lashes

Everyday False Eyelashes

I applied a little mascara to my real lashes first but I always go back and forth with this process. To add more drama I applied mascara once I applied the false eyelashes. (Side note: when I removed them they were not full of mascara where I could not use them again.)

I love the style Earhart as they add just enough drama for everyday without feeling overdone. I personally think this style would be great for an event or wedding as well. If you are looking purchase a style that you can use for everyday but events as well I would go with Earhart and or Kennedy.

If you are looking for drama the 3D lashes are going to be your best option!

False Eyelashes, Everyday False Eyelashes, Dramatic False Eyelashes

False Eyelashes, Everyday False Eyelashes

Have you tried Battington Lashes? What are your favorite tips and tricks to applying false eyelashes? Let me know in the comments below!

*This post is sponsored by Battington Lashes. As always my opinions are 100% my own and honest.

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Mario Badescu: Online Skin Analysis & Free Samples

An online skin analysis by Mario Badescu and then free samples sent to your door? YES PLEASE!!!! I had no clue Mario Badescu offered this service and I am so happy I came across it. As you know I am going through a skincare journey and its a slow process. I have to give my skin time to breathe in between trying products (especially when I break out) and I need to give it time to see if the product actually works for me.  If you are interested in reading some of my previous skin care posts you can read them here & here. So while I was researching skin care I went to Mario Badescu direct website. Although Ulta Beauty offers the line there is still something exciting about going to the direct source and I am so glad I did.

Once I completed the skin analysis I had no idea I would get sent the samples until I received an email asking for my address. Once I saw that I decided I was going to put it to the test and do it two more times. I answered the questions a bit differently each time but still pertaining to my skin. I do get texture but not all the time so that is the subject area I answered differently. Mario Bedescu sent me out two packages with samples per my skin analysis results. One I had sent to my house, one to my parents house but the one I did for my work never arrived. Not sure if they caught on lol or it just didn’t make it to my office. Either way this is a service you MUST TRY!!!!!

Click here for the link to the skin analysis

Lets talk about the samples I was sent per my Skin Analysis. There were some hits and some misses. The first thing I noticed was the product guide I received. Mario Badescu makes finding skin care extremely simple. Everything is labeled by skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, all ect ) which I find so helpful. I looked through my samples and then referenced them in the guide to see what they they claim to do.

Mario Badescu Skin Care

The first thing on my list to try was the Seaweed Night Cream since when this arrived I was searching for the perfect night cream. As you can see on the packet its listed for Combo, Oily and Sensitive skin which is me 🙂  Per the Mario Badescu website: “Wake up with radiant—never oily—skin. Mineral-rich Bladderwrack Extract softens and nourishes skin as powerful, moisture-binding ingredients effectively hydrate without the use of pore-clogging oils. Plumping Collagen and Elastin help further enhance skin’s tone and texture, revealing a silky-smooth complexion come morning”

I LOVED the way this cream made my skin feel but it made my skin itch near my jaw line. This is a sure sign for me the product is not going to work for me. I was so upset because it was not heavy but moisturizing and left my skin feeling sooooo smooth in the morning. This does contain parabens so that may be why as I am realizing parabens can be a trigger for me.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream

The next product I tried was the Hyaluronic Eye Cream. WOW WOW WOW. I will be buying the full size. Even though it contains parabens as well it did not bother the skin around my eyes. This eye cream is incredibly moisturizing and allows concealer to go on like a dream and it most certainly made the area around my eyes smoother. A little goes a long way which is important to me and mainly my wallet.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Another unfortunate miss was the face scrubs. Not only did they break me out, I just did not feel that they worked in terms of exfoliating.

Mario Badescu Kiwi Scrub / Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub

The hype is real about this drying lotion and this is another product I will be purchasing. Whether you have a random blemish or its that time of the month this lotion is a life saver! Since having my son blemishes occur at random for me now so it wasn’t long before I put this to the test. I put the drying lotion on my blemishes at night and by morning they were TINY and DRY!!!! It was enough proof to show me why people rave about this product and how its award winning.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

I was so impressed with this service by Mario Badescu and I recommend it 100%. If you have tried this service I would love to hear your thoughts and experience in the comments.

What is your favorite MB product? The Rose Water spray is a must have!!!!!

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