Waxalene: The All Purpose Wonder Balm

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It was about a year ago when I first read about Waxalene on Genuine Glow, but I've wanted to try it ever since. I bought a jar a few months back, and then shortly after, Waxalene reached out to me to try out their new lip balm size!

*PR Sample

waxalene review, natural petroleum jelly alternative

Slathering Waxalene on my dry patches takes me back to the days when my mom would give me Vaseline for those troublesome chapped spots, but in a much nicer, green way. All 4 ingredients in Waxalene (yes, FOUR!) are Non-GMO, and the product itself contains no petroleum products and is not tested on animals. 

This stuff is a dream for a dry skinned gal like me. I'm appalled to say that due to poor moisturizing habits, parts of my legs still really haven't recovered from the horrible cold winter we had in Chicago. Every time I apply Waxalene to those awkward dry patches, my skin improves. Waxalene does say that this is good for eczema and psoriasis, but I haven't been able to test it out for that. I think it would be perfect for those chapped noses after a terrible cold season, or on dry/cracking skin - for sure a great petroleum jelly alternative! 

This works really well on my chapped lips, and seems to keep them from getting any more chapped, which is always a good thing for me. It is safe to say that Waxalene is among my top lip balm picks. (Gasp!) I'm thinking my cuticles could use a dose of this, and I may just take a closer look at the other suggested ways to use Waxalene! 

I didn't realize at first, but the lip balm size contains the exact same formula as the regular size tubs of Waxalene. The product itself is quite creamy, and reminds me of partially melted butter. (You know when you melt it, and then it starts to harden again? Or am I the only weird one who spends so much time with butter?) It is almost scent free, and isn't sticky to use. 

I purchased my tub of Waxalene at Spirit Beauty Lounge, but it is also available at Whole Foods and a few other retailers. The lip balm size comes in right around $4, and I've been toting it around with me everywhere all month. Even the largest size comes in at around $18, which to me makes Waxalene a great all purpose product to have around!

What do you think about Waxalene? Have you tried it, and if so, what do you use it for? I'd love to know!

Ingredients: organic soybean oil (non-GMO), beeswax, organic rosemary oil (non-GMO), and vitamin E oil (made from non-GMO soybeans)

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Wishlist | August

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I haven't been shopping or browsing much beauty lately (shocking!), but I'm still slowly adding things to my never ending list of beauty products to try... 

Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford. Need I say more? I kind of want everything, but Tom Ford's Orchid Haze has been on my list since it came out, and every Charlotte Tilbury kit that is available in the US right now is tempting... (I think when Tom Ford fall and Charlotte Tilbury hits Nordstrom, I will probably go crazy!)

I sort of missed the memo that J.Crew had expanded their beauty selection... and then a bunch of it went on sale! There's a few RMS Beauty items I'm considering, but I'm really eyeing the Bite Beauty for J.Crew. I've also really wanted to try Sachajuan Hair in the Sun, a UV primer of sorts that is a relatively new release for the brand. (P.S. J. Crew has an extra 25% off promo code until 8/25 that applies to these AND RMS Beauty.)

Once upon a time, I promised myself that I could splurge on some Shu Uemura hair products if I ever grew my hair out. Perhaps that time is now, since my hair is getting longer and I plan to keep it that way! I love a good makeup bag, and this Jonathan Cohen for Shu bag looks pretty sturdy and spacious. It appears to be only available by itself now, though it was previously been available with a set of products as well. I'm happy to see, that they still offer a number of pretty gift sets like this Moisture Velvet option that look great. (Plus, Shu has a selection of Customer Favorites on sale for 20% off!)  

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Last but not least, there are some new(ish) products at Sephora that have caught my eye... Has anyone tried out this new Becca eyeshadow palette or the Lowlight Sculpting Perfector?  

The new Hourglass eyeliner has me this close to hitting checkout, especially after so many positive reviews. And this bright cream blush from Givenchy is really catching my eye!

Of course, there are a million things on my wishlist, but these are at the top. Have you tried any of these products or bought anything on your wishlist lately? I'd love to know! :)

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Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum

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Radical Skincare is one of those brands I've always been curious about, but also avoided because of the high price tag. When I was given the opportunity to try out their new(ish) Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum, I jumped at the chance. My often dehydrated skin can always benefit from a serum!

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Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum Review

Intended for all skin types, this serum meant to fight aging, improve firmness and elasticity, and keep skin hydrated. While I'm not certain I can speak to the anti aging properties of this serum, I can definitely speak to its effect on my skin hydration and overall tone. 

From Radical Skincare:

ONE SERUM for all skintypes, all ages, all ethnic origins to fight 16 identified causes of aging. The triple potency action of Trylacel™ technology in a complete, universal and multi tasking serum designed to achieve fast and visible results. 13 active ingredients chosen for their efficacy ,their ability to work in synergy, their clinical results to reduce the deepest wrinkles, even skin-tone, improve skin elasticity and firmness.

Trylacel™ a radical breakthrough in suspension technology, keeps the antioxidant potency and performance in the cream to deliver maximum benefits and results quickly. By combining and encapsulating maximum levels of powerful antioxidants, clinically proven reparative and soothing agents in a bi-lipid membrane.

Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum swatch

This serum is relatively light, and very much conventional in texture. I do have to note that this serum is lightly fragranced and that scent to me is a very traditional floral that may be hit or miss.

In terms of results, I do feel like this serum keeps my skin looking even, and I can often use this without any additional layers without feeling dehydrated. For me, that is a big deal, as it has been over a year since I've been able to feel hydrated with only one layer of product. My preference, however, is still to layer another moisturizing product on top.

At this price point, I can't fully recommend that you purchase this very pricey serum since I can't speak to the anti-aging aspects. Perhaps I'll have someone try it out, and report back! As it is, it has functioned just fine for me with no adverse reactions in the weeks that I have used it. 

What do you think about this serum from Radical Skincare? Is it something you would splurge on? Do you have any recommendations from the brand? I'd love to know! 

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INGREDIENTS : Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Balanites Roxburghii Seed Oil, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Argania Spinosa Leaf Extract, Decarboxy Carnosine HCl, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Superoxide Dismutase, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hexapeptide-9, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Squalane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentylene Glycol,Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Sodium Dehydroacetate

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Old vs. New: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

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You may know that Koh Gen Do's Aqua Foundation is one of my favorite products ever, and I've finally managed to stop by a counter and pick up a sample of their new formula to try out. 

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation review

Their new formula has perhaps one or two new shades for those in the light to medium skin tone ranges. I thought that they had released a darker variation, but it appears that shade 143, the sample I have, is the darkest shade. (I'd say I am pretty square in the "Medium" category right now after a bit of sun, perhaps somewhere between NC35-40.) 

Koh Gen Do foundations have been my absolute favorites since I discovered them, so I have been wondering for the last year how the new formula compares. Those of you who are fans of the old formula, don't despair. I'm hard pressed to find any differences between the two. 

Like the original, the Aqua Foundation formula is best applied in a patting motion for maximum coverage. Both the Aqua and Moisture Foundations are very long wearing on my normal to dry skin, and perfectly natural in finish. I've mentioned it before, but whenever I wear Koh Gen Do Foundations, I always notice how nice my skin looks... until I remember that I am indeed wearing makeup!  

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation OC-2 Swatch, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation 143 Swatch 

I have the shade OC-2 in the original formula, and while I thought that the new shade 123 would work for me, it actually doesn't at this point in the summer. (I have the Moisture Foundation in 123 however, so I'm curious how the shades in the two formulas compare.) The sample I have is of 143 in the new formula, and I believe it is just a smidge more yellow and very slightly darker than my OC-2. 

Take a look at my video, where you can see both formulas in action. If I had to choose, I would probably pick the old formula over the new, though I don't think I'll be needing to buy any foundations anytime soon! 

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Koh Gen Do is available through their own website as well as Barneys, Sephora, Beauty.com, and now Nordstrom

What do you think of Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation? Have you tried either formula? I'd love to know!

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Bite Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre

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Last year, I remember falling for Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre shortly after it came out. The color was to die for, but I held off and eventually decided I didn't really need to buy another bright lip product I wouldn't wear very often... 

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre review

A few months back though, I definitely changed my mind. After having success with their Agave Lip Mask and loving my custom lipstick, I decided I just had to get Sancerre. 

The Sephora site describes Sancerre as a pinky red, and I think it is my perfect pinky red shade! Like the other Bite products I've tried, the formula is quite brilliant. It is light, but long wearing, slightly hydrating and scent free - all qualities I LOVE in my lip products. 

Bite Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre swatch

I have to note that EVERY time I have worn this, I get tons of compliments on the color. The color lasts on me for at least 4-5 hours even with light snacking and drinking water. It can even make it through meals decently, though I typically wipe off as much as I can prior to eating out of habit. I do have to mention that it took me 10 swipes with makeup remover to remove that swatch off my arm... 

Wearing Bite Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre 

When my friend Gummy posted her review of Sancerre and another shade from the range, she mentioned that the applicator was really a deal breaker for her. I do have to agree that the applicator makes it difficult to apply with a clean edge, but I'm not terribly opposed to using a lip brush or cleaning it up afterwards. 

For those of you who can't deal with the applicator, I recommend taking a look at the shade Quince in their Luminous Creme Lipstick or High Pigment Pencil. Based on swatching, the two shades are very similar! 

I love the concept of Bite Beauty - ingredients that you can eat - and can't wait to try more of the brand. What do you think of Bite Sancerre? Have you tried this or any other product from Bite? I'd love to know!

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Link Love ♡ June & July

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I haven't been keeping up with my online reads very well lately, and I'm still pretty behind. There have been lots of great things I've spotted over the last month or so, so I would still like to share! 

I don't know about you, but I've always been a fan of Eva Chen's work, both at Teen Vogue and now at Lucky. I loved this Forbes video interview. You have to watch it if you haven't already!

I fell in love with Alexa Chung in Lisa Eldridge's tutorial. I loved the makeup and the interaction between Alexa and Lisa in this video, and Space NK's video of Lisa doing Alexa's makeup for Eyeko was cute too! 

New to Youtube, Quinn from Desgettier put together two brilliantly edited videos that I just LOVE on her new channel

I enjoyed Sali Hughes' extensive "In the Bathroom" series with Mary Greenwell and Charlotte Tilbury a while back, but I really enjoyed this look at Mary Greenwell's pro kit. She seems to have such a wonderful approach to makeup, and you can't help but drool over her lovely choices. 

On the blog front, I was really excited to see Front Row Beauty back in action. i particularly loved Reika's great tutorial featuring one of the newly released Chanel quads. It looks SO good. And everyone has been talking about the new Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils, and I'm like dying over the swatches of ever shade over at The RaeViewer

Last but not least, I've been thinking more about green beauty brands and all the amazing skincare options out there. I really enjoyed a look at May Lindstrom's morning routine over at No More Dirty Looks!

What have you been reading and loving lately? Are there any posts or videos that I shouldn't miss?? I'd love to know!

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Marcelle BB Cream

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A few years ago during a trip to Toronto, I decided I absolutely needed to buy Marcelle BB Cream. Unfortunately, all the stores I managed to stop in we're sold out of my shade, and I never wanted to pay higher shipping to have it shipped to the US.

Marcelle BB Cream in Medium-Dark

Last year, I discovered that Birchbox started carrying a selection of Marcelle products, and I jumped to purchase this from them. Sadly, I never really used it until this past spring. 

marcelle bb cream medium swatch

I selected the shade Medium-Dark, though there are a few more shade varieties and types of BB cream now.

Long story short, l quite like it! This would definitely be my pick for a midrange price base product. I've done a video showing how it applies, and my skin was acting up after a few nights of not washing my face (oops). Hopefully the video is helpful! 

Have you tried Marcelle BB Cream? What are your favorite affordable bases?

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July Empties

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I can't believe it is almost August already! I didn't think would finish much this month, but I think I ended up doing an OK job in the end. 

Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt, Lush Celestial Moisturizer, Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel, African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil, Malin + Goetz Pepperment Shampoo, Oribe Signature Shampoo, Rouge Bunny Rouge Foundation Sample, Burberry Foundation Sample, Diptyque Eau Rose Sample

Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt, Lush Celestial Moisturizer, Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel, African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil, Malin + Goetz Pepperment Shampoo, Oribe Signature Shampoo, Rouge Bunny Rouge Foundation Sample, Burberry Foundation Sample, Diptyque Eau Rose Sample

I've reviewed a number of these items before, and I have to say that I would definitely repurchase Lush Celestial Moisturizer (review) once I use up a few more things as well as the Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt (review). In the end, the Lush Prince Charming (review) scent wasn't one that I want to stick with for a long time, and while I like the African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil (review), I really just don't need it right now! 

I've already repurchased Diptyque Eau Rose (which you'll see in a few sample tubes here) as well as the Nars Smudgeproof Eye Primer. 

I liked trying samples of both the Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo and Oribe Signature Shampoo. Both have pleasant, subtle scents and seem to clean my hair nicely. I don't need any shampoo at the moment and generally prefer not to spend more than $15 on shampoo, so we'll see if I ever decide to buy those. (I would rather splurge on some Shu Uemura if I did decide to spend!)

I also realized that a few of the foundation samples I had were dried up! So... remember to use your foundation samples in little pots cause they dry up within a few months. :-P 

Life NK Ultimate Unwind Body Wash & Lotion, dr. dennis gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad, Diptyque Eau Rose

Life NK Ultimate Unwind Body Wash & Lotion, dr. dennis gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad, Diptyque Eau Rose

I am happy to have used up a few more samples as well, even though I didn't really care for the dr. dennis gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad. It was too small for body, and the color was a bit orange, though the sample may have been old. I have a few more, so I'll be testing those for sure. I did like the scent of the Life NK Ultimate Unwind Body Wash, but the lotion was pretty average. Space NK says this range is "Based on a formula of hydrating glycerine with lime, green tea, cardamom and ginger."

What products have you finished this month? Please share in the comments below! :)

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Creamy Summer Bronzers: Soleil Tan de Chanel & Bourjois Bronzing Primer

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A few years back, I watched a Lisa Eldridge video where she created a perfect bronze look using the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel, and then I was desperate to get my hands on it. At the time, stores were always sold out, though now it seems more readily available. 

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I've hardly used mine over the last two years or so, but last summer a lovely reader asked me how I was liking it after so much hype around the Bourjois Bronzing Primer being a dupe for the Chanel. Since I didn't have access to the Bourjois, she sent me a little sample pot! (I'm so sorry it has taken me THIS long to offer a proper comparison!) 

So, I'm sure you're wondering - is the Bourjois Bronzing Primer an affordable dupe for the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Base? Yes, and no. 

First off, the texture and feel of the two products is entirely different. The Bourjois Bronzing Primer is much creamier, and as a result, easier (for me) to blend. It is supposed to be chocolate scented, though to me it is just strong and artificial and somehow floral. Initially, I wasn't even sure I wanted to have it on my face because of the scent! However, the scent does dissipate after about a half hour, though on one occasion it somehow managed to meld with something else I wore and leave my face smelling like baby wipes... 

Color wise, I do agree that the shades can be reasonable dupes for one another. In my swatches, you can hardly see the difference (is there one?) but on my face I do feel that the Bourjois is slightly cooler and perhaps slightly less orange. 

[Click to Enlarge] Swatches in shade, top to bottom: Bourjois Bronzing Primer, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

[Click to Enlarge] Swatches in direct sunlight, top to bottom: Bourjois Bronzing Primer, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel

On the other hand, the Chanel is much less scented, and the texture has more of a cream to powder feel to it though I wouldn't say it is actually cream to powder. It has a more solid texture than the Bourjois, and perhaps explains why some reviews out there find it hard to blend. In my opinion, it isn't hard to blend, though it does take a few seconds more to do so than with products that are creamier. (Which completely makes sense to me!) 

In the end, I don't know which is better. The Bourjois is now available for $19.05 for US shoppers on ASOS, so that does make it much more manageable than Chanel's $48. It does appear that the Bourjois has less product, though that doesn't matter to me. When it comes down to it, I think the scent may end up being a dealbreaker - though I don't seem to mind it now, I've noticed that I tend not to reach for products with scents I don't like. 

Have you tried either of these cream bronzers? Would you pick the Bourjois or the Chanel?? 

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#14daysofmakeup Challenge Recap

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Two weeks ago, I realized I had barely worn any makeup for the whole month of June. Like maybe a handful of times. So, I decided to challenge myself and wear makeup everyday for two weeks! 

I started off strong, then really didn't do so great the last few days... however, I think Andie over at Techno Cupcake did an awesome job on her challenge! In any event, I thought I would show what I wore and share my thoughts on the products and looks. 

Day 1 - Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara, Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Angel*, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Bite Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre

Day 1 - Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara, Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Angel*, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Bite Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre

Day 2 - Tom Ford Illuminating Primer, Lorac 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo, Bourjois Bronzing Primer (sample pot), Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

Day 2 - Tom Ford Illuminating Primer, Lorac 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo, Bourjois Bronzing Primer (sample pot), Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

Day 1 - Got lots of compliments on Bite Sancerre, and really love the formula. Still not so certain about the applicator, but not too bothered by it. Love the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler!

Day 2 - Love the neutral shades in that Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow duo, and the Tom Ford Illuminating Primer is quite subtle and pretty. Didn't love the scent on the Bourjois Bronzing Primer, which seems to have mixed with the Tom Ford and ended up smelling like baby wipes... 

Day 3 - Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Khaki, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer MaxiLash Mascara, Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow

Day 3 - Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Khaki, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer MaxiLash Mascara, Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow

Day 4 - Nars NARSisisst Eye Palette, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer MaxiLash Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler 

Day 4 - Nars NARSisisst Eye Palette, Guerlain Cils d'Enfer MaxiLash Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler 

Day 3 - Haphazardly applied most of these while driving to work. Was reminded how much I love the color of that Japonesque eyeshadow. 

Day 4 - Smudged on a few shadows with mascara and no other makeup. I usually hate wearing eye makeup without anything else, but I got over it. 

Day 5 - I only wore Marcelle BB Cream but this stuff is good! (Review coming soon.) 

Day 6 - Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2, Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in Celadon, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E123, Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in Pravella/Janelle

Day 6 - Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2, Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in Celadon, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E123, Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in Pravella/Janelle

Day 7 - Nars Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, Guerlain Mascara, Lancome Baume in Love, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Day 7 - Nars Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, Guerlain Mascara, Lancome Baume in Love, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Day 6 - Love the Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes shade, thought it was hard to apply initially. Enjoyed the summery shade combo of the Kevyn Aucoin duo too! 

Day 7 - Did a nice smokey eye with the Ellis Faas and Tom Ford liquid eyeliner. Really liked the look, and rediscovered my Lancome Baume in Love that I really enjoyed last year! 

Day 8 - Nothing! But, I'm still impressed to have made it a whole week!

Day 9 - Marcelle BB Cream, Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo, Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo

Day 9 - Marcelle BB Cream, Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo, Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo

Day 10 - NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, Guerlain Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Day 10 - NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette, Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, Guerlain Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Day 9 - Those Kevyn Aucoin duos sure come in handy! 

Day 10 - Finally getting the hang of the Ellis Faas pen, and really liking it smudged out with some medium or dark browns. Did I mention that the Tom Ford eyeliner is quite nice? 

Days 11, 12 & 13 - No makeup! Busy packing up for California and relaxing. :) 

Day 14 - Marcelle BB Cream again! 

In the end, I think 11 days of makeup wearing is pretty good, especially since I probably wore makeup that many days total in May and June...

What did you think about #14daysofmakeup? Do you have tips for wearing makeup everyday? Also, I am planning reviews for some of these products, so do let me know if there is anything you want to know more about! :) 

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