*NEW* Clairol Root Touch up concealing powder

Clairol Root TOuch up powder
You can now touch up your roots on the go ( and still at home) with Clairol temporary root touch up concealing powder.
You can conceal grays, touch up your roots, use it on single strands, cover up your part, or even define your brows.

It comes in a handy compact with the powder, a nice sized mirror, and brush. The powder isn’t messy at all and stays put all day. It washed away easily and doesn’t stain the skin.

I don’t have any grays yet, so I didn’t use this powder in the obvious way. I have a cyst on my scalp that sometimes would show through if my hair moved over. I would be self conscious and embarrassed. I would use eye liner but sometimes would make my hair cakey in the area. Now with this powder its super easy to brush on, the powder is pretty pigmented. SO now my cysts blends in and is concealed and I don’t have to worry about my bump showing and can go about my day.

Applying Clairol Root Touch Up Powder

I work at a beauty store and since using this powder I have been recommending Clairol root touch up powder instead of the higher priced similar products. For one the color range is better & works just as well.

You can pick it up for around $9.99 at stores like Ulta, Walmart, Target, CVS, etc

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes , all opinions are my own.

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What’s your #SkincareStatus?

I partnered with Neutrogena to re-evaluate my relationship with my skin & you should too. Whether you realize your skin needs more hydration, or you’re looking for different, deeper kind of clean, Neutrogena has new products that can help your skin look its best this year.

Are you looking to detoxifty & purify your skin? Then the Deep Clean Purifying line would be for you.

Need more hydration? Then you want look at their Hydro boost line.

I decided to  detoxify & purify my skin.

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Last July I moved to FL and while yes I love the warm weather, I don’t love sweating.  With make up, sweat, daily pollution, & whatever else is flying in the air I want to make sure my skin gets clean and gets all the gunk off of my skin and out of my pores.

I saw these on shelves recently at Ulta so was happy to try them out.

You can see more information on all of their products including these on their website Neutrogena.com

 

 

Deep Clean® Purifying Clay Cleanser & Mask Price: $8.49
Neutrogena Deep Clean Clay Cleanser
My thoughts: I liked how its a dual purpose product. When I used it as a mask I like that it didn’t harden or leave my skin feeling tight or dry.  It was easy to wash off either way and my skin felt great after. The best part …… how cooling and refreshing my skin felt. There was a nice cooling sensation washing it off and a little after if wind hit my face.  I’ve only used it a few times so I’m not seeing results at the moment but I do enjoy using it.
About the product
This two-in-one facial cleanser and face mask targets 100% impurities while help preserving skin’s essential moisture.
Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Purifying Clay Cleanser & Mask deeply cleans skin without stripping.
Designed to target 100% of skin impurities like dirt, oil & make up, this 2 in 1 formula can be used as a deep-cleaning, refreshing face mask or as a daily face wash.
The dual-purpose facial cleanser and clay mask features Barriercare® cleansing technology to help preserve skin’s essential moisture and maintain soft, healthy-looking skin.
Formulated with salicylic acid, this face mask unclogs pores by drawing out trapped dirt, oil, and makeup that can cause breakouts for healthy-looking skin.
For daily use as a cleanser, wet face and gently massage all over, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. To use as a mask, apply two to three times a week by smoothing over face while avoiding the eye area. Allow to dry up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.Deep Clean® Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub Price: $8.49

My thoughts:

The scrub has a grainy texture and was gentle on my skin. My face felt so clean and refreshed after using it.  The scent was pleasant, it sort of reminded me of a mix of cucumber and aloe.  While washing in circular motions it starting to get a cool refreshing sensation which I really liked. My face didn’t feel dry after using it.

 

About the product:
Targets 100% impurities, gently exfoliates without leaving skin feeling stripped. This face scrub with salicylic acid helps clear breakouts while help preserving skin’s essential moisture.
Gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin with Neutrogena® Deep Clean®Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub.
Designed to target 100% of skin impurities, this exfoliating facial cleanser draws out trapped dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping to leave skin deeply purified.
From the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand, this face scrub features Barriercare® cleansing technology to help preserve skin’s natural moisture for soft healthy looking skin.
Use daily by wetting face, applying to hands and gently massaging the cleanser all over while avoiding the eye area and then rinse thoroughly.
Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

 

 

Info on the Hydro Boost products

Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster Price: 18.99

Intensely hydrates and energizes the look of dull, tired skin. This face serum with purified hyaluronic acid helps improve skin’s moisture barrier against dryness.
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster Serum intensely hydrates and energizes the look of your skin.
Designed to revitalize and brighten dull, tired skin, this face serum instantly quenches dry skin while helping to improve its moisture barrier against reoccurring dryness for hydrated, supple skin that glows.
This hydrating serum for dry skin contains vitamin E and purified hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in skin and acts as a sponge for dry skin by absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
For best results, use serum after cleansing and before moisturizing, or simply add it to your favorite face moisturizer.

Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion Price: $8.99
Mild, fragrance free formula melts onto skin to instantly remove traces of dirt, oil and makeup without greasy residue.
Dermatologist tested for sensitive skin to complement a healthy skin moisture barrier and increase hydration level within skin’s surface

Hydro Boost Water Gel Price: $19.99
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day.
Our award-winning and best-selling water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration. And it contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
This formula leaves skin more supple and smooth. Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturizer, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer.
Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). 100% alcohol free
HOW TO USE: Apply evenly to face and neck after cleansing.

Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser Price: $8.99
Gently exfoliates whiles boosting hydration for instantly soft, refreshed skin.
This lightweight gel-cream cleanser with naturally-derived skin smoothers effectively removes dirt, oil and dry surface skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it’s clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in – for instantly soft, supple, and refreshed skin. Gentle enough for daily use.
HOW TO USE: Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel Price: $8.99
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel boosts hydration for soft, supple skin. This lightweight gel cleanser transforms into a silky lather that effectively removes makeup and impurities.
With hyaluronic acid, the formula is clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in, leaving skin refreshingly clean and touchably supple, every time you cleanse.
Soap-free. Oil-free. Paraben-free. Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
HOW TO USE: Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly.

 

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L’oreal – Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment

L'oreal Elvive Oil

This luxurious lightweight oil formula instantly transforms dry hair strand by strand into nourished, silky and shiny.

This versatile oil can be used in many ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Before shampoo for nourishment
  • Before styling to control hair
  • To polish strands for no frizz and to tame flyaways
  • As a lightweight finish polish for silky softness and shine

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How to Use:

Rub 2 drops between the palms of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends on dry or wet hair.

 

I like that you can use this on wet, damp, or dry hair. For the most part I’ve been using this on the ends of my hair. I don’t wash my hair every day so this helps tame frizz. I also like how soft and silky my hair feels after using this. A small amount goes a long way. It also leaves a nice healthy shine.

 

 

I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Laura Mercier’s NEW Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

I recently had the chance to try 2 shades of Laura Mercier’s new matte lipsticks thanks to Influenster.   I received ‘Queen” which is more of a berry shade & “Ruthless” which is a pinky nude.

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This collection can be found on Laura Mercier website or go grab your favorite shade(s) at Sephora. There are 24 vivid , full coverage shades that provide a matte finish.

The slim bullet shaped lipstick makes it easy to apply and glides over the lips easily. The best part is the color payoff in just one stroke. The color is rich, intense, bold, & highly pigmented.  Since its slim, its easy to define & fill lips. When you want to shape the lipstick , take off the bottom & you have a built in sharpener. Perfect to carry with you whenever & where ever you go!

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick Queen

(Shade – Queen)

When i first received these lipsticks, I knew “Queen” would be my shade so I applied right away and loved it. The next day I put it on before work so see how it would hold up.  I drank water all day, ate cheesy homemade mac n’ cheese, applesauce snack cup & it still looked great. The thing that did it in was at the 6.5/ 7 hour mark when I decided to treat myself to a frappuccino. I think from sucking and puckering up my lips the straw made it wear off. But that is pretty much a work day and it stayed put without having to retouch or reapply. Two thumbs up in my book!

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One thing about matte lipsticks, is how dry it can make your lips feel. With these velour extreme lipsticks, it was so creamy and hydrating ….my lips felt great all day. I also love how bold & rich the color is when applying ( in one stroke). When I first applied it when I received my package I accidently fell asleep lol When I woke up I forgot I applied the lipstick and it was still as bright and no smudging.

 

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Shade Ruthless. Didn’t take a photo on because it looked bad on me. I gave this one to a co-worker 🙂

 

Which shade do you want to try ?

 

  • I received this product complimentary for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

Ciate London Makeup Review

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I was excited to see an email that  was getting a box of goodies from Influenster.  I’ve never heard of Ciate London brand before so was happy to try something new .

I received 3 products to try a highlighter balm, eyeliner, & mascara.  You can find these products at Sephora. These products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free of gluten.

Wonderwand Intensely Volumizing Mascara $22

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What it is:
An intensely volumizing, smudge-free, flake-free mascara that creates five times more volume in one application.

What it does:
Create the ultimate fearless lashes with 24 hour, all day wear with Ciaté London’s Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara. This ultra-black, dramatic formula creates five times more volume in just one application. Its unique, lash-hugging, volume boosting brush makes lengthening, defining, and curling more quickly and easily than ever. The highly blendable, clump-free formula is specially designed to stay-put and maintain that freshly applied look all day. For effortless, and even enjoyable removal, try Ciaté London’s Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm for lips, lids, and lashes—formulated with conditioning murumuru butter—to instantly, completely, and effortlessly remove all long-wearing makeup.

What I thought:

While I did like that added volume to my lashes, I didn’t notice anything else.  I didn’t notice lengthening or curling.  The brush made it easy to apply to my lashes,didn’t clump, & helped separate the lashes. I didn’t notice any flaking all day . I liked it but not a mascara I need in my makeup routine.

 

Dewy Stix – Luminous Highlighting Balm in Glow $26

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What it is:
A highlighting balm that adds a gorgeous wet dewy glow to any skintone.

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What it does:
Instantly bring a lit-from-within-glow to your complexion with this low shimmer, dewy, wet-look illuminator. Formulated with murumuru butter and hyaluronic acid, this weightless, non-tacky balm provides natural, healthy-looking radiance on any skin. It’s the perfect finishing touch on bare skin or on top of makeup.

The balm’s unique formulation has been perfected to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. The convenient stick makes it easy to get a glow on the go with a brushless application. Apply directly on bare skin to impart a fresh, dewy finish, or if wearing on top of makeup, swipe fingers over the balm, and then place it on your skin using the pads of the fingers in a rolling motion. Try sweeping your favorite powder highlighter over the top to amplify your radiance.

Suggested Usage:
-The finishing touch to your make up regime. Use on bare skin or on top of makeup.
-Gently dab or swipe onto the high points of the face (cheek bones, brow bones, down the center of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow) to add instant radiance and naturally accentuate your features.
-Wear on collar bones, shoulders, décolletage and down the center of bare legs for head to toe glow.
-Gently pat over your favorite blush to create a dewy luminous finish.

What I thought:

I’ve been using dewy stix on my cheek bones as final touch for a healthy dewy glow. I use alone or add my favorite powder highlighter on top to amp up the radiance. The good thing about this highlighter balm is you can apply in many places ( collar bone, legs, chest etc) . I’ve never used a a highlighter balm and was worried it might be sticky or tacky but this wasn’t. It glided on nicely and gave a natural glow. Though, I do prefer dabbing the product on for better results . I realized sometimes it “pulled” my makeup under it when using it in stick form. It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid & murumuru butter which feels nice on the skin. It leaves skin looking natural

Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner $19

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What it is:
A precise, felt tip liquid eyeliner.

What it does:
Become a liner pro with Ciaté London’s Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner. Formulated for intense, super-black color pay off, the perfect dramatic wings or cat eye looks are no challenge for this easy to use precision tip.

What I thought:

It like that it has a felt tip which helps get a precise line and makes a wing super easy. Now only if it could make me do my eyes completely even … I’d be set! lol I’m about to just bedazzle a eye patch for all the times I fail at the other eye. The color pay off is great with an intense black. It stays in place all day.

 

 

Have you heard of Ciate London before? Have you used their products? Which is your favorite?

  • I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Jan Marini Clean Zyme cleanser & Skin Zyme mask review

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About Jan Marini:

 Founded in 1994, the San Jose , CA-based Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. (JMSR) is a recognized leader and innovator in skin care that is committed to continually expanding and improving the professional skin care market. JMSR’s two primary focuses are to provide innovative technologies that deliver proven measurable results and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

About these products:

Clean Zyme cleanser and Skin Zyme mask are supplemental home care exfoliation products that have the ability to remove dead skin cells without harming sensitive or irritated tissues. Use anytime for an immediate polished look! Intended to be used as a pair. Both products are also great when used as part of a comprehensive skin care regimen.

The key ingredient is Proteolytic Enzyme – Papain from Green Unripened Papaya. I’ve heard papaya is a wonderful & natural exfoliant for the skin.  This duo can also be used on all skin types.

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My thoughts: 

This duo is good for acne & anti-aging. The process is easy and isn’t messy.  The cleanser smells really good and it the scent is familiar, I just can’t put my finger on it. I even had my mom smell it and we were trying to figure it out.  I was surprised that both items were green! After taking off the cleanser, I applied the Skin Zyme . Make sure you use the Clean Zyme to help take off the Skin Zyme. It helps loosen it up & makes it easier to come off.  I like that even though it was on 15 minutes, it wasn’t hard or stiff. My skin wasn’t red and I didn’t feel any irritation while using this duo. I did enjoy the cool refreshing feeling when washing it off.   After using the duo , my skin felt clean, soft, plump, and healthy looking. I have had some blemishes pop up and while using this noticed that they have gone away quicker.   Make sure to follow me on Instagram ( ThatThriftyChick) where I post updates & mini reviews.

Skin Zyme

How to use:

Clean Zyme should be applied in place of regular cleanser and left on 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a clean, wet and wrung out washcloth using lukewarm water. Blot dry.

Apply Skin Zyme in a thin even layer over entire face (and neck, if desired) and allow to remain for up to 20 minutes. To remove Skin Zyme, apply a small amount of Clean Zyme to face and massage very gently to achieve emulsification. Remove with a washcloth and splash face 10 to 15 times with lukewarm water. Blot dry and follow with usual Skin Care Management products and/or moisturizer.

Find out more here: https://www.janmarini.com/skin-care-products/exfoliate/clean-zyme-skin-zyme

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Highliner

 

These Marc Jacobs highliner matte gel eye crayons are full of pigment. What I love about these , is how they glide on so easily for precise application.  They also have 15 seconds of play time before setting in place. These stay on very well…all day.  You can great versatile looks depending on what you want.

Use it in four techniques to create endless looks: 
-Line: Define your eyes with amazing glide.
-Smudge: Working quickly, smoke out Highliner to instantly smolder.
-Layer: Add dimension by shading with multiple hues.
-Design: Create graphic looks with lines and color.

Line to define your eyes, smudge it before it sets to an instant, smoky eye, layer as an eyeshadow base, or draw on artistic graphic liner looks. Its waterproof gel formula makes it well-suited for lining the inner rim. It’s designed with a clever sharpener, hidden in the base of the liner to allow for a precise point.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

You can find them at Sephora for $25

 

I received 2 shades of this highliner from Crowdtap to try for free. Pink of me which I used on my waterline & (Earth)Quake  that I’ve been using to line to define my eyes and also have been smudging for a smokey look.  I love how smoothly they go on, it makes applying them a breeze.  They are on the pricey side so its a #TreatYoSelf purchase . They do pay off with pigment & easy application. Plus it comes with a sharpener

 

I received these products for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.