Rimmel London BB Cream 9-IN-1

By Maria Fleita

Rimmel London BB Cream 9-IN-1

I heard buzz that Rimmel London was coming out with a new and improved BB Cream so I was very curious to try it out. I’ve tried a few other BB Creams before and I can say they fell short of delivering what they promised. So when I was at a local Walgreens about two weeks ago I saw the display and decided to pick one up. The fact they had a coupon for a dollar off was another added bonus. It comes in three shades; light, medium and medium dark. It’s pretty diverse in the selection of shades options. It would be great if they’d add dark/deep for darker skin tones.

I picked up the shade in light since I’m pretty fair. I’m normally a NC20 in MAC so that you can have an idea. This shade works was a perfect match for my skin tone. According to Rimmel London these are the 9 in results they promise: Primes, Moisturizes, Minimises Pores, Conceals, Covers, Smooths, Mattifies, Brightens and helps protect. I’ll tell you in a few if it actually delivers all that.

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Rimmel London BB Cream 9-IN-1

So here is a picture of me early morning after washing my face and applying some moisturizer to my skin. As you can see I do have a few pimples since I’m breaking out. I do have two pretty big noticeable sun spots on my face and a few smaller ones. I have some redness since I have normal to sensitive skin and I do get blotchy from time to time. Especially around the nose area due to my wonderful allergies.

Rimmel London BB Cream 9-in-1

Before

Here you can see what a great job it did covering up my redness and evening out my skin. I didn’t use a concealer under the eye or around other areas since I just used a little more of the BB Cream to hide the minor imperfections.

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After

Here is a frontal view of my whole face before and after applying the BB Cream.

Rimmel London BB Cream 9-IN-1

Before BB Cream

After BB Cream

After BB Cream NO POWDER

Here is my finished look with all of my makeup on.

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Here are my thoughts on the product overall, from what they claim that it does to what I saw it did for my skin.

* Primes: I believe it does a nice job of priming your skin so that it goes on smoothly.

*Moisturizes: That I’d have to say is a bit false and here’s why. I have combination skin that can be a bit on the dry side all around or oily on the T-zone. If I don’t moisturize my skin prior to application, you will see all of the dry patches around my face. So if you have dry to combination skin I’d say apply a thin layer of moisturizer prior to application. If you have oily skin you can skip using any type of moisturizer since you won’t need it if you do use a moisturizer make sure it’s an oil-free one.

*Minimises Pores: I didn’t see a big difference in my pores with the product to be honest. It was so slight that you can’t really tell the difference. Then again I don’t have big pores but super small ones would be GREAT! hahaha

*Conceals: It did do a great job of concealing my under eyes, pimples and red blotches on my face.

*Covers: I am impressed on the coverage of this BB Cream because it does it’s job.

*Smooths: You do get a nice smooth finish

*Mattifies: I can’t say that it’s gives you a matte finish since it doesn’t. The picture above was after I applied the BB Cream and I still hadn’t added a powder over it. So for a matte finish I’d say use a matte powder if that’s the look you’re going for.

*Brightens: It doesn’t give your skin a nice satin type finish. If you want a bit more of a dewy finish I’d suggest for you to grab your favorite highlighter.

*Helps Protect: They have their product labeled as Broad Spectrum  SPF 25 which in fact it is and I’m very happy to see that. I’m very big on skin care now then what I was back in my teen years.

Here is a link with a bit more of information on UVA and UVB in case you’re interested click here

I’ve been using the product for a week and half now and I’m very pleased with it and I’ll continue to use it on my days that I want to wear a lighter foundation on my face.

Have you tried it or considering trying it after reading my review on it? I’d love to hear your feed back and opinions. Please comment below.

MAC Rihanna for Viva Glam Launches in North America January 2014

By Maria Fleita

MAC Rihanna for Viva Glam

I can’t wait to see these lips colors in person since on the picture it looks amazing. Best part about it is that all proceeds go to the Viva Glam Fund. The collection arrives online in North America on January 21st. Rihanna Viva Glam will be available in Lipstick and Lipglass versions. Are you planning on getting your hands on this collection?

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M.A.C. Heroine is BACK!

By Maria Fleita

M.A.C. Heroine

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I remember when thus shade came out the beginning of the year and people were going crazy looking for it. It’s now back and it’s part of M.A.C. permanent line. I love this lip color and the matte finish. It’s sold out on line but will be available in stores this January.

Zoya Matte Velvet Colors Are Back

By Maria Fleita

I’m totally excited that these beauties are back and I have already placed my order. They reissued all of their popular matte colors, perfectly packaged for the Holidays in a Limited Edition (LE) Individual Bottle Gift Box in a luxury black gift box. The Zoya MATTEVELVET* Dovima LE Gift Box includes:

Dovima (ZP499) – onyx black matte shimmer, Posh - Ruby red matte shimmer, Savita - amethyst purple matte shimmer & Veruschuka - Emerald green matte shimmer

Pre-order by November 20th for special pre-order pricing! $9
Regular price: $10 – Shipping 11/20

 

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Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection for Holiday 2013

By Maria Fleita

I just love how Katie Holmes looks in this ad for Bobbi Brown’s Old Hollywood Holiday Collection. This collection is breath taking in my opinion and it brings back that simple yet glamorous look we all love so much to recreate. I definitely see myself buying some of items from this collection.

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection for Holiday 2013

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection

Old Hollywood Eye Palette

What to pair with a leading lady-worthy lip? This palette plays the perfect supporting role to any look, from the season’s rich reds to alluring nudes. Featuring a mix of cool and warm colors for eyes with glitter and flat finishes, this ultra-wearable palette lets you choose how glamorous you want to go. Nine separate shades come in a classic black mirrored compact with the Bobbi Brown crest on the top. Includes a dual ended mini Eye Shadow Brush too (for scene-stealing eye looks wherever you go).  Shades include:

  • Ivory  (A creamy white)
  • Golden Pink  (A pinky beige sparkle)
  • Gold  (A champagne sparkle)
  • Opal (A light grey sparkle)
  • Fog (A dark heather grey)
  • Beige  (A tan beige)
  • Chocoalte Bronze (A brown sparkle)
  • Candlelight Gold (A creamy beige shimmer)
  • Eclipse  (A dark grey)

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection for Holiday 2013

Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

  • Bronze  (A bronzed copper)
  • 24 Karat  (A beige gold)
  • Black Tuxedo (A blackest black)

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Ink Liner

With an improved formula and felt tip, this easy to use pen-style liner delivers the blackest black, perfect-every-time, line. Inspired by the crisp cat-eye looks of silver screen sirens, this eyeliner is destined to be your go-to trick for standout eyes every …

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection for Holiday 2013

Lip Gloss & High Shimmer Lip Gloss L to R:

  • Lip Gloss Siren Red (bright red)   
  • New Rose (A true pink glitter)
  • Candlelight (A champagne glitter)
  • Pure Gold (A golden yellow shimmer)

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Nail Polish

  • Black Tuxedo (A smokey Black)
  • Chrome (A silvery gold glitter)
  • Siren Red (A mid-tone cherry red)
  • Solid Gold (A golden glitter)

 

 

Disney Style Snapshots Fall 2013 Collection

By Maria Fleita

For those of you that know me, I am a huge Disney fan and I’m there a few times every month. I’m so happy to see the company grow and evolve with so many great changes and ideas. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Disney Style Snapshots. A wonderful blog dedicated to Disney inspired looks and how to incorporate them to your everyday wear or on your vacation stay. To mark the occasion, they’ve put together a little video featuring some of the best Disney Parks looks from Fall 2013. You’ll see everything from T-shirts to tote bags as well as shoes, scarves and other accessories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Sephora VIB 20% off Sale Event

By Maria Fleita

Starting Thursday, November 7th through Monday, November 11th, Sephora will be hosting a “GIFTOPIA” celebration for all their VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) members. This will be a five day 20% off online and in store celebration. Simply enter the code: VIBTOPIA at checkout when shopping online. For in store purchases just simply present your voucher at the register during checkout. Maybe I can apply it towards that big Urban Decay collection. hmmmmmm

 

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