No bad apples in this bunch! We are happy to report another great month of reviews from the team. Sit back, relax and enjoy the January product reviews covering fashion, beauty and skin care.
LORAC: Starry-Eyed Baked Shadow Trio in Evening Star
LORAC promises a red carpet smoky eye with this shadow and they certainly succeeded. The shadow is highly pigmented and can be applied wet or dry. When I put on my grey trio I was amazed at how smooth the shadow felt and how lovely and dramatic my eyes looked. I really like the shimmer of the shadow for an evening out. The shadow stayed on my eyes, and while I had the glitz of the shimmer, none of it ended up on my face. I am also really impressed that my eyes and skin were not bothered at all. Usually I shy away from eye shadows because even hypo-allergenic brands irritate my skin. My skin felt fine with these baked shadows. The product comes in a beautiful clear case that shuts tightly for safe keeping in your makeup bag. My only issue is that it is quite large and pointy and does not contain an applicator. I carry a small bag, so bringing this with me might be tough. Overall, I love the trio and would highly recommend it. The colors are gorgeous and are easily muted for daytime wear.
Ole Henriksen: Fresh Start Eye Cream
This is one of the most hydrating eye creams I have used. It contains avocado oil, grape seed oil, spirulina micro-algae, Vitamins A + E and wheat germ oil. Super good stuff! I use it morning and night (and even apply to my eyelids at night). While I didn't see a difference in fine lines or puffiness, it feels incredible silky on my skin.
Twisted Silver: Moab Rocker necklace
Everything Twisted automatically has a cool factor to it. Case in point, this necklace with a hand-forged vintage spoon. So unique, so fun and so has me dreaming of summer! This is a great piece to wear to bring the attention up toward your face. And there's no doubt, you will have attention on you with this awesome necklace.
CHANEL: Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Color in Lune Rousse #36
I am in love! Anything on the berry side of red is a definite must for me. I have tried a lot of lipsticks in my day (and I don't shy away from color), but this is one of my favorites! It is highly pigmented, so the color lasts forever. I was shocked that I could apply it in the morning, work with clients throughout the day, and still find it on my lips past lunch time. Crazy good. It is matte, though. So the word 'hydrating' really shouldn't appear in the name. As long as you know that and are okay with that (I love matte, anyway), then you're good to go. I actually apply a bit of lip balm after a few hours over the color and it stays even more, without having to reapply the lipstick.
MARC by Marc Jacobs: Oversized Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses
If you are unsure about diving into the cat eye craze, these are the perfect sunglasses for you. They are oversized, so they are not as harsh of a cat eye. They are comfortable to wear and provide a good amount of coverage. There are 3-4 colors to choose from. And the price for the style is great!
Zensation: Nourishing Silky Night Cream
This light, yet hydrating, moisturizer contains highly active ingredients, such as Ceramide and Palmitoylated Matrikine to stimulate cell communication to repair age-related skin damage. Aside from all the other phenomenal ingredients, it just feels amazing on my skin. It absorbs quickly while maintaining moisture balance. While this cream is made for night, I use it in the day under an SPF, as well. I prefer this cream during the warmer months of the year, as it's on the light side.
Nanette Lepore: Cashmere/Wool Military Jacket
While I can't find the link for the jacket (as it sold out), this one is the exact same cut (angled shorter to longer from front to back). You can always count on two things from Nanette Lepore — quality and detail. This jacket is stunning and flattering. And it keeps me so warm with minimal layers underneath. What's not to love?
Votre Vu: Champagne Kisses enhancing lip balm
Most volumizing lip balms that I have tried have a tingling sensation — some easier to take than others. What I love about this enhancing lip balm, is that there is no strange sensation whatsoever! It goes on smooth, feels great and does an excellent job of filling in the lines! This layered under the CHANEL Coco Rouge lipstick is the perfect combination to create major 'look at me' lips! I wish the lip balm was a bit more hydrating, but I love it all the same.
The team of testers were not paid to review these products. However, most of the products listed above were supplied as samples for review purposes.