skincare + selfcare

7.09.2012

Lioele Brow Pencil

If you follow me on Youtube then you have most likely heard me talk about my favorite eye brow pencil from Lioele before many many times ^.^  Although I have mentioned this product a thousand times before, I wanted to post a review here and show you up some up close photos!
To start off, let me give you a little background about my brows! I don't have any ^.^ Just kidding...but really I have very sparse, thin brows due to a bad waxing experience!! In middle school, the cool thing was to have your brows in what I refer to as the "Golden Arch" style....
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7.03.2012

Skinfood Eye Mask Review

So after returning from my trip to LA ( IMATS update coming soon ) I decided my under eyes needed a little TLC. Traveling can really take a toll on your skin, especially air travel.  Even though I did take very good care of my skin while visiting Los Angeles, the skin around my eyes looked tired and dull.


That very night of arriving back in Portland, I pulled out the Skinfood Carrot Collagen Eye Sheet from my stash and after washing my face and toning, I applied the eye sheets and relaxed!
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7.02.2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Makeup

Awhile back I was browsing around my local Rite Aid and I happened to notice a new Revlon display for their new foundation.  I am sort of obsessive compulsive about foundations although powder foundation work better on my skin, I am always willing to try the newest!



For reference, my skin is very pale....I wear a N3 in MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation.  I ended up purchasing the color #150 Buff which turns about not to be the lightest color. However, the Ivory, the lightest seemed a bit too pink for my skin tone ( I'm more neutral ) Anyway, here is what Revlon states about this new foundation....

  • Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin
  • Soft, matte finish for all day wear
  • Time release formula balances skin
  • Withstands heat and humidity
  • Comes in 16 shades


As you can see, this foundation is a cream like texture, not a mousse consistency Revlon claims.  It's not a whipped, airy feel! It's definitely a slightly fluffy cream that does glide on well without a ton of effort.  

My biggest problem with this foundation other than the fact that the color is not a match for my pale skin was the end result...It didn't look good on my skin!! I have combination skin that can have dry patches from time to time and this foundation seemed to accentuate any dry areas.

Another issue I had with this was the fact that it looked cakey and heavy, like I was wearing a mask.  As I stated above, I prefer a powder foundation because I feel I have more control over the coverage I get and this foundation it seemed that no matter how I applied it, it looked like a mask. 

I personal feel that this foundation would be best suited for someone who has an oilier skin type. This formulation contains silica, a component to control and absorb oil. An oily skin type would benefit from this formulation and it's ability to keep the skin more balanced throughout the day. It also provides a matte finish, an oilier skin's necessity! Esthetically, a drier skin would benefit more from a foundation that gives a more radiant and dewy finish.

Rating: 3/5

What do you think of this foundation??


Please check out my video review here:



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7.01.2012

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to PDXBeautiful.com!

After almost two years on Youtube, I have decided to take another direction, blogging ^.^ Although I have enjoyed making videos, it is extremely time consuming as you can imagine.  Don't get me wrong, I will still continue to make videos as often as I can but I will update this blog regularly!

What can you except on PDXBeautiful.com....anything and everything! I will blog about skin care, makeup, health issues and random things that pop into my head.  This is gonna be fun!!

I invite you all to join me on this new journey and I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I will enjoy  blogging! If you have any questions or suggestion, don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me at any time!


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