Not surprisingly, I was excited to get my December shipment from BirchBox (www.birchbox.com), my new favorite beauty resource. But I couldn’t imagine that I would find the solution to a long search for a lighter or tinted moisturizer. I don’t like the way Laura Mercier smells so there went the usual favorite everyone was recommending to me. I am smitten with Jouer’s Moisture Tint. It evens skin, comes out looking matte with just a bit of glimmer. And don’t worry folks, it looks great for day despite the bit of sparkle. On their website, Christina recommends layering for more intense coverage for those of you looking for that. I love it just the way it is with a light application all over the face. Hip Hip Hooray for BirchBox and Jouer!
I love trying out drugstore mascaras. I usually come away disappointed, but I just can’t help myself. When I saw Eva Longoria talking about “millionizing” lashes, I chuckled…. what a silly word. And proceeded directly to my drugstore and purchased Voluminous Million Lashes in Black. So, I guess dumb marketing still works, at least on me. Once I studied the product a little more, I was excited to see how this multiplication of lashes worked. My lashes are long but not full, so I could be in for a treat. And I was. I didn’t get big think clumpy lashes. But I don’t really go for that look. That’s probably why I also like d.j.v. beautenizer Fiberwig LX. My lashes were long and looked more numerous and fuller, just not thicker. It was a clean look without being overly dramatic. As silly as the commercial is, I highly recommend.
Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a mascara unlike any other. d.j.v. beautenizer Fiberwig LX boasts an ability to replicate false eyelashes and I purchased this product for that effect. I have come to love this stuff but not because it makes me look like I am wearing falsies. I am not sure it “replicates the illusion of false eyelashes” – which
might be is a good thing. My lashes come out lightweight, natural and clean. There is absolutely no budging of this stuff all day long. You can layer coat after coat (not sure if you are supposed to do this, but I do anyway) and lashes never get clumpy. I know there is lots of buzz about Dior and Maybelline, but for now, this is my go-to mascara.