Beauty Find - NARS Liquid Blush

NARS Liquid Blush, Torrid

Just in time for summer, Francois Nars has created yet another beauty product that is perfection in every way.  NARS Liquid Blush has the same intense pigment and beautiful, dimensional shades as the NARS powered blushes, but now in a lightweight, liquid formula that works in the heat and enhances the skin beautifully.

I used the Torrid shade (shown, above), which is my favorite makeup color group - coral.  This warm coral has a pretty, very fine, golden shimmer.  It was so pigmented that only a dot of liquid is all I needed to create a blush look on both cheeks.  It was very silky, blendable and worked well with a liquid blush brush, beauty blender and my fingers.  

There are four shades of the NARS liquid blush available, Dolce Vita, Torrid, Luster and their iconic Orgasm shade.

Even for those that don't have much experience with liquid blushes, this formula is practically goof-proof and flatters all skin tones. The liquid is also buildable to a very intense shade for more dramatic or night time looks.

The finish was not greasy or shiny and the perfect combination of warmth from the color and glow from the illuminating shimmer effect.  It was perfect for day or night.

NARS Liquid Blush had fantastic staying power.  After a early morning application I still had clear, bright true color long into the evening, even on hot, humid days. It simply didn't budge at all. Even with its long wear, it was still easy to remove at the end of the day, which I loved.

The liquid blushes can be blended (Torrid/Orgasm make a beautiful duo), and can be combined with liquid Illuminators  and liquid bronzers. NARS liquid blush also works well as a base under the powder version.  The Orgasm shades in particular are fantastic worn this way.

NARS liquid blush is worth every penny, and you'll use every single last drop - trust me. - RLB

Purchase Here: NARS Liquid Blush 

*This product was provided courtesy of NARS PR for reviewing purposes.

Drugstore Buy of the Week - Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes
I am a huge fan of Micellar waters, and  Garnier SkinActive are some of the best as a great price.

If you want an easier way to have the benefits of cleansing with Micellar water while traveling at the gym or on the go, Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes are perfect.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes gave me all the benefits of the bottle version.  These soft wipes gentle but effectively removed all of my makeup (even mascara), with just a simple swipe of the towelette. I didn't need to rub, tug or pull to get the makeup to come off.  

The same micelles technology found in the liquid bottle version is infused into the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes, so after cleansing, my skin felt completely fresh, tone and clean enough that I didn't have to do another cleansing step.

The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes work on all skin types, and I didn't experience any breakouts or irritation.

As far as the texture, the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes are very soft and gentle, and while they are moist, they are not "dripping wet" with product, (which I personally prefer) making it easier to move them around my face and remove all my makeup without making a mess

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes are a must have to consistently have in your gym bag, and now will also always be in my travel beauty kit. - RLB

P.S. If you wear waterproof and long wear makeup, there's also a waterproof makeup removing towelette version in stores (available online in bottle form).

Purchase Here: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes All Skin Types

For Travel, Also Try: Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanser 3 oz

Beauty Find - Tony Moly BCDation Multi Use Sun Oil SPF 50+ PA++++

I'm committed to sharing with you not only the best sun protection products (especially for the face), but also the game changers!

Tony Moly BCDation Multi Use Sun Oil SPF 50+ PA++++ is exactly what I love.  It's a multi-purpose oil delivery system that not only provides SPF 50+ but also hydrates and primes skin for makeup.  

I only needed two drops for full coverage.  I loved the texture, it's light and clear and applied like silk to my skin.  It absorbed instantly and left my skin without a trace white or grey cast. It also has a nice, elegant slightly floral scent (no sunscreen smell at all). 

The finish was a natural, dewy glow and it didn't feel sticky or greasy.  On weekends when I didn't wear any foundation this was perfect to enhance my natural skin in one easy step.  I would also apply a bit more to cover my neck and shoulders.

During the week this was a perfect makeup primer.  Since it absorbed in a light, transparent layer, it was perfect to smooth my foundation or BB Cream products over. I would wait about 1 minute after applying to start my makeup. It didn't cause the makeup to slip, ball up or flake during the day.

If you have combination skin like I do, this was perfect for adding hydration without added oil to my t zone.  This can also be used mixed into your makeup, making it a real time saver.  I got good results using it in foundation, bb cream, and tinted moisturizer.

I also love the packaging and dropper applicator, which makes it easy to travel with. This Sun Oil can also be used as a UV hair protector while swimming at the pool or the beach, making it the perfect summer beauty multitasker! - RLB

Purchase Here: Tony Moly BCDation Multi Use Sun Oil SPF 50+ PA++++