Beauty Find - Pat McGrath Labs FetishEyes Mascara

PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara 

I've been eagerly awaiting the PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara for the last few months since I heard creator, PAT McGRATH's announcement she would be launching one.

Now that I've tried it I can say I wasn't disappointed  - and you won't be either.  For someone like me who has been testing and writing about mascaras for over 10 years, it's surprising how many brands (at all price points) have good intentions, but just miss the mark.  For mascara lovers, we're looking for noticeable length, increased thickness and density, separation, curl, with no clumping or flaking, preferably long wearing, with deep glossy color.

With PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara not only will you get all your wishes I described above but you'll also get a special brush which coats each lash easily and quickly and a mascara formula with conditioning peptides to strengthen and hydrate your lashes, so they are soft, flexible and feathery all day long - even with repeated applications.

PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes MascaraI is a very buildable formula.  With just the first coat I got perfect separation and increased length/thickness.  With two more coats I had long, fluttery curled lashes that I loved.  There was no clumping or flaking, and the formula dries very fast (but left my lashes soft) so there was no smudging.   Since my lashes are medium/long, I could really get quite a lot of extension with the brush design and formula, but even if you have shorter lashes, since you can build up with no clumping, a few more coats and you'll easily see at least 70% increase in your lash length.  

Another great benefit of PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara is that is also has a curling effect.  For those of you with naturally straight lashes, you can curl them first and then apply PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara and it will hold the curl - no dropping lashes!

With multiple coats of PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara I could get a "false eyelash" effect and I loved how soft and flexible my lashes stayed all day.  The extremely black glossy color really made my eyes stand out as well.

PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara is the mascara that you've probably been dreaming about for years - it's worth every penny so pick it up so it can become your holy grail! - RLB

Purchase Here: PAT McGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara 0.27 oz/ 8 mL

Drugstore Buy of the Week - Palmer's Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy

I've found several great facial skin tone evening creams and toners over the years that I now swear by, but there aren't as many great skin tone evening options specifically for the body,  So I was very happy to see that one of my favorite drug store skincare brands, Palmer's, now has a multi-use product, Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy.

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy is a very effective formula that not only works to lighten hyper pigmentation, scars and discoloration - even on tough spots like knees and elbows, it also contains sunscreen to help maintain your results.  Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  is made with  2% Hydroquinone, (which is still one of the most effective ingredients to noticeably lighten skin tone), as well as a combination of Vitamin C and Bilberry Extract which both naturally brighten and even skin tone.  There's also Retinol to help improve fine lines and skin texture, and Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave your skin smoother and glowing.

I used Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy every day after my shower and within 2-3 weeks I could see a significant improvement in areas that I wanted to even out, like my knees, elbows, and neck.  I loved the silky, lightweight texture and it absorbed into my skin very quickly, leaving a sheen finish with no greasy or oily residue.  

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy was very hydrating and it did have the faint scent of cocoa butter (the main ingredient in many of the Palmer's products in their line), so I didn't need to follow up with any additional products for more hydration, which was nice. I've been using Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  for about a month now and like the results I'm seeing, so I will continue. Note:  The product information advises use daily for at least 3 months in order to see the best results, but you can see results in less time - depending on your skin tone, level of discoloration and how much skin tone evening you expect. 

Since sun exposure does negatively affect the results you get when using a hydroquinone skin lightening product, I was glad Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  had sun screen.  But if you are spending a significant amount of time outside, I recommend adding an additional layer of SPF 40+ on your body.

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy really has everything that someone prone to hyper pigmentation like me wants - complete hydration, skin tone evening, and exfoliating ingredients that left my skin soft, smooth and supple.   I recommend ordering multiples so you always have it on hand! - RLB

Also available at Walgreens and Walmart stores.

Beauty Find - Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++

One of my favorite sun protection lines, Supergoop!, now has a Daily Moisturizer that will eliminate every doubt or negative feeling you've ever had about using a sun screen.  Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
is a ultra hydrating, yet completely oil free, moisturizer that also provides your daily dose of SPF protection.  Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is packed with nourishing, multi-purpose, clean ingredients that also protect skin against aging blue rays and pollution.  

This whipped formula, which is also a perfect base for makeup, is made with Cerium, a rare mineral element that reflects and shields from blue light (from screens and electronics),  Blue-green Algae, a naturally-occurring combination of moisturizers, antioxidants, and skin repair actives. and Plant Fermentation Film, a moisture-binding barrier that acts as a shield to help protect the skin from atmospheric pollution.

The first thing I noticed about Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is how creamy it felt on my fingers, but on my skin it was lightweight and absorbed into my skin within seconds, disappearing without leaving any white or grey residue.  The finish is a beautiful, naturally dewy one, which didn't make my more oily parts look oily or greasy.

I also loved how concentrated this Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer formula is.  2 pea sized amounts were all that was needed to cover my face and my neck every day.  I loved using Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer  under my foundation and it didn't cause any flaking, peeling or balling up when I applied my make up over it or as the day went on.  

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer
Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Another plus: with Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer you don't ever need to worry about flash back in photos and there's no tell tale white purple/blue cast ever on the skin - no matter what you skin tone is.  Since I have combination skin, I could be on the lighter side with my application, but the formula is so hydrating, that if you have dry/very dry skin you can layer a bit more on and you will get that extra moisture you need.

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ is simply perfection! And is now one my new must have's in my skin care collection. - RLB