Beauty Find - FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara


FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna - Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara Cuz I'm Black 0.42 fl oz / 12.5 mL

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara Cuz I'm Black 


Leave it to Rihanna to really THINK about how to make a great, unique mascara.  The new FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara in the shade Cuz I'm Black has a 2-in-1 shaped brush and a smooth, buildable formula that gave me a enhanced lash look with perfect separation.


As a matter of fact, the best way to think of this FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara is as a separating and lengthening mascara first.  The finished look is lush and enhanced, but I would say still on the natural side.



The brush has a "fat" side and "flat" side  I used the fat side to load on the mascara on both the top and bottom lashes, and the flat side to easily get into the inner and outer corners and to create seperation.  The FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara formula is medium weight and slightly wet but didn't drip or smudge as I applied it.  It dried fairly quickly and I applied 3 coats on my lashes without any clumping or sticky feeling.  With additional coats I definitely got more volume, but FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara is more of a lengthening and separating mascara in my opinion.




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FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume,
Lift & Curl Mascara Cuz I'm Black

The formula is also water-resistant, and the shade, Cuz I'm Black is a deep-black color.  The mascara stayed on throughout the day, even on very humid days, with no flaking - yet it was very easy to remove at the end of the day with makeup remover.   



FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara is the perfect product for when you just want pretty, defined lashes that last all day.  You can make it look every day natural or much more amped up, and the superior lash definition stays throughout every finished look.  - RLB





Purchase Here: FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara Cuz I'm Black 0.42 fl oz / 12.5 mL

Beauty Find - Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream

Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream 



As someone who is now obsessed with Glow Recipe skincare, I was very excited by the newest addition to their lineup, the Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream 




Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé
Moisture Cream 


This winter, treat your skin to a soothing, lightweight moisturizer enhanced with the slightly sweet scent of banana and a perfect souffle texture.  Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is formulated with real banana, magnesium, turmeric, and cica for soft, hydrated, even skin.

The texture and feel of Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream was just a dream for me.  It's a hybrid of a whipped moisturizer and a lightweight gel moisturizer.   Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is soft and melted instantly into my skin without leaving it oily, greasy or sticky.  





The finish left my skin with a natural healthy glow and it paired well underneath my primers and other makeup.  I loved using this in the morning after a spritz of my Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist. 

With its banana scent, I liked it because in terms of banana-scented beauty products, it comes closest to the scent of a true banana (the inside and outer peel to me). The fragrance was not overly sweet or strong, so it evaporated within a few seconds, but it was very calming and pleasant to me.  


Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé
Moisture Cream 




As for the packaging, the soft yellow color is super cute and although it's in a jar and I have to use my fingers to scoop out the product (which is not my preference), I don't mind since Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is such a nice product to apply.





Purchase Here:  Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream 1.69 oz/ 50 mL


Beauty Find - MyClarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist





Before the new year, I saw Clarins had introduced a new line of skincare called MyClarins, and I recently decided to give it a try.  I started with one of my favorite skincare items - a facial mist.

MyClarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist has a organic coconut water base and a fresh, fruity and uplifting scent. Now I keep it on my desk at all times so I can always feel refreshed and hydrated, especially in a dry, office/apartment environment.

In addition to the coconut water, MyClarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist is also made 
Robinia Flower water, which softens skin, Alpenrose extract which expels flushes out toxins and pollutants, Fig extract which hydrates and Acerola seed extract, which is rich in Vitamin C, and boosts radiance.




I loved that even though it has a floral/fruity scent, it wasn't overbearing and evaporated quickly, leaving just a trace of scent for a few minutes.  

I used it after cleansing in the morning before applying my makeup, as well as a makeup setting spray in colder weather.  It performed well under and over makeup and kept my skin soft and plump.

During the late afternoon I loved spraying it for a pick me up with the scent acting as aromatherapy, and a quick moisturizer if I'd been in a cold/dry office area most of the day.

The spray is very fine and medium weight and the mist targeted my skin well, drying quickly with no sticky or tacky feeling.  Note: this is a glass bottle with some heft to it, so I will use this at home/office, but I'd love to see a smaller, lighter version for travel soon - perhaps in one of my favorite duty free stores! - RLB

Purchase Here: Available at Clarins.com