e.l.f. Cosmetics Daily Hydration Moisturizer SPF 15 REVIEW

It is not conventional of me to do any sort of review, but I was so compelled to reviewing this particular item.  So here it goes…

First of, I absolutely love e.l.f. make-up brushes and have been a fan of them since their earlier years before they were sold in stores.  This item is my first face item I have tried from their line.

I visited the e.l.f. store and thought $8 for 2.53 oz of face product is a great deal.  It was winter time and I wanted my face to feel soft and hydrated and because it was my first e.l.f. face item I was really excited to try it out the following day.

I tried it out for a little over a week and it was good product to use to get me through the day.  After a few days of use I would notice my face get flakey and dry!  A complete opposite of what the packaging says!!  I stopped using the moisturizer for a couple of days and low and be hold, my skin was not dry or flaking.  After a few days of rest from the product I wanted to give it a go again and after a two consecutive uses my face began to dry again!

So again, I stopped using the product.  A few months have passed since winter and I thought, “Let’s try using the moisturizer again since it’s warmer now.”  A single day of use and the same results, dry and flaking skin.  Its details are..

This lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 15 moisturizer helps hydrate and nourish for glowing, healthy looking skin.  Infused with Purified Water and skin-nourishing antioxidants from Vitamin E and Grape.” 

I have normal skin and take good care of my face, but it’s odd to not have this product work for me despite its description.  I do not usually explore outside of their make-up brushes, but this for me is a no-go.

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NYX Lip Haul with swatches

 

#NYX had a 40% off all their lip products I couldn’t resist picking up a few.  I love the Slim Lip Pencils so I have a few of those already, but I was really looking forward to trying the #NYXLipLingerie collection.

Here is my mini haul:

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NYX Lip Lingerie –  Ruffle Trim 04 with Slim Lip Pencil Peekaboo Neutral 860

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NYX Lip Lingerie  – Exotic 12 with Slim Lip PencilEver 868

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AND I had to restock on Slip Lip Pencil –  Mauve 831

 

3 lip liners for $1.80/ea = $5.40

2 Lip Lingerie’s for $4.20/ea =$8.40

 

 

 

 

 

Sephora Beauty Class; Daytime Smokey Eye

 

I booked this class over a month ago and I was so happy to try the class out.  There were 5 girls present and the MUA asked what colors we wanted to try.   I wanted to try some dark red/reddish color smokey eye.  I used the Viseart Eyeshadow Palette – color 01 Neutral Matte. ($80)

When I arrived there were 3 eye brushes all Sephora brand, eye primer, and clipboard to take notes.  The brushes we used were: Sephora Collection Pro Allover Shadow Brush #12 for eye shadow all over the lid ($20) Sephora Collection Pro Tapered Crease #19 to blend ($20), and Sephora Collection Pro Shader Brush #18 to smudge ($17).

 

These are the steps to achieve the Daytime Smokey Look with the tools provided and palette used..

 

Step1: Prep entire eye and under eye with Sephora Collection Total Age Defy Cream for Eyes & Lips ($26)

Step 2: Primer entire eye and under eye with Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($20)

Step 3: Set primer with neutral eye color on the entire eye by using brush #12 with a matte nude color.  I used sable (1st row, 3rd color).

Step 4: Using #12 brush I used the transition shade brique (mid tone color; 2nd row, 2nd color) to place it on the eyelid.  Start at the outer edge of the eye and use windshield wiper motion to blend the color onto the lid.  Do small circular motions to blend upward toward the brow.

Using #19 brush I used chocolat (darkest color; 2nd row, 1st color) to blend from the outer corner and created a small “v” shape into the lash line.  I went back with brique over chocolat to soften the look using circular motions to blend the colors together.

Step 5: With the #12 brush with brique I pat it on the eyelid to give more of the brick red color pop out.

Step 6: Using the #18 brush I took chocolat and smudged it into my lash line to create an eyeliner.  If you want more of a dramatic look you can choose whatever eyeliner you like.  Blend using #19 to blend colors together.  Also using the #18 brush start from the outer corner of the eye into the lower eye.

Step 7: Using #12 and ivoire (light shade, may be shimmer if you choose) on the arch of your eyebrow towards the end of your eyebrow.  Still using ivoire (1st row, 4th color) and #12 create a “v” on the inner corner of your eyelid.  Blend if needed.

 

Quick tips:

*If you make a mistake use eye primer to fix mistake.

*You can use your ring finger to apply/blend eye shadow.

*The further you hold the brush from the feral the lighter the pressure.

 

The technique that was taught can be used on any color of your choosing as long as they are in the same family. (browns, pinks, etc.)

Here is the look I achieved using the tools provided and the techniques I learned.

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It was my first time attending a class with Sephora and it was fun. I am excited to attend other classes and I will definitely let you guys know how it went.  It’s an interactive class and questions are always welcomed.  If you have tried any of the classes or conduct any of the classes let me know how you like it/them.

 

❤ Miz Daryl

 

 

PSA: Bloomingdales and Clinque, the Art of Great Skin

I completely forgot to share this with you. Shame on me, I know. I received this e-mail from Clinique this past weekend and I went the following day.

 

If you stop by Bloomingdales until October 26th (or until supplies last) and with a consultation you receive a full size eyeliner, a sample of Happy, and a sample of the foundation they use on you.

 

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