Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

Kenzo’s newest invention, Cleansing Ice Jelly, is definitely not your ordinary cleanser. It contains Ginger plant water and Ginseng extract to clean and tone while stimulating circulation and improving blood flow for younger-looking, glowy skin. But what sets it aside from other cleansers is the texture. It goes on very lightweight, like a white jelly but turns clear with a water-like consistency upon skin contact. It also feels very gentle on the skin and cleanses with no tight/greasy feeling.

One word of advice, if you wear waterproof mascara or heavy makeup, this will not do the job completely. But as a cleanser for the AM in the upcoming hot summer months, this is perfect.

The Cleansing Ice Jelly is available at www.kenzousa.com and all Kenzo counters for $28.

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation is the latest it thing in high-def makeup. The oil-free liquid foundation claims to offer medium to full coverage to cover skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. It is also rated as one of the must-haves on the sets of Gossip Girl, Heroes and pretty much all shows on CW with a long list of fans including actress Meryl Streep and singer Lady Gaga.

I have been wearing this for a month and I can’t rave enough about it! Read on to find out why!

Thanks to The Makeup Show LA, I have discovered Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case. This cute palette contains 12 vibrant cream-based colors that can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips and is sworn by all the pros in the industry (Celebrity Makeup Artist Sharon Gault also used this on singer Keri Hilson for her music videos!)

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case

Lately, I have become obsessed with Kenzo’s Relaxing White Lotus skincare line. The line is inspired by white lotus and is all about milky textures and divine fragrances to help your skin relax. All products come in a white, minimalistic packaging and are suitable for all skin types, especially those with stressed-out skin.

The Relaxing Whipped Eye Cream ($45) is definitely my favorite from the line.

It contains plant water, white lotus, essential oils and mineral salts (which are the main ingredients in the White Lotus line) along with Actiflow to stimulate circulation and reduce black circles and puffiness, and Dormance/ Narcissus Bulb Extract to slow down cells to preserve energy.

The texture is very velvety and sinks in like a dream. My eyes feel instantly refreshed, moisturized and definitely less puffy. I also use this in the AM and never had a problem putting makeup on top.

If you do not own L’oreal’s Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen, you have to go get yourself one! This baby is infused with makeup removing ingredients so you can easily clean up mistakes and smudges on the go without interfering with the rest of your makeup.

The pen comes with a felt-tip applicator that is great for precise application. I use it to clean up mascara smudges and to get the perfect lip line when I wear dark lipsticks. Plus the formula never stings my eyes or irritates my skin. It also dries really fast without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Definitely a great product for pros and beginners.

The Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen is now available at all drugstores for $10.95.