Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

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.

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We all know that stilettos can drive the boys crazy and now Maybelline has created a new mascara, Lash Stiletto, that claims to do the same thing, but for your lashes.

The new Lash Stiletto has an elastic formula with Pro-Vitamin B5 to stretch lashes and give a black-patent shine. There are a total of three shades available – Very Black, Soft Black and Brownish Black – and I have Very Black.

The latest razor from Gillette, Venus Embrace ($12.99), has a cute purple and turquoise handle with five blades surrounded by a Protective Ribbon of Moisture to deliver a whole new shaving experience.

The razor feels a lot lighter than my Venus Vibrance Razor and it makes shaving such a dream! Not only does the handle allow great control but the blades sit perfectly on the surface of my skin so it glides smoothly even in those hard to reach areas. I always get such a close shave with absolutely zero cuts. Plus it comes with a pod that you can stick onto the wall or glass surface for holding the razor and storing the blades. Talk about nice and easy! I definitely recommend this over the Vibrance!