Monday, July 18, 2016

Video Review/Demonstration of Marc Jacobs Glowstick

Influenster Marc Jacobs GlowStick!

Time for another Influenster post!  This time I received a Marc Jacobs beauty product for testing.  I got the Glow Stick.  

In case you haven't heard of this product before, here is what I found on the Sephora website.  

"What it is: 
A portable cream stick highlighter in a first-ever universal shade for instant dewy payoff. 

What it does: 
For the first time ever, Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator imparts a universal glow that flatters all skintones. The sheer cream luminizer gives skin an unparalleled, mist-like radiance that results from the balanced ratio of pearly gold and silver pigments—allowing both warm and cool complexions to beam with covetable, youthful light. Unlike powder luminizers and highlighters, this fresh-looking cream fuses with the complexion for a healthy-looking sheen. To make it even creamier and more touchable than any other cream luminizer, it undergoes a unique process in the lab for its irresistible, silky-soft feeling that never feels wet or sticky. The oval shape of the stick applicator is designed for impeccable one-swipe coverage, fitting perfectly at the tops of cheekbones. The palm-shaped case and roll-up dial are travel-ready, so that you can say goodbye to cracked powder compacts. Glow Stick glides on smoothly and effortlessly for the right dose of dewiness anytime, anywhere. Consider it your portable spotlight. 

What else you need to know: 
Inspired by the fresh, glowy look created for a Marc Jacobs runway show—designed to evoke youthful radiance at an all-night dance party—Marc recreates this glistening sheen with portable, easy-to-use Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator. For best results, apply it with The Shape Contour Brush (sold separately), blending it into the high parts of the cheekbones, the temples, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow, and at the chin. You can also apply it directly to skin, blending with The Shape Contour Brush or your fingers. Or, apply and blend with fingers where desired for a natural, radiant look."

So...Now you know!!  This product retails for $42.  I know, I know....that's pricey.  But, it's a GREAT value.  It only takes a little...and I mean a very little to get beautiful results.  I can see this really being a one-time purchase type item.  I don't use a highlighter on a regular basis -- only if I'm going out and want to look extra nice...but even if I used this daily, it would last a very long time.  It only takes on light brush of the product along the cheekbones for instant shine.  The product itself is shaped similarly to a deodorant.  It's a soft-solid formula and you can swipe it on your face.  I like to just swipe my fingertip across the top and apply it that way.  It gives a nice subtle shimmer of a highlight. If you are looking for a nice highlighter that is easy to apply and not glaring...this may be the product for you!  It's probably not something that I would have gone out to purchase, but now that I have it I will definitely use it on a fairly regular basis.  

I did receive the product from Influenster for free, however the opinions and reviews expressed here are my own.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

SK-II Review!

I recently received another Influenster Box.  This box contained SK-II products.  I received the Facial Treatment Essence and the Facial Treatment Mask.

I have tried both products and I was pleased with them both.  The mask came in a pouch and was a face shaped cloth pre-loaded w/the treatment.  There was no guesswork in how to apply or how much product to use.  I simply laid the cloth on my face for 5-15 minutes.  I left it on for 10 minutes.  It was very soothing and cooling to my skin.  Once I removed it, there was residue of the product on my face - there were no instructions that told me if I needed to let it absorb, rub it in, or wash it off.  I chose to rinse it off.  The after effect was nice smooth skin.  I couldn't see a big difference from before using the product to after, but that might come with using the mask multiple times.

The Essence is water-like in consistency and you simply rub about 4-5 droplets of the product on your skin.  It's supposed to hydrate your skin and keep it well nourished.  Again, I haven't seen a real difference since using it, but I also haven't been consistent with applying it.  It's very easy to use and has a very mild almost unnoticeable fragrance.

Ultimately, I don't know if I would recommend this product or not -- it is quite pricey.  I would have to see much better results before making the purchase on my own.  Perhaps if I had problematic skin w/dryness or more wrinkles I would see a bigger difference so I may not be the best tester of this product.

I did receive the samples free of charge through Influenster, but the opinions and reviews expressed here are my own.