Halloween Fun – Wish Formula Bat Eye Essence Mask

Well, this is a first… I mean, I’ve seen sheet masks with character faces, but one in the shape of a bat…not until now. The glam-goth girl in me thinks it’s absolutely precious (and I’m not sure I’d ever want to use any other eye mask again!)  

If you’re feeling (or looking) a little fatigued, Wish Formula Bat Eye Essence Mask will swoop in to the rescue. Combining soothing licorice, brightening vitamin C, hydrating fermented honey…and a kiss of mistletoe…these sassy little wings will perk you right up, leaving you with a wakeful look, and plump-ified peepers.

If you love Halloween as much as I do, the marketers might well have you snookered.

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Garnier Sheet Masks

I’ve seen zero word of these until this am – I was resistant to sheet masks forever, thinking they fall right off my face while I did other things around the house, took a bath, whatever.  They DON’T, and they’re FABULOUS.  And, you have to wear a lot less on your skin, or zero makeup at all, when your “canvas” is in great shape.

I haven’t – obviously – tried these, but I do have the Garnier Aqua Bomb moisturizer, which I love.  I like Garnier as a brand as well, and hope that we see these in the USA…soon.  The moisture sheet masks are typically the ones I go for – they not only hydrate, but soothe and plump the skin.  At almost 39…I like it! 😉 

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Plumprageous

I haven’t seen too many lip volumizers out recently, so it was ice to see someone jumping back on that bandwagon.  Known primarily for their masks, Glam Glow is offering a new pout plumper – Plumprageous Gloss Lip Treatment.

sephora.com photo

sephora.com photo

The treatment is designed to plump the look of lips and to continue to enhance as it is worn.“It features a triple plumping action with immediate high potency botanical plumping actives and long-term enhancement from a specialty tripeptide with a pro-lipid complex.”

The formula is clear and non-sticky, and so far it has above average reviews.  I haven’t seen any major press about it yet, but count me curious.  Lip lines are such a pesky problem!

Soap & Glory Speed Plump

Oh my!  Speed Plump Overnight Moisture Mousse sounds like a cross between a super spa treatment and a frothy, cake-batter-scented concoction from a kitchen preparing for a birthday party!

It is not, alas, edible, but…it is apparently promising miracles enough to make up for that.  It is a “Super-light, yet astonishingly potent” cream created for dry, dehydrated, or dull skin. The texture is a soft, “uniquely bubbly” mouse that contains a variety of active boosters promising to rehydrate and smooth (er…plump!) your fine lines by morning.  

Hmmmm… It sounds pretty fabulous, so I am keeping my eyes peeled for reviews!

If you were down and out that this product was for overnight, and desperately wanted a daytime version…well…meet the All-Day Super Moisture.

A light-weigh, fast-absorbing fluid for dehydrated skin, made up of “oxygenators, a super-hydrating watermelon extract, a wrinkle-smoothing marine plant and elasticity-promoting raspberry stem cells.”  

Per the site:

WHAT DOES IT DO?
– Gives skin a miracle moisture makeover 

– Instantly plumps up moisture from within 
– Smoothes fine lines & wrinkles 
– Energises & refreshes skin 
– Locks in moisture for 24hrs 
– Gives skin a youthful dewy healthy glow

So you have two options…or two to combine for a double-punch to dry, winter skin!  Perfect for the colder months coming up, I’d say! 😉

IT…s Collagen Smooth

New from IT Cosmetics, a collagen and hyaluronic-acid boosted lippie that promises to blur lip lines, making a smoother and more seamless pout.  Sounds pretty darn tempting…!

Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick retails for $24 – I hope this makes it to Ulta sooner than later so I can swatch it!  As I’ve mentioned, my lipstick wearing is typically relegated to performances (Ballroom dancing, skating many moons ago…) but I love it all the same!

Per IT’s site: 

Key Benefits:

  • LIP-LOVING, HYDRATING FORMULA FEATURES A BUILT-IN PRIMER AND NEVER CREASES, CRACKS OR FEATHERS!
  • OPTICAL-BLURRING PIGMENTS PROVIDE ULTIMATE COLOR AND CORRECT THE TONE AND TEXTURE OF YOUR LIPS IN ONE! 
  • CUSHIONY AND LUSTROUS TEXTURE ENVELOPS LIPS WITH A GLOSSY NATURAL FINISH IN A SINGLE LINE-SMOOTHING SWIPE! 
  • HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES AND COLLAGEN ERASE THE LOOK OF FINE LINES AND WRINKLES FOR YOUTH-FILLED LIPS!

Shades include the following:

  • Brave: A sheer bold red shade
  • Love:  A mauve sheer rose shade
  • Perfect Nude: A sheer nude flush shade
  • IT Girl: A true vibrant red (featured in the image!) 🙂 
  • Daring: Brownish plum
  • Believe: A sheer berry flush
  • Live: Soft sheer pink
  • Naturally Pretty: Soft Natural Pink
  • Ruby Slippers: Sheer Red Flush

I happen to think lip prints on a card for your hunnie is adorable, lines and all…but maybe the plusher pucker would make for a smoother one…

Hmmm…reason enough to buy it?  

MAYBE!

Korean Kraze

Well this is all very exciting! Seeing as I have, many times over, professed my adoration for Asian skincare and color, I am elated by all the accessible newness!

Sephora is once again giving a solid shout-out to the influence of overseas skincare and makeup, highlighting some of the new and exciting products from brands on both sides of the globe.

Belif’s True Cream Aqua Bomb offers “floods” the skin with hydration, making it a nice purchase for parched skin…and based on the reviews, it sounds like it does a nice job of it.  I’m kind of tempted!  

Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin has come out with a tinted balm, which I am certain will be flying off shelves after the successes of the other products in this Collection.

Erborian, actually a newer brand pick-up for Sephora, has an “aquagel” mask featured…a trend that has already hit the likes of Olay and Neutrogena, making a less-than-bashful-about-borrowing mass market debut. As with the “Aqua Bomb,” there’s that allusion to the refreshing and hydrating nature of good ol’ H2O!

While I think the US is seriously late to the party with this, I am T H R I L L E D to see the influx of innovative products, many taking their cues from overseas.  Better late than never for sure! 🙂