The fantastic reps for DuWop sent us a few bronzer's from their DuWop Bronze Fresh collection. We all got "months" to review. Mine was "June", the other's were labeled "July" & "August," that went out to our testers. How fun and happy to name a product with a seaon we associate with vacation. Subliminal marketing, genius!
Meg is writing this new post sipping some bubbly! Today, Megsmakeup went on the BIBLE GOSSIP SITE www.perezhilton.com Meg has been reading this site for ages and is so honored WE HAVE AN AD ON IT!! If that doesn't call for champagne I don't know what does! . Quick side-note, Cristal is great if you want a fierce headache. Please pass this bottle by and buy the real Meg's fave of Veuve Clicquot. Cheaper yet better!
Bronzer's have really come along way. They used to be so garish! The only old alternative was the dreaded sun. I used to slap on some oil and bake, I was even known to grab the tin foil! I know, one day, I'm going to pay for all this
Silly, Stupid me! There is no excuse for that behavior! DuWop has a golden glow to match your preference! Fitting compactly in your purse. They even add a cherry high-light! The compact is magnificent!
Ladies please post if this compact duo cured you from the harmful summer rays..Faux is so now...
The fantastic PR reps for Dermadoctor sent us "WRINKLE REVENGE"! An eye balm to "rescue & protect"! I was happier to recieve this promise in a lavendar shade box then any promise that could come in a same sized Tiffany blue one.
If anyone needs help feeling rescued and protected from wrinkles it's me. I am completely in denial about them. Today I baked in the sun. I smoked 10 ciggs. I'm drinking a glass of pinot as I type this and I've only eaten a Hot Pocket. I also am a restless sleeper that tended to sweat the small stuff until I decided to start popping Lexapro. Or as I like to call it, "living in Lexaland".
Every article I read says the best way to fight wrinkles is to prevent them. Stay out of the sun, NO SMOKING, moderate drinking and a well-balanced diet. Sending out an S.O.S ! What's the point of having no wrinkles if the only people commenting on how great my skin looks are the nuns living in the damn monastery I'll have to move into!
So please Wrinkle Revenge, I need you. I need you like the flower needs the rain. You know I need you.
Ladies please post if DERMAdoctor's Wrinkle REVENGE rescued and protected or if you should start calling me "Sister Meg Make-Up"?
The wonderful PR reps for DR. Jeffrey Dover's Skin Effects sent us out "Purifying Effects" Deep-Cleaning Enzyme Scrub for All Skin Types. I have never seen so many Doctors on a daily basis in my entire life and I have broken some serious bones in my day. Lately, I am terminal. I see Dr. Brandt, Dr. Hauschka and now every morning, Dr. Dover. Thought you wanted to marry a Doctor for the financial stability and benefits? No dear. That is so 1980's, now you want to marry a Doctor with the hopes he has an affinity for face cream. I blame Clinique, you know, sounds like "clinic" sounds like "doctor" dress your salespeople in white lab coats and you (you meaning me, and maybe you) think their on to some new, secret "cure". Ahh, the trickery.
Is an MD background now the only tool that will sell you a potion for your face? Is this smart or just marketing mumbo-jumbo? This Skin Effects Scrub promises"..healthy, younger-looking, more beautiful skin".
Ladies please post if your doctor made a shower house-call or if we should be suing for malpractice...
Ole Henriksen is a superstar. Not only do we get sent Ole's products to test and rate, we got to meet the Ole's inner circle. I guess the old adage that you can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep is true. Ole's company is fantastic, they know their stuff and they stand behind their man. When Megsmakeup comes out with their "Hall Of Fame" products (only products with a positive, unanimous "Megs Make-Up Official Tester's" recommendation to buy) Ole makes the cut with 2 out of 3 of his sent products. That's a big deal. We have a lot of testers. We all can't even agree if we like Angelina Jolie, never you mind about agreeing on a skincare product! The unthinkable became thinkable, we all liked it. We all, really, really liked it! Ole's been on a winning streak. Did they break the spell? How many products can possibly be a unanimous win? Do we have the answer to world peace right in our medicine cabinets?
Ole's newest product is a Re-Start Anti-Aging Serum. It's new on the market, it has anti-gravity DMAE and reparative Alpha Lipoic Acid. It claimes to tighten, firm and yes, be the elixor of youth we've been searching for.
Ladies please post if this product made you want to hold hands in a loving circle and sing "Koom Bai Ah My Lord" for your new complexion.
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer! I can't believe the packaging. I mean, right there on the package they write "Park Avenue Princess". They enclose their product in a super fab gold, faux croc with a faux gold chain. HOW DECADENT IS THAT! Tarte and Dianne Brill should have a package-off. They both reign supreme in this category. Oh boy, please don't get me into packaging. You're talking to a lady that thinks Chanel is priced reasonably for the honor of the double CC's. The CC purse hides A LOT of flaws. Does this bronzer? Are you a golden godess with a few swipes from this palette or is the canal street knock-off better? For $28.00 are you turned into a 24 carat Park Avenue Princess?
Meg (Madge's creator) sent us some moisture lotion that has SPF 15. The tube says that you can apply it under your foundation for a healthy and shimmery glow. Have you ever seen pictures of Oprah without her make-up? That's how I look in the morning. When I go to the mirror fresh from a shower, I look and think, Oh my God! What has happened to me? I am so not glowing-shimmery or otherwise. I understand age and lifestyle contributes to this. I'm not yet of an"age" but my lifestyle (which I am not willing to give-up) has wreaked havoc on the skin.
Maybe going out 5x a week is bad, maybe smoking a pack a day is "bad", maybe I don't need 2 bottles of veuve. Who is this person telling me this and why do I want to strangle her?
If Meg has found a cure for life-style then sign me up for it (with-out actually having to change the life-style). I, actually really like the life-style enough to suffer for it. If sun is my biggest vice then damn! I am boring! Ladies please post if on your hung-over days, your sleepless nights, your blotchy week-days if this moisturizer made you feel like a Mormon on the beach!!
ERA PRIMER in aerosal form? I am not equipped to write for this site. I am clearly behind the times. When Smashbox sent us their primer I thought it was some sort of new revolution taking place. Primer? Wow! A product that fills in your lines and creases before you apply your foundation so the foundation does not run into your own private Grand Canyon(s). Spackle for your face if you will...I clearly need to get out more. There is Primer to the left of you, Primer to the right and here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
I have to admit, I have been trying to become more hip (maybe referring to early 70's songs does not help this). I have done Primer research. I have yet to come upon a primer that is in spray form. Looks like Classified has revolutionized that. A primer is suppose to not only act as a spackle but also a glue. It is suppose to make your foundation, lipstick and mascara adhere. Classified has on its Primer bottle that you can spray it on your face, eyelashes and mouth. Make-Up in order of dissappearing act. 1 Foundation. 2 Lipstick. 3 Mascara.
Does this defy make-up's invisible act? Can an aerosal primer lock in the basics? Are we all just dust in the wind? Ladies Please Post if you experienced an ever-lasting gobstopper for your face?
T-Zone=War Zone. All of you know what I'm saying. Mid-day there is a sweaty shine on your forehead, nose and chin. Blotting papers are cute but they deliver for the moment. Joe Blasco's finishing powder is to be rubbed on (with the puff they include) to sweep up all of your offensive glow. Use it OVER your pressed powder, foundation,and moisturizer.
Just remember this "Success is dependent upon the glands-Sweat glands". It's true. Anything worth having is worth sweating about.
You're own business? Children? Marriage? You're going to sweat. Alot. The whole "never let them see you sweat", mantra is true. I wouldn't trust some sweaty shmoe and neither should you. Most of all, you never should be one. Does Joe Blasco's Pressed powder help you portray the composure that you should already project? Ladies please post if your T-Zone is now friendly fire.
Pick Me Up-Face Mist? As in "I need a little pick-me-up"? Why does this scene keep flashing through my mind.. A scene by the most talented author to ever live. Yes, a scene from the fantastic Jacqueline Susann..This was either from the brilliant book or the movie. Doesn't matter, the brilliance transcends... Susan Lake: "I guess liquor's considered pretty square". Petronella Danforth: "Same as grass. Depends on how you use it". Neely O'Hara: " I WANT my PICK ME UP!! I WANT MY DOLLIES"!! (This line must be delivered in a desperate scream). A Pick Me Up-Face Mist? I looked to the side of the bottle. It says nothing about operating machinery or causing sleeplessness. It doesn't even suggest that you drink it. I'm starting to think Neely was not referring to this particular item. I'm starting to think that if I heard Neely scream that she wanted her "Pick Me-Up" and I pulled this out of my purse and sprayed her down she would slug me. Hard. Oh, Neely. When will you realize you didn't need those dolls! No one does (disclaimer, everyone does before class reunions, family reunions or before "accidentally" running into an ex). Why couldn't you see you just needed a blend of Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy in spray form? I can't help you if you won't help yourself. God, Neely, I'm starting to feel like your enemy Helen Lawson:"The only hit that comes out of a Helen Lawson Show is HELEN LAWSON and that's ME BABY! Remember"!! Remember that Neely. The hit is you. Not your dollies. The Pick Me-Up is the vitamin enriched spray, the glow that you exude. Ladies please post if this spray helped make you feel like the ego-ccentric Helen Lawson. Please post if after this toner your skin was more stable then Susan Lake after 17 red dolls.
Sugar Cosmetics sent us a combo of different items to try. Maybe you got the All Bronzer. Mayber you got the Blush/Bronzer Duo. Maybe you were lucky enough to win the jack-pot and also get their fantastically handy Body/Bronze/Blush brush. I have to go on record that I am confused with make-up trends right now. Specifically the TAN trend. Who am I kidding? A "healthy" tan has never been out of fashion. Being all Irish I have had to come up with different ways to make this "healthy" tan look au natural. If I sit out in the sun my color is the always chic "lobster red". I have self-tanner in sprays and creams. I have subjected myself to a human car paint job where I am sprayed at The Sunset Tan for some color. I have even paid top dollar for a woman to air-brush me (much like a carnival t-shirt) as I stand there freezing and buck-naked for some bronze tones. Tanning beds? Check. Tanning Showers? Check. Orange hue human looking for some love? Check Check. Nicole Kidman is pale, right? She's hot, right? O.K. Maybe not hot. Maybe pale and perfect porcelain skin. She has the title for pale and beautiful. The rest of us? Not so much. I believe our title is "pale and s ickly looking". Can our quest for a healthy glow be answered by this compact? The packaging is beautiful, this is obvious. Is your packaging as fantastic with a few strokes from the SUGAR? Are you a healthy, sun-free, bronze baby with 30 seconds of work with this product? Or were you an alien mutant sent from the planet faux tan? Ladies please post your sun-kissed findings!