The glamorous Jelly Pong Pong marketing geniuses sent us some of their OMNIBRONZE to review. We really get the coolest products to test. This bronzer comes in the coolest copper leather pouch. As if that weren't enough, it also comes equipt with its own brush and compact style mirror. So purse and travel friendly.
Jelly Pong Pong also claims this is a "UNIVERSAL BRONZER". This statement is really going to be put to the test. We sent it out to all different skin tones so I'll be curious to see if everyone agrees it flatters their complexion.
If everyone can agree that this is the holy grail of bronzers-I'll be in shock. I don't know if you can get 10 women to agree on anything (other then George Clooney, Christian Louboutin heels and Chanel).
Jelly Pong Pong claims..."The formula contains no shimmer, so your bronze looks & feels real. Packaged in a chic, hot-cognac compact with faux-leather pouch. Bonus : Comes in a Universal shade to compliment all skin tones. This is THE bronzer which will make you look like you've just stepped off a yacht in St. Barts, bold and glorious in sun-touched skin.
The magnificent PR Reps for Magic Of Aloe sent us their Proto-Collagen moisturizer. It claims to be a nutritional Aloe based collagen moisturizer that will provide a flawless finish to your complexion. May be used with or without foundation.
I have been taught that you need to look for long, confusing ingredients for face creams to work. Scientific ingredient names like Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Copper Pesticides, Hyaluronic Acid and N6-furfuryladenine. Names that you're a little afraid to pronounce in company. Names that could be found in a dirty bomb. If it's strong enough to nuke L.A. it must be strong enough to blast these fine lines from my face! Nature be damned!
Imagine my surprise getting a bottle of face cream called "Magic Of Aloe".
I am always suspect of a bottle who has ingredients I can easily say and have heard of before. This company doesn't even claim the aloe is from a remote land, untouched by man, bred from the rarest Aloe plant. It just says "Aloe".
Ladies, are we really back to basics? What about the acids? If this whole "keep it simple" approach does the job then there's a greenhouse I need to be buying soon. Please post if the aloe in this bottle was a true abracadabra!!
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.