Thursday, May 29, 2014

Saks Beauty Week: Our Product Recommendations

As promised, Lindsey and I have been testing the skincare and beauty goodies we received at yesterday's beauty breakfast at Saks Fifth Avenue and wanted to share our feedback with you! Beauty Week kicked off today, so you'll want to take notes on these products and get in on the special deals and freebies. : ) 

We'll start with the makeup. Here's what we tested:

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation in Natural (Mary) and in Medium (Lindsey) 
The formula is lightweight but still conceals nicely. The finish is very natural, and we love that it's SPF 20!
*Lindsey wished she had also chosen Natural, which is a shade lighter than Medium

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Highlight Powder
We really like the healthy sheen that this pressed highlighting powder delivers. After applying our foundation, powder, and blush, we lightly applied the highlighter down the bridge of our noses and along our temples down to our cheekbones. Subtle and luminizing. It could also double as an eye shadow.

 Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Babydoll Mascara in Fetish Black
Has good lash-separating and defining abilities. Not our favorite mascara of all time but still a good one. We're currently using Chanel Le Volume Mascara and love it.

LIPS: (faves!)
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte in No. 19 - Rose Orfevre (Mary)
The formula is creamy and has a nice pigment. It works just fine on its own - no need for lipstick and liner. This medium shade of pink has tiny flecks of gold in it and is a little sexy. Love it!

 Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in No. 9 - Rouge Laque (Lindsey)
The formula is a little glossy, and it stays in place all day long. This is Lindsey (below) after having applied it 9 hours prior. Awesome!

As for the skincare we've tested, here are our favorites:

Sisley-Paris Creamy Mask with Tropical Resins
(Purifying mask formulated for combination/oily skin) 
Loved this one!! After I rinsed it off, my skin looked immediately refreshed and more radiant overall. It's clarifying, so it will be a good one for summer months. As we mentioned in yesterday's post, we also looove Sisley's Eye Mask. Super hydrating, brightening and luminating. Amazing! Lindsey and I love the immediate gratification of better looking skin and want to try all of Sisley's masks. By the way, we also took home samples of the Radiant Glow Express Mask and will keep you posted on what we think : ). 

Guerlain Eye and Lip Cream
Made the dry skin around our eyes feel wonderfully hydrated. No tightness or dryness. Love that the formula doubles as a lip cream! 

As a reminder, with a beauty purchase of $75 or more, you get to take home a complimentary bag of beauty goodies. So splurge! : ) 
Happy Thursday!

xx, M

Necklaces (top and bottom): The Huckleberry Station | Ring (bottom) designed by Jess Leigh of Jess Leigh Jewels
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