October 8, 2011

Keep Summer Going with mark., Cover FX, Elizabeth Arden, Avon, Charlotte Ronson, Marc Anthony and NARS!

As your skin starts seeing less daylight, it will start looking pastier so perk it up with a tinted moisturizer that's just slightly darker than your natural skin tone - just make sure to blend well along the jawline! Two I like:

mark. get a tint shimmer tinted moisturizer lotion SPF 15 - 50ml - $12 - available in four new shimmer shades: ivory/nude, buff/natural, honey/golden/ almond/mocha as well as in the original non shimmer formula.  It's oil-free with just enough colour to even out skin tone and give the appearance of a healthy glow with a skin-balancing formula that works to hydrate dry spots while controlling oily spots.

Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

Cover FX Skin Tint FX Treatment & Tinted Moisturizer - 30ml  - $39 - in 6 shades: C light or deep, E light or deep, M light or deep - tint and brighten dull skin with pearlized minerals - contains: Melanin-Mimic Technology that mimics natural melanin concentration and type for a natural sunkissed radiance; Dermaveil-Brite Built-In Primer to smooth fine lines and pores; LineFill Technology - hyaluronic spheres that provide skin hydration and firmness; and an SPF 30 for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

Available at selected Shoppers Drug Mart stores,The Bay, Sephora and Murale.

Alternatively, don't pack your bronzer away yet this is a great way to give your skin some colour - get a sun-kissed glow without the sun!

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder - $38 - a loose powder that you freshly grind with each use -  with Minerals, Mica, Sea Water Complex, Aloe and Vitamins A, C and E. It's oil, talc and fragrance free. Includes a mini folding kabuki brush. 

Avon Marbleized Bronzer - $12 - in two shades: Bronzed Peach and Bronze Highlight - with a silky powder formula that has swirls of sun-kissed shaded that blend together for a more natural look. The peach one is also great as a blush!

Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca 

It will soon be too cold to go to the beach but you can still have beach hair!

Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair - 118ml - $20 - a styling spray for creating texture and a tousled hairstyle - I was so excited to hear that Sephora was carrying Charlotte Ronson and I had heard about this spray so I had to try it! I have chin length, very fine and pretty straight hair so any product that can add some texture and life to my hair is a god-send and this one does a great job! I also got a friend of mine who has long curly hair to try it and she was also impressed because it gave her curl some definition, made them less frizzy and as she put it, made her look like a "California beach goddess who spends her days surfing and picking up hot guys in a wetsuit" - I didn't feel like wearing a wetsuit at all when I tried it but that's probably a good thing for everyone! The other thing you will appreciate is that this costs the same - $20 - in Canada and the US - so for a change we aren't getting hosed on the price!

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray - 125ml - $11.99 - this product promises a beachy tousled look, to add body and texture to straight, fine hair or to pump up the curl in already wavy hair.  It contains Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 to protect your hair while adding moisture and shine and UV Protectors to absorb ultraviolet light and protect your hair from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and colour-fade. You check out my experience with it here.
And for your soon to be pasty white legs and whatever else:

NARS Laguna Body Illuminator - 150ml - $52 - a body bronzer that can be used head to toe. Delicately scented with exotic Monoï de Tahiti oil, it can be massaged onto the legs, arms, décolleté or wherever you want beautiful bronze shimmer. Its transfer-proof formula will not rub off on clothing. Contains pure Tamanu Oil, known for its conditioning and hydrating properties; açaí oil and polar berries (cloudberry, raspberry, black currant) known for their antioxidant and emollient properties; bisabolol, obtained from the chamomile plant and used to soothe and care for dry skin; and Indian Frankincense, known for its soothing and comforting properties. You can check out my thoughts on it here.

Charlotte Ronson A Summer's Kiss Face and Body Glow - 88ml - $18 - more Charlotte Ronson love! Charlotte calls it "summer in a bottle" which is an apt description! It's a weightless oil free bronzer that gives skin a shimmery, sun-kissed glow while evening and brightening the complexion. With a light filtering technology that adjusts to absorb and reflect light, creating exceptional glowing effects under any light. Enhanced with vitamins C and E. 

Both products are available at Sephora and sephora.com.

Tell us about your favourites that help you keep summer alive!

- Lisamarie -


  1. Love this blog!

    What do you think is the best mascara for a dramatic smokey look?


  2. My two faves would have to be Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash and Lise Watier Feline HD - great length, a little volume and no clumpiness!

    Best, Lisamarie

  3. 'Hosed on the price', haha...love the look of those AVON marbelized bronzers!


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