Makeup Genius

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(iOS only) L’Oreal has introduced the first ever virtual makeup tester, called Makeup Genuis. The app allows you to:

  • Instantly apply makeup onto your own reflection in real-time.

  • Makeup follows your face as you move and make expressions.

  • Choose from an endless array of products and expertly-curated makeup looks.

  • Try before you buy anytime, anywhere.

Download it now!

You can also check out how the app works from a technical standpoint.

Nail Heaven

photo 1I never intended to do product reviews on this blog. That’s until I tried a new nail system from L’Oreal called Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3. And there’s just one takeaway: no more bi-weekly trips to the nail salon for me! No is lamp required and my nails were completely dry in less than 5 minutes! Just as you’d expect from gel nails, they are very shiny!

The process is very simple:

STEP 1: Apply 1 coat of  GEL PRIMER
STEP 2: Apply 2 coats of GEL COLOR
STEP 3: Apply 1 coat of GEL GLAZE

photo 5If you’ve considered yourself a poor nail polisher like I always have, this system will help you out. That’s because the gel color goes on very smooth and almost soaks into your nail as you polish. For about $20 at Wal-Mart I purchased the Gel-Lacque Kit (Steps 1 & 3) and 2 gel colors: 707 (Diamond in the Buff) and 712 Lacque-Red (pictured). (You can probably get an even better deal at places like CVS that often run Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off specials on beauty products.)

I can hardly wait to purchase more colors! You can view the entire collection of 20+ colors on L’Oreal’s website.