Brangelina, Tomkat, Speidi…

I rue the day that “Bennifer” became an active word in our society.  Granted, it was a very cute/clever way to announce to the world the romantic coupling of Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) and Ben Affleck, but it didn’t stop there.  Society has clung so tightly to that model that we now hybrid just about everything.  We all know someone with cankles, or have sported a pair of jeggings, or wish we never saw anyone wearing meggings, yikes…  Word blending is everywhere and with no good reason.  Of course today that is going to change.

In 1985 (long before Bennifer were even acquainted with one another) the word Cosmeceutical came to be.  Cosmetics with pharmaceutical properties are known as cosmeceuticals and I quite frankly am a huge fan of them. They cannot replace annual visits to your dermatologist, but they can make your skin look fabulous in between.

Fine lines and wrinkles (flinkles?) are today’s topic and I have 2 products that are going to change their place on your face. Cold Plasma and High Potency Evening Repair are two cosmeceutical treatments Dr. Perricone MD has perfected to help diminish the signs of aging on  your skin. If I didn’t see the difference on my very own face I really wouldn’t believe it.

High Potency Evening Repair ($98 available at sephora.com and directly at perriconemd.com) uses the highest levels of non-irritating retinol available for an over the counter cosmetic product.  I used to fear retinol because I have sensitive skin and had heard how it burns and dries the skin out. Absolutely not the case here, it goes on smooth with zero reaction and I wake up with skin that is baby soft and beautifully bright.  I liked it so much it got me curious to try Cold Plasma ($115 also available at sephora.com and perriconemd.com), which claims to correct the 10 most visible signs of aging.  I am fully aware that nothing can erase the damage done, but I will tell you this, since the age of 9 my forehead has always had lines.  They’ve deepened with age (I think alot…I mean all the time), they won’t go away unless I use some form of Botox (which is not going to happen any time soon) but since Cold Plasma has entered my life, those lines have diminished and I couldn’t be happier.  I am still a big thinker but I no longer waste time thinking about the lines on my face.

I know both items are pricey.  You absolutely do not need both but both provide astonishing results.  Also remember you can order from perriconemd.com and save 10% with their auto-replenishment service.

So there you have today’s double recommendation. I hope you thought it was trawesome (truly awesome)! 😉

Happy Friday Y’all…xo Elisa

High potency evening repaircold plasma

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Liner Notes…

Typically, “Liner notes” are the blurbs found inside album covers (or for the younger generation: CD cases/iTunes Digital booklet) where  artists  thank various contributors, friends/family and anyone else who aided emotionally or financially in the making of the album.  We don’t make music here at TRUTHisBEAUT-E, but today’s product recommendation will have you singing my praises and the praises of its creator.  Trish Mcevoy Intense Gel Eye liner is today’s featured product.

For years I have searched for the perfect eye liner (this may sound like an exercise in futility to many of you…so be it), one that doesn’t run down my face or smudge during application. Not until I discovered Trish’s revolutionary Intense Gel Eye Liner and her suggested application technique have I ever been even close to satisfied.  Cut to Liner perfection.

It comes in 3 shades (Arabian Nights-a midnight blue, Deep aubergine- a rich brown and Black) which are universally flattering for all skin tones and eye colors.  With my brown eyes and brown hair, I use Deep aubergine just about every day and the Black in the evening but I would absolutely use the Arabian nights for a swanky soiree out.

What I love about Trish Mcevoy makeup is that your face looks like you, only better.  Her concept isn’t about changing your appearance, it’s about enhancing and defining what is already there.  She knows you’re already gorgeous, she just helps you know it too.

Intense Gel Eye Liner will set you back $28, but each liner comes with a sharpener and a smudge tip on the other end (which is great for blending).  It is also rich in pigment so I find I don’t use as much as I used to with other liners.  Using her dotted technique really helps the product longevity also.  When you click on the link above you will not only get directed to her website you will also be able to watch video’s on how to apply her products properly.  Imagine having a private makeup lesson taught by Trish.

So in my liner notes I’d like to thank Trish Mcevoy for helping me to look my best and to all of you for your continued support and readership…xo Elisa

Intense Gel Eye Liner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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