Tag Archives: Skin Care

Primer Matters Series~ Fab! Tried It: Philosophy “the present: clear makeup”

22 Oct

Philosophy’s The Present: Clear Makeup boasts this on their bottle: “do you crave airbrushed skin do your wrinkles and pores deserve to appear minimized are you searching for a new foundation then we have a present for you.” Of course as I read it I answered an astounding YES!

Being plagued with acne as a teenager and as an adult, there are just some pores that are still open and scars that are still around that I would like to diminish more. I am curious after reading rave reviews of being a smooth and light weight primer, and after it was featured on The Today Show in their “favorite things” segment, what it would do for a person with skin like mines?

So, I ran off to my local favorite beauty supply store to pick this up and giving you the dish on whether or not it lives up to the hype.

the Present: Clear Makeup ($25)

So… what do we think? The smell is that of lavender– pretty pleasant. With just a dime size squirt out of this bottle, it covered my face with a non greasy feeling moisturizer. I applied it with my fingers and there was no residue or sticky feeling. To the touch shortly after, my face felt smooth… so now to apply we apply foundation.





After my first usage of this product, it did assist my foundation in going on smooth, it did minimize the appearance of my pores and I am hoping to see continual results. I will keep you posted.

Until then, BeautyFab! recommends this product. Have you tried this product? Tell me if you will or what you thought.


Laila Ali’s New Beauty Line is for the Sistahs

21 Oct

courtesy of orlando sentinel

Laila Ali has launched a new product line that is targeting ethnic women. Ali, a boxer now cosmetics entreprenuer launched a line that includes fragrances for men and women as well as skin and ethnic hair care products.

“I’ve always been into beauty care. At 16 I was a manicurist in a nail salon,” said Ali, 32. “I’ve always had this vision to expand into a full line of products. ”

Specifically, the Tone Balancing Fade Cream is targeted to women of color, however mostly all products can be used by anyone.

It seems as if Laila Ali has make up next on her list. Can’t wait to see what she develops in the future.

So far, her line includes the following:
Laila Ali Professional Hair Care Products:  Shampoos, conditioners, curl-defining gels and more. Prices: $10-$18.
Laila Ali Derm Essentials Skin Care Products: A simple-to-use line that includes age-defying cream, eye cream, tone equalizer, body lotion, daily wash and moisturizer. Prices: $10-$18.

Laila by Laila Ali: A clean crisp women’s fragrance that blends citron and apple over jasmine, bluebells, rose, green bamboo and amber musk. Price: $39-$49.

KO Laila Ali: A men’s fragrance that combines citrus bergamot, sage, thyme, lavender and suede with a touch of suede and woods.Price: $35-$45.
You will soon be able to find her products in retailers such as Sears, Wal Mart and CVS.