L’Oreal vs. Revlon

Thanks to BzzAgent I got to review 4 full size L’OREAL Infallible Total Coverage Products. An thanks to Crowdtap I got to try 4 full size Products from the new Revlon Youth FX collection. Complimentary for Review, but opinion is all my own. 


  • The Foundation- Infallible Total Coverage. It covers great and doesn’t feel heavy on skin. An definitely lasted all day. An it did not dry out my sensitive skin. 
  • Contour Kit- the Product is smooth and blends into skin. You can conceal dark eyes and contour the face. 
  • Correcting Kit- You can highlight, correct discoloration, and conceal with this pallet.
  • Blend Artist Sponge- My favorite item. It’s smooth and doesn’t tug at skin. Can get it into corners of eyes and nose. Helps foundation and Concealer application and smoothness. Easy to clean. 

Revlon Youth FX Fill and Blur

  • Fill and Blur Primer for Forehead- Wear alone or under makeup. It seemed to make them less noticeable. It says it has “micro-spheres which are optical diffusers”. It’s diffusing light to diminish wrinkles. Does it work 💯 percent? I don’t now. But, I did enjoy using it. I got a slightly cool sensation when using it. An acts like a primer under my makeup. 
  • Fill and Blur Concealer in 02 light. I don’t like the applicator. However I do like the Concealer. It covered dark circles and didn’t settle into fine lines. It felt light on skin, and provided good coverage.
  • Fill and Blur Foundation- It does have SPF 20 but, this  foundation felt to heavy on my skin. Dried it out. It was definitely full coverage and looked matte.
  • Fill and Blur Primer- this primer made my skin burn slightly so I won’t be using it again. It had a nude tint which I thought was nice for extra coverage. An the applicator was easy to use. I passed it on to my mother in law. 

So after using both I prefer the L’Oreal Infallible line. It’s easier to use and between the two foundations the Infallible looked and felt better on skin. Plus I have been wanting the Blender for some time now. Grateful to be picked for these missions. 



American Beauty

Since I have been talking so much about Korean Beauty products here is a list of the most recent U.S. beauty products I’ve tried for Review! 

Thanks to Crowdtap I was picked to review the Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Bodywash in Honeysuckle! Free for Review, but opinion is my own. It Smelled Amazing. Lathers well and leaves skin clean and not feeling dry. Plant derived with ingredients such as Aloe, Olive Oil, essential oil Ylang Ylang, orange peel, and Honeysuckle extract just to name a few. Only thing is that you have to use more like a half Dollar size or a little more than normal to get a good lather. I absolutely love the luxurious feel of using natural ingredients!

Olay Active Botanicals Gel Cleanser. It has a cooling effect on skin which I liked. An did leave my skin feeling clean, but a little dry. It has natural ingredients like snow mushroom which has been authenticated by scientist at Royal Botanic Gardens in UK as Hydrating, helps hydrate dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Research shown more effective than hyaluronic acid. Snow mushroom draws  moisture to skin like Hyaluronic acid the smaller particles can penetrate skin easier. Also, has cucumber fruit extract. 

Again thanks to Crowdtap I received free for review the Almay Healthy Glow makeup and gradual self tan. I used the Light with spf 20. An gifted the medium to my mother in law. I loved that it had a good medium coverage and did leave skin with a natural looking highlight. An the tan gradual builds each time you take it off! Very little odor and does not smell like sunscreen. An most importantly it doesn’t turn you orange. One thing that was annoying with this product is that you really got to hit the makeup and tanner to the bottom before you pump. The makeup comes out fine, but the tanner is obviously thick and needs to be at the bottom so the pump can pull it up. It didn’t make my skin break out. An like the fact it has SPF protection from the summer sun. 

Another Product I have fallen in love with is the Revlon Photoready makeup line. Thanks to Crowdtap I got to try all three Products free for Review. First up was the Perfecting primer in 001 light. It was so soft and smooth on skin and provides a great base to your foundation. Skin looks smoother and poreless. 

I absolutely love the Insta Blush 310 in Candy kiss. This has become my favorite blush. It is build able so if your looking for a little flush of pink or more dramatic look for evening you can make it happen with this blush stick. An I am such fair skin this was the perfect color!

I have used many highlighters from creams to powders and the Insta-Fix Highlighting stick makes it so easy and again the Perfect color for my light skin was the 200 Pink light. An the name really describes the color. The mix of colors look holographic. An it provides the right amount of highlight effect. An again build able for more lighting effect if needed. 

Finally, I can’t seem to find my normal CoverGirl Flamed out mascara lately… Ahemm CoverGirl!? So I tried out Rimmel London Scandal eyes retro Glam mascara in extreme black. Although they don’t get as full, I do like this mascara. It’s all about the brush. An this one’s a thick bigger than normal brush to help grab my small lashes. It dries quick so no smudging. An provides a good cat eye lash.

To see most of the products before​ the full review check out my Instagram If you have a product you want reviewed or promoted on Social, Email jdworak@beanstyled.com or DM on Instagram. 

2015 New Year Beauty Review

Welcome Stylista’s! The new Year is upon us and we have already been out trying many new products to review. Here is the list of Lips, Eyes, and Hair products you will want to get your hands on first in 2015!


StyleWatch & Chanel

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss- “Colour and Shine Lip gloss in One Click. Color Intensity of a Lipstick.” Dramatic Color that is non sticky, last all day and night. Absolutely has become our favorite brand for lip gloss. Thank you StyleWatch StyleHunters for the free full size trial. Now we are off to get more shades!



Hard Candy & Caffeine

Rise & Shine Gloss


If you are looking for the Ultimate Sparkly Lips, Hard Candy has it. Not Sticky, Not Rough; meaning you don’t feel the glitter on your lips. Yet gives a 3-Dimensional look. Look of plump and full without that tingle feeling. Absolutely the shiniest lips we have ever had and lasted all night with just a couple of touch ups! Plus the Brush is HUGE and Love it! Easy to Apply in just a couple of swipes.  “These super lustrous lip glosses are infused with prisms of color that make lips appear fuller and plumper.  Feeling tired or wired? Two Glossaholic sparkling clear top coats infused with mood altering elixirs help you “Chill Out” with Vanilla, lavender and Hemp Oil or “Rise and Shine” with Caffeine, Peppermint and Licorice.” We have the Rise and Shine Coffee which smells like coffee and has the caffeine, peppermint and licorice. Now we must have all 3! Check them out there is Chill Out with Vanilla Flavor, and then if you want even more extreme Glitter Shine try the Glossaholic called “Over the Rainbow”-Holographic. Buy them online at http://www.hardcandy.com/beauty-lips/hc-glossaholic/?cat=gloss

LA Colors eyeliner

We have blogged and reviewed LA Colors Auto eyeliner before but for the price it is a must have for anyone and a  make up artist Favorite! Plus it has coconut oil, vegetable oil, beeswax and other great ingredients

Retractable eyeliner! Smudge proof and applies on smoothly to define and accentuate eyes. Enriched with Shea butter to help nourish, moisturize and protect skin. Can also be used for defining the eyebrows!”
Purchase online at https://www.lacolors.com/Auto-Eyeliner-1352.html



Revlon Colorstay 555Moonlit Eye shadow has made a favorite review list because the colors seem dark yet are actually transparent so they are build-able. Take it from Day to Night in a Flash, and you can create a great subtle nude look with this palette. High light your brow bone with the white on any look, Use the Nude all over with just mascara, these are some suggestion out of 100 we could come up with using the moonlit eye shadows.



NYX Concealer Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer If you are looking for just that a “Full Coverage” here it is! Cover dark circles to scars. Comes in many different shades and crease free. (dry skin you may want to mix in a little moisturizer) It does not have the best formula for ingredients, but sometimes you need a good concealer and for NYX price you can’t beat the quality. Find it on Target Shelves.



Pantene Pro-V Rehab Creme: The only Hair product that made our first product review article of the year. A great at home conditioning treatment to help those dry winter locks spring back to life. An Pantene promises this is more than conditioning. It has antioxidants that helps detox the scalp and get rid of build up to help promote natural shine and strength.



Finally, a great skincare line we found at target. It has become a favorite, especially for winter and those who suffer from dry skin. It is a water based very hydrating skincare Line called LANEIGE! To Start it has gentle Multi Cleanser with mini papaya exfoliator. It cleanses really well with out that tightness or extreme dry feeling of the skin and promises to help clean and rid sunscreen. The Water Bank Serum for all skin types is like putting water right into your skin. A 24 hour hydrating serum to keep skin feeling plump and hydrated all day with that special glow. Next, the Water Bank Moisture Cream has a wonderful smell, it seems thick but applies and soaks right into skin. Last, the Water Sleeping Mask will become part of your new night time regimen. For all Skin types an overnight revitalizing gel mask you will wake up with plump hydrated skin. With continued use the products work well together to help keep skin hydrated at all times so you don’t have to go back to feeling that dry, tight skin anymore. There are many products out there but with the recent turn of the weather this line the past 4 weeks has proven it’s worth. The full size products are on the shopping list.

Summer 2014

Summer 2014 is in Full Swing, things at Bean Styled have been so busy we are finally catching up on our Trial and Review of the latest products we find worth your money and our time to tell you about!

Let’s Begin with the skin care and make-up products. Nugg Face Mask Hydrating is not only natural, and uses oil dispersion; learn more here  http://www.nuggbeauty.com/pages/technology 94% natural, this product is great for normal, dry skin, and those with sensitive skin. Absolutely loved this product, and for the price can’t wait to stock up on more. Perfect all year, and great for that summer budget you would rather spend at the beach. This product contains, camellia seed oil, aloe, and many other natural ingredients, great to replenish after being out in the summer sun. Found this product at Target. Next up is E.L.F. Glitter Primer. For a few dollars this primer works great. With the heat and sweating this will not only make the glitter hold and pop, it will keep it lasting all day… or night. Prep your lids with concealer, then apply primer. While primer is still damp apply your glitter shadow. With natural ingredients like shea butter and JoJoba oil this product will be gentle on the eyelids.


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A great facial scrub we just happen to notice on the shelf at target was Alba Botanica a natural product line extension from their original Alba. Good and Clean a Fruit acid detox Toxin release scrub is 100% Vegetarian. This product is packed with natural ingredients and 10 AHA-rich botanical’s that provides a unique fruit facial detox. Great if you have oily skin, dead skin, and those sweaty workouts.

Finally, we absolutely indulge in many different Epielle Cotton Mask. From firming to detoxing there is one for every skin type and issue. We tried the Vitamin E and Collagen for fine lines and wrinkles. Skin was instantly brighter, and lines and face looked plumped and hydrated. The second mask we have tried so far is the Green Tea and Aloe. A great way to detox the skin after a busy week, stress, or skin is looking dull. Skin looked brighter and more hydrated. Both left skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Not to mention, you may look funny. But is great for travel, and easy to apply and take off, and if you happen to fall asleep you won’t have to worry about a mess on your pillow case.


Let’s stick with the eyes and talk about Revlon’s Diamond Lust eye shadow. We found Night Sky. a Black with silver, that gives off a rainbow of color glitter. Now only is the shadow apply evenly the glitter actually is thru out the entire eyeshadow. We used it with elf glitter primer not only did it last all night, the glitter was still present. Use all over lids for a dramatic look, just the middle to add highlight, or the outer corner for a rockin smokey eye effect.

A product we have been dying to try was Ardell Dark Lash adhesive. What is great about having the dark adhesive is that if your going for that natural look you do not have to worry about applying eyeliner. An 9 times out of 10 we are applying black or a dark eyeliner when we do apply are false lashes. So it is easy to even out the “liner line”.  A must have for any gal who loves her false lashes!

Cover Girl has a sister mascara out there called Flamed up. Now we enjoyed this mascara because it does not clump, and of the thickness it adds to lashes. It gives off a great natural look with some curl. The Cover Girl Flamed out mascara is still the favorite and wins in the thickness, length, and curl of the outer lashes best for that dramatic look.

Only a couple of HAIR products made the beginning summer list. First up is a great original that can’t be beat! Psssst Dry Shampoo. Not only great if your running late and don’t have time to wash the hair, but this is a great product to add texture. The one thing that stands the product apart from the rest is that is leaves no white residue. For you blondes out there  you may not have a problem. But dark tresses some products leave a powder that does not absorb as well or even close to Psssst. Give it a Try today!


The other product that we have fallen in love with and definitely a new must have in the beauty arsenal is Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Moisture Whip Leave-In Conditioner. Yes you read that right, Whipped! A mouse like leave in conditioner that does not leave your hair oily, and you get every strand saturated. Great for young kids and their tangles too. A wonderful bonus is natural ingredients goji berry, passion fruit, and kiwi. This product is definitely worth 5 stars and we can’t wait to try the 1-minute Replenish treatment.

Let’s talk Nails. Just recently Sinful Colors nail polish made the news on Good Morning America beating out Chanel nail color in lasting longer and still looking fab! So with that being said we found the perfect summer color, The perfect Disney’s “Frozen” nail color, and Perfect in the fact that the glitter actually glitters! So in love with this color is has become a personal favorite we are going to have to run out and buy another bottle! Green Ocean is great layered on top of other colors or alone. Different size glitter builds the nail polish for a Gel look and shine like no other! Must Have!

Now another polish that we happen to run across at the dollar store and was a complete impulse buy was L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polish in Candy Sprinkles. Now only is this the perfect pastel pink, but it has a rainbow of colors. It reminded us of a cupcake, or as the name said Candy Sprinkles! You have to let the nail polish dry for a few minutes in between coats, but after about 4 layers this polish had a great shine and  Gel look. Lasted a week on the Toes. For .99 cents we adore this!


Finally we will end this summer review with some Stylewatch StyleHunters products.


Physicians Formula New Bronze Booster with SPF 20, a Glow boosting Beauty Balm Bronzer not only protects, moisturizes, smooths, brightens, and softens lines. Not to mentions adds contour to the face. The packaging is adorable, comes with it’s own brush, and is a build-able formula. Natural ingredients like kapi kaccho seeds, and vitamin C and E helps with care of skin. This product is perfect for summer. Add a healthy glow, and keep that all natural beauty look. Check out our video on Instagram and Follow us for up to date products that are under review before they hit the website at http://www.instagram.com/beanstyledotcom

Last we reviewed the Extraordinaire by L’Oreal in their Color Riche collection. Another product made with micro oils, no wonder it leaves lips smooth, non sticky and left with amazing shine that last all night. The only complaint is that the brush is flexible and the formula is light so a little goes a long way.

Check out these must have Products for Summer and you will be looking beautiful on a Stylista’s Budget!

Hydration is Beautiful!

Here is another Over-Haul of Bean Approved Beauty Products!

The search for foundation is never-ending.  and with the cold, dry weather the  best hydration foundation we have found yet is  Shiseido Advanced Hydro Liquid Foundation with Spf 15, medium coverage that when applied feels so fresh, cool and the smoothest formula. No flaking, or dry patches. Last All Day! Leaves a Lustrous look, not chalky, powdery, or dull. A New Favorite! An anyone with dry skin a cream foundation will work best for you.

After those long days it is great to relax. Try doing a mask 2-3 times a week. Some of the best come from Freeman Beauty. Adore the Blue Agave Facial hydrating Mask   -Hydrates thirsty skin.  This mask felt so luxurious we went and bought a few more. Just relax for 15-20 minutes, take of mask and then gently pat the rest into skin. Skin feels completely hydrated and moisturized. Great anytime mask, but we enjoyed it at night before bed. Waking up with glowing skin.

Winter really dries out skin. If you are looking for dramatic moisture. You must try Illamasqua Hydra Veil Re-hydrating Gel. Part moisturizer part primer. Allows makeup to stay 24 hours if needed and reduces pore size and any dry skin that causes the appearances of lines or wrinkles. Calms and refreshes the skin. It feels cool and absolutely luxurious on skin. It helps makeup apply even and smoothly. No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin. In love with this product it will become a regular staple in our beauty arsenal.


At home hair color has Stepped up it’s game thanks to Revlon Luxurious Color Silk. Hair felt healthier after and the feeling lasted more than 24 hours. Not just a couple of days, it has now been a week. The color has lasted and Happy with the results! Great for in between salon colors and touch-ups. The pigments are not for drastic change yet for natural color and look. A+ for Revlon, for finally found an at home color safe for the stylista on a budget. It is not the most expensive on the department store shelf, but it is the Best. So don’t let the price tag fool you. Some of those more expensive at home hair colors have been tried by Bean Styled and yet to be approved.

We finally tried Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo-a “mild luxurious Cleanser for Softness and shine” Great for chemical lovers and over processed hair.  Lathers Great, Smells Amazing! Paired it with Super Rich Conditioner– “luxurious balm for parched, processed, over exuberant hair. leave in 1 minute then rinse. The conditioner was rich and simply smelled amazing! Left hair smooth, soft, an frizz free. Fell in love with Bumble and Bumble we are excited to try more products.

The FAB Facial Radiance Pads  Daily Essential (that is now a daily essential in our facial routines) Exfoliates, Tones, & Brightens.  benefits Improves skin clarity, reduce pores, diminishes fine lines!

 It get’s better the products are designed for the most sensitive skin issues.  Alcohol Free, paraben free, and with other natural ingredients such as Aloe, white tea, mandarin and other fruit extracts. It contains the Right amount of lactic and glycolic acid to Exfoliate Everyday! Cucumber and Indian Gooseberry Tone while the natural Lemon Peel and Licorice Root Brighten and Glow.

Shiseido new 3 Piece IBUKI skincare Kit. The cleanser is gentle. The concentrate is almost like water yet not a gel, and feels amazing when it hits your skin. The moisturizer is very hydrating and leaves skin feeling soft and looking healthy. It all feels amazing on the skin. An about two weeks use their was a dramatic improvement in skin tone looking more even and flawless. Pores may not be able to shrink completely but black heads were greatly improved.

Next up is the Conair Infinity Pro! Like any new electronic device is takes some getting used to. But once you figure out the forward and reverse button this handy device will be your new best friend. Adds volume way better than your regular hair dryer and round brush. Great for Layers and Bangs. Still used a straight iron to make the ends of hair piecey.  But it leaves hair smooth with less frizz and seem to work better at taming the frizz an fly away’s better than a normal hand-held hair dryer. It is literally drying, straightening and curling all at the same time. It has a “Cool” feature so you can make soft loose fabulous curls with this spin brush. So many styles can be done with this handy tool. It is used every week at Bean Styled and absolutely Lovin it! Tired of paying someone for a Blow Out. Here is the best Blow Out you can have right in your own home!

Bean Styled Fav to Rave about Products

Admit it! Some of us just  hate hairspray. The smell, stickiness, or added weight it seemed to add.  Searching the hair care aisle Bean Styled came across Hair Spray by Suave, Professionals Touchable Finish Hair Spray.

Suave’s Touchable Finish has a unique building formula. It has such a fine mist that if you need a little hold or a strong hold, you can control the amount you put on a lot easier than a huge blast shooting out at you. Also, without the weight and stickiness.  Also for an added bonus it has a humidity defense that protects against frizz and Fly away’s! What more could you want in your Hair spray!

Hair spray has come along way. Suave Professionals deserves a round of applause on this hair spray. Anyone who shy’s away for all reasons stated above and more. Give Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray a Try, think you will be pleasantly surprised!

Every woman has a certain makeup product that they religiously buy and Love. One of Bean Styled’s has to be Eyeliner from Victoria Secrets. Limited Edition Kajal eyeliner in Hypnotic Black.  Having used many eyeliner’s over the years this Is Fabulous! Not many words needed to express how smooth yet easy to apply without smudging. Tip: Use an angled eyeliner brush to pull the color across your eyelid and makes it easier to create your Cat eye.  I could only hope this LE item becomes a regular. It’s product is Smooth and build-able great for a thin line to thicken the lashes or a thick cat eye which is really popular.

I love the product even more because of the exotic packaging. After learning a little more about Kajal eyeliner it really makes your feel exotic; like Cleopatra when you’re Wearing it. So Try it my Queen’s and You shall fall in love. The only downside is that it is really hard to keep that point at the end.

Here’s a little info on Kajal Cosmetics and History.

Wikipedia.org Kajal

Yes to Cucumbers Facial cloth’s are not only perfect for travel, late mornings, but the natural wipes that need no water to rinse are perfect for time-saving and good for the skin! You could not ask for a product to be easier to use plus easy on your sensitive skin. These are definitely a Bean Styled Favorite, they take off make-up better than any Wipe Bean Styled has tested date.

It is always important to mention there is more to beauty than looks and the products we use. Take a note from companies like Say yes to Carrots, and Cucumbers and make sure we are eating enough of our recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables.  Make sure you get enough Water, the number one skin saver. The most important start to beauty starts on the inside, with healthy eating and Exercise.  So get out in nature and be active!

REVLON MOON DROPS Lip Conditioner feels so luscious on the lips. Think of what Moon Drops might feel like and that’s how glossy it makes them look and how soft and smooth it makes them feel! Great to soften lips alone, or use under your lipstick for smooth application of color with no chapped look.

If you are looking for a product that will help reduce the signs of wrinkles, dark spots, and to brighten, smooth and firm your skin. Here it is, a medical strength at home Glycolic peel that is easy to use and feels great on the skin. Treats like a Chemical Peel with out the redness, and harsh products, and is still 5 X’s stronger than other at home peels.

The Brazilian Peel is pro strength glycolic with Acai Anti-oxidant facial treatment. With a twist of the cap, and added by small amounts to the top of the hand and mixing it together with clean fingers, sponge, or clean foundation brush. Every lady should have a foundation brush for foundation and one for moisturizer, mask, and other skin care products. Just remember to always wash them out when you are done, and let air dry.

If you have not noticed all the Acai coming to health and beauty products yet, you should be now. Acai- from Acai Palm Trees, in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has 33 X’s more antioxidant’s than Red Wine Grapes! Rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, E, and Omegas 3, 6, and 9, it has the anti-oxidant power of reducing damaging free radicals from everyday pollutants. Native Brazilians believe it has great healing and nutritional properties.

The Kit comes with 4 tubes 1 usage. Either set in one setting used on Face, Neck, Decollete, and Chest. Or if you just prefer to use it on Face and Neck you could get use out of the rest by putting it on the back of your hands.

Always remember, and this product does say, you must apply SPF after applying. Especially if you plan on going outside in the sun, your skin will be sensitive to the suns rays. Don’t plan to lay out or go to the beach with in that 24 hours after to be safe.

Find it at Sephora; Bean’s favorite beauty store, or online.  Recommend the Brazilian Peel to Women and Men alike. Find out more uses for the Brazilian peel on their Facebook Page!

Talk about a Revolution!!! imPress  press on nails are Amazing, Bean Styled says: Best Beauty Invention in Years!

They have literally lasted 5 days and still going strong.  The promise of a Week is true!  Cut your salon trips in half.  With ImPress Manicure you have the most beautiful nails, No drying Time, and So much money saved. Instead of paying $100+ a month for your nails to be done, You could change-up the designs every week and have great looking nails for less than $40 a month. That is worth the Try!

Let’s not fail to mention how easy they are to get off, Just let soak in lid of your remover for a couple minutes and they pop right off, No Pain!  Also because we care about our Earth the Nail polish like bottle is so perfect to recycle. Put rhinestones, buttons,  hair ties, Bobbi pins, just think of all the little things in life you could put in there and recycle is always beautiful for mother earth.   Can you Say Totally IMPRESSED!!!

Lip Scrub:  Victoria Secrets PRO Smooth FX Scrub and Balm! Not only a great scrub but you get the added balm as a Bonus! Use the scrub every 2-3 Days, and used a warm damp wash cloth to scrub and wipe it off after a good 30 second scrub session. The Balm is smooth and you can feel it working on your lips right away!

Bean Styled Loved because of all the natural ingredients.

In the Scrub: Sugar, Soybean Oil, Olive, Oil, Jojoba Oil, JoJoba seed oil, licorice root extract.

In the Balm: Mango Seed Butter, Olive Fruit Oil, Soybean Seed Extract, Mineral Oil, Aloe extract, Camellia

Sinensis Leaf Extract (leaf’s and leaf buds from plants that make Tea such as Green Tea), Myrica Rubra Fruit Extract (lip conditioner), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffe flower extract.

For $16 and getting both scrub and balm That’s a Deal to Try Today!