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Palettes -Anastasia Beverly Hills -Subculture


Like a lot of people, I jumped when I saw this for half price. I've seen all the reviews and knew to expect some drawbacks and while it wasn't as bad as it was made out to be, it still had a few issues.
- The shadows are soft and get a bit of kickback, but it's not falling out in buckets like you saw on youtube. I haven't gotten any fallout on my face or over the palette.
- Half of the shadows work completely fine and look great, they go on easily and blend out like a dream (Dawn, All Star, Roxy, Fudge, New Wave). Unfortunately these are all the shades that come in nearly every palette. The blues and greens give me the most grief and they're the ones that are unique and drew me to this palette in the first place. These are the patchy shades people talk about that basically need to be layed down rather than blended out. Plus these particular shades noticeably fade after a few hours compared to the others.
- my biggest annoyance is that the shades in the pan look completely different once you wear them. Almost every colour looks muted and dull on my lids, and makes the blues/greens/yellows look like a giant bruise. Mercury is also very taupe like in the pan but looks like a muted down grey/black on the lids.
- The shimmers are not consistent at all. Cube is this weird invisible slightly holographic thing that just doesnt belong, Electric has no base but gives you neon green sparkles, and Adorn actually looks great on its own or paired with shades like Dawn and Fudge.

I'm happy I bought this when it was so heavily discounted, even though I feel my review was largely negative I still enjoy and use almost half of the palette. Unfortunately the shades I enjoy using are not very unique so I would not recommend buying this if you're getting it mainly for the blues and greens.

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Hair -Unlisted Brand -Kirkland Moisture Shampoo

on 7/19/2018 9:02:00 PM


This shampoo leaves a residue in my hair! I'm so disappointed because it's cheap and smells so good. But my hair feels so heavy and greasy after I use it :(

Polishes -Sally Hansen -Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish

on 7/19/2018 8:35:00 PM


The brush is way to wide for real nails so when you apply it it goes onto the skin past the nail

Sunscreen -Canmake -Mermaid Skin Gel SPF50

on 7/19/2018 8:11:00 PM

I bought this thinking it would be a good alternative to the Biore sunscreen, because my Biore one sometimes pills under makeup. Unfortunately, even though most people's reviews on the Canmake mention that they experience no pilling, I experienced pilling that was far worse than the Biore. Perhaps it's the way it's interacting with my skincare underneath, but I'm not about to stop using those products for this sunscreen. It also leaves a very shiny finish, but in a dewy way, not in a slick oily way. I find that it leaves whitish streaks and you have to try to 'blend it in' even though you're not supposed to rub in sunscreen too much.

Overall, because of the unacceptable pilling and the fact that it's not water/sweat-resistant (why would mermaids use this?), I won't be repurchasing this. Will probably use on days when I'm staying indoors and not have to put makeup on, or on my neck.

Lip Liners -Revlon -Colorstay Lip Liner in Nude 630

on 7/19/2018 7:25:00 PM


I forgot that I bought this a couple years back and didn't care for it. This was on sale at CVS so I picked up nude. As soon as I tried to apply it to my lips I remembered why I didn't like it before. First, application took forever. I had to keep reapplying over and over before I had any color payout. The color was ok, a decent match to my lips but kind of unnatural looking. I noticed 4 hours into the workday that my liner color was bleeding like crazy. That has never happened to me before. I was using a tried and true lipstick so I knew the liner could be the only culperate. Will not waste my money again (even on sale it was 7.00!). Doubt I ever use again so likely this will end up in the garbage.

Contour -e.l.f. -Contour Palette

on 7/19/2018 6:43:00 PM


The powders in this palette are soft and feel far more luxurious than the price I paid for them. If not for e.l.f. logo, one could easily mistake this palette for a high end product.  Although I'm a brown girl, my skin is on the lighter side of the spectrum so I opted to get the Light palette because the contour and bronzer colours seemed dark enough and I wasn't wrong! They show up on my skin beautifully and blend like a dream.  Meanwhile, I use the lighter matte powder to set my concealer/foundation and I find myself reaching for the highlighter shade often as well. This surprises me because the shade is very white so I assumed it would look chalky on me. On the contrary, this shade has a nice shimmer to it and blends right into the tops of my cheeks with a highlighter brush I got in the Tarte Holiday brush set.  All in all, this is one of my favourite e.l.f. purchases ever and I will definitely rebuy.

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Makeup Brushes -e.l.f. -Studio Blush Brush

on 7/19/2018 6:41:00 PM


I use this product everyday, but rarely for blush! I actually use it to set my undereye and my t-zone since it's the perfect size. It picks up powder nicely, pressed or loose, and dusts it on exactly where I want it.  Additionally, I also use this for light contouring on my cheekbones and jawline and it does a great job. I can't believe how little I paid for such a versatile brush As much as I enjoy my high-end tools, E.l.f. often kills it when it comes to certain products and this is one of them.

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Skincare - Face -L'Oreal -Paris Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

on 7/19/2018 6:40:00 PM


This was just ok for me. Nothing particularly special. At around 16$ CA, it's not exactly cheap either. On the positive side,you have the fact that it sprays fairly evenly which feels nice against the skin, there isn't a strong scent that I can detect, and it's great for wetting my brush when I'm applying a colourful eyeshadow and I really want the colour to pop.  On the other hand, there is no way this extends the wear of my makeup because there's zero difference by the end of my work day where I use the spray or not. I'll probably buy something else once I run out of this one.

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Cleansers -Bioderma -Sebium Purifying Foaming Gel

on 7/19/2018 6:16:00 PM


Not too bad but there are better options. I have combination skin with normal to dry cheeks, oilyish t-zone. This didn't cause a problem for any of them. I used it only once a day and didn't find it drying. My skin actually felt softer after every time I washed my face with it. Cleans well too.

But the fragrance is a dealbreaker. It has a nice, light smell but scented products often cause a pimple for me and indeed this does too. Not all the time, but I do get one pimple clearly caused by this every now and then. I feel safe to say the problem was this as all the other products I use are the same and on my face I only get pimple(s) on my chin during PMS time. Never anywhere else. After I started to wash my face with this, sometimes I get one pimple on my nose and other areas. Never more than one pimple so not THAT irritating, but still, there are other face washes that I had no problem with.

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 7/19/2018 5:54:00 PM


It’s just alright. It is very thick and sticky, and you have to work fast with it. I use my fingers to spread it. I do have to powder afterwards or else it’ll stay sticky. The packaging is ok but it’s a very small tube and it will “implode” if you take it on an airplane. I dont think it’s a good value compared to other higher end concealers like Nars creamy concealer. Also, it’s made in China which really turned me off for such a pricy little thing.

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