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Lipstick -Kevyn Aucoin - The Expert Lip Color - Samilke

on 5/22/2017 9:01:00 PM


Samilke is such a pretty shade, a medium - dark Rose Pink, it is a hair lighter than Marzie, in fact they are almost identical. This medium rose-pink shade is quite different from all the typical shade range available in other brands. I love that Kevyn Aucoin make unique shades! The formula is waxy and balm like, pretty much a heavily pigmented lip balm. It does have a sheen/gloss like effect but the colour is sheer (not matte or cream) and it wears off quickly, for me within the hour, but it leaves a stain. However I Don't mind reapplying lipstick through the day. The packaging is lovely, magnetic lid. A plus for its colour but minus for its staying power. I find that the brand Lipstick Queen Saint range is similar, a balm that is heavily pigmented, which happen to be far more hydrating/moisturising and longer lasting.

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Blush -Too Faced - Papa Don't Peach

on 5/22/2017 8:46:00 PM


Lots of shimmer, very little pigment.
My skin is nc20 light yellow toned.
To apply enough for peach color to show, I end up with a
Noticeable unflattering amount of shimmer.
Waste of money as the only good part is the cute packaging.

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Shampoo -Pantene - Shampoo and Conditioner

on 5/22/2017 8:42:00 PM

Usually I would only use sulfate free products. I haven't used pantene in about ten years, so I figured, why not give it a try again. I like the curl perfection variety and the classic care 2 in 1 on my curls. These are very gentle and moisturizing! They're great. Over the years, they've kept changing the scent. I prefer the scent years ago, like in 2000, but pantene has a great scent now. Very surprising how gentle these are, and they have sulfates in them.

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Other -No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Zinc

on 5/22/2017 8:37:00 PM


Two years ago my doctor recommended that I take B12 and D supplements. I had relatively clear skin. After Taking B12, I've had some persistent outbreaks, nothing major, but very agggravating since I spend a lot of effort on my skin. Read that B12 may contribute to outbreaks, and that zinc could help. After starting to take solgar zinc 22 mg and omitting the B12, skin has improved. Wish I had read about this sooner.

Liquid -MAC - Next to Nothing Face Colour

on 5/22/2017 8:13:00 PM


I enjoyed the finish and feel of this foundation. It's quite light on the skin and adds radiance. However the foundation pilled terribly! Even when used with a primer the foundation pilled on my skin. I used a beauty sponge, and applied powder but it still the same results. The makeup artist in the store even commented that she didn't use it because it was a problem she'd experienced with it too. Won't be purchasing!

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Lipstick -ColourPop - Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick (ALL COLORS)

on 5/22/2017 8:06:00 PM


okay so when these lipsticks first got released I was so excited because they have the most unique color range. I especially love Dr. M and it is a gorgeous color and I think it works well with my medium-dark skin. BUT. I have noticed that I rarely wore them because the formula is just awful. It is SO SO drying it's ridiculous! everytime I wear it my lips literally dry and crack and then my lips stay in terrible condition for days. I do love their ultra satin lippies though because they aren't too drying and they are comfortable. if colour pop made these matte lips more comfortable and hydrating but still matte then I would be a happy camper. sorry colour pop I love all of your products except these matte lippies :/

Concealers -L.A. Girl - PRO Conceal HD Concealer


Not everything will work for everyone. I got this in four shades including the orange! Oh the horror, that shade won't blend with nothing, not even if you mix it. It gave me Millia. Then I saw the peach one and was too scared to buy it and put it back. My darkness is very brown *ugh*, people will ask me if I'm sick, the only thing that covers me so far is the Bobbi Brown Creamy concealer and corrector, shades Warm Honey and Dark peach. I hate liquid concealers, I'm 41 pushing 42 so I love the creaminess that it gives to my under eye area. I hate that LA Girl concealer and I regret having four shades!!!

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Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - MDSOLARSCIENCES Mineral Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen

on 5/22/2017 7:47:00 PM

I'm writing a review of the spf30 version. I have very sensitive, oily, breakout-prone skin and I like the MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme spf30 the best out of all the sunscreens I have ever tried, including EltaMD UV Clear spf46 which beoke me out.

It has the texture of a silicone primer that mattifies and blurs my pores and textures. I have never understood all those folks who say they don't like silicone primers. I have enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation from past sun and acne, and my face usually gets greasy (not just oily) in about 3-4 hours. So I LOVE the blurring and mattifying effect of this sunscreen. It also helps my skin from getting shiny & oily all day, which is kinda shocking.

I have no problems applying my BB/CC creams over this product. I have not had any breakouts from this either, which is also shocking. I've been using this for about a month, and it is the non-tinted version. This has 17% zinc oxide and 2% titanium dioxide, and thankfully is unscented.

Highlighters -Physicians Formula - Mineral Glow Pearls - Bronze Pearl


I have the one for "medium skintones", even though I'm pale, because it didn't look that dark to me. The color payoff is good, so I can use it as a contour, and to bronze up my paler neck/chest. Powder is silky smooth, and the formula isn't glittery (there is a shimmer over-spray that is easily wiped away), but rather has a satin finish. This isn't overly warm toned, but def. not cool toned either...I would describe it as a neutral/warm. I'd def. repurchase!

Toners -Pixi - Glow Tonic

on 5/22/2017 7:25:00 PM


I found this toner to be similar to Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (and its Equate knockoff) as well as the Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid toner in the effects it gave to my skin. They all work well for reducing dullness and helping my post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation fade a bit faster. This product wasn't my favorite because of the spicy smell. It reminded me of cinnamon and I wasn't a fan of having that smell near my face. This toner was a bit sticky on my face too. So I'm sticking to Mario Badescu because I prefer the consistency more. Not a bad product, just not my favorite.

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