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Mascara -Cover Girl -Total Tease Mascara

on 2/13/2018 1:08:00 PM


I like to try new mascaras. Cover Girl comes out with new ones pretty often and one of the latest ones, Total Tease, caught my eye. I liked the packaging and the description of the wand had me curious. I got it home and opened it up straight away. I was very skeptical about brush/wand, it was unlike any other that I've tried. I loved it! It perfectly separated my eye lashes. The formula wasn't too thin or too thick, it was perfect. It doesn't flake or smear and wears all day very well. So, I am rating this 5 stars. I don't often repurchase the same brand of mascara (only L'oreal Voluminous) but this is one that I will definitely be repurchasing.

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Mascara -Charlotte Tilbury -Legendary Lashes

on 2/13/2018 12:59:00 PM


This is a terrible mascara. Yes, it does make the lashes voluminous and long but is smudges horribly! I have tried it several times and everytime I looked at the mirror mid-morning/afternoon I had smudged mascara around my eyes. Wondering how long I have been walking around like that. This was not due to humidity or rain. Plainly unacceptable for that price.

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Foundations -Kevyn Aucoin -Etherealist Foundation

on 2/13/2018 12:41:00 PM


Got sample of this from Sephora in shades 4 and 5. I was impressed! Applied over skin care and primer this was sheer easily building to medium. The finish is so pretty, lightly glowing which is enough to show through setting powder. Lasted thru my day, 12 hours, with one blot and powder around the 8 hour mark. I have 58 year old normal skin and although I thought it did settle into mouth lines a little, from a conversational distance I thought it looked smooth, a little glowy and pretty. I would repurchase. I am a devoted Armani user, but this pretty glow is something I don't get ftom them.

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Lip Gloss -LipSense -Glossy Gloss

on 2/13/2018 12:40:00 PM


LipSense (Senegence) products are an MLM company. So they retail for higher than they should so that the consultant (your friend, cousin, neighbor) who sells it can pocket their 20 - 25% discount.

That said, I caved and got the $20 Orchid Gloss. It is perfectly fine - so flavor (thank goodness no mint or menthol), a slightly "chemical" scent - loaded with 'cones and synthetic beeswax (really, fake beeswax? Is natural beeswax really that cost prohibitive?)plus Vitamin E and Shea butter.

It's a perfectly average gloss - not super thick, not too thin, sticky but not ridiculously so. Very shiny. A super pale purpley-pink (Orchid) tint. Please note, I do not wear the actual lipsense lip color, as the high amount of alchol and volatile solvents irritate the hell outta my lips. But the gloss? It's fine. It is worth $20? Nope.

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Blush -Sephora -Holographic Face and Cheek Palette

on 2/13/2018 12:35:00 PM

The new Sephora Collection Holographic Face and Cheek Palette is a nicely pigmented three-pan blush and three-pan "transformer" AKA highlighter palette. The blush shades are very beautiful and can also be used as eyeshadow. The highlighter shades can be used to layer over the blush or just as a touch of highlighter. Some of the shades can be a little bold for daytime on the cheeks but could easily be used as eyeshadow. This wears well, is very buildable, and lasts all day, although if using on the eyes use an eyeshadow primer. Well work picking up if you are looking for some beautiful blushes or highlighters. This isn't actually holographic so don't purchase it solely for that reason. My review and full swatches can be seen here:

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Cleansers -LUSH -Let the Good Times Roll

on 2/13/2018 12:32:00 PM


I love this cleanser. I feel like it's the cleanser version of the Oatfix mask. I usually put a small amount in the middle of my palm and make it into a soft paste with a few drops of water. After using this my skin feels moisturized and soft, and that lovely cookie-smell also lasts on the skin for a while. I usually use this in the morning, every to every other day. I have dry skin and incorporate a lot of acids into my routine, therefor I can get away with using it that often but I feel like it might clog the pores of those with oily or acne-prone skin with too frequent use. The packaging is meh, as with most jars, though I do get that it would be hard to contain it any other way. The popcorn pieces are annoying and don't really serve any purpose other than to look good, so I do wish they'd get rid of those.

BB Cream -Unlisted Brand -Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

on 2/13/2018 12:21:00 PM


I'm really enjoying this BB-cream. I bought it to replace my Missha M perfect cover after going cruelty free. It gives light to medium coverage which is perfect for me since I don't like too much coverage and have quite smooth skin overall. I do think it's buildable without becoming cakey though and that's also a plus. Good amount of SPF (but you still shouldn't replace your regular SPF with it) I always notice a difference in my skin after a while if I've been using regular foundation and switch back, it doesn't break me out ever and doesn't clog my pores. Most BB-creams claim to be whitening and it usually just means brightening, same with this one. One minus is the longevity, I feel like it only lasts on my skin for about 5 hours or so. MY biggest complaint though is the non-existent shade range! One shade that only works for very light skin is not even close to enough. I really hope that with the rise of K-beauty in the west, Korean companies will do something about that.

Lipstick -MAC -Faux (satin)

on 2/13/2018 10:18:00 AM


I like this lippie, it looks natural on me and is a lovely shade. Usually get about 3 to 4 hours wear before having to top up which I don’t mind. Knocked a star off because the price is a little high for what it is.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Palettes -Kat Von D -Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette


It took me a while to purchase this palette as I had the Naked 2 basics, Tarte Matte, and the Viseart matte palette. All of the aforementioned are fine, but I had dislikes about each of them. However this one is something special!

The warm quad in this palette isn’t TOO warm, the neutral is neutral, and the cool isn’t TOO cool. Viseart has too many warm colors for my liking. Naked 2 basic colors are great, but the pigmentation wasn’t great. The Tarte matte had decent shades, but the formula falls short for me.

This palette has both great shades and pigmentation. These shadows last a full 12 hour shift for me. Great Great Great for my hooded eyes. I seriously can carve a good looking crease!

Overall this is a great palette. As with everything, I feel the cost is too high but compared to the Viseart it is a fair price for a basic workhorse palette. I only purchase makeup when I can catch a sale. I can’t say I’ve ever seen Kat von d have a sale on her palettes on her website, so the biannual Sephora sale is when I purchased it. With that being said, now that I have tried it I must admit this is one of those items I would pay full retail for and that is a rarity for me to say!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent -Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)

on 2/13/2018 10:16:00 AM


Am I the only one who thinks this is such an overrated product? It’s definetly well-marketed. I don’t see it being any different or special than other products out there.

First of all, it fades very quickly, I know it’s not supposed to be a concealer but what else would you wanna do with your under-eyes? Oh and I didn’t really notice a huge illuminating effect either.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

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