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Foundations -BH Cosmetics -BH Liquid Foundation

on 3/18/2018 12:35:00 PM

It cones in a great size and pretty glass bottle. Creamy heavy texture but does not feel that heavy on the skin. Light coverage buildable to a medium one. Wide shade range but often out of stock. I did not like so much because it just felt like if you want a good coverage you have got to set it with a powder or it will tingle all day and run around. You loose the sheer finish. I was not impressed and will not buy again but do not think it is bad per se

Treatments (Face) -Origins -Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum

on 3/18/2018 12:34:00 PM


I had high hopes for this product. I have often looked to Origins for certain items, often ending up disappointed.
The smell & texture are really nice but there is simply NO result. I have now used TWO full bottles religiously, it does not seem to help my skin tone, light freckles or sun damage. Too bad. Way too expensive for such a lack of result.

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Masks -Alba Botanica -Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask

on 3/18/2018 12:22:00 PM


I have used this mask for years. It is the only mask that makes my skin look refreshed and healthy. I usually leave it o for 15-20 minutes which may be too long for sensitive skin. It does make your face red for a few minutes after washing it off but it quickly just turns to a healthy glow. I think I've gone through 10+ jars of this stuff over the years. Great value & results!

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Foundations -Mary Kay -TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation

on 3/18/2018 12:13:00 PM


LOVE this product. It goes on so smoothly & has just the right amount of moisture & luminosity to make your face look extremely healthy. I will definitely buy this again!!! One wish that would make it perfecy is if it had a high SPF.

Palettes -Sleek -Original

on 3/18/2018 11:35:00 AM


I really wanted to give this palette a good review because of how pretty the colors are but I've use it and just can't. You really REALLY need a good primer with this or they will not stay on your eyes for longer than an hour or even show up and in order for a palette to be good I feel like it should be usable without a primer to some degree.
With a good primer the shades are nice but have terrible fallout and don't swipe away well. The yellow is unusable as it crumbled immediately after first use.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Stick -Hourglass -Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

on 3/18/2018 11:34:00 AM


I had been dying to get this foundation stick for months and had finally decided to splurge and give it a try. Have been using it for about 3 weeks now, and my end verdict is that I feel it was a huge waste of money.

Was advised by the sales assistant that this was extremely full coverage and easy/quick to apply. I found the coverage was maybe a 7/10. It covered the redness in my face, but not my red blemishes and acne scars. The coverage wasn't quite even as well - the foundation would just refuse to stick in certain spots on my face. I've tried with/without moisturiser and different primers and found no difference. The triangle stick made application to the face very easy, and the texture is nice and smooth so it does glide on. However blending was difficult for me as it felt as though it was tugging at my skin and "dragging" out rather than blending.
The finish was, however, really nice! Very natural and it didn't look like I had any foundation on. It did last through a whole 7 hour work shift where I moved around a lot, but it had rubbed off/faded in the areas I touched my face.

Hourglass states that just a few dots of the product would cover the whole face, but I found that wasn't the case AT ALL. I'd need 2-3 swipes in each area of my face minimum, then extra in the areas the foundation didn't manage to reach or cover properly. This made using this foundation stick a lot more bothersome and time-consuming compared to my regular liquid foundations, which I felt kind of defeated the purpose of this product (That it's supposedly quick and easy to apply).

I've use a real techniques and spectrum buffing brush and both didn't manage to stretch the foundation out enough to the extent that "a few dots" would be enough for a full face. Some people also recommended a beauty blender but it did not work for me. Hourglass does have a matching foundation brush to go with this foundation stick (Which is supposedly amazing), however it's another $64AUD which I am not willing to spend. A good product shouldn't have an extra price tag for it to work the way it is intended to.

Finally, the amount of product you get for how much you pay is absurd. I feel this would work more for those with an already flawless complexion, as the finish of the foundation is absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't purchase this product again but am trying to make it work to make up for the amount of money I spent.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Moisturizers -Dermalogica -Skin Smoothing Cream

on 3/18/2018 11:34:00 AM


I enjoy using this cream, it is moisturizing and makes my skin tone evener.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with normal/combination skin.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Blush -Makeup Revolution -Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold

on 3/18/2018 11:24:00 AM

This palette has 8 shades - 2 contour/bronze type shades, 4 highlighters/shimmers and two blushes.

Contour/bronze shades - Very good pigment although I'm not totally sure if they're actually meant to be used for contouring and I'm just using them wrong :)

Highlighters/shimmers - Very long lasting and easy to blend - one is more of a rose gold shade, the other is yellowish/champagne and the two others are a pinkish/fuchsia and a golden bronze. The bronze from experience doesn't work that great with very fair skin but can be used well as eye shadow actually (same with the other 3)

Blushes - One is kind of pastel pink and the other looks purple but is actually kind of pinkish. I didn't find these to be that pigment and the purple to be a bit weird.

TL;DR - Overall very good for the price, blushes are bit strange though.

Polishes -Essie -Gel Couture

on 3/18/2018 11:18:00 AM


I wanted so badly to like this polish but it did not live up to its claims or my expectations. I got a manicure in the TOUCH UP colour...very pretty and professional. It chipped on one of my nails shortly afterwards. I was able to go back to the manicurist and get that particular nail touched up...great! By day three there was significant wear on all of my nail tips despite the fact that I wore rubber gloves whilst doing the dishes. For this reason, I cannot justify paying such a high price to have a manicure last as long as when I do my own nails, at home, using my HG base coat, nail polish, and top coat. For me, this is a no go.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Fragrances -Marc Jacobs -Decadence

on 3/18/2018 11:13:00 AM


I absolutely love, love, love this scent, but it does not last on me. I went through the bottle so quickly - I have other perfumes in this size bottle that last 6 months to a year, but I went through this so fast I can't justify buying it again. I had to apply it around noon and then again in the evening vs once a day for something like Tom Ford.

I'm looking for a cruelty-free dupe but haven't found one while looking the last few months.

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