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Liquid -Milani - Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

on 1/23/2017 11:22:00 PM

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I purchased this foundation from all tge YouTube videos I saw on this product, but I did not enjoy it. I have very oily skin and i heard somewhere it was targeted for oily skin. I applied it with a brush and beauty blender; I enjoyed the beauty blender a bit more. I thought it would have a matter finish but it actually has a satin finish bordering dewy. I had to set my whole face or else I would be a greasy mess. Despite setting my face, a few hours after applying it, i was super oily and cakey by my nose and forehead. You could see the foundation building up and breaking apart. I wish this foundation would work because it honestly has the best coverage compared to many of the foundations i have tried, drugstore and high end. This does conceal really well. I only needed one pump. The packing is great considering it has a pump. The colors aren't great at all. There are barely any colors for people with darker skin tones which sucks. I would recommend this foundation for dry or normal skin. If you have oily skin, stay away!


Liquid -Cover FX - Custom Cover Drops

on 1/23/2017 11:10:00 PM

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This product is so awesome for adding more coverage to foundations you enjoy but doesn't have enough pigmentation or adjusting the color. You could also mix it in with moisturizers and primers. I mixed it once with the MUFE mattifying primer and it looked fine for maybe 3 hours bit got worse. Be careful with what you mixed this with. I saw itsJudytime mix it in with a water based moisturizer and her foundation looked extremely patchy considering the moisturizer she used. I enjoy adding this to my foundation that are light weight and have a beautiful finish but not great pigmentation. I usually add two because I believe 3 and 4 drops are full coverage. I mix it in with the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation just for a bit more coverage since it already has a lot of coverage.

When i went to Mexico, it was extremely humid and hot but I still continued wearing makeup. With my other foundation my skin would feel so gross; I wanted to wipe off my foundation with my bare hands because it was becoming unbearable to wear. I opted for the Custom Cover Drops and wore it alone. I used about three or four drops for all over my face and it wear beautiful. It was still very full coverage but you could still see my skin and it looked like my skin. It was so lightweight it felt like i was wearing nothing. It took a bit more effort to evenly buff it all over my face but my foundation looked incredible.

The dropper is very messy so be careful that it doesn't tip over or extra product comes out from dropper. First, I squeeze the dropper for all the product that was being held is released then I stir in the wand a little, and then finally close it and roll in between my hands. It can build up and get a little chunky so this is awesome for it to be a more liquidy again.


Fragrances -Philosophy - Fresh Cream

on 1/23/2017 11:01:00 PM

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Yay!!! Ive been looking forever for a vanilla fragrance that doesn't make me want to hurl. This is a great sweet & simple scent that would be awesome for layering. I always wear light/crisp fragrances (they seem to agree better w/my chemistry & don't trigger as many migraines) but I love this for a nice change. My husband and kids noticed right away I smelled different & all loved it. i noticed a lil something extra w/the vanilla like toasted marshmallow maybe? Anyway it's very sweet yet soft & just well done. Happy I bought this

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Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Roller Lash

on 1/23/2017 10:58:00 PM

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I do enjoy this mascara a lot but for the price I rather purchase the L'Oreal Carbonic Black Mascara with a curved wand. The BeneFit Roller Lash it was really nice but I do have to curl my lashes. I have super straight Asian lashed. It looks like i have eyeliner on when my lashes aren't curled; that's how straight my lashes are. It holds my curl but so do a lot of other mascara. I don't think this mascara is special at all. Many drug store mascaras perform the same way. I do like that it separates your lashes well and great for your bottom lashline too. Although, you could use a lash comb to do that. If anything, make this one time purchase on the full size or mini size and save the wand. I personally believe spending more than $10 on mascara is a waste. I rather use the money on a foundation or a palette.


Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Shore

on 1/23/2017 10:52:00 PM

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The Bobbi Brown Shore cream eyeshadow is perfection. It has transformative powers, making me look so chic and well put together. I don't need any makeup other than Shore to feel confident about how I look. It really does it for me. To my dismay, it seems to have been discontinued here in Canada. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it will be a permanent staple in Bobbi Brown's collection.


Foundations -Maybelline - New Instant Age Rewind Foundation

on 1/23/2017 10:48:00 PM

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I accidentally purchased this thinking it was the concealer... (always reread the packaging) I thought it would be as good as the concealer but it is nowhere close to the concealer. For me, it was the streakiest foundation ever. I had difficulties trying to blend it out without it looking streaky.If i used a beauty blender, I felt all the product was being sucked up. I didn't enjoy the sponge applicator, and I know many people would consider if unhygienic. The coverage was just light. It was terrible at covering the redness around my nose and cheeks and making my skin tone even. I can't see this foundation being buildable without it looking super streaky. This foundation was also very wet, and not something I would gravitate towards. For someone with very oily skin and trying to cover up any blemishes, I would not recommend this foundation.


Concealers -Maybelline - Superstay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector (US version)

on 1/23/2017 10:43:00 PM

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This is a great, affordable concealer. I picked up the color medium which reminds of light sand in my tarte concealers. It's a light/medium color with yellow undertones.

Pros:
Creamy and easy to blend
Lightly hydrating
Not drying/cakey
Wears all day
Doesn't crease horribley
Builds to good medium coverage
Works as a highlighter and concealer
Affordable and easily accessible
Convenient packaging and nice wand

Cons:
Must be set with powder to avoid creasing
Limited color range
Not full coverage

Overall, I really like it. It's in my top 5 from the drugstore for sure.Probably won't repurchase since I own so many concealers I need to use up. Worth a try!

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Liquid -Kat Von D - Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

on 1/23/2017 10:41:00 PM

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This foundation is really great for oily skin and for those times you want a bit more coverage. It's definitely on the thicker side of foundations. If you're not use to wearing makeup this might feel very heavy and mask like. Personally, I prefer using a brush to blend it out and then bounce a beauty blender over if there are any streaks from the brush. I like using a brush more because it's easier to blend out and since this foundation sets fast you want to buff it into you skin quickly. I don't even need a full pump for my face because I still have a lot of product left. For extra special occasions, I pump out two pumps and it is SUPER full coverage and perfect for doing glam makeup. Although thought, with one pump my redness is gone, discoloration, and acne/scarring. Compared to other foundations I have tried that are marketed towards oily skin, this one is the best. I've tried a few foundations mostly drug store such as the Loreal Pro-Infallible and True Match, Maybelline Matte and Poreless, Covergirl Tru Blend, MAC Pro Longwear, and Two Faced Born This Way, but none of them compare to this product. With this product my oil stays at bay for much longer. I do have oily skin so I feel like it is inevitable for me to get oily around my nose and forehead but it stays matte longer with this foundation. I would only have to touch up once or use an oil blotting paper and I'll be fine for the rest of the day. I wear my foundation for long periods of time, more than 10+ hours some days (i know it's not good but i leave my house early and come back late) and my foundation still looks great! I would definitely recommend this foundation for oily skin and/or people who want fuller coverage.


Sunscreen -Coola - Coola Makeup Setting Spray spf 30

on 1/23/2017 10:27:00 PM

I purchased this more than a year ago, thinking it would be a good additional step for hotter and more humid summer days, when my foundation tends to nearly melt off my face. It ends up being a tad more expensive than Urban Decay All Night Spray - which is $15 for 1 ounce and the Coola is $36 for 1.7 ounces. But I thought the additional $6 per ounce seemed reasonable given that this contains sunscreen chemical filters.

But nope, just nope. This stuff BURNS LIKE A MOTHER. I've used a number of facial sprays - Urban Decay, L'oreal, Ofra, Innisfree, etc. and none of them have burned quite like this one. I don't consider myself to have sensitive skin, so this was the first pitfall of this product. I've read that the alcohol content on this particular setting spray may be higher than others? Second con would be the awful packaging - I understand the spray is prone to "sticking" because of the SPF ingredients and needs a little nudging to restore to its proper position. However, I feel this affects the spritz of the product. Initially, the product did spray a decently fine mist and evenly distributed on my face, but after a month or so, not so much. Not sure how effective the SPF is when the fluid is haphazardly squirted in huge droplets about my face. The plastic cap also began fracturing in several different places and I wasn't especially rough with it, never took the bottle traveling.

Did it prolong the wear of my make-up? Sure, but not tremendously better than other more inexpensive setting sprays that continue to spray beautifully fine mists until they're depleted. I suppose the SPF aspect of this spray is a nice extra, but I will not be repurchasing this.

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Cleansers -Garnier - Micellar Cleansing Water

on 1/23/2017 10:11:00 PM

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I decided to hop on the bandwagon and see what all the hype was about. This is very nice and light weight cleanser; my face always feels so refreshed after using it. I would use it after my regular wash because I wouldn't end up using the whole bottle of the Micellar water. If I were just to use this to take off a full face, I would use 5 or more cotton pads. At the end of using my cleanser, it cleans and picks up all the makeup still there. i really enjoy this for taking off eye makeup. It's so sensitive to use and doesn't irritate my eye. It takes off all the makeup I didn't even see that was there. The packaging could be improved on because sometimes it leaks when I'm traveling. This is also so much cheaper than spending money on makeup wipes.



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