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Primer/ Corrector -NYX - Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish

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This product is pretty okay. It's gives you a matte finish when first applied, but I sometimes find myself reapplying it maybe one or two more times throughout the day. I am oily, but I don't consider myself very oily, so for a matte setting spray, I don't think I should need to reapply it as often as I sometimes do. I'm also not so fond of the chemical smell that this spray gives off. On a good note, the setting spray is small enough to fit into your purse or bag when you are on the go.


Tinted Moisturizer -Pur Minerals - 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

on 3/24/2017 1:06:00 PM

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This is my most favourite make up product. I normally don't like wearing sunscreen but if its a sunny day and have to be outside, this is my go to. The colour matches my light skin and with the Pur mineral powder over it, its perfect for my day look. If the sun is not out or Im going to the gym/ not going out, I just wear the peach or glow mineral underneath the 4-1 powder. If Im looking for a more "dress up" look, I wear the non colour primer, hydrafluid underneath the 4-1 powder. Lots of options


Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer

on 3/24/2017 12:58:00 PM

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First of all,let me "say" that this concealer is my holy grail since...well.. since I can remember.
It applies smoothly,it's creamy,it covers very well dark circles if not completely( it's a thing of mine to try to keep things modest,better safe than sorry,right?☺) and although the general rule is to apply eye cream before concealer for a better application ,to prevent the concealer creasing in the fine lines of the eyes e.t.c,I rarely do it and I haven't faced an issue.Of course, like all concealers do, it needs to be blended and applied right.
Also,as long as I am concerned, it's applicator is both practical and hygienic.
It's on the expensive side but it's worth it.
Last but not least since I like to try anything new that catches my eye I 'll be always on the look out ....but this as I said in the introduction of my review is definitely a keeper.

I hope I helped ☺


Moisturizers -Biotherm - blue therapy oil-in-cream

on 3/24/2017 12:07:00 PM

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I didn't want to like this product as I'm very prejudiced against the owner of this brand (no. 1 in the world, The L'Orèral group, mostly marketing fads and usually only one 'wonder' inredient in all of their labels/products). But when my skin got very dry last winter i gave it a shot and must admit I liked it. Buying it for introduction price I thought it wouldn't be to much of a loss if i had to give it away.

Still having about one third of the cream-in-oil left it's value for the money, the scent is citrusy orangy and fresh. As I have started layering this goes on as the last one in the evening and it melts nicely into my skin as I only need to use about half a pea size even thougt it takes a couple of minutes soaking fully in.

The tactile skin feel is slightly sticky but does not smear onto my pillow. The biggest pro is my skin felt very soft and plumped in the morning. Not using it every night but more as a treatment when my skin is dry a few nights in a row or a couple of times at night weekly in the winter it keep my skin hydrated and soft. When very cold outside (minus 3 - 5 degrees celcius or more) it locks in the watery products layered beneath and occludes the skin without feeling stiff outdoor or melting going indoor.

The oil-in-cream does't do anything for my skin in the long term, but rather works like a mask with temporary results.

Would I repurchase? No it's to mediocre for it's price and I have similar products doing a far better job containing a wider range of active ingredients in one product with multiple effects.

So all in all my prejudices against L'Orèal products is justfied. All marketing and not comparable with other large skin care groups (never tried any makeup from this group though).


Treatments (Face) -Deciem - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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Full disclosure: I have not used this on its own. I use it in conjunction with the Alpha Arbutin, also from The Ordinary line, and Pixi's Glow Tonic.

I have suffered from acne in some form since age 16. I'm nearly 40 now and reeeeally getting tired of dealing with it. I primarily get cystic acne these days and I've tried everything. I even used Retin-A for a while but it was way too harsh.

I mix two drops of this product with two drops of the Alpha Arbutin after using the Glow Tonic twice daily (but thinking about adding a Vitamin serum so I'll have to decrease to PM only then as niacinamide can't be combined with Vitamin C products). After using it for about 4 weeks or so (look people, there are no quick fixes) my skin started to clear. I used to get multiple breakouts weekly. I now get maybe one and it's much milder. I ran out of product last month and had to wait a few weeks for more and my skin started breaking out again, just like old times. Shortly after my replenishment arrived, my skin calmed down again. I will not make the mistake of running out again!

I will say that this combined with the Alpha Arbutin does feel fairly sticky and my skin feels somewhat tight after it dries down but nothing that can't be helped my a light moisturizer.

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Masks -Freeman - Beauty Infusion Purifyng In-Shower Mask

on 3/24/2017 12:02:00 PM

I first bought the sachet to try this mask. I got about four uses out of the sachet. It makes my eyes water something fierce when I first apply it, but that quickly subsides. I leave it on for longer than the instructions state (30 minutes) and then lightly massage in the granules and rinse with tepid water. My skin is smooth and glowing after using it. It really helps to tame redness and inflamed papules from rosacea. I just purchased the full size. I use it nightly. And I don't use it in the shower. I simply wash my face, apply it and let it set, and then rinse at the sink.


Eye Primer -Makeup Revolution - Aqua Seal Liquid Eye Primer

on 3/24/2017 12:00:00 PM

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it took a little while for me to understand how to use it, but once I got the hang of it I fell in love. it works so well and even with oily eye lids, my eye make up stays in place all day. Works great all night too.

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Eyes -NYX - Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils- All

on 3/24/2017 11:56:00 AM

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Seems these are a "hit or miss" for a lot of women. Well I think it's all in the application. They're definitely great as a "base" for your powder shadows. They intensify the shades. Also need to use a primer before application of these pencils (come on, work with them a little🤷🏼‍♀️.) A little dusting of setting powder/spray and you're done. Other that, I don't have any issues with these. Its like any other brand - no matter what the price - sometimes you have to work a little harder to get that "snatch"😘

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Lipstick -Unlisted Brand - Beauty Bakerie - Lip Whip Liquid Lipstick

on 3/24/2017 11:55:00 AM

I only buy cruelty-free cosmetics; a vegan friend steered me toward Beauty Bakerie, and I'm glad she did!So far, I own the following Lip Whips:
-Tres Jolie, a bright fuchsia/deep pink with reddish tendencies
-Sakura Delight, a medium magenta pink
-Cranberry Stiletto, deep red, tends to go pink on NW15 me
-Mon Cherie, a balanced red
The Grape Life, a slightly shimmery unapologetic purple that I bought for the purpose of mixing with Sakura delight; it would take a sterner heart than mine to wear this one alone.
I echo what others have written about Lip Whips: They. Stay. On. Oil does break them down, but if you pat a bit of non-greasy balm on top, that alleviates the dry feel without compromising wear.
Lip Whips are on the pricey side, but are well worth it.
I wish there were more shades!
buy them at Beautybakerie.com.


Highlighters -Sleek - Sleek Highlighter in Solstice

on 3/24/2017 11:55:00 AM

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I love this pallet so much! each colour is well pigmented and it's easy to apply and blend. And I absolutely adore the gold packaging, very attractive to look at.



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