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Palettes -NARS -NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette Vol II


I won't repeat my reasons to purchase or the joy that this and the other items of the Wanted collection brings, nor any descriptions about the palette, please see my review of the other cheek palette for that stuff. I pretty much got this because there's two palettes in the collection and I would be forever lemming to complete the pair.
This palette is aimed towards those with darker complexions, with darker tones and a bit more richly pigmented. I'll admit I haven't really gotten "into" this palette because I only need to touch my brush to the pan to pick up some color, and have to be light handed and use caution when applying it so I don't have an obvious spot of color. Not good for my fair to light skin tone if I'm not paying attention to what I'm doing, which is most days.
I think this is a good choice for anyone looking for a curated collection of fresh, bright blushes to get more shades in a skimpy collection. From my POV with fair light skin tone, this will fill the desire to play with and wear bold colors. I can see myself reaching for this more so the evening or on days when I just want a bright pop of color. And again, just like the vol I one, it works well as an eyeshadow, I think the few full faced looks I’ve seen using this are simplistically beautiful and fresh.

Misc Beauty Tools -Ren -Perfect Canvas

on 3/19/2018 3:33:00 PM

I subscribe to a ton of beauty boxes. So I have several primers in my makeup toolbox. And, while I've enjoyed using them (particularly my Hourglass Ambient primer), I doubt that, if I ran out, I would bother purchasing. But recently I received this Ren Perfect Canvas, billed as "silicone free skin finishing serum." It's a clear liquid which right away intrigued me. But it was when I applied it that I was immediately sold. Immediately pores are non-existent. It has a wonderful lifting and tightening effect - without any residue. Once I'd applied my foundation (IT Confidence in a Compact), my skin looked perfectly flawless. I will definitely bite the bullet and buy this stuff once I've run out of the samples.

For review purposes, I'm 62 with clear somewhat oily but definitely aging skin.

Powder -Physicians Formula -Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Illuminating Face Powder

on 3/19/2018 3:07:00 PM


I love this powder. It disappears the cakey mask on my face.

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Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand -EyEnvy Conditioner

on 3/19/2018 2:30:00 PM


This works amazing. My sister bought it and I was shocked how well it worked so I tried. I get comments about my lashes all the time now. It is so shocking it actually works. I wish I could post photos.

It takes a minimum of 6 weeks of daily use then suddenly just when you feel it was a total rip off...ta da!

They not only get longer but thicker, so you hardly need eyeliner, which I keep to a minimum so my eyelashes are even more visible. Since I am over 40 and my eyebrows are a liitle thin, I srarted using it on my eyebrows just to see, well you can definately tell I have some thick eyebrow hairs. Fyi it takes more work to curl them because they are so much thicker...I can live with that.

Concealers -Laura Mercier -Secret Camouflage

on 3/19/2018 2:21:00 PM


I like to use the spot conceal method that Lisa Eldridge suggests in her video. I saw this product and decided to give it a try, I have tried so many concealers to cover up acne and acne spots. I love that there are two shades so you can mix it into a shade that's close to your skin. Maybe one day your foundation is lighter than the other, this will make up for it. Other concealers just fade away after a few hours, but this one stays put, even without setting it. The finish is a demi-matte, and works well even with dewy foundations.

As far a brush, I love using this with the $1 ELF concealer brush because it's tiny enough to cover the spots, and dense enough to pick up the concealer that you need.

I tried this once on undereye and unfortunately, this is not an undereye concealer. This is HG status for me, in terms of a concealer that covers up zits and its reminisce like a charm.

Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics -The POREfessional

on 3/19/2018 2:19:00 PM


My friend bought this for me last christmas because of my large pores. I was so excited to try it out. When I applied it for the first time I was amazed. My skin looked so good and it was so soft, and the most important part; all the pores were almost gone!
I have the mini and I use it four days a week, more or less. I see it a little pricey, but for me it's lasting. Happy with this product. 4/5 because of the price.

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Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent -Black Opium

on 3/19/2018 12:56:00 PM


The fragrance is okay, it seems like there are a thousand more similar. I like a lighter more natural scent. This scent is one that would give a headache after a while.

Palettes -NARS -NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette Vol I


I am absolutely head over heels in love with the wanted eye palette and just had to have this!
The palette itself is very similar to its little sister Wanted eye palette, slightly smaller in size than the cheek studio palette (the only one I can compare it to, I fear I missed out for good on the unfiltered II cheek palette that would IMO be best.) A little tricky to open as well, just like the eye palette. At a total net weight of 0.78 oz., it is still under $1.00 US per 1/100 of an ounce, and less expensive per pan than a NARS blush single. No outer mirror to collect fingerprints, I plan to store it in the box to keep the (printed-on?) graphics looking new.
Aimed towards fairer skin tones, all of the shades apply slightly sheer but are definitely more pigmented than the cheek studio palette blushes and look fresh. Even the brightest/most intense shade, crave, a matte bright coral looks pretty (I use foundations fair-light). I have used shade "crave" on my cheeks and using shade "buzzed", a "matte coral" as an eyeshadow, a look inspired by reviewers of the unfiltered palettes where they did a full face with the palette, and like it so much that I plan to do this more often. If I were to pick a least favorite, it would be the shade unlimited, a shimmery pale pink - I already have similar (think Becca). I have been liking NARS' blusher formulas found in this and the cheek studio palette because they never apply poorly on my dry skin or clash with the dewey look I can't avoid no matter what kind of foundation I try due to the heavy skin creams I use.
I think this would be nice for anyone who doesn't have a lot of blushers and are looking for a nicely packaged grouping of shades to add to their collection. I have fallen victim to the recent trend of warm palettes and think this is the answer to my need to find complimentary blush shades.

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Highlighters -Wet 'n' Wild -MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

on 3/19/2018 12:10:00 PM


How do I know it’s so good?
When my entire highlighters collection sits in the dark & wait to shine through.(No pun intended) :)
Buttery smooth,easily blend, Universally flattering undertone, super reflective, $4.99.
What more can I say? ✨

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Treatments (Face) -La Roche-Posay -Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with SPF 50

on 3/19/2018 11:35:00 AM


I can't recommend this product enough. I noticed a change in my skin within a week of beginning use. It goes on a little heavy but absorbs immediately. I use it in combination with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Daily Soothing Moisturizer. It actually makes my makeup go on nice and smooth (I use a medium coverage foundation), and the extra moisture gives my skin a dewy glow. As I have combination skin, I do need to blot off some T-zone oiliness at the end of the day. Easy fix! The packaging is beautiful and solid and the pump dispenses the perfect amount. The price point initially seems high, but it lasts a long time. Using it 4-5 days a week, a bottle has lasted me over 3 months.

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