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Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve (tin)

on 3/25/2017 1:11:00 PM

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smells good but it is inconvinient since i have to use my finger to apply it. it is also STICKY and OILY , it feels heavy on my lips. the moisture is 2/5


Treatments (Face) -Lumene - Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail

on 3/25/2017 1:10:00 PM

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For a drugstore serum, this is pretty good. My skin soaks it up (mature, combo, aging). I like to use at night because my foundation already has a serum built in and it would be too oily. Nice citrus scent, might be an issue for those with very sensitive skin, but it didn't bother me.

If you're new to serums and/or on a budget, this one is definitely worth trying, especially if you're, ahem, of a certain age.


Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

on 3/25/2017 1:05:00 PM

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it truly made a different to my skin after one night used. my skin's super dry but also oily and not bright after a 7-day trip aboard. but after one night, my skin feel so full of water and it also reduces oil from my skin. ( sorry for bad english )


Eye Shadow -Stila - Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow

on 3/25/2017 12:57:00 PM

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Every so often, you find a beauty product that you love purely because it just makes you happy. These don't really serve a purpose like concealer or mascara does - they're just FUN.

I have this in the rose gold shade, and use it with the Urban Decay eye primer. I've never had an issue with fallout. The doe-foot applicator works well to get the product on your eye, and then I either pat it in place with my finger if I want a higher-density glitter or I blend it out with an eyeshadow brush for a subtler look. The effect, either way, is SHIMMERY. I really dislike working with loose glitter because it gets everywhere, and this product is really innovative in that it gives the effect of full-on glitter in a silky formula that is easy to work with.

The texture is not gritty at all, which I love. It also removes easily with makeup remover or an oil cleanser. It lasts for hours on me without touch-ups. Stila does a really great job with pigments and finishes that pack a punch, and this is not exception. It's not the cheapest, but you don't need a lot of product - one package is clearly going to last awhile.


Powder -Everyday Minerals - Semi-Matte Foundation

on 3/25/2017 12:47:00 PM

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Golden Fair is an almost perfect match for me. Unfortunately, I have to use SO much product and build, build, build. I use a dense powder brush from IT Cosmetics for the best application. It can be a bit powdery/fly away during the process.

It doesn't sink into pores and the finish is very skin-like. It doesn't accentuate dry spots too badly, but wears well for around 4 hours on the t-zone on my combo skin.

Really, it's a nice product, the only reason not repurchasing is you need to use so much, so the price per application is high. I've moved to Lucy Minerals Pale Olive instead which is much denser and more pigmented.


Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

on 3/25/2017 12:28:00 PM

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I love the formula but don't love the fact that it costs so much and yet doesn't last any longer than any other lip balm from the drug store. I also wrote another review but Chapstick 3 in 1 hydration seems like the EXACT same formula. I mean, it really seems as if they came off the same assembly line minus packaging.

Love the containers though and Fresh continues to tempt me with their luxe packaging and great transparent but oh so flattering lip tints in other formulas whenever I step into
Sephora.

This is a very soft, creamy lip balm that absorbs right in. Definitely moisturises but doesn't plump much (I mention this because I've used other regular lip balms that are so moisturizing my lips look plumber and so hydrated) and doesn't last that long.


Blush -Maybelline - Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal

on 3/25/2017 12:27:00 PM

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I love Dream Bouncy blushes, and I think they have been discontinued (which makes me sad!). I use Rose Petal almost daily, and luckily have a backup. I also use Orchid Hush on days I want a cooler toned flush of color (love that color too). Rose Petal is a light warm baby pink with soft shimmer. Livens up my pale face, without looking clownish. Kind of creates that natural glowing from within look. I look weird in darker blushes, so I appreciate that I can just rub this on with my fingertips, quickly and easily, without looking crazy. I find the color lasts well for being a cream blush. I have drier cheeks, so I prefer to use cream based products whenever possible. Would repurchase!


Lip Treatments -Chapstick - 3 in 1 Total Hydration

on 3/25/2017 12:23:00 PM

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This is a PERFECT, EXACT dupe of Fresh's advanced therapy lip balm in terms of formula. The texture is exactly the same, very soft and creamy (kind of like warmed up wax) and smells the same.

Packaging is different however with Fresh's stick feeling and looking much more substantial and classy. With Chapstick, you get the Toyota of lip balm holder - perfectly serviceable, very efficient and no issues whatsoever with leakage or caps coming off. With Fresh's luxe container, the metal or whatever it is, it feels nice and substantial and screwing the lid off makes you appreciate the formula even more but of course it's a bit more finicky but you expect that - it's the Range Rover or Lexus of containers for me.

So that's my way of saying, I can't repurchase Fresh when it costs close to $30 when this formula is EXACLTY the same for less than $3.

However neither formula is particularly long lasting so I'll keep looking.

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Fragrances -Terra Nova - Rain Perfume Essence

on 3/25/2017 12:18:00 PM

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This scent is very long-lasting. I put a drop or two on after a bath one evening, and I could still smell it the next day, all day. It would be a great choice for someone young just starting to try perfumes. It's a very springtime-like scent. I like it well enough to wear it occasionally until it's gone, but I probably will not purchase it again because it just feels a bit too much, too loud. However, I will try another Terra Nova product in the future since this is a great quality for the price.


Concealers -Lancome - Effacernes Waterproof Long-Lasting Undereye Concealer

on 3/25/2017 12:16:00 PM

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I think this covers very well, and has a fantastic texture (not too matte, but not greasy). Works great under my eyes, or to spot conceal a blemish. The shade "Ivoire" is ideal for pale, neutral skintones. It's $31, but you get a half ounce, which is a lot for a concealer, and more generous than Lancome usually is when it comes to price versus quantity. Takes me FOREVER to use up a tube, which is why I don't feel guilty splurging on a pricey concealer.



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