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Brows -Anastasia Beverly Hills -Brow Powder Duo

on 8/19/2018 8:27:00 AM

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I have this in Caramel. The darker shade is perfect for my natural red hair, I’m like a light auburn kind of red. The light side is too orangey on its own. I have to use it lightly. I almost picked up Aburn but I think it’s too dark. I wish they made a third option for redheads somewhere between the two. The powder is excellent. Very expensive. I’m not sure I like it any more than my trusty MAC cork eyeshadow. And I got Sigma brow powder in Aburn (for some reason it’s only in their store and not online) and I like both of those shades and they perform just as well. And it was $3.50. I may return this because I’m not sure it’s worth the price for imperfect shade choices.

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Mascara -Essence -I Love Extreme Crazy Volume

on 8/19/2018 8:19:00 AM

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FLAKES EVERYWHERE!

Honestly, I love everything about this mascara except the flaking! The formula works well with my lashes, it never clumps on me and it does lengthen the hair beautifully BUT I have to keep on checking the mirror to ensure that I don't have any black dots on my under eyes. It smudges a lot too. I definitely love the brush but God! The flakes are driving me crazy. I'm frustrated of how much I wanted this product to work but I'm just so done with it (and I'm still sad about it lol).

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Lip Treatments -Kiehl's -Lip Balm #1

on 8/19/2018 8:05:00 AM

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Genuinely impressed by this and surprised at myself for buying another tube when it is very expensive for a such a small amount of product. I found this to have a really lovely texture, it repaired by lips quickly and stayed in place more than other balms I have tried. I love that it doesn't contain fragrance/ camphor or menthol which are in lots of other lip products. I noticed the ingredients are slightly different in the new tube I have just purchased but I am hoping that doesn't affect the efficacy of this.

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Concealers -bareMinerals -bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

on 8/19/2018 8:04:00 AM

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This is a medium to full coverage concealer. I use the lightest shade which works ok for me but I do wish they had something lighter to brighten.
This has a medium consistency, not watery but not thick at all. It blends in well with a sponge. My big issue is it never sets. I set it with powder but throughout the day it’s like it unsets itself. It breaks up and gets sticky. My mascara gets smudgy over it. Lately I’ve been using this under eyeshadow just to try and use it up because it doesn’t work under my eyes. When I use it on blemishes it doesn’t really match any of my foundations so I have to blend a lot. And it fades fast, doesn’t stay put on the blemishes. This is a pass.

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Highlighters -Maybelline -Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in 200 Medium/Nude Glow

on 8/19/2018 8:01:00 AM

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This product totally works for me!

I've been wearing this highlighter for a couple of months. I love that it gives me a healthy glow, in fact I got compliments and even questions about it. It has a smooth and creamy texture with great payoff on the skin. It's not sticky at all and it doesn't have any scent. It's best applied with your fingers as mentioned on the packaging. I don't wear foundation, only my facial oil and sunscreen but the pigments stay for hours. It's quite affordable and the amount of product it has could last you for months! Defo my everyday and go-to highlighter.

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Toners -Clinique -Mild Clarifying Lotion [DISCONTINUED]

on 8/19/2018 7:57:00 AM

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Clinique you have made a GRAVE error of judgement by discontinuing this. You know full well the replacement is a shoddy/ witch hazel riddled imposter! I have 2 bottles of this remaining and am preemptively in mourning for when the day comes to use up my final drop. I don't know where I can find a good fragrance free low level BHA toner now. And yes I've tried the 2% Paula's Choice one and I can't stand it. It makes my skin flaky and greasy at the same time.

PLEASE CLINIQUE PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERY AND BRING THIS BACK

RIP not only this toner, but basically me

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Concealers -It Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye

on 8/19/2018 7:57:00 AM

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It's almost embarrassing to write such a great review after reading all the negatives!
BB Under Eye has become my Holy Grail of concealers. I love it and would never be without it!
My skin is fairly oily, this is the reason I think it works so well on me.
A tiny pin head amount, smoothed either with my fingertip or the brush works wonders to get rid of the darkness under my eyes. It's full coverage and not difficult to blend. I don't find it streaky, cakey or turning color.
This summer I have gone without foundation makeup by dabbing BB Under Eye on a very few places on my face where I want coverage (yes, it can be used on the face). I use the brush for my face, it covers and blends completely, does not streak, is waterproof and doesn't settle in to fine lines. My daily makeup is eyebrow pencil, neutral eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, some BB under my eyes and on my face ( in a few spots) and I'm out the door! It makes my makeup routine fast. I've received compliments on looking well rested, etc.
I remove makeup every night with Neutrogena Wipes before washing with Cetaphil or one other of the washes I use.
I highly recommend. It could be that some are using too much....the tiniest drop is all you need.

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Hair Treatments -Unlisted Brand -Shea Butter

This has to be one of the most economical yet purest DIY treatments I've done on my hair to date. Take 2 tablespoons Shea butter, 2 tablespoons Coconut oil and 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel. Make sure the Coconut oil is melted. You can easily melt it by placing the coconut oil in a cup then place the cup in a bowl of hot water. Whisk the 3 ingredients together well for 3 minutes. Pour your mixture into a ready container. Best container is a wide-mouth that you can stir before you scoop out your amount. I used one that could hold 3 ounces. I basically lightly coated my strands and went about my day. The mixture will make your hair slick back. I washed mine about 6 hours later. The shine this treatment produced is incredible. It's lasting for days and I normally use Argan oil to get a shine, but not this time. No product needed. My hair is soft. Best DIY, non-chemical hair treatment yet. I've also used very tiny amounts to highlight my strands. For reference, I used Aloe Vera gel 100% natural cold-pressed; Organic Shea Butter; Organic Virgin Coconut Oil unrefined.
For additional beneficial oils: Peppermint oil has been thought to stimulate hair growth; Emu oil is thought to stop hair loss; Some swear by Castor oil for their hair growth. Just add a few drops to your palms along with your mixture instead of the container. This way, the original batch will not be changed or super greasy and you can use it as a shine preparation for your hair when you go out, also. Use the other oils as a massage therapy down to your roots and scalp knowing that your hair will be quite slick.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Indeed Laboratories - Hydraluron

on 8/19/2018 7:49:00 AM

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Hmm an interesting product! I have read a lot about this and eventually was inspired to try it because of Caroline Hirons. I am generally a little skeptical of one ingredient 'wonder' products however I have been enjoying using this and do think it plumps the skin up a little in between layers. However be warned that hyaluronic acid can draw moisture out of the skin if the atmosphere has low humidity or if you layer with the wrong type of products. I usually put this on after applying Buffet by The Ordinary, then before it has dried (which for me happens quickly) I add a layer of Clinique Moisture Surge. This pairing works really well for me and I do this at night. I am interested to try layering it with different kinds of products to see how it fares, however I have read that water-based moisturisers are a better option that oil for this kind of product. For the price I think it is well worth trying.

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Toners -MAC -Lightful Softening Lotion

on 8/19/2018 7:44:00 AM

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I am on to my second bottle of this and will keep repurchasing! It is a little on the pricy side (for me anyway, as I am a bargain hunter) but I have found it to be one of the few toners I have found that actually packs a punch with its ingredients. It does have fragrance it it which I generally avoid but I haven't found it to be irritating as it is fairly low down on the ingredient list. However I cover my eyes to avoid spraying it in them as that does sting for me. I think the packaging is cute and I love to use it as a first step in my morning routine as it adds some nice ingredients and a little moisture but doesn't leave a tacky finish that interferes with my other products.

*I have recently purchased the Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner as it seemed like a similar product but was much better value for money. So far I like both, but the Andalou toner does have a cloying scent that I don't love. I still think the MAC one is my favourite in this category!

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