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Eye Shadow -ColourPop -Pressed powder eyeshadow palette - Yes, Please!

on 3/10/2018 5:40:00 PM


Packaging is as always cute but it gets a bit dirty with time. The shadows are wonderfully pigmented although just because of that they are to be put with a wise hand, I found that you can easily go over board with it. I love the coloring of the palette, every time I use it I fall into a sunset look theme that I love each and every time. I loved the foiled gold shade that I believe is called “cake batter”. I’d recommend this to makeup lovers and non-picky artsy people :)

Other -Vaseline -Petroleum Jelly with cocoa butter

on 3/10/2018 5:29:00 PM


I don’t think there’s actually much cocoa butter in this— it’s probably about 95% petroleum jelly— but it smells AMAZING and that’s why I like it better than regular Vaseline. I’ve always liked Vaseline for many basic skincare purposes (chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, even dry facial skin in winter); the Cocoa Butter version has a light but delicious French vanilla-cocoa scent that makes it a real pleasure to use!

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Concealers -ColourPop -No Filter Concealer

on 3/10/2018 5:28:00 PM


Hands down best concealer I’ve ever had. I’m a makeup artist who tried and still is trying many many concealers, these are hands down the most pigmented, light to the touch, flash friendly and affordable concealers I’ve ever used! Once in the skin the do become a tinge darker but for me, it actually helps match my skin shade even better. I’ve had mine for a long time, I’m not nearly done with it AND I already ordered a backup. New fave!

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Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30

on 3/10/2018 5:11:00 PM

I read so many rave reviews that I got a sample of this. I have dry and dehydrated skin. Fine lines etc.

This feels nice and thick. Very slight white cast, if any. I'm very fair so it's hard to tell.

The smell is ok. Very light and fades fairly quick. It is in line with the other Josh Rosebrook products although a little milder.

The con this has for me is that is a poor base under makeup. On my dry skin it doesnt provide enough slip on its own and when I wear my mineral powder makeup I tend to pat it with a wet tissue to set it. When I use my regular moisturizer that works fine but with the Josh Rosebrook under color comes ofd in the tissue.

The biggest selling point for me is the completely natural ingredients and the spf factor. The high price is a downside but you get what you pay for. I've invested in the tinted version - will see how long it lasts.

Eye Shadow -Joe Fresh Style -eye shadow - all colours

on 3/10/2018 5:06:00 PM


I have been a long time fan of the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow shade Amber Rush and Maybelline Color Tattoo shade Bad to the Bronze but as I’ve now hit 50 I need a simple everyday wash of color that isn’t quite as pronounced or heavy. Enter Joe Fresh shadow in the shade Pretty Penny. A lovely copper toned silky shadow that applies and wears beautifully, all for $6 CAD. It has the same quality as the recent highlighter I picked up by the same brand and I am blown over by the quality and affordability of these products. Like anything, products in a brand can be hit or miss but this is a real gem in my opinion. I have my eye on a couple others I will pick up but this is a favorite of mine for an everyday all over the lid shadow look. The acrylic packaging is quite sturdy as well.

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Mascara -Eyeko -Mascara

on 3/10/2018 5:02:00 PM


I got Lash Alert (!) in my March 2018 Ipsy & I love it. It really gives length & impressive thickness. Makes me look like I’m wearing falsies & today I left the house searing only mascara & a Victoria’s Secret lipkit. I normally can’t leave the house w/o my “work finished.” But today had to run an errand b4 a store closed so I only had time for lipgloss & mascara, & I didn’t feel self conscious like I thought I would. I got a bomb lipgloss out of ipsy to put on a bit ago & touched up I needed lipgloss & pressed powder & I added a bit more mascara it looks decent & it made the emphasis on my hair today which I wore down (rare!) my mom commented on my hair looking so curly & “cute.” Can’t go wrong there! This mascara I would love to buy it in waterproof but I don’t think that opportunity will present itself :-/ i get to try a lot of different brands w ipsy/boxycharm I would never otherwise be exposed to. This mascara is bomb. If you got a chance to get it you cannot go wrong. This is my lazy-girl/hurried-girl new routine. (Lipgloss-a bit of pressed powder-this mascara!!) this mascara doesn’t smudge (my skin is super oily as in eyelids), but isn’t stubborn to remove. And who tosses a perfect mascara after only 3 months—I can get to enjoy every last bit of good product 3 months or not be damned because of its squeeze tube packaging all mascaras should do this kind of packaging lol I really love ipsy. For $10 you get a helluva lot neat stuff. I got my $10 worth this month for sure!

Toners -Unlisted Brand -Dr. Roebuck’s Bondi Hydrating Mist

on 3/10/2018 4:50:00 PM


Dr. Roebuck’s is an Australian brand that makes this moderately priced hydrating mist but I couldn’t resist purchasing it, $29CAD for 120 ml (4 fl oz). At least it comes in a dark brown glass bottle and although it is heavy, it keeps light out and prevents/slows down the deterioration of ingredients. It’s true, it smells like the beach and is very fresh and hydrating. It claims to be an “amazing multi-tasker that has multiple benefits for your skin. Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sun damage, aging, heals acne, and aids in reduction in hyperpigmentation. Also, improves skin texture and protects against UV damage while improving natural firmness by hydrating skin and soothing it too.” I don’t know if it does any of that but I’m not sorry I bought it and I will buy it again. When I compare this to my beloved Too Faced 3-in-1 HangoveRX Primer and Setting Spray which is $40 CAD for the same amount of product, I’d rather have this.

Ingredients: Natural Australian Spring Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Purified Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Natural Coconut Fragrance

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Liquid -Giorgio Armani -Luminous Silk Foundation

on 3/10/2018 4:44:00 PM


For years I have been watching youtube videos reviewing this foundation. I finally caved and bought it. I really wanted not to like it since it is pricey. But I love it! It blends so nice and looks great on my skin. I have dry skin in the winter and oily in the summer. I am a bit oily with this though but I still love it.

Lip Liners -MAC -In Control

on 3/10/2018 4:30:00 PM


This has become one of my all-time favorite lip liners. It helps even out the color of my lips and is pretty enough to wear on it's own. This liner lasts all day, even through a meal. Like all liners, it's not exactly moisturizing, but it applies fairly creamy.

Mascara -Cover Girl -Professional Natural Lash Mascara

on 3/10/2018 4:26:00 PM


I picked this up at a dollar store. Love the curved brush. I prefer ELF for my brows, but this Cover Girl is great to wear over my normal mascara. Keeps it from smudging. I dislike water proof mascara. It gives me itchy, watery eyes. I get mascara all over my face, and then it's hard to remove because it's water proof. This clear does not dry stuff and adds a little gloss to the lashes. When worn alone, it doesn't make my lashes longer or thicker, but adds some definition. I am trying to go with less makeup, but I won't give up mascara, lipstick, concealer, or eyebrow pencil. At age 58 those 4 things are a must for me.
This stuff is great as a finishing coat on my mascara. The curved brush is soft and the mascara sets the eyelash curl. I can't beat the dollar store price of $3.00. The packaging is nothing fancy, but it's Cover Girl. Plus I have to throw this out in 3-6 months.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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