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Concealers -GloMinerals -GloConcealer under eye

on 1/22/2018 9:08:00 AM

Ummm. Awful. Thick, goopy, unnatural looking and creases like crazy. I'll stick with my Maybelline age rewind concealer, which is not mineral, but looks MUCH better & doesn't crease. Oh, and I will save myself $20 with every purchase! Win/Win 😂

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Palettes -Kat Von D -Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

on 1/22/2018 9:04:00 AM


This palette is essentially Kat Von D's shimmer/glitter version of her famous Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette. The shades are essentially identical to the matte version, just in a sparkly form. The packaging is beautiful and almost identical to the original palette. It also comes with an enormous mirror, which is very helpful for application. The shades in this palette are beautiful, but unless a fluffy brush is used, it has a ton of fallout. The fluffy brush will minimize the fallout, but some mess is unavoidable with these shadows. This is more particular to the glitter shades than the shimmer shades. I would also recommend caution with using the glitter shades to those with sensitive eyes. The glitter top coats left me with a scratchy feeling around my eyes, which is particularlyuncomfortable for those of us with sensitive skin. Additionally, because the palette is entirely shimmer and glitter shades, many people may find it difficult to create looks due to the lack of mattes. The shadows are long lasting, although some of the glitter does transfer. The palette costs $49 and is limited edition. While the glimmer palette is not as long lasting and has more issues than the original Shade + Light palette, the colors are stunning and of high quality. Even with the fallout issues, I would still consider repurchasing this beautiful palette!

Eyeliner -Revlon -ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner

on 1/22/2018 8:46:00 AM


I love black eyeliner, it's been "my thing" since high school. I've used pencils, gels and liquid. As I've gotten older and more experienced I have relied on liquid more and more for ease and color.

I got this in Intense Black and it's not a misnomer. The color is very opaque.

I need more practice at this, with the wheel on the end of it. When I'm on point, it looks beyond awesome. Crisp, clean lines, easy flick. When I'm not on point...

It's a disaster if my eyelid twitches. It stays forever, which is great when I'm on point, but when I have to try and remove, it's a pain. Also it dries fast, making it hard to try to smudge your mistakes into something okay looking.

I might rebuy if I get better at this. It's all user error at this point, but the difficulty is high!

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Liquid -Cover Girl -Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation

on 1/22/2018 8:41:00 AM


Usually I use Rimmel foundation but this winter I've found it's too drying for my skin. Which is funny because I have to use a matte foundation because my skin is so oily, everything breaks down around noon unless I'm very careful with application and setting. This winter has been so bitterly cold and windy that I have a few dry patches/scaly patches that Rimmel just emphasizes too much right now. So I took a chance on Cover Girl outlast, because I need a long wearing foundation.

I got the lightest color they had, and held my breath. It's a great winter foundation for me. It's got great coverage, I apply it with a brush, it blends quickly. It dries down pretty true to color and I haven't noticed any oxidation or early breakdown. It lasts on me for about six hours.

I'll probably go back to Rimmel when the weather is better and my skin gets even oilier but right this is a great catch.

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Masks -La Mer -The Intensive Revitalizing Mask

on 1/22/2018 7:59:00 AM


Well, this was one of the samples I was given when I bought the 1/2 oz. of La Mer cream. Having used up the cream and the other sample, I decided to use this. I love it. I had no expectations as it's just a thin lotion. They say put on a lot of it, let it sink in for 8 minutes and wipe off the excess, then follow with a moisturizer. There simply wasn't any excess because the skin absorbed it all. I'm totally sold. This is probably even better for my skin than the cream. It's not sticky at all but it gave me baby skin. I just don't get the "8 minutes". If you can leave it on all night, where's the 8 minutes? Nowhere does it say to wash it off. Therefore it's a treatment. I love it!

Update: I tried to buy some and they were out of it. So I bought another tiny jar of the cream. I now love the mask and serum more than the cream. But I'm not a rich lady, alas.

Concealers -L.A. Girl -PRO Conceal HD Concealer

on 1/22/2018 7:19:00 AM


I use this concealer to enhance my brows and conceal my dark circles and blemishes, works fine. Also it's fragrance free which is good.

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Lipstick -MAC -Matte - Honeylove

on 1/22/2018 6:54:00 AM


I love Honeylove. I am NC15 and on me, Honeylove is a lovely beige nude which is very flattering on my lips - toning them down a bit but not giving me the dreaded concealer lips or washing me out. It flatters my skin tone well. It is a very natural, but pretty colour. The formula is very comfortable to wear as well, long lasting and matte but not at all drying. It doesn’t sink into lip lines or bleed. It lasts well throughout the day, though will need to be retouched after a full meal. It lasts through a full shift at work easily though. It applies easily, without dragging. The formula is quite creamy for a matte - I consider it consistent with MAC’s other matte formulas. I reach for this a lot, it goes well with a smokey eye or a natural look. This lipstick is well worth a try if you have a fair and warm toned complexion. I love it!

Moisturizers -Gatineau -melatogenine

on 1/22/2018 6:51:00 AM

I got a small bottle of this from my M&S advent calendar. Perfect moisturizer for oily-combination skin. A bit heavy on my face so I prefer using it at night. My face feels soft, smooth and firm every time I use it.

Liquid -Kat Von D -Lock-It Foundation

on 1/22/2018 6:42:00 AM


Perfect for covering acne scars. Was hoping this could be my holy grail foundation but it felt so heavy and sticky on my skin. I think the scent is very similar to sun cream which I hate.

Polishes -Unlisted Brand -Pretty Serious - Undercover Mermaid

on 1/22/2018 6:29:00 AM

Pretty Serious is a cruelty free and vegan indie Australian brand that ships world-wide, and is very reasonably priced. I've only been buying from Pretty Serious for a little over two years, but they have already become my favourite brand. I have around 80 polishes by them now, and I can honestly say that only one I've worn so far has had a subpar formula. Undercover Mermaid is part of the Seriously Classic collection (their core range), and it ii a lilac-tinged taupe jelly, and the formula is full of iridescent green flakies & glass flecks.

I'm not usually a big fan of polishes that need more then two coats, but the super-shiny squishyness of the dove-like shade and the delicate sparkle combine for a subtle take on glitter. The formula for Undercover Mermaid is thinner then usual by Pretty Serious' standards; the shade applies a bit unevenly [but not streaky] on the first coat, so it's sometimes a two-coater, but it usually takes three coats for a smooth, even, opaque wash of colour. However the polish is fast-drying, so going up to three coats isn't a big deal for me. Add to that the fact that this polish has a hard-wearing formula, and we have another winner from Pretty Serious.

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