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Eyeliner -Jordana - White

on 5/28/2017 4:14:00 PM

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The consistency of this pencil was so tough it hurt my eyes to use it.

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Fragrances -Tom Ford - Black Orchid Lumiere

on 5/28/2017 4:10:00 PM

This is a gloriously feminine scent, all about florals and rum on my skin. Whilst I can smell the blueprint of Black Orchid in this, for some reason I get creamy, tropical white flowers as the main event. The jasmine is potent, with a heady polleny honey drizzled on top.
This isn't an every day fragrance, but its intense throw make it a great one for turning heads.

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Mascara -Essence - I Love Extreme Crazy Volume

on 5/28/2017 4:10:00 PM

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The formula was too thin and wet plus the brush was uncomfortable. It wasn't sealed so I was also concerned about its hygienic safety.

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Pressed Powders -Revlon - Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

on 5/28/2017 4:04:00 PM

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Pretty powder and packaging. Just a bit too much of an orange tint for me.


Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun!

on 5/28/2017 3:55:00 PM

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A very nice medium toned bronzer that can be built up quickly and gives skin a sun kissed glow!
Its matte but not overly powdery and very pigmented so a little goes a long way,
On my olive skin this works well for adding colour and gives a nice tanned appearance.
It can quickly get quite dark so I would strongly recommend using a light hand and just slightly tapping your brush especially if you have very light skin.
Overall a fantastic product from mac which is totally worth it as your getting a lot of product for your money plus it lasts all day and does not cause irritation

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Foundations -W7 - Genius Feather Light Foundation

on 5/28/2017 3:50:00 PM

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I wish I could give this foundation another rave review, but sadly it didn't work THAT well for me. For the price I really do think that it performs quite well, but I just can't help comparing this to Boots No7's Aibrush Away foundation, which I happen to really really like. They're both very similar in texture and feel, with the W7 being slightly more runny than the No7. There are essentially two things that I dislike about this foundation: how dry it makes my (not particularly dry) skin look, and how finicky the application is.

I have acne prone combination skin, with a slightly oily t-zone. When I turn to this kind of light weight, airy foundations I'm looking for a light to medium coverage that looks very natural. To me, that means natural to dewy finish, but this foundation dries down completely matte, and ends up looking dry and overly powdery on my skin. I don't find it particularly buildable (light to light medium coverage), and certainly not without waiting a good while for it to dry down/set before going in with another layer where you want some more coverage. I don't have a lot of dry spots, but this foundation makes me aware of ones that I never see using other foundations. I also think it settles weirdly into my pores. It does look a little bit better once warmed up on the face, but when that happens it's not long before it'll start to separate on my nose, chin and cheeks instead.

The application I find really hard, since it's so incredibly thin. It really is just a step above water in consistency, and none of the sponges that I've tried applying it with have worked (beautyblender pro, RT miracle complexion sponge, generic brand sponge) - it just completely absorbs into the sponge and it's like trying to blend water onto the skin. So for me a brush is a must, but since it's so incredibly thin, it just moves around and gets streaky. I feel like the best application tool would be a flat top kabuki brush, but sadly I don't own one as I'm usually a buffing technique kind of gal. It is possible to make it work using a buffing brush, but it does take a bit of extra work.

The lightest shade, Buff, is both pale enough and cool enough for my neutral to cool fair skin. I would say it's pretty neutral in its undertones, so unless you're extremely cool or extremely warm, you could probably make it work.

For the money, the performance of this foundation is beyond impressive. It just doesn't give me the finish I'm looking for, especially in a light and airy foundation like this. Paired with the fact that I find the application to be cumbersome, I wouldn't repurchase. But I would encourage everyone who can find a shade match to try this foundation - if it works for you, you've got yourself a pretty sweet deal with this one.

+ Cruelty free
+ Dirt cheap
+ Very lightweight on the skin
+ Lasts a decent amount of time, and when you factor in the price, it's quite impressive actually
+ I'm impressed by the fact that such a cheap foundation has a glass bottle

- Looks surprisingly dry, dull and powdery on my skin. I don't agree with the description of it having a "dewy glow" at all
- Hard to apply without streaks
- Really limited shade selection, with only 5 shades and True beige being the darkest one. Nothing for deeper skin tones
- While I personally like glass bottles, it's not very travel friendly

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Concealers -Collection 2000 - Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

on 5/28/2017 3:48:00 PM

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After hearing great reviews about this concealer i decided to purchase after my pro long wear by mac finished, it is a very good concealer and I would say a dupe for the pro longwear, its creamy and provides medium to full coverage and blends in nicely.

Pros:
Long Lasting all day up to 12 hours
Medium to full coverage
Doubles as a primer and increases eyeshadow longevity
very inexpensive and a better then most concealers both drugstore and higher end
nice wand applicator allows you to control how much product is dispensed

Cons:
NONE!




Fragrances -Tom Ford - Noir Pour Femme

on 5/28/2017 3:47:00 PM

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Tom Ford's aesthetic is up there for me with David Lynch and Coco Chanel. You only need to watch one of his films to understand his sublime taste and edgy glamour. He knows how to find beauty in dirt; he knows how to make the beautiful empty. All of his work is complex.

I don't know the depth of his involvement with his fragrance line but it wouldn't surprise me if he was very driven by fragrance. Even when he was working with Estee Lauder on Azuree Soleil and Youth Dew Amber Nude, the vision - the ribbed boudoir bottles, the potency, the modern take on a 1950s dream - came through as clear as a bell.

Though Tom Ford Noir doesn't have the same audacity as Black Orchid, it's still a noteworthy fragrance. It's so delicious, dark and smooth, smelling like spiced vanilla ice cream, tobacco, stewed plums and wood, but somehow manages to be clean-ish in the dry-down, rather than scratchy. Whilst of course it's a winter warmer, the transparency and lack of funk in its tail make it bloom in a hot, sultry way in summer.


Cleansers -Garnier - Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof

on 5/28/2017 3:37:00 PM

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It's an ok makeup remover. I wanted a cheap alternative to my Lancome Bi facil. I chose this because it's readily available in most stores and you get a lot for what you pay. It does not take my makeup as quickly as Bi Facil but it gets the job done. I would repurchase because it doesn't leave an oily residue nor does it irritate my eyes. I also think the bottle is kinda pretty


Eyeliner -It Cosmetics - No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

on 5/28/2017 3:36:00 PM

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I bought a set of two in a coppery brown and black. Tried once. When I lined my upper eyelid (very close to lashes), the liner transferred to lower lashes. Also, since this is waterproof, it stiffened my lashes so that applying mascara was impossible! I had a thin line, but the mascara brush wouldn't go through the liner. Not sure of the shade name but the coppery brown was a great shade. Unfortunately, not useable for me.

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