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Polishes -Ciate -Cabaret

on 12/6/2017 4:01:00 PM


Cabaret is a purple (berry leaning), cream polish. I own a miniature bottle, which was a part of Ciate Advent Calendar 2017.

I thought 2 coats would be enough, but having applied 2nd coats I have noticed some balder patches, so I applied the 3rd coats to even it out. Also, due to slightly runny formula I managed to flood most of my cuticles. I had a fair bit of tipwear after a couple of days, but no chips.

I really liked the colour, but I wasn't too keen on the formula. I wouldn't repurchase Cabaret, instead I would get a bottle of Zoya Tara, which looks like a dupe.

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Polishes -Unlisted Brand -A-England St George

on 12/6/2017 3:41:00 PM


St.George is a teal, scattered holo polish. The holo is not quite subtle and in certain light it just looks like shimmer. This polish is darker on the nail than I thought it would be, but stunning nevertheless.

But, what really makes this polish stand out is its formula. In many of my previous reviews I called a polish 'one-coater', but then used 2 coats. Well, this is the first time I can remember when I used 1 coat only and it looked absolutely perfect.

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Lipstick -Urban Decay -Mirana (Alice in Wonderland)

on 12/6/2017 3:39:00 PM

Oh.My.Goodness. I deplore this lipstick. Oh, it's pretty and all when you *first* put it on, but this bad boy dries out and cakes up (I believe these are the little "scabs" the previous reviewer actually likes) and leaves my lips looking completely awful (and I'm a serious believer in keeping my lips moisturized). To top it off, the plastic ring at the bottom of the tube has now come loose some kind of way so I have to put extra effort into just twisting it up and down.

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Stick -NARS -velvet matte foundation stick

Looks like I’m in the minority because I love this product.
• My skin type: (thanks an ideal skincare routine) it recently went from combo-dry to normal with occasional oiliness during the day. I got rid of texture and dry patches as well, my skin doesn’t break out very often, so I don’t look for full coverage foundation. I want it to even out my skintone. My neck is lighter than my face so the foundation should balance things out.

•Shade: I own the shade Siberia, which is a perfect match. I own the liquid version (Sheer Glow) but don’t like the formula because it wears off from my nose within 4 hours. The stick version doesn’t- and also doesn’t settle into fine lines on my forehead.
• Application: I apply mine with damp beautyblender. Foundation blends easily. The sponge on the other side is mostly useless- unless you wat to do touch ups during the day (I personally rarely do).
• Finish: satin matte (not dewy, but not “flat” matte either. Perfect in between).
• Coverage: unlike many stick foundations, it offers sheer to light-medium coverage.
• Price: let’s be honest, this foundation is kind of a rip off. I like MUFE stick foundation, but no shade from their range matches me (they’re either too neutral or too pink). Which is a pity because the value for money is way better.
• Wear time: on me it’s quite great. I set it with powder and it lasts without creasing throughout the day.

So overall, I’ll buy it again- even though the price is steep. I find it very hard to find good shade match, so if I find one, I “stick” (lol) to it.

Lips -MAC -Lip Erase - Pale

on 12/6/2017 3:04:00 PM


Like another reviewer posted, I too like a nude lip and before buying this product I used concealer to "blur" my natural lip shade. In the winter I use more of an NC20 concealer and find that the shade PALE is absolutely perfect for what I need. Last week I noticed that some mascara had fallen and I didn't have Any concealer so I used a pat of this product under my eye and no one knew the difference...I don't recommend substituting for a concealer but just saying you could if you had to...

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Lips -Victoria's Secret -Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain -Adored

on 12/6/2017 2:58:00 PM

I just bought this as part of the model's nude lip kit that comes with glitter gloss and Nearly Nude liner. I give it 4 stars because the application with doe foot wand is fairly even and smooth and the packaging is excellent- no spillage or product seeping in to the seals. I don't give it 5 stars because of the actual colour. I don't think it looks like the photos depict and the description is off. it is a darker nude with heavy peach/pink tone to it. I have blue eyes and fairer skin in winter and like nude lipsticks like MAC fleshpot or Myth and this is more like velvet teddy.

Pressed Powders -L'Oreal -Infallible Pro-Glow Longwear Powder

on 12/6/2017 2:53:00 PM


I bought this knowing nothing about it but I needed a longer powder STAT...and this was right in front of me. I'm so glad I chose it- my shade was the same as with the traditional L'Oreal powders but this one has a matte and a shimmer side so you've got options. I've found that it can be worn alone for excellent coverage but I prefer using it over a bb cream for a second skin look.

Tinted Moisturizer -MAC -Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 with Radiance Booster

on 12/6/2017 2:49:00 PM


I really love this product but I don't see it on the website anymore I really hope it's not discontinued!

This is definitely a mixture of the better aspects of a tinted moisturizer and cc cream which is probably why it's the "Lightful c tinted cream"

It has a thick almost mousse like texture but despite the texture it's very lightweight and doesn't feel heavy.

The shades lean more warm due to the "CC cream" aspect which seems like it would be too orange but it can actually help make your face look brighter and more fresh looking whereas those that are more neutral (like most tinted moisturizers) can make yellow toned or pink toned people look quite gray due to being too neutral whereas this looks more glowy.

I'd say this gives pretty good coverage, about almost medium coverage. I have some hyperpigmentation and it covered it BUT I apply it by stippling it on with a flat top buffing brush and that's how it gives it great coverage. I find the slight peach tone really helps counteract any dark spots or areas which makes sense since its part of the "Lightful" range which is meant to help these issues. I like that it actually has vitamin c quite high on the list too.
I wouldn't use this with your fingers or a sponge unless you want sheer coverage.
I feel like the coverage(when stippled with a flat top) is as good if not better than the it cosmetics CC cream.

Another reason why I LOVE this is because it works AMAZING for my oily skin. I've never found a tinted moisturizer or CC cream that keeps my oils at bay while simultaneously giving me a slight glow that doesn't look greasy, it a miracle product, I kid you not.
I noticed that it withstands long days, heat, etc unlike any tinted product or most foundations. This is a highly underrated product

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

on 12/6/2017 2:31:00 PM


I have sensitive combination skin with an occasional breakout in my chin area or on my forehead rarely. I use this as a spot treatment and preventative.

1. It is very drying, moisturise twice a day at least if you use it or your skin will peal and be flaky.
2. It does work to some degree, I've noticed less spots and some spots that I have are quicker to come to the surface and heal than before, however it doesn't stop all of them and I still get painful ones on my chin, but less often.
3. It foams a little bit if you rub it on too quick but it dries instantly so just let it be, once it's dry moisturise. In the morning moisturise again cause you will dry out.
4. Rinse off your face in the morning and use sunscreen cause this will make your skin very prone to painful sunburns.

Overall it is not the best out there but it's good, for 6 bucks it's worth it.

Lipstick -Maybelline -650 Nude Embrace

on 12/6/2017 2:23:00 PM

This is definitely Brown. It is matte no shimmer. I got this in a holiday 2017 package w color sensational Nude lipliner (also a #winner). I like my nudes on the brown side so this suits me. I like maybelline lipsticks are priced too high. I can get one “good” lipstick (MAC, UD, kvd) for the price of 2 maybelline lipsticks. Kind of budgeting my money for the holidays this was just an impulse buy I have ten ways of duping this velvet teddy imposter. This would make a great stocking stuffer with the lipliner in an attractively packaged exterior. I’m still glad I got this it’s nice. I prefer MAC: taupe, mocha, half n half, creme in your coffee, velvet teddy, cherish, VG V.....

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