Mascara -Maybelline -Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof

on 4/26/2018 2:09:00 AM

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I am a repeat buyer of Maybelline's the Colossal Volum' Express waterproof mascara because it quickly deposits the mascara on my lashes, and it does not dry out so fast like most other mascaras. The similar Colossal mascara in the gold-colored tube does dry out too quickly.


Eyes -Rimmel -Eyebrow Pencil

on 4/26/2018 2:04:00 AM

I keep buying the Rimmel hazel eyebrow pencil with the brush on the cap. It has a good consistency for application. I powder my eyebrows to both soften the color and set the pencil for a long day.


Lipstick -Maybelline -Color Sensational - Are You Red-Dy

on 4/26/2018 2:01:00 AM

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My favorite red of all time is a YSL, right below that is this one. I’ve never been more pleased with a red in years. I do wear with a liner and it’s a beautiful daytime red. A tiny bit on the orangey side but if you like that leaning, you’ll love this. I forgot to mention the formula is gorgeous, moisturizing yet doesn’t bleed. The perfect red. I also love Red Renaissance and Very Cherry, all so pretty ❤️


Mascara -Rimmel -ScandalEyes

on 4/26/2018 2:01:00 AM

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The Rimmel ScandalEyes mascara wand is too large at the tip for coating my lower lashes.


Eye Shadow -Revlon -Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad

on 4/26/2018 1:53:00 AM

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I bought the Flirtatious quad, which included four great colors for my hazel green eyes. Ultimately, I gave it to my daughter because I don't like having to remove the sparkles from the rest of my face. After trying makeup removers, moisturizers, and astringent, the only thing that worked is tape pressed on my face to grab and pull off those sparkles.


Lipstick -Maybelline -Color Sensational (All Shades)

on 4/26/2018 1:50:00 AM

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So I wrote a review about this lipstick before in a different red. I can’t praise these lipsticks enough. I wore Are You Reddy today and only had to apply after eating lunch and not once did I feel dry or feathering. I do use a lip liner but even with expensive lipsticks, if it isn’t a good formula, you end up dry and cracking, I’m looking at you Chanel😐. Anyways, really, these lipsticks are worth the gamble if you haven’t tried them and if you love reds, these are beautiful, no lie, I would repurchase over and over 👍👍👍


Styling Products -TRESemme -Expert Selection Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream

on 4/26/2018 1:34:00 AM

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The best volumizing product I've ever used. Don't know how to replace it now that it's discontinued.... If anyone has a clue please let me know :-(


Liquid -Milk Makeup -Milk Blur Matte Foundation

on 4/26/2018 1:10:00 AM

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I am really on the fence about this foundation, and experiencing a love/hate relationship with it!

This is full coverage but doesn’t feel like it, it goes on quite thick and takes some time to blend, which must be done quick before it starts to set. I have only worn it a few times, but have noticed that even when set with powder and setting spray, it starts to wear off and break down after about 8 hours. The thickness of the product makes blending a challenge, I have learned to work one area of my face at a time and only squeeze out what I need for that area rather than leave product on the back of my hand for dabbing, or dab in spots all over my face and blend out, once it starts to dry and set it is really patchy and hard to blend. It also wants to settle in areas where I experience fine lines, so I have to really dab these areas to push the product in.

Not sure the product is worth the effort it takes to apply and blend, especially since it isn’t as long lasting as I would prefer and hate when a foundation breaks down and my concealer stays intact and looks splotchy.


Eye Shadow -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadows - All Colors

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I just bought Fireball and Mermaid today at Walgreens.

Fireball is a reddish orange rust metallic shade that has the best application when you use your fingers. It's very pigmented and it's a nice shade to wear by itself.

Mermaid, on the other hand, is not very pigmented, but it has a beautiful gold/green shimmer to it that's great for layering on top of other shades. I tried layering on Mermaid on top of Fireball, and it created this really pretty duochrome orange shade with a gold/green shift. I can also see Mermaid looking very beautiful on top of a white or black base. I also applied it like a highlighter and it looks colorful but subtle.

I highly recommend trying any of these shades, but I wish they would work better with my eyeshadow brushes.


Toners -Amore Pacific -Treatment Toner

on 4/26/2018 12:29:00 AM

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My decision to purchase this product was mostly based on a great experience with a very lovely and convincing brand rep. But I'm so glad she stalked me in Sephora! I talked with her about my skin concerns and she promised me this would help. My combo-oily acne prone skin really loves this, but I understand it's great for all skin types. When my first bottle was almost gone, for a few days I contemplated trying something else but could not give this up.

I like toners in general, but find them either too strong and chemically (especially those marketed to acne prone skin), drying or weak/ineffective. I have been searching for a real 'treatment' toner for years. The last good one I used was Pixie's Glow toner, but my skin got used to it and it didn't do much for me, and was drying. When I use this, there is *always* some debris on the cotton square. It purifies the skin so well without sucking the life out of it, it's actually moisturizing and soothing.

I wear liquid makeup every day and break-out all the time, so I want my toner to balance my skin to prepare it for the next product without being to harsh, remove residue left from cleansing, and help purify my pores. This does all of that!! As other ladies have mentioned, the bottle is so luxurious and prevents you from wasting product. I will never be without this.

My only 'con' is the amount of product you get for the price. The bottle has a narrow tube inside, almost a capsule, that holds the product and so you are getting less product than it appears. A bottle lasts me about 3-4 months using it each morning and some nights. All in all, I love it. It pairs very well with the Essence! That saleswoman talked me into the Essence too, but these tow products have really changed my skin for the better!!


Blush -wet n wild -Color Icon Blush - Apri-Cot In The Middle

on 4/26/2018 12:21:00 AM

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Wow! I was surprised by this ds find for $2.98 because it easily lasts all day, and I mean that, ALL DAY. I am light skinned, not fair, and this is a beautiful warm brownish apricot on me. It doesn't pull pink and has a slight golden sheen which is flattering without really emphasizing pores or skin texture over so. You may think looking at the product in the pan that it will be dry in application (I did!) or that it will be powdery, but it really does blend well and has entirely sufficient pigment. I do wonder if dark skinned lovelies will find it workable? There may not be enough shimmer to show if you are dark skinned? But, I think it will certainly work for fair to medium skinned people. Highly recommended in place of higher priced blushes. Great product.


Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Max Complexion Correction Pads

on 4/26/2018 12:06:00 AM

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I am a Big fan of PTR masks (Pumpkin Mask and Cucumber!), so I decided to try these in hopes it would help with cell turnover, acne scarring/healing, and breakouts. I have combo-oily acne prone skin and incorporating this in my routine helped me see almost immediate results. It especially helps with texture, blackheads, and fading scars. It does all of that while being pretty gentle (I don't use them every day, maybe 3-4 times a week). My skin feels very toned, soothed and calm and they are actually moisturizing. I don't see any difference in my pores, but nothing works for me there! These are a pleasure to use because they smell great, and feel great on your skin. I love that the little pads hold a lot of the liquid and you can use one side for your face and the other on your neck and decolletage. They are pricey, but effective if you're acne prone (especially adult, cystic acne), looking for a heavy duty yet gentle alternative to a treatment toner.

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Highlighters -Anastasia Beverly Hills -Amrezy Highlighter

on 4/26/2018 12:05:00 AM

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I just got this today in my birthday Sephora haul and I am in love! It is the perfect shade of gold, which is nearly as subjective and elusive as the perfect shade of red lipstick. It can easily be a blinding highlighter or more subtle and it is very pigmented. One swipe is all you need! The packaging is gorgeous and I consider this to be a winner in every way.


Foundations -Fenty Beauty -Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

on 4/25/2018 11:59:00 PM

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I have dry skin, so before application, I exfoliate and moisturize. Before when I tried this, I hated it. Light coverage, made my skin look extra dry , and emphasized pores. I found a way to make it look nice. I apply it to my face with my hands, buffing it in my skin, then I go in with my makeup sponge and blend it out . Some days this foundation looks very nice, and other days it doesn't look as good. Depending on how dry my skin is. After about 4 hours, it looks oily, and I am never oily. I do overall like it though, as it's a good color match and does look nice when applied correctly . I do think it should be cheaper though and slightly more coverage


Treatments (Face) -Vichy -Idealia Night Peeling

on 4/25/2018 11:55:00 PM

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I went into my drugstore worried about what I should be doing for my skin before it starts "showing the signs of aging" and the cosmetician pointed me to this. First impressions: nice sturdy glass bottle that I won't break in a gorgeous colour; a lot of product for less than $40, and I only have to put some on a cotton pad before bed every night? Sold.

I should mention that this was me starting to delve into an actual skin care routine besides washing, spot treating, and occasionally moisturizing (oily skin and lazy, I know better now) so I didn't use anything with it at first, later on I would do better with moisturizing and now I have a whole skincare routine. I trace that all back to this product because I actually saw results.

This stuff smells amazing, just so you know. They put blueberry extract and something else in there for the antioxidants and it smells delicious. I put it on every night for about a week and a half and didn't really think about it until one day I noticed that my old acne spots had started to fade, and they continued to do so. This was one of the most exciting times of my life. I recommend it to everyone who asks, which is quite a few people because I work as a cosmetician at that same drugstore now. Weird how that works.

I was told by the Vichy rep that this peel works so well despite being less than 5% glycolic acid because the pH of the peel itself is quite low. What this peel is meant to do is lower the pH of your skin which encourages the skin to go through it's natural exfoliation process more rapidly. She recommended using a toner after cleansing and then applying this, followed by whatever else you have in your routine. (Toner lowers your skin pH back to it's natural levels after cleansing, so the peel doesn't have to work as hard I guess.She said thermal water would also get your skin's pH to where it needs to be.) Because of the low levels of glycolic acid it is safer on sensitive skin, but the low pH makes it work just as well. (Disclaimer: I am neither a Vichy rep nor a scientist/dermatologist and she explained this to me a while ago so I may be getting some details wrong, but I digress.)

This stuff works and I HIGHLY recommend it.

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