Blush -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Blush

on 10/17/2017 5:23:00 PM

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I have the shade "Vibrant 20", which is a medium warm pink. This blush is silky smooth and has good color payoff. The color lasts all day, and the formula does not break me out. I think this was $8.99, which is a bit high considering the packaging isn't that great (no brush), but I like the shade and formula, so I'd repurchase!

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Liquid -Becca - Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème

on 10/17/2017 5:09:00 PM

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I love this foundation so much it's very full coverage and makes you look flawless! A little goes a long way so you don't need very much! I made the mistake of using to much but it was still very buildable doesn't look cakey or anything! I noticed this kept me looking quite matte during the day even though I believe it doesn't have any mattifying claims. A great foundation if you want that super full coverage flawless canvas!
For reference it's similar to the urban decay all nighter foundation in terms of coverage and finish but this is slightly more thick but super blendable!

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Highlighters -Jeffree Star - Skin Frost

on 10/17/2017 5:04:00 PM

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I got this in Ice Cold.

My HG highlighter of life!! For so many reasons-

1). It Shows Up effectively and is light enough for my light skin

2). Easy to brush on in strategic areas as it's a Highly Pigmented Powder so it stays put and doesn't shmear around and disappear.

3). Large pink sturdy case with good mirror and huge amount of product.

So many highlighters are too dark or barely there. I am light and want a major pop of highlight in small areas like cheekbones, bridge of nose, Cupid's bow and chin etc.

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Lipstick -ColourPop - Lippie Stix (all colours)

on 10/17/2017 5:03:00 PM

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SHADE #Pillowtalk & #Parker

Oh my god. Hands down, if you're contemplating on whether or not to purchase this.. As long as the shade is perfect for you, just BUY it. It's formula is creamy but hard (not in a bad way, it helps distribute product easily unlike some other lippies that melt away and are impossible to spread out) and semi-pigmented so you can choose to have a little on your lips or apply a couple more layers for a gorgeous pigmented look. BUT this does not mean that the lippie stix is not pigmented, it's freaking beautiful but I love how it's not a burst of "in-your-face" colours. Because of it's thin shape, it's easy to line and fill the lips. Would seriously recommend!

**PROS**
Perfect and easy formula to work with, great for pros and makeup beginners.
Pigmentation is soo beautiful
Semi-matte finish
Budget friendly, it's so cheap!

**CONS**
None!

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Foundations -Revlon - PhotoReady Liquid Foundation

on 10/17/2017 5:01:00 PM

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I had to give this 5 lippies, despite the sparkles...which are visible/noticeable. Sometimes the silver shimmer in this makes me feel beautiful, like some sorta magical/ethereal being, and other times I think this foundation would be perfection without them, so it really is a personal preference. I love the finish and feel, because this seems to meld with my skin, and looks so smooth and non-cakey, and really masks my larger pores. Despite the shimmers, it is otherwise matte in feel, and does not make me greasy like other foundations do. For reference, I have combo/oily skin. I love that this has SPF20, because I like to layer up on my sun protection. The pump bottle is really convenient, and the lightest shade "Ivory 001" matches my pale, neutral skintone perfectly. I think it's important to mention what is worn under/over foundations, when reviewing. Having said that, I wear Garnier's Moisture Rescue SPF15 under this, and Maybelline's Better Skin powder to set. The price is kinda up there ($13.99), but I would still repurchase.

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Highlighters -Unlisted Brand - Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Ice Cold

on 10/17/2017 4:59:00 PM

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My HG highlighter of life!! For so many reasons-

1). It Shows Up effectively and is light enough for my light skin

2). Easy to brush on in strategic areas as it's a Highly Pigmented Powder so it stays put and doesn't shmear around and disappear.

3). Large pink sturdy case with good mirror and huge amount of product.

So many highlighters are too dark or barely there. I am light and want a major pop of highlight in small areas like cheekbones, bridge of nose, Cupid's bow and chin etc.


Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Huda BeautyTextured Shadows Palette: Rose Gold Edition

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I honestly love this, I wanted it since it came out however I did not want to spend $65. finally I did and I'm in love with it, the formula is amazing the glitters are great best used with your finger. I can't wait to get the desert Dusk!


Palettes -Urban Decay - Naked Heat

on 10/17/2017 4:30:00 PM

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I know everybody loves this palette and I loved the look of it as well when it first came out; I was excited that there were more matte shades and that the color scheme was so warm. However, when I use the shadows on my eyes, I find that the colors are so tonalky similar that they tend to blend into one another and just look like one reddish-brown shadow. I use primer and I set it with concealer but I still get the same results; the shimmers also look very similar once applied on the eyes and I don't find them to be as intense as I would have liked. For me, this palette is just alright but that might be because social media was hyping this a lot.

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Shampoo -Neutrogena - Anti-Residue Shampoo

on 10/17/2017 4:20:00 PM

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This has been one of the top selling shampoos since the '80s. It's a very simple shampoo compared to most formulas, but it's simplicity makes it suitable for all hair types. This is marketed as a clarifying shampoo, which really just means that it removes dirt, oil, and product residue without leaving any conditioning ingredients behind on the hair shaft. It isn't any more "stripping" compared to other shampoos. All shampoos do a thorough job of cleaning the hair. The only difference between this and a conditioning shampoo is that it doesn't leave silicones or copolymers behind on the hair that can eventually build up over time. As such, this is a great shampoo to alternate with a conditioning shampoo.
Personally, I prefer to use a non conditioning, clear shampoo like Neutrogena Anti Residue every time I wash my hair. It doesn't buildup or leave my hair feeling sticky and full of residue, and it leaves my hair full of body. I can also forgo washing my hair for a longer period of time. My hair generally looks, feels, and behaves better with a non conditioning shampoo followed by a well formulated conditioner.
Contrary to some claims, sulfates are not bad for the hair and scalp. They are very effective cleansing agents that provide an effective, foaming lather in a shampoo. In my opinion, it is best to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) because it is extremely irritating to the scalp, and drying to the hair. It is actually the basis of comparison when determining the potential for irritation of other surfactants. The sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) that this shampoo contains is effective yet gentle on the hair and scalp. This shampoo also contains cocamidopropyl betaine which is a foam enhancer that reduces the potential for irritation from other surfactants within a shampoo formula.
Sulfates do not affect hair color, or any other chemical hair process for that matter. The number one cause of fading color is water. Wetting the hair with water and applying a shampoo with any kind of surfactant will cause fading (as does sun exposure). I highlight and color my hair, and I have used many different shampoos with and without sulfates. Sulfates in a shampoo do not cause my color to fade any more or less, nor do they affect the tone of my color. I do try to keep washing to a minimum by using dry shampoo in between, which has significantly diminished any potential for fading color.
The one thing I dislike about this formula is the scent. I agree with reviewers that compare it to Old Spice. That being said, it does not linger after rinsing. I cannot detect it after my hair is dry either.
Some claims state that this shampoo doesn't foam until you apply it again immediately afterwards. However, this is not necessary. The more product residue, dirt and oil that is present on your hair, the less lather will occur. Your hair is clean, it's just that the lather was prevented by the presence of buildup. The second wash foams much more because it can lather without obstruction. Using a shampoo that doesn't build up every time you wash will prevent this from happening, although it makes no difference in the cleanliness of your hair and scalp.
The price and efficacy can't be beat. I always have this in my shower. It's a reliable formula that I can fall back on if I decide to try a different shampoo.

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Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Exact

on 10/17/2017 4:13:00 PM

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I think this is a good replacement for CoverGirl's yellow tube (discontinued) LashBlast length mascara. It's a little more wet and the brush is definitely bigger, but since I still have tubes of the discontinued one - I can say that this is a good dupe. I still prefer CG lastblast length for my bottom lashes - it had the thinnest wand that was easy to apply to bottom lashes, but this one could do once I run out of the discontinued mascara.

It adds some nice length - isn't too goopy or clumpy and the price is decent and the wand is basic. If you are looking for a basic simple mascara (length) this is a good one to try. I do use this as a base coat mascara, so it's good to use as a layering mascara - and then top this mascara on my lashes with a volumizing mascara (L'oreal's lash paradise).

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Lipstick -Revlon - Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor

on 10/17/2017 3:53:00 PM

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If I could give this product no stars then I would. I'm currently sitting at home with the most painful lips EVER. I wore this at the weekend and have suffered ever since. When applied it was patchy and needed two coats after about 30 mins it started to peel and burn. Maybe I've had an allergic reaction to the product shame they don't provide testers. I absolutely love revlon make up and this is the first time this has happened was wondering if this has happened to any one else. I tried to complain today but was put through to an answer machine hopefully they will call back tomorrow. Please please test this product before you use it I'm paying the price for not doing so.


Foundations -Chanel - Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

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I HAVE FOUND THE ONE. I’m a makeup teacher and I spend 14+ hours a day under hot makeup lights, plus I have oily skin. My holy grain WAS Estée Lauder’s doublewear. It didn’t budge, but by the end of the day when I eventually got home looked like it had kind of ‘settled’ on my skin, as if it was dry. This foundation has genuinely stayed as immaculate as it was when I applied it first thing in the morning. Unbelievable and I’m extremely impressed.

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Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild - Coverall Cream Foundation

on 10/17/2017 3:17:00 PM

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I forgot how much I love this foundation. When it stopped being sold in stores (replaced by the PhotoFocus line) I thought it'd been discontinued. I was as sad as it's possible to be about a makeup item being phased out. Then I realized that this product is still on Wet n Wild's website but I was hesitant to purchase. I'm weird when it comes to online shopping and try to avoid purchasing things online at all costs. After trying a few other foundations though (drugstore and high end) and not being impressed with any of them, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and re-up on my HG foundation.

When this came in the mail and I opened the box, I was a little disappointed right off. The packaging seems smaller to me for some reason. But there's always been 1fl oz of product, so maybe they just made the squeeze tube itself smaller? It may just be me, but if you get this and wonder if they're selling less product for the same price, they're not.

Speaking of the packaging... this is my favorite packaging for foundation ever. I had a bad experience with a drugstore foundation that comes with a pump, which makes me appreciate the fact that this comes in a plastic squeeze tube, even more than I did before. Yeah this foundation is pretty cheap ($3.99), but you'll never have to worry about crappy packaging malfunctioning, because this product is packaged like a dream. You can get every last bit of the product out too, which is important to me.

Onto the foundation itself. The shade range is terrible as a whole, but 815 Fair matches me perfectly. I have "normal" skin... gets slightly oily in the summer, slightly dry in the winter, and is slightly breakout prone year-round. This stuff just works. With or without a primer... with or without a setting powder... it lasts all day. It's so low maintenance. I saw a reviewer below me talk about how bad this smells and I completely disagree. I don't notice a scent to this at all.

This foundation isn't too liquid-y at all. It's a cream foundation that blends easily, doesn't get soaked up in your blending sponge too badly, and provides medium to full coverage depending on how much product you use and what look you're going for. The finish isn't matte and it isn't dewy. It looks like natural, flawless skin. I've never broken out from this stuff. When I got it in the mail and put it on again I could've cried. My skin looks beautiful again (the other foundations I was testing out over the past 6 months or so left much to be desired.)

Since this stuff is so cheap, I'll probably buy 10 tubes next time I place an order. I've tried out lots of foundations in my day, and nothing compares to this one.

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Hair -Unlisted Brand - Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

on 10/17/2017 3:10:00 PM

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i received this in a sephora play box a few months back and have absolutely fallen in love with it. i scoop a small quarter sized dollop out and mix it in with a clear shampoo and use it as a deep detoxifying shampoo treatment about 1-2 times a week. the scrub melts nicely as it lathers so it doesn't feel chunky at all. this really gets my hair fresh and clean. it is a little drying (it is a sea salt scrub after all), but a bit of conditioner remedies it easily. for reference, i am one of the lowest maintenance people when it comes to hair. the only things i use on my hair are drugstore shampoos and conditioners (that i wait for sales to buy). before this, i have never purchased any hair care item above $5. but i have just repurchased this in the sephora sale.


Polishes -OPI - Worth A Pretty Penne

on 10/17/2017 3:05:00 PM

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A gorgeous, glittery, rose gold shot with microfoiled metallic shine. Opaque after 1 or 2 coats. Super long wearing - and actually bit hard to remove. Very "on trend" this fall (2017)- but actually released in 2015 or so. Lurve.

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