Palettes -Morphe - The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

on 10/17/2017 6:45:00 AM

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I'm not a fan of Morphe or Jaclyn Hill, but this is a great palette overall. The only things I dislike are:

1- color redundancy. There are too many same-ish colors, especially in the matte transition and crease shades. Also it's overwhelmingly warm toned. I wish the dupe-ish shades were cool toned transition and crease shades instead, just for variety.

2- the colors aren't labeled. I lost the little card that had the names, so I'll have to look them up to label when I depot.

3- packaging quality. No mirror, no labels, bulky and WHITE. That matte white finish is going to be a smudge-attracting nightmare if you care about the aesthetics. I'm going to depot so it's no biggie for me, but Jaclyn fans who want to preserve the palette in its original glory are NOT in for a treat.

All complaints aside, the colors are beautiful and swatch like a dream. I do not regret the purchase at all! The bright color shades are stunning. There really wasn't a dud in the whole batch when I swatched. I've only worn a few colors so far, but I have no complaints about the wear. I will get a lot of use out of this palette.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX - Angel Veil

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I just bought this yesterday and couldn't wait to try it out. I got hooked on Hourglass veil mineral primer through a smaple from Sephora, but just can't justify buying it, as it's price tag is beyond exorbitant. Maybe during tax return... Now I've heard the angel veil is a dupe for the Hourglass so I went out and bought it because I've got several events this month that I desire to look flawless at. This product does come out thicker than the hourglass, and slightly chunky. But once mixed between my fingers, it goes on very similarly to the Hourglass. It's velvety and smooth, glides over my skin, and fills my pores beautifully. It doesn't leave me with a white cast as some others have stated, but that could be because I'm very pale. My makeup looked utterly flawless, it lasted an 8 hour day, with no creasing, no oil breakthrough, and no sliding. I'm very impressed! Do I think it's a dupe for Hourglass? No, but it's quality is about the same. It fills my pores in better than the Hourglass, but the finish is a bit more matte than the Hourglass. I like a dewy finish, but I can solve that with highlighter, and to be honest, I'm less shiny at the end of the day with the angel veil. I like it better in fact. With time, this just may become an HG product for me

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Liquid -NARS - Sheer Glow Foundation

on 10/17/2017 6:20:00 AM

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Well I wanted to like this. 40, Asian, humid weather, issue with open pores and fine lines. I thought I did a pretty good job buffing it in and it looked ok - not as glowy as my hg Chanel healthy glow - but heck, a lady needs options right. So I had it on for about 5 mins getting ready for work, starting perspiring a little, then stepped out of the house with my Husband to get to work. First thing he said when he took a look at my face was, "how come you have so much lines on your forehead?"

Great. I whipped out my mirror and I see craters and deep lines. Def a no no unless you have youngish and smooth skin imo.

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Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Future Solution Eye and Lip

on 10/17/2017 6:20:00 AM

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I really love this product. It's pretty expensive so I have stopped using it once or twice in the past few years and then my fine lines started to get deeper and more of them started showing. A bottle last me about 4 to 5 months. I apply it 2 to 3 times a day as I wash my after sports. I have tried 100s of eye cream and this one gives my dry eyes best results. I also use a Sheseido sleeping mask over my Future solution night creams or my skin gets too dry with the air con on all night.

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

on 10/17/2017 6:19:00 AM

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I use the green shade to neutralise red, cystic acne that pops up every now and then. It does the job and foundation + concealer work much better once the green is laid out beneath them. I actually like the tiny brush applicator since it allows greater precision.
Ingredients aren't great - parabens! - but I use very little at a time and it's cost-effective. I would give this 5 lippies if it were paraben-free.

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Foundations -Marc Jacobs - Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

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As another reviewer below has already mentioned, I think this foundation is comparable to KVD's Lock-It foundation. Very impressively full coverage, looked pretty on application, didn't feel heavy or cakey. A little goes a decently long way.

I wore this to a masquerade party last weekend, and part of my costume was a black lace eye mask (the mask was black on the inside as well as the outside, so any foundation transfer from my face would've been very visible). But at the end of the night, my mask didn't have any visible foundation stains on it. The fact that there was no visible transfer is a plus in my book.

I knocked off one lippie because this does tend to crease a little in my smile lines towards the end of the day, but seeing as it's such a full coverage product, I feel like a little bit of creasing and texturing is to be expected after very long wear.

Overall, I like the product, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny if you intend on buying it - this stuff isn't cheap. I think there are plenty of less expensive alternatives that perform just as well.

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Liquid -E.L.F. - Flawless Finish Foundation

on 10/17/2017 5:39:00 AM

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It's such a hit or miss when it comes to elf!
This foundation is medium to full coverage,
It's extremely heavy & makeupy looking,
Have a Matt finish & feels unbearable on the skin.
I tried it twice & throw it away.
If you're going for a natural looking, light foundation Pass this one.

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Highlighters -W7 - Glowcomotion

on 10/17/2017 5:38:00 AM

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Yes. So much YES! This is my first hilighter. Previous to this I used an eyeshadow and when I ran out I scoured MUA for a hilight with good reviews. I was nearly set on TheBalm Mary Lou but then read this was a dupe. I cannot vouch for that, but what I can say; this guy is sooo pretty on my fair/light skin. It's so pigmented and flattering! I never thought I'd be on the hilight train but this makes me look so healthy and fresh. It was only $5 AUD. Im gonna buy a backup coz this stuff is bloody fabulous.

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Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Liquid Foundation (All)

on 10/17/2017 5:27:00 AM

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This is my - by far - my ride or die drugstore foundation. It stays in place and gives a matte flawless finish. I have combination skin with dry areas and some redness, sometimes a few pimples

I have worn this with and without primer (big no no, but I'm late sometimes) and both works but of course with is better.

I smear it on with my fingers and blend with a Beaty blender and then I set with a sheer transparent powder.

I uploaded a picture above after 9 hours work and it still looks good. Perfect shade and a wide range of shades. I wear golden ivory.


The only downside is the pump which gets a bit messy after a while.

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Crme -Maybelline - Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation

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Deleting my old review and writing up a whole new one because I've had an entirely new experience with this product in the recent months, which has altered my opinion of it.

I like it well enough for very casual outings (grocery-shopping, eating lunch with family, etc) - things that only require a few hours of wear. But this product does tend to get a little bit "textured" for me towards the end of the day so I try not to wear it for all-day events. Everyone's skin is different though - this may perform better for you than it did for me in terms of long wear.

The coverage is medium, and the "soft-matte" written on the packaging is accurate - it's not dewy, but not too matte either. The texture sort of has a gel feeling to it; it's very smooth and blends out decently, and feels quite nice applied on moderately dry skin. After this is where my experience started to change, however. In the last few months my skin has become very severely dry due to my eczema, the harsh Australian winter and other factors, and I found that this foundation feels much more drying on my extremely dry skin now than it did a few months ago when my skin was only moderately dry (i.e. nowadays it feels like the product gradually sucks the moisture out of my skin if I wear it for too long). Despite being labeled as "hydrating" I couldn't feel any of the hydrating properties anymore. I ended up giving this foundation to my mother because I was just too dry to use it anymore, so this product is definitely not for all skin types. I'd say moderately dry skin would still be able to take this foundation just fine; but I'd recommend that people like myself who have extremely dry skin should probably stay away from this and look for a more hydrating alternative.

I think that $23 AUD is a little pricey for this product, but I did manage to snag this when it was 40% off so $13 isn't too bad, especially since my mother will still get a lot of uses out of this (she's worn it once and so far it seems to agree with her skin - her skin is normal type, not too oily or dry). Either way, though, I'm not repurchasing this. I'm sticking with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation and other foundations that are more hydrating.

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Primer/ Corrector -Boots - No7 Airbrush Away

on 10/17/2017 4:09:00 AM

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Broke me out after first use in acne. Haven’t had spots since I was a teenager. Some of the spots were cyst like.


Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast Matte Lip Color

on 10/17/2017 3:44:00 AM

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Finally! A budget-friendly, comfortable matte lipstick for those with (severe) dry lip.

To be honest, I was on a whim with their quality at first, and I was sure that most people do. There was no doubt to think like such when us, as a consumer, saw their cheap-and-fragile packaging, and their lower-than-average drugstore price tag (their price in Thailand ranges from USD 2-4). With that being said, I instantly judged WnW's quality to be just mediocre.

Again, I bought it because of the hype. I saw so many good reviews both on Facebook and Youtube channels, hence I was intrigued to try. There was no harm trying cheap drugstore makeup, because if it didn't work then I'd just get rid of it. My heart would not be broken.

The result was... I was so satisfied with their quality, and especially with this such affordable price.
They had good pigmentation and they didn't dry my lip crazy like some other high-end matte lipsticks, such as MAC. I first got my hand on "Spiked with Rum" (a deep mauve), then "Bare it All" (a perfect pink nude which becomes one of my favorite everyday-to-go lipsticks), and "Mochalicious" (warm brown, cocoa color, also one of my favs).
They were all comfortable to wear. I have dry lip, so you can trust me when I stress which matte lipstick is "comfortable".

The only issue I have is their packaging, the cap is fragile and is easily to break and fall out. I need to take care of these babies really well when I put them inside my bag. But so far, they are still in good shape.

So overall, nice pigmentation, comfortable to wear, longevity is on par to many high-end brands, wide range of color selection, very affordable. Although the packaging is their only con, yet I don't really mind much.

9/10

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Moisturizers -Glossier - Priming Moisturizer Rich

on 10/17/2017 3:37:00 AM

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This product was kind of mediocre. It promised rich and deep moisture, but did not deliver. I expected a heavy duty emolient cream to slather on in the winter, that's not what this is. This is sort of middle of the road in moisturizing. It's better than a light lotion, but will not do much for really dry/compromised skin.

It's also strongly scented, with what smells like lavender to me. It's necessary and potentially irritating.

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Highlighters -Makeup Revolution - Vivid Baked Highlighter

on 10/17/2017 3:29:00 AM

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This highlighter is absolutely incredible!! I was looking for a gold highlight, and I was slightly skeptical when I saw the price that it wouldn't be very good. Despite being a little chalky, it really does the job.Colour is excellent, pigmentation is to die for and it goes onto the skin so smoothly without looking chalky. ABH is QUAKING!

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Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Elta MD UV Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 45

on 10/17/2017 3:13:00 AM

This sunscreen is great, the only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because it has a slight white cast (though it's hardly noticeable) and the fact that I don't know what the level of UVA rating is. I have bought this sunscreen over ten times probably though. I love that this sunscreen is frangrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sentivity-free and noncomedogenic. It doesn't sting my eyes like most sunscreens and feels nice on like it is slightly moisturizing, while most sunscreens I find to be more harsh. I may try other sunscreens, but UV Shield will always hold a place in my heart. <3


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