Eyeliner -MAC -Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack

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Great eyeliner. Very stable, last for a full day.


Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

on 8/20/2018 5:23:00 AM

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First of all, I must say that I was on a whim to try this, given that they are affordable and have many colors to choose from. Especially on nude shades, which I am typically a nude-lipstick goer. The reason I have strayed from NYX soft matte for years (yes, years!) was because I heard that they are, first, sticky (which I hate) and the colors are not opaque (which is the main issue to consider if you want to go nude). The other thing I commonly heard (yet do not mind as the first two) was that they do not last long. Moreover, I have tried "Buenos Aires" owned by my cousin, and "Zurich" owned by my colleague (obviously, I just swatch them on my arm) and I can felt the stickiness there.

Recently, out of the blue, I wanted to purchase NYX. I wanted to have a good nude-beige lipstick that is affordable, and NYX soft matte in "London" is what everybody recommended. From 'every' review posts, it was such a perfect nude-beige, yet it took me months to decide to purchase it.

So on to my thoughts on this NYX soft matte in "London". I love the shade. This shade is literally the only shade of NYX that drawn my attention to ever since! It is such a nice nude-beige that did not white wash you face, really. It gave your face some tone, neutralizes your look in some way. Again, this is a nude-beige, so you must indeed wear make-up; some smoky eye look is required at least. And, I would not recommend this shade to those with medium skin tone and darker. I am Thai with fair-medium skin tone. So highly recommend to those that have the skin tone similar to me or 'lighter'.

Moreover, I did not know if they have changed their formula, or the formula varies for some specific colors because I did not find "London" sticky at all. The intensity is OK (well, this is a nude after all. The color itself barely shows up, lol). So overall, NYX soft matte totally worth the hype and worth the money.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Essence -Keep It Perfect! Make-up fixing spray

on 8/20/2018 5:22:00 AM

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AHHH!! This. Love. This.
Only complaint off the bat is that it should be bigger but for its price point, I'll stick to buying three at a time when there's a 3 for 2 :D

This is such a great little bottle of loveliness. Really enjoy how this feels when I spray it on and the natural glow it leaves once dried down. Makeup that looks a bit powdery after baking is left looking natural and smooth, just skin - my favourite look. If I'm needing some extra help that day, I wait for it to dry a little and then press whats left down into my skin with my beauty blender and it works like a charm!

The no alcohol in it also really soothes my sensitive skin and redness is a lot less noticeable during the day. Love it.

Will keep purchasing this as long as they have it!

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Blush -Unlisted Brand -Daniel Sandler watercolor in cherub

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Excellent blush. The texture is just fantastic. It is very runny and feels slippery which makes it extremely extremely easy to blend. Before it completely dries you've got enough time to blend. But once it's dry it stays rock solid, waterproof and never move. No tools needed, fingers are the best for such liquid texture here. Oh, the colour pay-off is incredible. A little bottle will last you forever. If you have blemishes on the cheeks, it does remove the concealer a bit. But you can always mix your concealer with blusher and conceal afterwards. The shade Cherub is a matte warm-ish baby pink which best suits fair to medium skinned ladies. I think after I used up my other blushers, I would use Daniel Sandler only ( ¨̮ )

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Lip Treatments -Palmer's -Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Lip Balm w/Vitamin E & Spf 15

on 8/20/2018 5:12:00 AM

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suck the moisture out of my lips terribly causing it to be even drier than before. oh the irony. lips returned to normal after 2 days of discontinuing. and i only used it once.

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Top/Base Coats -Essie -Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

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Great quick drying top coat! Get solid dry very quickly. The brush is wide and the top coat applies evenly and thick. The texture is silky smooth. So it doesn't disturb the polish underneath. Impressed.

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Concealers -Tarte -Shape Tape Contour Concealer

on 8/20/2018 4:25:00 AM

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Shape Tape is no joke! This stuff is legit. All you need is a tiny dot on the spot you want to cover; a dot will conceal the under-eye area. It doesn't feel thick or cakey. I've had no issues with it settling into creases and fine lines, unlike the other concealers I've tried. I set it on my under-eyes with just a touch of brightening powder from Elf, but I wouldn't say it's necessary. It has a good amount of product and since I only use a tiny bit at once, I see it going a long way. Will repurchase.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

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I love this product very much, especially with the combination of the studio fix makeup which last for a full day most of the time.

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Treatments (Face) -Deciem -The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

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Well, despite being powerful, most of the Ordinary products are not elegant looking on the skin, including this one. It applies shiny and sticky and catches your hair. Also, it transfers everywhere. I mix it with Avene skin recovery cream to dilute it and to avoid the gritty-ness. In this way, it doesn't really tingle. Sometimes I mix it with the Ordinary 0.5% retinoid. It doesn't tingle but feels gritty. But I think I would try something lighter later on to cut down the greasiness. The package is not smart as the product keeps leaking out. But I guess the suspension form combining the package does help to stop vitamin C from oxidising because the product I squeeze out is white but the residue around the opening hole has turned yellow. And this is important for a VC product! I've only used it on and off for a month so I am not sure about the effect. But I might update.

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Foundations -wet n wild -Photo Focus Foundation

on 8/20/2018 4:05:00 AM

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I LOVE this foundation and I don't love many. *I bought the Soft Ivory shade*
As an acne and rosacea sufferer, I've tried every foundation under the sun and honestly, none compare to how good this feels on my skin. It's light, blends so well with my beauty blender and has a lovely skin feel and look finish.

I really wish it had a pump applicator instead of the little spatula thing but I found that after a couple goes I was able to get the right amount on my blender and blissfully tap away on my skin. It also pairs amazingly well with its concealer from the same range which was my first and favourite purchase from Wet n Wild.

I find it lasts really well throughout the day but I don't expect my makeup to last over 12hrs, nor and I looking for that level of gunk on my sensitive face. I do set my concealer with a bit of powder from LA Girl and a spritz of Essence fixing spray all over and I feel good to go for the day without touchups. If I'm having a problematic day with redness that burns through which is just a rosacea treat (sighs), then I will touch up with some concealer in that area or drink a ton of water, whichever is closer. But burn through is something I've had with all foundations, least of all with this one, it feels much lighter and gentler on my sensitive skin.

I also love any foundation that looks like skin and doesn't cake or wear away in patches which I feel this one doesn't!

As a cruelty-free makeup user, WW is by far my favourite!

Also, I totally recommend trying the Oil Cleansing Method, it has been a life and skin changing find!!!

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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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This one is a must-have on my makeup kit. I don't use much makeup on a daily basis and this one is definitely doing its job when it comes to basic coverage. I love it.

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Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand -VDL - Lumilayer Primer

No, no, no, no thanks. The shimmer are just too obvious. It looks "Glass-y" under indoor lighting. But under the sun, the shimmer particles are very visible. Not natural looking at all. For dewy skin, I'd rather use a tiny bit of Cover FX custom enhancer drops to mix with foundation, or use Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter liquid as highlighter. The latter one is really good for mimic well-nourished skin. As a primer, it's so-so as well. It doesn't make the foundation apply smoother nor does it help the foundation last longer. "Glass skin" should be dewy not shimmery.

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Liquid -Bourjois -Healthy Mix Foundation

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I'm so sad. It used to be the best drugstore foundation out there in my mind until they changed the formula a year ago. The older version was perfection. Glowy looking finish, medium coverage, finely-milled pigments, moisturising formula.... And most importantly, the shades were yellow-toned leaning cool, that is to say, olive-friendly. But now, the formula is way too moisturising and shiny looking. It reminds me of Chanel Vitalumiere and might caters to those very dry-skinned or mature-skinned ladies. But for other skin types it's just too much. And the shades. It's no longer yellow/olive. It's orange! The shade 52 was perfect but now it's too dark for my NC20-25 skin. The shade range is okay in France. But a lot of darker shades are not available internationally. Why, Bourjois? Why?

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Tinted Moisturizer -Origins -Ginzing Spf 40

on 8/20/2018 2:46:00 AM

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I really wanted to like this product, as it sounds good in theory: moisturizing, tinted, spf 50. Color wise it’s ok, a bit darker than my skin but I don’t mind and it does cover my red spots on the face. However, this product is very thick, turns my skin oily, doesn't allow any breathing for the skin and it’s difficult to wear. I will probably kepp it and use it in summer/ winter, but I was looking for a summer product. Will not buy again.

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Blush -Bobbi Brown -Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Powder Pink

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First, the shade. Powder pink is quite a neutral nude pink shade - it has a perfect balance of cool and warm, it's not too brown, not too pink, not too anything. I think it best suits those fair to medium skinned ladies. Second, I love the formula. It looks flesh-y on the cheeks, very natural looking, not matte but not overly dewy either. It's not the most easy to blend formula but it really melts into the skin. On the lips, it looks a bit dry at first. But it melts and slightly changes colour. But the most important thing is, it doesn't irritate my eczema-prone lips!Though Bobbi Brown lipsticks give me bumps on the lips and make them swollen (most lipsticks do, including Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, etc), this doesn't! I'm thilled! Highly recommend!

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