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Highlighters -Cover FX -Mini Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

on 1/20/2018 12:07:00 PM

First let me say I love many Cover FX products. The Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder in the perfect size for traveling and Moonlight is one of the colors that will work for most skin tones. The Perfect Light Highlighter is kind of a combination of a highlighter and a bronzer because it has a beautiful bronze sheen to it. I also like that Cover FX uses only what they deem to be quality ingredients in their products. The Perfect Light is creamy, blendable, and buildable. It wears well throughout the day without fading, creasing, or slipping. My video review can be seen here:

Fragrances -Hermes -Elixir des Merveilles

on 1/20/2018 11:59:00 AM


I cannot live without it. Absolutely adore it ❤️❤️❤️

Powder -It Cosmetics -Celebration Foundation SPF 50+

on 1/20/2018 10:32:00 AM


I can't believe there's only one review for this powder foundation! This is a "win" (finally) from It Cosmetics. I've tried their Celebration Foundation Illumination and it was really bad. Additionally tried on the CC powder and it was really cakey and heavy, so I went with this due to a review on YouTube by a woman who loves this powder.

The "light" is for fair skin and it has a strong yellow tone to it - perfect for my NC 20/25 skin. The yellow brings warmth and a healthy look to my skin. The thing about this powder is that when you initially put it on it looks "ok" but after 15 minutes of letting it meld to your skin, it looks absolutely gorgeous. When I first got it I was like "great, $35 down the drain" but then I looked in the rear view mirror 15 minutes later and was really happy with how the powder looked seamless on my skin, giving a skin-like look. Love that it has spf 50 as well to use on top of my sunscreen moisturizer. This is a winner from It! And I'm guessing the Celebration foundation powder (without spf) is also as good. The "Illumination" one and CC one are horrible in my opinion.

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Lip Treatments -Drunk Elephant -Lippe

on 1/20/2018 10:30:00 AM


I've tried quite a few DE products so far (with positive results) and as a total lip balm junkie I was so excited to use this! Unfortunately, this was a disappointment. The balm itself is average, maybe a little better than average - it is smooth and feels good on the lips, goes on with no tugging or effort, and really doesn't have much taste/scent at all. However, it also doesn't last that long: it doesn't last overnight, and even during the day I am constantly reapplying, even if I haven't been drinking/eating. I also don't feel the packaging is as sturdy as many balms. Overall, it's pretty ho hum, but when you consider the price it is a total fail. If you're looking for a better balm at this price point, I'd suggest Bite Beauty's agave balm.

Liquid -Vichy -Vichy dermablend 3D foundation

on 1/20/2018 9:58:00 AM


I've got this as a sample in the color 25 nude. This is a neutral color that is a very good match to my fair to medium with olive undertones skin. This is the most high coverage foundation I've ever tried. Applied with my fingers. Blends well. Did not break me up. It has a matte finish. I loved the high coverage BUT the serious downside of this product is that it emphasized so much my pores. It stayed in its place or hours. I would buy it in full size only for the serious coverage but I think that you need a pore minimizing primer or something like that, under this foundation. It has a slight but clean and pleasant smell that fades away in a few minutes.

Toners -Vichy -Pureté Thermale Hydra-Perfecting Toner (previously Hydra-Soothing Toner)

on 1/20/2018 9:52:00 AM


This is a very good and gentle toner! It hydrates my skin instantly and it is a perfect "base" for the moisturizer that I usually follow to apply. This does not irritate my sensitive skin, and does not break me out. The price is reasonable and this works perfectly if I want a quick cleansing of my face before applying foundation and the rest of the make up. It removes the oils and cleans the skin but the skin feels hydrated. Tried as a makeup remover once (dunno why) but did not work for that matter. Does not irritate my eyes but I would not suggest to try any toner very near the eye area. I just genty apply it in the under eye area. Will buy it again for sure. Oh, and it has a very slight but pleasant smell that is exactly the same as the smell of the purete thermal cleanser in the light blue bottle (the cleanser of the same range).

Moisturizers -Clinique -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

on 1/20/2018 9:50:00 AM


It saddens me to see people falling for the system that Clinique sells. I actually think this line is harmful. I love their marketing but anytime I have used DDML it has dilated my capillaries and serves no purpose in moisturising. If this was the only product I had I would have to use nothing.

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Lip Treatments -MAC -Tendertalk Lip Balm - Side Dish

on 1/20/2018 9:43:00 AM

I really hope that MAC makes these permanent. I bought a Tendertalk balm last year and was thrilled to see it relaunched this year.

Side Dish appears to be a bright violet/mauve in the tube, but goes on as a lovely sheer violet. It's subtle and gives a nice MLBB shade (I'm NW15 with pink undertones). It's a great color when I want a hint of color but don't want to appear to have a full face of m/u. If I want noticeable lip color, I'll reach for something a bit stronger--MAC Syrup is my go-to l/s.

This feels nice on, like a good lip balm should. I reapply every 2-3 hours, which is actually not bad considering it's a lip product. It goes on smoothly. I don't think it's super-hydrating, but it isn't drying either.

I'm not really a packaging gal, but I love the rainbow-y tube too. It's a nice, distinctive departure from MAC's usual black packaging and fun.

Overall, I like the Tendertalk balms, and Side Dish is my favorite. If you're cool toned and/or like violets, this is worth a try.

Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15


Gave me a burning sensation and has an awful smell . Wouldn’t buy again :(?

Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 1/20/2018 9:23:00 AM


I wanted to like this but gave it away in the end. It is refreshing and probably sets most people's makeup well but 2 of the ingredients glycerin and castor oil break me out and make my skin oily. Within an hour my makeup starts melting off and Im broken out by days end. I give glycerin based products a try occassionaly in the winter when my skin is really dry but it's usually not so high up on the ingredients list. My skin hates castor oil so frankly if I had noticed it on the list I would never have tried it. Great product for many just just not for me.

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