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Moisturizers -MAC -Strobe Cream

on 7/20/2018 2:41:00 AM

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This product is amazing as a primer before makeup application. I have combo skin which can be very dry but can also become oily and acne prone. A total nightmare! No matter the condition of my skin this product works! It is hydrating and moisturizing, smoothing and provides the skin with a beautiful glow. Makeup application is improved 100% after using this. I would suggest letting it sit and absorb for 5 minutes or so before makeup application for best results.

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Liquid -Kat Von D -Lock-It Foundation

on 7/20/2018 2:36:00 AM

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This foundation is extremely full coverage. I have combo skin, which is sometimes dry around my mouth/eyes and oily on my forehead and cheeks. I also have mild acne/acne scarring. This covers absolutely everything and has such a beautiful finish I don't even have to powder! The packaging has a pressurized chamber which means the product isn't exposed to air so will not oxidize and nothing will go to waste. There is a huge shade range, which all seem to be very yellow toned which is great for me but may not suit people with pink undertones, however. If you have acne/acne scarring or oily/combo skin this will be your bestfriend!

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Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 7/20/2018 1:04:00 AM

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I'm going to compare the Dior Backstage Face and Body with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation in this review, mostly because the GA LS is my HG in terms of its finish and how well it photographs, but also because I feel like the hype around the Dior Face and Body being very 'skin-like' puts it in the same class of foundations as the GA LS (which looks almost hyper-real on my skin).

I got matched to the shade 2N in the Dior F&B. I used my fingers to apply the product, starting from the centre of my face, and spreading it out towards the edges, and then patting it in again on top with my fingers to get rid of any streaks. The application was super easy using my fingers, which is something this foundation has in common with the GA LS.

The finish of the foundation right upon application was quite gorgeous, very luminous without being ultra-dewy, and the finish remained pretty much the same after it had set on my face. I would say that the GA LS has a better finish than this foundation, though. It is more luminous, and makes your skin look genuinely healthy. The Dior F&B does that too, but not *as much*. It has a slightly more matte finish compared to the GA LS, and that's with a hydrating primer and moisturiser under it. It also did seem to have some pore-blurring qualities to it as well, which the GA LS does not, but I'm not the best person to report back on that because I don't have many visible pores. It is also most definitely very skin-like and didn't look like I have foundation on at all.

However, the Dior F&B took its sweet time to set, which surprised me because I'd read that you have to work fast with this foundation or it'll set and won't budge after. Mine was pretty tacky and movable after I had done my colour correcting under my eyes and started going in with my concealer on top. Which obviously meant that when I went in with my concealer (miniscule quantities of Tarte Shape, used with fingers again), entire patches of the Dior F&B started pulling off when I was trying to pat in the concealer on top! It was quite weird, but I was able to add some more foundation on top, wait for it to set, and then go in with my concealer with a brush this time and it didn't give me any problems. I've never run into this problem with my GA LS; I have layered several products over it with my fingers without it coming away from my face or moving around. Hey, but the good news is that the Dior F&B is definitely buildable! But then again, so is the GA LS...

So far, so okay. I powdered on top, did the rest of my makeup, set everything with a setting spray, and I was done. Overall, I saw that my face was looking a little more matte than I am used to with the GA LS, but it was still quite healthy-looking and luminous, and the rest of my products layered on top of the foundation without any problems once it had set.

However, once I started looking at my face in my magnifying mirror (I do that once I've finished my makeup, to catch any mistakes or whatever), I could definitely see that people with dry skin will perhaps not like this product. I take extremely good care of my skin, keep it exfoliated and moisturised, and my skin is more combination to normal than anything, but somehow this foundation found tiny dry bits on my face that I didn't even know I had and sort of clung to them, or started breaking apart around them. It wasn't obvious at all without a magnifying mirror, but it was a little weird still. I would say though that the GA LS is only slightly more forgiving in this regard, really, because it is also not very friendly towards dry bits on your face either.

On to how the foundation wore throughout the night. I live in the Middle East, it was 37 degrees Celsius out, and we were going to be partying in a club and getting all sweaty and gross. And yet, somehow, I only needed to blot my face ONCE during this entire time of walking around in very hot parking lots to get to the club, and dancing to at least 20 to 30 songs once inside. The foundation truly doesn't budge once it has set! Hallelujah! My oily T-zone was shine-free throughout the night! This is a huge deal because even the YSL All-Hours would break apart on my T-zone after partying. So definitely a thumbs up to the Dior for managing to do what multiple primers and foundations together have failed to do before. My GA LS would have dissolved and disappeared in this situation hours before, so the Dior F&B is definitely kicking ass in terms of longevity here.

A few things that I forgot to add before: the scent of the Dior F&B really bothered me at first. It was almost overwhelming, and I'm only very mildly sensitive to scents. It didn't irritate my skin, but it was definitely unnecessary and has the potential to irritate sensitive skins. The scent goes away after a while, but it's annoying while it lasts, especially if you're sensitive to that kind of stuff. The GA LS doesn't have an overwhelming scent, and doesn't irritate my skin as well, but both products have high quantities of alcohol in them, so if your skin can't tolerate that, keep far, far away from both of them.

Also, the Dior is properly cheap compared to the GA LS. And you get more product. And I know Wayne Goss said recently in one of his videos that that doesn't mean anything because you'll burn through it faster because of its sheer coverage, but I don't agree with that. I think it's pretty similar to the GA LS in terms of coverage, and one bottle of that lasts me a good year and a half.

Would I recommend this product? Sure. I do like it, I am happy I bought it, especially because of its longevity while it looks skin-like, but will it replace my LS? Nope. Not even by a mile. I'll probably end up mixing both to achieve the ultimate foundation for myself, but at the end of the day, even though I will repurchase this, I'm pretty sure I'll be back to using my LS as soon as the weather gets better just for its finish and how beautiful it ma

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Lipstick -wet n wild -Silk Finish - #502A - Dark Pink Frost

on 7/20/2018 12:52:00 AM

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This is my go to shade. I love this lipstick. Only down side is packageing is crap. For the cost... Try it for your self. If you don't like scrape off a good layer and pass it on to a friend or shelter.

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Makeup Brushes -wet n wild -Luxe Brush Collection

on 7/20/2018 12:40:00 AM

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I baught this for a friend for a gift. And we'll just say that it is a good thing she was only looking for face brushes. This set seemed to have more for all over face rather than eye brushes.

Price point. Just on that thought I would rather buy one of their other brushes and get the styles needed. Rather than a set that had to many brushes that were not needed.

I would not buy again... Since you can clean brushes!!!! And buy the time these need to see the trash wet and wild will have a new set out to try!

Buy only what you will use. Or go half in with a friend and split up the brushes according to what you both need, like , or collect.

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Palettes -Anastasia Beverly Hills -Subculture

on 7/20/2018 12:40:00 AM

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I squealed and picked this up at TJMaxx when I saw it for $25. (Later discounted a mere 3 weeks later to $21 at Sephora! *shakes fist*) This was a blind purchase, I had been out of loop, so discovered all the controversy AFTER taking it home. Boy was I sweating bullets after.

I'm glad I kept it, it's become one of my favorite palettes in my collection.

YES it's all true. This palette is not for beginners, they are barely pressed pigments, they require special consideration and need different brushes and application techniques based on the shade. I am a light touch dabber with my brush with any eyeshadow, so light that after using a palette, it still looks untouched. Not so with this one. I barely touch the top of Dawn (the softest), and the surface is definitely blemished. However, no it's not as dusty as in the videos as I don't put enough on to warrant tapping off excess, and I had no fall out with any of the shades. (I rarely do with any brand thanks to the Hakuhodo J5533, my one and done goat hair blender brush.) I can completely see this being a nightmare dust cloud with the wrong type of brush.

I love the color story. Anastasia describes the shades as "grungey" so yes, none are bright, all look murky, autumnal on the lid. Yes, the matte shades are powdery and will darken on the lid especially if they are oily like mine. Yes, unless you are fair, these shades will not pop but just.. murk ominously. I am NC35-N40 yellow with strong cool undertones translating to mega olive, and shades like All Star, a burgundy wine, turn into a red toned brown on my skin.

And as for the much maligned Cube and Electric? I would never use a wet brush or finger with these shades, guaranteed hardened surface. A stiff lay down brush like the Shu Natural 10 worked perfect for me, I would use the tip of it to "break" the surface and the flakey particles picked up just fine. I particularly like Electric as a topper, it brings a dimension of drama to any of the murky shades, livens them right up.

I love a challenge, I love creative looks. If you are like me, you too will enjoy this palette. There are rumors that it will be discontinued soon, so definitely don't be afraid to pick this one up if you are looking for something to flex your makeup artistry muscle. If you want something that blends effortlessly and comes together in 5 mins without having to think too hard, move on.

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Eye Primer -wet n wild -PhotoFocus Eyeshadow Primer

on 7/20/2018 12:23:00 AM

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I have oily eye lids. This was a free with pourchous. So I tryed it. I was amazed that I could finally try out all of those utube eye looks you see all the time. With out it looking like I painted my eyes with two colors when I used five. With this colors stayed in PLACE. May have creased later on in the day,but not enuff to make me hate it. It is great for me. An adverage kind of gal with a passion for color. Barrow some. Good luck finding your go to. This is mine so far.

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Eye Shadow -wet n wild -Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad - Petalette

on 7/20/2018 12:10:00 AM

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First off... The fall out is real with this product. How I deal with this. Well... I tap my brush over that color and when I need that same color again I use my bursh lightly to pick up just the fall out. A pain but there is a way around it;).
Second. The transition shade is awesome. I want wet and wild to come out with some singles so that the colors that will get a cult following with get the PR needed.
Third:. The eyelid shade. For me is a little to sparkly, never the less works well in this quad.
Fourth:. The dark purple and the white are both in need of other colors. Don't use them alone!!!! Unless you have tons of tallent.

Love it. Just want to buy the transition shade though. It is to small for the amount I like to use it. And I hate to rebuy for one color unless it becomes my go to... Damn you wet and wild for making a GREAT shade.

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Mascara -NYX Professional Makeup -Worth the Hype Volumizing

on 7/19/2018 11:42:00 PM

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This is quickly becoming one of my favorite mascaras. It lengthens, isn't clumpy, volumizes and seems to curl a bit.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Hair -Unlisted Brand -Kirkland Moisture Shampoo

on 7/19/2018 9:02:00 PM

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This shampoo leaves a residue in my hair! I'm so disappointed because it's cheap and smells so good. But my hair feels so heavy and greasy after I use it :(

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