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Palettes -Maybelline - The Nudes

on 10/20/2017 11:05:00 AM


This palette is not very pigmented, and the light shimmers have a strange cakeyness to them. It's difficult to build color without it looking splotchy, and it doesn't last very long...even with primer. You can make it work with this palette, but it is certainly fussy.

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

on 10/20/2017 11:04:00 AM


This is an OK foundation. Definitely not one that I use every day as it is the most "makeup-y" looking foundation I own. It's full-coverage, heavy-duty, and mask-like.

Also, this is my own fault, obviously, but the shade I own (Ivory 10) is way too light for me (this fact does not change my review, just thought I'd mention it as there seem to be lots of people out there who think that light/pale/fair foundations don't exist). 3-4 years ago, when I was matched at Mac, I was NW20, but I've been wearing sunscreen more diligently lately and am now probably NW13-NW15. So what I do is mix my Remarcable foundation with foundations I own that are too dark on me, and it does a decent job if I mix only the teensiest amount of MJR.

Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Eye Shadow in Natural Nudes

on 10/20/2017 11:02:00 AM


Love this quad, and use it everyday. This is a great combination of shades for those who like a natural/subtle look with their shadows. I don't like how colored shadows or very dark shadows look on me, but these shades help my eyes pop in a flattering way. I use the lightest as my browbone highlight, and then mix the shimmery taupe with the warmer taupe as an all over lid color. I use the darkest in my crease, and my eyes are defined and polished without looking made up. Pigmentation and texture is middle of the road, not amazing, but not terrible. I am on my 2nd one, so yes I'd repurchase!

Foundations -Tarte - Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

on 10/20/2017 10:58:00 AM


- doesn't break me out
- best colour match I've been able to find in a foundation (Porcelain)
- long-wearing (rare for me as someone with combo skin)
- most natural-looking finish
- no fragrance
- no problems with transfer

- annoying dropper
- need to use a lot to cover whole face
- coverage is minimal, so can't use this to cover acne or redness

I'm in love with the natural-looking finish of this foundation. On a recent day of travel, I applied my foundation at 6:30am and didn't get a chance to even touch my makeup up until 10:30 that night. My foundation looked flawless after all that time - I spent all day wandering around getting lost and there was even a bit of rain. There weren't any patches on my face where the foundation had rubbed off and my T-zone wasn't excessively oily.

That said, my skin has been shitty very recently, and cystic acne has reared its ugly, red head. This foundation helps to minimize the look of acne but it certainly doesn't cover it up. Even if I try colour-correcting beforehand, this just makes the area look muddy and worse than it did without having colour-corrected.

Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Flared

on 10/20/2017 10:56:00 AM


I am on my second tube. I had used the regular Falsies in the past, but decided to try the "Flared" version when I noticed for the same price, you get 9.4ml versus the 7.5ml you get with the regular Falsies mascara. This mascara gives me very similar results to the Maybelline Colossal mascara if you have ever tried that one. This gives a good amount of length and volume in one coat, with no flaking, clumping, or smudging. Although, I prefer the slimmer curved wand on the Falsies Flared, and find it easier to get to the base of lashes. This stuff actually holds up to water pretty well too, despite being non-waterproof, and can take a little more work to remove at night (but not as difficult as a WP mascara). A solid drugstore performer, at a very reasonable price ($6), so I will continue to purchase.

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Lip Treatments -Deciem - ESHO - Sculpt

on 10/20/2017 10:43:00 AM


Very happy with both Sculpt and Drench from Esho. They are the only products that have made any difference to my lips and I've tried hundreds! True, you do have to be careful that you don't get any of the Sculpt product on your face as I did by mistake because I came out in quite a red rash for about an hour so you must put this on after your moisturiser or any product you're putting in your whole face! I did go red but didn't really burn but perhaps I'm just a tough old bird!! I love the Drench lip balm and after using both products for 2 weeks now, a couple of times a day, I am very happy with the noticeable results of smother, plumper and less dried out lips!! I defiantly recommend and will be re-buying both items...

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Highlighters -Becca - Shimmering Skin Perfector Gradient Glow

on 10/20/2017 10:40:00 AM

Becca must be running out of new ideas, nevertheless, this is a great idea from the brand! What I think this is most useful for is a travel compact to use for highlighters, bronzers, and eye shadow as well. For someone who likes a subtle glow for eyeshadow this would be an awesome product, especially for traveling since you get six colors in one little compact.

Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Briogeo - Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream

on 10/20/2017 10:27:00 AM

I hate this product. It does NOT protect from heat. Whatever is in here just coats the hair and weighs it down. I used half the recommended amount and this just makes my hair feel gross and dirty. I don't wash my hair daily but I did the last couple of days just to isolate the Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream and it is yuck. Absolutely no protection against heat - as a matter of fact this cream seems to make my problem area (crown) even dryer. It smells like ass medication. This is going back to Sephora. Brrrrrt.

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

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


I've been eyeing this foundation for some time now based on all the positive reviews.

This gives a medium coverage and is reasonably priced but around the same price as the Maybelline fit me in Canada.

I really wanted to love this foundation because it's almost mousey and great for my dry skin however the shades are all too in between and not diverse enough. I got the sand as the buff would he too orange toned and sand looks very light when first applied then oxidises throughout the day and settles into the skin.

Out of all the drugstore foundations I've used this one feels and sits very heavy on the skin and using even a small pea sized amount makes my face look very made up and I hate looking like I'm wearing a lot of foundation when really I've put on the minimum amount.

I wouldn't recommend this unless you have an exact match with one of the few shades available and unless you don't mind looking very made up.

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Stick -Revlon - Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup SPF 20

on 10/20/2017 10:15:00 AM


Meh - I liked the idea of this for "fast" getting ready days, but it took longer to spread this out than a liquid foundation - so why bother? I tried a BB, brush, but fingers are all that worked in the end.

It clings horribly to any dry spot that others have mentioned below (and I use Argan oil underneath!!)

Love that it has an SPF, thought it would be great for travel. Coverage is too sheer (and I really swipe it on!!)

. And the real telling factor - when I wash off my make-up at the end of the day, there's hardly any Foundation on my washcloth - where did it go???

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