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Blush -MAC -Mineralize Blush - Dainty

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Dainty is a pretty warm pale pink with shimmer. It looks nice on the skin and wears pretty well. I don't find myself reaching for it that often just because I don't think it is anything super-special, but it does brighten up the face and give a nice glow.


Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Exposure

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Mood Exposure is as good as everyone says. It looks dark in the pan, it looks like the most boring and basic blush ever when swatched, but on the face it is just straight-up phenomenal. It is easily in my top 3 favorite blushes of life, and it is one of my go-tos for neutral looks. The formula is phenomenal, because as I said, when you swatch it it doesn't seem like that thrilling of a product, but when buffed onto the cheeks it just gives such a pretty, effortless, perfect look that there must be some kind of actual magic involved. I will definitely buy more of this if I ever go through the one that I have (in a blush palette.) I think that it is well worth the cost, and it is a product I will always have on hand.


Blush -L'Oreal -Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush

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These blushes aren't terrible, but they aren't phenomenal either. For the major drugstore brands they aren't bad at all, but there's nothing that makes them special. The packaging is ugly and bulky, but you do get a massive pan inside that should las for a long time. I think that if you're new to blush or makeup in general these might be a nice way to ease yourself in, especially since you can choose the shades that go best with your undertones, but there are other, better blushes out there that offer something more interesting.


Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Liquid Crystal Liner - ALL

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I have one of these in a pale gold shade, and I quite like it. I am a bit surprised at the bad reviews here since this is just a standard glitter liner. It isn't amazing or jaw-dropping, but it applies glitter in a thin line on the eye or the face. I have never experienced any kind of burning when I use this, so I imagine that NYX might have changed the formulation. The color is pretty, and neutral enough that it can be incorporated into daytime/neutral looks pretty easily.


Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Metallic Eyeliner

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Like the previous reviewer, I got this in the shade Rose Gold. It is more of a champagne shimmer color, but it is pretty nonetheless. I don't really like this as a liner on my upper lid, but it is great as a lower lash line liner, an inner rim liner, or an inner corner highlight. It wears fairly well, and the color of the tip is pretty much exactly what I get on the skin. It isn't a must-have by any means, but I will continue to use it as I like the brightening effect and the shimmer that it brings to my eye looks.


Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

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This liner is everything I want it to be: super-matte, super-black, long-wearing, and so easy to apply. I've tried KVD and Physician's Formula, and Epic Ink is by far my favorite. The brush tip is flexible and the deposits the right amount of product. I have hooded eyes, so a lot of liners run on me, but this one barely even smudges after hours. Price-wise and performance-wise, this is a winner in my book.


Blush -NYX Professional Makeup -HD Blush

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I had my eye on the HD Blush in Soft Spoken from NYX for quite a while, and I recently picked it up when I returned something to Ulta. The texture is super-soft, which is nice for application but not so nice for the product not crumbling in the pan. I do not like the fact that the blush is so delicate and it can never be taken when I am traveling. The packaging looks okay from the outside, but it doesn't do anything to protect the product inside. Shade-wise, it is pretty but nothing spectacular; it is a sheer pale, milky peach that barely shows up on my NC10ish skin. Some people might like that, so if you're pale and you want a very subtle blush then this is for you. I will keep it and use it, but considering the marks against it I don't think I would repurchase or buy other shades from the line. NYX is a brand that generally hits it out of the park for me, but I prefer their original blushes and their mosaic blushes way more.


Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Primer

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I don't think this is a HG for me, but it is a decent primer. It gives a little extra length and thickness, which makes it worth the effort. I apply mascara while the primer is still wet, doing one eye at a time, and that gives the best results. If you let it dry then apply mascara it becomes a flaky, clumpy mess. The brush is the standard Volumious brush and it applies an even coat of the primer to the lashes. I think my search for my ultimate lash primer will continue, but I will use up what I have with this one.


Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 7/15/2018 6:39:00 PM

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I bought the Dior backstage foundation about a week ago and I’ve tried everything to make it work. I’ve tried exfoliating, cleansing, all different types of primers, hydration creams etc etc. however for me it is way too drying. I’m only 20 years old and this foundation gives me crows feet and laughing lines because it’s so dry...
The coverage level is light and i think it could look quite natural on someone with oily skin, for me it looked very chalky. My skin isn’t even THAT dry - I will never get patches of dry skin or anything like that but if I didn’t moisturise I probably would...
Overall I definitely do not recommend to someone with dry skin, if you have oily skin get a tester before buying!!!!
Ps. I got the colour 3 Warm


Shampoo -The Body Shop -Banana Shampoo

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This product is absolutely fantastic. When I was living in London, it was recommended to me. Over the years, I had forgotten about it -- and The Body Shop-- until I started searching for all natural products for my family. There it was, the Banana Shampoo and Conditioner with the addition of the hair mask. I use them together as a set and the result is hair that is nothing short of soft, shiny and pristine. Thank you Body Shop and PLEASE 1) never discontinue this and 2) come up with a spray or perfume of this amazing scent!



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