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Eye Shadow -Charlotte Tilbury -Luxury Palette - Pillow Talk

on 4/19/2019 6:13:00 PM


I do not have anything like this. I had my doubts with the first shade going clockwise being a primer. I have a very oily eyelids and hazel green eyes like olive green. When the lady did it on me I was completely floored... WOW. PLUS — no creasing. No primer other than that 1st shade. I completely followed the clockwise rules. Poppin. I already had a pillow talk liner, lipstick, and blush: I had to get the eyeshadow. I could see it being beautiful on eye colors of all variety! Creamy velvety smooth and if it lasts all day without creasing on my eyeballs it will on any !!!! Rose gold pinky

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Lipstick -REVLON -Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

on 4/19/2019 5:58:00 PM


I always veer into the habit of buying high-end lipsticks (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Josie Maran, NARS, Shiseido, Bite Beauty) and yet I always get magically drawn back to Revlon Super Lustrous--I think it punches above its weight for the price, which is unequivocally excellent (I just got my last one for $6.99 Canadian). I have to admit that I love a strong lip (especially blotted down with a nude eye). NARS and Bobbi Brown are my brands of choice for bolder colours.

That being said, there's a spot in my heart for the Super Lustrous line's more muted '90's-ish shades (Rose Velvet, Smoky Rose, Pink Truffle, Rum Raisin, Blushing Nude, etc), and those are the colours I like best from this brand. Exciting? No. Flattering? Yes.
Then there's the formula: moist, long wearing, unscented. This is a workhorse of a lipstick, the one I always seem to reach for during the day.

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Styling Products -L'anza -Anti Aging Neem Plant Silk Serum


I got this on a vlogger's recommendation. I have used it twice so far and it's been fantastic. My hair has looked awesome both times. I put a small amount in after washing, then I wrap it in a loose bun, go to bed and dry in the morning (that part is my normal routine.) No frizz, but not flat, either. Highly recommend.

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Frost - Amber Lights


This is a colour that ought to be used in conjunction with others, not on its own. That is when the real beauty of it becomes apparent. I love it with Embark. I sometimes add Bronze or Twinks to this combination. I wrote this in my review for Arena, but it goes for this eyeshadow moreso- that the tones in it make the whites of your eyes seem clearer and brighter. Esp on my lower lashline, with the aforementioned shadows on the lid. Beautiful richness of Embark and Amber Lights- one like dark velvet its depth, the other bright- combo is stunning! It can be made softer with a matte cream coloured shadow under.

Masks -Deciem -The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

on 4/19/2019 5:32:00 PM


I apply this product as a leave in exfoliation treatment on my body after shower, followed by a layer of body lotion. All the discoloration, scars, darkening, keratosis pilaris on different parts of my body has improve significantly thanks to this product. I have almost finish one bottle and will definitely repurchase. I only use this from neck down as my face is very thin and sensitive.

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Primer/ Corrector -Soap & Glory -One Heck of A Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer

on 4/19/2019 5:26:00 PM


I test primers by putting Hourglass mineral veil (one of my favorites) on one half of my face and the competing primer on the other. Usually this will tell me by the end of the day where the product lacks or excels.

Off the bat, this primer lost a lippie because I did not see my pores shrink with their “pore-shrink technology”. My makeup looked better on the “Hourglass” side. Especially around my nostrils where the pores are bigger. That’s usually my first tell. “Blot” didn’t do much for those.

Then I started to get a sheen about 3 hours into my work-day. I blotted both sides of my face (using different blotting sheets) and the same amount of oil came off both sides - definite win for sure !! Yes both say they control oil, but I’ve learned when you’re super oily - blotting sheets are just a part of life so I no longer ding products for a sheen. Straight up oil slick would have been different!! However, “Blot” lost a lippie because I noticed my makeup looked more worn on that side than the “Hourglass” after blotting and as the day went on. I could especially tell under/around my nose where I get most of my oils that my foundation broke up on the “Blot” side. It held sturdy on the Hourglass.

Even though I liked the in person wear of “Hourglass” better, I have to say that in flash pictures I took (to compare the sides) - they looked pretty similar. And even though the makeup wore off more on the “Blot” side, had I not been wearing “Hourglass” I don’t think I would have noticed as much. For the price and making my makeup last decently it is a solid 3 lippies - average.

Honestly, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to people with oily skin (dry skin people as well as though with dry patches beware) who don’t want to spend so much money on a high end primer!

Sunscreen -Supergoop! -Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45

on 4/19/2019 4:11:00 PM


I only got to try this from a sample, but it performed terribly as a setting powder. It settled into my pores immediately so that I could see white polka dots where my pores are. I've never experienced this with any other setting powder. The shade was translucent, but it seemed to leave a white cast on my NC20, oily/combo skin.

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Mascara -Maybelline New York -SNAPSCARA Washable Mascara

on 4/19/2019 4:01:00 PM


There are many things I love about this mascara! First, I love the brush - it helps me get to the lashes in the corners and get every lash coated. It is glossy and pigmented. It applies smoothly, cleanly and evenly, and makes my lashes look long, full and defined! It stays put until I wash it off at night - I do use a lash primer and take it off with my regular makeup remover. Works great! I have it in Pitch Black and Deja Blue, gonna go back and get the purple one. The price point is good, about $7.99, and the packaging is cute. There is nothing I dislike about it. It checks all of my boxes and I will definitely repurchase.

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Pressed Powders -Charlotte Tilbury -Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

on 4/19/2019 3:30:00 PM


Love as a matte setting powder for over 40 skin that needs matte-ening (sorry). For pores nice too — but I usually use mac powder+ OR It pores primer - makeup (whichever that day) - It pores powder on nose on a bad pore day. Under eye; forehead wonderful. I have shade 2 I’m nw20-30. But loose I have shade 1 which I kinda prefer under eye dusting. Btw. Use caution. This was my gateway drug into the MAGICAL (ha) world of Charlotte Tilbury DAHlings.

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Fragrances -Jo Malone -Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

on 4/19/2019 3:22:00 PM


Very fresh and clean without smelling like household cleaner. It’s lasted me awhile with several sprays per use and I would definitely repurchase. I think all the Jo Malone scents are overpriced but this is so good that I can deal with it. I can’t find a comparable fragrance that I like half as much. It reminds me more of a New England beach than a tropical beach scent though. Just very clean and crisp and refreshing. I definitely smell a clean musk type scent but aside from that I can’t single out the notes.

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