Liquid -COVERGIRL -Clean Sensitive Skin

on 7/22/2018 2:35:00 PM

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I'm surprised the Covergirl Sensitive Foundation isn't more popular. Out of all the foundations I've tried over the years, high-end and drugstore, this is the one I keep coming back to. I have sensitive, very dry, acne-prone skin, and this is the one of the few foundations that hasn't irritated my skin or exacerbated any dry, flaky patches. The coverage is definitely on the lighter side, which doesn't bother me in the least. I don't want that heavy, matte, instagram type of look; I definitely prefer a foundation that still lets my natural skin texture peek through. The staying power is great too. Usually, foundations tend to start looking awful as the day progresses, but this one still looks great when I take it off at night.


Hair Color -Revlon -Frost

on 7/22/2018 2:32:00 PM

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Have had better results with this than most professional salon highlights. I use the Platinum shade and generally leave it on for 4o-45 minutes ending up wit a very natural baby blonde. Before using the cap, I put a plastic bag real snug down over my head then put the cap on. What the plastic bag does is prevent the color leeching through the holes and creating demarcation. A bit of extra work but worth it.


Lipstick -Unlisted Brand -Color The World

on 7/22/2018 2:26:00 PM

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I, too, fell for the Facebook hype and purchased these through a link. The formula is just okay, but the colors are nothing like they appear on the website. Not even close. I even went back to check my order because the three I ordered were nothing like I would purchase. Good causes but I won’t be buying from them again.


Lipstick -Clarins -Jolie Rouge Brillant Hot Fuchsia 27

on 7/22/2018 2:23:00 PM

I don't know if this is very new or on its way to being phased out because I couldn't find this particular colour on Clarins's website. I bought this as a less costly alternative to Givenchy Fuchsia in the Know which I received as a points perk and which I love but which costs a staggering (well, staggering to me, anyway) $41 in Canada. While I do plan to order the full size, I did hope I could find a lower priced option at SDM, where I can also get 20% off on Thursdays. I checked several brands - Lise Watier, Shiseido, etc. and then found this in the Clarins display. Hot Fuchsia is virtually identical in colour so double bonus, at $29 minus 20%! This is a beautiful and flattering pinky-red shade and feels so silky and hydrating on the lips. The wear isn't as long as with the Givenchy product; it's more like a very pigmented gloss but the wear time isn't all that bad and I'm willing to trade a bit of added wear time for the lower price (about half the cost of the Givenchy one) and the moisturizing feel. It is labelled a "sheer lipstick" so I knew the wear time wouldn't be outstanding. All in all, I'm happy with this lipstick.

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Masks -Yes To -Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Paste Mask

on 7/22/2018 2:17:00 PM

This stuff ruined my skin when it had been really clear for days. I only used it thinking it would just get any leftover junk out of my nose and help my skin to remain clear. Well, I seemed to have an allergic reaction to it because afterwards my face became red, itchy, dry, blotchy uneven all over, swollen acne bumps came up within a day (turned into puss filled), and I could see more blackheads formed quickly which is crazy. Then I noticed my sinuses seemed really irritated. On top of that this stuff is very messy and smells. Do not buy this if you have sensitive skin.


Foundations -Neutrogena -Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

on 7/22/2018 2:05:00 PM

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I haven't regularly worn foundation in years.. like many years. I was one of those who tried lots of foundations when I was a bit younger and found them all cakey and they always accentuated my pores (before formulations got much better over the years, apparently). I'm 36 now and my skin is getting dryer and I have some sun damage spots and broken capillaries that I've been wanting to even out.. so I decided to give some new foundations a go. More recently, I tried the Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream that I hated. Even with a beauty blender it turned out super cakey, grey undertone to the shade that looks sickly & weird, and made my pores look huge. A friend recommended the Neutrogena Hydro Boost to me because she's been using it and said it's good for people who hate all the things I hated about the Missha BB cream. The Hydro Boost isn't actually a foundation, but a tint, so I decided to try it.

I guess I lucked out because after wearing it for about a week I'm really liking it. It feels soft and velvety on my skin. It feels like it sinks directly in, like a moisturizer, and doesn't sit on top of my skin and leave a greasy or foundationy residue. You'd think this would mean it provides no coverage at all. It provides a level of coverage I'm happy with, but might not work for people who want strong coverage. It is definitely not full coverage, which is a good thing for me - I can still see freckles through it for some context. It provides a nice smooth evening out of my skin tone. Key word- smooth. It evens out my redness and a friend said my skin looked really clear and soft. It does provide some of that soft focus smoothing that people are coveting. My face looks really silky and *feels* smooth with it on. No flaky patches. I have medium skin with warm undertones and got the Nude color, which is a good shade match for me right now (might be a little too dark in the winter, but I'll see).

I took off a lippie because of the packaging. The applicator is kind of annoying at first, but maybe I'll get used to it. I'm used to using a blender sponge. This has a doe-foot applicator and it feels a little awkward just patting the applicator all over my skin and then rubbing it in. The applicator doesn't soak up much product at a time, so you have to keep re-dipping to cover the whole face. The opening of the bottle is small and the consistency isn't conducive to pouring the product out. I used the applicator and put some product on a damp blender sponge to blend it in and the coverage gets a little too light with that. When using my fingers to rub it in, it goes on more effectively with the right amount of coverage. I guess that's the ideal way to use this product then, and I'll have to get used to it. Probably not too big of a deal because I like how it looks on me so much, but if you're huge on packaging it might be really annoying for you.

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Cleansers -First Aid Beauty -Face Cleanser

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I really like this cleanser. It does a really thorough cleansing without drying out my skin or leaving a film behind. It’s not particularly luxurious, but that isn’t important to me in a cleanser. My skin has improved since I switched to this cleanser.

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Masks -Farmacy -Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

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I did not enjoy this mask. I found the warming sensation to be too close to stinging for my liking. It also made my skin red and only did a so-so job of moisturizing.

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Cleansers -Boscia -Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm

on 7/22/2018 1:39:00 PM

Texture is a bit hard to work with,I must admit. The best technique I found is to warm up the product in your hands first then start rubbing it into your skin. Other than that, I do really enjoy this product! This removes all my makeup very effectively without much tug or struggle and leaves some face basically squeaky clean but not dry or tight. I only need the smallest dime amount for my face so I know I’ll get a good bang for my buck with this.

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Lipstick -Unlisted Brand -Color The World

on 7/22/2018 1:34:00 PM

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I do not typically write reviews on any products, but feel this company is taking advantage of customers by not being honest about the actual lipstick shades and quality of this product. Colors are not at all what they appear to be in the pictures. I am very disappointed in the quality of this "lipstick" which is really nothing more than colored lip balm. I could have had the same result buying a tube of Burt's Bees lip balm!!

I ordered the Sunday Bundle and two of the colors are so orange that I cannot wear them - they looked pink in the photos and my coloring is such that I cannot wear peach/orange shades. Total waste of money and those two tubes will end up in the garbage. Dragon Fruit is ok as a PALE pink, but looks nothing like it did on the model in the ad and turns orange on me as it wears off. The lipstick is moisturizing, but that's the only good thing I have to say about it. It's very hard to blot enough of it off so it does not leave a waxy mark after drinking from a glass, while leaving enough on to look like you're wearing a color. My lips are very smooth with no dryness, yet this lipstick flakes in the tube like a crayon and forms a "stringy type" substance on my lips after being on for a very short time.

I am extremely disappointed and would never recommend this company or purchase any products from Color World in the future. I don't buy personal items online and this has cured me of ever doing it again. The fact that there is not one negative review on their website should have been a huge red flag to me, but I did not pay attention to that before I ordered. Expensive lesson learned!

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Concealers -Maybelline -Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

on 7/22/2018 1:26:00 PM

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I’m in love with this concealer I have very dark under eyes and olive skin tone and the shade Golden is everything it covers my under eyes so well and it’s very hydrating but a little bit goes along way so use it wisely . If you don’t have this concealer what u doing ?

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Liquid -Bourjois -Healthy Mix Foundation

on 7/22/2018 1:23:00 PM

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I’m disappointed in this product It’s way too hyped about and the shade range is poor and the darker shades have pink undertones which is disappointing and it oxidizes . I wish they extend their shade range and have more yellowish undertones for the darker shades


Contour -Makeup Revolution -Ultra Contour Palette

on 7/22/2018 1:18:00 PM

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This is a great contour kit its so affordable and has many shades of bronzers as well as highlighters and setting powder that suits fair to olive skin tones .A little bit goes along way this product has a strong pigmentation but blends easily I’d totally recommend this if you are looking for something affordable .

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Loose Powders -Makeup Revolution -Banana Powder

on 7/22/2018 1:13:00 PM

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This stuff is amazing it brightens the under eyes and sets on perfectly . It’s also goes on very smoothly I highly recommend it .

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Highlighters -Kat Von D -Metal Crush Highlighter Extreme

on 7/22/2018 1:08:00 PM

I don't know if the new Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighter Extreme actually fits so much into the highlighter category. This highlighter is more glitter and sparkle than a real true glow. While there is nothing wrong with glitter and sparkle this one is a bit too much for me personally. I would perfer to use this on my eyes instead of cheeks but this ends up in my eyes. The formula is decent, although if you don't apply this with a good primer you might end up with sparkles everywhere, which usually isn't the best look. Although I can see how for special occasions, or a night on the town, you could probably make good use of the new Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighter Extreme. My video review can be seen here:



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