Highlighters -Jeffree Star Cosmetics -Skin Frost

on 9/23/2018 3:11:00 PM

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Love this highlighter. VERY pigmented, the most pigmented highlighter I have EVER used. The only problem is the fact that it can make your pores look little bit bigger but I can deal with that.


Lips -Jeffree Star Cosmetics -Velour Liquid Lipstick

on 9/23/2018 3:10:00 PM

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I have this lipstick in the shade "Leo" and it's very pretty. Feels little bit stickier than NYX but it's ok. Lasts well. Would repurchase and I definately want to buy new colors.


Eyes -Jeffree Star Cosmetics -Androgyny palette

on 9/23/2018 3:09:00 PM

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Gorgeous! Beautiful shades and very pigmented. The packaging feels kinda heavy and I really like that. I always apply the shimmery shades with my finger because they don't really work with my MAC brushes but it's not a problem at all. A very good palette. The shades are perfect for autumn.


Concealers -Maybelline New York -Fit Me Concealer

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This is a great drugstore concealer! One of the best I have tried, as far as offering good coverage while being very blendable. I purchased this in "10 Light" during a BOGO along with the Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation in #110, and I'm glad I gave it a shot! The only strange thing, is that "10 Light" is darker, and more yellow, than "15 Fair", which was the lightest shade. According to the Maybelline website, there is a new lightest shade called "Ivory", but my store didn't have it. I can make "10 Light" work, since I just use it around my eyes and to cover redness, and don't really care about highlighting, but in the future, I would get the "15 Fair", which is a better color match for me (NC20ish). Love the slim packaging with a doe foot applicator, and the low price, so I'd def. repurchase!


Conditioner -Matrix -Biolage Volume Bloom/ Volumebloom conditioner for fine hair

on 9/23/2018 2:25:00 PM

This is okay for my fine/ thinner wavy hair. I bought it to use with the Biolage Clean Reset shampoo, and Sally’s Generic of Biolage shampoo (I don’t like the Sally’s generic conditioner). I have the smaller bottle, and it’s a little too thick to be in a squeeze bottle, I wish it was in a tube. Or better yet, a little thinner, so it would spread better. However, despite the thickness, it doesn’t detangle very well. I can only use this once in a while because of that. It does rinse out okay, so it’s suitable for fine hair.

I said yes because I love the fresh/ fruity, classic Biolage scent (not all Biolage products have it), but not 100% sure if I would buy this again. Ulta’s current price is $19 for the 13.5 ounce bottle; $29 for the 33 ounce, but they always have some sort of coupon going.


Liquid -Maybelline New York -FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)

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Purchased on a whim, because I prefer foundations with a matte finish. I always skip powder (because I don't care for it), but my t-zone can get oily, so I need a foundation that can hold up against shine. The store was out of a lot of shades, so I ended up with #110 Porcelain, which looked too pale but thankfully sets a bit darker than it appears in the bottle, and works with my fair/light, neutral skintone (NC20ish). It will be perfect as my winter shade! Blends on easily, and sets fairly quickly, but definitely has a pretty, non-shiny finish, without being chalky matte. I either apply it over my Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF15 moisturizer, or just mix it 50/50 to make a tinted moisturizer, and either way, it holds up nicely. I don't get "oily", maybe just slightly dewy after a few hours, but I like having a natural glow to skin. Like everyone else, I so wish this had a pump! The wide mouthed, pour out bottle is messy, but for $5-$6, I can overlook this. I appreciate that the shade range is quite large, and the price is so reasonable, so I'd def. repurchase!


Tinted Moisturizer -CHANEL -Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 / PA++

on 9/23/2018 2:22:00 PM

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Yes! yes! Oui!

Coverage and overall impression:
Light and luminous coverage without looking like a disco ball. I didn't find it irritating on my combo sensitive skin and it harmoniously dissipate the redness. Pores, marks and dark spots are lightly visible but diffused by the reflecting property of titanium dioxide and ever so microscopic sparkles, visible only to the neurotic trained eyes:). I do not like sparkles (they belong to Christmas trees) and this passed the test. The texture is fluid and the smell might be overpowering for some of us sensitive to it. The tint holds well through the day and doesn't crease in wrinkles or pores, nor oxidize.

Application:
I like to dab it with a brush (strangely enough, I am using an angled eye shadow brush at the moment) and apply only where needed. You get 30ml for $40...a decent value if used sparingly, and no, I don't rely on this to protect my skin from the sun.

Color:
I wear "custard" in Nars Creamy Concealer (my HG for hiding imperfections), I picked medium light and probably could go darker in the summer for a sun kissed look. It's transparent enough that color is not about the perfect match but rather what type of glow you like.

Downside: alcohol and perfume....
Note that alcohol (not the good kind) is the 6th ingredient and the perfume lingers for a while. It is what gives it's ultralight texture mixed with silicones that melts in the skin.

I will repurchase this product....if it's still available. Chanel...this one is a keeper.


Treatments (Face) -Etude House -Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack

on 9/23/2018 2:18:00 PM

My skin is normal to dry, dehydrated, sensitive and acne prone. Living in Riyadh, which means I'm exposed to hot and dry climate made bearable with air-conditioning - only. Given the above factors, I was looking for a cream that would keep my skin hydrated without causing acne. I had previously tried etude house's olive oil mask, which was an effective experiment.I put my trust in this brand and went ahead and bought this sleeping mask.
Its been a week of continuous usage. I can safely say, I am happy with the results. Its become an important step in a relaxing ritual which gives the added benefit of plump, moisturised skin.
I have been applying a thin layer just five minutes before sleeping. It gives a cooling sensation but in a non peppermint way. It absorbs quickly and results in a glistening skin. Very subtly fragrant, felt like a step into a mini aroma therapy session. The only vice I think this product has that it doesn't come with a spatula.


Eye Shadow -Almay -Shadow Quad-Shimmers

on 9/23/2018 2:08:00 PM

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I so want to love this. I mean, an eye shadow quad that has four variations of one color, in a matte, glitter, metallic and satin? How cool is that?

So I finally bit the bullet and picked up Throwing Shade. It looks like of like a darkish gray that may have some taupe to it. The metallic and the glitter are more silvery when swatched, and the satin and matte are a bit warmer and brown leaning, but still gray. The colors are beautiful, too.

But I can't get them to perform. I'm first off not one who always uses primers, but I get pretty good results with a brush and by sometimes applying shadows with a wet brush. This set is underwhelming. I've tried applying with my fingers, and it seems hard to get shadow to rub off on them. It also is difficult with a brush, and when using a wet brush, I get the best results, but I don't think they're anything to write home about. It took twice as much work, maybe more, to get the same result I get with other shadows. I can get a pretty smoky look with these, but I thought this would make things easier, not harder.

So, I'd give five lippies for the idea, but am knocking it down some for performance. If they reformulate I'll buy more, but for now, just about anything else I've tried seems to work better. As it stands, these are on par with those cheap kits you find in dollar stores which take a lot of work just to scrape off some pigment.


Deodorants -CATTIER -Deodorant Spray

on 9/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

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The deo spray has a soft patchouli scent with an outstanding aerosol-like spray pump (but isn't aerosol). However for odour control it did almost nothing. I would recommend only if you like the scent and want to use it as a body spray (not for odour control).


Sunscreen -Alba Botanica -Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen Kids SPF 30

on 9/23/2018 1:47:00 PM

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I've tried a couple of the other Alba sunscreens and really enjoyed them, so I gave this a go for my young son. I believe the mineral protection and ingredients are better for him than most other formulations; however this was so awkward to use that I cannot recommend it. The formula almost seems to separate on contact with the skin, and rubbing it in feels like rubbing thick paste onto wet slippery skin. It does rub in eventually but it feels strange and gritty, and it's almost impossible to do a thorough job on an impatient squirming child.

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Hair -Unlisted Brand -Zala Clip In Hair Extensions

on 9/23/2018 1:30:00 PM

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Dont believe the reviews, these extenstions are horrible! All those reviews are fake!

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Mascara -Unlisted Brand -Manhattan/Long & Swing

on 9/23/2018 1:25:00 PM

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I tried this mascara when I was 16y/o. Sadly, this mascara is not sold in my country for a very long time, and I was sure that this product have been discontinued. However, I found out in Berlin that they still sell this mascara and oh god it’s still so good as I remember. I can say that this product is very, very good, and this should have higher price tag because it does its job better than high-end mascaras. This product cares for your lashes because it has provitamin B5 in its ingridients (after using for 1month you will see that lashes became stronger and longer and fuller), it’s suitable for sensitive eyes (like me), it won’t smudge during the day, gives you that beautiful eyelook without looking clumpy - instead you have the most beautiful lashes in the world (thick, long and separated - almost like miracle). Oh my god I love this mascara. I wish they will continue to make this mascara. I should tell the cons (or, actually, a con) - this mascara is not lasting for a very long time, I mean I use 1 tube of this mascara for 3-4 months. It’s the only con of this mascara. It’s a really great product.

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Highlighters -BECCA -Shimmering Skin Perfector Gold Lava

on 9/23/2018 1:15:00 PM

I have many of the Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters- probably every color that they've ever released.  When I see new shades come out I have to pick them up right away.  I've got many of the new Becca Volcano Goddess products- the eye shadow palette was kind of disappointing but I am never disappointed with the Skin Perfector Highlighters.  My first tip with the Gold Lava is to use a very, very light hand and a very lightly packed brush.  A little of this goes a long way.  The first time I applied this I used a too densely packed brush and once you've applied too much it is nearly impossible to sheer it out.  This pretty much melts into skin instantly.  I didn't find that this shade was very flattering with my skin tone, but I could see how if you were a deeper skin tone, or even tan, that this would look very beautiful and be a great shade.  This does have very small little flecks of gold in it, which was okay, but like I said, just not a shade that complimented my complexion. My video review and swatches can be seen here:



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Eyeliner -COVERGIRL -Feather fine tip

on 9/23/2018 1:05:00 PM

Excellent product. Last all day. Super easy to apply and it dries fast. I would love if they add more colors. I have been looking for a liquid eyeliner in cooper, or burgundy color.... But this brown one is a great product for the price!!!

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