Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720

on 10/22/2017 10:05:00 AM

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This is the only bronzer I have liked well enough to repurchase over and over. I honestly can't find anything I don't like about it! It's great for paler skintones, because it's dark enough to contour with, but not so dark that I end up blending till my arm goes numb. Also, it's matte, which is better for contouring and looks more natural than a bronzer loaded with shimmer. I also use this on my neck/chest, which are paler than my face for some reason. I would say the color is neutral, not orange, but not cool toned either. The compact is slim and cute, and the price is incredibly cheap ($2.99). Sadly, NYC is exiting the U.S. market, but if you live near a Meijer store, they still have a nice, well stocked display of NYC products. Will buy a backup (maybe 2!).


Palettes -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Aurora Glow Kit

on 10/22/2017 10:04:00 AM

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This product is of incredibly good quality, like most of ABH’s glow kits. The colours may seem bold and bright, but there are several shades in the palette that are quite neutral, some of which are duochrome.The powder is very soft in texture so careful handling it. The highlight have more of a glittery finish and have visible glitters to give a BLINDING finish.


Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice - RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

on 10/22/2017 9:57:00 AM

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Ditto here as the rest of the ladies experiencing allergic reaction. My face and neck broke out into a welt-like rash with extreme itch. Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream cleared it up in roughly 2 weeks. Awful. No problems with Resist liquid BHA or the BHA 9. This was awful though.


Foundations -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

on 10/22/2017 9:53:00 AM

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Holy grail foundation and I’ve tried 100s. Provides enough coverage to even put skin tone but doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. I hope they never stop making this


Liquid -Too Faced - Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

on 10/22/2017 9:39:00 AM

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This contains 1.6 oz which is much more than most foundation- so the value is quite good for a prestige brand. I find that this goes on looking more natural than matte. I hardly notice the fragrance,and I thought it would bother me. It wears well for 12+hours on my normal to dry skin. I like this a lot.


Mascara -Clinique - High Impact Mascara

on 10/22/2017 9:33:00 AM

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My holy grail. First off, no gimmicks with the brush - it’s a regular normal sized brush. The product itself doesn’t emit the “fumes” that most others do which have always irritated my eyes. It’s lengthening, separates well, doesn’t flake and washes off easily. I’m perfectly content with this for life.


Lip Treatments -Tatcha - Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm

on 10/22/2017 9:30:00 AM

I highly recommend if you want to try the Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm that you purchase the Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Obento Box since it includes a full size lip balm as well as The Water Cream, The Violet C Mask, and a full size Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. The inclusion of gold in this lip balm is problematic since gold can be a skin irritant. That said, I am on to my second jar of this lip balm. Not all people people have metal allergies, but if you do this is one product to avoid.







Skincare - Face -Olay - Sensitive Skin Lotion

on 10/22/2017 9:01:00 AM

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I'm still on the search for a moisturizer that works for me! I do like how this is a lotion and feels light on the skin as you are applying it, making it easy to spread compared to some other lotions and creams I've tried- but even then, I feel like it doesn't sink in properly. Either that, or it is leaving a weird film on my face. I don't like the feeling that something is just sitting on my face! I can't figure out what it may have been- but this lotion doesn't make my skin soft! It didn't do anything good for me. I also got some little pimples after only 2 days of use.


BB Cream -Urban Decay - Naked Skin One and Done

on 10/22/2017 8:25:00 AM

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Love this tinted moisturizer. Finished one and repurchased already. Do not expect it to cover blemishes or pigmentation issues, there is concealer for those. This stuff is there for you to even out the skin tone. The one and done has a natural, skin-like finish. It is not dewy, but also definitely not matt. I feel the skincare ingredients in it did make a difference over the time. I also find it performs best when applied with fingers in one, max two, thin layers. And well, that's the only foundation that I don't sweat off at high temperatures in summer.


Mascara -Clinique - High Impact Mascara

on 10/22/2017 8:14:00 AM

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It is a nice mascara. It does not flake, stays on the lashes, is easy to remove and causes no irritation. Same do my MaxFactor or Maybelline ones. Not the best value for your money.


Concealers -Tarte - Shape tape

on 10/22/2017 8:08:00 AM

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Best concealer I have ever used !
Use several tiny dots & get a good concealer brush like # 57 sephora to apply . I love it for my inner eye corners & occasional redness here & there. It is expensive but lasts forever & is really well packaged to keep product fresh. It is quite thick & lasts all day. I like the hard tube as opposed to the soft squishy tubes. I had to order online. You are not likely to find this at your neighborhood mall or drugstore!

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Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

on 10/22/2017 7:42:00 AM

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This is a product to be used specifically on the areas of your face where your pores look big and visible and it does the job perfectly! I have used this perfector for several years and I apply it after my moisturiser only on the specific areas of my face where I feel my pores are visible and look big, the trick is to apply a small amount and gently tap it in / gently smooth it over - you do not want to wipe all the product off, it fills in your pores sort of like polyfilla and lasts all day. Visible and large pores become tiny pores with this product on. I have extremely sensitive skin and this product has never ever broken me out or resulted in spots/ lumps or bumps, even at the times when I have used it every single day. I am shade NW 20 in MAC and quite often use self tan on my face and I use this in the colour invisible deep, it looks really dark when it first comes out of the tube but once you smooth it over it blends perfectly.
I think it's a real shame that some people have mistaken this product for a regular primer to be used over your entire face and have given it a bad score because that is not what this product is. That's a bit like 20-year-olds giving bad reviews for anti-ageing products meant for 40-year-olds.
Yes the price is quite high but it does last for an incredibly long time and even when you think it's running out you can usually squeeze at least two more weeks worth of use out of the tube. I have tried a few cheaper options from High Street brands but they don't come close to producing the same result.

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Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Perfect Cleansing Oil

on 10/22/2017 6:14:00 AM

I have been a loyal user of Clinique’s “Take the Day Off” cleansing balm for years. I do find it pricey and so have been branching out to cleansing oils for the past 9 months, as I find them a better value for money. I have been using a german drugstore brand one by Balea which costs all of 2.45€ and loving it. Pure sweet almond oil works really well too on my incredibly dry, skin on which I also use retin-a. Because I adore Paula’s Choice products, I ordered the new cleansing oil as soon as I received notification of its launch. This is unfortunately, one of THE WORST products I have ever put on my face!! I like the packaging, and the pump is fine. Two pumps, on dry skin and holy mother of god....the stinging, the burning, the eye irritation!!! My skin is not SUPER sensitive, but this stuff on my eyes felt like acetone on them! Coupled with the fact that it couldn’t remove my non-waterproof mascara had me puzzled. I did my double cleanse using my PC Moisture Boost cream cleanser and the oil made my skin so squeaky clean that the moisture boost cleanser burned like hellfire! I applied my retin-a and then a super thick, german pharmacy night cream with Omegas and that too burned. I was surprised but thought my skin was freaking out from something else. So...two more tries and I’m done! I don’t feel like paying $8 to send this back so will use as a shaving oil. The oil rinses off and completely strips the skin. The skin barrier is destroyed and so everything else just stings and burns! Products I have used for years with no adverse effect hurt like crazy. This lasts into the next day! I use Clinique’s Super Rescue antioxidant cream under my sunscreen in the morning and it turned my face bright red and stung so much my eyes watered!!! All because of this new cleansing oil stripping my skin so much! If you have crazy oily skin, this may work. Dry skins and especially sensitive skins, I say proceed with extreme caution! I used my sweet almond oil last night to remove my makeup and all was well again. Very disappointed in this new product.


Styling Products -Aveda - Control Force

on 10/22/2017 6:14:00 AM

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Love it! Keeps my hair up! OK, so it gets sticky and hard if I spray too close or too long. But it works! In fact, it works so well that my son is stealing it from me! But this is such a huge bottle, I think it'll last a long time.


Lipstick -Lakme - Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color

on 10/22/2017 6:05:00 AM

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An excellent product. I have a brown/nude shade and love it! Does not smudge/transfer easily, which is great for anyone who wants lasting colour. A bit drying - I would have liked a slightly creamier consistency but it's a superb colour at a good price.


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