Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

on 10/18/2017 1:38:00 PM

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Love this! I have this in "Give Me Mocha" and it looks nice on my complexion. Very subtle but the color pops in a way. It lasts long even after drinking coffee. I would give this 5 lippies but I can't because it is drying on MY lips. However I'm going to figure out a way to moisturize my lips before applying this. So in love with the color and how it's long lasting, can't wait to try a few other shades.

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Cleansers -Equate - Night-Time Soothing Makeup Remover Towelettes (compare to Neutrogena Night Calming Towelettes)

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I can't even count how many times I've bought these! I will always buy these over the Neutrogena ones. It's much cheaper and they perform just as well. They take off my makeup with ease and work great for my skin. I love the night-time soothing factor as well. My only complaint would be that when you first open a fresh package, the first 5-6 wipes are not saturated enough to remove makeup well. Once you start to move through the package, they get more saturated as you go. Other than that, it's a really good product!

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Toners -Unlisted Brand - Humphreys lilac witch hazel skin softening facial toner

on 10/18/2017 1:00:00 PM

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To be honest, I wasn't planning on buying this. I just needed $5.00 to add to my cart so that I got free shipping (shipping would've cost me another $10). Amazing toner for such an affordable price. I paid CA$6.26 on iHerb.com! Okay but enough with the pricing. I use this as a essence because it's alcohol free and contains hyaluronic acid. In my skincare regiment, I wash my face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, followed by Thayer's Alcohol Free Witch Hazel in Lavender (to get rid of any residue) on a cotton pad. Then I use Cosrx AHA 7 whitehead power liquid on a cotton pad. Afterwards I spray Humphrey's Skin Softening Facial Toner (I changed the cap to an jatomizer) and press the product into my skin. While my face is still damp, I apply my Cerave SA Renewing Lotion then spray on some rosewater. I noticed a huge different without Humphrey's Facial Toner; it's like it preps and plumps my skin for proper moisture. My skin has been noticeably softer and brighter that even my coworkers started complimenting me. It smells of light lilac, but not overpowering. I love love love this product and will absolutely keep it in my skincare regiment!

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Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Kyse Confit de Rose

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Today my glorious, gorgeous scent of the day is Kyse Confit de Rose....
A lovely gourmand rose that hits all the right notes--it's comforting yet alluring. It opens with a buttery cookie note that makes my mouth water, then a blast of tart berries, creamy whipped cream, a hint of rich chocolate and so much sweet rose. I really think anyone could wear this, if you're a fan of gourmands. The rose is not green, bitter, nor soapy---just a sweet uncomplicated warm rose. ♥ Heavenly.
I don't get the votes that compare it to Rose Jam, as it's far more gourmand and less soapy than Rose Jam can be (don't get me wrong, I love them both---but they are 2 different animals).
So affordable, and worth picking up!

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Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies

on 10/18/2017 12:42:00 PM

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I was on vacation and in desperate need of mascara. Only 1 shop in town and no acess to reviews, so I just took a chance and grabbed this. Ugh, it's so clumpy. When I got back home I even tried it under mascara primer and it still clumped. It makes my eyelashes look bumpy and spikey, really not a good look. I also felt the color was not a saturated lush black which I would prefer. Can a mascara be dingy? I liked the shape of the brush and that's about it. Oh, I forgot to mention, there is no way to apply another coat. It becomes very dry and set quickly, it's discouraging.


Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - The Saem - Urban Eco Harakeke Emulsion EX

on 10/18/2017 12:37:00 PM

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Lovely light moisturiser. It's like a milky lotion, it has a subtle non offensive smell. My skin feels smooth and plump, not greasy at all.
The packaging is hard plastic and comes with a pump, 140ml will last a long time.

I have rosacea and my skin is normal to combination.

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Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel

on 10/18/2017 12:25:00 PM

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I have rosacea/sensitive skin and this broke me out after one application (used it once a day for a week).
I liked the texture and feel of the gel, but sadly I had to give it away.

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Palettes -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette

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I truly enjoy this palette. Despite the crazy fallout, this palette is crazy pigmented and very easy to blend, hence the hype. I am particularly very picky when it comes to colour selection, and this palette offers you an actual variety of warm-pink-ish colour range, which is the current trend and right up my alley. My favourite shades are Tempera for highlight, Burnt Orange and Raw Sienna for transition colour, Red Ochre and Love letter on the lid and Cyprus Umber for outer corner (fancy names, right).

However, one lippie for the packaging because it is not the most wise packaging. Like, if I create an eyeshadow palette with crazy pigmentation and fallout, suede would not be my first choice? Or my choice at all?

I do really appreciate the brush. The packing brush is dense and soft, while the blending brush isn't as soft, it is still very usable.

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Gels/Soaps -Suave - Naturals Body Wash in Tropical Coconut

on 10/18/2017 12:13:00 PM

Smells very coconuty. Lathers fine and rinses easily. It does dry out my skin though. So I have to lotion after using. Very affordable.

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Loose Powders -NYX - HD Studio Finishing Powder

on 10/18/2017 11:58:00 AM

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I've used this for about 4 months, hated it as time went on, now I can't stand using it. It is a very powdery messy formula like flour. I was expecting finely milled but okay, AT FIRST my makeup looks nice so that's fine? Wrong! I have combination skin (oily tzone dry cheeks). Within the 30mins between doing my makeup and leaving the house I look in the mirror and see little patches of shine already gathering in specific areas. At this point it looks okay, slightly too dewy in the wrong places, but okay, so I add more of this flour in just those areas. Two hours later and the foundation has already started to give me new wrinkles. It has faded, moved, migrated, transferred everywhere. Ive used this foundation (Nars - luminous weightless foundation) for years now and it works so great normally, but no matter what I do, how many times I touch up, this powder just seems to *break everything down*. The two products don't work together at all, nor does this powder seem to work with my concealers. It causes my foundation/concealer/anything to crease and wrinkle because it's just slipping and sliding around every crevice on my skin. My makeup literally congeals, there will be shiny blobs of makeup in patches on my forehead. The frustrating thing is, I barely put on any foundation there! But I do powder my TZone a lot, and that is exactly where the pooling hits me worst, these are honestly the places I need least coverage, my cheeks however are scarred and freckled with a lot of redness. And because I have dry skin here I use less powder yet the makeup seems to look less ugly here, but patchy nonetheless. To top off this greasy mess, it has also oxidised, so I'm now looking like I've aged, tanned and melted at work. I don't know why this didn't work for me, as it's worked for many others, but I really gave it a long trial and finally give up on it. I tried to save a few bucks, but I'm going back to the MAC prep+prime finishing powder, which is so much finer, and silky, and actually has true holding power for me without changing the colour of my skin. Thumbs down Nyx.

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Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Powder

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This powder was just okay for me. I wish it kept my face from getting oily so quick. The packaging is beautiful I must say, but don't think the price tag should be what it is. For my full review head over to my blog beautybyprincessmaitland@gmail.com


Cleansers -Clinique - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 10/18/2017 11:42:00 AM

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I'm a difficult person to wow, but this stuff is truly amazing! It's actually the first ever thing that YouTube made me buy.
Recently I've watched Desi Perkins video where she was removing a very heavy black eye makeup using this balm. Definitely, the video wasn't showing everything from beginning till the end without cuts, but it made me wonder if this thing will be able to remove my mascara and eyeliner without leaving the traces of makeup. I went to Ulta and bought a travel size (6.50$ with taxes 0.5oz / 15ml).
OMG this stuff is HG! All my life I struggled with raccoon eyes in the mornings. Not fully raccoon, but some traces were always left, no matter how many products I've used to remove my eye makeup. My lashes were falling out from rubbing, but my makeup was staying on....
This balm:
- it removes my mascara and eyeliner trace free in 30 seconds;
- I don't need to rub it strong into my eyes, very gentle circular motion work perfectly;
- it doesn't leave a residue;
- doesn't dry out my skin;
- I don't need to use any other product to fully remove my makeup. I still go with my regular face wash all over the face afterward, and I use Clinique balm on my eyes only, since my face makeup is minimal.
- my eyes are very sensitive and I can use.

This stuff is amazing! try it you won't regret!
If you're planning to use it on your eyes only travel size is should be enough for 6 months before it will expire.

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Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

on 10/18/2017 11:33:00 AM

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I love this I have extremely dry rosacea prone skin and this is made in conjunction with Skindanavia (the holy trail of setting sprays). However, this is oil free and as my rosacea hates oil it is a must.
Agree with the reviewers who say it takes the powder look away. I'm a bit of an 80s girl with my makeup as in powder after foundation dust off excess and this makes me look more natural. Not sure about partying in it all night as I can't do that anymore but it definately makes my face last longer and given my commute to work is just over 1.5 hours each way it needs to last.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX - Shine Killer

on 10/18/2017 11:18:00 AM

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I’m genuinely surprised to see such negative reviews of this! I personally really like it.
It’s a standard clear silicone primer that makes your skin feel really smooth. I find foundation applies really nicely over it.
As far as extending make up wear time, I do notice a difference when I use this versus no primer. It allows my make up to wear evenly, as opposed to no primer where my forehead would break down very quickly with oils and my cheeks appear dry (thank you combo skin). Instead this helps control the oiliness and the breakdown of foundation, and also diminishes the dryness of other areas.

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Cleansers -Garnier - The Gentle Sulfate Free Cleanser

on 10/18/2017 11:18:00 AM

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BURNS my eyes – I have ultra-dry, sensitive skin with rosacea so finding a cleanser has always been difficult. I used the CVS brand Hydrating Cleanser for years but it was recently discontinued. Beautypedia rates this cleanser 4 stars for sensitive skin. I do like that it removes all my makeup effectively but it doesn’t hydrate the way its advertised. My biggest issue though is this cleanser burns my eyes along with leaving my skin tight feeling. I had high hopes for this one but it falls short being a gentle cleanser. I will not repurchase and will have to use my back up the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

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