Blush -Neutrogena -Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush

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I have "Sunkissed 30", which is actually the bronzer from this line. I am on my 3rd pan of this bronzer, it's been one of my favorites by far. I love that it's matte, so it's great for contouring. The undertone is warm, but not overly warm so it does not look orange, even when I'm pale (NC20ish), but shows up nicely when I'm lightly tanned (NC25-30). I just swirl my brush in all four of the colors, since they are all similar anyway. The formula applies smoothly, and the color lasts all day. I will repurchase!

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Brows -Maybelline -Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils

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These are actually quite good considering the low price (around $3). I have been using "Dark Brown" for a long time now, even though I would not consider the color dark brown at all. I have light golden brown hair, and this warm toned brown color matches my brows/hair perfectly. The formula is stiff and matte, so it looks more natural than other pencils, and stays put really well. I can't imagine anyone using these as eyeliners though. I have tried all 3 of the brown shades, and they all run very warm, so if you have ashy hair, I would skip these (the Blonde shade is a nice neutral taupe however). I don't like having to sharpen them, but that's my only con. I will repurchase!

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Cleansers -Burt's Bees -Facial Cleansing Oil

on 7/19/2018 12:55:00 PM

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When I first put this product on my face, my first reaction was Wow! It reminded me of the times when I got facials and facial massages with oil. All those nice memories came back. And I love the smell of this product, some complain, but not me. After rubbing it in for a little bit, it felt dry, so I added some water. Then I tissued it off and then rinsed my face. After I washed my face with my regular foaming cleanser. After I read the directions for use. The way I did it was exactly right. First, use it with no water. Then add a little bit. Then rinse off.

This cleanser really was effective in melting off makeup, even stubborn stay on lipstick. I did not use it on my eyes because I always just wash them with baby wash which I know won't burn.

I am a big proponent of the double wash. Gotta wash your face twice. This is good for the first wash, and then wash your face again with like a cloth or clairsonic. Even just your hands is ok. But wash twice. That being said, this cleanser I found ideal for the first wash.

In the morning I used it again, for just a single wash. No double wash in the morning. It worked great. My face did not feel greasy after I rinsed it and so far it has caused no irritation.

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Mascara -DHC -Mascara Perfect Pro

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I am on a mission to get my lashes as insanely long as possible. Usually they are short, straight, and point down. After taking biotin supplements for a month, and faithfully putting on a swipe of Grandelash every night, I can finally see some lengthening. With the L'oreal Voluminous primer on the very tips (love this, plus it smells faintly of roses), I wait for it to dry, then curl my lashes with either my Shiseido or ULTA Japanese eyelash curler, then swipe on this DHC tubing mascara. This routine gives me the long fluttery lashes I like. It's not a dramatic mascara. For that I would use the It Cosmetics Superhero. But for everyday and lengthening, I love it and would repurchase. Removal in warm water is very easy...just a little wiggle and the tubes slide right off. This mascara also doesn't irritate my eyes. I recently started using the DHC lash tonic in the mornings and I think that helps keep them strong throughout the day.

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Candy Box

on 7/19/2018 12:51:00 PM

Love this color. I stopped using Mac Lipglass for several years and went the lipsticks. The lipgloss became too sticky. I love the revamped formula. It is more moisturizing and not as sticky. I love love candy box which is my favorite by far. Beautiful rosy peachy pink. Looks awesome. Will definitely by again.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream

on 7/19/2018 12:38:00 PM

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wide range of colours. unfortunately not my favourite. It looked great immediately after putting it on but wore off quick. The product is cheap and therefore created a cheap look once it started wearing off.

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Lip Liners -MAC -Dervish Lip Pencil

on 7/19/2018 12:23:00 PM

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This color is so universal! It goes with every lipstick color and it looks great on its own with lipgloss - like a natural lip color. Only 4 stars because $18 is high for a lip liner


Other -Vaseline -Petroleum Jelly with cocoa butter

on 7/19/2018 12:22:00 PM

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Love this stuff! I use it primarily for dry lips, dry cuticles, and slathered over my dry feet under socks for a quick moisture treatment. These are all things I've previously done with plain Vaseline and this definitely outperforms it. I carry a small jar around with me in the winter and, while I don't love the greasy petroleum feeling, it's absolutely the best thing on my dry, cracked hands in the winter -- comparable to Aquaphor at a fraction of the price.

I also use this, as many MUA-ers do, as night cream. My evening routine is thus:

1) Cleans with Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Face Wash
2) Tone with Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Toner over face and neck
3) Apply Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliating Lotion over face and neck
4) Brush teeth (I've found that if I move straight on to the rest of the routine without giving the BHA a minute or two to absorb, I can wake up with some irritated patches)
5) Apply CeraVe Moisturizing cream over face and neck
6) Pat face with damp palms
7) Swipe two fingers lightly over Vaseline with Cocoa Butter and apply to damp face and neck.

Applying the jelly over damp skin not only gives it some moisture to seal in, but greatly cuts down on that greasy, sticky feeling one might feel otherwise. I've been following this routine for about a week and wake up with smooth, moist, poreless skin -- my hyperpigmentation is reduced, and my skin feels firmer and more resilient with an inner glow.

Since I've never used plain Vaseline this way, I can't comment to whether or not this formula performs significantly better than regular Vaseline would. Regardless, this stuff is stellar.

I'm dropping a star for the scent -- I tend to either love or hate cocoa butter scented products, and with this stuff there's an artificial plasticky scent that I don't love. Luckily it dissipates quickly, and the benefits make it well worth it!

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Moisturizers -La Mer -Creme de la Mer The Moisturizing Creme

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This product is very expensive and it does not have any advantage over other cheap moisturizers. My skin is dry-normal and it doesn’t feel like it moisturizes it. Also, my skin absorbs every product. I have never seen any moisturizer other than this that my skin does not absorb. After 1 month of usage my skin started to reject it.


Eye Shadow -wet n wild -Color Icon - Walking on Eggshells

on 7/19/2018 12:05:00 PM

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I love this little pallets for the pink alone. It just really brightens up blue green eyes. For a more intense look like when doing a cut crease I just apply concealer then pack it in amd it always turns out beautiful. It’s one of those eyeshadows every time I wear it someone complements my makeup. I also like to use the link and highlight as a cheek hilight. I didn’t know they had released a palette with a transition color, I’ll definitely be getting my hands in that! Love most things wet n wild, but their e/s is truly phenomenal for pigment and texture for the price!

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Lipstick -COVERGIRL -Melting Pout

on 7/19/2018 11:50:00 AM

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I have this in shade 120, Tan-gel-o. I love the color and I love how comfortable it is to wear. I thought the weird sponge applicator would be super off-putting but it works well. I like this way more than I expected and plan on getting other colors, namely Don’t Be Gel-ly as a friend has it. One lippie off simply for the extreme (EXTREME) transfer... I swear, you just look at this and it will transfer. Hours later, if you scarcely tap your lips against anything (shirt, tissue, finger), it will be marked- no way outta that one. Despite this, the color wears remarkably long. Great texture. Will definitely buy more.


Bronzers -TheBalm -Take Home the Bronze Anti-Orange Bronzer - Thomas

on 7/19/2018 11:45:00 AM

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I am MAC NW13 and freckled. This is mid-toned in color depth, but don't worry about overapplication. It gives lovely, believable color without a hint of tangerine fakery. I do not contour; color is applied to the hairline, cheekbones, chin, bridge of nose, along jaw and carried onto the neck, with the remainder on the brush dusted on ears -- where the sun would hit. TheBalm's products are beautifully, finely milled, and need only a light hand to display their worth. The company must make money by the constant acquisition of new devotees because their products last and last. Terrific value, colors, quality. Buy with confidence.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Lip Lingerie

on 7/19/2018 11:35:00 AM

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Not a fan of this product at all. The colors are great but the formula leaves much to be desired. It accentuates all the lines in my lips and dries too quickly. It wears in the inner lips but doesn’t let me reapply easily. It’s also very sticky. I should have known I wouldn’t like this. I’m more of a satin finish kind of girl. I only bought this because I thought it would be a light formula since it was supposed to be as if I have nothing on your lips. Good thing I only bought one to try...Bedtime Flirt. Color is gorgeous but the formula just sucks.


Cleansers -Belif -Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist

on 7/19/2018 11:33:00 AM

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A rich foam cleanser that is gentle and great for dry skin types. I occasionally get eczema so as it heals I get rough dry skin. This was perfect. Skin is left clean and not stripped. Has 20% glycerin to help retain moisture. Too much for oily skin types. Did not cause any acne break outs. Will be my go to cleanser in the winter.

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Treatments (Eye) -Clinique -Pep-Start Eye Cream

on 7/19/2018 11:30:00 AM

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I just didn't find anything amazing about this eye cream. Average at best. Application of the is nice, smooth application without any tugging. I have very sensitive eyes, and deal with eczema. This product is gentle, did not aggravate my eczema. Works well under makeup. Still doesn't replace my HG eyecream: Lancome Eye genifique. I did finish up the tube, but did not repurchase.


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