Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand -Winky Lux Glazed Lips Donut Lip Gloss

on 3/23/2018 10:51:00 AM


I'm saying yes that I would buy this product again because I really like it, even though I won't buy the full size after sampling this in "Sugar Glaze" (Holographic Pearl) in my Birchbox. I will give it to one of my 20-something daughters, who can handle shimmery lips. What I really liked was the formulation, which has natural stuff in it like jojoba and is the least-sticky gloss I have ever used. It's lightweight and the shimmer is not especially harsh, it's just that my 58 year old complexion doesn't respond well to a lot of lip shine these days. The scent is mild bakery and that is just the icing on the donut (pardon the pun). They make it in three other shades: Coffee (Rose Gold), Praline (Pinky Nude) and Cherry (Rose Pink). If I were younger and wanted shimmer I would so get this in Cherry.

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Liquid -Maybelline -Superstay 24HR Full Coverage Foundation

on 3/23/2018 10:50:00 AM


I decided to shy away from my usual Makeup Forever Velvet Matte Foundation just for something new. I got this foundation on, it was decently priced for the amount of product you get. I was super stoked to find a drugstore brand that carries a shade (Fair Porcelain) light enough for my pale ass skin. It went on amazingly, I used a Professional Finish Fluid Foundation Brush, blended seamlessly. It covered my red patches and matched my natural skin tone. Almost too good to be true... by the time I got to my office (about 45 mins after applying), the foundation had severely oxidized - think 2003 spray tan orange. I'm extremely disappointed with this foundation. I've never seen anything oxidize this bad or this fast. If you're tanned, buy a couple shades lighter to match. If you're pale like me, don't even bother.

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Fragrances -Lancome -La Vie Est Belle

on 3/23/2018 9:45:00 AM


The bottle is amazing: heavy, elegantly curved, with an adorable tulle "neck tie" around the sprayer. Unfortunately, the juice is annoyingly boring and common. Like, I actually felt angry when I sprayed it on for the first time and realized it was a huge disappointment.

This was after reading Lancome's hype about how special this thing is, how many perfumers worked on it, etc. It has a lot of the Coco Mademoiselle (2001) bone structure, which itself borrowed from the Thierry Mugler Angel (1992) bone structure, with some more caramel in the base and some tart fruits up front. It may be the 10,000th sanitized spawn of Angel/Coco Mad I've smelled.... somewhere along the way I lost count.

In other words, if you didn't know it was an expensive highly hyped Lancome launch, you would assume it was another bland, nondescript fruity floral. I mean sure, it smells good. But not special at all. I wore it for about 2 days before admitting that I was bored and underwhelmed. Back to the classics for me.

Mascara -Urban Decay -Perversion Mascara

on 3/23/2018 9:41:00 AM


I used this mascara for a while and stopped because its a tad on the "wet" side. Since my lashes are longer, I ended up with smudges on my brow bone. I switched to a MAC mascara that is now discontinued, so I went back to Perversion. I use Too Faced Glitter Glue on my brow bone now and it seems to help prevent the smudging. I love the coverage of this mascara, it really enhances my natural lashes.

Cleansers -LUSH -Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser

on 3/23/2018 9:37:00 AM


It took me a long time to like this product. I definitely MUST double cleanse after ultra bland, and if I don’t...I pay for it. It’s true that it takes off all traces of makeup, doesn’t irritate the eyes, and is perfect for sensitive skin. It is quite expensive, BUT the small tub has lasted me three months, and I’m pretty sure I it will last for one more. No greasy residue is left behind after wiping, which is great. No harsh/synthetic fragrances; just great all around.

Shampoo -Shea Moisture -100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo

on 3/23/2018 9:36:00 AM

After using WEN for two years and suffering protein overload, I finally found a shampoo that keeps the moisture in my hair. I have fine color treated hair and this is safe for my color and doesn't weigh it down. It doesn't build up like the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo tends to. I've tried other Shea Moisture shampoos and this one is the best I've found by far. The downside is its a bit difficult to find, but I have good luck with CVS. My only complaint is the pop top lid tends to pop open during travel sometimes.

Moisturizers -Paula's Choice -CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer Normal to Oily

on 3/23/2018 9:03:00 AM


I have problems finding moisturizers which don't clog my pores and which don't aggravate my rosacea. With skin that is very sensitive and also oily/combination, it is really hard to find a product which I can use every day under foundation. This moisturizer doesn't hurt my rosacea, but it does seem to be quite comedogenic, and when I wrote to the company whether they considered it non-comedogenic, they just sent me a waffly reply. Basically, they said that so many ingredients in different products can clog pores that they can't really say whether something is likely to cause clogging! This is nonsense! Plenty of products carry warnings, and the Beautypedia site is quite good at pointing out these problems, so why can't they just say right out that this product can clog pores? And then point me to one which doesn't. I am not going to repurchase, and am still looking for a good moisturizer. I think I have major problems with silicones, so a water based one would be best, but they are so hard to find!

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Cleansers -Andalou Naturals -Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk


One of the only products that doesn't break me out. Doesn't dry out the skin. Has a nice smell.

Lipstick -Rimmel -Lasting Finish - Airy Fairy

on 3/23/2018 8:52:00 AM


THE NEW version of this is much better. It's a very flattering pink/mauve/rose lipstick that has a hint of glow but is basically matte. The older version of this was super shimmery and frosty allbeit a tasteful lighter mauve.

This has a yummy sweet smell that reminds me of candy, it may be a turn off for some but I like it.

It does not dry the lips out, but tingles. but do not think you are wearing chapstick. This is lipstick.

The packaging could be sturdier but it is not the worst.

The price is incredible.

I highly reccomend.

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Contour -Jane Iredale -Contour Kit-Cool

on 3/23/2018 8:47:00 AM

I tried this and gave it away, I am simply not a fan.

The packaging is very pretty, and smells fresh but that is about as far as I can go when it comes to my appreciation towards this trio.

The contour is not cool, it is warm, very similar to ELF highlight/bronzer palette. But ELF is MUCH more pigmented and blendable. I find this chalky and difficult to blend.

The blush is nothing to write home about it is a soft mauvey pink. Get Maybelline Fit Me (the new one) in natural, or mauve instead. Cheaper, more pigmented, and easier to blend.

The highlight is a vanilla shade best for the undereyes. Go for ELF cosmetics and get a highlight/contour kit that has 4 shades for a fraction of the price for ONE of these shades.

Jane Iredale is a gimic. It is not 100% cruelty free, Not 100% natural, and not the best quality. I like the eyeshadows but prefer MAC. Lips, and most face products are mediocre (minus the shimmer strips) NO NO NO

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Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 3/23/2018 8:46:00 AM


This is my holy grail highlighter, its glowy, radiant, and beautiful. I like that it doesn't have an overbearing sparkle or glitter. Great packaging too.

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Primer/ Corrector -Dr. Jart+ -Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops

on 3/23/2018 8:43:00 AM

Dr. Jart+ has added another product to their Cicapair / Tiger Grass collection with their Tiger Grass Camo Drops. The Camo Drops is a serum texture that is meant to be smoothed over the face. Once this is applied the drops quickly even out skin tone and leave skin matte and ready for foundation. On many days when I've used this I never followed with foundation but just powder and was ready for the day. This does do a pretty good job evening out skin and covering any redness and imperfections. There are a few things I don't like about this which is the fragrance included and the amount of denatured alcohol, thankfully those are pretty far down the list of ingredients but this product would still be better without this. I also wish that the SPF in this was higher instead of 20. My more detailed review can be seen here:

Bronzers -New York Color -NYC Sunny Bronzing Face Powder

on 3/23/2018 8:42:00 AM


Gorgeous, matte subtle bronzer with a hint of warmth (but in no ways orange) Perfect for a fair to light skin tone. It is NOT a contour type of bronzer, but adds some healthy warmth to the face. I love matte bronzers as they are natural looking and add a healthy glow. If you are deeper I would not get this, instead obt for the color wheel :)

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Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees -Burts Bees Lip Shimmers

on 3/23/2018 8:40:00 AM


I have been using these for many years. I really like them, but they are simply not as moisturizing as they could be. However, they come in a variety of pretty shades and add a hint of shimmer and minty fresh taste to the lips. ALL of them are shimmery so if you don't like shimmer be aware.

Apricot is a to die for (as you may have guessed) apricot colour with gorgeous sheen. It is stunning with my red hair and yellow toned skin.

Rhubarb is a nice neutral red than can be sheered out

Peony is a pretty neutral with mauve undertones

Champagne is a soft frosty colour that is nice for highlighting the centre of the lips, touching on the cheekbones for shimmer, or sheering out over lipstick for a subtle effect

Guava is a pretty frosty, 80s or 90s circa Pamela Anderson inspired pretty light pink.

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Eye Shadow -L'Oreal -Color Riche Mono Matte single in Matte it up

on 3/23/2018 8:35:00 AM

This is a stunning, warm rust/brown matte eyeshadow.
It is AMAZINGLY creamy and pigmented, blend's beautifully and has a stunning warmth that will be great for warm lovers out there
Warning: if you are a beginner be careful, this shadow needs precise application and blending, mistakes will be obvious!
It wears all day and does not crease!
There is a pretty clear top lid packaging that is tasteful and great to see what colour the shadow is if you have a large collection, it could be sturdier plastic but it doesn't matter to me.
L'Oreal is a little expensive here in Canada, it is about the price of MAC in the US. :)

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