Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced -Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer

on 4/20/2018 9:24:00 AM

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I have a hard time with primers. Most will break me out and or make me more oily. I have combo and acne prone skin. I also have larger pores and fine lines. This primer keeps me matte without making me oily by the end of the day. It keeps my makeup on and lightly blurs my pores. Overall this primer is a winner for me.

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Treatments (Face) -Tarte -Knockout Tingling Toner Treatment

on 4/20/2018 9:02:00 AM

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This formula is the closest to the Cult-Status BR P50, just in terms of ingredients. Those of you who are familiar with that product know that it is a "heavy-hitter", recommended for those who have serious acid experience. The Tarte Knockout is similar in that it is a high % of acid, will definitely "tingle"/burn, but will clear anything on your face right up. Seriously, I am used to acid treatments. I've used Drunk Elephants Babyfacial and The Ordinary's Dupe, The Ordinary's 10% Lactic Acid, Good Genes, etc. all with successful results. None of my experience with those products is even comparable to the Tarte Knockout, in my honest opinion. I really enjoy Babyfacial/TO peeling solution, because my skin looks so radiant and clear, but I do experience some peeling afterwards (I have pretty dry/dehydrated skin). I used Knockout not expecting much in terms of results, but when I woke up the next morning my skin was smooth, several healing breakouts had smoothed out, and some of my post-acne red marks were dramatically reduced. This is only a 10% acid complex, so I don't know how it manages to be so much better than any other similar % acid I've tried, but it truly is. I don't use it every night, I alternate with Differin to keep my hormonal acne at bay. BR recommends using P50 2x/day, but I don't see how that can be feasible for anyone without their moisture barrier crying out for help. The same goes for the Knockout treatment, 1x a day is probably the max anyone should be using this. If you are used to low percentage acid products (Pixi Glow Tonic, TO Glycolic Toning Solution) this is going to be a much different experience for you, so go slow and really baby your skin after application. That means lots of moisture and sunscreen. If you are used to acid products, use P50 and are looking for a less expensive alternative, or have pretty tough skin, you should be fine with this. It will tinge, but that is normal for acid products, and unfortunately, for some of the ingredients in this product that can be sensitizing (Horseradish and Onion Extract). That tingle is worth it, and even though Beautypedia claims that any tingling is "irritation and stress", I think as long as you moisturize properly and WEAR SUNSCREEN (seriously, don't skip it), you are fine. Try a sample if you're nervous about the acid %, this product was a game changer for me.

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Blush -L'Oreal -True Match Superblendable Blush in Baby Blossom

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Was about to give up on finding a drugstore cool toned blush that's light enough for me. It has a HINT of peach but still pink and cool toned enough to not look orange on my strongly blue-toned face. Finally something that suits my complexion! I will definitely rebuy as it's hard to find a blush that works for me!

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Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline -FaceStudio Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray

on 4/20/2018 8:42:00 AM

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I initially really liked this setting spray. It definitely held my makeup all night. Unfortunately on my skintone it causes flashback and considering I only wear makeup when Im going out and was using this on top of my makeup I was dissapointed to realise that this was causing me flashback. My skintone for reference Mac NC43/Fenty 360.
The price point is great though. A great drugstore setting spray, however, on me, its only good during the day, not for nights out and for that im only giving 2 lippies.

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Blush -Pixi -Sheer Cheek Gel Blush

on 4/20/2018 8:41:00 AM

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This just did not work out for me. It was very, very patchy when blending it on my cheeks, so it looked like I had just worked out all day and not in a pretty way.

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Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula -Matte Collection Quad Eyeshadow in Classic Nudes

on 4/20/2018 8:28:00 AM

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I have the PF in Classic Nudes and Canyon Classics. They are both matte neutral eyeshadow quads. This palette is a warm toned neutral and the Canyon Classics is a cool toned neutral palette. This contains a light cream, light brown, peachy tan, light brown and a medium brown shades. Colors are pigmented, silky smooth and long lasting, with eye primer. A great drugstore find.

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Gels/Soaps -Aveeno -Moisturizing Body Wash

on 4/20/2018 8:27:00 AM

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This is one of my all time favorite body washes, mainly because it smells amazing and it doesn’t aggravate my sensitive/acne-prone skin. The consistency is a bit slimy at first but it lathers up quickly and beautifully. I love how gentle Aveeno is and I especially love the fragrance, it’s calming and sweet but not at all overpowering. It’s just right.

Last I checked you can get an 18 oz bottle for $6.99 at Target, which isn’t too bad in my opinion (albeit more expensive than my $2 St. Ives oatmeal and shea body wash). I like to try new products and body washes, but I always end up coming back to this.

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Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula -Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow in Canyon Classic

on 4/20/2018 8:25:00 AM

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I was surprise by the nice quality of this drugstore eye shadow. It is silky smooth, pigmented and applies smoothly. Canyon Classic is a cool toned neutral palette. It contains a light cream, a light taupe, medium taupe and a dark gray tone. All matte colors. Long lasting, great color payoff and an affordable price. You can't beat it.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Matte Lipstick - MLS08 Pure Red

on 4/20/2018 8:25:00 AM

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This is my favorite red lipstick! I pair it with Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in “Call Me Crazy” and they’re a perfect match. I have both on in the picture I uploaded.

This is very bright, red-orange. It’s not as matte as some of my other NYX Matte lipsticks but it stays on well enough- just beware that you will leave a stain on your food (sandwiches, rolls, etc.) and if you kiss someone lol.

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Mascara -Tarte -Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

on 4/20/2018 8:22:00 AM

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This provides great length, minimal volume. Does not irritate my eyes and is easy to remove. Somewhat water resistant, I am able to apply eye drops through out the day without out this mascara smearing. I really like the rich black color and the formula is nice. The mascara wand is excellent as I prefer the wand to lift and separate the lashes while it is coating them. It does not help my lashes hold curl. Does not clump or flake off.


Eye Shadow -BH Cosmetics -Neutral Eyes 28 color palette

on 4/20/2018 8:09:00 AM

This is the third palette I have purchased from BH cosmetics. Overall, I am disappointed with the quality of the eyeshadows. The eyeshadow is powdery and most colors offer little pigmentation or staying power, even with eye primer. There are a few colors that offer pigmentaion and will last most of the day. So, the colors are really hit or miss in terms of use. This neutral palette has both cool toned and warm toned neutral tones. Colors range from osyter white, to soft taupes, sand tones, and some medium to dark browns and purples. There is one dark gray/black and one hot pink color. Contains mattes and shimmers.


Eye Shadow -BH Cosmetics -26 Color Palette - Neutral Eyeshadows & Blush

on 4/20/2018 8:00:00 AM

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This review is for the BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals, 26 color eye shadow and blush palette. There are 21 eye shadows and 5 blushes. The quality of the makeup is poor. The eye shadows are powdery with little pigmentation and lots of fallout. Color is not long lasting even with eye primer. The blushes are not better. There is one light peachy shade that does not show up on my fair skin. The other 4 colors are so garish and clownish. I returned this palette.


Eye Shadow -BH Cosmetics -Modern Neutrals

on 4/20/2018 7:55:00 AM

I agree with the previous reviewer about this palette. The quality of the eye shadow is poor. The eye shadow is very powdery and there is a lot of fallout, color is not pigmented and wears off easily even with eye primer on. I returned this one.


Mascara -Clinique -Naturally Glossy Mascara

on 4/20/2018 7:38:00 AM

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Excellent everyday mascara. Doesn't flake, clump, or dry out and I've had it a long time. Gives natural looking lashes.


Polishes -Essie -Too Too Hot

on 4/20/2018 7:15:00 AM

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In the bottle this looks like a gorgeous shade of orange based red, but on my nails it looks like a shade of tomato red, with not so much orange - still gorgeous though! This is a lovely red and I believe it would suit a wide variety of skin tones. It has a creme finish, and an excellent formula. Two coats is all you need to reach full opacity. It applies very easily and does not apply with patches or streaks. The formula is nice and creamy. It dries quickly and to a shiny finish. I get very good wear time from this polish, 5 days when paired with base and top coat - even when I was heavy on my hands. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to find a good red shade.

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