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Eye Shadow - Morphe - The Vault - Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Nov/18/2018

The Dark Magic palette performs beautifully. The mattes are dry but still easy to blend. However, the easiest way to work with them is to pack them onto the area you want them to be, then blend them out. I had to get used to this, particularly when using mattes as transition shades, but I quickly got used to it. Working with greens is definitely different than my usual warm tones, which in …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Morphe - The Vault Collection - Bling Boss Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Nov/18/2018

I would give this palette a 3.5 is I could. The metallic shades really made it worth keeping in my opinion.

Firstly, the real stars of the palette are the foiled metallic shades: "Bling Bling", "Pizzazz", "Glitz & Glam", and "Ballsy". I have no complaints with these shades. They are absolutely stunning dry, but when used wet they are next …
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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - ultimate warm neutrals

5.0
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Jul/18/2018

The NYX Warm Neutrals palette has quickly become a staple in my makeup routine.

I originally purchased this palette because I wanted to try warm tones, and maybe I'm biased because this palette helped me realize that warm tones are indeed more flattering on me. But this palette is also a near dupe of Urban Decay Naked Heat, for those interested.

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Primer/ Corrector - essence - Instant Matt Makeup Setting Spray

4.0
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Jul/18/2018

I really enjoy this "instant matt" setting spray, much better than essence's other one, the "keep it perfect!" fixing spray.

Although this is supposed to be matte, it doesn't feel drying at all, and my skin is pretty dry. My makeup stays in place all day, not very disturbed in the humidity at all. I think it definitely improves the wear time of my makeup …
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Misc Beauty Tools - essence - Keep It Perfect! Make-up fixing spray

4.0
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Jul/18/2018

I finished a bottle of this "keep it perfect!" setting spray, and I was satisfied with its performance overall. It was okay, not outstanding, but it could definitely work in a pinch. I'd give this 3.5/5 if I could.

I'm not sure if it really helped the wear time of my makeup. However, I do think it helped keep makeup from transferring a lot onto clothes or my …
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Mascara - essence - The False Lashes Dramatic Volume Unlimited

5.0
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Jul/18/2018

I have gone through 3 tubes of this mascara, and I think it's my favourite!

The wand is straight and has lots of kind of short bristles, so it's easy to reach every lash and get close to the root. The formula is a bit thick - much thicker than Too Faced Better Than Sex, for comparison - but absolutely workable. Once it's on, it doesn't come off or transfer on me …
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Liquid - NYX Professional Makeup - Total Control Drop Foundation

4.0
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Jun/05/2018

I love everything about this foundation's performance EXCEPT how it seemingly enhances dry parts of my face that weren't even there in the first place. I have never experienced this degree of the appearance of seemingly flaky skin with any other foundation. This flaking doesn't occur on all of my face, though; it only occurs on my forehead, which is quite dry compared to the rest …Read more

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Lips - NYX Professional Makeup - Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

4.0
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Nov/12/2017

I would give this 4.5/5 lippies if I could, this formula is the closest to perfect liquid lipstick I've ever tried!

I have 3 shades of Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams: Budapest, Copenhagen, and Moscow.
I'll include a general review common to the 3 shades I own, followed by particularities I experienced with different shades, as well as brief comparisons to other liquid …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Turnt Up! Lipstick

4.0
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Aug/27/2017

I have 3 of these in the shades: "Twisted" (back when it the Turnt Up! line was called High Voltage instead), "Wine & Dine", and "Sweet 16". All 3 shades give me maximum colour, pigmentation, and opacity in a single swipe. A single swipe of this lipstick looks just as opaque as it does in 4 swipes. It can easily overpower the colour of my lipliner. The formula is …Read more

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Lipstick - Burt's Bees - Matte Lip Crayon

4.0
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Jul/17/2016

I have this lip crayon in the shade "Redwood Forest". I purchased it for about $9 CAD, which is more than I usually pay for a drugstore lip product. The colour is smooth, decently pigmented and easy to build to increase intensity. It lasts for about 5-6 hours on me, even with eating and drinking.There is a slightly waxy smell to the crayon, so that might irritate some people. My only …Read more

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