Product Reviews by austere

Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush - Sunset Passione

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4 months ago

When I saw that Milani had released new shades of their baked blush, I was excited because their baked blushes are some of the very best blushes on the market. I already owned 6 of them because they are that great. When I saw the color Sunset Passione, I knew I had to have it. I've been using it all week and I am in love.

On my NC42 complexion (golden undertones), it is super …
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Concealers - Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

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5 months ago

I decided to purchase this after reading so many rave reviews about it and unfortunately I regret buying it. It was touted as being perhaps even better than Tarte shape Tape which is a staple of mine. This couldn't be further from the truth.

I bought a lighter shade specifically for use under my eyes and I find it creases right away upon application and after setting it with …
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Bronzers - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Pro Bronze Fusion

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Jan/14/2018

I was hesitant to buy this because the reviews were very mixed with some people stating that it lacked pigmentation and it was difficult to apply with a regular brush. I am glad I caved in and decided to try it out for myself because it's the best bronzer I've ever used. It's hands down my favorite now and I reach for it everyday. I prefer it to the other high end bronzers I own - …Read more

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Palettes - PUR Cosmetics - Secret Crush

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Jan/13/2018

This palette was gifted to me and at first glance I didn't think much of it and ignored it for so long.

However, having now used it a few times I love it because the shimmer shades are amazing. The shimmers in here give such a beautiful iridescent sheen to the eyes and they blend like a dream. On top of that the lasting power is impressive. Most mornings I'm in a hurry and …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow

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Sep/30/2017

I never really paid attention to MAC eyeshadows until they reduced their eyeshadow pans to $6 usd each, I decided to try out a few of their neutrals. Surpsrisingly , I've been really enjoying the few I've tried and reach for them often considering I own a ton of eyeshadows. I have a warm golden NC42 skin tone and the ones I use the most are:


Woodwinked- a light …
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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz

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Jun/03/2017

For a while I was on the hunt for a long-lasting brow pencil that would give me natural looking defined brows. I'd heard good things about the Brow Wiz so I bit the bullet and decided to try it out.This pencil is hands down the best I've tried.

I have tanned skin (NC42) and dark brown (almost black) hair. I don't like very dark brows and so decided to go for the shade …
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Blush - Sleek MakeUP - Blush by 3 in Lace

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May/28/2017

I own all the Sleek blush palettes and Lace is my favorite and has been in my rotation for the last 5 years.
The coral and orange shades are great for spring/summer and suit my complexion nicely (NC42,yellow undertones).

The orange shade- 'crochet' is my favorite and most used in the palette but all the colors are beautiful. It is nicely pigmented, yet blendable - not …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Chili

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May/13/2017

I own 3 MAC red lipsticks- Russian Red, Ruby Woo and Chili. Of all of these reds, Chili is the only one I'll repurchase.

Ruby Woo is too strong and almost garish against my skin, Russian Red is only slightly better but Chili is my perfect red. It's warm (because of the orange tones) and muted (because of it's brown tones).

For reference I'm an NC42 with …
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Lipstick - Jordana Cosmetics - Matte-Lavender Lady

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Mar/19/2017

I'm a huge fan of the Jordana matte lipstick line as the shade range is excellent, the quality is very good and the price can't be beaten.

Lavender Lady is a muted lilac color that kind of gives a 60's mod vibe. I was hesitant to try it because I really didn't think it would work with my skin tone (warm, NC42).

I'm glad I was wrong because it …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush- Melba

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Feb/16/2017

Melba is my latest blush purchase from MAC and I must say it's absolutely gorgeous. At a glance, I thought Melba would be too light for me but the color is richer when blended out on the skin.
The formula is matte and wonderfully pigmented and it gives a delicate pinky-coral flush to my NC42 complexion. Because it's very pigmented, I find it lasts all day on my oily skin …
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