Product Reviews by cgw1

Liquid - Smashbox - Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

5.0
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fromcgw1

6 months ago

This is the only foundation I’ve given 5 lippies to if that says anything. I own 13 liquid fdtns right now and have tried hundreds in my lifetime. This is the best foundation that works for me and here’s why:

Pros:
-color match is perfect. I’m nc20 and wear 1.1
-it doesn’t transfer. This is a huge must for me with foundations. The only other foundation I’ve found that didn’t …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Blushbaby

5.0
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fromcgw1

6 months ago

It took me years to finally try this blush. It’s the perfect “work” blush if that makes sense. Neutral enough for work but gives just enough color on the cheeks to make my nc20 skin look flushed. If I had to pick only one blush to use forever this would be it. It goes perfectly with my signature soft brown Smokey eyes and pairs well with kevyn aucoin lip pencil in medium. It’s now my every day …Read more

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Lip Liners - Kevyn Aucoin - The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil

5.0
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fromcgw1

6 months ago

I originally bought this in minimal but then returned it for medium. Medium leans more neutral-brown and is literally the only lip product I need now. It gives me the illusion of full lips and is the perfect nude color without making me look dead. I don’t even reach for my other lip products anymore. If you’re looking to create the illusion of pillowy lips this is the perfect product.

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Contour - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sculpting Powder

5.0
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fromcgw1

6 months ago

I have always been scared of contouring for some reason. All of the over contouring on Instagram scares me but if you’re looking for the most natural fool proof contouring product this is it. I use the Kevyn Aucoin contouring brush and apply the shade medium (I’m nc20) to the hollows of my cheeks, sides and tip of my nose, chin, forehead and temples. The result is chiseled without being too …Read more

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Powders - Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

4.0
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fromcgw1

6 months ago

I bought this product a while ago and just let it sit in my vanity. One day I decided to try it over my liquid foundation (Givenchy photo perfexion) and the result was instagram worthy airbrushes skin. It blurs pores and imperfections better than any power I’ve ever tried. I love the packaging - it is less wasteful just scraping off what you need. I have this in fair/light and am nc20. It’s …Read more

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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Thickening Spray

4.0
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fromcgw1

7 months ago

This product works miracles I swear. I have really fine curly hair and I blow dry it straight every other day. Most everything I’ve used in my hair just makes it look limp and flat. This thickening spray (used sparingly because it can get a little crunchy if you use too much) makes my hair so voluminous it looks like I’m wearing extensions. My fine limp hair transforms into A voluminous but still …Read more

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Mascara - IT Cosmetics - Superhero Mascara

4.0
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fromcgw1

8 months ago

I’ve repurchased this mascara 4x. Nothing gives me as much volume and length for my thin long-ish lashes. Multiple people have asked me if I’m wearing falsies when I wear this mascara. For extra drama I layer MJ velvet noir on top.

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Eyeliner - TOM FORD - Eye Defining Pen - Deeper

1.0
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fromcgw1

8 months ago

This eyeliner is not worth the money. The formula is too thin and worst of all it transfers and smudges like crazy on my oily hooded lids, even with primer. That is enough for me to never wear this eyeliner again. I also only ever used the thinner side of the pen so I never used the other end. Just not worth the money when I’m looking for a liquid eyeliner that stays all day.

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

4.0
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fromcgw1

8 months ago

There are some things I don’t love about this foundation, but for someone with dark acne scars like me who is looking for a full coverage foundation that stays all day and doesn’t transfer, this is the best. At first I hated it - I applied with a kabuki brush and it wouldn’t blend and was very mask-like. When I applied it with a damp beauty blender, it transformed into the foundation everyone …Read more

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Foundations - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer

4.0
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fromcgw1

8 months ago

As a concealer for under eyes and to cover up my acne scars on cheeks, there is nothing better. It is very full coverage, covering up my dark red acne scars and undereye circles with just a tiny bit of product. I use a q tip to scoop a little bit out and put undereyes and on spots then use a damp BB to blend/pat into skin. The result is skin-like yet full coverage. I didn’t give this 5 lippies …Read more

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