Product Reviews by gracyy

Toners - Liz Earle - Instant Boost Skin Tonic

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Apr/28/2016

Have been using this for 5 years and highly recommend!
I use the spray bottle version, which I prefer for moisturizing toners. Less wastefull than the cottonpad wipes which is best for exfoliating toners imo.
I use it at night before applying night oil, but can be used at am also.
Why I love it? Its not "another floral water mist" that simply smells good but does …
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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Deep Dark

4.0
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fromgracyy

Apr/28/2016

Amazing product! My go-to everyday powder.
- very light reflecting particles
- sheer finish
This sublimes the face giving a natural glow like a veil.

- Perfect as a finishing powder over foundation and contour work because it "blurrs" the lines and ties the look altogether.
- Great also used by itself over a little concealer.
- Smooth baked powder …
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Moisturizers - CLARINS - Daily Energizer Cream

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fromgracyy

Feb/22/2014

First let me mention that I live in Africa, and climate is an important element as to why I like this moisturizer. I have combination skin with oily t-zone.
-It is a light, non-greasy, gel-like cream that smooths easily and absorbs instantly on skin.
-I use it on my face after my hydrating toner, this particularly helps in spreading the product all over my face and further …
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Cleansers - Philosophy - Purity Made Simple Cleanser

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fromgracyy

Sep/04/2013

AMAZING cleanser! If you are familiar with the beauty skin care specialist Caroline Hiron, she got me hooked on non-foaming cleanser because they don't have the detergents (the reason behind foam btw) that strip your skin. As a person with combination/oily skin I like my skin to be clean but not stripped, and this is exactly what you get: soft supple clean face.

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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Metallic Eye Shadow in Champagne Quartz

5.0
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fromgracyy

Mar/05/2013

Beautiful champagne color! Very flattering on WOC! I use it as a highlighter and am NW43 MAC and 6.5 warm almond Bobbi Brown for reference. What the classic eyeshadow 'Bone' is to fairer skintones 'Champagne Quartz' is the same for warmer skin girls. It has just the right amount of pink in it which makes it adaptable to our skintone, blends nicely and is therefore very subtle …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Blush Brush

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fromgracyy

Mar/04/2013

AWESOME brush! It does all the blending work all by itself, so no need to worry when dealing with highly pigmented blush. It picks up just the right amount of product needed in one swipe, and the tapered cut of the brush contours the cheek bones beautifully, with no effort. Lastly, like every Real Technique brushes , the bristles clean up very well, dry fast and remain soft. A great purchase, go …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Asian Flower

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fromgracyy

Apr/26/2012

Love it! bought it today as soon as I saw it.
First it is a creme sheen, so of course it is super soft and moisturizing, layers well with decent color payoff. It is a more lilac/purple version of MAC Playtime lipstick (limited edition) which is basically the same but has more pink and is warmer. Asian Flower, is more cool toned with hints of blue.
Good for those who want a pop of …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Dish it up

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fromgracyy

Apr/15/2012

Gorgeous berry shade that would flatter all skin tones! also a great color for those who are new to berry/plum/ lips because it is not so striking (like ie: Rebel lipstick by MAC) but very soft, subtle and buildable. Just the right pop of color!

Very moisturizing, and glides on smoothly. It has a slight sheen/glossy finish to it.
Im an NW43 for reference..

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Blush - Sleek MakeUP - Scandalous Blush

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fromgracyy

Mar/19/2012

Another NW43 here! if a black chick could blush, this is what it would look like. Great natural looking flush of color, WOC approved! You also get an amazing amount of product for the price you pay, so its gonna last you for awhile. Very pigmented! so use with a light hand.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Frost - Parfait Amour

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fromgracyy

Jan/11/2012

I LOVE this color! MAC often has 'hits and miss' and this one is certainly a hit, especially for women of color. It is a gorgeous purple/blue pearlescent color; so it reflects light beautifully! and looks even better and more vivid over a purple or lavender base.
It has a satin finish, so it allows a smooth application on the lid.
A MUST HAVE!

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