Product Reviews by minimalist777

Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

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2 months ago

I resisted getting this primer for the longest time and finally caved in. I only regret not getting it much sooner and saving money from the other primers that are just collecting dust in my makeup bins.
My combination skin likes the texture and it doesn't make me look like a disco ball like other primers can. Nor does it dry out my skin like others have.
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Unlimited Mascara

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2 months ago

L'Oreal is known for its mascaras and I used to be very devoted to the original Voluminous mascara. I've tried a number of high end mascaras which I really like but that price tag can add up when I have to replace a tube every 2-3 months.
I decided to try the Unlimited mascara as I'm always curious about a new mascara and I'm quite pleasantly surprised.
The formula …
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Tinted Moisturizer - Hourglass Cosmetics - Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

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2 months ago

I've always believed that if you're going to splurge on a cosmetic item, it should be foundation/base. If your base isn't right, then your whole makeup look will be off.
After trying a few samples of the HG skin tint, I took the plunge and bought the full size tube and I think it's worth every (expensive) penny. The name is a misnomer as the texture is rather heavy and …
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Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown - Eyeshadow in Cocoa

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6 months ago

I bought this as a V-day gift for myself (gotta love yourself) and it's a beautiful matte brown shadow that I wear all over the lid as a wash of colour (lightly applied) and I love how it makes me look put together.
I would also use this shadow for a smoky eye look.
I don't see any plum undertones in the shadow; to me, it's a rich chocolate shade that's neutral. …
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Palettes - Smashbox - The Cali Contour Palette

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6 months ago

This is a great palette to create a natural, every day look. I was so glad when I found it's part of the permanent collection and it's the one palette I reach for when I'm in a hurry.
I use the bronzer and blush the most while I'll use the contour and highlight shades as eyeshadow. (I don't contour or highlight in my day to day makeup routine)

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Kiss Lipstick - Devoted To Chili

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6 months ago

I have two of the Powder Kiss lipsticks - Mull It Over and Devoted to Chili. They're both great colours but Devoted to Chili brightens up my face and is more flattering than Mull It Over. (I like to use this as a cream blush)
Kittenmint described the colour very well - it's a brick red with orange undertones (on my lips anyways) but subtle.
It suits my NC30 warm yellow …
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Mascara - Lancôme - Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

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6 months ago

I've given up on drugstore mascaras as I find they either irritate my eyes (they've become more sensitive as I've gotten older) or they don't last throughout the day.
Enter Lancome's Monsieur Big. Lancome reigns supreme in the world of mascaras and I like this latest offering and it's paraben free which is key for me these days.

Mascara is very …
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Blush - Bobbi Brown - Powder Blush - Tawny

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7 months ago

Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier are two of my favourite high end makeup lines, mainly because they both excel in the 'natural' makeup look.
Bobbi Brown's blushes are top quality (and so they should be for that price tag) with their strong pigment, excellent shade range and natural tones. The line tends to be brown toned with blushes and lipsticks and Tawny is no exception. …
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Concealers - Laura Mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

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7 months ago

I have always loved Laura Mercier face products and this concealer fits all of my requirements.
I'll add that I don't have dark circles and I don't like heavy coverage concealers and prefer a natural finish.
I bought this concealer in the shade 2N and it's the perfect match for my NC30 skin tone. I prefer concealers that are a touch lighter for the under eye …
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Bronzers - essence - Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder

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7 months ago

I like this bronzer for a very natural look and it's perfect for 'no makeup weekends'. There are only two shades (one for lighter skin and one for darker skin) but there's really not much of a difference between the two.
There is a slight coconut fragrance but nothing overwhelming although I'd rather not have fragrance in my cosmetics.

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