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Best of Beauty 2013
This is a youtube tag going around but I thought I would share on my blog. I know that this is really really late but I have been trying some new things lately but these are my overall whole year favorites.
Makeup Forever Mist & Fix: Silicone primers break me out but this is a setting spray without silicone and it helps get rid of the powdery look while not looking matte or dewy. It can also be used before makeup to help setting power as well.
Revlon Colorstay: (Oily/Combo): I prefer this sooo much to the covergirl outlast. This lasts so much longer and covers more.
L'oreal True Match Crayon Concealer: I have still not found a holy grail concealer but this is pretty good. I can use this under my eyes, face, and for a slight highlight. It can get a bit cakey on blemishes but works well for under eyes.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: I used this most of the year and this is my second one. It can be a little too mattifying but it does provide a little extra coverage.
Elf Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky : This I probably used the most the label is all worn off. I also love and have been using the regular line blush in Mellow Mauve both are only $3 each. This one provides more of a glow rather than a flush.
Maybelline Instand Age Rewind & Benifit High Beam: These are my highlighting favorites. For a more concealer type highlighter I have been using my Maybelline. But a plain pinky glowy highlight I like is my sample of Highbeam which has lasted soo long.
Spoolie: I don't do anything with my eyebrows other than combing through with a spoolie. For a while I used a clear brow gel but I didn't like the effect.
Smashbox Wondervision Mega Palette: As much as I love Urban Decay I feel this is more versitile and it includes face products as well.
Elf Coffee Gel Eyeliner, Stila sparkle liner in Flash, and Maybelline Golden Halo eyeshadow: The elf is my favorite gel eyeliner it doesn't claim to be waterproof but it lasts all day long. My stila is my favorite liquid liner since I do not wear liquid liner everyday, and it is waterproof and complements green brown eyes very well. And my favorite single eyeshadow and eyeliner color is the golden halo. It is so vibrant and a true gold!
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara: This didn't smudge, flake, or loose my curl. It cave my a slight curl and and didn't clump up.
Jordana Twist & Shine + Revlon Balm Stain: I love these way more than lipsticks since they last all day with eating. They hardly transfer and leave a glossy finish.
Charlotte Ronson (Sephora limited Edition) & Ulta Super Shiny Gloss: The charlotte ronson ones were LE but I had to mention them since they were amazing. And I also love the Ulta ones since they feel weightless and not sticky at all. They do smell a little weird but the formula is worth it.
Saved the best, in my opinion, for last. So far, I've reviewed Blackberry Sorbet and Pink Souffle. This is the 3rd, and final Sephora Cream Lip Stain I own. At $13, there are a few others I may eventually get, as well as continue to hope for more shades!
Same Packaging as the others
A stunning mauve, just like the name
Full face, it's really a beautiful color for everyone
I'd call it neutral undertone, maybe a bit blue (makes teeth the same if not whiter) Lasts all day longStains, no touch ups neededSupposed dupe to Stila Patina, Every time I try to get my hands on that on it's always sold out (this was for the longest time as well)Applies very smoothly and evenlyLittle to no shimmers, unlike the other shadesDoesn't make lips look dryDoesn't dry lips outSame slight vanilla scentFlattering color, and tone
If you can ever find this in stock, you need it! There is a reason why it is always sold out, and that&…
Hey everyone, today I have a set of reviews from the new British Rose collection and lip & cheek stains that were sent to me for consideration. Despite being sent these products, all opinions are as honest as always. The products here range from $16-30. They are available online, as well as in-store.
I was sent the British Rose Palette ($30), Instant Glow Body Essence ($25), and the new Lip & Cheek Stains ($16 each).
British Rose Palette
There are six matte eye shadows and two blushes, for day to night.
Soft satin pinks, and a blush with specks of glitter (that do not transfer).
All cool tones. Baby pink matte blush, and only the silver is shimmer.
Dark Cherry (018), Pink Guava (022), & Bright Peony (026)
Lip & Cheek Stains
Gluten-free, moisturizing, and claims lasting 12 hours.
Top-bottom: Dark Cherry, Pink Guava, Bright Peony
Top-bottom: Dark Cherry, Pink Guava, Bright Peony
After being removed with makeup remover
British Rose Instant Glow Body E…
Milani has done it again! This is essentially a brow pomade. The range includes 5 shades, retailing at only $6.99. This product is already up on the milani site, and I found mine a few weeks ago in-stores.
I bought mine in the second shade,
02 Natural Taupe
"Light Taupe for Golden Blonde to Light Ash Brown Hair"
Comes with it's own brush
More on the"golden blonde" side Here I used it in my brows The brushAngled side:Average angled brush, not too flimsy, great for filling in browsSpoolie side:A little harsh, not as good at spreading the brow product aroundGoes on as a creamSets into place, doesn't move throughout the dayIn some lights this shade looks a little too warm, in other lights a green tingeOverall a fairly good color matchAffordable alternative to say Dipbrow by Anastasia Beverly HillsA little product goes a long wayWon't run out for a long time
This is a great brow product, at a great price! It's not the kind of product that has a…