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Cover Fx Total Cover Cream Foundation: Review

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I walked into sephora telling myself that I didn't need more foundation...then a lady who worked in sephora insisted on color matching me. When she did she told me that I should try Cover Fx for my sensitive, acne prone, skin. She claimed it would even help my skin, and not irritate it at all.  I got the cream formula Claims:

Clinically testedWithout many bad ingrediantsFull coverageFoundation and concealer in oneBroad spectrum SPF 30All dayRadiant finishRevitalizes appearance of skinProtects with age defying benefits As you can see there are a lot of claims...
It comes in a basic little compact saying the brand name on the front. Only here does it say that you may have a serious reaction to it . I am in the shade N10 Very pricey at $42Less product than a standard foundation only .35 ozCream productWeird almost plastic/ plant smellI have had this for about a month, and am almost out :(Does not last "all day", To make it last I have to (on oily skin):Use a primer/ setting …

Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer: Park Ave Princess

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I bought this a few months ago, and just never reviewed it. It retails for $30 but I picked it up for $14 during one of the Ulta daily deals a while back.  This is the matte waterproof bronzer. 
Amazonian clayvitamin Evitamin Cmineral pigmentscruelty free
NO:

parabensmineral oilphthalatessodium lauryl sulfate synthetic fragrence It DOES contain: micasilicons (dimethicone, silica, etc.)
claims to be waterproof Has a little mirror.
Neutral tone, good for contouringtoo many silicones for my sensitive skinless orange then NYC sunny bronzerVery pigmented

Bronzers, highlighters, and blushes! Tarte, ELF, Benefit, & More

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Warning: This looks like more makeup than it actually is. This is my blushes, bronzers, and highlighters. At the end of the post I am showing what I gave away and why. A mix of high-end and drugstore.  Multi Use Products:

Physicains Formula "Vegas Strip" Shimmer Strip. A highlighter/bronzer/maybe blush.Elf Contouring Duo in "St. Lucia"Sephora Summer sheets, I got these on sale a while ago so they probably don't make this anymore
Bronzers:

Tarte Park Ave Princess Matte Bronzer (not as cool toned as it looks in the photo)NYC Sunny Bronzer
Highlighters:

Elf Luminous (Discontinued I think)Mini Stila Kitten DuoElf Baked Blush in "Pinktastic"Mini Benefit HighbeamDeluxe Benefit Sun Beam
Blushes: (The lighting couldn't handle all the pink oops)

Tarte blushes (top to bottom) in "exposed" "captivating" and "dollface"In the back, elf blushes in "Twinkle Pink" and "Mellow Mauve"Maybelline Bouncy blush (not sure w…

Lord & Berry "Scarlett" Lip Crayon

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I wore this today and I can already tell you this is a positive review! I think these retail for around $10 maybe, but I have no idea since I got it in my hautelook set.  It is a matte lip crayon, and the packaging is a matte finish as well.  This is in the shade "Scarlett".  It is a true, bright red.  Wore all day long without touch upsStarts off normal but dries matteVery creamy- no tuggingNot drying to the lips, they almost moisturizeNo idea where these are sold (If you know comment please!)Overally AMAZING! I love this more than my revlon matte balmIt stays perfect without breaking up/ cracking on the lipsDoes NOT get on teeth

Hautelook Lip Beauty Bag

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My hautelook order just arrived! It took from the first of the month until today to get here, but it was worth the wait! It was originally $24 but I got it for $10 once they were trying to sell out.    It came with a Laura Geller coupon code, and the lip bag with lipsticks and kisses is adorable!  There is a Mirenesse duo of a "lip bomb" and a "Glossy Kiss" in the shade 2.   A Laura Geller Marbled lipstick in "Sugared Maple"  Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in "Scarlett"  Nyx retractable lip liner in "Fruit Punch" LORAC lip gloss in "Ruby Lustre"  LA FRESH Travel-lite makeup remover wipe Crown Brush Lip brush swoon Lip gloss grabber  Bottom/Left to Top/Right:  Laura Geller "Sugared Maple" lipstick; Layered and then one sweep LORAC "Ruby Lustre" lipgloss Lord & Berry ""Scarlett" lip crayon Nyx "Fruit Punch" lip liner Mirenesse "2 Glossy Kiss" lip crayon Mirenesse "2 …

Pop beauty "Pouty Pop Crayon Set": Review

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For my birthday one of my friends got me this lovely set. I have seen this brand at my local rite aid but I do not know where else Pop beauty is sold. And I totally thought I published this review, but I guess I didn't.   Cute flowery packaging containing 6 "Pouty Pop Crayons".  The colors are : Barely Bitten, Apricot Adore, Coral Crush, Petal Passion,  Rose Romance, and Fuchsia Flirt  They range from hot pink to nude to coral  There is a good amount of product, pretty standard Top to bottom:
Fuchsia Flirt-  wearable bright pinkRose Romance- rosy brown nude. The lip color version of Tarte Exposed blushPetal Passion- very very sheer light pink, so sheer it is practically clearCoral Crush-  vibrant buildable coralApricot Adore- orange- peach similar to Coral CrushBarely Bitten-tan/ brown nude Which do I recommend: Fuchsia Flirt, Rose Romance, and Apricot Adore (worn this the most)
I don't recommend: Petal Passion (too sheer) , or Barely Bitten (too brown for my skin to…

Physicians Formula Shimer Strip in "Vegas Strip": Review, Swatch, and Demo

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This is my FIRST Physicians Formula product. They are priced (in my opinion) to high for the drugstore, but  40% off at rite aid( last week or the week before)  made me want to at least try something.  This is one of the "shimmer Strips",  it was so hard to choose one since they all looked so pretty.  It claims to be a Bronzer, Blush, and Eye shadow in one.  It has a clear acrylic clear casing. I got the shade "Vegas Strip" It has a whole .3 oz And it is made in Italy The lighter shades are not as pigmented, and the second to last is the most pigmented.  All swirled together Can you see the slight highlight the top colors give?  I prefer matte bronzer and blush but this is a stunning highlight. A little sheer for an eyeshadow, but it does work Can be used as an overall bronzer for glowToo bronze for a blush (In my opinion)Super glow-yPackaging feels sturdyGreat affordable (when on sale) highlighter 

Lip Crayon Collection: Revlon, Pop Beauty, Jordana, Etc.

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The next "collection" post in this mini series. All of my lip crayons. Overview...
REVLON: All of my revlon ones.  I posted a separate review on each one last week each day.  
POP BEAUTY: All of my pop beauty ones, they came in a set (from a friend)  and it came with a free gift of an additional bright pink one.  (Full review on this set is also posted now)
RANDOM:
Jordana-I like them but do not love them. Especially the color selection is not my favorite.
Covergirl- Too waxy for my liking
Neutrogena- Has glitter? You don't notice until it is worn off, but it smells amazing!
Elf-Not long lasting, the ones without glitter are nice. Minty smell and taste.

CLEANOUT: Don't need the extra pop crayon.  Neutrogena has too much glitter. The elf, is getting old and used up...and it doesn't last long enough

Revlon Romantic Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain : Review

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Last one, completing revlon balm stain week, is another red.
Who loves red lipstick, but hates the maintenance?  This is a red, long wearing, comfortable lip color. This is a true red, a classic "Romantic" color Minty scentI can wear this all day without needing to touch upNot drying at allDries down to a natural finishBold but buildable colorMakes teeth look whiter

L'oreal Collection Privee by Julianne Lipstick: Review + Swatches

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This limited edition lipstick has been out for a while now. It is supposed to be a nude lipstick from L'oreals Collection Privee. This is Julianne's nude. There was a lighter color like a baby pink, and the darker colors were more mauve.  It has matte black packaging, that does get dirty quickly.  It does have L'Oreal engraved into the bullet, and it does have a stunning gold tube.  Sheer swatch Layered swatch Lip swatch
Buildable colorL'oreal scentWearable light pink almost nudeCoordinates well with multiple colorsCute packaging, better than normal L'oreal packagingPerfect shade for me