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I’m a makeup enthusiast and love sharing my thoughts on various makeups that I’ve tried. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have around makeup!
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Best lip glow ever
Best lip glow ever
DIOR - Lip Glow This lip glow by Dior is a great product to have in your makeup kit. I’ve been using this by itself for awhile now. I’m not too big on lipsticks, but this item can be used by itself. This item is perfect to be used prior to applying lipstick, on top of lip stick, or just by itself. This makes the product such a versatile product, and perfect for everyone. This lip glow really brings out your natural lip color and makes it more vibrant and vivid. When you use the lip glow on your hand, it comes out clear. The lip glow itself is almost colorless. The packaging itself is also amazing. I really like the pink clear color they used for the design, it’s a very lovely color. On Sephora’s website, it suggest that you can apply Dior’s lip maximizer on top of this lip glow to get even more shine on your lips. I’ve been wanting to try this, but the lip maximizer is always sold out when I check on Sephora’s website. Hopefully it’ll be in stock soon so I can give it a try and see how well the two products compliment each other.
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Lip Glow
DIOR-Lip Glow
Will I purchase the full size?
Will I purchase the full size?
ESTĒE LAUDER - Resilience Multi-Effect Night Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme This cream is extremely good and a must have for any nightly routine. I’ve tried many creams before and this one is the best by far. Most of the other creams I’ve tried were sticky, which is something I do not like. This cream was not sticky at all. I do usually prefer creams that aren’t as thick, but this being a night cream is okay. The cream is very rich and thick, but it does absorb well into my skin. This is great because I can feel the cream being absorbed and I can see results right away. The smell of the cream is also very good, and after using this cream at night, I can feel my skin becoming more smooth, moisturized, firmer and healthier in the morning. I do have to leave this cream on at night for 10 minutes, but that gives me time to do my other nightly tasks while I wait for the cream to do it’s thing. I like to use this cream along side Estee Lauder’s night repair serum. The two are a perfect combination to getting your skin to be healthy and smooth. This cream also has a nice bottle design. The bottle is wide in radius and not too tall for the height, which is nice because it means that the bottle isn’t deep. The bottle not being deep makes it easier for me to get the cream out when I’m near the bottom of the bottle.
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Resilience Multi-Effect Night Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme
ESTĒE LAUDER-Resilience Multi-Effect Night Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme
ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist P
ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment This serum has worked its way into one of my must have items in my makeup kit. I originally got a small sample from shopping other Estee Lauder products, and ever since trying that sample, I’ve been hooked. This serum has a watery lotion texture to it, which makes application extremely easy. The serum also has a nice fragrance smell to it, which is always a plus in my books. This serum has improved my skin and helped close my pores. After a few weeks of using this product, I’ve noticed that my jawline and neck looked much tighter than they used to be, which is nice because it gave me a more defined jawline. Overall, I think this serum is a very nice all in one anti aging serum to have. It is a bit pricey for a bottle, but the bottle lasts a good while. The bottle design is also very sleek and stylish, which makes it look nice on any make up desk or drawer. The material they used for the bottle is also very nice and adds to the design of the serum. Just holding the bottle in your hand, you can feel the weight of it and it really makes it feel like a nice luxury serum. I’d recommend anyone who has combination skin or pores to try this serum out.
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Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
ESTĒE LAUDER-Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
Will I purchase the full size?
Will I purchase the full size?
ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II $72 (1oz) I’ve been using this night repair during my nightly routine for awhile now. I received a nice sample in a mini set that I picked up, and I’ve been really in love with this serum. The reason I love this product so much is because of what it does to my skin. Every morning when I wake up, I can feel the difference this serum has made on my face. I wake up feeling great and my face feels very soft and healthy, which is a great feeling and a greta way to start your day. I’ve also noticed that my acne breakouts haven’t been happening when I’m using this serum, which is nice because with other serums that I’ve used, I would get a acne breakout periodically. I think this product is definitely worth a try if you are prone to breakouts or acne. This serum comes in multiple sizes, along with a mini size, which makes it easier for people to get a small bottle to test the product out before committing to it. The standard size bottles are a bit expensive, but it’s definitely worth it. The results can be seen overnight and you do get what you pay for. I’ve also noticed that there’s a few mini sets and gift sets throughout the year that does include this serum as part of the set, which is a good way to get a sample to try. That’s how I was introduced to this serum, and I have no regrets whatsoever.
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Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
ESTĒE LAUDER-Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Will I purchase the full size?
Will I purchase the full size?
ESTĒE LAUDER - Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Lotion I received a small sample of this lotion by Estee Lauder when I purchased a mini set from Macy’s. I’ve been using it for awhile now and I’ve been contemplating whether or not I want to upgrade to the full size. There’s a few reasons that are making me second guess myself on whether or not I would want to repurchase this product. The lotion itself is nice and works decently. However, it is a bit sticky if you do not apply moisturizer on top. However, the stickiness does go away once moisturizer is applied. Another issue I have is that there is a strong alcohol smell in the lotion, but it’s also accompanied by a strong fragrance smell, which mixes into a very interesting smell. The issue I have with this is that the alcohol in it does hurt my skin if I apply too much due to my skins sensitiveness. If applied too much, it does irritate my skin. Other than these downsides, the lotion does seem to work decently, but I most likely won’t be repurchasing this due to the above issues that I’ve been having with it. If they do decide to remake this lotion with less or no alcohol, I would be willing to give it a try again, but for now I’ll be looking for an alternative solution for my lotion needs.
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Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Lotion
ESTĒE LAUDER-Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Lotion
SHISEIDO - Urban Environment O
SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - $35 (1oz) I’ve tried many different sunscreens throughout the years, and this one is by far one of the best that I’ve tried. One issue that I’ve had with other sunscreens is that the smell makes my sensitive eyes very watery when applied on my face. This was a big issue because often times I would skip putting sunscreen on my face to avoid this issue. That is until I found this sunscreen by Shiseido. Shiseido’s sunscreen doesn’t give me that problem when applied to my face which is a game changer. This sunscreen also has a watery texture to it which makes application very easy and smooth. With the watery texture, I feel like its being absorbed faster into my skin, and doesn’t give me a sticky feel. Many other sunscreens I’ve tried, left me feeling sticky all over, which isn’t really fun. The watery texture also makes it vanish once applied on my skin instead of leaving a white cast on my skin. The water resistance on this sunscreen is also nice for the times you use this at a pool or at the beach. Makes getting in the water much easier and doesn’t leave you with the feeling of the sunscreen being washed off and not having any protectiveness for your delicate skin. It is $35 for an ounce, so it is a little more expensive compared to traditional sunscreen, but to me it’s definitely worth the price.
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Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42
SHISEIDO-Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42
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ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist P
ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment This serum has worked its way into one of my must have items in my makeup kit. I originally got a small sample from shopping other Estee Lauder products, and ever since trying that sample, I’ve been hooked. This serum has a watery lotion texture to it, which makes application extremely easy. The serum also has a nice fragrance smell to it, which is always a plus in my books. This serum has improved my skin and helped close my pores. After a few weeks of using this product, I’ve noticed that my jawline and neck looked much tighter than they used to be, which is nice because it gave me a more defined jawline. Overall, I think this serum is a very nice all in one anti aging serum to have. It is a bit pricey for a bottle, but the bottle lasts a good while. The bottle design is also very sleek and stylish, which makes it look nice on any make up desk or drawer. The material they used for the bottle is also very nice and adds to the design of the serum. Just holding the bottle in your hand, you can feel the weight of it and it really makes it feel like a nice luxury serum. I’d recommend anyone who has combination skin or pores to try this serum out.
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Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
ESTĒE LAUDER-Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
The best concealer ever
The best concealer ever
laura mercier - Secret Camouflage - $36 I’ve been using this concealer by Laura Mercier for awhile now, and I’ve repurchased this exact same product a few times after I’ve ran out. There’s a few things about this concealer that I like, and it’s whats been bringing me back to this brand. This concealer comes with two shades, and the shade on the left is non oily while the one on the right is oily. I tend to have acne break out from time to time so I’ll use the non oily shades to help cover those acne spots without making the acne worse. I usually use the oily concealer on my T-zone because it settles well and it allows me to apply other make up on top of this concealer with ease. This concealer does a very good job at concealing any imperfections that my skin may have, whether it’s a break out or if I get a random pimple from eating too much spicy food. This concealer is also pretty decently priced and comes with many color options so it’s a pretty affordable option regardless of your skin color. The container it comes in is also very sleek and small so it fits in any make up bag or make up counter.
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Secret Camouflage
laura mercier-Secret Camouflage
SHISEIDO - Urban Environment O
SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - $35 (1oz) I’ve tried many different sunscreens throughout the years, and this one is by far one of the best that I’ve tried. One issue that I’ve had with other sunscreens is that the smell makes my sensitive eyes very watery when applied on my face. This was a big issue because often times I would skip putting sunscreen on my face to avoid this issue. That is until I found this sunscreen by Shiseido. Shiseido’s sunscreen doesn’t give me that problem when applied to my face which is a game changer. This sunscreen also has a watery texture to it which makes application very easy and smooth. With the watery texture, I feel like its being absorbed faster into my skin, and doesn’t give me a sticky feel. Many other sunscreens I’ve tried, left me feeling sticky all over, which isn’t really fun. The watery texture also makes it vanish once applied on my skin instead of leaving a white cast on my skin. The water resistance on this sunscreen is also nice for the times you use this at a pool or at the beach. Makes getting in the water much easier and doesn’t leave you with the feeling of the sunscreen being washed off and not having any protectiveness for your delicate skin. It is $35 for an ounce, so it is a little more expensive compared to traditional sunscreen, but to me it’s definitely worth the price.
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Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42
SHISEIDO-Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42
Omorovicza and Caudalie beauty elixir
Omorovicza and Caudalie beauty elixir
My Skin Type: Combination My Skin tone:Light I purchased two different sprays so that I had one dedicated to my morning routine and another for my nightly routine. I chose my two sprays based off reviews that I read online. Omorovicza - Queen of Hungary Mist I got the Omorovicza elixir for my nightly routine. I liked this spray because it has a floral and fruity smell to it, which helps me fall asleep at night. The spray also moisturizes my skin so that I feel more relaxed. CAUDALIE - Beauty Elixir For my morning routine, I got Caudalie’s beauty elixir. This one had pretty good reviews but I was thrown off by the smell. The smell was very strong and it’s a very herbal smell, which doesn’t really smell good to me. However it works for me because the smell helps wake me up in the morning. The spray also makes my skin feel tighter and it closes up my pores, which I’ve read that it’s good to have your pores close in the morning so that it doesn’t gather as much dirt and other substances throughout the day. Overall I’m pretty happy with both of these sprays and they both work really well for me.
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Beauty Elixir
CAUDALIE-Beauty Elixir
Was this collection worth $250?
Was this collection worth $250?
LA MER - Celestial Transformations: The Radiant Collection Collection Includes: -The Cleansing Foam (30ml) -The Treatment Lotion (30ml) -The Renewal Oil (15ml) -Creme De La Mer The Moisturizing Cream (30ml) -Fancy and cute pouch I purchased this collection because it was a Christmas bundle, and I wanted to treat myself to something nice during the holiday season. I’ll review each item individually and let you know if I thought the bundle was worth it’s buck. The Cleansing Foam (30ml) - Retail Price of $25 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This foam does a fantastic job at cleaning my face, and it foams very easily. The foam also washes off very easily and doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky. The Treatment Lotion (30ml) - Not available at this price, but they sell for $155 (150ml) which puts this at around $31 value. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I like this lotion and it’s great to use right after you clean your face. I tend to use this after I wash my face in the morning and right before I go to bed at night. This lotion is a heavy lotion, so you don’t have to use as much serum alongside this lotion. 🌟🌟 The Renewal Oil (15ml) - Retail Price of $125 I personally don’t see any changes in my skin after applying this oil, but the smell is extremely nice. The price, not so much. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Creme De La Mer The Moisturizing Cream (30ml) - Retail Price of $180 This cream does wonders for my skin. You won’t notice a difference right away, but after a few days of application, I’ve noticed that my skin is much more hydrated and now have a very beautiful glow. The only downside is that application is a bit tedious. The cream needs to be warmed up by rubbing it in your hands, which can take awhile. I prefer the soft cream, because it’s easier to apply. Total Retail Value of items - $361 Overall, you are definitely getting a deal than if you were to purchase each item individually. Majority of the items are very good and this is a good way to try each product while saving a little bit of money.
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Celestial Transformations: The Radiant Collection
LA MER-Celestial Transformations: The Radiant Collection
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FARMACY - GREEN CLEAN - $34 (3.4oz) CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Balm” - $38 (3.8oz) I’ve been using Farmacy’s cleaning balm religiously for awhile now. However, it’s been getting harder and harder to find this product in stores. It seems like it is never in stock when I need it, and when they are in stock, I don’t feel comfortable hoarding a lot because of how easily it melts when the weather gets hot. Because of the inconsistency of the stock, I’ve been forced to find an alternative product. That’s when I stumbled across Clinique’s cleaning balm. My Farmacy one just ran out and I was desperately in need of one, so I decided to give Clinique’s a try. To my surprise, it was extremely similar to Farmacy’s cleaning balm. The three main things that I look for when finding a suitable cleaning balm, is the products ability to remove my makeup, the texture, and how soft the balm is. The reason that I used Farmacy’s balm religiously is because of how soft the balm is and how well it was able to remove my make up. The texture was also nice, which makes it feel good when applied to my face. To my surprise, Clinique’s balm was all of the above, and it was able to melt into my skin and has an oily feel to it. Clinique’s bottle design is also superior in my opinion. The bottle is wider in radius and shorter in height, which makes it easier to get the balm out of the bottle when you are near the bottom. Definitely an A for bottle design.
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GREEN CLEAN
FARMACY-GREEN CLEAN
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